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Fusionman: Horray for foreshadowing!
Cakman 11th Dec 10
Cakman:

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Brb. I'll add my comments on the rest when I get back.
Cakman 11th Dec 10
Cakman:

I suppose I will actually lump this strip and the next together content-wise, so art first:

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Let us assume, for the moment, that the Mall would not let the girls back in just to exit in the proper area. Let us also assume that the Mall has a bizarre gap in the middle of it, I suppose separating its halves. We may also assume that, somehow, that it gets dark at 5:00 wherever this webcomic takes place, as that is the time that Sarah said the mall closed. Assuming all that, at what point do you think the man in the alleyway here decided that a profitable place to mug people would be outside of a mall? Just... Waiting in between buildings. What is his shtick? He waits there after closing and hopes that a maximum of two people take the shortcut? What if there's a group of people? What if no one shows up? And if it is dark out (dark to the point that they could not see the man coming), why is he wearing a ski mask? And if the first panel is to be believed, since he is hiding behind the garbage can, what if someone came from the other side? Would he just sit there, crouching, pretending to be innocent? What if a security officer took a stroll around the Mall grounds, you know, like they always do? Wouldn't they see the guy in the ski mask needlessly brandishing a knife? And why would the mugger even be OUTSIDE the mall when there is obviously going to be a Mall Security team nearby? And moving onto 47, we get even more nonsense. This man, whose head is apparently four inches tall, jumps out of a dark alleyway on what he thinks is two defenseless teenage girls, only to see one of them start crying, and then morph before his eyes into a giant, mutated crossbreed between a squirrel and a human. He SAW this happen. He knows that it isn't a costume or anything. She sprouted fur and teeth in front of his very eyes. And yet, for whatever reason, this doesn't seem to bother him. HE'S STILL GOING TO TRY AND ROB THEM. It is only after the squirrel uses its telekinetic powers to take his knife away that his brain decides that something odd has happened. The animorph routine didn't disturb him at all? And why the hell did Grace even NEED to turn into an animal if she was only going to use telekinesis? Can she not use it when in human form? He could have put SOME kind of action scene in here, but no. We get a needless transformation, only to have her just take away his knife magically. Which, of course, makes him run away, and, being the frail and fragile female that she is, Grace immediately has too much strain on her body, passing out. AC, get your black avatar'ed ass over here and explain what the hell is going on.

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...ARE YOU FUCKING WITH ME?

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Man, this is invigorating. I feel so alive. Then again, I suppose I'm being a giant hypocrite criticizing Shive for textwalling.
Cakman 11th Dec 10
AHR:

Oh, Cakman, I was not referring to Little Kuriboh's Abridged Series. I am referring to the abridged series made of the separate Yu Gi Oh series, called 'Season Zero' by most fans.
Cakman 11th Dec 10
AHR:

Well, I'm glad you feel so keen to be raped, A_H_R. Eager Beavers, no pun intended, are always appreciated
Cakman 11th Dec 10
Gilphon:

Good lord, some of those are terrible. That is an absolutely awful Wall Of Text on the exposition page. I'm really glad that the Painted Black arc, which is where I've always thought things started getting good, ends up going over it in proper detail, actually coming close to Ret Conning parts of it, and IIRC, it's not particularly important until then.

How the hell did I suffer through that page the first time? I mean, Shive still isn't great at working in exposition organically, but geez.
Cakman 11th Dec 10
Pretty darn late here, but in strip 53, 'Alright' is a perfectly legitimate way to spell that word.

Hey Cakman, where'd you find that picture? Got any more like it?

KendraKirai 27th Jan 11
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Morgikit 15th Jul 13
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"And the eighth seal was opened, and lo I saw a teenage girl transform into a hairy squirrel woman with telekinetic powers. And I did vow from that day forth never to eat that kind of mushroom again. Amen."

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Morgikit 15th Jul 13
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Morgikit 16th Jul 13
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