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The Great Nitpicky Live Blog of El Goonish Shive
Mr AHR

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Goggle Fox:

Yeah, leg's too far out for that pose to be a fighting stance. Ellen just wants to dance! Meanwhile I'm wondering what the hell is up with her chest deciding to bring a double-D out to the right of her. The angle's a bit severe for that to be natural and I remember her as being more modest. Plus that whole extra-layers-smooth-out-curves-not-accentuate-them thing.

Meanwhile, I have no idea what's going on with the drawing of Susan you brought up. One bizarre stray line, sure, but why?
Cakman 18th Dec 10
AHR:

You don't get my reaction, specifically?

He drew diagonal lines, making it look like she was wearing very clearly defined underwear. It also seems to be clinging tightly to what appears to be her vagina.

Or do you not get Shive's logicness?
Cakman 18th Dec 10
Goggle Fox:

Ah. The diagonal lines. I was left wondering what the hell was up with the stray horizontal line. Aside from that it's an inexplicably tight cling to... I have no idea what. And I want to stop imagining what it might be because ._. -> ;_;

Simply put, those lines do not belong there.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
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Blurgh. I am tired now. Reviewing these strips makes me fe-NARM

Cakman 18th Dec 10
AHR:

Because the picture that scared Grace ALSO involved purple hair.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
226: Now that you mention it, yeah. Why bother giving Ellen this power? There's already a transformation gun which can, as long as the plot doesn't break it, transform anyone into the opposite gender anytime the protagonists want to. Why does giving one of the cast members the ability to do that innately help? Hell, it doesn't even really affect the outcome of this fight scene I don't think.

227: Why Ellen would trust information that Sarah is repeating which was clearly obtained from Tedd more than information that Grace is repeating which was clearly obtained from Tedd is a mystery to me. As is why being given distracting news from someone else in the fight is any better than being given the same news from a bystander. Seriously, SOMEBODY JUST SAY SOMETHING ALREADY!

Also, dramatic off-panel susan is trying to be cool, so it'd really help if she then went on to do something useful or cool or threatening to one of the cast members' secrets or, really, at all.

229: What does it say about Susan that she never got around to mentioning that the guy her best friend has a crush on has a girlfriend? Do they not talk? Did she think Sarah already knew?

Also, that fifth panel. That should have been three sentences, with the rest of the exposition therein getting a full strip to itself after the battle. It doesn't take a genius to see this, just a brain.

Also, yeah, I found the "Grace is clueless" jokes funny, but you're right that they totally don't line up with her characterization in other places in a consistent way.
Brickman 28th Feb 11
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