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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2009-08-17 06:52pm

fgalkin wrote:And Girl Genius has just won the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.

Have a very nice day.
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And today they posted their "Thank You" message online. I love Agatha breaking in to make sure the crowd wasn't Mind-Controlled into voting for them :twisted:
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Lord of the Abyss » 2009-08-17 10:56pm

LadyTevar wrote: I love Agatha breaking in to make sure the crowd wasn't Mind-Controlled into voting for them :twisted:

Repeatedly.

"Maybe we just won."

"Riiiiiight."
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Zixinus » 2009-08-18 06:07am

Abiut Gil and modification: he admits that his father has immunised him to every disease possible and we earlier have seen a little gadjet on his arm.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Bedlam » 2009-08-19 03:20am

Ah, Spark foreplay its cute but really creapy.

Why doesn't she just jump him already :lol:

And she really needs to work on her bedside manner

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Darmalus » 2009-08-19 10:53am

Oh wow. "We're just going to kill you, and then you'll be fine!" :lol: Reminds of things that happened in WoW, our Priest (healer) couldn't cure this really annoying, long lasting debuff in the dungeon Stratholme, so that was his advice to us. "Go die, then I'll resurrect you. Cures everything!"

I went and got the PDF versions of the 8 books and the little book of extras, and the book of extras has a decoder device in it. Are there any codes in the comic? I haven't noticed any myself, but I have read through the whole thing only once at high sped, and more eyes might catch that.

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Zixinus » 2009-08-19 04:36pm

I guess no one is going to ask consent to this... radical procedure.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Darmalus » 2009-08-19 04:41pm

Zixinus wrote:I guess no one is going to ask consent to this... radical procedure.


The best thing about being a Mad Scientist is NEVER having to ask yourself "Should I really be doing this?"

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2009-08-22 06:40pm

Darmalus wrote:
Zixinus wrote:I guess no one is going to ask consent to this... radical procedure.


The best thing about being a Mad Scientist is NEVER having to ask yourself "Should I really be doing this?"

No, they got consent. From the infected Spark. Who finds it a "Brilliant Idea!"
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Oskuro » 2009-08-25 10:27am

"No, we're going to kill him properly"
Brilliant.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2009-08-25 09:20pm

I liked the "Freakish, Twisted Courtship Rituals" comment myself.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Imperial Overlord » 2009-08-26 02:33am

My love for the Wulfenbach's continues to increase. I :luv: Klaus.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Darmalus » 2009-08-26 11:43am

Imperial Overlord wrote:My love for the Wulfenbach's continues to increase. I :luv: Klaus.

As do I. Which is why I can't see Kaus without wondering what will become of that spark enslaving wasp he swallowed.

Poor von Zinzer, "I'm no-one's happy little helper." indeed.

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2009-08-26 07:00pm

the slaver wasp has been killed by the utter evil of Klaus, and his army of ferrets that hate slaver wasps....
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Bedlam » 2009-08-28 03:35am

I'm probably a sick, sick, man but todays comic really turns me on :oops:

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Darmalus » 2009-08-28 11:31am

Bedlam wrote:I'm probably a sick, sick, man but todays comic really turns me on :oops:

You and Gil both, from the looks of it.

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Oskuro » 2009-08-28 01:16pm

Indeed, and seconded. I would let Agatha tie me down without question.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2009-08-28 07:23pm

Darmalus wrote:
Bedlam wrote:I'm probably a sick, sick, man but todays comic really turns me on :oops:

You and Gil both, from the looks of it.
... Spooky girl's All Yours, pal

Weird Spark Mating Rituals, indeed.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Zixinus » 2009-08-29 07:42am

Bedlam wrote:I'm probably a sick, sick, man but todays comic really turns me on :oops:


Could the nipple attachments (on Tarvek) do anything with it?
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Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2009-08-29 09:37pm

Which I guess needs the ghosts of Richard Attenburough and Steve Irwin to discuss spark mating rituals discovery channel style.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Batman » 2009-09-02 05:52pm

I positively fail to see what's wrong with GG's graphics. I very much enjoy that visual style and I can't be arsed to look up who said it but the change to colour was a DEFINITE improvement.
So far I very much enjoy the series (caught up to current comics earlier today) and I love the setting (though more background information on how it came to be would have been nice if not really essential).
About the only thing I don't like so far is that from now on I'll have to wait for them to actually put up new episodes :D
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Darmalus » 2009-09-02 06:44pm

One the the PDF books I bought had a lot of backstory about the setting. Pretty much mad scientists, given enough resources, can cause waves. Big waves. England is now completely underwater (bubble cities!) and Europa has been reshaped by various sparks who didn't like that mountain/valley/plain/lake and altered the landscape to suit their tastes. Or just set off a really big explosion.

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Lord of the Abyss » 2009-09-03 05:34am

Darmalus wrote:England is now completely underwater (bubble cities!)

Ah! that explains Gil's phrase in this well known episode. Where he rants that he'll "melt what is left of your miserable island to slag".
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Imperial Overlord » 2009-09-03 12:43pm

England isn't entirely underwater, but a good chunk of the island has been sunk. You can see it on the map.

It need not be said that the Wulfenbach's are awesome.
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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Darmalus » 2009-09-03 01:38pm

Hmm, looks like Europa hasn't been changed as much as the original setting notes seemed to imply. That, or most of the changes are local and don't show up at that scale. Still, a lot of historical figures do appear, even if thier exact actions no longer match our world. I can't remember if if was mentioned, but the Muses of the Storm King were build by this world's version of Rembrandt ("van Rijn").

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Re: The Girl Genius Thread

Postby Darmalus » 2009-09-04 11:40am

What do you mean "NO! NO!" What went wrong!? I thought you were trying to switch their brains? Arg! I don't want to wait a whole weekend for this!


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