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my lack of knowledge regarding the sci-fi identity of any of these women means I have an active life outside of the TV set and your parent's basement. Win for me.

My happy place ... is top secret ... why risk having uninvited losers come a-knocking?

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKevin Kunreuther

I figured your happy thought would be flying around with your rocket helmet and destroying the moonmen. How is that war going these days?

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

"I mind it less than the alternative."

Last frame, pure gold!

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVinny

OOH! OOH! next comic- how to come up with CHUCK NORRIS JOKES!

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

In case any one is curious, I'm pretty sure this is the image Scott was working off of for Kaylee.

Scott, congrats on an absolutely awesome strip. The boss' first panel punchline is outstanding.

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeif

I highly approve of this fantasy world. I might substitute out Chiana in favor of Aeryn Sun, though.

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSongbird

Alex, I'll take lines you will never hear in a porn movie for a thousand.

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOlz

No, Chianna isn't blue. She's sort of an ashen grey. It was Zhaan that was blue.

Kids these days. Can't get 'em to study their history...

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChad

I am disappointed by the webcomic readers of this world. How could anyone not recognize all three and think yes, that indeed looks like a good daydream?

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSemtex, James Semtex

"I prefer to think that I buy your self-esteem and convert it into customer satisfaction"
Kudos on a brilliant line that would not be out of place in a dilbert comic. I found your comic through dilbert, so it speaks to me.

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterabuse receptacle

For the life of me, I can't tell if its Sharon or Boomer or why, if its *your* space orgy, you didn't draw both.

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRuss

A guest appearance for Chiana from Farscape! (AKA the most awesome sci-fi chick ever) That settles it. You, sir, are the greatest cartoonist the world has ever known!

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam

Ooooooh, it's Kaylee. Thanks.

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeavyTotoise

It depresses me that not many people recognized Chianna from Farscape. Come on people! It was only like one of the best sci-fi shows ever! But EVERYBODY recognizes the stupid girl from that insipid Firefly show.

Great cartoon btw.

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

As a practicing nerd (though not for BSG or FS), I think I can answer the "Why Kaylee instead of Inara?" question. Inara is an exotic courtesan. Kaylee is a nerd. And few things are hotter to the true nerd than another nerd. This is why Willow on Buffy and Fred on Angel were both hotter than Cordelia (though Fred did have that annoying voice....)

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKingFrazer

F yeah, smoking jacket.

Yes, I'm relying on the appearance of it to keep me afloat in my daily life.

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKira

I already blogged about the genius of Scott turning the smoking jacket into a subtle running gag - in a comic *about* running gags of a different sort. And here it is again! Gotta love B.I.!

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBob Barbanes

I believe the one on the left is Rommie from Andromeda. And I knew the one on the right was Chianna. The one in the middle was the one that baffled me, but I never did watch much Firefly... Thanks for that one. :^)

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCMJ

It's Sharon from BSG, Kaylee from Serenity/Firefly and Chiana from Farscape, left to right. Right?

January 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDani

left - boomer/sharon from battlestar galactica
middle - kaylee from firefly/serenity
right - chiana from farscape

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershelley

I knew it was Kaylee right away!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterADD_Booknerd

I'm amazed that people aren't reading the comments to find their answers. Wow.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterironic1

Why these choices? because Kaylee and Chiana (don't know about Sharon/Boomer) are young, nubile, and into sex for fun and enjoyment. Inara is about the process (making love) and Aeryn Sun is too military.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharacter Nerd

Idunno, KingFrazer. Kaylee always struck me as someone you'd actually like to get to know, maybe ask out to coffee, not someone you'd include in a space orgy. Inara, on the other hand, is just good old-fashioned hot. But, judging by these comments, I'm in the minority here.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsaiah

Boomer, Kaylee, Chiana... Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Farscape. There is no room for debate. If you think it's the Speedster (Daphne) from Heroes, then you are unequivocally wrong and probably despised by all your (very few) friends.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB-rizzle

One of my all-time favorites.. Every frame cracks me up.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRay

Oh. Yeah. Smoking jacket twice in a row. :grin:

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

This comic strip is getting better and better (no, I am not being sarcastic). Thanks Scott.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYA

Here's a livejournal-sized avatar/icon from the Scott Meyer comic, with Chianna's classic line:
And here's one with the whole group:

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWil

Here’s a livejournal-sized avatar/icon from the Scott Meyer comic, with Chiana’s classic line:
And here’s one with the whole group:

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWill

This comment thread is the second biggest fail I've ever seen. Only two people correctly identified all three characters, and most of the ones who knew Chiana spelled it wrong. For the record, I know the names and characters of the three women pictured, and I'm a girl. And I'd be happy to do them all.

Plus, it's canon that Kaylee's wicked in the sack. Don't you people watch good shows?

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChickWithMonkey

I think I might agree with Isaiah. Kaylee seems like she'd be someone with some standards. She's kick-awesome. Inara just needs to be paid enough. She's a whore.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZerp64

I always wanted a smoking jacket...and a fez! I had the fez at one point, and a wheelchair...but there always seemed to be some sensible woman taking umbrage with my spending habits standing between me and my drawing room attire.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjiggly mcsickfingers

You call yourself Firefly fans, yet you bicker over the piddling issue of whether Kaylee is hotter than Inara... when ZOEY is so much hotter than either of them! Have some perspective, people!

If you don't think that this woman - who is able to kill a man three times before the poor bastard knows she's there, yet is also able to love a man so much that she will fight Reavers to avenge him - is sexy on a unique level, then I fear for your poor deluded brain-pan.

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAntipaganda

"Take me incompetently" - I think that is the best line I've ever heard!

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWally

Antipaganda: Zoe? My dear fan friend, hotness is not the problem in her case. The problem is that she is married to Wash, and most Firefly fans love Wash enough to respect his claim to the badass warrior woman.

Now, I too am pretty sure the middle one is Kaylee. When you think of a caucasian girl from a sci-fi series who is iconic for carrying a Chinese parasol, that does narrow it down quite a bit. The only reason it gave me pause, though, is because she's wearing Chinese buns in that scene from the pilot episode. Cute, but not sexy, which is I guess why Scott drew her hair down...? (Not that Kaylee dresses sexily to begin with)

November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRadien

hmmm... I think that girl in the middle must be Kaylee, from the show I've never seen...but if you asked me where I got that idea I could never tell you...would have to kill you.


April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLadyAime

I feel remiss in not watching those other shows but Kaylee! She is so awesome! Interesting that you didn't pick Inara though...

April 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfairywaif

Ih... ih,,,,, it's... KAYLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!


July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJack

How could you not have picked Princess Leia as one of your fantasy women?!

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKev
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