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Postby Allan_ecker on Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:50 pm

e_voyager wrote:Dear Voliar how many times(on average) do you have to explain things to people (especially Jake) before they started taking your word that the would rather not know about what every they asked about?


Volair wrote:It depends on the situation, but the highest number of times is twice.
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Postby GreatLimmick on Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:39 am

On a related note, Volair, can you give us a ballpark estimate on how many times you explained things before you figured out that some people just don't want to know?
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Postby Allan_ecker on Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:34 pm

GreatLimmick wrote:On a related note, Volair, can you give us a ballpark estimate on how many times you explained things before you figured out that some people just don't want to know?


Volair wrote:Honestly? I'm still not always sure. But I guess the first time I uttered the phrase was when Saundra asked me why had a pair of modified horse blinders in with my Cheerleading uniform.


Saundra wrote:He was right, too. I didn't want to know.
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Postby E_voyager on Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:52 pm

to Jake. it seems you and you hubby are happily married i'm glad for you but i also have to ask... are you tow considering have more children not that your little girl is almost grown?
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Postby Allan_ecker on Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:18 pm

e_voyager wrote:to Jake. it seems you and you hubby are happily married i'm glad for you but i also have to ask... are you tow considering have more children not that your little girl is almost grown?



Jake wrote:I'm not getting pregnant again, if that's what you're asking.


Rick wrote:Although I'm not ruling out any further technological abominations unto the lord, they seem somewhat unlikely.


ASCII wrote:Hey, who're you calling an abomination?


Rick wrote:A heh..
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Postby GreatLimmick on Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:46 am

Jake wrote:I'm not getting pregnant again, if that's what you're asking.

And there's a very good question answered indirectly...
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Postby Cyril_Dran on Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:45 pm

Jake wrote:I'm not getting pregnant again, if that's what you're asking.


This does not preclude Rick from getting pregnant, however. Can I safely assume that this is also implied, or is Rick, perhaps, curious?
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Postby E_voyager on Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:16 pm

to ASCII
do you have the tech to transfer you intellect into an organic forum?
if yes have you ever truly considered doing so?
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Postby Tetramorpheus on Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:03 pm

Rhonda:

::Ahem:: ::straightens tie::
What have you been up to with the spotlight not on you for such a while? Do you wish you got more comic time? Do you feel desirous of romantic entanglements at all with your friends quickly becoming attached, or are you happy the way you are?
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Postby Allan_ecker on Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:58 pm

Cyril_Dran wrote:
Jake wrote:I'm not getting pregnant again, if that's what you're asking.


This does not preclude Rick from getting pregnant, however. Can I safely assume that this is also implied, or is Rick, perhaps, curious?


Rick wrote:Nnnnnnot that curious. Plus two kids is probably enough. And I dare say we're running a bit late even if I *do* have the body of a 20-year-old.


Jake wrote:I'm like, the luckiest man alive.


Rick wrote:Hush dear.
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Postby Allan_ecker on Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:00 pm

e_voyager wrote:to ASCII
do you have the tech to transfer you intellect into an organic forum?
if yes have you ever truly considered doing so?


ASCII wrote:*snort* HA! That's a good one! Yeah, that'd be great, cut my life span by a factor of a hundred or so, lose about 20 different control knobs, begin *having* to eat instead of doing so for amusement, you gotta be kidding me.


Rick wrote:In answer to your first question the answer is probably a yes. Although it'd take some real work to get it set up.
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Postby Allan_ecker on Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:08 pm

Tetramorpheus wrote:Rhonda:

::Ahem:: ::straightens tie::
What have you been up to with the spotlight not on you for such a while? Do you wish you got more comic time? Do you feel desirous of romantic entanglements at all with your friends quickly becoming attached, or are you happy the way you are?



Rhonda wrote:Honestly? I've been bribed handsomely to be tight-lipped about what I'm doing off-screen.


TMR wrote:AND not to SAY you're being bribed.


Rhonda wrote:Aw heck. Can I keep the stripey one if I clam up from here out?


TMR wrote:His name is Thomas.
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Postby Kesh on Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:10 pm

... Rhonda got herself a skunkboi? :o :wink:
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Postby Tetramorpheus on Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:56 pm

Volair,
I don't know if this is a sore subject (I hope not), but I was curious... we've seen the parents of Rick, Jake, and Saundra, but we never met your own parents? Are you on speaking terms with them? Given your former Spy Status, was it a case of being taken in at an early age?

And Saundra,
Throughout the run of Umlaut House, you had executive power... in some cases dramatic, over the fourth wall, including at least one retcon. In UH2, while we've seen a masterful tour-de-force over the fourth dimension, fourth wall manipulations seem to be something of a minimum. Is this intentional, given UH2 seems to have a more action/adventure scale and story driven plot than its predecessor, which would make fourth wall antics troublesome (especially when already dealing with time travel). Is this at all related to the author's building towards this kind of comic work? Or has this been inherited, along with the position of 'umbraged cast member' by a certain someone who has yet to access it?
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Postby GreatLimmick on Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:41 pm

Kesh wrote:... Rhonda got herself a skunkboi? :o :wink:

Could be a tiger.

Or a zebra.
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Postby Allan_ecker on Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:50 pm

Tetramorpheus wrote:Volair,
I don't know if this is a sore subject (I hope not), but I was curious... we've seen the parents of Rick, Jake, and Saundra, but we never met your own parents? Are you on speaking terms with them? Given your former Spy Status, was it a case of being taken in at an early age?


Volair wrote:Actually my parents are great folks. Allan just never got around to the storylines he had planned involving them.


Tetramorpheus wrote:And Saundra,
Throughout the run of Umlaut House, you had executive power... in some cases dramatic, over the fourth wall, including at least one retcon. In UH2, while we've seen a masterful tour-de-force over the fourth dimension, fourth wall manipulations seem to be something of a minimum. Is this intentional, given UH2 seems to have a more action/adventure scale and story driven plot than its predecessor, which would make fourth wall antics troublesome (especially when already dealing with time travel). Is this at all related to the author's building towards this kind of comic work? Or has this been inherited, along with the position of 'umbraged cast member' by a certain someone who has yet to access it?


Saundra wrote:The fourth wall's been pretty much "caulked over" for the duration of the comic as far as I know. You're pretty much spot on, both about adventure comics being less amenable to fourth wall humor AND in the author's "growing out of" fourth wall humor, at least in this venue.

Back when the original comic was started, the fourth wall started down and popped back up now and then to keep narrative flow going, but we were all basically portrayed as fully aware we were in a comic. As time went on, the fact that the fourth wall was down became used as a frequent source of new jokes and situations. With the high-flying adventure elements being employed in UH2, "mad science related mayhem" has replaced fourth wall humor as the "go to" answer for "okay so NOW what happens..."


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Postby Aki_no_kaze on Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:51 am

for Pierce:


do you think you take more after your mom, or you dad?
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Postby Allan_ecker on Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:22 pm

aki_no_kaze wrote:for Pierce:


do you think you take more after your mom, or you dad?


Pierce wrote:Mom, probably. I like fiddling with science, I'm pretty comfort-driven... All I seem to have gotten from my dad is the Freight Train Libido, which I'm told was pretty dangerous back in his day.

Sure causes me enough trouble... :shifty:
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Postby The_Fox on Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:01 am

Dear Masked Retriever:

I was wondering if there was any connection between Dr. Sappho and the following quote from Dune: "It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of <b>sapho</b> that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion."

The more I think upon it, the more I feel not, as this was a quote only from the movie and not from the book. But you have slipped such small references in before, so I thought I would ask out of curiousity.

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Postby Allan_ecker on Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:45 pm

The_Fox wrote:Dear Masked Retriever:

I was wondering if there was any connection between Dr. Sappho and the following quote from Dune: "It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of <b>sapho</b> that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion."

The more I think upon it, the more I feel not, as this was a quote only from the movie and not from the book. But you have slipped such small references in before, so I thought I would ask out of curiousity.

- Jarylan, whose mind is always in motion.



Actually it's a reference to Sappho of Lesbos, because hey, Dr. Sappho's a lesbian.

And I left out a "p" as it turns out.

I misspell more goddamn names...
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