August 26th, 2013

In all fairness, being suspicious of someone who looks like Jonan but is asking for help is probably a solid policy.

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Comment by Tama-chan

No this is not a prank and I would REALLY appreciate it if tattoo-head would help Jonan! (at least get the man some water, geeze...somehow.)

Ponies are always acceptable. I hope you know it was because of Today Nothing happened that I started watching the ponies! That one comic with Flak trying to convince you that some of the things could be a little scary for kids, such as Twilight turning into stone.

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posted at 1:24am on August 26th, 2013

Reply by Obligatonym

Hah! It's nice to know I'm not the only one who got into MLP due to Flak's recommendation.

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posted at 6:34am on August 26th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

Ahahaha that's awesome! The first time I told Flak that someone had come up to me at a con and said that my brother's recommendation had gotten them into ponies, he was THRILLED that people he'd never even met were watching My Little Pony because of him. xD

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posted at 10:40am on August 27th, 2013

Comment by Wabbajack

This whole page is priceless. I've literally been staring at this box for the past 5 minutes, but couldn't think of anything to say except that. I hope it suffices.

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posted at 3:54am on August 26th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

Dang, thank you very much!

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posted at 10:41am on August 27th, 2013

Comment by TuggyNE

So, I'm assuming this dude knows about the whole "your lips are now sealed, forever" trick Jonan likes to pull, right? If so yes that pretty much makes all the pieces come together for him. Heh.

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posted at 6:30am on August 26th, 2013

Comment by Obligatonym

Wait a minute...

Are shapechangers able to change their hair colour tip thingies? From what I recall, Sev is greenish in pretty much all his forms. But that might just be because he's all with the animal forms and not trying to imitate other humans.

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posted at 6:43am on August 26th, 2013

Reply by Grumpy Old Snake

I think he was more picturing an aberrant shapeshifter, like that bird that wasn't a bird at the beginning of things. Except... He probably wouldn't be offering the advice of 'your going to get yourself killed' to an aberrant...

I guess I stand corrected, and ask the same question. xD

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posted at 7:51am on August 26th, 2013

Reply by PK

Maybe he didn't completely think it through, and/or a shapeshifter working out the hair color (but not so well he/she/it wasn't wearing a hood?) seemed less implausible than Jonan asking for help?

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posted at 8:47am on August 26th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

The short answer is, it's possible to do that with shapechanging magic!

But yeah, Sev can't do it. That colour is hard to get rid of and you kind of have to be super specialised to even start developing a rune that'll do that.

Though the suggestion that it just seemed possible may not be far from the truth. Most people, even runewriters, don't know the precise limits of magic that isn't their own. Unless you personally know a shapechanger who has informed you that it's impossible to get rid of a runewriter's caster colour, there'd be no reason to think SOMEONE can't do that.

(Fun fact: Jonan has studied this stuff more, and knows it's possible. This is the real reason why his doorkeeper isn't supposed to let anyone in if they don't know the password, even if they look just like Jonan.)

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posted at 12:34pm on August 26th, 2013

Comment by RedClause

hahahahahahaha oh lord, Jonan everything that kicks you while your down is so so funny. XD I love the humour in this comic!

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posted at 11:10am on August 26th, 2013

Comment by Riverfox237

YAY PONIES!
I think you were VERY successful at drawing a pony in a turban, jsyk. =D

Now, on to the page! And for some WEIRD reason, my lengthy comment for last week's page disappeared (maybe I didn't hit send?) so I'll try to reiterate some of that. For last week's page, I mostly commented on how much I liked the random stranger offering Jonan help on the street, I mean COME ON, how many people even notice people they pass on a busy street, much less offer to help? And the last speech bubble was awesome at conveying emotion and tone just by it's shape and word font. Well done. =D

This page! I love the intermittent unsuccessful attempts at interrupting Jonan is attempting via writing. XD Aaaand it looks like the guy kinda figured it out there at the end. All you needed to do was yell through your lips, Jonan! That wasn't so hard, was it?

I love the new guy's receding hairline showing off his runes. And MAN I am jealous of your understanding of pacing and timing, Shazz! This comic continues to be highly enjoyable for your wonderful storytelling abilities. ^^
Btw, I also like how you do the angry head scribble; outlining it like that is a really clever way to make it stand out.

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posted at 12:16pm on August 26th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

Ahhhh gosh thank you very much! *u*

IT'S HARD TO INTERRUPT WHEN PEOPLE DON'T STOP TALKING TO LOOK AT WHAT YOU'RE WRITING GEEZ

Also being a runewriter makes losing your hair way cooler.

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posted at 10:46am on August 27th, 2013

Comment by Kwaj

That Life Mage does IT consulting in his spare time.

I feel good about "No" for Jonan's first word, but "wait" doesn't seem right for the second... hmm...

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posted at 3:02pm on August 26th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

(Nope, you had it! It's all caps, that's why the blocking looks weird. xD I STILL LOVE THAT YOU GUYS ARE TRANSLATING HIM )

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posted at 10:47am on August 27th, 2013

Comment by Carrot

Aw, he's having such a rough time! Maybe if he'd stop scowling he'd give a better impression... Eh, he still has his image.

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posted at 3:31pm on August 26th, 2013

Comment by Why?!?!

Pouty Jonan face!!

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posted at 12:21am on August 27th, 2013

Comment by Dragon

You know, Jonan is actually sort of handsome, in an irritable, skull faced way. Maybe if he ate more carbos he'd fill out a little.

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posted at 11:38am on August 27th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

...you mean your preference in men ISN'T irritable and skull-faced?

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posted at 1:37pm on August 27th, 2013

Reply by Wabbajack

Shazz, I think he's awesome in every way.

Uh, that sounded kind of awkward but I hope that doesn't matter. |D

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posted at 8:20am on August 28th, 2013

Comment by Wabbajack

OMG OMG YES I SAW XIRA AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE!! I have been waiting for that... Now I gotta see him on the cast page! *pointed look at Double Z*

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posted at 8:26am on August 28th, 2013

Reply by Wabbajack

OH MY GOD NECROPONY TOO!! /having a minor spazz attack, don't mind me...

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posted at 8:29am on August 28th, 2013

Reply by Wabbajack

(lol This is probably getting old for you but) OH YES IAVIN TOO!

... You know that I'm downloading all of their little pictures and putting them into a folder? *herp derp Jack is stupid*

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posted at 8:33am on August 28th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

XIRA'S BEEN IN THE COMIC FOR TWO. AND A HALF. PAGES. xD

But seriously, characters go in the cast page when (a) they have been given a name, (b) it's obvious in-comic that they're going to join the main cast, and (c) there are enough images of them that I want to crop for the cast page entry. A... a lot of characters end up getting put on hold for that last one. xD Jonan actually took forever to be added just because I wanted to have pics of him without wet hair, haha.

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posted at 8:45am on August 28th, 2013

Reply by Wabbajack

LOL! I suppose that makes sense. But still... (it's totally obvious he's joining the cast by now, come on admit it dude, he's even at the top of the page now and all, plus he's made a big connection with one of the main characters. It's impossible to butt him out now! Hahahahah!) I want to know what his song is! The suspense will be the death of me.

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posted at 8:54am on August 28th, 2013

Comment by Dragon

How do you pronounce Rusanne? Roos-ane?

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posted at 2:57pm on August 28th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

However makes the most sense to you! c:

But I pronounce it "roo - ZAHN." With the last bit kind of rhyming with "on" or "lawn." (THAT'S NOT QUITE HOW THAT VOWEL SOUNDS but I can't think of a better example atm SO THAT WILL HAVE TO BE CLOSE ENOUGH xD)

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posted at 6:34pm on August 28th, 2013

Reply by Grumpy Old Snake

I'd kinda been see-sawing between pronouncing it ru-ZAN and ru-ZAHN, the first one sounding like the 'a' in 'and', the second rhyming with 'Khan' (as in his wrath).

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posted at 8:10am on August 30th, 2013

Reply by Grumpy Old Snake

Though I guess I should be consistent. That ru is supposed to sound like roo. ^^;

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posted at 8:13am on August 30th, 2013

Comment by Wabbajack

Wait wait, if the runes reach all the way down to a runewriter's eyebrows, how come we can't see Jonan's or Sev's runes regardless of their hair? Or do some cover less of the head than others? Or do the runes magickally appear when someone starts balding? XD

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posted at 4:12pm on August 28th, 2013

Reply by Shazzbaa

They all have runes, but different runewriters are different! Like how Jonan's eyebrows are bright red but Sev's don't have any green in them at all.

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posted at 6:29pm on August 28th, 2013

Reply by Wabbajack

Ahh I see. So basically the coloured runes on their heads don't reach down as far as le balding fellow?

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posted at 12:55pm on August 30th, 2013

Comment by Ayemae

You know, it's worth noting that every time I remember Jonan, I, too, have to press my lips really tightly together, to suppress all of the laughter. :I

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posted at 5:08pm on August 28th, 2013

Comment by SotiCoto

Just remarking to say I'm done reading the rather short archive, and although there isn't much, I like what I've seen so far.
Keep up the good work and all that.

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posted at 5:19am on August 30th, 2013




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