Strap Yourself In…

Strap Yourself In…

Strap Yourself In…

by Steve Napierski to Comics

For almost half a decade now I have been making fun of that flat chested, little flower girl from Final Fantasy VII. But after the previous comic, I finally decided it was about time I showed her a little love. In fact it was actually the third Dueling Analogs comic where I took my first stab, no pun intended, at Aeris Aerith Gainsborough.

The good part about Final Fantasy VII is that like Super Mario Bros. or Pac-Man it’s so ingrained into the gaming culture you really need no setup for the reader to understand where you’re coming from. Choose an event or character, make a joke and odds are the audience will get it. Now, if I were to make a comic about the Chiki Chiki Boys I would definitely need to do some explaining.

In case you want to look at any of Dueling Analogs’ previous Aerith Gainsborough comics they are all located right here

Update: Jamie Noguchi supplied me with a puppy cow remix of today’s comic [remixed comic]. Don’t know what a puppy cow is? I recommend learning about it here. I still laugh everytime I see the remixed image.

Discussion (39)¬

  1. Tarrant
    Tarrant says:
    July 15, 2010 at 12:50 am #

    Oh. Snap.

    • CeruleanSage
      CeruleanSage says:
      July 16, 2010 at 9:48 am #

      You’ve summed my sentiments most adequately, sir.

  2. Serneum
    Serneum says:
    July 15, 2010 at 12:51 am #

    Oh god. All I have to say is BRILLIANT

  3. dgnslyr
    dgnslyr says:
    July 15, 2010 at 1:06 am #

    On one hand, this is brilliant. No question about that. On the other hand, I can’t decide if I should reach for the industrial strength eye bleach, or keep on staring.

  4. David
    David says:
    July 15, 2010 at 1:17 am #

    That is awesome.

  5. Chris Smedley
    Chris Smedley says:
    July 15, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    I agree with dgnslyr, it’s funny… but the image is going to be haunting for some time…

  6. Doc Lithius
    Doc Lithius says:
    July 15, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    Know what? This is hilarious and sexy. I approve! :3

    • Doc Lithius
      Doc Lithius says:
      July 15, 2010 at 5:13 am #

      Oh, and for some “ridiculous fanboy moment” trivia, I actually had a thing for “Sephiroth x Aerith” back in the day. Don’t ask me why. I don’t even know. Something about this logically and physically impossible pairing just felt right to me. XD

  7. Caine Collin
    Caine Collin says:
    July 15, 2010 at 1:44 am #

    The First “stab” at Aerith was the one that got me hooked on Dueling Analogs :)

  8. Aeriy
    Aeriy says:
    July 15, 2010 at 2:32 am #

    Haha, that is priceless. Kinda hot too.

  9. Matt Silver
    Matt Silver says:
    July 15, 2010 at 2:47 am #

    Mmkay, that is some fucked up and very hilarious shit! Yay for Aeristh?

  10. Liquid
    Liquid says:
    July 15, 2010 at 4:41 am #

    I’ve never played FF7, only a little bit of 8… does Aeris die?

    • Doc Lithius
      Doc Lithius says:
      July 15, 2010 at 5:11 am #

      Polite answer: Yes.

      Jackass answer:

      AERIS DIES AT THE END OF DISC 1 IN FINAL FANTASY VII

  11. DeltaOne
    DeltaOne says:
    July 15, 2010 at 5:04 am #

    Dear God. Epic. Win.

  12. Shaows
    Shaows says:
    July 15, 2010 at 8:09 am #

    I expected Aerith to be wearing one as long as Masamune. Fair is fair after all.

    • BigLord
      BigLord says:
      July 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

      I also was dissapointed by the lack of centimetres/inches on that “sword”… but ah well :P

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      July 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

      Do you realize how tiny Aerith would have had to be in the final frame for that to fit?

      • Shaows
        Shaows says:
        July 16, 2010 at 8:45 am #

        You could have drawn it so the length/weight would pull it down across the second frame’s background.

  13. Raian the Fallen
    Raian the Fallen says:
    July 15, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    I fuckin’ died.

  14. TheyCallMeTomu
    TheyCallMeTomu says:
    July 15, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    Flat chested flower girl eh? Hey, she was still more stacked than Yuffie! But I guess everyone looks like a pettanko when compared to Titty Titan Tifa.

  15. ticktocktober
    ticktocktober says:
    July 15, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    As a girl, all I’ve got to say to you is “About goddamn time, you ASS.” Christ.

  16. scarlet Pirate
    scarlet Pirate says:
    July 15, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    Well that wasn’t SFW.

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      July 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

      I guess it depends on where you work. Unfortunately, you can’t really warn people about the first thing you see when you visit the site.

      • Phaelin
        Phaelin says:
        July 16, 2010 at 8:04 am #

        Besides, it’s not really the first time Dueling Analogs has been “NSFW”. This is actually more tame than some previous comics that come to mind. (Such as one offering up a nude Lara Croft.) I mean, NSFW is about 50% of these comics, am I right?

      • Phaelin
        Phaelin says:
        July 16, 2010 at 8:06 am #

        Okay, I know I’m replying to myself here, but Dueling Analogs #1: Luigi’s Anal Adventure, followed by Bukkake Man. Seriously, hahah.

  17. bidoopoo
    bidoopoo says:
    July 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    This is one of the few sites where the comic can change from a tongue-in-cheek murder to a pegging joke in the span of two days. Good show Steve.

  18. Vinta
    Vinta says:
    July 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    This…might be the best thing on the site so far XD XD XD

  19. ImpofthePerverse
    ImpofthePerverse says:
    July 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

    Just now waiting for the inevitable Rul34ing by the FF VII fans, as this idea suddenly “dawns” on them.

  20. PorkRoll
    PorkRoll says:
    July 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Hmm…Seems rather auto-biographical…

  21. Ha. Yeah Right
    Ha. Yeah Right says:
    July 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    I saw this… and I came.

  22. SecondTomorrow
    SecondTomorrow says:
    July 15, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    How is Sephiroth reading that with his eyes closed?

    • Addictedtoemotes
      Addictedtoemotes says:
      July 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

      He’s just squinting really hard like Brock from pokemon

  23. DR_MORELOS
    DR_MORELOS says:
    July 15, 2010 at 11:37 pm #

    OMG so fking brillant jajajajaja

  24. LulzMan69
    LulzMan69 says:
    July 16, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    MUST… NOT… FAAAAAP….

  25. Taffer
    Taffer says:
    July 16, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    LOL, awesome

    Is this a Ghastly guest strip? ;-)

  26. Laddie
    Laddie says:
    July 16, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    I fail to see the need to divide this into panels.

  27. Conchobar Manthei
    Conchobar Manthei says:
    July 17, 2010 at 2:01 am #

    Am I only the one who loves Sepiroth’s facial expression. You have all these fanboys who draws him as a badass, but Napierski draws him as a total knave.

  28. Neil Williams
    Neil Williams says:
    July 18, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    For the love of God, please do a Chiki Chiki Boys comic! If only for the fact that you could claim to be the first video games related comic artist to do a comic about it. ^^

    Man, I loved that game. Still got my Genesis cartridge sitting there, ready to be played again… *nostalgia*

  29. kelsey
    kelsey says:
    July 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    ahahahahaha, that’s the most unsettling funny thing ever XD