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Bonus Story Discussion
« on: January 16, 2013, 02:44:20 am »
This is the thread for discussing the Bonus Story, Chapter B.  This story will show us a bit of Polly and Bernadette's past!  As usual, it will be 15 pages and will only be up temporarily, until it eventually becomes an exclusive to Book 7.

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 11:17:26 am »
Sweet, Bonus!

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 12:11:38 am »
Nice!
I wanted to learn a bit about Polly and it seems this side chapter will give us exactly that.
Will it go as much back to tell us about Polly childhood or just her gang time?

I would bet that Bern arrival to the gang will make Polly heart brighten from the black color :-*

And the real name is Polymer Lyrica, parents must have hated her :P

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 07:44:43 pm »
Excited for this story. I'm happy to find out more about Polly.

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 05:01:00 pm »
I wonder if we'll find out how Bern got her scar? We know it came from Polly/Blackbird, and if this is all a flashback anyways it may be a good time for it!

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 01:11:39 am »
I wonder if we'll find out how Bern got her scar? We know it came from Polly/Blackbird, and if this is all a flashback anyways it may be a good time for it!
That should be expected from such a backstory?
And I don't think such a scar could be done with Polly ball thingie :-\

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 03:59:18 pm »
I wonder if we'll find out how Bern got her scar? We know it came from Polly/Blackbird, and if this is all a flashback anyways it may be a good time for it!
That should be expected from such a backstory?
And I don't think such a scar could be done with Polly ball thingie :-\

But she says so. http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=1293
Admittedly, Bern's scar does seem like more of a blade wound...

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 06:56:22 pm »
I wonder if we'll find out how Bern got her scar? We know it came from Polly/Blackbird, and if this is all a flashback anyways it may be a good time for it!
That should be expected from such a backstory?
And I don't think such a scar could be done with Polly ball thingie :-\

But she says so. http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=1293
Admittedly, Bern's scar does seem like more of a blade wound...
Scar like that? Nah, propably not. They tend to be neater, straighter. That looks more like a tear, burn, or something jagged but not terribly sharp.

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 05:54:28 am »
I wonder why people dont write in this topic. I think its very cool sidestory.

+ i love Polly, she's pretty, deadly and we can see her as an teenage arrogent gank leader, and also as caring adult woman. About pretty - i think she looks better than May, Bern and Regina. :)

The fun part is Bern would actually like to be with her if there wasn't her/maytag relationship. I have a feeling there might be funny story there later. After all, the only one who would opose "open relationship" is Bern. May wouldnt giva a damn if Bern didn't.


I have no idea how ball thingie works. Blackbird doesnt seem to be a sorcerer. If it is a magic item - anyone could get one, and probably many people would wonder around with those. Also i dont see the possibility of her using it with mundane methods. So magic? But how did she get it?

+ Nobody ever stole it while she slept. This would imply there is some connection to her.

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 01:32:15 pm »
I don't think we've seen it in action enough, really.

We've seen her fight with it two, three times. Polly is always against one or two opponents, and she stands still while using it. It might require a lot of concentration to use.
As far as 'feats of a warrior', the sort of things Bern pulls off all the time, we haven't seen anything active at all from Polly. This makes me wonder if she's actually strong, or if it's just her weapon doing all the work. 

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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013, 12:49:54 am »
Oh Polly, someone will soon get a moralising speech from Bern...

I too wonder about the ball, if it's a magical weapon type, I too would not see Polly as a sorcerer type.

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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013, 01:35:05 am »
She got some mad looks in the last page. Blades under fingertips? Totally torture/scaring, and not the kinky type.

This is from where Bern could have scar.

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2013, 11:54:35 am »
Yeah, I'm betting this is where the scar comes from.

This doesn't seem like it would be a fond memory for Bern though...

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2013, 01:46:07 am »
Yeah, it would fit the scar profile ::)

But for that to happen, Polly would need to be nagged by Bern a lot, or maybe Bern qustioning her policy will make them fight for real for the leadership of the gang, to the first blood?

Looking at them how these two started and fallen for each later, it's even more off than May and Bern becoming a loving couple :P

I just hope in future there will be some conflict between first love and a true love case, I so wanna see May discovering the feeling of jealousity...

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2013, 04:47:21 am »
No shit. You believe that?

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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2013, 10:21:37 am »
Maybe Bern just likes them different? Polly and May are certainly uh... odd birds.

I really don't think May can get jealous though. Simply because Maytag always operates by "if my love is happy then so am I" thing.
Even if Bern left Maytag for Polly, I think Maytag would be very sad about it, but also supportive.
I just can't imagine her clinging to anyone, for any reason.

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2013, 12:48:31 am »
Ok...
So Polly is a sorcerer?
Metal one.
Or the ball is magical weapon?
Or both?

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2013, 10:57:26 pm »
Yesss. There's the scar.
I am very satisfied by this.

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2013, 03:21:21 pm »
And there's why she still has it.  Very nice.

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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2013, 11:44:35 pm »
And still Bern acts a bit in naive way at least looking how the past chapter played out for her...

I doubt more scars coming from punishment from Enforcers will make her change her morality and mentality, rather will strenghten that.

Also nice reminder left from a first love ;)

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« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2013, 07:49:38 am »
Oh Bern. Why would you crush on this woman?  She's crazy.

Obviously, Polly turned out alright in the end but... sheesh.

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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2013, 12:58:08 am »
Oh Bern. Why would you crush on this woman?  She's crazy.

Obviously, Polly turned out alright in the end but... sheesh.
To be true how a monogamous conservative lesbian falls in love with either goth sexy violence freak or a bisexual free love to all cheating jester, both not in Bern morality range by a mile, raises some questions ;)
Bern needs a wife which would stay at home and would cook for her and then kiss her when she would be back from bodyguard job and then had sex under the covers :P
Damn power of love...

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Re: Bonus Story Discussion
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2013, 05:41:40 pm »
Seeing it now, Clairen reminds me a lot of May in some ways... In both appearance and a little bit in personality.

And yeah, Bern definitely has a 'type' at this point.