Started by Starcat5, August 10, 2023, 08:48:26 PM
Quote from: InhumanInterest on August 18, 2023, 06:51:57 AMI dunno, it's kind of like with the panthers becoming paranoid, once someone gets paranoid enough it becomes all but impossible for them to break out of an assumption because it's easier to just expand a conspiracy than to correct the error.
Quote from: Raskahn on September 09, 2023, 07:05:32 PMThis power shift between the two of them makes me wonder if the professor has something on Finch.
Quote from: WhyNot? on September 09, 2023, 09:33:35 PMI can see how his return coinciding with Finch going into mourning could feel a bit 'take over-y ish', but he's always been the guy in charge.It probably doesn't help that he doesn't come across that way early on, and now we're having him shout out his authority, so it shows that something's changed but that's him slowly losing it over the clownshoes disaster this whole situation has been as opposed to a power shift.
Quote from: Tapewolf on September 10, 2023, 07:58:00 AMTo be fair, in the previous page (10-04) he raps Finch's knuckles when she tried to impale Johan.
Quote from: Starcat5 on September 08, 2023, 03:47:54 PM...and by "We checked", he means that his employees simply told him what he wanted to hear, under fear of being added to the Brain Museum. No actual "checking" occurred.
Quote from: WhyNot? on September 10, 2023, 10:34:57 AMQuote from: Tapewolf on September 10, 2023, 07:58:00 AMTo be fair, in the previous page (10-04) he raps Finch's knuckles when she tried to impale Johan.True, but I can see how that could be misremembered as something approaching the 'Beleaguered Assistant' trope like an evil mirror of how the Jakob and Daryil relationship can sometimes be.To be honest I think I only included that link because I conflated Raskhan's 'power shift' comment in my head with:Quote from: Starcat5 on September 08, 2023, 03:47:54 PM...and by "We checked", he means that his employees simply told him what he wanted to hear, under fear of being added to the Brain Museum. No actual "checking" occurred....as if doing that was something he'd do now he was 'in power' so to speak, so I reached for something to show that he's not on the Finch level of killing a clan member over a petty disagreement or pointed out flaw.
Quote from: Raskahn on September 14, 2023, 07:16:05 PMWith that page being from 2016 (yikes) I did forget about the chain of command, it is explained in the way they behave overall but indeed, with the professor being more in the background and Finch playing the part of the trigger happy villain boss a bit too well, gods know I love me a nice relatable short fuse boss type, also, I don't know why but, the title of lady seemed to have more weight than professor. Who needs recognition of academic accomplishments when you have easy to inherit titles, right?
Quote from: Tapewolf on September 14, 2023, 07:34:23 PMThis is true, and exactly why she goes by that title is something which is not currently on my list of things to explore.As for The Professor, the story behind that is that many years ago The Guardian - I think - ran a competition for people to write scenes depicting the Death of Dumbledore in the style of various famous authors.My personal favourite was H.P. Lovecraft ("No... the four-eyed child! He shall not have me! I am hurling myself from the window as I write!")However, one of the other notable entries (possibly the winner) was done in the style of Trainspotting where Dumbledore was their drug dealer and he was only ever referred to as "The Professor". I thought it sounded nicely sinister so I stole it.
Quote from: Raskahn on September 22, 2023, 11:13:46 AMYou beat me to it Star, i'm already prepping the popcorn for this one!
Quote from: ProfesseurRenard on September 22, 2023, 03:20:00 PMQuote from: Raskahn on September 22, 2023, 11:13:46 AMYou beat me to it Star, i'm already prepping the popcorn for this one!Mind if I bring an extra bag?
Quote from: Starcat5 on September 23, 2023, 12:00:53 PMI don't need as much prep time myself. I invested in a Carnival-grade popcorn maker back in 2021. Given that I would always burn out a consumer-grade popper in under a year, and I got it on discount due to some cosmetic dings and imperfections, it has already paid for itself. Now if it only wasn't so much of a pain in the tail to clean.
Quote from: Raskahn on September 30, 2023, 04:52:50 PMWell, looks like we're back to serious moments again. I hope I'm reading the artistic use on the text correct and this is not a happy reunion between Jerry and Taun Switchboard Operator #243.That popcorn might need to wait a bit depending on how attached Taun Switchboard Operator #243 is to Jerry being attached to their head.
Quote from: Starcat5 on October 01, 2023, 08:11:16 AMIt was at that moment Lady Finch knew... she ****** up.Well, granted, it was The Professor who ****** up, but she is the Face of the clan.