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Shaenon: Thomas Reynolds writes: "Inspiration for this latest piece came from your World War II Army-Tip sketches; I wanted to do something with that retro feel involving Dr. Lee (while people still remember her...). I came up with this alternate-reality Tip and Lee, where they met 60 years before they were 'supposed' to."

Anyway, this is adorable and awesome. I am such a sucker for sepia tone. Thomas adds, "Oh, yeah, and Nick gets a significant cameo too. Or Nick's grandfather, maybe?" I leave it to better minds to figure out how that would work.

Channing: It probably involves refueling of some kind.

Anyway, yes, this is quite boss. Thank you, Mr. Reynolds! One of these days we'll have to show you what the team actually looked like back in 1940. We'll leave that for another storyline, I guess. One with fewer dogs.

Damn, but there are a lot of dogs in this storyline. I don't know if you've noticed that.

Terry Smith (wcfan) says:

Whutya mean 'while people still remember her'?

Dr Lee is going to be one of your most popular characters. People will be on about her forever, as webcomics go.



Rockphed (rockphed) says:

Even if Mr Wells and Ms Garrity* refuse to bring her back, despite popular demand, Ginny Lee will forever be in our hearts!


*Speaking of which, what would the proper way to refer to our lovely cartoonist be?   I suppose I could have used Mrs Farago, but she lists herself as a Garrity.  Why must our Western Culture cause us such problems!  Stupid whoever decreed that a woman must take here husband's name!  Do you have any idea how annoying it is for geneologists seeking their grandmothers?  Just because you are a king and know all your ancestors to the umpteenth generations(or would if you weren't so inbred that the same people crop up between 5 and 12 generations back on all lines, leaving you an idiot) doesn't mean that we plebs in the modern era can recite even all of our grandparents grandparents.  Okay, I could find out who all of those are, but if I go back a titch further, I start running into "Mrs Her-Husband" every third or fourth generation.  Women, Be proud of your surnames!


Okay, that is probably the weirdest rant ever, but I feel cleansed now.

Fandarel (fandarel) says: If it helps, my brother-in-law took my sister's name.
Daniel Ross (nentuaby) says: Rockphed, given that she has it listed as Garrity right there in front of you, I'm not sure why you would think to use Farago.
Corgi (corgi) says:

Rockphed, they're not their surnames... they're their father's surnames.  You can't go back far enough to find a lack of masculine 'ownership'.

...Ever seen how they do surnames in Iceland?

(Can you tell I've been around feminist literature? *grin*)

So It Begins (soitbegins) says: ......
Shaenon Garrity (shaenongarrity) says:

Frankly, I'm just thrilled if people can spell my first name correctly.
Jack Elliott (jacktus) says:

Personally the thing that bugs me the most is when people reverse my name. All my life people have been calling me Elliott Jackson, even when they're reading out a list of names that have been divided into given and family columns. How they can read twenty names perfectly but mess my one up has always been a mystery.

 Of course my family name isn't really my family name, it's just a fake one my great-grandfather came up with so that we wouldn't seem to be German Jews during WW1.

Terry Smith (wcfan) says:

My nickname for Ms. Farago is 'Wells'.

Wait, it's been taken!


Rob Vary (marlowepi) says:

But... but this Nick isn't a Chopper! the way, despite a thorough knowledge of the Oz books and instant recognition of Nick's inspiration, it took me alarmingly long to get that specific pun.

Prodigal (prodigal) says: I've referred to her as "Sarge" since Narbonic.
Timothy Whitcomb (hroar) says: I like the idea of this particular image (quite a bit!)..but I am not sure this is quite what you guys had in mind..this particular execution..
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