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Comics - page 977 - return to sender - November 17th, 2017, 4:08 am

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Tabitha's first plan was to build a giant finger to stick in the other ship's gun barrel.
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Blitzkrieg1701, November 17th, 2017, 4:20 am

That's probably the most Far Out There way a spaceship fight could ever be resolved: with one ship somehow tricking the other into shooting itself. Also, I'm gonna have to learn how to actually draw characters and do colors other than gradient layers again. CRAP!

So, this is kind of a weird ting to mention, but because I have no concept of timing, I went ahead and responded to the last few comments on Tuesday's page RIGHT before posting this one. So, if you were following that conversation, you'll wanna hop back a page so that nobody's left hanging.

Moving on, the Vashti's Discography series on Incentives is AAAAAAALMOST done, but I've still got a little more left in me, and this one's got some more real, actual character stuff in it!

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Seros Senric (Guest), November 17th, 2017, 4:43 am

Getting your opponent to damage itself is classic.

Though, not sure I like the sound of that "or" - does that mean that maybe the weapons systems still work but the deathbots don't? Because honestly the weapon system seems more dangerous than any deathbots we've seen. (we have like, half the cast capable of easily dealing with deathbots)

So, basically, the Tom Lehrer elements song being an entire album and aimed at children?
That sounds awesome.
(And apparently there's a new element song by the AsapSCIENCE youtube channel which may fit even more...)

Blitzkrieg1701, November 17th, 2017, 2:39 pm

I just like the fact that we can pretty much guarantee this is the ONLY webcomic on the entire internet where people are talking about Tom Lehrer :D

Ed8, November 17th, 2017, 4:10 pm

Vanadium! Arsenic! Hydrogen! Titanium!
She could have gone with Ag Au Pt on the cover, in reference to Music industry ratings for how many albums are sold.

More importantly, I'm just surprised that even Vashti would tackle such a giant project. Writing a song to cover all 42,814 known chemical elements on the periodic table is tough already, much less making it catchy enough that kids will remember all of it, even if they take their memory pills. It's got to be tough to find that many things that rhyme with UnOctNonPenSeptium.
(Not to mention Alphonsium and Bridgettium, because you know Tabitha is going to have discovered at least a couple new elements, just so she could name them.)

Blitzkrieg1701, November 17th, 2017, 5:36 pm

See, most of the time writing about music in a medium without sound is a major hindered, but SOMETIMES the fact I never have to worry about actually creating the songs I bring up is very liberating :D

dylgramac, November 17th, 2017, 6:07 pm

Just a bit ago I went to type itself and my finger wandered a little and I ended up typing Ichabod! I figured I should share that here. Also, does the voting incentive make anyone else think of They Might Be Giants? "C is for conifers, my kind of trees!"

I'm using sliding finger typing on an Android phone BTW.

Darius Drake (Guest), November 18th, 2017, 6:03 am

@ The last thing said on the last page: To make a timeskip in this story work, you have to give Trigger & Layla a reason to get off the ship, and then not only give them a reason to get back on the ship a few years later, but also give Ichabod a new reason to be willing to take them on board. As for other planning, all it really requires is a few interesting Noodle Incidents. Maybe one or two proper stories, but mostly Noodle Incidents. From all characters, if possible.

...not even reading the incentive.

Ed8, November 19th, 2017, 10:54 pm

@Seros - The deathbots we've seen, if I recall, are the ones at the convention, which were merely beta versions for display/demo only, not production line quality, the ones in TKSoDD which were old and defective due to blah blah radiation something, and various ones being ripped up by Stilez (as if anything could stand against her). These are probably Top Notch Grade A+ Milspec Deathbots. Not to be messed with. (Unless you are Stilez, of course)

@Darius - You should read the incentives. I heard it's going to be on the test.

@dylgramac - It's a sign!! ...of...something? Something nitpicky in your future?

@Timeskip - Timeskips, unless there's a really super obvious reason why it has to be done, always give me the impression the author has painted themselves into a corner and doesn't know what to do next with the characters, so erase the whole board and start over! (Blitz, of course, would never do such a thing. Even if he were to paint himself in a corner, he'd just walk right back out through the wet paint. Um, metaphorically. Or something.)

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