March 28th, 2008


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Discussion (24)¬

  1. bookwyrm says:

    My god, I love Boneclaw Mother so very, very much. Especially a few pages back where the stitches over her ‘eyes’ coincidentally happen to turn sideways so she looks like she’s smiling while being a dirty old woman.

  2. Tindi says:

    This is a black and white comic so it’s hard to be sure, but I think Digger’s a wee bit greenish in this one.

  3. djkibykat says:

    gods, Boneclaw Mother reminds me of one of those grandmothers about to beat her grandchildren for being noisy at their grandfather’s funeral. (I was noisy at mine’s…and yes, i got threatened with a spatula later, but hey, theology at a wake is amusing. My grandfather would have totally approved.)

  4. Karen says:

    How much more can I love Boneclaw Mother?! She’s so awesome…
    Kinda like a dirty grandma you can’t help but love every time she opens her mouth…

  5. Domino says:

    I will turn this funeral around. Reminds me of the time a few friends and I went out to dinner, and two of us got into an argument that was progressing in volume. A similar line was used. It was as beautifully timed then as this was now.

  6. Jon says:

    So HELP me, I will turn this funeral around…

    That may be one of the best lines ever not directly tied to this comic’s inherent weirdness (so excluding the tomatolopes, the vampire squash, Shadowchild…).

  7. And calling them “kids” was just the icing on the cake.

  8. Travis says:

    Why would wombats have hang ups over cannibalism? They’re herbivores, so not like any of them could practice it, and it seems like part of the terror of cannibalism to humans is the horribly potential of it as omnivores.

  9. TekServer says:

    Which would make it all the more startling and horrible to contemplate the possibility that she may now have to participate in said cannibalism.

    Great cultural study, that Grim Eyes, by contrast, not only sees no problem with the ritual cannibalism, but doesn’t understand Digger’s problem with it.


  10. Mark Antony says:

    I doubt wombats have the exact same hang ups over cannibalism as humans do, but it would probably seem horrible and incomprehensible to them. “Don’t eat anything that talks” and all that.

  11. I’m going to be laughing about that last line all day. So many shades of brilliant.

  12. Hunter says:

    A funeral is not a car, Boneclaw Mother.
    XD! It’s funny, though!

  13. Andrew says:

    The problem with cannabalism is that there is the potential to kill someone with the purpose of eating them, rather than eating them becuase they are dead. Also, the potential to eat someone while they are still alive. Then again, some masochists/Vore fetishists might enjoy that.

  14. Tamfang says:

    I’m trying and failing to imagine what “turn this funeral around” could mean to someone who’s never been a passenger.

  15. Lica says:

    @Andrew: and as every fetish has an equivalent phobia, here i am. Your comment gave me shivers just reading it.

  16. Tindi says:

    Yeah, I was kinda hoping Vore wouldn’t come up. *shudders*

  17. Ryn says:

    Though I really do wonder if there’s ever been a vore scenario where a wombat ate a hyena…

  18. Kisame says:

    Il turn this funeral around XD

  19. lduke says:

    @ I find that Rule 34 is true of most things, not just its stated subject, so somewhere on the internet, yes there is a vore scenario where a wombat ate a hyena, and if you can’t find one… well that is what Rule 35 is for 🙂

  20. Kelardry says:

    This is strange. Everybody reads turning the funeral around as being like a car. until i read the comments, i just thought she meant committing murder at a funeral.;)

  21. Elkian says:

    Considering the species, I don’t really want her to turn the funeral around. It may mean making more funerals…

  22. JET73L says:

    @Tamfang: Maybe it’s a threat that she’ll “retrieve” Skull Ridges, with the implication that she actually would, and would make them try again until they got the funeral right?

  23. Zelith says:

    I’m right there with Kelardry and Elkian… While the humans have the tech we havn’t seen a single beast of burden or anything resembling a cart this side of the villages. The fact it resonates with the readers dosn’t mean it fits at all in the wonderfully solid universe Ursula has built. This just makes me love Bone Claw more, since it’s dead in line with her character. And a good reflection on one of her daughter’s threats earlier about the future sucess of their hunting parties…

  24. BunnyRock says:

    Damb you lduke, did you have to bring rule 35 into this?