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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #150 on: 22 Apr 2015, 19:36 »

New comic up on Jeph's website instead of the AG address: http://jephjacques.com/post/117133873740/alice-is-very-principled

Took a while, but I actually like Alice now.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #151 on: 22 Apr 2015, 19:39 »

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #152 on: 22 Apr 2015, 19:47 »

Eww, that's disgusting. You better not get any ketchup on my portion.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #153 on: 22 Apr 2015, 20:23 »

No no no.. The traditional witchy way of dealing with naughty children is baking.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #154 on: 22 Apr 2015, 21:19 »

The tree behind Ardent continuing the line of his body makes for a very weird effect.

Also, an outhouse can never be too clean.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #155 on: 22 Apr 2015, 21:36 »

Well ....

It does keep the kids in line I suppose..
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #156 on: 22 Apr 2015, 23:21 »

Yep, I was right! Officially, Gavia is Alice's pet bound demon and it is her own fault!

So, outhouse cleaning again? Something tells me that Alice's list of options for nonlethal punishment is sort of short. Either that or she's a Hannelore-style obsessive when it comes to hygiene.

So, I'm sticking with my idea that the space teens and the kids are going to be spending time together and will possibly end up friends of a sort. I still get a 'Cutie Mark Crusaders' vibe from them - Always wandering off and doing daring and arguably self-destructively stupid things in dangerous parts of the world. Besides, kids are better at transcending boundaries and making 'forbidden' friends than adults.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #157 on: 23 Apr 2015, 02:51 »

No no no.. The traditional witchy way of dealing with naughty children is baking.

Alice is a very politically correct witch.
Or principled, as Jeph comments.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #158 on: 23 Apr 2015, 04:23 »

Or, Alice simply got tired of kid pies a few centuries back.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #159 on: 23 Apr 2015, 08:08 »

This is how weird religions start. I'm imagining a Book of Alice 000s of years hence.

Of course, Alice herself will be there to edit/revise.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #160 on: 23 Apr 2015, 11:34 »

That little Hannelore clone in the first panel is so cute.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #161 on: 23 Apr 2015, 15:45 »

That little Hannelore *time traveler*.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #162 on: 23 Apr 2015, 21:28 »

To be fair, most people are assholes.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #163 on: 23 Apr 2015, 23:20 »

Oh come on, Gavia! Play along! Pretending to be this mysterious supernatural powerhouse is practically Alice's only source of entertainment! Not that the alternative is any better for Gavia's pride!

So, kids; you seem to be saying that you're heard of this 'asshole' thing before...? Someone needs to was their parents and/or older siblings' mouths out with soap!

Am I the only one who has 'heard' Gavia's voice get progressively more and more shrill as this arc progresses?
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #164 on: 23 Apr 2015, 23:40 »

I get the distinct feeling that Gavia is NOT used to being treated this way..


Kinda refreshing don't you think?  ;D



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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #165 on: 24 Apr 2015, 02:02 »

I imagine all those kids with the same attitude as Scooter near the end of BL2, when you go get something for him for the final mission. "Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooh... ok that makes sense"
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #166 on: 24 Apr 2015, 09:19 »

Alice has a lot to learn about dealing with children.  For starters, criticize the behaviour, not the child.

For example, don't say Gavia is an asshole.  Just say she was behaving like an asshole.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #167 on: 24 Apr 2015, 09:28 »

Do we still know how old Gaviardent* are?

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #168 on: 24 Apr 2015, 09:31 »

Do we still know how old Gaviardent* are?

Only guesses but Gavia is quite short (possibly why she likes floating so much - it takes away the moral height disadvantage). They're both pretty emotionally immature too with Gavia verging on the childish. Assuming that this isn't a consequence of their upbringing and the nature of society 'Up', it's my opinion that they're both teens and that Gavia is the younger of the two - probably 13 or 14 whilst Ardent is 16-18.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #169 on: 24 Apr 2015, 09:56 »

I dunno, from the way that Gavia came looking for Ardent and seemed to think she could bring him home, I always saw Gavia as the older one.

Then again, I'm a younger brother with an older sister, so maybe I just always assume that's the case unless it's explicitly pointed out otherwise. Kind of like I assume everyone is Jewish unless I have a solid reason to think they aren't.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #170 on: 24 Apr 2015, 10:36 »

Ardent certainly seems the calmer and less violent of the two. That doesn't necessarily translate to older though.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #171 on: 24 Apr 2015, 23:15 »

And there is always the third option. Maybe they are twins.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #172 on: 25 Apr 2015, 00:09 »

And there is always the third option. Maybe they are twins.

This makes sense to me.  Although I never considered their respective ages I would not be surprised to find out they are twins.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #173 on: 27 Apr 2015, 21:40 »

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #174 on: 27 Apr 2015, 23:48 »

Alice is right: some things just seem to be inevitable and it's pointless trying to fight them. Unless she brings the space-teens to the town, curiosity and/or stupidity will get someone killed.

Now, is the awful thing for Gavia having to go to the Town? Or is it having to go to the town with her stupid brother? I can see her staying at a distance and explaining to everyone who seems likely to listen that, just because he's her brother, doesn't make him her responsibility. Which is cute, because that's exactly how she acts - that she has to be responsible for him.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #175 on: 28 Apr 2015, 00:04 »

Decent piece of advice from Ardent, but I'm pretty sure Gavia didn't need that.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #176 on: 28 Apr 2015, 01:47 »

Interesting, because in fact, Ardent actually seems more responsible than Gavia. Not by much, but sometimes.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #177 on: 28 Apr 2015, 03:14 »

I imagine Alice was probably keeping the terrible twosome away from her perfectly balanced townsfolk in the hope that the Praeses would take them back, but now it's becoming clear she is stuck with them I imagine Alice thinks it is probably her duty to properly integrate them.

My theory as for why Gavia doesn't want to go to town is sheer embarrassment as she doesn't want to face the townsfolk she threatened and caused explosions for. She'd never been planning to face them, she just wanted to find her brother and leave never to return. But now she's going to have to.

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #178 on: 28 Apr 2015, 14:08 »

it seems that both G and A tailor their appearance to what they want to look like (blue skin, tails, plucky youth vs severe, float) and it would not surprise me in the least to find that there's more style to it than actual age.

they could both be old but immature, either one could be the elder, lots of possibilities

either one of them could be elders for that matter, and hiding it by means of appearance modification ... we just don't really know yet other than by their actions
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #179 on: 28 Apr 2015, 14:11 »

NEXT UP: Ardent is 69. You know. For the cheap joke.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #180 on: 28 Apr 2015, 14:46 »

Jeph was all "hur hur, Ardent is 69" and Faye punched him in the dick.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #181 on: 28 Apr 2015, 15:34 »

And it is really bad when a figment of your own imagination punches you in the dick.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #182 on: 29 Apr 2015, 14:23 »

Now, is the awful thing for Gavia having to go to the Town? Or is it having to go to the town with her stupid brother?

As I see it:
- Unlike Ardent, she has no interest in the people in the town.
- She knows they all hate/fear her because of the dramatic manner in which she arrived on the scene - and if anyone tries to attack her, she knows she won't be allowed to defend herself in the way she'd like to.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #183 on: 30 Apr 2015, 12:10 »

"don't just ask somebody if they wanna" is disturbingly ambiguous.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #184 on: 30 Apr 2015, 12:26 »

Only if the quote is taken in a vacuum. We know from previous experience what happened the last time Ardent asked someone that
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #185 on: 30 Apr 2015, 17:25 »

Heck, I'm still disturbed that Ardent even said the word "fuck."  It seems out of place in this universe.  Too crude compared to how cartoony everything else seems.  I still think "bang" would work (and be funnier) in this case.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #186 on: 30 Apr 2015, 17:26 »

How is "bang" less crude than "fuck"?
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #187 on: 30 Apr 2015, 17:41 »

Yeah, wrong word.  Not less crude, but less taboo.  Fuck has a lot of weight and history behind it, whereas bang is more juvenile.  I just feel it would be more appropriate in this context.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #188 on: 30 Apr 2015, 17:44 »

Bump uglies. Hump. Woohoo. Shag. Rumpy-pumpy. Bone. Intercourse.
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« Reply #189 on: 30 Apr 2015, 18:06 »

Honestly I'm more weirded out by "bang" than I am "fuck" in this context.
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« Reply #190 on: 30 Apr 2015, 18:16 »

Too each their own, I guess.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #191 on: 01 May 2015, 00:17 »

Honestly I'm more weirded out by "bang" than I am "fuck" in this context.

Gavia would be misunderstood if she told a villager she wanted to bang.
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« Reply #192 on: 01 May 2015, 13:18 »

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #193 on: 03 May 2015, 00:55 »

Bump uglies. Hump. Woohoo. Shag. Rumpy-pumpy. Bone. Intercourse.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - April 2015
« Reply #194 on: 15 May 2015, 22:55 »

Bump uglies. Hump. Woohoo. Shag. Rumpy-pumpy. Bone. Intercourse.
Premarital hanky-panky.

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