Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by BikerScum » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:03 am

......Aaaaaaand this is a great example of why Paul is a freakin' genius, and why I am addicted to the Wapsiverse.

I have NO IDEA where this is going, but I know the ride will be well worth taking.

And I can't wait to see where this goes, and what the mysteriously foreshadowed 5 winged ones are all about.

Plus, Tina with wings = hotness...... :D

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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by Jay-Em » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:04 am

To Tina:

Hug.
but, why 42?
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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by DilyV » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:09 am

Dave wrote:
DilyV wrote:Um... yeah... before that...

I'm at a loss as to Georgette's location too... does Tina have carvings like that inside the shop?
We've seen that the top of the counter is decorated in Aztec imagery. Possibly the counter itself (the upright portions) are carved or molded to match?
This would be near whatever wall Monica and Jet fell back against unless Tina somehow moved them after she put Monica to sleep...
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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by DilyV » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:14 am

Jay-Em wrote:To Tina:

Hug.
Yash! Many Many hugs!

I knew blackwing was a special part of Tina that would come out eventually... I love it when Blackwing shows herself. Fun things happen!
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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by Fairportfan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:15 am

Timotheus wrote:Are Tina's eyes melting? Like in wax dummy eyes? As in "do the eyes" fake eyes"? If there is an alarm pull for the Library now might be good time for it.
I'd say that Tina's eyes are not actually eyes.
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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by illiad » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:57 am

Timotheus wrote:Are Tina's eyes melting? Like in wax dummy eyes? As in "do the eyes" fake eyes"? If there is an alarm pull for the Library now might be good time for it.
I'd say that was tears... :)

..and as Fairportfan said, they are not 'real'... they are usually some sort of spiral, silver, or other...

well google has 'elves in the psalms' :)

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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by txmystic » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:32 am

ONE OF FIVE WINGED BEINGS PROPHECIED TO BE WHAT?! WHAT????!!

Think Kurt Russel in "Big Trouble in Little China": 'WHAT will come out no more??'

Oh, and I like the whole not gonna kill Tina thing. But Where. Is. Georgette?
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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by Timotheus » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:36 am

For what it's worth, there were four listed winged sub-titans in Greek mythology that worked as enforcers under Zeus - Nike, Kristos, Bia, and Zelus, all of whom were children of Pallus and Styx. We know there are already some connections to the Wapsiverse there already, and an additional sub-titan in the form of an alternate name or from another source is easy to see. Just adding my research.
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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by The Old Wolf » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:49 am

Holy flapping scrith, is everyone in this universe a supernatural of some sort? Except maybe Pizza Gal?
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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by Aleister Crow » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:00 am

Well, I see the fewmets are about to hit the rotary air impeller...

WILD, UNFOUNDED (and probably totally wrong) THEORY: Georgette was the Tar, Monica just tortured/killed her, and now has to go to Xibalba to fetch her back.

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Post by Sidhekin » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:16 am

... or the background is Tina's choice of decoration. The counter top has been noted before.
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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by Yamara » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:37 am

Timotheus wrote:For what it's worth, there were four listed winged sub-titans in Greek mythology that worked as enforcers under Zeus - Nike, Kristos, Bia, and Zelus, all of whom were children of Pallus and Styx. We know there are already some connections to the Wapsiverse there already, and an additional sub-titan in the form of an alternate name or from another source is easy to see. Just adding my research.
Kratos, not Kristos. Kristos is somebody else. Creepy's called dibs to being Kristos. ("And let's fix 2012 early." Love this comic.)

The four Stygians are a younger generation of Titan, though at least one is considered to have made the transition (I would hesitate to say either up- or down-grade) to godhood. Monica's compartmentalizing the category "subTitan" as "demigod"... she 's probably still lowballing herself; denial dies hard, and being human-born, is showing growth spurts anyway.

Immunity to failure would the prime attribute of the most famous of the four Stygians. But Pablo can be such a tease.
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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by Dave » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:26 am

Yamara wrote:Aaaand... prophecy is Job Zero. Folks, always remember: Prophecy is time travel. Information that comes from the future. Sometimes it's smarter to shut that the hell up.
Or, it comes from Apollo (in the Greek tradition, and who knows whether he may show up in the Wapsiverse). It could be more a vision of "what the Powers have decided to make happen" than "what shall be, because in the future it has already happened."

But, yeah, even there it's often best to keep your lip buttoned. Tiresias did (feeling that there was no point talking about what he saw, since it couldn't be altered). Cassandra had a terrible time of it, having been cursed by Apollo that no one would understand or believe her prophesies. (A good lesson there... if you ever made a bargain with a god, don't try to renege on your half of the deal!)

Those of us who are not blessed/cursed by such vision of what is to come, might as well act as if we have free will and can reshape the future. We may be right, may be wrong (I don't think anyone has ever truly settled this question despite thousands of years of debate) but it seems better to act as if this were true. There's nothing to lose, thinking this way... and potentially a lot to lose if we "surrender to fate" and give up whatever freedom to change things that we do possess.

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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by scantrontb » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:27 am

illiad wrote:
Timotheus wrote:Are Tina's eyes melting? Like in wax dummy eyes? As in "do the eyes" fake eyes"? If there is an alarm pull for the Library now might be good time for it.
I'd say that was tears... :)

..and as Fairportfan said, they are not 'real'... they are usually some sort of spiral, silver, or other...
Yumpin' Yimminy!... you guys are reading WAAY too much into this...

those are TEAR'S... she's CRYING for pete's sake... and those ARE "real" eyeballs... unless the car accident popped them both out of her head in addition to her teeth problems (of which NOTHING has EVER been said about them being popped out, so i HIGHLY doubt that that has happened)... as to WHY they are colored silver?... probably an interpretation of the "eyes are the windows to the soul" phrase. she "had" no soul before, so they were a featureless grey blank "window", and comparing the "shazowie" strip with panel 3 of the day before yesterdays strip, you'll notice that the "swirly" effect seems to be coalescing into a normal pupil sized spot... hmm, i think that once she's finally become a "true" human in her own mind instead of a "bunch of demons puppeting a dead body" then i think we'll only see normal eye's from that point on...

as for where Jet is... she's on the floor a few feet away from where she hit Monica and they both dropped... the wall we see behind her in panel 2 of today's strip is most likely the front face of the counter-top, or one of the actual walls of the shop itself, though THAT seems unlikely as we have seen the walls before from various other strips and i don't recall anything like that pattern before. therefore... the counter-top is the most likely spot.

and in a similar vein to what Fairportfan said earlier... for me, "I" expect Paul to put in two days of filler strips in order to get back to his normally scheduled "Friday Cliffhanger" pacing... and we won't find out anything new until MONDAY again!
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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by zeebaneighba » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:17 am

I gotta say, I liked the strip better when Monica was merely a young human with some special abilities and surrounded by supernatural beings that complicated her life, rather than her being one herself. I don't like her nearly as well as a demigod. Just sayin'.

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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by TlalocW » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:24 am

The Old Wolf wrote:Holy flapping scrith, is everyone in this universe a supernatural of some sort? Except maybe Pizza Gal?
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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by Atomic » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:28 am

For what it's worth:

Clue Number One: Make a habit of struggling with moral dilemmas.

Clue Number Two: Tar

Clue Number Three: A block and a save!

I leave it to you happy pundits to digest and expound.
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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by loxmyth » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:39 am

Yeah, that would indeed have been a Friday cliffhanger. At least one, and apparently two, new cans of worms opened.

With great power comes great responsibility. It's still hell when a bunch of those responsibilities land on you at once. Especially when you're still trying to recover from damage taken during the last crisis.

Monica must have gotten the infamous "May you live in interesting times" fortune cookie at some point in her past.

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Re: Get This Sorted 2013-10-9

Post by Aleister Crow » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:05 am

Sidhekin wrote:... or the background is Tina's choice of decoration. The counter top has been noted before.
Anything and everything I say falls under that "Probably Totally Wrong" clause. Even this. :lol:
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