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  1. Jenner GoComics Pro Member commented on Endtown 4 days ago

    Now I’d like to see Wally and the ditto do a song and dance routine. “Puttin’ in the Ritz”, for example.

  2. Jenner GoComics Pro Member commented on Endtown 4 days ago

    The answer to the mutations is not biological. People are not turning into animals, they’re turning into their concepts of cartoon character animals. I don’t hold with the notion it’s to do with DNA changes or any other matter of biology.
    The changes are not even obeying the laws of physics (or at least the physics of a closed system). People mutate into forms with lesser or greater mass than they started with.
    The answer is far more metaphysical – it involves shifting dimensions, influenced by the subjects concept of body image. Because there are some definite patterns as to animal or monster, then it’s not entirely subjective and the circumstances do dictate some of the results. But Flask for example was a cruel, scheming human and she became a cat. Holly was a… well, she was probably timid and agile at heart and she did wish she could eat more cheese. So she became a mouse.
    I suspect each person who mutates is actually slipping sideways into a dimension where everything else is the same except they are a mutant because they ‘always have been’ (as far as this new reality is concerned).
    Although the mutations are not caused by a virus, they do behave in the manner of a communicable agent, almost without exception. The change will occur even if the subject is not aware of having been exposed, and even (I think) if there is no observer either. So there must be some independent factor going around and causing it.
    Neathery has not chickened out from explaining it. I have worked out all the above by myself, and that much is fairly plain. His concept is more science than magic or fantasy. This is Endtown, not Harry Potter.
    What do you think?

  3. Jenner GoComics Pro Member commented on Endtown 6 days ago

    For those who missed it on the weekend (and apologies for the repeat)…


    Cat’s in the Crater, by Jenner
    To the tune of
    Cat’s in the Cradle
    by Harry Chapin.

    Fell in love with a mouse just the other day,
    She stuck her tongue out at me and said “C’mon, let’s play.”
    And all my lonely pain, she made it go away.
    We had our sweet, sweet love as side by side we lay.
    And while she heard my story and was making me whole,
    I still didn’t look at her soul, no,
    I never listened to her soul.

    And the cat’s in the crater of the dingy room.
    Ditto-ball toy and the man in the gloom.
    When you gonna learn if you don’t know how,
    That she needs to tell you now, man?
    Your Holly needs to tell you now.

    My mouse went to jail just the other day.
    She was blamed and shamed and then locked away.
    I couldn’t fight the Man, only sit and pray,
    Play a game of ball, I guess that’s okay.
    And when she came back home at the end of it all,
    I still hadn’t looked at her soul, no.
    I never listened to her soul.

    And the cat’s in the crater of the dingy room.
    Ditto-ball toy and the man in the gloom.
    When you gonna learn if you don’t know how,
    That she needs to tell you now, man?
    Your Holly needs to tell you now.

    We went for a roam just the other day,
    She picked up an orphan on a plastic tray,
    And she hugged him tight. Never let him stray.
    Through all the fire and death, no-one could take him ‘way.
    So why’d it break her heart when he’s thrown in a hole?
    I still hadn’t looked at her soul, no.
    I never listened to her soul.

    And the cat’s in the crater of the dingy room.
    Ditto-ball toy and the man in the gloom.
    When you gonna learn if you don’t know how,
    That she needs to tell you now, man?
    Your Holly needs to tell you now.

    My mouse had a dream just the other day
    Of a deep, dark secret in the warlord’s pay.
    Of a baby lost and a lover slain
    And the world burned up and only lonely pain.

    And I realised, with the credits a-roll,
    I’d just had a look in her soul, oh.
    At last I’d listened to her soul.

    And the cat’s in the crater of the dingy room.
    Ditto-ball toy and the man in the gloom.
    When you gonna learn if you don’t know how,
    That she needs to tell you now, man?
    Your Holly needs to tell you now.

  4. Jenner GoComics Pro Member commented on Endtown 8 days ago

    The trousers of time, as Terry Pratchett put it.

  5. Jenner GoComics Pro Member commented on Endtown 8 days ago

    I was always intrigued by the ‘turn back time’ theme in Superman. Lois Lane is killed, Superman flies so fast he reverses the flow of time and comes back to rescue her before she dies. Effectively, what he has done is to sod off to a different universe with a parallel reality that’s more to his liking. And what happens in the one he left behind? In that one, Lois Lane is killed, Superman departs like a fink and Lex Luthor has a clear field to wreak whatever havoc he wants to wreak. You bastard, Superman.

  6. Jenner GoComics Pro Member commented on Endtown 9 days ago

    Cat’s in the Crater, by Jenner
    To the tune of
    Cat’s in the Cradle
    by Harry Chapin.

    Fell in love with a mouse just the other day,
    She stuck her tongue out at me and said “C’mon, let’s play.”
    And all my lonely pain, she made it go away.
    We had our sweet, sweet love as side by side we lay.
    And while she heard my story and was making me whole,
    I still didn’t look at her soul, no,
    I never listened to her soul.

    And the cat’s in the crater of the dingy room.
    Ditto-ball toy and the man in the gloom.
    When you gonna learn if you don’t know how,
    That she needs to tell you now, man?
    Your Holly needs to tell you now.

    My mouse went to jail just the other day.
    She was blamed and shamed and then locked away.
    I couldn’t fight the Man, only sit and pray,
    Play a game of ball, I guess that’s okay.
    And when she came back home at the end of it all,
    I still hadn’t looked at her soul, no.
    I never listened to her soul.

    And the cat’s in the crater of the dingy room.
    Ditto-ball toy and the man in the gloom.
    When you gonna learn if you don’t know how,
    That she needs to tell you now, man?
    Your Holly needs to tell you now.

    We went for a roam just the other day,
    She picked up an orphan on a plastic tray,
    And she hugged him tight. Never let him stray.
    Through all the fire and death, no-one could take him ‘way.
    So why’d it break her heart when he’s thrown in a hole?
    I still hadn’t looked at her soul, no.
    I never listened to her soul.

    And the cat’s in the crater of the dingy room.
    Ditto-ball toy and the man in the gloom.
    When you gonna learn if you don’t know how,
    That she needs to tell you now, man?
    Your Holly needs to tell you now.

    My mouse had a dream just the other day
    Of a deep, dark secret in the warlord’s pay.
    Of a baby lost and a lover slain
    And the world burned up and only lonely pain.

    And I realised, with the credits a-roll,
    I’d just had a look in her soul, oh.
    At last I’d listened to her soul.

    And the cat’s in the crater of the dingy room.
    Ditto-ball toy and the man in the gloom.
    When you gonna learn if you don’t know how,
    That she needs to tell you now, man?
    Your Holly needs to tell you now.

  7. Jenner GoComics Pro Member commented on Endtown 19 days ago

    A cat, a ball and a computer. The Internet may now commence.

  8. Jenner GoComics Pro Member commented on Endtown 19 days ago

    Ditto.

  9. Jenner GoComics Pro Member commented on Endtown 24 days ago

    Lyn’s face looks so drawn.

  10. Jenner GoComics Pro Member commented on Endtown 26 days ago

    On Go Comics, also check out the long-running Australian classic: Ginger Meggs, currently created by Australian New Yorker Jason Chatfield.
    Also (not on Go Comics) Swamp by Gary Clark.