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Posted by: The tales of a dizzy blonde (alicephilippa )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)

Were can I get one of those?

I'd hardly class it as working on the defence of Mechanicsburg though.

Posted by: midnightchemist (midnightchemist )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:54 am (UTC)

Considering that there are no visible weapons on it, I would agree. Note: I wrote no visible weapons.

However, the purpose might be more practical than it would appear at first. After all, if Agatha is going to oversee the defense of her town, it may just be more effective to move from place to place gathering info, rather than have people leaving their posts to locate her in order to report their stasis. In that light, a walking clank may just be the most effective way to get around.

Also, since building said clank has caused her to be covered in oil, it would recomend a costume change before adressing the troops.

Posted by: Molly (fairest1 )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)

Posted by: midnightchemist (midnightchemist )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 04:07 am (UTC)

Posted by: Molly (fairest1 )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 04:19 am (UTC)

Posted by: midnightchemist (midnightchemist )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 04:59 am (UTC)

Posted by: Molly (fairest1 )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 05:05 am (UTC)

Posted by: Acacia (acaciaonnastik )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 08:18 am (UTC)

Posted by: misha (lysystratae )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Geek of Bronze (shoutingboy )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 05:55 am (UTC)

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
Comics - Wulfenblimp

Yes, that does mean 'mouse', just like the little cartoon above it shows.

Posted by: midnightchemist (midnightchemist )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)

In what language? French? Why, pray tell, would anyone call a steam engine a "mouse"?

Wait a moment... this clank has a familar appearance to the "search engine" all the way back in volume 1 - Agatha's "breakthough" creation. Could the Foglios be making yet another computer reference?

Perhaps it is a "point and clank" interface?

Posted by: William Ansley (williamansley )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
Romanian: the official language of Girl Genius

Posted by: We're flat broke, but hey - we do it in style.... (kshandra )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
Re: Romanian: the official language of Girl Genius

Posted by: George Anderson (stdharma )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 06:12 am (UTC)
Re: Romanian: the official language of Girl Genius

Posted by: midnightchemist (midnightchemist )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
Re: Romanian: the official language of Girl Genius

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 04:50 am (UTC)
Re: Romanian: the official language of Girl Genius

Posted by: Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation (johno )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 05:09 am (UTC)

Posted by: zxhrue (zxhrue )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
Re: Romanian: the official language of Girl Genius

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Romanian: the official language of Girl Genius

Posted by: sam_arkand (sam_arkand )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Romanian: the official language of Girl Genius

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Romanian: the official language of Girl Genius

Posted by: glinda_w (glinda_w )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 12:47 am (UTC)
Re: Romanian: the official language of Girl Genius

Posted by: Adam (bassbone )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)

Oh... Oh my. Agatha looks rather fetching here.

Posted by: glorin (glorin )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:54 am (UTC)
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I heartily agree.

Posted by: Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation (johno )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 05:10 am (UTC)

Posted by: k_kinnison (k_kinnison )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 05:14 am (UTC)

Posted by: Mario Di Giacomo (mdg1 )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 10:14 am (UTC)

Posted by: khms (khms )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 10:37 am (UTC)

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Ejia Arath (ejia_arath03 )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
Ceiling Lucrezia IS WATCHING YOU

...this is intended as pin-up material, yes? Because hoo boy.

Posted by: Ebony (ebony14 )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)

It is the only type of oil you're likely to see Agatha smeared with.

Posted by: fionn320 (fionn320 )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)

I would love to get a print of this picture, without the text. It would be a wonderful thing to have hanging on the wall of the workshop.

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)

Well, now we know why all the men reporting carefully kept their eyes up and off to the side.

Not sure why Zeetha's so surprised.

And total squeeeee! I've been wanting to see a GG steam train engine; and this looks like one, just with legs rather than wheels. *dies from happy*

Posted by: tikatu (tikatu )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)
um

Now she really needs that bath...

Posted by: George Anderson (stdharma )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 06:19 am (UTC)
Ahem...
Klaus Defence League

Dear Professors Foglio and Foglio:

Re: The above picture of one Agatha H and her latest mechanical contrivance.

It has come to my attention that this particular section of the chronicle which you have so lovingly documented has, in fact, not been set aside for printing on such things as posters and wallpaper. If I may be so bold, I shall say that this jolly well needs to be addressed forthwith and I will pay the finest coin of the realm if it were made so.


Sincerely,

Dharma St. Dharma, Action Technologist

Posted by: Ариох (the_arioch )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 09:00 am (UTC)
Re: Ahem...

her 1st clank was better


The steam engine has no eyes at all.
But with its weight and speed - it is other's problem!

Posted by: cerrberus (cerrberus )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Ahem...

Posted by: Acacia (acaciaonnastik )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)
Out of context FTW!

Am I the only one who momentarily thought the "Oil" label actually said "Gil" and had a moment of shippy squee?

Posted by: Running on Coffee and Schadenfreude (arcadiasilver )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 11:05 am (UTC)
[Bleach] Even he'd murder his momma.

Normally I adore Phil's art, but am I the only one who thinks that Agatha's bent leg is off?

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
Comics - Wulfenblimp

It's a funny angle, but if you twist your foot a little so you can hook your bootheel on something for leverage....

Posted by: Running on Coffee and Schadenfreude (arcadiasilver )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)

Posted by: misterseth (misterseth )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 12:59 pm (UTC)
Agatha The Destroyer

Hmmm... a Little engine that CAN!

Posted by: jacezar (jacezar )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 02:25 pm (UTC)

Typical Spark behavior. The world is coming undone, the sky is falling ... as she stops to build a cute clank. You know, just because she had the idea.

Not because it is some secret weapon. Or it would give a strategic advantage. Or any other reasonable, logical reason. It was just, well "the parts were there, all those reports were boring and had this idea".

And I think the bent leg is fine - just akwardly squeezed between the leg of the clank and the carriage. She must have wanted leverage fro something.

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)

It looks to me as if she's trying to push the front up a bit with her knee, perhaps to counteract any upward force she's exerting with her arms? But it would be easier and more effective if she has some support for her foot, and I don't see anything, unless she has her heel hooked onto the clank leg somehow.

Posted by: sam_arkand (sam_arkand )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC)

Posted by: Bunsen (bunsen_h )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)

No dingbot assistants. That may be a bad sign.

I see that Agatha has come to appreciate the merits of trousers as work-wear.

Posted by: marycatelli (marycatelli )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)

She should get the graduate student to help her.

Posted by: Ариох (the_arioch )
Posted at: April 24th, 2012 11:35 am (UTC)

Posted by: Ариох (the_arioch )
Posted at: April 18th, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)

only perverts like here
can have wet dreams about megane-girl
strained with some black slime goo
instead of creamy white :-)

Posted by: vulpisfoxfire (vulpisfoxfire )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
Bored fox

That would be the difference between steampunk fans and tentacle-hentai ones, yes...though there's also the set that are squeeing at the mini-walker and going 'girl, what girl? ' ;-)

Posted by: vulpisfoxfire (vulpisfoxfire )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 02:17 am (UTC)
Sleepy fox

Interesting design, and as others have pointed out, something of a 'cominc full circle' from her first clank, built out of a full-size locomotive.

I do wonder...is having the boiler opening on the front like that a wise idea? You'd have to stop and get entirely out in order to refuel.

Though, here's an eeeevil though, considering both its scale *and* the name....it's *not* for her, but for Krosp to drive, so he can keep up with his new Queen Otilla and *her* minions... ;-) A game of cat and mouse, indeed...

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)

I like the idea that it's for Krosp!

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)

Posted by: mjfgates.myopenid.com (mjfgates.myopenid.com )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)

Posted by: et in Arcadia egoboo (apostle_of_eris )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)

How is "Soarece" pronounced?

Posted by: Corgi, Hound of the Internet (sff_corgi )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
Comics - Wulfenblimp

I have been looking everywhere for a recording for you, and can't find one. Need more Romanians recording for dictionaries!

Anyway:
ş - like 'sh' in "lush"
o - like 'o' in "chlorine",
a - like 'a' in "father"
r - like the trilled 'r' in Spanish "perro" or Italian "raro"
e - like 'a' in "bait,", or 'e' in "exit"
c - when followed by i or e, like the 'ch' in "cheese"; otherwise like the 'k' in "sky" (like Italian does)

From Latin sorex, soricem.
Other descendants:

  • French: souris
  • Italian: sorice, sorcio
  • Neapolitan: sorece
  • Sicilian: surci
  • Venetian: sorxe

Posted by: et in Arcadia egoboo (apostle_of_eris )
Posted at: April 19th, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)

Posted by: hohaiyee (hohaiyee )
Posted at: May 6th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
Pin Up Agatha
a touch of life

THIS!

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