I dunno whats scarier, tina’s lip zipper Euryale’s outfit, or the fact that I decided to check for an update the instant it happened…
I’m going with the “eyes stitched shut” accessory.
And yet I’m STILL incredibly attracted to Tina.
I’m reasonably sure those are just her eyelashes.
I’m wondering (and it’s not the first time).
What would happen if that neck band were taken off Tina?
Perhaps a really scary “Jack in the box” effect? For all we know, her cervical spine has been spring-loaded, ever since the day of the car accident, and her head would POING off if the choker were removed.
Um, no, we’ve actually seen her without the neck collar before and no jack in the box happened.
It’s clearly understood that the choker is not lined with duct tape and removing it would not cause Tina’s head to fall off. Really.
That’s going to sting…
No Hugs! No Hugs!!
Get out of my brain, JeffEpp!
No, really–this was my first thought too.
I absolutely LOVE Jin’s knowing smile in panel three – what does she know that Monica and us don’t?!?
Thanks yet again, Paul, for giving me huge grins and laughter!
I’d say it was the instant look of “OMG. not HER again!” that Monica plastered on her face as soon as she heard her name called out…
Oh, Yeah.. and i think all notions of keeping this secret from Bud and Brandi just went out the window as well…
For starters, she knows that one thing large enough to consume the Chimera… was Greek mythology.
Jin is used to this crew, and commiserates.
Euryale seems to be channeling 1960’s Doris Day….
Also, probably no need to tell Brandi and Bud – the MIB’s have probably already done so – and sent Agent Euryale to check up on them firsthand….
Well, Jin is channelling a 1960s Tareyton ad, so I guess that evens the score.
I… I get that reference.
I’d forgotten all about that ad. Good One. Of course today some advocacy group would kill that campaign because they’d make a rediculous claim its says its OK to beat up your spouse or some nonsense like that.
Given the number of guys getting beat up by their old ladies today it might not be that rediculous a claim.
That bow is scary.
I suspect Paul is getting ready to come out with a whole line of Euryale inspired outfits for sale. Remember the motto: Get your bow on, today!
My goodness, Fairportfan – you are turning pale, just from being scared by her bow. In fact, I think you are obi wan.
(hooks up the Pun Fund hose to your wallet)
Kim, oh no!
Since the obi bow is worn in front, shouldn’t the pun hose be hooked up in reverse, to fill the wallet?
[Drops in a set of tabi socks, for the kittens, and geta]
Hmmm, let me ask my daughter, she plays the oboe in the school band…
Kessog, that’s a slender reed on which to play your hopes.
Sorry.. the Obi bow is in the back, large and somewhat like a small backpack centered on the small of the back. The front is a flat layer like a girdle across the stomach from lower rib cage to just above the hip.
Actually, I heard Euryale in Dolly Parton’s voice. (That neckline didn’t hurt.) Pencil Dolly in for the Wapsi Square animated TV show…
Somehow, I suspect that persuading Ms. Euryale “Gushing Insatiably Curious Fangirl” D’Gorgon to keep recent history quiet is going to be a bit of a challenge. Unlike Tina, the Bartender/Barista Code of Silence may not apply.
How the bleep did Tina do that zipper bit, anyway? 🙂
🙂 comic physics??
don’t forget that Tina is a collective of Demons… remember this page: http://wapsisquare.com/comic/deal-me-in/ or the one on this page: comic/quite-obvious/ she made those wings and flames on her hands appear just fine… a zipper shouldn’t be any problem either.
I would figure it to be one of those things that only the para-normals and those in the know can see. anyone else would just see her do the hand motions and not the zipper.
Wehave achieved our minimum daily requirement for Clevage (Bless ’em all) 😉
Thank goodness there is no daily maximum.
if there was a maximum, Paul would not find much (if any) resistance to any of his attempts to shatter it.
Everything about Euryale just screams “loud.”
Carol Burnett. Ethel Merman.
You forgot Bette Midler (During her “Divine Miss M” years in the 80’s) She was loud on an order of magnitude.
I knew there was someone i was leaving out.
But i thought of Burnette because i can easily see her younger self cast as Euryale physically as well as volume-wise. Not so much Merman or Midler.
Actually, Aunt Maim would more appropriate at the moment.
I know (clink, clink)
Given what Euryale is, I’d say Auntie Freeze is a bit closer.
Any guesses what the scene is, that we see in fragments through the MONICA!?
It’s flowers – Daisies, I believe. Matches E’s outfit and outlook.
Looks like a field of daisys to me.
Still baffling, that such an old and literated person like the Gorgon Euryale speaks rural dialect.
“Lots of planets a have a North!” Or in this case, a South. 😉
Why, all us suthan geniuses tawk lak thi-us so’s ya’ll won’t suspect a THANG.
Well, I’m from Ye Olde Europe™, and all I’ve noticed so far is, that you need to get rid of any dialect in order to be taken seriously. Okay, the 18th century is over, where everyone using a dialect got called illiterate or “dumb as s**t”. But there are still some resentments left. (That makes me wonder, since this also counts for Low German, which is a language of its own.)
I’m reminded of the future (as seen in the past).
“Bones! Is he dead?”
“Damn it Jim. I’m just an old country doctor. What the hell do you think? He went on an away mission with you!”
you forgot “…and he’s wearing a red shirt.”
Perhaps the people in Euryale’s intellectual circles are familiar enough with her credentials not to care about her dialect (and to warn any new members not to underestimate her)…and perhaps she just picks up accents that she likes when she spends a lot of time in a given locale. Goodness knows I barely have an accent (according to most people), but if I spend enough time around my extended family out in east Texas, I come back to Dallas sounding like a bumpkin. 🙂
when i was married to the Damned Norseman (who is still a great friend and laughs at that nickname) who was also a Damned Yankee, i’d go home to visit and it’d take him 3 weeks to understand everything i was saying again.
home is texas. its STILL like a whole ‘nother (redneck, inbred, backward, down home) country. 😀
I was a trucker for nineteen years and drove every state (except two) for that entire time.
What accent do I have?
It’s a place I could never find on a map. No matter where I went, my accent said I was from ‘Somewhere Else’.
I recall a story of a Lower Class English girl who was taught by Benedictine Sisters to speak with a “proper” accent–so that when she tried to apply for a job, she kept getting turned down, since the employers all “knew” she was rich enough not to need the job. . . .
If I recall correctly, some people claim that the “southern” dialect really only developed after the Civil War/War between the States, which I find hard to believe.
Despite such twaddle- if you speak lower class British with a mouthfull of tobbacco long enough, you WILL develope a form of drawl- the word ‘drawl’ is a corruption of ‘droll’, spoken with the same dialect. Different lower-class British dialects became different Southern drawls, regionalized over the generations- the Appalacian drawls are a large part Kelt dialect AND vocabulary. Listen to Kelt music compared to Bluegrass and hillbilly music, compare single-malt Irish whiskey to smokey, sour mash corn likker. You can trace nearly every drawl to a part of England/Wales/Ireland/Scotland where people were not getting ahead and went looking for greener fields.
….developed AFTER the Civil War, I ask you…
I suspect that once you are a few hundred years old, You really don’t feel the need to be taken seriously anymore.
There may even be a marked advantage in getting things done behind the scenes. You know, when people underestimate you.
hey, ” old and literated ” can be wild and passionate too 🙂
and most of us have our ‘fun’ and ‘serious’ voices….:)
Sorry Euryale, Mon isn’t up for any hugging right now. But hey, who has two thumbs and is totally down for some hugs?
that won’t stop her!!! 😮
looks like Jin doesn’t know how ‘breathtaking’ E’ s hugs are!!
looks like we’ll be getting a pic of a group hug wit both of their eyes popping out! 😀
Well, she was previously impervious to those kinds of things. 🙂 It will be interesting to see her introduction to hug-pain.
I wonder how well Dietzel (Monica’s canine caretaker) and Euryale get along.
It’ll be very interesting to hear their comparative versions of a certain top-heavy midget.
And like a booming force of nature or your crazy loveable southern aunty. Here comes Euryale, ready to give hugs and sugah to everyone. LOL
I could use a bit of Euryale in my life, I suspect & hope her ‘bit’s’ are industrial size.
Second panel: Creepy Tina lips.
For those who thought it couldn’t get sweeter than the last panel yesterday, Miss Gorgeous Gorgon decided to prove you wrong …
Feel the diabetes kicking in yet? 😀
Just waiting for the insulin shock to hit.
T: And what will it be today, Miss E?
E: Oh, my usual Sucrose Fructose Frappe Latte with extra Corn Syrup, if you please, ‘ma dearie!
That’s so sweet it’s absolutely diabetic.
[Pun jar clink.]
Yep. Mine kicked in about 20 years ago…
…and Jin’s ribs have just healed completely…
no, they just transfered the upcoming anticipated pain to Monica’s.
with the tremendous amount of cleavage on display today, I have to give in to temptation:
“Today’s episode is brought to you by the letter ‘Y’.”
Nah – the letters B, C and G
I thought Monica was up to the letter”J”.
She’s WELL beyond that. She’s been complaining about her bras shrinking several times since then.
😀 ya need a capital O eitha side of tha Y…. 😀 😀
<3 Euryale I wanna be her when I grow up!
I seem to remember a time when folks thought that Tina was too positive and sunshiny. Euryale has her beat several times over.
If Tina is sunshiny, Euryale is a Type IA supernova going off. Between the fearsome cheersome and the shock-wave hug, it’s a miracle anyone survives.
Tina’s zipper…ehh…well…. *glup* i think i need some new underwear.
Tiiny pic, but biiig scary impact.
Oh, and Euriyale *wriggles pinky in ear, trying to get the tinitus to abate* I guess she’s about to serve giant Stiefel of beer?
What odds that Euryale knows just exactly where to find an island for Monica?
Somewhere in the Med.
It has a simply amazing sculpture garden.
Yes, Euryale’s sister was a wonderful sculptor. Her pieces always involved such rich detail. Too bad she had a tendency to put those looks of utter terror on her sculptures.
Some of the histories say it wasn’t just terror… it was repugnance. Medusa’s island happened to be close to Circe’s, and Circe had been running a sort of combined barn-yard, slaughterhouse, and exotic petting zoo for decades. If you were downwind of that sort of Bandini Mountain for very long, you’d have a pretty clenched expression on your face, too!
According to Euryale here, http://wapsisquare.com/comic/sister-medusa/, Medusa and Perseus set up a shop selling stone lawn ornaments. I’d like to think they are still there.
Now THEREwould be an interesting partnership in the barrista business – Tina and Euryale! The Pan-demon-ium Goth and the Goodgoshgolly Gorgon!! I love the idea of those two forming a friendship. I just love the idea of those two anyhow!!!
That would be a wonderful idea… even in Real Life. A goth and a southern belle would make an unbelievable (and utterly irresistible) business team.
Abagail Shuto (from NCIS) would be a good canidate for the goth.
Who would be the southern belle (must have more than two brain cells talking to one another)
Dolly Parton? No Dumb Blonde, she!
Paula Deen! She can do pastries, too!
Egads! Euryale looks like she’s channeling Dorothy Gale. 🙂
Which, on further thought, makes sense. Her personality is rather like a tornado. 😀
Never mind the punchline – Tina’s zipper is just… disturbing…
Oh, he!!. I’m a sucker for Southern accents.
Euryale Looks like Ellymae Clampett…But probably Sounds like…PAULA DEAN! (I STILL can’t believe she Deep-Fried a stick of BUTTER on her show.) 🙂
Believe it! 🙂 Fried butter’s actually pretty good…then again, I didn’t eat a stick of it. I ate a small fried butter ball that was drizzled with honey and cinnamon. 🙂
Batter fried butter?
Better Crocker, eat your heart out…
and someone pass the defribulator…
Could be a very bad combination. Human budy saturated with that much flammable oil… joules of electricity… spark… you could end with an inferno in place of a patient. Embarrassing to explain to the next of kin.
In the days of my misspent youth I once helped construct a Boy Scout campfire – 6′ of dry wood, plus about 20 pounds of discarded government surplus cooking lard. It literally melted metal once it got going.
My two cents – give her a hat with a price tag hanging from it, and it’s obvious that Euryale is definitely channeling Minnie Pearl. HOWDEEEEEEEEEEEY!
That’s pretty close, alright!
I’m loving the gingham dress!
aaaand along comes the fangirl 😀
Yeah, but I REALLY like this new Psycho-babe!!!!!
Yea Tina! I just brain-flashed a scene from ‘Beetlejuice’…
Wait… don’t tell Bud? Wasn’t that Bud giving them the vulcanology lecture?
Regarding blowing themselves up a second time. =)
“We’ll walk through the fire… some people will never learn…”
Nice Buffy reference there. (“Once More With Feeling” also happens to be one of my favorite episodes)
I thought it was rather brilliantly done… a risk that paid off. The way that Giles’ and Tara’s individual songs turned into a duet was one of the neatest bits of songwriting I’ve encountered in quite a while.
There isn’t much difference between a pyroclastic cloud of a volcano half a mile away and cracking open a giant sea urchin, is there?
Well, the first time was due to honest ignorance.
The second time was clearly a “drunk and stupid” situation.
It’s embarrassing to have to admit to your mates, that you just put yourself in the running for the Zinfandel J. Darwin Award of the week.
Yup, and throw in a “Lucky SOB” award for Monica having what is most likely a guardian ‘demon’ running her emergency group teleporter.
I wonder what brings our favourite snake-haired belle to our mortal midst?
does it matter? She’s here now.
Enjoy the ride…
Enjoy the fanfare…
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!!!!
Christ that is the most adorable Gorgon ever, bar none.
She gets better and more adorable…
MUCH more adorable…
VERY much more adorable…
SO much more adorable…
>>>looks around frightfully and starts shivering in fear<<<
Any helpful person recall when-abouts we last hung out with this character?
Monica’s first trip the the library annex.
That was the start of the ONLY time we met this… wonderful… personality.
All i could think about for 2 beats when E showed was “Agghhh! too bright, too bright!” That much sunshine in a room could be dangerous.
Yee haw, Doggies! Ellie Mae, git them critters out of the see-ment pond, the Drysdales ‘r comin’ over for roast possum!
I wonder if her hugs recharge Hit Points?
Chi, fer shure, and possibly mana!
“…there beneath a street lamp, I met a southern belle…”
HOORAY! Euryale is back! She’s a keeper Paul, she’s a keeper…
– and i love that Paul is starting to use his new characters. this should be a fascinating arc.
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