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Postby Kwark on Thu Mar 01, 2001 10:32 am

I just found this strip while reading QuickKeen, looks cool. I'll probably read the archives when I find some time. If any of you hang around #crfh, #avalon, or #webcomics, you know who I am.<P>On another note, seeing the Pierson's Puppeteers from <u>Ringworld</u>, aka Muppeteers, in today's strip really threw me. Is this a new storyline? If not, what the hell is going on? I was a little annoyed to see Bob bitin' Niven's style, but these guys look like a hell of a lot more fun than the original aliens.<P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Fri Mar 02, 2001 4:16 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kwark:
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Is this a new storyline? If not, what the hell is going on? I was a little annoyed to see Bob bitin' Niven's style, but these guys look like a hell of a lot more fun than the original aliens.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well, all the alien stuff started in January 1999. There was a brief Ringworld-inspired story and the alien characters were just meant to be a one-off, but I've kept them around cuz I like em. Every so often they come back and get into mischief, interacting with the humans of Earth (though only Circe actually knows about them, and she's been brainwashed into being unable to tell anyone else that they exist).
I feel kinda bad about using ripped-off character designs, but not bad enough to stop doing it. Besides, they only <I>look</I> like puppeteers. Their society isn't at all like any society in the Niven stories. Other aliens, like the Slugdors, are ripped off from totally non-Niven sources, etc., and any similarity to Known Space is long gone.
Of course, if I ever do get in trouble, you can bet I'll come up with some kind of weird DNA-mutating plague that completely alters the aliens' appearance to the point where Niven's own mother (or more to the point, Niven's own lawyer) won't recognize them. Voila!<P>------------------
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Postby BoxJam on Fri Mar 02, 2001 6:59 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds' other head:
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only Circe actually knows about them, and she's been brainwashed into being unable to tell anyone else that they exist
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>KARMA KARMA KARMA KARMA KARMA CHAMELEON!
SHE COMES AND GOES!
SHE COMES AND GOES!<P>------------------
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Postby ThomasKDye on Fri Mar 02, 2001 7:57 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BoxJam:
<B>KARMA KARMA KARMA KARMA KARMA CHAMELEON!
SHE COMES AND GOES!
SHE COMES AND GOES!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah, she should be forced to sing some cool songs like that. Or "99 Luftballons"... in the original German! Or even "We Didn't Start the Fire", by Billy Joel... her friends' reaction to that might make her NEVER SPEAK AGAIN!<P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Fri Mar 02, 2001 9:29 am

The latest treatment renders her only able to speak the lyrics from "Uptown Girl" interspersed with Zero Wing quotes. Be ascared!<P>------------------
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Postby Guest on Fri Mar 02, 2001 9:36 am

Kwark, this is called "Homage". I myself am
a Larry Niven freak, which is one of the reasons I'm fond of S.O.A.R.

Your refering to this as a "Rip-Off" leads me to entertain thoughts of doing <I>just that</I> to certain parts of your anatomy and creatively rearranging said anantomy. Are you <I>clear</I> on that?<P>Also, if you've been around in those other forums, then why is your post count only 3?
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Postby BoxJam on Fri Mar 02, 2001 9:41 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RichardIWebster:
<B>Kwark, ...If you've been around in those other forums,
then why is your post count only 3?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeeeaahhhhh...what *about* that, Mr. Kwark?<P>And this claim that you're interested in the
didjeridu... what about *that*!?<P>Huh?
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Postby Michael on Fri Mar 02, 2001 10:14 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BoxJam:
<B> Yeeeaahhhhh...what *about* that, Mr. Kwark?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>If that <I>is</I> your real name!?<P>------------------
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