June 30th, 2008


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Discussion (14)¬

  1. Richard says:

    That’s kind of an unfortunate outlook, given the last story we heard of her tribe, and the suppositions it lends us towards as to her parentage.

  2. Ix says:

    Well, it does explain why the tribe didn’t exactly *do* much about Blood-Eyes. Besides the fact that, y’know, spouse-beating is common enough that they’ve got a support structure set up to deal with it.

  3. Lanthir says:

    I rather think that what happened with Blood-Eyes was a situation gone horribly, horribly wrong, even by their standards, and that abusing one’s little one’s would probably not be considered an “honourable madness” by hyena society at large. She just happened to have powerful relatives who disbelieved the extent of her insanity.

  4. Werrf says:

    I think Grim Eyes is referring more to the same kind of madness the Statue was talking about when he said that without madness, the world would be deprived of many saints and holy men. Blood-eyes’ madness was far from ‘honurable’, after all. If it had been, I doubt the whole tribe would have been telling Skin-Painter to leave her and go back to his uncle. There’s good madness, honourable madness that drives people to greatness, and there’s bad madness, evil that always has reason.

  5. magenta says:

    I like that term “honorable madness”. She got her madness in service to her gods, I thought about people with PTS Syndrome from war -it is an honorable madness.

  6. BunnyRock says:

    Grim-Eyes’s expression and the “it’s good to know” speaks a lot to me, although perhaps i’m reading into this far too much, or even projecting a little. Remember what Ed said “All tribe knows Blood-eyes beats make. MOST even know she hurts little one.” Most, not all; Grim-eyes aunt and grandmother never believed her mother was hurting her, so they never intervened until it was too late, and then they still didn’t know, didn’t believe the extent of it. Wouldn’t. So they blamed Ed. Had they known and been put in a position were they were unable to deny it, then maybe things may have been different. Then again, playing with “maybe” is never safe.

  7. Mark Antony says:

    I love Murai’s expression. “THAT’S you’re cousin?”

  8. benane says:

    Wait…does that make Digger…Ed’s sister?

  9. Phyrbyrd says:

    No, benane, I believe it makes Digger Ed’s niece.

  10. griffinguy24 says:

    Technically though, Ed’s not a PERSON (far as the tribe’s concerned), so there’s no screwed-up relationship there. Just friendship.

  11. Kisame says:

    This meeting is Gonna be interesting. First non agressive human/hyena meeting in this comics. And maybe at all.

  12. Romanticide says:

    Is not the same to let people know you are crazy “handle with care” that refusing to believe you need help and just landing the blow on them.

  13. I thought it was already established that Grim Eyes is Blood Eyes’ daughter, from when Boneclaw Mother said something like “The family madness seems to have finally vanished in Grim Eyes.” Which interestingly means that Digger, without knowing it, broke the spear once belonging to the love of Ed’s life. I wonder whether Ed would get sentimental if told about that spear.

    I like how when Digger tries to be tactful, the person she wants to understand doesn’t, and the person she doesn’t want to understand does. 🙂

  14. Silver Guardian says:

    That’s about how my attempts at tact go, too. 😀