This fight’s going to get interrupted by at lest one of the leading ladies.
I forsee… poor Neils getting blown right through the wall into the ballroom. Possibly sliding to end up in a comedic pose at the king’s or one of the leading ladies’ feet to say something ironic like ‘Yep, that hurt.’ or ‘Pardon the mess.’ 2/1 odds on wall destruction, 5/2 on irony, any takers?
Oh, and that little conversation has tipped the balance, she’s definitely not the original Mira. The only question left is what exactly *is* she then?
As a little aside, too, as a (possibly the only) British comment maker on this, I’m honestly impressed that Drowemos knows the meaning of ‘leannan’ and it isn’t by definition a naughty word, for those of you wondering about it.
Though you are right, she’s clearly not the original. Too cunning and manipulative.
That Knight is growing into one of my favorite characters rather quickly. He’s just so calm and nonchalant about everything. Clearly seen plenty of odd things in his time. Also doing a good job of averting the usual level of ‘competence’ the other guards seem to manage here.
I still believe it’s possible that the girl is actually the real Mira, and that her near-death experience gave her new insight and made her realise her priorities, since life is too short to shy it away (doubly so if you’re gonna be angering Rus shapeshifters).
Hey! You do realize that Irish culture is a big part of the US, especially in the part of New England where I believe Drowemos comes from. St. Paddy’s Day is a big holidiay and no US city is without at least one Irish band. We read Yeats, etc…. Even the main characters in Gone with the Wind is Irish, the Lousinana Tigers were Irish, and Sen. Webb wrote a book on the Scot-Irish influence in the US. Besides I’m sure he can use Google anyway.
Sigh. It’s still better than listening to folks in a bar in Seer Green tell each other how none of us have passports and can’t don’t travel outside the US without a clue of how big it really is.
Nicely done, Drowemos, although maybe you should have uses the other spelling of Yeats that implies a Celtic ” la belle dame san merci?”
Oh well the king probably wanted to remodel that section of the castle anyway. And now for the weather report pieces of knight are expected to fall throughout the kingdom later on today. The bits are expected to be anywhere from marble to golf ball sized with bits of metal strewn throughout so bring your umbrella if you’re going to be out today.
See, the guard has it under control – knows when to turn off the threats and be nice. That’s how you know he’s badass. (Does his mean he’s Irish?)
OTOH, Cytx varies wildly between scared, hesitant, and angry-powerful. That’s how we know he’s a dangerous wildcard.
MiraX – definitely not Mira. Even if she had a near-death revelation that gave her confidence and self-assuredness, why would she use it to spur Cytx into attacking the palace guard? Definitely an evil doppelganger.
I just checked on Wiki what a leannan is, and it is BAD NEWS for that kid. Let’s just say he might not make it to drinking age.
Yeah, Not only winding up at one of the ladies’ feet but face up under her skirt. Probably under Tiff’s, hehehe!
“The leanan sídhe is generally depicted as a beautiful muse, who offers inspiration to an artist in exchange for their love and devotion; however, this frequently results in madness for the artist, as well as premature death.”
Neils neither has, nor had, any intention of killing Cytx, and this Mira is a bad bad person.
You know we can not see any of Neils body in that armor, I am starting to wonder if he’s human or male.
He might be a she,
Or A ROBOT DISGUISE!
Or a demon?
Or who the heck knows!
Settle down dude, I meant that it’s an infrequently used Irish term (when used in the english language, not in Gaelic), and I’m one of the few in England, let alone anywhere else, that knows the term from actual conversation without looking it up.
I was impressed because I, as well read and educated and fond of obscure terms as I am (and with regular contacts so Irish they practically bleed shamrocks), didn’t know the term up until my twenties. So to see it appear in a web comic from the US, regardless of where the author is from, and regardless of the way he found it out, is still impressive.
Does that help assuage your angered pride? Because it wasn’t an insult, it was a compliment.
That wasn’t anger. Unless you live in parts of the US, you don’t realize how steeped in Irish culture we are. Things Irish are a big part of places here – I grew up hearing/singing Irish music and learning folk tales, and despite the name, there is none of the blood of Erin in me.
I do get a little frustrated about the general European assumption we are all savage, although I apologize for attributing that to you.
IT’S… OVER… 9,000!!!
For the record, I have never heard the word leannan, my spellchecker doesn’t like the word leannan, and I’ve asked a few others if they knew what the word leannan means, and nobody has a damned clue. I live in the outskirts of Chicago, we dye our river green for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s just a word nobody ever uses. I don’t see how Theylien’s comment needed such a harsh response like that. All he did was point out that nobody knows what it means, and that’s impressive.
I feel bad that I just looked up leannan on google because I needed something appropriately folksy for Neils to say.
It’s cool to see a webcomic who (wich ?) don’t forgot childrens are not mature, experienced and, sometimes, intelligent beings.
But Drowemos! Even if that’s the way you find words, it’s still great that you’re going and finding them.
I mean, seriously, I’m not trying to boast, because it makes me feel very much the odd one out in most conversations, but I have a vocabulary and knowledge base that far outstrips the normal range. The way I got it was simply looking for it; I like finding roots of words and obscure terms for things, it hlps with my over-curious streak, which is wide as a cart.
With the exception of talking to folk, I always look up new words and phrases, it’s great for writing. Feel no embarrassment for doing so.
Also, Kevin, no hard feelings boss, the internet can be tough to guage when a single bit of bad phrasing can turn a conversation into a rant, so I don’t mind. I’m more open minded about local differences, I mean, the USA is most of a continent, we have enough problems in the UK and we’re two little islands. There’s no way I could be hypocritical enough to judge such a broad range of people as you guys have.
And finally, it’s as Durand says. All too many try to make kids too mature too quickly, just because some characters have had to grow up in some ways (leaving home, stealing food, come on, those two went through something harsh before this) kids are still kids.
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