Stylish And (Realistically) Uncomfortable – Chapter 8, Act 2, Strip 10

I think I’ve said something quite similar about bamboo just recently, so I’m happy Biff is backing up my opinion here. Admittedly, he doesn’t have much of a choice, being a fictional character completely (or at least mostly) under my control, but still. It’s no longer me against the rest of the world, we’re two now! Even if one exists only in my head. A familiar situation.

Anyway, yeah – bamboo can be used for a wide variety of products, clothing of all kinds included. Naturally, that would normally involve using the fibers, not the complete stalks…in fact, fashioning a skirt from the stalks isn’t actually that great an idea, especially for people using an external set of genitalia. But in-universe Biff didn’t have a whole lot of time, reacting as he was to an acute emergency…and out-of-universe audiences are willing to ascribe quite a range of implausible achievements to bamboo, thanks to its legendary reputation…plus, in practical terms, the bamboo in use here would likely be shaped and painted Styrofoam, anyway, which would reduce the problems alluded to above.

Mopey, by the way, is naturally quite right in interpreting the disturbance as a new attack by their enemies…but really, that’s so obvious it’s hard to give her much credit for that. She’s still due some bonus points for her faux indignation, which is quite passable – not everyone can be Kenneth Williams, after all – that sort of flaring nostrils was a rare gift.

More on Thursday.

2 Replies to “Stylish And (Realistically) Uncomfortable – Chapter 8, Act 2, Strip 10”

  1. Can’t they just transform? They would have both clothes and power, win-win situation.

    1. That would make a lot of sense, of course, but would break the rules of the genre. You can’t transform before the enemy is present, no matter how advantageous that would be – I don’t know why, precisely. It’s either about timing and dramaturgy, or about not being impolite toward your enemy. Knowing the Japanese, likely the latter. XD

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