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Comics - page 785 - demanding exposition - November 17th, 2015, 9:27 am

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Layla must have just transformed. There's an unexplained explosion behind her.
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Blitzkrieg1701, November 17th, 2015, 9:37 am

Layla can switch between protective mother hen and frothing ravenous beast at a moment's notice. There;s probably a misogynistic joke to be made somewhere in there.

Also, I just realized she's totally pull ing a Tabitha here.

So, I'm gonna try to get the next two week's worth of Far Out There comics done over the next few days, so that I can get more of a head start on the Christmas stuff. I'm not going to sleep very much this week. On an unrelated note, today's new Voting Incentive might involve somebody's deep phobia, so click with caution.

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Seros Senric (Guest), November 17th, 2015, 9:48 am

Awwwww, poor Ichabod.

Trigger can be terrifying.

Blitzkrieg1701, November 17th, 2015, 10:29 am

Just for the record: I do not find clowns scary at all. If anything I feel sorry for them... because I TOTALLY GET. The unnatural face paint? The garish, disorienting clothes? The overly-loud, unpredictable behavior? The getting all up in your face without asking? Yeah, I ABSOLUTELY see why so many people don't think clowns are as fun as they believe themselves to be. (which is why I feel sorry for them)

Also, "I Don't Wanna" is getting dangerously close to becoming an Ichabod catchphrase.

Darius Drake (Guest), November 18th, 2015, 6:23 am

People find clowns scary for many reasons, but I, personally, believe that it's mostly because of the facepaint and the constant, painted on, smiles (and so forth). Think about the "Uncanny Valley" of robotics, where people responded with robots better as they became more human-like, until they became TOO human-like, and creeped us out. We're expecting them to stop creeping us out when they become nearly indistinguishable from humans, too.

Well, take the principal behind the Uncanny Valley, and apply it to someone wearing Clown Makeup. You've essentially created a near-perfect representation of what a human should look like (because they are humans), and then make them white as a sheet, with massive, blown up lips and garishly coloured hair, and puffy, flamboyant clothes. Suddenly, you've pushed the human into the upper ends of the uncanny valley, and in a way that makes everything about them more threatening. The lips show a bigger mouth, with more teeth. The clothes hide threats until it's too late. The white face paint and wigs are now signs that these creatures could only be an imitation of humans, and not human themselves.

Sounds terrifying, right?

Ed8 (Guest), January 27th, 2016, 11:07 pm

Wow, Layla has noticed a small discrepancy and will not rest until she gets to the bottom of it. Totally not a Nitpicker characteristic there at all, Layla. Nope, she's nothing like Ichabod! Ha! She might as well start carrying around an apple at all times. She's his apprentice whether or not she realizes it. And it looks like the pupil is already outwitting the Master!

dylgramac, December 13th, 2016, 5:34 pm

Nitpicker Layla
If Layla were to become a Nitpicker, what would her omnipresent food of choice be? Large hunks of meat, perhaps? http://fotincentivegallery.smackjeeves.com/comics/2327786

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