History Ain’t What It Was #6

Oh those wacky Romans.

And remember to look out for a whole new Weekender strip tomorrow and a Behind The Imps on Sunday over on the Luci Phurr’s Imps Facebook pages, linked over on the right.  And today’s bonus comic is something a little different… hope you like it.

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Discussion (49) ¬

  1. Byakugan01

    Whoa. Is Lucy’s mind just immune to scarring or corruption?…and Pain, let’s not go there.

  2. Melkior

    I see my guess (previous strip) was correct. By the way, it’s “Romans” without an apostrophe. It’s a plural, not a possessive or a contraction. Now fix it before I slap you with a hamster, you illiterate oaf! 😉
    (I’m doing my best to live up to my self-accepted imp name of “non sequitor”) :-)

  3. Dangerdoll

    Poor Luci! So glad she doesn’t know what’s in store for her pony friend.

  4. Byakugan01

    Wait a sec Dale. Can they actually INTERACT with the historical figures? Since I notice that Caliigula completey ignored the strangely dressed little girl with strange hair.

  5. Revok

    huh so i thought this page wouldnt be up till tomorrow, i was still posting on the previous page…heh heh… :)
    and, Wow she accepted that really quickly…

  6. keylaleigh

    Well, Luci’s experiencing a little bit of culture shock, is obvious.

  7. dale_mettam

    In no specific order….

    I think this is the first time we see just how innocent Luci is. The suggestion that someone might marry a horse is just silly.

    Yes, the Imps (and Luci) can and will interact with historical figures. However, in this situation, I think it fair to say THIS specific toga-type has something very specific on his mind and only has eyes for his “fiancée” there.

    And finally, typos happen. But don’t assume that we also don’t know and then leave them in to see if someone spots them. For example, no one has spotted a MASSIVE typo that has been around for months. 😀

  8. Courtney

    Great Dale! Way to start a MASSIVE typo Scavenger Hunt. Sigh…

  9. dale_mettam

    You’re welcome.

  10. Ragedoll

    I love scavenger hunts! And we don’t get to stay and watch the wedding? lol

  11. Dangerdoll


  12. keylaleigh

    If you’re talking about my name on the ImPoster page… well, let’s just say that I’m too nice to mention anything.

  13. dale_mettam

    @ KEylaleigh – Actually no. That wasn’t the one… but thanks, have fixed that.

    @ Dangerdoll – PHEW! Wouldn’t wanna offend the Trekkies.

  14. dale_mettam

    Hey folks, something occurred to me that I thought I’d share, because it plays into the general theme of Luci Phurr’s Imps. Luci is an innocent, but really she’s not insanely naive in that innocence. All too soon, the real world will creep into her life and slowly start to twist her world-view. But so you know where she’s coming from, I remember a conversation with a First Grader, who had been studying Lincoln at school. He didn’t totally get what the Emancipation thing was all about.

    I said, “Well, you know your friend (who is black)? In the time of Lincoln, because we are white, we could have OWNED him. OWNED his family. They could have been ours.”

    The kid paused, pondered and then asked, “Why?”

    “Because of the color of his skin.”

    Again, this caused pause for thought, then slowly a smile spread across his face and this lead to a giggle.

    “What are you laughing at?” I asked.

    “That’s just silly. You’re teasing me. Tell me the real reason.”

    So y’ know, in context, “He is gonna marry that horse!” doesn’t have the same set of follow-on thoughts for Luci as it might for you and I.

  15. Byakugan01

    This whole excursion should be a real eye opener for Lucy then. History isn’t exactly the most pleasant thing…is she going to see them “Brigning out there not-quite-dead”? :)

  16. dale_mettam

    Funny you should mention Monty Python…. 😀

    Y’ know, one of the things that is actually really cool for Court and I, is that we work the strips a LONG way in advance. So when you guys guess at something up coming, or say you’d like to see something and we know you will, that is kinda cool for us.

  17. Sicarius

    *grins* Nope…history most certainly isn’t the most pleasant thing…the so-called ‘good old days’ are never as…well, good…as we make them out to be…always entertaining though…

  18. Kiriel

    It;ll be sad to see how her worldview grows up.. and eventually when she grows up enough to maybe not see the imps anymore, now THAT would make me sad.
    Aaah bestiality, good old fashion marriage of man and horse (at least to them, I dunno) Oddly, I don’t know anything about this they never taught us it in school. Dale and Courtney… teach me the ways of it! (and be afraid if your comic gets too big.. rule 34 might ensue 8C yicky)

  19. dale_mettam

    I would be willing to guess that Rule 34 DEFINITELY applies to this. But Courtney would have a better idea than me.

  20. keylaleigh


  21. Dan Genesis

    You know, Pain might actually be having a GOOD idea for once….

  22. Melkior

    And finally, typos happen. But don’t assume that we also don’t know and then leave them in to see if someone spots them. For example, no one has spotted a MASSIVE typo that has been around for months.
    (My first time trying to use quoting)
    You mean the singular instead of the plural in the “Ask the writer anything” graphic? I’ve been too tolerant with you! Bad writer! You must be punished! You now get…. ***The Hamster***
    *** SLAP *** “*squeak*”
    Now let that be a lesson to you. 😉

  23. dale_mettam

    @ Melkior – Nope. But I am thinking if you’re allowed to keep pets, someone might want to rethink that privilege.

    However, now I know this stuff really irks you, rest assured, from this point on I will make every effort to read, reread and reread again EVERYTHING I post here and check for typos. If I don’t find any, I’ll make sure to add one. I bring the petty and the evil to the strip. Courtney brings the innocent… except the special interest videos obviously.

    You’re welcome.

  24. Kiriel

    If you weren’t already taken I think I’d wanna marry you, you are that awesomely, deliciously evil Dale.. 😉
    (Also about my Imp my mom was being a brat and saying “oh.. so you bring every conversation down and depress everyone?” the wench -3-)

  25. dale_mettam

    Actually this is me kinda reining it in. But sometime the smart-ass just can’t be quelled. For example, I didn’t go draw a mustache and glasses on Melkior’s avatar. And he quoted me in bold! Totally asking for a sharpie. 😀

    But I think (hope) it’s clear this is all just messing. S’all cool.

    And tell your Mom, proposing marriage is a happy shiny thing… you just did that, right? There ya go then! 😀

  26. dale_mettam

    PSST! If you sneak over to the Luci Phurr’s Imps Facebook site, you will see the NEW weekenders strip posted.

  27. Kiriel

    I did.. it’s cute… hmm.. I wonder how the Imps would act drunk.. o3o

  28. Sicarius

    …drunken imps…interesting notion indeed…*nods*

  29. Byakugan01

    Okay everyone, remember. Every time you make a tipo, Melkior slaps you with a hamster. Please think of th hamstars.

  30. Kiriel

    We should just get in a hamster slapping war… xD

  31. Bismarck

    I have to Say…..”I LOVE THIS STRIP!”

    @ Kiriel…Fun, “Evil” guys never get the ‘Girl’, trust me I know.

  32. keylaleigh

    No! Hamsters are much too cute to slap things with! Use gerbils instead!

  33. comichero

    I going to agree with Pain we shouldnt stick around for the I do’s
    Ha rocket pods cool you know i think we are needing an R&D facility pretty soon to develope allof these crazy machine as rocket pods should be pretty straight forward i think we could convert a segway into a stable starting platform and build the CO2 perpulsion system around it..

    funny that you mention monty python i love those guys and the crazy movies they made i wonder if luci and the guy will find the holy hand grenade of anitoch, or if they will meet biggus dickus?

    @Kiriel I feel your pain i once asked my mother how i could help a pregnat friend of my whom was only a few weeks pregnate i was in college at the time and have left those house other then to to go to school which she had to drive me to as we only had one car at the time but on the way home one night i asked how i could help this friend who mind you lived around 900miles to the south of me and the first question out of her mouth was ” Is it yours?” so yeah i know how you feel when you get grief from your mom …

    @Melkior yeah dude you are kinda asking for it people are going to go typo happy im actual rather surprized you havent been smackin me with a hamster

    Dale my man i am thinking your gonna have to run a discalimer here pretty soon or PITA is going to get pissed at us

  34. Melkior

    Dale is the only one who gets the privilege of being slapped with Squeaky the hamster. Dale is the writer here. The rest of you are just hangers-on and I don’t expect good typing from any of you. :-)

    Yes, I’m just messing with everyone, including you. Don’t take any of my insults too seriously. The typos may be real, but the insults are only me funnin’ with ya.

    IRL I don’t even own a hamster. I do own a cat, but I wouldn’t try to slap anyone with him. If he didn’t run away from the Nasty Stranger before I could get anywhere near grabbing him, he’d scratch me to ribbons in an effort to get away from the Nasty Stranger before I could get him anywhere near close enough to slap with. :-) It’s a heap more fun to just let him sit on my lap and purr while I scratch behind his ears.

    The only problem is that he loves to piano on my leg before settling down and unless I have thick trousers on, his claws tend to leave “piano notes” on my leg. :-J

  35. dale_mettam

    @Melkior – You’re gonna love a new character that will appear around October.

  36. dale_mettam

    And we have the new BEHIND THE IMPS up on the Facebook page.

  37. comichero

    I have to give my thanks to every one here and especialy dale courtney and the crew for giveing my life some sort of sembilance and meaning these past month,s it is entirely due to you and the good imps that i havent entirely lost my mind and have been able to laugh even if it is to myself. ,……. that kinda sounds like a goood bye but know i am not going any where just felt the need to thank all the people here and not just the writers adn artists its all the to quote Mel “hanger-ons” thank let me enjoy the impish antics of luci and the gang even more

  38. comichero

    Ammendium: and dale dont let court push you around like that next time he puts you on hold give him a taste of the girl from ipanema ihave a feeling you have a recording of that laying around for emerangcy uses like that telle marketers and phone solicitors

  39. dale_mettam

    I can safely speak for Courtney and myself (and I THINK the other members of the team) when I say we have a lot of fun making the strips. We’re stoked to see that people actually come and read, so it’s icing on the cake to then get comments from you guys saying you’re enjoying it as much as we are… and to see the comments section growing into a cool place to hang out.

    For the record, we know there are a lot of lurkers out there who DON’T comment, but swing by every day, sometimes multiple times a day to check on the way the comments conversations are going, so let me take a moment to thank all of you guys. The ones who make the comments interesting and worth checking in on, as well as the readers who are silently reading and supporting us. We REALLY appreciate that you take a few minutes out of your day to read our work and hang out with us. You rock!

  40. Sicarius

    …for the record…hamster slapping wars or gerbil slapping wars are just plain wrong…

    …if it’s a proper slapping war you want, the only way to go about it is with radioactive man-eating zombified vampiric gophers…

  41. Kiriel

    No..no.. the best war is the ferret in the pants, you put one down there and shake it about and see who can last it longest.

  42. keylaleigh

    Oh no… not the ferret! For making such a remark, Kiriel, Mr. Muldoon leaves you… A BOOT TO THE HEAD!

  43. dale_mettam

    If anyone is slapping anyone else with some other life form, THIS is how it should be done… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9SSOWORzw4

  44. Kiriel

    (but..but. .the ferret thing is a real thing, so fark.com tells me anyway :C )

  45. dale_mettam

    Then this one is for you, Kiriel…


  46. Kiriel
  47. dale_mettam

    Actually, where I’m from, that whole ferret down the pants thing is a way to while away the long winter nights.

  48. Kiriel

    Well I guess ferrets in the pants tearing things up would make it all a lot warmer….

  49. DF417

    I find it surprising no one has commented on Luci’s face in the first panel