34 Responses to Chapter 1 | Page 26

  1. Dogma says:

    The gauge, Roddy? If you’re going to break random things for greater effect don’t break the one people might actually look at.

    Kids these (those?) days.

    • mvandinter says:

      Hi Dogma! Happy to have you aboard ๐Ÿ™‚

      Kids of any era are adorable, don’t you think? Roddy may not actually be breaking the gauge, but tinkering with it instead. I’m sure his intentions are good ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Luces says:

    Nice as in nice as hell? Both youngsters together are a fitting surrogate for a plague!
    By the way: Fantastic drawing, as usual, but wrong kind of saw – big saw teeth are for wood! Iron saws have very small but many teeth.
    It is really hard work to get through a thick pipe by hand, but our Roddy is a determined one, as we know!

    • mvandinter says:

      The idea that those saw teeth could cut that pipe is admittedly a stretch, but not half-as-implausible as what I have in mind for the lavatory.

      • wintermute says:

        I don’t know, that saw may have a better chance than those bypass pruners ๐Ÿ˜‰

        By the way, I really like the pipes as panel borders, nice touch!

        • mvandinter says:

          The ‘pruners’ are serviceable if you don’t think of everything as being made of iron.

          P.S. I’m glad you like the borders. Thanks for saying so.

    • wnp says:

      Maybe it is plastic pipe then it would work well enough i the walls are slightly thicker than the the separation of the teeth. Actually it isn’t the separation of the teeth that counts as much as the angle of attack and the hardness. Thicker materials require a wider separation. Pipe generally has thinner material when the saw reaches the point that it is cutting only the walls and is why a Hacksaw used by hand has such narrow teeth.

  3. Petaybee says:

    Roderick: “Ah-ha! With this rampant destruction my brother will surely rue the day!”


    Philo: “Thatโ€™s oddโ€ฆ The efficiency of the engine just increased 13%.”

    • mvandinter says:

      Congrats, Pedaybee! Your comment is practically a spoiler. How did you know?

      • wintermute says:

        Looks like we may end up with Roddy to thank for the trip extending as far as it does. With his modifications, who knows, this thing could make it all the way to the center of the Earth!

        Naw, who am I kidding?

      • Petaybee says:

        I know all because I can unerringly predict the future…
        Like a wizard…
        A future wizard…
        A future wizard that can predict the future…
        So say all these impending future worthless future lottery tickets…
        …From the future!

        • wintermute says:

          As logic stands, you couldn’t meet a man
          From the Future…

          But logic broke, as he appeared he spoke
          About the Future…

    • Hornet says:

      Either that or Roddies going to embed himself in a wall from thirty feet away. Lol, maybe both. :p

  4. DLB says:

    I know it is absolutelly wrong. But I can’t wait for this kid to die with no one mourning him. He is a complete sociopath. I fear the monstrosities he would do upon reaching adulthood.

    • mvandinter says:

      Hi DLB! Thanks for contributing ๐Ÿ™‚

      And don’t worry. Your response to Roddy’s wrongness is perfectly right, though I can’t promise he’ll die the death he deserves.

  5. Aslandus says:

    Dammit Roddy! All those pipes were important! How is the coffee machine going to work without them?!?!?!

  6. Thorin Schmidt says:

    The Toolbox contents so far:
    1 Carpenter’s hatchet
    2 Pipe wrench
    3 Drill
    4 Screwdriver
    5 Genuine “Bunsen Honeydew’s Amazing Cutsall Saw”
    6 Pruning shear
    7 Awl
    8 “Lil Devil” hammer

    So, I accuse… Roddy, in the engine room, with… Everything!

  7. Alphaghoul says:

    Aw c’mon man, I know your mischievious but isn’t this taking things to far? I mean some people could die.

  8. Apvogt says:

    If you listen closely, you can hear him laughing maniacally.

  9. TwoA says:

    I sure hope he has an escape plan

    • mvandinter says:

      What? Don’t you want to see Roddy crash and burn in the midst of his own disaster?

      • Thorin Schmidt says:

        I’m positive Charlie will ensure that happens! Maybe she’ll even *close the hatch* before all the dirt comes roaring in… or maybe that’ll just add to the fun? I dunno, hard to tell with this story. Personally, I think Van Dinter just listens to all the ridiculous things we say, picks the one that makes him laugh the most, then alters it enough so that we don’t notice….

  10. BMunro says:

    Aaaw – baby’s first mass murder attempt! Shame there’s no one to make a daguerreotype of this important moment in a boy’s life.

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