February 11th, 2013

In which Master Agorath continues drawing on the furniture.

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Comment by Marvelous TK

wait church of the artist

do your characters worship you

is that what is happening here


posted at 12:27am on February 11th, 2013

Reply by Nziz

Hahaha, that would be fantastic!


posted at 3:00am on February 11th, 2013

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posted at 3:07pm on February 11th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

I just need you to know how happy this comment made me xD


posted at 11:58pm on February 12th, 2013

Comment by Kwaj

I've always enjoyed the various literary universes where song/verse are the controlling operators of magic - this is a great variation!

I picture the Valar creating Middle Earth, but instead of a Heavenly Choir, it's much more Neil Gaiman, with scruffy twenty-somethings "arting" in the park. Most are grouped near the rim of a stone fountain, laughing and chatting, passing drawings back and forth to collaborate on. One or two have easels and oil paints; the group points and shouts suggestions. A few have sidewalk chalk, and are making like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. On a bench about fifteen feet away is Melkor, sitting by himself, wrapped around a sketchpad, making nasty faces and slashing angrily at the paper with a charcoal stick.

Also, boss candle flame in panel 2!


posted at 1:07am on February 11th, 2013

Reply by Nziz

That is also fantastic. Somebody needs to draw this!


posted at 3:01am on February 11th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa


Also it sounds like you really need to start making a fantasy story with this kind of creation myth as well!


posted at 12:01am on February 13th, 2013

Comment by Glew

So, who else thinks the "We can't really-" part sounds rather suspicious?
I also wonder why he's staring at his forearm tattoos. Is that part of the time-crunch element?


posted at 10:09am on February 11th, 2013

Comment by Riverfox237

"....Do you hear....sobbing?"
*dies laughing* Ohhhh that was wonderful.

HMMMMmmmm...I wonder what Agorath's wrist markings have to do with the imperitiveness of getting that research? Also, Agorath amuses me, esp. after your caption about him being like a cat. XD

I also find it REALLY ironic that Mr. I'ma-Control-Everyone-Against-Their-Will-Like-Puppets is calling these guys profane. WHAT IS THE BASIS OF YOUR DEFINITION SIR

....Does that candle have a face? I feel very strongly that it has a tiny, tiny face.


posted at 3:10pm on February 11th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

ahahahahahaha YEAH IDK APPARENTLY PUPPETTING PEOPLE AROUND IS JUST TOTALLY APPROPRIATE??? I'm.... not sure I agree with him on that one



posted at 12:03am on February 13th, 2013

Comment by Obligatonym

Why does Agorath look so cheerful when talking about signing an oath in blood? Why... why would anyone look cheery over such a thing?

Also... so this ritual magic is like... I dunno... a corruption of whatever passes for divine magic? Well, maybe not a corruption of it. Just an expansion of it, it follows some set of rules and these people ain't above tampering with it a little. Err... though, I'm wondering if Iavin's objection is to do with him being religiously devout at all or if it's more to do with ritual magic having a habit of going wrong. Because, you know, runewriting is SO much more reliable. ;>_>

Err... as for the arm-symbol-thing, I'm guessing the symbol is either growing or decaying of its own accord. Either implies that they gave themselves those sweet tats without really knowing what they were doing which... err... sounds a lot like something this organisation would do, I'm not gonna lie.


posted at 6:51pm on February 11th, 2013

Reply by Rachel

Okay, that last line cracked me up WAY too much. xDDD


posted at 7:47pm on February 11th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

AW MAN these speculations and theories are just all making me SO HAPPY GOSH. I'm not going to answer ANY of them but these are great and I like the way you think!

Also seconding Rachel, that last comment is wonderful.


posted at 12:06am on February 13th, 2013

Reply by Riverfox237

"I'm not going to answer ANY of them but these are great and I like the way you think!"

I love how gleeful you sound in your flat-out refusal to be helpful. XD


posted at 2:26pm on February 14th, 2013

Reply by Rachel's Mom

Third-ed! It definitely sounds like something they would do! :)


posted at 10:41am on February 13th, 2013

Comment by Amaryllis

Ah, an oath sealed in blood. It's a good thing Agorath doesn't have a habit of, say, changing the terms of magical oaths after people take them, huh? I'm on to you Agorath.


posted at 3:31pm on February 13th, 2013

Comment by Why?!?!

Honestly, the thing that keeps grabbing my attention is that Jonan looks much closer in age to Iavin than Master A.


posted at 5:50pm on February 13th, 2013

Comment by Hiai

Much as I am wondering what's going on with Sev and all, I can't help but LOVE this little foray into the Agorath Order and the insight it's giving not just about how the magic works, but the politics that inevitably arise. Agorath and Iavin are each cracking me up in their own ways, but Esra is the real bust-up. Control freaks are funny when the world doesn't conform, aren't they? XD


posted at 8:13pm on February 14th, 2013

Comment by Wabbajack

... What would Esra say if he saw my room? Wait, don't answer that.

Also, my cat does exactly the same thing as Quentin sometimes. When I pick him up and dump him down on the sofa to annoy him, he makes an infuriating comeback by making himself comfortable. *sigh*


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