January 3rd, 2008


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Discussion (21)¬

  1. WuseMajor says:

    You know, that looks vaguely familiar. Hmmmmm…..

  2. Snuffle says:

    The “what… the… _heck_?” expression on the statue’s face is priceless.

  3. Richard says:

    That’s the basis of a fine religion right there.

  4. jeffy says:

    “What good is a god that doesn’t fossilize!” Best. Line. Ever.

  5. Tindi says:

    “Bummer.” xD

  6. Hemlox says:

    WuseMajor – perhaps you aswell as I think it matches the decription of the K´Chain Ch´malle in Steven Ericson “Malazan”-books?

  7. EveryZig says:

    I think he meant it seems to resemble ol’ Sweetgrass-Voice.

  8. Pester says:

    He looks like the masks that the cold servants wear.

  9. Mani says:

    Both of the above.

  10. Deorai says:

    The K’Chain Che’Malle were more described as a civilisation that warred with others because they could. Admittedly, they were extraordinarily powerful, but the famine and winter aspects are not theirs. Winter belongs to the Jaghut.

  11. Xyon says:

    That is now my new signature everywhere. What good is a god that doesn’t fossilise?

  12. Tindi says:

    How I missed the “Buh?” face or failed to comment on it before, I will never know, because it is priceless.

  13. Murasaki says:

    “What good is a god that doesn’f fossilse”
    “Not much good at all, apparently. Can we move on?”

  14. BronzeGolem says:

    I’m with digger on this one, if it doesn’t fossilize it’s not worth my attention, but then again I’m going to be a palaeontologist, so…

  15. Cailte says:

    Couldn’t the statue be considered a sort of fossilized god?

  16. Snowbody says:

    The last big Ice Age?

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  18. Tetrominon says:

    How you manage to get such expressiveness out of a freaking STATUE is, quite literally, marvelous.

  19. SkyWookiee says:

    What good is a god that does, considering god stuff underground makes trouble for wombats?

  20. Lord the 22nd says:

    What good /is/ a god that doesn’t fossilize?

  21. JET73L says:

    “Bummer”. Digger seems to be getting back at the statue for its earlier brevity, and not merely being terse as a matter of habit.

    Interesting, sweetgrass burning underground might smell of smouldering, rich, sickly-sweet plant rot (I don’t know what it would smell like underground).

    I think that if they do an animated version of Digger, the statue should not actually move (even subtly and when not in sight of the camera), but rather have its expression based on the direction from which light falls upon it and the angle of the camera’s point of view. /Maybe/ change the glowy of its eyes, especially if it is explicitly shown later in the comic that the statue’s eyes have a glow that is visible in-universe. I know it can be done, I’ve seen it done, and done it myself.

    I don’t think the statue is a fossilized god, but more like a hand of Ganesh, one of many (no humor was meant in this analogy). It is only a small part of the god, and not a god in and of itself, but still passes information to and from the brain of Ganesh, incorporeal and omnipresent though said mind may be.

    Not-at-all-random note: This elemental, worshipped by foolish people as a god, is not (as of the time of the flashback image) tridactyl.