How does that old Neil Diamond song go? Turn on your Eye Light…
“Let it shine wherever you go/let it make a happy glow for all the world to see…”
Good thing she doesn’t have any friends named Rosie, ’cause I’d hate to try and come up with a “Cracklin'” metaphor…
Jeepers , creepers ! Look at them peepers !
Shame on you.. 🙂
I hope Tina’s alright !
Whoa. Did not see this one coming…
It seems Monica’s Eye Lights can be used other than when angry!
Well, a couple of pages before the one you linked, Bud did explain that the eye lights/face light power is tapped using fear, anger, and doubt. I’m betting that Mon’s feeling a large quantity of fear and doubt right now.
You know, I’m not sure that it ever occurred to Monica that her eye lights came on back then. She would have been pretty distracted at the time and might not have wanted to think about what happened afterward.
The eyelights remind me of how Dark Vision is depicted in Order of the Stick (see http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0076.html for an example)…except that they’re more dramatic to watch. But then, Monica and the Golem Girls are pretty decorative already.
Turn around, Bright Eyes….
This comment is made of win.
Favorite comment EVER!
I thought that Phix was going to leave Tina in peace, with her tea, of course. So where did Tina go? Maybe one of her Demons needed to go to the little girl’s room. Hopefully, Amanda will remain upstairs, or this is going to get awkward.
The public restroom would be upstairs; I don’t think the shop would meet city codes otherwise.
Ran off to hide?
I was expecting we would find Tina either back in her fly catching pose or curled up in a fetal position somewhere. The last one is still possible.
OTOH, Tina might have innocently tried to serve Phix Earl Grey tea in a teabag. There might not be any hope for her in that case. ;-D
We have seen Phix brew her own tea, with a teabag. No, I’m not going to look it up right now.
Cue creepy theremin music…
originally read that last line as:
“Uh! . . . And now it appears that I can see in the dark?
Oh sure, why not . . .”
That’s exactly what I read at first, as well!
Ditto as well.
Actually I like your misinterpretation better. It would show her becoming used to new features of her body just popping up.
Thatnotwithstanding (and being as slow on the uptake as I often am), I just understood the reason she said it as she she did. She could see in the dark because her eye lights came on, which we could see, but she doesn’t realise.
Not sure why” sounds a little more analytical. Maybe Monica’s profession showing? I do like “Oh sure, why not . .” a bit more though.
Are we now about to find out what was under that freshly poured concrete floor? The one that was a contributing factor to Tina getting such a good price for the place? I’d provide the link if I could find it …
Cuz she’s a Golem Girl, she’s a Golem Girl…. 😉
I think I’m turning Go-a-lem, I think I’m turning Go-a-lem
I really think so …
My guess- Phix and Tina are totally making out. 🙂
That would be totally awesome rule 34.^_^ They are my two favorite characters currently. ^_^
yeah but they’d prolly be doin’ it like pigeons. .. or cats. … or pigeoncats.
Since Tina is actually several demons, it would be more like an orgy.
I didn’t need that mental image …
Pigeoncats? Does that mean the litterbox has to have a statue in it?
That’s only Rule 34 if they were going at it like rabbits.
My guess would be Tina writing up a rather intricate spell related to the day’s events.
I wasn’t worried about Tina, but now I am. Bad influence or not, i really REALLY hope she/they are ok.
Also, EYE LIGHTS! WOOT!
i spose its nothing really and jumping to conclusions but now i am rather concerned for tina wellbeing!
Of course we could see something really unexpected, such as The partial skeletal remains of Phix with Tina licking her fingers clean. She could stop a moment to loudly say something to the skull like “Wrong answer, dumbass!” Whereupon we would pan to Monica who would have that same tearful expression Tina had recently. Tina would then say to Monica, “Got time for a riddle?”. Fade to black amid manical laughter.
Okay, getting carried away. My demons made me do it!
I LIKE THE WAY YOU THINK….except it should be the other way around.
And when is Monica going to gain the rest of her Jedi powers?
She’s got them, just needs to find them (again).
Wow! I never knew that Monica could do that. I would love to see in the dark.
Neither was Monica. Do you notice that Monica said, “Not sure why …”?
She isn’t aware that her eyes are glowing.
Yet again, Monica amazes us with her headlights.
Now THAT was the best comment ever LOL
Hasn’t she just spent the last couple of strips doing that?
Hopefully, Phix didn’t go all Judge Dredd on Tina… judge, jury and executioner.
Oh, NO. Not the “Head Lights”.
…and maybe we’ll find out what that stain was that was on the basement floor.
The stain was from the last time Phix paid a visit to the shop and Tina didn’t make it to the little girls room . . .(sorry, couldn’t help it, my bad)
THAT comment is Rule 34 – worthy.
“Every now and then I get a little bit terrified and then I see the look in your eyes.
Turn around bright eyes.” (Stevie Nicks)
My guess is that Monica will find something interesting other than Tina. The diaries (finally)? The source of the odd smell? Something else Tina brought with her? Meanwhile, Tina might be home curled up in a fetal position with her cat or Phix may have taken her out to show her where to buy proper loose leaf tea.
– actually Bonnie Tyler performed that. Written by Jim Steinman.
Man! I hate this! The suspence just kills me. I hope Tina doesn’t turn out to be a bad guy. She’s my favorite. Keep up the great job Pablo.
Bah, Monica’s got nothing to worry about. Knowing Tina and Phix, they’re probably just trading cryptically vaugue statements and questions respectively.
Phix- What belongs to only you, yet others use it more than you do?
Tina- It’s something bestowed on you. You didn’t choose it. You can either live up to it or not, but maybe… you might be able to change it for the better.
Phix- That doesn’t answer the question.
Tina-…*leans in* Doesn’t it? I think if you try, you’ll see the answer easily.
Tina- Refill on that Earl Grey, lion lady?
Phix- *sighs and holds out her cup*
I think it’d go a little like that, haha.
“My head is large,
My feet are small.
Yet, nothing stands
Where my tiny feet fall.”
“I am king of my lands,
With a huntress for bride.
She, and my children
Are truly my Pride.”
“Your hands have ten,
And Ten has two.
Two has one,
and that’s your clue.”
“This soft-headed fellow is a pleasure to meet.
Ignore him, he’ll cry.
Kiss him, he’s sweet.”
The more hyper natural aspects that she gains in the storyline the less I prefer the character. I get the odd feeling that by the time we reach the next major disclosure that the only “normal” person will be Dietzel… oh, he is a dog so that does not count.
Love the art – especially the use of texture in the never before seen basement of the coffee shop.
Dietzel is normal?
BTW, this is the second time today someone snuck in a comment just before I said the same thing!
This isn’t really a new aspect, though. She had those eye lights back from when she was preparing to tune the Calendar Machine.
She just isn’t aware that she’s using them to find her way in the dark, at first.
I think the wood grain in the stairs is a very nice touch. I couldn’t help but think of Paul’s previous vocation when I saw the lens flare, though. 🙂
I noticed that as well. It made the stairs look quite realistic. It’s touches like that which make the drawings so much better, given the contrast between such things and the way the characters are drawn.
Monica with eye lights? Hokay, this just crossed the line into super creepy…
Wow, she keeps getting powers.
These aren’t new powers. Remember that she needed eye lights to deal with the calendar machine.
Maybe Tina keeps a heretofore unknown portal cloth down there? You know, to keep in touch with the home world.
Just occured to me that Phix may actually be chatting with Tina’s demons as a group, with the body on standby, depenning the mystery.
Is everyone voting for Wapsi Square? The Vote button is on the bottom left of the drawing; use it daily!
Yep . I’ve been doin’ that every day .
Thanks for the tip; I’d not been doing that, and now that I see the button I think I must make a habit of that.
I have four times started to make a comment on how Phix could ‘overhear’ Dr. Fields, in a conversation where she was not present. I included links to pages where other characters did just that.
And I’ve had a power failure each time, before I could submit the comment. Obviously the Gods of the Internet don’t want me to make that post.
Well, you know that internet connections are common in libraries nowadays. Perhaps a certain mythological demigoddess didn’t want you to blab about it.
Heh! As I was typing this, the tornado warning sirens started going off where I’m at. (I’m traveling.)
Everybody better have the Phear of Phix™!!!
Three letters. U P S (Uninteruptably Power Supply).
After what Enron did to our power, I don’t know anybody that does not use one.
Right about now, eerie music from Nox Arcana or Midnight Syndicate starts playing…
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