America, FUCK YEAH!
Let's see how much the comment volume drops now that we won't have people speculating about what state they're in.
Also, as Taco Bell -- excuse me, "El Taco" -- is relevant to the comic, it's totally worth checking out That SciFi Guy's new commentary on the subject.
171 thoughts on “Jurisdiction”
Okay, someone update TV Tropes…
I hope he just shrugs and says “how interesting” and stays the course. Rose isn’t worth the trouble.
The Negro Guy
The Negro Guy actually thinks Rose and Nate are a good pair. I will give Nate props for covering his ass even when he didn’t know the law though.
who is the Negro Guy?
never mind, just read your name
@The Negro Guy, i’ve been wondering why on earth you feel the need to always refer to yourself in the third person… towards the strip though, that’s why i far prefer living in England. much simpler, 16 is legal and that’s that
Hey, now, Rose is a good chick! A little immature and (indirectly) vengeful, but her personality jibes with Nate’s. Even broken-up they’re good -to- each other, and they could be good -for- each other.
But he shouldn’t jump into her arms/bed, either.
Who ever is, though?
Thank you, North Carolina! 😉
16 is the age down here too.
Damn, Nate must be blue-balling like a bitch now.
Well he did “sleep with” Tracy several times, though I suppose there’s little comparison to Rose. Anyway first time commenter, gotta say I love Treading Ground and can’t wait for more of this wonderful comic.
Thanks for the kind words. Glad you like it!
I fecking love that the writer talks to his fan’s. I feel like a fangirl going all SQUUUUUUIIII OMG SIGN MY BOOBS!
*coughs* Except I wouldn’t do that.
For the record, boob signage is still on the table!
How about mine?
Damn, this TG’s comment section is funnier than the comic sometimes. .
No offense Nick, the amount of witty conversation down here is just priceless.
wait, this is wit? wow, i have to say i’m underwhelmed… 🙂
You would sign a pair of moobs ?
Talks to his fans? This guy got drunk with them on New years
More accurately, watched THEM get drunk. 😉
I didn’t make it to full-on drunk that night. Remember, i was the one picking up the fireworks and pegging the guy in the balls with a spent roman candle after he set that chick’s dress on fire.
However, tonight I am rectifying the matter. I have just watched Repo: The Genetic opera while consuming a fine Belgian Saison. We are leaving momentarily to go watch Rocky Horror, and my wife is wearing an outfit that will make it difficult for us to make it out the door tonight…
So…if you will excuse me, it would appear I have better things to do with my hands then type….
OH really? And how does one get in on this new years drinking fan thing?
My wife is called Kim. Please let this comment be hers (even though I know it isn’t)
The Negro Guy
The Negro Guy would be blue balling if I had the chance and didn’t take it.
HE! If HE had the chance!
Thou art a heretic and traitor to third-person speech. I herby sentence you do death by hanging, burning at the stake, and drowning at the same time. Forthwith.
You misspelled “hereby.”
Failed English Major
Irony, Thou art a bitch as welll.
Full. Of. Win.
(“Well” has only two Ls, but you’re a FAILED English major so I guess that was going to happen no matter what.)
That one guy...
who the hell are you people?
The Negro Guy
The Negro Guy looks down upon you because you are asking a bunch of people with screen names who they are.
Failed english major
Oh, hell, I’ll come clean:
I am Pink Freud and Dickweed the Elder
I actually caught the extended version of ‘well’, and decided to retain it in order to keep the irony coming.
What, Herby isn’t misspelled… He just swings that way.
Surely, he didn’t mean it that way.
They Call Him Eric
Texas is 17 with her consent. But Texas will fry you for just about anything so…good luck.
The Negro Guy
The Negro Guy is thinking about getting some in Texas now…
do they fry you for refering to youself in the third person?
The Negro Guy
No, otherwise they would have fried Rick Perry years ago.
Also, Nick, great job with the comic thus far. It’s fantastic.
With her consent? How about “without her consent”? What’s the age for that? 😉
In North Carolina? The exact age is inversely proportional to the degree in which the people are related. immediately family gets first crack, then first cousins, aunts / uncles, grandparents, second cousins get sloppy seconds, and everyone else has to take a number and wait in line.
stating the obvious
“with her consent”??? when is that not part of the law? a little surprised it had to be stated…
O.o I HAVE to ask…is that actually true?
I can see 16 being okay (I believe that a good portion of the country uses it), but specifying that it’s missionary position with the blinds pulled?
The internet seems to think so. Can’t find the actual law cited anywhere though.
the age part is very true. the part about the blinds and missionary im not so sure about anymore but i do recall a time up until about 1-2 years ago in NC that anything other than consenting sex with your spouse in the military position with the lights off and blinds closed was considered illegal. this included blowjobs as well as anal and all that. some of these laws have started changing though.
that is a link to the age of consent as well as penalties for the states.
On the bed
under the covers
and a dog at the foot of the bed
In the Billiard Room
With the Candlestick.
kinky…..but I think I’ll pass.
Sadly, some of the laws on those links HAVE to be wrong. On several pages, it states that oral sex in California is illegal. If that’s the case, most of the porn industry (a good portion of which is filmed out of the San Fernando Valley) would be shut down. They have PROOF of these people giving and receiving oral sex.
Now, it might have been illegal at one time, but I would have to assume that these laws have been struck from the books now because it’s so goofy.
As for Nate and Rose, well, that could be legal…I just wonder if Rose is really mature enough for a solid relationship with Nate and that she can really be with him on something other than a sexual level.
I think the idea on those sites is that it’s “crazy laws no one enforces anymore,” but I honestly have no idea.
Well, yes. It is like the “why is this still a law?” kind of deal. For example, Kansas has a law about eating vanilla ice cream on cherry pie. Kentucky (I believe) has one where you cannot hide your donkey in your bathtub. Most states have obscure laws like that, written from times past that make no sense what-so-ever, yet they’re still oddly, a law. Go figure.
The thing about CA is rather than go back and change all the “blue laws” that are decades old they passed one new one. Anything between consenting adults that dosn’t cause death or serious injury is legal.
I know that in most places, NC I know for a fact, cause I live here, that anything other than missionary, etc. is considered sodomy and it is the sodomy that is illegal. This might be true for the state of CA as well, however I still think that would be kinda dumb, as you would run into the same problems.
So Alaska, HJ’s are cool no matter the age?
On further reading they’re safe in most states, at least from rape charges.
They live in NC? I had no flippin idea. Is it Charlotte? Tell me they live in Charlotte.
Long Point, actually. It’s along the coast and fictional. Sorry to disappoint!
I actually lived in Charlotte myself for a couple of months though, so there’s that.
The Negro Guy
The Negro Guy laughs at the thought of this comic being in Long Point.
Dammit, And here I thought I could visit that supermarket for real (obviously without meeting the very fictional cast). I live in Charlotte and it’s nice to know you did at some point. It’s neat when things are based in your state. My sister freaked when she found out they film One Tree Hill here. And Yes, my fellow negro. Long Point is a hilarious name,
The store is based on various Food Lions I’ve worked at in South Carolina (they’re basically all the same.)
So… they all have vampires?
Yeah, but the bastards all sparkle now.
I always suspected the store was based on Food Lion. Most of my family and several friends worked for the local Food Lions here on the mountainous end of NC.
Heh… good ol’ Food Lion. They tried a massive expansion into Texas in the early 90s but that went nowhere. It’s interesting to see how many former FL buildings are out there – they’re all easily recognizable – and what they’re used for now (anything from Goodwills to ethnic grocers to charter schools to office space to libraries).
HA! That’s awesome he lives in NC, I used to live in Newport but ended up moving back to Minnesota… freakin’ walking freezer of a state…
At least there’s things to do in Minnesota. When I relocated from the cities to South Dakota I kept all of the cold and lost pretty much all of civilization.
So, you lived in NC, worked at a crappy grocery store, and amusing art imitates life, banged an underage, but legal girl there, and now live in Atlanta….
Nick, I really must know, have you been stalking me? or are you just my long lost twin that only now surfaces to haunt me with my past? Even down to the “looking back in anger” storyline of losing the girl because of a lack of ambition you have accurately described the details of my life.
Or did Scifi Guy tell you all about me and give you ideas? I don’t remember telling him much detail about my pre-N9 days, but if I was drunk enough, who knows…..
Heh, the Nate/Rose stuff isn’t based on my personal experience, and I’ve only known TSFG since about 2004 (after I started TG).
There’s a crazy amount of comments I’ve received over the years where people tell me that I’m basically illustrating their life. Guess that means I’m doing my job here!
a very good job indeed
…And just to make matter seven more awkward, my college roommate at NCSU was a closet furry. After the first week I never went in to the dorm room if “Tiny Toons” was on.