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    Okay, So... Anyone know any Mongolian myths that could be relevant here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squark View Post
    Okay, So... Anyone know any Mongolian myths that could be relevant here?
    IIRC, Mongolian myth was largely shamanistic and focused on animals and men. There was a Fire Mother myth, but I don't see how that would apply...

    Of course Jones might be merely in transit over the Gobi, heading... who knows where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squark View Post
    Okay, So... Anyone know any Mongolian myths that could be relevant here?
    I think this might predate the mongols.
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    Y'know, i'm starting to think that Jones might have been around already when fish started to get on land to take their first breath. >_>

    (Or if you want to get more biblical, she could very well be Eve.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domochevsky View Post
    Y'know, i'm starting to think that Jones might have been around already when fish started to get on land to take their first breath. >_>

    (Or if you want to get more biblical, she could very well be Eve.)
    That'd explain all of the mothering then, I suppose.
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    That'd explain all of the mothering then, I suppose.
    Not really. Eve was a terrible mother wasn't she? One of her sons was a whiny jerk who killed the other son over something really minor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marnath View Post
    Not really. Eve was a terrible mother wasn't she? One of her sons was a whiny jerk who killed the other son over something really minor.
    So she had a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp! But the fourth one... stayed up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coidzor View Post
    So she had a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp! But the fourth one... stayed up!
    If that was a pop culture reference I didn't get it. Otherwise, it's been a while since I reviewed that particular mythology so I still don't get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marnath View Post
    If that was a pop culture reference I didn't get it. Otherwise, it's been a while since I reviewed that particular mythology so I still don't get it.
    Sorry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coidzor View Post
    Sorry about that.

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    The Gobi Desert is a give away. Jones is a jinn.
    Marco Polo describes them as haunting the Gobi Desert.
    It explains a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marnath View Post
    Not really. Eve was a terrible mother wasn't she? One of her sons was a whiny jerk who killed the other son over something really minor.
    Well, what do you expect? The woman invented motherhood. Cain and Abel were still being beta tested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Momo View Post
    The Gobi Desert is a give away. Jones is a jinn.
    Marco Polo describes them as haunting the Gobi Desert.
    It explains a lot.
    Djinni are spirits of air, as I recall. Doesn't seem a likely identity for someone who sank into a mattress up to her knees and was able to dig through a concrete wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landis963 View Post
    Djinni are spirits of air, as I recall. Doesn't seem a likely identity for someone who sank into a mattress up to her knees and was able to dig through a concrete wall.
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    Well.

    This is interesting. And badass.

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    Also of note: She looks like she always did, even when everyone back then had this protruded forehead and hunched over thing going on, hm?

    Interesting indeed. The implications are quite staggering, in fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domochevsky View Post
    Also of note: She looks like she always did, even when everyone back then had this protruded forehead and hunched over thing going on, hm?

    Interesting indeed. The implications are quite staggering, in fact.
    Actually, the Cro-Magnon were much like modern humans and quite gracile. While, perhaps, prominent supra-orbital ridges were more common, it's unlikely that Jones' appearance would have caused them to ask too many questions.

    Sorry, anthropology/archaeology student. =P
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    But if this goes on any longer, then Jones will be very out of place.

    Maybe shes simply an SCP hunted by the Foundation?

    An indestructible human that predates all humanity?
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    I-We-Wow-Woo! Holy Cow!!

    No wonder she didn't turn a hair at the prospect of fighting Coyote AND Ysengrin.

    If we keep going back like this, we're going to pre-date Humanity. It's looking doubtful Jones is a construct of human belief as Coyote claims to be.

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    You know: I find myself wondering about what Jones's CV would look like. I mean, I'm sure 'topless buffalo wrestling' isn't the oddest thing on there by far.

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    Why do I suspect that the next comment from Tom will be "Click here to learn about Mesozoic Era"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somebloke View Post
    You know: I find myself wondering about what Jones's CV would look like. I mean, I'm sure 'topless buffalo wrestling' isn't the oddest thing on there by far.
    But how do you learn something like that?

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    Prediction: The next panel is going to start with the words "Many Millenia from now", and is going to feature Jones battling a 400 foot Boxbot with death ray eyes.

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    What's a CV?

    (Do I want to know?)
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    CV is just a European term for a Resume, I believe.
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    CV is just a European term for a Resume, I believe.
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    Unless she was pre-dates apes, I don't think we can flash back much farther.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candle Jack View Post
    Unless she was pre-dates apes, I don't think we can flash back much farther.
    I wouldn't count on her not predating apes, to tell you the truth.

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    Maybe Time is a donut and we'll go so far back that we'll end up in the future and that will be Terrible?
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