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Mr AHR

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Cakman 18th Dec 10
AHR:

The gun made him bisexual, since he is still attracted to females, but the gun added 'attracted to males' when it made him a girl.

Cakman 18th Dec 10
Cakman:

But why does TEDD know that? And he didn't know that using the gun too many times would break it? How did it even break? It didn't overheat. It's literally CRACKED, like someone smashed it against a wall, which, honestly, now that I say that, would make perfect sense. Tedd could have done it during the confusion, just to make Elliot's life miserable.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
AHR:

He designed the gun himself, and it already had the basic blueprints to it.

Plus, things do tend to break when you don't intend them to.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
Cakman:

HE designed the gun? Then he would know the ins and outs of it. He would know the dangers of using it multiple times. If he's such a genius, then there is no reason that he wouldn't know that it was going to happen.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
Gilphon:

I forget the exact explanation behind it, but the gun is at least partially copied from alien tech, so Tedd doesn't know everything about it. He did, however, design many of the specific forms programmed into it, including the one Elliot got hit with.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
Goggle Fox:

That part about "added attraction to male because it made him female" is part of what seriously bugs me about the raygun. Has he gotten to the part where he explains that and all those little words pop up with arrows to explain further, or is that later?

I think it's later, since the whole alien raygun explanation hasn't come to the fore yet.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
Sal Fish Fin:

Well, AHR, I'm sure that that was a good nitpick, but I got kind of sidetracked by the fact that you'd willingly post pics of your chest on the internet.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
AHR:

@Goggle: Nope. That's not for a while. Not until the art gets better and Justin joins in on the fun. Although, I would LOVE to know how one adds an 'orientation' to their arsenal. I don't think loading up a person with estrogen would suddenly make them like guys.

I mean, I'm pretty sure that counts as REALLY altering your brain in ways that can get pretty scary if you think about it too long.

@Sal: Oh please. This was For Science, if anything. Sides, the black shirt is pretty lumpy, it don't show much.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
Goggle Fox:

^ Yup. I don't like the idea of stuff messing with my brain. Thus why I really don't like that thing.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
I would like to take this opportunity to ask how on earth Ted's dad won custody. I mean, his mom left right? As in divorce, not death? It's tough enough for a guy to win a custody battle when he's got a steady well-paying job and the wife's an unrepentant asshole. How does a guy whose job forces him to leave his son alone for months at a time beat ANY female in a child custody battle?

Also, gotta agree with the thing about Elliot's parents. It's like that one shining beacon of hope in these early parts of the comic, the chance that maybe we'll get to see them again next strip... or the next strip... or our sanity meter needs them most...
Brickman 17th Feb 11
I would assume that the mother did not want Tedd? That's what I got from her leaving, being the one-dimensional person that she was.
MrAHR 20th Feb 11
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