History Headscratchers / GirlGenius

24th Aug '16 5:01:52 AM Ambaryerno
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** The Jägers in Mamma Gkika's hadn't allowed themselves to have any but the simplest prosthetics added (You can see a hook on the end of an arm on one panel). Not to mention the line from the novel about injured Jägers disappearing from Wulfenbach service rather than allowing one of their sparks to put prosthetics on (Gil had been worried that they ate their injured, because they disappeared). That arm seems to be a bit more complicated than a simple loophole (There has to be some actual body interface, after all), unless Punch counts in some way and had the skills to add it.[[/folder]]

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** The Jägers in Mamma Gkika's hadn't allowed themselves to have any but the simplest prosthetics added (You can see a hook on the end of an arm on one panel). Not to mention the line from the novel about injured Jägers disappearing from Wulfenbach service rather than allowing one of their sparks to put prosthetics on (Gil had been worried that they ate their injured, because they disappeared). That arm seems to be a bit more complicated than a simple loophole (There has to be some actual body interface, after all), unless Punch counts in some way and had the skills to add it.it.
** Dimo is a general. The shinier the brass, the bigger the loophole.
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23rd Aug '16 9:45:07 PM Ramiengrey
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**The Jägers in Mamma Gkika's hadn't allowed themselves to have any but the simplest prosthetics added (You can see a hook on the end of an arm on one panel). Not to mention the line from the novel about injured Jägers disappearing from Wulfenbach service rather than allowing one of their sparks to put prosthetics on (Gil had been worried that they ate their injured, because they disappeared). That arm seems to be a bit more complicated than a simple loophole (There has to be some actual body interface, after all), unless Punch counts in some way and had the skills to add it.[[/folder]]
22nd Aug '16 5:16:35 AM Mcnickel
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** He's exhausted, scared, and under a lot of stress, cut him some slack.
17th Aug '16 3:14:59 PM Ambaryerno
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* LoopholeAbuse: Dimo hasn't been ''healed'' by anyone, just fitted with a prosthetic.
17th Aug '16 3:03:13 PM Ramiengrey
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[[folder:Dimo's Arm]]
Who built Dimo's new arm for him during the flashback? We know Jägers don't allow themselves to be operated on by anyone other than a Heterodyne, and Agatha didn't build one before the timeskip.
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17th Aug '16 11:09:56 AM The_river_Dee
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* "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080801 If you'd live to see the end of day, from Mechanicsburg two leagues stay.]]" A few strips later, Agatha has the castle chase the airships [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080825 two English leagues]]; given the suggestion of time travel, this probably isn't a coincidence. But whose leagues, indeed? Mechanicsburg is in Transylvania, the English barely mentioned other than Wooster's arc. The German "ligen" (often translated "league" or "time" but for here it's the former) is generally around one and a half English leagues. The Roman league was less than half an English league. Especially in a world with less British influence than our own, why did Transylvanians make a rule around the English league? (...no, I'm not going to ask why it rhymed. A couplet that simple could be made to rhyme in any language.)

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* "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080801 If you'd live to see the end of day, from Mechanicsburg two leagues stay.]]" A few strips later, Agatha has the castle chase the airships [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080825 two English leagues]]; given the suggestion of time travel, this probably isn't a coincidence. But whose leagues, indeed? Mechanicsburg is in Transylvania, the English barely mentioned other than Wooster's arc. The German "ligen" "Meile" (often translated "league" or "time" but for here it's the former) "league") is generally around one and a half English leagues. The Roman league was less than half an English league. Especially in a world with less British influence than our own, why did Transylvanians make a rule around the English league? (...no, I'm not going to ask why it rhymed. A couplet that simple could be made to rhyme in any language.)



** Okay I know german and I can say that this rhyme actually makes more gramatical sense in GERMAN!It rhymes too.

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** Okay I know german and I can say that this rhyme actually makes more gramatical grammatical sense in GERMAN!It rhymes too.
too."Wenn Sie leben würde das Ende des Tages zu sehen, von Mechanics zwei Ligen bleiben." literal translation is " If you wish to live to the end of the day, stay two leagues from Mechanicsberg."
17th Aug '16 11:04:45 AM The_river_Dee
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* "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080801 If you'd live to see the end of day, from Mechanicsburg two leagues stay.]]" A few strips later, Agatha has the castle chase the airships [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080825 two English leagues]]; given the suggestion of time travel, this probably isn't a coincidence. But whose leagues, indeed? Mechanicsburg is in Transylvania, the English barely mentioned other than Wooster's arc. The German "meile" (often translated "league") is generally around one and a half English leagues. The Roman league was less than half an English league. Especially in a world with less British influence than our own, why did Transylvanians make a rule around the English league? (...no, I'm not going to ask why it rhymed. A couplet that simple could be made to rhyme in any language.)

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* "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080801 If you'd live to see the end of day, from Mechanicsburg two leagues stay.]]" A few strips later, Agatha has the castle chase the airships [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080825 two English leagues]]; given the suggestion of time travel, this probably isn't a coincidence. But whose leagues, indeed? Mechanicsburg is in Transylvania, the English barely mentioned other than Wooster's arc. The German "meile" "ligen" (often translated "league") "league" or "time" but for here it's the former) is generally around one and a half English leagues. The Roman league was less than half an English league. Especially in a world with less British influence than our own, why did Transylvanians make a rule around the English league? (...no, I'm not going to ask why it rhymed. A couplet that simple could be made to rhyme in any language.)




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**Okay I know german and I can say that this rhyme actually makes more gramatical sense in GERMAN!It rhymes too.
9th Jun '16 6:39:59 PM Kereea1
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** Given both the setting and the presence of an eject button, it's entirely possible that it's commonplace for confessionals to include lie detector tech and you get booted if you aren't honest. Or she was hoping to appeal to the monk's basic decency in helping or her free her town. Or even she genuinely doesn't want to risk everyone else on the train if they're not equipped to handle the sort of pursuers she may attract.
28th May '16 4:55:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ...what are you talking about? [[MsFanservice Zeetha's]] nudity (well, not quite, but whatever) was played for laughs ''twice''. Gil got one in a perfectly logical situation (Mama Gkika's), and then he and Tarvek got a slightly less justified one in the castle. These all lasted about two panels each. Is ''that'' what you mean? Note that my first anime/manga were ''MahouSenseiNegima'' and ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'', so I'm desensitized. I literally don't know what you mean.

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** ...what are you talking about? [[MsFanservice Zeetha's]] nudity (well, not quite, but whatever) was played for laughs ''twice''. Gil got one in a perfectly logical situation (Mama Gkika's), and then he and Tarvek got a slightly less justified one in the castle. These all lasted about two panels each. Is ''that'' what you mean? Note that my first anime/manga were ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' and ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'', so I'm desensitized. I literally don't know what you mean.
24th Apr '16 4:54:37 PM Thecommander236
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[[folder:Agatha and Confession]]
* So this is kinda bugging me. Why did Agatha the Corbettite monk, Brother Ulm, about her past? I would understand why she wouldn't lie in during confession if she was religious, but we have no indication before that moment that that is the case. Last time she was in a religious sanctuary, the Mechanicsburg Cathedral, she seemed rather annoyed by all the ceremonial stuff, so why does she suddenly care when she gets on the train? Maybe she was just tired at the Cathedral and annoyed and she just wanted to vent her frustrations on the train, but there has to be more to it than that right? She had no real reason at the time to tell them about being the Heterodyne because she just needed to be brought to Paris, so why invite risk by telling a Brother who she was even if he was obligated to not share that information? Surely Wooster would know that people could be rejected by the monks and told Agatha about that.
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