Comic 94 - Chapter B1: Benny Begins | Part 8

7th May 2020, 9:22 PM in Chapter B1: Benny Begins
Chapter B1: Benny Begins | Part 8
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ccznen 7th May 2020, 9:22 PM edit delete
When writing for the comic, I like to pick a well-used trope, but play with it a bit. The classic hammy mad scientists of TV and film (i.e. Dr. Frankenstein, Dr. No, etc.) have almost always been male. In fact, other than Pearl Forrester from classic MST3K and her granddaughter from the reboot, I can’t think of any lady mad scientists. If you can think of any others, let me know in the comments; I'm genuinely curious.
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eekee 24th Aug 2020, 3:14 AM edit delete reply
Is there anything behind her Welsh name?
ccznen 24th Aug 2020, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
I made up the same out of thin air in the early days of the comic. I was trying to make it sound German, but apparently failed at that, lol.

Nowadays, I generally try to put some meaning behind character names, whether through a literary or pop culture reference or the intrinsic meaning of the name. In the past where I've just picked a name at random, I'll often adjust a character's personality to fit the meaning of their name.
eekee 24th Aug 2020, 8:41 AM edit delete reply
Ohhh. Well, maybe Gwendolyn's mother was a Welsh scientist who defected. Or maybe Cornish. Either would be unlikely, given how Britain was at the time she must have been in school, but maybe she defected for the greater equality of the USSR. Or there's an area of Russia where they traditionally have English names, like the singer in that Trololololo video was a Russian named Edward, but I kind-of doubt Gwendolyn would be one of those names.
ccznen 24th Aug 2020, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
I would say Gwen is in her 40s or early 50s, which would mean she grew up in the waning days of the USSR while her father worked for the Soviets.

Maybe her family moved from Wales to Germany in the 1700s or 1800s.
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