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  1. Pandora's Aberration Apocalypse

    If you also love the Death Star, read the rest of the post.
  2. Pandora's Aberration Apocalypse

    If anyone out there is interested, I've discovered what Dan had in mind when he set up the Spider Vampire attack on Diane in So a Date at the Mall. It's the Moser Tower, which holds the Millenium Carrilon. It has some woods nearby and is part of Riverwalk Park--very much near the center of Naperville, IL, if you search for it on Google Maps. It's also very close to Naperville Central High, probably Dan's model for Moperville South. Both are well within four miles of the Fox Valley Mall, probably Dan's model for the Moperville Mall. In fact, Moperville Central is on Aurora Avenue, which becomes New York Avenue in Aurora, and the north entrance to the mall area is on that street. The four relevant canon references: Nanase, Diane, and Charlotte figure out a good place for one of the griffins to be found. (Panel 5) Charlotte tells Dame Tara that place has a tower, fitting Tara's guess about what her wife would need to find her temporary home again after going any distance away from it. (Panel 5) First sight of the spider vampire, sitting atop the tower (Panel 5) Diane and Charlotte arrive at the tower. (Panel 1 for a change) I found these factoids fooling around with Nukemap, using a 164 kiloton surface burst to get a four-mile radius for the 1-psi ring from the center of the Fox Valley Mall. If you want to try out different radii, you'll have to guesstimate the yield of the weapon to get the outer radius you want; it took me about five tries to get to get a less than 1% margin of error.
  3. Pandora's Aberration Apocalypse

    Sadly, Viking booze technology never developed schnapps. They had to get drunk on mead, which is made from honey. And that's why newly married couples go off on honeymoons.
  4. Story, Monday March 19, 2018

    Well, which Magus? All we really know is that the diamond produced (at least) two bodies with different-colored clothes and hair. Should we be married to the idea that the one with brown hair is Elliot? Anyway, the one that looks more like Magus looks to be helpless on the ground now, and Ellen is probably concentrating on keeping Sirleck restrained. So Magus, whichever body he's in and how many of him there may be, should have a chance to at least start to apologize and explain before the kicking of crap begins. Elliot might also been aware while he was merged with or possessed by Magus, so he might provide some defense. Forgiveness seems to be one of Elliot's strong points, at least when its forgiving sins against himself.
  5. Story, Monday March 19, 2018

    No, it doesn't look the same. It also doesn't look the same as Elliot's jacket on Friday, which is one reason why I so quickly decided my first amazing crackpot theory for the current comic was most likely wrong (and a bitter disappointment, that.) It's stated in the first panel of #2464 of Part 23: The Fate of Magic. Uryuom aren't mentioned at all in any other place in Fate. Neither is Uryuom-based magic mentioned anywhere in Pandora's conversation with the Emmisary way back in the second part of Sister III. The Will of Magic of magic in that single reference is answering Tedd's question of how long is too long to hold a transformation without it becoming permanent under the new rules for human magic. That doesn't say that there won't be any changes in Uryuom-based magic, or in the difficulty of people with Uryuom-based magic acquiring, learning, or inheriting human-based. Yes, I'm thinking that Dan might be thinking the whole entertaining but restrictive argument Dan made in Q&A #7 was a mistake like he thought Ellen not being able to resist Sirleck was a mistake--unless Dan was trolling us as the last panel in that same #2203 just might hint at. And why should you care, any of you? Well, consider what Tedd and Grace's kids will be like. If they can't inherit human magic potential, they can't be wizards or seers. Seems like ending the line that produced the most important Seer on Planet Earth for hundreds of years or even of all human history up to this day might be something that the Will of Magic would like not to happen. Ever wonder why Magic sent its Emissary to Grace?
  6. Story, Monday March 19, 2018

    Yes, they do. The whole of The Fate of Magic took place in a nebulous realm that was more like a dream than anything else. Any amount of time could have passed--or none at all from the viewpoint of the waking world. Remember how long Tedd's conversation with the whales actually lasted and how long it seemed to last? I don't think it took anything like three hours, though. I think it happened effectively instantly after Pandora's reset.
  7. Pandora's Aberration Apocalypse

    Makes sense to me, too. I think the previous selves of Helen and Demetrius thought Elliot was some kind of ghost looking to possess a body to live again; they said something like "your time is over," didn't they. Turned out they were sort of right, although Magus only possessed Elliot for a short time, insisting on touching the diamond to make a new body for himself and give Elliot back his own. You deserve cookies not just from me but everyone else, including maybe Dan. He might not have figured that out himself.
  8. Story, Monday March 19, 2018

    The thought also occurs to me that while magic may have changed only minimally for humans (at least by the less-than-completely-fathomable standards of the Will of Magic), it may have changed for former humans like Sirleck, and perhaps for part-humans like Grace and her siblings, nonhumans like Uryuoms, maybe even for Immortals such as, say, Voltaire. In other words, Dan may have given himself license to change anything he said about magic before.
  9. Story, Monday March 19, 2018

    The lights in the sky happened before avoiding the raccoon and the elevated pulse, so maybe the magic reset also happened before them. Maybe the magic change gave Ellen the ability to read Sirleck's mind, figure out what he was up to, and finally start to fight back now that Elliot and Magus are separated.
  10. Story, Monday March 19, 2018

    Okay, maybe I'll lose a cookie on this one. Looking again at Dan's commentary, he seems to say that's Ellen fighting back. Dan said in the his final paragraph that Ellen's not literally holding Sirleck back, and the second Ellen's hair looks more like Ellen Ellen's hair, and Dan just said this wasn't literally was happening, didn't he? But that still doesn't make it clear that Ellen is figuratively holding Sirleck back, does it? The red herrings may be be spawning here. I'll hold on to my cookie until it does become clear, one way or another. If it ever does.
  11. Story, Monday March 19, 2018

    And more of them! More boxed sets!
  12. Story, Monday March 19, 2018

    See also my revised last post.
  13. Story, Monday March 19, 2018

    Ellen's been aware, but that doesn't look like Ellen behind Ellen in the last panel. Taller, no sign of breasts, different jacket, and can see and reach into the spirit plane Sirleck has been hiding in. Which, I believe, I said Elliot's vision thing might give him the power to do in the commentary to Friday's comic. Added: If you're about to fire back that Elliot is knocked out on the ground in front of Ashley, remember that Elliot wasn't unconscious after the last time he touched the Dewitchery Diamond. Also, recall that the title of this chapter is "Elliots and Ellens".
  14. Pandora's Aberration Apocalypse

    A good point on its own, but you completely missed the reference to Men in Black.
  15. Pandora's Aberration Apocalypse

    They didn't remember why they were protecting Elliot back in Sister II. And they have consistently put hunting Aberrations over protecting Elliot. And they didn't actually protect Elliot from anyone but Sirleck until Helena found out Voltaire was provoking Dame Tara to attack Elliot. Priorities still seemed to be skewed toward killing Aberrations when detected. And Sirleck is definitely an Aberration, not just a mere monster, summoning, or whatever the Goo was. I'm getting out of sequence here, but I'm not going to correct the sequence and risk falling even further behind the curve. Okay, should have looked it up. Thanks. However, just because Dan made up Abner hastily doesn't mean he won't be important. Maybe, but I wouldn't take my cookie off the Elliots just yet. Not to mention fielders missing a catches that lose night games and bump them down to the minors where they babble about those damned lights in the sky for the rest of their careers.