And Sweetheart yet again just misses badassery on her rallying cry in panel 3.
I thought that was actually pretty cool.
(TUNE: “The Battle Hymn Of The Republic”, Julia Ward Howe)
We have turned off all the power, now we really want to know
Why does someone want to kill us? Why is “Victor” gonna blow?
Now the secret door is open, now let’s all go do GODOT!
See Skin Horse marching off!
We’ve got Tip, with gun from handbag (it’s not gartered to his thigh);
We’ve got Unity to cut a path, a twinkle in her eye;
We’ve got Lee and Nick to read the signs; now, Sergio, don’t die!
St. Charlie staff still scoff!
Marching off to save St. Charlie!
Off to fight, and not to parley!
We’re so badass, rad, and gnarly!
We handled that one well!
tsk… what KIND of handbag? Hermes? Gucci? Lieber?
I’d say Hermes, for extra speed.
…and Unity gets to do what Unity does best!
I was thinking something more like Captain America giving the Avengers their marching orders.
“Tip, grab that gun you always pull out of somewhere.” One of my new favourite lines from Skin Horse.
I don’t always catch the comments. Has anyone yet made the obligatory “Ruby on Rails” comment regarding this plot-line? It seems like a mandatory quip.
There’s that “sir” again. Since when does an actual character report to a cameo?
I was just wondering that myself. Could be Line vs Staff rankings – Navy Engineer/Duty Officer positions are Officer, plus a crowd of Enlisted watchstanders.
Any situation that ends with someone else marching off to fight the zombie hordes while you stay in relative safety with a battle andriod to protect you is well handled indeed (except for the whole stuck on a train with a nuke thing).
And poor Sergio and Lee are forced into the hated role of the people you have to protect on an escort quest.
yes, but Toboz (or “Chip,” as I think of him) was the perfect disposable redshirt. If he stays behind, who’s left to snuff it?
I’ve given the order Sweetheart gave Sergio to newbie shieldmen more than once.
They don’t usually manage to pull it off, incidentally.
And again the writer shows Sweetheart at her best: given a well defined goal and a team she is familiar with, she becomes the genre-savy leader who naturally takes charge. Of course, being Sweetheart, she couldn’t shout a badass battle cry to save her life any more than she could throw a real rampage. I’m surprised she didn’t want to send a sternly written letter first.
“Show Them the Future of Rail Travel” is the strongest action for which she’d brought the proper forms.
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