this comic contains some strong language and mild sexual content

0368: Bump-Bump
26th Sep, 2016 in Hakuna Nevada
0368: Bump-Bump
Average Rating: 5 (5 votes) Rate this comic
Author Notes:
Mel C. edit delete
Mel C.
This page turned out reeeeeeal anime. I had to stop myself drawing a little tweetybird behind Jon in that fifth panel.
User comments:
HiFranc edit delete reply
HiFranc
At least he's not pining after the friend in a relationship (sorry, bad memory for names and faces).
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
Yeah, this situation should put his mind off Anna for a few minutes... Cynical? Me?
(and it's cool, I have a bad memory for character names too)
MST3KFan edit delete reply
MST3KFan
And now cue any cheesy love song from the 80s for the last three panels...
anonymous coward (Guest) edit delete reply
It's off by a few years, but Dreamweaver by Gary Wright is a pretty good reference standard to use for this sort of thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZKuzwPOefs
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
I couldn't decide between Dream Weaver and Close to You
JammyTheBirb edit delete reply
JammyTheBirb
I believe this is the appropriate time to mention that dreamweaver song, hahaha!

Aw. Maybe the day isn't all bad.
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
Haha indeed!
anonymous coward (Guest) edit delete reply
If I'm being horribly cynical I'd wonder whether this is a female pickup/pickpocket/con artist looking to take poor Jon for a score. If I'm being slightly less cynical I'd note that Nevada has a number of legal brothels outside Las Vegas and a fair number of other (illegal) prostitutes. If I'm being less cynical than that, I'd note that a lot of travelers have been known to go for temporary flings while away from home. If I'm being less cynical than that I'd note that this is almost a standard meeting scenario for an American romantic comedy movie that progresses through internet girlfriend stage and so on.

....Help me, I'm too jaded to think of this as a good thing for Jon.
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
Ha wow you could be Jon's inner monologue! Though he's a bit distracted to be thinking about any of those possibilities...
anonymous coward (Guest) edit delete reply
I would've thought Jon would rate more highly the possibility of a pretty stranger he meets and finds attractive being a transvestite, or already in a committed relationship.
HiFranc edit delete reply
HiFranc
Of course, if you wanted to go down the romantic comedy route, Jon's interest in this new lady would make Anna jealous and she would have to admit to herself that her boyfriend was her number 2 choice.

However, I don't think it'll go down that route.

The cynic in me wonders if the reason she was so kind is that she's not used to someone apologising to her. Being realistic, I suspect that this will be a holiday fling type thing. Either that or they become friends.

Now that you've got me thinking about romcoms: new girl waits with Jon and then likes Seth. He reciprocates so Jon spends more time with Anna.
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
If this were a true romcom this is their meet cute and then they hate each other for reasons and then LONG DISTANCE ANGST but then something something happily ever after RANDOM DANCE TO POP SONG roll credits.

...Why, I'm not jaded about romcoms at all! :,D
anonymous coward (Guest) edit delete reply
We shall see. Maybe the relationship interest chart will instead become polydimensional and we'll find solutions to FTL and cold fusion in the alien geometries before that happens: Jon strikes me as particularly diligent at avoiding healthy romantic relationships.
AmbiguousMouse (Guest) edit delete reply
She flat-chested? No criticism at all if she is, I'm always grateful to see more variety in women's body types in media, I just want to make sure I'm interpreting the art correctly.
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
Actually, the jacket she's wearing is quite bulky and has a flattening effect... though it can easily be interpreted as her being flat-chested.

Also I think there's no "correct" way to interpret art, but that's just me
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
Aww... That is absolutely GREAT!

COMPLETELY ADORBABLE!
Mel C. edit delete reply
Mel C.
:3
junoro edit delete reply
junoro
I can just hear the angel choir singing in the second to last panel. And then the clash of cymbals as he realizes he's got a crush! Glad to be caught up again, this was a good binge read! :D
rufiangel edit delete reply
rufiangel
Lulz dat guy with the sunburn XD

Insta-Crush™! For that rose-tinted, rosy-cheeked, rosy-eyed view of the world and an instant increase in focus on just one person. Side effects may include heart palpitations, flushing, sweating and stomach cramps.