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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    I'd been working under the assumption that he was Snackleford.
    I sure hope that's not what the Foglios intended. Both before and after Steelgarter has her meeting with Mr. Eyeball, Snackleford is shown to be working with Wooster as the latter investigates the murders. If it was him, he had to slip away from Wooster, take off his goggles (assuming he even could, before becoming a King) and be hanging around in his hidey-hole right when Steelgarter makes her unannounced visit. Plus Mr. Eyeball grumbles about how no one understands his Great Work, while Snackleford has every Spark in the dome enthusiastically assisting him with his abomination summoning.

    My prediction is, said Great Work is somehow involved with England's sinking. Mr. Eyeball will turn out to be the guy who started it way back when, or his heir/follower/descendant.

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    I'm surprised Krosp wants his fish cooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    I'm surprised Krosp wants his fish cooked.
    Is he trying to get it cooked, or is he just using the soon-to-be-reanimated corpse as a table to eat off of?
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    Since the fish is directly under the electrode, he seems to be trying to fry it.

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    Default Re: Girl Genius XXVI: Madness is the best possible response

    I figured he wanted it reanimated, fresh food is better after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Cardew View Post
    I figured he wanted it reanimated, fresh food is better after all.
    You know, that makes so much more sense.

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    I thought he wanted to transmit fishdom to the slumbering corpse, to have more to eat. But I like fresh fish better
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    I thought Tom Bombadil dreadful — but worse still was the announcer's preliminary remarks that Goldberry was his daughter (!), and that Willowman was an ally of Mordor (!!).

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    Promise him he can cook for Agatha after they get away from the dome.

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    The loss of this magnificent dinner is the real casualty here.
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    The British conquered the world in search of spices and then decided to use none of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PraetorDragoon View Post
    The loss of this magnificent dinner is the real casualty here.
    Loss? There's still two minutes left.
    Enough time to finish eating for a Jäger.
    And there are two working there way through the buffet, so they might even have time to spare.
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    Oh good grief ... the chef is a Spark, isn't he?

    Oh, hang on. He's a Chef. There's no practical difference.

    Oh, and the puns...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    Oh good grief ... the chef is a Spark, isn't he?

    Oh, hang on. He's a Chef. There's no practical difference.

    Oh, and the puns...
    The Foglios have said outside the comic that Sparks don't have to focus on "Science!".

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    And we've already seen that with the pie Spark of the circus or grandma's spark party planner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoduck View Post
    The Foglios have said outside the comic that Sparks don't have to focus on "Science!".
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    And we've already seen that with the pie Spark of the circus or grandma's spark party planner.
    Oh, I know that... The novel even has a footnote expanding/explaining the Brillat-Savarin comment. I was merely observing that from a behavioural point of view there doesn't appear to be that much difference between a Chef and a Spark.
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    "Hold on just a d*** second. UK has spam callers that try to get you to buy conservatories?!? Even y'alls spammers are higher class than ours!" Peelee

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    I've watched enough cooking shows I can get behind that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    Loss? There's still two minutes left.
    Enough time to finish eating for a Jäger.
    And there are two working there way through the buffet, so they might even have time to spare.
    The true reason why the Jagers are legendary.
    Quote Originally Posted by Celestia View Post
    The British conquered the world in search of spices and then decided to use none of them.

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    I figured he wanted it reanimated, fresh food is better after all.
    At least zap it so it flops around a bit.

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    I think that chef is an impostor. This is clearly a dessert.
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    No - Chefs do desserts too - as long as they have pretentious french names like Crème brûlée (prepared with a blowtorch, no less - Chef and Sparky!*) or are named after opera singers.


    *I had a rather fine one yesterday whilst taking luncheon with an aged maiden aunt**
    **Who is not a relation and who spoke at length about her children
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    No - Chefs do desserts too - as long as they have pretentious french names like Crème brûlée (prepared with a blowtorch, no less - Chef and Sparky!*) or are named after opera singers.


    *I had a rather fine one yesterday whilst taking luncheon with an aged maiden aunt**
    **Who is not a relation and who spoke at length about her children
    I know, but he called it a "pièce de résistance" which is French for "main dish" (and usually implies meat).
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
    I'll take that bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    I know, but he called it a "pièce de résistance" which is French for "main dish" (and usually implies meat).
    Who says it isn't made out of meat?
    Quote Originally Posted by Celestia View Post
    The British conquered the world in search of spices and then decided to use none of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    I know, but he called it a "pièce de résistance" which is French for "main dish" (and usually implies meat).
    In English (as so often happens) the meaning of the borrowed phrase is slightly changed--it just means "the best part". See the second meaning here:

    https://www.dictionary.com/browse/pi...resistance?s=t

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    Quote Originally Posted by factotum View Post
    In English (as so often happens) the meaning of the borrowed phrase is slightly changed--it just means "the best part". See the second meaning here:

    https://www.dictionary.com/browse/pi...resistance?s=t
    Err, the link you point says it's like in French either the principal dish of a meal or the best part of something (like an event) essentially a metaphor. Using it to mean the "best part of a meal" is just asking for confusion.
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Err, the link you point says it's like in French either the principal dish of a meal or the best part of something (like an event) essentially a metaphor. Using it to mean the "best part of a meal" is just asking for confusion.
    Be that as it may, I suspect most English-speaking audiences are going to get exactly what the Foglios are going for.

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    Given the amount of food in evidence, it's difficult to say what exactly is the piece in question.

    Hopefully it isn't the ice sculpture, even though Agatha does look good as a mermaid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie the Duck View Post
    Be that as it may, I suspect most English-speaking audiences are going to get exactly what the Foglios are going for.
    I never said otherwise. I was making a joke about the fact that the chef used a technical (relative to his profession) term incorrectly.
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
    I'll take that bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    I never said otherwise. I was making a joke about the fact that the chef used a technical (relative to his profession) term incorrectly.
    He isn't French. He is English. Why would he give a pickled pig's foot about what the correct way to use the frog-eaters' language is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    He isn't French. He is English. Why would he give a pickled pig's foot about what the correct way to use the frog-eaters' language is?
    Is he? That moustache looks a bit gallic to me...

    In any case, he needs to understand French so he knows what to call his pièce de résistance when he writes the menu. Otherwise he will have to write a list of meals in English, at which point he might as well go and become a cook in a transport cafe.

    (Cafe, Chef and Menu all derive from French, as does much of the terminology of cuisine. Cook comes from Latin. Also while I haven't eaten Cuisses de Grenouille I have had Escargots à la Bourguignonne, and rather enjoyed them, unrepentant rosbif that I am...)
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    Eh, the French swiped half of it from the Italians anyway. Except for the patisseries, those come from Vienna (look up the history of the croissant sometime).

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    All I know it that those are monster eggs around the ice-thingy.
    The question is from which franchise.

    Pokémon?
    Digimon?
    Monster Hunter?
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