Ally’s Late Night

It’s never a good idea to go out drinking on a Monday night, but dammit, sometimes you just gotta celebrate.

Sorry natto lovers, but fermented soy beans are not something that I ever want to put in my face on purpose. It’s definitely an acquired taste that I have yet to acquire. Although, I’m guessing that if you drink enough beer, natto would taste just fine.

↓ Transcript
PANEL 1
ALLY: Ugh... This is so embarrassing.
KANE: No, no. Pedanticorp makes us all sick. They normally cover puking during orientation.
ALLY: Heh.

PANEL 2
KANE: Thank you, thank you. I'll be here all week.
KANE: Here.
ALLY: Thanks.

PANEL 3
KANE: So, what happened?
ALLY: My friends took me out to dinner last night to celebrate the new job.

PANEL 4
ALLY: I totally overdid it. There was natto and beer and oysters and beer and more natto and...
KANE: ULP


  • http://BleachTimeless.proboards.com Minato

    Eurgh, natto. That’s even worse than fermented tofu. YES, people eat that and LIKE it. Weirdos.

  • http://www.systemcomic.com Rosscott

    Natto?

  • http://ypcomic.com Jamie

    Natto is fermented soybeans. The next comic will actually have a picture of stuff. Blech! I think it’s eaten as a desert type thing.

  • Meehau

    As far as I know, artists need some time to find out their true drawing style which they like the most (like character sketches, etc). Sometimes, they develop a really weird and, to be honest, not-so-fancy-looking one, calling it “true art”. But this style of yours looks really nice to me. Question: is it a “leftover” from the original ErfWorld that you had to develop for a particular reason, or is it a natural one? Or perhaps something else? I promise not to bother you anymore (maybe with a few exceptions :P).
    *sinks back to the comforting, huge cloud of Internet anonymous users*

  • http://ypcomic.com Jamie

    I guess this style has kind of evolved over time. It’s not at all related to what I was doing with Erfworld, but I’m sure there are similarities since it’s still my hand.

  • Techhead

    Strange, I actually like natto.
    Especially mixed into scrambled eggs for an omelet.

  • Bojibot

    Natto is amazing, I haven’t really heard of people eating it as dessert. Definitely acquired taste, though. With a little bit of karashi and some chopped green onions, it’s great over rice for breakfast.

  • http://justinwestphal.tumblr.com Justin

    I’ve known people to love natto. I’ve heard it’s really good for you, but I can’t stand stinky food so it ain’t happening. Doesn’t help when my girlfriend eats it then tries to kiss me.

    The thing I’m a little confused about with this particular strip is… where is the comic taking place again? America, right? We’ve got natto in America? I’m an east coast guy so maybe I’m not hip to something going on over on the other side…

  • Charlie

    Justin — Yeah man, you can get Natto in some Asian markets around here. Not saying that I would ever actually purchase it…

  • Leah

    My first (and only) encounter with natto gave me the consensus that it tasted like eating oil paints….chunky oil paints. It tastes so nasty. There is no reason to eat that. I was at a sushi bar in iwa kuni japan and thought i was strong enough to handle it so I tried it.
    DON’T EVER TRY IT!! NEVER PUT IT INTO YOUR MOUTH!! YOUR TONGUE WILL HATE YOU FOREVER FOR THE TORTURE!!! (TxT)

  • http://bendwavy.org/ Tamfang

    I never acquired a taste for beer, either. Does that mean I’ll never try natto?

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  • Nurian

    Sounds like natto is like menudo: you have to “acquire” the taste but why the hell would you want to??

  • http://ypcomic.com Jamie Noguchi

    LOL!!!!!