Becoming Better 2018-06-05

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Becoming Better 2018-06-05

Post by Opus the Poet » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:15 pm

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/becoming-better/

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Post by TheCollector » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:27 pm

Well, looks kinda like Phix hasn't been able to stop thinking of Luci, basically every word she said here was about her, even ones that honestly didn't need to be. :D

Also is it just me or does it seem like Phix is being a little bit wordier then normal? It's almost like she's rambling a bit.

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Post by jwhouk » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:05 am

No, that's pretty typical for her.
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Post by lake_wrangler » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:03 am

That's Phix, for you: enigmatic one day, can't shut her up the next... Not that I would suggest trying to shut her up, that is... :lol:

When I started reading the first panel, and the way she addressed Castela, I was wondering if we had jumped back in time... Then I took a look at Castela, and realized that no, we were still in the "now".



Question: should it not be "you have the aid of a professional TO help you?"

I can't help but think that since "aid" is not referring to a person, the "to" would be needed, whereas if it had been "you have the aidE of a professional help you" it would have worked, because the subject of the help would now be a person, the aide, meaning the assistant, of a professional (but in today's context, Luci is supposed to be the professional being referred to, so she can't be the aide. Therefore that sentence structure, while grammatically correct, would not apply...)

Like I said yesterday, I can't quote grammar rules, but that's how I feel it, on an instinctual level.

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Post by oldmanmickey » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:44 am

NOO, trying to shut Phix up could be bad for ones long term health. Them again trying to shut up most any female is about as effective as trying to baptize a cat.
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Post by sheik » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:15 pm

oldmanmickey wrote:NOO, trying to shut Phix up could be bad for ones long term health. Them again trying to shut up most any female is about as effective as trying to baptize a cat.
And yet Luci actually _did_ shut Phix up.
It looks like Phix was suitably impressed.:)

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Post by Warrl » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:51 pm

Opus the Poet wrote:http://wapsisquare.com/comic/becoming-better/

When you're not broken, but you're not all together either.
Well, we're all here because we're not all there...

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Post by Warrl » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:53 pm

sheik wrote:
oldmanmickey wrote:NOO, trying to shut Phix up could be bad for ones long term health. Them again trying to shut up most any female is about as effective as trying to baptize a cat.
And yet Luci actually _did_ shut Phix up.
It looks like Phix was suitably impressed.:)
But Luci did not *try* to shut Phix up.

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Post by jwhouk » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:47 pm

Warrl wrote:But Luci did not *try* to shut Phix up.
That was noted and logged in the Library's annals.


(Though I think Neil knew how to do it a long time ago. Something involving "tonsil hockey"...)
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Post by Sgt. Howard » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:39 am

Warrl wrote:
Opus the Poet wrote:http://wapsisquare.com/comic/becoming-better/

When you're not broken, but you're not all together either.
Well, we're all here because we're not all there...

... after all, no matter where you go, THERE YOU ARE!
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Post by AnotherFairportfan » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:58 am

Sgt. Howard wrote:
Warrl wrote:
Opus the Poet wrote:http://wapsisquare.com/comic/becoming-better/

When you're not broken, but you're not all together either.
Well, we're all here because we're not all there...
... after all, no matter where you go, THERE YOU ARE!
ESPECIALLY in pig shit.
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: Becoming Better 2018-06-05

Post by lake_wrangler » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:20 am

Meanwhile, I noticed that Paul has indeed added a "to" in front of "help"...

I helped! Twice! In a row!

Boy, I'm not sure I can take all this excitement... :P

It's nice to see that even we can help, in a small way, contribute to such a fine endeavour. :)

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