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  1. 1 day ago on Bad Machinery

    Blossom may be regretting her coup already.

  2. 3 days ago on Bad Machinery

    Blossom seems to have found a new gaming group to replace Tuan and Corky. This is happening parallel to “Space is the Place”, so Tuan is in Wales at SpaceUK at this moment. No idea where Corky is; we’ll never see him again. He’ll be mentioned in passing later in this case, but there’s no hint as to what his fate was after “Lonely One”.

    The original first page of “Missing Piece” was a three-row page, but it was split apart to fit the book format for publication. We saw the first two rows of it yesterday. Today’s bottom row was the third row, and the one where the title actually appeared — on the wall to Blossom’s left there. The top row is new, added to fill out the page.

  3. 4 days ago on Bad Machinery

    This was the first proper page of “The Case of the Missing Piece”, or the top two-thirds of it, anyway. The interstitial strips that preceded it followed immediately upon Shauna and Lottie’s return from Wales, without the usual break between cases, so this, “one week ago”, is actually happening while Shauna and Lottie are at SpaceUK. Which is why it’s just Mildred and the boys here.

    One of the interstitial strips had Mildred telling the the other girls about these events. We’re not going to see that one here, but it’d be kind of redundant, because we’re going to see the events first-hand in flashback.

    Tania’s surname was originally “Lewis”. I’m not sure why it was changed. It apparently messed up the formatting of the speech balloons in the lower left panel, though. They weren’t like that in the original.

  4. 5 days ago on Bad Machinery

    This was actually the strip that posted the day before the first of the two that we saw yesterday. The case title at the top was added.

  5. 5 days ago on Bad Machinery

    You know what I don’t understand? Why you feel the need to make your disdain for people with skin art known every time the subject comes up. You’re not just talking about fictional characters here — though Amy is great, and doesn’t deserve your vitriol. Dan is great. Ryan is great. Shauna is great, and will get tattoos of her own before her appearance in The Great British Bump-Off. A lot of my friends and loved ones have tattoos. One of my friends even works as a tattoo artist. There are regular posters in this comments section who have tattoos. They do not need you spewing your bile around.

  6. 6 days ago on Bad Machinery

    I mentioned on the last page that, as originally posted, there was a week of interstitial strips between the end of “Space is the Place” and the beginning of “The Case of the Missing Piece” proper. This is the last two of them, combined into a double-row strip. We’ll get the one before them tomorrow.

  7. 9 days ago on Bad Machinery

    Last page of “Space is the Place”. The next story, “The Case of the Missing Piece”, will start Monday.

    As originally posted, there was a week of interstitial strips between “Space is the Place” and “Missing Piece”. We’re going to see three of those here, combined into two pages, and not in the original order, but the others aren’t part of the GoComics run.

    The missing strips continued this conversation, with Mildew deciding that maaaaybe dressing up as Lasagna Cat isn’t for her, and catching the other girls up on what’s been happening at Griswalds while they were away — which we’ll see in flashback anyway. Among other things, they established that “Missing Piece” overlaps “Space is the Place”, which isn’t made entirely clear by the published version. The first week or so of “Missing Piece” is a flashback covering events at Griswalds while Shauna and Lottie were in Wales.

  8. 10 days ago on Bad Machinery

    Jordan just either saved the world or doomed it, I’m not sure which.

    Either way, he’s still an idiot.

  9. 12 days ago on Bad Machinery

    She’s not giving you the Crécy Salute because she likes you, dude.

  10. 14 days ago on Bad Machinery

    This was originally posted as a Thursday page. There was a Friday strip that doesn’t appear here, a single-row strip rather than the full pages the main storyline has.

    It was a, “Meanwhile, back at Griswalds…” with Mildred and the boys at lunch.

    Sonny: It’s not the same without Lottie and Shauna here.

    Jack: What’s missing? Apart from the noise.

    Linton: FEMININITY.

    Mildred: HEY. I’m a woman. A woman with needs.

    Jack: Sorry Mildred. Out of respect for Sonny we treat you as… …like… [trails off as Mildred shoots arrows at him from her eyes]

    Linton: … a pixilated area.

    Mildred: Well, I suppose that’s respectfully abstract.