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Scary Go Round 20080103 [[Bearded, soused Ryan lays his head down on the bar.]] / Ryan: Don't listen to her, comrade bat. It's us that's right and society that's collapsin' around us. / Amy: Ryan! Ladies want a go-getter! Not a chump in his cups! / [[She hauls him out of the pub.]] / Ryan: Fashions change, Ame. You'll be laughin'...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan: Don't listen to her, Comrade Bat. It's us that's right and society that's collapsin' around us. / Amy: Ryan! Ladies want a go-getter! Not a chump in his cups! / Ryan: Fashions change, Ame. You'll be laughin' on the other side of your face when "miserable specimen" rocks the spring catwalks. / Amy:...
Scary Go Round 20080104 [[Scrabble]] / Ryan: Seven letters! Kumquat on a triple. 67 points. / Amy: Those aren't 7 blank tiles, Ryan, they're rennies. You're going to bed. / [[The room they enter has a picture of two unicorns and a rainbow on the wall.]] / <> / Amy: You sleep here in Shelley's room, and tomorrow we'll think...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Ryan plays Scrabble with Amy while inebriated.]] / Ryan: Seven letters! Kumquat on a triple. 67 points. / Amy: Those aren't 7 blank tiles, Ryan, they're Rennies. You're going to bed. / Amy: You sleep here in Shelley's room and tomorrow we'll think of a plan for you and me. / Ryan: Dang! What's that smell? / Amy:...
Scary Go Round 20080107 [[In bed in the dark, Ryan opens one eye.]] / Ghostly voice: Ryaaaaan / [[There is a green, floating apparition of Gram Parsons. Ryan cowers briefly under the duvet.]] / Ghost of Gram Parsons: It's me, Ryan, the ghost of Gram Parsons, with a message. / Ghost of Gram Parsons: Shoppin' bags are killin'...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Ryan lays asleep in bed, wearing a shirt reading "Holistic Friends". He awakes to a vision of a ghostly Gram Parsons]] / Gram Parsons: Ryaaaaan / Gram Parsons: It's me, Ryan, the ghost of Gram Parsons, with a message. / Gram Parsons: Shoppin' bags are killin' the planet, man, shoppin' bags! / Gram...
Scary Go Round 20080108 <> / [[Through Ryan's opening eyes, we see Amy's chipper face.]] / Amy: Good morning! / [[Amy is kneeling on top of Ryan in bed wielding a pair of scissors. His beard has been mostly removed, with a mustache remaining.]] / Amy: Now this is your own fault, Ryan. If you're been...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison <> / [[Ryan opens his eyes and sees Amy]] / Amy: Good morning! / [[Amy is sitting on Ryan's bed, and has cut off his beard with a scissors, leaving only a moustache]] / Amy: Now this is your own fault, Ryan. If you'd been up before 11, it would have never happened....
Scary Go Round 20080109 [[At Argos, clean-shaven Ryan is filling in some form. Amy is grumpy.]] / Amy: This is to spite me, isn't it? I rescue your face for ladies worldwide... and you stick it right back to me in Argos.]] / [[Sign: Queue Here Please]] / Ryan: Ame, I had a dream, I had an awesome dream. Gram Parsons told me...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Ryan and Amy queue at a store to buy a reusable shopping trolley]] / Amy: This is to spite me, isn't it? I rescue your face for ladies worldwide... ...and you stick it right back to me in Argos. / Ryan: Ame, I had a dream, I had an awesome dream. Gram Parsons told me to do my bit for mother earth. / Amy:...
 
Scary Go Round 20080110 [[Amy has a shopping bag marked "La Damsel".]] / Ryan: How comes you still got money despite not havin' a job? Are you sellin' your lady eggs? I won't judge. / Amy: No, I just sold a few of my knick-knacks. Apparently I have exquisite taste! / [[In front of the "Help the Wretched" store.]] / Ryan: Yeah,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy carrys an expensive-looking parcel from La Damsel]] / Ryan: How comes you still got money despite not havin' a job? Are you sellin' your lady eggs? I won't judge. / Amy: No, I just sold a few of my knick-knacks. Apparently I have exquisite taste! / Ryan: Yeah, you got some nice curios, some decent...
Scary Go Round 20080111 [[Back at home, Amy studies a thick volume with the ragged teddy bear she just bought for 10p on the table.]] / Amy: It's an original 1911 Steiff once owned by the damned Prince Vlot of Wallonia! / Ryan: Amy, I think you might be a divvy! / Amy: Who are you calling a divvy, square face? / Ryan: No, it...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy reads a collectors encyclopedia to learn about a stuffed bear she purchased]] / Amy: It's an original 1911 Steiff once owned by the damned Prince Vlot of Walllonia! / Ryan: Amy, I think you might be a divvy! / Amy: Who are you calling a divvy, square face? / Ryan: No, it means you got the power of...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Amy: Ha-cha! Now to the business of the day! / Ryan: Ame, it won't just compost over the course of the afternoon. / You're ruinin' the street for decent folks. / Amy: Now this is like a family tree in reverse… / …of people you might conceivably be able to see naked. / [[ / The map: / Ryan / Via reliable...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy pushes a tree out the door]] / Amy: Ha-Cha! Now to the business of the day! / Ryan: Ame, it won't just compost over the course of an afternoon. / Ryan: You're ruinin' the street for for decent folks. / <> / Amy: Now this is kind of a family tree in reverse... / Amy: ...of people you might...
Scary Go Round 20080115 [[A makeshift Peanuts-style help booth, with a sign: "Love Clinic - Amy Is In".]] / Amy: Before we start, you have to declare any unrequited loves and back-up girls. / Ryan: Aw c'mon, that's the secret treasure chest of a man's heart! The basic oil and grease of single livin'! / Amy: You have to cut them...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy is in a makeshift fort with a sign reading "Love Clinic / Amy is in" a la Lucy in Peanuts. Her fee jar reads £1]] / Amy: Before we start, you have to declare any unrequited loves and back-up girls. / Ryan: Aw c'mon, that's the secret treasure chest of a man's heart! The basic oil and grease of single...
Scary Go Round 20080116 Amy: There's a reason unrequited love is unrequited. One party doesn't want to do mummy-daddies with the other. You have to end it quick, like ripping off a plaster. / Ryan: But how? / [[Amy points to the car.]] / Amy: Have we learned nothing from the East Coast / West Coast rap wars? Employ the techniques...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Amy: There's a reason unrequited love is unrequited. One party doesn't want to do mummy-daddies with teh other. You have to end it quick, like ripping off a plaster. / Ryan: But how? / Amy: Have we learned nothing from the East Coast/West Coast rap wars? Employ the techniques of the drive-by shooting! / [[Amy...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Amy: The only girl you're admitting having a crush on is... Hugo's girlfriend? / Ryan: Ame, come on, enough for one day. / Amy: Margo Plodz, the crocheting clotheshorse? She doesn't have a bottom, Ryan! She's all hair, she looks like an abandoned game of Hangman! / Ryan: Amy stop! You're not going to...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Upstairs in Hugo's house, Amy appears from out of Hugo's bedroom]] / Amy: Ryan look! Prophylactics! Dreadful unguents! Hugo and Margo totally do it day and night! / Ryan: Get out of there! You're crossin' the line! / [[Amy is lying on Hugo's bed, while Ryan tries to pull her from it]] / <> / Amy:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy is rummaging through Hugo's washroom]] / Amy: Ryan look! Prophylactics! Dreadful unguents! Hugo and Margo totally do it day and night! / Ryan: Get out of there! You're crossing the line! / [[Amy lays on the Hugo's bed and imitates Margo]] / <> / Amy: Oh my Hugo that is very nearly equal...
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Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan: Amy, your incorrigible ways are startin' to make a lot of problems in my life. / Amy: You love my ways! If it's not hurting, it's not working! / Hugo: Oh! Much apologies! / Hugo did not realise love had blossomed in your communal area. / Ryan: This ain't horseplay, Hugo... / ...This is a war of...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy and Ryan tussle on Hugo's bead]] / Ryan: Amy, your incorribible ways are startin' to make a lot of problems in my life. / Amy: You love my ways! If it's not hurting, it's not working! / [[Hugo walks into the room]] / Hugo: Oh! Much apologies! Hugo did not realise love had blossomed in your communal...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Hugo: There is a lot of energy in this room... All directed the wrong way. / Like a nuclear power station dedicated to carving the moon in two. / Hugo: Amy, you are a battering ram of love. / But Ryan is a foundling, a gentle character. / His is the delicate approach. / <> / Hugo: Here is...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Hugo: There is a lot of energy in this room... all directed the wrong way. Like a nuclear power station dedicated to carving the moon in two. / Hugo: Amy, you are a battering ram of love. But Ryan is a foundling, a gentel character. His is the delicate approach. / [[Hugo writes a cheque and deftly...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Amy: A shop! My own shop! / In Tackleford's cultural "pound shop" quarter! / Ryan: You totally did it, Ame. / You totally signed a contract and put down a deposit. / Ryan: You're a billionaire player with none of the cumbersome trappin's of success. / Amy: You can work for me, Ryan! The old team! / Ryan:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Ryan and Amy stand in front of a building to let]] / Ryan: You totally did it, Ame. You totally signed a contract and put down a deposit. / Amy: A shop! My own shop! In Tackleford's cultural "pound shop" quarter! / Ryan: You're a billionaire player with none of the cumbersome trappin's of success. / Amy:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Amy: So Melanie, you run your own magazine out of here? Wow! / Melanie: Yes, that's right. / <> {{sound of lift doors closing}} / Melanie: Amy, this is... / Chloron: Chloron. Just "Chloron". / Amy: Isn't he a live wire? / Amy: This is nice! / So glossy, no adverts, how do you make money? / Melanie:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy is in Melanie's studio]] / Amy: So Melanie, you run your own magazine out of here? Wow! / Melanie: Yes, that's right. / Melanie: Amy, this is... / Chloron: Chloron. Just "Chloron". / Amy: Isn't he a live wire? / Amy: This is nice! So glossy, no adverts, how do you make money? / Melanie: Well, it's...
Scary Go Round 20080125 [[Ethel and Maud, in the Help the Wretched shop, look out the window.]] / Ethel: What's she up to over there, that gel? "Bric A Brac"? / Maud: It's a charity shop without the charity! / Ethel: Sellin' tat without givin' money to one-eyed kiddies and little doggies with wheels for back legs? / Maud: Yeah! / [[We...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Owners of a charity shop across the street observe Amy setting up shop]] / Ethel: What's she up to over there, that gel? "Bric a Brac"? / Maud: It's a charity shop without the charity! / Ethel: Sellin' tat without givin' money to one-eyed kiddies and little doggies with wheels for back legs? / Maud:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[The window of Bric a Brac displays Tiffany lamps, a Degas sketch, and Stravinsky's hat]] / Chloron: ...You see Amy, if you run your shop like that, it'll be on fire within a week. You have no grasp of Tat Theory. / Amy: Hey! I'm your boss! I own you! Don't talk to me like that! / Amy: When I say dance,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Melanie: Do those old ladies spend their whole day watching our shop? / Amy: Let them have their fun. Remember, one chicken peck to a varicose vein and it's goodnight Vienna / [[Amy waves a hen-shaped egg holder at Ethel and Maud]] / Amy: Bock bock! Pu-cuck! / Ethel: She's tauntin' us, Maud! Says we're...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ethel: Now Alf, Norris, we've got some lovely things just in. / Alf: Oh, er, Ethel... / Norris: Bit busy now, like... / Ethel: Saints preserve us, Maud... Alf and Norris are goin' in to Bric a Brac! / Ethel: Them sirens 'ave turned their 'eads with shapely bosoms and luxury trinkets! / Ethel: Short...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Melanie: So how do your divvy powers work, Amy? You see ley lines, don't you? / Melanie: The whole place mapped out in colours... ...like a dog's sense of smell! / Amy: No Melanie. I pick things up and just kind of know they're valuable. / Melanie: Sigh. Oh. / [[Chloron gives Amy a very evil eye]] / [[Melanie...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Lovelace and Dinkle are at the Help the Wretched charity sale. So is Amy]] / Lovelace: What a waste of a wet Sunday morning this was, Dinkle. / Dinkle: A morning spent drunk is never wasted, Lovelace. / Lovelace: Strange though. There's usually plenty of good stuff here. / Maud: It's 'er Mr Lovelace,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ethel: Thanks for comin' down from head office, Morag. / Morag: So this Amy Chilton is wreckin' the street for decent folks? / Maud: Yeh! / Morag: Well now. What do young gels 'ave that you don't? / Ethel: Lovely round knockers? / Maud: They know about walkmans! / Morag: A future! We don't 'ave to worry...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Lovelace enters Bric-a-Brac]] / Door: Jingle tinkle / Amy Chilton: Well helloooo there, Lovelace. / Amy Chilton: Come to see how the other half live? / Lovelace: I've come about the situation. / Lovelace: There are enough antiques in this town for the both of us, and- / Amy Chilton: Lovelace, you come...
Scary Go Round 20080205 [[Lovelace enters Bric A Brac.]] / <> / Amy: Well helloooo there, Lovelace. Come to see how the other half live? / Lovelace: I've come about the situation. / Lovelace: There are enough antiques in this town for the both of us, and-- / [[Amy turns around as she talks, hiding a big happy...
 
Scary Go Round 20080206 [[Lovelace leaves Bric A Brac, passing Ryan, and winking.]] / Ryan: Dang, is that who I think it is? / Amy: Ryan, can I have a word with you in the back room? / Amy: I have a small problem. I find Lovelace very attractive. / [[Ryan covers up a smile.]] / Ryan: What? No. Ol' Lovejoy? What? No. He's 75% leather,...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Lovelace: So I met Amy Chilton at the King Rat for our contest. She looked pretty as she would all evening, given that her challenge was to drink the bar alphabetically. / [[The bar reads: Absinthe, Baileys, Beer, Bourbon, Champagne, De Kuypers, Egg Flip, Flaming Drambuie, Gin, and so on...]] / [[A...
Scary Go Round 20080208 [[Lovelace is lugging an extremely drunk Amy over his shoulder. / Lovelace: According to your driving license, this is where you live. / Amy: S'not / [[He enters the house.]] / Amy: 'S sim'lar but my house's the oth'r way up / [[Lovelace has taken Amy's shoes off for her. Amy crawls on the bed seductively.]] / Amy:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy wakes up with a hangover and her head is pounding furiously]] / <> / Amy: Nggggggggggg My head my head my head / Amy: I must have radiation poisoning. Perhaps there's been a dirty bomb. Oh wait. The contest. / [[Lovelace is in the kitchen making breakfast]] / Lovelace:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Lovelace: I must say, I admire your constitution. / Amy: They call me the sexy Lazarus! / Lovelace: You're a well turned out girl, Amy... so what's with all the tattoos? / Amy: Man, don't be a square, daddio. All us beatniks gottem! / Amy: My friend Shelley and I had just lost our jobs at a magazine......
 

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