May 9th, 2017
Comment by TheHeroicOne
hOLY SHIT I'M SCREAMING, OH MY GOD!!JONAN'S OKAY!!! HE'S TALKING!! AEMBER CAN W A L K!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!
posted at 12:08am on May 9th, 2017
Reply by Shazzbaa
(omg bless this comment)
posted at 7:19pm on May 10th, 2017
Comment by Shy
Waaahhh all my cherished little beans are okay!!! QuQ
posted at 12:15am on May 9th, 2017
I CANT GET OVER THE IDEA OF JONAN BEING A LITTLE BEAN
JONAN IS...... A VERY TALL BEAN
Comment by MagpieM
Hmm... Tiny magic-free zone that disrupts, but doesn't "kill" spells and/or miscasts? That's intriguing. Gah, I have so many questions!
The vote incentive is too cute. ...I may have saved it to look at again when I need a dose of cute...
posted at 12:20am on May 9th, 2017
Comment by Kiri
oh my god.
the shocking thing on the previous page? I COMPLETELY DID NOT NOTICE. THAT SEV'S HAND. WAS A HAND. I THOUGHT THE SHOCKING THING WAS SEV'S HAND PASSING THROUGH THE PINK CRYSTAL THINGY. I THOUGHT THE SHOCKING THING WAS THAT THE CRYSTAL WAS NOT SOLID.
IT COMPLETELY DID NOT REGISTER TO ME THAT THE TENTACLE HAND WAS GONE DESPITE YOU LITERALLY SPENDING THREE PANELS ON THAT.
anyway what I'm saying is that I'm amazingly dumb and also I was really confused on this page for about a whole minute.
But also now I'm really really worried for some reason next page when???? ??? A WEEK???????????
ps necropony is such a good pony aaaaa.
posted at 12:23am on May 9th, 2017
oh my gosh!!!
THIS IS THE SECOND TIME A HAND HAS BEEN COMPLETELY INVISIBLE, WHAT KIND OF WEIRD HACK OF THE HUMAN BRAIN HAVE I DISCOVERED!!!!
posted at 1:35am on May 9th, 2017
Reply by bbullock
"Make hands invisible! Glovemakers hate this artist/writer for this one, weird old trick to... make hands... invisible? Oh, who are we fooling? Even we can't make fake news out of this, folks..."
posted at 10:18am on May 9th, 2017
Comment by Quabus
EH? EHHH!?!?! That circle... undoes spells? Probably says something pretty interesting about aberrants. And why is it so different in the daytime?
posted at 12:43am on May 9th, 2017
Comment by PK
....So I'm relieved that the vote incentive shows Jonan talking to Necropony, clearly outside the circle, because I briefly interpreted his stepping backward over the line and then going "..." again as his mouth sealing up again once he was out.
posted at 1:26am on May 9th, 2017
(you had it right! In the vote incentive, he's jumping back over that boundary line in order to talk.)
posted at 1:33am on May 9th, 2017
Reply by Shweta Narayan
AUGH (but pleeeeeease someone get him something to eat & drink while he's in the circle!)
posted at 4:06am on May 9th, 2017
Reply by PK
No, okay, now I see. Sorry!
posted at 8:21am on May 9th, 2017
Reply by Glew
Ack no! So it is confirmed that this is temporary. :(
But to be honest, it would have been a very abrupt resolution to the whole issue.
posted at 2:40pm on May 9th, 2017
I thought that was what happened, but wasn't 100% sure... waiting to see if he demands his money back from Sev.
posted at 10:21am on May 11th, 2017
Comment by Salaru
Did Jonan step back out of the circle and get his mouth sealed again...?
posted at 1:49am on May 9th, 2017
My thoughts exactly!!! Argh! I was getting so hopeful here!
Y U DO DIS Shazzbaa? Y u do dis?
posted at 3:45am on May 9th, 2017
Comment by Dktr
I KNEW IT. At least they get a temporary reprieve. Poor Aember though, she's really not gonna like going back into that box again.
JONAN'S SO CUTE WHO ALLOWED THIS. Necropony is his buddy... aaaaaa ;0;
posted at 1:57am on May 9th, 2017
Comment by eoforyth
Oh. I hope that they think to get Jonan a
decent meal and a good long drink before the glow disapates. The incentive sketch: Awwww, he really does have a soft spot for that pony -- and I'm wondering about things like the 'spare parts' comment, now! How much effort must he put into keeping Necropony viable, considering how long they have been together (and yes, Xira, it IS really cute. And Jonan would kill to keep it quiet ;) )
Poor Æmber, I suspect it will hit her hard when she realises she will need to be back inside the box soon, and I will wait and see what happens - will the book, pencils and squirrel return with her? She needs to have some new sensory input after all those years.
Also, just what's going on with the Argorath rituals and artifacts? And, and... I have so many new questions and theories about what is happening, I hope you don't keep us in too much suspense, Shazzbaa!!!
posted at 2:54am on May 9th, 2017
Reply by TheOtherDibbler
'I hope that they think to get Jonan a decent meal and a good long drink before the glow disapates'
I was just thinking the same thing - he needs to sit in the middle of the circle and have a good dinner before they set off again. I bet he has so many questions about that spell too, he's going to spend ages trying to figure out how it works I reckon.
posted at 3:04am on May 9th, 2017
snap! I had the same thought. Possibly all of us did at this point, I've been getting sympathetically hungry just looking at Jonan lately
posted at 4:10am on May 9th, 2017
Reply by Asterai
I think that if no one else remembers, Jonan will remind them. Very emphatically.
posted at 3:12pm on May 9th, 2017
Reply by eoforyth
Someone get that man a straw to hold between his lips before he leaves the circle!
posted at 7:32pm on May 9th, 2017
OMG bless you all for being so concerned about Jonan's health, you are all so sweet, this angry necromancer has done nothing to deserve your love
posted at 7:20pm on May 10th, 2017
Comment by TheOtherDibbler
Sooo... it looks like it only works inside the spell circle. That's going to be a disappointing shock for everyone in a moment. :/
I do like that it's hinted at in the second panel with Sev's feet - the one in the circle is going back to normal, but the one outside isn't.
Also: OMG the vote incentive is adorable! XD
posted at 2:59am on May 9th, 2017
Also, also: I see Sev's horns are still in place, which raises some more questions. I know he's had those for ages, and I don't recall if they were the result of a past miscast or deliberate, but if they were from a past miscast it seems like the spell circle only undoes the recent/aberrant-related miscasts. So Sev's hands and feet, Jonan's mouth, and Aember's box are all related to the 'taint' that's going around and are different to normal miscasts? And the spell only affects the 'tainted' miscasts?
posted at 3:14am on May 9th, 2017
I got completely confused because I thought Jonan's mouth was resealing, then thought he was talking outside the circle in the vote incentive and that Sev's hands had stayed normal when he reached out of the circle to grab the box. But now I see what you mean!
posted at 8:23am on May 9th, 2017
Comment by Why?!?!
OH MY GOODNESS the vote incentive! I cannot handle how sweet and cute that is!
But other than that, this is going to suck. I wonder if they'll get the ritualists/aberrant hunters after them again? They're rather obviously displaying that they've got a bunch of miscasts, and the Agorath Order has already determined they're "tainted".
posted at 3:01am on May 9th, 2017
Comment by Kira
Get that man some food and water!
Hmmmm....wonder what'll happen if Xira goes in there?
posted at 6:57am on May 9th, 2017
I don't think there are any miscasts, or any magic, really, at work on Xira. Even the evidence of him being some kind of runecaster is hidden by a physical covering.
posted at 7:28pm on May 9th, 2017
Reply by Heather
I would't be surprised if he steps in, runs off and grabs a notebook and pen, goes back in, and writes down all the memories he's miscasted away from himself.
posted at 8:33pm on May 9th, 2017
Comment by Toanovu
OKAY QUICK SOMEONE GRAB FOOD AND WATER AND HAND IT TO JONAN WHILE HE'S STANDING IN THE CIRCLE THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT EVERYTHING ELSE CAN WAIT
posted at 7:14am on May 9th, 2017
Comment by Karen
I was going to make a comment about Aember probably needing some serious help walking after being mostly sedentary that long... But I suppose if hunger or aging aren't a problem, neither is muscle atrophy.
(Assuming the faceplant is just due to the sudden absence of wall / awkward descent)
posted at 7:59am on May 9th, 2017
YEAH -- there might also be some element of LOL THATS RIGHT GOTTA MOVE LEGS TO WALK and being uncoordinated, but not atrophy so much!
posted at 7:21pm on May 10th, 2017
Comment by Meggyc
That vote incentive. I can't. I really can't get over the cuteness. That makes me so happy.
I also want to join in the chorus of people saying "Please get Jonan something to eat and drink!"
posted at 9:12am on May 9th, 2017
Comment by The Quiet One
180th'ing someone to get Jonan some food and water NOW. Who knows how long that spell will last. Not to mention, they're drawing an awful lot of attention with their celebrations...
posted at 11:34am on May 9th, 2017
Comment by Ghostygoo
One of the things I love about Johann is that while he's not evil, he is the practical one
posted at 2:15pm on May 9th, 2017
Comment by Capsin
@Jonan CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG
posted at 2:28pm on May 9th, 2017
OH MY GOSH JONAN PLEASE DONT DO THIS PACE YOURSELF
Comment by Khend
Well, a magic suppression field has its uses i suppose... Think they could get that on some sort of giant scroll they could lay out when Jonan needs to eat?
...of course, the further problem occurs to me: this is a suppression field. I'm at least 83% certain that every single one of the abberants are still in the middle of that patch of anti-magic.
posted at 3:02pm on May 9th, 2017
Comment by Random Passerby
Gosh I'm really glad they get this brief reprieve, but yeah, it's gonna be such a kick to the gut when those two realise their fixes aren't gonna stick. But hey, maybe it'll fix things in a slightly different way. Maybe Æmber's forcefield will come back as a hamsterball, for ease of travel.
I'm genuinely wondering if Jonan's being so nice to Necropony just to make sure Necropony doesn't cross the line (still cute that he cares enough to), or if this is genuinely what his Necropony-related inner monologue has been like the whole time, he just doesn't want anyone else to know that. Either way I agree with Xira.
Also Necropony sitting like a good dog I am slain
posted at 4:04pm on May 9th, 2017
THEY'RE GOOD ZOMBIES, BRENT
posted at 7:22pm on May 10th, 2017
Comment by AndyW
I don't suppose anyone in this reality has ever thought of a nasogastric tube? Jonan could really use that.
Or I suppose, in extremis, he could try sucking water up into his nose and swallowing it that way? Messy, undignified and... yeah, he'd never go for it, would he?
posted at 4:30pm on May 9th, 2017
I suspect most things needing something like that are handled by healers (and remember, Jonan actually is a healer), and it certainly didn't seem too odd for the runecaster that rehydrated him to do so without physical intervension. But if he can open his mouth in the circle, perhaps a straw in the corner of his mouth might help bypass the miscast.
Really, though, can you see Jonan doing something so undignified as to snort water up his nose? He would have to be in a VERY bad way to even try it, and certainly not where anyone might actually see it.
And speaking as someone with a swallowing problem, inhaling liquids could get it into your lungs, something you want to avoid for all sorts of reasons
posted at 7:45pm on May 9th, 2017
The gastrointestinal tract has two ends. One is the mouth, and the other is an even *more* undignified method of rehydration, albeit one that has no risk of inhaling liquids and is very effective.
posted at 8:36pm on May 9th, 2017
There was actually a LOT of talk about nasogastric intubation back when this first happened to Jonan. xD The main thing is that, while there are probably equivalent procedures in Varænske, Jonan certainly doesn't know how to do them because his specialty is MAGIC and he can't just google it. Finding a professional who still wants to help once they figure out who he is has been a bit of an ordeal so far.
Dehydration is a terrible way to go, and Jonan would probably(?) rather be undignified than die, but choking on water that you poured down your nose because you never imagined you'd have to know how to do this ALSO sounds like a bad way to go,,,
posted at 7:23pm on May 10th, 2017
Comment by Threnodi
I think everyone's already said most of what I had in mind but AAAAAH! Leave it to Jonan to probe when somethings' too good to be true. But at least he might have time to get a meal if the hunters aren't too suspicious! Maybe he can stick a straw in his mouth before he backs out?? Would that even help?
Also someone give Æmber a hug!
Seconding being curious if Xira would show any reaction stepping in. Also that point about Sev's horns not disappearing and what that might signify...ahhh so many questions and feels! Be safe Necropony!
posted at 7:07pm on May 9th, 2017
Reply by Salaru
I think Sev was born with them? He had them since the start.
posted at 3:19pm on May 10th, 2017
It's been implied that they were an earlier miscast that Tareth was around for!
posted at 7:24pm on May 10th, 2017
Comment by Heather
I can see AEmber sending everyone off to grab all the stuff she wants in the cube with her when it closes again, and then ditching some of it 5 minutes later when she realises she doesn't fit
posted at 8:49pm on May 9th, 2017
Comment by Ely
I can see Sev and Jonan's 'conditions' coming back once they leave the circle, but Æmber's isn't directly connected to her body. I think she might be free?
posted at 11:14pm on May 9th, 2017
Comment by Fay Onyx
So it's not permanent, but this will buy them more time if Johan can eat and hydrate while in that space. Humans can't go without water that long and they've been pretty active.
posted at 3:44am on May 11th, 2017
Comment by Mythee
So how do they like... take the circle with them >V
posted at 10:37am on May 11th, 2017
Comment by Kitkat
Sorry to burst your bubbles guys, but I doubt the change is forever. Did you see the wisp of red light across Jonan's face when he stepped inside the circle? It appeared again when he stepped out. The circle may be a spot where no magic can appear, but that magic still exists, so they revert back to the way they were before. This may just be a theory, but my friends and I think it's a likely one. Why else would that little wisp of red appear on Jonan's mouth?
posted at 6:03pm on May 11th, 2017
Comment by Eliz
Argh, could they just break off a piece of the giant glow rocks to carry around with them so they could be un-miscasting continuously? But the whole un-miscasting prob requires all the runes and junk along with it so- ugh. Never mind.
But wait- somebody get Jonan some food! He's prob satrved half to death right now. *throws a bag of chips*
posted at 1:14am on May 13th, 2017
Comment by Elaborate
Can Sev carve runes inside the circle, considering he's running out? I guess it depends on whether he needs to use magic to make them in the first place.
posted at 5:45pm on May 13th, 2017
Comment by The Mad Psychologist
Yeah, Sev still has horns. Weird.
It's going to be dangerous if anything is in the way of Aember's forcefield when it comes back.
Is there any chance at all that it isn't actually connected to her location, but that her location just had to remain inside it? Might it not come back around her?
posted at 8:06pm on May 13th, 2017
Sev's always had horns, hasn't he?
posted at 3:11pm on May 14th, 2017