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    Default Re: Girl Genius XXVII: Hoy! Hennybody else not dead?

    I wonder how the deepfolk reacted to that sailor's tattoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    I wonder how the deepfolk reacted to that sailor's tattoo.
    "The man is a sailor. I expected nothing less" (There is precident...)
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    Yeah, but the deepfolk are not humans, let alone British.

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    And thanks to those of you that linked me to the 10-year-old injury that Zeetha took.

    Here's where she's being healed: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110309

    ... So about a year from injury to healing.

    ... what happened to Sanaa (hit "previous")? Or is she just in the mechanisburg time-stop with everyone else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keybounce View Post
    ... what happened to Sanaa (hit "previous")? Or is she just in the mechanisburg time-stop with everyone else?
    I think the last time we saw her she was with Moloch making repairs. So yeah, time-stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keybounce View Post
    And thanks to those of you that linked me to the 10-year-old injury that Zeetha took.

    Here's where she's being healed: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110309

    ... So about a year from injury to healing.

    ... what happened to Sanaa (hit "previous")? Or is she just in the mechanisburg time-stop with everyone else?
    What's interesting (at least to me) is that Zeetha seems to have known her "wise old grandma". Given that she'd have no way of knowing Klaus's mother, that means that either Zantabraxus wasn't queen until a while after Klaus knew her or Skiffandrian succession happens before death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    What's interesting (at least to me) is that Zeetha seems to have known her "wise old grandma". Given that she'd have no way of knowing Klaus's mother, that means that either Zantabraxus wasn't queen until a while after Klaus knew her or Skiffandrian succession happens before death.
    Considering we're talking about an amazon warrior tribe grandma might have abdicated once she started to grow weak(er) and/or her daughter surpassed her.
    Or maybe it's just a figure of speech Zeetha picked up somewhere.
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    Or grandmother is a general term of respect for an older woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post

    Or maybe it's just a figure of speech Zeetha picked up somewhere.
    I'm going with that one.

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    "Exciting adventures? No, we just removed Lucrezita from Agatha's mind, had some queen ascending, were eaten by giant custateans, established diplomatic communication with them, and had a party. Just your average spark stuff."
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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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    Yeah, just another Tuesday for this gang.

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    I love how even for Martellus, who isn't a regular party member, the important part is that Gil owes him a drink.
    I think if someone asked me what Sparks are like this is one of the pages I would show them.
    "If it lives it can be killed.
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    Soduring an archive trawl, I had a thought...

    Is Collete of Paris tapping into Sparkqueenhood?

    http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comi...5#.XqMuyHJ7nIU

    Final panel, and after she is unbluescreened.
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    No, I think she's just tapping into the machines that make up most of Paris, the same ones the Master used to do his work. Otherwise, she'd be saying she could manipulate the fabric of the universe itself, not just Paris.

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    Reminds me of my wife asking how things are going in Iraq.

    *wheels turns quickly* "I saw a kitty!"

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    I reread "Masat"'s story about the Storm King. While it probably was a very oblique way for the Baron to inform Gil that he had become just a puppet, it actually does resemble what we have later found out about the Storm King: that he spent his last years roaming the land as a monster.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyadan View Post
    I reread "Masat"'s story about the Storm King. While it probably was a very oblique way for the Baron to inform Gil that he had become just a puppet, it actually does resemble what we have later found out about the Storm King: that he spent his last years roaming the land as a monster.
    Wow, good catch. I wonder if that's intentional by the Foglios.
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    Almost certainly, given some of the other references they've layered in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoduck View Post
    Higgs explicitly said he became a Jager under Vlad Heterodyne, who was the one who came up with the Jagerdraught in the first place. So, yeah, he's older than Da Boyz. As for why Oggie still calls him "the kid", that currently can only be speculated about.
    Midway through an archive crawl, saw Mama Gkika refer to to Higgs as 'dot boy' and realised why they all call him that.

    As he was undercover, they've had to pretend he's not a Jager, for longer than pretty much anyone else has been alive. And if he wasn't a Jager, then he was obviously a young man, and all men of his age are kids compared to them, right? He just happened to be "that" kid. Force of habit, you call someone "the kid" for 100+ years and try changing ... And they still have to keep the pretence in front of everyone but Agatha and Zeetha, so why bother?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyadan View Post
    I reread "Masat"'s story about the Storm King. While it probably was a very oblique way for the Baron to inform Gil that he had become just a puppet, it actually does resemble what we have later found out about the Storm King: that he spent his last years roaming the land as a monster.
    Wasn't the Storm King the young man who killed the wolf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    Wasn't the Storm King the young man who killed the wolf?
    Who tricked the witch into disappearing the wolf and herself, according to Klaus.

    But the parallels are definitely there.
    Fought the Heterodyne, was manipulated by... what was her name?
    Euphresyntia?
    Ended up as a monster his successor had to slay.

    While Klaus definitely was telling Gil about his own situation the tale fits the real Storm King's fate too, even if the actual "slaying" part hadn't happened yet.
    "If it lives it can be killed.
    If it is dead it can be eaten."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    Wasn't the Storm King the young man who killed the wolf?
    I guess it's possible in theory, but it would bring about a problem in that the Storm King married an Heterodyne and so did the wolf king. There's also the lightning surrounding the wolf's head.

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    Is the giant nurse Bohrlaikha? She could be the repository for something special. She's giant, Bang calls her a nanny, and she's not Gil's invention, so he doesn't know her ins and outs.
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    The Storm King got turned into the wolf (well, we know he was one already, amirite?). It was his son and heir that did the trick-the-witch thing.

    Really, I wonder how many of the current noble houses are descended by the backstairs from Ol' Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Really, I wonder how many of the current noble houses are descended by the backstairs from Ol' Andy.
    According to an exasperated comment from Gill to Tarvek in the novels, if the rumours are true over half of Europa is descended from the Storm King. A little exaggerated, perhaps, but according to a footnote the Storm King had heard about the idea of a King as a fertility symbol, and ran with it. (I think part of the exchange is on the comic, but the footnote isn't)

    EDIT: I like the mug Seffieis drinking from. I haven't seen the design in ages, but it is supposed to be non-spill and stable in a ship-borne environment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    According to an exasperated comment from Gill to Tarvek in the novels, if the rumours are true over half of Europa is descended from the Storm King. A little exaggerated, perhaps, but according to a footnote the Storm King had heard about the idea of a King as a fertility symbol, and ran with it. (I think part of the exchange is on the comic, but the footnote isn't).
    It was Zola that Gil said that to, not Tarvek, while she was detailing the take-over-Europa plan to him in the Castle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoduck View Post
    It was Zola that Gil said that to, not Tarvek, while she was detailing the take-over-Europa plan to him in the Castle.
    Thanks! Note to self, next time look up the reference.

    Given the hint, here's the link (without the novel footnote, obviously).
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    So there's a roughly 50-50 chance Gil is descended from the Storm King by way of his father, since the Wulfenbachs are one of those old noble houses. Potential new twist in the whole Heterodyne Girl Marries the Storm King Heir plot.

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    Klaus did tell his people to call Gil "Your Highness". Of course that could be from his mother's side since he is technically a Prince.
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    Looking back, it would appear that the Mongfish had a hand in generating an heir to the Storm Crown. Which leads to two conclusions: one is that there cannot be too many suitable male heirs of the right age; and that it's possible that one or both of Tarvek and Martellus were the result of tampering

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    Speaking of Klaus' fairytale/hidden message, today's comic reminded me that Albia's a giantess.
    Sometimes.
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