I’m BACK, dudes! Loving my new home, and things are starting to settle down. So here’s a comic, and there’ll be another soon.
What is Greg's skill? An aspiring manga audiobook speaker?
What's the "Somethin' yellow in a cup"?
wow. talk about social faux paus. that probably stings even more for girls too i'm guessing.. poor marigold. well, at least nirvana made a song with your name in it.
Is that Kinokuniya?
Hanna's expression in panel 7… just wonderful.
I know it's been said, but Mar is really cute without the dreads.
I got that copy of "Interstate Oasis" yesterday. THANK YOU, you're awesome, please please keep it up.
Almost snorted beer out of my nose all over again at: "This is the most craigslist duel ever!"
Eve looks so young in the bottom left panel!
That is crushingly depressing.
This is why Meredith is always worth the wait. Worst possible gift ever.
Thanks for the comic. Glad to hear that your move went well :3
Why does almost everyone have some kind of sunburst on their clothing?
Why does Eve think it's all her fault again? I'm too lazy to go through the archives…
Fantastic comic today.
I love the pacing of it. You actually took the time to have a little beat with Hanna and Eve before going back to Marigold's situation. Really screams like a TV show or Film in terms of the beat.
Also, how a wand reminds her of Will is something I don't think I want to know.
In the last panel, Eve and Hanna look a little like Peanuts characters 😀
Okay, I was sympathetic at first, but now I'm losing my patience with you, Marigold. Buck up and get over it, you're not the only one who's been dumped!! (*shakes her*)
(This comic is so good the characters feel like real people to me…!)
Actually, that book on microwave cooking is a pretty good one. Still in print, or at least in stock at Amazon. Check out the website:
I heard about the book because of this article:
an article that seems to be in line with your thoughts on the subject. However I actually purchased and followed many of the breakfast recipes because of the response to this from the author's daughter, follow this link and look for Tracy Grant in the comments:
Microwave Cooking for One… one of the most depressing books ever written. I hear the author committed suicide shortly before starting to write the book.
okay. octopus pie is my favorite webcomic. i said it.
The saddest part is not Marigold's breakup with Will.
The saddest part is that Microwave Cooking For One books exist.
Oh god…I've reached the present. The binge is over!
What a fun comic.
Oh god that's a real book why is that a real book
Yeah the sunburst thing.. very very strange. Also the mention of that book being a real book A) are not most micorwave meals for one? and B) The author must be a sad sad individual.
Sean… You douche
Humorously, the cover of the actual book has a spread on a table that could feed a family of six. All bursting forth from an open oven.
Adding to that, I can't help but smile at a majority of the amazon reviews acknowledging that this is a perfect book…for lonely or single people.
Subtitle: Because You Will Die Alone
Puget Sean, the insensitive guy who actually means well. Not a bright one, but beloved, for some reason. That being said, I'm impressed by the intricacy of your characters (as usual)!
I'm glad your move went well, and I continue to fill with pure glee whenever OP updates.
Oh, Puget Sean. You try so hard.
I thought the 'S' in "sulking" was a 'G', and "gulking" was a new word for guilty sulking
What's wrong with microwave cooking for one? As mentioned, most microwave cooking is probably for one; why not do it properly?
Now, in context, yes, it's an awfully sad present to get Marigold, but most people I know cook for one quite regularly without feeling the end of all things trickling into the silent spaces of their heart. And sometimes they even use a microwave! Apparently without doom ensuing.
Is this one of those ill-informed "microrwarv riddiiishin corzes brakeups!" paranoias? Like that hippie who told me they make your food radioactive.
Eve's lesson for today: don't give advice when a friend asks you about an important decision that will affect their relationship.
So there's a Kinokuniya in New York. I've lived in Asia for years so I find this kind of amusing. To me Kinokuniya is more normal than Barnes&Noble. "Something yellow in a cup" has got to be some weird Japanese dessert.
Anyway, as much as I think Marigold and Will don't belong together, I feel Mari's pain. Been there!
I'm also amused that out of all of Eve's geeky Asian friends, they hang out with Greg. I rather liked that wacky-haired girl who always dated a different guy and would like to see more of her.
Page 1 of Microwave Cooking For One: "microwavable mac n cheese"
1.) put mac n cheese in microwave
2.) microwave mac n cheese
Pages 2-231: replace "mac n cheese" with everything else edible you could microwave
Who invited Greg?!
worst breakup gift ever
Marigold just needs to realize that she and Will weren't very good together. She's beginning to grate on me ever so slightly but only because I never got the impression that Will meant quite this much to her; maybe he did and she was never shown to express it genuinely (and maybe she did do so and I've forgotten about it or, God forbid, missed it). I always felt like she loved Will, the idea, more than Will, the actual guy.
Regardless, she needs to move on. I think she'll see pretty soon that she's going to be better off without him. Also, Puget Sean is more of a dope than I thought. Seriously, it takes talent to be that much of a dumbass.
I see everyone's flower except eve's. Does she not have one? What does it mean?
hanna's face in panel 7 is PERfect!
did the something yellow in a cup have some sort of significance to mar relating to will? did i miss something there? why would she break it like that otherwise? at my most inconsiderate (depressed or not), i'd just stare ahead and not take the cup. did will bring her little cups of plastic pudding every wednesday? was that what they were eating when she realized she loved him? MY MIND
Oh, Puget Sean, you never make anything better.
I don't want to know why the deluxe vibrator reminded her of Will (is the shape…?). Or why, when she heard that, Hannah decided to get one for Eve.
why are they all wearing.. flowers?
See, Sean, this kinda thing is why nobody could see your ghost in "Octopus Die"…
So – Marigold runs away because she's reminded of her singleness by the cookbook… or because she's just found the solution to her problems – STICKING HER HEAD IN THE MICROWAVE
Panels 6 and 7 are the two best Hanna faces ever.
Is anyone else hanging out for Will and Eve to be loverrrrrrsss? =]
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