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    Once again we see how quick Dimo thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sihnfahl View Post
    Some of the oldest are, or older. Each Heterodyne since Vlad (save for Bill and Barry) had their own batches of Jaegermonsters, IIRC.

    That's ... a lot of time.
    More to the point, that's a lot of Jagermonsters.

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    Once again we see how quick Dimo thinks.
    Yup, he deserves his generalship, even if it is pro-tem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    More to the point, that's a lot of Jagermonsters.
    Potentially. Still has that 'kills most folks who drink it' aspect.

    Going through the trial of grasses - er, drinking the Jaegerdraught - diminishes the potential number of resulting fighters...
    May you get EXACTLY what you wish for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sihnfahl View Post
    Potentially. Still has that 'kills most folks who drink it' aspect.

    Going through the trial of grasses - er, drinking the Jaegerdraught - diminishes the potential number of resulting fighters...
    Well, either Jaegers are just *that good* that having one of them instead of a dozen regular soldiers is a benefit, *or* the Heterodynes just went with "Monsters are cool, m'kay?" and chose them over regular dudes for that reason. Assuming they even thought much about it at all, Sparks very rarely seem to sit down and consider if they *should* be doing something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factotum View Post
    Well, either Jaegers are just *that good* that having one of them instead of a dozen regular soldiers is a benefit, *or* the Heterodynes just went with "Monsters are cool, m'kay?" and chose them over regular dudes for that reason. Assuming they even thought much about it at all, Sparks very rarely seem to sit down and consider if they *should* be doing something.
    I also deeply suspect that it's not the kind of thing you just give to your whole army or the like, so you aren't trading a dozen regular soldiers for a Jaeger, you are trading specific individual soldiers for a 1-in-X chance of a Jaeger. The types of soldiers who would take the drought aren't the types of soldiers who last forever without massive survivability upgrades. At least it's implied that people who 'ride with the Jaegers' or the like already have a touch of reckless abandon or the like.

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    Frankly between the backstory of Old Man Death and Maxim’s sorrow over a goldfish I’m starting to wonder how murderous it really was to ride with the Hererodynes.
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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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    You missed the point in OMD's story where all the rest of the guys with him died, I take it?

    I suspect the Jaeger effect slows down how someone changes. They've been noted as being a bit slow on the uptake and not likely to change, so it's possible that you're getting in effect some form of time dilation effect. 50 years of grieving for a pet seems long to us, to a Jaeger it may be the equivalent of moping for a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    You missed the point in OMD's story where all the rest of the guys with him died, I take it?
    I meant this backstory.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    I suspect the Jaeger effect slows down how someone changes. They've been noted as being a bit slow on the uptake and not likely to change, so it's possible that you're getting in effect some form of time dilation effect. 50 years of grieving for a pet seems long to us, to a Jaeger it may be the equivalent of moping for a few months.
    Except that going by the way Dimo tells it it wasn't even his goldfish, also there is no indication whatsoever that they perceive time any differently.


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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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    Yup. And two pages before that, we saw what happened to his pals (bottom corners).

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    I've had trips booked by that gate agent.

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    It's a hell of a lot more believable than the excuses we get from National Rail...
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    National Rail comes up with something less believable than a rampaging giant monstrous crab?

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    Oh yes... Remember, these are the people who came up with delays due to "the wrong kind of snow..."
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    "The main skill of a good ruler seems to be not preventing the conflagrations but rather keeping them contained enough they rate more as campfires." Rogar Demonblud

    "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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    Heh. That complication should've been expected.
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    If it is dead it can be eaten."

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    Jaegers? Impressive diplomats? I'm not sure I buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    Jaegers? Impressive diplomats? I'm not sure I buy it.
    Why not? We just saw first-hand that Dimo can do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    Jaegers? Impressive diplomats? I'm not sure I buy it.
    Quote Originally Posted by geoduck View Post
    Why not? We just saw first-hand that Dimo can do it.
    There's two things here.

    First, we know that Oggie, Maxim and especially Dimo are not typical Jaegers. They have spent a long period out in the field on their own, and have ... matured ... somewhat, to the extent that in the absence of the other Generals Dimo is even operating as a reluctant brevet General.

    The second is that I suspect that the "dumb battle-happy Jaeger" is something of a facade. Not a big facade - Jorgi (our rank-and-file closet intellectual) goes into some detail here, and Dimo has something to say about it here.

    Yes, most of the Jaegers joined up to be, well, Jaegers, but there is more to them than just that. Over time they mature and - if they survive long enough - become Generals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PraetorDragoon View Post
    Who knew trying to trick the god-whales with a fish costume was a terrible plan.
    so the objection was more against the weapons than the costume?
    * my emphasis

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    First, the colored pages for the 14th and 17th are now up.

    Second, get the popcorn, y'all.

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    Uh, Tarvek? Thin ice. Very thin ice.
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    If it is dead it can be eaten."

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    ooooo, somebody is about to get punched in the face REALLY hard
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    Quote Originally Posted by otakuryoga View Post
    ooooo, somebody is about to get punched in the face REALLY hard
    Do you think the mermaid outfit comes with a mechanic punching fist?
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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 Kantaki View Post
    Uh, Tarvek? Thin ice. Very thin ice.
    I don't know, I mean, she is only holding the bathrobe at the top. It's open at the bottom.
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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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    Which matters how to the fact that Tarvek is offering Agatha her choice in stripper pasties for when she goes topless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PraetorDragoon View Post
    Do you think the mermaid outfit comes with a mechanic punching fist?
    This is rhetorical right?
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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 PraetorDragoon View Post
    Do you think the mermaid outfit comes with a mechanic punching fist?
    Grammar question: do you mean punching fists that are mechanical, or fists that punch the mechanic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PraetorDragoon View Post
    Do you think the mermaid outfit comes with a mechanic punching fist?
    Don't be silly! Trelawney Thorpe helped build it, and wouldn't allow anything so gauche. Twin rocket Launchers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyadan View Post
    she is only holding the bathrobe at the top. It's open at the bottom.
    She's wearing it vato-style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Which matters how to the fact that Tarvek is offering Agatha her choice in stripper pasties for when she goes topless?
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    Quote Originally Posted by uncool View Post
    Grammar question: do you mean punching fists that are mechanical, or fists that punch the mechanic?
    yes.
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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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