History ComicBook / BuckGodotZapGunForHire

22nd Jul '16 9:19:26 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Yelling "Move aside and you will not be hurt! I am only after the fat man!" on the streets of New Hong Kong is liable to get you [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20070714 gunned down by everyone in earshot]].
14th Apr '16 1:39:47 AM Nightmask
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NOTE: It appears that he's taken down the free access to the comic therefor all the links below are currently inactive, going to an error message instead.
12th Feb '16 4:28:01 AM MacronNotes
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** Humans are basically the [[TrademarkFavoriteFood popsicle-makers to other species]], but otherwise share the general hat of the rambunctious, noisy young species that bursts on the scene and is liable to burn out (or get burned out) sometime soon. The older species have seen this a lot already. On the other hand, the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens find humans to be "[[TheUnfrozenCavemanLawyer people who get things done]]", and useful for a number of jobs they wouldn't entrust to members of any other race -- such as [[spoiler:safeguarding or investigating the Winslow]].

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** Humans are basically the [[TrademarkFavoriteFood popsicle-makers to other species]], but otherwise share the general hat of the rambunctious, noisy young species that bursts on the scene and is liable to burn out (or get burned out) sometime soon. The older species have seen this a lot already. On the other hand, the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens find humans to be "[[TheUnfrozenCavemanLawyer "[[LikeADuckTakesToWater people who get things done]]", and useful for a number of jobs they wouldn't entrust to members of any other race -- such as [[spoiler:safeguarding or investigating the Winslow]].
29th Jan '16 1:09:47 PM Kalaong
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* AllCrimesAreEqual: {{Deconstructed}} with the Law Machines, NighInvulnerable robots which summarily cart off lawbreakers to an unknown fate like VideoGame/UltimaOnline guards. Surprisingly, this isn't as bad as it sounds. Not only are the laws they enforce still democratically voted on, they are ''enforced'' equally - that is, they are applied to government employees to the exact same extent as citizens. Thus, after the Laws summarily wiped out a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny, most humans became quite tolerant (and even ''admiring'') of them. The rest simply move to worlds where fewer of the Laws have been passed.

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* AllCrimesAreEqual: {{Deconstructed}} with the Law Machines, NighInvulnerable robots which summarily cart off lawbreakers to an unknown fate like VideoGame/UltimaOnline guards. Surprisingly, this isn't as bad as it sounds. Not only are the laws they enforce still democratically voted on, they are ''enforced'' equally - that is, they are applied to government employees and officials to the exact same extent as citizens. Thus, after the Laws summarily wiped out a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny, most humans became quite tolerant (and even ''admiring'') of them. The rest simply move to worlds where fewer of the Laws have been passed.
10th Dec '15 5:52:10 PM PaulA
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** [[spoiler:Humans just think it's an idiot, which is why the Prime Mover was willing to entrust it to them. Beemahs share that opinion, which is why humanity was allowed to pass it on to them.]]
10th Dec '15 10:36:14 AM Conradus
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* MacGuffin: The Winslow, so very much -- he could have been an inert lump of [[MadeOfIndestructium indestructium]] for all the difference it would have made to the plot. Given a great big LampshadeHanging, with much discussion of the fact that although everybody knows he's very important, there's no general agreement on exactly ''why''.

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* MacGuffin: The Winslow, so very much -- he could have been an inert lump of [[MadeOfIndestructium indestructium]] for all the difference it would have made to the plot. Given a great big LampshadeHanging, with much discussion of the fact that although almost everybody knows he's very important, there's no general agreement on exactly ''why''.''why''.
** [[spoiler:Humans just think it's an idiot, which is why the Prime Mover was willing to entrust it to them. Beemahs share that opinion, which is why humanity was allowed to pass it on to them.]]
22nd Nov '15 12:01:06 AM BiggerJ
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Following the success of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the original series was released online in [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buck.html web-comic form]]. The last installment of ''The Gallimaufry'' went up on June 20th, 2009. The following week saw a reprinting the three-page "True Story of the Winslow". And that appears to be that. ([[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20091101 Almost.]]) One of the original short stories (the one with nudity) is not included at the above site. We're sure you can find it if you look hard, though ([[http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/123252/Buck-Godot-Zap-Gun-for-Hire-Volume-1?filters=0_0_0and by 'look' we meen 'give' and by 'hard' we mean 'Phil Foglio your money']]).

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Following the success of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the original series was released online in [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buck.html web-comic form]]. The last installment of ''The Gallimaufry'' went up on June 20th, 2009. The following week saw a reprinting the three-page "True Story of the Winslow". And that appears to be that. ([[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20091101 Almost.]]) One of the original short stories (the one with nudity) is not included at the above site. We're sure you can find it if you look hard, though ([[http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/123252/Buck-Godot-Zap-Gun-for-Hire-Volume-1?filters=0_0_0and by 'look' we meen mean 'give' and by 'hard' we mean 'Phil Foglio your money']]).
22nd Nov '15 12:00:31 AM BiggerJ
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Following the success of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the original series was released online in [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buck.html web-comic form]]. The last installment of ''The Gallimaufry'' went up on June 20th, 2009. The following week saw a reprinting the three-page "True Story of the Winslow". And that appears to be that. ([[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20091101 Almost.]]) One of the original short stories (the one with nudity) is not included at the above site. We're sure you can find it if you look hard, though.

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Following the success of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the original series was released online in [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buck.html web-comic form]]. The last installment of ''The Gallimaufry'' went up on June 20th, 2009. The following week saw a reprinting the three-page "True Story of the Winslow". And that appears to be that. ([[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20091101 Almost.]]) One of the original short stories (the one with nudity) is not included at the above site. We're sure you can find it if you look hard, though.
though ([[http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/123252/Buck-Godot-Zap-Gun-for-Hire-Volume-1?filters=0_0_0and by 'look' we meen 'give' and by 'hard' we mean 'Phil Foglio your money']]).
19th Oct '15 7:03:12 PM PaulA
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* SmartGun: The Pistol Packin' Polaris Packrat's pistols, Smith and Wesson, have built-in AI, can speak and understand speech, and are capable of deciding for themselves when to fire; in all, they're probably smarter than the Packrat himself. They claim that Buck's handgun, Junior, is also Smart and just doesn't have anything to say for himself; it's left ambiguous whether this is true.
25th Sep '15 10:49:34 PM LBHills
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* WretchedHive: New Hong Kong is a Lawless planet where nobody thinks anything of people being shot down in the streets, and a place like Asteroid Al's Bar, which would be a BadGuyBar on most other planets, is just an average local hangout.

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* WretchedHive: New Hong Kong is a Lawless planet where nobody thinks anything of people being shot down in the streets, and a place like Asteroid Al's Bar, which would be a BadGuyBar on most other planets, is just an average local hangout. It does present a variation on the trope, in that all New Hong Kong's residents ''choose'' to live on a lawless world, and anybody who objects to the risks is free to find some other planet that suits them.
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