Chapter 14, page 18

February 15th, 2018, 11:00 pm

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ems (Guest) February 16th, 2018, 4:02 am
I have a hunch that this time spice will still have some important part to play later in the story. Also the anti-magic mask could come in handy for fighting magic users on Sardonia.
Merceneiress February 17th, 2018, 3:41 pm
@ems: Yup - that anti-magic mask is a nice find...
Guesticus (Guest) February 16th, 2018, 5:44 am
Really enjoy the attention to detail you put into this, with the reflections in the mirror showing things going on in the background
Merceneiress February 17th, 2018, 3:40 pm
@Guesticus: Thanks, glad you liked the reflections!
Guesticus (Guest) February 16th, 2018, 5:47 am
If the universe implodes, then enjoy the time you do have to live, because even if the universe doesn't end, everyone in it still has an Expiry Date

Probably should know this, butt going to wait and see what things Mirby and the Tirins need to 'fix' (probably something to do with their dad and new-found 'family', oh, and themselves of course)
Jack of Clubs (Guest) February 16th, 2018, 2:30 pm
People ALWAYS find things that are stashed in a place no one can find.
Guesticus (Guest) February 16th, 2018, 5:55 pm
@Jack of Clubs: butt if they don't know what they have found...
Merceneiress February 17th, 2018, 3:50 pm
@Jack of Clubs: That's true...never say never or no one will ever...
stormbringer77 February 20th, 2018, 1:39 am
Noone can find? @Jack of Clubs: Then someone accidentally finds it,checks it out not knowing what it is and starts experimenting with it,which really MESSES THINGS UP and somebody has to go fix it all,AGAIN!Or something totally different but it still gets found and screws the known universe up again.
Merceneiress February 20th, 2018, 8:01 pm
@stormbringer77: Hmm, did you read my script for future episodes? dang!
Guesty McGuestFace (Guest) February 16th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Guesticus (Guest) February 17th, 2018, 7:28 am
@Guesty McGuestFace: you were expecting '69'? :P
Merceneiress February 17th, 2018, 3:39 pm
@Guesty McGuestFace: 85 is the number of a famous Crookspeed baller, Gawsix Threen, from the AstroGrounders Club.
D.D.D. Destroyer (Guest) February 17th, 2018, 6:52 am
Typo in last panel, "your" -> "you're" :)
Merceneiress February 17th, 2018, 3:37 pm
@D.D.D. Destroyer: Thanks --- corrected!
Fafhred (Guest) February 17th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Now they just need to find some dunes to hide that spice.
Some monsters protecting it would also help...
Merceneiress February 18th, 2018, 12:47 am
@Fafhred: haha --- and music in the background by a group named Toto...
Guesticus (Guest) February 18th, 2018, 1:12 pm
@Merceneiress: Iron Maiden knew how To Tame A Land back in '83:
Merceneiress February 18th, 2018, 3:30 pm
@Guesticus: I didn't realize they were such huge fans of Dune. Too bad Frank Herbert didn't like them...
Guesticus (Guest) February 19th, 2018, 4:00 am
@Merceneiress: Maiden is a fan of many literary works (books and movies), if you actually take the time to examine the lyrics of their songs, you can learn quite a bit about history and popular culture (about 90% is about something you can read up about, with the remaining 10% made-up {like "The Number of the Beast", which was inspired by a nightmare, or something})
robnot (Guest) February 18th, 2018, 8:42 am
an poor billy in room with 4 women ( hes at that age)
plus side ,, he gits to see what his hot babe looks like.!!
Guesticus (Guest) February 18th, 2018, 1:25 pm
@robnot: what? Dabs doesn't count? o_O
robnot (Guest) February 19th, 2018, 8:32 am
@Guesticus: nu ,, Tirin , times 2.. an i said (typed)"women" not females/girls..
4, women ,, 5, females,, 1, girl...
Guesticus (Guest) February 19th, 2018, 5:40 pm
@robnot: was just teasing ya :D

@Fafhred: one reason why books never translate well into movies (or TV or even plays), is because a large portion of the book is reliant on the imagination of the reader, what one reader envisions a character to look like, or even a location, may differ wildly from another reader, plus the 'run time', unless you are a speed-reader, some books can take several hours to read, and most movies need to be condensed into under 2 hours
Or, simply, some scenes can not be filmed, for whatever reason, even with todays technology
Merceneiress February 19th, 2018, 8:42 pm
@Guesticus and Ebonbolt: Glad you both liked the expressions of Tirin (little Tirin and Big Tirin's). I am glad they elicited such reactions.

@Fafhred and Guesticus: Well said regarding why books never translate well to movies (especially books that have a special place in one's heart --- no matter what, they just won't translate to the same level in movie-form or mini-series form (all the DUNE ones). That being said, I have enjoyed some movies based on books because they captured the "essence" of the book, like The Fellowship of the Ring.
Can't say that about the Hobbit movies though, unless you're talking about the old animated one from 1977 which I love dearly ("the greaatest adventure is what lies ahead, today and tomorrow are yet to be said...")
Speedy (Guest) May 22nd, 2019, 7:21 pm
@Guesticus: Dabs doesn't count, if she's actually Flin. ;)

What? She has his eyes. If Flin was (is?) a splitter, then why not a shape changer, too?

Beau, don't leave yet. Tirin might've already f***ed this up. She got rid of the Slorn, just like Flin wanted.

If Dabs isn't Flin, then there's a chance she's his daughter, or something. Heck, Flin could've time traveled millenia in the past, and been the reason that men were subjugated on Saronia.
Speedy (Guest) May 22nd, 2019, 7:55 pm
@robnot: Poor Billy looks like he's trying so hard not to check out big Tirin in front of little Tirin.

(Don't stare at big Tirin's boobs! Don't stare at big Tirin's big boobs! Don't stare at big Tirin's nice backside! DON'T GET A HARD-ON WHILE MY TIRIN IS STILL HOLDING THAT BLADE!!!)
Guesticus (Guest) February 19th, 2018, 4:07 am
Looking at the panels again, and the expressions on their faces, probably seeing more than there is, butt Lil Tir's face in panel 5 is like it is full of sadness and sympathy, like she's thinking "Wow! Older Me really had it rough!" (if that makes sense)
Fafhred (Guest) February 19th, 2018, 7:49 am
About Dune:
I actually never watched the movies, I was reading the books back when they were freshly published.
I have NEVER found a movie adaptation of a book to be true to the book it allegedly adapted; I do remember watching a 'movie adaptation' of a book, once, to find out that it was an extented version of roughly 1 chapter of the book, the rest (and context) entirely suppressed.

There were also game adaptations before the movies, if I remember the chronology of spin-offs correctly.
E Hines (Guest) February 20th, 2018, 6:06 am
@Fafhred, @Guesticus: The Spenser and Jesse Stone books by Robert Parker translated well, to a TV series for the former and to made-for-TV movies for the latter.
Until Parker so rudely died. Then the Stone books were continued by a movie producer (with the permission of the estate), but those books read like early drafts of movie scripts and aren't as good.
Eric Hines
Guesticus (Guest) February 20th, 2018, 6:50 am
@E Hines: never heard of those
Wait, do you mean the old "Spenser, For Hire" TV Series? o_O
E Hines (Guest) February 20th, 2018, 7:49 am
@Guesticus: Yep, with Robert Urich and Avery Brooks (later of a Star Trek TV series). I first encountered the TV series while I was stationed in the Philippines, and on return I got into the books.
Eric Hines
Guesticus (Guest) February 20th, 2018, 12:59 pm
@E Hines: can vaguely recall seeing episodes of that

@podman: not a typo, Diddly is saying that Tirin can dance her way to a new future :P
Butt yeah, had noticed it as well, and just thought it funny (to me) asking if she can can-can :P
Ebonbolt February 19th, 2018, 9:40 am
Really love Tirin's expression in panel 6, that wry half-smile.
podman (Guest) February 20th, 2018, 12:15 pm
typo Typo in 4th panel; Beau's speech bubble: "can can"
Great comic
E Hines (Guest) February 20th, 2018, 3:06 pm
@podman, Guesticus: Not a typo. She just stuttered as she contradicted someone she holds in high esteem and who routinely kicks her butt when they spar.
Eric Hines
Merceneiress February 20th, 2018, 8:00 pm
@podman and @Guesticus and @E Hines: Corrected. thanks! Who says I need an editor --- you guys are fine --- even when I make a mistake you guys come up with justifications for it ("dance her way to a new future" --- haha)
Kylo Stimpy (Guest) February 20th, 2018, 8:07 pm
As the heroines complete their moment of resolution, the extinction asteroid continued to plunge directly toward the balmy blue heart of Planet Paradise,

...but at least the screen would be saved.
Feanor (Guest) February 22nd, 2018, 7:16 pm
Dune @ Fafhred
Dune in print is probably in the top five best SF books ever written.
The film was on par with "Plan Nine from Outer Space"

@ Steve
1977 "The Hobbit"? Really dude? wow ...

Oh, and - oh yah ... nice work on the comic.
Guesticus (Guest) February 23rd, 2018, 10:17 am
@Feanor: the '77 animated "The Hobbit" stuck closer to the book than the recent trilogy (love triangle, really? o_O)

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