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Don't worry: Shiela wouldn't *really* firebomb an HOA meeting. Not while she can cast Transform To Slug...

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DarkwingDork, August 20th, 2016, 11:29 am ( Reply )

- Stepping away from Brittany, we see that Angie and Prismo are on an intro tour. Meeting Sheila will be their first mistake!

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Eh... firebomb, Transform to Slug... close enough. Less damage to the house, so less violations... and less display of her 'not to be revealed' powers to unfriendly faces. She did say that before actually _meeting_ mr. Prismo.

posted by Pastangum on August 20th, 2016, 1:03 pm



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Ever have one of those moments where you meet someone casually who you've only ever met in a professional setting before and seeing them dressed in non-business attire seems really weird and awkward?

I'm getting one of those moments from Prismo now.

posted by Marshal Banana (Guest) on August 20th, 2016, 4:29 pm





 
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Marsupial stories are like Mammal stories, except there is occasional talk on pouch purses and wallets.

posted by Salen on August 21st, 2016, 12:54 pm



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@Pastangum: "Transform to slug"
What's that trope name, where a thing is reference constantly, but we never see it happen?
I only wonder because I think this has been mentioned once in the actual comic, but it keeps coming up in the comments.

posted by Marshal Banana (Guest) on August 23rd, 2016, 6:45 pm





 
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@Marshal Banana: It seems like some kind of cross between Informed Attribute (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InformedAbility) and Never Live it Down (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NeverLiveItDown)

However, it has been mentioned a couple times in the comic, so it's not just a one-time thing anyway.

posted by DarkwingDork on August 23rd, 2016, 8:01 pm



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@Marshal Banana: I've heard it called a Noodle Incident? Oh wait, not something that happens _to_ her, it's something she _has the power_ to do. Yeah, probably more like Informed Ability then. Never Live It Down would be for something she'd never want to do again (which doesn't apply as it was suggested as /preferable/ to firebombing).

And it was mentioned in this very strip, by the way. Hover-text.

posted by Pastangum on August 24th, 2016, 8:15 am



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@Pastangum: Huh. I hadn't noticed the hover-text. I sometimes miss that.

posted by Marshal Banana (Guest) on August 24th, 2016, 10:51 am



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Another comic artist is running a side-strip in addition to his big canonical storyline. El Goonish Shive (www.egscomics.com), a comic about teens, transformation, and tribulations, has one of the major characters in a pre-Halloween storyline asking, if you had the magic ability to turn yourself into something for Hallowen, what would it be?

I just saw that in EGS:NP, and thought I'd ask over here. And if anyone wants to start reading EGS, I'm sure Dan would love the extra readership. ;)

posted by Pastangum on August 24th, 2016, 11:40 pm



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