Theories On The Miracle...

Postby Zubkavich on Sun Oct 28, 2001 9:00 am

I have been talking to several people who are following along with The Makeshift Miracle story. It's neat because I hadn't realized how much variation everyone could have in their theory of who (or what) Iris is and what the story is all about.<P>Someone thought that on Page 19, Iris was cutting her skin and the next page would reveal her to be a cyborg! It was surprising, funny and got me thinking that I should post a topic here about it.<P>Anyone got any theories? I can't confirm or deny any, obviously, but I'd love to know what the thoughts are about it...<P>------------------
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Postby Nikells on Thu Nov 01, 2001 7:25 am

I thought she was making herself some new clothes when i heard the snipping sound :
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Postby Fragged One on Thu Nov 01, 2001 12:20 pm

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Postby Chickstyle on Thu Nov 15, 2001 3:27 am

I have to agree with Kevin on this one. I like knowing things and having stories explained but occasionally, if the story is captivating in other ways, it's ok to not ever have certain details explained out. If Iris has some lasting effect on Colby's life, it's the effects that are important and however he chooses to deal with them that should be the focus of the story. Having her just be some girl that fell from the sky probably wouldn't ruin the story. Besides, there's so many cliches about this kind of thing out I'd hate to see a perfectly good story wrecked by yet another overdone bit o' same ol same ol.
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Postby Zubkavich on Thu Nov 15, 2001 5:22 am

Kevin,<P>I know exactly what you're saying. Trust me, it's tough knowing that when the story unfolds, some people aren't going to like the revelations no matter what I do. I've got to keep in mind that I'm telling this story and just move ahead with my ideas.<P>The story is Colby's story and Iris is the catalyst of changes in his life. Some drastic, others less so. Whatever secrets of Iris' origin or what-not there are, they're not the real focus of the story.<P>I think the truth about Iris is neat and somewhat unique. I can't claim that it's never been done (I don't think it has, but who knows). I hope it's unexpected but appreciated when it all comes together. If not, oh well, it's still an achievement for me and the story I set out to tell.<P>I currently know how the story begins (obviously) and the ending along with certain events along the way. How long the middle takes and when the revelations start coming out is something that I want to pace out as it goes. If more good ideas come out, I have no problem lengthening it. If I feel I've told what I need to tell, I'll slowly make moves to wrap it up.<P>If people can hang on for the ride and tell others about it, that's the best compliment of all.
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Postby Kevin Wolf on Thu Nov 15, 2001 12:52 pm

You know, it's funny.<P>Although I've been reading the Miracle since the first page, and look forward to new art from Jim, I'm strangely uninterested in finding out "what" Iris is or where she came from. In fact, I hope we never find out.<P>How refreshing it would be if she just turned out to be a girl who fell from the sky, with no explanation why.<P>
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Postby Kevin Wolf on Fri Nov 16, 2001 2:34 am

11-16...<P>What's this? A plot point? AAAAUUUUUGGGGGHH!<P>Zubkavich, you bastard! Now I'm curious about Iris!<P>What evil have you wrought, Jim Zubkavich? WHAT HAVE YOU WROUGHT?<P>Kevin Wolf
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Postby Nikells on Fri Nov 16, 2001 4:14 am

Ok, being brutally honest - I dont think your going to surprise me much Jim <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>I dont care though - your work is like food for the eyes <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif">
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Postby DiscoStu on Mon Nov 26, 2001 11:33 am

I am intrigued by Iris' origin's in a way I haven't generally been for most comic offerings of late. Perhaps it is just that in a solo offering such as Miracle with only a single artist working on it that you get drawn more into the personal nature of the story being told. In an independent comic such as this one, I know I am not going to be left hanging regardless of the outcome. One way or another I will be drawn into whatever faces Colby and Iris. Just going to trust Zubby to deliver the goods.<P>I am personally hoping for Alien Red Hand Ninjas from Spokane but lacking that I will gladly settle for more of the solid work I have already seen. <wink><P>But seriously, I am liking the development. It has a grit to it that makes it much less cartoonish and more literary. <P>Stu<P>------------------
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Postby MightyMike on Thu Nov 29, 2001 9:31 am

Jim-Jim-Jeroo!!! <P>This stuff is cool. I espescially like the stuff relating to school. It makes me wonder about your influences. Espescially Blake, the guy with dark hair and glasses...<P>As for my theory...
Why does everybody think that Iris is an alien? Anybody noticing the word 'Miracle' in the title? After seeing the dark fellow with the horns picking up Colby's homework, one may assume that there is something Biblical involved. <P>Is Iris heavensent? Quite Literally? Methinks so...<P>Allright. Now I'll just wait for Cornflake's smartass remarks.
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Postby Zubkavich on Fri Nov 30, 2001 5:35 am

MightyMike,<P>You can see into the future! How could you have known that Cornflake would arrive with his message of evil?<P>heh.<P>Who do you think Blake is? I'm all curious. Obviously the dark shadowy stranger is based on Cornflake... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby MightyMike on Fri Nov 30, 2001 11:11 am

Well, in addition to my precognitive powers and ability to draw out evil-doers, I have the misfortune of understanding the inner workings of the Zubkavich Mind.<P>This is a double-edged blade. The plus side is, that I have a good reason to believe that 'too-nosy Blake' is loosely based off of a certain Spatola individual...<P>The negative side is that I'm developing a fondness for cabbage rolls and painted eggs. (I'm on to you, you Ukranian Terrorist you)
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Postby Zubkavich on Fri Nov 30, 2001 11:55 am

Blake's not actually based on Spatola... contrary to what you may believe. I don't think he's really based on any one person. Maybe an amalgamation of a bunch of people, I don't know.<P>But I do know that he will be doing more in the story later on...<P>------------------
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Postby Cornflake on Fri Dec 07, 2001 6:38 am

So long as neither Colby, nor Iris eat any of the apples that appear on that tree they'll be fine.<P>Out.<P>G.
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Postby Izanobu on Fri Dec 07, 2001 8:30 am

well now... this changes it a bit... so the question i have brewing at the moment is whether Iris has become the tree, much like Willow in the Magic Kingdom for Sale books, or is she causing the tree to grow by being some sort of earth spirit or perhaps even a goddess or avatar? looking forward to finding out the answer... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby ZOMBIE USER 4659 on Mon Dec 10, 2001 11:10 am

Here I am again, popping in and popping out.<P>I honestly don't have a freakin clue what Iris is. I kinda thought she was an alien, but I couldn't really decide whether she was a genetically engineered perfect human with super powers, or the last remaining servivor of a aliens that had magical powers and are one with nature and stuff. But now the thought of a biblical thing has gotten into my mind. I hadn't thought about that but it's interesting.<P>Needless to say I can't wait to see whats going to happen next. Sometimes I feel I'll go insane because I have to wait 2 days (3 after friday) for the next page, AND I SIMPLY CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG!!!<P>------------------
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Postby ZOMBIE USER 4659 on Tue Dec 11, 2001 9:50 am

WAARRHHGG! I'll pay money to know what happens next! Cold hard cash! I can't wait that long! ... damn wish I HAD money to bribe people with.<P>------------------
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Postby MightyMike on Wed Dec 12, 2001 1:57 am

Okay. This kid is seeing "Am I OK" in his alhpabet soup. Maybe the answer to that is... no.<P>Maybe Colby simply has an overactive imagination. Sort of like Zubby. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif">
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Postby Zubkavich on Thu Dec 13, 2001 8:16 am

I think alphabet Vegetable Soup is a perfect way to gauge the psyche. My soup says 'Reality' and 'Am I OK' all the time... I'm perfectly well adjusted to society.<P>MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!<P>Okay, that was too weird. We now return you to our regularily scheduled message board. <P>------------------
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Postby GrinningSkull on Tue Jan 01, 2002 5:24 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zubkavich:
<B>I think alphabet Vegetable Soup is a perfect way to gauge the psyche. My soup says 'Reality' and 'Am I OK' all the time... I'm perfectly well adjusted to society.<P>MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!<P>Okay, that was too weird. We now return you to our regularily scheduled message board. <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Was that too much information?<P>Perhaps if we turn Jim in, we can get $75 and a bowl of soup...<P>------------------
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