I enjoy Jin’s confident “I’m Nuts!”
They all have good points, actually…
That’s what I was thinking would be the main reason for not sending Jin. Still, I love the succinct way she put it, as well as, the look on her face.
Yeah…not just confident, but smug as all hell about it. 🙂
Are you really nuts if you think you’re nuts, or are you just aware the world itself is crazy? The Joker is crazy, but is the Batman?
How many nuts would a nut house house if a nut house could house nuts?
Too bad one can’t give kudos here, or vote “+5 funny” 😉
Easy there Yosarian!
Well, Jin may be nuts, but she did spend several thousand years trying to get the calendar machine destroyed, so I can’t blame her for looking to some others to do the heavy lifting for awhile…
Indeed! It takes a while to compensate — and avoid over-compensating — when dealing with hugely emotional situations. And thousands of years waiting for a resolution, then getting it, certainly will take some time to get used to it.
Good point. Jin isn’t exactly insane, she’s just decompressing from a problem that went on longer than human history; it’s like soldiers who come home from a war and tear up a bar the first weekend back. She’ll probably settle down…in a few hundred years.
No, Jin is insane – the calendar machine was art of her mother’s efforts to help her cope.
Tina – well, Nudge, actually, looking back – sensed it (and it scares the poo out of her), and Monica said it sounds like schizophrenia (which, despite the underlying meaning of the word, is not split personality). (see this strip and the next three)
Yes, being nuts does have its advantages sometimes.
It looks to me like our Acacia is developing into the leader of this particular team of superheroes.
Yep. Bud, the one golem excavating and wrecking machine with a brain. With her poiting ability, she can save them a ton of money on hiring heavy equipment and airline tickets. Less conspicuous than rolling in with caterpillar machinery too.
And she was actually the one to orchestrate things in the temple that also allowed Mayahuel to escape the demon realm…
In actuality, Brandi had those ideas though…she just arranged for Bud to handle the execution. Probably because Bud is more practical and less mothery-worried…
I suspect that Bud is looking straight at Shelly with that last remark.
Love the new Gravatar!
I get bored.
But this one … speaks to me.
You’ve captured a couple of my favorite images from the strip as Gravatars. I agree with the others on your choices.
And curse having to wait until I hit the hooch to be able to change mine…
She can tear the tree apart – unless it turns out to actually BE Ygdrassil – then there are issues………….
Perhaps they could poit it out of the way for a bit while they looked around underneath. It could, however, be IN the tree so it might be more problematic. Like you say, you don’t just go tearing into a truly priceless treasure like the actual Ygdrassil. Might be able to poit it out as well, though. First they have to locate it though. This is where human inventions might come into play. Such as a portable X-ray machine. Or sonic exploratory devices. For all their awesomness, none of the girls have X-ray vision after all.
Perhaps a portable microwave search radar, such as used by rescue crews searching collapsed buildings. Can see THROUGH stuff, and people, kinda like an ultrasound image. Range of about a dozen feet, IIRC. Closest thing to a damn tricorder we’ve come up with yet.
Sonic exploratory devices? Sounds right up Shelly’s alley, music degree and all!
Kinda like Shelly going through the tapestry… and coming out her own chest?
Actually, two people can be less conspicuous than one. You see one person loitering about and wonder what he’s up to. You see two and just figure they’re chatting and enjoying each others company.
‘Specially if one of them is carrying a camera, and the other repeatedly stops to pose for her in front of headstones, ancient trees …
Plus, a lookout is often handy…
Amanda, about that photo-travelogue you’ve been meaning to do…
Actually I’d think Monica should go with her. Bud may be able to tear the tree apart, or up, or whatever, but that doesn’t mean she knows what to look for. Monica’s the trained archeologist…
I’m really likin’ Bud’s look in the last panel.
Oh, and Jin’s using a variation of one of my excuses.
Heh. Thinking on your your feet.
Rip it appart?!?!?!?!
Isn’t this the world tree they’re on about.
Well, it was going to happen anyway…
Panel 2: “your your.”
Congrats. You get a cookie.
in the second panel, I would have said, “Of all of us, you’re the best at thinking on her feet.” You don’t need “fastest” -That’s what thinking on your feet is all about.
True…and besides, someone could be quick at thinking on their feet and still come up with bad ideas. 🙂 Be a little slower, but still think on your feet, and come up with better ideas…
Bud’s new theme song: “I been framed!”
I think I’m with Bud on this one. I feel like all of the girls are being somewhat cavalier about potential complications, and considering how bored with normalcy Monica seemed right after the calendar machine incident, I’m surprised she’s playing “Not It” with the rest of them.
I did notice that Amanda’s not a part of this “nominate Bud and stay in the tropics” party. I wonder if she’ll either volunteer or call them all out for being pansies.
Going to Ireland, Bud? Poit to the coordinates that follow, seek the pub of the lion, tell Bartley “Fnord sent me”, and enjoy the craic!
Latitude: 54.998°N Longitude: 8.345°W
…erm… craic means conversation (not drugs), right?
She has a point, it might be bad to rip it apart.
Unless one can poit the artifact in question out of the tree without too much damage, Bud’s nailed it. Then again, I hope the item can be removed. It might be where it’s supposed to be.
What if the item *is* the tree? They’d just have to talk to it in Gaelic. Or Norse, or something.
Thus kicks off the Celto-Norse Druid Golem Hunt.
Off-topic, but my local paper’s cute nonsense column covered Minnesota weather yesterday. The online version is not exactly the print version, which also included:
30 degrees: Italian cars won’t start (of course, they often don’t start when it’s 70, either); Minnesotans drive with the windows down.
Today I drove with the window open and left a sandwich in my car to freeze solid. When the funny parts seem like common sense, I start to wonder if I’m in left field at a football game with Jin.
(Weather in WI tonight: 0 degrees with wind chill to -15. Little nippy out, eh?)
Oh yeah–the open window helps defrost the windshield and keeps you from having to scrape frost from the inside windows. Putting the air vent on intake instead of recirculate helps, but the window is faster.
If Bud’s so good at thinking on her feet, why wasn’t she able to think up a way to get out of having to be the one to go?
She was sitting down.
On another very unrelated note…
…Paul, thanks for putting these up so often.
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