Dropped the ball 2020-10-29

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Dropped the ball 2020-10-29

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http://wapsisquare.com/comic/dropped-the-ball/

It would be nice if adults acted like adults, except when we need to be grown-up kids. :twisted: :ugeek:
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Opus the Poet wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:23 pm It would be nice if adults acted like adults, except when we need to be grown-up kids. :twisted: :ugeek:
Yes, there's a lot to be said for the idea of taking responsibility.

Even if it is, at times, taking responsibility for irresponsibility.
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Hmm... Ms Anderson is asking "with trepidation seeing Miss Gilchrist is involved"? What, for fear of what might happen if Castela got too upset?
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I noticed in that first panel Castela is looking beyond Shawna. I think she saw Bryn walking up behind her.

Personally, I’m starting to think that Katherine got a lot of her chill from being around Bryn.
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Model Builder. Just say'n...
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TazManiac wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:45 am Model Builder. Just say'n...
It's a well-known therapy for people who have problems working in 3 dimensions, I spent many a year building model cars and airplanes.
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lake_wrangler wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:41 pm Hmm... Ms Anderson is asking "with trepidation seeing Miss Gilchrist is involved"? What, for fear of what might happen if Castela got too upset?
More, I suspect, a matter of "Uh oh. Based on history to date, this young lady can stir up a crisis even while quietly taking a nap. She's a catalyst for chaos, and maybe the last thing a destabilized young lady like Briar should be sufficient with right now."

I love the idea of Briar making model sailing ship "using traditional methods" but also making it fly. That begs the question "whose tradition?" and brings to mind the fantastic steampunk technologies of the "Girl Genius" universe.

Briar is a Spark (or, at the very least, a Madgirl).
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...this young lady can stir up a crisis even while quietly taking a nap.

I love that phrase!
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I just now caught the "Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" joke!

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Atomic wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:02 am I just now caught the "Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" joke!

Applause, applause for clever!
So THAT's why the name kept tingling at the back of my mind!!!

Looking up the movie's wiki, I immediately notice it stars Conrad Veidt, star of 1928's The Man Who Laughs and is generally credited as the character who inspired the appearance of the Joker.
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Knowing about that movie explains a whole lot.
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Opus the Poet wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:23 pm
It would be nice if adults acted like adults, except when we need to be grown-up kids. :twisted: :ugeek:
Is it just me who happens to hang out with immature people, or are all adults just big kids pretending to know their stuff and paying their taxes? Or is it just a millenial thing?
Still, I've discovered Wapsi Square yesterday and have spent at least 4 hours reading it through and through... I'm amazed you still "have it" after 2 decades, with the first episodes featuring PCs with cathodic screens and very, very 2001 fashion. Congrats on that awesome comic, I'll make sure to catch up with what I haven't read yet and to keep following you in the future!
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lake_wrangler wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:41 pmHmm... Ms Anderson is asking "with trepidation seeing Miss Gilchrist is involved"? What, for fear of what might happen if Castela got too upset?
1) She knows that Castela has a good bit of destructive potential. Even if she doesn't know all of the details, she's at least seen a demonstration.

2) Castela's been involved in other various bizarre incidents and shenanigans. Some of which probably resulted in much paperwork for Bryn to fill out.

3) Castela is the last little baby of Bryn's girlfriend, and might possibly even be a future step-daughter.

4) Possibly the most terrifying of all, Castela's a teenaged girl.

Why wouldn't Bryn be trepidatious?
jwhouk wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:41 pmKnowing about that movie explains a whole lot.
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