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    Default Girl Genius IV: Because SCIENCE! is my mistress

    Well, Cinderella is over, and a fun journey it was, but now we're back to the big event, and with the other thread getting a bit high in the page count, I thought it might be time to fire up a new one.


    Previously, on Girl Genius:

    OMGZ, Von Pinn has legs!

    And now, this week's exciting new episode!
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    We need a better thread title. I propose "Girl Genius IV: a TRAP that will KILL YOU"
    or "Girl Genius IV: Indistinguishable from SCIENCE"
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    Link to Part Three of thread.

    New thread, eh? Time for the Links for Begininng Madboys and Madgirls:

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    Link to current comic and link to the beginning of the strip.
    Wiki Project devoted to to Girl Genius
    Wikipedia entry on Girl Genius.
    TV Tropes page on Girl Genius. (because one can never have enough TV Trope love)
    The Continuing Adventures of Othar Tryggvassen, Gentleman Adventurer! (A compliation [and much easier to read if you're just catching up] of the entries can be found here at the GG website)
    Kaja Foglio's LJ Page and Studio Foglio News LJ Page (Both updated infrequently)
    Links to Webcomic Ranking websites. (Used to have Vote Incentives [sketches, parodies of strips, etc] that were changed daily. Might once again.)
    The Secret Blueprints (NOTE: Contains background infomation on the GG Universe, so it should probably be read after "catching up" to the newest comic, as it contains many spoilers.)
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    Wait, the other thread still has 8 pages to go, why did we make this one?
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    Wait, the other thread still has 8 pages to go, why did we make this one?
    For SCIENCE!
    The above post made a lot more sense in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerHunter View Post
    For SCIENCE!
    *ahem*

    You mean, For SCIENCE!

    *checks watch*

    Is it Friday yet?
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    Default Re: Girl Genius IV: Because of IX

    I just figured that the old one was getting a little bit long in the tooth, pagewise, and even if it's not at the official limit, since we're starting a new book, it was also the perfect time to start a new thread.
    Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from SCIENCE!

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    Sneaky Gate II: Return of Sneaky Gate!
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    Huzzah, we return to the story with a handy Familiar Faces recap.

    Hopefully the recap won't take all of next week, but something tells me it will
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matuse View Post
    I just figured that the old one was getting a little bit long in the tooth, pagewise, and even if it's not at the official limit, since we're starting a new book, it was also the perfect time to start a new thread.
    Traditionally, we squeeze every drop of thread out of a thread before moving on, but I will forgive you this time in exchange for 50 innocent villagers and a Roast Mimmoth sandwhich.
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    Giving high-proof alcohol to mobs? Recipe for disaster. Not only have you removed the inhibitions that might otherwise prevent them from rioting, you've also given them all the ingredients for Molotov Cocktails.
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    The above post made a lot more sense in my head.

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    Giving high-proof alcohol to mobs? Recipe for disaster. Not only have you removed the inhibitions that might otherwise prevent them from rioting, you've also given them all the ingredients for Molotov Cocktails.
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    However, remember that Mechanicsburg isn't really the Baron's city. He doesn't mind if they riot at the moment; he's more worried about them mobbing up to defend the Lady Heterodyne.

    Also, this booze sounds like it's more of the incapacitating kind than the inhibition-loosing kind. A lightly soused mob is dangerous, but one that is totally sloshed can barely muster the coordination to stampede in one direction
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    It's the same trick
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    Vimes used in "Thud", spiking the drinks of the dwarves to create Scumble, and the Trolls to create Big Hammer. Since the drinkers didn't know the drinks had been "fortified", they drank alot, and the watch just rolled them up and hosed em off, since they were generally too drunk to fight.
    And that was with two groups that actually intended to fight.
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    Anyone else notice that the bottom of the page says volume 9 page 009? Gotta be just a mistake, but at first I was worried that I'd missed 8 pages somewhere.
    "Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight ... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there's a woman, or if I'm gettin' paid. Mostly only when I'm gettin' paid, but ... eating people alive? Where's that get fun?" - Jayne

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    Somehow I like how the Baron handle things. He has just a tendency to break a fly on the wheel meaning he often uses too much force.

    Well I think we will be back in the castle very soon (I hope)!

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    Odd. When I use the back button to go back, there is no next option to today's strip.
    Oh, now it works.
    Giving alcohol to a mob does seem a little mad. Especially when they're Heterodyne-happy.

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    It depends on how strong the alcohol is.

    This one sounds like it would give a pan galactic gargle blaster a run for it's money, and thus would be more effective in subduing a mob than a mountain of troops.

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    Ah the old "Big Hammer" and "Fluff" method.
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    Snap = schnapps.

    That's 50 barrels full of schnapps, the stuff you are supposed to drink in shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamilkar View Post
    Somehow I like how the Baron handle things. He has just a tendency to break a fly on the wheel meaning he often uses too much force.

    Well I think we will be back in the castle very soon (I hope)!
    Keep in mind that we are now in the opening pages of a new book, so you can expect a week or more of slow exposition for the sake of "those just joining us" who don't have access to a back button.

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    Anyone else think that this would make for a really, really cool bookmark?

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    Where did we see the sergeant before? Where did he hurt his arm? The Cinderella story made me completely lose track of the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battleburn View Post
    Where did we see the sergeant before? Where did he hurt his arm? The Cinderella story made me completely lose track of the story.
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    We saw him Here, leading a group of soldiers sent to get Agatha out of Sturmhalten. He appeared later with the soldiers around the Castle, with the broken arm. This implies that he got it getting out of Sturmhalten himself.

    Also on the new cast page, Here.

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    Traditionally, we squeeze every drop of thread out of a thread before moving on, but I will forgive you this time in exchange for 50 innocent villagers and a Roast Mimmoth sandwhich.
    And yet here we have the perfect storm of the old thread getting almost used up, a new book, and a new year. Also...SCIENCE!


    What's not to love? I changed the title of the thread for you people already...AND THIS IS THE THANKS I GET!?

    I'm going to go cry now. I hope you feel guilty.
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    Gotz to make a quick observation about the latest entry in Othar's Twitter:

    http://twitter.com/Othar/status/1128640244

    The setup might have taken a while, but the payoff was sure worth it.

    Also, as I think about it, Othar is lucky he wasn't stabbed on the spot. Duels have been fought over lesser culinary crimes.
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    That burgeoning romance with the exiled Geisterdame is so cute, I can't wait for her to die horribly. Hey, it's an Othar Tryggvassen adventure, you know how they go...
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    I think we've seen that before... The sergeant recognizes it. Can someone remind me?
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    The fact that the Sergent recognizes it, but I don't, makes me think that it's some wulfenbach device, or a device built by somebody whom the Baron has fought before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRC View Post
    The fact that the Sergent recognizes it, but I don't, makes me think that it's some wulfenbach device, or a device built by somebody whom the Baron has fought before.
    We've never seen it before, but I'm thinking it might have to do with Other Tech. After all, Scorp is part of the Bug Squad...

    Or it might be Oublenmach with his back-up plan. I bet that The Knights of Jove have more than a few of the Baron's old opponents in their ranks...

    A good way to start out the week

    Also: Man, isn't Mama Gkika gonna be pissed, what with digging machines tearing up her nice, clean, secret catacombs?
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