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Oh, Pippi. I bet your face ins pretty red, right now.
Well, looks like the “apartment on fire” crowd got it right.
Scippy’s bathroom bursts into flames in 3…2…1…
It’s hard to feel bad for a guy who is such a push-over.
He’s had a bad case of foot-in-mouth disease all day :(
“bahh” means it didn’t actually work, I feel like
I thought that was Flora waking up.
WTF? Did the chicken just BLEAT?? That is one messed-up barnyard critter.
Yes. Human drama/trauma, and my priorities fork like lightning to the fowl play. (Hey? Get it? FOWL play? “Foul” pla–? Oh, never mind. My concern still stands.)
LOL that means ‘fire at will’ as in GUNS
Well, not only, I’m a native german speaker. You can use it pretty freely…
I was quite aware of that~
But still, translating it litterally would make more sense, aye, indeed, and would be somehow playfully devilish.
Feuer means fire and frei means free, but you can put those words together any way you like. . .
Scippio is being a bit of a knob about all this, but I think Pippi is genetically evil so thats OK then.
Oh, this will end well, what with Scipp basically saying, “Yes, you could seduce me, but it wouldn’t work because I have no money, but I am also genuine nice guy, since I am not like all the other assholes you have known that have used you for sex. I’m a different type of asshole; a kind of clingy asshole who tries to fix other people’s problems, but it usually just ends up exploding in my face; I mean, if you tried to get me into bed that is.”
I don’t see how Scip is a clingy asshole. For one, Pippi came to live with him, he didn’t burst in and take her. And secondly, when you live with someone you have to see them every day and Scip cares for Pippi paternally. And if you can’t assume that Scip is just being purely hypothetical with the seduction scenario then you must believe Spike didn’t develop his character enough (for the record I think he IS developed enough for me to assume this). There is not a logical way to come to the conclusion you’ve made…too many people expect things to erupt all the time.
Perhaps then this shows that Scip is simply rather bad at cohesively forming a bond in this particular relationship, even though I still stand behind the “clingy” statement, since that term, in itself can mean a variety of things in relating to the weakness of said relationship and how he relates to other relationships (he seems imbalanced when dealing with Reagan, even though I would think he rather enjoys the sparring of it). I feel that I must address what I said as if Pippi was actually hearing it through her own ears because if you do that then Scip’s words ring hollow, almost patronizingly so–that he is simply trying to prevent a car wreck when the steering column is already impaling the driver through the sternum. And as for the “eruption,” well, I am pretty sure that happened when Pippi was clutching a curling iron and threatening murder. The situation has erupted; now we are merely seeing how much lava will flow from the crater. And I seriously doubt anything bad in a corporeal sense will happen, like Pippi starting a massive fire, but yet emotionally, invisibly, all sorts of abstract familial structures might be burning down and in that sense, Scip sees the end, sees it as clear as day and he is merely a man holding a bucket of water when all of Chicago is on fire, yet I don’t know if he knows that yet, but he might, but he might not. What she does will basically confirm what he does or does not already know.
Scip or Scipp? Hell, I just like Scipp because it looks better with the “pp.”
Obviously Scip not only keeps chickens in his apartment, but sheep too. Or domesticated free-range onomatopoeia.
“domesticated free-range onomatopoeia” made me giggle more than it probably should have. Brilliant!
“domesticated free-range onomatopoeia.”
Going to have to remember that. :)
Flora’s waking up from her nap — as a chicken, she naturally senses when things go from the frying pan to the fryer. i mean, fire. but really, i think the “bahh” is Flora.
Fire in a trash can doesn’t = burnt down apartment. Besides, there are much better ways to burn something down. I think she is just symbolically burning her past after a very subtle catharsis a few pages back (If I had to guess it would start at panel 2 page 75, and end during panel 2 of page 76). It happens over an extended period of time but in the comic world it maybe gave her 15 seconds to think it over and come up with the idea.
Also for the ‘bahh’ statement, maybe that is Pippi saying it under her breath. Maybe she can’t bring herself to burn it? I doubt it but it is entirely possible. I prefer the Flora noise theory.
Yah, that’s just Spike letting us know “Flora’s alive and well, quit it with the dead pet comments, yadda yadda…” I’ll bet you anything ppl liked Scip unanimously up until this segment with Pippi. He’s alright, he just needs to let this breathe.
Th strange thing is that Scip’s jesus complex, assorted neuroses, intimidating look (but gentle nature) and Buddhism are starting to remind me of my dad. Kinda creepy.
OH GOD SCIP JUST STOP TALKING
This, this right there. Basically you can analyze it all to hell, but yes, just please stop talking, even though by this time he could start quoting the communist manifesto and it wouldn’t stop what is about to happen.
“Pippi? Did you know there is a scourge over Europe?”
Ha! You, I like.
We don’t need no water…..
Oh Scip. At this point he’s just babbling in the hopes she won’t notice some of the stupider things he’s said. I’ve been THERE, buddy. Just keep talking, that’ll make EVERYTHING better.
1. Bahh…I have never heard a chicken say this. But now I have read it. Thank you, Templar.
2. This either goes….mmmm…two and a half ways. One way, Pippi burns down the house. Second way, Pippie burns the papers and just…I dunno, skulks out of the room to go sulk or something. Half way, (and only half because this is really far out there), she burns the papers, starts a fire, and goes after the one thing that Scip loves: Flora.
I sure hope I’m wrong about the half situation.
Maybe it’s just me, but does it seem like Pippi’s face softens in the third panel? Like maybe she’s hesitating?
Or maybe that’s just because you can’t see her eyes.
Ahaha, Scip, you adorable Awkwardian.
“Bahh” .. poor spineless chicken.
Hmm… I’m still curious to know how old Pippi was when this happened.
Nothing says psycho like a trash can fire.
Scip might be broken in a good-aligned way but it’s nice to see that he’s just as broken as the rest of the Templar main character cast.
Scip should have stopped talking, about 7 or 8 sentences ago.
but… the curling iron is unplugged
EXACTLY. Why are you the only person that has noticed this?
It’s even sitting on a piece of paper in the first panel. Guess we just have to assume she plugs it back in between the second and third panel.
yeah, I noticed that too.
Perhaps the artist neglected to draw the replugging panel?
I don’t think you can set paper on fire with a hot iron. I straighten my hair everyday, my flat iron doesn’t work by open flame. :/
In theory it’ll singe the paper, but you can’t possibly burn an apartment down with a curling iron.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained, eh?
I love how he starts out trying to be reassuring and then gets bogged down in the practical probabilities involved in his theoretical scenario. Especially since she’s probably not really listening.
*sighs* I can empathize with Scip here, I’m sad to say…
ITA with Michelle. If a curling iron was capable of causing a fire (at least in less than 20 minutes), it’d destroy hair.
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