Hmmm. If she’s a local Minneapolis resident nowadays, it’s interesting that M has not seen her around before, or heard any hint of her presence.
Wonder where she’s been hanging out.
I’m guessing her human disguise is fairly convincing.
Or she just hangs out in different parts of the city than Monica et. al. It’s a big city.
Or both. MSP is a pretty big city in terms of population not so much in terms of area. Where I live the urban core would cover half of the state of Massachusetts from Boston Bay to Worchester east-west, and Woonsocket to Nashua north-south. And yes I know Woonsocket is in RI and Nashua is in NH, that’s just how big the cities I live in are. There used to be undeveloped rural area in that mess as recently as 10 years ago. What little undeveloped area we have now is being reserved for recreational use. I would love to live in MSP if I could find work there.
She might live over in Saint Paul. Or, if she’s really looking to be out of the way, over the river in Hudson.
I get the feeling Monica goes only to a few places.
The library, Darrens Bar (Now Cerburus club) and err… friends houses 😛
That, and she tends to skip from destination to destination, not bothering with intervening spaces…
well, there are quite a few famous people living in my area, but you don’t see them that much!!
The Jagger family
Johnny Depp and more.. 🙂
The Mini Apple is a big place. Plus “M” is more than likely a creature of habit in the places she goes and the people she visits, so with the addition of a new location such as the Library Annex added in to her day to day routine it seems that the stars have aligned themselves so that they would eventually meet.
Just imagine the number of people you Don’t bump into by POITing everywhere.
Tina will know her obv
Wonder what her favourite drink is 🙂
Good one!! But I THINK you might owe the pun jar something. XD
Considering Euryale’s personality, I’d thought bubble tea would be apropos.
Then there’s Bubble and Squeak–both parts fit her.
How about Southern Comfort on ice for something a bit stronger?
Oh, come ON… Everybody knows the ladies drink-of-choice for a Southern Belle, is a Mint Julep…
Ewww. Did you ever taste a mint julep?
Not unless she wants to get seriously hammered. A mint julep isn’s a chick drink; it’s straight bourbon and ice in a water tumbler, with a little sugar and some mint leaves for camoflage.
I was going by the theory that she’s surely southern, into comfort, and ice.
From yesterday – see the ranking appears to have settled at 35 – I was hoping it would have been better at 28 – Paul deserves it .
I find her more attractive with the shirt on strangely… not that I’m against nudity of course! 😀
Most people look better with some clothes on, because when we then imagine them without those clothes we forget that they are imperfect and each of us sees them as we would have them be.
Not only that–clothes often, if properly chosen, help minimize or correct flaws.
well it also helps switch the brain back on!!! 😀
very distracting having a beautiful naked girl about… :p
It depends on the clothes, doesn’t it? This shirt is not too sexy–but depending on the length it could be rather distracting. And some other cuts or outfits–well, let’s just say they can be far more distracting than total nudity.
As she said ‘Go Twins’ AS she put on her shirt – it kind of made me think she was talking about her boobs.
Figured a little later she was talking about someWHERE else as opposed to someTHING?
You have a dirty mind and I like that!!!!! 🙂
Heck I might have been right there with you if I didn’t grow up in a baseball family.
BAHAHAHA! 🙂 I didn’t even think of that. Brilliant! Too bad the Twins are a baseball team. 🙂
Heh.. She could be a soul-mate of Katherine. ” reading in the nude” an’ all that…
They should meet. Make their own happy little
or an incantation to look normal??
note the the difference.. 🙂
I’m looking forward to seeing more of Euryale in the comic, but I still miss Owen and Lakshimi. Of course their choice of inner suburb serenity just doesn’t “fit” with the rest of the cast. Unless Lakshimi is a sphinx, too…
Or considering her racial identity she might be something like ‘Shiva’.
Also as the wiki of the name comes up with “Hindu deity Lakshmi – the goddess of prosperity, wealth, purity, generosity, and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm.”
She’s cute. I like her!
I think M is freaking out to much to like her right now but I am sure she will when she calms down 😀
Judging from the look on Monica’s face in the last panel. I’d think it’s safe to say that the hamsters been thrown free of its wheel. LOL
She does seem somewhat less than enthusiastic, doesn’t she?
She does keep running into the supernatrual doesnt she 😀
Then again – humans are banned from the library so who WAS she expecting to see there 😛
Obviously not a gorgon. ;-p
Well not one that can turn her into ice anyway 🙂
Even If i were expecting Gorgons I would not have expected the Ice thing…
maybe only sphinx? 😛
Considering how big and labyrinthine the Library is and its Annex (nodes?) I’m surprised she hasn’t run into a Minotaur yet?
It’d be the perfect place for one to work as one of the staff. LOL
Presumably in the astrophysics section… in charge of the books on string theory?
New gal pal for Monica.
I’ll admit it’s been a while since I’ve been to the library, but last I recall it wasn’t “acceptable” to undress while you’re there.
Kids these days.
Didn’t spend much time in the Stacks then?
Not sure, but from the Gorgon’s comment, I think she’s FABulous…
BTW, is it me or do a lot of the supernatural folk seem to be a little naive when then meet Monica at first? (Phixx and Tina apart, of course)
Not naive, supernatural. Most of them, except demons, tend to avoid humans if they can. So why expect them to act like us all the time. Right now she is donning her disquise for the outside world. In the library she relaxes.
You don’t have to muster up a lot of protective cynicism and emotional armor when eating the person you’re talking to really IS on the options menu…
Love the double-take expression in that last panel.
The true “Wait, what?” trope in all its glory.
“Go Twins!” 😆
Okay I’ll ask it, since Monicas probably thinking it anyway. Is Euryale coming on to Monica?!? Maybe Monica should ask her to meet for drinks with the rest of her ….”posse”. Other than the ‘snake-hair and the whole turning people into ICE-thing, Euryales’ cute I like her. (I wonder if she likes Jeff Foxworthy?)
Could be. On the other hand, it might be that Euryale just has a forward and casually-flirtatious manner with most people… perhaps she picked up a bit of a stereotypical “southern-girl flirt” mannerism in the same place/time she absorbed her verbal mannerisms?
For women, I imagine that maintaining a reserved manner, and a strong sense of personal and physical boundaries, is often a form of safety and defense against being mishandled by men. As a gorgon, Euryale doesn’t need that particular defense… she’s got a much better one… and so maybe it’s natural for her to gravitate towards a much less reserved manner over all.
She’s made it clear that she admires Monica. I expect she’d love to spend time with her, fan-and-hero. This could certainly be seen as a desire for intimacy… but not necessarily a sexual one (although that certainly could be the case).
Monica seems less thrilled than the rest of us about “seeing” Euryale around. The whole turned to ice thing must have made a bad first impression on her.
Well, I would not call Monica a control freak by any means… but the whole leadup to the shutting down of the calendar machine left her feeling quite vulnerable to “surprises” (my word, not hers). She had to deal with a huge dose of the Unexpected… being kept in the dark by everyone, turned into a “demon clown car” portal, and stabbed in the head by one of her closest friends and confidants. It seems to have left her feeling a bit twitchy (under comparable circumstances I would probably still be hiding under my bed!)
Now she has suddenly encountered an unexpected Unknown Someone who knows all about her, possesses (and used) a potentially-lethal power against which she has no defense, has little respect for personal boundaries (M “woke up” from ice-state to find herself being enthusiastically smooched)… in other words, Monica isn’t even slightly in control of the situation, and realizes that (once again) she doesn’t know what the rules are, or what to expect.
It looks to me as if what happened here, has pushed enough of Monica’s buttons that she’s in a serious state of brain-fry and emotional Aiyiyi!
I really expect that she’ll become more comfortable around Euryale over time… E seems like a sweety. It’s just a difficult start to what could be a wonderful friendship.
She’s a Twins fan? Must’ve been in a pretty foul mood all season. But there’s always…the…………Vikings….
There’s always the T-Wolves…oh, yeah…Sorry…
That’s OK. She could move to Chicago and root for the Cubbies. . .
She seems to like ice, you know.
The Wild would certainly fit her hair.
heh. Go Twins, indeed.
What I haven’t sussed is what her accent is supposed “tah” be…
It’s generic US Southeastern, Georgia or Alabama, I should judge.
Fans are weird. Just ask Georgette first time she met Monica.
Wonder if Euryale runs an ice cream shop? Georgia Peach Ice Cream is a favorite of mine. So is the iced tea.
I had no idea Gorgons could turn their power on and off. I thought that it was one look and you were stoned. Or iced, as the case may be. Apparently that’s not the case. Euryale is just too cute, snakes notwithstanding.
I’d say she’s cute with or without the snakes. I love that some of ’em have facial expressions ^_^
I would suspect that a person with free will and a few thousand years would figure out how to reign in a curse.
As with so many legends, the facts never seem to match up to the stories. The problem is that so much time has passed that there are no facts to check against.
So, when Eury washes her hair, does she use regular shampoo, or snake oil?
*drops five rupees, a triganic pu, a mermaid scale, and a Burger Brawl coupon book (valid only in dimensions with Burger Brawl locations) into pun jar*
The watching crowd awarded the punster three fangs, and a subdued *hiss*
How in the world did you manage to collect enough Ningi to make up one Triganic Pu?
The sense of pun in this one is strong. Beware the dark side, seductive it is.
I’d think the “extra scaly” shampoo would be best–everyone knows that snake oil isn’t worth a darn.
Hmmm. How would one distinguish dandruff from normal shedding?
You ever see a bit of dandruff that’s a foot long (I’m guessing at the lenght of the snakes)? If so, I’d suggest a new shampoo *lol*
If the dandruff slithers away on its own?
The next question would probably be: How easy (or difficult) is it to find a really good hairdresser who speaks parseltongue?
I wonder what kind of accent Arel has? Is it a “Dontcha know” Minnasoter accent? Or is it a southern accent?
The discussion a couple of days ago – based on her vocabulary – had votes for the southeast (Georgia and the Carolinas), the Ozarks, Texas, and I think one implied Appalachia.
So, the general agreement seems to have been “southern” (or should I say “suthan”… I’m a Philadelphia boy transplanted to California, and certainly can’t do it right).
I detect mannerisms that cover the southeast from Maryland to Texas, for instance I know several people from KY that use the “tah” as “to”, and the “ah” in place of the long “i” sound covers most of the south from GA to MS.
BTW I love the expression on Monica’s face in the last panel.
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