Friday August 3, 2001
Worried about the epaulets? The astute reader may recall that back in this strip we found out that Tagon uses one of his lightning-bolt hover-epaulets as a concealed grenade. And then in the series of strips that start here we saw that his concealed grenade had been removed by his interrogators. Thus those of you who take this comic as seriously as it should be taken may be wondering if Tagon has neglected to completely disarm his prisoner.

Fear not. Before being thawed out the prisoner was thoroughly searched. "But why" you may ask "was this not depicted in the strip?" I'll answer your question with another question. "Why" I answer "have I not bothered to indicate when our heroes eat, sleep, or defecate?"

Because it's boring. But when it's important to the story, I'll indicate it. Or sometimes I'll indicate it when it's funny. Which reminds me... poop is almost ALWAYS funny. I should be scripting more of that.

Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Equivocated Prevarication

Transcript

Narrator:A prisoner is thawed out for questioning:
Nejjat Captain:Unnhh... Where am I?
Tagon:You're in medibay one aboard the mercenary superfortress 'post-dated check loan.'
Nejjat Captain:Ohhh... I remember now. We've failed. You've broken my fleet's blockade, and captured the wormgate.
Nejjat Captain:I guess i'm due to be interrogated now?
Tagon:Pretty much. Can I get you anything before we start?
Nejjat Captain:How about a cup of spiced hot cocoa? I'm kind of chilly. Oh, and a suicide pill, if you can spare one.
Footnote:Worried about the epaulets? The astute reader may recall that back in this strip we found out that Tagon uses one of his lightning-bolt hover-epaulets as a concealed grenade. And then in the series of strips that start here we saw that his concealed grenade had been removed by his interrogators. Thus those of you who take this comic as seriously as it should be taken may be wondering if Tagon has neglected to completely disarm his prisoner.Fear not. Before being thawed out the prisoner was thoroughly searched. "But why" you may ask "was this not depicted in the strip?" I'll answer your question with another question. "Why" I answer "have I not bothered to indicate when our heroes eat, sleep, or defecate?"Because it's boring. But when it's important to the story, I'll indicate it. Or sometimes I'll indicate it when it's funny. Which reminds me... poop is almost ALWAYS funny. I should be scripting more of that.