History Headscratchers / GirlGenius

13th Jan '16 9:19:33 PM Seanette
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** Variant on Jagerdraught?
2nd Jan '16 8:30:21 AM howdotheyriseup
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** And when they say they are [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050620#.Vof5s_mLTIU charged by an "ancient contract"]]... Well, what ancient contact are the Jagers charged by? Their loyalty to the Heterodynes. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050624#.Vof4g_mLTIU When she sees them afterwards]] she says "Iz you ''seriously'' telling me-" and Maxim replies "Dot ve found a Heterodyne?" which suggests that that was their reason for saying what they did, and that she picked up on it.

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** After hanging around with Bill and Barry, she'd presumably seen the effect it would have on them, and decided to play it safe with Agatha.

** They inherit after their mother assasinates their father and is killed in retaliation. I'd be surprised if there wasn't trouble right away.
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** They inherit after their mother assasinates assassinates their father and is killed in retaliation. I'd be surprised if there wasn't trouble right away.
5th Aug '15 11:55:27 AM Geoduck
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** One of them does turn up in Othar's Twitter-based adventures.
1st Jul '15 6:08:37 PM stripey_cat
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** It's out of character for Klaus, too, to overlook an obvious solution. But I think Bang's just gloating over having beaten Gil at his own game.

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** Master Payne discusses this, and says it's dangerous to try sparking without a good education; it's implied that the surviving lower-class sparks stick to the trades they already know (so your tractor kid example may well have basic smithying and mechanic's skills, but could screw up the AI or armaments) unless they can self-educate somehow. Remember a lot of young sparks manage to kill themselves.

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** Don't know, but I'll try a cup.

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** She fancies Tarvek and he's a really useful spark, Violetta's both friendly and helpful, Martellus initially isn't voluntary on her part and later she's surprised to meet him on the train, and Sepphie's being nice for now. Aaronev and Anevka weren't people she had any choice about, and the Knights of Jove were dealt with like the other invaders.
1st Jul '15 5:51:30 PM stripey_cat
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** The stealth revenants are there from the beginning, so they're what people expect: a load of panicking survivors, and relatively few who got caught and wasped. Remember that people don't seem to be able to tell anyone they're wasped. I'd guess the order to the stealthies is something like ''never speak of this, and run away from the disaster area''.
1st Jul '15 5:46:01 PM stripey_cat
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** They inherit after their mother assasinates their father and is killed in retaliation. I'd be surprised if there wasn't trouble right away.
1st Jul '15 5:40:39 PM stripey_cat
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** Jäger in the military sense is a really good description of the way the Jägermonsters, especially Da Boyz fight. They would be poor in the standard infantry formations of the period, which require cast-iron discipline and patience, but excel at loose formation and small-squad tactics.
1st Jul '15 5:30:12 PM stripey_cat
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** Teenagers are often very body conscious. ** There seems to be some distinction between ''nice'' girls, and the other sort. We know contraceptives and effective anti-venereals are available, which might make more normalised, but several things suggest otherwise. Payne claims offence at the suggestion his actresses may be prostitutes, and Agatha seems sheltered (both in the fortune-telling incident, and in her failure to get dirty jokes). She's even shocked at wearing trousers for the first time, and the novelisation says that Klaus has explicitly given permission for women in manual work to wear drag (which implies it's still daring in the normal world, and possibly even illegal). Even allowing for the normal double standard regarding male behaviour (no-one's too worried about men being shirtless if they have a reason to be), Tarvek's lack of trousers may be revealing exactly how interested he is in Agatha! ** On the doctoring thing in particular, even now female patients are usually given the option of being treated by a woman, and it would be unusual (and probably ill-advised, given the risk of misconduct allegations) for two young men to treat a girl's breasts unchaperoned. In the pseudo-Victorian world where Agatha can't even take her medical exams, they may well have never treated a female patient under 50, and that with her husband breathing down their necks. Cadaver dissections and surgery are not the same (and you still use modesty cloths in theatre today anyway). In fact, if they primarily are used to seeing attractive women's bodies in sexual contexts, that's going to make treating her as a patient even more confusing.
1st Jul '15 5:11:40 PM stripey_cat
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** Although they're {{AnachronismStew}}, the fashions fit 1890s much better than 1790s or 1990s.
1st Jul '15 4:42:41 PM stripey_cat
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** You're assuming Othar plans in a sane and sensible fashion.
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