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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by Azrael » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:28 am

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Don't flaunt or feign ignorance, old chap. Given the debt that every other cinematic action girl owes to Diana Rigg...
Oh, you mean THOSE Avengers - the ones I vaguely know as "Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone".

Sorry, never watched that, OLD CHAP. :P

(Not even the Uma Thurman version.)

Well, by missing the Fiennes / Thurman version you have missed nothing much, rest assured. However, if you get a chance to check out the '60s TV show you may find it worth your while. It wasn't uber camp like Get Smart, but it is still quirky good fun.
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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by Quinlan1973 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:18 am

In the words of Monty Python, "And now for something completely different."

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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by brasca » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:35 am

For once I'd actually like to skip one of the current plot lines and just focus on this.

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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by Spidrift » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:06 am

Azrael wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:28 am
Well, by missing the Fiennes / Thurman version you have missed nothing much, rest assured. However, if you get a chance to check out the '60s TV show you may find it worth your while. It wasn't uber camp like Get Smart, but it is still quirky good fun.
In a sense, it doesn’t matter if you like it or not; it’s historic. It’s an important ’60s artefact. And you can’t get the full effect of Diana Rigg in Game of Thrones if you don’t have a mental picture of her 50-years-younger self as Emma Peel.

(It especially helps if you’ve seen the banned episode.)
brasca wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:35 am
For once I'd actually like to skip one of the current plot lines and just focus on this.
Ah, you’ve fallen for the Raymond Chandler effect. For those who missed my earlier allusion or don’t know the quote:
  • “This was inevitable because the demand was for constant action and if you stopped to think you were lost. When in doubt have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand. This could get to be pretty silly but somehow it didn’t seem to matter. A writer who is afraid to over-reach himself is as useless as a general who is afraid to be wrong.”
Not a rule I ever expeted to see applied to Ma3, but like I said, I reckon Dave is getting bored and doing the writer equivalent of clawing the curtains.
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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by Vaken » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:50 am

For those willing to watch The Avengers, I'd advise to skip the Honor Blackman era (and everything before).
The Emma Peel and Tara King series are cult, IMHO.

The 70s revival with Gambit and Purdey is less interesting, I think. But there are a couple episodes which are worth watching (more if you're a fan of Joanna Lumley).

EDIT: ah... and the film with Uma Thurman... Please, erase that from my memory.

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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by Collarnorcrown » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:20 pm

I mean I'd thought I'd enjoyed some exciting sex, but I've yet to combine a romp and a gun fight, so bravo Bianca for finding the new edges of sexual exploration. Peggy's lucky she's along for the ride. ;)
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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by LegendaryKroc » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:27 pm

I really like this thing between Gary and Zii. I think this might be the most honesty and clear communication we've had in a single storyline this entire comic. And with all of a single interruption for a silly gag, albeit one that did not derail the thread into wacky antics and made sense in the context of Zii's mental state. My only regret is that it's come so late in the game and the comic had to be more or less beginning to wrap up to get the character development out of first gear.

And speaking of things being late in the game...
Quinlan1973 wrote:
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In the words of Monty Python, "And now for something completely different."
Didn't We Use This Joke Already?

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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by Don Alexander » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:56 pm

Spidrift wrote:
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By the way, I wonder if someone really sharpened the cheese grater.
Okay, Google let me down on that one.
Deadpool 2 reference.
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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by Spidrift » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:57 pm

Ah. Only just caught up on Deadpool 1.
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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by Zellgato » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:50 pm

I wonder if she had firearms littered and hidden all over her hotel room or if she has Elsewhere Storage Magic.
(and no that isn't a euphamism)

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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by samtheman » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:38 pm

Wait, what? That's not just a plot twist, that's a Jumping The Shark moment. But the comic is going to end in 49 strips anyway so maybe the creative team is like "fuck it, let's run this shit into the ground" out of boredom and/or to troll the fanbase.

As for Gary and Zii, it's looking like that ship is going to be teased until the very end of the comic. And with less than 50 strips to go where is the wrap-up arc for Dillon's comic?

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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by Don Alexander » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:10 pm

Where are people getting this impression that it's "only XX comics until it all ends??" If I remember correctly, Giz said that while this is the last volume, it'll go on for as long as it will take.

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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by Spidrift » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:16 pm

Zellgato wrote:
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I wonder if she had firearms littered and hidden all over her hotel room or if she has Elsewhere Storage Magic.
(and no that isn't a euphamism)
If it was, the technical term would be “Victoria’s Secret Compartment”.
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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by Azrael » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:22 am

Don Alexander wrote:
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"It's not over till it's over" - John Connor

Quoting Lawrence "Yogi" Berra.
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Re: 05-06-18 Too exciting

Post by OllieOrOlly » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:05 am

Spidrift wrote:
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Seems Zii couldn't resist dumping on Gary's self-confidence yet again...
That line didn't strike me as malicious; it's just desperate denial. Sure, she could give Gary's ego a boost if she was more honest, but it's not like she told him he was a bad kisser or anything, and he's placid enough that she won't have hurt him bad there.
I know and
I didn't presume it was malicious; the rest of my comment - which probably has too much in between to cite completely - basically states how it is simply a lack of tact on her part.
Zii didn't have to give Gary an ego boost, but neither did she need to "cut him down to size" as it were.

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