March 19th, 2009


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Discussion (39)¬

  1. Otookee says:

    I really think you need a panel divider between Digger and Murai at the bottom. Either that, or Murai has gotten a lot shorter in the course of the trip…

  2. popecrunch says:

    This will end well!

  3. Wombat32 says:

    Ah, the beckoning of the dark. Loving the free access, I’m going to get the books anyway, once it’s completed.

  4. Werrf says:

    Destiny vs. Wombat. No contest, really, is there?

  5. Reiver says:

    … And after all this time, I get to read the comic in its entirety just in time for it to hit a cliffhanger page. *sob*

    Oh, how I love the comic anyway!

  6. Diatryma says:

    “Yeah, that’s not gonna happen.” This is why we love Digger.

  7. Marrock says:

    Irresistible forces and immovable objects are easily canceled out by wombat determination and a well made pick.

  8. mewilliamson says:

    @marrock – “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. “?

    very happy I can actually read the full archives now.

  9. Urthdigger says:

    Dangit Otookee, now that you mentioned it I can’t stop noticing it!

  10. Rhan says:

    I just put it down to destiny shrinking in the face of wombat sensibility.

  11. Raigne says:

    I second Urthdigger. I can’t unsee it now, even though I know the proportions are probably correct.

    I’m too lazy to go find examples.

  12. mouse says:

    Come, people – have you not heard of perspective? Murai is clearly much further away.
    And Digger is standing on the remains of a plinth.

  13. RobotRevolution says:

    I love this comic! Very well-written, and the art is great.

  14. BarGamer says:

    Shhhhhh… KAAAAAAA… “The Dark Side calls to you…”

  15. kettle says:

    I think that Murai is a bit further back than Digger is. That’d explain the size difference.

  16. Dalesql says:

    Does this dark side have cookies too?

  17. NakedCelt says:

    I don’t know who I should be mentioning this to, but the “next” and “previous” links have disappeared.

  18. WuseMajor says:

    I’m wondering if the prophesy might be relevant here. I mean, the Shadowchild had to go with them for some reason otherwise they would all die horribly. I don’t think the pit quite counts, so it presumably still has to save them and it seems like this might well be that situation. I don’t trust the calling dark.

  19. Claire says:

    Regarding Muria’s tininess, she is a couple yards away in the doorway and Digger is right up close to the “camera.” Ursula is acknowledging the optical illusion, which is not only true, but also serves as a visual cue to the mood (Wombat=forceful, determined; Muria=pleading, hesitant).

  20. Sabreur says:

    My money’s on the wombat, to be honest.

  21. Siege says:

    Digger has the right idea, of course. Destiny or not, going alone into the dark tends to end up badly for all involved.

  22. Tiamath says:


    Clearing tall buildings (with a single, well positioned piton, several ropes, and a decent set of crampons) and saving foolish girls from themselves…XD

  23. Eternity says:

    i second Reiver..im officialli an addict 2 this comic

  24. Jonas72 says:

    I can’t believe it, I’ve caught up! Having mixed feelings at this point, I want to read on right away. Extremely nice work, Ursula, your drawing skills are only surpassed by your storytelling skills (and possibly your sense of humor). Love Digger, and will be recommending this to everyone!

  25. fyrehair says:

    Sure, the Dark is calling, but does it have cookies?

  26. Hactar says:

    Marrock, I think it’s more of a case of “unstoppable force, meet immovable object.” I love how Digger’s stubborness beats magic and gods (and their servants).

  27. w00ty says:

    otookee- to me, it just looks like digger is in the foreground, closer to the ‘camera’, while murai is farther away.

  28. Holly says:

    Nooooo this is the last page! Ahh, I want to read more!

  29. Oseike says:

    w00ty – actually, for a foreground/background shot, we would need a different angle. Since they’re both basically profile shots, I’m with Otookee on this one – a divider’s really needed and would fix that last panel nicely.

  30. Tindi says:

    Apart from the “calling dark” part, letting crazy people go off by themselves rarely ends well. Dammit, I’m caught up now. And I’ve been here for almost five hours. *sigh*

  31. Cap'n Bikke says:

    Yar, be the wombat afflicted with magical growth, or do tha lass be makin’ a plea to her on her knees?

  32. bookwyrm says:

    Oseike has it right; apparently shorter would be ok, if we had one of them standing at a different angle. But then, I really love this comic and could never draw this well so consistently, let alone come up with the marvelous script, so this is not complaint nor criticism on my part. LOVE your work!

  33. wombasaurus says:

    I can see no downside!

  34. Domino says:

    dalesql and fyrehair = the darkside does indeed have cookies. Also a good dental plan

  35. Gramina says:

    … just be glad it’s not the following dark — ! (ob Prachett reference: calling dark, following dark, etc.)

  36. Jamie4 says:

    WuseMajor= I totally agree. I’ve been waiting for some serious Shadowchild exposition since realizing the cover for this chapter read ‘Ghosts and Shadows’.

  37. Kisame says:

    Either wombats are huge here. Or murai is the shortest person in this world.

  38. jaynee says:

    Kisame hasn’t read the comm..ents!

  39. lduke says:

    It’s dangerous to go alone, so we’re coming with you (yes I realize I just butchered a LoZ reference, but it seemed appropriate :))