September 2nd, 2008


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Discussion (24)¬

  1. Celtic_Maenad says:

    “Today’s password is… bacon.” *snrk*
    Alternately, bacon would probably be a good safe-word too.

  2. Karyl Lee says:

    ah, shadow child is just doing its best! I so love this story!

  3. Skinwlkr66 says:

    I’ve always found “safeword” is a good safeword. easy to remember when you need it, unlikely to come up when you don’t.

  4. Snuffle says:

    The safeword is… ‘pumpkin…’

  5. Richard says:

    These comments have gotten me on the disturbing mental track of picturing Pee Wee’s Playhouse secret words as safeword communication.

  6. Larksilver says:

    Sockpuppets. It’s an ideal safeword, as it’s not something you’d be likely to hear otherwise, in a situation which involved safewords. Plus, it’s funny. Great tension-breaker.

  7. Haven says:

    “Bacon, damnit!”

  8. Lanthir says:

    One, this is hilarious in its own right.
    Two, it’s even funnier to me because one of my room mates has Tourette’s, and “Bacon!” is on of his tics.
    Three, safewords can and should be used in everyday life, I think. It makes everything so much easier and less traumatic.

  9. Domino says:

    “No means no. Unless there’s been a discussion of safewords, in which case, ‘Fuzzy purple unicorns’ means no.” from an icon that I saw once

  10. Jon says:

    I love Shadowchild so much more, and he didn’t even SAY anything this page.

    Truly wonderful writing.

  11. Mad Scientist says:

    Except, of course, Jon, “This is confusing!”

  12. Kasper says:

    I imagined waking up from the drugs during surgery to hear this exact conversation, and laughed because it wasn’t me it was happening to.

  13. Barry says:

    > The safeword is… ‘pumpkin…’
    Not in this area it isn’t. The pumpkins are vampires!

  14. TekServer says:

    Only if they’ve turned because they were left in the field too long …


  15. helusanation says:

    The fact that 99% of your late night posting fan base knows what a safe word is, much less has/and or uses one raises the entertainment value,…have a roommate that needs one on every weekend he goes out, I,.. sadly fall into the Hero category, morose and depressed when sober, ..and stupidly chivalrous, brave and heroic when drunk Don’t remember whether it was a quote off the artwork or the posts, but it fits very well as I sink into the later

  16. fishboy says:

    Double facepalm! Or face-double-palm. Something.

  17. Mark Antony says:

    helusanation, it’s a quote from Terry Pratchett’s The Color of Magic that was posted as a comment a while back.
    Speaking of Terry Pratchett, the password is swordfish. It’s always swordfish.

  18. Nivm says:

    Or the written out formula of some ionic solid. I prefer those, especially adding the correct empirical percentages.

  19. Sildraug says:

    Except when it’s “We don’t have a password, now open the door, moron.”

  20. BunnyRock says:

    Speaking of speaking of Pratchett

    “The riddle’s answer is teeth. its ALWAYS teeth.””


    “Alright! SOME TIMES its “tongue”‘

  21. Further proof, not only that Ursula is a genius, but that visuals aren’t always necessary for an entirely un-jokelike comic strip to be tremendously funny.

    I mean, I suppose if it wasn’t so overdone it’d be sad, but…

    “Bacon, dammit!”

  22. Emily says:

    If I was in a situation where a safeword was necessary, and my partner yelled, “BACON!” I would probably just hit them again.
    … Because bacon is gross, and they would have just totally ruined the mood.

    ON A MORE RELAVENT NOTE, I find this page HILARIOUS. I was cracking up!

  23. JET73L says:

    Larksliver: That depends entirely on your experiences with sockpuppets. Hypothetically.

    Grim Eyes and Shadowchild are the Abbot and Costello of crazy awesome dramatic comics. And if Shadowchild /ever/ says “Hey Grim Eyes!”, I will be unable to hear it in any voice other than that of Lou Costello.

  24. Silver Guardian says:

    @Emily: The idea of a safeword is to make things stop; ruining the mood is the easiest way to accomplish that.