Digger
May 22nd, 2008

Digger

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  1. linda says:

    what?! no statue can’t be evil! say it ain’t so! πŸ™

  2. Good to see that even Ganesh has a devious side.

  3. Skinwlkr66 says:

    Evil? He’s a god of compassion. It stands to reason he’d be skilled in poking at the compassion nerve in those that have one. You think mother teresa never once thought “would you people all just fricking die so I can get some rest?” and stomped a bit on her way to help someone who needed it? Didn’t change the fact that she still helped because, if not her, who? Not that diggermousie is a nun from calcutta, but you get the gist.

  4. Eternity says:

    does anyone else notice th lil smily face on his right bead in th last panel?
    just makes it creepier

  5. The beads on the sides of his face (or at least on his left) look like smiley faces.

  6. NigaiAmai Yume says:

    DEVIOUS! Thank you!
    Sorry, was needing a word to describe my own avatar of Compassion.
    Yes, to be compassionate, you NEED to be devious. Because there is no compassion in preventing people from making mistakes, for you prevent their growth. Compassion is designing it so they make exactly the RIGHT mistakes, and no more.
    “It’s not just that I’m right. It’s that when we’re done, you’ll agree I am.”

  7. Um … is that a three-eyed smiley face? That’s the symbol of Warren Ellis’ Transmetropolitan city. That’s got to be a coincidence; I just can’t imagine any connection between Digger and Spider Jerusalem.

  8. lukjad007 says:

    Heh. If that was reverse psychology, that would be successful. I’m glad.

  9. Saphroneth says:

    Sorry, Skinwlkr66, but it seems that Mother Teresa is not such a good example. She diverted donation money to training proselytisers, and her homes for the dying were really little more than, well, somewhere out of the way to go to die. Sorry, but another example must be found.
    Or, if you are really concerned about the statue, maybe it is a good example.

  10. BunnyRock says:

    I wonder is Wombats smelt lead using powdered heated animal bone Cupellation (presumably mole bone, we know they kill then for their leather…) followed by litharge re-smelting, or in a coke fired blast furnace followed by noble metal separation in a reverberatory furnace. If they use cuprelation, you could spend a long time searching for little “buttons” of silver or gold separated from the lead after you oxidize the metallic lead but before you re-proses the lead oxide to get the lead back, hence the turn of phrase.

    …What? Oh yeah, Statue is capable of playing people feelings for their own good. Is it so wrong I was more interested in the lead smelting than that? I’ve done a degree in archaeology, i spent three bloody weeks looking at roman leadworking, I’m allowed to go of on a lead-centric tangent, and I’m sure Digger would do the same: show her an important plot development written on the wall by the hand of a god, and she’d talk about the quality of the mortar in the brickwork.

  11. Brennan says:

    I love you BunnyRock.

  12. Ross says:

    Agreed, Bunnyrock that was great. πŸ™‚

  13. TekServer says:

    πŸ˜€

    And πŸ˜€ again the second time through …

  14. Remick0 says:

    BunnyRock, I wonder if there’s an award for the most amusing commenter, because it belongs to you.

  15. Ryn says:

    I love your infodumps, BunnyRock. always so interesting to an eternal scholar of no particular school like myself. (Also known as an annoyingly curious person.)

  16. Kisame says:

    I KNEW GANESH WAS EVIL! Or at least a good psychologist, quite the same thing some times

  17. Shiitake says:

    This seems a common theme in any story about gods and politicians. If you think about it carefully you realize that those who work for the greater good end up having to keep certain things secret and be manipulative to get people to do what needs to be done. Reminds me a little of the Druids in Terry Brooks’ Shannara series, or of Gandalf’s mindbuggery in The Hobbit.

  18. JET73L says:

    Evil, no. Smug, certainly.

    @BunnyRock: I was more concerned with the lead-smelting phrase and translation convention than anything else on this particular page, and was pleasantly surprised that you (always the fount of knowledge) knew what it might be. Digger is just /made/ for your exact knowledge base, isn’t it?

  19. TekServer says:

    @Jet: I think there is a lot of overlap between the archaeology that makes up such a large part of BR’s knowledgebase and the anthropology that is a large part of Ursula’s.

    :mrgreen:

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