Didn’t see that coming…
I can see this being much…fun.
Granted, Monica is a bit of a munchkin, but…
How tall is Phix in this form?
About Brandi’s height. 🙂
She’s also wearing heels :]
5 feet 5 inches, I’d say.
Phix was hot as a Spinx — but as a babe she’s Hotter than Hot. Wow.
Agreed! That’s quite a nice set of stems on that tall drink of water!
Damn! Phix really is a man eater. I’ll answer any question she may have.
Didn’t see that coming either .
Why is Sarah Palin in Monica’s office? JUST KIDDING!
No, that is Sexeh Librarian.
Well, “Sexeh Librarian” is the vibe Palin gives off. At least to me…
Role-playing pornstar? At last! A job where she can’t hurt the US too much.
Oh, Mother of Mogg, strike me dead now. I was in love with Phix before, but golly gee jeepers!
(And Pablo, you may have solved the PatchTogether Phix problem…)
Since we’re on the subject of Patch Together – how’s the Bud statue coming along, Pablo?
Bud should be shipping any time now, from my last understanding (any time after Feb 1st) but I’ll check back with PT and find out more info. 🙂
Phix, you are definitely still a “man killer”, just in an entirely different context.
Oh, I love the stripey socks by the way. What are they, just normal knee high socks?
She’s an 80’s dork, and she lives in the TC, so they’re probably striped leggings.
Yes indeed! =D
OK, massive display of dumb here: “…she lives in the TC..”? Sorry, reference not understood; enlighten the iggnert, willya?
TC = Twin Cities, as Fairportfan correctly got. It’s also the reason for the symbol on the Twins’ baseball cap. The other “shorthand” I usually use is MSP for Minneapolis-St. Paul (which I believe is the actual airport code for the International Airport).
I find it hard to believe anyone would consider Monica’s outfit appropriate for an official of a museum.
Monica can curate MY museum ANYTIME! Yowzah!
Oh, and Phix? “Madame Lib-RAAAAA-rian!”
I think it’s highly appropriate for the weather in that region and said museum won’t care.
She works in a basement office, away from the public. Have you ever seen how museum folk dress that are not in the public eye? You’d want to give them a dollar if you saw them on the street. They can pretty much dress however they want.
Hear, hear! I was once an exhibit designer at a museum. If we wore anything nice it’d be torn up or covered it in goo by the time we finished installin’!
I see. I thought she was a fairly public figure with a secretary and everything. Nevermind.
She complained about that profusely after her first major showing back in the day. I suspect that after she did so well with the Peruvian Mummies (how she found Tepoz, IIRC), the “local photographer” (Kevin) and the Aztec Graffiti (Yummy Tea), her boss let her just do the research stuff. I also suspect her attire changes depending on what she’s doing at work.
Fairportfan: That’s two dropped jaws in rapid succession – this twist in the plot never occurred to me.
(knocked over on floor)
Monica ought to do ethnographies on living artifacts and/or mythological creatures.
So arguably the most educated woman in the world is also a supernatural being and devastatingly hot.
I’m okay with this.
Shouldn’t it be “gentleman kliller?” After all, for men, it’s “lady killer,” not woman killer.
Hot? I suppose in a murderous, librarian-from-hell kind of way.
“Hot? I suppose in a murderous, librarian-from-hell kind of way.”
Yes. YES. YES!! Oooooooohhhhh YES!
I think the term you’re looking for is “man eater”… 😉
Hall and Oates would be proud.
I don’t think so. Man eater, man trap, and the like are derogatory terms when compared to man killer, or lady killer. They refer to an vile person who is not concerned with anyone’s feelings, using people and dropping them like playthings. Lady/man killer is simply someone who is very attractive to the other gender (sometimes their own gender) and knows it. Not that they can’t also be vile about it as well, but it’s not implied as it is in the other terms.
At least that’s how I see it.
No, she means it literally.
Answer the riddle right or Crrrkkk!
I think being nearly 7″ and the literal definition of statuesque qualifies her as man killer, man eater, man trap – and come to think of it, let’s not discriminate: She’s also now probably quite the lady killer now too.
Here’s to hoping she never meets Heather in this form. Seeing how she reacts to Shelly, I imagine she would just about wet herself into a coma.
Grammar nit-pick: Um, I think the word you want is “loosened”, not “lessened”.
But, heck, anyone who looks that good can mutilate the English language however she wants :-).
Nope. “Lessened: decreased in severity; made less harsh. Dead on.
“Loosened” works as well, mind you – but it’s more colloquial usage – and Phix is ancient.
Phix looks good — no wait, she looks *fine* — but I think she needs to do something with her hair here… not sure what though.
So, Phix has decided to re-enter the world, and serve once again not merely as guardian of knowledge, but also guide?
Ah, the adventures to come!
Georgette? Let me introduce you to my friend, Phix!
If Ms. Phix knew what I was thinking right now, I’d be a dead man for sure.
Wow. Let me put my jaw back in it’s place.
Is M getting a new Co-Worker, or is the museum getting a new Sponsor?
In this form, Phix looks kind of like a girl I knew. She was 6 foot without shoes, and was able to put up with my brain. That’s aces in my book.
Again, just WOW!
Stripey tights! Love them!
Well I must be broken or something…
This strip annoys me on so many points that I feel that I am in some extreme minority and should just stop reading Wapsi for a while till I get a better opinion or such… before I say something that will just flame up…
Carry on people.
I would suggest to just stop reading my comic if all it does is annoy you. Life is too short to let yourself be annoyed by anything that can be easily remedied.
I think I understand somewhat, Nimrod. I find myself wondering when someone like Elisabeth Bathory-in-immortal-form is going to make an appearance, but they’ll be ok since they are sorry for murdering all those people so long ago. I would say someone like Hitler, but it appears, in the Waspi-verse, only female mass-killers are forgiven. On the other hand, Paul has stuck to the fantasy world, bringing on characters who never actually existed as anything real, thus never did any of the things the story line suggests, unlike Bathory or Hitler.
But it’s Paul’s strip to do with as he pleases. If I don’t like it I can stop reading as he says. I stick with the series because it’s so well done and because the bottom-line message is that anyone can be redeemed and contribute to the good, no matter their past. Forgiveness, the great healer of the world.
Given the number of major villains or mass-murderers (if only by implication) who have become superheroes in mainstream comics (it used to be almost predictable at Marvel – i mean, Magneto? Emma Frost? Rogue? – and that’s just the X-Men…), i hardly think this is particularly outre.
Besides – the Sphinx killed people because that was her created nature. Phix stopped doing that, apparently of her own volition.
Well, yeah, but it can be said that Bud, Brandi, and Jin were created/transformed as killers by nature as well. They are kept in check now by their own guilt for past misdeeds, just like Phix.
I stopped caring about superhero comics when they stopped being heros and started being killers. Or, at least started having people killed in them. I’ve never watched any of the movies made about them, nor will I ever.
Hmmm. I see *two* man-killers there. Rarrrr!
Given her history, it seems Phix would be better suited to be a teacher rather than a librarian – though I suppose the school board would have concerns each time she devoured a third-grader for giving the wrong answer.
Yeah, she needs to stick to devouring the ones that seem to do everything except school while at school.
Better yet – she could do the world a favor and eat the school board. Though she might be violently ill afterward …
“God made an idiot for practice. Then he made a school board.”
Sour Sam was right on target as usual.
Though i usually substitute “Congress” for “school board”.
smacks forehead with palm
And thus ends the most epic comic I’ve ever read.
Really enjoyed the comic so far. Hope to enjoy more of it in future. And something seems fishy about Dietzel and the cat. There upto something…
I’d say if this was picked up as a movie project, I would definitely cast Virginia Hey (“Farscape”, “Mad Max”) as Phix. She’d fit the height as well as the statuesque requirement in a heartbeat!
“Mad Max 2″/”Road Warrior”, actually.
But you’re right.
Oh, Wow. That IS a perfect fit, I must agree. I’m usually horrible with names of actresses, actors, etc…. Plus I don’t watch too many movies, or an exorbitant amount of TV, so, I admit to having to use google to look up an image. The face isn’t an exact match, but it has the same exact feel. The hair vs. the eye brows, the ethnicity/exoticism, etc. It would be a lovely fit. Have we yet decided or thought on other actors/actresses for other cast members?
Well, to add to the already stated: did not see that coming!
But I’m sorry, for a Phix statue I won’t settle for anything less than her furry behind and a great pair of wings. 🙂
Hmm, if Phix is going to be mingling in the real world, I wonder what name she’ll be going by. Phix is hardly short for any normal name……oooh, Philliss could work. 🙂
On the other hand, if asked, she could explain with a straight face that she Phix’s things.
Oh I’m sure they could come up with some made up name like Phiximasia or some such and tell people it’s Russian or Swedish, or even old Incan.
How much more simple to just tell the truth – “It’s what I was named. I don’t know why.”
If a lie must be told, make it simple: “I am told I was named after the Sphinx, in Egypt. Apparently my parents were impressed by it.”
Ah memories. Ya gotta watch out for the tall ones. They seem to have a tendency to throw their weight around. Maybe because they also tend to be dragged into sports and learn to get pretty physical. I’ll never forget this one tall lover my mom had. One night they were having a really heated argument at dinner when she came right across the table at my mom. It was bad.
I can just imagine how much worse it could have been had it been Phix. Transforming into her Sphinx form in the process On the other hand, maybe her motherly self (assuming she has one) might have kicked in and wisked my 6 year old self away with her afterwards for great adventures in other worlds … sigh …
Oh my stars and garters! (Let there be garters involved somewhere in the future with Phix! 🙂 )
Very cool to see that she’ll be able to interact more with everyone rather than being stuck in the Library.
And Monica’s outfit is really cute.
I’m sitting here waiting for tomorrow’s strip for one reason:
I have this feeling the word “Mom” might come out.
Oh, dear, Tina being the daughter of human sphinx? That would be interesting indeed.
Other option is a quivering “…mother…” Daffy Duck style.
is that her chin or dose she have one of those headset phones on?
Is it wrong that I find Phix hotter as a sphinx than as a human?
Would this count as bestiality in the long run?
Phix = hottest thing on two OR four legs XD
As for my own personal thoughts not tied to replies, I LOVE the pose. The fact she’s mentioning her higher self-esteem, at the hands of Brandi, no less…. (I Do wonder if that girl may try to become a match maker beyond just a fellow shopper, etc. to help you pick out the sexiest of outfits.) And striking such a pose, with that handbag that accentuates her stature, those strappy killer heels, and the business-casual-sex type attire…. I really love the outfit and pose, just wishing I knew if there was a succinct description for that leg pose I’ve seen from so many magazine models. Also, the fact did not go unnoticed that Monica, like many realistic women, won’t wear her boots/heels/shoes/etc. all day around the office and probably has them stashed under her desk. That tidbit of realism is nicely snuck/ (or for the UK fellas and felines on here) sneaked in there.
So M’s going to be The Librarian?
That was a reference, BTW. Think Indiana Jones turned into a series of made-for-tv movies directed by Joss Whedon. That may be a slight hyperbole, but that’s the best description I could come up with.
Also, I always found Phix to be kind of hot in an odd way. Now I don’t have to be as awkward about feeling that.
Phix isn’t really humungously tall. She’s wearing heels, for one thing. For another, let’s not forget that Monica only hits 4’11” in her socks.
Hmmmmm…. *Ahem* Rowr!
Tiny spelling error: should, I believe, be “loosened up”.
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