Again, I’m happy to read this part again. Ready to listen with my ears and bones.
That’s a stern look. On Ed. Which is adorable, as all of Ed’s looks are.
Somehow I get the impression that Ed’s story will be very enlightening and helpful, as Ed’s stories typically are.
You don’t know the *half* of it Lanthir.
Completely off topic. I’m reading Digger thirty pages at a time right now, and I just realized that I’ll eventually catch up to the current strip. Then I’ll be limited to one page a day ( two or three if I want to refresh myself on tthe current situation). It’s a saddening thought. Only two pages a week. Whatever will I do at night? Sleep? *bleh*
Charlie: I hear you. Finding a new comic is great! Catching up on a new comic really isn’t.
Yeah, but this one rereads very well. And you have the added benefit of new comments to read each time through!
What was that quote, again?
“All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,” or something along those lines.
Listen with your ears and bones, an open mind, and a kind liver. Or heart, depending on your slant.
*sigh* sob story in 3…2…1…
I somehow get the ‘listen with your ears and bones’ on a… well…. Ed is not having words…. bone-deep level.
*I would regret asking this*why bones?
What, ears and bones, but no liver? heh.
Clearly bone conduction is how the importance of Ed’s message is conveyed from the ears to the liver.
well things tend to go in and out of ears but if you listen with your bones then it will stick in you forever. haven’t you ever heard of old bones carrying memories or somesuch?
[...] Also wonderful is Digger’s relationship with Ed. While this starts of antagonistic, with Ed trying to eat her, the two end up being the best of friends with Ed acting like a mentor. The creature who tried to eat her instead becomes her dear confidante when Digger has a crisis of conscience. [...]
I’d say the phrase “to listen with one’s bones” conveys a much deeper degree of attention. Like the not-unsubtle difference between hearing someone and really listening to them.
On a different note, Ed is a very smart creature. I always like his stories u.u
One can hear and not listen, one can listen, or one can listen so intently that the normal words echo through one’s bones as strongly as a loud, low sound? Maybe?
Where’s the Shadowchild when you’re actually in the mood for ethical parables?
Hmm. Wonder if Ed’s insistence on listening with ears and bones is anything to do with the anatomy of the ear? Particularly for creatures with such obvious external ears, the Hyena culture might well differentiate between the external ears (flaps of skin and cartilage) and the inner ear, which uses a specific set of bones to transmit the sound to the actual sense organ. (I assume, having no evidence to the contrary, that Hyena ears and Human ears work in the same way.)
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