So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Ok, people, we have a confirmed sighting of the evil laugh. Go to it! Move! Move! Move!
Leon Arnott (l) says: Thursday's Comic: Dr. Narbon: men want her, and women want to be her.
But somehow, Dr. Narbon's evil deed of the day seems a little... underwhelming. Surely she would unseat Mell with something subtler and more apropos - like eyelash mites?
"Heh heh heh.": 1. If this was being performed, the "heh"s would be synchronised with Dr. Narbon's departing footsteps.
Kathy Moon (flipkat) says: "I want to be her" + "It's no picnic" = Foreshadowing!
Dave III (dave_iii) says:
Leon: Prepare to be one-uped: Behold two ages from Jay Hosler's "The Sandwalk Adventures", chronocling conversations between an aging Charles Darwin and a folicle mite living in his left eyebrow (who consider "Flycatcher", as they call him, to be God).
Not only does the series break down Darwin's Theory of Evolution into useful, bite size chunks, but it also shows a short biography of the man and some interesting perspectives on faith, religion, and what makes a good story.
A Must Have on any Mad Scientist's comics list.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Eyelash mites wouldn't unseat me.
Shaenon Garrity (shaenongarrity) says: Huh? There's nothing remotely evil about the eyelash mites in "Sandwalk Adventures," unless you count the fact that they believe in intelligent design until Darwin sets them straight. They're very nice eyelash mites.
I'm a big Jay Hosler fan, of course.
Basil Jelly (basil_jelly) says:
Moondog dressed in the Viking costume after being described as looking "Christlike" several times.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Leon Arnott said: "Dr. Narbon: men want her, and women want to be her."
That's a bit wrong-ways-up, I'm afraid. Try "Men want to be turned into women so they can be her."
And just how does a guy get turned into a girl? Well, there's three ways...
1) Excess experimentation, a la 'Abstract Gender'.
2) Magic, as in 'The Wotch'.
3) ...fancy a mint? :D
Daniel Ross (nentuaby) says:
This is, by far, my favorite strip that does not contain a gerbil. Those three simple syllables have held a very special place in my heart ever since I first read it.
Not coincidentally, this strip also taught me an important lesson about Game-Mastering tabletop/written RPGs.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Yes, though I have a secret weapon to top that.
What is it? Oh, never mind. I'll tell you later.
...say, in the meantime, want a mint?
Leon Arnott (l) says:
"I'm not sure if Dr. Narbon really is the original Dr. Narbon. I imagine there were clones before her[...]"
While you might be able to trace an unbroken line of Dr. Helen Narbons extending as far back as the Victorian era, I imagine that one can find such incarnations even deeper in the mists of history. (Certainly, the writings of Messrs. Shakespeare and Gadzikowski suggest that members of the Narbon gene pool have at least appeared in Tudor and Arthurian England, respectively.)
Friday's Comic: A vintage joke, this is. But the bigger question is, does Dr. Narbon really harbour fearsome and dark secrets?
"Heh. Heh. Heh.": 2.
Joseph Garvin (dapper_anarchist) says: Never, ever accept a mint from a mad scientist...
Eric Fretheim (ericthefred) says: She knows what happened to Yak-face... does that qualify?
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: I never said that I was a mad scientist!
No mint then... say, would you like something to drink? [sweet, innocent grin]
Jon Stout (brasswatchman) says:
I'm not sure if Dr. Narbon really is the original Dr. Narbon. I imagine there were clones before her
Is this even the original copy of THIS Dr. Narbon (Helen Beta's mom)? I'm going out on a limb here, but it seems pretty logical to me that Dr. Narbon's frequent returns from the dead might have something to do with cloning. It's certainly up her alley... -- That said, assuming logic has anything to do with the Narbon family might be a horrible, horrible mistake on my part.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Cute. Heh heh heh.
Rachel S. (masamage) says: Zorak! :D That makes me deeply happy.
Leon Arnott (l) says: Saturday's Comic: Well, this episode is just peachy.
And what Dave didn't notice is that, during Mell's display of maleficient mimicry, someone swiped his all-important deely-boppered fuzzy thing, which is absent in panel 4. Now we'll never know where he got it from.
Strange observation: no matter which direction Mell is facing, her raven-black curtain of hair is always covering the other ear - the one facing away from the viewer. I presume this is because, had we been viewing her opposite side, her hair would obscure 90% of her profile.
Ian McAlias (idonotlikepeas) says: I figure it's because she's flipping her head back and forth like a spastic parrot and the hair is whipping around everywhere. Dave's just lucky he hasn't gotten a ballistic barrette in the eye.
David Given (dg) says: Obiously the D.B.F.T. on his monitor was just passing through --- it seems to have moved on by the last panel.
BlackWolfe Coyoten (blackwolfe_coyoten) says: The evil laugh always makes me think of Gaming Guardians, as it was Graveyard Greg's response to any and all questions about future plot points.
Sean Riedinger (ariamaki) says: Dave got the deelie-bopper fuzzy thing from an Akron-area business whose name I forget-- my own monitor bore 2-3 of them throughout my childhood, and since Shaenon is from the same rough area, I have to assume that they are the same guys-- Little foam 3-4 toed feet, antenae, etc. Log In or Register to post a comment! It's free!
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