Settled in
Settled in

A hoopy frood with a comfy new bed.

News: Posted March 23rd, 2018 by Alina

^ 22 Comments to “Settled in”

  1. Necrisha Says:

    Something tells me Steven has a +4 to saves against morning stink eye and only takes half damage from death glares and the evil eye (what my sisters and I called our mom’s ability to transmit the need to feel guilty about something via eye-catching).

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 3:35 am
  2. SteinarB Says:

    It appears doug.exe is still in the process of booting up. Any talking at this point is not helpful.

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 3:45 am
  3. Ourlullaby Says:

    Dude! Let the man wake up first! Cranky morning people are terror to your morning hype evil people. I would be glaring daggers as well if you are talking my ear off before my first tea cup.

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 4:15 am
  4. KatteLars Says:

    An excellent series of books 😀 should really get around to reading them in english, only ever read a danish translation:P

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 4:46 am
  5. Oneironaut Says:

    How to tell the REALLY hoopy froods… They know where TWO towels are, just in case their primary towel gets lost.

    Always be prepared, the secret to galactic hitchhiking.
    Also, don’t panic! 😉

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 8:00 am
  6. Oh, my! Doug has been outgeeked and first thing in the morning, too.

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 8:06 am
  7. Rich Says:

    Ahhh, but he’s not learned one of th emost importand house rules: NEVER bug the guy who’s still drinking his coffee first thing in the morning. Coffe good. Makes brain wurk moar bedder…

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 8:16 am
  8. Kheldarson Says:

    Doug may not be the cleanest roommate, but in a house that seems to prefer silence and doing your own thing, his sloth is probably preferable to Steven’s abundant energy. This’ll get interesting…

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 9:01 am
  9. Shinjischneider Says:

    Dustin is talking to him.
    Steven answers with a small amount of clear sentences.

    Doug talks to him (or rather doesn’t)
    Steven keeps rambling on.

    Somehow i think Steven just wants people to like him and if he thinks someone doesn’t he just tries too damn hard to make conversation.

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 10:45 am
  10. Disloyal Subject Says:

    Oh, that’s just mean, Dustin.
    Well played, though.

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 12:15 pm
  11. DaveBro Says:

    LOL, ninja’d on out-geeking

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 3:20 pm
  12. Curt Adams Says:

    Steven is getting a different slant. He’s still a motormouth but now he seems like somebody who actually has a lot of intelligent things to say.

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 7:27 pm
  13. ozzi Says:

    The morning is a geeks time for coffee. I would start taking my breakfast in my room, at my desk.

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 10:57 pm
  14. Kaunisenkeli Says:

    I get the sensation that Steven is soon to be wearing Doug’s cup of coffee.

    Posted March 23rd, 2018 at 11:17 pm
  15. Buster Says:

    Good for the spine, EXTREMELY bad for your neck and hips. And don’t get me started on the pressure points.

    It seems as though once you get to know Steven, he mellows out. He’s been pretty chill and straightforward with Dustin, but is still his talkative self with Doug (who’s still being a massive stick in the mud; although, in this case, it’s first thing in the morning so he can probably be forgiven).

    Posted March 24th, 2018 at 3:56 am
  16. Annonymouse Says:

    That last panel reminds me of just so many “precocious” preteens who have a rabid wolverine like grip on a subject of interest that would make professors on the subject look on in dismay.

    Posted March 24th, 2018 at 1:50 pm
  17. mostly harmless Says:

    Ya, douggy, just say “hey dude, its too early, lets pipe it down”. As far as roommates go, i’d take Steven. Sounds like he wants to – and does- follow house rules (unlike doug). Really all you have to do with someone like Steven is be clear, and to the point (verbally), something a glazed glower does not accomplish.

    I envy Steven’s minimalism, that was how I was in college, until I was strong armed to get a bed, and couch, and table… Been trying to pare down, bare necessities. But when yous married and have two kids its easier said than done.

    Posted March 24th, 2018 at 6:35 pm
  18. TheDarkTyger Says:

    I get the impression Dustin did that on purpose. xD

    Posted March 24th, 2018 at 7:03 pm
  19. pointe4Jesus Says:

    This is where Doug should say “Could you wait to have a conversation until I’ve had my coffee and am more awake?”
    Given Steven’s wanting to have rules and lists, he would respect that. But he can’t if he doesn’t know that that’s what Doug wants.

    I think I’m going to concur with other commentors that Steven might be a bit of an Aspie. Very friendly and eager to get along with people, but also terrible at picking up social cues.

    Posted March 25th, 2018 at 3:13 am
  20. Jenny Islander Says:

    I gotta say, my first reaction after reading this strip was “And here’s the poor undiagnosed autistic kid headed for yet another humiliating takedown because he can’t grok social cues and never got any guidance beyond ‘you need to get along better with other people,’ so he’s trying his damndest to perform Getting Along without a script.”

    Posted March 25th, 2018 at 12:04 pm
  21. Reluctant Ichthyophage Says:

    I’m with Jenny Islander on this, and actually find Steven charming for the most part. I tend to be…not necessarily blunt, but very to-the-point in social situations – I go for what I call “polite honesty.” Or as polite as possible, as I’d likely cut Steven off with a word and clear hand gesture. Knowing Steven, I think he’d respond well to such directness, or at least in a way that doesn’t build resentment. I think also with me, because I don’t talk very much IRL, I actually love listening to people ramble on about stuff that they like. Granted, I am not Doug, who is barely awake and hasn’t finished his coffee, haha!

    Posted March 27th, 2018 at 10:39 pm
  22. Lacynth40 Says:

    I’ve known guys like Stephen. Of course, a lot of them get diagnosed with Asperger’s, but I don’t think Stephen has the breakdowns that comes with a full high-functioning autism diagnosis. He was probably an only child, with very caring, but busy, parents. So he learned from a young age that if he wants to talk to someone about something he likes, he needs to do it in info-burst form. Maybe. I don’t know. I’d have to sit down with him for a while, get him drinking, and talk about his past. The best way to deal with roommates is to figure out what makes them tick, and what cues they need for different behaviors.

    Posted March 28th, 2018 at 9:11 am