What's Happening

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Wascally Wabbit: I feel that the Jagerkin are close enough to go under Our Orcs Are Different, am I reaching?

Gloating Swine: I think so, yeah. The "Our X Are Different" tropes seem to be designed to cover situations where the creatures are called X, but something's been done to differentiate them from other versions of X.

fleb: Not so— I'd say it's a case of Not Using the Zed Word. The people in Ultra Violet are still Our Vampires Are Different no matter what they call them.

Xtifr: Orcs? It never even occurred to me that they might be intended as a form of orc, and even after thinking about it, I don't find it particularly compelling (unlike fleb's example of UV, which is obvious). Heck, they have nearly as many traits in common with vampires as they do with orcs (apparently immortal, snappy dressers, incredibly strong, long sharp fangs). Ok, maybe vampires is a stretch, but I think zombie or ghoul is as close as orc.

Wascally Wabbit: Odd-colours, tusks, Funetik Accent, Proud Warrior Race, artificially created as warriors...I see it. (and Zombies and Ghouls? Can't get more dissimilar than not being dead)

Kilyle: I didn't see it until you guys said it, but I can see it now. Kind of an odd thought... they've done an excellent job with the concept.
Does "Restraining Bolt" really apply? Agatha never wanted to get rid of her locket, and was never actually prevented from doing so.
A lot of this Wiki seems to use the spoiler tag to hide the fact that her original name is Heterodyne. Since this is shown on the front cover of the first volume of the first book of the original print edition ( Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Klank), is this really a spoiler? (I added spoiler tags to the question here, just in case the answer is yes, no matter how ridiculous I personally might feel that answer is.) Of course, what it implies is a bit of a spoiler, but that's another matter.
It seems this comic is just screaming for a TV Tropes ref, but I can't find anything under the searchwords "Good guys always win."
  • "There must be something to their philosophy."
  • Evil can't understand Good?
  • Yes. It's too bad there's no trope for that sort of thing. I'd call it "Nice Guys Finish First," but then, it hardly ever happens in fiction nowadays.

Err, they lost me. What's the signifigance of the dates? Have we found out yet?
  • Human gestation period is generally nine months.
  • More specifically, many people seem to think that Klaus Wulfenbach is the father, even though the timeline is obviously wrong for that.

I think we should add this page to the "GG" search results page - at current, it's missing, although the WMG and Bugs Me pages are up there.

Jove Hack: Nominated for a Hugo!

Wascally Wabbit: Anything we the plebs can do to help?

Jove Hack: For now just follow the link I put at the end of the main article. Kaja promises proper news post about it Real Soon Now. Here's the I Want To Vote page at the

Kilyle: I'd like to add the Meaningful Echo of "You'll like him!" from This Page and the page directly after This Page (since it's the current page, I can't link directly). In fact, the full quote of why "You'll like him!" ought to be compared. However, I'm not sure Meaningful Echo is the correct trope, and I'm having trouble editing the page anyway, so someone else put it up. Thanks!
Count Dorku: I have no idea how, but someone screwed up the link by deleting the space between it and "accessible". Fixed it now, but everyone - be careful in future.
Nemi: Anyone else notice the shoutout to Dominic Deegan Here?

Taelor: Yes. That page and its continuation also contains shoutouts to Something Positive, Girls with Slingshots, Gunnerkrigg Court, The Order of the Stick and Questionable Content, as well as a few others that I don't recognize.

Target Practice: Wouldn't there be an example of 'painting the fourth wall' along with the art evolution? I mean, from the start of the comic to her waking on Castle Wulfenbach are all in black and white. Then, in the flashback to when Agatha first puts the locket on, it visibly drains the color out of the frame while it neutralizes her sparkiness. Subtle example, but it seems to be present. Opinions?