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Explosions From The Sky! Who is our ethereal explosives expert?

Ardent's mother.
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Ardent's guardian.
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Ardent's master (as in, pet).
- 4 (12.1%)
The Caretaker from the Next Block Over.
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Someone who likes things go Splodey.
- 4 (12.1%)
The Explosion Messiah.
- 0 (0%)
Alice's best friend from seventh grade.
- 1 (3%)
Alice's Nemesis from High school.
- 1 (3%)
Juicy's descendant.
- 2 (6.1%)
Just like Jeph said: Lady Explosion Jesus.
- 3 (9.1%)
Except she pronounces it "HAY-zeus."
- 2 (6.1%)

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Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« on: 29 Nov 2014, 06:31 »

December is upon us!
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #1 on: 29 Nov 2014, 07:02 »

Whether she chose the role, was employed to carry it out or was simply backed into it by circumstance, I've got the feeling that Alice is the woman responsible for the stability, upkeep and protection region in which she lives. She's a Caretaker, in other words.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #2 on: 29 Nov 2014, 07:58 »

Some people are born to the role, some ...
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #3 on: 29 Nov 2014, 08:26 »

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #4 on: 01 Dec 2014, 18:23 »

Alice responded fastest.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #5 on: 01 Dec 2014, 18:27 »

Did someone order up a fresh plate of plot?
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #6 on: 01 Dec 2014, 18:32 »

Holy CRAP!!!!!
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #7 on: 01 Dec 2014, 18:43 »

Someone set us up the bomb!
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #8 on: 01 Dec 2014, 18:53 »

My first thought was that it was Ardent's spaceship exploding. But then I remembered that it was strongly implied that Ardent arrived by some means other than spaceship. So I'm out of guesses.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #9 on: 01 Dec 2014, 18:55 »

 

 Suddenly, a crossover.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #10 on: 01 Dec 2014, 22:07 »

Someone set up us the bomb!
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #11 on: 01 Dec 2014, 22:07 »

At least this isn't being directed by Michael Bey


One hopes.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #12 on: 01 Dec 2014, 23:00 »

Okay, shit just got real! This looks like a job for...

Super-Alice!!!

Or maybe to tell old Mac for the fifteenth time how to safely work a backyard still... After all this time and demolished work sheds, it isn't even funny anymore!
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #14 on: 02 Dec 2014, 17:30 »

Mooooooooo
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #15 on: 02 Dec 2014, 17:48 »


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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #16 on: 02 Dec 2014, 18:09 »

WHAT YOU SAY!!
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #18 on: 02 Dec 2014, 18:15 »

At least this isn't being directed by Michael Bey


One hopes.

If Michael Bay was directing, there would have been a lot more explosions by now. At least five, starting with the wind generator - it would have exploded a split second after Alice did a backflip off of it. Also none of the jokes would be funny.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #19 on: 02 Dec 2014, 18:26 »

Hey, it could be Pain and Gain Michael Bay.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #20 on: 03 Dec 2014, 09:56 »

Okay, shit just got real! This looks like a job for...

Super-Alice!!!


But where will she find a phone booth?
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #21 on: 03 Dec 2014, 10:32 »

There's one on top of the wind generator.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #22 on: 03 Dec 2014, 13:00 »

Or she has a blue one hidden in her barn.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #23 on: 03 Dec 2014, 15:27 »

No, I don't buy Alice as Time Lord.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #24 on: 03 Dec 2014, 16:57 »

Besides, isn't the average TARDIS supposed to mimic the environment, with the Doctor's being broke and stuck on "UK Police box"? The barn itself could be the TARDIS in the case of Alice being a Time Lord.

(Forgive me if I'm wrong. I like Doctor Who but I really really really REALLY never follow any series for any period of time)
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #25 on: 03 Dec 2014, 22:24 »



 Suddenly, a crossover.

Haha! I'd just figured Ardent left the iron on (in his magical invisible spaceship?), but this is way cooler!
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #26 on: 04 Dec 2014, 21:41 »

New comic up, and SuperAlice indeed.

One thing I like is that Jeph draws Alice with just a hint of tank top under her overalls in some scenes.  Nice attention to detail.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #27 on: 04 Dec 2014, 22:43 »

She has to get to Voltron. 



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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #28 on: 04 Dec 2014, 23:39 »

I. Freakin'. Called. It!!!


She even looks like Kara! :-D
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #29 on: 05 Dec 2014, 02:30 »

Alice Grove.

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #30 on: 05 Dec 2014, 03:10 »

"Alice! Ah-hah
She'll save every one of us!"
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #31 on: 05 Dec 2014, 03:59 »

Nah nah.. See, we've got it all wrong. The town is just breaking out into song.

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #33 on: 05 Dec 2014, 19:58 »

Nah nah.. See, we've got it all wrong. The town is just breaking out into song.

This will never not make me happy :)
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #34 on: 06 Dec 2014, 02:15 »

It is what she does.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #35 on: 07 Dec 2014, 22:13 »

First thought: Oh cool, Alice is about to kick names and take arse.

Second thought: Oh. Oh wow. That last panel just looks odd. Jeph's artstyle lends itself to static talking and slice of life. It appears he stretches himself a bit when he attempts motion or action. That's just... hrrm.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #36 on: 08 Dec 2014, 12:19 »

Based on the past couple weeks, my take:

1. There was a global catastrophe which caused a large number of people to leave Earth. It may have wiped out a lot of technology.
2. This event happened long ago, so few people remember
3. Alice was either from (hibernation, life extension, etc...), or the descendent of that society which existed before the event.
4. She was likely genetically modified, which is why she was able to survive the fall.
5. The technology used to modify her was a precursor to the technology used to modify Ardent.
6. She believes the colony ship is too far away, moving too fast for anyone to return to Earth.
7. She is helping the survivors by attempting to recondition their technology.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #37 on: 08 Dec 2014, 12:34 »

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So... I'm thinking that tomorrow, we're going to enjoy an action-based strip! Alice is clearly going to be rushing to the rescue. I wonder if she'll just be dodging explosions or causing a few of her own?
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #38 on: 08 Dec 2014, 18:21 »

Well, if it ain't old Ma Vicissitude.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #39 on: 08 Dec 2014, 18:35 »

One of Ardent's "conquests"? Pissed girlfriend? Family member? Owner? (He is fuzzy and exhibits a tendency to want to hump, for all we know he might be her runaway pet)
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #40 on: 08 Dec 2014, 18:37 »

Lady Explosion Jesus!
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #41 on: 08 Dec 2014, 18:39 »

And the first shaded Alice Grove comic as well.  Very nice.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #42 on: 08 Dec 2014, 20:37 »

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #43 on: 08 Dec 2014, 21:40 »

Mommy's here!
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #44 on: 08 Dec 2014, 23:42 »

One of Ardent's "conquests"? Pissed girlfriend? Family member? Owner?

Yeah, basically what I thought. Specifically that she's the guardian of a previous hook-up who needs to get Ardent to the church on time! The sci-fi robes give a lot of weight to Alice Grove being set in a future and/or off-planet location. I wonder if this woman is Alice's opposite number from another bubble?

Is it me or has Alice's behaviour over the past two strips suggested that this isn't entirely unprecedented?
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #45 on: 09 Dec 2014, 03:19 »

[intercom]Would an "Ardent Vicissitude" please report to the floating lady throwing explosions around?[/intercom]

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #46 on: 09 Dec 2014, 03:23 »

Lady Explosion Jesus!

That would certainly make Christianity a bit more exciting.

"And lo, did Jesus blow up the Romans who came to take her away, and then blew up Judas too..."
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #47 on: 09 Dec 2014, 05:54 »

Our Lady of Heavy Artillery seems to think it's perfectly acceptable to firebomb a defenseless community over something that isn't even their fault. And Ardent was complaining about the locals being uncivilized?
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« Reply #48 on: 09 Dec 2014, 06:12 »

Our Lady of Heavy Artillery seems to think it's perfectly acceptable to firebomb a defenseless community over something that isn't even their fault. And Ardent was complaining about the locals being uncivilized?

If I'm right about Alice being the location's protector and this new woman possibly being the same for another location, this may have been a coldly selected strategy for finding Alice as quickly as possible. For if there is anywhere that errant imp will likely be in this place, it will be with its Caretaker.

The little ones are expendable, of course. In time, they will breed away any losses and rebuild what is destroyed. An offence against a Caretaker is of far greater importance.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - December 2014
« Reply #49 on: 09 Dec 2014, 08:49 »

Lady Explosion Jesus!

That would certainly make Christianity a bit more exciting.

"And lo, did Jesus blow up the Romans who came to take her away, and then blew up Judas too..."

Then lobbest thou the Holy Handgranate in the direction of thine enemies who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.
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