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    Again, the title looks like Ivo Sharktooth PJ. I would have thought it would be Ivo Sharktooth PI for Private Investigator, but the last letter looks like a J, not an I. What would PJ stand for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eschmenk View Post
    Again, the title looks like Ivo Sharktooth PJ. I would have thought it would be Ivo Sharktooth PI for Private Investigator, but the last letter looks like a J, not an I. What would PJ stand for?
    Private Jäger?
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    That sounds like a safe guess.
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    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    I hadn't realized how much I was missing Van.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    Private Jäger?
    "OH NOOO!" As Van said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    Private Jäger?
    A Jäger PI? I am intrigued and repulsed by the idea. There is no way this can go right and so many ways it can go wrong. I can't bear to watch, but I cannot bear to look away.
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    Rockphed said it well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    A Jäger PI? I am intrigued and repulsed by the idea. There is no way this can go right and so many ways it can go wrong. I can't bear to watch, but I cannot bear to look away.
    Although it is more Othar's shtick, I could imagine things going right (in the end) for all the wrong reasons. But yeah, things would go very wrong first.

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    My money is on Othar.

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    Tee hee ...

    "Othar than that, how did you enjoy the play?" :-)

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    Is this thread acceptable for discussing "What's new", "Buck Godot", and "Myth Adventures" (All finished), or should new threads be made for those?
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    Did the jockey on the yellow snail ditch his saddle to reduce weight?? He had one to start the race, so perhaps it is required at the gate, but stuff can 'happen' in the heat of the front stretch...as long as the stewards don't see it...

    Although Ivo Sharktooth sounds more like a Spark's name, I think that PJ is going to be 'Private Jager', a hard-boiled trenchcoat & fedora wearing disaster magnet.
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    It was quiet for a Thursday. The grey clouds hinted at rain the farmers desperately needed while the unrelenting heat forbode of continuing drought. I was in my office, dining on a day-old bug pie and glass of Winkles Old Peculiar when she walked in. She threw the door open like she owned the place (which, to be fair, she did), and glowered down at me like a vengeful valkyrie.

    "Ivo, I have a job for you!" She bellowed like like a moose in pain. "Someone has stolen the Golden Snail!"

    I took a drag on my cigar. I'm not sure what I rolled in it, but it wasn't nearly strong enough. With my luck, it was just rolled up paper. "Sorry Mistress, it's my day off. Hyu vill haff to come back tomorrow." Then I lowered my fedora over my eyes and tried to go to sleep.

    Next thing I knew, I was slammed against a wall. "You can either take the job, or I can use you as parts to build a construct who will!"
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    So, over in https://web.archive.org/web/20150428...?date=20090823, Agatha and Krosp are seen wandering around. We also see a snail given a message to deliver.

    That same snail is seen moving across the bottom of the next dozen or so comics. Then, it disappears.

    Now, we have Agatha, and snails. Will we finally get a resolution to this decade-(or so)-old setup? Will a prophecy show itself before the end of this short story? Do the Folios even read this forum? Tune in next time, for the next chapter of <urrk>.
    My avatar: There was only one dragon in the list of choices, and there's too many Griffons.

    So you'll insert the horse into the Large Hadron Collider next?

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    Her face was inches from mine. She smelled verrry nize and I like a dame who puts her hips into it.

    'WHUMP!'

    Her poofster little lapdog Vanamonde peeked timidly around her

    'WHUMP!'

    and said 'You really have to learn what an 'INTERNAL' monologue is.

    I was getting woozy. Either my cigar had something better than paper in it or the back of my skull was getting soft.
    I felt old and worn, like boots stolen from one too many corpse. Boots that I was in fact wearing.

    I pushed my hat back out of eyes and said that I would take the job.
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    Yes yes, Jager detectives are interesting, but what's really exciting is this snail race! It's just begin, but the blue snail is already plotting violence upon the green leader, and the purple snail is already eyeing the crowd, dare I say, hungrily?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keybounce View Post
    So, over in https://web.archive.org/web/20150428...?date=20090823, Agatha and Krosp are seen wandering around. We also see a snail given a message to deliver.

    That same snail is seen moving across the bottom of the next dozen or so comics. Then, it disappears.

    Now, we have Agatha, and snails. Will we finally get a resolution to this decade-(or so)-old setup? Will a prophecy show itself before the end of this short story? Do the Folios even read this forum? Tune in next time, for the next chapter of <urrk>.
    NOTE: Re-editing this entire post since I don't know if you have finished the What's New strips there.

    The Wayback Machine was acting up for me for a while, and it's getting very late here on the Left Coast so I don't have time to check them all out. So all I will say is, if it did disappear for a bit, that snail will be back throughout the second run of the Dragon Mag comics.
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    "Watch .. all sick from a batch of bad beer" is my favorite quote so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    NOTE: Re-editing this entire post since I don't know if you have finished the What's New strips there.

    The Wayback Machine was acting up for me for a while, and it's getting very late here on the Left Coast so I don't have time to check them all out. So all I will say is, if it did disappear for a bit, that snail will be back throughout the second run of the Dragon Mag comics.
    Nope, all the way to the end (this was in the second run of dragon ... I did not know that there was a second run until I read the wayback machine), and no sign of the snail's message, the prophecy, etc.
    My avatar: There was only one dragon in the list of choices, and there's too many Griffons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keybounce View Post
    Nope, all the way to the end (this was in the second run of dragon ... I did not know that there was a second run until I read the wayback machine), and no sign of the snail's message, the prophecy, etc.
    But the snail is in the last panel of the very last page, along with a joke lampshading the failure to resolve the loose ends.

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    I like where this is headed. Much better than The Weasel Queen or Paper Dolls.
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    The Royal Pardon is great.
    Especially that he put it on display like some kind of certification/recommendation.

    Also:
    OH NOOOOOO!
    I called it.
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    This is everything I didn't know I wanted and more. I hope there is lots more noir monologue to come.

    Also, the title bar on this page says "GG Second Journey, Vol 5, Page 003".
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    Dragontar by Serpentine.

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    DIS GONNA BE GOOD!


    Oh, yes. Dis most certainly will be good.
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    This WILL be good, I think! Ivo seems smarter than your average Jager. Or perhaps more focused and world weary.

    Is the photo on the wall of him and Bill and Barry? And a Royal Pardon, the thanks of the Empire, but can anyone figure out what the big award says? Something 'the city'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by keybounce View Post
    Nope, all the way to the end (this was in the second run of dragon ... I did not know that there was a second run until I read the wayback machine), and no sign of the snail's message, the prophecy, etc.
    The snail was on the page beneath the comic itself, so I guess it wasn't part of the scan for the on-line archive or Wayback Machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    The snail was on the page beneath the comic itself, so I guess it wasn't part of the scan for the on-line archive or Wayback Machine.
    like what we see here and on the next quite a few pages in the Wayback Machine? That seemed to stop just a few pages before the end of the run, after the snail had reached the other side of the page.
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    Verra nize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eschmenk View Post
    But the snail is in the last panel of the very last page, along with a joke lampshading the failure to resolve the loose ends.
    So that's what the joke was referencing, and what that ... thing is supposed to be? I thought the "snail" was normal size.

    But, if we have giant snails racing here, and that was a giant snail ... then the guy that sent him on a mission in the first place must be some kind of giant.

    Where does that guy play?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keybounce View Post
    So that's what the joke was referencing, and what that ... thing is supposed to be? I thought the "snail" was normal size.
    It *is* normal size. It's just a lot closer to the "camera" than Phil or Dixie in that panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factotum View Post
    It *is* normal size. It's just a lot closer to the "camera" than Phil or Dixie in that panel.
    If that's a normal slug to you remind me to never visit the UK.

    The hellish thing is large enough to fill out the entire doorway.
    It's eyes are the larger than a human head.
    If that's a normal slug to you I don't want to see what you consider a large one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keybounce View Post
    So that's what the joke was referencing, and what that ... thing is supposed to be? I thought the "snail" was normal size.
    Phil might have forgotten what size it was. There was something like a three year difference between the strips. Or Phil might not have cared. It's funnier if the snail is ridiculously huge and Phil might not have wanted continuity to stand in the way of a joke.

    Quote Originally Posted by factotum View Post
    It *is* normal size. It's just a lot closer to the "camera" than Phil or Dixie in that panel.
    I think it's probably in the hall poking its head through the door. Alternatively, it could be way in the foreground as you interpreted it.
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