02/26/18 – Mauricio’s Deficiency 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 Sunday was my birthday, and I had a lovely time out seeing “The Dark Crystal” on the big screen and then having dinner at a friend’s house afterwards. Hard to top that! First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 02/21/18 – Not Shutting Up 02/28/18 – Inquisitive Parenting 16 Comments War Pig February 26, 2018 at 2:17 am 2 years ago I’m guessing your dinner out was nothing like the Skeksis’ dinner scene. Gregg Eshelman February 26, 2018 at 4:41 am 2 years ago Some of the Skeksis puppets were redressed and used in an episode of Farscape. http://farscape.wikia.com/wiki/Halosian caribouchat February 26, 2018 at 2:38 am 2 years ago I love Wezzle. Coyoty February 26, 2018 at 4:40 am 2 years ago I have to say this before I forget it: Do not taunt Jabby Fun Ball. Herandar February 26, 2018 at 7:41 am 2 years ago Now he’s just manipulating Mauricio… Nomi February 26, 2018 at 1:42 pm 2 years ago Mauricio sure got that right hand re-attached in a hurry. @Herandar: without a doubt. Wezzle is a master manipulator. Efogoto February 26, 2018 at 8:29 pm 2 years ago Why reattach when growing a new one is so easy? Sure it causes Mauricio pain, but that’s a mere side-effect. Herandar February 26, 2018 at 7:25 pm 2 years ago Mauricio’s true deficiency: Sanity. Reread 02/14/2018 strip panel 4 and then 02/21/2018 last 4 panels. Nicely done, Chris. Muzhik February 26, 2018 at 7:46 pm 2 years ago Hippo Birdy, Christopher! “The Dark Crystal” has my favorite mis-remembered movie line. (Don’t correct me. I know it’s wrong. I like my version better.) “It is the End. And the Beginning. They’re both the same, you know.” Muzhik February 26, 2018 at 7:53 pm 2 years ago And Wezzel? Take it from me: If Stockholm Syndrome will get you a date with the prom queen, then jag talar Svenska. midwestmutt February 26, 2018 at 7:55 pm 2 years ago Typo in panel 4. taking/talking. Christopher Baldwin February 26, 2018 at 8:40 pm 2 years ago Thank you, @Midwestmutt! Will fix! 🙂 clacke February 26, 2018 at 8:31 pm 2 years ago Haven’t seen The Dark Crystal. Looked it up and it looks like a must-see. And I saw this: > In May 2017, it was announced that The Jim Henson Company in association with Netflix would produce a prequel series titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Shooting is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2017 with Louis Leterrier as director. Oooh. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Crystal TB February 27, 2018 at 1:52 am 2 years ago “Dark Crystal” didn’t get a tenth of the respect it deserved in theaters, but it’s become a favorite in later years, and was always a favorite of mine. A classic example of the creativity of Henson’s effects people in the days before CGI. Morten February 27, 2018 at 1:54 am 2 years ago I was just thinking how Mauricio need some time alone with his right hand but a couple of tentacles is even better! Meran February 27, 2018 at 2:50 am 2 years ago Yes, knew about the new Dark Crystal thing. Loved the movie, have it in several forms, have named a Pom Fizzgigg, have practiced drawing little creatures from the film (with Froud’s blessing!), have many of the books! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.