Comic 127 - Malpractice Makes Imperfect: My Bloody Valentine
31st Aug 2014, 9:15 PM
Malpractice Makes Imperfect: My Bloody Valentine
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Last week we had a competent ordinary surgeon, out of his depth. This week... Judge for yourselves.

On the topic of Skullgirls, it's good to see their new characters coming along so nicely. I'm looking forward to seeing how Beowulf and Robo-Fortune work.
DryKirby64 edit delete
As you can probably see by the colorless version (here's a link for when the colored version goes up), sometimes I choose my own colors when drawing the lineart.

I usually do this when I want things to appear without lines, like the electricity in panel 5. Or sometimes it's just my OCD showing through, like the fuchsia crosses on Valentine's outfit. Oh well.
TheMightyBox edit delete
Oh hey it's Valentine,
that character I based a really obscure gag on like, 12 comics ago.
Still rocking the fuchsia cross.
User comments:
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Tubba Blubba's heart, a Koffing... Were those extracted from Roger???

They should not be in a human body, as an earlier strip has shown for the Weezing.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
there is also a Metroid hiding behind the speech bubble
model S edit delete reply
model S
I think the joke is koffing is the lungs, tubba blubba's heart is (duh) the heart, the metroid is the brain....
ZephyrCrobat edit delete reply
Then explain the brain in the tub Valentine's sitting on...

Maybe the Metroid signifies all of Roger's white blood cells taking on a singular body.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
I kind of just drew random things that would fit in an organ transplant cooler, there isn't really any joke there.

The Weezing is a reference to the Hire Expectations arc, though
ZephyrCrobat edit delete reply
Hey, let us have our own joke for this, alright?

Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply want me to judge this "doctor"?

...fine then.

This doctor is skilled at her work and enjoys doing it. If you need a corpse taken apart quickly and efficently, she's highly recommended. However, she does have difficulty following instructions, tending to do what she wants rather than what's requested or required for the scheduled surgery. All in all, not appropriate for a hospital without a morgue.

(No, I do not count this hospital as having a morgue, no matter how regularly Wilco dies there. The 1 Ups are used instead.)
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
Quickly and efficiently, are you kidding me?
With her damage output and ridiculously long combos (damage scaling's a bitch, it is), you're not getting anything done quickly without a solid assist and a couple of resets.
Damn her grab.
Damn it.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
However, she has shown great care to keep Roger's hair on the skeleton, which must have required a lot of precision.
ZephyrCrobat edit delete reply
That or she found a hair transplant inconsequential...
Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply
"Quickly and efficiently" in this case is referring to the fact that she took the entire body apart efficiently in under what I assume was 5 to 10 minutes.

Also, I don't play most fighting games, so I didn't take her combo's into account.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
I imagine that having a morgue in the video game world is a MASSIVE risk factor. Think of how many zombie apocalypses and horror games feature morgues. It probably requires special permits and monitoring by the authorities in this world.
Ross (Guest) edit delete reply
Well, Dr. Gardevoir's going to have plenty of work after these trials are over.

I may need to see her and all.
ZephyrCrobat edit delete reply
Have fun getting to Venatus Prime, then.
Ivresse (Guest) edit delete reply
Huh, had a feeling she was going to show up after all...
Rvan edit delete reply
I don't know why, but for some reason, I just can't picture anything other than a female voice for Roger's narrator. Maybe it's the way it's written?
I know the voice is male in the games, but who knows? Maybe he got a new one after the VG Apocalypse happened?

EDIT: Okay, I give up. What's the gag in panel 2?
Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply
The view of Rodger being dissected by this "doctor" is so horrifying that it shocked a highly qualified nurse (Chansey), the robotic head of a hospital (Roll) and a fully trained psychiatrist (Dr. Gardevoir), all of whom have seen horrors, especially when done to the person being dismembered (Rodger).

Please note, I believe that Psychiatry Training (in our world, at least) requires you to cut up corpses the same way that Doctor Training does. (Checks Wikipedia). Okay, Psychiatrists need to qualify as doctors before they can qualify as Psychiatrists. This means that, yes, Dr. Gardevoir has likely cut up corpses herself (she didn't perform surgery, she just learned the basics of doing so).
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
It's a cooking joke; see the alt text. Specifically, to julienne is to cut something, usually food, into short and thin strips.
Dead Falling (Guest) edit delete reply
Wait, wait, wait, your basing this off of Wikipedia's info? When has Wikipedia EVER been right?
Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply
@ Dead Falling: I used Wikipedia as a confirmation, not as the starting point. Besides, Wiki's often right enough, it's just that there's the odd thing which is grossly wrong because people like to mess with other people. And joke for the sake of joking.

@ DryKirby64: I thought that the alttext was just saying "Hey, I know what these words mean and am using them correctly", and the joke was still "this is horrifying these people who see horrors on a regular basis".
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
Wikipedia's ALWAYS right.
MisterM edit delete reply
Well thanks. Now I'm playing Skullgirls again.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
I'm glad.
Meh (Guest) edit delete reply
Wish I could get into skullgirls, I just can't learn fighting game at all. Kind of wish they had some sort of spin off beat em up or specticle fighter by platiume,,,that be awesome.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
When are we going to get the next page?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Giga started college so I think he's having some time to adjust. He should have it done soon but I need to start asking for guest comics again so we don't have another situation where we don't update for ages.
AwesomeAndo (Guest) edit delete reply
Haha! Found your comic on the BitF forums somehow, and just read through them all! I love it, continue the awesome work!