37 Responses to Chapter 2 | Page 48

  1. Number 6 says:

    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!!

    • Number 6 says:

      OK, so my math isn’t that good (73.70/15), it’s only 491% appreciation. Still, better than a checking account.

      • Yakumo says:

        I just realized, if you’re really that bad at math, how you KNOW you are not a number?

        • Number 6 says:

          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.

    • Uhl says:

      Don’t trust Amazon pricing. They price things higher when people Do Not Want them.

      • mvandinter says:

        Thanks for pointing that out, Uhl. (Tear falls on keyboard)

      • Thorin Schmidt says:

        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*

        • Aslandus says:

          I always build my castles on imaginary foundations. If they collapse you didn’t believe hard enough.

      • Number 6 says:

        Thanks a lot, Uhl, you have destroyed my retirement plan. Is it too late to cancel my order for the 10,000 Unearth books?

  2. Yakumo says:

    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?

    • mvandinter says:

      The gesture clearly shows that Charlie is claiming Philo as her property, and I’m disgusted by this outrageous development!

      • Yakumo says:

        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.

    • das-g says:

      and she’s already giving orders

      To the contrary: She’s belaying orders.

  3. Ikwig says:

    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!

  4. Hornet says:

    Philo’s silently cussing the ineptitude of his crew.

  5. Aslandus says:




    *Metal gear theme*

  6. Luces says:

    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!

  7. Petaybee says:

    Well then, bloody hell.

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  9. Frank says:

    Nicely done.

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