[REVIEW] End of Month Reviews #19 - July 2005 [spoilers]

Jesse Willey cabbagewielder at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 7 06:02:08 PDT 2005

>Last time you may recall that I made a comment about
>how good a duo of Onion Lad and Peelix made in terms
>of both interpersonal drama and playing off each   
>other for laughs. Subsequent comments by Jesse 
>indicate that Peelix's inclusion was at the
>insistence of his co-plotter, Dane.

  Yes, Dane and I thought up the story.  He insisted I
use Peelix.   And I sit for hours and dig up, read and
analyze every appearance of Peelix that I could find. 
And I think I made him just a tad more Groucho Marx
than he was originally.  Not that Dane minded... if
you're going to steal, steal from the best. 
   And Tom gave me instructions on Peelix... something
about nuking from orbit... it's the only way to be

>I found this mildly intriguing in it's serendipity,
>since the dynamic of playing the more loony against
>the less loony worked quite well then, and
>continues to do so in issue 4 when the dynamic
>changes slightly with the inclusion of Teriyaki

  Well, Dane just kept bugging me to use Peelix.  For
the first two days we were plotting he didn't say how.
 So I came up with the Peelix being Onion Lad's
caretake plot in Vel.  (Which is a joke I don't think
people really picked up on.   Onion Lad is FAR more
competent but as far as the Ninja is concern Peelix is
in charge.) 

> Onion Lad and Peelix get to play the freaks
>and Teriyaki Chick gets to wonder how she's going to
>shepard the two of them without them tripping her
>up.  Onion Lad remains the saner of the two LNHers
>though, as well as the one who has some notion of
>his own flaws.

   Yes well, a lot of comedy isn't really funny
without a 'normal person' to react off of.   That's
why M*A*S*H had the Priest.   It's why X-Files had
Scully.  It's why Costello kept Abbott around. 

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