And then there’s Stinky….
Or Stinky’s big brother who never comes up from the great depth at which he lives.
Oh, do you mean that humongous ice sculpture of the Krakan that tried to eat a free-swimming marine biologist? The one with the expression of horrified surprise?
Speakin O’ Stinky? I wonder if Stinky survived the blast that Bud accidentally caused when she found that doohickey aboard that old German U boat awhile back?
Well she did tell him to go far away before she entered the sub, so he should be just fine.
Ok then — so Giant Squid, Colossal Squid, and … ah… Gorgon Squid?
Would that make it a Gorgonzola?
Maybe, or just some gummy-consistense cheese( don’ like squid, whatever connaisseurs say, no amount of garlic makes squid edible to me.. )
Stigmartyr762- Well it doesn’t sound to me like she’s Kraken jokes. Drops two copper pennies, three wodden nickels and a chromed lug-nut in the pun jar.
Just keep Kraken them jokes.
Ooo…or maybe it was Godzilla! Didn’t he come from the ocean? 🙂
That was his brother-in-law, Codzilla.
Her careless, care-free comment about colossal calamari was certainly made sans sushi!
I’m glad we’re not wasting ink on these puns.
Because of how these puns keep sending out tentacles all over. . . .
[clink, clink, clink]
Well, Stinky is an Archeteutis Imaginaris Ludiciae..so, she possibly met, AND played with him.
Archeteutis = giant squid/Octopus?
Architeuthis, the giant squid, yes.
She has read Paul’s records in the Library – which gets a copy of everything ever written, remember.
So she knows about the golem girls. Surprised she hasn’t already asked about them.
BTW, there are situations where being “put on ice” for a while could be a *good* thing.
Now, what’s a marine biologist doing in an inland state? Is she studying lakes now?
She’s also an archaeologist. Perhaps she is digging something up in the area. Maybe even something in one of the lakes. She could stay down there a long time. There must be something there which draws all these creatures to the place.
Or, what’s an expert in ancient central american civilizations doing in Minnesota? 😉
This may come as a surprise, but the greater number of aquatic species live in fresh water, not salt.
So I wonder if Euryale has taken a look into some of the deeper parts of the Great Lakes?
Yeah, but the term marine refers specifically to the ocean. If you’re a freshwater expert, you’re not a marine biologist. (The alternative doesn’t even get a cool term; you’re just a “freshwater biologist”.)
yes, but most marine biologists can also study non-marine species, they just like aquatic life. That and just because you study a type of life doesn’t mean that the institution you work for is by the sea. Plenty of schools sponsor, or at least appreciate, the instructors doing field work.
Let’s also not forget that the library *is* multidimensional. I’m sure that if you wanted to you could pop into the local door of the annex in Minneapolis and then walk out the door to another place the annex is set up at.
Given the strange nature of the San Francisco population (all the sub-cultures and the like) that perhaps some of them are also creatures from myth trying to get along in the modern world.
Why not? San Francisco has plenty of modern creatures trying to get along in the mythic world.
I’m not too sure about there being another entrance to the Library… from what Phix was implying, was that we humans messed up Royally by burning the old one and there hasn’t been ANY doorway here in our world since then, but because Monica and gang stopped the CM Loops, she’s since re-opened one, and that it is the ONLY one that’s been opened… then again, hmmm… how would Euryale get in if there wasn’t another door that she knew about but Monica DIDN’T?! so, logically either there is a second door somewhere, or Phix just fibbed a bit when she told M the the door she used was NEW… either way, does it really matter in the long rung?
Well, they burned down the Alexandria library, not the Bibliothiki as such. Still, what kind of advanced beings ban an entire species from something because of the actions of a few? Not very “advanced” to me.
I hate that kind of thinking. Because of the actions of some, everyone is punished? We see it today with the banning of some product because a few misuse it. I do not like being denied something just because some jerk has gone off the deep end with it.
@sowhyme: well you do realize that back then(-ish) Phix was still in her bad-self, people-eating-to-get-to-the-demon-inside mode right? and that it’s taken what, 80K years to get her out of it? that kind of “if you break my toys once, I’ll not take a chance with loaning you any other of my toys again” attitude seemed to have been commonplace back at that time in our history, so it’s not surprising that they cut off access to humans.
@SoWhyMe – Alexandria might not have been the whole reason for the ban, just the final straw. Consider how badly the Lanthians messed things up, with their own use of tech/magic. The human race might have been on probation after that, to demonstrate that it was capable of acting with enough collective maturity to prevent something similar from happening again?
Collective banning is harsh… but whether it’s justifiable may depend on the consequences of some few people messing up. Chewing gum and litter… no big deal. Alcohol… well, we’ve managed to learn enough social regulation to manage the problem, even though about one person in ten seems unable to handle it at all well. But, it doesn’t take more than one or two people getting careless with the safety settings on their singularity-powered welder, and vaporising a few cubic miles of planetary crust, before somebody is going to decide that this particular goodie needs to be locked away from EVERYONE. Even a single slipup can be too expensive.
We don’t know what sorts of potential dangers might be inherent in the Library materials. Even the Lanthian section alone might be hazardous to the planet’s health.
Something else that occured to me. Since the Bibliothiki has a copy of everything ever written, they could have restored the Alexandria library, no problem. Replaced every scroll. Of course they would have had to use real papyrus (or whatever) instead of magical books, but they could have done it. Wouldn’t have killed them.
Of course Paul has to set his story within actual historical context, so it could not happen as such. At least not in the 57th cycle anyway. I suppose perhaps they got tired of replacing them after the 20th or 30th cycle and said the hell with it. Let it stay burned down. It may not have made much difference in the long run anyway.
She did say she was a local, so maybe she’s simply visiting home.
Who was her mum and dad?
posieden for one maybe??
Meh im gonna have to go wiki this virtual whole conversation 😀
According to mythology, Euryale’s parents were Phorcys and Ceto, primordial sea god and -goddess.
Anyhow, is she keeping contact with her sister Stheno?
Yep. Seven feet at least.
I’d say 6 when compared against the short stack 🙂
Or the short, stacked?
All of the above!
Yeah, but at least eight inches of that is bouffant.
Trust me, you’re happier when it’s hair!
Ummm … sorry to sound nitpicky, but … “critters“, surely?
I think you will have to give him this one. I’ve heard that dialect most of my life: “There’s bear in them woods bigger than any brought out of it.” or “He raises some smelly pig.”
Yeah, that is classic to a lot of the more “folksy” and informal dialects one finds in the more remote areas of the country.
And it fits. As Jeff Foxworthy once put it, the Southern accent makes people deduct 100 IQ Points right off the bat.
“No one wants to hear their brain surgeon say ‘Al’ight now what we’re gonna do is, saw the top of your head off, root around in there with a stick and see if we can’t find that dad burn clot.’”
sound a bit like M*A*S*H !! 🙂
Intentionally nutty, but you know he is the best cutter in the biz… 🙂
Critter is like Zebra – both singular and plural in various situations.
Not in Georgia, it’s not.
OTOH, “driver’s license” often is – don’t ask me why.
Like y’all is singular and all y’all is plural?
No, like “He asked for my driver’s license and I showed them to him.”
As a resident of the south, that bit drives me crazy. You is the preferred singular in the south, y’all is the plural. All y’all is like saying all of you, not just a plural but an all-encompassing inclusion used by the educated and the ignorant alike. In Spanish the equivalent would be tu, vostoros, y todos vosotros.
She is a marine biologist, an archeologist, breathes water, can enter the Library, and has met Stinky.
1. Does she know the GGs? And if so, how do they feel about each other?
2. Can she *poit*?
3. Does she know anything about a certain German submarine?
4. Can she recommend a good place for a beach party? (Since they lost their old one)
#4 Bikini Atoll Islands… I’m sure they’ve dropped down a few rads by now.
Or they could build an island in the middle of Lake Calhoun (preferably in an alternate dimension sans humans – and dinos)
And it looks like Euryale would be more interested in the No Bikini atol (c8
Home of Dinah Soar?
Your reeeally dating yourself when you can quote Beanie & Cecil cartoons (Or recognize the reference!). /-;)
As some famous yankee from New York said (I paraphrase) “When you date yourself, you’re dating someone you love.”
Given the size of the Bermuda Triangle, I would be surprised if she can’t give the location of a nice private beach that hasnt been blasted by an old submarine going boom.
Looks M has taken her outer shirt off and gotten comfortable for the long haul conversation ahead.
Is anyone else curious that there is no Friday cliff-hanger? Makes you wonder if Paul is saving some up to give us all a big one soon.
Sitting on stacks of books?!?!?. Presumably ancient, knowledge-filled tomes, likely found nowhere else but here?!? Good Godfrey!
They’ll be very lucky indeed, if the only thing that happens is that the Library suddenly pffffts the books back into the stacks, and dumps M and E down onto their butts on the floor in a most undignified manner.
If Phix catches them first… oh, this could get ugly.
This, my friends, is the cliffhanger for this week 🙂
What? You haven’t done studying by osmosis before?
Granted “M”s method is a novel approach.
A bottom-up approach to learning.
Learning by the seat of your pants.
(Just be glad I didn’t mention how this method fills the cracks in your knowledge)
I tried to make a pun but couldn’t.
They are ass-simalating knowledge. There you go. Now pay the pun jar double for having to have yours ghost written.
So they have tables but no chairs? Looking through the books must get tedious.
I’d imagine it’s easy to behave carelessly with tomes from The Library since you can’t really destroy them. They’d just re-appear whole and untarnished. 🙂
I’d trouble thinking it was okay to sit on stacks of books, but if I spent enough time in an extra-dimensional library, I might get over it. 😛
Still, keeping your habits of respecting the book is not a bad idea–and the Biblioteke Librarian(s) probably should have some way to enforce that respect. . . .
well if the library ‘refiles’ the books, it would make for another bit of comedy, as M falls into E’s arms…
M: agh, what?
E: oh yes, refiling.. it tends to do that.. 🙂 Hope it d’nt disturb ya.. 🙂
E says ‘library, sofa please!’ and they fall into a comfy sofa… 😛
M says “Thanks!”
The sofa says “Think nothing of it.”
Here’s a little piece of useless trivia for y’all.
There was a Ship named the USS Euryale (AS-22) A submarine tender that served from 1943 – 1971 before being decommissioned. 🙂
She was decommissioned in 46 after the war, then finally scrapped in 71.
Good thing it made it to the scrap yard before Bud encountered it. She’s proven to be quite the submarine tenderizer.
:: rummages through pockets ::
Sorry, all I got is this 1950-D Lincoln cent.
:: plink ::
Oh, and my backup Metro SmarTrip card!
:: fwip ::
The pun jar is rapidly becoming it’s own archeological trove for future investigators!
“Yes, in ancient days, it seemed the entire community would place their cherished tokens into this object as a votive offering. What remains to be understood is the range and purpose of such objects as chrome lug nuts, wooden disks, and plastic travel passes as relates to the wish desired! Clearly, more study is needed of this intricate society….”
It’s not difficult. The future archaeologists will ascribe the meaning of the wide variety of items in the jar as having some sort of “religious significance” just like they do now when stumped.
One time in Anthropology class, our teacher told us that “some kind of religious significance” is code for “beats the heck outa me — anyone else wanna take a crack at it?”
As much as I am loath to give too much info, a Sub Tender is a surface ship. Think of it as a different kind of supply depot. As far as I know only the Germans used a submarine as a tender and that was during WW2 when they could not use surface ships to do the job.
(I will just crawl into my nerd corner and be invisible again)
‘fwip’? Did you web the coin slot again?
It just occurred to me that I read the gorgon’s voice as sounding like Applejack from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
What IS this thing with “My Little Pony?” I see it referenced all over. This must be some sort of meme I totally missed.
For a show based on little girls’ toys, it’s surprisingly awesome. Once boys see Rainbow Dash hit the sonic rainboom, you get kind of hooked.
Euryale being a Marine biologist is making me think that she and Katherine are going to be great friends more and more. (The fact that they are emotional polar opposites just makes the match up that more fun.)
A shared interest in sea spiders?
Well there is Oscar her Beta
you’ll notice that M has lost the horrified by creepiness look as well.
Well she did find a shared passion in archeology after all.
Shop talk, the best kind.
I’ve seen the appetizers at French restaurants. Would a giant squid really seem that out of place? Actually it sounds kind of tasty.
Sadly (or maybe not), deep, deep water species tend to have higher levels of ammonia in their systems to deal with the cold down there. Pate du Smelling Salts probably won’t be a big seller.
Actually, it might sell quite well in Japan.
Mix it with soybean curd, and you’d have a new variety of “Stinky tofu”.
It’s a natto-ral combination.
(Since I don’t really want to try this for dinner, I’ll leave all of my Yen for it in the Pun Jar)
I’m glad I’m not taking this littorally.
and it’s a good thing too, it shows that you have very deep thoughts about this subject.
Deep thoughts? Might just be a stream of consciousness… you can bank on that, in fact.
Either that, or I’m up a creek without a paddle.
But hope springs eternal. . . .
I don’t lake where this conversation is going.
If we keep this up, someone is surely going to drown us. Mercifully I hope, but we might not be that lucky. I’m all at sea as to whether we should continue.
I don’t think drowning is an option. I have been flushing furiously, and the damned puns still won’t go down and stay.
i don’t think she meant WHAT is is, but how SMALL the appetizers are.
I wouldn’t be atoll surprised if’n Euryales’ Gorgeous legs transformed and she became a Mermaid, like Daryll Hannah in ‘Splash’, or Remora at ‘Safe Havens’. It would make sense as to why Euryale was Nakkers when Mfirst met her – she was drying off, getting her ‘Land legs’.
<— Looks away as he holds out the portal to the pun vault.
Euryale is such a sweetheart; one of the first characters I’ve gotten to warm up to in quite a while. I think she amd Monica are gonna be BFF 😉
Anyone else have a certain song by The Toadies stuck in their head now? I do.
I love that song! LMAO
I’m not familiar with the Toadies discography, elucidate.
From the “Rubberneck Album” – I Come From the Water .
“I think so, Brain. But I wonder, doesn’t her paper dress get soggy under water?”
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Stinky R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn…
“In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu…what IS that smell?”
Thank you. I was wondering how long it would take before this reference raised its ugly, tentacled head.
That was far more time than I thought it would have taken.
It was probably because we were all waiting for it rather than making it.
Guess that when it comes to aquatic comestibles, you can trust the Gorgon Fisher(wo)man.
*klink, klink, splut*
Brinke Stevens has a degree im Marine Biology…
Not to mention a degree in Marine Biology.
She’s guilty of second degree Marine Biology?
As long as it’s not the third degree she’s using.
Why does it matter what degrees Brinke Stevens has?
Ah, yes. Missing the point.
I believe it’s the whole “if you’re beautiful, you can’t possibly be SMART, TOO.” stereotype that we’re pointing out.
Okay, I see. I suppose, given thousands of years, even a stereotypical dumb blond can learn enough to gain wisdom and academic credentials. I could put in another cheap shot at Rosie O’Donnell here, but I don’t want to tweak Fairportfan again.
Probably, since I don’t have a clue who she is or what she’s done otherwise besides act in things I don’t believe I’ve ever seen or cared to see.
Well, that didn’t go in the right place, it was a response to Fairportfan.
…and be the body model for Betty in the original Rocketeer comic.
Ah. At least I’ve heard of the “Rocketeer.” Never saw any of the comics or cared to see the movie, however. I do recall seeing an episode of what Google says is the old “Rocketman” series. The only thing I remember from it was noting the waist area of the jacket curl up in front of the jetpack’s exaust when he flew and thinking “why doesn’t it burn up the jacket?” At least be blown back down by the jets.
Am I the only one that constantly reads Euryale in the voice of Flo from the old TV series “Alice” (and “Flo,” but that only lasted 2 seasons.)?
Why did my Gravatar not show up here?
If it’s set as “PG” it won’t show.
possibly you have the second of a set of duplicates and it won’t show the second one? not sure exactly how gravatar deals with that situation.
Since no one else has mentioned it, what’s with the background in panel two?
1) The electrical upgrades to the annex were handled by the contractor that did the electrical work for the Seaview, or
2) Euryale’s natural exuberance has a physical component.
3) M’s mind being blown again!
(You get the pretty sparks ever since she was shanked)
Speaking from a maintenance background, sparks = not good.
We’ve seen that sort of sparkly effect in Darin’s club, as well.
From the look of the first frame, they’re sitting near some windows to the outdoors… there’s a backlight-glow around both characters. I suspect that the sparkly effect in the second frame is simply indicating “bright sunlight, reflected into and scattered by the windows”.
Or, possibly, Bud and/or Brandi are once again converting golf balls to plasma, somewhere in the distance.
Which begs the question, in what sort of “outdoors” is the library situated? Can one step outside for a breath of fresh air? Just what is outside the library’s windows?
I’ve been wondering about that since the moment Nudge looked out a Library window and declared it a beautiful day.
Up to that point, I didn’t think the Library had an outside – I thought it was in a self-contained pocket universe.
On the other hand, Shelly spent 80,000 years in a pocket universe that was “outside”… .
I’ve always pictured a classical statue garden, interspersed with scenic bits of fake ruins….Said fake ruins have been popular for a Looong Time….
Let Bud maintain it. You’ll have real ruins in no time.
“Geeze guy! Ya blow up one tiny island and they never let you forget it.”
Sorry Bud, but once you get a rep for inadvertent demolition, it sticks to you a long time.
“But I haven’t done anything really spectacular since.”
Uh huh, sure. Here, let me tee up that golf ball for you.
Whatever you want to be out there. The Library can be “located” wherever it wants to be.
That could beg the question of what “outside” means when it comes to pocket universes.
bokeh effect. I think it comes from Paul being a photographer. I like it, and have some pictures with them in it.
Ah, yes, the Seaview! And all those sparks…
Well, what do you expect from the Irwin Allen computer company!?
Oh, it’s seaview! I recall seeing a couple of reruns from the series some time back. All this time I thought it was called the Seamule. Sunufagun.
Stories set in the fabled Land Without Circuit Breakers?
The future has no Circuit breakers. They’ve run out of that important resource and that’s why they went to Space, looking for more circuit breakers. When they find a suitable source it’s always on a planet with malevolent beings determined to prevent access to this important circuit breaker resource. In some parallel universes the war over circuit breakers is never fought. Thus, sparks and fires in control panels. We always see this particular universe on TV and cinema, never the one where the war was fought and won and circuit breakers are plentiful and no fires occur on or in command bridges. Tell this to yourself whenever you see a console on fire. Works for me.
ah, hollywood… where the content of the screens they are looking at is projected clearly onto their faces… 😛
surely even a kid with basic knowledge of TV/cinema realizes that *does not* happen in RL???
If you have a picture projected onto a wall, get up against that wall, and look back at the projector… you blinded yet??? I bet the poor actors think they are not being paid enough to get almost blinded… 🙁
The same folks went on to build Constitution-class starships.
Govt. contract = lowest bidder…
So, what then? giant squid. Colossal mouth Bass, Giant king crab. Blue Whales, Pink Whales. Talking sponges that make hamburger patties?
If you’re going to take cheap shots at people, at least spell their names right.
Rosie O’Donnell. There, happy now? BTW, what’s an expensive shot at people?
John Francis Reid was notorious for taking expensive shots at people.
Those aren’t hamburger patties. They’re Krabby Patties.
Made of crab.
Mr. Krabs is a traitor to his species.
Not necessarily, big crabs do eat little crabs from other species like we humans sometimes eat other primates. I don’t eat other primates because of the potential for deadly disease transfer, like when SIV crossed the species barrier to become HIV sometime around the 1900s.
So HIV was caused by monkey burgers???
Consuming monkey meat, yes. I’m not sure how it was prepared 🙂
Dammit, dude. As a burger connoisseur, I now cannot stop thinking about how a monkey burger would taste.
a marine biologist who has to edit her reports, AND an archeologist (who i’ll bet studies maritime wrecks and such.) I’ll wager a bet that SHE could tell Monica a whole lot more about the location Lanthis from all the outlying suburbs and such that were just sunk, rather than outright vaporized.
She probably has been to Lanthis before it was destroyed.
Just keep ole Stinky off the me-‘n-yu…
When the going gets tough, the tough get Kraken…
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