Left something out, did you Monica? Details! I want details. 🙂
That was when she went to retrieve the other end of the “portal cloth” that was supposed to be at a fruit stand. It turned out to be a hideout for either organized crime or rebels/terrorists.
She needs to invest in some Wolverine brand indestructible clothing
Wait, when has Wolverine gone five minutes without his costume being shredded? :I
Walking through the disintegration field around Phoneix. Notice how everything but his pants gets destroyed? Indestructible clothing
Nope. Just approved by the Comics Code Authority (some of She-Hulk’s teddies have that same label).
I remembered what her clothes looked like when she came back. That is some of the worse dodging ever.
I still think she subconsciously poited the bullets just before they his her actual body.
No — Bud revealed the extended her protection to Monica. Her clothes were shot up but not a scratch or bruise on M!
Ah ! Thank you Mr . Taylor .
I was wondering how that happened. I was suspicious that Bud wasn’t telling the truth or that Jin had somehow protected Monica. Bud wasn’t as calm as she acted, but the next page indicates that Jin probably didn’t help Monica. Monica can be injured, otherwise she wouldn’t wear band-aids on her legs. I hope we find out more.
Yay! Shelly has brought up a point I’ve been mulling…does monica have as-yet-undiscovered powers? She was able to learn to poit herself, and to make the face light necessary to illuminate the calendar machine through Shelly’s dools. What else is there?
What the heck is a dool?
I meant dolls
I remember that, but can’t find the strip now; how long ago was the portal cloth retrieval?
For the link where she ‘dodged’ the bullets.
Aww superheros are always in denial at some point 🙂
I don’t see what Monica has to complain about. She could easily become a demi-goddess with what few powers she already possesses.
In a demi-bra she’d make a legit goddess….
A demi-goddess in a demi-bra would be a semi-demi-goddess. Or maybe a hemi-goddess. Music class was a loooong time ago….
Love Shelly’s grin in the last panel…
Wolverine type healing, unnatural intelligence, and teleportation are three of the most powerful superpowers that exist. Superman couldn’t out perform all three combined. Monica has one of the three.
Plus it is magic. Superman is completely vulnerable to magic. He would be toast if he went up against Monica and the Golem Grrrls.
Well, the girls, anyway. Monica’d have no defense against his speed and he could stop her before she could poit. But I doubt there’s anything he could do to hurt the GGG, and each one of them is WAY more powerful than he is (Bud said once she could hit the Earth so hard it would cause a shockwave that would destroy the Sun. THAT’S power). It doesn’t matter how fast he was, one of them would connect, eventually. And that would that.
Y’know, that last line would not sound out of place in a Indiana Jones or 007 adventure.
I am disappointed in three things with this strip:
1) All this time I thought the bullets had passed “into” M as she is/was more of a door into another realm. By having Bud have to send a “part” of her along actually weakens the M character – especially when the strength associated with the act ends up being accidental and attributed to another.
2) Why is S trying so hard to push M into reconsidering her status? The strength of M’s conundrum with her situation/life/events is that she is always trying to strive for normalcy. Reworking the focus will remove that tug-of-war and again weaken her character. There is nothing better than to see how one deals with the differences or challenges not the similarities and capitulation. I respect a character more who can but doesn’t than one that can’t but does.
3) And there needs to be more Dietzel.
Bud didn’t protect M from the bullets: http://wapsisquare.com/comic/motherhen/
If you want a main character who avoids uncomfortable challenges in a quest for “noramlcy” and features an intelligent dog more prominently, there’s always Peanuts…:-)
Yes, but that artist is dead.
Indeed, and he died the same day his last edition was published, which I find most synchronistic. But, ther are 50 years worth of archives, and it is very interesting to see the flavor of the cartoon change with the times.
The third panel might be the most adorable-est Shelly of all ^_^
FINALLY, Shelly lays reality — such as it is — on the line for Monica. SOMEONE had to.
Frankly, I’m surprised Mon isn’t a comic book nerd. Doesn’t she know that with great power comes great responsibility??
Also- With great power comes great response ability!
She’d have to poit herrself over her bed quickly after the start of the fall. If she waited for even a few seconds she would have developed so much momentum, even poiting over water would not save her.
I wondered about that in the new Star Trek movie.
ST transporters have always exibited the ability to deal with momentum differences; the difference in velocity of an orbiting ship versus the velocity of the ground would be fatal. (and thus our nerdship is re-confirmed)
That’s assuming that poiting conserves momentum.
Why should it?
Most views of teleportation assume the movement of the internal parts goes along with the ride, otherwise all thought and biological functions cease after the teleport. Dying to travel would take on an entirely new meaning…
Well, yeah – but i was referring to momentum of the system as a whole; i see no reason that you should retain the same velocity as you had on departure.
If you did, poiting any distance would be impossible; if you poited uphill or downhill, the difference in potential energy would have to come from somewhere, and if you poited either east or west any distance, you’d seem to be slammed sideways with great force – the Earth’s rotational velocity is about 1000 MPH; if you poited from a point on the Equator, you’d either experience an incredible energy transfer – or get slammed sideways at 2000 MPH when you arrived at the antipodes…
I remember reading somewhere that if you used a fold-space door, which had no correction for momentum, the max distance you could use them without a really hard jolt at arrival would be something like 3 kilometers. Or maybe it was thirty … been a very long time.
Great for elevators in a tall building, though, and for replacing subways … though if I recall, there was some discussion about having to “airlock” subways that chained across long distance, to keep the accumulated velocity of wind from reaching gale force!
Good point. There would have to be some sort of synchronization of momentums between the poiter and the velocity vectors of the poit destination. That assumes the source and destination are on the same body, the earth. But what if you are also falling at the moment of poiting? The rate of fall has nothing to do with either the point of origin or destination as it is determined for you, independently, by gravity, not rotational or orbital velocities. So there may be no compensation for that action. For that matter what if you poited from earth to mars?
Who knows. We’re speculating about something that doesn’t even exist. All we know is there must be momentum syncronization when poiting from one place to another on earth.
Jin once stated something along the lines that really advanced technology looked like magic to the layman. But we can assume that poiting involves some form of energy transfer. Whether or not momentum is conserved depends on which side of the wave/particle duality the poited essence exists.
Unfortunately, trying to figure that out is impossible under the current theories of physics.
Personally, I take the philosophical approach that if one’s will has been honed enough, one can control one’s own momentum while poiting…
Getting into Portal territory sounds like.
Speedy thing goes in…..
(the cake may be a lie, but the brownies are heaven)
How do you build a machine that seizes upon the fabric of time, and manipulates it? We can only observe time. And if time and space are indeed connected, as Einstein conjectured, the keys to one might unlock the controls to the other.
She was quoting Sir Arthur C Clarke.
quod erat demonstrandum: they poit, therefore they have solved that problem.
Meh. Just poit to the opposite side of the earth, fall upwards until gravity pulls you to a halt, poit somewhere on the ground.
See? Problem solved… 😀
Nope. Vastly greater problem, to wit, arrival at the other side of the earth moving sideways at Mach 3+ in relation to your point of arrival. See Fairportfan‘s explanation above.
Using the same basic (portal!) idea… could you just poit yourself upside down where you are so that your momentum is propelling you upward? And then when gravity slows you to a stop (as Leak suggested) you poit to a safe place… the ground?
I mean, assuming you can’t control your own momentum, but can account for it…?
fatuncle: that issue is resolved when you poit back to your point of origin.
Its times like this when one knows who their friends are; You tell ‘er, Shelly!
I’m kind of glad we’re getting into this. Monica’s bra had bullet holes in it after that little trip, which when she realized it caused her to SQUEE in shock. Hopefully we’ll find out if it was Bud’s protection that saved her, or if she was doing something without realizing it to keep the bullets from penetrating her. If the latter, it might also explain how she could do all those face plants from her less than successful ‘ponts’ without breaking her nose.
She can DODGE bullets? HOLY CHRYSTLER!!! (OK, I know that was a ‘jeep’ shot…)
“Are you telling me I can dodge bullets?”
“No. I’m telling you that when you’re ready, you won’t have to.”
Sorry, couldn’t resist!
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