January 9th, 2018
Comment by Sing
I don't quite understand what's meant to be happening in the last two panels? Is that thought bubble hers or Zira's?
Also is he performing a trick for her or is he casting the mind-reading spell he mentioned to Sev, and if yes, why is she supposed to be looking at him?
posted at 4:41am on January 9th, 2018
Reply by Himochi
I’m pretty sure he wants her to watch because she was interested in seeing him cast earlier - since he mentioned to her that his spells had runes to make them uninteresting!
posted at 6:45am on January 9th, 2018
Reply by Shazzbaa
Mochi has it! Xira mentioned that most of his spells are magically "uninteresting" and that you could be looking right at him and still miss the casting. Tareth wanted to see, so they had a chance to try it with this mind-reading spell!
posted at 9:05am on January 9th, 2018
Comment by Himochi
Good hover text big agree - such good and beautiful colours!!!
posted at 6:46am on January 9th, 2018
Aaaaaaa thank you!!
posted at 9:07am on January 9th, 2018
Comment by Townovu
Bajaosj Tareth that’s adorable. XD
posted at 6:48am on January 9th, 2018
Comment by Why?!?!
This begs the question: is Sev actually practised in turning people into moon wolves? Because he doesn't just automatically get an animal perfect---runewriting takes work, right?
posted at 7:38am on January 9th, 2018
THE QUESTION EVERYONE SHOULD BE ASKING
Comment by Diana
T-Tareth did you somehow blink at precisely the wrong moment and heck the spell up?
'cause that last panel looks like SHE is the one reading his mind :o
posted at 8:36am on January 9th, 2018
posted at 9:08am on January 9th, 2018
Reply by PK
posted at 10:57pm on January 9th, 2018
Reply by Maria
So, it's like... in the presence of Sev, miscasts are bound to happen?
First Sev himself, then Jonan, now Xira. ಠ___ಠ
posted at 3:56pm on January 14th, 2018
Reply by MagpieM
Oh! o m g
aaaaaa (this is like potentially delighted screaming, btw)
posted at 2:28pm on January 12th, 2018
Comment by Chrysalis
Tareth: I'M SO EXCITED TO SEE THIS SPELL oh hey look at that rock Wait did he cast it already?
While I'm always interested in Sev's shapeshifting shenanigans, this makes me wonder if turning everyone into Muulorns would actually be as unobtrusive as he thinks. Have any other runewriters tried this approach before? Do the locals already know what signs to watch for? Even if the crew looked and smelled correct, would it still be obvious that they were a bunch of Muulorns with human mannerisms/body language, wearing human clothes (or feeling awkward while NOT wearing them), speaking in various human accents through mouthfuls of unfamiliar teeth?
(Also, what is Sev actually doing there in the background?)
posted at 9:58am on January 9th, 2018
Reply by Sahara
GOOD CATCH. Sev looks like he is going to try turning into a Muulorn anyway...
posted at 1:32pm on January 9th, 2018
"speaking in various human accents through mouthfuls of unfamiliar teeth?" is an amazing sentence, I just want to say
BUT YEAH, being turned into a muulorn wouldn't mean you magically know all the correct ear and tail movements needed to not commit several faux pas (paws?) so it would definitely be a VERY IFFY SOLUTION if actual interactions were involved. xD
posted at 1:56pm on January 9th, 2018
Reply by Chrysalis
...On the other hand, now that I've seen the adorable fluffiness that is the vote incentive, I kind of want them to try anyway.
posted at 3:56pm on January 9th, 2018
Comment by Mythee
For people that don't think in sentences and instead think in pictures, symbols or abstract/otherwise equally inaudible associations instead, wonder how this spell would be rendered?
I always expected that when mind reading, it would be difficult to tell one's thoughts apart from the thoughts one is reading. Since after all, we don't usually have voices in our heads when we're thinking. It seems like picturing an audible voice track to voice thoughts in our heads would be deliberate, not automatic.
posted at 9:52am on January 15th, 2018
Personally, I don't really imagine Xira as "hearing" the thoughts he picks up on! It's less that people think in audible words and more that these are the meanings he's picking up on.
though as far as telling them apart, I actually think people's thoughts would have a distinct Feel, and you can tell when a thought Feels like someone else's! (Part of the reason Xira's suggestion spell tends to be in first-person rather than second-person is to imply that he feels like your own thoughts instead of an outside source).
posted at 10:19am on January 15th, 2018
Reply by Mythee
Ohhh that makes sense. OuO The first person thing is a clever way to convey that!
posted at 12:18pm on January 16th, 2018