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Posted by: Dave Van Domelen (dvandom)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
Unity

Schneaky like dot might getchu a NEW HAT.

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
Comics - Wulfenblimp

Prime schneakink-up moves!

Posted by: ravenclaw_eric (ravenclaw_eric)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)

Jagers here!
Jagers there!
Jagers, Jagers, everywhere!
Up the street!
Down the stair!

Posted by: madripoor_rose (madripoor_rose)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 05:35 am (UTC)

...I wonder how long it took to teach the Jaegers the concept of stealth?

Posted by: pedanther (pedanther)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)

If they started teaching them as soon as they were holed up in Mama Gkika's, and that's what they've been doing the whole time with occasional breaks for bar brawls and poetry readings... that might almost be long enough.

Posted by: complexphoenix (complexphoenix)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)

When he says "later" he means eight years from now (which is a very short time for a Jager) and "show hyu how to throw a knife" means... yeah.

Posted by: glorin (glorin)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 06:04 am (UTC)

I respectfully and emphatically disagree. I think he means "after we win this" and "how to throw a knife." The last, quite literally.

Posted by: Prof. Bleen (6_bleen_7)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
Krosp

Love the hand reaching for the bird on the roof.

Posted by: Walter Matera (waltermatera)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 05:53 am (UTC)

All you can see is a hand but that hand looks sooooo hungry!

Posted by: George Anderson (stdharma)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)

"Where you are strong, appear to be weak.

Posted by: Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation (johno)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 06:05 am (UTC)

That concept applied to the Jaegers is very very scary.

Posted by: Robert (looniewolf)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 06:06 am (UTC)

I'm surprised none of the Jagers were wearing a red-and-white striped long-sleeve shirt and a striped hat. =^-^=

Posted by: J. Brad Hicks (bradhicks)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 06:12 am (UTC)

(*sings*) "Up on the rooftop, Jaeger paws. Down comes bad ol' Santa Klaus..."

Posted by: jtdiii (jtdiii)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)

These are Jaegers... "Santa Claws" :)

Posted by: CJ (cjtremlett)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 06:30 am (UTC)

Downright heartwarming, that is!

Posted by: Liz (labelleizzy)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 06:46 am (UTC)
maniacal Agatha

heh heh heh...

Posted by: vulpisfoxfire (vulpisfoxfire)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 10:06 am (UTC)
Sleepy fox

I'm half wondering if that pattern on Gramps' coat are medals...and that he just has so many he started having to put them on the back. :-)

Posted by: Walter Matera (waltermatera)
Posted at: December 15th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)

Whoa! And people think jaegers are scary? That's scary!

Posted by: momcat09 (momcat09)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 12:14 pm (UTC)
Jagerfrau2

I gotta say, I LOVE the Mechanicsburg school curriculum... "poison, counterfeiting, politicks" ... *** SNORT !! ***

I predict that little girl will be a very proficient knife thrower one day, LOL!!

Posted by: turbobeholder (turbobeholder)
Posted at: December 15th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
current cull, mmm
periscope

I gotta say, I LOVE the Mechanicsburg school curriculum... "poison, counterfeiting, politicks" ... *** SNORT !! ***
Isn't it always... isn't it always...

Posted by: vnend (vnend)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)

I think the offer to teach her how to throw knives shows us several things that were (are?) not obvious.

Remember where the Jaegers come from; only the best of the Heterodyne troops were "offered" the jaegerdraught. If it really was an offer, and not an order (and the General's speech to Boris wouldn't make sense if it weren't) then some fraction accepted it (I suspect most of them, but I may under estimate the mindset or over estimate the sanity of the sample). And then only a small portion of those survive the experience. Want to talk about instant esprit de corp? Before you only *believed* you were the best of the best. Now you have proof! There is a reason why the Jaegers think they got the best side of the bargain taking the Jaegertroth!

Second, they are local boys, and they live until they meet something meaner, stronger and smarter. They mostly grew up around/in Mechanicsberg; it is *home*. Teaching the kids self defense, starting early with knife throwing, improves the place.

And, if she grows up all sharp and dangerous, like a pudding bag full of knives, so much the better!

It shows respect for an old comrade. Mitko and Borislav are on a first name basis (though a formal Jaeger may be an oxymoron); there is respect *both* ways there.

The Jaegers may be feared and despised everywhere else, but in Mechanicsberg, they are family. It is good to be home.

Lastly, A Girl Needs a Knife.

Posted by: Ed Brault (Ed Brault)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
Jaeger/Protector?

The Jaegers are comparable to the Pak Protectors in Larry Niven's "Known Space" universe. Jaeger-Draught would be the Steampunk equivalent of Tree-of-Life.

Posted by: L'Ignota (lignota)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
science!

Aww! :-)

Posted by: vince_moon (vince_moon)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
Bleach Nelliel 1

They're here!

Posted by: vnend (vnend)
Posted at: December 14th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)

"You have always been here."

Posted by: sam_arkand (sam_arkand)
Posted at: December 15th, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
Omigosh...the Jaeger are Muppets!

Seriously. Just look at 'em. Sweetums and Animal are close cousins.

Which brings to mind this tune, sung to the Muppet Show theme:

It's time to play de music
It's time to sherpen de knives
It's time to kall de Jaegers for battle for de Heterodyne tonight

DOOM DOOM DOOM!

It's time to brush uff de oniform
It's time to schtraighten our schmott hets
It's time to march out laughink to battle for our Heteordyne tonight

DOOM DOOM DOOM!

Vy do doze idiots kome here
Hy guess ve'll never know
But ve're hall very grateful
For varm meat galore!

DOOM DOOM DOOM!

Und now let's get de schlaughter schtarted
Let's get de battle schtarted
De massacre iz gunna be schtarted
It's time to rush out for de
Most sensational inspirational homicidal Jaegerational
DIS IZ VAT VERE MADE FOOOOOOOOR!

DOOM BELL RINKS!

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666)
Posted at: December 16th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
Re: Omigosh ... the Jägers are Muppets!
vonzinzer trilobite

The Professors told us that more than five years ago! Talk about foreshadowing ...

Behold: www.girlgeniusonline.com/ggmain/doublespreads/extrabits/muppets!.jpg

Context: www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060303

Posted by: raybobro (raybobro)
Posted at: December 16th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
Ammunition

Does anyone have thoughts on what 65J7 rounds are ?

Posted by: vnend (vnend)
Posted at: December 16th, 2011 05:22 am (UTC)
Re: Ammunition

The usual, but now with EXTRA BOOM!!!

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