September 30th, 2010


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Discussion (50)¬

  1. majka says:

    Warrior herbs? The suspense is killing me!

  2. Valerian says:

    There’s the battle cry! And ohhh poor Ed… hang in there!

  3. Bwee says:

    That smell? You know that smell? I sense some form of great revelation on the horizon.

    And by ‘on the horizon’ I mean ‘next Tuesday’.

  4. tmk says:

    BOOONG ^_______^

  5. Sage says:

    Oh dear god, that’s not his mate turned into a demon is it?

  6. BarGamer says:

    “Remember Tunnel Seventeen!”
    As if we could forget?

    *Rabid Speculation!* Also, SGV remembers Ed because it was SGV who made Ed’s mate do those bad things.

  7. Pete says:

    Ed still have the crowbar 🙂 Wondered how will it comes into play.

  8. jaynee says:

    Ah. BOOONG is the sound that a pickaxe makes bouncing off the cold servant’s heads. That should further help us identify the metal. More likely iron than a lighter metal.

    BarGamer, I agree that SGV would have been the fly in Ed’s ointment, but would that mean that SGV would remember *Ed’s* smell? Unless Ed somehow damaged SGV when he killed his mate?

  9. The Occupant says:

    Pure, untainted, 100 percent AWESOME, in ALL senses of the word.
    Thank you, Ursula Vernon, Thank you!

  10. Bartimaeus says:


  11. KarlBob says:

    I think that ‘smell’ may be the stench of exile.

    “I remember when I ate your name.”

  12. swevene says:

    My completely wild speculation: Ed is the reincarnation of He-Is’ soul while his body is still trapped and eventually he’ll somehow be instrumental to the defeat of SGV.

  13. Barry says:

    I think Ursula reads these threads for ideas of what to do next.

    Get off your back-ends and vote!

  14. Coyoty says:

    Maybe SGV met Ed before. Long before. In the company of She Is Fiercer.

  15. Barry says:

    Maybe the smell comes from the warrior herb teas. Or, maybe the smell comes from Ed having been hanging out in the temple lately. Or maybe it’s the smell of crowbars.

  16. Niall says:

    Okay everyone. Re-read Ed’s story: https://diggercomic.com/?p=512

    About three pages in, we start seeing why SGV may know Ed’s scent…

  17. Madam Atom says:

    That smell …

    A good while back I’d wondered privately, and I think I remember other people wondering in comments, if the Shadowchild might be the stillborn child of She-Is and He-Is. But it seemed like an awfully long time between cause and effect.

    What if all demons are stillborns?

    What if Shadow is BLOOD-EYES AND ED’S stillborn child, and SGV knows Ed’s smell because it’s similar to the smell of the upstart who kicked his tail?

    Wild speculation, nothing solid to base it on, but that’s where my mind went.

  18. Hunter says:

    Knowing things like this he’s probably going to bring up Ed’s past to try and Break The Cutie.

  19. The_Rippy_One says:

    I like Karlbob’s interpretation..bit of the whole “who framed roger rabbit” with the “And I used to talk! Like! THIS!” vibe…That was an awesome reveal. This should be an awesome reveal.

    Now is Ursala’s moment – this has been awesome…but how long can she keep the awesome going? Will it last until the climax?!

    Scotty, there better be more power left, we need warp factor 9! She can take it, I have faith.

  20. Azure says:

    Ed is Ed’s name. You is nothing to Ed.

  21. BlueAloe says:

    Okay, I’ve read some pretty heartwrenching stuff in my time. But the last two strips have been heartwrenching in a way I didn’t even know was POSSIBLE.

  22. perfesserbear says:


    Heart-wrenching, aye; in the next few pages, I think the story must take a turn toward the heart-crowbar-ing


  23. Lica says:

    Maybe Sweetgrass was the madness inside of Blood-Eyes, or maybe all the eaten are bound to what used to be He-is and his demon. Arrrgh… I can’t wait for Tuesday… I wonder if we’ll discover Ed’s birth name?

  24. rueyeet says:

    If She-Is-Fiercer is the goddess of the tribe, it’d stand to reason that He-Is would be the patron of the Eaten Ones, so maybe SGV can recognize Ed in that context. Still. Who knows?

    @Barry: Ursula doesn’t need our ideas — I’m sure she’s got something up her sleeve that none of us would’ve thought of.

    …it’s gonna feel like a loooong time ’til Tuesday. D:

  25. @rueyeet: While I agree, Ursula doesn’t need our ideas, and I think she is as good a story teller as I have read, I wonder if Ursula ever spent time playing Dungeons and Dragons. You have to be careful of what you talk about in game because you never know when your Dungeon Master is going to pull something from your conversation. Ursula would make a fantastic G.O.D. that’s Games Operational Director.

  26. Hawk says:

    I can wait to find out how SGV “knows” Ed or his smell.
    But what I find much more wrenching and scary is that expression on Ed’s face.

    If I were in Ed’s shoes right now I’d be wetting myself.

    Nail biting 🙁

  27. Ed, now is your time! Perhaps everything has lead you to this point and time. I think this moment is all about you.

    BTW whatever happend in Tunnel 16?

  28. Bringing up Ed’s past might be an ATTEMPT to Break The Cutie, but I suspect it will turn into a textbook example of Beware The Nice Ones.

  29. Break26 says:

    Is it just me, or does anyone else get the feeling that that demon is Shadowchild?

  30. Bwee says:

    @Duckwhisperer – Pretty sure Ursula DOES play D&D! The occasional stories on her LJ are most entertaining. XD

  31. di'Taykan says:

    Honestly, my first thought was “Ed is He-is?”

  32. jaynee says:

    Thanks Niall. Does anyone else wonder at the significance of the “sun-grubbing” mention? Having just re-read Ed’s story, I’m thinking of Ed’s happy sun icon, which may well trigger my second read-thru of the whole archive. Yeah. Good idea.

  33. Lucius Appaloosius says:

    No, no, Ed: the proper form is to stick your fingers in your ears and go, “LA LA LA LAA….” 7@=Q

  34. CatsbyMoo says:

    Wait… I know that smell… you’re my local Girl Scout Cookies representative! I’d like 3 boxes of shadowcookies, hold the warrior tea.

    My first thought was that Ed’s smell was a reference to an imminent direct-descendant-of-someone-who-slayed-me-in-ancient-times subplot, but there’s no way Ed could have any blood in his veins that he didn’t share with his entire sun-grubbing tribe, if you go back a few generations. I don’t imagine they have a very deep gene pool, so it probably isn’t something genetic.

  35. Maureen says:

    Ed used to be the Old Spice Hyena.

  36. Maureen says:

    “Ladies! Don’t you wish your man was painted in scratch-and-sniff tattoos like mine?”

  37. Ryn says:

    Same here, Di’taykan!

  38. Arin says:

    Uh oh.

  39. Hawk says:

    Guys! Guys! New month new votes!! Quick-quick! Digger’s at 31!!! @.@

  40. Wolf says:

    I have never seen a webcomic that has so thoroughly grabbed my attention. I can’t wait for the next one.

    (I can only hope other Webcomics I have been neglecting to read this masterpiece-in-the-making has had updates to them.)
    Have a good one.

  41. ADHadh says:

    Aaaand archive-binged.
    And now I have to wait for the next update.
    This would suck if the comic wasn’t so excellent.

  42. Barry says:

    Thanks for the root beer in my keyboard!

  43. May Day! May Day! Digger is in the 30’s keep voting people.

  44. fixman88 says:

    Sounds like Digger managed to bust one of them upside the head! Hopefully there’s only enough room for one to to attack her at a time. Maybe there some rocks she can throw! If backup is coming I hope it shows up soon….

  45. Madam Atom says:

    Digger’s down to 36! 🙁 Go vote! Go go go!

  46. Bert says:

    I think Ed and that demon have met before.

  47. kittencontinues says:

    Thank you for the awesome comic 🙂
    Your style and story are amazing.

  48. Fell says:

    Ed is a RARE living first-born… And SGV is reason why first borns are usually dead in the mythology. SGV caused the original first-born to die. Correct me if I’m wrong… Probably am

  49. Misley says:

    @Fell Well, SGV made He-is attack She-is and that caused the baby to die so I guess he did somewhat indirectly (like everything else SGV does).