Chapter 5: Lit, page 84.

Chapter 5: Lit, page 84.


People determined to disenfranchise themselves and imperil their well-being, by voting against their own best interests?



Good thing this is just fiction, amirite

Discussion (45)¬

  1. Kanothae says:

    Not a pastime myself then, I guess, but I wish I had a TARDIS so I could see some history with my own eyes.

  2. frankwolftown says:

    That would mean we live in a country with too many uninformed voters. That doesn’t happen here in the good ol’ U.S. of A! Amirite?

  3. Tiff Hudson says:

    Heh! Vlad Drakul!!!

  4. Freesamples says:

    I am trying to imagine the Do Me Bros as a porno but I keep getting jersey shore inspired ska band instead.

  5. Pearle says:

    I’m sure we all know which staff member recommended that.

  6. pencilears says:

    what the hell is Gordon stealing?

    • Synfony says:

      I think he nicked the cuddle parlour advert off the wall and folded it up. Does it look like that to anyone else?

    • Alethia says:

      It’s whatever was hanging up in a frame above the “Staff Recommendation” shelf. Not the cuddle-parlour picture, though, I think… o.o;

    • Pixel says:

      It’s whatever was hanging on the wall above the “Staff Recommendation” case. You can see the blank spot on the wall.

    • Jerry says:

      My first thought was also Ben’s “screen” or laptop or whatever they call it, but Mesmer’s got it in the breakroom. Maybe it’s the clipboard with the master do-not-sell list?

    • Hanna says:

      What ever it is, he appears spooked/scared about it. Perhaps something to do with his horrible past? Or perhaps he doesn’t HAVE a horrible past, but is just posing like he did (street cred gets you a long way)… In any case, it must be something he doesn’t want other people to see/read.

  7. blah blah blah says:

    It’s Ben’s laptop.

  8. JL says:

    You know only someone who apparently has a Pastime boyfriend and roommate would go to such lengths to differentiate themselves from them.

  9. Jason Thorn says:

    Can’t be the laptop. Mesmer’s currently looking through that. It looks to be some case or display off the wall.

  10. Andrew says:

    A case? Good luck hiding that in a t-shirt…maybe it’s a poster? Surely not Regan’s beloved Vlad…

  11. Kathleen says:

    oh geez. Is that tree stump for sale, with the knob on it? I guess some people like it the natural way. :P

  12. Jason says:


    No, seriously, check the box. Same one. “Vlad.” Diagonal cardboard stripe across the clear plastic window in the one corner.

    • Jason says:

      Wait, scratch that, I’m sorry, the previous commenters about the paper in the frame are right. The placement of the word balloon made it look like the Cock of Science was gone.

      He *should* be stealing Vlad, though, seriously.

  13. Redo19 says:

    Man, If Gordon’s shirt stays like that, he’s gonna have some ‘splainin’ to do… On a side note, I’m glad I checked for updates 2 days in a row.

    I think I love Flannery.

    • Hanna says:

      Well it’s not like Mesmer’s paying any attention, so whatever Gordon’s nicked, he just needs to get it out of the store. I still think he’s hiding it more to keep it away from people’s eyes than out of any thief’s instinct.

  14. Leonardhbrown says:

    He took Flannery’s picture. I think he’s got a crush. I think he freezes when he tries to talk to her.

  15. Braxton says:

    So THAT’s why everyone hates pastimes. Eesh.

    So much love for Flannery comic time though. <3

  16. The Joker says:

    I got the same look on my face as Gordon when I discovered that he, in fact, has the capacity to be surprised – all this time I thought he was a catatonic, cold-blooded murderer. Also, I’mma vote on that being someone’s picture too; it’s no use removing the no-sell list if basically every employee knows they shouldn’t sell to Gordon.

  17. Malex says:

    “I’m NOT a furry! I just cerebrate Halloween for several months a year!”

    • Ubik says:

      Great, “cerebrate Halloween” just put the mental image of a giant writhing maggot in a Sailor Moon outfit in my head. THANKS INTERNET

  18. Nayomee Dee says:

    Flannery is so cute when she’s indignant.

  19. Lhuci says:

    He couldn’t have folded it – he took the frame it was in as well.

  20. David says:

    I got it! He’s stealing a picture of the employee of the month. Its a picture of Reagan.

  21. Cyanmanta says:

    When she says “Oh my GAWD”, I picture her sounding exactly like a 20′s flapper girl.

  22. DisgruntledGrrl says:

    I’m glad Flannery caught that. Some girls don’t even notice when their boyfriend is full of crap.

  23. Kysec says:

    I’m so glad that Vlad loves me, and loves me as only Vlad can.


  24. Bland says:

    I can’t help but wonder what a Grumble Duck is.

  25. Slothrop, T. says:

    I laughed at the “and he rents!” comment. I don’t think it’s all fiction, the voting against self-interest thing.