Page 1184 - Gin & Doctor, Part 4

19th Feb 2019, 5:00 AM in Intermission 12
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Gin & Doctor, Part 4
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Newbiespud 19th Feb 2019, 5:00 AM edit delete
Author: Winged Cat
Artist: Digo Dragon

Guest Author's Note: "You know that thing where you used to be able to cloudwalk, and then suddenly you can't, while you're standing on cloud?

Is there a word for it, something like 'defenestration'?"

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Digo Dragon 19th Feb 2019, 5:07 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon

Today I learned the origin of the word defenestration came from two incidents in Prague where officials were thrown out of windows; both incidents sparked wars. I guess they were too Prague to beg.
Draxynnic 19th Feb 2019, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
Defenestration comes from Latin, and Latin for cloud is apparently "nubes", so maybe it'd be "denubestration".
Evilbob 19th Feb 2019, 1:14 PM edit delete reply
Denubestration sounds like an awesome word!
Techwatcher 19th Feb 2019, 6:21 AM Gravity edit delete reply
Defenestration requires an active act to throw you through a window.

This is just falling due to gravity.
ThatGuest 19th Feb 2019, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat 19th Feb 2019, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
It's been building for a while before this adventure.
Digo Dragon 19th Feb 2019, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
One of the most known memes for a movie I never saw. :o
Wulfraed 19th Feb 2019, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
Heavy Precipitation
TheStratovarian 19th Feb 2019, 10:15 AM edit delete reply
"I have safe fall!"

"Why do you have a safe with you?"

"No! Safe fall! Its thing i get."


"And what? I'll be okay. I can grab on... Oh."


"Please put your trays in the upright position, and thank you for flying npc airlines. The pc will be avenging your shortly."

A little maudlin, of sorts.

But the pegasi of the fallout world tend to have mister gear as aa very very rare exception to the type for a non-exiled.

Sadly, they were not there for auditions really but to wing it and dash off in time.
Winged Cat 19th Feb 2019, 12:05 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Honest, when writing this arc, I did not start with this comic, and I specifically was not inspired by this take on "Fallout".
Digo Dragon 19th Feb 2019, 4:14 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I do think ponies worked out pretty well in Tron style tho. Good job with that idea.
HappyEevee 19th Feb 2019, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
Heh, "I'm very not alright with it" is going in my list of handy phrases to use at the gaming table. There are so many situations where that is a perfect response... usually to what the other PCs are planning.
Winged Cat 19th Feb 2019, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Yay, someone noticed that line! I think you'll like the next comic, where it gets expanded upon.
GrayGriffin 19th Feb 2019, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
"very not alright with it," but you still dragged him into this game in the first place. And damn this is some mood whiplash from the last page's ending.

EDIT: To make it more clear, I'm not sure if this is what you intended, but having Gin be flippant and goofy about entering the game and making puns on just the last page makes his sadness on this page feel very insincere.
Scytale 20th Feb 2019, 5:01 AM edit delete reply
Same, honestly. There's something just bizarre about how the events unfold and the characters react: it feels like one thing happens after the other and the characters are just there to serve the plot, with little agency or personality of their own.
Spoony Viking 20th Feb 2019, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
It could simply be an example of player / character separation.
Winged Cat 20th Feb 2019, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Gin doesn't know how to deal with it. So...he doesn't, except when he has to, and then only until he can stop acknowledging it.

(As alluded to last comic: Gin the player came up with a setting and challenge he - as player or character - thought he could not beat on his own, with the intention that the GM run it for Doc to beat with Gin's help, as a gift to get into the game. This was unnecessary, but no one has yet told him that. Part of the setup was that Gin was - or at least believed he was - already trapped within the setting, unable to see a way out.)

It's not the healthiest reaction, nor is it a well-considered reaction. Doc's got a much better reaction, as will be seen over the rest of this arc.

That said, Gin meant last comic's puns to be out of character. Doc translated them to in character on the fly.
Hariman 19th Feb 2019, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
Well... that got dark... or at least darker.
Departure_Dave 19th Feb 2019, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
It's called getting "grounded" .
Hariman 20th Feb 2019, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
Falling. That's the word.