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I just wanted to stick Dave's ass in a porthole. Is that so wrong?

This is pretty close to the final design of the Hapax Legomenon, although I got rid of the disturbingly full and luscious lips. I like that his tongue has one of those worm-like protrusions that snapping turtles have to lure fish into their jaws.

At this point, I had already decided that all the Madblood-related storylines in Narbonic would have Indiana Jones/Harry Potter-style "Professor Madblood and the _______" titles (although I never got to use my favorite, "Professor Madblood and the Pompatus of Love"). The Victorian chapter title follows the same formula.

Justin Grubbs (the_purple_knight) says: I have to think that it would be much harder to talk with a pipe in your mouth than a cigarrette. Victorian Dave's powers of floating tobacco must be much stronger. Much more profitable as well. Can you imagine a new pipe popping up everytime yours was taken away? Pipes aren't cheap.
Leon Arnott (l) says: I say, this optimistic lunar picnic outing is definitely taking a turn for the Lovecraftian now.
Rachel S. (masamage) says: Please, please tell me what the Pompatus of Love might have been.
Shaenon Garrity (shaenongarrity) says: I think "Pompatus of Love" was half of what ended up being "Lovelace Affair." I shuffled material around a lot in the last few years.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

Don't tell me Cyrano The Difference Engine was sending romantic missives to other gentlewomen mad scientists?

David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:

1) Vacuum enema, eek!   And note the "Wile E. Coyote in space" physics....

2) In the process of looking up "pompatus", I find that Google can present its user-interface in Klingon, Fudd, or Hacker.  (But apparently not Elvish -- possibly due to font difficulties?)


Dan Knapp (dankna) says:

Is *that* what's up with the tongue shape?  Uh, that's pretty cool.  I'm glad it wasn't a random weird art thingy. :) 

Rachel S. (masamage) says: Hee. That is happy. I've just looked it up and found out about the song, which I'd never heard of before. Fun reference.
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