Childhood's End

The Toymaker Assassination Saga


20th Nov 2018, 7:17 PM
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lirvilas 20th Nov 2018, 7:17 PM
Had to take a break but I'm back in the saddle.

MR, hope you like the appearance of Wildebees's big-ass 45 ACP!
Microraptor 21st Nov 2018, 2:04 PM
@ Lirv: I was half assuming you were breaking your "daily update" streak due to this Thanksgiving thing you Americans tend to do, being around the corner...

And yes, Wildebees' gun is sufficiently big-ass and badass!

Also, I notice that her bun loosened!


ProfEtheric 20th Nov 2018, 7:34 PM
And that would be the Drosselmeyer protocol in panel 1. It is as I suspected / was afraid.

"We got company" seems to be shorthand for "fucking quit whatever you're doing and pay attention"...
lirvilas 20th Nov 2018, 9:06 PM
Whoa, what are you, the Broward County Board of Elections?

This shit ain't over yet, bub! (Check your email.)
anonymous coward 21st Nov 2018, 9:06 AM
Confusing, and convincingly ugly brawling. Maybe it's a tiny, little bit too confusing.

-Is that Wendell or someone else getting elbowed in panel 1?
-Is that someone picking someone else's holster in panel 2?
-In panel 1 Wildebees seems to still be upright, did someone knock her down or did she intentionally fall by panel 3?
-Wildebees is in the middle of getting gangbeat, where did she find the time and focus open her holster, draw and point her sidearm?
-Did the goon squad really show up to try to "arrest Bettina Timmy," right in the middle of the street where people and cameras could see it? That seems... politically risky without a warrant.
-If so, did anybody chase her when she ran?
-So far including Wendell himself we've seen four distinct MSV goons in this brawl with Wildebees. Is there more than one car of these guys at work?
ProfEtheric 24th Nov 2018, 12:51 AM
Let me try my hand at helping you read this situation, AC (long time no correspond).

1) That seems to be someone else getting elbowed. Wendell seems to be the one saying "Fuck it".

2) That seems to be Wendell reaching for his piece.

3) I'm guessing she wasn't fully upright in 1, and has fallen back by 3 (for a wonderful Woo-esque moment).

4) Wendell is busy speechifying and pulling his piece, Baldy seems distracted, and we don't currently see the other guy (see below).

5) That does seem to be the case. Also remember, this is the same team that, in the future, launches a full on invasion on the streets of this same city...

6) We didn't see anyone chasing Bettina. They seem to have had their hands full with Wildebees.

7) I count three in going back over the pages. They all seemed to come from the same car.

How'd I do lirv?
anonymous coward 25th Nov 2018, 4:44 PM
Thanks for the effort, and hope you've been doing well.

I was pretty sure the guy in the first panel was a different MSV thug from Wendell, to bring the count up to four, because that looked like a guy with a mustache. You're probably right, guessing by the fact that these people are dressing up as 'evil, anonymized, intimidating, suited thugs' with the sunglasses, and only Wendell has lost his so far.
Microraptor 25th Nov 2018, 5:24 PM
"...because that looked like a guy with a mustache."

Instead, it's a bloodstache! :-D
anonymous coward 26th Nov 2018, 2:55 PM
Er, not nasolabial folds?
Microraptor 26th Nov 2018, 3:36 PM
Yeah OK, that too.
(But "blood & nasiolabial foldstache" doesn't sound as catchy...)
anonymous coward 26th Nov 2018, 5:32 PM
Oh, no question: "Bloodstache" is high on the list of potential names for punk bands, and you have to worry about the cultural deprivation of anybody who doesn't appreciate that.
sigpig 21st Nov 2018, 3:36 PM
I thought she had a .50 cal Desert Eagle.
lirvilas 21st Nov 2018, 3:48 PM
To do what? Hunt boar?
Microraptor 21st Nov 2018, 6:33 PM
Wildebees was in the Ostrich War and in Iraq - but neither in the Boar Wars nor in the Boer Wars...
sigpig 24th Nov 2018, 8:47 AM
I have ancestors that were in that war (on the British side).
Microraptor 24th Nov 2018, 1:26 PM
That sounds like quite an interesting piece of family history.

(The reason I mentioned the Boer Wars, apart from the pun, is that Wildebees is supposed to be partly of Boer ancestry.)
lirvilas 24th Nov 2018, 1:28 PM
An ancestor of "Sigpig" in the "Boar" wars.

Sorry, I know I'm not helping.
sigpig 24th Nov 2018, 1:42 PM
Also had an ancestor who served at the Khyber Pass. I was -almost- sent near there...
NeilKapit 21st Nov 2018, 8:48 PM
"Rules of Engagement are for Pussies" is a perfect sign this is part of the Let It Ride universe :)
Microraptor 24th Nov 2018, 1:22 PM
What comes next page, on the other hand, is rather unusual for the LIR-verse... :-D
lirvilas 24th Nov 2018, 1:26 PM
OH MR if you only KNEW

you'll find it ironic that NeilKapit is commenting on this sequence

you'll see, you'll see
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