Look! It’s the name of the comic! Sounds like Rhonda has a few choice family members of her own.
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And now the shenanigans begin!
Sorry if I made you uncomfortable with any comments before, Kory.
I have a dark past… As many others in fandom do.
And my sense of humor is often rather eccentric.
(You’d have to spend time with me at a party to understand….Though I suspect you’d have a blast listening to some of the stories I tell at parties!)
I dread to think what schemes Rhonda has in store for Lynn.
It’s definitely going to be fun reading of them.
Oh, Rhonda, you devious gal!
YUSH, the truth is out. 8D
I love Ike’s face in the second panel. I think it’s going to be a good long while before he stops being stunned that Rhonda is willingly in this relationship with him.
I also love Lee’s expression in the second to last panel. Clearly he approves of Rhonda’s methods. ;~)
I love the startled expression Ike has in the second panel when Rhonda kisses him.
I wonder if Lee will try to shapeshift to look like a Bohemian Lion, solely to annoy Lynn, after seeing her reaction to Rhonda.
I laughed so hard. I feel you, Rhonda. I do. And I love you for it. xD
Rhonda is fighting with kindness. I like this style! *Joins River in loving Rhonda*
OcO…. OwO…. I found my new hero.
I LOVE the way Rhonda is acting in this part, it is how I feel as a casino dealer when dealing with a difficult person. And the look on her face in the last panel is so satisfying.
So, I believe I just found my favorite couple on Skin Deep. And just all around my favorite character.
BTW anyone notice how Ike’s brother is all sad and then happy when he starts hearing Rhonda’s reasoning?
Pretty funny! XD
Lee perking up at Rhonda’s brand of bitchiness is my favorite part.
He’s got the look of a kid who just learned something clever.
Yeah, he just learned how to handle his mother hahaha
Oh, Rhonda…you clever, clever girl. >:D
Internet, you know what you have to make now! Go!
Oh god. That girl is such a troll.
Rhonda is my fav! :D <3
I knew I was gonna love Rhonda. :D She’s the best, period.
My favorite Ike moment is still him eating Alec’s tarantula, for whatever odd reason… ^_^
Seriously Judge-Doom’s-Weasels dead from laughing right now.
Whoa, Rhonda, you are a little nutso…
I like it.
Whoa, Rhonda, you are a little nutso…and also very sweet…..????????
I like it.
First: Aww how cute.
Second: ._. *steps back a few paces* oookkkkk
I just figured Rhonda was hamming it up a bit in the last couple frames, and Lee was enjoying the performance as such.
I mean, if an herbivorous centaur like Zech can spin yarns about eating humans, why can’t a sweet-tempered lioness joke about being venomously passive-aggressive? At least as an exaggeration?
See, I knew Rhonda was perfectly deviously clever! She has long been my favorite character :)
Oh man, if anyone was on the fence about Rhonda, you know that they’re on her side now. Love that.
Okay, Rhonda, not quite as mature as I thought, but still quite likeable. Nice title drop by the way.
Oh my god! You have no idea how hard those last two panels made me laugh!
Rhonda is amazing! I want to be like her when I grow up!
Scared. Ike, you should feel scared. Rhonda is one maniacal lion.
Scared, maybe. But first and foremost, be very, VERY glad that that “just to spite you, scamp” approach seems to be a thing of the past. 8-}
… for now … ?
With this page, Kory has just made it a lot harder to decide who I’d love to see the next LA story focus on.
Rhonda and Ike,
Alec vs Lily,
Tony and Blanch,
or if he gets back, Jim and Lorne.
Hahaha, and the truth about Rhonda is revealed. Ike is probably not sure if he should run or kiss her right now.
RHONDA I LOVE YOU hahahahaha. I knew she couldn’t be that nice :P
I don’t know how you do it Kory.. you can make characters we absolutely loath … then you can make characters that we/I absolutely love and adore..
I kind of knew that Rhonda had that side to her when she gave Ike that pint of beer in the bar. You could see it in her smile.
*blinks* Okay, Rhonda went up a few notches in my opinion of her. That face in the last panel is EPIC.
Oh my god. She’s me. Bless you, Rhonda. :’D
It can be okay to do the right thing for the wrong reasons, I think ;)
Lee seems to like Rhonda’s attitude about this whole situation. X)
And the truth is out! Actually, Rhonda reminds me of one of my best friends with this approach. It’s really a very clever tactic, as one is doing NOTHING wrong and yet still managing to drive the target bonkers. One might even eventually win his/her way into the target’s good graces, or at least be perceived as having the patience of a saint by those who aren’t clued-in. It’s a delightfully devious mix of taking the high road and playing mind games.
A word of warning: In this kind of situation one should be careful to avoid trapping the person in the middle (Ike, in this case) in a tug-of-war. That’s less of a hazard in this case, since Ike will probably enjoy watching his mother twitch.
I doubt there’s any hazard of Ike being in the middle here. In all likelihood he’ll be enjoying the show now that he knows what’s going on.
I think a lot of this isn’t just “enjoying the show,” but just being aware that Rhonda is aware of how rude his mother is, and doesn’t find fault* with him for it.
* I don’t mean “blame him,” but find that he must be bad because his mother is so mean.
The apple may not fall far, but sometimes it gets picked up and carried to a better place.
Considering she mentioned having relatives similar to Ike’s mom, I don’t thing that was ever going to come into the equation.
Those last two panels are golden in terms of the dialogue and the expressions, I love it.
Yup. And in the last one, the background’s suspiciously faded out …
… tune in next week, when Rhonda turns to her wide-eyed, backs-flat-against-the-nearest-wall audience to say, “… what? You’ve never heard a proper *cat* think out loud?” :-D
Well, looks like Ike found the person as menacing as his mom. Studies have shown people are usuall drawn romantic partners similar to our parents, in other words boys that remind girls of dad and girls that boys of mom. Try to wrap your head around that for a moment while reading this chapter.
I see why he likes her so much now hehehe
Now THIS kind of poison I find delicious. . . Go Rhonda!
I’d forgotten that kindness can be a mind game too… thanks for the reminder, girl! Muwahahahaha!
Rhonda, you have made being nice into an act of evil…. I doff my metaphorical hat to you!
I love her even more now.
If only I could favourite comics. +fav
This brightened my day.
I’m wondering if Ike and Rhonda were to have children, would Ike pass on his hybrid traits, or would it be just get a random chance between the three species?
Also, would them doing it in half form influence the outcome, leaning more heavily to the feline species? Or would the have to do it while human?
OMG!! the Bohemian Lion is probably one of my favorite characters to date, the hybrid dragon wolf gives talons up!!
If you can pull it off, the subtle approach does far more damage than any sledgehammer. Rhonda is most wise.
And scary. Did I mention scary?
Love Mike’s face in that second panel, and Rhonda’s all schemey in those last two, mwahwha
So.. Following the last panel to it’s logical conclusion… We need to hug the mom. As humans, being both non magical and a different race, she’ll go insane!
Rhonda just skipped over the cluster of people tied for my second-favourite of the Skin Deep characters, and is right behind Myra in the running. (If we get to see much more of her, her pleasant demeanor could easily result in her taking first!)
You… You hang onto her, Ike, because you ain't gonna find better in this life.
Rhonda is truly worthy of her feline heritage. She is a devious, devious woman, and Ike should be very grateful that she’s on his side. XD
Good lord I’m kind of in love with her right now