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    I wish the Foglios would remove all the bonus, extras and holiday specials from the archives, it really breaks immersion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agi Hammerthief View Post
    I wish the Foglios would remove all the bonus, extras and holiday specials from the archives, it really breaks immersion.
    The paper-doll/Tailor-bot cutins and the 'We made a deck of cards, here's ten pages showing all the suits' ones are particularly bad.

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    That's what the PDFs are for!
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    I wish they'd drop the cut out dolls and cards and replace them with the Jaeger comics from the back of...Volume 9 was it?

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    now why doesn’t he look happier about going hunting?
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    It appears that Martellus is happy with hunting things that can't fight back, or when he has a pack of his knights with him to help him fight.
    Unknown enemies who might very well be more than he can handle? That's scary.
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    This is very hard to connect with the Martellus who fought the body of the Storm King and showed no fear against Gil, the Other, and, as far as I remember, the Train. Maybe he's a reverse Lars -- Lars was scared of things in the past, Martellus of things in the future?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyadan View Post
    This is very hard to connect with the Martellus who fought the body of the Storm King and showed no fear against Gil, the Other, and, as far as I remember, the Train. Maybe he's a reverse Lars -- Lars was scared of things in the past, Martellus of things in the future?
    He thought he had the advantage over Gil because of his Sparkhounds. Against Andy he literally said "I don't plan on fighting fair!" and only fought one on one because he had too (Remember he had Andy poisoned before the fight but it didn't do any good.
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    he’s probably also not happy about being ordered around.
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    Question: those extra books seem to be allusions to some titles for children, but I cannot quite catch specific references. Am I wrong, or can someone help me find the right ones?
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    All I can think of is
    "Martellus! It's 5 PM, time to fight evil sparks and stuff!"
    "Yes honey"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    Question: those extra books seem to be allusions to some titles for children, but I cannot quite catch specific references. Am I wrong, or can someone help me find the right ones?
    Big Book of Animals is a children's book which is exactly what it says on the tin. Moreau is from The Island of Dr. Moreau, a novel by H.G. Wells about a mad scientist creating human/animal hybrids.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's book about, well, a caterpillar who is very hungry.

    Busy, Busy Empire appears to be a reference to Busy, Busy World. Another children's book, this one with stories about different people from around the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    It appears that Martellus is happy with hunting things that can't fight back, or when he has a pack of his knights with him to help him fight.
    Unknown enemies who might very well be more than he can handle? That's scary.
    Or maybe he does know. After all he was a student of Dr. Dim. The same guy whose motive in life appears to be wakening epic monsters and who seemed very familiar with the monsters under the sea.

    Plus Martellus probably considers hunting on foot more to his liking than...
    • hunting while inside of a tin can,
    • surrounded by tons of water,
    • and with several of his enemies/rivals who are only working with him because they currently have too.

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    He was in the middle of a good proper rant about how much it sucks to be him right now and got the floor cut out from under him as he is about to get everything he currently wants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    Question: those extra books seem to be allusions to some titles for children, but I cannot quite catch specific references. Am I wrong, or can someone help me find the right ones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodin View Post
    Big Book of Animals is a children's book which is exactly what it says on the tin. Moreau is from The Island of Dr. Moreau, a novel by H.G. Wells about a mad scientist creating human/animal hybrids.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's book about, well, a caterpillar who is very hungry.

    Busy, Busy Empire appears to be a reference to Busy, Busy World. Another children's book, this one with stories about different people from around the world.
    And to top it off, Forbidden Planet is a real fantasy bookstore/franchise that started off in Denmark Street, London. Named, of course, after the 1956 film. I first visited the London branch in New Oxford Street, and now it is down Seven Dials way.
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    I just realized that the poisoned waters are probably connected to England sinking, so that you'll have to fix both problems at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodin View Post
    Big Book of Animals is a children's book which is exactly what it says on the tin. Moreau is from The Island of Dr. Moreau, a novel by H.G. Wells about a mad scientist creating human/animal hybrids.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's book about, well, a caterpillar who is very hungry.

    Busy, Busy Empire appears to be a reference to Busy, Busy World. Another children's book, this one with stories about different people from around the world.
    Thank you! Just as with songs there is an irritating itch, if I cannot find the proper name.

    Quote Originally Posted by Traab View Post
    He was in the middle of a good proper rant about how much it sucks to be him right now and got the floor cut out from under him as he is about to get everything he currently wants.
    And it is always the worst, when life is as good as it gets, right? ;) Also, he might want to join the chorus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    And to top it off, Forbidden Planet is a real fantasy bookstore/franchise that started off in Denmark Street, London. Named, of course, after the 1956 film. I first visited the London branch in New Oxford Street, and now it is down Seven Dials way.
    Foglio's always put so much attention to little off-hand background details.
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    I love how the bookstore's just openly trolling Tweedle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    I love how the bookstore's just openly trolling Tweedle.
    The bookstore or the dear sister Seffie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    The bookstore or the dear sister Seffie.
    At first I thought it was Albia trolling Tweedle. But you're right, it does make more sense for Seffie to be trolling him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    And to top it off, Forbidden Planet is a real fantasy bookstore/franchise that started off in Denmark Street, London. Named, of course, after the 1956 film. I first visited the London branch in New Oxford Street, and now it is down Seven Dials way.
    Also one on Broadway in New York City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xroads View Post
    At first I thought it was Albia trolling Tweedle. But you're right, it does make more sense for Seffie to be trolling him.
    Look, it's Tweedle. So far as I can tell, everyone in the GGverse wants to troll him. It could be a group effort.
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    So, who would win: Othar or Tweedle? Othar is pretty much unkillable and has taken out a long string of mad-boys. Tweedle is also nigh-unkillable and is a first rate mad-boy who can give Gil a run for his money, and Gil can handily beat Othar senseless. On the other hand, Othar did do some marvelous sabotage of Castle Wulfenbach back in the day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    So, who would win: Othar or Tweedle? Othar is pretty much unkillable and has taken out a long string of mad-boys. Tweedle is also nigh-unkillable and is a first rate mad-boy who can give Gil a run for his money, and Gil can handily beat Othar senseless. On the other hand, Othar did do some marvelous sabotage of Castle Wulfenbach back in the day...
    Othar would wipe the floor with him.

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    Yeah. Whatever else Othar may be (and I have a list), he's very good at taking down Mad'unz who've gotten a little too full of themselves.

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    Othar hands down. After all he is "Othar Tryggvassen, GENTLEMAN ADVETURER!" While Tweedle is just a pretender to the throne of the Stormking. No contest.
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    Othar? He was defeated and captured by Grantz, and defeated by Gil and the Baron, and tricked by Agatha while he had a gun pointed to her face. Really, what does he do against the heavyweights, beside barging in, being defeated, and giving motivational speeches? His strength is being oddly wise once he gets to know people, like when he captured the Jager with a game of hangman.

    However, Martellus wouldn't just throw him off a building or capture him, he would try to kill him for good, and THAT could trigger those hero survival powers and make him more dangerous.

    At the same time, since Martellus is a public spark, and he is still alive, it's likely that Othar knows better than to try to go after him, or he already tried to kill him and failed.
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    I think both Othar and Martellus have too much plot armor to die; therefore, their epic throw-down would end with Othar experiencing something that ought to kill him, but doesn't, after opening a fairly large can of whoopin' on Martellus. In other words, the winner would be the audience.

    It's WAY early, but I propose "Does the jungle have a wine list? It does not" for Girl Genius XXIX.

    And I wonder if Agatha really left Martellus unsupervised in a lab for hours. Mini-clank spies? A Jager? Violetta?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    I think both Othar and Martellus have too much plot armor to die; therefore, their epic throw-down would end with Othar experiencing something that ought to kill him, but doesn't, after opening a fairly large can of whoopin' on Martellus. In other words, the winner would be the audience.

    It's WAY early, but I propose "Does the jungle have a wine list? It does not" for Girl Genius XXIX.

    And I wonder if Agatha really left Martellus unsupervised in a lab for hours. Mini-clank spies? A Jager? Violetta?
    I suspect this is another salvo of the plot twist where Agatha falls for the "bad boy" and has anger sex with Martellus. Maybe due to the influence of Lucrezia, a side effect of his King's Touch, or just her Heterodyne blood, but we read too many stories of smart women falling for a really wrong guy and hurting the people who truly love them.

    "I don't understand it, Zeetha. Gil loved me before he knew who I am. I know Martellus sees me like a common bauble and yet I am helpless when pressed against that massive chest!"

    The hints are dropping like autumn leaves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet Knight View Post
    I suspect this is another salvo of the plot twist where Agatha falls for the "bad boy" and has anger sex with Martellus. Maybe due to the influence of Lucrezia, a side effect of his King's Touch, or just her Heterodyne blood, but we read too many stories of smart women falling for a really wrong guy and hurting the people who truly love them.

    "I don't understand it, Zeetha. Gil loved me before he knew who I am. I know Martellus sees me like a common bauble and yet I am helpless when pressed against that massive chest!"

    The hints are dropping like autumn leaves.
    Oh stars, I hope not. That's way too far overdone, and I don't want "yet another" anything that's been done millions of times, unless they're subverting it.

    Edit: Besides, if Agatha is going to fall for anyone it's going to be Commander Rakethorn - at least she seems attracted to him. Tweedle has got to be way down her list.
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