September 23rd, 2007


I once had a fan send me a teeny metal version of one of the cold servant masks. It was awesome.

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Discussion (22)¬

  1. Cheri says:

    This reminds me of Labrynth.

    Just Kidding!!

  2. Larksilver says:

    In that “holy crap I wish I had an ounce of the creativity that Madame Ursula has in her tippy-toe” way, yeah. I always felt the same way about Jim Henson, too. My mind is, alas, far too bland for such wonders to come flyin’ outta it.

    But as for the work itself? Any resemblance to Labyrinth is vastly and rapidly overshadowed by the originality and the distinctly unique voice of Digger’s creator.

  3. The Dark Ferret says:

    Man, the stuff we drag out of our heads…

  4. Tindi says:

    I was thinking more in the way of “Holy crap those look like the Ringwraiths, y’know, if they were birds.”

  5. Lanthir says:

    Aw, bugger in a box! This is right around where I left off when I lost track of the updates, so I haven’t read anything much since, and now I have to run to class! Not fair!

  6. NigaiAmai Yume says:

    Nah, this is pure Dark Crystal.

  7. djkibykat says:

    Actually, they remind me of Egyptian gods. Horus to precise. Jim Henson did take the idea for the skeiches (i can’t spell their name….i think there’s an i in there somewhere) from Egyptian mythology and hieroglyphics as a source for their design. Simply put, they all look like god birds, lol.

  8. Archangel Beth says:

    Except that Horus is a sun god and these are… eclipse birds?

  9. Mad Scientist says:

    Nope, they’re Hunters from Palladium’s Nightbane line.

  10. Mara says:

    The word you’re looking for, djkibykat, is Skeksis.

  11. Rowanmdm says:

    I love that they say “trespassing in deep places” instead of just trespassing. It’s an effective way to indicate Digger and Murai are out of their debt literally and figuratively.

    I keep thinking Murai’s name is Murtai and I can not remember what book that name is from. Anyone know?

  12. TekServer says:

    Also, we heard the phrase “Deep Places” a while back … perhaps during Ed’s story?


  13. Taylor says:

    you know what these birds are? “Cold Servants”

  14. jaynee says:

    I’m thinking of those scary beings in “Time Bandits” – there are 3 of them in the background on the left here: http://outnow.ch/Movies/1981/TimeBandits/Bilder/dvd-film.ws/24

  15. TekServer says:

    Very cool, jaynee! Time Bandits is one of my all-time favorite movies, and I never made that connection. But you’re right, there’s a definite resemblance there!


  16. Andrew says:

    They remind me of Shadowchild.

  17. Andrew says:

    Y’know, if it was evil.

  18. Walt says:

    black speech bubbles…

  19. werepixi says:

    Time Bandits and Dark Crystal

    At least I don’t feel old with this crowd, there’s a lot of youngsters today who aren’t aware of some of the classics like those 2 movies, but I was thinking of Dark Crystal when I saw these guys

  20. BunnyRock says:

    @NigaiAmai Yume: and the rest of you…why did you have to bring up the Dark Crystal? thatโ€™s only slightly bellow Animals of Farthing Wood, Watership Down and the air-vent scene in Secret of NIMH in the ranking of stuff from my childhood that still wakes my up in the dark of the night.

  21. JET73L says:

    Hmm… Trespassing in deep places… Diane Duane’s /Deep Wizardry/. Ed the hyena talks of gods and demons being big, dangerous, but dangerous because of their nature, not evil. Ed the shark is a living example of gods being big, dangerous, but dangerous because of their nature, not evil. A dark, dead god with cold followers. A dark god of death with cold followers. COINCIDENCE!?*

    *Doubtlessly yes, a coincidence.

  22. Brave Horatio says:

    @Rowanmdm, for what it’s worth, Murtai is the Atan giantess in the Tamuli by David Eddings. And now you’re going to make me mix them up too.