Re: Just picked up GG 4 from my local co
- This begs the question, then...Why are you
SUPPRESSING the original source materials??<br><br>What do
you hope to gain?(Besides our undying admiration &
mindless fan worship; you've got that
already.)<br><br>While you're at it, I understand that Transylvania
Polygnostic has the last extant copy of the original S.
Morgenstern edition of The Princess Bride. We demand that it
available!<br><br>;-)<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>One other thing: Many people have commented on the
fact that the covers to the comics don't match the
"facts" shown in the interiors. Here is why. The covers
are actually taken from old postcards which are still
sold in the Agatha Heterodyne gift shop at
Transylvania Polygnostic University. They were drawn to look
good and convey an impression at the expense of
certain historical facts. They are presented in the
comics as historical memorabilia in the same way that a
book about Napoleon might use as its cover an
idealized but slightly incorrect painting of the great man.
Rest assured that we (Professors Foglio & Foglio of
Transylvania Polygnostic) have made every attempt to keep the
interior story as true to (our version of) history as our
extensive research permits, with few deviations into
guesswork or revision for dramatic effect. Except where we
think it would be funny. And that thing with the hands,
which was a mistake and will be corrected in the
collected textbook. Which will be colored, by the way.
<br>Thank you.<br><br>--Kaja Foglio<br>Department of
Revisionist History<br>Transylvania Polygnostic University
- --- In girlgenius@y..., "m_randalt" <m_randalt@y...> wrote:
> I wonder if the Mads of Agatha'sWell, in our world (up to around 1920 or so...any dentists out there
> world even bother with fillings, or just grow another set of teeth!
> Like sharks or dinosaurs.
could contribute the real date) there were no fillings. If you had a
cavity, you waited until it started hurting, then you pulled the
tooth. When you lost enough teeth, they'd pull them all and give you
dentures made of ivory.
It took them that long to come up with an amalgam (which I take it to
be a combination of low melting-point metals) that you could pour into
a tooth cavity without killing the patient. There wasn't much chance
to prevent cavities, since toothbrushes weren't common and toothpaste
And if you're thinking that mercury fillings are bad...well, I once
had a dentist (who later got his license lifted for malpractice) who
gave me all plastic fillings, saying they'd look natural. Sure did,
until the fillings (which he didn't tell me were temporary, but
charged as if they were permanent) started leaking, and I ended up a
few years later with a whole lot of root canals. Thanks, Doctor (name
deleted for legal reasons).
My feeling? In the Girl Genius Universe, someone has devised a way to
pull teeth with cavities, quickly cast solid gold replacements, and
plant them in the jaw within fifteen minutes. For a little longer wait
they might be baked with a white enamel to look natural. Of course,
like most machines in the GGU, the Molar-Matic is only used by a few
Sparks, so the common people simply have a lot of gaps in their