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Part Five: Nameless Days_094

April 3rd, 2012, 11:10 am

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MadMindInk,

April 3rd, 2012, 11:19 am

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look how good i am =0 another update!
right well thats the funeral done. on ward!

i'm listening to Lord of the Rings as i color this. i'v not before listened to the books. and i like Tolken ok but he cant seam to go a few miles without someone breaking into poetry or song. and there is only so much Perfection i can handle before i need to switch to Pratchett.

i dont know, all the women are beautiful. ALL OF THEM. dude are there ever an elf maiden born that was not perfection itself? or are they not worth taking about and only the pretty ones get mentioned at all?

i'm getting to the end of Fellowship and so far Arwen has just been seen, looking too pretty for words but has not said a word. i'm glad she did SOMETHING in the movie at least.

why does Tolken think Beauty = Good. Dark/Ugly = Bad/ Evil.

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grifendel,

April 3rd, 2012, 11:38 am

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I loved your comment :)! But you know that women didn't do much in the old times, specialy when its supposed to be a very old tale. And elves were supposed to be perfect, I guess that's why they didn't like dwarves, as even the women had beards.
And many comics/mangas are also guilty of the beaty=godness association. :/
I guess that's where I like Pratchett best. He portrays everyone as they are, or we think they are ;)

But what's on the eggs??

Avonti,

April 3rd, 2012, 3:36 pm

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Man, so glad to see this all spiffy and awesome. I chilled a bit longer than it did and thus pages of wicked happytimes.

I think Tolkien's Lord of the Rings relies a lot on portraying good as a pure thing, from the heart. I don't remember the descriptions of all the female characters, verbatim, from the book but there weren't many to begin with. The whole good (or Good capitalized proper) in portrayal of beauty is kind of shown in the elegance of the elves, the ruggedness and stalwartness of dwarves (who aren't considered beautiful, but more like the burly lumberjacks with barrel chests, of the world) and so forth.

Bad/Evil, while portrayed by inherently 'ugly' things like the orcs and such, is also primarily displayed by dark, burning destruction and obsidious smoke (which I like to think of as an offshoot to the imagery of coal smoke and mining from the coal boom).

There's a lot of literal light = good and dark = bad (the spiderthing's cave being a prime example, in the lattermost of books). BUT TO THWART THIS ENTIRE THING, is the struggle of Smeagol, seen as a beastly thing but when left to his own devices and isolation he is as innocent as a child. Every move he makes is to fawn over his obsession but when his obsession is out of mind, he acts on the simplest of notions from his roots as something very much like hobbitkind (and hobbitkind really portrays the sort of pastoral but rather communal, English countryside view).

I could write essays. We could have whole discussions on the figurative nature of Tolkien's representation of Good and Evil. But you might get bored and dig into some really good Pratchett.

miquashi,

April 3rd, 2012, 4:15 pm

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Even way back women still did more than people give them credit for.

I think impulsive was a very good word for her though ; )

Laitma,

April 3rd, 2012, 8:49 pm

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Hahahahah, love the expressions~ x)
And gosh, I just, love the way you draw snow~

Oh, and by the way, love your new top-page-banner! SUPER pretty. <3

annabanaani,

April 4th, 2012, 3:12 am

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This story is so beautiful. And you're reaaaallly talented.
And the color sheme - i didn't credit in my last comment, did i? Anyhow, it's so nice! It gives such a nice feeling to this.

And this page here: the expressions. : D You are really good at them, they are filled with feelings and thought and stuff : D

Catiris,

April 5th, 2012, 5:21 am

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Love these characters!

stupidarghs,

April 6th, 2012, 11:05 am

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I was reminded of A Series of Unfortunate Events while reading through this comic :D

but wait dun take it as an insult as some people do :c
i dont mean your unoriginal (pfft far from it!)or anything but that
the way you portray the atmosphere and characters is amazing!

I was a big fan of A Series of Unfortuante Events when I was in middle school xD
and the way I visualized it while reading looks like a bit like yer art
it's really cool :D

anyways keep up the great work with this story
I don't have to repeat myself and say incredible again xD

MadMindInk,

April 7th, 2012, 2:58 pm

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@stupidarghs: oh i'm deff not offended =) I too liked A Series of Unfortunate Events, and even the movie. The art on the books was nice too, although not like mine. Dont know if I imagined it to look like my comic, but hey an artist brain is like a boiling pot. everything smooshes together.

Only I dont think I ever got to the end of the books. I just could not read about the adults in that world. One book or two of stupid grownups ok, but 13!! no thank you. I get too angry XD

The_mad_one,

April 11th, 2012, 11:33 am

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You probably meant 'Stay' in stead of 'Say' on the second to last panel.

Nice expressions.

MadMindInk,

April 16th, 2012, 5:24 am

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@The_mad_one: woops! thanks i always miss something.

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