#391 – octopus pie confessions

September 3rd, 2010

#391 – octopus pie confessions

Have a great weekend! As much as I love doing these one-shots, it’s time for a new story next week. See you then!


Discussion (99)¬

  1. Gwen says:

    everyone's confessions are adorable, except for you second panel dude

  2. Dengarde says:

    I'm not ashamed to admit it.

    I love GaGa too. <3

    • Music-chan says:

      I think Gaga's music is actually quite good, but I think the singer is batshit insane. It makes me a little sad that musicians have to go to such ridiculous lengths to get famous when their music is of a higher quality in the first place.

      So yeah, like the music, don't like the person I guess. That's probably where the shame comes from.

      • Jenna says:

        I agree. I like when pop stars do a certain amount of theatrics in their shows, but it seems like that kind of thing is Gaga's entire life. It makes it hard for me to feel any connection to her as a person.

  3. Sarah says:

    Aw, the Gaga love is charming.

  4. …I'm a little frightened that Olly's confession somehow involves a meat grinder.

    Everyone who works at the Organic's store is still accounted for, right?

  5. SeanH says:

    Will in panel #2?

  6. katy says:

    Oh Marek you sweety!

  7. Jonno says:

    I like GaGa unironically.

    I can't help it. Her music is catchy.

    It's easier to like her when you ignore her attention-seeking antics, though.

  8. Matt B. says:

    Monsters! All of you!

  9. Nick says:

    I'm so glad I'm not alone in Gagaland. Thought I would have to quit trying to be a hipster while not admitting to being one.

  10. ADHadh says:

    How can Eve live with herself? D:

  11. Yusaku777 says:

    2 (Ra) + 3 (Ah) + 2 (Roma) + Ma + 2 (Ga) + Ooh + 2 (La)

    Such an earworm of a chorus!

  12. Oh, the shame of Gaga. We should start a support group for that. "Ga Ga Anonoymous". Or "Ro-Mah-Manonymous". 😛

  13. EG says:

    I am highly shocked by these confessions (spare marek), but especially so by eve's mom's confession.


  14. glassofmilk says:

    Mrs. Ning, I love you so much.

  15. Dear God, I really hope the story never takes an arc turn for Marek and Hannah seperating.

    Those two are a shining beacon of hope when it comes to literary plot lines with couples.

    Also, shame on you Will.

    Shame on you.

  16. SHagan says:

    Shame? What shame?

  17. moosemoose says:

    I know its part of his job, but having Ollie standing in front of a meat grinder, unable to choose just one of his crimes, is ominous.

  18. Andrew says:

    I feel no shame for grooving to Gaga if the radio machine plays her songs (on the rare occasions I listen to the radio). None. Unless other people are watching me from their cars in which case I throw the goat and start headbanging at those dudes.

    I also feel no shame for hoping that Palin runs for president and gets the Republican nod. Because that means an Obama landslide in 2012.

  19. Gin says:

    No shame for Gaga, but dangit Mer now I've got it stuck in my heaaaaaad

  20. Matt says:

    Oh Will, first a beard and now this!? You can no longer be my identification character. Unless you get with Eve. Then we're back on.

  21. Matt says:

    Oh and "one time… I forgot" is awesome. America = drama queens.

  22. Traitorfish says:

    Everyone loves Lady Gaga. You can't *not*.

  23. MusicSnob says:

    I secrely like Gaga too. ;_;

  24. Ted says:

    Gaga made me laugh – I too have a secret love recently realized of Lady Gaga.

  25. Greg says:

    I, too, share panel 4's shame. That game was brilliant and awesome and goddamn impossible.

  26. Daniel says:

    I love Ollie's panel. The props are great, especially the grinder in the background 😀

  27. Meredith, the fact that you not only know of battletoads, but seem to appreciate the significance of said game to nerds everywhere, gives me all the more respect for you!

    lol great comic.

  28. Danyell says:

    Aw, they shouldn't feel too bad about GaGa. Eventually she'll fade out of the limelight and then that part of their brains will grow back.

  29. Gudrun says:

    Love it! A nod to Box Office Poison?

  30. Esther says:

    I am so happy you started updating regularly again. You make my Mos, my Weds and my Fris so much better!

  31. Scott Bieser says:

    I have a lesbian friend who admitted an attraction to Sarah Palin. I think the fantasy involved chains and whips, though.

  32. Cyd says:

    I completely love Gaga as shamelessly as I love Glee. I'm a complete snob about most things (movies, wine, beer, food) but pop music is my not so secret sin and shame.

  33. Cyd says:

    Oh the Sarah Palin thing..yikes. Can you imagine how much lipstick you would have to wash off?

  34. ryantgrady says:

    I must admit, I listen to lady gaga… =/

  35. Bezz says:

    Oh man, my love for Marek grows every time.

  36. ses says:

    Hooray GaGa!

  37. Steve says:

    I love that Eve's shame level appears roughly equivalent to what most people would feel upon realizing that they've murdered someone, and yet that didn't stop her from buying multiple framed photographs of Lady GaGa.

  38. Kyle H. says:

    Marek's answer sums up what I love about his and Hanna's dynamic in relation to the rest of the strip. Their perfect, idyllic relationship is the anchor for the very idea of ideal True Love amidst the stormy foreground of Eve's convoluted, complicated and simply crazy love-life. If anything were to render Hanna and Marek asunder, all bets would be off for anyone's lasting romantic happiness in the strip.

    So for the sake of holding the Octopus Pie universe intact, Hanna and Marek can never split. Heck, *I* might lose faith in the possibility of True Love if that were to happen.

  39. AlmostLiterally says:


    Also, I uh *cough* have to jump on the Gaga train here as well. D:

  40. Jax says:

    Will, no amount of darkness will hide you. We all recognize your stubble. And we are all ashamed for you.

  41. Uli Troyo says:

    I want a print of this so badly…

  42. curtisrivers says:

    I am so ashamed of you Puget Sean. For your penance, 3 days of swedish, finnish and german grindcore and death metal to purge the GaGa, followed by a 2-day grunge and punk-only musical binge to restore your music cred.

    Eve, you get a pass.

    Olly, what have you been putting in the sausages?

    Mrs. Ning, Nevar Forget, Nevar.

    Hanna, the Droid is an obviously superior phone, so why would you bother?

  43. Friki Tiki says:

    I'm totally hot for Gaga AND Palin! Suck that down your smoothie straw GOP

  44. Mayday says:

    Lololololol. I look like a huge metalhead and even I get my groove on to Poker Face in the shower.

    Terrible though her politics are, it squicks me how Sarah Palin is obsessively reduced to whether or not one would tap that. :c

  45. Minz says:

    At least nobody said Ke$ha.

  46. Annu says:

    I can't find it now, but very early on there was a long article about Gaga where she said that she tried to have a career (right before or after NYU) as a normal-looking singer, then realized that wasn't working. She pretty much calculated her look to exactly what she thought the public would like. Evidently it worked!

  47. Carl-E says:

    OK, Gaga-ites. If you haven't seen this, you need to.

    Lady Gaga acapella cover by some college boys

  48. jGallagher says:

    I have never been anything but brutally honest about my love for Lady Gaga.

  49. kate says:

    My boyfriend makes fun of my love of Lady Gaga. He just doesn't understand!

  50. Bethany says:

    I just found your comics yesterday and read every single one. I love them!!!

  51. Fish says:

    How cute is Marek!!

  52. greenk says:

    I think a lot of us have succumbed to liking gaga.

  53. dearest says:

    Eve's mom cracks me up! She's so fun.

  54. Qu33n says:

    Oh my gosh I love this so much

  55. a commentor says:

    unresistable urge to post link to this video

  56. Lola says:

    Hahahaha! I like that most of their confessions was lady gaga

  57. Left_Wing_Fox says:

    Good news Indie music snobs, you can get your Lady Gaga complete with hipster xylophone accompaniment:

  58. simplyscribed says:

    Nooo! Now I can't even escape Lady Gaga in webcomics!?

    Ohh well, it was a good joke. :)

  59. cancer Cowboy says:

    As a hipster snob, this comic hits me deep. Seriously funny.

  60. MerchManDan says:

    Marek doesn't quite get the "confession" concept, does he?

  61. Bryy says:

    Holy crap, the 9/11 panel. Good work.

  62. eleanor rigby says:

    This comic fills me with shame, and a vague desire to listen to Lady Gaga.

    OTOH: how cute is Marek? Eeee!

  63. SevernFelix says:

    I have previously described Marek as a clumsy beagle puppy. I was wrong.

    Marek is a clumsy beagle puppy playing with a tiny orange kitten in a field of flowering clover.

  64. I prefer Spy Romance myself. The video ain't nothin' to look at, but the songs pretty good.


  65. colormist says:

    Wait, people were able to beat Battletoads WITH the Game Genie?? I couldn't even get past level 4 without a Game Genie.

  66. bleh says:

    God I laughed so hard at eve's mom

  67. jenna says:

    Secretly, we all love Lady Gaga.

    Yes, we do.

  68. Abigator says:


    WHY is the boss pictured with a meat grinder? SO CREEPY

  69. Narf says:

    Awww, c'mon hipsters. Gaga is fun and bouncy! Don't hate just because it's not SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT (you know, like NOTHING UNDER THE SUN, because there's actually nothing new anywhere in the world?). Also – you should try out one of her acoustic performances. Seriously skilled, that woman. 😛

  70. Lana says:

    I love you. How do you understand? Almost every strip I wonder if you live in my closet and observe my daily goings on.

  71. Ashupinthismother says:

    aint nothing wrong with lady gaga………'s music!