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Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 11:52 pm
by JSStryker

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:02 am
by Opus the Poet
Good thing it was previously established Valerie is easily startled. Still, she was running away from something, maybe Digit reverted to her half-spider form and made A Noise?

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:15 am
by Dave
Cass must have been taking self-restraint lessons recently. She didn't even look as if she was about to violently vaporize Valerie, let alone do so.

Interesting, also, that Valerie seems to be going all squiddo from her hands, as well as her face. We've never seen her do that before. Perhaps she's just the slightest bit upset about something?

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:30 am
by jeffepp
Dave wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 12:15 am
Cass must have been taking self-restraint lessons recently. She didn't even look as if she was about to violently vaporize Valerie, let alone do so.
She forgot she's a planetary defense cannon. It's probably going to come to her in 3, 2...

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:03 am
by eee
It's hard to tell, as dark as things are, but is there something behind Cass?

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:36 am
by Drakkenmensch
In the Wapsi universe, odds are good that Slenderman exists, that he's a really sweet guy who is a total chess nerd and that he's got a slenderdaughter of Cass's age.

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:41 am
by GlytchMeister
Drakkenmensch wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:36 am
In the Wapsi universe, odds are good that Slenderman exists, that he's a really sweet guy who is a total chess nerd and that he's got a slenderdaughter of Cass's age.
Seems to me Paul is more interested in classical/ancient mythology, Slenderman is modern... mythology. And I’m speaking generously here. Once you let slender man be part of your universe, so can anything from the SCP Foundation and then it’s a short slide to memes. At least that’s how I’d see it.
eee wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:03 am
It's hard to tell, as dark as things are, but is there something behind Cass?
Yup. Looks like a few humanoid things draped in sheets

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:50 am
by oldmanmickey
Do the spooky things not know who they are messing with? Slowpoke Rodriguez, he pack a gun.

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:43 am
by Dave
GlytchMeister wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:41 am
Seems to me Paul is more interested in classical/ancient mythology, Slenderman is modern... mythology. And I’m speaking generously here. Once you let slender man be part of your universe, so can anything from the SCP Foundation and then it’s a short slide to memes. At least that’s how I’d see it.
Well, we know that the Slenderman myth does exist in the Wapsiverse. Atssli mentioned it to Skylar, as an example about how "viral belief" in something can actually make it real. (I don't recall Atsali saying that Slenderman had yet reached the point of taking on physical reality, though.)

So, maybe, the Wapsiverse hasn't yet entered meme-space. If any of the characters turns out to be a feloid and says anything about cheeseburgers, we'll know that the Rubicon had been crossed.
GlytchMeister wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:41 am
Yup. Looks like a few humanoid things draped in sheets
Monks. Castela just got finished saying something about holy sheets.

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:28 pm
by jwhouk
PHWEEEEET! (tosses flag onto field)

"We have a personal foul, double punning on Dave, 10 yards and a loss of down."

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:40 pm
by Dave
jwhouk wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:28 pm
"We have a personal foul, double punning on Dave, 10 yards and a loss of down."
Oh, that happened decades ago. Male pattern baldness, y'know... runs in the family. :P

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:12 pm
by FreeFlier
"As for my hair, I'm glad that it's there;
I'll be awfully sad when it goes." -Lear

--FreeFlier

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:13 pm
by AnotherFairportfan
Time to trot this one out again:
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Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:46 pm
by AnotherFairportfan
FreeFlier wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:12 pm
"As for my hair, I'm glad that it's there;
I'll be awfully sad when it goes." -Lear

--FreeFlier
Are you sure? That sounds more like Ogden Nash.

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:33 am
by ziggy78eog
Half of the house being vaporized in 3..2..1...

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:05 pm
by Opus the Poet
oldmanmickey wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:50 am
Do the spooky things not know who they are messing with? Slowpoke Rodriguez, he pack a gun.
I understood that reference.

I even have that cartoon on VHS.

Re: Startled 2019-05-13

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 1:22 pm
by FreeFlier
AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:46 pm
FreeFlier wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:12 pm
"As for my hair, I'm glad that it's there;
I'll be awfully sad when it goes." -Lear
Are you sure? That sounds more like Ogden Nash.
Pretty sure it's from Edward Lear's nonsense verse, but I can't find anything firm either way.

--FreeFlier