Comic 56 - 5.2.23

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Chippewa Ghost 2nd May 2017, 8:00 PM edit delete
Chippewa Ghost
As I’m sure some of you have figured out, “Chuck” is a wee bit limited in his phraseology. If you (or your characters) were stuck quoting from an author/songwriter/other constraint, who or what do you think would give you the most mileage? I’ll take the obvious answer: the Bible thankyoupulpfiction

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Cooke 2nd May 2017, 8:44 PM edit delete reply
Cooke
Something tells me those shotguns would be the equivilant of shooting steel plating with pellets if used on The Boogey Man. Guy's a bloody walking tank! And he can rhyme too!
Chippewa Ghost 3rd May 2017, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Been on travel, wish I'd been driving a tank, it's a total war out there on the roads.

And yes, there are ways to kill the Bogey Man. One of them has already been mentioned.
Microraptor 2nd May 2017, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Microraptor
Somebody should give that poor scientist woman first aid... No idea how exactly, though. By giving her a peppermint drop??

Personally, I find Tolkien to be quite quotable:
"ALL SHALL LOVE ME AND DESPAIR!"
"The Eagles! The Eagles are coming!"
"Fly, you fools!" <-- (I actually used that one in my comic...)

(Oh, and I almost forgot, I had that one character who (in an intentionally barely readable font) only quoted the Beowulf epos. In Old English though, and I probably horribly mangled some sentences due to the fact that I don't actually understand Old English...)
Chippewa Ghost 2nd May 2017, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Fabs, gimme some links! I mean, nobody understands Old English, but that's pretty badass quoting Beowulf.

And you can never go wrong with Tolkien lines!
Microraptor 3rd May 2017, 8:36 AM edit delete reply
Microraptor
Links? Uh, OK. Here are the three pages with said character. (Easily recognizable by the brown speech balloons with the ugly letters.)
And here is my source for the quotes (and their meanings, I tried to choose somewhat situation-appropiate ones), the original text side by side with an (modern) English and a German translation.
ProfEtheric 2nd May 2017, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
I see Tona hasn't lost any of her.. er... diplomacy skills... :P

One author-type? I'm going to go with Joss Whedon. I'm fairly certain that there is no situation that couldn't be covered by 7 seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 5 seasons of Angel, a half-season of Firefly (plus Serenity), 2 seasons of Dollhouse, Toy Story, Alien: Resurrection, Titan AE, Atlantis: the Lost Empire, parts of Speed and Twister, 24 issues of Astonishing X-Men, 6 issues of Runaways, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, The Cabin in the Woods, and the first two Avengers films, among others.

If I was going for sheer entertainment value, though, I'd stick with Grant Morrison. :)
Chippewa Ghost 3rd May 2017, 9:02 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
I AM A LEAF ON THE WIND

Been on the road, doing a lot of talking. I wish I was as persuasive as Tona...
Seabiscuit 2nd May 2017, 9:51 PM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Oh man, that line in the last panel... Chilling! The good kind of chilling... Excellent effect!
E: Good lord I can't think of anyone I'd wanna be stuck repeating forever D:
Chippewa Ghost 3rd May 2017, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Thanks! And yeah I agree that playing the quote game is best left as a game.
anonymous coward 3rd May 2017, 9:03 AM edit delete reply
Tolkien is taken, the Bible is off limits. For sheer snark value I'd go with Frank Herbert's Dune series, because there were so many books in it. Other good series for sheer volume of printed words includes Robert Jordan's door-stopper series of The Wheel of Time, or perhaps GRR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. If I were being a little more careful, perhaps the corpus of Roman and Greek myth? That has been translated into so very many languages, and spawned so much fanfiction (including substantial chunks of modern comics).

If I hated someone? Curse them with Stephani Meyer's Twilight series.
Chippewa Ghost 3rd May 2017, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
There's probably a heap of good quotes in Dune, Wheel of Time, and Fire and Ice. However, unless there's like a "definitive" edition of a myth, that may be a little problematic. The Illiad and the Odessey--specific works in other words--are more promising.

And no sir we are not playing with Meyer's landmine of a work, nosir.
sigpig 3rd May 2017, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
sigpig
Steve Erickson's "Malazan Book of the Fallen"...
Chippewa Ghost 4th May 2017, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
One of these days I am going to compile a "reading list" of all the recommendations from y'all. I think I've read all of one book on that list so far... granted Illuminatus is a horse choker of a work...
SMAComix 3rd May 2017, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
SMAComix
So when do we see Tona killing a Turk?
Chippewa Ghost 3rd May 2017, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
I recommend a review of the administration's relations with Turkey before assuming too much about upcoming events in this work.
sigpig 6th May 2017, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
sigpig
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Chippewa Ghost 6th May 2017, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
I believe this is what you wished to depict, SigPig:

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As to why you wanted to, lord knows...
sigpig 6th May 2017, 11:51 AM edit delete reply
sigpig
It was a response to the idea of Tona killing a Turk. I just pictured her wolfing down a Big Turk...