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It's a sTRAP! by VanHeist It's a sTRAP! by VanHeist
Hey, howzabout a stoopid comic? :XD:

i never did get this phrase.

also, "jock strap" is a funny term. Like "mittens". And "taters". and a bunch of other stuff.
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Redcap909 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Funny that -- Etymonline says that "Strapping" as an adjective was originally applied to women.
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coppertoppu238 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
i love it when i get into stupid conversations like this. this is a perfect representation of making a fluid human caracter most people forget that part of this creative medium and just make vessles to act as a idea spewers. i dont know what i just said its late and i like this comic strip. DONT JUDGE ME!!!!!!:3
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VanHeist Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Pointless and stupid conversations are a fact of life. Or, at the very least, a useful tool in communicating bonds between characters. Not everything has to serve a grand purpose, though. Sometimes it's just good to demonstrate people musing out loud to each other about silly stuff :P
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coppertoppu238 Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
is it weard that i kinda look like bear i just found that funny. 
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Coyotecom Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016
HAH!
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BobaFett830 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
are they from anything 
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BobaFett830 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
5 days later reads all of gallery 
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kagetenma Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Good Good....let it flow through you...:eager:
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
:XD: These two, love them :D
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Degalon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
I go with the suspenders idea.
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Drunken-Dark-Soul Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
now this is real talk with friends.
a small story and making it worth much more amusement.
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EVOUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Writer
I MISSED this strips!!! Making my evening! LOL
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missmjwilson Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
lol....
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NCWeber Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it has to do with straight razor shaving.  The barber would sharpen the razor on a leather strap.  Thus it was called strapping.  Being a strapping young man, meant literally that you were clean shaven, but figuratively that you were in your prime.

Miss Morton needs a new eyeglass prescription if she thinks Gogo is a guy, especially with those boobs she's hefting about. ;)
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mdu-ntr Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Trolley. Someone said had a conversation about the word with me once and now I lie awake at night thinking about it. It sounds like it should be short for something. Trolley.
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VanHeist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
"Trolley" is, of course, the colloquial shorthand for "Tröllïfignjar", a beast of ancient lore noted for roaming the earth at night and bearing all manner of imps and demons upon its back. Fascinatingly, Tröllïfignjar had a tendency to travel in constant, circuitous patterns and was said to have unburdened itself of its hell spawn at regular points on its nocturnal journeys, but was also known to take aboard both demons and curses at these same intervals when invoked by priests or shamans in rituals that came to be known as "hopping" or "catching a trolley". The legend itself has since passed into obscurity, but the phrase has endured.

Here endeth the lesson.
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Dante8411 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Is "Strapping" really that archaeic, or is this just an issue of etymology?
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VanHeist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Well, you don't often hear it in modern speech. And a few commenters have interestingly pointed out that the term has its roots in describing women, which adds a neatly ironic layer to the comic which itself is a rumination rendered obsolete by the existence of search engines and demonstrates yet another example of why conversational topics such as this are a dying breed and oh man I am up WAY too late.
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Dante8411 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Well, I don't have a smart phone, so I actually ask people about words without considering Google. Or I just discuss the actual mechanics of words, and therefore theoretical words that should exist by the accepted rules. You can also talk about words that we lack, such as accurate descriptors for tastes and many non-pain sensations.
I should get a smartphone. And you should get more sleep.
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death8792 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
I'm pretty sure it is the suspenders one since when doing hard work way back when, a belt can slide, suspenders will not, so working types wore straps
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gbelcatala Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
hey are you doing a còmic of this, i mean a good large còmic full of those llittle historys correctly put yogether in an amazing way, you shoud, you totally should, gogo needs to have a comic, she NEEDS IT!
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Vinnythecake Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
The expression on Gogo's face in the last panel... that's the "Hey... how YOU doin'?" look from across the room.
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Joel-Cevallos Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Well this was a strapping good panel
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nubarq Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in that last panel Gogo looks really normal for once
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freetalkn657 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
<3
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Slantindicular Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
This is why I still check in on DA once-in-awhile.
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Mullmeister Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tatertots, that's just a word that puts smile on anyones face. 
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inquisition118 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Apparently, according to the online etymology dictionary, the term is as old as the 1650s. It was also only used in the context of tall, strong women, which, given the comic...
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dinsidious1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Don't get me started on weird words or names! 
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Klonder Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
strap·ping  (străp′ĭng)
adj.
Having a sturdy muscular physique; robust.
n.
1. Straps considered as a group.
2. Material for making straps.

-thefreedictionary


thanks, google
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Joel-Cevallos Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Yep I dare say they are getting closer
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InfernoTornado Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I never got this phrase either, so thank you for calling attention to it. Hopefully, this will lead to answers...

Also, you draw Gogo's hair so beautifully~
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Mercurial12 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Lol!
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SeDevri Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Also, her expression in panel 6 Heart 
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SeDevri Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
I love it, and you just keep getting better!  Everything looks smoother and more natural, keep up the great work!
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friney23 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Etymological hypothesis can lead to hilariously awkward conversations.
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RaiKen25 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
There comes a point in a relationship when even talking about something mundane and stupid can be fulfilling in its own way.
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hexicateonline Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I have always liked it when your comics are monotone-plus with just the eyes colored. It's a cool stylistic choice, especially with dramatic colors like bright blue and Godzilla-fiery-orange.
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philipino93 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
'Shenanigans' is a pretty fun word :)
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1steelcobra Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Hey Farva, what's that place you like, with all the goofy crap on the walls and the mozzarella sticks?
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DannyboyO1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
This is nice. Fun with dialog and characters.
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XaiosSilverStorm21 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Whenever these two interact I realize how funny it is that they have the near same mindset
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10Gauge Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Jock Strapped for cash... Ns ns ns ns ns
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manta21 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
They are a cute couple. I hope things go well for them.
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ppleater Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought of something VERY different when I saw "strap" in the title...
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Serendell Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
A little BDSM?
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VanHeist Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Heh heh...I get ya...heh heh...heh...uh...hmm. Do I?
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nanaya-chan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Mmmmm Gogo looks sexy with those funny faces XD
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay but what's weird to me is that her hair is tied back and she's wearing a hoodie
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BenjaminCookie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh god noo,  you made me google Jock Strap to get the joke... you made me.... see.. things
I should had read the title befor, that might have preperd my mind.
I will go and watch the Tingeling movies now.
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