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HiSS-Graphics
1st Nov 2018, 12:00 AM

Oh goody! The drama needed some new material to make things interesting!~

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JJABRAMS
1st Nov 2018, 12:34 AM

she said the magic words

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Some Random Guy
1st Nov 2018, 7:12 AM

Yeah, no, this is why you don’t oh so comfortably say ‘I wish’ in front of any sort of magical being whatsoever.

Sandra . . . I don’t know why, but I feel like she just got screwed over.

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HiSS-Graphics
1st Nov 2018, 8:19 AM

Oh she did~ It's going to get better from now!

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HiSS-Graphics
1st Nov 2018, 8:16 AM

Yes she did~ Now wait for the drama to get... better!

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HiFranc
1st Nov 2018, 7:59 PM

I remember the advice given by a genie in a comedy the BBC made a few years ago:

Genie: Say the words “I wish” with the same care you would have for the phrase, “Please castrate me.”

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AlpineBob
11th Nov 2018, 2:59 AM

Excellent advice! And the genie would know.
Good ol' BBC...

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HiFranc
15th Nov 2018, 7:25 PM

Found the quote after a quick search:

From TV Tropes:

In Bernard and the Genie, the Genie warns Bernard "Use the words 'I wish' with the caution you used to reserve for the words 'Please castrate me.'"

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Aliencon
1st Nov 2018, 12:35 AM

Wait, how was Sandra able to make a wish? I thought a person needs to at least be in possession of Griha's lamp. Wasn't that how Richard made his wish? In any case, I can only imagine how Griha will interpret that wish.

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HiSS-Graphics
1st Nov 2018, 8:18 AM

That's not how it works in my story. You just need to say "I wish" so she can hear it, and that'll do it.

I try not to follow the same rules as pop culture and original source when it comes to genies, because it makes things predictable. This way, you don't know what to expect.

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Aliencon
1st Nov 2018, 11:09 AM

Ok, thanks for clarifying. For some reason I feel like Sandra's wish will lead to a switch bodies/switch places scenario. Then again it could be something totally unexpected. The anticipation is killing me >D

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HiSS-Graphics
2nd Nov 2018, 3:06 AM

No problem! And you shall find out soon enough~

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steveha
5th Nov 2018, 4:58 PM

I like the idea that under some circumstances a genie is obligated to grant three wishes, but under normal circumstances a genie grants wishes as he/she pleases. So if you wish for a million dollars the genie rolls her eyes and says "nope", but if you make a wish like Sandra did the genie might think it entertaining to grant and grant it in the most hilarious way possible.

Also, if a genie has been in solitary confinement for centuries (i.e. stuck inside a lamp or a bottle with nobody to talk to) the genie might be insane and/or cruel. Griha has not been solitary; she has been a slave but at least could interact with people and the world. Her experiences and point of view might be unique among genies. I guess usually a genie grants the obligated wishes and then immediately leaves. There probably aren't any other genies who have developed an interest in jigsaw puzzles.

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HiSS-Graphics
5th Nov 2018, 8:58 PM

Wishes that can be ignored are done according to the rule book. Unfortunately if Griha doesn't want to grant a wish and wants to resists it, but the rules allow it, she goes into a tranche, like here, and grants it.

Otherwise, if she is ok granting a wish, she keeps her head.

Million dollars is allowed by the book tho she unfortunately all Griha can do is roll her eyes and grant it.

And really good observation about the confinement. I actually took that in consideration ;) It doesn't play a huge part in the story, but it does get mentioned.

And her interest in jigsaw puzzles isn't that odd among genies. They try to find hobbies that kill time.

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Mujaki
1st Nov 2018, 5:44 AM

On the one hand, I feel that flat chested girls can still be hot.
On the other hand, Sandra's personality is ruining any attractiveness she might attempt to generate.

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HiSS-Graphics
1st Nov 2018, 8:23 AM

That's the entire point of her character. :)

Sandra is obsessed with the idea that no guy could ever like her because she is flat chested, and in reality it's her "kicked puppy"-face, dramatic over thinker personality, and easily offended behavior, that makes guys steer away from her.

I can guarantee: She has a lot of development ahead of her though :D

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Mujaki
3rd Nov 2018, 12:23 AM

"Development" can be interpreted in multiple ways, given the context.
Depth of character? Or depth of cup size? =)

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HiSS-Graphics
3rd Nov 2018, 7:08 AM

I meant it in one way... but this is a free country so I suppose you can interpret that however you want XD

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Just_IDD
1st Nov 2018, 10:22 AM

So, this is why Genie's are considered evil. Unless you properly and completely state your wish, it will get twisted.

I can see this going in different ways.
1) Is Sandra flatter,
2) Was that impromptu Breast Enlargement,
3) The worst case is she now knows what people think about her constantly and not just about her breasts.

Seriously no one needs that. Another comic I read that went on hiatus explored that aspect with a Guy who reads minds over a shortish range. He was a barista, his roommate was a cop, and in many ways his girlfriend is similar to Sandra however not as caustic and more introverted. He liked her because she said exactly what she was thinking whether it was to her benefit or not, but she thought it was for a different reason.

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foomf
1st Nov 2018, 2:21 PM

http://thinkbeforeyouthink.net/ is not on hiatus.

That's an interesting comparison between the two though.

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HiFranc
1st Nov 2018, 7:56 PM

It’s up every Friday.

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Just_IDD
2nd Nov 2018, 11:39 AM

Ah, it had stopped updating the last time I saw it but that was admittedly a while ago now that I think about it. Probably over a year. Thanks, I may have to find some time to do it archive binge.

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anonymous coward
2nd Nov 2018, 2:44 AM

There are plenty of other ways for this wish to go horribly wrong, or horribly right even. Maybe we've got a case of body and existence swapping so now Cassandra's the buxom genie bound to a lamp in RJ's bedroom, and Griha's the slender, blonde fashion student. Or, maybe now Griha and Cassandra are bound with continuous telepathy that is either two-way merging them into a single person with two bodies, or single-direction flooding Griha's mind and being with every thought, feeling and secret that Cassandra has.

Remember: No matter how bad you think something is, it can always be worse. :)

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HiSS-Graphics
2nd Nov 2018, 3:07 AM

Goodness so many theories! I love it!

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Steve
7th Nov 2018, 8:45 PM

I'd like to see Human, flat chested Griha and Genie Sandra (with, of course, big knockers). :)

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BadTaimg
1st Nov 2018, 6:46 PM

What is wrong with these people? Numb nuts should have kicked her out and told her to piss off they are not dating she is his ex after all.There is no reason to tell her any thing.

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HiFranc
1st Nov 2018, 8:01 PM

They’re scared of her?

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HiSS-Graphics
2nd Nov 2018, 3:13 AM

An excellent observation. It is rather weird that they would behave this way :D I can guarantee: There's a reason!

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anonymous coward
2nd Nov 2018, 3:59 AM

Stalking people for romantic reasons is a crazy thing to do, and if you piss off a crazy person they might do something about it that a sane person wouldn't. Maybe RJ has specific reasons to fear what happens if he clearly tells Cassandra to get lost?

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HiFranc
1st Nov 2018, 8:03 PM

I sense a body swap coming on. Does that mean that Sandra will have wish granting powers?

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HiSS-Graphics
2nd Nov 2018, 3:13 AM

You're just gonna have to wait :P

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Viking ZX
2nd Nov 2018, 2:42 AM

And ... there it is. She clearly didn't know the first rule of dealing with genies. Never, never, never, never use the words "I wish" until you really, really, really, really mean it!

This should be good. :)

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HiSS-Graphics
2nd Nov 2018, 3:14 AM

It'll be so good! XD

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anonymous coward
2nd Nov 2018, 4:04 AM

I wish to see the next comic showing what happened from that wish within seven days or less.

Please? :)

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HiSS-Graphics
2nd Nov 2018, 5:14 AM

Not sure I understand what you mean.

You mean you want the next page to show Sandra's next 7 days?

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anonymous coward
2nd Nov 2018, 7:55 AM

Was asking for a comic update within a week or less, that resolves the cliffhanger question of what Cassandra's wish caused. I phrased it as a wish, so that you could work your genie magic on that wish and mangle it horribly. :)

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HiSS-Graphics
2nd Nov 2018, 8:30 AM

Your wish is my command! Here's my Patreon!

It updates 4 weeks ahead~

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Oh dear....

Cortanis
2nd Nov 2018, 10:24 AM

So this is basically the moment where she just managed to inadvertently make them swap their positions. Welcome to being a genie for a while.

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HiSS-Graphics
2nd Nov 2018, 8:24 PM

I don't know... Does the universe really want someone like Sandra to have infinite power?

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Yes...

Cortanis
5th Nov 2018, 6:59 AM

Infinite power but with limitations on use. The universe also loves chaos if recorded history is to be taken into account, so yes... yes indeed it does.

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Madmax
2nd Nov 2018, 4:42 PM

I see some backpains in someone's future

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HiSS-Graphics
2nd Nov 2018, 8:25 PM

Agreed! And don't think even for a second that I'm leaving those out XD

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anonymous coward
2nd Nov 2018, 8:32 PM

If you've got reasonable clothing support and you're in decent shape, then other people staring, hitting on you, and otherwise paying lots of unwanted attention to your chest for no good reason is a far bigger effect than the back pains though. Of course if you aren't a fashion student who can make your own the retail hells of shopping will try to charge you three figures and up even for poor support....

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Wishes

Rasf do Sul
3rd Nov 2018, 6:06 PM

So, anyone could say "wish" in front of Griha and she grant the wish?
I always tought geniuses had a "owner" and only the owner could have wishes granted.

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HiSS-Graphics
4th Nov 2018, 8:58 AM

I chose to write my story so that not all details are the same as the pop culture or original source makes them out to be :) That way people don't know what to expect from the story.

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For God's sake!!

Rasf do Sul
6th Nov 2018, 4:48 PM

Then imangine Griha in a church, hearing all the wishes from the persons.
It would be crazy!!

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HiSS-Graphics
6th Nov 2018, 6:16 PM

I haven't done any praying but to my knowledge people don't say the word "I wish" in a church...

I mean I could be wrong! :P Hence, why Griha doesn't go much to places where she hears that.

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AlpineBob
11th Nov 2018, 2:55 AM

Pretty much every prayer could be considered a wish in much the way that the boyfriends "need" phrase was.
"Oh, Lord, please let there be peace in the Middle East."
"Please keep my husband safe on his business trip."
"Please let my mother be healed of her cancer."
Etc.
Yeah, I expect the rulebook says Genies get to ignore desires expressed in church / religious services. Either that, or they are forbidden to attend any.

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HiSS-Graphics
11th Nov 2018, 9:57 AM

Well the only one that Griha has to grant is when she hears "I wish".

With RJ he said "need", and Griha is allowed to turn something like that into a wish if she so chooses.

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I Wish...

AlpineBob
17th Nov 2018, 4:54 AM

So Griha <u>must</u> grant <i>any</i> desire she hears expressed with "I wish", and may grant other expressed desires if she chooses.
Interesting. So most churches would be fairly safe, since most prayers aren't expressed as wishes. But...
Dangerous to be in the house with a moody teenager ("I wish I/you were dead"/"I wish I'd never been born!") or even a couple fighting ("I wish you'd shut the hell up"/"Sometimes I wish we'd never met").

Even "I wish I could make you happy" could be twisted quite a bit if the universe were feeling perverse...

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HiSS-Graphics
17th Nov 2018, 7:49 AM

yes. It's a little twist to the usual genie rules by pop culture and the original source. No one likes a comic that they can predict, so this way I'm keeping Marid interesting and the readers on their toes. :)

And true, moody teenager would be bad. But that's why Griha has her rule book. XD "Sometimes I wish we'd never met" would probably be done none permanently.

lol true, but I don't like the universe being a total jerk like it seems to be in usual genie stories. I like to think that the universe's goal is harmony, so teaching lessons, that bring people closer to that, is important.

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robnot
7th Nov 2018, 3:17 PM

Hello.. found an read both comics, now all caught up.. :)
i spent/raised my first 16 years in a church,, an yes.! "I wish/want/Need is used Very often ((since you are "Disney esq" watch The Hunchback of Notre Dame.. the song in the church iz so true.!!))
an finally: heh, you haz 5 days.. :)

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HiSS-Graphics
8th Nov 2018, 9:50 AM

Good to know! So in other words, Griha will avoid going to one of those places XD

And glad you read them. I hope you enjoyed both comics :)

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robnot
8th Nov 2018, 11:41 AM

well all three.. comics..
an yeah,, enjoyed ,, so i think ill be here awhile..

an now,,, you haz 4 days... :)

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HiSS-Graphics
9th Nov 2018, 5:54 AM

All three? I only have Marid and Temperature. Any other one is most likely an old project that didn't get finished I'm afraid :/

And what do you mean by 4 days?

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robnot
9th Nov 2018, 2:09 PM

now three days..
hehe ,, if YOU don't know what happens, in 3 days... :)

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HiSS-Graphics
9th Nov 2018, 4:03 PM

...my birthday...?

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robnot
9th Nov 2018, 11:43 PM

YAY she got it... :)

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robnot
9th Nov 2018, 2:11 PM

yeah,, listed as canceled..
"It's not a love story."

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HiSS-Graphics
9th Nov 2018, 4:04 PM

Ah yes... I did love that comic, but it was just not meant to be I'm afraid.

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robnot
9th Nov 2018, 11:49 PM

yeah,, one of my friends comics,, after 12 pages, she said NOPE, no more..
she has 4 comics,, 1 canceled, 2 ended, 1 on going..

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HiSS-Graphics
10th Nov 2018, 1:40 PM

Yeah unfortunately comics have what I call "Test period". During that time you will see just how invested and committed you are to the comic, comparing the amount of time you spend on it to the feel of completing a page. While also trying to reach that point of the story where you feel the comic is now committed and you gotta keep going.

With Marid the point was when RJ and Griha finally tried to get along. Took a lot of pages to get there....

With Temperature I'm still reaching that point... It's coming, and I'm dedicated. Unfortunately I don't have much time to draw the comic so it's going super slow. But I'm committed ^^ It'll get done!

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robnot
10th Nov 2018, 4:07 PM

committed ,, no, i don't see any self hugging white coats.. stubborn / dedicated,, yes.! :)
an also her fan base for the dropped comic, went away... the second/third was done, she told the story...

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Swap

Scottotheunwise
9th Nov 2018, 7:25 AM

Seems to me like a Freaky Friday body swap between Griha and blondie is inbound. The question is will it be permanent? Is that how genie's escape being so? By getting someone to wish into their slot...

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HiSS-Graphics
9th Nov 2018, 10:10 AM

Freaky Friday wish is for later story! First we must give her a taste of her own medicine, then we get her fun genie powers!

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