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Book 2 – Page 71

Postby balder » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:30 pm

New One is up.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby Kalak » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:31 pm

That guy with the... badger? CREEPY.

Also, the whole last row of panels. Awesome :D.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby Ruduen » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:32 pm

Anybody got a big list-o-references? Most are lost on me.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby Cadrys » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:38 pm

Not badger, groundhog--Puxatawney Phil. (So is the elder holding him just a puppet?)

The trio are a riff on the Fates of some sort.

I almost feel sorry for Janis. Almost. She didn't think this through very well, did she?
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby BanzaiJoe » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:42 pm

Ruduen wrote:Anybody got a big list-o-references? Most are lost on me.


Panel 7 is Johnny Carson who used to play Carnac the Magnificent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnac_the_Magnificent. He would hold an envelope to his head. Say the punchline, then while he was opening it, Ed McMahon would repeat the line. Then Carson would read the joke. Very long running gag. I have no idea who is standing in front of him.




edit: corrected panel #, typo
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby Markidactyl » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:51 pm

The three chicks in panel eight, I believe, are the Weird Sisters. Specifically I recognized them from the Gargoyles show.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby Fiendishrabbit » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:59 pm

BanzaiJoe wrote:I have no idea who is standing in front of him.


Ursula Southeil (aka Mother Shipton)?

The three chicks in panel eight, I believe, are the Weird Sisters. Specifically I recognized them from the Gargoyles show.


They most definitely are
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby Hayes » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:05 pm

The guy in the suit might be Ray Kurzweil - the face is right but the hair style is wrong. See here:
http://singularityhub.com/2009/04/29/tr ... l-premier/
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby Rizban » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:07 pm

Panel 7 needs a hermetically sealed mayonnaise jar.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby mmooneybsa » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:10 pm

Should have had Bill Murray holding Puxatawney Phil. :D
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby gameboy1234 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:13 pm

Yay update! But I'm glad you guys are here because I have no idea who any of those cameos are.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby 0beron » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:25 pm

Definitely a fun update, not seeing much to "debate/theorize" on, but its a big revelation. I'm also looking forward to perhaps getting a better look at Predictamancy in action so as to understand what kind of spells they might use.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby joosy » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:33 pm

OMG! Puxatawny Phil !!

That is all.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby Urf » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:56 pm

The Weird Sisters from Gargoyles are they themselves a riff on the Fates, who are probably one of the oldest expys of the Triple Goddess archetype. I don't know who the grumpy dude they're pushing along is though.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby junovalkyrie » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:01 pm

I'm less curious about the references and more about the implications of these Predictamancers coming to Marie's aid. Are they also aware of whatever she prophesied about Parson and willing to defend him based on that, or is it just that they're coming to the aid of a fellow Predictamancer in need?
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby BanzaiJoe » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:02 pm

Fiendishrabbit wrote:Ursula Southeil (aka Mother Shipton)?




Soothsayer from the 1400s, British, http://www.nndb.com/people/287/000101981/ . I can go with that.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby DunkelMentat » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:25 pm

I wonder if the other predictomancers will bring other casters with them, casters that will help out Parson, like a shockamancer or something.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby mustaju » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:39 pm

Poor Sizemore. His precious Magic Kingdom is erupting in civil war thanks to his own actions. That has to hurt.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby Knight13 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:54 pm

Heh, I love the flat look Parson and Marie are giving Jannis in the 11th panel.
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Re: Book 2 – Page 71

Postby Radagast » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:07 pm

Can the Thinkamancers not enter the tunnel for some reason? Why haven't they decided that they will obviously need to resort to force?
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