March 17th, 2009


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Discussion (23)¬

  1. Snuffle says:

    One of the many cool things about this comic is that it could’ve been done from Murai’s perspective. It would be deep and dark and epic – not be nearly as funny – and would involve a lot more angst and indecision and whatnot, but it _could_ be done.

    I’m not suggesting Ursula should actually do it. In fact, it would probably not interest me nearly as much as this one does. It’s just the fact that most people, having this sort of plot, would focus on the confused, tragically insane, teenage hero. Digger would just be a sensible and entertaining secondary character who saves the hero time and time again.

    I’m so glad this is Digger’s story. 😀

  2. Rhan says:

    I second Snuffle’s comment. Engineers and geologists just never get the glory – probably because the work is so fundamental that no one notices it’s been done. Same with a lot of us scientists, really. Rock on, Digger!

    Speaking of science, this page is pretty much a perfect metaphor for research. 🙂

  3. Werrf says:

    Oh, come on, engineers rule the world, they just don’t hog all the glory while doing it.

  4. chronolegends says:

    +1 to what snuffle said. I love the fact that digger is the protagonist. she rocks! D:

  5. Eman says:

    Rocks? OH, I GET IT.

  6. Carina says:

    Oh, this page made me laugh out loud. I love diggers comentary.

    And the previous commentors are right – soooo glad that digger’s the protagonist. :3 She’s cool.

  7. Rachel says:

    I had never thought about the other perspective this could have been done in, and I must say bravo to Ursula for choosing Digger. As an editor, I see far too many writers, artists and abstract scientists. A structural engineer who happens to be a wombat is unique and I love it!

    I also wanted to say good job on the art for this page. Breaking the same image into different panels effectively conveys the passage of time and the continuous nature of the search.

  8. Soldier says:

    Wow, so glad I found this. I’m embaressed to admit I read it from the beginning to now in one sitting, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t one of the most engrossing things I’ve ever read. Ed is the man, exile and all!

  9. Vera says:

    The layout of this page is totally awesome! I love how the building takes up the whole page and is broken up by the frames. Gives you the feeling of Digger & Co. trailing after Murai from room to room as she frantically searches for her shiny, dark, shadow-whatsit. Much more feeling of movement through the building than actually drawing the interior of each room, plus you get more of an idea of the scale of the place. 🙂

  10. Lica says:

    what? the end of the archives already? oh well, I’m definately keeping an eye on this comic from now on.

  11. Larksilver says:

    It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who wanted to see more stories that featured the Doozers instead of just the Fraggles…

  12. nobius says:

    @ Werrf: no, we engineers leave the glory (and most of the risk) to implemenation teams.

    “What?!? It’s right on the drawing…….”

  13. Werrf says:

    Nobius – yes, and then us tech support engineers have to pick up the pieces afterwards…

  14. bA nAn A says:

    I love that the moles are like wombat dogs.

  15. Larksilver – *snork* – You are so right.

  16. Saphroneth says:

    Moles are wombat domestic animals in almost all ways – not many mammals that live underground, and a bit of creative breeding from the race that discovered insurance at the same time as fire could produce tame sub – species.

  17. Mark Antony says:

    Say, truffles would probably be much easier to find underground. I mean, you have to dig for them anyways, because it’s a subterranean fungus.

  18. BunnyRock says:

    @Snuffle so we are in “rosencrantz and guildenstern are wombats”, as opposed to Murai’s Hamlet perhaps?

  19. Sysice says:

    Having just read that play, BunnyRock wins once more.

  20. jaynee says:

    Shakespeare or Stoppard, Sysice? Fits Stoppard better, methinks.

  21. lduke says:

    I can just see Digger quoting the law of probability to Ed and flipping the coin, I can also see the question-Tennis match LOL.

  22. JET73L says:

    bA nAn A: Pigs are used to find truffles more than dogs. It does seem that moles are the generic domesticated wombat animal, though they may have other species as livestock depending on how much surface area a warren uses.

    BunnyRock: I laughed.

    Werrf: Very yes on your last comment.

  23. Brave Horatio says:

    BunnyRock: That would have been a much happier ending. And now I kind of want to see that play written…

    Also, I second the comment on the awesome panel layout.