Craven tries to explain… painfully.
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Bill could go amongst the starving hordes of the Zombies of Warrix and suffer no harm…
So the goatee’d one is Craven. Interesting.
Most of us understood that, but thanks either to natural overspeculation or being made gunshy by David’s past deviousness, some of us were slower to see the simplest explanation as being viable… The much greater surprise for me would be if this were NOT Craven.
huh. The thought occurs to me that Craven and C’thall could both be “good guys” … just from different factions. Maybe just a comedy of misunderstandings?
Bill? Haz a brain??! As IF …. David, you just keep coming up with funnier and funnier jokes …
@Don — the bruising of Craven’s eye is very convincing. Experience? I fractured the zygomatic bone (cheekbone) on my right eye in a construction accident once, along with a lot of general trauma to that socket. Didn’t look as pretty as Craven’s shiner … but, I sure do feel his pain just looking at it. Literally, sympathetic echoes across ~25 years making the side of my head throb again.
In a non-cartoon world, that contusion will turn a lovely rainbow of purple, blue and green over the next several weeks, all the way down to the jawbone from lip to ear. Always made me wish I lived in a world with healing magic …
I’ve never had a black eye that extreme, but am no stranger to bruises. Earlier this year I broke a toe on my right foot. The toe next to the big toe swelled to twice its size and was a veritable rainbow of colors that spread to the top of my foot and a couple of other toes. And just when that toe was healed well enough that I could walk around normally, I managed to break the same toe on my left foot. D’oh!!
Or maybe Craven and C’Thall are the same Craven, but from different times? Kind of like the Gina/Vasheeva split?
Ooooo! Wonder if that means there’s a ‘smart Bill’ running around somewhere? Yeah, that was reaching a bit, huh?
What if this is the ‘Smart Bill’?
No, that’s the “Bill” that appeared when the dragonslayer force-fed him an alcoholic “pearl harbor.”
Which was about one and a half mincing steps down from a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, judging from its effects.
Oh how soon you forget…
Giles (aka Gnome12) drank the PGGB, Bill had a lite beer.
Easy confusion to understand, O Knower of Things – it was the thought that counted, only Cartoon Physics intervened to keep Bill from drinking it.
Oh Bill. What ever will we do with you?
*pours a few*
Well, at least in a fight he’s the quintessence of one of Bruce Lee’s sage pieces of counsel, “Don’t think, act.” And so far, he hasn’t missed a beat as to who to hit with what and how hard.
Oh, and this dark ale looks pretty good. May I? Thanks. Here’s a tip worthy even of Sarah the Psychotic Berserker Blonde Barmaid.
Maybe Craven can borrow the bird’s intelligence beam to use on Bill:
What about the genetic engineering that made Khan & Co. and the “ridgeless” Klingons possible?
Maybe Bill was one of the multiple failures of that program?
Speaking of Khan, there’s several minutes between when Mr. Singh says his last wheeze and when the ship blows. Plenty of time for someone to have grabbed him and taken off in a shuttle or beamed onto the Second Prize.
Only one problem (well, a two-fer): everybody else was dead (on the Reliant) and without warp drive nothing (including the Enterprise, let alone a pokey little shuttle) could outrun the inevitable Genesis Wave. And if nobody’s alive then there’s nobody to engage the warp engines on a Reliant shuttle… and it would be bad form for a handful of command staff to evacuate on an Enterprise shuttle…
I’m sorry, how does this relate to THE LEGEND OF BILL again?!
No reason a shuttle couldn’t outrun the genesis wave, given the enterprise did it at warp one or so. The reliant was almost entirely intact. Only the bridge area, torpedo deck and left engine nacelle were damaged/destroyed.
Take Monty Python’s Mr. Gumby/doctor routine and you have Bill…
When I was in high school, I rented the tape of that, recorded the sound of that skit and matched it up with the start of Amok Time and when Spork went to sickbay…
Our beloved doofus is back!
We have proof positive that he cannot be called “Bill the Brainless.” He has a brain that hurts when he thinks.
Tell me how you get and keep that delightfully positive outlook in the face of disaster. Something about my going online, at least at home, seems to bring out the Scottish part of my heritage, which has been described by some as “predictin’ doom an’ gloom”. (Or else it’s the result of keeping someone of my personality type isolated from the rest of the social world – same result.)
Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
Then Bill is certainly happy as a clam at high tide, ain’t he?
Yup, Bill should be permanently euphoric
Is it just me or Does anyone else suspect that the one tied up isn’t telling the whole truth. Being that the Craven that had been referred to as C’thall earlier in the comic had the goatee.
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