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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #60 on: December 14, 2010, 11:31:01 PM »
Official GIRL GENIUS scents

 :unsure:  .....umm......I don't think I *want* to know what a Jšger smells like.  Nope, don't think I do.   :blink:

Well apparently a very Nize Hat smells like (among other things) frankincense and whale poop.   Quite the mental image.

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #61 on: December 15, 2010, 04:14:54 PM »
Clearly, they make their hats smell strong to reduce the chances of losing them.

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #62 on: December 17, 2010, 02:29:13 PM »
today's comic

Aren't they glad she wasn't the muse of... well, pretty much anything else BUT that?

Of course, I completely expect things to get worse in 3...2...


1... NOW.

That's what I call a cliffhanger.

Speaking of which, what do you want to bet that's the last official comic in the story arc this year and we cut to another mini-story?  Or will they set up some more cliffhanger scenes first?
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2010, 12:46:28 PM »
She's so much happier in her new body...
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #64 on: December 20, 2010, 03:46:58 PM »
Indeed.  Though no one is going to recognize her at the next Muses reunion.  ;)

(BTW: congrats on post #8,000 Alaric)
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #65 on: December 20, 2010, 04:42:00 PM »
So I was wrong... that wasn't going to be a cliffhanger.

I do like Otilia's last line, though.

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I've got to say, it's probably a good thing that VonZinzer was the first one up.  After that, they would have had a hard time getting him in the saddle.
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #66 on: December 20, 2010, 07:19:25 PM »
Oh, it was a cliffhanger.  Just a speedily resolved one.

And Otila definitely makes for an entertaining Muse.  I don't think the other Muses that we've seen thus far have had nearly such vibrant personalities.  I can only imagine what she was like in her original body.

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #67 on: December 31, 2010, 06:15:54 PM »
Okay, maybe it's just me, but I'm ready for Zola to die already.  This "Haha I'm back and now I'm going to kill you all even though I'll probably fail again" is starting to get old.   
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #68 on: January 01, 2011, 04:16:53 PM »
When she was first introduced, I thought a suitable fate for "Pinky" would be that she be installed in Der Kestle as the "official" Heterodyne, always under the watchful eye of a general or two, some Jaegers, and, of course, Der Kestel. That way Agatha would be free to go out adventuring whenever she wanted.

Now, I, too, am ready for her to be eliminated as a problem.

I've long been past being ready for Lucrezia to get out of Agatha's head.


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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #69 on: January 03, 2011, 12:36:06 PM »
Well, Zola's probably going to be around for a little while longer at least, but I am enjoying the current takedown.  The panel that is the third from the end is particularly enjoyable.

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #70 on: January 03, 2011, 02:54:57 PM »
I'm not sure Zola is going to get 'eliminated'.  She might return as a recurring guest psychopath.

As I have commented in the past, Girl Genius tends to advance the plot slightly faster than a glacier.  This should be no surprise to anybody.  But the art and the humor are usually worth it.  Given the number of loose ends, I don't expect a conclusion to the Castle storyline anytime soon.
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #71 on: January 03, 2011, 03:31:49 PM »
The smooth-running schedule of updates also helps mitigate slow plot issues.  But as a plot device, Zola seems to have fallen to recycling old tricks.  So I'm ready for her to be neutralized, and quickly.  Or if not quickly, then in a thoroughly satisfying Conga Line of Humiliation.

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #72 on: January 03, 2011, 08:21:08 PM »
The panel that is the third from the end is particularly enjoyable.

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I was going to say something like, lower-left panel FTW!  It's got violence, punnage, and irony all in such a small space.  Brilliant!
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #73 on: January 04, 2011, 02:26:46 AM »
Oh yes.  That was my favorite panel too for all the reasons listed.  :D
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #74 on: January 04, 2011, 04:32:37 AM »
Heh heh heh.  Reminds me of same of your own panels and little details GG.

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #75 on: January 04, 2011, 02:21:58 PM »
The smooth-running schedule of updates also helps mitigate slow plot issues.  But as a plot device, Zola seems to have fallen to recycling old tricks.  So I'm ready for her to be neutralized, and quickly.  Or if not quickly, then in a thoroughly satisfying Conga Line of Humiliation.

I like the Conga Line of Humiliation idea.

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #76 on: January 05, 2011, 03:33:30 PM »
Well, today's artwork doesn't advance the storyline, but it's quite cute nevertheless.  I like Gil's expression - I imagine him thinking, "I wish this wasn't just a wishful dream on my part!"

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #77 on: January 05, 2011, 04:11:56 PM »
Mark my words... that artwork is a self-fulfilling prophecy.  It's too compelling not to give them ideas.  Won't be anytime in the near future, of course.
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #78 on: January 05, 2011, 04:22:01 PM »
Mark my words... that artwork is a self-fulfilling prophecy.  It's too compelling not to give them ideas.  Won't be anytime in the near future, of course.

I certainly hope so.  I like Gil WAY better than the Storm loser.
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #79 on: January 05, 2011, 06:29:11 PM »
I have heard from friends that also follow the series that Gil was originally intended to be much more evil and unlikable, which became unnecessary when it was discovered that the Storm King dude was filling that role nicely.  (Not sure what their source was, but it certainly was an amusing theory.)

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #80 on: January 06, 2011, 01:44:51 AM »
I remember reading something about Gil being originally more Evil and mellowing.

I prefer him to Tarvek, who's motives I still don't trust all the way.  He's got more sides than a zocchihedron.
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #81 on: January 06, 2011, 03:40:41 AM »
I remember reading something about Gil being originally more Evil and mellowing.

I prefer him to Tarvek, who's motives I still don't trust all the way.  He's got more sides than a zocchihedron.

I don't even know where Lou hangs out these days; the old bulding I knew by the railroad is gone...

I don't trust Tarvek either, but he is a good aggravation for Gil.

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #82 on: January 07, 2011, 02:01:15 PM »
Thoughts on today's comic:

Right.  I had forgotten that Pinky was hopped up on Speed Of Plot Juice.  Side effects may include arbitrarily stretching the length of plot along at the author's whim.  I suppose I could hope that the last panel heralds her downfall.  But I'd entertained similar hopes after the last panel of the last action strip as well.

And for some wishful dialogue-scripting on my part...
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #83 on: January 07, 2011, 05:21:43 PM »
Thoughts on today's comic:

Right.  I had forgotten that Pinky was hopped up on Speed Of Plot Juice.  Side effects may include arbitrarily stretching the length of plot along at the author's whim.  I suppose I could hope that the last panel heralds her downfall.  But I'd entertained similar hopes after the last panel of the last action strip as well.

And for some wishful dialogue-scripting on my part...
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Heh, that made me laugh.  I like your version. :)
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #84 on: January 10, 2011, 02:48:47 PM »
Looks like my prediction of last time was on the mark - the authors were pulling another instance of "Maybe THIS will finally stop her... Er, no.  No, it won't."

Best panel of this strip (for me, at least) is once again the lower left corner:

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I wonder if the next strip will finally pull a reversal of Zola's fortunes.  We're not being teased by something that might stop her in the last panel, so we're breaking that chain of activity.  Plus there's the literary rule that the third time's a charm.  I'm not sure whether to expect that the Movit 11 is still going to play a role - the past strips made a couple of references to how that quantity of the substance should cause the subject to have a spectactularly nasty crash, but Zola seems to be dismissing it utterly.

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #85 on: January 12, 2011, 05:33:29 AM »
Today's comic

3 things

1) For some reason, I LOVE panel four. :D

2) spoiler...
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3) Today (the 12th) the day to buy the new novel if you want to see if they can get the book onto the Amazon best ranking for Kaja's birthday or what have you.    
http://www.girlgeniusbooks.com/

Still debating on this one for myself, but am sharing anyway.
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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #86 on: January 12, 2011, 02:56:21 PM »
Well, last comic DID show the flight suit as being kept in the area marked "Dangerous But Amusing"...

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #87 on: January 17, 2011, 02:22:28 PM »
Well, today's comic finally provides some satisfaction.  Of course, standard webcomic plot rules suggest that things won't naturally resolve the way that Tarvek claims they will. 

In Girl Genius, nothing ever seamlessly flows from the end of one comic panel to the start of another, in the same logical direction.  There's almost inevitably a sudden reversal.

I guess we'll see what happens on Wednesday...

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #88 on: January 17, 2011, 04:15:55 PM »
Well I guess the drug is finally wearing off.

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Re: Girl Genius thread
« Reply #89 on: January 19, 2011, 02:03:11 PM »
Today's comic
YAY!  Look who's back!  FINALLY!

Too bad he had to interrupt but at least someone's out of the picture for a while  (I hope)
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