WELL!!
WELL!!

That was certainly a thing that just happened there!

News: Posted March 24th, 2015 by Alina

^ 86 Comments to “WELL!!”

  1. T-Wb Says:

    What the Hell unneeded drama for drama sake?!?

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:02 am
  2. T-Wb Says:

    Why did this comic need more conflict fodder… poor Dustin.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:08 am
  3. Marvelous TK Says:

    why
    WHY
    do you do this

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:13 am
  4. Devin Says:

    love triangle alert. Everyone take cover.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:15 am
  5. Vojtech Says:

    No… nonononono *facepalm*

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:20 am
  6. Fionn Says:

    And that boys and girls is how you ruin a social group

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:24 am
  7. VA Says:

    This will go well.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:27 am
  8. Xavian Says:

    It was clear Ravenia was always attracted to Mark but I hoped she had more respect for Dustin than to do this. Apparently not.
    Now she must be banished from the island.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:40 am
  9. Nyctea Says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RAVENIA WHY

    I don’t want to banish her from the island 🙁

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:47 am
  10. xero Says:

    GUY RULE VIOLATION!

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 2:13 am
  11. Gleeful Grognard Says:

    Urk… God damn it r_r.

    In a rather disturbing twist of fate I had a german man screaming “WELCOME TO MY LOVE” the moment I read this r_r… (a song)

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 2:18 am
  12. Jollyskull Says:

    Gosh Dang it. Now the group is going to generate more drama.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 2:31 am
  13. Huskeylord Says:

    Ok please let Dustin not notice. and have Mark stop anything from happening realizing he was drunk.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 3:20 am
  14. MonkeyMadness Says:

    This is some David-Willis-grade misery incoming . . .

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 3:30 am
  15. notsobad Says:

    No That was not a drama adding kiss.
    Mark was down on luck and trying to fix things with alcohol. He had no confidence and the kiss was just to help build him up.

    Dustin may pout but drama wont start because of this, Mark me get the wrong intentions but it will be spelled out to him or he will figure it out

    id expect either 2-4 more panels about this in the open or 6-8 as a subtle plot the gets brought up during as a second story unfolds

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 3:35 am
  16. Flyingfrog Says:

    Great. Now we’re either gonna have drama, or we’re gonna have a threesome. Either way this is gonna get messy.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 3:49 am
  17. Ferret Says:

    *sigh* with any luck Dustin will forgive the fact that Mark’s kissing her back in the last panel as him being drunk and lonely.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 4:06 am
  18. Az Says:

    Mark nooo. Also Ravenia. Dude.

    I expected the kiss, but I thought it would take a bit longer, maybe be some sort of drawn out thing. But no, Ravenia just… COME ON, DUDE.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 4:50 am
  19. Muchacho NL Says:

    That better be smudge-proof lipstick, Ravenia.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 5:43 am
  20. Nex Terren Says:

    Please don’t turn Weregeek into a daytime soap opera. Just handle this tastefully, Alina.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 6:06 am
  21. Blake Says:

    Interesting how everyone has assumed that something is wrong. Maybe Dustin and Ravenia are in an open relationship and all is cool. Somehow I doubt it, but it’s a better plot route than Mark being in another love triangle.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 6:24 am
  22. VaelinAlSorna Says:

    Relax guys. Ravenia and Dustin probably havent done anything/ or ravenia and dustin in an open relationship

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 6:28 am
  23. Armanatar Says:

    Yeah, it wasn’t really until I read the comments that I remembered that being in a relationship and smooching someone else is considered problematic by most people, since I’ve only ever had one relationship where it would’ve been an issue. Most love triangles can be easily resolved by picking C. all of the above.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 6:45 am
  24. y0rrick Says:

    Well…

    I’m HOPING there’s something more going on here than the obvious, Dustin and her have an open relationship, or are poly, something!

    Please let people behave like sensible adults for once, please!

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 6:47 am
  25. awesomepants Says:

    If it’s a confidence booster it should have ended with the compliment, maybe a peck on the cheek or somethin, but nothing more than that. Pulling him in for a kiss like removes any pretense of innocence. Dustin and Ravenia seemed to get along pretty well, but she’s an active girl who likes dancing, and is clearly attracted to Mark. Could be she just finds Mark more to her liking. Shitty way to go about it though. We’ll see what happens.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 6:50 am
  26. Lord of Jest Says:

    Siggghhh, well i guess I’ll take a few weeks away from this strip now. Seems Alina feels that he she needs to retread her past storylines now. Came for geek and gaming jokes. Didn’t come to Weregeek for soap opera rubbish.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 6:59 am
  27. soilent Says:

    Alina, you are going down the path of ruin with this comic.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 7:06 am
  28. benjammin Says:

    Kinda ruined this comic for me in one strip

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 7:17 am
  29. Diogo Says:

    I don’t take Dustin as a guy that would go for an open relationship. He is too much of a gentleman for that.
    Well, now, as they say, “the plot thickens…”

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 7:24 am
  30. Mrs. Fizzes Says:

    Wow, I am surprised at how quickly some of your commenters turned! Not the peoples who are sad about what’s going on in the story, mind you, but more the people who want to jump ship for a while after this comic. Not that they’re not allowed to, and also not to say those that did have opinions that are incorrect! I was really just surprised. 🙂

    Maybe there is some frustration for table drama that people are reminded of in their own gaming groups? I think every group has some drama to an extent, some more than others… I mean, this could be bad, but it’s no Chronicles of Michelle. :p

    My guess at the upcoming story line: Dustin either knows Rav was going to do this, or she’ll explain to him after that she knew Dustin was worried about Mark’s lack of confidence, and was just going out there to make him feel confident again. The issue will come from other people in the group not realizing what the plan was.

    Could be entirely incorrect, though! Kind of icky bugs that Rav would kiss the super drunk Mark considering he can’t give consent to really… anything at this point. But that’s just me!

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 7:35 am
  31. agentksilver Says:

    I have a feeling Ravenia is going to follow this up with “just trying to make other girls jealous” or something.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 7:42 am
  32. MrCorvin Says:

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Please let the next comic with Mark going “That’s not cool. Not cool at all.”

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 7:52 am
  33. Scytale Says:

    I have to say I’m with many other commenters here: this really feels like unnecessary, facepalm-worthy drama.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 7:58 am
  34. Some Guy Says:

    It’ll be fine, guys. Dustin is cool and will understand.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 8:24 am
  35. HeavyP Says:

    Aish, I was expecting *Mark* to do something stupid because of booze, which would have led to awkwardness and laughs, but this is entirely different. I really expected better of Ravenia – she’s got a good guy already, but I guess she was just waiting for Mark to free up.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 8:42 am
  36. Davison Says:

    NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 8:57 am
  37. Sigurther Says:

    I love a woman who’s straightforward.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 9:31 am
  38. ….and then Sarah comes out of left field with a haymaker and lays Ravenia out!

    No, but seriously peoples, this is Alina’s comic and she’s bloody brilliant. Trust that she knows what’s best. Have a little

    ::dons George Michael jacket::

    FAITH! Gotta have FAI::Giant Hook Pulls Me Offstage::THHHHHHHHHHHH

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 9:33 am
  39. Sleepinin Says:

    The plot, much like a soup that has been left on the oven for a sufficient length of time, has begun to thicken.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 9:36 am
  40. Davyd Says:

    Welp, this is pretty accurate to Edmonton’s LARP community. Also Edmonton’s Goth community. And also, to the rules of drama. So, here we go!

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 9:38 am
  41. SanguineWraith Says:

    This is a Dustin approved strategy to help Mark by inducing jealousy. This is a Dustin approved strategy to help Mark by inducing jealousy. This is a Dustin approved strategy to help Mark by inducing jealousy. IF I SAY IT ENOUGH IT MIGHT BE TRUE

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 9:40 am
  42. ozzi Says:

    She kissed him while he was drunk and single. Totally not his fault, however this is also why I left LARP. Far too much inbreeding that ruins friendships.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 10:17 am
  43. ScardyG Says:

    Mark, if you were less drunk you’d remember that she’s dating one of your best friends.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 10:42 am
  44. Metsch Says:

    Oh COME ON! Dustin is going to be unhappy, Sarah is going to be unhappy… Seriously, time to get back from Drama and have something like the LARP Storyline again

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 11:04 am
  45. AceSpades Says:

    Well, that’s how gaming groups crash. Even if everyone is very mature and all, it never will like before again … The loss of innocence, we used to call that effect. In real life, guys like Mark and Justin hardly would be the same friends ever and Ravenia, staying or not, would carry mark this for ever.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 11:06 am
  46. Alejandrom3 Says:

    -facepalm- Perfect, when you thought it could not be worse BOOM it gets worse…

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 11:25 am
  47. Randy Campbell Says:

    Having had a group of similar dynamics at one time y’all know that sometimes a ‘kiss’ is really just a kiss?

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 11:30 am
  48. bogher Says:

    another larp? 😛

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 11:46 am
  49. devilflamejr Says:

    I hope to God this is not going where I fear it is… I really don’t want to stop reading this comic 🙁 *Crosses fingers that this just leads to some innocent joke and we move on*

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 11:59 am
  50. Death101 Says:

    I’m going to hope it was just a scheme to make Sarah jealous or something with Dustin in on the act… or maybe Mark is using his imagination again? Also, just finished this in three days. Awesome comic! Still hoping for Sarah and Mark though!

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 12:04 pm
  51. Midsie Says:

    What..no! no no no. Dustin is such a good guy! He doesn’t deserve this. Yes we all saw it coming from when she invited Mark to dance but I thought she was a better person than this! Damnit, I hate seeing Dustin upset 🙁

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 12:10 pm
  52. Lurker Says:

    Well this looks like more complications to come. It’s kinda a breach to Ravenias recent behavior, but I’m eager to see how this plays out. There might just be some pretty nice plot twists to come in this whole affair, wonder if it gets chronicle 1 scaled.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 12:13 pm
  53. The Sentinel Says:

    Well, reading back, Dustin was kinda her silver medal. I think Ravenia’s mature enough to deal with the fallout like an adult, at least.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:15 pm
  54. BrotherFlounder Says:

    I can’t figure out Mark’s expression in the last panel but this don’t look good.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:26 pm
  55. Aviva Says:

    Consensual polyamory? please be consensual polyamory.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:28 pm
  56. AndyW Says:

    Aw, silly woman. Trying to boost a gloomy, dumped guy’s confidence with a passionate kiss? Silly. Acting on lustful impulse? Silly. Doing it when she’s with Dustin?? Very silly. Doing it in public???

    Silly, silly, silly!!!

    But good for a laugh or two, I hope 🙂

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:34 pm
  57. Vasteel Says:

    Ravenia, you are officially a bitch.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:49 pm
  58. Stephen Says:

    She may not consider this cheating. I read somewhere that women are more likely to perform acts that they would consider cheating by men (such as kissing someone who is not her significant other) while not considering it cheating.

    My guess is: Ravenia regards him as hot, realizes that even though she is with Dustin she’ll probably never get a chance to kiss him without screwing things up with his girlfriend again, and after the conversation that she had with Dustin figures he’ll understand and went for it. Not cool but people rationalize bad decisions.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 1:50 pm
  59. Raymustang Says:

    Ummm OK I Pray that Mark comes clear on this I really am amazed how fast I went from liking Ravenia to despising her. Hands of my Dustin!

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  60. Some Other Guy Says:

    Incoming poly storyline?

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 2:06 pm
  61. Joe Says:

    Awww… Look at the freakout by people who don’t want the author to take the time to develop her characters as three-dimensional people. Come on people, even if this is a drama storyline, it’s her right to write it that way! Gamers aren’t just 24-7 playing games, they have other interactions with people too.

    And I’m all for the idea that maybe Ravenia and Dustin, though it hasn’t come up before, could be in an open relationship and she’s just seeing this as a way to boost Mark’s spirits.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 3:01 pm
  62. Gyran Says:

    Wow, very nicely done. I’ve been waiting for Jess to show up and ruin everything/get shown the door since that really nice bit of foreshadowing when she was shown driving past Sarahs house – offhand can’t remember the date but the punchline was something like “I’m sure she’s moved on by now”

    So part of me is hoping that it’s all a kiss and hug of friendship and other part of me is hoping for a full on drama llama while a third part of me is wandering about in a graveyard declaiming Shakespearean verse.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 3:31 pm
  63. jumpingjoy88 Says:

    No. This will not end well.
    This is valentines day. You do not do this on valentines day.
    This is a sucky thing to do to Dustin.
    I do not approve.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 4:00 pm
  64. Par Says:

    Ahh crap. I just started reading again after dropping out over the whole Mark/Jess/Sarah thing as well. >.<

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 5:49 pm
  65. Babaganoosh Says:

    So yeah… I’ve been in this position before, and this comic really made my gut twing and twist. Lots of things were said and done, and some close friends lost from the fallout. The real world sucks, I hope the cast here don’t take that route. But I may sit out for a few weeks on reading till this arc is resolved, I don’t think I can do updates on the build-up of whats about to happen.

    Must say, first time a comic actually made me feel like I wanted to throw up. From memories of the crap in the past not the actual comic art or story, just memories it hits me with.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 5:52 pm
  66. Lukkai Says:

    I have no idea how this will end. And before I’m blindly throwing around judgement and boycott threats, I’ll at the very least wait until I know where this is going.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 6:01 pm
  67. Mturtle7 Says:

    I think I can actually sum up every comment here very quickly:
    1. Noooo my favorite geek comic has turned into a shitty daytime soap opera!
    2. I’m sure this is not what it appears to be, it’s actually some clever plot trick that will be resolved quickly.
    3. Hmmm…a romantic drama…ok!
    4. I have no idea what’s going here, but I hope I’ll see soon.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 6:18 pm
  68. Par Says:

    Yeah, definitely not going to stop reading either based on just thos, but I really dislike awkward. I come here for games and well… more games xD Hope we get to see more about the Changeling game soon 🙂

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 7:22 pm
  69. Necrisha Says:

    Well if this is a romantic comedy, mark will suddenly need to run to the washroom…

    Otherwise, let’s see how this will play out.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 7:29 pm
  70. Joker Says:

    I am not going to just stop reading the comic if this is going where it looks like it is, but I will say I feel frustrated with it if only because it feels like we JUST finished getting over the whole Mark/Sarah/Jess drama and now we leap headfirst into this new drama… it feels unpleasant. I am hoping that there is more to this than we are expecting and that things might actually not be going where it looks like, but if so… I dunno. I just dislike that we seem to be retreading the relationship drama after dealing with it as well as possibly damaging Mark and Dustins friendship to say nothing of the pain this will cause Dustin.

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 9:50 pm
  71. Dru Says:

    Noooooooooooooo!!!!!

    (but just to be clear, Alina you’re awesome and I can’t wait to see what happens next!)

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 10:17 pm
  72. Switch Says:

    Wait a minute..was the relationship between Dustin and her ever definitively stated? I have a feeling she’s into open relationships or doesn’t think she’s in a relationship at all, and I’m wondering if she’s talked to Dustin about it. :O

    Posted March 24th, 2015 at 11:49 pm
  73. Areonus Says:

    Looks like a lot of people have forgotten the first rule of reading webcomics.
    “Trust the writer.”
    Just because it looks like the story is about to take a turn you don’t like doesn’t mean it is going to. Most of the time your faith will be rewarded.

    Posted March 25th, 2015 at 12:39 am
  74. TigerLily Says:

    Let’s not forget that Dustin finds Mark rather attractive, too. “Gorgeous hunk of man,” if I recall? I’m thinking Ravenia is testing the waters for a threesome or something. After all, Ravenia and Dustin had plenty of time to talk after they agreed on Mark’s attractiveness- perhaps ideas were exchanged.
    At least that’s what I’m hoping for. Or that she’s trying to get other girls *cough*Sarah*cough* jealous.

    Posted March 25th, 2015 at 3:41 am
  75. Sparksol Says:

    Normally I’d agree, Areonus, but I’ve been burned by more than a few writers. Not that I won’t stick around, but I’m not holding my breath about this story going where I’d hope.

    Posted March 25th, 2015 at 5:43 am
  76. Baz Uhl Says:

    I guess it’s not that big of a deal in Ravenia’s mind, or it would have shown at least a bit on her face/behavior ^^

    But it might get the boys anxious for a while :p

    Posted March 25th, 2015 at 6:33 am
  77. Anithias Says:

    Damn you Willis!

    …Oh wait, wrong site.

    Posted March 25th, 2015 at 6:54 am
  78. DutchCthulhu Says:

    Maybe Ravenia is poly, it works for some people.

    Posted March 25th, 2015 at 9:26 am
  79. Derpity Says:

    Poly people do exist just saying! Calm your shorts people

    Posted March 25th, 2015 at 11:15 am
  80. ozzi Says:

    All I am saying is urge to correct grammar rising.

    “What DID just happen there…….”

    Posted March 25th, 2015 at 12:47 pm
  81. MediaDuke Says:

    Mark.

    MARK.

    BAD MARK!!

    Posted March 25th, 2015 at 5:44 pm
  82. Death Proof Says:

    Don’t listen to the naysayers, Alina. Write what you want.

    Personally, I’d feel bad for Dustin if Ravenia left him for Mark, but that’s life in the big city. The heart wants what the heart wants. I’m still shipping for Mark and Abbie but whatcha gonna do.

    Posted March 25th, 2015 at 8:35 pm
  83. Oh man. Mark, you are just a nexus for romantic drama.

    Posted March 27th, 2015 at 1:17 pm
  84. deCarabasHJ Says:

    Personally I’ll be very interested in seeing how this turns out. Mark in in full Rebound Mode right now, and that needs to play out somehow, and this might lead to an interesting subplot where Ravenia and Dustin work out the particularts of their relationship. Keep it going!

    A similar situation happened to me once, except I was sober and the girl in question was drunk as a skunk in a bunk. It was… confusing.

    Posted March 30th, 2015 at 5:11 am
  85. Ian Says:

    I forsee four or five panels of mark going all….avoid the hell out of Dustin….everything being awkward, him outright running away from Dustin…leading to an incrediably awkward meeting where he gets told that it was either an open relationship or something

    Posted March 30th, 2015 at 1:07 pm
  86. Nalu Goodlove Says:

    I’m really hoping for polyamorous Ravenia. Dustin won’t be too cool with it, but she was a bit tipsy and forgot that others don’t share her feelings on relationships.

    Posted March 30th, 2015 at 11:30 pm