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19th Sep 2010, 5:00 PM
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Zombies wear thongs?
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Magravan
And we have some more TOGM!

This is what you get when you say "Beth is stripping, no NSFW content!" to June. So yeah, now we know what colour Beth's underwear is. Matching her shoes. And hair. And who knows what else.

I imagine John saying that "You know what I want..." in a very specific tone... So I guess if you don't read it in that smarmy tone, this might not work as well for you.

We've got over 20 people on the forum now, so we're getting a community started, which is great, because I was fairly convinced for a while that it wasn't going to get off the ground. If you haven't joined, and want to, the address is greymeat.com/comicforum/.

Otherwise, hope you guys are having a great week! We'll see you on Thursday!
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
I asked James to title this "Zombies wear thongs" as a nod to the Black Sabbath song, "Fairies Wear Boots". Man, Paranoid was such an awesome album. I attribute it to my metal awakening.

How do you guys feel about the art on this one? I'm pretty proud of it, if I do say so myself! I feel like I've been gushing artistic goo-stuff all weekend, because all I've wanted to do is draw, draw, draw!

I made two Marvel Cats! For those of you who don't know (probably most everyone) there's a meme going on right now called Marvel Cats! I think it was supposed to be for Caturday or something. Any way, I've made two Marvel Cats so far, with one more in the works. You can see my contributions here: twitpic.com/photos/greymeat .
If you like these, be sure to check out the others at #marvlcats ! There are some awesome ones out there. Much funnier than mine. :P

ETA: I've been playing with Beth's hair colouring a bit again. I've been finding that the tones are too contrasting. I like the muted reds a little better. What do *you* think?
User comments:
Zephirot93 edit delete reply
Zephirot93
Oh God o_O This comic every time has more and more of what I like :P

Oh, and you should make a really NSFW, dirty, more-bodily-exposing, version of this strip, and link it :P

...

Why is everyone suddenly staring at me? o__O
Ferix edit delete reply
Ferix
We'd all like to pretend he was speechless but you know there was like a 40 second time gap of her undressing where he chose to say nothing XD
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Zephirot93 - Haha, I wouldn't be surprised if she did :)

@Ferix - Would you stop her? I sure as heck wouldn't!
moizmad edit delete reply
moizmad
Too bad we can't see what he sees!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
He sees a big CENSORED bar, June just didn't want to draw it ;)
Skrael (I'm the artist)
I was actually going to make this 5 panels long and have Beth doing a strip show "on camera" I may just do it in a side strip after all.
Zephirot93 edit delete reply
Zephirot93
I politely suggest you DO IT.
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Ha ha, get it? side strip?
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
screw "politely suggesting" i DEMAND naked beth THIS INSTANT. delicious redhead zombie girl of hotness.... i'd let her eat my brains for a chance at her...
alparrott edit delete reply
alparrott
You are doing what I want and I dig it.
Mike (Guest) edit delete reply
Huh. She sure got undressed fast! I guess even old brains scraped off the walls are worth sacrificing your dignity for!
3.1 (Guest) edit delete reply
Oddly enough I was working on a song earlier-

I want you to die
I want you to die
and be my zombie lover
The song would be mostly guitar riffs...think hotel california meets freebird.
Ill admit is not exactly intricate or emotional-but then neither is most of the crap people put out these days.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@model S - Legs to die (and have your brains devoured) for!

@alparrott - Haha! Yeah ;)

@Mike - Probably not as fast as you think :) And yes, absolutely! Any brains are worth sacrificing your dignity!

@3.1 - lol! That sounds like a best seller to me :D
Skrael (I'm the artist)
*Sings off key*

"On a dark, desert leave here tomooooorrrow!"
CVB (Guest) edit delete reply
I LOVE IT! Nicely done! Meeyow!
geekgrrl edit delete reply
geekgrrl
Wow...Beth REALLY wants those brains.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@CVB - lol :D Was the Meeyow for the Mrvlcats? :P

@geekgrrl - She certainly does!
the_brigand (Guest) edit delete reply
40 seconds? you certainly underestimate how long it takes a woman to get undressed when she REALLY wants it.
Barrahir (Guest) edit delete reply
I love you guys :O
bbedlam edit delete reply
bbedlam
Beth is not a very good negotiator. I'm sure she could have just taken off the bra, but she showed her cards (and everything else) too early. So John wins this round without actually have to try. Now the question is: when he really DOES make his demand, where does Beth go from here? :)
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@the_brigand - I know! I actually asked June to use this outfit because it looked very easy to take off quickly :D

@Barrahir - Comments like that make me realize how much I missed you when you were gone :D

@bbedlam - I think that John's tone (which is hard to convey here) was highly suggestive that he was asking her to return the favour for when she made him strip... She thought that's what he wanted, and was just getting it over with as quickly as possible :)
RedJar edit delete reply
RedJar
I can totally hear John's tone of voice when I read that line.

I think the comic is funnier as is though. Leaving Beth's strippage to the imagination while John just stands there not saying anything works for me.
Onecanofsprite edit delete reply
Onecanofsprite
THIS COMIC IS EXTREMELY CLOSE TO BEING THE FIRST COMIC I'VE SEEN TO MAKE RULE 34 OF ITSELF.

Just sayin'.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@RedJar - I prefer it that way too... I think that it was better left to the imagination in that respect... John, on the other hand, the humour was in the awkwardness of his dance, and how he was reluctant to begin but then really got into it.

@Onecanofsprite - The first one? Really? Reeeeealllllllyyyyyy? :)

And yes, I'm sure June will invoke rule 34 at some point. I doubt she'll share it though ;P
Lunaris_Starchilde (Guest) edit delete reply
(can't seem to log in to the comic fury page from work...)
We DEMAND rule 34 TOGM!! by the law of Rule 35 that which does not exist must be made to exist! No exceptions. make it available only on the forum for registered members.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Haha :) I'm trying to keep the comic SFW! :)
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
seriously. so very true. if june ever makes 34 of beth i MUST see it. she's one of those characters that is supposed to be attractive, but when you first see her she's in the "trying too hard to be hot" catagory, then over time you realize "she's not trying... i'd do her" and then you think "does the zombie virus spread like an STD?" then "if a zombie had aids when they were alive would they have it as a zombie?" then you say "screw it i want to see her naked. now" which is my demand.

but seriously i love the comic and i've been spreading the word. one of my friends said that "those aren't zombies i know zombies ect. ect." but most of the people i suggest it to really like it. keep up the great work.

(34 beth NOW, or else i'll do it myself)
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
We have a few people that we told about it who were zombie purists.. Some gave us a shot, some didn't... I think the story is interesting enough to make it worthwhile, but some people can't stand the idea of anything deviating from the norm... That said, we can called our zombies TOGMites if it makes them feel better? :)

And if you do 34 Beth yourself, send us a picture ;D

As for the zombie-ism, yes, it would be considered a particularly fatal form of STD :) And I would say that our zombies, if they had any sort of normal disease, would probably be immune to it now... Which is not to say that it didn't mess them up in some fashion, like syphilis ... that might screw them up.
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
only if you promise offical naked beth art in return!

one of my fave things about this comic is that the writer and artist make such a great effort to reply to all the comments. and really reply not just the standard "thanks for reading ect" you guys rock!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Ha! I was sorely tempted to agree to that, and then provide a stick Beth, which is the extent of my artistic skill :) And label it with a big OFFICIAL TOGM NUDE SKETCH!! or something silly like that :)

And yes, I like replying to things... I mean, there might come a time where I don't have as much time to answer things, and you'll probably get more of a quick response, or grouped responses... but for now, I can, so I will :D
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
well it's really comforting to see you making an effort. most don't even do that, and that makes alot of readers feel left out.

of course i meant drawn by june! haha but yes if i ever decide to 34 beth i will send it in in the hopes of june giving me an offical beth 34ing
HolyLancer edit delete reply
HolyLancer
Now THAT, is persuasion.
Skrael (I'm the artist)
@Model S I tend to be shy and quiet, so I'm glad that Magravan likes to talk (online, that is.) But I do read and appreciate all the comments here. I reply when I think that people might think that my words are worthwhile. :P
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
-smiles- well it's still great to see you both make the effort. and it makes me want to read and reply, because i know the authors make an effort to connect with the readers. and that's an amazing feat.
Zephirot93 edit delete reply
Zephirot93
I think we are deviating from the main point here which something along the lines of NAKED BETH
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Have you ever read Brandon Sanderson's page? Or anything of his, really? He's just a super nice guy who goes out of his way to connect to his readers...

If I'm going to model my behaviour on something like this on anyone, he seems a great choice... I was just saying to someone today (Thanks for the Tea, hope the trip was less sucky than no cruise control made it sound..) that I bought Warbreaker hardcover more because of his efforts to connect with readers than anything else, given that I had already read the free version he posted for both the 4th draft and the final draft, and don't really care about hardcovers most of the time...

And really, comments like this help us get through the days when we are frustrated with computer woes, or there's a lot of stressful stuff going on (like packing to move), and we're wondering why the heck we're so concerned with getting an update out on time...

So really, the least that we can do is answer you guys when you take the time to post something :) Thank you for taking the time out of your day to let us know you're enjoying the comic :)

@Zephirot93 - While that is a very important subject, the tangent makes me happy too ;D
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
haha yes it is an important subject and one we all wish to see MUCH more of. so keep the hotness comming.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Ha :) John's got a similarly one tracked mind :D
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
why do i get this feeling that no matter how the comic ends it's gonna end badly for thomas.
Solem Saje edit delete reply
Solem Saje
You know what? Rock on, human boy. You thought quickly (after being subjected to a zombie stripper-fest) and seriously came through.

Bless your soul, sir.
Butt Hunter edit delete reply
Butt Hunter
Beth seems like a decent person. Ready to strip of for a guy because she likes his brains!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@model S - It depends on how far along we get in the story ;) The first ending, which is what we'll get if we have to end the comic any time soon, is definitely bad for John :)

@Solem Saje - Sometimes he manages to think, with occasionally impressive results :D

@Jacob Gristwood - Works for me!
Blooddoll42 (Guest) edit delete reply
I lol'd. You guys are awesome.
Invisible Faic (Guest) edit delete reply
Add Ole Corpsey™ to the Cast list. Before Beth eats him.
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
well i hope the conic goes on for a long time. it's definately been one of my favorite reads, and i look foward to updates.

SUPER IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE OF SIDE NOTE NESS!!

i started on the 34 of beth hehehehe it's comming out really good so far... john would approve... multiple times... in the bathroom... if you get my drift...
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
june, i wanted to mention before i forget, i like the muted tones for her hair here as well. i think it fits her better as a character because being dead her hair wouldn't be as healthy as it was no matter how well she takes care of it. so the color wouldn't be as strong as when she was alive. so i like it.

just my opinion take it as you will.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Blooddoll42 - Thank you! I was debating on leaving it just as "A favour to be named later", but I couldn't let the chance for him to remark go... :) I'm glad that you enjoyed it as it was.

@Invisible Faic - He's not really a character... More of a prop, really :D

@model S v.1 - Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying it, and we're hoping that it goes on for a long time too... But, as I put in the FAQ, if we have to stop, I'd rather put an ending on and call it done than just leave it drifting endlessly as this comic that we never quite finished. It's like Wheel of Time... Even if Brandon Sanderson sucked (which he doesn't), at least I would know that the story was receiving an end and it was wrapping up some of the loose ends...

@model S v.2 - She's dead, but that's a non-issue... These are like wigs, so they are independent of her... They might be more shiney, like Sylene. ;)
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
lol at V1/V2 (i don't know how to edit a comment. when i clicked edit it told me i didn't have permission. guess i have to make an account and log in. i completely understand what you mean about the ending, it's better to have an ending that's less than stellar than no ending at all right?

wigs!? that's not her natural hair?! \wrist. I LOVED YOU BETH AND YOU LIED TO ME!!! i stand by my opinion and reasoning, it still wouldn't be as healthy as when she was alive, i've used wigs, they liik good but after awhile even if you take great care of them the color fades to a more muted tone. and these were $600 wigs. (my mom got them, i used them more often, beside the point) so even if it's more akin to a wig, the same reasoning applies.
Demus edit delete reply
I also agree with the sentiment that more naked Beth and (even better) naked Sylene is required. Though I think you should totally make us work for it by offering nekkids only if the site gets X amount of page views or the comic gets voted for X amount of times on The Webcomic List.

And Model S, I think you would be the new best friend of a lot of people here for being the first to do Rule 34 of Beth. We all know that John secretly wants to be the meat in a Beth/Sylene sandwich. xD

There is one thing I was curious about though. How exactly do the zombies process the TOGM that they consume? Being dead I imagine that their internal organs wouldn’t exactly function anymore so they can’t digest it like regular food.
Skrael (I'm the artist)
@Demus : I'll let Magravan answer that one, but I just wanted to say that I love how people ask the same questions as me :) It makes me feel smart. :P
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
i think i'd qualify more as a "hero" instead of a friend, but that's not the point. i know i provide plenty of hits i'm always advertising this, goblins, megatokyo and misfile. collar 6 fals in there somewhere but it's not one i advertise as often, still good though. and that's my top 5 webcomics. i'm gonna keep dropping the link around, heck just today some friends were talking about zombies and thongs. so LINKDROP!! most of them lol'd.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@model S v.1 - Yeah, you can't edit unless you're registered, because you're not identifiable as the original poster.. And that was my thought about the ending... An ending that can wrap the story up in a few strips seemed like the best way to go. We'd tell everyone that we were finishing up though, so you don't have to worry that the strips you are reading might be the lead up to the end unexpectedly :D

Thank you for the information about the wigs. I like the muted effect in and of itself, but that works as a plausible explanation :D

@Demus - I don't know why, but I'd rather Sylene too. Maybe because she's not so rail thin? And if he could figure out a way to be said meat, he'd probably go for it, but the whole zombie-ism it a bit of a deterrent... I mean... It would probably be a fun night, up until one of them nibbled on him a little...

As for the processing, they break it down into energy with no by-product.

@Skrael - <3 You ARE smart! :)
@model S v.2 - Haha! Now we're going to have a slew of people making nude TOGM characters trying to be heroes :D Thank you very much for the advertising, we can certainly use the help! I think it's kind of awesome that you have conversations about zombies and thongs with your friends... You must have interesting friends!

I love Misfile! Goblins I was tempted to look into, but I didn't really get into it right away... I do that a lot, I'll try something, see if it interests me, and if it doesn't, I'll leave it alone for a bit and maybe give it a shot later where they might be a bit more advanced in the art, or be doing a storyline I can enjoy a little better :)
Demus (Guest) edit delete reply
So who want the dubious honor of being the first to produce rule34 of TOGM? I would throw my hat in, but my drawing skills could be describe as pathetic at best.

@Magravan: Look at it this way, sure he would become a brain eating zombie but at least John would be able to go out with a 'bang' (or several).
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
A TOGM eating One... Sorry, they're cute and all, but that'd be crazy :P Imagine if your dream girl / guy told you that you could sleep with them, but they had some highly contagious disease that would definitely leave you as a vegetable... Okay.. some might still go for it...
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
i'm pretty sure i'm the first to produce TOGM 34 considering that the only unfinished thing on my art of beth is her nether parts. i'm thinking she should be stiched up, but that's cause she's a zombie. but she's also a hot girl... hard to decide.

and yea my friends are weird. they wanted to open a zombie strip/escort club. all the girls dressed as zombies, and wearing thongs. i thought of TOGM right away and your catagory system, i explained it and linked it. they thought it was a great idea. so if we ever get the money there will be a TOGM strip club.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
You may notice that the stitches tend to fade away, as per R.Z.'s fixed arm. The flesh does knit itself together properly ;)

If you guys ended up turning that into a reality, I'd love to know about it, even if we're not still doing the comic... It's not something I'd go to, but I think it's a hilarious idea ;)
Skrael (I'm the artist)
I personally think that Beth would appear intact in her nether regions. After all, they are trying to mimic the illusion of reality to it's fullest. *innocent*
RedJar edit delete reply
RedJar
@Skrael: even if i wasn't jealous as hell of your artwork, and there weren't at least a half-dozen examples of you butting in with a perfect comment on here, that last comment of yours alone would make you awesome.
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
i'll definately let you know if it happens.

june: will do. i just thought it'd look funny stitched up. plus i have a hard time drawing labia O.o unless you want to give me an example to go off of? ((kidding! don't ban me it was a joke!!))

warning: i lack a scanner so it will be a webcam pic till i get one.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Skrael - Perv :P

@RedJar - That's funny :D

@model S - If you have trouble finding a picture of that on the internet, you're doing something wrong!
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
that was the joke? i know it's all over the internet. i only said it for the sake of the "oh gods don't ban me" haha. -smiles- i'll be done soon it won't be colored but it'll still be hawt. ^_^
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
*groan* Could we ban you for a corny joke? :P
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
well technically it's your site you cound ban me for any or no reason, but if you do that you'll never see the naked beth, nor will i advertise you for free. so banning me for a corny joke would be a very bad plan on your part.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Very true! Actually, I like you because you comment, even if I don't get naked Beth or free advertisement ;D

And I'm not a very big fan of trying to ban or censor anyone, unless they are being deliberately abusive, or spamming :)
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
but keeping me around gets you all three! i'll need to register at some point. make my own avi mark thingy and all that. hehe. thanks for liking me ^_^
Chasm (Guest) edit delete reply
Show of hands. Are any of you brave enough to stand between your ladyfriend and a food she likes when she is really craving it? Seems to be John has less then nothing in terms of a self preservation instinct...
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
-raises hand- i am chasm. once due to monetary restraints i had to tell my girl no to a food she really liked. i ended up paying for it VERY painfully, my wallet, lack of lunch and a busted nose. >.< totally not worth it.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@model S - I'm trying to get a new avatar myself, but June's balked at it. Apparently I'm being 'unreasonable' and don't 'understand how this stuff works' :P (Just kidding!)

@Chasm - He almost forced the zombie to determine he had a brain. I would say that his survival instinct is definitely not to be envied...

@model S - Was she pregnant? If not, that's probably the only reason you can still type :D If so, wow, you are one lucky fellow.
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
no she wasn't but she thought she was.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
I ... don't know how to respond to that ;)
FenBisher edit delete reply
FenBisher
I didnt want this to be my first "official" post but how are you going with that pic @model s?

super keen
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
I think it fell off ;) So far as I am aware, TOGM is still Rule 34-less ;)
FenBisher edit delete reply
FenBisher
guess its up to Skrael then... :)
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Skrael's not allowed :P
Beta Maxis (Guest) edit delete reply
It amuses me how FAST she DID that. It's like she PRACTICED.