History Webcomic / TheThrillingAdventuresOfLovelaceAndBabbage

22nd Jun '17 5:22:05 PM Smeagol17
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** In a weird bit of RecursiveReality, DaveLebling, co-author of VideoGame/{{Zork}}, is a fan of this comic

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** In a weird bit of RecursiveReality, DaveLebling, Dave Lebling, co-author of VideoGame/{{Zork}}, is a fan of this comic
8th Jun '17 6:52:52 AM Piterpicher
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* [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer Absurdly Spacious Hardware]]: The Difference Engine is so large that debugging code requires crawling inside of it. Creator/GeorgeEliot goes inside and gets lost in [[{{Zork}} a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.]]
** In a weird bit of RecursiveReality, DaveLebling, co-author of {{Zork}}, is a fan of this comic

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* [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer Absurdly Spacious Hardware]]: The Difference Engine is so large that debugging code requires crawling inside of it. Creator/GeorgeEliot goes inside and gets lost in [[{{Zork}} [[VideoGame/{{Zork}} a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.]]
** In a weird bit of RecursiveReality, DaveLebling, co-author of {{Zork}}, VideoGame/{{Zork}}, is a fan of this comic
17th Mar '17 4:17:48 AM JohnnyAdroit
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->''"It doesn't fight crime, it PRINTS LARGE TABLES OF NUMBERS!!"''

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->''"It doesn't fight crime, it [[SeriousBusiness PRINTS LARGE TABLES OF NUMBERS!!"''NUMBERS!!]]"''
17th Mar '17 4:16:33 AM JohnnyAdroit
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* [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer Absurdly Spacious Hardware]]: The Difference Engine is so large that debugging code requires crawling inside of it.

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* [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer Absurdly Spacious Hardware]]: The Difference Engine is so large that debugging code requires crawling inside of it. Creator/GeorgeEliot goes inside and gets lost in [[{{Zork}} a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.]]
** In a weird bit of RecursiveReality, DaveLebling, co-author of {{Zork}}, is a fan of this comic
23rd Dec '16 3:44:13 AM 06tele
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* CrossDresser: Lovelace, who generally wears a man's shirt and waistcoat (US: vest) on her upper half and a skirt and petticoat on her lower half.

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* CrossDresser: Lovelace, who generally wears a man's shirt and waistcoat (US: vest) on her upper half and a skirt and petticoat on her lower half. She ''occasionally'' goes full drag with shirt, waistcoat, jodhpurs and calf-length boots, as in the page image, but not very often.
23rd Dec '16 3:41:51 AM 06tele
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* CloudCuckoolander: Charles Babbage has a tendency to be distracted from pressing issues by relative minutia

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* CloudCuckoolander: Charles Babbage has a tendency to be distracted from pressing issues by relative minutiaminutiae.
* CrossDresser: Lovelace, who generally wears a man's shirt and waistcoat (US: vest) on her upper half and a skirt and petticoat on her lower half.



** To an extent, this is subverted. Padua has observed that the whole point of Steampunk is the awesome clothes....but the specific decade in which the comic is set was a decade of hideous fashion, and Lovelace and Babbage were probably two of the worst-dressed people in it.

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** To an extent, this is subverted. Padua has observed that the whole point of Steampunk is the awesome clothes....clothes...but the specific decade in which the comic is set was a decade of hideous fashion, and Lovelace and Babbage were probably two of the worst-dressed people in it. Lovelace and Babbage in the comic are considerably snappier dressers than they were in real life.
23rd Dec '16 3:27:12 AM 06tele
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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: "Astounding!! In enabling mechanism to combine general symbols in successions of variety and extent, a uniting link is established between the operations of matter and the abstract mental processes of the most abstract branch of mathematical science! A new, vast and powerful language is developed for the future of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our investigation have rendered possible!"

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: "Astounding!! Actually justified in the following passage (just you try putting it any simpler than this):
-->Astounding!!
In enabling mechanism to combine general symbols in successions of variety and extent, a uniting link is established between the operations of matter and the abstract mental processes of the most abstract branch of mathematical science! A new, vast and powerful language is developed for the future of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our investigation have rendered possible!" possible!
24th Oct '16 9:00:45 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: [[AwesomeMcCoolname Isambard Kingdom Brunel]], who also has a SweetHat.
** Seriously! [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/IKBrunelChains.jpg Look at this guy!]]
25th Sep '16 3:10:09 PM eroock
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->''It doesn't fight crime, it PRINTS LARGE TABLES OF NUMBERS!!''
-->--'''Babbage'''

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->''It ->''"It doesn't fight crime, it PRINTS LARGE TABLES OF NUMBERS!!''
-->--'''Babbage'''
NUMBERS!!"''
-->-- '''Babbage'''
20th Jun '16 4:56:56 PM Winter
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* [[DistinguishedGentlemansPipe Distinguished Gentlewoman's Pipe]]: Lovelace.

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* [[DistinguishedGentlemansPipe Distinguished Gentlewoman's Pipe]]: Lovelace. Lovelace smokes like a steam engine, invariably from a pipe. Her combination of nobility and genius tends to create a general "I'm better than you" demeanour.



* UnsoundEffect: Loads. The best is "RE-BOOT!", the first reboot of a computer ever...of course done with a kick.

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* UnsoundEffect: Loads. The best is "RE-BOOT!", the first reboot of a computer ever...of course done with a kick.kick.
* UranusIsShowing: A footnote to "User Experience" states that "generations of sniggering schoolchildren have probably left Uranus feeling that on the whole it was better off as George." [[note]]William Herschel, discoverer of this planet, originally intended to name it after his patron George III, but non-British astronomers objected.[[/note]]
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