Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Pete. Pete may not have been the best choice for this. He claims to have the most experience being a Game Master (though that remains to be seen), but he does harbor a terrible grudge against the other players. And he's not known for compassion. Be afraid, be very afraid.
French. The Game Master has chosen to play Dooku with a French accent. This is played for laughs several times, of course. Especially when Dooku is having a conversation with another Game-Master-played character, Nute Gunray, who speaks with a Japanese accent. He has some trouble switching between the two.
Qui-Gon Jinn. This happened during the first campaign, when Jim was trying to increase the odds of Anakin winning the Tatooine Pod-Race. He gave guns to the Sand People so they would shoot at the competitors. Except he forgot to tell them who to shoot at, and they ended up hitting Anakin's racer! And now, as it turns out, it's also distorted their entire society. This second campaign has many instances where a past action leads to a current misfortune. The Game Master loves retroactive cause-and-effect.
Naboo. In this episode, Anakin and Padme are eating together in a scenic lake retreat on Naboo. A romantic relationship is quickly brewing between them, but the weird thing is that in this case, each character is being played by a person of the opposite sex! Jim is playing Padme, while Annie is playing Anakin. Strangely, it is Jim himself who's starting to behave like a blushing teenaged girl!
Partners. Darth Maul was killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first campaign, after he had spent the entire campaign trying to HELP the players. It is now revealed that Jango Fett was also working in the background to recover the Lost Orb of Phantastacoria, and was almost killed by Anakin Skywalker when he blew up the Federation's Command Ship over Naboo. Now, he's out for revenge. With an entire clone army to back him up.
Jim. The Game Master allows Jim to play all of them, which is made weird by the fact that he's also playing Padme herself. The result is a family where everyone agrees explicitly with Padme and backs her up in everything she says. Jim has difficulties playing ONE character correctly, but having a whole troupe of them is even worse!
Eaten by dogs.. This is Sally's idea while she's playing Jocasta Nu, the Librarian. The Game Master plays along with this, so eventually we get to see Yoda saying that the records appear to have bite-marks on them. The Game Master in "Darths & Droids" is very good at adapting the story to fit the wacky decisions of the players; he rarely, if ever, overrules them, as long as they're not trying anything too underhanded.
|Sally is tired of Jar Jar Binks, and will play several different "less important" characters throughout this campaign. Who is her first, after Jar Jar?||"Darths & Droids" - Episode 2, quiz 1
Dexter Jettster (the Diner Owner). Sally wreaks a lot of havoc, but at least it's the good kind. She really gets into character and apparently has a better grasp of what her characters would realistically do in any given situation. In some ways, she's actually smarter than all the other players. By this point in the story, Sally is a very young teenager.
|We heard that during the hiatus between episodes 1 and 2, the group played a different campaign also based on a famous adventure. Which adventure was it?||"Darths & Droids" - Episode 2, quiz 1
"The Princess Bride". This is never explicitly mentioned, but the players' description of that campaign follows the plot of "The Princess Bride" to the letter. Pete apparently played Vizzinni, the Sicilian plotter, killed during his encounter with the Man in Black. He holds a grudge towards Jim and Ben for not resurrecting him. To make things worse, they resurrected the Man in Black instead! There are several overt references to "The Princess Bride" later in the campaign as well.
"The Silence of the Clones". This is visible in a panel in episode #209, at the start of the new campaign. The first campaign was called "The Phantasmal Malevolence".
|When Marten is pondering whether an iPod is within his financial reach, Pintsize puts himself forward as an alternative. "No way," Marten says, because they had tried this once before and all that happened was that Pintsize followed him down the street, screaming the lyrics to which song over and over?||A Quiz of "Questionable Content"
"Crazy Train" by Ozzie Osbourne. Pintsize's defence is that "'Crazy Train' is the best song ever". Taking Pintsize anywhere seems to be a recipe for disaster. In one comic Marten takes him to an Internet Café where AnthroPCs go to socialize with each other. Pintsize sets the cappuccino machine on fire while showing off his laser (this was before it was confiscated by the RDA) and the other AnthroPCs declare him as their king.
The Declaration of Independence. The Boston Tea Party and, subsequently, the American Revolution were certainly other implications of the colonists' "slightly miffed" state, but it the the Declaration of Independence that Faye specifically mentions when Dora makes a not-so-subtle suggestion that Faye could stand to lose some weight.
The Magna Carta was signed by King John in the year 1216. One might say that the English lords were "slightly miffed" at King John when they forced him to sign it, thereby limiting his powers as king and paving the way for the English Common Law.
|Marten's ex-girlfriend from college stops by Coffee of Doom, and the girls are furious to hear how Vicky stopped returning Marten's calls before she finally dumped him. How does Faye exact revenge on Marten's ex?||A Quiz of "Questionable Content"
Throws a gallon of milk in her face. Marten had followed Vicky to the eastern United States from California, where he grew up. After Vicky runs out of the coffee shop, Faye worries that her actions might have caused Marten to miss out on getting closure, but Marten says that he found the whole milk fiasco "pretty gratifying". Later, Marten asks Faye if she's going to track down all of his high school tormentors and likewise assault them with dairy products. Faye: "A wheel of cheddar to the skull, a slab of gouda to the groin. Truly, it is the deadliest of the food groups."
|On Steve's first date with Ellen, they go on a double date with Marten and Dora to a Chinese restaurant. As a marine biology major, Ellen is quite put off by Dora's choice of entree--the deluxe sushi platter. Ellen reveals that she is also taking a minor in which field?||A Quiz of "Questionable Content"
Philosophy. Ellen tells the group that her final project for the current semester is to explain Derrida to moray eels ... but it turns out the eels aren't very interested in deconstructionism--they just want to eat fish (as does Dora).
|When Agent Turing of the Robotics Defense Agency attempts to immobilize Pintsize with an EMP gun, Faye knocks him unconscious with a judo chop. When Turing later regains consciousness, what does Faye claim attacked him?||A Quiz of "Questionable Content"
A Space Owl. "Intergalactic Peacock" is the title of the comic. Agent Turing has been sent to recover a prototype robot chassis that the RDA accidentally lost when the robotic transport that was supposed to be carrying it attempted to mate with an Best Buy truck.
Bald eagle. The Bald Eagle was removed from the endangered species list in 2007 but continues to be protected in the United States under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
Komodo dragons, giant pandas and snow leopards are all threatened species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Red List of Threatened Species.
|As a person suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Hannelore finds that she has difficulty eating pizza. What does she say about the toppings on any slice of pizza that she eats?||A Quiz of "Questionable Content"
They must be an even number.. Marten suggests that Hanners might simply add a piece of pepperoni to "even it out", and Pintsize says that she also might remove a topping. Winslow proposes that Hanners could multiply any even-numbered slice by any odd-numbered slice and declares that "math is delicious!".
This comic inspired one of my favourite "QC" t-shirts, with a picture of Winslow on a box of cereal that says "math is delicious! - Now with more integers!". I try to wear this shirt at least once to all of my math classes!
|When Faye gives herself a haircut, Pintsize glues the hair to his face and declares himself to be Robot Abraham Lincoln. What does he do next?||A Quiz of "Questionable Content"
Emancipates the appliances. Personally, I think all of these would have been good punchlines to the comic. This isn't the only time that Pintsize uses hair clippings as a costume--later on he pretends to be a lion when Hanners cuts her hair for the first time.
"Our American Cousin" was the title of the play that Lincoln was attending with his wife at Ford's Theater when he was assassinated.
Worry Hat. In Marten's youth, his mother used to give him the Worry Hat to help him calm down whenever he was upset or had nightmares. A few strips later, while happily singing and drying dishes, Hannelore hits her head on an open cabinet door and bleeds on the hat, which she feels very badly about.