27 Responses to Chapter 2 | Page 49

  1. Number 6 says:

    I’m a bit confused by the sentence structure of your comment below the comic – You do, or do not, hope this turns out to be a Romantic Comedy?

    And why do I suspect that Reverend Playfair is currently recovering from a candlestick blow to the back of the head or something similarly incapacitating?

  2. Yakumo says:

    Collusion, proposed Alice.

    • Petaybee says:

      Collusion upside Philo’s head even, should it prove necessary.

      • mvandinter says:

        Relative to violent outbursts, etc., collusion would be a positive step in terms of emotional growth… If Alice was in therapy. Somehow, though, I doubt Alice is seeing a therapist.

  3. Thorin Schmidt says:

    And now we now why Charlie was grabbing Philo’s arm. She was trying to keep him from becoming the next victim of the fun-sucking vampire, Malice!

    And yes the good reverend is either recovering nicely from candlestick concussion, A) stuffed in the harpsichord, or B) stuffed in a cabinet on the ship just in case the Captain refuses to marry them.

    • Thorin Schmidt says:

      Ugh… And now we KNOW…. wish I was a big-shot web author who could edit his posts…. :/

      • mvandinter says:

        Wooooo! I’m a “big-shot web author”! Wait. “Web” author? Does that category include “authors” who tweet cat video links?

        • das-g says:

          Only if they can edit their posts. Also, it’s worth noting that the term isn’t limited to them. “Authors” who tweet dog video links and can edit them, also count.

          • mvandinter says:

            The option to allow authors to edit their posts would require a registration/sign-in process… I don’t want to set that up because it tends to cut down the number of comments. Anyway, to me, all of you guys are Big-Shots 🙂

      • Thorin Schmidt says:

        Aaaaagh!!! That was supposed to be WEBCOMIC author! *bangs head on table*

  4. Jules Verne says:

    My friend Mr. Wells and I were recently traveling through time, as we regularly do, just *next week* I believe it was, when we *unearthed* some interesting discrepancies. Given our similar tastes in speculative fiction, I thought I might make you aware of these. In light of that, without wanting to endanger the timeline or create any sort of paradox, I leave you with the following cryptic definitions:

    affect – verb (used with object) (that’s with an “a” not an “e”)
    1. to act on; produce an effect or change in

    bear – verb (used with object)
    1. to suffer; endure; undergo
    As in “She cannot bear to be bare, which is to say, unclothed”

    You may make of these what you will, but do not say that you were not forewarned!

    • mvandinter says:

      Proof-Reader Award
      … from the future.

      • Jules Verne says:

        Egads! It is just as I feared! I suppose should have heeded Mr. Wells’ warning and not tried to meddle in the timeline. It seems that I have created some sort of paradox which has completely destroyed the “future” – it’s not there at all any more, as if it had been “deleted”, or perhaps “hidden” from us somehow by some nefarious force. I suppose we shall have to content ourselves with time-travel to the past from now on. There’s probably still plenty of errors back there to catch that were missed on the first go-around.

    • Yakumo says:

      Although the esteemed Mr. Verne is correct that affect with an ‘a’ is a verb (and in fact only a verb), taking his post to mean that effect with an ‘e’ is only a noun would be incorrect. Effect can be used as a verb to mean: “cause (something) to happen; bring about.” As in “Alice’s appearance from Philo’s bed effected the audience’s interest.”

      • Thorin Schmidt says:

        ehhh, no. You would still have to use affect there, for that particular example. However, that doesn’t make your argument incorrect. For instance, we can “effect change”, for instance, meaning “to produce change” in something, which also has the fun *effect*of turning the word “change” into a noun.

        • Number 6 says:

          As far as I’m concerned, whatever Mr. Verne says is correct. I’m not going to argue with anyone with a time machine, lest he kill my grandfather or some such thing.

          • mvandinter says:

            Good point. Whatever you do, Jules Verne, please don’t steal my idea for a book about a journey to the center of the earth and then go back in time to claim it as your own.

        • Yakumo says:

          My example still works, however, in so far as the audience’s interest is brought about, produced (that word swap doesn’t work so well, but the concept still does), or caused by (actually an increase of interest is caused by, that still works in this form) Alice’s appearance

      • mootstrap says:

        Yakuma, you claim that “affect” can only be a verb, but it can be a noun as well:

        “Alice’s appearance triggered, in Philo, a negative affect.”

        That is, Alice’s appearance triggered, in Philo, a negative emotion or desire.

  5. Aslandus says:

    “We’re going to America, where we can have fried potatoes and pizza with tomato sauce!”
    “That country hasn’t been discovered yet”
    “Then there won’t be any competition!”

  6. Crazyman says:

    “She sucks the fun out of everything!” Well, if that’s all she sucks, this marriage is doomed before it starts. 🙂

  7. Frank says:

    Aww! I like romantic comedies! Even ones with bloody murder. O.K., maybe not THOSE, but you know what I mean.

    • mvandinter says:

      Fine. I’ll incorporate elements of Romantic Comedy into the story… but only because you said so.

      • Frank says:

        Sir, if I were a reliable source of advice for how to write a script, I’d be in publishing! As a scretary (and not a good one), but you can’t have everything. Do what you were going to do anyway!

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