Small World

New year, old flame.

62 thoughts on “Small World

  1. *sigh* I knew it. I just freaking knew that one way or another, these two would meet up here. Commence the drama!

    1. Isn’t her Mom a carnie? Or, if she isn’t, dating one? πŸ˜€

      1. Hell if I know. I’d rather not think about that. Least it’s not a circus. Clowns scare the right hell out of me,

        1. Again with the clown hate? *sigh*

  2. There is no simple joy sweeter than to bump into an ex while you’re with your newer, hotter date. =D

    1. not only newer and hotter, but also LEGAL!

      1. I think the red head is hotter

        1. fire above fire below

        2. If roof is rusty, then itΒ΄s wet in cellar πŸ˜€

        3. I smells trouble….

  3. This was bound to happen. πŸ™

  4. “Oh… Hi. Do you have any fried oreos?”

    I wasn’t expecting them to bump into each other over funnel cake, romance :D.

    Fried oreos are amazing.

    1. and fried cookie dough

    2. Funnel Cake Romance sounds like a band I would listen to.

      1. Hell yeah, just think about their first album! “Fried Love at the Fair” IΒ΄d buy it right away!

  5. Sure they were bound to meet again. I can’t see how you could call her an ex though. She wanted to be an ex maybe, not that’s just her age talkin.

  6. I predict either Nate will say stupid or there will be dick punching. Possibly both.

    1. One can only hope.

  7. Seriously, have you been spying on me ? This comic eerily resembles my life… I think I made the right decision by turning her down though …

    1. I’m getting more and more of these accusations of surreptitious behavior lately! REALISM WIN.

      1. If she starts talking about how she’s moving countries and will be banging another guy unless Nate comes with her, then it’ll start resembling my life.

        1. OK, david… now you are talking about *MY* life. That is almost exactly how I stopped working ad Food Dog and ended up in Atlanta. I didn’t go with her, and she did bang some guy she met in Finland.

  8. Why is it always at the funnel cake stand that an old flame comes back. this is why i dont go to the fair anymore. DX

    1. I know! They just are breeding grounds for these types of circumstances. D:

  9. It used to be such a nice fan, too.

    1. i was wondering when these two would run into each other again. bout time

      1. All we need now is a certain customer service manager on her day off, for the girlfriend trifecta

  10. At least she didn’t show up when he had “thick saliva”. Whatever. He’s doomed. Unless the almighty author suddenly takes pity on him, grants him (at least temporarily) a pair, and he tells her straight-up that he’s on a date. And then she leaves him alone. Of course, that just ain’t going to happen. Thus, agreeing with Lazruth, let the drama commence.

    1. either THAT,or Tracy appears and lets Hell break lose

  11. DUM DUM DUM!! /suspense

  12. are those supposed to be funnel cakes in the background of the last panel? they look like someone jizzed on a birds nest

    1. An accurate enough description of some forms of funnel cake. Although usually the jizz comes in powdered form.


  13. not so much an oh hi moment but an oh shit! moment

  14. Awkward moment in 3-2-1…..GO!

  15. And then, just as Miranda and Rose gets their best scowls on, ganging up on Nate, Tracy Winters walks by with a a male ex-pornstar friend.

    Once the awkward has reached level 10, we add Rose’s mother to the mix.


    1. Sheeta – I SO wanna see that! … a menage-a-OH_SHIT!

      I don’t wonder that Tracy IS there, but with WHOM? … ;
      Jimi ? – (2nds or I squeal like a pig!)
      Arne? – (we REALLY NEED another asshole now!)

      or – how ’bout THIS for a “nut-punch” … Rose came with TRACY !!! (purportedly, to “compare notes” on Nate for a ‘return’!)

      Tune in Wednesday fellow “followers-of-the-punishment” in the continuing STOR-eeee of “As Nate’s Stomach Turns”! — LOL!

      {Side-note: my HANGOVER is GONE – but Nate’s is beginning!}

      1. Wow Five bucks says:

        Rose is dating tracy ( HA! at this point i’m just waiting for it)
        Jimmy is banging/dating Rose’s sister.
        Steve is there with Rose’s Mother
        And to add to the shit-Funnel-cake
        L’estat and aya (Because when nick fucks shit up, he fucks shit up goood πŸ˜€ )

  16. I think I’m missing out… I live in England and have never had a funnel cake πŸ™

    1. I’ve never been to england but assuredly you’ve access to oil powder sugar and bread? granted individual ingredents in said ”cake’ portion will differ from recipe to recipe but thats the gist.

      1. Ingredients
        1 cup water
        3/4 stick butter (6 tablespoons)
        1 tablespoon sugar
        1/8 teaspoon salt
        1 cup flour
        1 cup eggs, about 4 large eggs and 2 whites
        Vegetable oil, for frying
        Powdered sugar, for topping
        Boil water, butter, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan. Add flour and work it in until it is all incorporated and dough forms a ball. Transfer mixture to the bowl of a standing mixer and let cool for 3 to 4 minutes. With mixer lowest speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, making sure the first egg is completely incorporated before continuing. Once all eggs have been added and mixture is smooth, put dough in a piping bag fitted with a number 12 tip. Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a heavy pan. Pipe dough into oil, making a free-form lattice pattern; cook until browned, flipping once. Remove cake from oil, drain on paper towels, and top with powdered sugar. Continue until all of the batter is used.

        Alton Brown: Episode Choux Shine

        1. Best. Forum. Evar…Comedy, Drama, Funnel Cake + Alton Brown

        2. i love me some Alton Brown he teaches cooking in geek-ese i bet he could do a show in l33tspeak

  17. As loathe as I am to quote beer commercials, especially Bud light commericals….”here we go…”

  18. And in the spirit of truly bad judgement calls and in an attempt to dispel any notion of ‘wholesome’ content in this comic, Rose proceeds to make out with Miranda…

    Who was hoping for just that reaction.

    And then the cops show up demanding everyone prove their citizenship.

  19. “oh… its you…” would have worked too

  20. Small town, Big hell. This takes me to my school years, the city was so small with so few places to go out, that you end up meeting the same people everywere.
    If Nate Universe works just like mine, you can bet Tracy is around there too.

  21. “Sooo….can we bang yet?”

    Either of them saying this makes sense, to be honest.

  22. …I’m not going to say it reflect my life or the shit had hit the fan. All I’m going to say:

    “Nick, you’re a cruel son of a bitch and I LOVE you for that. Thanks for keeping up with the comic, thanks for improving the art, thanks for making it funny.”

    P.S: (Black) Aqualad RULES!

  23. Oh yeah! Shits about to get REEAL!!!

  24. Why Hello There!

    I found your comic just… today and I’ve read it all until you’re most recent update and that has to say SOMETHING.

    I enjoy the characters you’ve given each person; they seem like real personalities that you’d maybe run into somewhere in the real world. That is what makes your comic work.

    Thanks for making it and congratulations, you’ve just found a new fan.

  25. “stiff challenges await”

    haha, well played Nick… well played.

  26. So I’m thinking that Rose’ human sex toy will be showing up sometime soon. Just pile on the awkwardsauce until it doesn’t even make sense anymore.

  27. don’t forget the awkward sauce. It tastes really good on funnel cake.

  28. So, where did Miranda go? Unless she is looking for a restroom the typical place for her to be would be in line with Nate, keeping her date company, and not wandering off while he buys her a funnel cake…

  29. that other kid must really have a thing for clowns

  30. I know i’m a sappy guy but seeing this hurts i wish they would just get back together sex or not. and if any of you feel like makin fun of me for that remember this you are what you eat. that makes Derek a dick, Nate an ass and me a pussy, AND EVERYONE ELSE IS FUNNEL CAKE!!!

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