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    Default Girl Genius X: The Othar Shoe Drops.

    Previously on Girl Genius:
    Zola has trapped a version of the Other in her head and is recovering in the great hospital from her encounter with the main cast. The main cast are well on their way to fix the castle. Klaus is still the first Spark to have been Wasped. And Othar is still roaming the castle with his sister.

    And hey, whadda ya know, we're still in the Castle.

    Links to Previous Threads
    Girl Genius! (original thread)
    Girl Genius II
    Girl Genius III: Nize Thread!
    Girl Genius IV: Because SCIENCE! is my mistress
    Girl Genius V: Madre de Diodes!
    Girl Genius VI: Der Pestle in Der Kestle
    Girl Genius VII: Get on the Slab, I Want to Get to Work!
    Girl Genius: VIII Will Show Them All!
    Girl Genius IX: The Unstoppable Thread

    Comic Links
    Link to current comic and link to the beginning of the strip. (Updates MWF @ Midnight [Eastern Time])
    The Continuing Adventures of Othar Tryggvassen, Gentleman Adventurer! (Updated sporadically)
    A compilation (and much easier to read if you're just catching up) of the entries can be found here at the GG website.
    And if one goes to snapbird.org and types in "Othar" in the 'Who?' field, all of Othar's adventures can be read on one page (albiet in reverse order of posting).
    Mirror of the comic found on LiveJournal (Often will update before the main page is updated, so beware of spoilers)
    Mirror of the comic found on Facebook (Will occasionally have Girl Genius related news)
    And one can find mirrors of Girl Genius on deviantArt as well. (Occasionally Kaja will put up or link to interesting GG related art that is found on dA)

    Reference Links
    Wiki Project devoted to to Girl Genius
    Wikipedia entry on Girl Genius.
    TV Tropes page on Girl Genius.
    The Secret Blueprints (NOTE: Contains background information on the GG Universe, so it should probably be read after "catching up" to the newest comic, as it contains many spoilers.)

    Social Media and News Links
    Kaja Foglio's LJ Page and Studio Foglio News LJ Page (Both updated infrequently)
    The News Page on the Girl Genius website. (updated slightly more frequently than the Studio Foglio LJ page)
    Kaja & Phil's Personal Facebook Page (Updated infrequently)
    Links to Webcomic Ranking websites. (Used to have Vote Incentives [sketches, parodies of strips, etc] that were changed daily. Might once again.)
    A twitter account that basically is a catch-all feed for Girl Genius related news.
    Cheyenne Wright's Twitter and LiveJournal Accounts (The colorist's twitter and LJ pages)
    And finally,
    Phil Foglio's LJ page. (recently updated with a travelogue of the Foglios trip to Australia)
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    Ooooh. Nice new shiny thread to fill.

    I like.

    Might want make your own update to the "Previously on..." intro though. Or just nuke it altogether.
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    I still don't get the reference in the title, bu--oohh, shiny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morph Bark View Post
    I still don't get the reference in the title, bu--oohh, shiny!
    'Waiting for the other shoe to drop' is an English phrase that says one is waiting for something, usually something very important, to happen. A companion phrase, "the other shoe drops" entered the language, signifying that the occasion that everyone has been waiting for/dreading has finally occured.

    There's a few more connotations to the phrase, but that's the jist of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    Ooooh. Nice new shiny thread to fill.

    I like.

    Might want make your own update to the "Previously on..." intro though. Or just nuke it altogether.
    Very well, it's updated. I didn't noticed that segment when I copied your first post.

    So anything I should change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Happy View Post
    Very well, it's updated. I didn't noticed that segment when I copied your first post.

    So anything I should change?
    Nope, it's perfect.

    +++ on keeping the "We're still in the Castle" joke alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    'Waiting for the other shoe to drop' is an English phrase that says one is waiting for something, usually something very important, to happen. A companion phrase, "the other shoe drops" entered the language, signifying that the occasion that everyone has been waiting for/dreading has finally occured.

    There's a few more connotations to the phrase, but that's the jist of it.
    As Porthos says. The phrase originated when walls between rooms in apartment buildings or rooming houses were not very soundproof, so when you went to bed and you heard someone drop a shoe in the next room over or the room above you, you were in suspense until hearing the other shoe drop to the floor. This was especially true if you were used to hearing the person in question go to bed at a regular time and the double thump had become an expected part of your life.

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    Am I alone in thinking the castle is about to fall in love?

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    Edit: yep, There's a trope for that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Occasional Sage View Post
    Am I alone in thinking the castle is about to fall in love?
    Well someone has to claim Sanaa as a love interest. Moloch already is in something of a love triangle, I don't think he could handle being in a love... square? Trapezoid?

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    Der Kestle <3< Othar (If you read Homestuck, you will understand this)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRC View Post
    Der Kestle <3< Othar (If you read Homestuck, you will understand this)
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    Basically, two beings that "love" to hate each other and are "destined" to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by memnarch View Post
    Basically, two beings that "love" to hate each other and are "destined" to do so.
    So, the bizarre relationship between them is inevitable.

    Hmmm. Othar/Kestle shipping is wacky, even for GitP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiblioRook View Post
    Well someone has to claim Sanaa as a love interest. Moloch already is in something of a love triangle, I don't think he could handle being in a love... square? Trapezoid?
    Yeah, but Moloch doesn't KNOW he's in a romantic "geometric shape with an unknown number of sides" situation. As long as he remains clueless, he should remain stress free! No matter how many more decide to play!

    Regarding Sanaa, didn't she say she wanted to rescue a prince? Gil really isn't royalty but Tarvek is. And it would mess up Mr. Slicky Smooth if someone else suddenly made an impression on him, and he found himself torn...

    Really not a whole lot of other possibilities for her. Gil's only got eyes for Agatha, the other prisoners are out, Higgs and Theo are interested elsewhere, I doubt she'd be attracted to the Boyz...

    Wooster, though? THAT would be a potentially impressive pairing, with room for lots of covert and overt action! Of course, she'd either have to get out, or he'd have to get in, to the Castle for this to come about.

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    bookmarking the new thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiblioRook View Post
    Well someone has to claim Sanaa as a love interest. Moloch already is in something of a love triangle, I don't think he could handle being in a love... square? Trapezoid?
    Tesseract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sihnfahl View Post
    Tesseract.
    How would a four dimensional love polygon work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chionophile View Post
    How would a four dimensional love polygon work?
    Time travel shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chionophile View Post
    How would a four dimensional love polygon work?
    I think that's Tenchi Muyo...

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    So, Dude A likes Chick A. Chick B likes Dude A, can't have Dude A so goes back in time Meets Dude B who happens to be Dude A's father, gets Married and gives birth to Dude A?

    Something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonberrian View Post
    Time travel shipping.
    Let's not forget alternate dimensions. Or better yet, use the premise of Cube and use multiple versions of the same person, all from the same universe and the same time.
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    Othar freaking out in the background is the greatest thing ever.
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    Sooo...

    What is the music?

    The worst music I have ever encountered, and yes, I am including Celine Dion in this, is on my doctors phone waiting line.

    It is a midi.

    A bad midi.

    Of Pachebel's canon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tono View Post
    So, Dude A likes Chick A. Chick B likes Dude A, can't have Dude A so goes back in time Meets Dude B who happens to be Dude A's father, gets Married and gives birth to Dude A?

    Something like that?
    Hmm, that's the ending of Shadowhearts 2 summed up in a nutshell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmac View Post
    Sooo...

    What is the music?

    The worst music I have ever encountered, and yes, I am including Celine Dion in this, is on my doctors phone waiting line.

    It is a midi.

    A bad midi.

    Of Pachebel's canon.
    Oh, GRIM!!

    Maybe the music is "It's a Small World After All". Played continuously. And LOUD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eee View Post
    Oh, GRIM!!

    Maybe the music is "It's a Small World After All". Played continuously. And LOUD...
    As a midi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Occasional Sage View Post
    As a midi.
    Written by a tone deaf 2 year old.

    Yeah, Othar freaking out in the background is pretty awesome. Which leads me to an important question: is Tiktoffen a spark? Also, I think the castle is right in its assessment that Agatha will want to squash Othar herself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    Written by a tone deaf 2 year old.

    Yeah, Othar freaking out in the background is pretty awesome. Which leads me to an important question: is Tiktoffen a spark? Also, I think the castle is right in its assessment that Agatha will want to squash Othar herself.
    No, the way it's described, the chamber is far more insidious and subtle than that.

    It's probably just a forgettable piece of Muzak, that, every so often, speeds up or slows down for a second, or skips a beat, with no real pattern, driving you mad.
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