Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Need to talk about the day's episode of Wapsi? This is the place to do it. Play nice! ^_^

Moderators: Bookworm, starkruzr, MrFireDragon, PrettyPrincess, Wapsi

Forum rules
When two threads are posted for a day's comic, the thread posted first becomes the starting post. Please delete the second thread and add your post to the first thread. When naming the thread: Comic Name YYYY-MM-DD
Thanks guys! This keeps the forum nice and neat.
User avatar
Leak
Posts: 271
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:25 am
Location: Linz, Austria

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by Leak » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:03 am

My2Cents wrote:
zachariah wrote:OMG. It's curtains for both of them.
Nope, it is OMD.

Check the last panel.
Yeah, "Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark" fits the scene nicely... :D

LatemYvaeh
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:43 am

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by LatemYvaeh » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:50 am

Hmm I wonder if he meant to use Hades or Pluto, as Charon is not Death?
Charon is not death, Charon is the Ferryman of the River Styx.
Mind you diety creep and name association by mere mortals could be wrong but most of the other mythical beings presented so far match their historical associations.

User avatar
Atomic
Posts: 2798
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:39 am
Location: Central PA
Contact:

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by Atomic » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:14 am

So, does Death's daughter have a, ah... birth-day?
Don't let other peoples limitations become your constraints!

My Deviant Art scribbles
The Atomic Guide to Basic GIMP Stuff

User avatar
TheSkulker
Posts: 67
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:21 am

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by TheSkulker » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:19 am

Dave11 wrote:Wait, so she's completely encased in her own shadow? The mind, it boggles.
No, she's completely encased HER shadow. The shadow is inside; The "curtain" is Tsillah.

Just the opposite of RL where "shadow" is the blockage of light. For Tsillah, "shadow" is the blocking of darkness.

Now THAT is mind boggling: block darkness and light appears!
We want to see the unexpected! The strange and terrible!
A dream merely soothes - but our nightmares make us run!
GG 07-15-13

User avatar
Knighttrap
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:05 am

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by Knighttrap » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:22 am

LatemYvaeh wrote:Hmm I wonder if he meant to use Hades or Pluto, as Charon is not Death?
Charon is not death, Charon is the Ferryman of the River Styx.
Mind you diety creep and name association by mere mortals could be wrong but most of the other mythical beings presented so far match their historical associations.
Hades/Pluto can't really be called death. Both of them are the rulers of the underworld. Charon ferries those that have died to the underworld. Much like the more "Modern" versions of Death-The Grim Reaper guides those that have died to the afterlife. The best description of death is not the act of being dead, but instead the journey of ones soul to the afterlife. At least thats how I've always seen it.

User avatar
jwhouk
Posts: 5948
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:58 am
Location: The Valley of the Sun, Arizona
Contact:

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by jwhouk » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:42 am

shadowinthelight wrote:Yes girls, welcome to the Matrix.

BTW Paul, "Death's Daughter" sounds like an awesome Wapsi spinoff.
...Or it sounds like the name of the next Wapsi Square compendium. ;)
"Character is what you are in the dark." - D.L. Moody
"You should never run from the voices in your head. That's how you give them power." - Jin

Akeche
Posts: 244
Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:37 pm

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by Akeche » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:12 am

So...

Is Oh My Dog supposed to be a typo?

User avatar
Julie
Posts: 1607
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:30 pm
Location: Dallas, Texas

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by Julie » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:31 am

See? I told you Tsillah's the funny one. :P
"Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful."

User avatar
Jabberwonky
Posts: 2963
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:11 am
Location: Houston, Texas

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by Jabberwonky » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:42 am

shadowinthelight wrote:Yes girls, welcome to the Matrix.

BTW Paul, "Death's Daughter" sounds like an awesome Wapsi spinoff.
There was a spin-off game.
"The price of perfection is prohibitive." - Anonymous

User avatar
TheDOCTOR
Posts: 454
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:28 am
Location: Pittsburgh,Pa. via Gallifrey, in Constallation of Kastaborus

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by TheDOCTOR » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:52 am

Julie wrote:See? I told you Tsillah's the funny one. :P
Funny and CUuuuuTE! :D

User avatar
Sphinx-Napped
Posts: 167
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:56 pm

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by Sphinx-Napped » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:11 am

yeah i think they're over there heads with this breed, maybe they should have gotten smaller bread of demon... because this one is really going to town on them with the curtain of shadow..
Punjar repair man, that recently up graded the pun jar to 2.0 now with self defense and and evil ai that will try to kill you, if you even try to hurt it for doing its job...

User avatar
Dave
Posts: 7169
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:58 pm
Location: Mountain View, CA, USA

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by Dave » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:01 am

Fairportfan wrote:
lake_wrangler wrote:
Dave wrote: Yes. They've really stepped into a deep poodle this time, and if they try to escape they'll be hounded unmercifully. If either of them is carrying a weapon, they'd better whippet out immediately!
I fail to see what Chocolate-coated marshmallow treats can do to help them...
Or nitrous oxide poppers.

Well, they might make them feel better...
*chuckle*

Actually, they're already in an encounter with a being of shadow, daughter of death and grand-daughter of night... Tsillah's family motto could very well be "Night R Us". Poppers for the coppers might make their situation more stressful, not less.

Speaking of whippets, though... I think we might just possibly have a character with whippet heritage in the cast! According to Wikipedia,
A 2007 study identified a myostatin mutation particular to whippets that is significantly associated with their athletic performance. Whippets with a single copy of this mutation are generally very fast; those with two copies have disproportionately large musculature and are known as "bully whippets" although their temperament is not affected by this.
Does this sound like anyone we know, hmmm? Someone we now know who has not one, but two acknowledged lines of nonhumans in her ancestry?

Could it perhaps be three? ;)

User avatar
Jabberwonky
Posts: 2963
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:11 am
Location: Houston, Texas

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by Jabberwonky » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:05 am

Dave wrote:Does this sound like anyone we know, hmmm? Someone we now know who has not one, but two acknowledged lines of nonhumans in her ancestry?

Could it perhaps be three? ;)
YOU tell Shelly she's a bitch...
"The price of perfection is prohibitive." - Anonymous

kingklash
Posts: 1105
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:12 pm

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by kingklash » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:56 pm

And I'm totally digging on the idea of anyone associated with the office of Death having a sense of humor. In most fairly accurate versions of Mythology, Hades/Pluto is usually a bit of a depressed sort. Helping souls cross over is a weighty responsibility, and you have to do what you have to, so you don't go to pieces.

User avatar
Fairportfan
Posts: 3283
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:14 am
Location: Atlanta (well, Gainesville)
Contact:

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by Fairportfan » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:58 pm

Jabberwonky wrote:
Dave wrote:Does this sound like anyone we know, hmmm? Someone we now know who has not one, but two acknowledged lines of nonhumans in her ancestry?

Could it perhaps be three? ;)
YOU tell Shelly she's a bitch...
I'll watch from over here ... i don't think any bodies will bounce this far.
Not even duct tape can fix stupid. But it can muffle the noise.
=====================
Peace through superior firepower - ain't nothin' more peaceful than a dead troublemaker.
=====================
mike weber

User avatar
lake_wrangler
Posts: 4004
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:16 am
Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by lake_wrangler » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:07 pm

Fairportfan wrote:
Jabberwonky wrote:
Dave wrote:Does this sound like anyone we know, hmmm? Someone we now know who has not one, but two acknowledged lines of nonhumans in her ancestry?

Could it perhaps be three? ;)
YOU tell Shelly she's a bitch...
I'll watch from over here ... i don't think any bodies will bounce this far.
Never underestimate the propensity of a body to bounce! :D

User avatar
bmonk
Posts: 661
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:19 pm

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by bmonk » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:35 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:
Fairportfan wrote:
Jabberwonky wrote: . . .
YOU tell Shelly she's a bitch...
I'll watch from over here ... i don't think any bodies will bounce this far.
Never underestimate the propensity of a body to bounce! :D

Wednesday: Pugsley, the baby weighs ten pounds, the cannonball weighs twenty pounds. Which will hit the stone walkway first?
Pugsley: I'm still on fractions.
Wednesday: Which do you think?
Pugsley: The cannonball?
Wednesday: Very good. But which one will bounce?
Pugsley: The baby?
Wednesday: There's only one way to find out. Ready? One... two... three.

User avatar
meisdadoo
Posts: 339
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:15 am
Location: Neither here nor there

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by meisdadoo » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:38 pm

The concept of the angel of death/grim reaper (and possibly Charon) is that only they have the power to separate the spirit from the body, which is what makes you "dead". Hence being "immortal" is not such a good thing unless you can regenerate like Monica.

So Technically speaking she could be "Death's Daughter". Maybe demons can't hut them, but apparently even vampires fear death. . . :shock:
Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

User avatar
Lee M
Posts: 134
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:10 pm
Location: A small island located between Maine and Amsterdam

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by Lee M » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:32 pm

zachariah wrote:OMG. It's curtains for both of them.
How dare you steal my idea twelve hours before | thought of it.
The paper maker is the basest of all creatures. He deprives the beggar of his rags to make white sheets for editors to lie on.
--early 20th century school essay, from Fresh Howlers, ed. H. Cecil Hunt (UK, 1930)

User avatar
Dave
Posts: 7169
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:58 pm
Location: Mountain View, CA, USA

Re: Over Our Heads 2012-11-15

Post by Dave » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:43 pm

lake_wrangler wrote:
Fairportfan wrote:
Jabberwonky wrote:YOU tell Shelly she's a bitch...
I'll watch from over here ... i don't think any bodies will bounce this far.
Never underestimate the propensity of a body to bounce! :D
Oh I wouldn't say that to Shelly even if it were true that she had a bit of canine ancestry (possibly due to those naughty sphinxes, many generations back). For one thing, as you suggest, there's no distance from which it would be particularly safe to do so.

More importantly, though, Shelly really does lack the personality traits which might deserve that particular slur. Yes, she has a temper, and has been known to be a bit of a bully at times... but she knows about both of these things, doesn't like them, and seems to be working hard to learn how keep them under control. I can't ever recall seeing her portrayed as indulging in nastiness for the sake of nastiness, or verbally putting down and demeaning other prople for pleasure or power.

She's currently about as safe to be around as a tin full of mercury fulmanate, but her heart is in the right place.

And I really don't think that my wild-ass speculation about whippets is correct. ;) Shelly's physique is well explained by her known (sphinx and titan) ancestry.

Post Reply