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    Welcome to another installment of the Girl Genius Thread!

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    I just wanted you to know that I have a lovely bunch of coconuts. Also, now I have this thread marked, because GG is awesome.
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    Um, the code for the link to the last thread is a little messed up. Just like to point that out.

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    Next stop Paris!

    Not that I'm going to hold my breath on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BannedInSchool View Post
    Next stop Paris!

    Not that I'm going to hold my breath on that.
    After all the buildup and explanation for it, I would be utterly astonished if the train they're on is anything other than the supertrain, and that thing should be capable of bulldozing its way through anything that might try to stop them.

    I'm half expecting an offhand mention when they arrive that some giant sparky army tried to stop them and got blown away, with the passengers expressing surprise because they didn't notice anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
    After all the buildup and explanation for it, I would be utterly astonished if the train they're on is anything other than the supertrain, and that thing should be capable of bulldozing its way through anything that might try to stop them.

    I'm half expecting an offhand mention when they arrive that some giant sparky army tried to stop them and got blown away, with the passengers expressing surprise because they didn't notice anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperordaniel View Post
    Um, the code for the link to the last thread is a little messed up. Just like to point that out.
    Already fixed before you posted. Thanks for checking, tho.
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    Boo, I say, boo! The title of this thread does not reference Humongulus, who is the primary thread in this location! I challenge thee to a duel, Sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldan View Post
    Boo, I say, boo! The title of this thread does not reference Humongulus, who is the primary thread in this location! I challenge thee to a duel, Sir!

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    Was Wooster wearing a mask beside the wig and goggles, or is there some kind of magic involved? Because he now has sideburns, which he didn't have when the disguise was on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petersohn View Post
    Was Wooster wearing a mask beside the wig and goggles, or is there some kind of magic involved? Because he now has sideburns, which he didn't have when the disguise was on.
    Latex makeup of some kind, I reckon. Notice how his jowls were noticeably larger before? I figure the fake cheeks were just ripped off, and there was enough of it so it went up to the ears.
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    Man, I totally didn't expect Wooster there.

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    Nobody expects the English Secret Service!
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    Quote Originally Posted by otakuryoga View Post
    Nobody expects the English Secret Service!
    Aye, now I'll need to check everyone in my life to see if they are undercover agents of Her Undying Majesty.

    Also, is that the new SuperTrain that they built? Please tell me they're on the SuperTrain.

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    Considering the buildup we got, it had BETTER be the SuperTrain...
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    I wonder how Wooster compares to a smoke knight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NEO|Phyte View Post
    I wonder how Wooster compares to a smoke knight.
    I guess they have slightly different specialities. Wooster is more into infiltration and information gathering with combat being the last resort, while smoke knights seem to be primarily oriented on stabbity buisness (and poisons, and any other dirty fighting techniques). Smoke knights don't even hide their identity when out in the open.
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    RE Wooster, his disguise, and his sideburns: Face it, guys, Wooster is just THAT GOOD. (I saw the monk in the background in a few panels and thought he looked different from the usual Foglio generic character; but of course, had no idea why. I think we'll have to assume any unusual character may be Wooster in disguise from now on.)

    I wonder if the bearz are on-board...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Cross View Post
    Considering the buildup we got, it had BETTER be the SuperTrain...
    Given that Violetta said "we are on the train, it's quite probable.
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    RE Wooster, his disguise, and his sideburns: Face it, guys, Wooster is just THAT GOOD. (I saw the monk in the background in a few panels and thought he looked different from the usual Foglio generic character; but of course, had no idea why. I think we'll have to assume any unusual character may be Wooster in disguise from now on.)
    The interesting thing about this comment is that on another forum there is an OOTS thread that just got sidetracked to some DnD game where a character played a bear that had so good Disguise and Bluff score that he could disguise himself as a human, to the point that when someone saw past the disguise he got laughed at. I wonder whether Wooster could do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
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    I wonder how Wooster compares to a smoke knight.
    I guess they have slightly different specialities. Wooster is more into infiltration and information gathering with combat being the last resort, while smoke knights seem to be primarily oriented on stabbity buisness (and poisons, and any other dirty fighting techniques). Smoke knights don't even hide their identity when out in the open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petersohn View Post
    Given that Violetta said "we are on the train, it's quite probable.

    The interesting thing about this comment is that on another forum there is an OOTS thread that just got sidetracked to some DnD game where a character played a bear that had so good Disguise and Bluff score that he could disguise himself as a human, to the point that when someone saw past the disguise he got laughed at. I wonder whether Wooster could do that.
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    BTW, here is an earlier side-profile of Wooster whilst disguised a few strips back. As I thought, the cheeks were noticeably puffy. So, yes, that is exactly how his sideburns were covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Cross View Post
    Considering the buildup we got, it had BETTER be the SuperTrain...
    So, um, if the train does have some sort of sapience (quite possibly an uploaded dead Brother), does that mean it has a Soul?

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    So, um, if the train does have some sort of sapience (quite possibly an uploaded dead Brother), does that mean it has a Soul?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
    After all the buildup and explanation for it, I would be utterly astonished if the train they're on is anything other than the supertrain, and that thing should be capable of bulldozing its way through anything that might try to stop them.
    If it were any other comic, I'd agree.
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    Wow, less than a 50% chance of homicidal mania. Sounds good to me! I wonder that, given Violetta's association with Sparks, she's at all flabbergasted that Agatha would take such a risk.

    I wonder what Krosp is up to. I also wonder why Agatha's first thought isn't about where her weasel is. You'd think she's have her priorities right by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eee View Post
    Wow, less than a 50% chance of homicidal mania. Sounds good to me! I wonder that, given Violetta's association with Sparks, she's at all flabbergasted that Agatha would take such a risk.

    I wonder what Krosp is up to. I also wonder why Agatha's first thought isn't about where her weasel is. You'd think she's have her priorities right by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grif View Post
    She likes to slip into the quintessential forgetful, yet genius, professor trope ever so often.
    There is some brilliance in it however, since the fact she is currently fine clearly indicates that the weasel is nearby.
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