Comic 37 - 037

16th Jun 2011, 8:25 PM in 2
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view 16th Jun 2011, 8:25 PM edit delete
NAKED LADY! Oh, wait, it's an octopus.

This is the staff responsible for water management for the whole region, which mostly centers around the lake and surrounding woodlands/grasslands.

The black girl - actually not of African descent - is mostly an ethnographer. A cultural archivist. However, that doesn't pay so hot, so her real job is as a microbiologist specializing in bacterial population genetics. She only works for water management every so often. The other three are full time employees.

I'm not sure it's clear, but in panel 4 she's not trying to express any kind of deep and profound hate, she's just needling Mary on the fact that she just bursts right in with orders without even saying hello.

All of the octopi are named after video game characters, for obscure reasons.


JasperWB 16th Jun 2011, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
So can the octopi talk to everyone or just her? I wondered that when the guy first brought them up.
Perfectlyrandom 16th Jun 2011, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
Hmm a talking cephalopod eh? This reminds me of the Manifold Trilogy.
view 16th Jun 2011, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
@Jasper, it's just a doohickey attached to the tank.

@Perfectly, yet another thing I haven't seen.
ThornsInOurSide 16th Jun 2011, 9:44 PM edit delete reply
Ah, finally, some tentacle action!
Prestidigititis 16th Jun 2011, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
Hey, she sees Chell by the lake shore.
view 17th Jun 2011, 12:11 AM edit delete reply
duLapel 17th Jun 2011, 3:21 AM edit delete reply
"Hi Mary," says the girl with hair like view's icon. Her voice carries strength and an odd timbre as connoted by her scratch speech ballon and boldness of font.

How tall is Mary anyway? I'm guessing around 4'6"-4'10"... A very short blonde, energetic and cute... I envy Jim!!!!

Chell is also quite cute... too bad octopi have such short life spans!
view 17th Jun 2011, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
These engineered octopi have much better memories and life spans.

And I only know how to draw three hairstyles... ;_;
kill3st 17th Jun 2011, 3:37 AM edit delete reply
I thought you said the fanservice was over... everytime I see Mary , It's evident what a great rack she has... (please pardon the slang...)
view 17th Jun 2011, 3:55 AM edit delete reply
Well, she's not NAKED any more.
duLapel 17th Jun 2011, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
view said: And I only know how to draw three hairstyles... ;_;
This I seriously doubt... some lesser talent maybe, but not view!

view said: Well, she's not NAKED any more.
I'm with kill3st, Mary is fanservice!
If she so happens to be passionately explaining some event while topless, I certainly won't complain... 0_o
JasperWB 17th Jun 2011, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
I'd prefer her to start becoming bottomless personally. That's just me though.

You know all the octopi I've ever seen in real life looked very ill tempered. Your octopus looks downright cute the more I look at it!

view 17th Jun 2011, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Well, there's a nice, disturbing close up coming in today's release.
kill3st 17th Jun 2011, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
I think I want to hear prestidigititis' perspective on all this... prestidigititis, where are you? we miss your voice!!!
view 17th Jun 2011, 8:37 PM edit delete reply
You're bliiiiiind today.
kill3st 17th Jun 2011, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
I know he posted earlier, I just wanted his opinion on the later discussion.