Book 3 - Page 66

Book 3 - Page 66
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Steve Jackson wrote:
I liked Panel 4. First direct current-days image of Bunny being anything but a communications device. Between that, her willing to take a chance, and the dialog, I like her better than I did as "Caesar's secret girlfriend who never showed a personality."

Don King is very humane in the way he treats people. It's not just this strip's interaction with Bunny. He had feelings for Bea; he wanted to make the loan to Slately; he talked sense to Jillian at their tea party; he's got to be aware of Bill's hobby, but he permits it. And he still seems to be drinking buddies with Benjamin, even though Benjamin has disobeyed orders. He and Parson would approve of each other in that regard, if they ever get the chance to learn that much about each other.


True, but there is steel in there as well; Bunny leaving her reading of him at that stands to be something that contributed to Ponzi getting croaked. Don King has the signamancy of an amiable mobster; he certainly is amiable.
Anomynous 167 wrote:

Google is for the weak, one has to rely on one's own encyclopedic knowledge of Simpsons.
"24601" was Sideshow Bob's prisoner number in the Simpsons episode Black Widower, the one where Bob tries to kill Selma.


Ah. In that case, I apologize. Alas, my encyclopedic knowledge is quite lacking. I was there for the beginning, but drifted away, and am probably 15 to 20 years out-of-date. Also, Simpsons is scary that way. You know there are people out there who were born with already Simpsons on the Air, and who now have young children growing up on it. (or not, since their parents watched it, and that makes it so old and all...)
Bramble Thorn wrote:
Anomynous 167 wrote:

Google is for the weak, one has to rely on one's own encyclopedic knowledge of Simpsons.
"24601" was Sideshow Bob's prisoner number in the Simpsons episode Black Widower, the one where Bob tries to kill Selma.


Ah. In that case, I apologize. Alas, my encyclopedic knowledge is quite lacking. I was there for the beginning, but drifted away, and am probably 15 to 20 years out-of-date. Also, Simpsons is scary that way. You know there are people out there who were born with already Simpsons on the Air, and who now have young children growing up on it. (or not, since their parents watched it, and that makes it so old and all...)


I'm in the same boat - I actually got to see some of the first Simpsons episodes as they originally aired but haven't really been able to keep up with it. I watch it from time to time, and went to see the movie, but have missed quite a bit of it too. On the other hand, I was fortunate enough to have had the chance to see an Off Broadway production of Les Mis quite a few years ago
:shock::o Come on guys, this is season 3 episode we're talking about. I mean [spoiler=For those that haven't scene any episodes of the Simpson past the 3rd season]Maggy hadn't even shot Mr. Burns yet [/quote] , neither had Sideshow Bob attempted to kill Bart yet. It's one thing to miss a reference or forget it in an episode you haven't scene in yonks; it's another thing to exclaim "There's soo many episodes!" when for the past Decade Fox 8 has been airing episodes from the first five serieses exclusively, on Sunday Mornings from 9am to 12pm.

P.S. Abusing wikipedia for when you have knowledge gaps still counts as having an "encyclopedic knowledge" of a subject. Even if it's not a traditional encyclopedia which is a pink squishy thing often found lodged in people skulls, it's still an encyclopedia.
SeraphRedux wrote:
I think that the great minds don't concern themselves with diplomacy and charisma, perhaps being bad at it in the same way that carnies are naturally good at it.

On an entirely different note, I've noticed Don King's signamancy for his face getting… blockier. The wardrobe changes were mentioned in a previous thread, but does anybody see any similarities here?


The blockier face is just how I like to draw him. He's 'that type' to me, so he gets a meaty face.
Konaa wrote:
Don's hair's WHITENED since the last time we saw him. The stress is not doing good things to his Signamancy.


Just around the back and sides, still dark on top under the crown.
OneHugeTuck wrote:
Anomynous 167 wrote:

Woah woah woah. There is nothing minor about framing a clown for armed robbery.


As far as I'm concerned, anybody willing to dress up as a mime in any way shape or fashion (a la Bunny) deserves anything she gets.

Burned at the stake? Yep.

Mimes are way more evil than clowns.


Nah, A mime is a terrible thing to waste.

So far as the show of force at the portal, I wonder if it might be:

"Baddie has an outdated set of Thinkamancy codes, ciphers, and frequencies, so anything you do, say, or cast is going to be useless. Once we get back to the Temple, we'll apologize, but for now, don't do anything"
Thecommander236 wrote:
Someone else mentioned that Caesar told Bunny the beginning workings of a take-over plan by thinkamancy, but I don't remember that and don't think Caesar would be that careless. I only remember him saying that he thought he was set up to fall into that trap just before TV started popping an heir. He implied that it may have been someone on his side that did it.


You're right, he did not discuss it with her via Thinkagram, at least not on-screen and as far as we can tell not at all.

The reference you ARE thinking about it Book 2, prologue 26. He describes the battle to retake Chocula, which was an ambush attempt by the forces of Carpool. He also later, privately, wonders if he was deliberately sent there to croak so that Don could replace him.

http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/26
OneHugeTuck wrote:


Mimes are way more evil than clowns.


Then clowns must be boopin' saints.

Let's talk about Marcel Marceau, the world's most well known mime.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Marceau

Wikipedia wrote:

As a youth, he lived in hiding and worked with the French Resistance during most of World War II

[...]

As an author, Marceau published two books for children, the Marcel Marceau Alphabet Book and the Marcel Marceau Counting Book

[...]

Marceau was awarded the Wallenberg Medal by the University of Michigan in recognition of his humanitarianism and acts of courage aiding Jews and other refugees during World War II.

[...]

Marceau accepted the honour and responsibilities of serving as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Second World Assembly on Aging, which took place in Madrid, Spain, in April 2002.



Truly this guy is was fiend. :P
This is probably not an original thought, but I'm posting it anyway as I look at the 6th panel of book 3, page 66 (which is to say, 66-6):

As every caster enters her side's portal, she passes by the portraits of her side's croaked casters. There almost has to be some kind of memento mori significance to that configuration.

If I'm correct, the portal represents croaking. And thus, could the Magic Kingdom be a limbo for casters of fallen sides, where they might linger as metaphorical ghosts, mostly unable to affect (the rest of) Erfworld except through the active invitation of a side?