Support the GITP forums on Patreon
Help support GITP's forums (and ongoing server maintenance) via Patreon
Page 17 of 50 FirstFirst ... 78910111213141516171819202122232425262742 ... LastLast
Results 481 to 510 of 1474
  1. - Top - End - #481
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    Beholder

    Join Date
    Mar 2009

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    That clank body is more solid than I expected.

    Also Lu killed Albia before? So she definitely is from the future and doesn’t care about creating grandfather paradoxes.
    She said "But I have killed your kind before." She didn't say she had killed Albia before.

  2. - Top - End - #482
    Halfling in the Playground
    Join Date
    Nov 2013

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    That clank body is more solid than I expected.

    Also Lu killed Albia before? So she definitely is from the future and doesn’t care about creating grandfather paradoxes.
    Not Albia specifically, just god-queens of her ilk.
    Last edited by gbs5009; 2019-09-16 at 03:09 PM. Reason: Stupid autocorrect

  3. - Top - End - #483
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    Fyraltari's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    France
    Gender
    Male

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

    Oh right, I read too fast.
    "Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced."
    Gehm's corollary to Clarke's Third Law



    Forum Wisdom

    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    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.

  4. - Top - End - #484
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Zombie

    Join Date
    Jan 2009

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

    Of course that was thousands of years ago (the slow way). Albia has learned a LOT since then and she was not caught by surprise, while Lu clearly didn't have a plan for this encounter right now.
    Member of the Giants in the Playground Forum Chapter for the Movement to Reunite Gondwana!

  5. - Top - End - #485
    Bugbear in the Playground
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Magrathea
    Gender
    Male

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    The fact Gil just got rewired to get rid of the Baron's overlay, methinks.
    This seems reasonable; if we assume the overlay operates on similar fundamental principles (something starts to think where your mind is supposed to be), then Gil is used to the general feeling while Tarvek is completely taken off guard.
    An explanation of why MitD being any larger than Huge is implausible.

    See my extended signature here! May contain wit, candor, and somewhere from 52 to 8127 walruses.

    Purple is humorous descriptions made up on the fly
    Green is serious talk about hypothetical
    Blue is irony and sarcasm


    "I think, therefore I am,
    I walk, therefore I stand,
    I sleep, therefore I dream;
    I joke, therefore I meme."
    -Squire Doodad

  6. - Top - End - #486
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGuy

    Join Date
    Aug 2018

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HandofShadows View Post
    Of course that was thousands of years ago (the slow way). Albia has learned a LOT since then and she was not caught by surprise, while Lu clearly didn't have a plan for this encounter right now.
    There's also the possibility that Clank-Lu is using less advanced tech than the Lucrezia that whacked Albia's peers way back when. Time travel and all, and the Other's overlays display a distinct lack of innovation.
    Last edited by Hamsandlich; 2019-09-16 at 09:57 PM.

  7. - Top - End - #487
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Zombie

    Join Date
    Jan 2009

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

    Clank-Lu has stolen tech as her zap stick seems based on Gil Lightning stick. Or at the very least its the same tech. Gil charging the atmosphere at Mechanicsburg Cyborg Lu attacking the Queens. The Professors went out of their way to have Albia mention it. Not sure how it will play out, but this looks like a big Chekhov's gun to me and the Professors LOVE that trope. Heck, they have built up a whole armory over the years.
    Member of the Giants in the Playground Forum Chapter for the Movement to Reunite Gondwana!

  8. - Top - End - #488
    Troll in the Playground
     
    GnomeWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Nov 2013

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HandofShadows View Post
    Clank-Lu has stolen tech as her zap stick seems based on Gil Lightning stick. Or at the very least its the same tech. Gil charging the atmosphere at Mechanicsburg Cyborg Lu attacking the Queens. The Professors went out of their way to have Albia mention it. Not sure how it will play out, but this looks like a big Chekhov's gun to me and the Professors LOVE that trope. Heck, they have built up a whole armory over the years.
    Now that's an interesting thought. "A weapon we could not even comprehend." Like, say, electricity? A thousand years before it was invented?

    If so, Clankcrezia may be in for a bit of a shock.

  9. - Top - End - #489
    Bugbear in the Playground
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Magrathea
    Gender
    Male

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodin View Post
    Now that's an interesting thought. "A weapon we could not even comprehend." Like, say, electricity? A thousand years before it was invented?

    If so, Clankcrezia may be in for a bit of a shock.
    Honestly, this more closely resembles Agatha's Major Micro Mountain Murderer. While an electrical device could explain why the Queens didn't recognize it and why Albia now knows how to block it, it also doesn't quite look like it is actually a thunderbolt.
    EDIT: Closer examination suggests that the Cyborg Lu has a more of a wavy pulse (kind of like a weird pulse of lightning or plasma), while Clankcrezia seems to use a coherent focused beam (either hand-held or a newer model).

    (Incidentally, we have affirmation by way of a semi-canonical comic (one of Cheyenne's Thorpe stories) that King Arthur exists...but Albia is evidently many times his age. I wonder how that worked?)
    Last edited by Squire Doodad; 2019-09-17 at 05:48 PM.
    An explanation of why MitD being any larger than Huge is implausible.

    See my extended signature here! May contain wit, candor, and somewhere from 52 to 8127 walruses.

    Purple is humorous descriptions made up on the fly
    Green is serious talk about hypothetical
    Blue is irony and sarcasm


    "I think, therefore I am,
    I walk, therefore I stand,
    I sleep, therefore I dream;
    I joke, therefore I meme."
    -Squire Doodad

  10. - Top - End - #490
    Ettin in the Playground
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

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

    Obviously, somebody had to be Morgan le Fay. Or Guinevere. Or both at the same time (yay shapeshifters).

    And nobody invented electricity. It's a natural force.

  11. - Top - End - #491
    Troll in the Playground
     
    GnomeWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Nov 2013

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Obviously, somebody had to be Morgan le Fay. Or Guinevere. Or both at the same time (yay shapeshifters).
    Maybe Lady of the Lake too.

    And nobody invented electricity. It's a natural force.
    Yeah, I know. I just couldn't figure out a better way to word it. On further thought the better phrase would be "a thousand years before anyone HARNESSED electricity".

  12. - Top - End - #492
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGirl

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Gender
    Female

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

    OK, that I did NOT expect. Who is she really?

  13. - Top - End - #493
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Zombie

    Join Date
    Jan 2009

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

    A combat clank for sure. But the loss of a hand and the zap stick really cuts into it's offensive firepower. What's more, that body can feel pain. I wonder how Bohrlaikha would do against Lu?
    Member of the Giants in the Playground Forum Chapter for the Movement to Reunite Gondwana!

  14. - Top - End - #494
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Narkis's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Greece
    Gender
    Male

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Analytica View Post
    OK, that I did NOT expect. Who is she really?
    Why, Lucrezia of course.
    Many thanks to Assassin 89 for this avatar!

  15. - Top - End - #495
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Vinyadan's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Gender
    Male

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Narkis View Post
    I like to add a "konk" sound effect to panel 4.
    Quote Originally Posted by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1955
    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 (!!).

  16. - Top - End - #496
    Troll in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGuy

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Germany
    Gender
    Male

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

    Someone who looks like a overgrown cockroach really shouldn't call others insects.
    "If it lives it can be killed.
    If it is dead it can be eaten."

    Ronkong Coma "the way of the bookhunter" III Catacombium
    (Walter Moers "Die Stadt der träumenden Bücher")



  17. - Top - End - #497
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    Beholder

    Join Date
    Mar 2009

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

    I think Trelawney's torn purple pants is a bit of a homage to the Incredible Hulk.

  18. - Top - End - #498
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Zombie

    Join Date
    Jan 2009

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

    Quote Originally Posted by xroads View Post
    I think Trelawney's torn purple pants is a bit of a homage to the Incredible Hulk.
    Don't think so. Gil is the one that Hulk's out.
    Member of the Giants in the Playground Forum Chapter for the Movement to Reunite Gondwana!

  19. - Top - End - #499
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    Beholder

    Join Date
    Mar 2009

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HandofShadows View Post
    Trelawney also hulked out. Just not with the classic green skin.

  20. - Top - End - #500
    Ettin in the Playground
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

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

    Quote Originally Posted by xroads View Post
    I think Trelawney's torn purple pants is a bit of a homage to the Incredible Hulk.
    The hand blaster looks a bit like one of Tony's as well.

  21. - Top - End - #501
    Orc in the Playground
     
    wingnutx's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2012

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

    So why don't the commandos blast her to bits?

  22. - Top - End - #502
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    Fyraltari's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    France
    Gender
    Male

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

    Quote Originally Posted by wingnutx View Post
    So why don't the commandos blast her to bits?
    They are trying to! That’s why she’s on fire.
    "Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced."
    Gehm's corollary to Clarke's Third Law



    Forum Wisdom

    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    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.

  23. - Top - End - #503
    Bugbear in the Playground
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Magrathea
    Gender
    Male

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Obviously, somebody had to be Morgan le Fay. Or Guinevere. Or both at the same time (yay shapeshifters).

    And nobody invented electricity. It's a natural force.
    King Arthur's unrecorded last words were: "Darling, I just noticed you and Morgan le Fay and also Nimue all kind of look similar. Also, I don't think I've ever seen two of the three of you together at the same time...heh, what a weird coincidence!"

    The grammar for the first panel is a bit hard for me to process for some reason. It seems to say
    "Where did you go? You think we can hide from-"
    ...why would Lucrezia think that Albia's form shifting causes Lucrezia to hide? It seems like it would either be "You think you can hide" or "You think we would hide" depending on whether Lucrezia or Albia is supposed to be the one doing the hiding.
    An explanation of why MitD being any larger than Huge is implausible.

    See my extended signature here! May contain wit, candor, and somewhere from 52 to 8127 walruses.

    Purple is humorous descriptions made up on the fly
    Green is serious talk about hypothetical
    Blue is irony and sarcasm


    "I think, therefore I am,
    I walk, therefore I stand,
    I sleep, therefore I dream;
    I joke, therefore I meme."
    -Squire Doodad

  24. - Top - End - #504
    Orc in the Playground
     
    GnomeWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Dec 2009

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

    Albia has left. Trelawny is back to her old self. Look at her eyes.

  25. - Top - End - #505
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Vinyadan's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Gender
    Male

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Stabbey View Post
    Albia has left. Trelawny is back to her old self. Look at her eyes.
    I think this is why Lucrezia is surprised. Either Albia surprised her by leaving Trelawney the moment she opened fire, or Lucrezia managed to hurt or banish Albia from Trelawney anyway, and she was surprised to find a spark where she expected to see a corpse.
    Quote Originally Posted by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1955
    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 (!!).

  26. - Top - End - #506
    Orc in the Playground
     
    wingnutx's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2012

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    They are trying to! That’s why she’s on fire.
    Thanks. That went right over my head.

  27. - Top - End - #507
    Orc in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGuy

    Join Date
    Feb 2012

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

    Quote Originally Posted by White Blade View Post
    I don't know, she doesn't sound like Lucrezia. She sounds like Zola. Lucrezia never resists ranting like this
    I think we can rule out "Zola's mind in a clank" after today's strip. The intruder is a rubbish combatant, but has a ton of tricks - Lu all the way.

  28. - Top - End - #508
    Bugbear in the Playground
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Magrathea
    Gender
    Male

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

    Quote Originally Posted by runeghost View Post
    I think we can rule out "Zola's mind in a clank" after today's strip. The intruder is a rubbish combatant, but has a ton of tricks - Lu all the way.
    She does, however, have what kinda looks like Zola's hairstyle? More Zola's than Lucrezia's at least.

    An irrelevant point, but a fun one :D
    Last edited by Squire Doodad; 2019-09-18 at 07:02 PM.
    An explanation of why MitD being any larger than Huge is implausible.

    See my extended signature here! May contain wit, candor, and somewhere from 52 to 8127 walruses.

    Purple is humorous descriptions made up on the fly
    Green is serious talk about hypothetical
    Blue is irony and sarcasm


    "I think, therefore I am,
    I walk, therefore I stand,
    I sleep, therefore I dream;
    I joke, therefore I meme."
    -Squire Doodad

  29. - Top - End - #509
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Scarlet Knight's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Gender
    Male

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

    Odds on who takes down Future-crezia? We haven't seen Rakethorn, Trog, or Boilergeist in a bit. Or is this where an enhanced Oggie shows up?


    Quote Originally Posted by xroads View Post
    I think Trelawney's torn purple pants is a bit of a homage to the Incredible Hulk.
    Knowing the Foglio's work, is anyone else suprised that her pants aren't torn more...um... strategically?
    “A long surcote of pers upon he hade, / And by his syde he baar a rusty blade.” - Chaucer

  30. - Top - End - #510
    Bugbear in the Playground
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Magrathea
    Gender
    Male

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet Knight View Post
    Knowing the Foglio's work, is anyone else suprised that her pants aren't torn more...um... strategically?
    ...I'm sorry? I don't exactly see her torn too much. Unless you mean they should be torn MORE, which I guess wouldn't make sense? Honestly, it looks like she is torn from diverting the blasts more than transforming.
    An explanation of why MitD being any larger than Huge is implausible.

    See my extended signature here! May contain wit, candor, and somewhere from 52 to 8127 walruses.

    Purple is humorous descriptions made up on the fly
    Green is serious talk about hypothetical
    Blue is irony and sarcasm


    "I think, therefore I am,
    I walk, therefore I stand,
    I sleep, therefore I dream;
    I joke, therefore I meme."
    -Squire Doodad

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •