Big mom friend energy
Big mom friend energy

Mom friend will feed you pancakes and make sure you take your pills on time, even when you’ve screwed up. Everyone needs a mom friend.

News: Posted July 22nd, 2019 by Alina

^ 19 Comments to “Big mom friend energy”

  1. Jeff Says:

    You speak the truth! Sometimes you need the mom-friend, sometimes you are the mom-friend. Glad Mark has one.

    Posted July 24th, 2019 at 9:04 pm
  2. DrRandy Says:

    Even when you usually are the mom-friend, sometimes you need a mom-friend.

    Posted July 24th, 2019 at 9:12 pm
  3. Daniel S. Mountain Says:

    Yes, everyone needs a Mom Friend. ESPECIALLY when they’ve screwed up.

    But having a friend like Joel helps too. Someone who can be candid without being judgemental.

    Posted July 24th, 2019 at 9:28 pm
  4. DocMcConvoy Says:

    Ouch, that must have been a really hard hit. That will take some time to heal.

    And the developments proceed nice. First I see Abbie sleeping next to Mark. Good. Then I see he is beeing watched over by the best possible team: Joel as the guide and Sarah as the Mom. And he starts to proceed along his way through the valley with the most important word: Thanks.

    I love it.

    Posted July 25th, 2019 at 12:31 am
  5. argentlupus Says:

    Joel is Dad Friend (assholish but has best interest of you in mind) and Sarah is Mom friend (as is seen here)

    Posted July 25th, 2019 at 1:23 am
  6. Jade Gryphion Says:

    OUCH, the pain of that injury, coupled with the emotional hangover he has to be feeling. I GET that, and I love how this is being shown, even as it brings back some old aches.

    Posted July 25th, 2019 at 1:35 am
  7. Felix Says:

    I love this page. It’s a high point in a depressing storyline.

    Posted July 25th, 2019 at 1:48 am
  8. Gene Wirchenko Says:

    argentlupus: Joel is not being assholish. Call it tough love. Both mom friends and dad friends are useful.

    Posted July 25th, 2019 at 2:17 am
  9. Robin Bobcat Says:

    I have had to Mom Friend a couple of times.
    The fun one was when I found out a friend had left home with literally no cooking skills. I went to the dollar store, gor them a basic kitchen setup, taught them to make omlettes.

    Posted July 25th, 2019 at 4:22 am
  10. Cat Says:

    As the mom friend, I find myself really feeling Sarah’s mom friend energy right now. I’ve been where she is…

    I also really love this storyline. It’s a solid step in the direction of just… I dunno… realness. Not everyone is perfect. Even those we only think of as marshmallows deal with serious personal issues

    Posted July 25th, 2019 at 9:25 am
  11. ozzi Says:

    Mark is now Thannos

    Posted July 25th, 2019 at 9:45 am
  12. Joe Says:

    Hopefully Sarah doesn’t get reattached to him. She should know by now he’s not the right one for her, unless she’s the sort that needs to be needed, in which case he’s REALLY not the right one for her.

    Posted July 25th, 2019 at 11:21 am
  13. Gene Wirchenko Says:

    Robin Bobcat: A few months ago, I ran across a recipe for macaroni & cheese on the Web. This recipe can be prepared in a frying pan and is almost as good as oven-baked. I have modified the recipe, but the base was very useful. Better comfort food is a mom friend thing. Never mind that the mom friend was a guy.

    Posted July 25th, 2019 at 3:29 pm
  14. TB Says:

    “No man is a failure who has friends.” Got that on high authority.

    Posted July 25th, 2019 at 9:08 pm
  15. Weatherheight Says:

    Sometimes its a great thing to have that friend who takes care of the essential stuff while you work on sorting out just how screwed up you are and what you’re going to do to be less so.

    God bless all those Mom-Friends.

    Posted July 25th, 2019 at 10:24 pm
  16. Orange Lantern Says:

    Mom friends are best friends.

    Posted July 28th, 2019 at 7:11 am
  17. Charlotte Says:

    I don’t like the word mom-friend, especially not when it predictably refers to a female friend who does this for her entire circle of friends. The expression suggests that it is up to women (mums, in particular) to care for you and do your emotional labour.

    I would just call it “friend”, personally, and hope that it’s mutual, not one-sided.
    (Here it’s pretty one-sided. I don’t see Mark doing emotional labour or cooking for anyone. But maybe he can give back later when he’s in a bit of a better state himself.)

    Posted July 28th, 2019 at 3:53 pm
  18. Kat Says:

    @Charlotte: While you have a very valid point, notice the distinction made further up about Sarah being a “mom-friend” and Joel being a “dad-friend”. Different friends help different ways, and people are trying to express that. Perhaps their choices of words are disagreeable and have some emotional/linguistic baggage, but in context the statements are forgivable and even important. Perhaps “Nurturing Friend” is better?

    And I see Mark offering whatever support he could to his friends. I just don’t think he has the skill-set to offer the kind of support that Sarah does.

    Posted July 28th, 2019 at 11:12 pm
  19. Rikunda Says:

    I like the message this comic has. It is a very important one for all people, and one most don’t get.

    Posted July 29th, 2019 at 12:07 am