06/21/18 – Gounder’s Throne Room Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Better safe than slurry. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 06/20/18 – Finding The Gounder 06/25/18 – Disarmed 22 Comments Nathanyel June 21, 2018 at 2:47 am 4 years ago Five bucks say the Gounder is actually the guy that lead them to the throne room. meerling June 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm 4 years ago I agree. In fact that’s the first thing I thought of when that one showed up and so easily directed them to the supposed “Gounder”. But then it’s such an over used trope, how could I not suspect it? Ok, it’s very common in Earth fiction, but it might be a fairly new idea to the galactics. They may have been around a lot longer relative to human civilization, but we seem to be rather creative in unexpected ways and irritatingly confounding to them. =^_^= andreas June 21, 2018 at 4:01 am 4 years ago The Gordian knot of moral dilemmas is flammable? Final panel: I’m sure it was true? “But better us safe” also sounds a bit hackneyed relative to Jabby’s usual bombast… perhaps “Better to be safe” (than sorry)? [depending on the meaning of safety: physical safety vs safety to not have any potentially guilty party slip through the blinding light of retribution…] Docard June 21, 2018 at 4:30 am 4 years ago Also, Second panel: …the light of a thousand suns? Finn Kenyon June 24, 2018 at 10:50 am 4 years ago I always take some issue with science fiction referring to the light of 1000 suns, do they mean 1000 earth suns, if they aren’t aware of earth what could they possibly mean. Plus stars have a very wide range of luminosities, so that could really be anything. And perhaps they are instead referring to the heat, but colloquially, or some mix, but the same problem occurs. The light of 1000 suns is exactly the kind of thing only an idiot (like jabby) would say. Christopher Baldwin June 24, 2018 at 10:55 am 4 years ago Well, reality is a fine line with this comic, really. Since, theoretically, we all have the “translator chip” implanted in us (as it is with the characters). And so some alien expressions get translated into American English expressions. But, I might change it to “the light of 1000 stars.” As far as luminosity, I always took the expression to mean that it’s really bright, as in, put yourself in a room with these thousand stars and see how well you can see ever again. 🙂 Christopher Baldwin June 21, 2018 at 9:43 am 4 years ago @Andreas, final panel fixed! “Better safe” line I’m leaving alone for now. @Docard, fixed! Thanks, both of you! andreas June 21, 2018 at 5:10 pm 4 years ago | “Better safe” line I’m leaving alone for now. Say no more, I’m not arguing anything in the close vicinity of Jabby 😉 SARA J DAVIS June 21, 2018 at 10:29 am 4 years ago You really can’t argue with the Jabby Logic there. Logic and Morality are not always in the intersecting parts of the Venn Diagram. andreas June 21, 2018 at 5:12 pm 4 years ago | You really can’t argue with the Jabby Logic Well, technically you can – albeit only for a very short period of time… War Pig June 21, 2018 at 11:24 am 4 years ago I guess for Jabby it’s; “Kill ’em all and let Satan sort them out”. Seamus MacLeod June 21, 2018 at 11:45 am 4 years ago More just “Kill ’em all.” I don’t think Jabby is remotely interested in sorting the aftermath. I don’t think he particularly cares what else is left after achieving his goals. Efogoto June 21, 2018 at 11:46 am 4 years ago I don’t think it matters to Jabby if they get sorted afterwards. Efogoto June 21, 2018 at 11:47 am 4 years ago Ninja’d! Drat. Nathanyel June 22, 2018 at 4:16 am 4 years ago Mad King Jabby TB June 21, 2018 at 1:16 pm 4 years ago You have to admit, Jabby has a point. There’s a lot of really sneaky people running around in this strip. MooseHowl June 21, 2018 at 9:41 pm 4 years ago Hmmmmm. So, I notice that the Gounder’s throne just happens to have the exact same colour scheme as Jabby does. Mmmmmm-hmmmmmmmm. Coyoty June 21, 2018 at 11:42 pm 4 years ago The Gounder may be considering Wezzle’s “If you can’t beat ’em, fawn all over ’em” strategy about now. Gregg Eshelman June 22, 2018 at 5:50 am 4 years ago One or more of the 70 Maxims probably applies here. Peter Rogan June 22, 2018 at 1:59 pm 4 years ago Moral arrogance means never having to explain why you will never say ‘sorry.’ Muzhik June 22, 2018 at 8:37 pm 4 years ago “Schlock Mercenary” recently had a tee-shirt for sale that read, Mad science means never having to say, “Hey! What’s the worst that can happen?!” monomalo August 1, 2018 at 11:12 pm 4 years ago Hah! I love that Gounder is hanging off the ceiling above the throne instead of sitting in it… (I know this isn’t the first time we’ve seen that, but the first time I mistakenly thought he was leaping up out of the throne with the sheer joy of having established himself as a primo-baddass…) >.< Leave a Reply to MooseHowl 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.