February 2nd, 2008


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Discussion (11)¬

  1. Rags says:

    Meet Digger, wandering reality check for hire.

  2. Tindi says:

    Awwww… everyone ends up loving Digger… except Jhalm, for reasons we still haven’t figured out (my first time this far into it), and the Cold Servants.

  3. NigaiAmai Yume says:

    Panel 2:
    “Yes, that makes me feel SO much better…”
    Very well drawn. ^-^

  4. Stig says:

    Digger _is_ sane enough for any two people.

  5. Lica says:

    “Sometimes the craziness genuinely is outside your head”

    I have to remember that…

  6. Brennan says:

    Every now and then, I come across a picture that I deem ‘perfect’. In order to get this, it must meet a certain criteria in my mind. There is a feeling that, yes, that picture is supposed to look _exactly_ like that. It’s hard to explain, but it’s always the same, no matter what it is a picture of. Now I’ll say that Digger in the third panel is perfect, and I’ve never seen a denser collection of perfect pictures than in this comic, with Digger and Shadowchild specifically occurring several times. It’s something in the pose. Well done.

  7. Mark Antony says:

    Digger is sane enough for the entire continent, which is fortunate because it’s becoming increasingly clear that she’s going to have to be.

  8. Roscoe Del'Tane says:

    I have to say, Murai’s last speech bubble on the page is one of the saddest things I have ever seen. I feel REALLY bad for that girl, and have this nagging feeling that when she saw the Black Mother, she took part of her along, which is why she’s crazy.

  9. Ryn says:

    So Murai will be crazy enough for both of them?

  10. Mani says:

    Time for storytelling/dramatic narrative geekery:

    Ursula’s really amazing with how she sets up her stories. One good analogy I find for a lot of good, strong narratives is that they’re like a Rube Goldberg machine – you don’t immediately know the significance of any of these seemingly unrelated parts, and they seem unreliable or unpredictable or varied, but as it all comes together it seems more and more like it could not have worked out any other way – it feels both like a happy accident and like an inescapable momentum.

    Stories like that are full of good set-up/punch-line moments, if you will.

    This is one of those particularly awesome ones, here:

    In the last few panels/pages, we learn why Murai has come to rely on Digger, why the two of them are so close, why Murai is so important (to the Veiled and to Ganesh), and why – even all of that aside – it is necessary that Digger, and virtually no-one else – accompany Murai on this next journey.

    Boom. Awesome

  11. JET73L says:

    Aww. The sudden about-face from Relieved Digger to Suddenly-realising-how-inevitable-the-preceding-sentence-was-yet-still-Caught-Off-Guard Digger is adorable, and a work of (in my opinion) true art in two frames plus a narrative!