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Scary Go Round 20080717 [[Melanie Soap's huge father has an arm around Ryan, frowning. Ryan has a huge smile pasted over the terror on his face.]] / Mr Soap: Melanie is a very special girl, Ryan. You have my eternal gratitude for saving her. Tell me, have you ever bagged a grouse? / [[He pours some wine from a cubish bottle.]] / Mr...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Mr Soap: Melanie is a very special girl, Ryan. You have my eternal gratitude for saving her. Tell me, have you ever bagged a grouse? / Mr Soap: Some say it's hard to kill a living thing, and it is. So I play a little game. / Ryan: A game, right, right. / Mr Soap: I imagine the bird doing terrible things,...
Scary Go Round 20080718 [[Ryan, Melanie, and Mr Soap at the dinner table.]] / Mr Soap: ...Smuggling is the bane of Sutton-on-Sea. Why, just last night a boatload of patio furniture was wrecked by those dogs. / Ryan: That is somethin' I don't know a lot about in general. / Mr Soap: Across the borough and beyond, hard-working...
Scary Go Round 20080718 [[At dinner. Ryan is extremely agitated.]] / Mr Soap: ...Smuggling is the bane of Sutton-on-Sea. Why, just last night a boatload of patio furniture was wrecked by those dogs. / Ryan: That is somethin' I don't know a lot about in general. / Mr Soap: Across the borough and beyond, hard-working families...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison <> / Des: What is this terrible music? / Ryan: It's Jimmy Buffet. I like it. His situation is the exact opposite of mine. / Ryan: He rides on boats and is happy. I wreck ships and I'm completely depressed about life. / Ryan: He's been playin' the same 8 songs since...
Scary Go Round 20080722 [[At the post office, Ryan bangs his head against his locker.]] / Smuggler: Ryan, are you ready for a little overtime tonight? / Ryan: If you mean am I ready for more smuggling, then yes. You know you are looking at a natural lover of crimes. / Smuggler (voiceover): Good, good! Tonight a ship makes...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan, are you ready for a little overtime tonight? / Ryan: If you mean am I ready for more smuggling, then yes. You know you are looking at a natural lover of crimes. / Postman 1: Good, good! Tonight a ship makes port bearing the Sabled Dragonfly of Old Bangalore. Its eyes are jewels, its body is a...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Melanie holds a sticker reading: Look! Listen Vibrate SMILE]] / Melanie: Ryan left his dentist sticker behind! / Melanie: I should take it to him! He must be wondering where it is! / Melanie: Papa, I'm going to... oh! What are you doing? / Mr Soap: Preparing for some night fishing with the fellows,...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan: Don't you worry about bein' in league with a demon priate straight out of hell? / Ken: I've thought about it many a dark mornign on my postal route. / Ken: Most men are flattened by mediocrity and the modern mill-owners who enslave us. / Ken: Out amongst the surf and the spume, we simply take...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Blackbeard: Men! Gather on the shore! / Postman 1: Quiet, all you! It's Blackbeard! / Blackbeard: Your target is 5 leagues out. Do not fail me, or by- / Ryan: Hey Blackbeard, I got a question! / Ryan: How are you plannin' on protectin' your business from the economic downturn? / Ryan: Have you thoguht...
Scary Go Round 20080725 Blackbeard: Men! Gather on the shore! / Pirate: Quiet, all you! It's Blackbeard! / Blackbeard: Your target is 5 leagues out. Do not fail me, or by-- / Ryan: Hey Blackbeard, I got a question! / Ryan: How are you plannin' on protectin' your business from the economic downturn? / [[The pirates are all...
Scary Go Round 20080728 [[Melanie rings repeatedly at Ryan's (Amy's?) door.]] / <> / Melanie: Awww, no one's in! / Melanie: Postmen work funny hours, I should go see him at the depot! I think he'd like that! / Clerk: E's not schuduled in, love. Probably in the pub with the others, I saw them head...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Melanie rings Ryan's doorbell]] / Melanie: Awww, no one's in! / Melanie: Postmen work funny hours, I should go see him at the depot! I think he'd like that! / Postal Clerk: E's not scheduled in, love. Probably in the pub with the others, I saw them head out together. / Melanie: Where do they go? / Postal...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Amy steps on Desmond back to lift herself over a wall marked "Strictly NO ENTRY"]] / Desmond: Red Rover, Red Rover, let Amy go over / [[Desmond lets himself down from the fence, now on the other side of the wall]] / Amy: This is it, Blackbeard's lockup! Crowbar it open, Des. / Desmond: Why me? / Amy:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Des: Red rover, red rover, let Amy go over / Amy: This is it, Blackbeard's lockup! Crowbar it open, Des. / Des: Why me? / Amy: You're a clean skin, Desmond, your finger prints aren't on file. You don't hve fingerprints. / Des: My many disabilities, syndromes and palsies are just an opportunity to you,...
Scary Go Round 20080730 [[Blackbeard drags Ryan through the sea.]] / Ryan: Dang it Blackbeard, you can't drag someone into Hell for havin' useful ideas! Even a crazy old sea ghost has to know that! / <> / [[The come up to some rocks.]] / Blackbeard: Ryan, I sense you are... different from the others. / Ryan: No no, I...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan: Dang it Blackbeard, you can't drag someone into hell for havin' useful ideas! Even a crazy old sea ghost has to know that! / Blackbeard: Ryan, I sense you are... different from teh others. / Ryan: No no, I am just a scurvy dog like the rest... ...stealin' is my religion. / Ryan: Aged 7 I sank...
 
Scary Go Round 20080731 [[Ryan pulls away from Blackbeard's kiss.]] / Ryan: Hey! Hey! That ain't appropriate! / Blackbeard: But it was nice. / Ryan: Listen man, you smell pretty for a ghost, I'll give you that. I expected rottin' flesh or sulphur, but you got a girlish scent. / Blackbeard: Tee hee! / <> / Ryan: But I...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan: Hey! Hey! That ain't appropriate! / Blackbeard: But it was nice. / Ryan: Listen man, you smell pretty for a ghost, I'll give you that. I expected rottin' flesh or sulphur, but you got a girlish scent. / Blackbeard: Tee hee! / Ryan: But I ain't wired up for man love! Or ghost love! Not that there's...
Scary Go Round 20080801 [[Mr Soap is driving a van with big painted letters "UNMARKED VAN HIRE" and the picture of a ninja.]] / Mr Soap: The cove is alive with smugglers tonight. The police do nothing so we, concerned citizens, must act! / Mr Soap: Vigilante action is a last resort, but one we have to make. Are you ready... / [[He...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Mr Soap: The cove is alive with smugglers tonight. The police do nothing so we, concerned citizens, must act! / Mr Soap: Vigilante action is a last resort, but one we have to make. Are you ready... / Mr Soap: Butcher! / Butcher: Prepare to "meat" your makers, evil-doers / Mr Soap: Baker! / Baker: One...
Scary Go Round 20080804 Ryan: Moon, what the hell's been goin' on? If you ain't a ghost, how you been floatin'? / Moon: Magic. And a magnetic harness on top of the Lady Elaine. / [[We see the top of the Lady Elaine sticking out of the water and a harness.]] / Ryan: And you're undercover, right, plannin' to break up the smugglin'...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan: Moon, what the hell's goin' on? If you ain't a ghost, how you been floatin'? / Moon: Magic. And a magnetic harness on top of the Lady Elaine. / Ryan: And you're undercover, right, plannin' to break up the smugglin' ring? / Moon: Ryan, I am the smuggling ring. / Ryan: Oh, that's good, since contraband...
Scary Go Round 20080805 [[Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker, and Mr Soap are looking down on the beach from the edge of a cliff.]] / Butcher: What madness is this, Soap, what are they doing with all those boxes? / Mr Soap: Most ships navigate by moth and can be sunk by a false beacon. But some employ new-fangled "radar" technology......
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Butcher: What madness is this, Soap, what are they doing with all those boxes? / Mr Soap: Most ships navigate by moth and can be sunk by a false beacon. But some employ new-fangled "radar" technology... from Japan! / Mr Soap: ...Bear witness to the work of a criminal mastermind! The only way to lure...
Scary Go Round 20080806 [[Two Sikhs on the bridge of their ship. A radar device is spitting out readings onto a tape.]] / <> / Uttam: You know Gupter, I did not believe that anything could ever replace the moth. / Gupter: I know. Radar is bloody amazing if you don't mind me saying so.]] / Melanie: That...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Uttam: You know Gupter, I did not believe that anything could ever replace the moth. / Gupter: I know. Radar is bloody amazing if you don't mind me saying so. / Melanie: That ship's going to hit the rocks! / Sailor: Well done Japan. You bloody miracle workers / [[Melanie waves a cell phone and iPod...
 
Scary Go Round 20080807 Moon as Blackbeard: The Empress is listing! Let's make our play! Put this on... / [[She hands Ryan a mask.]] / Ryan: It don't feel like a crime until you have a ski mask on / [[They rush a small motorboat down the beach.]] / Ryan: Did smugglers of old wear ski masks? / Smuggler: Legend has it that the...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Moon: The Empress is listing! Let's make our play! Put this on. / Ryan: It don't feel like a crime until you have a ski mask on / Ryan: Did smugglers of old wear ski masks? / Smuggler 1: Legend has it that the ever-changing topography of an old time smuggler's face... ...made it unnecessary. / Smuggler...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ken: So what did Blackbeard say to you? / Ryan: Mostly he just howled, and fire came out of his eyes. He oozed a bit. / Ryan: What do we do when we get on the boat? / Ken: Well Ryan, I was thinking that we hit anyone we see moving, very hard. / Ken: Any nonsense, we give them a bit of old shooty. / Ryan:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Smuggler 1: Stand extremely still and nobody gets hurt! / Uttam: Oh bloody hell Gupter, insult and injury have arrived at the same times. We are not equipped for a rumble with binge-drinking English thugs! / Radar: Alert! Alert! / Smuggler 1: The radar's gone mental! Get it off me! / Ken: Turn it...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Smuggler 1: Go go go! I'll hold off the radar! / Ryan: What are we doin'? This is insane! / Ken: It's the life we chose the day we first picked up a mail bag. Then, you know, joined a smuggling ring. / Ryan: I got feelin's for a bearded ghost girl, I'm doin' robberies... / Ryan: I haven't slept in...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Mr Soap: Rob honest cargo would you? Well, no more! / Smuggler 1: Geoff! / Smuggler 2: Yuk! / Butcher: Sssoap / Mr Soap: Butcher, hold on! / Ken: Grek! / Melanie: Daddy! My daddy! / Mr Soap: Melan- / [[A smuggler hits Mr Soap over the head with a hammer]] / <> / Blackbeard: Do what must be done,...
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Moon: Come on Jenks, open your damn eyes..../...the Sabled Dragonfly? / [[Moon takes the dragonfly and drops the corpse. Melanie stands behind her on a cliff.]] / Moon: Oh thank god, it's intact! / <> / [[Melanie shoots Moon. Ryan grabs her; the bullet only grazes Moon's shoulder]] / <> / Moon:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan: Why Moon, why are you a crazy smuggler now? You're a smart scientist! / [[Moon and Ryan enter the car and start the engine]] / <> / Moon: Do you think marine biology pays well? Do you want to hear about my student loans? / Ryan: But no young gal wakes up and says, I'm goin' to solve my money...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan: Ernest how comes you ain't dead? Are you behind the smugglin'? What's it like pretendin' to be dead? Do they let you off parkin' tickets? Have you met other ghosts who ain't really dead? / Ryan: Has- / Ernest: Quiet, boy! It all started in the '90s when 'Free Willy' made everyone want to be a marine...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ernest: Soon I had a boatshed of smuggled bounty... but how to move it on? / Ernest: I knew postmen to be a superstitious, cowardly lot... ... so I played on their fears and dressed as teh notorious brigand, Blackbeard. / Ernest: This served me well until the day last year that the men from the revenue...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Ernest Cromerty stands with hands on his hips wearing a T-shirt that says "My Other Boat is a Skiff".]] / Ernest, narrating: SOON I HAD A BOATSHED OF SMUGGLED BOUNTY...BUT HOW TO MOVE IT ON? / [[Ernest Cromerty, diguised as a pirate, looks down at a fearful postman.]] / Ernest, narrating: I KNEW POSTMEN...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Hartley: Come in all of you. I was very exthited to get your call. Let me assure you of a dithcrete service. The most dithcrete! / Ryan: Do you got a water closet? I need to make a toilet. <> / Hartley: Yonder. / Moon: So genteel! / Hartley: Well lordy be, the Thabled Dragonfly of Old Bangalore....
 
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Hartley: So... how doeth a million poundth thound? / Moon: Hot dog! / Ernest: Arr... we be amenable to that. / [[Hartley unlocks a door]] / Hartley: Let me get the money then. Do you mind if I pay you in... / [[A group of officers enter through the door. Hartley removes his disguise, revealing himself...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison [[Ernest bursts through the door]] / <> / Ernest: Out of my way! / [[Des trips Ernest on the stairs]] / Ernest: Oop / [[Ernest tumbles down the stairs head over heels]] / Ernest: Awk! Oof! / [[Ernest lands flat on his back at the base of the stairwell]] / <> / Des: Old people should be...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan: I'll come quietly! / Amy: Here he is! The man responsible fo rsetting up the sting! Officers, you're looking at a genuine hero of law and order! / Officer 1: Good fellow / Ryan: Aw I dunno... / Officer 2: What a chap / Moon: Ryan I'll wait for you! Prison can't keep us apart! We're meant to be! / Amy:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Ryan: So the "sabled dragon" is just made from wine gums and cellophane? How did you do it, Ame? / Amy: Once I knew you were in with the smugglers I used my antiques know-how to set up a honey trap. / Amy: I went on smuggling message boards talking about an artefact on its way from India to hull... / Amy:...
Scary Go Round :: Monday-Friday Comic by John Allison Amy and Des: For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow. / Ryan: The sentiment's real pleasant but I'm goin' home to bed. / Ryan: Oh hi Melanie, I'm just goin' home. / Melanie: Well I hope you're pleased with yourself, Ryan. / Ryan: I think there's a misunderstandin'... / Melanie: Don't...
 

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