SHE’S GIVING UP?!!!! D-:
What’s there to give up on?
I admire her. Simple girl with a good head on her shoulders. Can’t take on the whole world at once. ^_^ Do what you can.
So Digger really can’t get home?
> So Digger really can’t get home?
Probably not until Trader Manuel comes back around … six months to a year, I’m thinking, and then the long journey with him after that.
Plenty of time for more of those nasty adventure things, potentially …
“Know that you are loved.” Great line.
She’s been through a lot. Could do with some downtime doing nice mundane things.
There’s a lot of solace to be found in a properly dug & drained ditch.
Ack! No Digger! Don’t give up on the journey home! You don’t have to take on the whole world to get home! .-.
She’s loved in two worlds, hers and ours.
I don’t think she’s giving up. She’s just gonna do something while waiting for the trader.
I think this is one of the saddest panels in the story. It’s simple, but the sense of resignation is just…gah.
Agreed with JewelWolf. Occupying her time until it’s feasible isn’t the same as giving up.
I always spell Wombat with a capital practical. Resignation? Perhaps a little, but Digger is smart enough — and practical enough — to know when Saving the Universe time is over and she just needs to get back to her life. She never wanted the limelight and messing about with other folks’ gods is not her cup of steep. In this, @Aria is exactly correct: chill time.
Perhaps someday, like Bilbo, she’ll pass Ed’s necklace on to a younger Wombat, and a new adventure will begin…
Beautiful, simply beautiful.
ah, so slowly ending the story of the present arc–and no promise of a new one. I will truly miss this comic if there are no more Digger adventures. It will stay in my bookmarks though!
I think TekServer has the right perspective. If she doesn’t get home before the end (ignoring a distant epilogue), then there are still adventures to be had getting there. Not now, but maybe later, when Ursula has refreshed herself and wants to do it. Ah, hope springs eternal.
I think Jewelwolf is correct, too – Digger is just killing time, waiting on the trader. Though, I wonder if her “ditches” might not turn into a full on sewer if the trader takes the full year.
It kind of reminds me of a passage in the Bible. John 21. The disciple Peter is kind of still licking his wounds from the whole denying Christ thing. He and some other disciples are hanging out together, and Peter says, “I’m going out to fish.” Read into it what you want, but I kind of took it as Peter saying, ” Boy, could I have ever failed Jesus more. I think I’ll just go fishing. I know that at least I can’t screw that up.” In Digger’s case she is returning simply to what she knows how to do.
“It is not a bad plan. Go unnoticed by the Gods, as you might prefer…”
1. Oh Shit, it’s a plan. We’re doomed.
2. How can Digger go unnoticed by the Gods when it’s a symbolic expression of a God that’s *talking*??? (I’m thinking about me and a cat. “nope, I totally can’t see you. Definitely Invisible-Cat. Not noticing you at all….”)
I hope Digger does get to rest; and I hope she gets to go home. But I have a very strong feeling that she is never going to be truly uninvolved in these people’s (incuding Gods’) lives, with all the things that implies.
Maybe Digger can follow Murai and Jhalm. I’m sure THAT would please him.
Is there a reason nobody has reminded people to vote? I’m disappointed in TekServer, if nobody else!
Hmmm. No advice from grumpy ancestral wombat-ghosts? Might come in handy right now. Maybe Ganesh could look into contacting Digger’s great-great-great-whatever in the ethereal plane? I know it’ll annoy the hell out of her, but still, family’s family and you *do* respect your elders, right?
Don’t need to remind me, @Barry – I voted before I came here…
What about Trader Emmanuel? Or was she too late getting back?
We’ll just have to see how the time factor pans out, but I didn’t think it took them that long to get to and from the Mountain Of Destination (hee); of course we don’t really have much clue how long Digger and Ed were down in the deep dark hole. But it didn’t *seem* like more than a day or two at most.
But, to know that she is loved…I think that is something Digger hasn’t really grasped. It can take your entire life to realize you are loved by someone, especially if you’re a self reliant, stubborn, eminently practical wombat…with just a touch of (pardon the pun) tunnel vision…
Saw a wombat in the movie Walkabout this week. I recognized it as a wombat because it looked like Digger.
“Life (albeit it within art) imitating art”. Nice one, acidbill.
Where is shadow child to take that shadow off her heart?
Seriously though it would be nice to see shadow one more time and see what he/she it has been up to.
Of course she has tunnel vision, she has THE tunnel vision. The vision about building the greatest tunnel ever. ;P
Sorry, Barry; health problems have been getting me a bit down lately. But I knew you’d cover for me!
@Karyl: Mine too.
Know that you are loved, indeed, Digger. I might be sadder than the god is to say goodbye.
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