September 9th, 2013
Comment by Shazzbaa
P.S. -- A slight administrative thing:
Ahhh you guys, I really don't wanna fuss at anyone for commenting a whole bunch, because I love comments and I love hearing from you guys always! ;u; And I'm really fortunate to have a comments section where you guys can reply to each other and stuff and I think it's RAD -- But I do wanna ask you guys not to take up too much space with off-topic conversation! I'm sure no one meant for it to, but it ends up being unfair to anyone who checks the comic late in the week and isn't able to comment on the actual page without their comment getting lost in the conversation. I feel bad cutting anyone out, and I don't want that to happen! ;u;
BASICALLY all I'm gonna say is that if you're chatting in the comments and it gets long enough that you feel the need to "start a new thread" because the replies are getting too narrow, that MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME to exchange emails or DA accounts and become penpals. xD
BUT THAT SAID thanks always for your comments, guys; you don't know how much it means to me to be able to hear back from you all. It's probably my favourite thing about doing a webcomic. ;u; <3
posted at 7:10pm on September 9th, 2013
Reply by NoRAd
Sorry! I'll probably forget at some point and do more off topic commenting, but I totally won't be offended if you delete it.
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You'd think Tareth would be used to this kind of thing by now, and like, tap his shoulder or something.
posted at 10:13pm on September 9th, 2013
Reply by Shazzbaa
Aww, I don't mind off-topic commenting here and there! *u* It was just the sheer volume of posts in that convo that made me worried it would scare others off, haha. But it's all good! Thank you for being so understanding! ;u;
(Hahaha idk man that may also be the face of someone who is entirely TOO used to this kind of thing..........)
posted at 10:28pm on September 9th, 2013
Reply by Grumpy Old Snake
OH gosh that is a totally legitimate point. Sorry for not thinking of it sooner! :/ Seconding NoRAd, if it happens again because I'm a completely forgetful person like that sometimes then seriously feel more than free to say something. ^^;
That panel with Tareth nuzzling with the mount is just the cutest thing ever, I'm not gonna lie. Makes me smile, she just looks so content~ I also really like how you take a few 'thoughts' for the mentions of the necropony to grow in volume as he homes in, it's a really cool effect. And Xira's ^^; face when he's bluffing his way through 'asking' around.
posted at 10:47pm on September 9th, 2013
Reply by Wabbajack
I'm going to offer special apologies since I was the one who started it ohohoho but I'll make sure I keep my comments brief now.
Jackrabbit = adorable. Xira = really tolerant, I'm amazed that he's so used to mind reading that it doesn't seem to bother him. Tareth = still Tareth. XD
posted at 2:43am on September 10th, 2013
Grumpy Old Snake - Ehehehehe thanks! MAN that is the first thing I would do if someone left me alone with a bunny-chocobo
But seriously, thanks for being so cool about this, you guys! ;u; And nawwww Jack, you don't have to worry about brevity, I love long comments! I don't even have any problem with long replies. c: As long as a personal conversation doesn't start taking over the comment board, it's all good! :"D
posted at 2:23pm on September 10th, 2013
Comment by Tehbeefer
What Grumpy said, plus I felt the chain of thoughts confused me a little, but I figured it out quickly enough, although I'm wondering if that first bubble shouldn't also be grey and black like Xira's "Where."
Waitjustaminute, that ended with a period, not a question mark! Who does that actually refer to? Necropony, is that you?
posted at 12:20am on September 10th, 2013
Comment by NoRAd
And I just now remembered that Xira is a mind reader. . . So he's going to realize Tareth is mad at him pretty quickly. Or maybe she's not mad at him, just frustrated. But whatever the case, he's gonna figure it out really quick.
posted at 2:55am on September 10th, 2013
Comment by Riverfox237
Aw, give him a break, it's got to take some getting used to having to face a person every time you speak to them. I know I have a strong tendency to look away from people entirely when I'm talking to them. ^^; I love the little comments to himself regarding the crowd, very authentic. XD We've all had that, "Okay don't walk in front of me and then STOP, dude." I'm also amused that Xira uses the word 'dude', mainly because it helps prevent me from sticking him in some sort of 'stereotypical posh-speaking Arab' type of slot. Stereotypes are dumb and fun to destroy. :D
.........OH MY WORD I JUST FIGURED OUT THAT XIRA IS PSYCHICH took me long enough ha XD; Wait...was that black speech bubble him sorta motivating someone to think of the information he needed? IS XIRA A WITCH I WONDER except his bangs are orange. Hmmm...
posted at 9:32am on September 10th, 2013
Reply by Kwaj
OHHHHHH, he *did* "push" someone for details, didn't he?
posted at 9:10pm on September 11th, 2013
Reply by Threnodi
I sorta figured the 'dude!' comment was someone behind Xira thinking that because Xira was cutting through the crowd and abruptly stopped when he 'heard' a thought about Necropony..though I agree it's fun when he says more casual things like 'oh, shoot' XD I like how Shazz describes him as 'so smooth' but also a goof, it certainly seems supported in his behavior!
I really love all the different fonts and ways of writing different forms of communication-- the hazy bubbles for thoughts, the bubble-less outlined words for lipreading dialogue that would have been inaudible at that distance, Jonan's writing, Tareth's unique speech etc. It adds so much flavor!
posted at 4:15pm on October 28th, 2013
Waaait maybe those aren't his bangs. Maybe those are turbanjewels. In which case, yup, he's totally a 'witch' or whatever they are called in general. I thought those speech bubbles were all Xira but I'm starting to realize they were all mindreading bubbles.
posted at 9:34am on September 10th, 2013
>u> Ehehehehehehe, yup, those are TURBAN ACCESSORIES and the only thing we've seen of Xira's hair has been his eyebrows. c:
posted at 2:26pm on September 10th, 2013
GASP! His eyebrows aren't black tipped!
Okay, yeah, I'm done, and I know that none of the other characters have had color-tipped eyebrows either.
posted at 3:35pm on September 11th, 2013
(Jonan does! But yeah, it's kinda hit or miss. xD )
posted at 9:25pm on September 11th, 2013
Comment by Obligatonym
Hmm... Xira's very definitely avoiding mentioning that he's a Witch of Mind now. I'm guessing, based on how they mark witches coming into the town, that they ain't all that fond of 'em in these parts.
Probably rightly so. Energybenders can manipulate the four classical elements which, whilst potentially dangerous, is hard to hide. Sure, shapeshifters could probably turn you into a newt, but you'd get better. As for life mages, they seem like clerics or druids in a setting where CoDzilla is thankfully averted.
But witches? Man, all reading your mind and controlling your body, combined with a bunch of other freaky powers, allegedly. They might not use those powers for harm, but it's gotta make people paranoid; gotta make 'em all with the being distrustful.
posted at 10:02am on September 10th, 2013
alsdkjsd "witch of mind" omg
*spends too long thinking about what class Xira would actually have*
(As for CODzilla being averted, I think it's mostly averted b/c the different things clerics can do tend to be split up. Runewriter healers don't also control nature, and runewriters with nature magic can't also cast debilitating death magic, etc etc.
....which might make Jonan basically the sole example of CODzilla???? which sort of explains a lot now that you mention it..... >A> )
posted at 2:31pm on September 10th, 2013
Comment by Glew
I honestly sort of completely forgot about the mind reading boy with the bunny-bird.
Not something I would have expected to say :)
But so glad we see them again (I mean Xira and Tareth), curious how _they_ are going to fare. Hopefully better than the other too - though that still doesn't imply a lot. :L
posted at 3:07pm on September 10th, 2013
Ahahaha I KNOW IT FEELS LIKE SO LONG SINCE WE'VE SEEN THEM (I'm excited to check back in with them too! *u*)
posted at 9:27pm on September 11th, 2013
Reply by PK
I'm glad to see them again too! (...And I kind of hope they can help with the other two, although I am trying to be patient and remind myself that there could be reasons this may not yet be the Will of the Artist. ;))
posted at 8:20am on September 16th, 2013
Comment by Dire
Tareth's face cracks me up so much in the last panel.
I'm jumping on the Xira Is A Witch bandwagon. I can't wait to see him without the turban on.
And lastly, "I ride animals a lot...kind of" xD I wish at had a shape shifting best friend.
posted at 7:56pm on September 10th, 2013
Reply by Tehbeefer
^- reads "I wish at had a shape shifting best friend."
I just got that connection, and there I was wondering "I wondering if she spends time on a farm or something?" xD
posted at 5:18pm on September 11th, 2013
Reply by notepadgirl
Ok, you probably meant "I wish I had", but when Tehbeefer didn't change it, I tried to make sense of "I wish at had a shape shifting best friend" and... Tavros. I wish Tavros has a shapeshifting friend, with his liking animals and all. It kinda fits.
[[So I'm thinking this is the kind of comment I shouldn't post here? If this is too off-topic and just helps to swell the comment section, feel free to delete this comment, Shazzbaa. If I see this comment was removed, I won't think "omg im being oppresseddd!!!1", I'll get what sort of stuff I'm not supposed to write here. I think this should also go for every other wtf comment.]]
posted at 10:21pm on September 17th, 2013
[[Nahhhh, I only delete stuff if it's obviously actual spam, or like this one time that someone commented on the page to be like "HEY SHAZZ, THOUGHT YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN THIS UNRELATED ARTICLE I FOUND" and I asked him to please email me stuff like that instead. xD Otherwise I don't really wanna start POLICING THE COMMENTS FOR RELEVANCE and I'd hate for you guys to be nervous of posting something that you wanted to say! ;u; ]]
posted at 11:33pm on September 17th, 2013
Comment by Tama-chan
I...I like Xira's turban. :T I think that it's cool that so many different cultures are in your webcomic. So many people are like: "Take off the turban!" but I'm sitting here quietly whispering "But it's cool..."
posted at 12:21am on September 11th, 2013
Oh no, the turban's cool. Keep the turban (and the rest of his Highly Fashionable Apparel). We just wanna see what the protein he's extruded out of his head looks like, it's like a mask for his head.
posted at 5:07pm on September 11th, 2013
Reply by Tama-chan
Hmm, mind reading abilities, secretive about his identity...Xira's a superhero! ...Kinda.
posted at 1:13am on September 12th, 2013
Oh, goodness. I'm with Tehbeefer here -- I have to admit, I think I interpreted most of the comments about wanting to see him without the turban as "Ooh, I want to see the clues on his head!" not "I don't want to see him with the turban anymore."
(...Although, oh dear, I keep forgetting he's a guy. *hangs head*)
posted at 8:17am on September 16th, 2013
Comment by Dragon
Oh. I always thought Xira was a girl.
posted at 9:38pm on September 11th, 2013
Comment by Wabbajack
asdfghjksdfgh It's Esra's birthday in 16 minutes where I live! I'll play the hell out of Temporal Shenanigans to celebrate! XD
posted at 2:45pm on September 12th, 2013
(omg it's amazing you noticed this b/c I definitely just queued this up for tumblr a couple days ago xD )
posted at 5:12pm on September 13th, 2013
I didn't even see that!! But in a way, I cheated... I added all of their birthdays to my Google Calendar so I got the notification in an email. XD But I promise Esra, I do care! Really!
posted at 5:22am on September 14th, 2013
Some of the banner faces (especially Xira and Pony) have greenish dots around them. I only raise this 'cuz the others don't. It's not the biggest thing in the world, more of a super-minor aesthetic inconvenience. Still... maybe if it's not too much of an effort, at some point you could clean it up? I guess?
Maybe it's because I do lots of proofreading at my job, and my eyes are fixed on spotting errors... sorry 8]
posted at 4:47pm on September 12th, 2013