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19th Jan 2012, 1:00 AM
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Arms Race
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Magravan
So we're back to Beth and her doings... In case anyone wasn't sure what happened, Beth laid it out pretty clearly there. She made her new limbs, took some time acclimating to them, then managed control when she needed to. (I wont say whether or not she would have had that level of control if RZ wasn't threatened.)

I didn't initially have RZ in this script, but June felt that he should probably be reacting, since his quest to save Sylene has sort of come to an end. I'll be adding in more about that aspect the next time that we come back to those guys...

Other than that, I just wanted to say that I enjoyed Sylene's facial expression when she mocked him about his sudden reversal in policy with regards to Beth ;)

Have a great weekend everyone!
User comments:
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
beth is trollin'
MF (Guest) edit delete reply
Really good job with the facial expressions in all the panels. Keep up the zombie-rific work!
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
well, things seemed to work out well for everyone. Phantom should have said "that's the sack brigade's job! I couldn't take that away from them." Or something of the sort.

Wonderful work June. Your faces keep getting better!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@MatthewJA - Beth is just not about to take any crap from yet another bully who thinks he can force her to do something :)

@MF - I agree, I thought the expressions were good on this one, especially because June wasn't sure if she'd get it done at all...

@model S - That still implies that he's going to kidnap her, which might result in him getting his butt kicked by Beth. Not exactly a good position for him to be in...

Better a slight backpedal than getting thrashed in front of everyone there ;)
PhilC edit delete reply
PhilC
That would be the arm Beth was testing back in 192, the one that smashed the coffee cup, and she was rubbing her arms when Katie jumped in, as if they had just been attached - most excellent! Good call on including RZ. That's what he would do, defeat the enemy with a kick to the head, then grab his girl! There are probably clues as to what will happen to John, but I would have missed them. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens!
BHurricane69 edit delete reply
RZ: "Heheee! Mine!"
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
Yea bust the sack brigade needs a nod every once in awhile. Oh and i forgot to make this joke before: Beth has defeated gutsman... You got: super arm!

Ok I'm done now.
T.Gatto edit delete reply
T.Gatto
Love the gesture Beth responds with.

As for Sylene, it seems she is fitting in well with her new terrorist friends.

aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
Do Beth's new arms beat Chekov's Guns?
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
And what is Katie doing in the first panel?
asheswillfall (Guest) edit delete reply
Katie is poking Beth's arm
BHurricane69 edit delete reply
Is Beth doing "Spirit Fingers" in panel 2?...Was she a cheerleader in a past life? :oP
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@PhilC - That's it exactly... We tried to give some foreshadowing that people could see if they went back and read the strips leading up to it ;)

I had a chat with my son about coming up with some characters... Currently it looks like we're going to do it either with Mario stuffies / Star Wars figures, or Star Wars Figures / LEGO Star Wars Figures, depending. He still hasn't chosen exactly the ones he wants to use, unfortunately :)

@BHurricane69 - He's saving her!

@model S - They are going to be POWs ;D I found it frustrating having so many characters to have to give time to in order to tell the story, so they are probably going to disappear for a while, Karl and Chuck are probably going to take a backseat for a while...

@T.Gatto - Haha! She was basically pulling her sleeve up, not flipping him off :D

And yes, I think Sylene's got Zombie Stockholm Syndrome :)

@aok666 - I guess we'll have to see if they have an arm wrestling match sometime ;D Katie is poking Beth's arm while looking at it. Or checking out her boobs and initiating physical contact, depending on how you choose to read the story ;)

@asheswillfall - Or is she? :O

@BHurricane69 - I think she's more twitching... But she certainly does seem to do cheerleader-esque things ;)
PhilC edit delete reply
PhilC
Good deal on the characters - use them all!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
I'm still trying to come up with a script :)