November 7th, 2017

UH DOES THIS HAPPEN, OFTEN???

As always, don't forget to vote for an extra doodle! This one is short and silly. :>

Comment by Kiri

That last panel tho. 👌👌👌

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posted at 12:19am on November 7th, 2017

Reply by Shazzbaa

(im so glad you approve)

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posted at 3:44pm on November 8th, 2017

Comment by The Wing

!!!

The runes! On his back! On his chest! On his arm! All of my questions!! ARE BECOMING MORE QUESTIONS!

What does it all mean? Why do they have so many runes on them? Why are their runes trying to kill them? How does working help push back malicious arm-runes? Why are their arm runes different to their chest and back runes? How many MORE runes do they have? HOW do they utilise these runes without the ability to runewrite?

The 'world gets sicker'? Are there more aberrants than there were before? How are aberrants born or formed? (I feel like that one's already been answered somewhere...) Or is he talking about how runewriters can now become 'tainted'? Still wondering how that happens and for how long it has been happening.

But for now, Esra must activate SUPER CLEANING MODE.

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posted at 2:50am on November 7th, 2017

Reply by Glew

I have all these questions and more. DAH PLOT THICKENS

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posted at 4:04am on November 7th, 2017

Reply by Devika

All of this! It's amazing how one page can lead to so many questions! Then again, Shazzbaa is *great* at filling each page with something meaty, I never feel like something's just filler.

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posted at 9:14am on November 7th, 2017

Reply by Thren

These are all good questions???? WHAAA

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posted at 4:52pm on November 7th, 2017

Reply by Shazzbaa

THESE ARE GREAT QUESTIONS :>
the only one I'm gonna answer for now is that no one in the comic has yet addressed definitively where aberrants come from! That one aberrant hunter in Ch One mentioned stories of runewriters becoming aberrants, and Sev was pretty adamant that those stories were made up, but that's pretty much all we have!

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posted at 3:46pm on November 8th, 2017

Comment by Quini

*QUENTIN ARE YOU GONNA DIE-?!*
Toning the dramatics down though...that rune thing does not look good. Did overworking cause the magic markings to expand? Hmmmm...I'm excited for how this (possibly fatal, but let's uh, hope not) mystery plays out as...
((I know they're all cultists with mysterious motives, but I'm still rooting for the Agorath Order for some reason?))

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posted at 4:25am on November 7th, 2017

Reply by Shazzbaa

(omg thank u to everyone who is appreciating these nerds, I'm so glad honestly)

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posted at 3:47pm on November 8th, 2017

Comment by Random Passerby

?!??!?!!!?!!!??!!????

?!??!!!?!!!

?!?!!!????!!??!?!!?????????????????????!!!???

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posted at 4:49am on November 7th, 2017

Reply by The Wing

Excellent point. I must concur.

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posted at 5:48am on November 7th, 2017

Comment by Toanovu

O.O O.O O.O O.O O.O

I can't any coherent thoughts about that just- O.O

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posted at 7:19am on November 7th, 2017

Reply by Shazzbaa

:3c

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posted at 3:46pm on November 8th, 2017

Comment by Himochi

(aaaaaaa AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAaaaaaaaaaaa oh my goodness)

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posted at 9:29am on November 7th, 2017

Comment by The Wing

I imagine Shazzbaa will have the urge to cackle maniacally upon seeing our reactions to this page. XD

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posted at 10:00am on November 7th, 2017

Reply by Shazzbaa

(I've honestly been clapping my hands excitedly for this entire scene xD)

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posted at 3:48pm on November 8th, 2017

Comment by The Quiet One

Hah - that middle panel. At first I thought Quentin was muffling a big sneeze.

I'll concur with everyone else that I, too, am dying to know what is going on with all the marks.

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posted at 12:15pm on November 7th, 2017

Reply by The Wing

Oh my gosh, I cannot unsee that now. That's totally what he's doing.

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posted at 12:32pm on November 7th, 2017

Comment by Why?!?!

WHAT.

WHAT?!

WHAAAAAAT?!?!?!?!

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posted at 1:35pm on November 7th, 2017

Reply by Glew

WHY?!

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posted at 7:51am on November 8th, 2017

Comment by Deedles

Insert the Metal Gear "!" sound effect here.

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posted at 2:44am on November 8th, 2017

Comment by Karma Squirrel

Now suddenly the variations on the ritualists' hand tattoos (not-tattoos?) make a little more sense.

And the questions multiply like vicious little bunnies that may or may not distract me from my NaNoWriMo-ing.

(Esra, please never change. You're a beautiful person, even if you are slightly OCD.)

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posted at 12:50pm on November 8th, 2017

Reply by Karma Squirrel

Is anyone else wondering what Esra means by "too close for comfort"? Is our brilliant and lovable Agorath nutcase in danger? (When it reaches his heart, is he gonna die? Please don't die. I would cry.)

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posted at 12:52pm on November 8th, 2017

Reply by Shazzbaa

solution: nanowrimo runewriters fanfiction

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posted at 3:47pm on November 8th, 2017

Comment by Asterai

GUYS GUYS did you NOTICE the rune GREW between panels 5 and 6, and again between 6 and 7? Oh my GOD that is TERRIFYING

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posted at 6:03pm on November 8th, 2017

Reply by The Wing

Yeah I'm pretty sure that is what caused the sudden pain/discomfort (for some reason I imagine it would be a burning sensation, as his skin looks really hot at the shoulder)!

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posted at 2:18am on November 9th, 2017

Reply by Shazzbaa

You're right about the burning, too -- the Agorath mark is a brand!

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posted at 2:59am on November 9th, 2017

Comment by The Wing

NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally ties in with the fact that they seem to cremate their dead... Their cause or cleansing ideology ties in with fire in more ways than one. HMMM...

(Also I can't believe you just told me that right off the bat! Should I consider it irrelevant to the plot? Or just a random act of kindness?)

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posted at 4:10am on November 10th, 2017

Reply by The Wing

Gosh darned socks, meant to reply to the above comment, not leave a free-floating nonsense message. And I do realise that last question will not be answered, yes. |-(

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posted at 4:12am on November 10th, 2017

Reply by The Wing

Also, how did I miss that there was a sound effect as the mark grew? Totally sounds like it's searing itself onto his arm.

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posted at 4:20am on November 10th, 2017

Comment by Karen

Yeahhhhhh that white marking on his back is definitely similar to or the same as the one on the back of our mysterious albino lady... So does that mean he can also reflect/repell rune-casts? A defense mechanism, in exchange for whatever cost that brand exacts at its endpoint...

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posted at 8:12pm on November 13th, 2017

Comment by Asterikos

OH! Is the mark an extension of their oaths? Like, he swore on the mark to "never rest" in his pursuit of their "unspeakable problem" then it "motivates" them, like the blood oath? Thats why Esra is fine right now, he already worked enough to keep the mark happy.

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posted at 3:21am on November 14th, 2017




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