November 12th, 2007


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Discussion (19)¬

  1. Lica says:

    I’m sure you have hear this before, but I love the style you used in this comic, Ursula. The last panel is totally gorgeous.

  2. Leela says:

    That’s an “oh sh*t” moment.

  3. Lanthir says:

    The Cold Servants look so threatening…

  4. EveryZig says:

    In retrospect, you would think someone should have posted guards on the possible extra-dimensional invasion hole…

  5. RandomThoughts says:

    Or at least put the chains back…

  6. TekServer says:

    I love the impression in the second panel of the statue jerking its head around to look at the hole, without actually moving …


  7. Garbonzo42 says:

    We. Should Have. Taken. The Left. At. Albuquerque.

  8. TekServer says:


    Good one, Garbonzo …


  9. BunnyRock says:

    As an archaeologist and thus someone who a has a love/hate relationships with the Indiana Jones films, this is one of those rare points when you relay hope that a temple has SOME traps or ingenious evil methods of making unwanted guests feel very bad, preferably very briefly and leaving a very large mess. However considering this is the statue of Ganesha the infinitely companionate I somehow feel the worst we are likely to hear from him is “Well, now you don’t get seconds from the offering bowl”

  10. TekServer says:

    Ha! “Seconds from the offering bowl”, priceless!

    And nyah! You didn’t catch me with coffee in my mouth this time (by a matter of seconds) …


  11. Hunter says:

    Uh oh…

  12. Taylor says:

    I am actually scared right now… I suddenly feel like hiding under my blankets.

  13. Naler says:

    The only reason I will be able to sleep tonight is because my bedroom is on the top floor.

  14. Sci says:

    The nature of extra-dimensional reality being what it is– or isn’t, or might be, or oughn’t be, or can’t be, or [i]must[/i] be, you catch my drift– I don’t see that being on the top floor will do you much good if the Cold Servants are really in the mood to eat your vital organs. Or [i]whatever[/i] they’re interested in, which we presume is something that we would not be amenable towards but which may, in fact, be an activity towards which we are, at worst, totally ambivalent. Collecting lint, perhaps. Extra-dimensional entities are difficult in that way.

  15. LordofAges says:

    @ Leela: That’s the exact thought I had

  16. Mani says:

    Y’know what’d be really threatening? If these ones weren’t the cold servants – isn’t that just an assumption digger made and we went with? πŸ™‚

    (Then again, they probably are – this comic is great and nuanced, but doesn’t seem to play tricks. The warm servants were probably the lizards keeping the hearts beating.)

  17. JET73L says:

    I never thought the bird-masked beings were the cold servants. They may be, but I figure they’re warm servants (since even lizards are considered warm, or so I interpreted the skin-lizards’ comments, but as the cast-off skin of mammalian corpses they may be warm-blooded), what with apparently being alive and all. The cold servants are in my opinion more likely to be something [eldritch emphasis]else[/emphasis], such as demons and/or shadow creatures, or lesser gods, or even (here referencing an earlier comment of mine) rocks such as the bones of the sea (the ammonite, etc.) themselves.

  18. The Procrastinator says:

    Mani: But weren’t there those dog-like silhouettes in the shadows? Not that I noticed them without benefit of comments, but they add another possibility.

  19. Lilacsofthedead says:

    Since no-one else has said it, and Digger isn’t currently present – Blood and shale!