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Okay! Jess tells me she still has shading to do on this page but we both thought you'd like to get a look at what happens next.

Mandrake speak is, and I have mentioned this before, hard to write. I have developed some standard pictograms she uses to mean certain things. The red circle with a slash through it, for example, usually means 'no'. She uses people's faces instead of 'you' or 'me'  because that is easier to depict, with pictures, than pronouns. Likewise, certain concepts such as 'more' are hard to depict so I often leave the off and let people fill in the blanks. So, in the last panel of the previous page, Mandrake is saying:

No more of your games! No more of your plans!

It seems Mandrake's gotten tired of Chrys's manipulations, too.

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Natalie
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From what I can figure out, today she's saying "You sold me out!" and "ARGGH!"
Hope this helped.

Submitted June 20, 2011 at 10:26AM



TC
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Mandrake gave Chrys the notorious "three snaps". =o

Submitted June 20, 2011 at 12:38PM



adamas
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More like "You SOLD me!" Natalie. But close enough. Wink

Yeah, I think Mandrake's reached her limit of "Your the bait"

Submitted June 20, 2011 at 12:46PM



Gunsolo
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Why donīt you just use ">" and "<" for more and less?

Submitted June 21, 2011 at 10:00AM



Natalie
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@adamas oh, yeah, that makes more sense. XD

@Gunsolo cause it's not that obvious. I don't know which one's more and which one's less!

Submitted June 21, 2011 at 11:29AM



adamas
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>=more
<=less

remember right to left. Razz

Submitted June 21, 2011 at 11:39AM




JD
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Righto... but I'll bet Mandrake isn't a programmer, and may not even be a math wiz.  Technically those symbols represent 'greater than' and 'lesser than', so they don't translate well to saying something like "no more!"

Submitted June 21, 2011 at 2:09PM



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Particularly not since those signs are used today on the net, but meaning "better than" rather than "more than". At least the way I interpret what people write.

Seems like I missed the previous update, so I had to go back a page to actually see the lines that Mandrake said. It was a bit confusing, because I didn't see how those three snaps with her fingers were supposed to be interpreted as "no more games" and such.

Submitted June 21, 2011 at 4:47PM



Ginny
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@Gillsing @TC technically, it's the notorious four snaps, since she snaps four times.

Submitted June 22, 2011 at 9:18AM



TC
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I figured three snaps officially, since she did the Z pattern.  I took it that the original snap was used to started the technique, or whatever, with the following three snaps being the actual formation.

Submitted June 23, 2011 at 2:13AM



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