History Webcomic / RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky

23rd Apr '17 3:12:30 PM Golondrina
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* TheVoiceless: Marcie. She isn't actually mute, but she [[DumbingOfAge definitely is in another universe.]]

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* TheVoiceless: Marcie. She isn't actually mute, but she [[DumbingOfAge [[Webcomic/DumbingOfAge definitely is in another universe.]]
23rd Mar '17 2:11:25 PM Willbyr
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* AscendedExtra: Billie--started as a background character living with Ruth and was revealed to be both her childhood friend and the ''Roomies!'' cast's OneDegreeOfSeparation to Walky a year or so later.
* AuthorAvatar: Danny begins Willis' trend of these.
** Although, as he realized by the end of It's Walky's run, it was actually Joyce all along.

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* AscendedExtra: Billie--started Billie. She started as a background character living with Ruth and was revealed to be both her childhood friend and the ''Roomies!'' cast's OneDegreeOfSeparation to Walky a year or so later.
* AuthorAvatar: Danny begins Willis' trend of these.
** Although,
these, but as he realized by the end of It's Walky's ''It's Walky'''s run, it was actually Joyce all along.



* CantGetAwayWithNuthin': Drink one beer, and [[spoiler: you'll proceed to get totally drunk and a close friend of yours will GET KILLED saving you from your own stupidity]].
** Also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and [[AvertedTrope averted]] much, much later ([[spoiler:"Alcohol killed Ruth." "No, Ruth killed Ruth."]])
* CerebusSyndrome: Ruth's [[spoiler:death]] brought the strip's consequence-free hijinks to a [[IncrediblyLamePun screeching halt]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Joyce. Worth noting that she's jealous over someone that's not actually hers.
* CreatorCameo: [[http://www.bringbackroomies.com/comic/happy-birthday/ "If I don't get a girlfriend in the next five seconds I'm gonna jump out the window."]] This was an accurate portrayal of Willis' mindset at the time.
** The first of many. Willis makes multiple background appearances throughout his comics, and later on becomes Ethan's SitcomArchNemesis in ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}''.

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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin': CantGetAwayWithNuthin':
**
Drink one beer, and [[spoiler: you'll [[spoiler:you'll proceed to get totally drunk and a close friend of yours will GET KILLED saving you from your own stupidity]].
** Also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d and [[AvertedTrope averted]] {{averted|Trope}} much, much later ([[spoiler:"Alcohol killed Ruth." "No, Ruth killed Ruth."]])
* CerebusSyndrome: Ruth's [[spoiler:death]] brought the strip's consequence-free hijinks to a [[IncrediblyLamePun [[JustForPun screeching halt]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Joyce. Joyce started out as one. Worth noting that she's she was jealous over someone that's not that wasn't actually hers.
* CreatorCameo: [[http://www.bringbackroomies.com/comic/happy-birthday/ "If I don't get a girlfriend in the next five seconds I'm gonna jump out the window."]] This was an accurate portrayal of Willis' mindset at the time.
** The
time, and the first of many. Willis makes multiple background appearances throughout his comics, and later on becomes Ethan's SitcomArchNemesis in ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}''.



* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: Ruth's "Act with integrity... No regrets!" was echoed throughout the series, even by characters who didn't know her.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: Ruth

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* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: Ruth's [[spoiler:Ruth's "Act with integrity... No regrets!" was echoed throughout the series, even by characters who didn't know her.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: RuthRuth [[spoiler:saves Danny from being hit by a semi, at the cost of her own life when it hits her car instead]].



* IHaveBrothers: Joyce has ''five'', all older, she used early on to explain her uncharacteristic fighting skills [[spoiler:until the Alien plots kick in.]]

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* IHaveBrothers: Joyce has ''five'', all older, which she used early on to explain her uncharacteristic fighting skills [[spoiler:until the Alien plots kick in.]]in]].



--> '''Joe:''' What are we doing tonight?
--> '''Danny:''' Joyce wants to see a movie.
--> '''Joe:''' Joyce? You mean that studious, churchy girl? The Joyce who followed you home and claimed you as her own? Even though you're dating Sal, who's currently still in high school?
--> ''Both AsideGlance''
--> '''Danny:''' That was...[[LampshadeHanging informative]]. But yes. Joyce.
* KavorkaMan: Joe - to the point that later {{Fanon}} would speculate that part of his Abductee powers was [[LoveIsInTheAir enhanced pheromones]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Ruth.]]

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--> '''Joe:''' What are we doing tonight?
-->
tonight?\\
'''Danny:''' Joyce wants to see a movie.
-->
movie.\\
'''Joe:''' Joyce? You mean that studious, churchy girl? The Joyce who followed you home and claimed you as her own? Even though you're dating Sal, who's currently still in high school?
-->
school?\\
''Both AsideGlance''
-->
AsideGlance''\\
'''Danny:''' That was...[[LampshadeHanging informative]]. But yes. Joyce.
* KavorkaMan: Joe - Joe, to the point that later {{Fanon}} would speculate that part of his Abductee powers was [[LoveIsInTheAir enhanced pheromones]]
pheromones]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Ruth.]][[spoiler:Ruth]]



* ShoutOut: The title of the first book collection. ''Roomies! [[DrStrangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Beer]]''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The title of the first book collection. ''Roomies! [[DrStrangelove [[Film/DrStrangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Beer]]''.



* AbnormalAmmo: Monkey Master has [[ArmCannon Arm Cannons]] that ''shoot monkeys''. This is about as effective as it sounds. They're also initially wielded on both sides of his elbows, further decreasing efficiency.

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* AbnormalAmmo: Monkey Master has [[ArmCannon Arm Cannons]] {{Arm Cannon}}s that ''shoot monkeys''. This is about as effective as it sounds. They're also initially wielded on both sides of his elbows, further decreasing efficiency.



* ActionMom: Linda Walkerton, [[spoiler:eventually becoming the second Big Boss of SEMME]]
* AGodAmI: The Wanderer, better known in-universe and out as "The Cheese"

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* ActionMom: Linda Walkerton, [[spoiler:eventually becoming the second Big Boss of SEMME]]
SEMME]].
* AGodAmI: The Wanderer, better known in-universe and out as "The Cheese"Cheese" due to looking like he's made of it.



* AlphaBitch: Billie's High School persona. She comes to feel guilty about it.

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* AlphaBitch: Billie's High School high school persona. She comes to feel guilty about it.



* BackForTheFinale: Sarah returns to help Bart O'Ryan attack SEMME. Then she later helps Joyce and Walky.

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* BackForTheFinale: Sarah returns to help Bart O'Ryan attack SEMME. Then she SEMME, and later helps Joyce and Walky.



* BareYourMidriff:
** Robin's default look, which she lampshades to Joe with a "Check out these abs!".
** Sal's preferred look, which gets a sharp comment from Linda at one point.
** Both [[spoiler:the hyper-sexualized Anti-Joyce and, later, the real Joyce when she decides to stop feeling inhibited]] wear a SEMME shirt that is cut down to nothing but the yellow stripe.



-->'''Danny:''' Sal?[!]
-->'''Sal:''' (''with forced smile'') Hiya!/Hi, Danny!

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-->'''Danny:''' Sal?[!]
-->'''Sal:'''
Sal?[!]\\
'''Sal:'''
(''with forced smile'') Hiya!/Hi, Danny!



* CrisisOfFaith: Joyce has one as her attempts to renew her Christian faith butt heads with the weird hijinks going on around her and Walky's complete lack of interest in the subject. It comes to a head when [[spoiler:an infuriated Walky shuns her after she insinuates that Dina is in hell because she died an atheist]], causing her to break down, run out into the street and tearfully scream at God. She even goes as far as using the Power Booster Rod to find the Cheese and ask him if God even exists; he's dumbfounded that she'd think he'd know the answer.



* DestructoNookie: When Walky and Joyce finally resolve their {{UST}}, motel room furniture [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20040418.html pays the price]]

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* DestructoNookie: When Walky and Joyce finally resolve their {{UST}}, motel room furniture [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20040418.html pays the price]]price]].



** And earlier, we got a PG-rated version [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20020321.html with Walky and Dina]].
-->'''Walky:''' '''SEX'''?! We were cuddling!
-->'''Jason:''' You put a hole through the '''wall''', Walkerton!

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** And earlier, Earlier, we got a PG-rated version [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20020321.html with Walky and Dina]].
-->'''Walky:''' '''SEX'''?! We were cuddling!
-->'''Jason:'''
cuddling!\\
'''Jason:'''
You put a hole through the '''wall''', Walkerton!



-->[[spoiler: '''The Wanderer''': No! Our ''universe'' will ''die'' a slow ''energy death''! What ''motive'' do you have against the ''countless'' innocents that inhabit your ''native world''?!]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Dargon Chesterfield''': You robbed me of my ''heir''. I will rob you of your ''future''.]]

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-->[[spoiler: '''The Wanderer''': No! Our ''universe'' will ''die'' a slow ''energy death''! What ''motive'' do you have against the ''countless'' innocents that inhabit your ''native world''?!]]
-->[[spoiler:
world''?!]]\\
[[spoiler:
'''Dargon Chesterfield''': You robbed me of my ''heir''. I will rob you of your ''future''.]]



* DoctorJekyllAndMisterJackDaniels: When he gets drunk, Mike turns ''nice''!

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* DoctorJekyllAndMisterJackDaniels: When he gets drunk, Mike turns ''nice''!''nice''! Dina puts this to effect to try to get some validation for herself via a relationship with Mike, but it involves keeping him constantly drunk and turns out very badly once events cause the booze to wear off.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Dina]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
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[[spoiler:Dina]].



* NeverBareheaded: Dina is never seen without her trademark safari hat, even when sleeping or suspended upside down. In the entire series, she takes it off exactly once: [[spoiler:when she is about to die.]]

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* NeverBareheaded: Dina is never seen without her trademark safari hat, even when sleeping or suspended upside down. In the entire series, she takes it off exactly once: [[spoiler:when she is about to die.]]die]].
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: After [[spoiler:Dina's death]], Walky beats [[spoiler:Mike]] so badly that he has to be hospitalized, spending most of that time with his face completely bandaged.



* ObfuscatingStupidity Dizzy and hyperactive as he is, Walky is not nearly as dumb as he acts, (he was a straight-A student) but he prefers to play the fool to avoid responsibility. (And he has trouble breaking the habit of a lifetime when responsibility is ultimately forced upon him.)

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* ObfuscatingStupidity Dizzy and hyperactive as he is, ObfuscatingStupidity: Walky is may be dizzy and hyperactive, but he's not nearly as dumb as he acts, acts (he was a straight-A student) but he student). He simply prefers to play the fool to avoid responsibility. (And responsibility, and he has trouble breaking the habit of a lifetime when responsibility is ultimately forced upon him.)



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Walky is called "David" a small handful of times in the strip's entire history (mostly by his mother.) Doubly ironic as everyone calls him "Walky", which is a nickname he doesn't even like (he insists people call him "Walkerton") due to its association with repressed memories.
** Billie also qualifies.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
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Walky is called "David" a small handful of times in the strip's entire history (mostly by his mother.) Doubly ironic as everyone calls him "Walky", which is a nickname he doesn't even like (he insists people call him "Walkerton") due to its association with repressed memories.
** Billie also qualifies.qualifies, mainly because she hates her real name.



* PunnyName: Dina Sarazu, Peter Paul (husband of Mary).
** Also, Alan, [[spoiler:who's an Alien.]]

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* PunnyName: PunnyName:
**
Dina Sarazu, who loves dinosaurs.
**
Peter Paul (husband of Mary).
** Also, Alan, [[spoiler:who's an Alien.]]Alien]].



* ShoutOut: Walky seeks inspiration for how to effectively lead his team, and it comes [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20030629.html crashing through a window.]] Turns out Willis was making references to Franchise/{{Batman}} even before he started parodying him explicitly.
** And the news-header [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20040105.html in the last panel here]] refers to two of the Fensler Film spoofs on AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle ("Pork chop sandwiches!" and "Nice catch, el blanco nino").
* ShrinkingViolet: Dina, although [[spoiler: she sadly doesn't get a BeautifulAllAlong moment]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
Walky seeks inspiration for how to effectively lead his team, and it comes [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20030629.html crashing through a window.]] Turns out Willis was making references to Franchise/{{Batman}} even before he started parodying him explicitly.
** And the The news-header [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20040105.html in the last panel here]] refers to two of the Fensler Film spoofs on AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle ("Pork chop sandwiches!" and "Nice catch, el blanco nino").
* ShrinkingViolet: Dina, although [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she sadly doesn't get a BeautifulAllAlong moment]].



* SuperSpeed: Robin - she once ate over 1800 doughnuts in under an hour, in fifteen Tim Horton shops around [[ShoutOut a certain town in Canada]]

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* SuperSpeed: Robin - she once ate over 1800 doughnuts in under an hour, in fifteen Tim Horton shops around [[ShoutOut a certain town in Canada]]Canada]].
14th Feb '17 2:30:48 PM Twiddler
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''Roomies!'', ''It's Walky!'', and ''Joyce and Walky!'' are three interconnected comics in the Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}}, and can be found [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/19970908.html here]] (with the exception of most of ''Joyce and Walky!'', which can be purchased [[http://shortpacked.bigcartel.com/ here.]]) If you don't want to ArchiveBinge, the entire thing is being reuploaded a day at a time in "best reading order" [[http://www.bringbackroomies.com here.]]

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''Roomies!'', ''It's Walky!'', and ''Joyce and Walky!'' are three interconnected comics in the Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}}, and can be found [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/19970908.html here]] (with the exception of most of ''Joyce and Walky!'', which can be purchased [[http://shortpacked.bigcartel.com/ here.]]) If you don't want to ArchiveBinge, the entire thing is being reuploaded a day at a time in "best reading order" [[http://www.bringbackroomies.itswalky.com here.]]



As mentioned, the entire story is being gradually reuploaded to [[http://bringbackroomies.com a new website]], with commentary under every strip from Willis. The main purpose of the site is to give people the chance to read it in chronological order, and apparently to [[OldShame induce a sense of despair in Willis.]]

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As mentioned, the entire story is being gradually reuploaded to [[http://bringbackroomies.[[http://www.itswalky.com a new website]], with commentary under every strip from Willis. The main purpose of the site is to give people the chance to read it in chronological order, and apparently to [[OldShame induce a sense of despair in Willis.]]
4th Oct '16 8:00:40 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''Joyce:''' {{Scrabble}}. [[BlatantLies We play very loud Scrabble]].

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-->'''Joyce:''' {{Scrabble}}.TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}. [[BlatantLies We play very loud Scrabble]].
22nd Jul '16 2:17:03 AM eroock
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! Roomies:

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! !! Roomies:



! It's Walky!:

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! !! It's Walky!:



! Joyce and Walky:

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! !! Joyce and Walky:



These series provide examples of:

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These !!These series provide examples of:
27th Jun '16 5:09:35 PM Scorntex
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* BackForTheFinale: Sarah returns to help Bart O'Ryan attack SEMME. Then she later helps Joyce and Walky.



* ChekhovsGun:
** The Power Booster Rod, introduced back in ''Roomies''.
** The resurrection chambers.
** The Dup-o-Matic from ''Melonpool'', first when it creates [[spoiler:Anti-Joyce, and as revealed much later on, Anti-Head Alien.]]



* CrossOver: With ''Webcomic/{{Melonpool}},'' twice, and both times it had a lasting effect on ''Walky'''s storylines.

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* CrossOver: CrossOver:
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With ''Webcomic/{{Melonpool}},'' twice, and both times it had a lasting effect on ''Walky'''s storylines.



* DudeLooksLikeALady: Walky, especially in the gender-bending reality-warping storyline.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Walky, especially in the gender-bending reality-warping storyline. Both Jason and [[spoiler:Tony]] comment on his similarity to Sal (understandable, given they're twins).



* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: Hoop inexplicably becomes a zombie when he's apparently killed. [[spoiler:A zombie controlled by the Martians, who also turn most of the crew of the ''Destiny'' into zombies too.]]



* FailedMomentOfDrama: When Joes asks why Robin dislikes him so much, Agatha begins telling him. Other Rachel explains in one sentence, much to Agatha's displeasure.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20030415.html Over my fossilized remains!]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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[[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20030415.html Over my fossilized remains!]]



* FreudianExcuse: Sal.

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* FreudianExcuse: Sal. She's shuttled around the country by her adoptive parents on SEMME orders, tries to run away, and gets struck by her mother when she comes back, and then [[spoiler:Head Alien murders them.]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Plus, she had to put up with [[{{Jerkass}} Mary]].



* GeekyTurnon: [[ManChild When Walky]] [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20020318.html makes himself over as an adult to impress Dina]] and win a bet with Joyce.

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* GeekyTurnon: GeekyTurnon:
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[[ManChild When Walky]] [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20020318.html makes himself over as an adult to impress Dina]] and win a bet with Joyce.


Added DiffLines:

** Danny's fondness for Billie in glasses recurs several times.
31st May '16 12:00:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Mike. It's a [[ComedicSociopath funny kind of evil]], though.
15th Mar '16 12:36:17 PM Wackd
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* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: But it doesn't work the last time Head Alien tries it.("Ah'll just have to take one for the team"}

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* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: But it doesn't work the last time Head Alien tries it.("Ah'll just have to take it.
-->''Sometimes...ya gotta '''take
one for the team"}team.'''''
13th Mar '16 5:29:26 AM JustKnown
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* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: But it doesn't work the last time Head Alien tries it.

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* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: But it doesn't work the last time Head Alien tries it.("Ah'll just have to take one for the team"}



* TookALevelInBadAss: Billie actually dares to challenge [[DarkActionGirl Sal]] over Danny and manages to give a surprisingly good account of herself due to martial arts training and a childhood spent fighting with Walky.

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* TookALevelInBadAss: Billie actually dares to challenge [[DarkActionGirl Sal]] over Danny and manages to give a surprisingly good account of herself due to martial arts training and a childhood spent fighting with Walky. (It helps that Sal doesn't want to fight, or hurt Billie any more than she has to.)
9th Mar '16 4:09:22 AM boo01
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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20010129.html "Yes. Yes! He put me in his 'tummy prison.' I'm not making this up."]]

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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: [[http://www.joyceandwalky.com/d/20010129.html itswalky.com/comic/so-nice-to-see-you/ "Yes. Yes! He put me in his 'tummy prison.' I'm not making this up."]]



* UnbrokenVigil: [[http://joyceandwalky.com/d/20010409.html Seen here.]] (''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' lyrics he's singing are what brought her out of it last time she was comatose.)

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* UnbrokenVigil: [[http://joyceandwalky.com/d/20010409.html [[http://www.itswalky.com/comic/you-dont-have-to-stay/ Seen here.]] (''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' lyrics he's singing are what brought her out of it last time she was comatose.)
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