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Girl Genius Comic for Monday, April 09, 2012

April 8th, 2012 (11:03 pm)

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Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:46 am (UTC)
vonzinzer hmm1

Okay, so then either it's a bad reaction to Tarvek's Wasp Repellent™, or else someone deliberately poisoned Bang to keep her quiet ...

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:48 am (UTC)

Or she's not poisoned at all, and this is the cover story for her escape/incarceration, etc.

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:52 am (UTC)
Zoing

Ooh. Good idea!

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:56 am (UTC)
vonzinzer hmm2

So you're saying that Klaus is actively resisting Lunevka's schemes?

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 06:59 am (UTC)

Or they simply don't want ANYONE to know Bang's running around loose and out of control...and don't want Gil having hope of rescue if they can instead convince him Tarvek was out to kill him.

They're cutting Gil off from allies; the story about Bang cuts him off from her, and further cuts him off from Tarvek.

Which... Hmmm. It makes sense now that it's important that folks like Boris watched the two boys work together. Boris is going to find this story increasingly fishy...

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:03 am (UTC)
vonzinzer hah

Ooo ... You're devious! I *LIKE* devious!

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:06 am (UTC)

(Arches a fine Vulcan eyebrow...)

There's a reason I like Tarvek. In RL I'm so undevious it's painful, but in narrative plots? Oy. Gevalt, even. (grin)

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:07 am (UTC)
vonzinzer hmm1

Boris is going to find this story increasingly fishy...

Boris is a construct. Is he waspable?

Klaus is a construct. Apparently a Spark Wasp can control a construct, but can an ordinary wasp infect a construct? I thought we'd been told that constructs and Jägers were immune ...

Complications upon complications!

Edited at 2012-04-09 07:13 am (UTC)

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:17 am (UTC)

I'm pretty sure Boris can be wasped. So far as I know, Sparks and Jaegers were the only known immune folks, barring obvious mismatches like clanks and probably some of the odder bio-constructs, and now Sparks don't reliably count.

Posted by: midnightchemist (midnightchemist)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)

FYI, I did get some what confirmation that constructs can't be wasped from the Foglios themselves. However, it was stated in a way that it could be questioniable. Basically, they stated that it is commonly known that Sparks, Jaegers, and constructs are immune to the slaver wasps. However, since Sparks can be wasped now, how can we be certain if the Order created wasps that can get over those hurtles too? How do we know that the Jaegers are all safe from control as well? Things could get very messy indeed.

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 08:04 am (UTC)

Boris has actually seen the two boys bickering, and Gil as clearly free to think the worst of Tarvek and challenge him on it. That's got to raise a few red flags in Boris, assuming Boris is still wasp-free.

Posted by: Ариох (the_arioch)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 01:42 pm (UTC)

so what? if i would controll you, why would i stop you from yelling on me, if it suits my plan ?

Posted by: pervy Vorlon fancier (pikku_gen)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 08:08 am (UTC)
Slightly off topic...
eyebrow

I <3 this fandom. Where else could you glibly use a word like "waspable"? =D

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 08:41 am (UTC)
Re: Slightly off topic...

Posted by: Persephone (persephone_kore)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)

We've been told Jaegers are immune. I recall no indication that any other type of construct is.

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 03:06 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Persephone (persephone_kore)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)

Posted by: sylverdrag (sylverdrag)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Persephone (persephone_kore)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi)
Posted at: April 10th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Jonathan Fox (jonathansfox)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 08:48 am (UTC)

I don't think Bang is running loose, I think she's loyal to the Baron and experiencing side effects of the treatment. She knocked Gil out and delivered him to the Baron -- we'd need a lot more to go on to attribute any non-loyal motivations to her at this point.

Furthermore, I don't expect them to try to wasp Bang or Gil in the immediate future. Bang's immunity will be important, but not *immediately*. The reason for this is that, last we knew, there are no slaver wasps on Castle Wulfenbach. The Baron would not allow it before getting wasted, and it's not like Lunevka had a big stash to drag around through the hospital. The same goes for spark wasps -- as far as we know, there aren't anymore yet, and may not be more in the near future. I believe the spark who developed the last one had a lab accident and got himself killed and his town overrun by the zombie-style revenants.

So, I believe no systematic wasping attempts against the cast is imminent -- the Baron will handle this situation the way he handles everything else. By convincing everyone who is willing to listen that he's right, and plowing over everyone else.

Posted by: stalkingheron (stalkingheron)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)

Definitely one plausible way this can go.

Posted by: tikatu (tikatu)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 02:16 pm (UTC)
FSMAADD

If Bang is NOT running around loose and she really is "poisoned" by a side effect of the antidote, then the secrecy of Gil's labs may just be intact.

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
Comics - Wulfenblimp

I'm concerned that Lucrezia would have the Baron work on reconstructing the Spark wasp. It would fit right into his particular gift, especially since he's been studying The Other's tech to find exploitable weaknesses.

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Jonathan Fox (jonathansfox)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Steve Hutchison (foomf)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
Heap of Trouble

Just as a side note, you said "wasted" where you clearly intended to say "wasped" and it created a whole cascade of amusing but incorrect images in my brain.

Posted by: Jonathan Fox (jonathansfox)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle)
Posted at: April 10th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)

Posted by: Jonathan Fox (jonathansfox)
Posted at: April 10th, 2012 07:31 am (UTC)

Posted by: Zagreus (zagreus555)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)

Your mentioning Lunevka not having a "big stash" got me thinking... I can't remember, but isn't she still hooked up to her "body" when people are around? Since we know that it has no purpose, just imagine the nasty things she could store in there, and no-one would ever think to search it.

Posted by: Jonathan Fox (jonathansfox)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)

Posted by: marycatelli (marycatelli)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 12:47 pm (UTC)

Let's hope that Zoing can work marvels.

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:02 am (UTC)

Of course he is! To the extent he can.

However, it could also be that the cover story *is* one of Nearby Lu's schemes. I'm still not certain which Lu is running Klaus at the moment. For all I know, Bang has a Lu-in-Her (unlikely though, very unlikely, since she hasn't been near the Beacon engine since Lu fixed it).

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 07:10 am (UTC)
vonzinzer huh

Or to the extent that he's aware of them. I'm still not persuaded that Klaus knows he's being controlled by Lunevka, although it wouldn't surprise me if he does.

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
Klaus Defence League (animated)

Duh.

Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666)
Posted at: April 9th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
vonzinzer hah

Derp!

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