– I’ll be at the Cherry City Comic Con in Salem this weekend.
They both have scales and neither of them have eyelids.
And they both have tails.
And neither of them can walk.
’cause neither of them has legs.
Look up “Robin Fish” they got legs! Well, it sort of looks like they do.
Modest’s snakes don’t have tails… never thought about that before.
Well, they have Modest‘s tail.
As for legs… I stand corrected.
Some fish are scaleless. Mudskippers are fish that sorta walk (and climb trees!). Some sharks (such as great whites) are now thought to be at least partially warm-blooded. Sidewinders’ namesake method of locomotion could be referred to as “walking”. Frogfish have fleshy, leg-like fins.
Charles should know most of this – he’s an ichthyologist.
Ichthyology: the study of disgusting religion.
Don’t forget they are also a member of the “gem” family of animals. 🙂
Uhhhh…. Scales? They don’t blink? They can both be found in aquariums? Oh! Large ones of either scare the crap out of me!
Except it’s called a vivarium when it isn’t filled with water.
Actually, many, if not all, snakes do have a clear eyelid called the nictitating membrane. Same with many species of fish. Also, both are in the subphylum Vertebrata.
I found the fish scientist!
Snakes don’t have a nictitating membrane. They have a layer of skin that covers the eye and is clear. When they shed their skin, this layer comes off with the rest. You can usually tell when a snake is going to shed soon because the skin over the eyes gets cloudy.
Many sharks have a nictitating membrane, which they use to cover their eyes when they bite.
For a more readily accessible example (unless you’re a fish scientist), cats also have one.
I hope she affects the school rather than it affects her… She can’t lose all her ignorant innocence just yet!
Ha! I love it
I also just finished the first season, and holy crap! what an ending
“They’re both NOT gems?”
I’m really glad she’s going to school too! Lots of innocent fun and adventure awaits us!
They are both cold-blooded and usually lay eggs (though some of either can live-bear). They both are vertebrates. I want an eel someday. Best of both worlds. 🙂
I refer you to Cooking with Charles – May 16, 2011. Panel 1 he is saying that he is making a vegetarian meal, but panel 3 he talks about adding squid to it.
Who are we going to trust about whether fish and snakes are gems? Modest, who knows the true origins of bears and chocodiles or Charles, a fish scientist who doesn’t even know that squid is meat?
Is it they are both cold blooded?
Ooo, serpentine is a gem! It kind of works!
Charles: …Anyway, both have scales.
Modest: Scales? Like the ones in the bathroom? Are you telling me I’m fat?
Charles: *sigh* A little knowledge is a dangerous thing… No, these things here are called scales. You’re covered in them.
Modest: OoO … :-}
CUT TO: The convenience store. Modest stands outside with a sign around her neck: “I SPEAK YOUR WEIGHT. (I have scales) – 1 chocodile”.
Fat woman: *exits with box of chocodiles* Hello! *hands over chocodile*
Modest: *wraps tail around her knees, tries to lift* …You’re pretty hefty… but s’okay!
Fat woman: 🙂 😀 *hands over another chocodile* I want to hear you say that again!♥
Ha! I really like this idea.
Feel free to help yourself! >;=)>
“is mayonnaise an gem?”
“No, Medusa, mayo is not a gem.”
“Chocodile is not a gem either.”
If the girl Modest met outside the convenience store is named Meg then her name backwards is gem.
But she’s also called Ekans, which is snake backwards.
So that would prove that a snake is a gem.
That little girl must come back, and she must tell Modest that her name is Meg.
I guess that’ll probably be her name then.
snakes are a minor annoyance at best…but a single carp can take out an entire Fortress.
Jake… recently I’ve been incredibly depressed, and contemplated suicide. Your webcomic is one of the few things cheering me up, so thank you… keep doing great work
I’m glad reading MM helped, and I hope you’re over your depression. Or at least on the upswing. Don’t hurt yourself. Ever. Please.
Marles, the snish scientist? I guess something can go wrong and it will be more something like Snarles, amish scientist.
Snarles is an outcast, because the Amish aren’t really keen on science.
It’s going to be Chocodile, isn’t it?
That was meant for the next strip… ugh…
I missed out on Cherry City Comic Con, but I hope to see you at Northwest Comic Con.
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