THESE FORUMS NOW CLOSED (read only)

  • 18 Apr 2024, 20:44
  • Welcome, Guest
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: At the risk of criticizing...  (Read 8606 times)

UglyShirts

  • Notorious N.U.R.R.
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2
At the risk of criticizing...
« on: 12 Jan 2011, 06:48 »

...Faye's scar seems to be missing in today's comic.

Please don't kill me.
Logged

Carl-E

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,346
  • The distilled essence of Mr. James Beam himself.
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #1 on: 12 Jan 2011, 07:36 »

...why would anyone kill you?  In the past, Jeph had a terrible time remembering to draw the scar.  See his comment at the bottom of this strip
Logged
When people try to speak a gut reaction, they end up talking out their ass.

Dr. ROFLPWN

  • Beyond Thunderdome
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 575
  • Farmin' all these goddamn mushrooms.
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #2 on: 12 Jan 2011, 08:38 »

Faye's scar is a rare form of injury called a Schr÷dinger mark. At any given time, it may exist, may not, and once every hundred or so years it forms an Elder Sign with the light of the aligned planets to drive Cthulhu and his spawn back into their corpse-city.
Logged
Fuckin' pain in the ass.

AsinineAxioms

  • Plantmonster
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 26
  • Longtime Lurker
    • Asinine Axioms
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #3 on: 12 Jan 2011, 08:46 »

Note how it is shaped when it does exist. Aside from occasionally forming an Elder Sign every few centuries, it also functions as the summons for the holders of the Useless Brooms Made Entirely Of Dicks, like how the bat-shaped spotlight is the summons for Batman.

MillionDollar Belt Sander

  • 1-800-SCABIES
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 810
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #4 on: 12 Jan 2011, 09:19 »

What are you doing staring at her chest anyway!  Are you some kind of CREEPY PERVERT?        :x





;)
Logged
...

Is it cold in here?

  • Administrator
  • Awakened
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 25,163
  • He/him/his pronouns
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #5 on: 12 Jan 2011, 12:59 »

Somewhere, in a newspost or here, Jeph invited us to believe that the scar has faded and only shows in some lighting.

(moderator)Nobody should kill you, but there is a much-neglected rule about "nitpicking", which is said to make Jeph sad(/moderator).
Logged
Thank you, Dr. Karikˇ.

tomart

  • Curry sauce
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 297
  • tactile telemetry nexus
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #6 on: 12 Jan 2011, 15:06 »

Somewhere, in a newspost or here, Jeph invited us to believe that the scar has faded and only shows in some lighting.

Which could be the perfect solution, allowing Jeph the option of drawing it or not (or forgetting) and us the option to relax and not worry about it.
Logged
Irresponsible Adult GOM

TheEvilDog

  • Guest
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #7 on: 12 Jan 2011, 15:19 »

Somewhere, in a newspost or here, Jeph invited us to believe that the scar has faded and only shows in some lighting.

That is entirely possible, and what I usually think if I notice the scar is missing.

I actually have a scar on my left cheek from when I was a little boy (a 6 year old with a razor trying to be a man like his father....you do the bloody math). It was very prominent for a couple of years, till I was about 10, fading as I got older, until now, when it can only be seen in extremely specific lighting conditions. It also led to a couple of hilarious moments such as when my (then) girlfriend looked at me in a crowded cinema and shouting out "WHERE DID YOU GET THAT SCAR?!".

Never did find out what happened in the end......
Logged

Boomslang

  • Bizarre cantaloupe phobia
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 214
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #8 on: 12 Jan 2011, 16:16 »

Only scars I have that are still visible are on my eyebrow and the center of my upper lip, and both only because hair doesn't grow.

I have lots of larger scars on my arms and legs that have basically disappeared in the span of a few years, even though they were fairly prominent before. Guess I'm just lucky that way.
Logged
Having to fight an adult deinonychus with a sharp rock is extremely scary. Granted, I only know this from dreams, but it makes complete sense.

pwhodges

  • Admin emeritus
  • Awakened
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 17,241
  • I'll only say this once...
    • My home page
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #9 on: 12 Jan 2011, 16:33 »

Not a scar, but you can still see the pattern of the radiotherapy I had over 20 years ago in the different growth of hair on my tummy.
Logged
"Being human, having your health; that's what's important."  (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?"  (from: The Eccentric Family )

Carl-E

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,346
  • The distilled essence of Mr. James Beam himself.
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #10 on: 12 Jan 2011, 16:59 »

Crop circles?   :-D

As your skin loses elasticity, scars are less able to fade.  So be careful when you get older - those marks are even more permanent! 

I have several on my hands - the hazards of being a DIY guy - but one real noticable one is from a whittling accident when I was about 10.  Jagged edges just don't heal well! 
Logged
When people try to speak a gut reaction, they end up talking out their ass.

vettechinohio

  • Obscure cultural reference
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 128
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #11 on: 12 Jan 2011, 18:55 »

"Scars are souvenirs you never lose. The past is never far."

I don't even like that song overly much, but I heard it at work today and, since I have several scars, the line struck a chord with me  :-)
Logged
You can't do that to a jellyfish! I'm calling the authorities, you dirty jelly molester!

Deadlywonky

  • Furry furrier
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 164
  • Homeopathy. The air guitar of medicine.
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #12 on: 12 Jan 2011, 23:08 »

or:

"Pain is temporary, Glory lasts forever and Chicks dig scars"

I've found myself noticing Faye's scar's variable visibility and hated myself each time for being so petty

I've had dozens of small scars on my hands that have faded away after some years but a 2 inch one on my knee from razorwire when I was 10 as never disappeared
Logged
So two scientists walk into a bar and decide to have a drinking competition, the first scientist says "I'll have a glass of H20 please". The second scientist says "I'll have a glass of H20 too"

Naturally the first scientist won.

Penquin47

  • Psychopath in a hockey mask
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 628
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #13 on: 13 Jan 2011, 15:32 »

I have the opposite problem - scars that just randomly appear.

Seriously, I know that I have never injured a particular spot on my left hand, but there's a nice shiny scar there.  It can't be from childhood because I didn't have the scar till I was a teenager.  It can't be from getting wasted because I've never been wasted and anyway I'd have noticed the next morning that I had hurt my hand.
Logged

iduguphergrave

  • Duck attack survivor
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,650
  • All this could be yours someday
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #14 on: 13 Jan 2011, 19:09 »

Somebody pointed this out while the drawing of that comic was being broadcast; Jeph answered that her shirt isn't low-cut enough to show the scar.
Logged
"Theodore, we're 4-foot high chipmunks. We're proof that god is dead."
- Alvin

akronnick

  • Only pretending to work
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,188
  • I'm freakin' out, man!!!!
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #15 on: 13 Jan 2011, 19:25 »

I'd have to agree, she's not showing any cleavage, and her scar is about the same height as her cleavage.
Logged
Akronnick, I can think of no more appropriate steed for a Knight Of The Dickbroom than a foul-mouthed, perpetually shouting, lust-crazed bird with a scrotum hanging from its chin and a distinctive cry of "Gobble gobble gobble".   --Tergon

Watched Pot

  • Balloon animal serial killer
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 91
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #16 on: 13 Jan 2011, 19:42 »

I have the opposite problem - scars that just randomly appear.

Seriously, I know that I have never injured a particular spot on my left hand, but there's a nice shiny scar there.  It can't be from childhood because I didn't have the scar till I was a teenager.  It can't be from getting wasted because I've never been wasted and anyway I'd have noticed the next morning that I had hurt my hand.
I have a scar on my lower lip that I can't remember seeing before maybe five years ago, and I don't know where it came from.
Logged
Don't you do cocaine at ME, you son of a bitch!

iconoclast

  • Plantmonster
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 31
  • quaker oats for you, it's the right thing to do
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #17 on: 13 Jan 2011, 21:30 »

I have a scar on my lower lip that I can't remember seeing before maybe five years ago, and I don't know where it came from.

You know, that's weird. I have this scar I found on the back of my neck--

<goauld voice>I'm afraid I don't know what your'e talking about.</goauld voice>

*eyes glow*
Logged

Loki

  • comeback tour!
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,532
  • The mischief that dwells within
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #18 on: 14 Jan 2011, 06:17 »

Note how it is shaped when it does exist. Aside from occasionally forming an Elder Sign every few centuries, it also functions as the summons for the holders of the Useless Brooms Made Entirely Of Dicks, like how the bat-shaped spotlight is the summons for Batman.
We also know it is capable of causing sudden darkness in any given room.

I have a barely visible scar on my right wrist from burning it on my girlfriend's table lamp roughly one year ago. It kinda makes me smile when I think of it.
Logged
The future is a weird place and you never know where it will take you.
the careful illusion of shit-togetherness

Carl-E

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,346
  • The distilled essence of Mr. James Beam himself.
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #19 on: 14 Jan 2011, 13:33 »

I have an interesting pattern of scars on the inside of my left elbow, from when I discovered the third law of plumbing. 

The laws of plumbing;
  • Left is hot.  No, your  left. 
  • Shit only runs downhill.
  • Never  solder a joint directly overhead. 
[/size]
Logged
When people try to speak a gut reaction, they end up talking out their ass.

pwhodges

  • Admin emeritus
  • Awakened
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 17,241
  • I'll only say this once...
    • My home page
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #20 on: 14 Jan 2011, 13:58 »

Left is hot.  No, your  left.

Not only is that not universally true, I have known - no, lived in - houses where it varied from sink to sink.
Logged
"Being human, having your health; that's what's important."  (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?"  (from: The Eccentric Family )

Carl-E

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,346
  • The distilled essence of Mr. James Beam himself.
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #21 on: 14 Jan 2011, 14:46 »

Amateurs...
Logged
When people try to speak a gut reaction, they end up talking out their ass.

Akima

  • WoW gold miner on break
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,523
  • ** 妇女能顶半边天 **
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #22 on: 16 Jan 2011, 15:43 »

Never  solder a joint directly overhead.
Ouch!
Logged
"I would rather have questions that can't be answered, than answers that can't be questioned." Richard Feynman

Insectile

  • Plantmonster
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 39
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #23 on: 19 Jan 2011, 20:57 »

The scar is a metaphor, so that is why it is intangible and capable of phasing
Logged
This is not a discussion forum, it's a forum dedicated to the art of performing textual fellatio of Jeph Jacques.

Carl-E

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,346
  • The distilled essence of Mr. James Beam himself.
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #24 on: 19 Jan 2011, 23:16 »

I'm pretty sure it was an injury, not a metaphor. 

 :psyduck:
Logged
When people try to speak a gut reaction, they end up talking out their ass.

Is it cold in here?

  • Administrator
  • Awakened
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 25,163
  • He/him/his pronouns
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #25 on: 20 Jan 2011, 18:56 »

The Pugnacious Peach was initially reluctant to talk to Marten about the scar, but eventually had to get it off her chest.
Logged
Thank you, Dr. Karikˇ.

akronnick

  • Only pretending to work
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,188
  • I'm freakin' out, man!!!!
Re: At the risk of criticizing...
« Reply #26 on: 20 Jan 2011, 19:04 »

Ba-dum tish!
Logged
Akronnick, I can think of no more appropriate steed for a Knight Of The Dickbroom than a foul-mouthed, perpetually shouting, lust-crazed bird with a scrotum hanging from its chin and a distinctive cry of "Gobble gobble gobble".   --Tergon
Pages: [1]   Go Up