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Girl Genius Comic for Friday, August 17, 2012

August 17th, 2012 (03:48 pm)

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<3 So...it turns out that GenCon is going on, and Cheyenne is there, and Phil knew this, but I spent most of Wednesday wondering when I'd get a color page. Apparently the answer is sometime next week. Whoops.

Also, as of 8/16/2012, all of the pre-ordered copies of Girl Genius Volume Eleven (that didn't include original art) have shipped!
The Original art orders will go out soon, we haven't forgotten you, Phil is making sure to do a nice job on your drawings. And for the rest of you, I think you're really going to like what the people who ordered the "Sail Your (air)Ship" package asked for--because, yes, you'll get to see them, too.--Kaja <3

The new Girl Genius novel

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Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle)
Posted at: August 17th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)

The Chapel of Joy? Whose joy?

Love the Bob the Builder kid who soldered the screwdrivers together tip to tip.

Posted by: abb3w (abb3w)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
PGP

Or, alternately, who's Joy?

(Probably a chronically depressed Heterodyne bride from back when....)

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)

I like your idea, but the Heterodynes seem to fulfill their names rather than go against them, so I picture one going gleefully rampaging over their neighbors, as they were wont to do anyhow.

Posted by: Neon Vincent (darksumomo)
Posted at: August 21st, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Bad Girl Lust

Or, alternately, who's Joy?

I'm reminded of a passage from The Night of White Bhairab.

Aimee Cousineau, nee Vuillemont, had been a native of St. Berenice, a Swiss village at the foot of the mountain known as the Eiger (its photograph, as well as one of Aimee—a coldly beautiful woman with black hair and cameo features—was included in the central section of the book). Until the age of fifteen she had been a sweet, unexceptional child; in the summer of 1889, however, while hiking on the slopes of the Eiger, she had become lost in a cave.

The family had all but given up hope when, to their delight—three weeks later—she had turned up on the steps of her father’s store. Their delight was short-lived. This Aimee was far different from the one who had entered the cave. Violent, calculating, slatternly.

Over the next two years she succeeded in seducing half the men of the village, including the local priest. According to his testimony, he had been admonishing her that sin was not the path to happiness when she began to undress. “I’m wed to Happiness,” she told him. “I’ve entwined my limbs with the God of Bliss and kissed the scaly thighs of Joy.” Throughout the ensuing affair, she made cryptic comments concerning “the God below the mountain,” whose soul was now forever joined to hers.
After looking at the idol, that might be an idea.

Posted by: Geek of Bronze (shoutingboy)
Posted at: August 17th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Othar

♫ Gimme that old time religion... ♪

Posted by: marycatelli (marycatelli)
Posted at: August 17th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)

Ah! The Truth behind the Name!

Posted by: Walter Matera (waltermatera)
Posted at: August 17th, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)

Dot's vhen dey started all dot krazy sakrafice stuff during de High Holy Days. Un now Hy tink Hy know vhy!

Posted by: abb3w (abb3w)
Posted at: August 19th, 2012 05:09 am (UTC)
PGP

Well, we've had the new Heterodyne take control, and the Doom Bell has rung; so we're probably going to have the Quaint Little Ceremony in the Red Cathedral, before the townsfolk get around to giving us another rendition of "Welcome to Mechanicsburg" and then Gil and Tarvek get on with the offering of Tribute (cha-cha-cha?).

Posted by: Walter Matera (waltermatera)
Posted at: August 19th, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)

One can only hope . . . cha-cha-cha!

Posted by: Zargon (zargon)
Posted at: August 17th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)

Kid with a bucket on his head (like a hat?) is a Jager kid?

Posted by: Elizabeth McCoy (archangelbeth)
Posted at: August 17th, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
So Schmot

I think it's a phase he's going through. At some ages, many kids are Jagers.

Posted by: Steve Hutchison (foomf)
Posted at: August 17th, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC)

More specifically, JaegerMonsters.

Posted by: Walter Matera (waltermatera)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)

Still, you have to admit the little blonde watching him and carrying his screwdriver for him is adorable. Probably she will grow up suitably twisted and evil-minion-ish, but for now, adorable.

Posted by: Steve Hutchison (foomf)
Posted at: August 20th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)

Not sure I can admit that, I don't remember if it was in color so I cannot say she was blonde.

She might be a redhead.

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Posted by: murgatroyd666 (murgatroyd666)
Posted at: August 19th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
vonzinzer hmm2

I doubt Agatha will create new Jaegers as well, even if they are loyal troops and amusing to have around.

Unless it were to occur to Agatha to ask herself "Why do so few people survive taking the Jägerdraught?" She might find that, for example, omitting chromium sulfate from the recipe renders the stuff non-toxic, and mixing in a little Hollandaise sauce results in the subject retaining a human appearance ...

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Posted by: david_42 (david_42)
Posted at: August 23rd, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)

I can't help but think people who take the Jaegerdraught are hoping for some of the stranger transformations. They are the mark of being a Jaeger. But I do wonder about Higgs.

Posted by: Djinn the Spazz (djinnthespazz)
Posted at: August 17th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Pudu RAWR

Kaja - the tone trick works really well! Thank you!

Posted by: turk187 (turk187)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 12:29 am (UTC)

this page hasn't even been inked, that's awesome. i wonder whats in the "Sail Your (air)Ship" package.

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)

I think it was drawing any pairing the buyer wanted, no more suggestive than the three pics given out with a pre-order.

Posted by: attilathepbnun (attilathepbnun)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)

I think I want to meet the Abbess ... and her nuns, of course. Probably the convent of St. Hypatia ...

Posted by: sam_arkand (sam_arkand)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)

The traditional Heterodyne aesthetic sense seems to be studying the <url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/sedlec_ossuary>Sedlec Ossuary with a thoughtful expression...and saying "an excellent start, but it could use a little more pizzazz."

After having eight children, Moloch's mother's choice of name might have been more deliberate than he might think. She may well have wished the traditional offering given to the Big M.

Posted by: Juliet Valcouer (julietvalcouer)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 01:37 am (UTC)

Eight? Pfft. Piker. That's just how many uncles I have, not counting Dad or his sisters....all on one side, too. (I have no idea where they picked names from in my family. And in fairness, Moloch says he had eight brothers, so he was either #9 or there were more after...)

I'm guessing that Moloch's mum flipped open the first book to hand which happened to be the Bible, picked the first name she came to and called it good, without thinking much about which name it was. He should just count himself lucky it wasn't a cookbook she used...

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 01:58 am (UTC)

At least it wasn't Leah or Judith.

Posted by: Ebony (ebony14)
Posted at: August 20th, 2012 01:49 pm (UTC)

Or Onan.

Posted by: Wilford B. Wolf (wbwolf)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 04:49 am (UTC)
Krosp- Sweet and Innocent

So, I guess this makes Krosp a child of Mechanicsburg? (Well, he is an Experiment...)

Posted by: madfilkentist (madfilkentist)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 10:23 am (UTC)
ThouShalt

The Militant Agnostic credo: "I don't know, and you don't know either!"

Posted by: lightningnettle (lightningnettle)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)

Oh, I thought it was: "I don't know, and you can't make me!"

Posted by: midnightchemist (midnightchemist)
Posted at: August 20th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)

A little fact - Phil Foglio lists on his facebook page that he, too, is a Militant Agnostic.

So, I guess that would make this page... what? Ironic?

Posted by: The Sidhekin (sidhekin)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
un-silly

... I guess that's about how the first Norwegian child was named "Trym".

Different book, is all.

(To anyone out there named "Trym": My sympathies.)

Posted by: david_42 (david_42)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)

Nothing wrong with being named after a god and specifically a god that is probably more in keeping with the Mechanicsburg cathedral than Catholicism.

Posted by: abb3w (abb3w)
Posted at: August 19th, 2012 05:11 am (UTC)

Eh; might depend which pope?

Posted by: midnightchemist (midnightchemist)
Posted at: August 20th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)

You know, that may not be a Catholic Church. Eastern Othodox is a likely as well.

But with 8 popes in this world, who knows?

Posted by: La Bella (belle_dragon)
Posted at: August 18th, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)

Oof. Took me a couple tries to see what the constructs off to the side were saying. That font. >_@

And the beige overlay definitely helps. I do not envy Cheyenne's job this week.

Posted by: david_42 (david_42)
Posted at: August 19th, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)

Nope, he's got it right from the source: Penn Jillette.

Posted by: turbobeholder (turbobeholder)
Posted at: August 20th, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
silly kid.
periscope

Von Zinzer's religion is so obvious. He's a Methusalite. He wants to live as long as he can pull it.

Posted by: midnightchemist (midnightchemist)
Posted at: August 20th, 2012 04:48 am (UTC)
Re: silly kid.

I think what the page is trying to suggest is that there are alot of christians that "live" by the Bible, but have never read it. It is offen a common critism used by agnostics and athesists to mock and degrade christians. After all, if they actually READ the Bible, they would know how stupid their faith and religon actually is.

You know, it couldn't be because Moloch's mom was likely illiterate due to no fault of her own. She was likely raised to be a poor farmer's wife (as there would be few to no other opinions available to her). But hey, lets not that get in the way of using her unforturnate reality to slyly reticule those who have beliefs we think are ridiculous.

Posted by: archangelsmom (archangelsmom)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
Re: silly kid.

ret·i·cule (rt-kyl)
n.
1. A drawstring handbag or purse.
2. A reticle.
[French réticule, from Latin rticulum, diminutive of rte, net.]

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