[S.T.O.R.Y. 6/5/02] Lousy timing

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[S.T.O.R.Y. 6/5/02] Lousy timing

Postby Chaos Priest on Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:07 pm

http://www.egscomics.com/d/20020605.html

Poor Elliot, he really is having a bad day here, isn't he? Nothing quite like agonizing about how you're going to try and make up with the girl you love only to get interrupted at the last second. It's probably just as well though, I get the feeling he still wasn't all that prepared at what he had planned out would have gone right out the window once the conversation started.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 6/5/02] Lousy timing

Postby ChronosCat on Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:52 pm

== Spring, 2006 ==

Chronos: I guess his plan to zap Tony didn't work out?

== Jan, 2009 ==

Crystal: And so beigins the gender-bending... Also it's interesting to think about the fact that (according to retcon) Magus must be hovering around right now, as he influences Tedd a few comics from now.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 6/5/02] Lousy timing

Postby nitpicking on Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:00 am

ChronosCat wrote:Crystal: And so beigins the gender-bending... Also it's interesting to think about the fact that (according to retcon) Magus must be hovering around right now, as he influences Tedd a few comics from now.

I'm not so sure that part is a retcon. Both Tedd and Elliot think that Tedd's behavior is weird and out of character right then.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 6/5/02] Lousy timing

Postby Tricia on Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:54 am

I'm pretty sure it is a retcon, in that Dan didn't have that part of the story planned when he did this.

It just a retcon that happens to make sense, fortunately for Dan.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 6/5/02] Lousy timing

Postby Dragonstar on Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:20 am

It doesn't seem so much of a retcon as the reasons for it being made up after the fact. It may be an incorrect definition, but I always thought that a change to previous scenes was a requirement for it to be a retcon.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 6/5/02] Lousy timing

Postby The Old Hack on Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:51 am

Dragonstar wrote:It doesn't seem so much of a retcon as the reasons for it being made up after the fact. It may be an incorrect definition, but I always thought that a change to previous scenes was a requirement for it to be a retcon.

I thought the same thing once, but apparently the term is elastic enough to cover motivations and behind-the-scenes alterations as well. In any event, there's retcons and there's retcons. Removing the Bat-Dog from Batman's continuity is a retcon. So is annihilating the entire DC Universe and starting every character's story over from scratch. The word can cover a large range, after all.
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