ID: cc254 No.10539
Alright, seriously, is everyone in this comic related?
ID: 52ff0 No.10540
Kind of? Keep in mind that this takes place in a town for the most part so it's a small world, so to speak.
But yes, the proverbial family tree gets bigger and bigger with either god-parenting or ties long abandoned/forgotten.
ID: 1dfab No.10541
Tedd's gonna be pissed when he finds out that his Mom has a son that she abandoned him for.
ID: 9d663 No.10602
I'm working with Mobius on that. The quixk patchea we had in place aren't quite working anymore
ID: c6531 No.10618
I think she's just resisting the magic of the control. Like she swerved to avoid the racoon or her heart was racing when he heard Magus was one of the reasons for her existence.
ID: 52ff0 No.10620
Far as I can tell though, this is rather rare since Sirleck is actually surprised she can do this to him.
Which is why I wonder if this is a perk of being born of dewitchery.
ID: dd502 No.10651
Oh fuck I think this is the version of Ellen from that stupid universe based off of Dan's RP that he for no good reason gave the Ellen in the comic the memories of. It hasn't actually come up since, so I thought he'd realized what a goofy-ass thing that was to do, but apparently not.
ID: c6531 No.10653
No, his universe's Tedd was in a duel with this "Ellen" that got him transported into this universe.
ID: c6531 No.10657
Whatever. Tedd can fix it
ID: 9c9ac No.10658
Ugh, this comic is getting even more
up its own ass than it already was.
ID: dd502 No.10680
El Goonish Shive's gradual transition from Excuse For Transformation Fetish Comic to Serious Plot Comic With Digressions of Discussing The Ethics of Transformation Fetish, and finally to Didactic On Gender Identity With Occasional Transformation Fetish is like watching Eddie Murphy's aunt fall down the stairs.
ID: c6531 No.10683
Agreed. I blame tumblr.
ID: dd502 No.10684
At least Dan hasn't stabbed his hand for accidentally upsetting them yet.
ID: 52ff0 No.10688
Addendum: Furthermore, making someone permanently the other sex and with enhanced statistics like stength and speed, you are also lowering their own magical threshold, and increasing the rate of magical energy they consume. There is no guarantee that the magical essence of moperville will be anywhere near the same level if they seal the rift, even with magic coming out of the closet. It's better to just change someone's sex to normal parameters, so they can keep more of their capabilities to perform magic.
ID: ae593 No.10690
If it is an enchantment and not just changing their base sex. The latter would not need to be maintained. As well as not require any support of a strength and speed enhancement. As well as allow a further strength and speed boost on top of that
ID: 52ff0 No.10691
Lost me at the end there. Are you referring to the change in speed or strength from the gender shift or artificially adding that onto them with that shift?
ID: c6531 No.10692
I'm saying you get a natural boost in strength, speed, and stamina from being male as a base. you can further augment that with magic.
ID: dd502 No.10695
This is just plain, flat-out stupid as fuck.
ID: c6531 No.10698
Agreed. I'm not angry though. I'm just disappointed that it's come to this. Like watching a friend self-destruct and thre's nothing I can do about it.
ID: 52ff0 No.10699
Same here. Heck, this has potential to be thought provoking but unfortunately: A) Dan isn't giving Magus a better portrayal on his philosophy and B) Elliot's white knighting does not mesh well with this subject. It makes him look like a tool instead of someone who actually has a stake in this.
Denial only works when someone is already in too deep in a sunken coast fallacy, or if the truth is worse than the lie. This is not one of those situations where it applies, a societal rule where that is relevant is something far worse than a matter of gender changing to suit the needs of one's job.
ID: 52ff0 No.10726
Looking back, now I think I know what.
With magic making itself known, and the many previous magics previously locked away, many of those useless artifacts now have their power back.
So it's a walking powder keg of magic shenanigans.
ID: c6531 No.10727
More or less. Explosions, curses. Maybe Ashley was born to tragically die…or be mutated into a horrible abomination the likes ics could only dream of.
ID: c6531 No.10744
Where's the good intelligent magic items when you need them?
ID: dd502 No.10762
I kinda like Kevin.
Gonna be a shame when he turns out to just be a vehicle for Dan to expound on how a sentient object can choose its gender identity.