August 25th, 2007


You knew these guys had to come back eventually.

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Discussion (17)¬

  1. Sarah says:

    Never trust anyone who speaks typewriter.

  2. Leela says:

    Glad to have thses guys back, they are interesting.

  3. Mediakill says:

    Hell, I wish I could speak typewriter…that’d be a great party trick.

  4. TekServer says:

    Especially in purple ink.
    We like purple.


  5. Xyon says:

    I like that Digger didn’t question it at all, just immediately broke the light.

  6. Fixer-Wolfie says:

    The warmth.
    Of creatures.
    From above.
    We will.
    Find them.
    Kill them.
    No-one has.
    Ever escaped.
    The living dark.
    It smells.
    Like the.
    Stinks of.
    Broken earth.

  7. Tarnish says:

    This is my first time through, so I can’t be giving spoilers. But I had a thought… “Some of the tribe followed it that was He-is into the dark, and were not heard from again.” (paraphrase from memory, sorry if I got it wrong.)

  8. Matthias says:

    For some reason I’m reminded of that creature Thursday Next ran into in a bar once in the Well of Lost Plots that only spoke Courier Bold.

  9. Murasaki says:

    Yes. Ever notice how the non-eaten names of the Hyena’s could talk pretty normal like?
    They take your name…and you talk like Ed. Which is fine, if you aren’t in the dark, talking about purple. ….Well, actually….anything and everything is fine if purple is involved. But ya get the point, ne?

  10. Arrkhal says:

    Given Ed’s backstory (the relevant part having already been mentioned by this point), congenital brain damage is probably the likeliest explanation for why he talks like that. Difficult labor, stress, oxygen deprivation, etc.

  11. Jeanette says:

    I just love how these guys talk.

  12. Elkian says:

    I like that Digger is smart enough not to ask any questions or say anything immediately after

  13. werepixi says:

    There’s nothing wrong with speaking typewriter, I’m rather font of it myself 😉

  14. BunnyRock says:

    Huh. On the old site this was just a discussion on how much more advanced than our glow-sticks the wombat equivalents must be if they have an “off” function: anyone trying to put out a mere human glow-stick by snapping it would just get glow-in-the dark hands.

    Actually, hoe does that work? reaction inhibited by oxygen perhaps? A bio-luminesant bacteria than can only survive aerobically? a glass vial of something that inhibit the light-emitting reaction inside the glow stick, so bending the glow stick slightly breaks the first vial to start the reaction and bending it more breaks the second to stop it? And what is the vial made of? Plastic? Do wombats have plastics in this setting? Or something like horn? That could work.

  15. JET73L says:

    Anaerobically. It could even have been some sort of power cell, and snapping off the opaque end prevented the reaction from occuring, but that assumes the wombats have some way to create and activate a power cell that would work in conjunction with the light-emitting part of the stick or contents of the tube, or that they had a natural power source that could be put into hibernatory mode for a long time. Maybe it’s even heat-reactive glowing chemicals, and the opaque end of the stick contains an ectothermically reacting set of chemicals. It would fit with the shadow-creatures being able to sense the warmth (“there was a light… the stones are still warm”) where the chemicals were dumped on the cold stone floor to more quickly extinguish the light, if they weren’t just talking about body heat.

    And I thought Ed spoke like that because he hadn’t had a conversation with anyone in at least seventeen years.

  16. BunnyRock says:

    Darn spellcheck : I tried to write “Anaerobically” but the commputer said No.

  17. Draco Dei says:

    I agree about Ed’s difficulties with speech being from years of isolation.