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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2010, 05:07:36 pm »
(I got my boyfriend and his best friend addicted to Flipside. Success!)

And what a surprise!  Moss is being a jerk.  Though I wonder, being in this dark room in a place with delusional mages, if they're going to mess with her some more.  Especially with that ominous cover we have.

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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2010, 03:48:22 pm »
Story feels like it's moving a bit slowly but maybe it's trying to create some sort of creepy feeling.  I'm thinking that she might already be in this warp box thing but it's hard to make sense of anything thats going on in this place.  Still hoping that they'll get some degree of answers in this chapter before they leave.
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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2010, 03:51:12 pm »
For some reason I get visions of the box at the start of Superman when the three get expelled from Krypton.  :-\
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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2010, 04:05:21 pm »
Heh, good call.  I can't remember where I read or saw it but I could have sworn that Brion mentioned somewhere that the gang would finally reach Eschelon in the next chapter... Maybe it was in the 4th book... or maybe I imagined it *shrug*

Speaking of the books, it occurs to me that the next chapter will likely be the last chapter of book 5.  I wonder who will make a cover appearance for that one.  I'm guessing we'll have another Maytag facing us as she seems to have been the most prominent character for most of the chapters in this book... unless Moss or someone else joins the Scooby gang.
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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2010, 06:24:26 pm »
NEW PAGE!

Ha! It's probably been uploaded automatically as per Brion's message.  But hasn't updated the front page as he mentioned it wouldn't due to some problem.

OK.... I thought we might actually see something that made a little sense after she fell through that trap door but... I got nothing.  I'm just gonna say that these people, their castle and everything around them is just beyond bizzaro. Even Maytag seems to be thinking so now and we once thought that she was about as eccentric as you could get.
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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2010, 11:49:46 pm »
Yeah... pretty naked girl crawling around on all fours. Nothing sexual to see here...



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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2010, 11:57:58 pm »
I must admit - the sound effects made me laugh.

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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2010, 02:21:06 am »
You saw it in one of the intermissions Charles.  Is it me or does these guys have a baloon fetish?
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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2010, 01:47:12 pm »
It's Danzig.  He has a thing for big, squishy balls.

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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2010, 04:15:27 pm »
Yeah... pretty naked girl crawling around on all threes. Nothing sexual to see here...

fixed it for you

You saw it in one of the intermissions Charles.  Is it me or does these guys have a baloon fetish?

Ahh yep. The last intermission said the next "story arc" would take place in Eschelon... Now what constitutes a story arc in here, is it a chapter or the next load of books?  If its books then we should have one more chapter to go after this.  There might also be a side story considering the fact that Brion usually needs more material than can be found in 5 chapters to fill a book (much like the Bloody Mary side story).
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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2010, 08:07:31 pm »
Well, May should have no trouble dealing with nice, squishy balls.

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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2010, 04:18:14 pm »
New page is up again... more bubbles and another door.

So the page summary is pretty much this

page2: Bern, Crest and Glyph imprisoned  ;D
page3: Maytag and Moss look at a bridge   ???
page4: bridge revealed as a mural, they enter darkness  :-\
page5: more darkness  :'(
page6: more darkness and trap door  :'(
page7: bubbles  :-\
page8: more bubbles and door  :-X

I don't know what to think... Is it some sort of test of sensory perception?  First you're in what seems like an endless dark space and then you're completely surrounded by bubbles which would probably cause someone claustrophobic to go into cardiac arrest.  *meh* if she steps out with her hair standing on end then I guess the bubbles were just there to charge her up and the next person to get a hand shake will get the shock of his life.  If its some series of safeguards to prevent people from getting in then it appears to be failing big time.

I wonder if Maytag is on her toes and keeping mindful that there could be a point to all this nonsense that might be dangerous.  Personally I'm still truly puzzled myself about the purpose of the tests they've been put through thus far, together with the latest moves.
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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2010, 03:49:46 am »
i just want to clear something i'm still a little confused about, the Glyph in the bath...
that wasn't the real Glyph was it?

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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2010, 09:14:45 am »
i just want to clear something i'm still a little confused about, the Glyph in the bath...
that wasn't the real Glyph was it?

According to Fata (who has yet to be caught lying), the Glyph in the bath is an illusion like the Crest, Umber combo and Maytag's suit.

As for the purpose of these "obstacles,"

1.) It's reasonable to assume that these people work for or with the "Thin Man" as they have "friendly" relations with "Melter" who is a known Thin Man minion.

2.) They like playing mind games on people, judging from the bath and stair episodes.

3.) They are running our heroes like rats in a maze. Checking their skills and abilities, and general level of adaptability.

4.) Their elevator doesn't quite reach the top floor if you catch my meaning.
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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2010, 10:56:40 am »
According to Fata (who has yet to be caught lying), the Glyph in the bath is an illusion like the Crest, Umber combo and Maytag's suit.

Any chance you know what page that on? >.>; I don't it was ever said for certain in the comic whether that Glyph was one of the twins or Fata, actually for that matter they never said it wasn't actually Glyph, though due to the eyes I think it was safe to say it was one of the twins.
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« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2010, 07:45:49 pm »
The plot is getting very strange, I'm assuming that these are all just illusions affecting May to prevent the escape of prisoners. Moss is probably just standing next to her in some corridor laughing.

Side note: I always thought that Maytag would enjoy being surrounded by huge balls while being naked.  :-X

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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2010, 08:31:03 pm »
According to Fata (who has yet to be caught lying), the Glyph in the bath is an illusion like the Crest, Umber combo and Maytag's suit.

Any chance you know what page that on? >.>; I don't it was ever said for certain in the comic whether that Glyph was one of the twins or Fata, actually for that matter they never said it wasn't actually Glyph, though due to the eyes I think it was safe to say it was one of the twins.

http://www.flipsidecomics.com/comic.php?i=900

It was Fata's illusion of Regina who said it was an illusion.  In that sense, I guess you could argue that the illusion of Regina was lying about being Regina so there could be lies in what was said before Fata revealed herself.  Its certainly possible that she might lie about that if Glyph is one of their own and they don't want to reveal his role or anything... Although Bern hasn't had any of this information about illusions, so if she remembers what happened in the bath and she's alone in a room with Glyph right now... could she cut out his eyes with only her fingers?

As for the twins *shrug* I'm guessing it's just an ability to duplicate/clone yourself multiple times and bring the clones back together.  Thats probably how she can claim that she's never done anything to anyone that she hasn't done to herself *lol*
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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2010, 09:04:58 pm »
Ah, Thanks, that explains why I couldn't find it, I was looking at just the Fata pages.
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« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2010, 12:38:22 am »
page2: Bern, Crest and Glyph imprisoned  ;D
page3: Maytag and Moss look at a bridge   ???
page4: bridge revealed as a mural, they enter darkness  :-\
page5: more darkness  :'(
page6: more darkness and trap door  :'(
page7: bubbles  :-\
page8: more bubbles and door  :-X

I don't know what to think... Is it some sort of test of sensory perception?

Well, seems like it, I think, it is just a trick to get her out of balance...

What did Moss say again "I was planning to help you all along. I have my own reasons"

Maybe there is something else behind it all, Moss wants for Maitag to find out, so he can use or take that...
*shrug*


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« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2010, 04:51:02 am »
page2: Bern, Crest and Glyph imprisoned  ;D
page3: Maytag and Moss look at a bridge   ???
page4: bridge revealed as a mural, they enter darkness  :-\
page5: more darkness  :'(
page6: more darkness and trap door  :'(
page7: bubbles  :-\
page8: more bubbles and door  :-X

I don't know what to think... Is it some sort of test of sensory perception?

Well, seems like it, I think, it is just a trick to get her out of balance...

What did Moss say again "I was planning to help you all along. I have my own reasons"

Maybe there is something else behind it all, Moss wants for Maitag to find out, so he can use or take that...
*shrug*


it could be another one of moss' obsession with exploiting peoples weaknesses. perhaps he wants to get at his 'idiot' uncle danzig's weakness or something?

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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2010, 06:31:15 am »
According to Fata (who has yet to be caught lying), the Glyph in the bath is an illusion like the Crest, Umber combo and Maytag's suit.

Any chance you know what page that on? >.>; I don't it was ever said for certain in the comic whether that Glyph was one of the twins or Fata, actually for that matter they never said it wasn't actually Glyph, though due to the eyes I think it was safe to say it was one of the twins.


Fata's exact words (interviewing Maytag after the failed "seduction" scene) were "Don't worry about that guy in the bath, he was just an illusion."

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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2010, 03:29:29 pm »
hmmm, certainly makes me wonder what weakness Moss has seen in all the others at the castle.  He hinted at the weakness of the twins but I'm betting Fata not caring is a hint at her weakness as well.

...actually, I wonder what he'd see if he looked at Melter.
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« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2010, 04:21:19 pm »
...or the thin man.

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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2010, 07:04:38 pm »
Well. Someone has interesting tastes in porn.

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« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2010, 02:37:06 am »
Well. Someone has interesting tastes in porn.
I guess that guy would call it art.

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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2010, 04:11:10 am »
Is this a hint of what is going to happen to our intrepid gang?
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« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2010, 05:48:30 am »
You can tell a lot about someone's mindset by the art he/she likes. In this case, I'd say psychoses. Several really nasty ones.

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Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2010, 03:13:14 pm »
See, now all this reeks of the Thin Man.  His creations have almost always been from young women.

It also makes me worry about the image of Fata on the cover of the chapter and the memory of her lower half fading to nothingness.  I thought that maybe it didn't exist but now I wonder if she was hiding it with illusions (heck, unless she can teleport her entire presence there was just an illusion).  I'm just thinking of it after seeing that first statue with the lower body of serpents.

Hmmm, I'm also reminded of Maytag's interest in the paintings she saw when they first arrived: http://www.flipsidecomics.com/comic.php?i=824

Which makes me wonder if there's more to the painting than simply showing an image (some sort of portal to a trapped soul or something?)
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« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2010, 10:26:07 pm »
Well. Someone has interesting tastes in porn.
Strange.  Don't most people keep theirs in a box under the bed and not in the hallway?

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« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2010, 05:59:01 am »
Strange.  Don't most people keep theirs in a box under the bed and not in the hallway?
Depends on if it's generally regarded porn. Some people look at pictures like theese: http://littlefairytaleprincess.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/botticelli_venus1.jpg , http://www.abcgallery.com/R/rubens/rubens49.jpg and complain about porn.
Well, this one would fit more in that gallery: http://www.darquesied.com/images/Gallery/wk77_Rubens_Venus.jpg