Endtown by Aaron Neathery

Endtown

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  1. SapphireDragonStudios

    SapphireDragonStudios said, over 2 years ago

    Ohh so maybe her zero gun wasn’t necessarily hers, but one Mallard might have had that he augmented before she came to Endtown?

    It seems like that job position went to her head, just a little bit.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    Murder hardly counts as venting frustrations. That is scary…

  3. dirtyoldlady1

    dirtyoldlady1 said, over 2 years ago

    We know that she promptly “knocks off” any irritation. Aside from looks,,,, what did they do? Or doesn’t she need reasons. Has her id become idioticly warped beyond reason? It seems to be “marching” that way.
    Blessed Be

  4. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    “Murder hardly counts as venting frustrations.”

    When authority figures do it, it’s called “enforcing the pecking order”. The security rats respect her for it, since it gives them another reason to salute her.

  5. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, over 2 years ago

    Venting Frustration>

    (with apologies to Carly Simon)

    I may never know about my long lost love
    But I think about him every day
    And I wonder if he’s still alive right now
    Or some Topsider has just blown him away

    Venting frustration
    Venting frustration
    Is making me hate
    Is keeping me ha-ting

    I don’t tell them
    How easy is it to be the boss
    And how right
    The rats seem around me
    But I
    I researched that site just late last night
    When that missile was just the right excuse for me

    Venting frustration
    Venting frustration
    Is making me hate
    Is keeping me ha-ting

    And tomorrow
    We might just be together
    I must find him!
    But I don’t know the way
    So I’ll try
    To use my job as Endtown’s boss
    And stay right here,
    ‘Till these fools get in my way

    ’Till they get in my way
    ’Till they get in my way
    I’ll stay right here
    Until they get in my way
    Until they… get in my way

    =|====/ Level Head
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  6. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @dirtyoldlady1

    “Aside from looks,,,, what did they do?”

    You have read the previous chapters, right? The mole leaked Al and Gustine’s interactions with the Topsiders to rabid anti-Topsider Jackrabbit in order to foment a riot. Now, though, we know that the mole would have been a serious threat to Flask herself if he’d been able to get his claws on her job application file…

  7. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    For those of you that want the highlights of Mike Mole’s activities:

    2010/09/08
    2010/09/10
    2010/09/13
    2010/09/14
    2010/09/15
    2010/09/21
    2010/09/29
    2010/09/30
    2010/10/01
    2010/10/05
    2010/10/08
    2010/10/14
    2010/10/15
    2010/10/18

    (For those of you wondering, Bill Crawford, the horse, had leaked the information about Al and Gustine to Mallard.)

  8. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    They’re not saluting. They’re trying to get a better view.

  9. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I still don’t think we know yet where Flask got her current zero gun. She had her own when she mutated into a cat and then was captured. It didn’t work for her, in her mutant form. When she escaped from the lab, after a spree with a scalpel, I don’t recall her having a gun with her. Therefore, she must have picked it up from the hostage or from inside the PT (which does not yet explain how she got it to work). Or Endtown had one of its own, which Mallard had made useable by anyone, or was able to make useable by her. The guns have brains. They refuse to be operated by a mutant because they choose not to (taking into account their conditioning that makes them incapable of coming to any other decision).
    It looks like this is the end of the explanations, but somehow I think there are a few little crumbs left.
    Mallard did not make a mistake in putting Flask in charge, because as he insists: “I never make a mistake.” And perhaps I agree with him. Flask was probably the best of a bad lot of choices. It was a risk, but things could have gone just as badly wrong if he had put Mayor Walter in charge, for example. With the rocket mission that ended in disaster, the problem was that both Flask and the Topsiders were more devious than most people expected.
    Or was it that the writer himself is more devious than all of us?

  10. crookedwolf

    crookedwolf GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Hey, this seems vaguely familiar… Flask is kicking some “mole” a$$!

  11. Salen Stormwing

    Salen Stormwing said, over 2 years ago

    Work conditions in the apocalypse are crummy if that’s what’s considered “venting frustration”. I’d call OSCA but they don’t exist, and I doubt they have rules on evaporated coworkers.

  12. Robert Nowall

    Robert Nowall GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Well, there was no direct evidence that Mike Mole or Bill Crawford leaked anything to anybody—-it’s just the supposition, from their attitudes.

    By my count, Flask has killed four directly—-Mike, Bill, that child creature encountered after leaving Endtown, and Linda’s seventeen-year-old partner Doug. (Maybe I missed some along the way.) Indirectly, she’s responsible for any deaths among the topsiders who mutated—-and, of course, she was trying to kill many more.

    By the way…in Monday’s strip and today’s…doesn’t Flask wear really low heels? She must be pretty tall…

  13. rickD

    rickD GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    This does make her end clearer. Her only motivation after escaping was to find “him”. Once she achieved that goal…what then? When she found “him”, especially in his reduced state (and with no memory of Flask); she ceased having a reason to live. And…she had an even greater hate for those that stole her only happiness. Flask could have made other choices. She didn’t. Whatever humanity she’d discovered by falling in love with “him” (after all Flask was a Topsider with all that includes) was quickly burned out of her.

  14. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Whatever humanity she’d discovered by falling in love with “him” (after all Flask was a Topsider with all that includes) was quickly burned out of her.”

    Yeah, being locked in a pit and tortured at random for an unknown period of time can do that. Other known side effects include blurriness of vision, shortness of breath and high cholesterol.

  15. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Robert Nowall

    “Well, there was no direct evidence that Mike Mole or Bill Crawford leaked anything to anybody—-it’s just the supposition, from their attitudes.”

    If the only ones that knew about Al and Gustine being in interrogation were Mike, Bill, Flask and the security rats, the number of suspected whistle-blowers wouldn’t exceed 2. “1” would be a weird answer, because it would imply that the same person that told Jackrabbit about the Topsider threat had informed Mallard that his friends were in danger.

    “By my count, Flask has killed four directly—-Mike, Bill, that child creature encountered after leaving Endtown, and Linda’s seventeen-year-old partner Doug. Indirectly, she’s responsible for any deaths among the topsiders who mutated—-and, of course, she was trying to kill many more.”

    Yeah, that’s nothing compared to the number of mutant-brained MUTTS that Wally wiped out at one go.

    “By the way…in Monday’s strip and today’s…doesn’t Flask wear really low heels? She must be pretty tall…”

    She didn’t change from the height she was at as a Topsider, which was average for Topsiders. She’s a little shorter than Marx. It’s just that most mutants are short.

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