<3 Today I rested, ate cake, and played WoW.--Kaja <3
Zeetha has a very interesting expression on her face in the bottom panel.
Maybe because she realizes her student has just cheated on her twin brother, and she is going to have to choose sides at one point
I just keep rereading this. This whole page just makes a really deep part of me happy. <3!
and I'm putting $20 down along with the red Jaeger general!
That's not much of a dark horse. Heheheh.
Oh :cPretty depressing that everyone is determined to make this into a competition when both boys are great and would be good for Agatha for different reasons (not to mention having almost MORE unresolved sexual tension and chemistry with each other than they do with her!). I'll just sit over here in the corner waving my ot3 flag and holding out hope, because if anyone could pull it off well, it'll be you, Professors.
I don't want that to happen.Agatha and Gil all the way, or not at all!Death to Tarvek!(If we are going to make this into a flame war, might as well make it a total war).
And the Weasel is officially (back) in the game!
Actually, I don't see the weasels at all in this pic--where are those fuzzy critters, anyway?
Tarvek, you have already won. You are Kaja favorite character, how can you lose?I expect that Gil, being a gentleman, will let Agatha go. If he gets into a fight over Agatha's affections, it will just make him look bad. I'm certain the fandom will see it that way. Tarvek can fight as dirty as he wants, and the fandom will always favor him. If Gil shows even a bit of affection toward Agatha, the fans will jump on him.Perhaps it is for the best. Gil really needs to find a nice girl that won't cheat on him behind his back. Agatha has become just like her mother - using her sexuality to use and exploit men, completely disregarding their feelings. In that way, Tarvek and Agatha truly deserve one another.Won't it be great if Tarvek and Agatha start kissing again, only Lucrezia gains control. That would be a hoot!
You need to stop. Please. Not only are your posts mean-spirited and unwarranted, but they can be triggering. Are you serious? Mind control molestation where Agatha can't give consent because she ISN'T IN CONTROL OF HER BODY? You're absoultely disgusting and sick and I hope you step on every lego ever made. You're practically wishing rape on someone. I can get past your persecution complex and your horrible misinterpretation of a well-written fandom just because it's not catering to you personally, but that IS NOT OKAY. Get the hell out of my fandom.
$10 (CDN) on Krosp?
I have a ten on EVERYONE being in Agatha's harem. Gotta go big, after all.
July 17, 2012To Kaja and Phil Foglio,You have stated on your website that you will accept "kind letters" at this mailing address. While I am certain you will not like the full contents of this letter, I will do my utmost to make it as civil and "kind" as it can be. Therefore, I hope you will take the time to read this letter in its entirety. I do not expect a response, but I would hope that you will hear a long-time fan out.We have met in person two times before at the World Steam Expo in Dearborn, MI. Sadly, I was unable to attend this year due to both lack of funds and failing health. You may remember me as I was the one that took questions from fans and asked them to both of you. I remember, you Kaja, saying to me how nice it was of me to do that, and I was warmed by your comment. It made me feel as if I was contributing to the success of the fandom and the comic in general by being a "good-will ambassador" of a sort. I found both of you very kind and accommodating to all of your fans and you seem to have a real interest in how we perceive and understand your comic, Girl Genius. However, events in the comic, particularly in the last year, has made me question how I once saw you. I now feel that the "kind and accommodating" Foglios are merely an act - a PR move to generate sales and nothing more.You may also remember me by another name. I go by the handle "Midnightchemist" on the livejournal forums. You may also remember that I have made some highly critical comments about your comic, including one comment in particular in which I dropped the "F-bomb". I, in all sincere apology, wish to say I am sorry for writing that rude and offensive word. It was completely uncalled for and I wish I never wrote it, but I realize what has been done cannot be undone. I can only ask for your forgiveness, and hope you understand that word didn't come from malice or hate, but out of anger and frustration. In order for you to understand my frustration, however, I think you need to understand my history with Girl Genius, as well as my life.My beginnings with this comic go way back (I think is was 2001), when the comic was still only produced in single, 32-page issues, quarterly (if we were lucky). I instantly fell in love when I read issue number 6 that I found on a wall in my local comic shop. What had attracted me at first was the cover - a rather awkward and nervous, be-speckled young woman attempting to drink tea while surrounded by huge monstrous solders. Once I read what was inside I was hooked, and I collected all of the back issues. Then, I waited in the months in between issues to find out how the story would progress, sometimes wondering if the next issue would even come out. In 2003, you announced that Girl Genius world become a webcomic, and admittedly, I was worried. Webcomics at that time didn't have a good track record of updating in a timely manner, and some died a slow death due to disinterest by both the fans and creators. Thankfully, you proved me wrong, and Girl Genius has become an even greater success because of the move.
Over the course of a decade, I become attached to the characters, particularly Agatha and Gil. I enjoyed their budding romance, and looked forward to it being fulfilled, even though it was going to take a frustratingly long time. I naively believed that Agatha and Gil were the couple to root for, and that the introduction of Tarvek was merely a fly in the ointment, so to speak. Events in the comic over that past year had me question that assumption, and the pages on July 13th and 17th has confirmed by worse fear - the Agatha/Gil romance was merely a red herring.I had been betrayed.Girl Genius, at one time, was my most favorite comic. It was the one thing I looked forward to, especially during times over the past decade when I was at my lowest - during times of loneliness, loss, and depression. It was my emotional anchor during the loss of jobs and a promising career. The loss of friends, lovers, and parents (my mother passing just last September) were softened a bit because I always had Girl Genius to look forward to. My health has always been bad, but since October 2011 it has taken a turn for the worse, and I'm not getting any better. Even worse is the fact that I will likely die from my condition, as it was what lead to my father's death (October 2004). At the rate of my worsening condition, and my increasing inability to pay for treatment (I have been unemployed for nearly a year [before that, I had been employed off and on over three years] and my job prospects have dwindled to the point I doubt I will ever have gainful employment again. But medical bills continue to mount, including over $1200 per month, out of my own wallet, just for my medications), I now need to see the rest of my life, not in decades, or even years, but perhaps just months. It is sad that the one thing that once brought be joy in the worse of times now just brings despair and depression. Overall, I feel a great sense of hopelessness, and it makes everything in my world seem very dark.Is it odd to become so emotionally attached to fictional characters? From a purely intellectual view, it is just stupid. There are far bigger and more important things in life to be worried about. Trust me, I worry about them... a lot. But I find myself increasingly unable to manage those things, and no matter what I do, I cannot change the course of my life - one that will lead to a short existence and the agony of a prolonged death. I realize my tale will come to a painful, unhappy end, with little more but birth and death certificates to show I even existed. Therefore, I found myself becoming attached to certain characters - identifying with them - their fates gave me hope, not for myself, but maybe to live vicariously through them, knowing that they would achieve the happy ending I would never have.... or so I thought.At first, I really identified with Agatha. In many ways, I saw myself in her. Her frustrations mirrored my own, and I wanted her to succeed. I also really liked Gil. I saw him as the perfect match for Agatha, as well as someone I would like to met and fall in love with. And then you introduced Tarvek and turned everything upside down.
I always assumed Gil/Agatha was fore-ordained from the start, from the winged trilobite symbol.
Didn't they draw Gil and Agatha together with a baby for a bookplate or something once?
The chatter in the background sounds remarkably like the comments here from a couple of days ago.
Oooh yeah.. . . having been around since the days when some considered Lars to be a viable contender for Agatha's hand, I've got fifty on whoever of the contenders survives the next month in-comic.
It's really nice that the guys seem to have given up sneaking a ring on her finger and doing a preemptive claim on her - everyone seems to respect that she has options and it's her decision who she ends up with. I wonder how she'd react to a ring at this point? Hand it back and demand something more practical? :)Also, is it time to get back to other plot points? I'd like to hang out with the cute couple, but meanwhile, Gil is captured, Wulfenbach is wasped, Punch and Judy are still absent, and all kinds of crazy is happening.
This page seems like a good end-point to the current sequence. I suspect we may get a scene shift on Friday.Although I would like to know what General Gkika had intended to tell Agatha before they were interrupted by the crashed airship.
I love, love, love, love the shipping shout-out bets.
Naaah ... That's totally unrealistic. People would never do something as crass as that in real life. ;^)
To everyone (or maybe just the one?) who's complaining because Tarvek laid his heart at Agatha's feet, not to mention that kiss?!?!?!HAVE YOU NEVER READ A ROMANCE NOVEL IN YOUR LIFE?Seriously, this is standard stuff. You have to have competition for the lady's heart, make her struggle with her choices (when she has a chance). It does say "Adventure, Romance, Mad Science!" after all. Got to expect some romantic elements along the way.That said, while I can appreciate Tarvek's need to get that said, his timing positively sucks. Agatha really does not need the distraction at the moment, considering Wulfenbach's fores are likely to start attacking soon, Der Kessle is not functioning anywhere near full power, and God knows who/what else is likely to come crawling out of the woodwork that she'll have to defend the city from, and of course, is Gil OK?(personally, I'd like to put down some coin in favor of her taking both, and it would be most excellent if Phil would channel a little of his old XXXenophile spirit this way--there was a story about a woman who was affected by something and when she tried to work, she got horny, and when she was *ahem* doing something about that, was able to solve difficult scientific/mathematical problems...if you catch my drift)
Indeed; the concept of being torn over having two romantic interests is as old as storytelling, probably. And let's not forget, we've never been given the idea in the comic that Agatha has been seriously wooed before; with all the rest of what's been going on in her life, it's entirely reasonable that she's having trouble sorting out how she feels about Gil and Tarvek.
I love Vanamonde's expression...
Vanamonde has some great expressions, one of my favorites is on the page where they talk about little iron cages for Agatha's offspring.
Well, my OTP is now Agatha/SCIENCE!Let the boys work out their issues with each other, oh yes...
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