Nov 4 '01 spoily

Postby Schissel on Sun Nov 18, 2001 2:19 am

*takes yet <I>another</I> look at today Nov. 18's comic and considers that he very much likes seeing Irooz do an exasperated shrug and pointed-eyes on the one hoof, her expression and "Ye-ep" (and that smile *chuckle*) in the first panel on the other... amongst other things... yes, score one for details! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif"> ...*<P>Again, very nicely done if I may say so, though I'm hardly an expert on such things.
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Postby Shadowed Rose on Sun Nov 18, 2001 11:56 am

And I'm being evil again. Today's strip (that showed up late, bad Alex!) is the only one you'll get this week. The school issue got me down, I've been to town more than I've been home, got most of my Christmas shopping done, so on, so forth. My apologies.<P>*g* Seeing as most of the plot is subconscious, clues may or may not be invisible. And, in some cases, they may be directly misleading. <P>*frown* Age... You're not asking easy questions, are you...?
Wendy would be, oh... twenty-something, tops. My timeline's in a notebook my friend borrowed, I think, so I can't check to get a better clue, but she's tops in her mid-twenties, not older than 26. She's known Shadowrose for ten years or so, approximately.<P>Hmm... Lifespan... I had thought about that, really, I had... Lesse...
Typical human lifespan would be around fifty, about where it lay in the medieval ages, life's pretty hard. Hasn't stopped the rare individual *ahem*Sah's grandfather*cough* from growing considerably older.
Faerie lifespans would be somewhere up towards 1-2 millenia in human years, if they get a natural death. Considering the war between them and human that's been raging, and the prejudices and racism that still lives, few reach that age. And... Their culture plays a part in it, too. Cruel death sentences are common-ish.
Those partially faerie get a lifespan somewhere in between the two, longer the more faerie blood they have, and longer for mages than for ungifted.
Do note that even as there are quite a few half-faeries in PH, they are relatively uncommon, faeries, and especially female faeries, are all too often sterile to waste valueable blood like that. Of course, they don't know that it's their warrior rites that disturbs hormone production and makes it so hard to produce offspring.
Hrrm... And, because I'm posting, anyways, can as well go further into lifespans...
Xi'lavri, cat people from the Islands, have nine lives. More or less. At the very least, they're damn tough. Nothing short or a cut throat, heart hit or sand fever can cause irrevocable death on them, it seems. And age, of course. Typical lifespan around 90-ish.
Elves, seldom-seen west-ish, lifespan somewhere like the faeries, take three centuries or so.<P>And, also, there are a bunch of faerie moon-worshipping vampires, west of the Woods of Camael. We don't talk a lot about them, pretend they don't exist if possible. <P>
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Postby Schissel on Sun Nov 18, 2001 12:38 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shadowed Rose:
<B>And I'm being evil again. Today's strip (that showed up late, bad Alex!) is the only one you'll get this week. The school issue got me down, I've been to town more than I've been home, got most of my Christmas shopping done, so on, so forth. My apologies.
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Well, the episode's <B>quite</B> a good one. (I'm somewhat surprised, though not amazed, that Shadowrose doesn't appear to have heard of the Silver Guardian- I'm not going to take his word that he hasn't *g*- after all, I can't really think of a reason for him to have heard of. I like Irooz's second response in the second panel *chuckle*- from generic to particular... Not to mention, erm, "those incidents". Right... I wonder if anyone will ever get more specific than that! As I said, I <I>like</I> it. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif"> )
Great to hear about Christmas shopping. As to the school issue, there's a dog-Latin expression that comes to mind but without your permission I don't think I'm allowed to say it on a public Forum. (I.n.C. is the abbreviation, if you've heard it before...) My very considerable sympathy, in any event. And this reader will just wait patiently for the next instalment, is all- what must be, must be.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B><P>*frown* Age... You're not asking easy questions, are you...?
Wendy would be, oh... twenty-something, tops. My timeline's in a notebook my friend borrowed, I think, so I can't check to get a better clue, but she's tops in her mid-twenties, not older than 26. She's known Shadowrose for ten years or so, approximately.
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Ok. Not to deny that "not all children are afraid of the dark" was more in reference to (for want of a better description) her emotional?/practical age in any case, but as to that- and other things, I was thinking.
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Hmm... Lifespan... I had thought about that, really, I had... Lesse...
Typical human lifespan would be around fifty, about where it lay in the medieval ages, life's pretty hard. Hasn't stopped the rare individual *ahem*Sah's grandfather*cough* from growing considerably older.
Faerie lifespans would be somewhere up towards 1-2 millenia in human years, if they get a natural death. Considering the war between them and human that's been raging, and the prejudices and racism that still lives, few reach that age. And... Their culture plays a part in it, too. Cruel death sentences are common-ish.
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Hrm- you haven't hinted at any (formal, or other) division here between the seelie and unseelie courts- is that not a factor in the culture Faerie of OMW?
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Those partially faerie get a lifespan somewhere in between the two, longer the more faerie blood they have, and longer for mages than for ungifted.
Do note that even as there are quite a few half-faeries in PH, they are relatively uncommon, faeries, and especially female faeries, are all too often sterile to waste valueable blood like that. Of course, they don't know that it's their warrior rites that disturbs hormone production and makes it so hard to produce offspring.
Hrrm... And, because I'm posting, anyways, can as well go further into lifespans...
Xi'lavri, cat people from the Islands, have nine lives. More or less. At the very least, they're damn tough. Nothing short or a cut throat, heart hit or sand fever can cause irrevocable death on them, it seems. And age, of course. Typical lifespan around 90-ish.
Elves, seldom-seen west-ish, lifespan somewhere like the faeries, take three centuries or so.
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<B>Had</B> wondered about elves (and, given that figure on the cast page image, left side, dwarves and gnomes, as well...)
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And, also, there are a bunch of faerie moon-worshipping vampires, west of the Woods of Camael. We don't talk a lot about them, pretend they don't exist if possible.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>OIC. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>(Thinking about the what-would-posters-want-described and who-would-we-want-interviewed post from the other thread. Have to get back to you about my response to that one! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> )<P>Thanks very much, and very best luck this week!!<P>-Eric Schissel<P>Why do you howl, night wind?
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Postby Schissel on Mon Nov 19, 2001 1:59 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shadowed Rose:
<B>And I'm being evil again. Today's strip (that showed up late, bad Alex!) is the only one you'll get this week.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Of course, for <I>this</I> reader, who no doubt falls under the category of "selfish unmentionable" when the boom drops (*g*), the silver lining (such as it is and though I do wish otherwise) on this (understandable and understood) cloud, is that with me going on vacation (visiting parents, other family!) from Wednesday to Sunday and probably using a machine there <B>very</B> much without good browsers installed (read: browsers with enough of a sense of humor to pass PNGs (Punning Nomenclature Generators, no? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"> ) ) ...) -
erm. getting back to the story... right!
I probably wouldn't have even been able to "see" any new episodes in the latter half of the week anyway. That's for this fan, though!
(<I>Just</I> joking... and very best luck again.)
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Postby Schissel on Wed Nov 21, 2001 4:04 am

Actually, maybe I should be more confused by this than I am <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif"> though since I have no idea what Nequii looked like pre-curse... who knows?
The first interaction we see 'twixt Nequii and Irooz, is the episode where Nequii is also foxnapped (whatever the appropriate expression is. Yes, I'm taking a brief break from packing, etc. to write this...)
And Irooz apparently recognizes Nequii, though she hasn't seen him in years, since before the Curse, since before Nequii changed much, I presume (I assume Nequii wasn't furry before the Curse- or perhaps, since his father is U., he indeed very much <B>was</B>?? A thought, that, and one I might have pondered. Rather. Do we see something much more like his true form in that lovely image when Sylver rescues him ("<B>Then Go.</B>", or is that just one of the shapes he takes under the shapeshifting of Camael's Concurrent Curse (agh!!alliteration!!!!)?) -hrm.<P>Just wondering, to summarize and allow me to finish packing (.tgz! *chuckle* sigh, once a, always a. right. sorry.) - I'm wondering how Irooz recognized Nequii despite his changes. Was he only sex- and tails-changed, or did he have to introduce himself? If answering would give too much away, as usual- repondez non plus a ce question... erm, I mean... don't!<P>Regards
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Postby Schissel on Thu Nov 22, 2001 8:36 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shadowed Rose:
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*snicker* Next few strips are interesting, yes. *g* We better hope Wendy doesn't decide to show up, I suspect she wouldn't be greeted that politely.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I shouldn't have assumed you meant (greeted coldly) by <B>Shadowrose</B> specifically- it occurs to me that you may well have meant someone else entirely <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"><P>(Using a computer briefly at someone else's house *g* )<P>-Eric Schissel<P>------------------
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Postby Schissel on Fri Nov 23, 2001 2:23 am

Things-that-Irooz-might-be-heard-to-say-next episode, as-guessed-by-a-reader-dep't, say-that-three-times-fast (also known as Rejoinders'r'Us):<P>"And if the Guardian does send an army of the Living Dead* to overrun the city? What then? Don't you Haveners need some activity in your lives? This place is a bit too quiet, if you ask <I>me</I>... you could almost hear a pendant drop..."<P>*Massive apologies to George Romero. Haven't seen the movies (well, not in full,) but did need the line...<P>------------------
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Postby Schissel on Sun Nov 25, 2001 6:20 am

And then, Nov. 25 <B>spoiler</B> -<P>Very nice... even if at the moment I'm at a bit of a loss as to exactly when, in continuity, this is supposed to take place (before OMW, slightly after, something, something I'm missing- though as Sah' seems <I>significantly</I> younger, perhaps I can guess after all, at that; was that intentional?)<P>-Eric Schissel (wondering which storyline, so to speak, will be continued next week, too, but content on this question to find out next week! *g* )
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Postby Schissel on Mon Nov 26, 2001 10:00 am

Hrm! Noticed something (unperceptive as I am <B>correctly</B> reputed to be.)
Is it my imagining (and hopefully you didn't skip numbers by accident some while back or anything <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"> ), but if you (knock on wood) don't have to go to a biweekly schedule anytime soon and are able to have a new comic at least once a week (not that you should feel obliged to!!) - you should be at episode #300 within 13 weeks!
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Postby Schissel on Sat Dec 01, 2001 7:56 am

If pressed (schissel-horsie pancake! erm... actually, given the origins of the expression, not such a funny joke...) I find two things occur to me, one a thought, one a speculation I'd rather not have answered but just... register that I <I>have</I> asked it, if my meaning is clear <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>speculation first. I warrant that Illdyr is being introduced, assuming not for a brief storyline at this point, so that he can become part of a PH storyline at a later point- which would <B>probably</B> mean bringing him into Haven- which usually is reserved for Paladins, I'm gathering... (and deities, but I rather don't think he...) (although... hrm! I can think of exceptions, besides the ambassador. Such as, e.g., a replacement to the ambassador. Hopefully not...)<P>Thought, then- from the little one gathers of Illdyr's personality (actual, not projected) ... he seems (on first - well, second, counting comments in OMW- glance, and that's a horrid indicator, and well I know!) almost as ill-suited for Paladinhood as Rey (ok, harsh.) I hope I'm mistaken, and that the God that selected him wasn't that off her/his reason.<P>-Eric Schissel
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Postby Schissel on Sun Dec 23, 2001 8:37 am

Dec. 23rd: <I>Very</I> nice new episode.
Though at the moment I am thinking, that memory scene raises... more questions than it answers.
(<B>And</B> wondering... how often before have we seen renderings of Shadowrose before the Curse? )
Interesting episode, then, too... and I, anyhow, do think, very well worth the wait, in content and in art (drawing and inking.)
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Postby Schissel on Tue Jan 01, 2002 10:51 am

From this reader a (belated) Happy New Year to all (including the cast, of course!- both those still in Haven, and those visiting Jazar...)
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