Wednesday's comic!

May. 24th, 2017 12:00 am
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http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170524

Not quite as clever as he thought he was ...

(Shouldn't that billboard be advertising water ballast for dirigibles?)

Brocelïande coming to Pasadena!

May. 23rd, 2017 04:22 pm
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Well, certainly beats Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane... :) But seriously, to the handful of you out there who don't already know about them, this is one group well worth listening to. Here's the latest update.

We want to let you know about our June shows (there are 2!) so here's the word. We welcome back Brocelïande in two weeks for their fourth appearance at Caltech, on Saturday, June 3 in Beckman Institute Auditorium (Little Beckman.) This Bay area trio consists of Margaret Davis, Kristoph Klover, and Kris Yenney, and between them they cover 3-part vocals, with Celtic harp, guitar, cello, octave mandolin, recorders, Swedish nyckelharpa, flute, and more! Their performances include music from the British Isles, Medieval and Renaissance music, and original settings of the songs of J.R.R. Tolkien. They cover a lot of ground, and their shows are like no other act we have presented. Sample their music with Santa Maria/ Cantiga This program is your chance to hear Kris play the only “Hardanger cello d’Amore” in existence! We look forward to seeing you at this show!

Tickets for the show are $20 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children. You can order them on the phone by calling the Caltech Ticket Office at (626) 395-4652. Online tickets are available here until the end of Thursday May 11. There is a service charge for online and phone tickets, but you can buy tickets without a service charge by visiting the Ticket Office in person or by purchasing them at the door on the night of the show. The Caltech Ticket Office is now in their new location at 1200 E. California Boulevard in Pasadena (Southeast corner of Wilson Avenue). Their usual hours are 9AM - 4PM, Monday through Friday. There is limited short term parking in front of the four story Spalding building on California Boulevard (note the yellow curb and the sign that indicates 15 minute parking for the Post Office station inside) Otherwise, you can look for street parking nearby. They are located just inside the door on the east side of the building, to the left of the entrance.

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Seanan won the Nebula

May. 22nd, 2017 01:08 am
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Seanan McGuire has just won the Best Novella Nebula for Every Heart a Doorway!

Friday's art! And an announcement!

May. 19th, 2017 12:00 am
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http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170519

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Professors have announced that as of today they will no longer be updating the comic on http://girlgeniuscomic.livejournal.com/. Comments there seem to be closed. All updates will be posted only on http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ as of this coming Monday.

So if you'd like to discuss Girl Genius, comments are welcome here!

Wednesday's comic!

May. 17th, 2017 12:00 am
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http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170517

The power is Paris is completely out, and the only illumination is from starlight ...

(And does anyone recognize those stars?! Hmmmm ...)
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I noticed something tonight.

When the Castle is telling Gil about Robur, it says he destroyed the device, banished the 'angels', and had pie.

Van Rijn's book says that not all the beings were banished, and Robur turned the device over to the Corbettes; the visuals show the Dreen following them, along with Robur having pie. A hundred years later, Van Rijn found the remains of Robur's device, and started doing his own time stuff.

This could be a difference in narrative detail. But, given that time stuff is at play, I wonder if it's an actual divergence, somehow squashed into one: the Castle remembers a time when everything was tied up, but Van Rijn's on a timeline where he followed a loose end.

Dunno, just a speculation.

Either way, I figure Robur must have, after enough pie, thought "what if someone else invents this?" and enhanced the Castle to be resistant to time stops, despite his fears. And kept that hidden from Higgs. (And maybe added something to the Cathedral, too, those rituals to protect three dimensional space...)

Side question: how did Van Rijn freeze Andronicus in time for 200 years without attracting "angels"? Improved technique? Small scale? Deal with the Dreen?

Side note: the whole thing confirms that the Castle was an intelligent 'clank' long before the Muses. Just another part of "your cutting edge research was discovered by a Heterodyne centuries ago".

Friday's comic!

May. 12th, 2017 01:37 am
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http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20170512

Well, that didn't take long!

I notice that Agatha and Da Boyz don't seem favorably impressed. And where is Tarvek?

Regarding the crown, I wonder when the fewmets will hit the windmill?

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