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  • Zarchne

    Mad preload

    May 14, 2016 by Zarchne

    So... about that Mad: or /Mad thing... I'm rereading some of the discussions from the time (I've obviously been away, as noted in the previous blog post... from a year ago...) and I'm not even sure what all I was thinking then. Clearly one way you'd think using the Mad: namespace would work as an alternative to Talk: or a comments section (I don't think comments were an available feature when we started this). Anyway, /Mad as a place for hypothetical connections is ... here.

    So... User:Rej Maddog did a bunch of work on templates that Wikia is now asking me to identify the types for... anyway... one of them was for Mad/Preload, that was intended to start off a new /Mad page right. He never really put it anywhere, though. Ideally it would…

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  • Zarchne

    Novelizations

    May 31, 2015 by Zarchne

    When did we start this thing? Eight years ago? Wow. Of course, I've been in an artificial interstellar space for most of those. And they've changed things around.

    Anyway, thinking about the novelizations. And stuff. But started this blog post because I forget where my sandbox is, and wanted to save this off. This was going to be an edit to Delta Prose: Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess.


    What the Professors Foglio have done with Girl Genius is very likely unique. They first made a graphic version of the story and then produced a prose version of the story. With respect to prose and graphic novels, this process is usually reversed with one author producing a prose version of a story, and then someone else later using the work to produc…


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  • Billy Catringer

    I like all of them, but this one is my favorite. Way to go Kaya. The one entitled "Swing Shift" looks like a bunch of biological Dingbots at work.

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  • Billy Catringer

    This part of the orchestra looks to be modeled on a conductor character in some of the old Looney Toons. I think that character was modeled on Herbert von Karajan. Billy Catringer 16:01, August 27, 2010 (UTC)

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  • Billy Catringer

    The Wikipedia is written in more than one language. I usually restrict myself to just the English version, but every now and then I try another language, such as Italian. If you are a 3D Modeler (I use Blender) like me, then you won't want to miss out what the Wikipedia has been doing lately.

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  • Billy Catringer

    Last night's episoded of Eureka, entitled "Stoned", had an omage to Girl Genius right at the end. A tune with the refrain, "She Blinded Me with Science." Billy Catringer 13:27, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

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  • Mea v4

    Who is Gil's father?

    August 11, 2010 by Mea v4

    Still a little new here, so I'm not sure how to pose this in the "mad" section and so far, I can't find this speculation anywhere on the site. Still, I can't be the only person who's thought this so I'm gonna keep looking, but in the meantime...


    Anyhoo... it seems like everyone (in the series) is assuming that the Baron is Gil's BIOLOGICAL father. Thing is, all we know is that Klaus shows up after being gone a while with a kid on his back that he says is his son. We have no idea who his mother is. We have no idea of the circumstances of his birth. We do know that the Baron has gone through great pains to hide Gil's past.


    Talvek discovered multiple stories about Gil's lineage (starting with [this comic]). One involved the sausage maker inciden…


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  • Odin's Daughter

    First blog post. Yay! I was reading an awesome report of an encounter with the Gods (linked off of the jagergenerals entry) and wondered if other such reports of godly encounters exist. Surely some others in the wikia must have met the illustrious Foglios and had interesting converstations with them. If reports of these meetings/ informal Q&As exist, I'm curious about the feasibility of gathering them all together somewhere here on the wikia. I think enough of us crazy madgirls and boys would be interested in such a grouping. Thoughts? Comments? O.D., you're an idiot and this already exists?

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  • Reichardt von Hamming

    This is an idea for a fan theory forum post.

    The basic idea is that everything we see (not just the sepia bits) reflects the point of view of the main character in that scene. For this reason it is an anti-canonical idea. It builds, I guess, on that quote from the professors, that the purpose of the comic was to show the unreliability of narrative, or something like that. The concept is that there is no absolute objective truth in the strip, everything is filtered through the characters subconscious perceptions.

    Why come up with such a (deliberately controversial) theory?

    Start by looking at Klaus Wulfenbach. The more we get to know him, the more sympathetic and likable he seems. But how do we explain his torturing/experimenting (with apparen…

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  • Corgi

    The Wulfenbach Gift

    August 19, 2009 by Corgi
    gives us more evidence that the Wulfenbach Spark, of which we have to its strongly hereditary and distinctive nature, is as much marked by a behavioural style of manifestation as with a physical/creative style of manifestation ('their outsized machinery'). The behaviour in question is that of a stability and sanity unusual among Sparks.

    The evidence of this starts with the scanty and intriguing reports of the previous Baron and Baroness Wulfenbach. The Secret Blueprints say, 'Klaus' parents were both Gifted scientists who ran their small holdings well, used their talents for the good of their people and for the most part kept out of the politics so common amongst the Gifted.' Now, it is not unusual to find Spark nobles who have a strong…

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  • Mnenyver

    Zeetha and Krosp

    August 8, 2009 by Mnenyver

    This is something that's been in the back of my mind for a while. I was prompted to put it down in words after happening across the Ferris Bueller = Tyler Durden theory. In short, the idea is that one can watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off as though Ferris himself were a figment of his straight-laced friend Cameron's imagination. Although this is not exactly what the filmmakers had in mind, I love that it really works as a new way to watch an old movie.

    In a similar fashion, I'd like to suggest that one can read Girl Genius as though Zeetha and Krosp are just facets of Agatha's personality. Although it would be funny to read it as though Agatha has a split personality or that she's mad, I just mean that by viewing Zeetha and Krosp as imaginary frie…

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  • Zarchne

    Dejah Thoris

    July 20, 2009 by Zarchne

    Okay, having initialized the blog, here's a slightly less lame post: I'm thinking that Skifander resembles not only Opar but perhaps parts of Barsoom as well... anyway, Is Zantabraxus paritally based on Dejah Thoris (and do I go ahead and init a Zantabraxus/Mad page for it)?

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  • Zarchne

    Init

    July 20, 2009 by Zarchne

    This is my first blog post. It's pretty lame, so I've turned off voting and commenting. I'm just trying to get myself rolling on it.

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  • Rej Maddog

    Well, Tarvek has Violetta and Vilchen. Agatha has her dingbots. But who spies on Gil's behalf?

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  • Mnenyver

    Klaus's Guilt

    July 9, 2009 by Mnenyver

    Guilt is often a powerful motivator for heroic types. Batman, Spiderman, even Severus Snape. And Klaus Wulfenbach. Klaus is unwavering both in his devotion to his son's safety and to keeping the peace of Europa, and he doesn't go about it lightly. He works with a heavy heart, taking no joy in his successes, accepting no praise or titles or accolades (as far as we know). Klaus has apparently never had an interest in being recognized as a hero. He almost seems to shun these things. Deep-seated guilt is just one possible explanation for his character, but it seems the most likely. There are several possibilities for the source of his conflict.




    The Secret Blueprints tell a story about an accident involving three sparky Wulfenbach brothers but onl…




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  • Mnenyver

    Jägers and Beagles

    July 9, 2009 by Mnenyver

    I live with my own little floppy-eared Jäger, which has lead me to believe that one of the secret ingredients of Jägerbräu must be beagle brain. :P

    • Beagles are scent hounds. Dey hunt!
    • They are extremely loyal. If anyone they love goes missing (like to go the store or to work), they get frantic and cry. When you come back, life is perfect again.
    • Beagles iz fonny guyz! Dey is also differently schmot. Except when they want to be sneaky. (They are escape artists. If you want to contain a beagle, you need solid walls. And hope they don't chew their way through.)
    • They are alert to danger and will defend you. Mine warns me about people ringing the doorbell, squirrels on the fence, and unbalanced washing machines.
    • Beagles will eat anything, even bog for d…
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  • Mnenyver

    Klaus's Mistakes

    July 9, 2009 by Mnenyver

    Just moving my old user pages to blog posts. I like the format better.


    My first topic could get me banned from the KDL. Heh heh. Please don't kill me! He's still my favorite character, even before Agatha and Gil.

    In spite of the familiar motto, Klaus is occasionally wrong. I'm not talking about errors in judgement like kidnapping Agatha, or sending DuPree with Gil, or even killing Lars. I mean things that Klaus himself would admit were mistakes if they were pointed out to him.

    His first mistake is his biggest one. He never did get around to asking Agatha about the anomaly. In all the chaos that followed his exchange with Agatha, it must have slipped his mind. If he had asked her about it, he not only would have learned some intriguing things, h…

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  • Corgi

    FYI

    July 1, 2009 by Corgi

    'Blog posts are the best way to write original content that you don't want to be editable by the community. Blog posts can be aggregated by a blog listing page based on the blog post's tags. You can choose to allow voting or comments for your blog post.'

    This is even better than putting it in your userspace, eh?

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  • Corgi

    This is a test.

    July 1, 2009 by Corgi

    This is only a test of the Emergency Corgi Blogging System. If this were a real post, it would likely have something to do with the KDL.

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