Didn’t they, you know, already decide to save the robots?
It’s really hard to focus on the worlds when I am all enchanted by the bobcat ears!
“Your words were blue and smelled of bacon.” That’s pure poetry.
Yesterday, Shaenon said “A Skin Horse No-Prize to the first person who can figure out what color Volume 5 will be, and why!”
The first four volumes are blue (Munchkinland), red (Quadling Country), green (The Emerald City) and yellow (Winkie Country). That means Volume 5 will be purple, for Gillikin Country.
No, but good hypothesis!
The canonically logical guess was wrong, so here are a couple from left field:
You’ve done four colors of the Olympic rings, which means Volume 5 will be black.
Or, you’ve done four of six colors of the gay-pride rainbow flag, so Volume 5 will be either purple or orange, and Volume 6 will be the other.
Yeah, I’ve got nothing.
Magenta, cyan, and black would complete both the RGB and CMYK color schemes. But then they’re not in the correct sequence. Sorry, my CDO is kicking in. It’s like OCD, but it’s in the proper order.
Black: It’s the only Voltron Lion colour not yet used.
There are other canonically logical guesses.
Replace bacon with coffee and I’ll eat those mushrooms.
“Breakfast will fix this” Breakfast will fix a lot of things.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is the barrier between regaining consciousness and assuming responsibility for the day.
Given what they have to deal with, I’m surprised Gavotte or Sweetheart hasn’t made it manditory for all members of Skin Horse. “No weirdness until after waffles!” (Not blueberry ones.)
If Sweetheart is serious about breakfast, we may find out Nick’s control phrase in a Day or two.
(TUNE: “Love Is Blue”)
Blue, blue, your words are blue,
They kinda smell like bacon does, too!
Pink, pink, my thoughts are pink,
Maybe magenta, then, when I think!
Red, red, the air feels red,
What did those mushrooms do to my head?
Orange, orange, the flow of Time!
We’re out of orange, there’s no freakin’ rhyme!
“Your words are blue and smell like bacon.” I’m going to cause halla confusion at work today with that line.
Sweetheart works for the Department of Metahuman Affairs and she doesn’t believe that a sentient personification of a children’s entertainment company could exist? That’s pretty arbitrary of her. Possibly even capricious.
And anyone who gets my reference is awesome. Or an admin lawyer.
Don’t get the reference but I can address the question. I don’t think Sweetheart is dismissing Unity on the grounds that her story is unbelievable. She is dismissing Unity because she is Unity.
Oh, and mushrooms. And Breakfast!
Yeah, the sentient personification of a corporation is plausible, but it’s still less plausible than the ‘Unity got goofed up on mushrooms’ hypothesis.
You don’t have to be an admin. lawyer to understand the “arbitrary and capricious” standard for judicial review. You have to have paid attention in, well, if not law school, then the bar exam prep class.
Like I said, awesome.
Come to think of it, mushrooms could explain MY day today. I made a “mushroom pesto” for the pasta last night, and, well…if only you all could hear my phone messages this morning.
So magic mushrooms cause synesthesia?
Either that, or Sweetheart was channeling Nick without a censor after a bacon snack.
Light Blue(cyan), followed by white.
SO MUCH of SH seems to be perception based, and the above link about how not all shadows are black caught my eye.
My above linked inspiration isn’t perfect, but I still think it boils down to light and perception. I went and looked at my hardcopies.
Colors used to date:
Blue, Light Blue, Yellow, Gold, Red, Cyan, Green, Purple, White, and Pink. The SLIPCOVER is light blue or silvery… I’m thinking on that.
The light colors in the above link give you Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Cyan, Magenta, White, and black (absence of light).
If you add in artistic license, the pink represents magenta, and the lt blue represents cyan (are blue and cyan clashing colors?). Gold I haven’t figured out yet unless we are dealing in pigment shades and tints.
ANYWAY – my conjecture is that the primary 3 have been represented, and the Yellow has been shown, that leaves Cyan or Magenta for the next cover, possibly followed by white.
I’m (mentally) dabbling in philosophy and the concepts of pure and impure to include the Gold (pure metal) and Silver (pure or impure?) and the bit that white light blends all colors while all pigments run to black (in theory) but a mucky dark brown in practice.
AND of course I’m running on insufficient sleep so my brain is free-associating.
Why do these things-that-are-easily-mistaken-for-hallucinations always target the childlike, innocent, and easily-disbelieved when they are trying to get crucial information across?
Probably for the same reason that UFOs tend to land in very remote areas with few reliable witnesses and leave very little actual evidence of their existence. (After all. when’s the last time this happened in a large city?)
All these ideas about the cover colors are very cool!
And also wrong. But still cool.
At this rate it’ll be something really local, like the random binding colors on an old book series or something.
I’m sure it’ll be fun finding out though.
Now I have to look up the order for . . . okay, it goes the Blue Fairy Book, the Red Fairy Book, the Green Fairy Book, the Yellow Fairy Book, the Pink Fairy Book, the Grey Fairy Book, the Violet Fairy Book, the Crimson Fairy Book, the Brown Fairy Book, the Orange Fairy Book, the Olive Fairy Book, and the Lilac Fairy Book.
That is correct! You win a No-Prize! But you must never open it, lest it escape into the atmosphere.
So, yeah, pink is next.
Yay, a No-Prize! I shall tuck it into my coral reef, unless Robert The Addled wishes to share it, for coming up with the necessary hint.
If it is hazardous upon an escape – it sounds like something Helen generated.
I’ve never heard of those fairy books, what I WAS channeling when I thought of that was the dust jackets on the Narnia hardcovers that my wife has had for years.
I’ll gladly pass on my share of the prize (wouldn’t let me reply below – links are too deep already) – The fun is in the hunt. Like going around work asking about some old movie or TV show – there were several of us when I was Navy who would do that at sea as the result of conversations. (Can’t Google in the middle of the ocean.)
Ooh, does that mean the completed Skin Horse will run to12 volumes?
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