Blah, blah, first, blah… Reminds me of Monster Squad when the little girl tells the other guys not to be chicken shyt…
Somehow…the relic in Shelly’s fist reminds me of a bathtub drain plug. (I’m sorry, Paul…)
Oh hey look there’s TINA!!!! 😀
And for some reason I thought Tina was wearing a bandage. I now have the sudden urge to pick flowers.
Guys, guys, lets keep our eyes … um … our attention on the important things, shall we?
Yesterday, Tina’s suit had a twist in the top. Today, it doesn’t.
Artifact? Oh. That thing.
Yeah. i noticed that too…
Alright everyone, I think we are all forgoting to ask one very important question………
Why did Monica and Bud put shirts on over thier swim suits!!!!!!!! 🙂
Knighttrap: exactly… very bad form, it’s summer init??? 🙂
Early spring, I think; a little chilly for prolonged skimpy swimwear wearing yet. (It’s 43 degrees F outside today and RAINING!! 😀 )
Danzier: well in UK its 25 C or more! 🙂 (77 F to you 🙂 )
but then it is early afternoon here…
Actually, it was a half-twist … which converted it into a Moebius surface, which means everything inside it should have been outside it, and vice-versa…
Just one more example of how Topology is not isomorphic to the real world. . . .
. . . Darn it!
Womens Wear, first floor! (Why are girl cloths so complicated? Always morphing like that.)
She is looking very nice today. And her eyes are swirly today; they are so variable, I’m never sure if any particular appearance means anything.
Really? I always thought it looked like an old-style vaccum tube.
Lol, poor Bud. And dear lord there are too many damn fine ass ladies in todays page.
You can never, I REPEAT, NEVER! have too many fine women anywhere, at any time.
I disagree. More than one in the same room, if they all think that you’re dating them exclusively, is too many.
I’m not to worried. Not even exotic apparitions can penetrate the granite that is Shelly’s head.
Also, It would seem that my “tassles tied to the relic” idea is shot.
1. The object was drained when M touched it. It will take time to recharge.
2. The object is attuned to glyph readers.
3. The object is a manifestation of “The Dancing Frog.”
4. Your speculation here…
Wait a min. It matches what description? I wasn’t aware they had any idea what the relic looked like.
Opps. That should have gone in a post of it’s own. Sorry about that Atomic.
Ask not for whom the banshee howls–it howls for thee.
4. The Banshee has left the artifact/relic, and is now in Monica.
5. Shelly has an immunity Monica doesn’t.
O/~”Hello mah baby. Hello mah honey. Hello mah Ragtime gaaaaaaaaal! Honey, you kissed mah wires. Baby mah heart’s on fiiiiiiiire! If you refuse me, honey you’ll lose me, and you’ll be left alone. So, baby come on, and tell me I’m yer ooooooooowwwwnnnnn!” O/~
Awesome 🙂 🙂 🙂
Does no one remember this? http://wapsisquare.com/comic/a-dream/
She’s had weird reactions to artifacts before…
Oh SNAP!!! You’re right…..totally forgot. Lemme guess..Shelly’s mom wasn’t “just” a linguist….. (Shaman..anyone?)
Hmm, good point.
Interesting that Shelly doesn’t seem to be having the same adverse reaction Monica (and the submarine crew) did.
Maybe it doesn’t work on Golems.
Is there still speculation that Shelly is a construct? I thought Paul had answered that one.
But, I go with Atomic’s #2. Or maybe #3.
But she does seem a tad More Than Human.
Side effect of being a Demon Doorway, even if sealed. Monica can ‘poit’, Shelly’s got superhuman strength.
I just think that Shelly is just too boneheaded/dense to be affected by the relic. What I mean is that Shelly is a magical null when it come to sensing magic.
And that may be the true nature of Shelly’s gifts. She’s her strength goes beyond the mere physical strength. She basically metaphorically and literally ripped her personal demons out of their normal existence. And she merged them into Conscience.
Shelly isn’t a golem. She is notoriously thick-skulled, though.
No, it doesn’t work on people who have their own scary little mini-banshee.
Isn’t this why Shelly was chosen to accompany Bud to Ireland? Because she has some sort of built-in immunity as a result of her consolidation of demons into her conscience?
Yes, Shelly is the perfect choice for the trip to Ireland.
Got that right. It could be disastrous if they sent some thick skulled hothead who went around just grabbing stuff without a second thought.
You mean like Monica?
or without the hot head part, Bud. (KA-BOOM)
Thank goodness it’s only Tuesday.
I guess it’s time to begin the insane speculation on why Shelly can touch the artifact safely. We know it did its weird thing when Monica touched it, as well as the Nazi captain (a perfectly mundane human). I suspect that the artifact has something to do with the demons of the person who touches it, and Shelly is safe because she has creepy girl rather than actual demons, but I could just be making crazy talk.
That’s as good a guess as any. I guess they’d have to get Amanda to try it next. Fortunately we don’t have to wait all weekend to find out more so we might as well sit back and wait … Yeah, like that’s gonna happen.
No, no, get Tina to touch it! Let’s see how the Banshee and the Demon Collective get along! ^_^
I 2nd the creepy girl
I personally wouldnt go up against that brat and i dont think a bainshee would either.
Personaly I think Creepy Girl just scares the crap out of other demons. The Banshee is probably to afraid to come out.
From past references, any demon that tries to get into Shelly ends up in the ‘boiler room’.
the cloth on the other side… it goes there, which means that there might also be people that end up there. it’s good there’s someone that can warn shelly they’re in there, so they can be poited somewhere safe. if there’s a part of jin in the thing, it may be that the others are also missing something that’s been put in artifacts, just that their reaction isn’t as extreme. the part of jin… it’d be psychotherapied till it was ‘ok’ before getting out, possibly, then into jin, and all’s good.
except the other part of the cloth is 1. in the demon realm
2. doesn’t work since Shelly’s “Tattoo” was ripped off her body.
I would wait until tomorrow to see if Shelly can touch the aritfact safely. The last frame might be just the instant before the vision kicks in. Tomorrow she might be standing there with her eyes bulging out and drool running off her chin.
It looks like the submarine captain had the good sense to hold the artifact by the chain: http://wapsisquare.com/comic/down-with-the-ship/
We have no information on whether he was immune or not. I suspect he wasn’t.
Is it just me or does the Hotness Factor in this comic just keep going UP? LOL 😀
It seems that Paul was visited by the three ghosts of Fan Service: Happiness past, Present Giddyness and Future Ebay.
And may he keep it in his heart everyday of the year!
i like that 😀
Shell bell’s probably immune to the Relic’s effects because her ‘inner demon’ matches well with whatever the heck is inside that thing…
Either that, or the banshee just found the boiler room, and CG gave her a swift kick into the incinerator…you know, for the lulz.
so it’s a some sort of key but for what for?
Love Shels expression while saying “you did what to the what!?”
The first panel is so full of win…
The man in me reads this comic for the ladies….
but the geek in me reads it for the speculation of historical lore!
The geek in me has enough room for both. The roll player in me reads this for ideas.
Haha, tousche, but i was trying to reference Family Guy. 😛
“We’re looking for”? Was Tina originally one of the “find the thingie” group?
What is your gravatar icon of? Reminds me of Von Pinn from Girl Genius, but it isn’t colored in the same style as that comic, so I’m thinking I could be wrong.
It’s from last Sunday’s 9 Chickweed Lane.
The young lady is Edda Burber, a twenty-something ballet dancer and general all-round handful. The strip linked above features Edda dropping in to visit Sister Steven (“Sister Godzilla” to the inmates) the headmistress at St Camilla’s (“Saint Godzilla’s”) Catholic high school, where she was Rather More Than A Handful. (But is remembered with, and remembers those days) with great fondness.
I’m currently using four avatars, all from 9CL, tied to different e-mail addresses. Three are Edda in her Very Scary phase; one is her grandmother, taken from her adventures as a USO singer and spy in World War Two…
Ah… informative, but also curses for linking me to a new webcomic. I already read too many as is, and have a habit of getting sucked into new ones all too easily.
Kinda my own fault for asking, though, but the resemblance seemed too uncanny not to. 😛
Heh! I kinda like Tina’s slightly bug-eyed “gulp!” look coming from the side. And Shelly’s completely gormless expression to balance it off.
Who next in a bikini?? Phix? Cats DO like to sprawl out in the sun.
None of my cats ever put on a suit to lay in the sun…
The shocked looks of M ,Bud and Tina are priceless. They just cannot fathom what they are seeing I guess..
Sooo..there is more to Shelly than we are led to believe, hmm?
Tina, dear, you’re um, falling out. Here, let me help you with that….
Uh……her cup runneth over? Sort of?
lso, she seems to have a buffer underrun…”
“Also she seems…
Shush, don’t say anything, just sit back and enjoy.
Well, what do you know, Shelly is immune, apparently.
I think Shelly is going to be immune to the artifact. Monica was affected immediately when she touched it and the effect was dramatic. Maybe, like it was mentioned ‘creepy girl’ slammed the door shut on the spooky lady in the lantern like object. Maybe Shelly’s Comanche heritage does not play well with Irish magic. We’ll find out tomorrow, unless a certain dog orders pizza.
I love the expression on Acacia “Island Destroyer” Budur raging against the unfairness of it all. She’s never going to live this down even if they fix the darn island.
Either way, it’ll be good to send Shelly along to Ireland to retrieve whatever it is to which this thing attaches…
Well..yes. Despite her rather eh “tempestuous” nature she’s gonna ba a true asset if she is, as it appears here, inmmune to a high degree to scary banshees, beasties and long-legged….ehhh…wait.. “long-legged beasties” would be a problem…. Let’s just hope the rest of the artifacts aren’t cooped-up in spider-ridden caves, or underground dwellings…
Of course my webcomic cousin grabbed it! As my Ka-Koo would tell us, “Only bad people have anything to fear from ghosts.” Not to mention Comanche hardheadedness as mentioned above. They do have a little talked-about reputation for putting the jinx on other tribes’ spiritual ways. Can’t rightfully speak about if it works on the Irish, not only am I four tribes, but on the Choctaw side, I’ve got a bit of that as well. All I got from there was a bit of weird luck, and the urge to pick up a big stick and wallop somebody whenever bagpipes play. Go figure.
I think we found our Thing Bearer.
Nooooo, preciousssss….we wants the thing for ourselvesssssss…….
One does not just WALK into Mor- I mean, Ireland!
And that’s all I have to say about that.
I. Like. Buds. SHATNER sticato Its…….Verygood.
Hmm. Strange. I always thought. It was. A bit more spread out.
NOROBIN? I. prefer, the old, Adam West, syncopation, old chum.
and more hand waving and poses.. 🙂
I always thought the Shatner Staccatto was due to a pissed-off teleprompter controller… /shrug
Does this mean that Shelly’s immune, or that Monica’s susceptible?
Probably the former, then again, Bud hasn’t touched it yet, and neither has Tina. Any of the Golem girls, or Tina’s collective, would be a good indicator, as well as Amanda, who will probably “accidentally” touch it later.
And if the later is in a corner and the former walks under it will they get hit by the black cat?
if i read that correctly….
sorry you lost me.. XP
The reason why Shelly isnt affected by the artifact is obvious. The artifact being somewhat aware (showing Monica what she needed to see) of its wielder, the artifacts survival instinct kicked in while being grabbed by Shelly’s vice-like hand. Knowing instantly that Shelly’s lag of restraint usually dont end well for small inanimated metallic items like itself. Showing Shelly something scary (like a spider) and the artifact might end up flat like a stainless steel frothing cup or being thrown into orbit 😀
Shelly : artifact :: Bombadil : Ring
Which means you can’t give it to the one person who’s immune to keep it safe…
Yes ,exactly the same observation that made my fantasy and D&D -addled friends hate me with a vigour unheard of. (plus the fact that I dared stating bluntly that I had actually enjoyed “The Phantom Menace” (apparently a sin more despicable than genocide..)
Even when I, as a peace-offering, read that inedible bit of fake-history and gobbledygook from a College professor that apparently knew about people taking him far too seriously, and seemingly wrote those complex and meandering papers “The Silmarillion” just to to frustrate the hell out of those fan-people… Gotta love the guy.. (Later I discovered I was one of the very few in that circle that actually took the time to work his way through it in the original english….tsss)
Logic can be quite deadly to a good story…
“A Ring” A story in a couple of words: Ring is evil, carried by evil-immune forest-dweller to volcano. Ring tossed into volcano. FIN”
But noooo.. he had to involve weak-brained, whiney and pathetic dwarf-dudes.. 😆
Just kidding 🙂
As Tolkien, as Paul : it’s the journey that’s the most imporatant, not the result.
I don’t think I would ever compare Shelly to a old guy with poor choice in fashion who talks to trees and writes his own music.
Still a good analogy, though.
When Shelly holds it, it looks like a hammer.
Looks more like she’s holding up a cross to a trio of vampires. Is that a lens on the end of the right arm of the thing? Maybe when plugged in all 3 extensions project something?
It also somehow reminds me of a, what’s it called? One of those humongous projectors used for projecting starcharts on domed ceilings..looks like dumbells with eyes allover..damn! cannot remember for the ife of it..planetarium??..
So, the “projection-bit” doesn’t sound far-fetched. Remember that light also played a major role in fixing the calendar-machine.
The planetarium is the whole building. They call the projector a projector. So, right on both counts. 😀
It looks more like a key of some kind. I’m guessing those descending pins fit into something.
It can be both.
why is it that shelly seems to be either the one who isnt affected by something or she is some lost piece of a puzzle?
*SIGH* Shelly, Shelly, Shelly… (hangs and shakes head)
To break up the tension, we need Jin and Alan poiting in dripping with fuel oil and seawater, with Jin saying, “WTF Bud! Stinky said you blew up the damn island!?”
HA! THAT WOULD BE PERFECT! 😀 😀 😀
BTW, I’m really lovin’ the facial expressions today.
Well that’s not good.
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