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My, but that is a scandalous amount of leg that young lady is showing there! (Gasp!) Not that stowing away in an as-yet-umarried man’s private chambers is the height of propriety either, I suppose.
In an unrelated observation, I find that Unearth-The Prologue is an astonishingly good investment. If you will observe the “Buy the book” link up top, you will see that on Amazon a new copy goes for a mere $15, yet in a little less than a year, a used copy in slightly worn condition has appreciated up to a value of $73.70! Over 700%! Imagine what it will be worth in 10 years! Forget gold or stocks, I’m investing my fortune in copies of Unearth-The Prologue!!
OK, so my math isn’t that good (73.70/15), it’s only 491% appreciation. Still, better than a checking account.
I just realized, if you’re really that bad at math, how you KNOW you are not a number?
Well, nobody this bad at math could possibly be a number, right? A number would be excellent at math, like a fish in water. I could be a letter, though. Possibly Q. Then I could invent cool gadgets, that would be OK, I suppose.
Don’t trust Amazon pricing. They price things higher when people Do Not Want them.
Thanks for pointing that out, Uhl. (Tear falls on keyboard)
Hey, our country has been operating just fine off of imaginary money for decades. We can operate off of Amazon Pricing just fine, too.
*pats Angry Robot*
I always build my castles on imaginary foundations. If they collapse you didn’t believe hard enough.
Thanks a lot, Uhl, you have destroyed my retirement plan. Is it too late to cancel my order for the 10,000 Unearth books?
So, first appearance on the ship and she’s already giving orders. Quell surprise.
Okay, I’m figuring that now that it’s all underway, she’ll say that she wants to see exactly what sort of, yet again, ridiculous venture Philo is on about and be there to see how pointless it is. Unspoken, by her, is that it will coincidently take her way from the stifling aspects of society she dislikes.
Oh, and Charlotte and Alice can now act as chaperones to each other. Propriety is maintained *queue Monty Python knights cheering ‘yay!’
So the real question I have is, Is Chalotte pulling Philo as far as far away from Alice as possible for his own good, holding him for Alice, or pulling at him to keep him from ordering a turn around without regard for Alice?
The gesture clearly shows that Charlie is claiming Philo as her property, and I’m disgusted by this outrageous development!
Well, he can take her, in a non-romantic way, away from the boring place, so I could see how she’d want to keep away from Alice. Even if does put him in the wedding dress, the place will still be boring for Charlie.
and she’s already giving orders
To the contrary: She’s belaying orders.
She’s ordering the order belayed in order to make an orderly entrance in proper order.
So I do believe that the last time we saw Alice she was being led away from the drill by the Reverend Playfair on page 21 . . . I do hope that we are going to be treated to a flashback in which we see how she managed to get away from him and onto (into?) the drill. Otherwise I’m going to have to assume that she has heretofore unmentioned powers of teleportation.
Also, I do hope that her presence isn’t going to cause Philo to clam up and quit bantering with his crew; I must admit that I love the Philo-banter!
Teleportation! Why didn’t I think of that? But what if a fly got into the teleporter with her?
Philo’s silently cussing the ineptitude of his crew.
Over letting two pretty girls sneak aboard? Can you blame them? After all, they are sailors.
And I must say, Alice is looking particularly fetching in this frame. Well done, sir!
Philo must be a singularly driven eccentric to be able to resist giving in to her every whim in the hopes of gaining her favor.
Philo has known Alice too long to actually ‘see’ her.
If it wasn’t for the square eye’d death stare she’s giving him I would agree.
Bad luck to have two women on board. Even if one woman is a miniature one. Mark my words!
Consider them marked.
But one of them is just a little girl! That’s immor– Oh, yeah, they’re sailers *shots fired*
*Metal gear theme*
And where is our dear Roddy? He can’t miss the party!
Next scene: Philo launches the hidden rocket. With a capsule for only one person, preferable male. Preferable him. And definitely Alice-free!
Roddy is there… in spirit 🙂
Well then, bloody hell.
Looking at Philo’s right hand, you’ve matched his thoughts perfectly.
Invisible wineglass or strangler’s grip? You decide!
His hand contortion might simply be seizure-induced.
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