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Chivalry ain't dead, it's just ... different

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 3:51 pm
by Hortmage
At great risk to life, the universe, and everything else, Scott managed to get today's (1/20) strip up.

I love Galore's confusion about Jack carrying Jenny's bag. In fact, her body language is priceless, as she tries to figure out why a male is doing manual labor...for a female, no less! The ears down, wringing her tail...

Excellent job, Scott!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 7:35 pm
by ZOMBIE USER 8290
That scene was suprising. Poor Galore. She has "power" and "killer instinct" written all over her, yet she's trapped in that backward, clueless society.

Jack or Jenny, please get her a copy of Kipling's "Female of the Species" poem quick!

Desgar

Re: Chivalry ain't dead, it's just ... different

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 9:17 pm
by ZOMBIE USER 6611
Hortmage wrote:I love Galore's confusion about Jack carrying Jenny's bag. In fact, her body language is priceless, as she tries to figure out why a male is doing manual labor...for a female, no less! The ears down, wringing her tail...
It is a suprising twist.

But this "backward, clueless society" is the source of ours (or technically, considering her African heritage, we share the same source).

And yet I tend to agree; you'd think that the culture whose heritage invented chivalry would have gotten further by now in the role of females in society.

Jack's act is based on chivalry; perhaps in 2066 he is an old throwback in his own culture. I hope not; I am a throwback along those lines myself. ;)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:18 am
by Kellogg
I wonder if horses would consider the term "Chivalry" to be racist? :o

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 4:11 pm
by Batty den
Poor Galore looks so stressed and confused in the last panel! A male carrying the female's things? That just goes against... EVERYTHING! :o

I wonder though, in the world of 2066, would the British culture be so predominant as it is in ours. We have British culture with local variations (Australian, US, Canadian, New Zealand etc) But in 2066 wouldn't the various species have their own culturs?

We've see a little of the Giraffe and Lion culture (which ultimately comes from Africa no matter where the person was born). More Vulpine culture has been shown (I think Scott might be biassed toward foxes. Just a thought :-? ) I suppose English foxes would behave the same, but with different, or funny depending on your point of view, accents.

I wonder what the culture of aussie animals would be? Not neccessarily laid back, either. :) Kangaroos would be gregarious, but wallabies would be more solitary. And Tasmanian Devils would be so antisocial they'd make great CEOs.

And in New Zealand, the predominant native culture would be bat-based. In our world the only mammals native to NZ are bats. NZ is a Very Cool Place indded. :D

battyden

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 5:07 pm
by ZOMBIE USER 6611
batty den wrote:And Tasmanian Devils would be so antisocial they'd make great CEOs.
As Lord Vader said: "I find your lack of faith ... disturbing."

===|==============/ Level Head, CEO

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 8:17 pm
by Batty den
LevelHead wrote:
batty den wrote:And Tasmanian Devils would be so antisocial they'd make great CEOs.
As Lord Vader said: "I find your lack of faith ... disturbing."

===|==============/ Level Head, CEO


Did I forget to add one of these? :lol:



battyden

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:07 pm
by Kellogg
Minor note:

Galore and the rest of the Rutherington-Smythe clan are far more
African than British.

Kenya, like Australia, was a British Colony (now member of the
British Commonwealth of Nations). It's true that Galore went to
school in England, but when women from cultures like that go to
school, it's pretty clear that they're to get an education, not
get ideas. :-?

It's safe to say that Galore's life has been 'sheltered' from such
ideas.

Scott

Such a NICE couple...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 4:04 am
by Hortmage
Between the 1/22 and the 1/24 strips, I've noticed something "neat" about Jack and Jenny's relationship.

She argues with everything he says!

"I'm average." "No, you're not."

"Yeah, that's an accurate portrayl of Americans..." "No, it's not."

You'd think they were married already!!! :roll:

(I love my wife...I love my wife...I love my wife....)

What?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 9:54 am
by ZOMBIE USER 7666
LOL...:)

The most common word used by a couple who have been together for any length of time is, "What?"

"What?"

"Yes."

"What?!"

"Yes, that's the word."

"What word?"

"What!"

>>> SMACK <<<

"ow."

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 9:20 am
by Quill
LevelHead wrote:
batty den wrote:And Tasmanian Devils would be so antisocial they'd make great CEOs.
As Lord Vader said: "I find your lack of faith ... disturbing."

===|==============/ Level Head, CEO


Just one more...

"Graduate of the Darth Vader School of Personnel Management"

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:58 am
by ZOMBIE USER 6611
Quill wrote:"Graduate of the Darth Vader School of Personnel Management"
Whose motto is: "Get a Grip!" ;)

I wonder what the connection to Montana is?

Montana

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 11:53 am
by ZOMBIE USER 7666
If my memory is correct, I believe that was where the Executive Officer from the movie "The Hunt for Red October" wanted to retire too.

I'm under the impression that's where someone wants to go when they wish to disappear from the rest of society.

Montana and North Dakota are just to COLD for my Unicorn blood. Image

Re: Montana

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 12:13 pm
by Kellogg
LevelHead wrote:I wonder what the connection to Montana is?


Sorry, I guess I got a bit obscure. :oops:

whitepony wrote:If my memory is correct, I believe that was where the Executive Officer from the movie "The Hunt for Red October" wanted to retire too.

I'm under the impression that's where someone wants to go when they wish to disappear from the rest of society.


Yup!

In the movie version of "The Hunt For Red October", Captain Ramius and
his Executive Officer, Borodin are discussing their hopes for what they will
find in America when they escape the Communist Dictatorship of the
Soviet Union. It's a touching scene where Borodin is timid, shy, afraid
and yet hopeful about going on to a freedom he has never known in
his life, but something we take very much for granted.

Borodin
Do you think they will let me live in Montana?

Capt. Ramius
I would think they'll let you live wherever you want.

Borodin
Good. Then I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman, and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me. And I will have a pick-up truck, or umm... possibly even...a recreational vehicle, and drive from state to state. Do they let you do that?

Capt. Ramius
Oh yes.

Borodin
No papers?

Capt. Ramius
No papers. State-to-state.

Borodin
Then in winter, I will live in Arizona... Actually I think I will need two wives.

Capt. Ramius
Oh, at least.


http://www.moviesounds.com/redoct/montana.mp3

whitepony wrote:Montana and North Dakota are just to COLD for my Unicorn blood. Image


Snow and ice are pretty to look at, but I'll take sun and palm trees any day! :D

Scott

Re: Montana

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 12:40 pm
by ZOMBIE USER 6611
whitepony wrote:If my memory is correct, I believe that was where the Executive Officer from the movie "The Hunt for Red October" wanted to retire too.
Oh, yes!

Scott, there's no need to apologize! It was tickling at the back of my memory, and I should have had it

Re: Montana

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 3:21 pm
by Batty den
Kellogg wrote:
In the movie version of "The Hunt For Red October", Captain Ramius and
his Executive Officer, Borodin are discussing their hopes for what they will
find in America when they escape the Communist Dictatorship of the
Soviet Union. It's a touching scene where Borodin is timid, shy, afraid
and yet hopeful about going on to a freedom he has never known in
his life, but something we take very much for granted.



Every time I see Vasili meet his fate I feel sad and think "But... he was going to see Montana!"

whitepony wrote:Montana and North Dakota are just to COLD for my Unicorn blood. Image


Snow and ice are pretty to look at, but I'll take sun and palm trees any day! :D


I've had enough sun. Yesterday hit 43C in the shade. My thermometre sensor is in a spot where it gets 15 minutes of sun late in the afternoon. During that 15 minutes it hit 54C

And people ask me "Why don't you go outside? Why do you sit in front of the computer all day?

And my answer is "Air Conditioning." 8)

I love Galore's body language in the strips. The face, the tail... it says it all.

battyden

Re: Montana

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 9:56 am
by OceansEdge
Snow and ice are pretty to look at, but I'll take sun and palm trees any day! :D

Scott


They're only pretty to look at for so long..... after about month 4... the view gets a little tiring.

Re: Montana

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:00 am
by OceansEdge
batty den wrote:I've had enough sun. Yesterday hit 43C in the shade. My thermometre sensor is in a spot where it gets 15 minutes of sun late in the afternoon. During that 15 minutes it hit 54C

battyden


Heh... trade ya?