By Morning Light 2012-08-29

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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by Wdot » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:16 am

DM: Nuge you walk in on Phix. The walls are absolutely dripping in gore. The floor looks like that of a abattoir. Phix is on the floor and every part of her is matted in the stuff. The pungent aroma of blood assults your nostrils. You must make a confidence check.
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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by MrFireDragon » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:18 am

Nudge - "There is no way in hell I'm cleaning THAT up Phix!"

Phix - "It's not what you think! It's Ketchup!"
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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by TheDOCTOR » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:20 am

[quote="Bathorys Daughter"]Ok, my captions would be

1) I'm assuming this is not a nosebleed.
2) Can I get you a moistened towelette?
3) I love what you've done with the place.
4) You are full now? Right?
5) Tell me this isn't Monica!
How about: "Anyone I know?" or perhaps: "Could I get you a Brioschi?"
Seriously, Nudges' face does have a look of ...fear, maybe Shock at what she sees.
Perhaps Phix is in a corner, curled into a fetal position Crying because she lost her son and granddaughter.

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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by ShadOBabe » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:48 am

Yamara wrote:Perhaps.

Let's not forget that while Bia is the one who played Phix and her kid, Nudge is the person who knew about it...

...and didn't tell her.

Unless there are much deeper machinations going on, which I would certainly not yet rule out.
Ummm, yikes... yeah, hadn't thought about that, but you're right.
I hope Nudge will be okay. But she's a tough cookie.

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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by Dave » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:51 am

Bathorys Daughter wrote:
Yamara wrote:And btw, there's blood everywhere, and still no sign of the books.
They're probably off in some nearby corner. Possibly a small reading area, complete with cozy fireplace apparently, and maybe comfy chairs which appear on demand or supplied by the Spanish Inquisition.
I think you've got the right group reference (Monty Python) but the wrong sketch (Spanish Inquisition).

This is clearly a reference to the Architect sketch. Mr. Cleese has simply placed the conveyor belt, the rotating knives, and the slaughtered tenants (or Library patrons) off-panel to one side where they won't obstruct the view out of the Library windows towards the marvelous local sunsets we've seen there.

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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by Dave » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:20 am

TheDOCTOR wrote:
Bathorys Daughter wrote:Ok, my captions would be

1) I'm assuming this is not a nosebleed.
2) Can I get you a moistened towelette?
3) I love what you've done with the place.
4) You are full now? Right?
5) Tell me this isn't Monica!
How about: "Anyone I know?" or perhaps: "Could I get you a Brioschi?"
8) Hmmm... Bun Bo Hue, blodplattar, blood sausages, blood pudding, Klingon blood wine... a specialty caterer, I assume?

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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by Julie » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:32 am

Yamara wrote:And btw, there's blood everywhere, and still no sign of the books.
Frankly, we didn't see many (if any) books when Shelly was yelling at Phix before Bia showed up...and we didn't see books after Bia showed up. It wasn't until after Bia was ejected from the Library and we saw Euryale convincing Monica to leave Phix alone that we got a chance to see the books. Maybe there are areas of the Library that are kept empty. :)
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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by Julie » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:34 am

Fairportfan wrote:Okay.

Scary.

Nudge is freaked at the carnage.
Ditto.
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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by starkruzr » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:40 am

davids4250 wrote:How does Nudge get those horns through those narrow doorways?
How does she type with those boxing gloves on her hands?

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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by Mark N » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:03 am

As far as Nudge pissing Phix off for not telling her, that is not a problem for the same reason that Phix did not tell Shelly from the start. She was under orders not too. The only reason Nudge broke her silence was that she was pissed off at the way Bia was treating Shelly and Phix. Her look of stern determination when she decided to blow Bia's cover (http://wapsisquare.com/comic/for-petesake/) shows this.
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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by Bathorys Daughter » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:11 am

I think the library would take care of Nudge, protecting her from harm since she is a head librarian.
starkruzr wrote:
davids4250 wrote:How does Nudge get those horns through those narrow doorways?
How does she type with those boxing gloves on her hands?
My normal answer might be "She tricks the keyboard into typing on itself."
This time, however, I must say "What boxing gloves?"
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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by Stigmartyr762 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:15 am

Fairportfan wrote:Okay.

Scary.

Nudge is freaked at the carnage.

Who knew Phix had all that rage bottled up in side her for so long? Nudge is just lucky that she was outside with Shellinx enjoying the sun set and inside being torn to shreds just like the hairy goat ass who was dumb enough to talk $#@% to Phix and finally trip her trigger.
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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by zachariah » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:44 am

1. Nudge does know what a sphinix is and what it does. She knows what Phix is really capable of and has seen it with some of the humans she dealt with as early gaurdian of the library to keep demons out. (Yes she didn't agree but she did follow orders initially.
2. So she can't be surprised by the act. By the mess yes, but not the act.
3. The library protects the books. Try and damage one and it disappears on you. I think blodd splatter qualifies as damge. Don't you.
4. What she gonna do with Phix. Start talking. Nudge is good at talking and making persons realize thngs they need to understand.
5. Gwtting the horns through the door. She can chages size and shape at will not. She simply makes them a little smaller in the doorway. On the other hand this could be a percieved threat reaction and she made them larger at seeing the mess. After all we do not know what phix is doing. She maybe looking at nudge thnking desert.
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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by Jabberwonky » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:50 am

Julie wrote:
Yamara wrote:And btw, there's blood everywhere, and still no sign of the books.
Frankly, we didn't see many (if any) books when Shelly was yelling at Phix before Bia showed up...and we didn't see books after Bia showed up. It wasn't until after Bia was ejected from the Library and we saw Euryale convincing Monica to leave Phix alone that we got a chance to see the books. Maybe there are areas of the Library that are kept empty. :)
I always assumed (yeah, yeah, I know, I know) that the skull motif walls were Phix's private quarters. (even if we saw her sleeping on the floor in the stacks that time - http://wapsisquare.com/comic/wise-words/) As much time as she's lived there, she should have her own room, right?

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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by Prester Fred » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:55 am

TheDOCTOR wrote:Perhaps Phix is in a corner, curled into a fetal position Crying because she lost her son and granddaughter.
Phix has suffered another loss here; hard to say, but it might be the worst of the lot.

She's lost herself. The person she wanted to be, the person she worked at being for so long...gone, and not yet back. Even if she keeps control for the next thousand years, in her mind she'll be starting from square one.

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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by Bathorys Daughter » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:24 pm

zachariah wrote: She maybe looking at nudge thnking desert.
Nudge fudge?
Prester Fred wrote:
TheDOCTOR wrote:Perhaps Phix is in a corner, curled into a fetal position Crying because she lost her son and granddaughter.
Phix has suffered another loss here; hard to say, but it might be the worst of the lot.

She's lost herself. The person she wanted to be, the person she worked at being for so long...gone, and not yet back. Even if she keeps control for the next thousand years, in her mind she'll be starting from square one.
Very good point. It may not, however, be the first time she has back-slid, but it would be the first time Nudge has seen it. Thus her shock.
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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by bmonk » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:32 pm

Dave wrote:
Bathorys Daughter wrote:
Yamara wrote:And btw, there's blood everywhere, and still no sign of the books.
They're probably off in some nearby corner. Possibly a small reading area, complete with cozy fireplace apparently, and maybe comfy chairs which appear on demand or supplied by the Spanish Inquisition.
I think you've got the right group reference (Monty Python) but the wrong sketch (Spanish Inquisition).

This is clearly a reference to the Architect sketch. Mr. Cleese has simply placed the conveyor belt, the rotating knives, and the slaughtered tenants (or Library patrons) off-panel to one side where they won't obstruct the view out of the Library windows towards the marvelous local sunsets we've seen there.
With Nudge entering, I was thinking more of "Wink, wink, nudge, nudge." But the tone is rather different, of course.

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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by RunningBull » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:35 pm

ShadOBabe wrote:
Yamara wrote:Perhaps.

Let's not forget that while Bia is the one who played Phix and her kid, Nudge is the person who knew about it...

...and didn't tell her.

Unless there are much deeper machinations going on, which I would certainly not yet rule out.
Ummm, yikes... yeah, hadn't thought about that, but you're right.
I hope Nudge will be okay. But she's a tough cookie.
Nudge may have known but at that time she was hiding from the library. Who knows how she was able to hide before Tina, and for how long.
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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by kingklash » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:48 pm

One thing I have learned from my own culture, and a few others, is that if you don't watch yourself, you'll find out how powerful Tricksters really are. I was mostly raised with Kiowa traditions, which includes Sayn-Day stories. Aside from the usual scamming friends and strangers, he had powerful Medicine, and helped establish some of our deepest beliefs and ways. And if you ticked him off, he could do you some severe mischief. Other Mythic Tricksters were the same way, powerful but content to use it sparingly. I hear that one of my favorites, Anansi the Spider, is like that, his rep reaches all the way across the ocean. He probably trades some hilarious stories with Sayn-Day these days.

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Re: By Morning Light 2012-08-29

Post by Lee M » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:48 pm

davids4250 wrote:How does Nudge get those horns through those narrow doorways?
I applied lateral thinking to the problem. In other words, I think she went through laterally.
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