October 27th, 2009


I apologize profusely, but Digger will be on hiatus for this week. I don’t even have one of the good reasons–I’m not sick, I’m not traumatized, I’m not moving, and I’m not at a convention.

No, I’m…going to Disneyworld.

I’ve never been there, and I’m looking forward to it. Lest you think this is a cushy vacation, however, I’ll point out that my boyfriend’s parents decided to take the whole family, particularly their grandkids, so I will be at Disneyworld, and in a condo, for a week, with FOUR SMALL CHILDREN, two grown Republicans, and two nurses.

And Space Mountain is closed for repairs.

It will either be a lot of fun or good material. May Ganesh have mercy on us all.

Discussion (79)¬

  1. Emma M. says:

    OMG best filler art EVER.

  2. Abeo says:

    Why do all of my favourite internet storysmiths go to Disneyworld!?

    Anyway, have fun.

  3. Les says:

    Aaw… how cute is that picture…
    shadowchild (yes – child… not shadow teen as it is now) has so much fun. And digger mousie just pretends to be all serious ;)
    Love that one!

  4. Peter Eng says:

    If DisneyWorld isn’t a good excuse, I’m going to have to have words with somebody. I don’t know who, but there must be somebody in charge of such things.

    Have fun!

  5. fixman88 says:

    *giggles at the picture*

  6. Bokai says:

    8D I’m going to Disneyworld next week too. Maybe we will pass each other and never even know it.

    Also, first time poster, but I’ve been dutifully following the comic since it was introduced to me. It’s great!

  7. Des says:

    WOw that sucks that your first time there you wont get to do Space Mountain Have fun. Dont Take Mickey or Goofy’s Head while they arent looking like my friend did.

  8. Simian says:

    Honestly…when is Space Mountain not closed?

  9. Digger-Not-The-Wombat says:

    OMG T-Shirt Plx

  10. CasCat says:

    JewelWolf, Shadowchild has reverted to childhood, of course. Would you really want to sit in a teacup with a spikey giant? And I have to wonder if Digger 1) doesn’t approve of the hat, but is wearing it for Shadowchild’s sake, or 2) is too reminded by the spinning-ride of her delirium that got her into this mess in the first place. But is riding it for Shadowchild’s sake….

  11. Lachesis says:

    Digger being, well, Digger (and a wombat) is having a serious “Are you absolutely $#!^^!*@ me? I’m supposed to wear THIS?!?!” moment, hence the look on her face.

    i can understand completely; i’d have the exact same look on my face, under the circumstances.

  12. JewelWolf says:

    Omg, what happened to your friend? That sounds hilarious. I’m trying to imagine the look on the face of the person in the costume, and I’m trying to imagine the look on the faces of the children who are seeing that everything they knew was a lie.
    That makes sence. I would NOT want to be in a teacup ride at all, much less in one with a spikey demon that eats shadows on my heart.

  13. OMG! You just…. you just named the race of shadow-demons.

    Shadowchild….. is a TEMPEST! Yes, I know it’s a tea*cup* but that infers there was once a Tempest in a teapot, right?

  14. Hunter says:

    At first I was thinking “WTF?” then I saw the description.
    Lol about the picture, but I do have one question.
    How can Digger not be having fun? There’s a reason that Disney World is called “The Funnest place on earth”. Or something like that.

  15. Ketira says:

    It’s “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Besides, WDW isn’t just ONE resort – it’s *four resorts* on one property. There’s a part of it that will *never* be developed –Walt wanted it that way, and said so in his Will. Ursula didn’t say how many resorts she was visiting…..

    @Wolfofsilver: we native Floridians see *too many* lobsters down here during the Winter Season. So I always give that advice so folk can have a good time…. after all, sunburn = 1st degree burn! (If blisters develop, get thee to an ER/walk-in clinic ASAP. That means it’s gotten worse.)

  16. Morne says:

    Why is Space Mountain always closed? I’ve been to various Disney parks 4 times, and I’ve only been on Space Mountain once, in Tokyo. What is up with that ride?

  17. Morne says:

    Oh, and BTW, I believe it’s “The Happiest Place on Earth”

  18. Jha says:

    Please tell me that picture, or some variant thereof, is going to be on merch.

    It could just be Shadowchild just going YAAAY!

    Because that would be the BEST. HAPPY SHIRT. EVER.

  19. StinkyOldBear says:

    I just got current. Today.

    Worst strip to get current on ever. At least, it is for me.

    Have fun, Ursula!

  20. Barry says:

    Shadowchild has reverted because Disney World brings out the child in everyone. Duh!

  21. Des says:

    @JewelWolfe He stole the heads from an Employee area near the Tree before it was turned into a Bugs life or whatever back when it was only a storage and smoking area for the Employees and he gave them back shortly after. ( I still dont know how he managed to get it past the employees while they were smoking unless they went off somewhere.

  22. Amphigorey says:

    Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth. Walt Disney World is the Most Magical Place on Earth.

    @Des, I think your friend was pulling your leg. I’m a former character performer, and the story is highly implausible! One, nobody smokes around the character costumes, and two, he’d have to go inside a building to get access to the heads – they don’t just leave the costumes outside! All performers at WDW have indoor break rooms, and if you went into a break room, you’d find people there taking a break – and they would certainly notice if you took a head! If you happened to come at a time when nobody was there, then there also wouldn’t be any heads or costumes, since those are always turned in to the Character Zoo at the end of a shift; they don’t just leave them in the breakrooms. (I should also mention that there’s no way he accidentally walked into the Zoo, since that is waaaaaaaay backstage. I mean WAY. You have to ride a bike to get there.)

    Also, the Tree of Life has always had “It’s Tough to Be a Bug” inside; it was never just a storage area. It was there at opening in April of 1998.

  23. kat says:

    I think Food ad Wine Fest is still on at Epcot. If you’re going for broke with the park-hopper pass, let the kids play with the relatives in the Kingdom of Mouse and enjoy food and wine and Off Kilter at Epcot. You will probably like Off Kilter rather a lot, actually.

  24. Hamor says:

    That would make an awesome T-Shirt!

  25. BunnyRock says:

    Was it wrong that when i saw Digger’s expression I instantly though “Euro-Disney?”

    Also may I advise anyone strongly against walking around Epcot with an accent as stereotypically British as mine. I do not quite speak RP (Doncha’now) but since moving to Wales it has been pointed out to me several times that i have the most Stereotypically Southern English English “BBC” accent many of my friends have ever encountered. My Father is worse: He’s Irish but moved to England as a child and won a place at a grammar school and so to avoid the bullying lost his Irish accent and replaced it with the most stereotypical Posh English one imaginable resulting in someone who honestly and without any trace of irony calls me “Old Chap” or “Old Been” as his favored forms of address (and accepts both “Dad” and “Pater” as equally valid and sees noting odd about this) and yet has been politely asked to stop singing obscene Irish Republican songs by hotel staff whilst drunk at computing conferences across four continents. Epcot was great fun, I loved it as most 14 year old would on their first trip across the pond, but we were twice mistaken for staff/ one of the exhibits at the wold village thing. You hear it hear first: if you have a funny accent and your father has, deaf to your pleading and determined to document you looking happy, plastered you in gift shop clothing in frank disbelief at the existence of such a concentrated pocked of Disney Kitch actually existing anywhere in the world ( i think he made be wear the stuff just to get photographic proof it existed), then people at Epcot will presumed you’ve just broken out of “It’s a small world after all” and are making a break for freedom via the sushi stalls.

    Also don’t bring those wonderful fan/water-sprayer hybrid things back from Florida to the UK during a heat wave, or if you do keep them out of sight: we had compete strangers crossing the road, coming up to us in cafes, or at one point running up behind us in the garden maze at Hampton Court to ask where we had bought them, and “Orlando” was not,l judging from the way their faces universally fell, a pleasing answer. The woman at Hampton court even tried offering us money for them then and there. In hindsight we missed out on a posible fortune importing those things.

    oh and CasCat, If i was in a teacup ride with a spiky demon it wouldn’t be the spinning that would worry me, but when it stopped and centrifugal force stopped holding us apart that i would worry about.

  26. Lord the 22nd says:

    Great filler art.

  27. Archangel Beth says:

    Very belatedly… It’s good to see Shadowchild, even non-canonically. O:>

  28. Biddo van Oduk says:

    Ursula totally deserved a trip to Disneyworld. After all, with a spastic beagle for a boyfriend, she totally belongs there! Or did I read the author-bio thing wrong? Regardless, hope U. and all the little puppies had a good time!