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    Is it an impression, or they never interrogated Tarvek and Martellus about the Mirrors?

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    It looks like asia is connected to africa by a sizeable land chain. Almost as is the east half of africa was peeled up and connected to asia as a land bridge. Also looks like significant parts of southern europe were destroyed.
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    The planisphere doesn't need to represent the world as it is during the events of the comic. It could also represent how the world used to be, or how its maker thought the world looked.
    Quote Originally Posted by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1955
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyadan View Post
    The planisphere doesn't need to represent the world as it is during the events of the comic. It could also represent how the world used to be, or how its maker thought the world looked.
    It's sparks, it couls just as well be how they plan for it to look like once they're done.
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    I notice a fair sized chunk of the Middle East is gone and India doesn't appear to be connected to the rest of Asia. In fact, it looks as though the Himalayas aren't there either. So I suspect that globe is a few million years out of date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    I notice a fair sized chunk of the Middle East is gone and India doesn't appear to be connected to the rest of Asia. In fact, it looks as though the Himalayas aren't there either. So I suspect that globe is a few million years out of date.
    I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Phil just casually sketched in some landmasses without intending it to be in any way accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    It's sparks, it couls just as well be how they plan for it to look like once they're done.
    Maybe it was sent to Albia by someone who needed funding for his personal project. "Give me 200 orphans and enough cheese, and I can turn China into a very large bay!"
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    I thought Tom Bombadil dreadful ó 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 geoduck View Post
    I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Phil just casually sketched in some landmasses without intending it to be in any way accurate.
    I suspect that this is the correct answer to at least some of the globe being off.

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    Maybe it was sent to Albia by someone who needed funding for his personal project. "Give me 200 orphans and enough cheese, and I can turn China into a very large bay!"
    We know Peking is still there so that spark didn't seem to get the funding they wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    It's sparks, it couls just as well be how they plan for it to look like once they're done.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyadan View Post
    Maybe it was sent to Albia by someone who needed funding for his personal project. "Give me 200 orphans and enough cheese, and I can turn China into a very large bay!"
    I mean in real life there was a guy who proposed a massive dam/bridge between Europe and Africa.
    You know, to transport goods, generate energy and move Venice inland.

    Pretty sure Sparks are more ambitious, so...
    Using a globe show off their plans makes sense, yeah.
    If only because a 1:1 scale model'd be a wee bit impractical. A tad unwieldy, you know?
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    The shape of the landmass reminds me of a dragon.
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    Well, if you make a little land bridge to an island, and then to the next one, and then the next one, eventually you bridge it all.

    Maybe?
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    I vote that the globe does not show the world as it currently is - for it shows what appears to be Ireland and Britain together as one land mass, quite a bit further from France than they are now.

    But we are given to understand that England at least is under water for the most part; London itself is submerged.

    So ... that globe is not accurate.
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    I am just amazed that people can tell so much of the actual world from that globe.
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    Some of us have a cartography fetish. Others just remember the globe their parents got them in elementary school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Some of us have a cartography fetish. Others just remember the globe their parents got them in elementary school.
    You had globes? We would have loved to have globes! We had to make do with Mercator projections. On a sheet. In a barn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    You had globes? We would have loved to have globes! We had to make do with Mercator projections. On a sheet. In a barn.
    You had sheets?! LUXURY! Where I grew up we had one little old lady who actually got to go to school as a child trying to describe this all from memory to us children in between 14 hour shifts at the coal mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    You had globes? We would have loved to have globes! We had to make do with Mercator projections. On a sheet. In a barn.
    Mercator? Pah! Spoilt child. We just had the Mappa Mundi and a can-do attitude.

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    You had sheets?! LUXURY! Where I grew up we had one little old lady who actually got to go to school as a child trying to describe this all from memory to us children in between 14 hour shifts at the coal mine!
    I would have killed for a little old lady who went to school. My lessons came from an aphasiac parrot who'd been present while two illiterate Frenchmen discussed their holidays while drunk. They'd both been to the same village two days' walk away, but they disagreed on the direction and they had wildly different walking speeds. Based on this I successfully triangulated the entirety of continental Europe in my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    I would have killed for a little old lady who went to school. My lessons came from an aphasiac parrot who'd been present while two illiterate Frenchmen discussed their holidays while drunk. They'd both been to the same village two days' walk away, but they disagreed on the direction and they had wildly different walking speeds. Based on this I successfully triangulated the entirety of continental Europe in my head.
    But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya'.
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    But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya'.
    But we were HAPPY then!
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    But we were HAPPY then!
    because grass had not been illegal back then?
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    I find it kind of surprising that everybody is suddenly talking so casually about Higgs when various non-Heterodyne people are present. Like 5 minutes ago we were led to believe he would kill close friends to avoid being outed as a Jaeger, and now Agatha is enlisting the agents of Queen Albia to help study him. This is potentially going to cost him centuries of work building up all his cover identities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyoi View Post
    I find it kind of surprising that everybody is suddenly talking so casually about Higgs when various non-Heterodyne people are present. Like 5 minutes ago we were led to believe he would kill close friends to avoid being outed as a Jaeger, and now Agatha is enlisting the agents of Queen Albia to help study him. This is potentially going to cost him centuries of work building up all his cover identities.
    She's enlisting agents to study the time displaced ghosthead-in-a-jar, not Higgs.
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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
    She's enlisting agents to study the time displaced ghosthead-in-a-jar, not Higgs.
    Yes, but she's starting that conversation by pointing out that only Higgs can see him, which gives away his immense age, which blows his cover even if they don't make the fairly easy connection that he is a Jaeger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyoi View Post
    Yes, but she's starting that conversation by pointing out that only Higgs can see him, which gives away his immense age
    We know thatís how it works, they donít.
    which blows his cover even if they don't make the fairly easy connection that he is a Jaeger.
    Itís fairly easy to make that connection if you know the manís connected to the Heterodynes, which they donít.
    Everyone knows what Jšgers are like and Higgs is about as far removed from their image as you can get.


    Hell, even if they figured out he was impossibly old, the obvious culprit for that would be Albia, not the Heterodynes.
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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 Hyoi View Post
    Yes, but she's starting that conversation by pointing out that only Higgs can see him, which gives away his immense age, which blows his cover even if they don't make the fairly easy connection that he is a Jaeger.
    How does that give away his age? Nobody connected to albia has any idea thats the reason why. All they know is that higgs CAN see and hear this being therefore there is something to detect. They arent trying to figure out why he can see it,
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    Other equally-valid explanations for only Higgs being able to see the Vozzler (off the top of my head) that don't require the leap of logic that he's really several centuries old:
    • Only the truly humble can see him.
    • Vozzler picked him for some reason.
    • He was exposed to something onboard the sub he served on. Anybody else from that sub would do just as well, but Higgs is the only one here.
    • Only blonds can see him. Before anyone asks, Agatha is a blonde. Completely different.
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    And also, Higgs is a member of Her Majesties' Forces, and not in any way a servant of the Heterodyne.
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    Hey, was rereading and came across what I bet is Martellus' new test subject: https://www.girlgeniusonline.com/com...?date=20200214

    EDIT: Oh, and another globe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    We know thatís how it works, they donít.
    But they will rapidly figure it out if they actually have enough !!SCIENCE!! to meaningfully analyze the situation.

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    How does that give away his age? Nobody connected to albia has any idea thats the reason why. All they know is that higgs CAN see and hear this being therefore there is something to detect. They arent trying to figure out why he can see it,
    Figuring out why he can see it would be the very first thing they would do though if they are trying to build a system that can detect him.

    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    Other equally-valid explanations for only Higgs being able to see the Vozzler (off the top of my head) that don't require the leap of logic that he's really several centuries old:
    • Only the truly humble can see him.
    • Vozzler picked him for some reason.
    • He was exposed to something onboard the sub he served on. Anybody else from that sub would do just as well, but Higgs is the only one here.
    • Only blonds can see him. Before anyone asks, Agatha is a blonde. Completely different.
    But if Rakethorn and Thorpe can't rule those out, they aren't sparks of a caliber to do any useful analysis of the situation at all.

    It seems like if Agatha is going to enlist their help at all, she has to share info with them that compromises Higgs. If Higgs isn't compromised, the research is.

    Hell, even if they figured out he was impossibly old, the obvious culprit for that would be Albia, not the Heterodynes.
    No matter who they blame, his cover as "Jack Tar random sailor #127" is in danger of being blown, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoeticallyPsyco View Post
    Hey, was rereading and came across what I bet is Martellus' new test subject: https://www.girlgeniusonline.com/com...?date=20200214

    EDIT: Oh, and another globe.
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