Hmm...viewing pools must be really easy to make, it being reconstructed that quickly.
This is kind of funny in and of itself, but *why* must Ian comics try so hard to be mundane? Ian should strive harder to make it so things are different than on earth -- not everything needs to have an allegory on earth. You can make it so Terb and Plorb came from some hickish family, and it'd be funny -- but make it so it's a hickish family that would occur in the DOP, not one that would occur on earth. You don't need to keep making the DOP and DOG into earth, Ian!
I'm also kind of wondering if this plot wasn't influenced a little by fans expectations that Deplora and Terribus would be stricken down from nobility. I mean....Deplora married into the Grief prince's family, right? She may not be Pain-royalty anymore, but she's Grief-royalty. If that doesn't work somehow, I'd like that to be explained.
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Stay DOG Ian, stay DOG!!!