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0498: Gemischief in On the Virgo of Madness 27th May, 2019
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0498: Gemischief
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
Yes that’s the actual plot of this chapter, I’m an idiot, let me have my fun.
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Microraptor
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Microraptor
Ah, I see, it's one of those newspapers... :-D
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Sliiightly based on some local newspapers I've read XD
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Hmmm... The comic title seems to be a reference to Gemma's name, but she's not visibly here yet. That haruspex forecast basically describes a day that ends in Y for nearly every creative person in existence, and quite a few others on top of that. If this becomes a story arc of Seth pestering Jon with a mixture of "real" and fake divinations, I can only hope that he messes with Seth's attempts to direct his actions by mixing up rejection, acceptance and "misinterpretation" of the directions given. Bonus points if this works out better for Jon than doing what Seth generally hopes he would, and double bonus points if they both get thoroughly annoyed at Seth reading these things by the end. :D

I don't think I'm making much headway figuring out this plot though, so I'll ask a much sillier question instead: Was the bone the dog found a chicken bone, or something more interesting?
AmbiguousMouse (Guest)
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So far as I can tell, the title is actually an obscure German pun about either the situation and how the characters are acting within it, or, though I doubt Mel would make this sort of joke, specifically referencing Jon's ethnic heritage with regards to his mischief, given that gemischt is the German word for "mixed." For even more of a stretch on an English version of the pun, it could translate to something like "mixchief". (Again, assuming I'm not completely wrong about what Mel was going for, but it's what immediately jumped out at my brain.)
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
That is an interesting interpretation! Sadly, it's just Gemini + Mischief
AmbiguousMouse (Guest)
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Oh that makes a lot more sense and wow I am a complete nerd oops
anonymous coward (Guest)
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But... what about the bone that dog found?
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
An exciting and totally not mundane find, to be sure!
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
It was indeed a chicken bone or something similar, but fun fact: when I was inking this page I misread what I'd written and thought it said "local dog finds bong" which was amazing, but too close to real news, and we can't have that.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Hmm, if the purpose is to make the most boring and pointless headline possible, wouldn't something like, "Did a Person Do Something?" be even more bland? It would have an additional joke bonus to those of us familiar with Betteridge's law of headlines too.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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I see, I was failing to, "Tickle their balls more," indeed. So, perhaps, "Do People Exist? Study Suggests Yes, But Results Uncertain," instead? On one hand it's about every person so theoretically it has maximum demographic interest breadth, on the other hand it is still pointless. It may not be daft enough though. Hmmm, this is actually difficult.
Eli Cosmanis
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Eli Cosmanis
just normal? psheh, put it back in.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Unacceptable, give me another one