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Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy Pickering stands under a shower]] / [[Water sprays radially from the shower head]] / [[Amy Pickering washes her left arm]] / [[The shower head viewed from the side]] / [[Amy Pickering washes her right arm]] / [[Amy Pickering lets the shower spary over her face]] / [[A shadow appears behind...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison {{Guest comic by Tyler Martin}} / {{This comic has no dialogue}} / [[Amy is in the shower for many panels]] / [[A silhouette appears behind the shower curtain]] / [[The silhouette draws back the curtain and raises a knife]] / [[Amy screams]] / [[Amy screams some more]] / [[The knife flashes against...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelley Winters stands holding a steaming cup]] / Shelley Winters: there is nothing like piping hot tea after a hard night's work! / {{title card: SHelley WiNTers - peppy - well meaning "THE DECOY"}} / Amy Chilton: <> / Amy Chilton: 'morning, g-ninja. Ooh, is that any good? / {{title card: AMY...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison {{Guest comic by Ace}} / Shelley: there is nothing like piping hot tea after a hard night's work! / [[box below Shelley says "Shelley Winters •peppy •well-meaning 'the Decoy'"]] / Amy: 'morning, g-ninja. ooh, is that any good? / [[box above Amy says "Amy Chilton •slothful •smelly 'the Seductress'"]] / Amy:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy in front of Shelley's desk, with Shelley seated behind it]] / Amy: Shelley! Come shopping with me! / Shelley: What are we shopping for? / Not that there has to be a reason, but we are usually circumscribed by poverty. / Amy: I thought it was high time we gave Tim and Riley something to celebrate...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Amy: Shelley! Come shopping with me! / Shelley: What are we shopping for? Not that there has to be a reason, but we are usually circumscribed by poverty. / Amy: I thought it was high time we gave Tim and Riley something to celebrate their engagement with. / Shelley: Like a sexin' toaster? I think Tim...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison What-ho, Pentwhistle! Why such a glum-bum? / All is not well! I am suffering from an affliction of an extremely personal nature! / Let's just say that Mrs. Pentwhistle has been less than satisfied in the marital chamber. / Say no more! A trip to the arch-doctor will soon set the problem right! If we hurry,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison {{Guest comic by Tynic and "byrobot"}} / [[In the forest]] / Unnamed goblin: What-ho, Pentwhistle! Why such a glum-bum? / Pentwhistle: All is not well! I am suffering from an affliction of an extremely personal nature! / Pentwhistle: Let's just say that Mrs. Pentwhistle has been less than satisfied in...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Shelly and Amy stand in front of the toaster.]] / Shelly: I'm just saying that Nutella is too delicious to be trusted! / [[Amy plugs her ears.]] / Amy: Blah blah blah blah blah blah! / [[A daemonic arm reaches out of the toaster toward Amy.]] / Toaster Daemon: GRAAAHR! / [[Amy is pulled into the toaster.]] / <> / Shelly:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison {{Guest comic by Jack Cusemano}} / [[Shelley and Amy in front of the toaster.]] / Shelley: I'm just saying that Nutella is too delicious to be trusted! / Amy: [[makes face]] Blah blah blah blah blah blah! / [[A monster arm comes out of the toaster and grabs Amy.]] / Monster: Graaahr! / [[Amy vanishes...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Esther and Erin walk down a school corridor.]] / [[Erin opens a cup of Muller rice]] / Esther: Ugh! Another physics test. And right after lunch! / Erin: I agree. Lunch is great! / [[A wormhole suddenly appears out of the cup of rice.]] / Erin: Jiminy Cricket! There was a quantum distortion in my Muller...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Esther: Ugh! Another physics test. And right after lunch! / Erin: I agree. Lunch is great. / [[Erin peels back the lid of a cup of rice.]] / [[A green curved grid erupts from Erin's cup of rice.]] / <> / Erin: Jiminy Cricket! There was a quantum distortion in my Muller Rice! / [[ Erin and Esther...
Tackleford Junior High Undead Zombie Dance [[Tackleford High School. 9pm]] / Sign: Junior Dance Tonight / <> / Girl 1: Alright, so this is pretty much the *worst* school dance ever! / Girl 2: *Dammit* Milford, what could have possessed you to *raise an army of the undead?!* / Milford: The ladies love the black arts! I stand by my choice! / The...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison {{Guest comic by Josh Rosen}} / [[Caption: Tackleford High School, 9 pm]] / [[Sign outside says "Junior Dance Tonight!"]] / [[The school explodes]] / <> / [[Inside the gym]] / Esther: Alright, so this is pretty much the worst school dance ever! / Erin: Dammit Milford, what could have possessed...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: Mike, do you want to help me with a top local news story? / Mike: No. / Shelley: It will help you forget the many problems in your life! / Shelley: This is an exciting story! A tale of intellectual derring-do within a secret society! / Mike: "Problems in my life"? / Shelley: Don't worry, anything...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: Mike, do you want to help me with a top local news story? / Mike: No. / Shelley: It will help you forget the many problems in your life! / Shelley: This is an exciting story! A tale of intellectual derring-do within a secret society! / Mike: "Problems with my life"? / Shelley: Don't worry, anything...
Sayin' one thing and meanin' quite another Shelley: Aaaamy... would you say you were disgruntled with the Brotherhood of Inventors? To put it another way, do you like blowin' whistles? Where do you stand on... GRASS? / Amy: This is strange, Shelley... it's almost as if you're saying one thing... / Amy: ...but meaning quite another! / Shelley:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: Aaaamy...would you say you were disgruntled with the Brotherhood of Inventors? To put it another way, do you like blowin' whistles? Where do you stand on...grass? / Amy: This is strange, Shelley...it's almost as if you're saying one thing... / Amy: ...but meaning quite another! / Shelley: I think...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Riley: Tim, come on. You can find another assistant. / Tim: You don't understand, Riley. The process take time. / Riley: What about The Boy? He's helped you before. / Tim: He's 16. His body is 73% hormones. / Tim: He spends 73% of the time staring out the window and thinking about girls' bums. / Riley:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Riley: Tim, come on. You can find another assistant. / Tim: You don't understand, Riley. The process takes time. / Riley: what about The Boy? He's helped you before. / Tim: He's 16. His body is 73% hormones. / Tim: He spends 73% of the time staring out of the window and thinking about girls' bums. / Riley:...
 
Shelley confronts Erin Shelley: Sis-tar, who is that tow-headed youth I sometimes see in your company? / Erin: The Boy? / Shelley: Yes yes. "The Boy". Doesn't he help Tim Jones sometimes? / Erin: He used to... with his inventing... before Tim was mayor. / Erin: What's all this about? / Shelley: I'm doin' a profile piece!...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: Sis-tar, who is that tow-headed youth I sometimes see in your company? / Erin: The Boy? / Shelley: Yes yes. "The Boy". Doesn't he help Tim Jones sometimes? / Erin: He used to... with his inventing... before Tim was Major. / Erin: What's this about? / Shelley: I'm doin' a profile piece! / Shelley:...
Shelley is not wearin' pants. The Boy: I'm, um, not sure why you wanted to meet me, Shelley. / Shelley: The Boy, do you know what a source is? An anonymous source? / The Boy: Isn't it someone who tells a reporter facts? / Shelley: Yes. EXACTLY. Sources are very important. I'm working on a story about the Brotherhood of Inventors....
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Behind a tree. Shelley is dressed in a long coat, and is wearing sunglasses, and hiding behind a newspaper.]] / The Boy: I'm, um, not sure why you wanted to meet me, Shelley. / Shelley: The Boy, do you know what a source is? An anonymous source? / The Boy: Isn't it someone who tells a reporter facts? / Shelley:...
Goin' to invent things Tim: I'm that glad you've agreed to help me with the invent-off, The Boy. I need someone I can trust. / The Boy: You can trust me, Tim! / Riley: You're a reliable lad. Your head can't be turned. / [[Tim and The Boy are loading Tim's Volvo in preparation for the invent-off.]] / The Boy: So... an "invent-off?"...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[ Tim and The Boy are busy packing the boot of Tim's car.]] / Tim: I'm glad that you've agreed to help me with the invent-off, The Boy. I need someone I can trust. / The Boy: You can trust me, Tim! / Riley: You're a reliable lad. / Riley: Your head can't be turned. / The Boy: So... and "Invent-off?" / The...
Esther objects The Boy: Erin's sister wants me to be a source on a story, but I have to give up secrets about a friend. / Milford: Loose lips sink ships, you know that. / Esther: You didn't say yes did you? You did! I can see that you did! Why, why would you do that? / The Boy: She turned up wearing knee-high boots,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison The Boy: Erin's sister wants me to be a source on a story, but I have to give up secrets about a friend. / Milford: Loose lips sink ships, you know that. / Esther: You didn't say yes did you? / Esther: You did! I can see that you did! / Esther: Why, why would you do that? / The Boy: She turned up wearing...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison The Boy: Shelley, the thing is, I've thought about it and I can't tell you Tim's secrets. / The Boy: It wouldn't... it wouldn't be right. / Shelley: Oh... gosh, um, I see, well... oh. / Shelley: You -SNIF- were my only lead and... my editor... she said... / Shelley: Um -SNIF- just give me a second... / The...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[The Boy enters Shelley's office.]] / Boy: Shelley, the thing is, I've thought about it and I can't tell you Tim's secrets. / Boy: It wouldn't ... it wouldn't be right. / Shelley: Oh ... gosh, um, I see, well ... oh. / Shelley: You -snif- were my only lead and ... my editor ... she said ... / Shelley:...
 
The International Jury arrives [[at airport]] / Riley: ...but who ARE the international jury? / Tim: Three inventors of note who judge the invent-off. / The Boy: Their plane has landed! They're dis-embarking! / [[dis-embarking plane]] / [[a woman in pink, with a neck-scarf and cats'-eye glasses]] / Lulu Lautrec. Inventor of "Quantum...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Riley: ...But who are the international jury? / Tim: Three inventors of note who judge the invent-off. / The Boy: Their plane has landed! They're dis-embarking! / Tim (describing jury): Lulu Lautrec. Inventor of "Quantum Handbag Theory." / Tim (describing jury): Boris Petrov. Creator of the Utility Cape. / Tim...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: My sources tell me that Newton's Junkyard is where the future of this city will be decided. / Mike: So we have a whole day of staring at rusting metal. Great. / Shelley: Chin up, Mike! / Shelley: History can't always be bombs and explosions! And they might build something exciting, like flyin'...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: My source tells me that Newton's Junkyard is where the future of this city will be decided. / Shelley: And we've got a bird's eye view. / Mike: So we have a whole day of staring at rusting metal. Great. / Shelley: Chin up, Mike! / Shelley: History can't always be bombs and explosions! And they...
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The rules, on pain of forfeit! Leader of the Brotherhood: The invent-off will be played according to the charter of 1679. No books! No outside scholars! You must show your methods! You may not leave the venue, on pain of forfeit! / [[The Boy has his cell phone on.]] / Leader of the Brotherhood [[off-panel]]: No gamesmanship, on...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Tim, The Boy, Proffesor Davies, and Olaf stand next to a judge wearing a purple hood and a medallion]] / Judge: The invent-off will be played according to the charter of 1679. / No books! No outside Scholars! / You must show your methods! You may not leave the venue, on pain of forfeit! / [[The boy...
 
The world's most violent trebuchet [[Olaf, The Professor's assistant, is ripping some large piece of machinery out of the ground.]] / The BoyThe Boy: Look at that brute Olaf! He was obviously grown in some sort of Communist lab. / Tim: Don't worry what the opposition are up to. I have a grand design. The Professor and Olaf are going...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison The Boy: Look at that brute Olaf! He was obviously grown in some sort of Communist lab. / Tim: Don't worry what the opposition are up to. I have a grand design. / Tim: The Professor and Olaf are going to spend the rest of their lives feeling extremely mediocre. / Tim: We're going to harness the weird...
Lunchtime! [[Esther is behind Erin, clearly miffed.]] / Erin: Hi Shelley, we brought you some lunch. / Shelley: Mike, this is my sister Erin and her dark ally Esther. This is Mike, he's the tired, worn out journo-hack that cliches are based on! / Shelley: The mayor and a local industrialist are engaged in a weird,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Erin: Hi Shelley, we brought you some lunch. / Shelley: Mike, this is my sister Erin and her dark ally Esther. / Shelley: This is Mike. He's the tired, worn out journo-hack that the cliches are based on! / Shelley: the Major and a local industrialist are engaged in a weird, arcane ritual. / Shelley: The...
Scary Go Round Thursday July 6th 2006 Dark Esther: After what I said to you, you still told Shelley all about this? / The Boy: I had to! She said she was going to lose her job! / Dark Esther: And I suppose she was wearing a string bikini and cowboy boots when she told you that! / The Boy: No! Normal clothes! Normal girl clothes! / Tim:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Esther: After what I said to you, you still told Shelley all about this? / The Boy: I had to! She said she was going to lose her job! / Esther: And I suppose she was wearing a string bikini and cowboy boots when she told you that! / The Boy: No! Normal clothes! Normal girl clothes! / Tim: The Boy, could...
It's a coup! Shelley [[off-panel]]: HOLY MACKEREL AND OTHER SURPRISIN' FISH! That's Elaine Wu sneaking in! / Shelley: Tackleford's most reprehensible political operative! What's her game? / Erin: This competition isn't just mindless public school idiocy, is it? It's a coup! / Shelley: Your conspiracy appeals...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Elane Wu sneaking in to the scrapyard]] / Shelley(out of frame): Holy mackrel and other suprisin' fish! / That's Elane Wu seaking in! / [[Shelley and Erin looking out of the window]] / Shelley: Tackleford's most reprehensible political operative! What's her game? / Erin: This competition isn't just mindelss...
Serums and Centrifuges and Wu! Professor Davies: Miss Wu! At last! Do you have the package? / Elaine: I've got it Professor. Now remember, a lot of people are relying on you. It's imperative that Tim Jones lose today. / Elaine: There's one vial of your super-health serum, and a centrifuge made from the dashboard of a Ford Anglia...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Professor Davies: Miss Wu! At last! Do you have the package? / Elaine Wu: I've got it Professor. Now remember. A lot of people are relying on you. / Elaine Wu: It's imperative that Jones lose today. / Elaine Wu: There's one vial of the super-health serum, and a centrifuge made from the dashboard of a...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Erin is looking out the window through binoculars while Mike is on the phone]] / Mike: The what? "The scallop is entering the briny deep?" / Esther: Psst! Erin! / [[Erin is talking to Esther while Mike is looking through the binoculars now]] / Erin: What's going on down there? / Esther: I messed up, I...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Mike: The what? "The scallop is entering the briny deep?" / Mike: Shelley, I think the idea with code is that the code is pre-arranged. / Esther: Psst! Erin! / Erin: What's going on down there? / Esther: I messed up, I messed up really bad. / Esther: I distracted The Boy and Tim hurt himself. / Erin: I'm...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Inside Newton's junkyard, at the invent-off]] / Shelley Winters: Camera phone photos will reveal competition irregularities. / [[Elaine Wu enters through some missing fence boards. Shelley's shirt reads "Tinkles"]] / Elaine Wu: Hello... Shelley. / Shelley: Elaine Wu! / Elaine: You understand, Shelley,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Shelley: Camera phone photos will reveal competition irregularities. / Elaine: Hello... Shelley. / Shelley: Elaine Wu! / Elaine: You understand, Shelley, that you can't be allowed to jeapordise the project. / Shelley: Keep your hands off my justice, Wu! / Elaine: Give me that phone! / Shelley: No! Freedom...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Elaine Wu has beaten up Shelley Winters (and done so while wearing heels, no less). Shelly is speaking through a fat lip.]] / Elaine: Shelley, why must you choose the hard way? I'm a reasonable woman. / Shelly: Jufftiff if tough...fometimeff. / Elaine: There'ss always an easy way. / [[Elaine has...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Elaine: Shelley, why must you choose the hard way? I'm a reasonable woman. / Shelley: Jufftiff if tough... fometimeff. / Elaine: There's always an easy way. / Elaine: If you'd given me this 15 minutes ago, you'd probably still be recongnisable to family members. / Esther: Hay, lady! / Elaine: No I won't...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Elaine Wu, is lying on the ground, knocked out by Esther. Esther sits on the ground by her, with Shelley, who has a black eye and torn clothes. Shelley's shattered cell phone is next to them.]] / Esther: Holy {{obscenity, blocked out}, Shelley, I hope you know a good lawyer. I wonder how many more...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Elane Wu lies unconcious on the floor, Esther and Shelly look on, Shelly has been beaten to a pulp.]] / Esther: Holy s*** shelly, I hope you know a good lawyer. I wonder how many more people I 'll put in hospital today. / Shelly: F-F-F-Fone! Get the phone! / [[Mike and Erin approach Esther and Shelly]] / Esther:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Semi naked man wearing a hood bangs his gong, judges in background.]] / Head Judge: Both contestants have declared their inventions... complete! / Please present to the international jury on the theme of "strength" / <> / [[Enter Metallodog!]] / Tim: What is tougher, What is scrappier......
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Both contestants have declared their inventions... complete! / Please present to the international jury on the theme of "strength". / <> / Tim: What is tougher, what is scrappier... what is stronger than a junkyard dog? / Tim: Witness Metallodog-- the now pet! / Metallodog: kak kak / <http://scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20060717
 

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