Chapter 6 Page 17

October 22nd, 2012, 5:52 pm
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H0lyhandgrenade
October 22nd, 2012, 5:52 pm
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Anyone who can guess what kind of trainer that's supposed to be wins a... ... ... Kumquat!

Oh you guyysss, telling me to write sitting instead of sat. Next you'll be telling me to spell colour without a U! In all seriousness though xD It's just one of those things.

See y'all soon.
H0lyhandgrenade
October 22nd, 2012, 8:30 pm
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@Umm...: "Sitting" is grammatically correct, yes. But where I'm from, a lot of people say sat. It's just colloquial. In English class we were told that technically we'd been saying it wrong all this time, and the whole class is like whaaaat, but it was true. However I still say 'sat' when talking casually, and most people I know say sat when talking casually. George is talking pretty casually.
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Guest
October 22nd, 2012, 5:55 pm
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I guess she's hoping for a half-charred Pikachu?
OS (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 5:57 pm
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she looks funny in the first panel.
Guest
October 22nd, 2012, 5:57 pm
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Looks like... a Camper, maybe?
Calumrb22
October 22nd, 2012, 5:57 pm
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I feel inclined to answer to win the kumquat!

At first, I thought it would be a bug trainer, seeing as at the start of nearly every game, every other trainer is a big trainer. But with a pokemon nickname like feathers, it can only be a pidgey/spearow trainer.
DaemonSera (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 6:01 pm
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I assume that he likes shorts because they're comfy and easy to wear! Is it a wretched youngster?
Krazehhcakes
October 22nd, 2012, 6:04 pm
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He's not wearing shorts though.
I do like Jr. Trainers/campers though. Little brats have some pretty standard but cool pokemon unlike youngsters.
Ultimate the Hedgehog
October 22nd, 2012, 6:05 pm
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george is losing her patience. she wants atticus and she wants him now!

too bad she's like... four years younger than him.
Ozimul (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 6:05 pm
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IT'S A DRAGON TAMER
Just kidding it's a bird tamer/catcher/whatever.
Fuumin (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 6:06 pm
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Have you guys ever played Pokemon? It's a Bird Keeper.
OmegaBlue69
October 22nd, 2012, 6:12 pm
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It's Jigglypuff seen from above.
Da J Man
October 22nd, 2012, 6:13 pm
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Bird Keeper.
Krazehhcakes
October 22nd, 2012, 6:14 pm
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He's not allowed to be a birdkeeper unless he has a mohawk!
Sign Seeker7
October 22nd, 2012, 6:19 pm
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[Contemplative] If you just draw whatever watch you're wearing, wouldn't it make sense to wear one watch?
Scarylyn (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 6:21 pm
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I would say he's either a Ranger or a Camper. No backpack, so I think he's more of a Ranger. Well, young Ranger at least.
Ymedron (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 6:25 pm
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He is totally a COOL TRAINER!
IN TRAINING!
Ais-Evan (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 6:27 pm
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Oh boy, are we gonna see Atticus try to battle when his Pokemon don't have any PP left?
Sage (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 6:46 pm
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@OmegaBlue69: I just had to say that was the best comment ever
pat15
October 22nd, 2012, 7:00 pm
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It's totally a Bug Catcher
andwhyisit (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 7:05 pm
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@Ultimate the Hedgehog:
"george* is losing her patients**. she*** wants atticus**** and she wants him now!

to***** bad she's like... four years younger than him. "

*George
**patience
***She
****Atticus
*****Too

[/GRAMMARNAZIISM]
Skylan2021 (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 7:11 pm
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"Its a Jigglypuff seen from above". Lmao! I remember that episode of the Pokemon anime! Cracked me up when you said that.
OmegaBlue69
October 22nd, 2012, 7:15 pm
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I'm glad people are enjoying my random comment.
imdannyboy (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 7:25 pm
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He must be Joey. Besides this "Feathers" he also has a Rattata that is in the top percentile of Rattata. I hope other people get this horrible joke >.<
ebz12 (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 7:31 pm
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Guys, don't be silly. It's obviously Giovanni.
ErinKarsath (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 7:41 pm
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My Swellow in Ruby was named Feathers... XD
Fu!
October 22nd, 2012, 7:52 pm
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:P You know, after rereading "How long are we gunna be just sat here," this time keeping in mind you being from the UK, it sounds perfectly fine. All my family is from Australia (but I was born and raised in the US), so if I read it in their voices, it makes more sense. Funny that. :D
TheSilverSky (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 7:57 pm
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Is it just me or are you drawing George more girly then before, dat semi-form fitting hoodie and the look on her face in the first panel.
Umm... (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 8:26 pm
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... umm... no, it should be "sitting". Firstly, I'm not american, let's just get that out of the way. Secondly, "sat" is past tense. It's not a pronunciation or a spelling thing, it's a grammatical error. I spell my "colours" with a gorgeous U as well, and I even do people "favours", but the present tense of the word "sit" is "sitting". Once again, "sat" is past tense.



Edit: Oh! And since "Bird Keeper" is too obvious a choice, I'm gonna go with Poke Freak!
Foxblaze
October 22nd, 2012, 9:50 pm
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I'm gonna go with the shorts kid. 'Hi! I like shorts! They're comfy and easy to wear!' that guy
Flannigan (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 10:23 pm
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I just remember he had a black haired sprite.
Flannigan (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 10:28 pm
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@Umm...: Perhaps a better way to remember is 'Sit is something you do by planting your bum'. To sit, and sitting are two separate, yet entirely the same things. I never had a problem with it, but I know some people do.
Vinviro (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 10:30 pm
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Given where we are in the game... that's a youngster.
Wyld (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 10:35 pm
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Youngster George looks like she's kissin' Atty in that smaller panel when she calls his name XD
muddkipz (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 10:41 pm
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@OmegaBlue69: when in doubt, that's always the right answer.
Rocket0634
October 22nd, 2012, 10:57 pm
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I think I liked it better when George thought his name was Brent.
"FRGNMMM- BRRENNNNT...!!"
JamesB (Guest)
October 22nd, 2012, 11:14 pm
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To the extent of your posts I will say it's a Rocker with no what so ever mohawk guitar and use of magnetite and i understand that Pidgey would be mostly incorrect as well or Spearow. But to my knowledge I would say it's a Bird Keeper..... in other words he's not wearing short shorts..... but i am ;P lawlz. or he is a Camper with slacks on cuz i see a camp badge for when you've done something and earned it.... like send your pokemon to an Island to find a twig while your stuck on a raft surrounded by Gyarados who have a lisp and speak english very well.

P.S. Pidgey or Spearow is correct with a camper/bird keeper. do not think i was saying the pokemon he is using is not either of those 2.
qazox
October 22nd, 2012, 11:14 pm
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Pidgys are around!!
Soul Moony
October 22nd, 2012, 11:45 pm
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I have to say it is a Bird Keeper, if he has a pokemon called feathers is has to be a Bird Keeper...
Guest
October 23rd, 2012, 12:07 am
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Holy shit Atty looks emo.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
P0n3Swag (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 12:15 am
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Pickle barrel kumkwat...
obviously he's a dragon trainer. He got Feathers the gyrodos from his father lance (who got rid of it due to his 4x electricity weakness).
phoenixgem
October 23rd, 2012, 2:22 am
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DON'T LOOK HIM IN THE EYES!
jacket (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 3:57 am
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I'll say he's an Ace trainer.
Lady Darkrina
October 23rd, 2012, 4:41 am
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I'd probably say he's an ace trainer too.
Bob (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 4:50 am
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This is a webcomic, the author can use any word she wants. If it were an official publication intended to go out to other English speaking regions of the world, it would make sense to correct her.

That said, now that the author has given them a colloquialism that makes no sense in the American accent.... All the characters have become British in my head. Hong-Kong British, actually. No, wait. Now they're Irish. Oh boy.
Mr. Man (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 5:10 am
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Wouldn't a Bird Keeper have a cage? It's been a while since I've played Pokémon, so I have no idea what trainer that is supposed to be.

Channeler perhaps, or Swimmer.
Kamashari (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 5:16 am
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Hmm. Button-up shirt with a badge, Cargo pants with large pockets. Since this universe is Red, I'd assume Camper, as bird-keepers wear overalls. With that, said trainer would likely have a pidgey, a ratatta, a weedle, and an oddish.

...Since I haven't said this yet, my original team was Wartortle, pidgeotto, pikachu, and Venomoth around this point. Yes, I did grinding too. -_-;

Edit: OR the trainer's actually the World Champion in disguise and "Feathers" is the name of his Gyrados.

In that case, his name is Mark and he has a Gyrados, two Dragonites, a Mew, a Charizard, and a Focus-sash Endeavor Quick-Attack Ratatta... (FEAR. Breaking the game since Generation 4. Hey, there's Feraligators in this universe! Anything's possible!)
Renaldo Ferdenand III (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 5:19 am
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@andwhyisit: /GRAMMARNAZIISM*

*Grammar Nazism
;)
luda (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 6:12 am
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DEAR SWEET JESUS DONT MAKE EYE CONTACT!
crazybob
October 23rd, 2012, 7:32 am
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KILL IT WITH FIRE!
Magical Fish
October 23rd, 2012, 8:19 am
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I don't know why, but for some reason 1st panel George's expression reminds me of Near from Death Note.
Svafa (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 10:05 am
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@Umm...: "Sitting" would be correct, but "sat" is perfectly acceptable. As stated, it's casual conversation and various dialects do use the preterite "sat" to replace the present participle "sitting". Additionally, "sitting" is the present participle of "sit", used for forming the present progressive and gerunds. The present tense of "sit" is "sit", except in the case of the third person singular where it is "sits". Atticus' subsequent use of "sat" comes across as derogatory to me, as though he's mimicking George's usage in mock of the "poor" construction, essentially siding with the "it should be sitting" crowd. But that may not be intended.

Finally, I think it odd no one seems remotely interested in the fact the sentence is phrased like a interrogative but ends in a full stop. Nothing wrong with that considering it's a rhetorical question being used to express her exasperation, but interesting that people are so nitpicky about tense, while ignoring the obvious flaw in punctuation.


And... Ace Trainer. Totally.
Harrie5
October 23rd, 2012, 10:18 am
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'Sat here' is just as correct as 'sitting here'. And it's correct because a piece of dialogue.
It's called non-standard english guys, also known as dialect. I'm from yorkshire, and it's a perfectly normal sentence.
If it was a formal piece of writing, such as an essay or a letter to someone important, then sure! 'Sat here' would not be correct.
But when you're writing dialogue for someone talking in general? There's no reason for everything to be in standard english.

Heard of giving a character a voice?
Inuzuka
October 23rd, 2012, 11:18 am
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For the Kumquat My first guess was Youngster/Camper with a Spearow, now I'm guessing School Kid with a Pidgey.
GONE
October 23rd, 2012, 12:02 pm
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@Krazehhcakes: Maybe he has a mohawk and the hair we are seeing is just his sideburns... Yeah... Mohawk and sideburns...
Snackbarz (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 12:42 pm
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Bird trainer or Ranger possibly judging from the clothing. I don't know...probably wait and see...XD
Guest (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 1:08 pm
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I'm guessing either a Bird Keeper or a Ranger, I'm hoping for the Ranger though so that he can go off on Atticus for burning the forest down :P

Though, knowing Holy, "Feathers" may not even be a bird type, and could be in reference to the type of carnage this particular pokemon enjoys making.
SeriousJupiter (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 2:21 pm
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All right, Atty's going to battle a Bird Keeper! Finally he can get another easy win.

And goodbye, George. Don't come back soon.
Derp (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 2:45 pm
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Camper/Junior Trainer. I win.
...Right?
Someone said Atticus looked emo, so I went back up and checked and they were right. Please get his jumper back soon, 'kay? Or at least reveal what he wanted to do other than "BE A MASTA!!!!".
FaithTehWolf
October 23rd, 2012, 3:49 pm
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It's that Joey kid!
MetaFawful
October 23rd, 2012, 4:38 pm
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For a second there I thought she was going to kiss him in panel 3...

Anyway, one single kumquat isn't much of a prize. They're actually pretty small.
Someguy (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 5:49 pm
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'Color' without a 'u', eh? :P
I'm a hypocrite either stance I take on the 'u' thing, really. I almost always prefer the American spellings of the words, but I'm Canadian. (We're supposed to use the British versions.) If I tell people to use 'color', I'm technically not being correct, from my point of view. If I tell them to use 'colour', I'm being a hypocrite because I don't use that version myself. Neither is more or less correct, since both are the 'right' version, it just depends on which part of the world you live in.

I still say 'be sat' is wrong, though. Even your English teachers say so! :)

I guess the real question is, how do you say '!!'?
Pencil Artisan (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 6:14 pm
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On the Subject of Grammar ... never stop being English, Holy. Say Sat and Colour all you desire. Because British is cool. *is an American, just so you know*
jess56476 (Guest)
October 23rd, 2012, 7:45 pm
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Hmmmm... I say he's a kid with a not Flying type pokemon that happens to be called Feathers beating up Pidgeys. Because you would totally do something like that.
But I do question how he got there without being noticed.
Drauken
October 23rd, 2012, 8:11 pm
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I'm gonna say he's a Rich Boy. Also, have George's lips always been that dark and pouty?
Mint612
October 23rd, 2012, 9:21 pm
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Ranger?Hmmmmm.
Guest
October 23rd, 2012, 10:57 pm
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did yous see that atty took a two starp backpack on chapter 2 wean he woke up but for chapter 1 he had a one starp bag ( i think its lawnmower guy from chapter 2 out of unaform )
turbotoilet
October 23rd, 2012, 11:03 pm
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It's Falkner, calling it now.
teh_fish (Guest)
October 24th, 2012, 12:18 am
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It's obviously Brock's son whom he arbitrarily named Joey who decided to become a Bug Catcher and catches bugs using a bird Pokemon named Feathers.
Kami (Guest)
October 24th, 2012, 3:12 am
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Saying '!!' @Someguy: I laughed at "I guess the real question is, how do you say '!!'?" XD
Harrie5
October 24th, 2012, 9:59 am
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@Kami: For some reason, I always read '??' as 'Q'. Literally the letter. 'Kyoo'
Caelan (Guest)
October 24th, 2012, 2:38 pm
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IT'S A YOUNGSTER! Or a Schoolkid.
Jolt99 (Guest)
October 24th, 2012, 3:37 pm
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Looks like another bird pokemon is not much longer for this world, hopefully it won't be as messy as before. (I would guess pidgey, but there's also the chance it could be spearow for some variation.)
Tehpikachu
October 24th, 2012, 9:58 pm
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It's one of those Bird-tamers?
NodTrooper (Guest)
October 24th, 2012, 11:42 pm
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I really like George's face in the first panel. She looks really mischievous.

She seems to becoming more of a darker character. =3
Robert (Guest)
October 25th, 2012, 1:10 am
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looking forward to how Atticus will deal with this upstart trainer and his lamely named pidgey. :)

PS. episode of a British show that i watched on Hulu Plus yesterday, said 'sat' instead of 'sitting' so case closed. it is apparently a British-slang thing. move on and enjoy the funny comics.
hellfire14
October 25th, 2012, 6:25 am
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Easy EXP gain detected. Target aquired.
Kitsune Risuma
October 25th, 2012, 8:13 pm
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Foreign Spellings Spelling 'Color' with a -u in it is how it's spelled in pretty much any foreign country.
Just like armour, harbour, rumour, and so on!
George, you impatient. . . silly-face!
SkyCaptain
October 26th, 2012, 12:00 am
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It's a Swimmer Girl!
krnyong39
October 26th, 2012, 10:41 am
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Bird keeper? Btw, DT and the pikachu look so damn cute in the second-to-last panel :D
Blable
November 2nd, 2012, 1:46 pm
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8U THE LONE SURVIVOR!
-target acquired-
Juralumin (Guest)
January 7th, 2013, 8:06 pm
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Lol, I feel like that guy in the last panel is talking to Feathers but its probably a pidgey or somethin'...