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Erm, the latter.
Edited by fredhot16 on Sep 5th 2019 at 6:40:38 AM
Ah, until I searched, I'd never heard them called that before. And I always saw Tedd as more in a voluntary house arrest, who'd probably default the staying home experimenting all day unless prodded. They've expanded since then.
Good that you learned a new thing today though my comment was more about the "why" then the "how".
I feel like I'm still not completely following your train of thought on "why" vs "how" here, but that's probably just me being a little thick.
O.K, this is part of a set of general observations I have up after reading up to this point but for the purpose of this conversation, I'll be succinct.
Tedd, what the hell have you done to get banned from that part of the mall? I'm not a mall-going person but I'd imagine that's not a penalty you got handed because they didn't like your stupid face. I'm imaging Qaugmire-style antics.
Edited by fredhot16 on Sep 5th 2019 at 12:55:10 PM
That kind of gag showed up from time to time in the early days. Tedd as originally conceived was basically a "wacky sex offender". Comedy uses that archetype a lot.
Nowhere near the level of Quagmire, though. Quagmire is literally a rapist. OG Tedd's just a horny creep.
Edited by TobiasDrake on Sep 5th 2019 at 3:29:28 AM
In retrospect, itís easy to explain away Teddís earlier behavior as being a lot of confusion over her own gender fluidity.
And, from my experience in my youth, when you're on the outs with the social caste, there's a tendency to act weirdly antisocial. "If I am seen to be the villain, then I will play the villain's part." You're so alone that you crave attention, even if it's negative.
When I said "Quagmire-style" antics, I was referring to that one episode where he was caught peeping in the woman's bathroom. I expected stuff like that would be up Tedd's street. Except in the changing rooms, not the bathroom.
Anybody remember how that episode tried to cure him of his sexual harassment because the rest of the neighborhood women didn't want to live with his perversions, then he went and sexually assaulted a woman in a way that saved her life, and then the rest of the episode was about Peter trying to get adulation, completely dropping that plot?
Edited by fredhot16 on Sep 5th 2019 at 6:44:45 AM
I am so glad I never watched more than a couple of episodes of that show.
Hey, don't know if anyone cares but I'm back. Here, as a token of my appreciation for the existence of this Forum, have a link.
Welp, it's confirmed, Grace is going to have to fight someone soon. Gee, I wonder how that's going to happen?
@Tobias I know this is like, a few days late but I imagine Fable 69 to be marketed as the coolest, most radical game on the market. Totally Tubular, Way-Past Wicked, Much Wow. Like, it's just an entire game of non-stop references to outdated memes and everyone in the game talks with way too many words shortened like: yo, sup, bruh, yee, lit, fam, dab, etc.
This was a great page. Special mention to Tedd's panic in panel 6.
And to Grace's credit, she actually did martial arts in a non-practice fashion against the fire creatures. It's just that she did so in the martial arts school because they interrupted her training.
Wait, what about her Jeffery cat-form?
Would it be a major spoiler to ask if that went anywhere?
Edited by fredhot16 on Sep 6th 2019 at 10:51:40 AM
Sorry for the double-post but woot! New NP!
Counter-counter point: So is the power of summoning zombies.
Edited by fredhot16 on Sep 6th 2019 at 11:13:46 AM
Based on today's comic, when Tedd talks about getting in shape, I take it to mean "develop a fit form that can be accessed via magic or transformation gun."
... I knew widespread Transformation magic would end up trivializing a lot of things, but I have never thought of that.
...I have to admit that's a logical conclusion to arrive to. Ashley's getting the power scaling of the group all sorts of wrong, though.
@SalFishFinn You definitely don't play Dungeons & Dragons nearly as much as I do - transmutation spells to buff your stats (though EGS hasn't shown quite the array as D&D has) was the first thing that popped into my head (frequently, the best use of a second-level spell slot is some variety of buff spell from the Transmutation school - especially if you're a class like paladin that gets a small handful of them).
For today's comic - Yeah, Ashley's assumption is the most reasonable to make. Particularly since Grace has Shapeshifter Baggage. It's mostly academic, but I wonder if Grace could fly without her telekinesis in bird form. Even assuming that she got all the details like wing shape correct (which isn't necessarily a guarantee), it's not like she has an instinct on the proper mechanics of flight. If Grace were to disguise as a bird, she might have to use her TK to fake flight.
This does actually raise some Fridge Logic on Vladia's original form... while she probably does have some proper flight instincts in there based on her genetics, a roughly six-foot tall humanoid, even with hollow bones, would not be able to properly fly. Logic strongly suggests that Vladia also has some variety of TK or magic or something to have been able to fly. I wonder how much that even comes up in her new daily life.
That assumes we will ever see or hear about Graceís siblings again.
I would say "that's what NP is for," but from all accounts, it sounds like Shive isn't interested in bringing up Grace's siblings there, either.
Speaking of NP, here's four panels, a predictable joke, and an entire Word document's page worth of commentary about the minutea of why Shive went with that joke instead of a different one.
Dan Shive. Capable of emulating an entire fandom's most aggravating aspects, all by himself.
Edited by TheLovecraftian on Sep 9th 2019 at 4:41:45 PM
So, am I missing a bit of context or inside-reference from the series as to why the punchline is Susan's increased magical ability being represented in bust increase and, therefore, become funny? Or is the joke as it presents?
Also, does this mean she now has Average ability in those attributes?
Edited by fredhot16 on Sep 9th 2019 at 1:29:43 AM
I assume it's a reference to a strip from years ago that noted Nanase's large bust as a product of how strong her magic is.
But I don't have a link to that page and I'm not going to google "Nanase's Magic Boobs" at work.
Ah, the perks of being self-employed. I get to do that! There had to be some perk to it...
Sadly, nothing particularly funny comes up. Some bad links down the bottom of the page, but nothing immediately unsafe, unless I go into image search.
Don't go on image search.
Regular search actually yields the Shiveapedia article for the Magical Watch, which probably has either a link to the aforementioned strip or an explanation of Nanase's magic boobs.
Edited by TheLovecraftian on Sep 9th 2019 at 5:27:22 AM
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