Had a good week. My girlfriend got to see Morrisey (and I wandered around the big(ger) city, pondering life, food, and the new novel). We explored the local history museum which had lots of dead birds. Cadfael ditched his collar, but perhaps his timing isn’t all off since it is near Halloween and he’s a black kitty so we shouldn’t let him roam much for the next week or so.
I have a fun link for you all! The first issue of the online magazine Perihelion! And even better, I have two comics on the site (at the bottom of the page), check ’em out. 🙂
Oh, and we watched the dark comedic strange Norwegian thriller Headhunters, and the silly and somewhat surreal new Woody Allen movie To Rome With Love. Good times.
Dimitri… is… epic!
More or less like Russian politics, except less blood.
WOW! He’s good!
So a being from a dark planet is now the head of the GOB. Interesting.
Cadfael, interesting name for a cat.
I will never get tired of Dmitri kicking ass.
Ah poor Pierrot, he tried to play by the rules and thus didn’t do nearly so well in GOB assembly room.
You are legend!
One cool thing is, if anyone claims the zapping was faked, an impartial investigation will show that the gun was at full power, because it was.
OK, so he had built his resistance to being zapped, the Eeb provided the levitation; but how did he get his eyes to be green on panel 9?
Dimitri is sure full of resources…
Sounds like you were in Albany NY. The Big(ger) city? Morrisey just played at the Palace Theater last week and the New York State Museum has lots of dead birds on display. Am I right?
@Vincent_G, the eeb AND Dimitri levitated him(self) (remember Dimitri has part of a clamped eeb brain now). The green, that was just a special effect.
@Jpthunk, Morrisey was indeed Albany, but it was a small local museum.
Wow. Talk about leaving nothing to chance!
“Nothing to chance?” Well, Dimitri was counting on Halip convincing everyone to put their guns on “stun.” As far as I know, Dimitri is not immune to kill shots.
And by the way ALL Russians can turn their eyes green. Not many people know this. Usually you have to get one very drunk to convince him to show you.
And everybody knows that getting a russian drunk while staying alive yourself i a daunting task.
Helmut Kohl, former german canchellor used to dring a pint of vegetable oil before meeting op with Boris Jelzin, to line his stomach.
An he had a hundred and fifty punds on Jelzin………
@TB, I meant, their thinking seems to have been– Well, they might not just elect him Apex Speaker based on his charisma, let’s also have him rise from the dead. Well that might not be enough either, let’s have him levitate into the air with a dramatic green glow. Well that STILL might not be enough, let’s have his eyes glowing green afterward. Well wait no even all that might not be enough, let’s have a profound show of humility to cap it all off.
There’s no kill like overkill.
Dimitri, you habeeb the potential.
Perihelion looks like lots of fun — thanks? I really needed something else to read, oh hell yeah…
@zb, or as Howard Tayler of “Schlock Mercenary” puts it:
There is no overkill. There is only “Open Fire” and “Time to reload”!
I don’t meet to many Cadfael fans these days. Perfect name for a cat. I’m totally stealing it if I ever get one.
I also thought it was a overkill, but the strip claims an Apex Speaker needs 93% of the votes.
Damn, any misstep and Dimitri is dead, Overkill normally seems like an effort of the writer to awe us, where he mistakes in toning it up too much.
You could consider that Dimitri overacted to guarantee a 93% of vote, or that Chris put a 93% of vote to enable him to exaggerate in Dimitri’s performance.
What I actually felt is, that this comic was rushed, like this one in particular would have a better impact have it been split in two of the same size but with the same happenings.
@Bill_Kamp, I can’t tell you how many times I went back and forth on splitting it in two!
All I could think of after reading the blog blurb was “some people got to see Morrissey and I didn’t”.
Hopefully the tour will continue soonish.