02/08/17 New Outfits Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent In case that background is too detailed for you to see, HERE IS A LARGER-RES VERSION. And I swear this is the end (for now) of beating up on Mauricio. But it was necessary to show HOW MUCH he doesn’t want to kill others. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 02/06/17 Mauricio’s Options 02/13/17 Devyat’s Happiness 21 Comments Jude February 8, 2017 at 12:35 am 10 months ago Plus it also shows the depth of empathy in Joyce and Anesu. Let’s hope Hwan shows more concern since clothes aren’t much of an issue for him – nor for Bikkie but I haven’t see any evidence of empathy in Bikkie …yet. War Pig February 8, 2017 at 1:18 am 10 months ago I wish someone would come up with a real world recipe for a Limbic-Fizzler. Something with a good, strong kick. andreas February 8, 2017 at 4:52 am 10 months ago I dimly remember mixing one to go along with a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. But for some reason I cannot recall any of the ingredients or steps involved, apart from adding an olive in the end. Nor the year, in whose company that was, let alone which star system. Sorry. Yawnitz February 10, 2017 at 12:45 am 10 months ago It would be funny if it is just another renamed “Gin & Tonic.” Coyoty February 8, 2017 at 2:29 am 10 months ago Those sleeves must look like smoke. Are there going to be two Jabbys now? Will Jabby One try to attach itself to a new host? Will they realize they can reproduce by severing themselves from hosts and finding new ones? Is this how the Borg started? Peter Rogan February 8, 2017 at 4:33 pm 10 months ago And what sort of conscience will either of them have? The concept of Jabby growing a new Mauricio is at least as disturbing as Mauricio biologically compelled to grow (not re-grow; it was never a part of him to begin with) a new sentient but murderous intrinsic weapon. Congratulations, Chris; you’ve come up with a weapon I find more queasy-making than Robert Jon Williams’s bionic tongue. Muzhik February 8, 2017 at 6:32 pm 10 months ago @Coyoty and @Peter Rogan, not to worry. Jabby’s designer was so thorough that I imagine he designed Jabby so that if it DID get cut off, it would dissolve into mono-organic goo as soon as its replacement had grown and was ready for action. Otherwise you’d see hundreds and hundreds of cheap knockoffs. andreas February 8, 2017 at 4:42 am 10 months ago This is the funniest ill-fated hero’s journey of struggling against an evil-spirited, dragon-slaying weapon I have read since the tale of Túrin Turambar in Tolkin’s Children of Húrin. Bleak, forlorn, salvation to be only found in death – wait, does this suit come with a matching waistcoat? Muzhik February 8, 2017 at 6:28 pm 10 months ago @andreas, who cares! Just make sure it has a matching tie and handkerchief. TB February 8, 2017 at 10:47 pm 10 months ago You really want an Evil Weapon story, check out Michael Moorcock’s “Elric” series. I’m trying to figure out where the Jabbynanos are going to find fifty pounds of metal in Mauricio’s body cells. Mauricio may have to start eating some silverware. Peter Rogan February 9, 2017 at 8:09 pm 10 months ago See Muhzik’s idea of the original weapon becoming a metallic goo. Mmm, mmm, is it soup yet? Knicholas February 8, 2017 at 5:50 am 10 months ago For some reason, maybe because he is always screaming, I always hear Sam Kinison’s voice coming out of Bikkie. Night-Gaunt49 February 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm 10 months ago I don’t think the device will let you die. It must keep functioning so its host must too. A sentient host at that. Quirel February 9, 2017 at 12:54 am 10 months ago I’m sorry, but my suspension of disbelief has been shattered beyond repair. Self-optimizing arm cannons made of nanoscopic goop? Yeah, that’s fine. FTL drives that slip between particles of light, and other FTL drives that go faster because light is 97% darkness? Not a problem. But an Australian saying ‘body shaming’ unironically? I dunno… is it a translation error? Coyoty February 9, 2017 at 4:28 am 10 months ago Not just an Australian. A kangaroo. What do kangaroos care about clothed or unclothed appearances? 0z79 February 9, 2017 at 3:15 pm 10 months ago According to Tank Girl, very little. Nessus February 9, 2017 at 10:58 pm 10 months ago I’m a little confused by Anesu’s comment about not being six years old anymore, as It’s not clear (to me, at least) what she’s objecting to. I figure it can’t be the idea of precisely fitting clothes, as she wears pretty much a leotard. Is it something about wanting to make her own clothes? Maybe something about the colors or designs available (which don’t see, so this can only be blue-sky guessed at)? Whatever she’s on about, I feel like I’m missing the other half needed to get it. Christopher Baldwin February 9, 2017 at 11:11 pm 10 months ago @Nessus, Oh, it’s just a silly comment in response to Hwan. She’s suggesting that wearing baggy clothes is immature, that adults should wear clothes that “fit.” I have known some people who think a lot about fashion who think there is truth to this. 🙂 Gregg February 18, 2017 at 4:03 am 10 months ago Is there in truth, no baggy pants? Meran August 23, 2017 at 9:41 am 4 months ago I think it’s funny since she’s wearing ~feathers as a drape-skirt, like the 6 yr olds I’ve known. Leotard/yoga pants are common. Meran August 23, 2017 at 9:42 am 4 months ago And Joyce! Her skin doesn’t look like it’s metal.. did she get the upgrades?? 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