Attired Story Arc

Adeela sums up this story arc quite nicely and concisely in today’s strip. No, this isn’t working. It’s obnoxiously pandering, laughably researched, blandly written, and glacially paced. Oh man is the pacing slothful. These two are just NOW admitting what we’ve known since last Wednesday. That might be fine if they had done something, ANYTHING, in the meantime… but they haven’t.

Cameo alert! Is that the backside of the original Stuck Funky banner Anon-O-Student in panel 2? Experts say “Sure, why not? We don’t really care.”

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21 responses to “Attired Story Arc

  1. spacemanspiff85

    I have a feeling telling a Muslim student you have a problem with what she’s wearing wouldn’t go well at all on a college campus.

  2. billytheskink

    Is that Jinx’s shrunken head attached to Wally’s jacket’s shoulder? No wonder Adeela is bothered.

  3. Epicus Doomus

    What an embarrassing display of cowardice. After all these years and all the progress he’s supposedly made he still can’t deal with some mild discomfort in the name of sucking it up, passing his class and finally graduating. It’s a class project, he’s not required to wed her and adopt her familiy’s customs.

    And this Adeela is about as likeable and pleasant as trench foot. Yeah, his army jacket is kind of obnoxious and he could stand to sharpen up his look (and chill with the endless “my Buddy” gags) but seriously, she’s attending community college in a decaying old Ohioian pizza belt town, where guys wearing their old army jackets are practically a demographic. And she doesn’t seem to like Buddy all that much either and as everyone knows you can’t trust anyone who doesn’t like dogs.

    I personally hope they both get zeroes, fail the class, don’t graduate and just give up on their community college dreams. It”ll serve them right for being so gutless and stupid.

  4. spacemanspiff85

    This right here pretty much confirms what I think is the entire thought process that went into this arc-Batiuk thinking “What would be the worst thing for a vet with PTSD? I know! Seeing a Muslim!”. And not doing any research or serious thought about the issue at all, just like he does with his stupid CTE storyline.

  5. The Nelson Puppet

    OK, I think I understand where this is headed…it’ll probably go something like this:

    Wally: Who is she? And don’t give me that crap about your sister, because you don’t have a sister.
    Adeela: I’ll tell you, I’ll tell you the truth.
    Wally: Good. What’s her name?
    Adeela: Rana.
    Wally: Rana who?
    Adeela: She’s my daughter.
    Wally: (He slaps her.) I said, ‘I want the truth.’
    Adeela: She’s my sister. (He slaps her again.) She’s my daughter. (Slap.) My sister, my daughter. (Slap. Slap.)
    Wally: I said, ‘I want the truth!’ (He throws her against the table.)
    Adeela: …She’s my sister and my daughter!

  6. It gets worse. We’re being threatened with a stupid flashback about her bad experiences with the American soldiers running around acting like Nazis so that Batiuk can talk about the My Lai incident……..

  7. Rusty

    Adeela has never seen a Nam Vet cosplayer before.

  8. sgtsaunders

    For the love of all that’s good and Holy, Tombat, please don’t give us Naked Lab Project.

  9. I’ll be honest. I’ve had a problem with Wally’s “uniform” since day one. He doesn’t need it to have/keep his service dog. He only wears it (incorrectly I might add) to get attention and to point out to those who notice him that he is a military veteran. He can change what he wears at any time without religious or moral consequences, Adeela can not.

  10. Gerard Plourde

    Two more questions – How old is Wally? He and Becky are older than Pete and Darren, who are in their late 30’s or early 40’s. He’s not that much younger than Funky, let’s say six years. That would make him close to 50.

    Also, shouldn’t he be getting some sort of pension and/or veteran’s compensation based on his service?

    • Gerard Plourde- I want to apologize to you for the down vote. That was me looking at your post on my phone and my thick fingers hit/slide over the “down vote” button and I was unable to remove that vote from my phone.
      😦 I did, however, upvote you to cancel out my fat fingers. Your questions are valid, but would require TB to research veteran compensation (particularly in light of Wally having an approved service animal) and we know he’s not going to do that. Again, sorry for the “down vote.”

    • hitorque

      Um… Wally has gotten the fattest pension/disability payout in the history of the Army, presumably because of his POW experience…

      How the hell else does he live such a comfortable and carefree lifestyle when the motherfucker doesn’t even work! And there’s no way Mrs. Firebush is supporting the two of them by slinging pizza pies for $7.85/hr plus tips

    • billytheskink

      Wally was introduced as a high school freshman shortly after the beginning of Act II, along with Sadie Summers, Monroe, and Lefty. Act II is explicitly stated to have begun 4 years after Funky and Company’s graduation, so Wally should be about 8 years younger than Funky.

      Pete and Durwood, as I recall, were freshmen the year after Wally graduated, so he is 4 years ahead of them.

  11. Buckeye Feculance

    Wally: No…I’m sorry, but I can’t get past what you are wearing.
    Adeela: My hijab offends you?
    Wally: No…the combination of drab colors you are wearing makes me want to vomit