Comic 152 - Parlour Tricks
2nd Dec 2016, 12:00 AM in Gala Night
Parlour Tricks
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
This comic caused me a a bit of a headache while translating (specifically concerning Strontium's explanation in the first panel), because in German, "Salon" can mean the gathering as well as the kind of room for such a gathering, and I noticed too late that this is not the case in English...

And yes, I am aware that salons were mostly a thing of private households. Let's just say the founders of this university were a bit quirky...
User comments:
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
I was not expecting thiissss!

(If it helps, in the dialect of English I speak, at least, "salon" can mean the meeting or the room, even if that's a rarer use of the word -- so the first panel flows really well to me.)
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
You did not expect this? My comic is full of surprises! :-D

Sometimes, when online dictionary entries aren't sufficient or too ambiguous, I consult Wikipedia for finding out the most "widely understood" English term for something - but in this case, it was just even more confusing.
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
You're punning in a second langauge. I'm not going to complain. :p
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
I have long suspected Ytterbium of being less than up front. This confirms it.

I like the little quirk of the university. :)
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
It was always a problem concerning how subtile or unsubtle I should be concerning hints about Ytterbium - but now the cat is out of the sack anyway!

And soon(ish) we will learn about another quirk of this university, one that I also already hinted at. ;-)
Taily edit delete reply
Taily
Ah haaaa, SHE'S the one behind it!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
The best part? Ytterbium has been scheming in the background all along!!
Taily edit delete reply
Taily
WHAAAAA
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
* mind blown * :-D