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Book report #69: Phil & Kaja Foglio, Girl Genius Vol 4, Agatha Heterodyne and the Circus of Dreams
Book report #70: Phil & Kaja Foglio,
Girl Genius Vol 5, Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess
Book report #71: Phil & Kaja Foglio, Girl Genius Vol 6, Agatha Heterodyne and the Golden Trilobite

I have to admit, by the end of book six, the cascading misunderstandings started to seriously get on my nerves, and I think the slapstick was working too hard, and getting in the way of the story.

Still, this is hard to resist:

"He was killed three years ago by some bad clams."
"Bad clams?"
"Yes. They had axes."

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by the end of book six, the cascading misunderstandings started to seriously get on my nerves

I don't know how far up Vol. 6 goes to the present day, since I have been reading the comic online since last summer, but the level of cascading misunderstanding does eventually improve.

I am very fond of Tarvek.
It gets up to the end of Sturmhalten.
...Whereupon there is a great collapsing of all of those levels of recursive misunderstanding, much is made clear, and the main body of the plot resumes plowing forward like a runaway clank. The online strips that will be Vol 7 are just sublime.
I'll get back to you.

I have a very low tolerance for The Misunderstanding Plot, which is a personal squid of my own.
Yeah, I was glad when we got out of Sturmhalten. I was hoping it would work better in the trades than trying to follow it as the comic updated; I just had too long to lose track of who was up to what. (Also, there was serious lack of Gil.)

Though looking back through that story arc, there were an awful lot of good bits, the sort that you appreciate a lot more on the slower reading. The page where Lars finds out, well, stuff was one of my favorites ever. ("I haff neffer luffed.")

It's just so compulsively quotable...
Forgot to add: if you like Girl Genius, have you read Narbonic?
The detail work is often the best part.

"The Amazing Pratchett."

;-)
In 7, the posters outside of [redacted for spoilerness] are wonderful.
*sad face* I just packed my hard copies away and I can't remember which things happen after book 6. There is a particular scene with Gil and Wooster that is really very nice but I can't remember where it falls. The misunderstandings are working themselves out, none of our heroes and parents are really all that thick. The clue bat doesn't have to be particularly big.
Second to last page of volume 5. Right in the middle of a break out mad scientist rant Gil still uses the right preposition.
Also, as a bonus for reading the webcomic edition, on rare occasions Kaja takes pieces of the artwork and redubs them under the comic.
Also, as a bonus for reading the webcomic edition, on rare occasions Kaja takes pieces of the artwork and redubs them under the comic.

"Don't you see, we're actually all Muppets!"

"Wow."
Also? She posts an Othar Tryggvassen twitter log thingy. http://twitter.com/Othar (most recent is first, first comment is currently on page 5.)
My favorite line so far:

"That's a messed-up ecosystem, man."
I was very fond of "Iz you rhinohiding?"