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    I have seen something that gave me a newfound respect for Mookie's work.

    I saw the Flash Gordon movie. I don't think anything can really prepare you for that. Not even music by Queen.
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    The Flash Gordon movie has music by Queen and Brian Blessed. By definition it has to be awesome.
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    The music was weird. Queen was in more of the movie than anything else.

    A lot of the other things were like DD on meth. Dialogue, relationship development, action scenes, backgrounds, and a lot of really stereotyped 'cultures'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khosan View Post
    The music was weird. Queen was in more of the movie than anything else.

    A lot of the other things were like DD on meth. Dialogue, relationship development, action scenes, backgrounds, and a lot of really stereotyped 'cultures'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khosan View Post
    The music was weird. Queen was in more of the movie than anything else.

    A lot of the other things were like DD on meth. Dialogue, relationship development, action scenes, backgrounds, and a lot of really stereotyped 'cultures'.
    And let us not forget the Village Bird People's Ultra Slow Flying Effect.

    And what do you mean weird music? It was awesome
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    And what do you mean weird music? It was awesome
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    'Twas the piano.

    The low D-key being hit once every second for at least twenty minutes straight.
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    Okay, okay... I hereby officially concede my theory that Terracciano is a Misogynist due to painful breakup, because I have an even more insane and wonderful theory that I'd like to supplant it with.

    Mookie's old 'Ladyfriend' was the actual writer of much of the earlier Dominic Deegan.

    This theory is courtesy one of my RL friends who mentioned that earlier Dominic Deegan seemed to have a very "idealized fantasy boys" picture of the male cast similar to that shown by certain classifications of fanfiction writers... that Gregory was shy, naive and vulnerable, Dex was ruggedly handsome, but honorable toward women, and Dominic was grumpy, but judged people by who they were inside... and that the right girl could change him into an honest-to-goodness perfect guy. Also, a lot of the plotting in earlier plot arcs was more steady, and showed a lot more of the understandings of dramatic buildup, consistency, and other lessons Mookie seems to have "forgotten" in these past few arcs. So far we've been marvelling that Mookie could have gotten so much worse at writing over time... making mistakes he never has before, blatantly contradicting established characters, running roughshod over his own comic...

    ...What if it was all because he'd never REALLY written the comic in the first place? What if everything good we've ever REALLY liked about the comic was due to the anonymous "Ladyfriend"? What if the epic failure we've seen these past few seasons haven't been the result of some kind of authorial breakdown, or sudden writer's block, or what have you... but by Mookie finally getting to the end of the parts of the story scripted by this woman who was part of his life for an indeterminable amount of time? [/conspiracy theory]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerthanis View Post
    Okay, okay... I hereby officially concede my theory that Terracciano is a Misogynist due to painful breakup, because I have an even more insane and wonderful theory that I'd like to supplant it with.
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    Still, it would make a twisted kind of sense. I mean, the extra Mookieinserts didn't start appearing until Snowsong, right? I know Nimmel appeared in "Storm" but he was more of a plot device than a character then. And you could attribute the art decay to Mookie suddenly having to spend more time plotting things out - so he has less time to practice his drawing.

    And, of course, things shifted from anime artistic conventions (Storm) to comic book artistic conventions (Snowsong) too.

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    Umm, "Bastard Watch"? What in the Nine Hells is that?!

    Also it's nice to see the return of Dex's beard, although I suspect it returned because Dom and Dex are in the same room and Dex's face needs something to distinguish it other than "no glasses".
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    Umm, "Bastard Watch"? What in the Nine Hells is that?!
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    Interestingly, it didn't pick up Celesto. Plot hole or did Celesto pick up an anti-Seer mark too?
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    You know, Mookie set up that Bastard Watch thing almost 2 years ago, and has it ever gone off even once? It seems that every time he consults his 'balls' he just keeps saying, "Nope, Celesto/Tim/Jacob is not doing any mischief today, so everything's in the clear!" when they seem to be causing mayhem where ever they go. (Except Jacob) So what exactly is the point of the Bastard Watch then?

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    Look! Mookie goes to a cat convention in two weeks to show off his cat! Man, what a conceited jerk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killersquid View Post
    Look! Mookie goes to a cat convention in two weeks to show off his cat! Man, what a conceited jerk.
    I'm pretty sure Nekocon is just another anime convention, like all the others he goes to.

    Although I'm sure he will be showing off his new "cat" all the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle_Hunter View Post
    I'm pretty sure Nekocon is just another anime convention, like all the others he goes to.

    Although I'm sure he will be showing off his new "cat" all the same
    Neko is Japanese for cat though, correct? It's perfect for Mookie, his cat will be the center of the con.
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    That final panel in the top row...the permablush...and the eye placement...and the last panel too...argh! *Brain bleach*
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    So Greg has turned into Original Luna, then?
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    That, that is not a "mood swing". That can only be the effect of swallowing handfuls of mind altering drugs.
    It is a contraction of Evil DM Mark 3. I don't know why why so many have difficulty with a standard contraction but there we are.
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    So Greg has turned into Original Luna, then?
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    That, that is not a "mood swing". That can only be the effect of swallowing handfuls of mind altering drugs.
    I think my favorite part about this latest revelation is that it combines Not As You Know Him with That Makes Me Feel Angry.

    So first of all: who announces that they have mood swings when they're sad? And then tells the room to "wait for it?" Pure puppetry!

    But secondly: Gregory does not have "mood swings" when he is sad. He goes to his couch fort and sulks. This was, in fact, one of Gregory's defining characteristics, originally. Hell, he was still doing it the last time we saw him!

    But this is old hat for Mookie. He's already done this with Jayden. If he's going to derail characters, he's going to have to be more creative than this
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    So Greg has turned into Original Luna, then?

    No.



    That would make Dex....


    NO.


    I can't handle Dex who is Dominic who is Gay. Not to mention Greg who is Gay.


    Wait. I've had a thought. What if this really is Mookie's way of showing us Dex is gay/bisexual? It's already been established that Szark hearts Dominic, but that his love is quite shallow (see his reaction to puke monster in Oracle Hunter). Dex shaves his stubble off again and Szark will have his Dominic doppleganger, with extra muscles for added shallow pleasure!!


    Greg's heart will be broken, until he realizes that this was Dominic's plan all along. He does so love to be guided. And then he will fall in love with whatever woman Dominic has chosen (because no first caste character could really be gay, come on).

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    Also, yes; Bastard Watch: Worthless. Greg's derailment: At stage 8 of 12. Dex's beard: Eternal.
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    I forsee that eventually, all characters in DD will become Gary Stu's/Mary Sue's.

    A weird curse will fall over the DDverse. All me will suddenly experience spiky hair and stubble that never goes, as well as a general decline in overall happiness.

    All women will become emotional wrecks, who fall apart at the drop of a hat.

    Everyone in between will turn out like Szark.
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    Wouldn't it be great (like a great big hemorrhoid is great) if Celesto was only in Lynn's Brook to further his agenda of ingratiating himself to Dominic?

    Namely, by making Dominic's muscular rapist explode.

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    It seems weird to me that Dominic would just decide to scry to see if anything bad would happen during Dex and Greg's trip...

    "Hey, Dominic."

    "Yeah, Dex? What's up?"

    "Well, you're a seer and junk, right?"

    "Right."

    "Well, Greg is taking me on a trip to Lynn's Brook to see his friend Rachel, and I wanted to know if you could scry to see-"

    "-If you're going to be in any danger, perhaps from a major antagonist, while you're away from the safety of the Deegan household?"

    "-...If I'm going to have nasty amazon sex with her."

    "...Oh."

    "Yeah..."

    "..."

    "...But, uh, you could, you could do that other thing, too."

    "Yeah, I'll do that."
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    That would make Dex....


    NO.


    I can't handle Dex who is Dominic who is Gay. Not to mention Greg who is Gay.
    That makes him Dominique.

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    While Mookie's habit of bolding words at random isn't exactly new, I thought one of Daniel Drazen's comments on Sonic the Hedgehog #44 was funny because it applies so much to Dominic Deegan:

    And while we're at it, let's STOP and enjoy the MISPLACED
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    reading the word balloons out loud and YELLING out the words that
    are heavily shaded, such as Archimedes' line "I HURRIED over as
    soon as I HEARD there was TROUBLE!" Or Sally's line: "We would
    TRAVEL to locations ONLY my father knew of!" Ending that last
    sentence in a preposition is the least of its problems. Next
    time, Vickie, try speaking the dialogue out loud so you GET a
    better SENSE of which WORDS to EMPHASIZE! Hey, you're in a
    business where a lot of people probably go through the day
    talking to themselves anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle_Hunter View Post
    So first of all: who announces that they have mood swings when they're sad? And then tells the room to "wait for it?" Pure puppetry!
    My theory is the following: As we know, each arc of Dominic Deegan is dedicated to one or more ways of failure, which Mookie then perfects.

    This arc is, so far, pretty big on character derailment, having sent Dex' dignity and reservation, as well as - arguably - his respectful attitude towards women, straight to hell while also mutilating the corpse of the already butchered Gregory some more.
    However, Mookie of course knows that he has already done this a few times before. Not only that, derailment was one of the selling points of the Shadow of Siegfried arc.

    So, he has decided to devote himself not only to further character derailment, but also to the most forced jokes ever conceived by a human being this time. The results speak for themselves: Within four updates, he went from merely reusing an old joke, to copying the Simpsons in an utterly ridiculous way, then to this almost painful "Cheers." gag, and finally to today's sorry excuse for a punchline.

    (By the way, another major part of this arc seems to be horrible dialogue, which shows just what a genius Mookie is: No lesser hack would have seen the chemistry between derailment, forced and terrible jokes and crappy dialogue, not to mention using it like he does.)


    Now, to make this post a little schizophrenic, on to Domiology...


    About the belly slits of Dominion Apes: I was wrong about the females.
    This leads to a first theory of my own, by the way. We all know that the Dominion Ape relies on pheromones/attractants a lot more than, for example, a human does to communicate.
    We also know that the orally ingested Mavpel at least amplifies these emitted substances.
    Now, my theory is the following: These substances are produced by/during digestion, and released through the belly slit. Since female Dominion Apes also use their breasts and tear ducts (also used as mammary glands) to communicate, they don't need to emit that many chemical substances most of the time.
    This theory might even shed some light on the disparaties between male and female Dominion Apes.

    And, by the way, it could also explain the seemingly inexpressive or even nonsensical facial expressions Dominion Apes display sometimes - this just isn't as important for them.
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    MOOD SWINGS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!

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    “So you’re Jacob Deegan.”

    “Do you people never knock?” He didn’t look up from his work; a mistake here could cost him hours of backtracking to make the body serviceable again.

    “For you, Deegan? Hardly.” The woman’s voice was cold; she didn’t like him, and she didn’t want to be here. Unsurprising. Szark must have sent her, though – she was definitely not one of his brother’s puppets.

    “Who are you?” The necromancer’s focus remained on the body before him.

    “Snowsong, you pompous –”

    “Let me guess,” he cut her off. “Your specialty is ice magic, and your spells are woven mostly though song, somehow – another bizarre specialized school of magic. No doubt you have some ultimate technique in which you summon lots of snow, sing like an opera star, and avalanche your opponents.”

    “What?” She was caught off-guard for a moment. “No! I mean, ice magic, yes, and I sing, but those have nothing to do with each other –”

    “Ah, the pseudonym is just self-indulgence. Makes sense, for one of Szark’s. Can you go now?”

    “If Szark himself hadn’t asked me to come, I wouldn’t be here in the first place. He did, though, so… I’ve got to stick around.”

    “Issues with necromancers?” He did turn, now, waving with his skeletal arm and grinning manically. “Or with undeath in general?”

    “With you, Deegan. You’re no better than your younger brother, whatever Szark might see in you.”

    “Fascinating. Then go back and tell them you failed to convince me.” There was something about her though… the necromancer couldn’t quite place it, try as he might.

    “Barthis. The Chosen. Your first necromantic golem. You manipulated everybody – even Dominic Deegan himself, even if it was before his rise to power – for nothing but your own power, your own benefit. Give me one reason what you did was better than what he does now.”

    “The Chosen? The outright evil cult of chaos? You have a problem with me tricking and killing off a few midlevel members? What, next you’re going to tell me that you were one of them?” The look on her face was enough to convince him – yes, she was one of them. And then it clicked – the feeling he couldn’t place was the shadowed look in her eyes. She had been ‘guided’ by Dominic. Yet here she was… “You were one of the Chosen. And Dominic used you. And now you’re with Szark. So… you were an idealist. You chose Chaos because you have a tragic past and blah blah blah. You survived the fall of the Chosen, Dominic found your past and idealism redeemable, and he begin to ‘guide’ you. Szark saved you from the Cathedral before you were totally gone, but you can feel it, can’t you? The will of my brother, trying to influence your thoughts, your actions.”

    “You’re exactly like him. Manipulative, selfish, greedy… you think you know everything, you act like you understand everyone, like we’re all beneath you, and you try to control us, just like Dominic… go to hell, Jacob Deegan. You’d fit in quite well.”

    The necromancer shrugged and returned to his work. “Go home, Snowsong. We’re quite done here.” For once, he heard the slamming of the door behind a visitor as she left.
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