We start this episode with raunchy cat iokes. Because '*****' can be rude! Ahahahahaha. Not funny. OH hey, Venus de Seer looks pretty good
. I think even the artwork is cleaner on him than on the Dominus. And the irony! Look who's hiding behind the walls iust next to them.
It's nice to see that Lady Amelia is racist
, even though it's a birth defect. I'm guessing that being an Orc is bad right? Luna's reaction though to an insult she must have heard all her life is over-the-top. Especially as Venus de Seer is quoting what Luna's sister said.
Contrived Coincidence No. 5381002! Stunt's cousin works at Lord and Lady Sturtz's mansion
! I hate this arc. I want VoD back.
I ioked way back in the beginning that Bumper was a long-lost relative of the Deegans. I hope
this doesn't actually come true.
My first proper glimpse os Szark
is oh-so-very flamboyant. Thigh-high leather boots, Lawrence Llewellyn Boweyn style cuffs with matching scarf. I'm suspecting Camp Shenanigans. Look at that smile, and the pose. Put him in a leotard and he'd be the perfect
camp dance instructor!
Mookie has a piece of almost subtle exposition! Szark looks like a zombie unless he murders someone
. The next strip continues this unsettling trend of almost competent storytelling. Killing is illegal (really? Given what I've you the Dominus' group do, not to mention Siggy & co's antics, I wouldn't have thought so) but duelling
is legal. Szark has crimped hair. And is scarily Stunt-like.
Stupid explanation for vision is stupid.
Wow. In p.3 Szark is clearly eyeing up Venus de Seer; look at the coquettish tilt of his head, and those eyebrows. That's flirty as all hell!
I'm certain that Szark is bisexual. Or at least doesn't mind manly sex with men.
Chrstonabike! Bad! Bad! Bad!
That's a horrible ioke to make. I need brain bleach. Stat! I regret that so much. And all it goes to set up that Szark is definitely camp bisexual
and depraved. As is Celesto. Because morally ambiguous people have morally ambiguous sex.
Screw it. Szark is oh-so-very flirting with the Dominus
. He thought the GD would be more "tolerant", the Dominus' dialogue implies it's happened before with his "old friend". And the Dominus' expression and dialogue in p.3 make him sound like a betrayed lover. All it needs is: 'I trusted you; you said you loved me
. How could you betray me like this?!'
Boobs that big
would cause lower back problems and need more support than that. Also: Lady
Amelia is flaunting her stuff worse than a prostitute. She showing all her boobies. In addition, the art for the 'bra' thing is completely wrong. And the boobs would be sagging and less perky because there's no support whatsoever in that belt.
Magic runs in the Travoria line
. But it's inconsistent. Dead Lady Travoria was a witch and cursed people; Luna's a Black Magician Girl and Lady Amelia's a hypnotist.
Is magic iust a vague trait that you're born. So if you're born with the Magic Gene you can learn any kind of magic you want? Because that seems to be true for the Deegans as well. And isn't hypnosis another power with perversion potential. Such as rape. By the way, murder runs in the Travoria bloodline
. I guess Luna was right
. Her family is
The implication in 05/01/2004
is that Bumper has dark skin because he's a Semashi - a different country? - but his skin is exactly the same colour as Callanian Lady Amelia. And his hair is the same as Callanian Dominus Deegan. Mookie, if you want to differentiate skin colours to denote different countries, it'd help to colour them
. And Stunt's cousin is a loyal employee
Wait. The timing's screwy here. Two pages ago Lady Amelia pulling Hypnosis on BUmper and planning to murder Szark.
All this is assumed to be happening as Szark is scarring the minds of the readers and the Dominus. And yet in that page Szark clearly knows who BUmper is and why he's hanging around his wife looking stoned. So now Stunt has to duel a master swordsman.
Well, Stunt, you were a fun misogynist. But bye now. Ah. Lady Amelia's an enchantress
. Nice to know the Dominus is immune to such spells
. I bet that Lady AMelia's going to try to enspell the Dominus.
Uhoh. Someone's monologuing!
Time to foil her plans! And again, Lady Amelia presents improbably size balloon boobies. Boobs are not
perfect circles, and when they're not supported, like with a bra
or similar piece of underclothing they do not
look anything like that. There are so many things wrong with how Mookie draws breasts I have to wonder if he's ever seen a woman with her bra off. Even super-silicon bewbs would be hard pressed to look like that.
Don't forget readers! Evil people and morally ambiguous people have evil and morally ambiguous sex! In
because Spark telling the Dominus almost exactly what was going on isn't enough for them. It must be the Word of the Dom or nothing. Furthermore, how can the Dominus induce a vision by touching the paw that touched a contract
?! Sense. Make some.
Yeah Dom, remember the summary of TEatE part Two?
You forgot TIM with his never healing wounds. Even though you drew a direct parallel with them to that of Szark's wound. Oh, and Second Sight and Visions aren't the same thing. Even though they're sort-of, usually the same thing. And neither is a Dream Vision
. And again, p. 2 shows massive
balloon boobies. Note too how the cloth mould itself perfectly to the entire curvature of the breast, even though Lady Amelia should be wearing a bra of sorts, which would automatically prevent breasts from looking like that.
If it seems that I keep harping on and on about this, it's because it in month (out-of-comic) that we've known Lady Amelia her breasts have more than doubled in size, and have become more and more perfect and prominent over time.
Oh. And boobs. do. not. work. that. way.
Also: Luna: idiot. Your mother murdered your father, and you don't bother to mention the minute you recognise Lady Amelia's action as those which resulted in the death of your father? Idiot Ball. It's yours to play with. And worst of all, Luna doesn't really seem to care until she finds out the money Lady Amelia inherits will be used to kill her
. Okay, this may be hard to believe, but I'm now convinced that Luna is more Evil and self-centred than the Dominus. I say this because the Dominus at least tries to care about other people, iustice and once had a whole arc of character development in which he learned to tolerate, if not like
, people! Admittedly, it was retconned almost immediately to make him anti-social and condescending again, but it was still development. Worryingly, the Dominus' expression when he reveals that to Luna makes him seem only marginally annoyed, as if the thought of losing his girlfriend is on a par with being out of bread.
One word: foursome
. Because evil and morally ambiguous people have evil and morally ambiguous sex. And Venus de Seer and the Dominus face off.
Who is the most arrogant? The most condescending? The most puppet-master like? Let's find out!
So what? Seers in the same building have the same vision?
That's detrimental to the whole 'gifted with presience' thing isn't it? I'm also having homoerotic vibes from Venus de Seer towards the Dominus. "I want to turn you away from all this" indeed, more like 'I want to save you' . . . do all Seer's spy on everyone or something?
Oh. The Dominus is better
. No wait! Venus de Seer is
Szark is wearing a midriff-baring tank top
. So flamboyantly camp. It also seems he's immune to Luna's magic spells
. Given that we know Luna's favourite spells are illusions or mind-altering spells, he's more like the Dominus than I thought
Bumer slapping the DOminus upside the head is perfect though! I've been wanting to do that since the the beginning of TEatE
, especially after Part Two. The Dominus is an exceptionally weak sauce mage if one clip 'round the back of the head can knock him out though.
Oh, and to show how Evil Szark is, he throws Spark out a window
. To his death.
Eh? What? When did this turn into the Portal
Bad iokes, coming to save the heroes, these magicians coming completely out of the blue with absolutely no mention whatsoever?
I smell deus ex machina