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Ah, if only I'd invested in a fifty-cent circle template, so I could draw non-wobbly circles. That's just sad. But I'm happy with the way this installment turned out overall. I mean, fish ships. And Mell's got a blunderbuss! It may be anachronistic, but I don't care.

Leon Arnott (l) says: This is, as I somewhat abruptly mentioned last time, the point of the Victorian arc where Things Went Wrong. Why, I cannot help but ask, did a narrative as wondrous and romantic as the first picnic on the moon need to be interrupted by an alien battlefish? Even disregarding the forthcoming effects of this interruption, surely you couldn't have disagreed that the fabulous landscape and inhabitants of the moon itself, with its bipedal beavers and ruby amphitheatres, would sufficiently provide enough wonders and adventures for the remainder of this arc?

(Not to say that the resultant adventures of this arrival are in any way deficient, but that they do not, as it were, naturally progress from the humble premise of this arc's title.)

(Oh, and fish-ships are awe-inspiring.)
Sean Kinlin (seaking) says: I'm not sure if I noticed this the first time I read the comic, but the fish ship seems to be held together by giant phillips-head screws, while Helen's ship uses giant flat-head ones.  Significant?
Shaenon Garrity (shaenongarrity) says: I really did mean for them to get to the moon sooner than they did. Things just kept happening.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

Much-Belated Big Freakin' (tm) Gun count: 8.

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