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...and now, ten hours of pundits blaming the disaster on their political opponents.
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Blitzkrieg1701, April 12th, 2016, 8:29 am


Just in case you forgot that there was a MASSIVE NIGHTMAREISH SPACE THING when this ship first appeared. (Along with, like, a billion callbacks if you can squint hard enough)

So, I don't actually have the Voting Incentive for today quite done as I write this, but in all likelyhood, it'll be up by the time anybody reads this, so hey, go ahead and give it a look!

Also, check it out! I finally got started on the new Voting Incentive & Patreon Gallery! ...and if the past weekend was any indication, it'll take me AGES to get everything moved over to the new page. Still, I've got all the 2010 stuff up, so if you wanna REALLY take a stroll down memory lane, how's your chance (and, of course, if you've got any complains or comments about the page layout, now's the time to let me know)




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Ed8, April 12th, 2016, 3:43 pm


Tabitha later sees the report on TV and ironically goes on a tirade about how this is a perfect example of the completely irresponsible behavior of Mad Scientists to do something like this (without actually making the connection between her ship and the news report.)

Is it just me or is Bridget starting to look a little tiny bit annoyed and/or jealous at all the attention her brother is receiving?

Semi-random question: Were Bridget and Alphonse biological siblings in their original life prior to reanimation, or are they just siblings by virtue of having been adopted/reanimated by the same Mom?


Blitzkrieg1701, April 12th, 2016, 4:46 pm


I noticed that too, but it wasn't really on purpose. Especially since... well, you'll see :)

Regarding Bridget and Alphonse's "original" forms... I don't think they had one, at least not ones we'd recognize. Tabitha didn't just reanimate two pre-existing corpses, she pieced them together from numerous sources. So really, the question is moot: the beings we know as Bridget and Alphonse didn't exist before Tabitha activated them, and don't have any traceable "parents" outside of her.

(Granted, the ORIGINAL idea for Bridget and Alphose would have had them be unrelated orphans that Tabitha reanimated/adopted at the same time, but then I realized their having a "life" before Tabitha revived them presented an opportunity for too much baggage. It's easier if there's a clean slate before Mommy created them)


Ed8, April 12th, 2016, 5:52 pm


Bridget is doing stuff without you knowing about it again? :)

I kind of figured their entire planet had been vaporized or something and they had no memories from before so therefore no baggage. If they're assembled from parts, though, that just raises more questions. The brains had to come from somewhere - (never send your henchman Igor to pick up a brain! always do it yourself!) - or maybe they were "blanks" that Tabitha made from scratch (The best brains are made from scratch!) and programmed to be super adorable? Technically, she did use the word "RE-animation" to refer to them when she first introduced them 8 years ago. Or has that scene just not been retconned yet? ;)


Blitzkrieg1701, April 12th, 2016, 6:18 pm


No, all the body parts were deceased when Tabitha sharted using them, so "reanimated" is still the proper word. The process just had more of a "Frankenstein" element than is usually implied when the word "zombie" is used (but "Zombie" is a lot easier to use in conversation than "Frantenstein's monster") And nw that you mention it, the brains COULD have been maid from scratch, or at least pieced together from so many different sources that it might as well have been new. I mean, if movies have taught us anything, it's that getting a fresh, usable brain is HARD. She may have only been able to use a tiny fraction of every brain that came her way. (Either way, the whole dying/rebuilding/reanimating process would have left the finished brains essentially blank, so she "installed" all their basic knowledge fresh)

Also, you have no IDEA how easy it is for a character's expression to go out of my control. Just a few degrees of angle on the mouth can make the difference between "stern, stoic coolness" and "angry death glare". It's amazing. But trust me, if/when Bridget gets genuinely jealous of something, you'll know :D


Ed8, April 12th, 2016, 7:40 pm


Foreshadowing! :o Bridget-Stilez rivalry?? Anything you can smash I can smash better? :D


Darius Drake (Guest), April 13th, 2016, 6:31 am


@ Blitz: I can see Bridget, when she gets genuinely jealous, either destroying things to get to her mother (the main person's attention she'll want), or just to get attention. A little like Stillez.


Number 6 (Guest), April 15th, 2016, 2:40 am


Bridget seems to me like the type that she would just sulk if she felt hurt or ignored, and attempt to blatantly attract attention would disrupt her aura of awesome coolness too much.

@Incentive: ...
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Nope, no shipping comments to be made here at all...
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Seems totally innocent to me.
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Yup.


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