08/02/17 Nogg Doesn’t Goof Off




Veff is like a bad penny that keeps turning up. A lovely expression from the 18th century meaning counterfeit money that you keep getting and trying to fob off on others.


    1. Nezumi

      Well, she’s half-Eeb and we have no evidence whether she’s been modified-clamped or whether halfbreeds have the same telekinetic limitations as the ones deliberately engineered without it. I’m not counting on it, but I’m not willing to rule it out, either.

  1. Peter Rogan

    Veff’s not very bright, coming back to the ship where he was humiliated at least three times. What a glutton for punishment. Well, if that’s what he wants, so be it. Going to be fun to see Devyat pushed beyond her limits, to be sure.

  2. Seymour Joseph

    King’s dialogue in 3rd panel is really awkward: “If you can’t save Aulton’s destruction, at least postpone it as long as you can.”

    Nogg isn’t trying to “save the destruction” he’s trying to save the planet.

    Could be better reworded as:

    “If you can’t save Aulton from destruction, at least postpone it as long as you can.”
    “If you can’t save Aulton, at least postpone it’s destruction as long as you can.”

  3. Zobot257

    I almost feel like Nogg doesn’t deserve the crap that happened in this strip. Certainly his reputation precedes him, but pretty much everything going wrong WOULD have happened anyway if he didn’t come along.

    Then I remember he abducted four earthlings again. So he probably deserves at least the stress.

  4. fookiesan

    Might I recommend the Big Black song “Bad Penny” for another concise illustration of the concept — as long as your tolerance for vulgarity and highly processed industrial guitar shred is high.

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