#677 + 678 – what’s different now

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74 thoughts on “#677 + 678 – what’s different now

  1. Awwwww shit.

  2. So much comic so soon! I'm loving this. And I'm loving this arc. And Will's phone answering face/pose.


  4. I. am. so. hooked.

    love the (heh)

    1. Hanna's friend (p.s. we had sex)

      1. When did that happen? I thought they just had a couple of flirtations, maybe some kissing. It's hard to keep stuff straight over such time.

        1. They never had sex, they almost had in the chapter when Will was introcuded, but Eve 'lost it' because of Hanna.

        2. It always amazes me how much webcomics change over time, and how little of that change you notice until you go back and read an early one. Ever improving webcomic artists FTW.

        3. Oh no I'm the narc!

        4. On the night they met.

  5. I got an awful feeling in the pit of my stomach.. I don't know why, they're both lovely people, but there's something.. Off.

  6. The feeling when you've been trying to keep a person at arm's length because you've fucked up your friendship with that person (and the chances of being with that person) to avoid awkward social situations, because your mutual friends deserve to not be bombarded by your past drama, and then suddenly that person calls and wants to bridge the gap…

    1. Wait, how did Will fuck up his friendship with Eve? I would go back and look but I often find that I'll just reread the whole series from beginning to end if I try that, and these days that's enough to make me lose a day.

      1. They did kind of smooch when Will was dating Marigold when they had both agreed that they were just going to be friends. Though that's a pretty big thing that would make anyone distance themselves from a person, I guess there wasn't a dramatically huge incident where he or she fucked up their friendship. That kiss was the thing I thought of though, as it showed that they couldn't really work as friends for the time being so they started to drift apart… until now, when Eve called, wanting to bridge that gap again.

      2. Poor phrasing, by "fucking up" I meant like things are so awkward, there's too much unsaid, it's hard to reestablish connections… everything "it's fucked up" implies I guess

  7. 'Twould appear Eve is not "(super)".

  8. What the fuck

    *grabs popcorn*

  9. "That's pretty Vague, Eve."

  10. I love how quickly Will goes from being inside his own wiped mess of a head, to putting on the smooth-guy mask when Eve first calls, to being very present and tuned in to her. And how Eve is very real with him right off the bat. No cover story, no ironic distance. It's a good sign.

    Is there anyone that doesn't ship these two?

    1. I don't, but only because I'm a grumpy non-shipper in general.

    2. I don't. I never really have, so I'm prepared for the worst here.

    3. Nobody I want to be friends with.

  11. Oh my god something's gonna happen isn't it

  12. Will, you know how hard I ship you and Eve, because we're basically the same person, but PLEASE don't cheat on Aimee. She's good people.

    1. he kind of addressed the nature of their relationship here: http://www.octopuspie.com/2013-03-27/592-an-unwri
      it might have changed and gotten more serious since but I think it wouldn't constitute as cheating in the normal sense because of that

    2. I don't think Aimee and Will are in a closed relationship. I remember Hannah making fun of Will for something like, being okay with tasting another man's wiener residue.


    4. The last time we heard about Will and Aimee, they were in some kind of "together when she's in the city" place. It's possible they both (theoretically) date others while she's in Ithaca.

  13. What does this MEAN?!

  14. I love your attention to detail, how you kept Will's jeans torn out from his crossing of the bike row even though that comic was over a month ago.

  15. 'To ship' is a new verb for me.

  16. OMG! Also, is Eve thinking of moving out?

  17. "What's different is I'M BOOOOOOOORED"

  18. I think Eve's bitch senses are tingling. She feels Aimee getting closer to Will and now she wants him?

    Eh? I mean, she called him, like, the SAME night Aimee talked to him!

    1. I think it's more a contrast of when a similar situation happened to Eve and Will suddenly showed up to be there for her.

      That plus we've seen Eve is changing and getting a different outlook on the world and she is probably starting to look at what matters in life and Will is a great guy

      (side the drug dealing, fighting, anger management issues and the whole cheating thing)

  19. It seems like it's been a while since this strip has been about Eve, so getting her back in is pretty cool.

  20. It's happening.

  21. "I don't know. But something is different."

    Two words: mercury retrograde.

  22. ?!?!

    I'm half convinced that this is a dream on Will's part.

    1. It's my dream. AND IT IS COMING TRUE

  23. oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhf oh my god. oh fffuddgee ooh??? i am so. scared-excited.


  25. AAHHHH–

    That is all.

  26. omgomgomg YESSSS

    My first thought on the last page, after Aimee said "get into trouble with Larry", was "or EVE". I'M SO HAPPY THIS CAME TRUE.

  27. [cue heartbeat sound, "24" clock ticking]


  29. Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please. Will and Eve, the feels I get, they are intense

  30. Holy woah Ms. Gran, these facial expressions are amaaaazing.

  31. [img-ronpaulitshappening]

  32. maybe seeing hannah and marek's breakup is what changed things for eve? or maybe she genuinely just wants to hang out and be friends without any, like, romantic motive? anyway this is an excitin' development.

    (totally do the same thing with my phone contacts)

  33. Wait, whaaaaaaat??


  35. I think maybe Eve is looking for someone to talk about stuff while Hanna takes time to recover from her breakup. Sometimes you just need a good hangout. Lord knows Will could use a hangout right now.

    Also, I've totally done the sit-up movement in panel 10 while on the phone with someone. The last panel is awesome too. It seems that Will is either thinking "Oh my gosh I am so conflicted right now" or "How do I say 'YES PLEASE COME OVER NOW' without sounding too needy?"

  36. Can someone link to the boyfriend-kissing-bitch comic? I can't remember it's location in the story guide!

    1. http://www.octopuspie.com/2010-12-20/423-hanukkah

      It actually seems super-easy just to google pages from this comic, which is pretty great.

  37. "What's different now?"

    Just a little change. Small, to say the least.
    (In other words, yes this is going to be good, yes all of this is great, and yes Beauty and the Beast lyrics are totally applicable.)

    1. "Oh, you know, not much. Just the fourth wall breaking at an alarmingly increasing rate."

    2. Tale as old as tiiiiiiiiime

    3. Barely even friiendss, then somebody bends… unexpectedly.

  38. I love Will's expression in the last panel. He looks like suddenly he can see the future.

  39. "Hannah's friend"
    Wait, wh-
    Oh you fucking adorable CHARMER


  41. The contrast between Eve's excitement in panel 6 and Will's weird derp eyes in 7 are just… ugh. the cute awkward. I CAN'T STAND IT

  42. YES PLZ

    I just sat at my desk chair and waved my arms around in the air as though I could surge all my feelings out through that

    second thought: whoa guys, don't fuck this up. Which, reading through the comments, they very well could.

  43. oh gosh oh gosh this is what I didn't know I needed from this arc

  44. Just started reading the comic and finished catching up from the archives – whew! Took a few days, but I did it! Loving this comic, can't wait to see the next update 🙂

  45. Am simultaneously excited and worried.

  46. Ouch! All that sexual tension [and sex] and she still has the "friend's friend" label.

    Maybe I'm too young to understand :C [is 27]


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