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    I'm starting to worry that Jones' reply to Annie's question will be "Tired of living".

    I wonder if the guy coming in through the door is Edward Jones, and he 'adopts' and renames 'Emma' once he realizes what he's done by destroying her Lady Elizabeth identity.

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    Next thing we'll see is that further down the line she has also been Gengis Khan, led the french revolution and has been pretty much every other historical figure of importance.

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    You know what's terrible? Ever since the update before todays', every time I see a comic with Jones in it, the following automatically begins playing in my head:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1jPUB7gRyg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somebloke View Post
    You know what's terrible? Ever since the update before todays', every time I see a comic with Jones in it, the following automatically begins playing in my head:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1jPUB7gRyg
    Damn it, now that song is stuck in my head!
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    I think I'm beginning to understand how Jones got her nickname.

    Also, reading this series of strips in reverse order made this strip much sadder. "Reassuring?" indeed.
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    Hmm, I wonder what kind of accent Jones has. She seems to be eternal; you'd think she'd pick something strange up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Salieri View Post
    I think I'm beginning to understand how Jones got her nickname.
    Heh. Now it reminds me of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luzahn View Post
    Hmm, I wonder what kind of accent Jones has. She seems to be eternal; you'd think she'd pick something strange up.
    What sort of regional accent does Jones have?

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    So she must have either the most pleasant or most disconcerting voice ever.
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    Antimony: Jones, what are you?

    Jones. I'm...well, I'm an immortal gold-digger, if you must ask.

    Antimony: ...

    Jones: ...

    Antimony: Well, at least everyone can say that they didn't see it coming.

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    Good GOD this is getting disturbing! This is a very effective - and creepy, and perhaps even heartbreaking - demonstration of what it would be like to be immortal. And wander through an ever changing world, those you care for growing old and dying while you never do.

    I wonder where she got the name Elizabeth. We'll probably find that out next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eee View Post
    Good GOD this is getting disturbing! This is a very effective - and creepy, and perhaps even heartbreaking - demonstration of what it would be like to be immortal. And wander through an ever changing world, those you care for growing old and dying while you never do.
    And some folks wonder why old stories referred to immortality as a curse...
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    Yeah. I am actually shocked at just how creepy Jones comes across here. This could just as easily be seen as deeply predatory action on her part- grooming 'companions' and benefactors as children.

    Of course, every other indication is that she's not like that. But still.

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    She must have very strong mental barriers to both care about people and not be too strongly effected by their deaths to be completely nihilistic.

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    Eh, I doubt she's actually human, and if she isn't, its unlikely her mind works quite the same way ours does.

    On the other hand, maybe the reason she never smiles is that she has in fact closed off most or even all her emotions, and she's simply going through the motions when she acts like she has emotions.

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    Or she's secretly working to destroy the universe, and Antimony is just part of her schemes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squark View Post
    Eh, I doubt she's actually human, and if she isn't, its unlikely her mind works quite the same way ours does.
    Thats pretty much what I meant. No human can be both dis-attached AND attached at the same time.

    On the other hand, maybe the reason she never smiles is that she has in fact closed off most or even all her emotions, and she's simply going through the motions when she acts like she has emotions.
    This is now my Fannon theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scowling Dragon View Post
    She must have very strong mental barriers to both care about people and not be too strongly effected by their deaths to be completely nihilistic.
    I love my kitty cat, she's warm and fuzzy and purrs whenever I'm near. She's a part of my family. When she dies it won't bother me for more than a few days because I've lost many cats over the years. I'll just get a kitten. When it dies, I'll get another.
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    I sure hope however Samuel lost that eye was congenital. The thought of a child being in the kind of accident that would mean losing an eye makes me shudder.
    I think it can be said that, given the spaces with the time jumps, that factory explosion was in World War 2 or some equivalent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens_cry View Post
    I sure hope however Samuel lost that eye was congenital. The thought of a child being in the kind of accident that would mean losing an eye makes me shudder.
    I think it can be said that, given the spaces with the time jumps, that factory explosion was in World War 2 or some equivalent.
    According to some people on the GKC forums it's WW1 on account of a real filling plant run by an Edward Jones that was bombed, and also because the pin she is wearing was awarded only in the first world war.
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    Interestingly, there *was* a Samuel Langdon. Had both eyes though, so there you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEmerged View Post
    Interestingly, there *was* a Samuel Langdon. Had both eyes though, so there you go.
    Apparently there were several. They're trying to pin down whether he's supposed to be one of the American or British ones on the GKC forum. I don't know much about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marnath View Post
    I love my kitty cat, she's warm and fuzzy and purrs whenever I'm near. She's a part of my family. When she dies it won't bother me for more than a few days because I've lost many cats over the years. I'll just get a kitten. When it dies, I'll get another.
    Except thats your relationship with your PET. Does she have the same relationship with humans?

    "Oh dear, he died. Il just get another one"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marnath View Post
    According to some people on the GKC forums it's WW1 on account of a real filling plant run by an Edward Jones that was bombed, and also because the pin she is wearing was awarded only in the first world war.
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    So - James and Jones romantic, or not?

    Going back to the field strip several days ago, I think not. He puts his arms around her legs in a really very intimate way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scowling Dragon View Post
    Except thats your relationship with your PET. Does she have the same relationship with humans?

    "Oh dear, he died. Il just get another one"
    It might be the most obvious way to cope with the fact that they died and she'll be around forever. There are probably less objectionable methods of coping (That in particular seems very sociopathic for Jones), but if the alternative is cutting oneself off from emotion entirely...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowbane View Post
    So - James and Jones romantic, or not?

    Going back to the field strip several days ago, I think not. He puts his arms around her legs in a really very intimate way.
    Is Jones capable of romantic intimacy? Emotional, yes, but physical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scowling Dragon View Post
    Except that's your relationship with your PET. Does she have the same relationship with humans?

    "Oh dear, he died. I'll just get another one."

    Yeah, that's kind of exactly how I'm picturing it going actually. Short lived, doesn't come anywhere close to sharing your worldview, easily replaced from a large population. Just because they can talk doesn't mean she necessarily views them as more than particularly intelligent animals. We don't consider ourselves animals, but she isn't a human so she doesn't have that self pride that keeps us from thinking of ourselves as animals(animal vs. person is sort of an arbitrary distinction). I've sure known dogs that were as smart as a really dumb person so It's not as severe a difference as it sounds.
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    "Why would I get a fish? I'd just die in a few years."

    "Well, the important thing I'd the time you'll share with the fish."

    "Wait...this is the lifespan talk isn't it? I don't want to have the lifespan talk!"

    "We'll we have to have it sometime!"

    A thought: Jones is a golem/immortal spirit/whatever who was created/trained/put under a geas to act as a nanny/mistress/companion for someone, who needless to day died of old age.

    This is less a weird predatory thing that her way of following her purpose/programming/true nature when she gained independence. Possibly it's

    the only way she knows how to form bonds with people.
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    The time jumps are skipping ahead whole centuries now.

    I haven't given up hope on my "Galatea" theory.
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