Comic 432 - Together

21st Aug 2017, 11:00 PM in The Ball
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Author Notes:

Sky 21st Aug 2017, 11:00 PM edit delete
This is another one of those pages where I've changed my mind about the wording several times! However with this one, every time I went back to do a re-write, it was always the third panel. It was originally just 'Sticky!' but I don't think that expressed how Gell was feeling clearly enough. I've gotta bring back 'Sticky' sometime though- How long has it been since Gell last said it?? Too long!


Sterling 21st Aug 2017, 11:02 PM edit delete reply
IS THAT A SHURIKEN?! -insert naruto sound effect here-
zenpai 22nd Aug 2017, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
"What are you here to steal?
"Your heart. ;)"
AdvocateofVoid 22nd Aug 2017, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
I mean, it's a kunai knife, so you're close Sterling...
Are we supposed to support Gell in moving on or are we supposed to guess what evil thing Anaconda is going to do, how she's going to do it, why she's going to do it, and how evil she's going to be while she's doing it?
patcat127 22nd Aug 2017, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
Zen yes. also great
Lefty 22nd Aug 2017, 12:33 AM edit delete reply
@Sterling I know this is gonna come off super rude, but its not a shuriken. shuriken are shaped almost like a star, what she has is a kunai but im just a wierd guy who does stuff
Zyxl 22nd Aug 2017, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
@Lefty Yes. In fact I don't think a kunai deserves to be called a knife since it doesn't have a flat blade and some of the other features that usually come with it. Even though more traditional kunai did have a flat blade, its edges weren't sharpened because it wasn't made for cutting but for digging and smashing wood or plaster. I agree with Wikipedia's description of it as a dagger, which is consistent with how it is normally used for its tip and not its edges.

We can also deduce that the ring deforms elastically or plastically given how it extends to fit around Anaconda's thumb between panels one and two. Thus it likely doesn't function as an effective pommel, but that is likely not its intention given how short the handle is.

By the way, it seemed fairly obvious to me as far back as her introduction that Anaconda is simply using Gell for her own ends; probably for this heist in particular. You can see on the previous page her confident reaction to Gell's appearance, even amidst her vandalism.
AdvocateofVoid 23rd Aug 2017, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
I'm wondering at this point what Gell still has against Frisky. I don't like her for plenty of reasons but then again she hasn't invited me to a fancy party yet. Frisky considered Gell a friend even before Gell had a complex form and even after Gell punched her in the face, yet Gell hated her then because Frisky had been dating Fade before Gell had ever met him and still hates her now because... well why? Why does Gell, Frisky's guest at a magnificent party, still hate her?