OK — I can live with this resolution…
But.. who’s hanging around in the dark?
Knot gonna touch this one with a ten-foot rope.
Well, it is Paul’s style to leave us all hanging.
i see what you did there.
Now, now, don’t get hung up on the details…
I’m sure he’ll have it all wrapped up nicely in the end. ^_^
ugh, rope puns
My wish = Phix.
Hazaa! Tina’s revenge came sooner than expected! (>^_^)>
Damn…and I expected at least a chupacabra to come out and say boo…
The chupacabra does not exist. They’ve all been killed by sphinxes.
Next: Yuri-yuri action. Stay tuned… 😉
Huh.. I guess whatever it is down there can’t be TOO horrible, ’cause Monica certainly seems calm now.
I have the feeling it’s just gonna be a mannequin. Darn!
Not necessarily . . . it might simply be something Monica doesn’t want to expose her to.
I uh . . . just stubbed by toe! I absolutely, positively DID NOT find any bodies!
I’m just thinking that with all the light now, Amanda is bound to see “it.” Unless Monica has stuffed it into that cabinet.
She loves you.
You guys should kiss and make up <3
*grabs pop corn…*
Don’t know how momma corn is gonna feel about that……..
No one thinks of the baby corn at times like this…
This could only result in cornflict.
if yall don’t quit with the corny jokes someones going to get pop’d.
You guys are acting like a bunch of corny flakes!
If someone gets popped, will they end up with a corntusion?
This is the most epic thread that has ever had the divine grease to pop into my ears and eyes. I hope it corntinues to field many more puns.
I’m a maized no one has been cobbed yet.
Yes, this cornucopia of corncocted puns continues to a-maize me. Still, maybe it’s time to can the corn.
I think my internet cornection just got creamed.
Corniest. Thread. EVAH.
I think we’ve just about reached the limit here… My browser refused to load the page for a while (I think it was laughing too hard).
Call the corner This thread is killing with laughter. ^_^
I wonder hominy more puns can be had out of this whole masa if the readers had the grits to try.
Amanda to the rescue! 🙂
Careful, M, or she might express the “love” she is feeling for you right now with a left cross to the jaw.
hehe just like a mum 🙂
well..amanda does act like monicas mum sometimes ^^
I would say big sister, since the first strip in the archive.
Ummm – has anybody stopped to ask themselves why Amanda has such a distinct shadow in the dark basement?
I assumed Tina is right behind Amanda, with a light.
This is just evil, you know that? After that lead-in?
Nope. Given Amanda and Monica’s positions in the second panel, it looks as if the wall on which Amanda is silhouetted is the wall the staircase runs down, which means that the light source must be coming from somewhere in the basement.
OK. But Tina owns the place, is scared of the dark, and would have a light in place to permit her to use the basement. So there’s a light in the basement, and a switch that Monica didn’t find.
My guess, since Tina is afraid of the dark, the switch is upstairs in the shop – in the light.
Maybe the hanging corpse has eyelights, too.
I assumed that Tina just avoided the basement. She didn’t seem to consider going down into it Friday. The boxes seem empty, so Tina wasn’t storing anything in them.
I would have thought that Amanda might be in the light coming down the stairs, but she is on the wrong side of Monica for that.
I didn’t see any shadows Thursday. There might be a faint one cast by the thing that looks like a cabinet, but it doesn’t look right.
Also, if there is a light in the basement, it wasn’t on when Amanda was still on the stairs. Was Amanda taking two or three steps at a time?
Monica is casting a distinct shadow on the floor, while Amanda is still on the stairs. Artistic license?
Oh, I missed the shadow that Monica cast. Now it looks like the wall behind Amanda was casting light or reflecting light back toward Monica. If a separate bright light source was responsible for the wall reflecting light, or was casting light from close to the wall, it is surprising that it wasn’t lighting up Amanda, though.
The wall in the second panel could be the wall to the right in the first panel, assuming the stairs originated in a corner. That would mean that the pile of boxes is further away from Monica than I would have thought, though.
It seems that Monica somehow knocked the entire pile of boxes up against the stairs, given the way the one box is torn. She must have plowed right through the boxes to have done that. The boxes were not near the stairs before.
Maybe that’s a different set of stairs? The wall behind it lacks the hand rail and framing this time. Or is that artistic license?
Maybe I should let someone else comment?
The boxes were stacked pretty high. If they were mostly empty, knocking over a stack on the far side might give you a domino effect; boxes all over the floor on the near side.
Can’t account for the missing railing. Don’t think there would be two sets of stairs. Whoopsie on the part of the artist?
No! How could you suggest such a thing.
That would like leaving off Amanda’s …
Scenario to consider: Monica knocked over the boxes when she re-entered, having poited out with whatever that thing was that she saw, and then poited back in to one of her notoriously clumsy landings.
OK, dude, seriously, have you considered talking to Steven Moffat about filming rights?
River Phoenix is Phix!
Isn’t River a little bit short for an approx 6 ft 8 in humanoid Phix?
But, then, Lord of the Rings made John Rhys-Davies less than 5 feet tall as Gimli.
Isn’t River Phoenix a guy? A dead guy?
Oh, boy. I meant Ri9ver Song.
First time i’ve done *that* one in a while.
And i justr watched the season finale, too….
Holy crap! I hear Alex Kingston’s voice when I write Phix!
Apparently I was thinking of the CHARACTER named River in ‘Firefly’. I’m also therefore guilty of brain fade. I blame the Republicans.
You can pick your friends.
You can pick your nose.
But Paul can’t seem to pick a nose for Amanda!
Hey now. Not like he’s drawn her much since just recently.
😀 – Monica likes to have friends…
After the last orgy page of comments, that might be the wisest course.
OK, it’s a cute page – the last panel is even great – but I still find it extremely anticlimactic. Ah well….
Just what is in those boxes?
The ones with which Monica is having intimate relations appear to be empty.
You mean “… appear to have been empty … ”
At least one seems to be mostly full of Latina, now.
I stand corrected 🙂
I wonder if the box is sentient. Monica seems to be making quite an impression on it.
You know, it occurs to me – belatedly – there’s another reason why Monica hasn’t said anything to Amanda about her involvement in the calendar machine adventure. Quite simply, it was and is none of Amanda’s business. Everyone else was part of the event, directly, or peripherally, but Amanda wasn’t.
Monica, if you notice, is pretty good at keeping secrets.
It doesn’t always work that way. 😀
But she didn’t actually say anything; Tina guessed. So did Shelly, for that matter …
I was just joking. I agree with you. Monica only seemed to tell people things on a need-to-know basis. She didn’t even keep Bud and Brandi up to date at first.
Monica was put in a spot where she had to tell Kevin what was going on. She didn’t seem to tell Katherine and Tina much more than what she needed to tell them so they could help her figure things out.
Yeah, but Tina cheats by reading auras (which Amanda can’t do) … and Shelly’s known Monica a Long TIme (which Amanda also has) …
So i give Amanda about a fifty-fifty chance of guessing, just from Monica’s attemots to dissemble.
I imagine Amanda played a larger role in several of the last incarnations (you know, the ones that didn’t end well). It has already been explained that these girls all have had a part to play in the past. That alone makes me wonder…
… what part does Amanda still have to play? (And also, did her eyes look kinda… glowy… to you in the first panel? I want headlights, too!)
Maybe the thing in the basement is an empty golem — one that hasn’t been magically activated yet, or one from which the magic has been emptied.
Instructions for building, activating, and controling a golem are supposedly in the Torah or the Tanakh. Wonder why Monica hasn’t yet tried to find the service manual for the four GG’s?
Possibly because she thinks of them as real people, instead of animate clay robots?
Possibly. Whatever info is in the Tanakh is several thousand years behind the state-of-the-art Lanthis proceedures used for the GG’s. Also, if the stories are true, the last time even a crude one was built was in 16th century Prague.
Well, if it were a golem, it could have been turned back into stone like Tepoz was, too. Perhaps these aren’t the same type of golems as in the Jewish writings. Besides thinking of the golems as people, Monica doesn’t seem to have been interested in studying anything supernatural, except to solve whatever problem was at hand. OTOH, studying golems might have been relevant to fixing Jin’s problem. We don’t know what she was planning to research at the library.
That’s true. And if the manual for the guardians was ever written down, there would be a copy in the Bibliothiki.
Ummm, is it just me or does Monica seem to be basking in that “love” just a little too much? Seriously. That look on her face is almost scary just by itself…
Awww; you always CURT the ones you love…
BTW if anyone would like to ‘field’ any more corn jokes, I’ll lend an EAR!
Rope puns? Seriously? Okay, now I’m a-frayed.
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