What's Up, Doc?
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What's Up, Doc?
11th Aug 2016, 11:01 PM in Season One - Part 6: Edison Endgame
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
I'm not going to try and speak to the expectations and desires of our audience, but this is the moment I've been waiting for! Perhaps some of you have, too... :)

Do you suppose Mercy can keep Dr. Nestor occupied long enough for Sophie to do her thing?

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Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit
"What's up doc?"
Hahaha!
Ah, her reputation does not proceed her, huh. Oh, he'll learn
he'll learn Mercy is just a name
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
She needs to show him she's not afraid of him even if she is, a little

He had better learn that. Otherwise, we're all in trouble.

One year of Autumn Bay is enough, right?
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Shirokuro
Shirokuro
How dare you not know her name dude?! You are in deep trouble now mister!
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
He certainly is we hope!
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Delta-v
Now that I know what to look for as per reflections, it would seem that indeed he DOES know that name, and has just lost a measure of arrogant condescension. (Or perhaps she lit her cigarette with her finger and impressed him.) ^^

Speaking of reflections, Dr. Nestor in one lens, smoke in the other--priceless. :)
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
We will see his reaction next update.

Also, I do like to have fun with reflections! :)
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azureXtwilight
azureXtwilight
She's Bugs Bunny.

Just with cigarettes instead of carrots XD
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anonymous coward (Guest)
If you're right about that it would explain why she feels overly-endowed with hero/plot powers: That wascawwy wabbit is plot-armoured against losing unless it's really funny.
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
She's just a fan of the classics...

Though it is possible that Bugs is her totem animal. :)

@ AC: She has earned all of the things you might call "hero/plot powers". She has had a harder time of it than most blockbuster movie heroes.
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anonymous coward (Guest)
I don't have much good to say about the genre usually, but there's a reason why xianxia works prominently feature the earning of those magical powers.
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anonymous coward (Guest)
C'mon doc, finish the job before she finishes introducing herself! It's your only chance to win this and put those disgusting humans in their place!
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
We'll see exactly how this plays out...
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Microraptor
Microraptor
I can see why you anticipated this scene! That's the kind of scene that would be showcased in the trailer if this were a movie.
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Right. There's a reason I teased it on the cover to this part.
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Lilbluebox
My favorite part about this page is the reflection of Nestor in Mercy's shades. It's the perfect mix of demented and the look of a man who has unleashed something he didn't expect.

I want your ability to make things glow in art. Teach me your secrets? Gorgeous magic, as always.

Mercy, is now REALLY the time for a cigarette? Oh, wait, addict, never mind. -_-

Although it DOES add to her 'I could take you down with my pinky' fa├žade, so it's not all bad.
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Reflections in glasses are a time-honored effect, and one I try to emulate at any applicable point. :)

How do you make things glow? For digital art, it's really a matter of a strong airbrush affect and a technique derived from pointalism and Kirby crackle. I could be called an airbrush addict...

For Mercy, ANY time is time for a cigarette. :)
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lirvilas
lirvilas
"...got a light?"
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Alternate lines in this part... :)
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QuietClayton
QuietClayton
For some reason ''I'm Batman'' flashed through my mind....
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Yes! That's the level I was going for! :)
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HeSerpenty
HeSerpenty
Hahaha that last panel is EPIC!

Great page Prof!! Mercy takin the direct approach.. interesting tactic! Lets see how it plays out :D *leans in*
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Thanks!

Let's hope it works out. If not...
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NeilKapit
NeilKapit
Badass enough to make merely saying her name a Bond one-liner :)
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
I hope it works! :)

This page would be movie trailer bait...
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melaredblu
melaredblu
"But don't let the name fool you."
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
"Mercy is just a name. :)
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