How many dangerous weapons can YOU find in the messy attic apartment? Count them all!
Also, flagrant abuse of an extinct language, here. Hope I don’t get called on it right away.
Paging Doctor Chekov…
As in… Chekov’s Gun? The literary term? *is excited that someone else might know about it*
Ever since TV Tropes everyone knows Chekhov’s Gun
I know what Chekov’s gun is…but I don’t know what TV Tropes is.
http://www.tvtropes.com is a black hole that will suck you in deeper than wikipedia.
Oh sweet Jesus, you should not have done that. TVTropes nearly ended my marriage when I first found it.
I nearly failed a coursebecause of TV Tropes. My mom found out and made me stop.
Hmm, handgun, rifle, baseball bat, knife, spoon … yes, spoon.
Well duh a spoon. Anyone who has ever watched Robin Hood knows that a spoon can be used as an instrument of torture and death. Alan Rickman said so.
Don’t forget all the books. Knowledge is power yano. Use the power and it becomes dangerous in the wrong hands.
Like the hands of someone who knows how to beat you to death with it.
Never underestimate blunt force trauma.
The videogame could also be a dangerous weapon, though maybe not for the one who plays it. . .
In a pinch, a broken plate, mug, or lightbulb can work! …and the electrical wire connected to the lightbulb… strangulation w/ blanket…
Dangerous for whom?
Not to mention a few improsivable weapons. The lampstand, for example.
Internet says that Gamarada means “comrades” in the Cadigal language.
From the wikipedia:
“The occupation of the Sydney area by the British and the subsequent introduction of European diseases including smallpox decimated the Eora people and their neighbours. The disastrous 1789 smallpox epidemic is estimated to have killed about 50% of Sydney’s indigenous population, and it has been claimed that only three Cadigal people were left alive by 1791, although archaeological evidence suggests that some Cadigal people may have escaped to the Concord area and settled there.”
So did that happen or what?
Part of it all depends on who took over Australia. If our sunburnt country was invaded and colonised from the north and west (it almost was, and the Chinese visited northern Australia annually to collect sea cucumbers, for instance) instead of from the Sydney Harbour region… it’s possible that the Cadigal were survivors instead of fever sufferers.
Also it is thought now that the ones in our universe died not of smallpox but of chickenpox…. Concord is also in Sydney, so they didn’t travel far, just from the outer Harbour to the Inner Harbour, less than a day of walking.
A spoon isn’t an improvised weapon…? Are you a ninja?
You can use it like a melon baller and scoop our little spheroids of your enemy’s brain. Seriously, what are they teaching kids these days…
Go For Teh EYEZ!
coffee cup, bowl, spoon, table, 2 chairs, smaller coffee table, knife, rifle, hand gun, basball bat, lamp stand, book case…. you could conceivably kill someoe with just about anything if you use your imagination =D
You can conceivably kill someone with a stress ball with enough imagination. That doesn’t make it a weapon in nature, only in usage.
It’s funny – before I read spike’s comment I had already noticed the abundance of dangerous things. Might have been the knife slashing across the second panel that twigged me to it. n_n
the Cup – smash and slasch if glass or ceramic, sharpen and twisty stab if metal (I recently re-watched Riddick – saw that done w/ a metal cup in the prison scene)
What kind of weapon isn’t dangerous?
Nerf Gun? ^^;
It’s dangerous if you aim for the eyes…
Also, you could hit someone with the chair, or strangle him with that bedsheet/drop cloth. The laptop computer could hurt someone too.
Hmmm…I made a comment earlier but it is not visible. I will repeat:
Paging Doctor Chekov.
Come to think of it , it probably wasn’t worth reposting.
For those who don’t already know, and because Googling for Chekov will probably find you more about Pavel than Anton (whose father’s name was Pavel, actually)…
Try searching for “Chekhov’s Gun” specifically. It refers to the notion that it’s not fair to the audience to show them a gun in Act I if that gun isn’t fired by the end of Act III.
The question I’m asking is, who did the decorating? One of the Elliots? Which one? Or was it somebody else? I’m putting my money on EJ.
I’m shocked and appalled that nobody lists a BOOK as a deadly weapon! I have beaten someone’s ass with a paperback (held properly they’re a lot like hitting someone with a board…) so a hardback should be even better.
Also, if there’s coffee in that cup, caffeine does horrible things to your body. Not so much a “sudden, violent, and all over the place” type of deadly though.
I thought about mentioning a book, but decided to keep it simple.
And if it isn’t a very well researched book it’s worse. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
The right kind of book is even deadlier for what’s inside it.
He’s probably squatting someplace relatively off the Jakes’ radar? I GOTTA know what kind of junkie jedi magic they pulled to get away from them in the last chapter…
on second thought, EJ probly just shot that Jake in the face…not too magic
I’m assuming that EJ is standing lookout while Biggs robs the place. Question is, where is the occupant of the apartment? There’s food in that dish on the table, which makes it seem like whoever it is hasn’t been gone long.
Or is still there. In which case, I bet we’re about to meet Biggs’ dealer.
He’s certainly looking at everything like he’s never seen it before, but besides the computer, nothing in there looks worth the trouble to rob.
Dunno, he looks sad to me; sort of wistful. But the apartment doesn’t look dirty enough to be an old, abandoned squat of his- maybe it belongs to a friend, or family member? Maybe it used to?
“besides the computer, nothing in there looks worth the trouble to rob.”
Guns are usually worth some good money, and I count 2 of ‘em.
You can beat someone with (in) a video game, too. Although the chances are higher that you yourself get your butt whooped afterwards, I guess.
…I’m GUESSING it’s a video game. It looks like some kind of old-school console with a pair of controllers.
So. Biggs is Australian?
I don’t think that’s Biggs’s place… but SOMEBODY is Australian.
The bowl looks deadly, lol.
Im thinking mabe they’ve joined an extremist group to hide in, as well as to recieve their protection from Jake’s Kin.
The most dangerous weapon is knowledge!
anyone who does not see the tables and chairs as dangerous weapons has not watched enough pro wrestling : )
I’m guessing Biggs is waiting for a friend that he needs to ask for a favor. If he was robbing the place he wouldn’t be looking idly around. His friend is probably off-panel in another room.
Maybe they killed Marcus (something EJ would probably do) and now Biggs needs a gun for protection and wants to borrow one.
This would be the first time i’ve seen that flag in an American comic, or in anything American for that matter.
The colours are red yellow and black. These have a great cultural signifigance to the aborinial people, because traditionally red black yellow and white were the only pigments available to them.
In the box in the foreground, is what looks like it could be a quivver, maybe for a blow gun.
I’m pretty sure that’s the business end of a rifle, actually.
It looks pretty close to this rifle, in fact.
But this has reminded me that I ought to get my blowgun out and practice. It’s been a while.
Really impressed with the last panel.
Maps of Australia are always dangerous weapons!
*looks forward to Australian alternative history like whoa*
Everybody forgot the heroin. Or whatever he puts in his works.
So far the history isn’t “alternate” – non-Indigenous Australians really are living on stolen land. I suppose there aren’t enough people who care to have mug printed though, sigh…
*travels back in time to 5:34 am and hits McKinley, just to make Thatty’s post make sense*
By which I mean, I can’t wait to see where this is going! Many hearts to Templar AZ
5:33 am: McKinley makes a post.
5:34 am: Someone hits McKinley for not praising Templar AZ.
5:35 am: McKinley makes another post.
For some Reasons your post gave me this vibe. No clue why and I do think that Spike deserves all the praise she gets for TAZ, before anyone begins to think otherwise.
I’m looking forward to the history lesson, too. Especially if it’s from Bigg’s shouting mouth.
hee hee. Spot on! My flatmate thought I sounded trolly.
That knife might be that Jakeskin’s… tsk!
Maybe he’s trying to sell Marcus’ gun. HAHA Good luck with THAT
Almost anything is a weapon if you hit someone hard enough with it.
Or heat it up enough.
I see only one. It isn’t the item itself that’s weapon, but the person who wields it that makes it a weapon.
I count six; knife, rifle, handgun, bat, floor lamp, and computer cables. The last two show I watch way too much CSI and NCIS. :)
Weapons? His ENTIRE BODY (except he probably can’t use it too well…)
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