Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Family Friendly Edition
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"So um... What was Dev doing in that third to last panel from Monday's comic? I thought this was a family-friendly webcomic (or maybe my mind is going places where it shouldn't go...)" -Kevin
Just mid-heist on-desk smoochin'! (That's Dev's chest in the bottom right corner.) But that's more about keeping Sam and Dev in character than it is about keeping things arbitrarily chaste.
This is just one man's opinion, but: I think this story could have been twice as scandalous and still been way, way more family friendly than the stories with the violent sword stabbings and beheadings. I do avoid jokes that require actual nudity in the strip because I know that really crosses a line for some people, but beyond that, I don't really feel obligated to self-censor, and I really don't think any kids are going to be mentally scarred as a result.
"I was wondering: is is possible to see more of X and Y sans masks?" -Max
It will probably come up more often! They always have the masks on when they are in uniform, but before, I deliberately avoided showing them out-of-uniform because I wanted to keep their appearances a mystery. Now, I don't have to do that anymore!
"So apparently X's Sexy Burlesque Decoy Arm can be used like a real arm. He's even seen lifting a heavy case with it! That kind of technology could help thousands of lives! With something like that, Why is Gertrude doing burlesque when she could be drowning in riches from the patent?" -Jared
The arm wasn't designed by Gert! That kind of advaced robotics is widely available in the underground, for the right price. Indeed, there is an entire race of robotic folks running around down there. You may have seen some of them in the background of various scenes.
But alas, the speed at which above-ground technology is allowed to "advance" is one of the many things the committee controls in the name of maintaining societal stability. Despite all the good they'd do, robotic limbs are derived from tech that is currently a Status Quo violation, and thus can not be widely marketed or sold. (Which is why you only see advanced robotics used on the surface in relative secrecy, as in the cases of Mr. Sin's tech or Aaron's robot hand.)
"Wait.. what is X's arm spinning on? WHAT IS X'S ARM SPINNING ON?" -Nick
That's a wrap for this week! See you on Monday, team.