A chapter from my own youth… -ful imagination.
Finally caught up again. 🙂
No evil cackle. Where is the evil cackle?
The evil cackle is in the reply to Yakumo below 😉
I’d say his father has a point. Especially with those horrific buck teeth.
I think it’s the ears, and the prolific amount of hair… Looks just like those trolls you used to be able to win at carnivals.
“Exaspirated?” Is that like frustrated breathing?? On with the show, already! ;-]
How about: “Flusterated”? Does that work for you 😉
Ah, being fluent in villainous monologue as well as jive, I can translate all of that for you: “I blame the system.”
It’s like the inverse of Chinese, long monologues can be brought down to short, concise points. You’re welcome.
How about: “I blame the system! Bwahahaha!”
That just shows how far ahead of his time he really is. Blaming the System for ones crimes didn’t really become trendy until the mid 20th century. Truly a Genius, that Roddy.
Roddy wouldn’t be a proper villain without at least ONE monologue…
Are we sure Roddy is actually a villain?
he sabotaged the driller to kill off his brother. And murdered the Toolbox. AND he’s now monologing… What more proof do we need?
Alice also tried to kill Philo. (We haven’t really seen her alone, so we don’t really know if she monologues or not) Either we may have multiple villains, or attempted murder is just a common reaction to Philo.
No no no, Number 6. She forthrightly attempted to kill Milo after explaining. True, she monologued, but that was not a villain’s monologue! In fact, she declared all those who stopped her a villain.
He was actually trying to brew a pot of coffee, he’s just really bad at machines
Are you implying that tea-drinking Brits are baffled by the complexity of higher-forms of hot beverage preparation?
“Evil Genius” nope if he was his brother would be dead by now via a poison that couldn’t be found in the blood work done in the labs. I rate him at a lvl 2 villain its not that hard to mess with a steam engine regardless of its size.
Give Roddy some credit – You say that as if a steam engine is some sort of simple device whose workings are commonly understood. Useful steam engines had not been around that long, and really large ones on this scale were probably still at least 50 years into the future, much less one so complex and ingenious it could bore through a planet on a single load of wood. Even the Chief Engineer of the ship has no idea how this one works!
That a young child, merely from casually observing its construction, would have a sufficient understanding of this miracle of modern technology to be able to not merely destroy it, but rather subtley sabotage it such that it would seem to work with no problem for a period of time until failing completely only after stranding them far underground makes him the early 19th century equivalent of Lex Luthor!
Surely by the time Philo returns to the surface, Roddy will at the very least have conquered England with an army of steam-powered robots.
Number 6, it’s like you read my mind! I’m starting to think you should be writing this webcomic! BTW, can you draw?
I could, but I’m afraid I’m on Hiatus right now. 😉
I hope he’s supposed to be cutting wood in the fifth panel, because that saw won’t make a dent in metal, especially if that’s a cast iron steam pipe. And those pipes he’s opening had better be drained, otherwise the hot water/live steam will kill him.
It’s a plastic PVC pipe. Philo really is way ahead of his time.
Actually to look back at the original page you’ll find out that’s in fact, a Bunsen Honeydew Cutzall Saw fresh out of Muppet labs, where the future is being made today!
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