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Dry rot. At least it's not sprocket weevils . Zibbiz (talk) 04:35, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

When Kaja posted the uncolored page without the speech balloons on Patreon, it was clear that Higgs was kicking in the wall, but totally not clear how he was going to get away with it without blowing his cover. I should have known from Agatha's face in the last panel that she was distracting the audience. Also, I wonder if that nonsense (funny nonsense) about food is going to turn out significant to the story. (If not, that's evidence that the Foglios expect to be doing this for a long time.) Bkharvey (talk) 06:37, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

It's Highly Evolved dry rot. -- SpareParts (talk) 14:33, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

It is a block and mortar wall, not solid rock. The mortar joints are the "weak' spot. Depending on how old that wall is, maybe "dry rot" isn't a bad analogy. But people usually wall things up to isolate them. Fred1740 (talk) 23:18, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Things like monstrous abominations of science… artifacts of ancient civilizations whose manuals have been lost to the ages… miraculous creations of mad geniuses centuries ahead of their time… ? No wonder they're busting down doors. Zibbiz (talk) 01:57, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
Very apropos quote! I'd forgotten about it. Thanks for mentioning it here. -- 🔧William Ansley (talk) 03:28, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Phil's Health[]

On Phil's Twitter account, he reports that he has a "torn rotator cuff in [his] drawing arm." He's going to have an operation next Tuesday, which will limit his use of his arm up for 3 to 6 months. He says he should be able to draw, though. Here's wishing for his full recovery! I hope he takes all the time he needs to heal, but I also realize that any time he takes off from drawing is lost income for the Foglios, aside from the fact that drawing is what he does for fun as well as profit, so I can understand why he would want to get back to it as soon as possible. -- 🔧William Ansley (talk) 11:04, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

My friend had that not long ago. For the first month his arm was in a sling and he wasn't allowed to do anything with it at all. I really hope Phil listens to his doctors and doesn't try to draw right away. Bkharvey (talk) 17:15, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

What do you draw that gets you a torn rotator cuff? Unless... ( there are things man was not meant to draw ) -- SpareParts (talk) 14:33, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Are you saying he tried to draw Garfield and that caused the injury? Argadi (talk) 17:01, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
When you're 65, sneezing can cause damage. Heck, I'm in my 30s; I bent over to pick up a sock and threw my back out. Getting old sucks! But I do believe Phil and Kaja were working hard to get the latest GURPS out - I thought it was mostly lettering on Kaja's part and less for Phil to do, but perhaps there's some new or revisited art. Anything where he might have to pull double duty would trigger a repetitive stress injury. Alternatively, the pandemic hasn't been kind to many in the exercise department - even packing up to go on a drive to a convention somewhere could be enough of a change to unused muscles/tendons and result in damage like this. DLcygnet (talk) 20:22, 13 September 2021 (UTC)