Deciding how exactly to dress "party" Elliot was a bit tricky. With mild-mannered, it was pretty simple, and with goth, I just wanted an outfit that was a bit over-the-top but clearly what one might picture as being goth. With party... what does one wear to parties? What was I gonna do, put a lampshade on her head?
Heidi:Ooh! I should interview for the job in this form! It has so much energy and can-do spirit! Ellen: It also has the judgement of a chipmunk. Heidi: Chipmunks have excellent judgement! They prepare for winter and everything.
Verrukt: This is serious, young lady. This Rebel Without a Cause routine can only end badly for you. Susan: I have a cause! Verrukt: That's beside the point. If you keep up this hooliganism all you'll have to show for it is greased up hair, a motorcycle gang and a leather jacket with an emblem on the back that looks cool but completely contradicts your beliefs without your even realising it because you'll be too busy being a hooligan to comprehend its actual meaning! Susan: What the hell are you talking about? Verrukt: And that's another demerit for swearing. You'll never become a productive member of society at this rate. And with that, I'm off to save more students from themselves! Susan: Classes ended at least twenty minutes ago. Verrukt: Then I'm off to enjoy wholesome late afternoon sitcoms on cable! Susan: ...How has that man not been fired yet?
Random student: So, like, these two guys like me, and one of them is really nice, and the other's kind of a jerk, but they're both hot- Raven: Out! To your next class! Classroom temporarily closed, date the nice one, out! Random student: But the jerk is so hot...
Grace and Raven make a great comedic duo. Some gems include:
Raven: (thinking) Yes. Let's get a look at this deadly three-tailed- Grace: TA-DA! Raven: (thinking) What. (later) Grace: (in three-tails form) HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?! (sees Raven's shocked expression) Mr. Raven? I'm sorry if I was too scary. Mr. Greg encourages being dramatic... Raven: (thinking) She killed Damien. She could kill 12 Damiens. Those 12 Damiens could merge to make a Super Damien, and she could kill that. Something out of sight:HISS Grace:(Ducks behind couch)EEP! Raven:(Sighs) (Assuming Damien didn't do anything to startle her.)
When Noah is told that Grace is on her way over to his and Raven's house, he manages to go from sitting on the couch in a stable position to... this. "I tripped!"
Noah: I have been told I could make straight men see rainbows.
Nanase's little sister is excited about her relationship with Ellen, and declares that she'll date girls when she's older too. Nanase says that's not something someone can just decide, and when Akiko presses the issue, she can't think of a good way to explain to her eight-year-old sister. Then this happens:
Mr. Dunkel: We have summoned you, our children, to the depths of the living room...
We get a twofer in this comic. First of all, Tedd imagines having Sarah as a lab assistant on a very... interesting... manner. He quickly corrects this with a new image with Sarah looking very professional, Grace with goggles but minus her lab coat... and with himself as a girl. Of course. Second, there is only one thing Tedd can afford to pay anyone: unimaginable power.
Sarah: That works.
The cop saying he doesn't believe it when the bystanders tell him about Justin defeating the fire monster only for the bystanders to whip out video camera phones that recorded the fight here
Susan: Elliot, that guy's core will be fine. Elliot: What? Susan: You know. His core. The center of his well-being. His essence, his morale, his midichlorian count... they're fine. All of those things will be fine. There is no core breach imminent. Elliot: I know that. Susan: Good, because I'm not sure what I'm even saying at this point.
Tensaided and Justin get into an argument on the rules that restrict cards used in tournaments to those released within the past two years. Tensaided then asks Grace for her opinion. ("You there, random woman with a clipboard!")
Grace: I'm sorry, I completely zoned out. You guys were saying words?
Officer: We have received a message from someone claiming to be the cloaked figure that the summoner has been stopped. We believe it to be authentic. Reporter 1: And why is that? Officer: The message started as a blank note dropped by a flying figure. That note then erupted with text in a swirl of fantastic sapphire light. Reporter 1: Ooh! Reporter 2: Classy.
The conversation between the professor and the vlogger.
Professor: ...I'm not saying it couldn't be aliens. I'm just saying we don't have much information yet and the possibilities are practically infinite. Vlogger:Why must you be so closed-minded?
Ted: For the record, I am much more interested in figuring out the science behind all of this than seeing a woman's naked breasts...Oh dear lord, what have I become? Elliot: I dunno, mature? Ted: Blasphemy.
Sarah: He never wants to try anything new. It's always up to me to come up with stuff to do and get things going. And even with me calling almost all the shots, we're still virgins! *beat* ...How loudly did I just say that? Nanase: I'm pretty sure not everyone in the restaurant heard that.
In the August 2, 2013 strip, when Tengu is chasing Ellen and Nanase through the air, gets impatient, and screams about how he'll use his power to kill them and their families (letting a spoiler about Tedd having a sibling out in the process). The girls comment telepathically—
Nanase: Can you understand what he's saying? Ellen: All I can hear right now is "Whoosh." Nanase: Me too.
Elliot: She's like a shorter alternate universe version of Susan who makes puppy-dog faces! Brain! What do I do with this information!? [anthropomorphic brain shrugs] Elliot: Oh, you never know what to do!