Luci Phurr’s Imps “Bully for you” #17

And finally Matty Hooper meets his match.



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Discussion (36) ¬

  1. comichero

    Wooo go Tears!! way to go for the win also i listeneted to the song you all dread and i enjoyed it if i had to listento that for the same amount of time that lou did i would have more then likely fell asleep but as for signs adn what not i would asumme misfortune is and air sign as misfortune is random and un predictable like air and i would think that since luci is ove ther physcal world and not a planar being i would assume she is and earth sign

  2. Byakugan01

    I called it folks.

  3. Theodore

    I used to cry whenever I’ve taken a sandwich at lunch :))

  4. Iceburgh

    I think I’d called it first. Not sure, though. My brain’s rather fuzzy, and no, Dale, I haven’t been drinking…wonder if that might be my problem? Like a Dwarf in D&D, acts drunk when sober, and acts sober when drunk…

  5. Wicked

    Ooo so it was tears.

    xD subtle approach worked for the imps then. Have a feeling Pain is going to mope a bit.

  6. Kiriel

    xD Tears is pretty amazing and hey my fanart I drew for ya guys sorta fits, huh? 😉
    Also in panel 3, I love the little orange haired girl’s expression. As a kid who burst out crying in school once… I can attest to the fact his reputation is ruined 😛

  7. Kiriel

    Also, I just noticed he only has a tongue in one panel only

  8. SladeJT

    Any bets on him being sent to the nurse’s office for “chronic lacrimal dysfunction” or something along those lines?

  9. Kiriel

    Also.. eh seems to have appearing and disappearing freckles goin on there.. 😉

  10. keylaleigh

    Awh… poor little Matty. Despite the fact that he may be a bully, I always have a really hard time watching kids cry…

    But he did get what was coming for him. Karma’s a bitch sometimes.

  11. dale_mettam

    The freckles. Lemme explain.

    As I’m sure you all know, bullies are usually lacking something themselves, oftentimes an inner sense of self-worth. They will always jump on what they see as a weakness or flaw in others that they secretly have… or fear they have, themselves.

    Matty feels the need to hammer other kids because he harbors a secret. He has a “Showbiz Mom” and part of her plan to make Matty a star is to “cute him up” with the addition of freckles. Of course, these are applied with a make-up pencil, which his Mom makes him take to school so that should the freckles smear or smudge, he can reapply them. Between each panel, Matty has been to the bathroom, cleaned himself up a little, and reapplied his freckles… because Mommy’s-Little-Superstar-with-a-$100-Million-Opening-Weekend doesn’t want to let Mommy down, does he?

    And while there’s no justification for bullying, under that kinda pressure, you can see how a kid might develop issues. If only he’d listened to this song.

  12. Kiriel

    Really, make-up freckles? 😛 Does his mom have a make-up beauty mark, herself? xD
    Song wise… that is sorta cool 😀 but to add insult to injury someone should make him listen to Girl from Ipanema. (But I am just a jerk that way ;P)

  13. Ragedoll

    Brilliant! I love it! And the freckles it does make him look much more “cute” although, in general I don’t think that I would have gone to a show and found him cute. I wonder what Luci is going to say about this.

    Can I borrow tears? I know a couple people who could do with tormenting!

  14. keylaleigh

    Nice freckles explanation! Very creative!

  15. dale_mettam

    Thanks Keylaleigh. It could just as easily have been that in Panel 1 we’re a little further away and can’t see the freckles, and in Panel 4 they are both under water and under goggles… but that wouldn’t be anywhere near as interesting. 😀

  16. Wicked

    xD fake freckles could also be a good reason why he’s crying.

    Also, I’d love imp plushies but I have a bad feeling tears would be stuffed with onion skins or something.

  17. dale_mettam

    And welcome Theodore. 😀

  18. Byakugan01

    Ugh I hate it when parents decide on a path for their children. Let the kids decide what they want to do on their own, I say.

  19. Ragedoll

    lol I can fully argue letting the child decide, my sister got to decide and she’s 25 and hasn’t ever held a job longer than a month or graduated… so I’m all for parent intervention. Although I would agree with the entire not freckling your child and using them as such…

  20. keylaleigh

    My brother just noticed that he looks like Pokey from the Earthbound series, only with shorter hair, which I find quite interesting, seeing Pokey is the bully/second main antagonist of the series. Coincidence, no?

  21. Kiriel

    :C I miss the Earthbound games…
    Also as a girl who had plenty of ambitions, I’ve never followed through on them myself, having yoru path chosen for you sucks but hey if it helps you get a push in the right direction.. 😛 With him ti doesn’t seem to work though :C

  22. dale_mettam

    Kiriel – HAD plenty of ambitions?

    HAVE plenty of ambitions.

    You only fail when you quit. Courtney and I could have quit lots of places along the way. We didn’t. You are the master of your own destiny. Whatever it is… DO IT!

  23. Ragedoll

    Yay for ambitions! I’m just picturing where Courtney would be if he had quit along the way. So glad he didn’t or he wouldn’t have the beautiful family he does!

    Please tell me that Matty isn’t going to quit? haha

  24. comichero

    Damn way to get me jack up dale i fel like going out and kick some ass my mother choose my path for methe life eof a chef isnt an easy one but i actual am gratful for the nudge yes true i would have prefred somthignin video games but this way i have a lofe skill , give a man a fish you feed him for a day teach him how to fish you feed him fro life

  25. Dan Genesis

    Oh wow.

    Tears is awesome.

  26. dale_mettam

    @comichero – I think sometimes an outside element can help. However, if you are living a life, drifting and wishing for an “If only…” change to come along, then you need to BE that change.
    @Dan – Yes. Yes he is.
    @Ragedoll – We have discussed a future story with Matty, where the ripple effect from this does come into play… but that won’t be for a while.

  27. L.C.S

    Ambitions… In my family, it’s very dangerous to announce your ambitions. At the point I declared I wanted to be a nutritionist and my grandfather reacted like I’d said I wanted to kill puppies with a cheese grater….

    I love lunch-room girl’s expression. It’s totally “???” . 😀

    Poor Matty. His reputation is now toasted. With butter and jam.

  28. Wicked

    Mmmm toast.

    Can’t wait to see how this follows through later on. ^^

  29. purplerose133

    poor guy.. i _almost_ feel sorry for him…but not quite. XD mwahaha its so funny!!

  30. Revok

    hey guys
    @dale-wow insperational…i was moved

    otherwise… lol nothing quite like a crying bully to put you in a good mood

  31. Kiriel

    But..but I have no ambitions, I just am drifting and I don’t wanna be anything, I’m too scared… I can’t draw anatomy well, I can’t do action poses, I have no real skills that are worth anything, etc…

  32. Sicarius

    @ Kiriel

    …I never had any real ambitions either…took me awhile, but I found my niche. You will too…in the meantime do what you can and don’t stop drawing…remember, we are our toughest critics…

    …in other news, crying bully…*cackles* Good day, good day…

  33. Dangerdoll

    All I gotta say is… TEARS FTW! lol.

  34. Courtney

    I never would have guessed Tears.

  35. charliez

    Does Matty need a change of undies after all those tears? Did he have snot running from his nose after all the tears? Stay tuned to this Imp Channel to find out.

  36. D.Durand

    Crying all day… I will kill myself after something like that.