“ruddy miffed” ha! ha!
Yeah, I giggled at that too.
I don’t know about you, but that’s exactly how I act every Monday.
“Before the photocopier, all I did was eat cereal and try to commit suicide with a ‘large amount of Curb vitamin products.’ No way that could have gave me super powers.”
“Cereal? Of course not. Oh well, the mystery continues.”
I’m sure I’m not alone in having believed since chapter 2, if not earlier, that the entire reason for Skull’s super strength, amazing fitness and superhuman toughness (and possibly personality problems) lay in the 2000% RDA vitamins he tipped down his gullet just hours before performing his first public feat of resilience by surviving having his face ripped off by a photocopier.
But it seems way too easy.
Here, he practically spells the whole thing out, and yet Lapenus still apparently fails to put two and two together.
Generally, where works of fiction are concerned, there are two explanations for such implausible sloth on the uptake. The more common one is that the author simply isn’t very good, and relies upon the audience being as stupid as he is (what Roger Ebert likes to call an “Idiot Plot”) in order to artificially prolong the story. I don’t believe Jamie Smart is such an author, which inevitably leads to the second explanation: it’s all a massive double bluff, and the actual reveal is going to turn out to be something completely different.
Which must therefore lead to the conclusion that I am completely incorrect in my presumptions. I hope Skull keeps twisting and turning so as to simultaneously prove me completely right and disastrously wrong at every juncture.
I absolutely love that you guys are really questioning what’s going on here, it’s an honour for me that you’ve stuck with the story and got so involved. Thank you! What I can say is that when the reveals and revelations DO come (and I might need to ask for a little more patience before we get there), there are some real doozies planned.
I hope you’ll like where we go.
Is there some sort of radioactivity from photocopiers? Otherwise I’m going with the drugged cereal theory.
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