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Blitzkrieg1701, 28 Jun 2016 05:02 am


You wouldn't think a page of two heads talking would be all that difficult to write, but this page actually went through a LOT of drafts before the final version. See, the original idea for this page was to view Layla and Trigger from BEHIND, meaning that we could actually see Tabitha and Stilez in the background the whole time. The joke then would be how long it'd take Layla to finally notice them and react. Of course, it wasn't long before I realized that having the payoff be "Showing this gratuitous fanservice is entirely inappropriate!" ...but still showing the fanservice anyway would be kinda sorta really hypocritical (We save that stuff for the Voting Incentives, thank you very much). So, flip the viewpoint around and have the belly rubs happening outside the frame. Right? Well, after I did that, I realized the dialog I'd originally written wasn't, well, very funny on it's own. I had to WILDLY redo Trigger and Layla's reactions to make them entertaining all on their own. All this for a page that, in the end, is just two talking heads.

Also, Trigger's dialog has a distinct Ralph Wiggum feel.

Finally, I mentioned this when I edited the previous page, but I'll say it again here: there's no "new" Voting Incentive today, mostly because the "old" one was several days late, and thus is hardly all that old yet (and since it turned out unusually well, I kinda want to make sure everybody gets a chance to see it). Also, seeing as how getting Incentives done has been more and more of a problem lately, I wanted to give myself some time to build up at least a BIT of a backlog of the things. Hopefully, that means Friday will be back to normal... well, better than normal, actually.




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Number 6 (Guest), 28 Jun 2016 11:55 am


What is this I see on the distant horizon? It's an entire armada of Ships approaching!


Seros Senric (Guest), 28 Jun 2016 04:25 pm


I think partly why Layla is so worked up about people seeing what Tabitha and Stilez are doing, is that the person seeing it is Trigger.
I think she likes trying to keep him all "innocent" and stuff. Looking out for her adopted little brother, and all.
Also, nice to see that Trigger followed her. He likes looking out for his adopted sister, too.
(Of course, they aren't officially adopted siblings... But close enough)

Maybe they'll take Bridget with them when they leave.


Ed8, 28 Jun 2016 05:30 pm


In defense of Trigger's Ralph-Wiggum-ish dialogue, the poor guy until very recently, when he was released from his bunker, had never even met a female human before, excepting his quasi-adopted-sister Layla, and not counting any he may have met as an infant. His nanny-bots probably did not include anything about male-female relationships in his sabotage training. Thus completely excusing his complete failure to realize when super-adorable Jenna was hitting on him, and also excusing his vaguely stalker-ish tendencies towards Skye. He basically has nothing to go on, other than what he has seen on TV in the time since he was released, and that's definitely not ever realistic. Someone really, really needs to sit him down and give him a long talk on how to relate to women, both socially and in...other ways...that will eventually become important. That probably would have been Layla's Dad's job, but as his only remaining family member, I'm afraid that duty falls to you, Layla! (cue absolutely terrified look from Layla at the prospect of having to explain that stuff to Trigger.)


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