What can Mr. Farthing be thinking??
I fear he’s sacrificing himself so that Godfrey can escape with Charlie. Just a theory.
Really? Given Philo’s inisde knowledge, I assumed he was sacrificing himself so that the DINO could escape Charlie.
OF course! It all makes sense now – he’s trying to shield the poor, defenseless little animal so that that mean bully can’t pelt it with rocks any more. Where is the ASPCA when you really need them?
I think more along the lines of, where there is Charlie, Alice will follow. It’s a simple choice to deal with the literally towering monstrous lizard than the figuratively towering monstrous woman (whether or not the eye arrows sticking into things are real or artistic expression).
Still, I find Godfrey’s comment to be just a little too droll. Perhaps not beyond English (Heaven forbid), but perhaps not quite right. (The Enigmatic Butler’s Association would probably have to review it).
Yakumo, I do agree that Godfrey’s last line was a bit too flippant. So, I changed it. Thanks for the input!
Maybe I forgot what it was, but it looks the same right now. Flippant? I’m not sure. Certainly a butler can, and should, show something that might disapproval if it were done by someone else, and probably Godfrey should be given more leniency than any other. I mean, it’s funny, but maybe seemed more mean? Though as I look at it again maybe not so bad. I’m guessing you changed it and I just can’t remember the difference. Sorry for the stream of consciousness, but it is weird talking about the tone of a statement in written words sometimes.
Ah now I see the change and it is very different. I don’t the wit was good with the original, but maybe add something, so instead it reads something like: “Dancing, and very likely dinner, I fear.” It makes it sound less like a harsh jab, recognizes the reality, and still has the wit. Very butlery from the master, it would be.
But now your original author comment “Dining, as in Eating” no longer makes sense since it refers back to the statement that Godfrey said before it was changed. You just can’t win! 🙂
Ah, I see you’ve changed it now!
I suspect Charlie is also more qualified to fight a dinosaur single-handed.
So maybe he’s actually hoping to be eaten before Alice gets there?
Always good to see another update. Everyone wants to sacrifice themselves to save everyone else, in the best British tradition.
Duty above Better Judgement.
For as hard a time as he has with Alice, he seems relatively unfazed by the giant reptile. Or maybe bearing her ire has prepared him for this?
You’ve foreshadowed some dialogue from the next page! A page which consists of only dialogue at the moment.
Dialogue? I assumed the next several pages were going to contain nothing but man-on-dino, no-holds-barred wrasslin’ action.
I’ll see what I can do.
It’s probably a cut to Godfrey, Charlie, and maybe the captain/lieutenant (can’t remember his name) or Alice playing the peanut gallery off to the side.
The dino is probably male, so he’s OK with it. I think he’s only a pathetic craven coward when it comes to dealing with females.
One particular female, anyway.
I don’t mean to be too harsh to poor Philo, as I don’t think I would fare any better if I had to deal with (m)Alice either. I’d probably just end up trying to escape into a giant subterranean hole as well.
I am amused that when I was voting at TopWebComics, the avatar I am using this time was the image used for the “we’re checking if you’re a real person” figure. I was particularly amused that he is called “Trollboy”. :/
The filename for the avatar photo is “character_dogboy_avatar.png” so apparently he’s a man of many aliases. I’m not sure which I would prefer if I were him.
Well, Dogboy calls to mind some fetching concepts, so maybe not as bad as Trollboy.
I’ll always think of him as Plumberboy.
The Royal Society will need some sketches of the insides of that creature, Mr. Farthing. That’s a good fellow.
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