01/07/19 – How It Was Planned 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 My ankles are itchy. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 01/03/18 – Roll Call 01/08/19 – The Only Solution 11 Comments reader January 7, 2019 at 12:22 am 4 years ago Phew, that moronic subplot has come undone. Not liking that bird/stalk alien. Coyoty January 7, 2019 at 12:44 am 4 years ago Or is it? How do we know Emily didn’t know they would take Wezzle and an apparent fake disarmed bomb to a fake control room and think they rearmed it and bring it to a real control room and not realize it was fake fake disarmed and still really disarmed and they shouldn’t start a space war in the GOB or try to outwit an Earth woman or a Wezzle when death is on the unsecured line? Strain Of Thought January 7, 2019 at 2:20 am 4 years ago See, this kind of thing drives me crazy. Every now and then I run into a quick-thinking morally ambiguous manipulative shyster character, and they drive me up the wall because after three or four reversals, I stop being able to accept that *anything* bad that happens can’t possibly be some intended layer of their recursively tortuous scheming. It completely destroyed the character of Tarvek in Girl Genius for me, because I could never believe he was really on whatever side he was currently claiming to be on, and the endlessly unresolved tension of never being sure what he was really planning was miserable. Owen Smith January 7, 2019 at 12:59 pm 4 years ago I never thought Tarvek was that scheming, it was all bluff. It was always clear to me he is one of the heroes and on the side of Agatha et al. Christopher Baldwin January 7, 2019 at 3:25 pm 4 years ago I’m a bit confused as to who was morally ambiguous here. Flyp has always been an ass. Wezzle has pretty much always been a “good guy.” What nuance did I write that I missed? Efogoto January 7, 2019 at 6:58 pm 4 years ago Wezzle is a good guy, but manipulative. Remember how easily he got Jabby to take out the Gounder? It’s the having of hidden intention, I think, that is being remarked upon. Christopher Baldwin January 7, 2019 at 7:38 pm 4 years ago Ah. Gotcha. Thank you. andreas January 7, 2019 at 5:03 am 4 years ago “Yes, really. You see I, Wezzle, have myself finally lost track of all the betrayals and counter-betrayals, bluffs and counter-bluffs and pretend-pretend-calling of bluffs. So I honestly don’t know whether I should be genuinely alarmed or merely suffering from numerous headaches related from trying to recall growing webs of sub-plotting. At any rate, I guess should act alarmed, one way or the other, so my befuddlement will at least help with the act.” Peter Rogan January 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm 4 years ago Well, we know Emily knows Wezzle would expose part of the exposé that the G.O.B. knows about Hypock’s plans. What she hopes for is that the plotters don’t have a better plot to plotz the Galaxy that she can’t stop. The only problem is that Wezzle may find a way to independently goof up the backup plot so that it actually works, giving Emily more work to do in sudden and dramatic fashion. —-or is that too obvious? Muzhik January 7, 2019 at 9:08 pm 4 years ago You have REALLY got to read “William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars)” ! What I enjoyed most is how in Shakespeare’s version, yes, Jar-Jar Binks is a clown. But remember: in Shakespeare, the clowns were frequently the only ones who could see the big picture and comment on it. So Jar-Jar has some very intelligent observations that he reveals to the audience, especially how he plays the fool in order to bring both races together to defend the planet. All that is needed is for Wezzle to put her tentacles to her face as in the second frame, turn to the fourth wall and say, “Alas! Alack! Our plans have come undone!” Meran January 14, 2019 at 5:51 am 4 years ago This kind of comment makes me really miss the Like or Upvote button. ???? Leave a Reply to Coyoty 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.