October 11th, 2016
I mean, I wouldn't want 100 tiny severians crawling all over my room either,
posted at 9:04pm on October 12th, 2016
posted at 12:18pm on October 17th, 2016
An arguably good time for your mind tricks, Xira. :O
posted at 12:27am on October 11th, 2016
What do you mean? What mind tricks? hehe no one... he isn't I mean come on he is perfectly mundane!
Jokes aside, my thoughts exactly. Though reading a haunted mind might not be super safe? I can imagine Xira going into that virtual mind ready space and then he opens a cupboard and BAM full of spiders!
posted at 4:31am on October 11th, 2016
I wonder how good he is at seeing through illusions? He might be too busy dealing with whatever terrors he is seeing to be able to think about what might be causing it for a while.
Then again, this is Xira. We've had strong hints that he's been through plenty of stuff before and probably isn't too bad in a crisis.
posted at 8:26am on October 11th, 2016
Noooo, don't wake Tareth and invite her into seeing nightmares. Wake AEmber, she's ACTUALLY USEFUL.
Pity AEmber won't be woken by all the hubbub, and like Tarri is going to bother chatting with her once she wakes up with whatever evil thing Tareth will be seeing.
posted at 2:12am on October 11th, 2016
I love the progression of Sev's face between panels 2+3- it goes from 'Oh crap spiders!' to 'OH CRAP TARRI!!!'
posted at 2:22am on October 11th, 2016
SEVERIAN'S PRIORITIES, ALWAYS
posted at 9:05pm on October 12th, 2016
Haha, that would be thrilling arousal. But, given that I like spiders, I mostly sympathise with Jonan here. Honestly, I think there is nothing I hate more than being disturbed when I'm TRYING TO SLEEP OVER HERE GUYS. And then being unable to verbalise my frustration? THAT is a real nightmare.
posted at 3:23am on October 11th, 2016
...I can get the frustration, but it looks to me like he is actually going to wake up Tareth, so he may be taking it seriously. Whatever he thinks of spiders. (Can anybody else actually see the spiders?)
posted at 10:31am on October 11th, 2016
No, not likely.
Earlier when Tari was creeped out by the inn's facade, Xira was complaining of *hands* everywhere, something Tari did not see at all. The illusions seem to be at least somewhat specific to the person seeing them.
With no one else reacting and later panels free of illusions, I think we are being shown that everyone else is seeing an illusion-free room.
posted at 1:44pm on October 11th, 2016
So, it's keyed in to the person's deepest fears?
Follow-up: Sev's deepest fear is Tarri getting hurt? ULTIMATE BROTP.
posted at 4:37pm on October 11th, 2016
*jonan experiences nightmare visions; literally nothing is different, this is already a nightmare*
posted at 9:08pm on October 12th, 2016
Hahah oh my so much is going on!
The spider-less page doesn't really have the same kick. I guess that is th epoint, but it just looks like Sev wakes up covered in silk drapes. Poor Xira, you are not alone, I have no idea what's going on either.
And that vote incentive! I can't decide if Jonan is frustrated because they don't let him speak or because he is a necromancer and is clearly a much better authority on ghosts and souls than these too goofballs and he can't tell them just how wrong they are.
And is there a misty aura surrounding Sev???
posted at 4:28am on October 11th, 2016
I'm wondering a lot if that's a general "oh crap this is freaky get Tarith out of here," or a "i'mma have to fight the thing get Tarith somewhere away so she doesn't get caught up in it," or even "I know something specific about Tarith and fears and she needs to get away from the fear monster NOW."
posted at 7:01am on October 11th, 2016
honestly any time you wake up covered in spiders it's a safe bet that SOMETHING is very wrong
posted at 9:31pm on October 12th, 2016
I live in Australia, that scenario is known as 'Monday'.
...Ok, I exaggerate a little, but I've woken up with the *outside* of the house looking a bit like that occasionally. Inside the house is usually ok.
posted at 11:17am on October 13th, 2016
I thought in Australia you wake up covered in Spider on Monday. Just one really big one.
posted at 8:37pm on October 16th, 2016
I think Jonan's saying something along the lines of, "Use your mind magic to rid of of the horror! While he's still just harmless!"
posted at 9:36am on October 11th, 2016
Hmm,based on http://runewriters.com/index.php?c=184, we can establish that Tareth isn't exactly petrified of spiders -- she seems more inconvenienced/grossed out than scared. Nor is Sev's reaction protective there, so probably not allergic either. Since Sev is panicking now, he either believes these particular (illusion) spiders are poisonous, or he can somehow tell these spiders are mind-magic-y and wants Tareth away from that.
(I have been watching a lot of Elementary lately)
Also I find this turn of events very interesting -- I'd assumed by how nice the room was that the facestealer-door had kinda claimed it as its own turf, hence the madghost staying out in the hall... The fact that we're now getting mindghosty stuff suggests to me that either the facestealer has been defeated or that abberants of different types have the capacity to work together.... After all, these two types in particular are after completely different components of their victims.
posted at 10:00am on October 11th, 2016
posted at 11:45am on October 13th, 2016
All this basically translates to "I see what you did there and I bow to your excellent use of subtle foreshadowing"
posted at 5:56pm on October 16th, 2016
What is the black mist-like stuff on Sev? It looks like it's concentrated around his hands/tentacles?
posted at 1:51pm on October 11th, 2016
Oh Xira, I identify with you on this page. Wanting to help but not knowing how and just being scared and confused instead.
I sincerely hope this madghost doesn't do permanent damage to any of the crew.
posted at 8:36pm on October 11th, 2016
HES TRYING HIS BEST
posted at 9:30pm on October 12th, 2016
Xira or the madghost? D:
posted at 4:48am on October 13th, 2016
I hadn't realized Shazz's response could apply to either part of my comment AAAAGH
posted at 10:35pm on October 13th, 2016
Oooo, I really want to count the vote incentive as canon - it's like a Runewriters slumber party! Can we just say that they actually did this before Sev fell asleep and had the nasty little spider dream?
posted at 10:06pm on October 12th, 2016
Haha! This is actually mentioned in the FAQ -- basically I don't Officially Canonise the vote incentives (imo, if it's important that it happened, it should be in the comic), but I consider most of the scenes to fall under "stuff that probably would've happened," so everyone's free to believe that they really did! xD
(I personally would be perfectly happy to write an entire freakin chapter of everyone just chatting into the night but that might be A LITTLE BIT MUCH for everyone other than me xDDD)
posted at 5:00pm on October 13th, 2016
Well, obviously I can't speak for everyone, but I would personally love it if you did a side story like that!
posted at 9:03pm on October 13th, 2016
I really am curious about what Xira's seeing. What classifies as a perplexing yet terrifying nightmare for him?
...Actually, he could totally be seeing tentacle hands there. If it were Jonan, not Xira there, I would totally classify Jonan's worst fear as 'turning into Sev'.
posted at 11:20am on October 13th, 2016
Xira just has No Idea What's Even Happening Here, and Jonan's helpful instructions were NOT, VERY HELPFUL,
posted at 5:02pm on October 13th, 2016
Comment by Ely
One would think Sev would have some sympathy for creatures people are afraid of because of their strange appendages. :p
posted at 12:08am on October 11th, 2016