Sister X versus:
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More from our Deviant Art favorite, the aptly named Pervyangle. This times it’s to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our resident lush, Juniper. :P
D’awww they’re holding hands… ;)
Also – all the sisters on one
…page. One one page.
I borked it. Borked it like Mr. Blue.
Now you know why it updated so late. :/
That’s fine, I’m on mountain time anyway. As long as the comic is there by the time I’m at work and starting to get bored, it’s on time as far as I’m concerned.
And I got first post, which never happens. So I hear that’s great or something?
You get a pass if you bork up on the first try. You get tossed back into the Toys R Us if you bork up again.
So…we should just forward your mail to the Toys R Us from now on, then?
Do they have those in the Mountain Standard Time Zones? I thought that they had those crazy things like “My first camp site” and “My first Beaver Hat” and “My first wood chopping set, (Pink for girls)”
Have what, mail? Yes, we have mail in mountain time zone, both standard time and daylight savings.
A Toys R Us. The Borke Rules clearly state, that if an individual who borkes up more than twice a comment, does not live within 360 parsecs of a Roys R Us Pore, then they are to be tossed into the nearest salad with Caesar Dressing and a notice given about consuming under cooked eggs.
Oh, sorry, I couldn’t tell from your previous comment which you meant. It also sounded like you thought all of the mountain time zone was Canada. Pretty sure they get mail too, in case you were wondering.
Also – are you having a stroke?
[wishes someone had told him that they get mail in Canada years ago]
No, just keeping the borke thematistical-jingie going.
I didn’t actually mind that you updated late, so much as I was feeling dumb for still being awake and hoped to console myself with viewing the comic before sleep.
Have to say it’s worth it. I like strong women, and Tarra’s ass-kicking attitude in the last panel is pretty damned good.
Shouldn’t have expected anything less crazy-awesome from Tarra
It’s Totes cray cray awesomesauce.
If it had been less, you might’ve suspected a cyborg keeping X’s attention while the real Tarra got positioned. I heard she keeps a spare in her purse at all times for such contingencies.
This is easier than you might think as she keeps her real purse in a hammerspace, regardless of what kind of prop she might display. The size of her real purse is most conveniently measured in acres.
…so is this a regular occurrence for you guys?
We had to learn it the hard way.
we all used to be boys.
Ellie’s been exposed several times (for illustration, please see… every comic.)
Huh, he actually did draw that pic. When I posed for the free beer I just assumed the drawing thing was an excuse.
And seriously, can we take Tarra anywhere without this happening? If I hadn’t relatively sobered up from the marathon shopping I wouldn’t be able to run in these heeled boots and somebody lost my scooter.
Hey, no matter what Ginger might’ve said, I bet she’d still drag you over rough pavement, gravel, and assorted sharp broken things to get you out of Tarra’s blast radius.
…that’s disturbing on so many levels.
This would explain a few things that just aren’t natural, though.
Did you notice anything unnatural in your examination, or were you too busy gasping for air?
What you’re saying is that ya’ll got so old, it fell off?
I think she’s saying that Tarragon emits so much testosterone that every time she really shows off she confuses everyone else’s bodies into making more estrogen to compensate.
Quinn should probably stick around, actually. Maybe then she could finally lose that last little bit of jealousy towards Ellie.
-Quinn: My Bra is borken Oh thank you ELLIE.
She loses a few bras and regains the ability to wear some shirts that have had their “full potential” liberated. Seems to me like it’d come out even.
Unlike Juniper’s portrait. . .
Is that why Mr. Doogan was caught at ya’lls parent’s house?
Anise, I have to ask if swapping genders left you disappointed at an inability to grow your own beard or relieved to know that you would never grow one that was inferior?
Okay, THAT not only takes the cake, but onanism to a new level.
It’s nice to know that Ginger still has her priorities straight. But I suppose they just expect this kind of craziness when Tarra’s involved and are used to it.
I will also freely admit I spent two minutes trying to figure out if that was trash in the air or if they somehow passed a flying seagull that had been cleaned for cooking and was only white meat. Then I realized that Pumpkin’s hood managed to regroup its missing ear.
…regroup? Regrow. Thanks, autocorrect!
That’s my Artist’s Alzheimers kicking in.
It’s okay, Rusche, we’ll get you a room with a nice view of the ducks at the artist’s nursing home.
Yeah, I hear that the other wings have exploding mushrooms, green clovers, blue diamonds and flying pigs.
Not everyone can be The Tick.
Speaking of The Tick, isn’t it high time that Tarra somehow autographs the moon and it’s persistent for the entire rest of the comic? I’m starting to lose my suspension of disbelief that she didn’t do so by age seven, and I seem to recall we’ve seen the moon at least once now.
I would assume that if Ginger was used to the antics that evolve each year, then she would have parked at the far end of the lot at least 75 yards away.
See, I didn’t see that as odd. I was proud of Pumpkin for making sure to acquire, presumably herself, a pink hoverboard and not letting that get lost in the fray.
I love how they all know the little details, like escaping irradiation at 50 yards. Almost as if this is a normal thing to know about each other.
Tarra was second oldest, and her power didn’t just spring to life from nowhere at 18 or something.
Safe distance away is absolutely something that was normal to need to know growing up in the Buckingham household. That’s probably how Ellie’s the 9th sister. At least four of the others didn’t learn/run fast enough.
The radiation stops at 50 yards, physical damage from the wind blast extends for another 150, with the thermal damage stopping at 12 yards.
Does this mean that Tarra is the equivalent of her weight in thermonuclear weaponry?
It seems that Ellie is familiar with the Shenanigans of the Tarraverse.
And the second panel action shot of Tarra looks awesome.
…and speaking of irradiation, that cloud’s looking rather radioactive. I expect we’re going to find out what happens when it can’t download to the data cloud for this long.
(I realize my two posts sound nitpicky, but considering I expect the great things to be covered twenty times over (the detail in Tarra’s hair, the fact that even Cinn looks afraid, more implied lesbianism/affection between Ellie and Quinn, etc) I thought I should make mine unique)
I’m starting to wonder if the whole Ellie / Quinn thing is just more Ellie’s “feeding the stray” instinct kicking in. The squirrels, McFatFat, even the iNimbus got this a while back, so Quinn’s “My mommy is a horrible person and I’m not a hundred percent sure where my daddy is at any given time” dynamic may be triggering that in Ellie.
I think it’s very much “feeding the stray” for Ellie. She specifically described Quinn as half starved or starving so it’s something she notices and keeps track of and she already has a track record for ensuring everything around her is well fed. There even has been some fan speculation regarding whether or not Quinn is undergoing a slight stylistic shift in her art or if Rusche is depicing her as gradually gaining weight (not sure where it was exactly, it was either at or right after the strip where tries on the skimpy dress.)
I don’t know, if Ellie was feeding the strays, then, well, I suppose that KK telling Ellie “No more panhandlers” would be actual not, dang, my brain is borken. What’s another word for witty lip? Snark?
By the way, that vote on Quinn buying the dress was passed 1 for none against. I had to abstain from the vote, otherwise it would have been two to none.
So, did she buy the dress, or are we going to wait for the next date night?
Tarra’s hair is the most time consuming feature of any character I draw. Ginger’s is a good second place.
You know, I’ve spent some time each time we see Ginger wondering how her hair seems fuller and, I dunno, more “luxurious?”. It’s like she’s a walking shampoo commercial, and even after a full night at the mall running around it’s still full of body. It’s pretty impressive, detail-wise.
Not sarcasm at all, I really do spend time trying to figure out how her hair is done differently from the others. I love detail-work. :)
Ginger’s hair does have incredible body. I also really liked the way Quinn’s hair was looking just before Ellie hacked it off. There is a point right about the Star Wars arc where Quinn’s hair underwent a dramatic improvement in the way it was styled.
Isn’t that called, “RENT” the payment and not the musical?
The concept of Ginger’s hair being a walking shampoo commercial immediately brought the SNL Herbal Essence for Men commercial to mind (YouTube has it blocked in US, Yahoo didn’t work with my browser security settings, and everyone else seems to stream it from Hulu, who removed it, I blame all this on NBC being unconscionable pricks).
There’s another one out there with a similar name, and if you don’t see Will Farrel and Horatio Sans in a courtroom, then you’ve got the wrong one.
[sigh]. Looking at comment times I spent about an hour looking for it. Thanks NBC!
Hmm, according to the readings on my screen, the web gave you one minute of search time. Did it all get sucked up yesterday (Sunday) for some reason?
On the issue of the phone, since it’s effectiveness and weightlessness is a feature of the user’s self confidence, and that the phone glowed when Ellie was finishing her conversation with Ginger with Murder Death Kill in her eyes. Would it not be plausible that the phone would be glowing because of all of the self interest in getting out of Tarra’s Collateral Damage Zone cause it to glow better than Yellow Moons and Red Hearts?
Self-affirmation and a survival instinct are two different things, I’d say.
Well, the cloud, did she call it or name it baby, is glowing for some reason. If not the user’s self affirmation, then it must be the chronotons, or that DeLorean over there. I heard that the stainless steel construction made the fux dispersion — LOOK OUT
Mr. Blue shoves steve to the side and dives to the other, in fear of the oncoming M74 Rocket fired from the M202A1 just over yonder.
Cinn knows she’s everyone’s least favorite and her survival depends on being slightly more amenable to direction than Juniper.
Also, Ellie’s holding Quinn’s wrist, not her hand. While I like the jokes about it, that looks like much more of a mother-child gesture than a lovers gesture to me.
Yay! Godot’s here!
Wait a minute, what part of Tarra is radioactive?
Her shear AWESOMENESS.
After all she did just deflect a rocket, with her hair, without setting it off.
Whatever part she wants to be radioactive. OBVIOUSLY!
Yea yea, I know I said I was going to stick with my cameo gravvy but you can’t put an image as epic as Tarra hair swatting a rocket and not expect me to use it. That and I’m a gravvy hopping adict and was getting overdue for my next fix.
But enough about me, how about this comic huh? Huh? *elbow nudge* So I’m not seeing any “missing sisters” so if Sister X is a fusion thing I’m not sure where she came from. I think the people who had their money on either time travel or cloning are about to cash in. I am wondering why the iNimbus is glowing so much brighter though, if it’s linked to Ellie’s self affirmation and was previously looking like it was half a step from dying out why is it suddenly glowing like that? Is Sister X Ellie? (in some fashion or combination). Let the speculation begin!
Also I have to ask Chris a stylisitic question. Why are Ginger and Anise drawn with such markedly different noses from the rest of the sisters?
Just didn’t want them all to look identical.
Good enough. I was sort of expecting a very deep hidden meaning type response but that works to.
Also, PervyAngle doesn’t seem to exist on DA. PervyAngel on the other hand…
Well I can’t spell, so…
YOU’VE BEEN BORKED
Another response that was borkened. This one and that one.
Nice gravvy choice! :}
Thank you :) It goes well with yours.
hahaha it kinda does doesn’t it, lol.
Then I have to ask, are you two twins?
@TheLastOutlaw – This doesn’t change my fusion theory, though Rusche has hinted enough that it’s a time travel/parallel universe Tarra sufficiently that I’m just being stubborn until he dashes my hopes.
All the sisters showed up at the register while Sister X was presumably approaching. Ginger & Juniper were the main event, Tarra was urging haste, Anise corralled the cashier and looked sad at least once in the background, Ellie and Pumpkin were standing right there and frequently in the background, and Cinn at least attempted to loot the store.
My fusion byproduct theory isn’t that they’re a fusion of active sisters, but more like an inverse result. So if Pumpagon was 1/2 Tarra & 1/2 Pumpkin, Sister X is a temporal translation of the halves that weren’t used in Pumpagon, she appears after Pumpagon dissipates (coinciding with full Tarra & full Pumpkin) and exists for as long as Pumpagon did. Sort of like a reality elastic rebound effect. Why, well, why not.
So Sister X has at least ten hours of ammunition available for this fight? The M202A1 can shoot four R74 Rockets at a space of one second each, barring mishap. I don’t know how much time it takes to reload one of those, and as long as she doesn’t have multiple M202A1′s around (hopefully this store only got five). . .
Well. Okay, I give up.
I really like the look of panic I see on Cinnimons face
She’s probably worried her ill gotten loot will be destroyed in the chaos.
“Teacher says, every time ordnance explodes inside a toy store, that’s one less thing to loot.”
–It’s A Buckingham Life
Well played sir.
I’ve got two lols for ya. Hit DA.
I assume it’s that she knows that if it ever comes to a deal with the Grim Reaper that one of them has to die so the rest can live that she’s the one who gets voted off the island.
I mean, it did happen once, but Tarra challenged Death and won perfect games of jacks, Monopoly (minus the thimble Ellie had to forcibly coerce Cinn with), hogtied charades, and badminton using self-constructed rackets of dried twigs and dental floss and a cartoon-inspired bomb with a pressure sensor trigger on the tip as the shuttlecock. So Cinn got a pass that time.
Save the loot! Save the LOOT!
Forget the LOOT, save yourself!
Then what is she going to blow up hamsters with?
No, no, no. We’re talking about Cinn. We’re TRYING to distract her inside the danger zone. It’s like convincing her that grizzly bears are actually friendly and are just grouchy from needing a hug.
Well, since it’s the day after Thanksgiving, and we don’t have to worry about “The one who made Thanksgiving awkward,” then wouldn’t Cinnamon’s death just be “The one who made Christmas awkward?”
At first I thought that white thing at the top of panel 1 was an extremely white Chicken ready for cooking, hahahaha.
Tarra looks pretty bad A in this one, wont lie. An oncoming battle is definitely ahead….eeks!
I’m feeling a little itchy just looking at her…
WAIT! PUMPAGON, WE MAY NEED YOU!? Pumpkin don’t leave, your strength may be needed.
Mr. Blue has a feeling that the power levels are equal between these two. However, if the power levels are equal, would that double or just increase the zone of destruction by 1.5?
What they need now is Gingagon. Laser vision, prehensile, flowing hair, and the ability to get so pissed off that rocks start to float around her.
Nah, I doubt Ginger would relinquish control enough for Tarra’s personality to be able to properly use and control her own powers. If she were going to try to deal with Sister X by absorbing another sister, I think Anise would be the best bet for adding a random element to confuse Sister X.
However I still believe that’d make matters worse by creating a Sister Y later to have to deal with (though hopefully she could just direct him to Santa, which is another advantage of using Anise).
I should thank Erik for Tarra vs. Gangnam. He’s the inspiration, after Rusche that is.
I wasn’t going to do this but in the end I could not resist. Please don’t kill me.
I wouldn’t kill you. My response to that is:
This wish actually comes up for me a lot, though to be honest, I’d prefer electric shocks.
(let’s see if that works, though it’ll probably require moderation, if it doesn’t work I’ll post a link to the image)
I will entertain the motion of embedding him/her (whomever) into the video itself.
*looks at fan art* oh yeah it is march isn’t it.
Wait that reminds me, http://www.comicmix.com/category/mix-march-madness-webcomics-tournament/
So yeah that is happening and i know that I am going to vote for Shotgunshuffle, every opportunity that I can.
YOU aren’t the only one on this. We need everyone to enter Chris’ comic. SHOTGUNS all around people. Let’s get them registered!!!
… her wibblies are disproportionate to one another
Scuse me while I facepalm.
I was going to mention that to her up above, where she’s commented in META mode, but I didn’t want to seem rude. Thanks for taking that for me.
My hair is also the wrong color but apparently you aren’t concerned with that.
I couldn’t tell from all the green…
I can’t decide if you’re making a comment on contrast of visual perception of colors with different colors in close proximity or interpreting her comment as a contrast of carpet vs drapes.
Well, if I say proximity, then it just brings notice to the odd sizes. More like a contrast of visual perception of colors.
And green carpet? That’s worse than living at Three Mile Island with the Love Canal next door and vacationing at Times Beach man. Although, I hear that the Toys R Us up there doesn’t take shipments from “My First” at all.
Looks like a perspective issue on the artist’s part. Drawing the front of her boobs at one angle, her shoulders at another, and then connecting them, which also made the far one too big compared to the near one.
I’ve seen weirder art mistakes, and wouldn’t have noticed this one if you hadn’t pointed it out.
OH DANG MAN. Hang on, math time.
Bursting radius (You gonna get burned): 60 Meters/ 65 Yards
Warhead: Triethylaluminum (TEA): Burns 1400 – 2200 Degrees Farenheit
Rocket Range: Maximum 750 M. Minimum 22 M. (Max 820 Yards/ Min. 24 Yards)
Arming radius of Rocket: 5 M. – 13 M. (~5.5 – 14.25 Yards)
Since no one in the Sister’s Council (or their friends) are shown to the rear of the weapon, no need to mention of the danger (0 – 15M) or caution zones (15 – 25M) need to be mentioned.
OSHA Data Sheet on TEA. chopped up. Accessed 3/10/14.
http : / / www . chemexper . net / specification_d / chemicals / supplier / cas / Triethyl%20aluminum . asp
Nasty stuff Tarra’s swatting around, eh?
By the way, good job on the weapons artwork Chris. Not Borken at all.
Irradiation at 50 yards, shrapnel at 100, damage to eardrums from concussive blasts at 200….
We could probably come up with a whole list “safe distances”, though if this battle gets as epic as we all hope, we may need to redefine the chart a bit.
Sister X- California or Europe
This is based of of the Military Specifications for the M202A1 Rocket Launcher with the M75 Rocket and Tri Ethyl Aluminum warhead.
Now I’m borken.
It’s an M74 Rocket, not 75.
By talking about irradiation, I think they’re assuming Tarra will block things such as the rocket in the direction away from where they’re running and talking about exposure to electromagnetic waves of various radiations that are either frequently given off by tactics she employes or just emanate from here when she’s sufficiently pissed off.
I would agree, until I remembered that alpha, beta, gamma and nuclear radiation dissipate before the physical damage does. But then the other thing to remember, is the TEA in the warhead. Nasty stuff, perfect for a second hand choice to dropping a little napalm on a jack knifed water buffalo on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Ok, has anyone else noticed that white thing that looks like a deformed albino chicken flying above them?
What the heck is that anyway?
That’s Pumpkin’s hood. Apparently they’re running fast enough that it gave up and decided to take its chances with the wind.
I didn’t recognize it until Banena called it out in a comment at 13:29 on 10 Mar 2014 above. Which made me belatedly understand the chain from Erik at at 11:15 about the regrown ear.
And this make comment 118 on the page.
Anyways, ‘Aw snap! Things are getting crazy and then serious, and now we have missiles and Sister X!’
Who is Ellie talking to in Panel 1: Ginger or Quinn?
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