Just Once 2017-12-12

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Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby AmriloJim » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:21 am

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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:27 am

Not exactly what i was anticipating.

Love that China dress
He had done a good job of covering his tracks, but that was to be expected. After all, one does not conspire to ruin a House and murder a queen and then just stand there waving and waiting patiently for retribution.
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby AmriloJim » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:30 am

AnotherFairportfan wrote:Love that China dress

Brandi knows how to be the Dragon Lady, as we've seen in the past.
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby Dave » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:34 am

So, is Shelly proposing Luci as Castela's mentor in calmness? And, if so, why Luci in particular?
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby TazManiac » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:33 am

Dave wrote:So, is Shelly proposing Luci as Castela's mentor in calmness? And, if so, why Luci in particular?



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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby Alkarii » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:02 am

So, what, is Shelly gonna go full sphinx in front of them and take Jacqui down the rabbit hole? I suddenly have a feeling that Luci may know more than she's let on in the past, and might be a Para of some kind.

Though, there's also a lot of details I've forgotten about a lot of the old cast, so I could be way off here.
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby lake_wrangler » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:46 am

I couldn't think of a reason for Katherine to be surrounded by MIB, but I sure was not expecting Brandi...

By the way, shouldn't it be "call ME Brandi"?
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby eee » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:36 am

Ah, Brandi, not Kath. This must be taking place at the same time as her conversation with Selene, instead of later.

I'm pleased to see Shelly and Luci seem to be getting along better. At least Shel is no longer intimidated by Luci's quietly intense personality. 80,000 years of personal growth can do that to you.

Dave wrote:So, is Shelly proposing Luci as Castela's mentor in calmness? And, if so, why Luci in particular?

IIRC, we've gotten hints that Luci had a REALLY rough time growing up, and had to become extremely centered and strong willed to survive. Those are traits Castela could use.
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby oldmanmickey » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:46 am

I just dont see Pickle going the calm cool and collected route. Shes more like Phix, clam right up till the explosion happens.
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby GlytchMeister » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:26 am

Hmm. Guess they didn’t stop for coffee, otherwise Billens there would have a salted Carmel latte popsicle.

Also... why does Brandi even need bodyguards? Or are they there to keep the public out of the way while mundanes are let in on the big secret?
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby Catawampus » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:52 am

Alkarii wrote:I suddenly have a feeling that Luci may know more than she's let on in the past, and might be a Para of some kind.


Some sort of six-legged arthropod? Perhaps related to painted lady butterflies, and Hiroshi will turn out to know her.

GlytchMeister wrote:Also... why does Brandi even need bodyguards? Or are they there to keep the public out of the way while mundanes are let in on the big secret?


As often as not, people who go around surrounded by obvious bodyguards have them to make a statement (such as, "Look at me! I'm important!"), rather than because they really feel the need for security. So the question then is what sort of statement is Brandi trying to make?

We know that Jacqui was very well off financially, so she might come from a family of Very Important People and be used to this sort of show, and thus not so impressed. Especially since Brandi probably looks like a teenager still.
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby Atomic » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:57 am

Dave wrote:So, is Shelly proposing Luci as Castela's mentor in calmness? And, if so, why Luci in particular?

Luci grew up in an orphanage, and was never adopted. She's fixated (samuari?) on Jaqui for reasons not completely revealed. She's despised Shelly for her strength and liberty she doesn't see in herself, hence playing mean tricks on Shelly like letting the air out of her motorcycle tires.

GlytchMeister wrote:Also... why does Brandi even need bodyguards? Or are they there to keep the public out of the way while mundanes are let in on the big secret?

Brandi is going to introduce her panther side, while Shelly does the Sphinx. Luci's life has been very parallel to Cass, so...

I have a feeling Luci is much, much deeper than she's been portrayed. Like, Shaolin master type, maybe? Jaqui has simply been focused on her own life and job enough that Luci glomed on to her as a way to complete her studies in a safe environment -- hide in plain sight.
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby Warrl » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:12 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:Hmm. Guess they didn’t stop for coffee, otherwise Billens there would have a salted Carmel latte popsicle.

Also... why does Brandi even need bodyguards? Or are they there to keep the public out of the way while mundanes are let in on the big secret?

Brandi does not look physically intimidating. Her bodyguard does. Therefore nobody attacks her, unless they think they can get through or around the bodyguard. And Brandi doesn't have to display the fact that she has nothing to fear from the average thug or gang (or battleship, or nuclear weapon, or...)
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby jwhouk » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:36 pm

Luci revealed during an aside that she had been in Juvie Hall when younger. She's also tatted up like a mandelbrot painting.
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby jwhouk » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:38 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:Hmm. Guess they didn’t stop for coffee, otherwise Billens there would have a salted Carmel latte popsicle.


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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby Dave » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:49 pm

jwhouk wrote:Luci revealed during an aside that she had been in Juvie Hall when younger. She's also tatted up like a mandelbrot painting.

Thanks, Joe (and others). I'd remembered that Luci and Shelly had had an ongoing clash, but hadn't remembered the details.

Hmmm. Wild surmise. What if Shelly's comment in the last panel today is meant to be taken literally? What if Luci is an insectomorph? Is there a green spectral trail winding around Punk Yoga? :twisted:

(Joe, your comment reminds me that I really need to dig out the source code for my old Macintosh II Mandelbrot-set program, and finish porting enough of it to a modern software architecture that I can run it on current hardware.)
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:12 pm

Atomic wrote:I have a feeling Luci is much, much deeper than she's been portrayed. Like, Shaolin master type, maybe? Jaqui has simply been focused on her own life and job enough that Luci glomed on to her as a way to complete her studies in a safe environment -- hide in plain sight.

There's this, from 28 June 2011:

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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby Catawampus » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:49 pm

It's also possible that Brandi's just trying to rattle Jacqui and Luci, to see how they react. If they're thrown off-balance by a young woman with imposing bodyguards, then they're probably not up to wrangling the rabid kale.
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby lake_wrangler » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:00 pm

Atomic wrote:
Dave wrote:So, is Shelly proposing Luci as Castela's mentor in calmness? And, if so, why Luci in particular?

Luci grew up in an orphanage, and was never adopted. She's fixated (samuari?) on Jacqui for reasons not completely revealed. She's despised Shelly for her strength and liberty she doesn't see in herself,
She said something, in the past, about how she despised that Shelley seemed to not have to work at anything to get her way, to get rewarded for things Luci felt she didn't deserve, or something to that effect. She was impressed by Shelley's portal tattoo (she had expected Shelley to have some small, insignificant tattoo, and pretend she was now hardcore, or something...)
Atomic wrote:hence playing mean tricks on Shelly like letting the air out of her motorcycle tires.
Wasn't that in retaliation for annoying Luci? I seem to recall Shelly got Luci's car alarm going, so she could get past the front desk and talk to Jacqui, in spite of Luci's continued efforts to prevent that from happening...
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Re: Just Once 2017-12-12

Postby lake_wrangler » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:02 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:By the way, shouldn't it be "call ME Brandi"?
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