Propertarian02 on November 08, 2007, 11:14:09 am
OK, I can see the Pink Nazis  (though why there are National Socialists in the Texas timeline, I don't understand), Why is there a Nazi in S& M costume going into combat? Is he supposed to strike laughter into the hearts of Men?  Or is he a closet Federalist, using this to blend in? Explain, please.

John DeWitt on November 08, 2007, 02:55:33 pm
You beat me to it.

 ??? WTF?  Where'd he come from?

klblack on November 08, 2007, 07:44:41 pm
I guess this is the Sturm und Drag queen....

Rocketman on November 08, 2007, 10:39:27 pm
What I don't understand is why the S & M nazi and his two pals still has their mauser rifles?  Appearently, the female students of Grok let them down easy (I wouldn't have) since they didn't have parachutes on.  I mean considering the way he's dressed (?) it's obvious that embarrassing him by making him naked isn't going to work.  After slugging Amber Rose like that I wouldn't have hesitated a second before shooting him.   >:(

enemyofthestate on November 09, 2007, 09:58:26 am
What I don't understand is why the S & M nazi and his two pals still has their mauser rifles?  Appearently, the female students of Grok let them down easy (I wouldn't have) since they didn't have parachutes on.  I mean considering the way he's dressed (?) it's obvious that embarrassing him by making him naked isn't going to work.  After slugging Amber Rose like that I wouldn't have hesitated a second before shooting him.   >:(

I really don't see enough information about the girls and their culture to put their behavior in context.  Their niceness toward the Nazis and the Gurkhas earlier could just be basic human decency and aversion to murder combined with the fact they are hundreds of years removed from the conflicts of "modern" day Texas.  In the 20th Century the Nazis may be the personification of evil but a few hundred year and several light year away in spacetime they maybe no scarier than witches are to us.

Also consider that their weapons -- at least when operating collectively -- are capable of disarming an opponent without killing.  This would have certainly some effect on the cultural tolerance toward killing in self defense and the mores the girls absorbed growning up.

trainer on November 10, 2007, 12:53:57 am
They had parachutes.  Look behind them on the ground.

As for Nazis in drag, I have no clue.

Propertarian02 on November 10, 2007, 12:09:48 pm
They had parachutes.  Look behind them on the ground.

As for Nazis in drag, I have no clue.

Maybe the parachutes just dragged him too far...?

Rocketman on November 10, 2007, 08:41:11 pm
enemyofthestate:
     While your theory concerning a cultural adversion is certainly plausable, I believe it's more likely that being from 300 years in the future that the ladies are more concerned that their actions will change history and that's the real reason that they are refraining from using deadly force.  8)
Trainer:
     After looking again at the panel I think your right concerning the chutes.  They sure got out of the harnesses quickly didn't they?
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Steffan on November 10, 2007, 11:46:34 pm
Gotta admit, that was a nice shot by Horace.  I didn't really expect that -- I guess I was influenced by all the whining and complaining he has done in just about every scene he's appeared in.   ::)

I guess he remembered that he really is from Texas.   ;D
Is that a real poncho?  I mean, is that a Mexican poncho, or is that a Sears poncho?

-- Frank Zappa

trainer on November 11, 2007, 07:57:40 pm
I like how Ness is always the one to get 'bonked'.  He reminds me of the Tracey Walter character in Conan the Destroyer.

Maybe Horace will get some respect from Bierce now.

What happened to the tame Nazis?  We still haven't found out.

Zen Redneck on November 12, 2007, 02:37:04 pm
OK, I can see the Pink Nazis  (though why there are National Socialists in the Texas timeline, I don't understand), Why is there a Nazi in S& M costume going into combat? Is he supposed to strike laughter into the hearts of Men?  Or is he a closet Federalist, using this to blend in? Explain, please.

The thinking was that the POD in Texas had minimal effect in Europe.  And WWI happened much as in OTL, with the same total screwing over of the Central Powers after the war, causing the same reaction.  Biggest difference, of course, is that Hitler immigrated to Texas.  But that left just about everybody else, and Ernst Röhm became Führer, giving the National Socialists a more artsy, sensitive ambience.

Mr. Mxyzptlk on November 12, 2007, 06:39:50 pm
Ok, I can deal with the Nazis decision to switch to more trendy colors, after all their choice of dull greys and browns may have contributed to their loosing in our timeline.  However I just can't see the troops following someone wearing something from Mistress Mandy's House of Leather...

Come on folks, we already KNOW they are the bad guys.  60 plus years of bad WWII movies have made that abundantly clear.  Why make them into comical badguys to boot?
My soul was removed to make room for all this sarcasm...

enemyofthestate on November 12, 2007, 10:20:58 pm
enemyofthestate:
     While your theory concerning a cultural adversion is certainly plausable, I believe it's more likely that being from 300 years in the future that the ladies are more concerned that their actions will change history and that's the real reason that they are refraining from using deadly force.  8)
That's possible but they've already changed history -- or maybe they're already embeded in it. 

Scott on November 12, 2007, 11:11:50 pm
The Nazi officer in the leatherboy suit is the same Reginald Clive Leslie Montmorency, Fifth Earl of Flaversham, who we saw in President Disney's office back in Chapter 2.

As Rex pointed out, in this history, the Nazis were led by Ernst Rhoem, who was a known homosexual. And after Berlin got nuked, various factions of the British Royalty and Peerage ended up in charge. There have long been stories about the -- unusual quirks of this gang, and we decided to take this joke to its logical conclusion.

Remember, people, this is a comedy.


John DeWitt on November 13, 2007, 09:56:52 am
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Remember, people, this is a comedy.

Hm.  Well, maybe it'll be funnier when we can read the whole thing between covers.  Right now it just seemed damned incongruous in a story that already has too many subplots and in-jokes to keep track of two pages at a time.

Not that I'm not still reading, you understand.  At least that endless trek across the prairie is done with.

I hope.

 

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