Book 3 - Page 70

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Book 3 - Page 70
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elecampane wrote:
But where did all Stanley's chest hair go?
Just compare to this
Now he looks like a child, which is somewhat creepy, megalomania and all

Overall art continues to improve, imo.


And notice Zhopa changed his armor before the 7th panel, when it has stripes going the opposite direction as before.
No, the stripes still run down toward the right leg.
Thecommander236 wrote:

It does seem familiar, but then again, it is a basic shape. I think I've seen a lawn ornament or a garden tool that looked like that. If you're a Homestar Runner fan, there's a faceless worm in a few episodes. Even weirder, it put me in mind of a children's game by Hasbro called "Cootie" -- something I couldn't place at first because I haven't played it in about 20 years. But the only resemblance there is color scheme; the game uses bugs, not worms, and they definitely have faces.


Maybe something from WorldRunner? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odvamQHZy2w

My first thought was Centipede, but the color change definitely suggests gummy worm. It could also be a reference to Snake/Nibbles (the simple snake that eats, grows, and dies when it runs into itself).
tgillet1 wrote:
Thecommander236 wrote:

It does seem familiar, but then again, it is a basic shape. I think I've seen a lawn ornament or a garden tool that looked like that. If you're a Homestar Runner fan, there's a faceless worm in a few episodes. Even weirder, it put me in mind of a children's game by Hasbro called "Cootie" -- something I couldn't place at first because I haven't played it in about 20 years. But the only resemblance there is color scheme; the game uses bugs, not worms, and they definitely have faces.


Maybe something from WorldRunner? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odvamQHZy2w

My first thought was Centipede, but the color change definitely suggests gummy worm. It could also be a reference to Snake/Nibbles (the simple snake that eats, grows, and dies when it runs into itself).


Nay, the World runner enemies have eyes and the Centipede and Snake/Nibbles don't have mouths in most versions. Or at least not round mouths with no teeth.
Zhopa!!!!!!!! Great episode! One of my favorite character, hope we get to see him evolve and have a meaningful part in the story (i.e. Fated). Also, his signamancy seem to have altered subtly: he is still a big bear but now more fit and muscular.
On another note, I bet that as a self-aware tower/city, Jed has very strong opinion on how he should be upgraded and having a Twoll around with the Fabrication special will not go unnoticed or underused. I wonder if Jed has leadership or authority over units or just wily enough to influence unit orders (ex: nag Stanley into calling for Zhopa).
Commander, was it a creature in a sort-of choose-your-own-adventure book where the choices were partially solvable puzzles instead of really branching storylines, and you were a spy in a futuristic setting?

I remember some robots with a very similar aesthetic in one I had, so it wouldn't be surprising if that exact worm appeared in another volume.
bensans wrote:
Zhopa!!!!!!!! Great episode! One of my favorite character, hope we get to see him evolve and have a meaningful part in the story (i.e. Fated). Also, his signamancy seem to have altered subtly: he is still a big bear but now more fit and muscular.

Well Zhopa did start life as a garrison unit with no move (as you know, unlike a garrison unit with move). So maybe his signs indicate that he now has move?
Spacerock already has twolls wandering around, Stanley could've had any one of them fix it. He wants Zhopa specifically, because he doesn't trust the others.
I think it's less a matter of trust, and more a matter of power and hierarchy. Zhopa is HIS Lackey. He's the boss, he gets to order whatever he wants, and the guy who is officially labeled as his personal servant is far away. He wants to fix that.

Fixing the head is merely a convenient punchline. A "well, while you're here I guess you might as well be useful, so I'm going to pretend this is why I summoned you."
Yeah, giving him an excuse to summon Zhopa is probably the right idea. That's what Stanley would do. He had already summoned the twoll, but I can seeing him thinking of that retroactively.