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Comic #223: Like Riding a Bicycle

Comic #223: Like Riding a Bicycle published on 90 Comments on Comic #223: Like Riding a Bicycle
After you’ve been in a role of mentorship and guidance for several hundred years, it can be hard to try and change your habits on the fly. “Chloe” might have her work cut out for her, here. Thanks to the following folks for graciously allowing their characters to appear as cameos in this page: RandoChris, Thwaitesy Wolf, Tornado Wolf, HelloWorld, Rob Swanson, Southpaw, Kao Ninjaratzu, Kidcrash, Glitterbaby Kitty, Tigermark, Davoerlo, Vosur, Muddypaws, Cornelius Noir, and MajorMattMason, whose character is the chivalrous lad with the rubber cheeks.

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1st comment ^3^ mylifeiscomplete!
Remember kids: when a robed man from a cult-thingy offers you something, just say no.

And, when an accused murderer says “break the rules, it’ll be fun.” you should say yes?

I realize he’s known Kibbles longer, but I’m thinking she might be a wee bit bipolar. You know, like Pinky pie. I mean, I’d __Totally__ believe she could accidentally kill someone.

Going for a walk to look at a town and enjoy it sure is an evil weird thing to do! Next on UberQuest, Kibbles laughs at a joke. More at 11.

Laughs at a joke?! Dear god, what’s next? She engages in an idle conversation? Goes sight-seeing? Nibbles on a cookie?
I had no idea that UQ was this dark.

I wasn’t commenting that what Kibbles wanted to do was a weird or evil thing. I was using an analogy to demonstrate Cr1ms0n t1ger logic is not exactly infallible. And, because everyone loves Pinky Pie, I was trying to dull the edge on a question that Mason should take advice from manic depressive or potentially psychotic individual over a potentially pacifistic if not sadistic cult leader.

Also, I’m Not entirely sure this is Tiggs first comment, even if it was the first comment. I suppose connotative meanings should be taken over the denotative kind. in that case I’m “literally” sorry for the misunderstanding, but I mean literally only in the figurative sense.

Kudos to that, but I somehow imagined the Avion’s voice to be Keanu Reeves for some reason xD.

Does it still satisfy the Bechdel test if the two female characters talking about something other than boys are both lesbians?

Given the deliberate simplicity of the original test, I’d say so. In the case of Our World, we actually passed the Bechdel Test back on page 13, when Lisa and Jill discuss Jill’s office. (There are some earlier pages that might count, but I see 13 as the first definite pass.) Deliberate overthinking on my part aside, I like the Bechdel Test and I try to make most, if not all, of my writing pass it.

Heh. I know it already passed it – not only in wording, but in spirit, as the Bechdel Test is supposed to illustrate how common the male-centric focus is in media, and this is a story full of useful and proactive female characters – but I was being a little facetious. You’ve got Jill, whom the plot looks to be revolving around starting very soon, and you’ve got Alex, who is kind of a force of nature, both strong women who can carry stories on their own… and then, for page 99-100, they’re in underwear and there’s a fanservice shiptease. It’s fine because this isn’t gonna be the status quo (I trust) and all I was doing is joking about your joke.

OVEREXPLAIN ALL THE THINGS!!!

1st comment ^3^ mylifeiscomplete!
Remember kids: when a robed man from a cult-thingy offers you something, just say no.

And, when an accused murderer says “break the rules, it’ll be fun.” you should say yes?

I realize he’s known Kibbles longer, but I’m thinking she might be a wee bit bipolar. You know, like Pinky pie. I mean, I’d __Totally__ believe she could accidentally kill someone.

Going for a walk to look at a town and enjoy it sure is an evil weird thing to do! Next on UberQuest, Kibbles laughs at a joke. More at 11.

Laughs at a joke?! Dear god, what’s next? She engages in an idle conversation? Goes sight-seeing? Nibbles on a cookie?
I had no idea that UQ was this dark.

I wasn’t commenting that what Kibbles wanted to do was a weird or evil thing. I was using an analogy to demonstrate Cr1ms0n t1ger logic is not exactly infallible. And, because everyone loves Pinky Pie, I was trying to dull the edge on a question that Mason should take advice from manic depressive or potentially psychotic individual over a potentially pacifistic if not sadistic cult leader.

Also, I’m Not entirely sure this is Tiggs first comment, even if it was the first comment. I suppose connotative meanings should be taken over the denotative kind. in that case I’m “literally” sorry for the misunderstanding, but I mean literally only in the figurative sense.

Okay Mason, she likes the bad boys so change of plans buddy

wait hang on a second. that symbol on the parchment there looks an awful lot like a Marker.

Hahah.. now that you mention it.. it kinda does. WELL TO BE CLEAR. We’re not mixing in any stories or lore from other games/movies or anything. so in this case.. it’s purely coincidental.

Referring to an Avion as a “sky-beast” seems rather…racist? Even if its not common to see them outside of their region, for a seemingly holy and peaceful cult…I mean religion…I would think he would have more respect for a fellow member.

I flocked to the comments to make the exact same point.
I think he’s being cruel for the sake of showing contrast, like if you showed a trialthlon advert and said “even a fat person can do it, so can you!”
Then the triathlon has a $1000 entry fee and you have to join the Triathlon Club where there’s a registration fee of $50 and you need to pay $20 a month except you can only pay for two years at a time.

Except here there’s no ridiculous analogy and he’s literally being racist.
All that and the gasping goes to show how little the races interact with each other.
…and he has a black speech bubble.

Man, Skidd and Phuufy are putting so many subtle features into UberQuest that say so much about the world, it’s almost like an ARG.

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK

Referring to an Avion as a “sky-beast” seems rather…racist? Even if its not common to see them outside of their region, for a seemingly holy and peaceful cult…I mean religion…I would think he would have more respect for a fellow member.

I flocked to the comments to make the exact same point.
I think he’s being cruel for the sake of showing contrast, like if you showed a trialthlon advert and said “even a fat person can do it, so can you!”
Then the triathlon has a $1000 entry fee and you have to join the Triathlon Club where there’s a registration fee of $50 and you need to pay $20 a month except you can only pay for two years at a time.

Except here there’s no ridiculous analogy and he’s literally being racist.
All that and the gasping goes to show how little the races interact with each other.
…and he has a black speech bubble.

Man, Skidd and Phuufy are putting so many subtle features into UberQuest that say so much about the world, it’s almost like an ARG.

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK

1st: Kibbles’s face in the first panel: Kibbs, ya naughty grrrl
2nd: So that’s an Avion http://uberquest.katbox.net/comic/40-history-lesson/ A race of tree-hugers, you say?
3rd: In Serbian, the word that’s spelled “avion” means airplane (random fact is random)

1st: Kibbles’s face in the first panel: Kibbs, ya naughty grrrl
2nd: So that’s an Avion http://uberquest.katbox.net/comic/40-history-lesson/ A race of tree-hugers, you say?
3rd: In Serbian, the word that’s spelled “avion” means airplane (random fact is random)

What does he sound like? The Avion, I mean. His speech bubble is even a different color. I need to know, opinions? conjectures? theories? Anything is welcome here.

That was the first thing to strike me as well. I guess it’s because my height is almost always mentioned whenever I meet someone new (among other reasons) and basically makes me aware of it more than I should be.

When i play RPGs (tabletop or online), I almost always run short characters like hobbits, halflings, pixies, and such.

What does he sound like? The Avion, I mean. His speech bubble is even a different color. I need to know, opinions? conjectures? theories? Anything is welcome here.

Also, how tall is he? I was fairly certain Mason was a tall individual, but it looks like this fellow towers over him.

That was the first thing to strike me as well. I guess it’s because my height is almost always mentioned whenever I meet someone new (among other reasons) and basically makes me aware of it more than I should be.

When i play RPGs (tabletop or online), I almost always run short characters like hobbits, halflings, pixies, and such.

Oh no. I knew it.
The rebellion-front cult-thing is pretty much starting to notice the protagonist.
Are they gonna summon some sort of Eldritch or Lovecraftian monster with giant eyes and arms for wings?

The eagle guy looks way too injured to be innocent in all honesty.

Makes sense. If I’m correct, the the rebellion-front cult-thing is interested in Sesame, Kibbles and, depending from who the princes got that info, Kylar. Then again, that symbol is only identical, not the same. Anyway, they look nice, so maybe they’re actually not bad? (famous last words)
And tentacles. Don’t forget the tentacles.
And that Avion: a war veteran maybe? Turned rebel after the battle that crippled him?

The smaller guy is likely blind (not conclusive but his eyes are shut in both panels we see him so far), and the Avion is missing a wing, perhaps this Zysa demands a price? Or perhaps like most cults, they seek out people with troubles in their time of weakness because that is when they are most likely to be successfully recruited.

Hmm, well it makes sense that they’d recruit people with troubles. Well that, and they gain sympathy. And would it be scary if they actually took that guys eyes out? (experiences a flashback of “The Mummy” movie) *shivers*
Now the question is: if they’re the guys that helped Kibbles out of that guard situation a while back, what are they going to do when she’s this close to them?

Oh no. I knew it.
The rebellion-front cult-thing is pretty much starting to notice the protagonist.
Are they gonna summon some sort of Eldritch or Lovecraftian monster with giant eyes and arms for wings?

The eagle guy looks way too injured to be innocent in all honesty.

Makes sense. If I’m correct, the the rebellion-front cult-thing is interested in Sesame, Kibbles and, depending from who the princes got that info, Kylar. Then again, that symbol is only identical, not the same. Anyway, they look nice, so maybe they’re actually not bad? (famous last words)
And tentacles. Don’t forget the tentacles.
And that Avion: a war veteran maybe? Turned rebel after the battle that crippled him?

The smaller guy is likely blind (not conclusive but his eyes are shut in both panels we see him so far), and the Avion is missing a wing, perhaps this Zysa demands a price? Or perhaps like most cults, they seek out people with troubles in their time of weakness because that is when they are most likely to be successfully recruited.

Hmm, well it makes sense that they’d recruit people with troubles. Well that, and they gain sympathy. And would it be scary if they actually took that guys eyes out? (experiences a flashback of “The Mummy” movie) *shivers*
Now the question is: if the person that helped Kibbles out of that guard situation a while back is with them, what are they going to do when she’s this close to them?

Wow, that’s some good looking Avion, (bird) hope we find out how he lost his left wing, war? accident? Here’s another possible backstory or flashback. So is Zysa their god creator they believe in? and how many of the different races believe in Zysa? Or does each race believe in their own god?

Wow, that’s some good looking Avion, (bird) hope we find out how he lost his left wing, war? accident? Here’s another possible backstory or flashback. So is Zysa their god creator they believe in? and how many of the different races believe in Zysa? Or does each race believe in their own god?

Does it still satisfy the Bechdel test if the two female characters talking about something other than boys are both lesbians?

Given the deliberate simplicity of the original test, I’d say so. In the case of Our World, we actually passed the Bechdel Test back on page 13, when Lisa and Jill discuss Jill’s office. (There are some earlier pages that might count, but I see 13 as the first definite pass.) Deliberate overthinking on my part aside, I like the Bechdel Test and I try to make most, if not all, of my writing pass it.

Heh. I know it already passed it – not only in wording, but in spirit, as the Bechdel Test is supposed to illustrate how common the male-centric focus is in media, and this is a story full of useful and proactive female characters – but I was being a little facetious. You’ve got Jill, whom the plot looks to be revolving around starting very soon, and you’ve got Alex, who is kind of a force of nature, both strong women who can carry stories on their own… and then, for page 99-100, they’re in underwear and there’s a fanservice shiptease. It’s fine because this isn’t gonna be the status quo (I trust) and all I was doing is joking about your joke.

OVEREXPLAIN ALL THE THINGS!!!

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