Hmmm, just what was Karen hiding I wonder?
And didn’t Wendy have a labriat piercing in previous art, or does she just not wear it all the time?
She takes it out during missions because it can get caught during combat.
FINALLY. A comic with SENSIBLE characters written by SENSIBLE people.
Ahh, I thought as such. ;D
Did you mean “elaborate”? Or is “labriat” an actual word I haven’t heard before?
Labret piercing. Below the lip in the space between your chin and lip.
Yeah, that. I wasn’t sure I had the right spelling or not.
Okay, I’ve just been through the pages of the Archives that have Wendy . . . and I have NOT been able to find or see anything that resembles a “labret” piercing “below the lip in the space between the chin and lip”.
Closest I came was to the possible highlight on her lip in “Attention to Detail”.
I think she had one in the old banner illustration.
So, wait, was Karen hosting the ghost that’s now tormenting Emma?(because the ghost didn’t appear until after Karen was dead and Alice said that might of been what Karen was using the enchanted trinkets for)
Oh my. The Goblin Market. I so want to see what you two will do with that! *bounces*.
And you could be addicted to magic? Interesting. And hosting ghosts is clearly something Calliope knows about. Good. I do wonder if Emma’s ghost is the kind they are used to?
If Willow is any example, then I’d say yes.
At least we can assume Emma’s not hosting a ghost. It’s been set free to wander the world(s).
:/ Also, magical trinkets help sooth ghost possessions?
Assuming ghosts feed on the namesakes’ inherent magical abilities, one might be able to hold them off by keeping them full of magic from other sources.
Probably makes them stronger over time, though, so it’s not really a solution so much as just delaying the inevitable.
I want to see the Goblin Market!!!! MOOOOMMMMM! When are we gonna go to the Goblin Markets?!!! I WANNA GO NAO!!!!
Was Christina Rossetti a member of Calliope?
I doubt it. I’m betting regular humans can stumble across magical things without then devoting their life to them. Also, Calliope (so far) is only Namesakes.
Things are getting interesting in the real world again, or at least THESE characters’ real world. Look forward to seeing more! And by “no-kill shelter for the cat”, she means . . . . ? I’m not too familiar with that.
Many shelters (at least in California, not sure who lives where), kill an animal after it’s been in the shelter for a proscribed number of days. Here, I believe it can be as short as 48 hours without being claimed.
Even no-kill shelters have to kill the animals eventually, if no one adopts them. (I have read that after two weeks in a shelter, the stress of it all is just too much and the animals are no longer adoptable.) But they have better chances, at least.
I’m not sure where you read that, but as an employee at a low-kill shelter, I can certainly tell you that it’s patently FALSE. We have cats and dogs that have been at the shelter for months (remember, it’s winter right now and intake rates are lower at this time of year), and while the dogs go a little bit stir crazy if volunteers don’t come to walk them enough, the cats in particular relax more and more the longer they stay in the shelter. I suspect that the author of that little nugget was attempting to make their own shelter’s euthanasia policy more palatable for the general public.
Simultaneously, there is a grain of truth in what you said. No-kill shelters do inevitably euthanize SOME animals. Most understandably, this can occur if the animal has a severe illness that is not likely to respond to treatment. Euthanasia may also be used in a no-kill shelter if the animal has been deemed unadoptable for some reason, and this is where the water gets murky. Shelters sometimes claim that they find homes for all “adoptable” animals, but this can mean different things to different shelters. While mild upper respiratory infections (easily treated with a short course of antibiotics) may be treated at some shelters, others may deem the same animal unadoptable due to the cost associated with the medication (which, I should mention, is very low at shelter pricing). Even no-kill shelters that adhere to perfectly ethical guidelines for when they make the rare decision to euthanize don’t actually help the over-arching problem of pet overpopulation. While these shelters might not be forced to euthanize based on cage space, they are instead forced to turn animals away every day, and many have waiting lists with hundreds of animals on them.
Which utterly pales in comparison to the overarching problem of human overpopulation… but people are too busy exascerbating that in every possible way to even consider it a problem.
No kill shelters explained : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-kill_shelter
There’s a few in Canada, but sadly not enough. Here in Montreal, we are having horrible problems with the main shelter company (mandated by the city). It’s quite cruel to animals.
There are a few in Toronto, so Karen’s cat will have a comfortable life with Annex Cat Rescue.
Re-reading this section of this awesome story. Kitty says ” Thank” for the no-kill shelter call. It isn’t proper
English but hey it’s a cat. They don’t care.
Some animal shelters will euthanize animals if they get too full or feel the animal in question won’t be adopted. I assume that’s what IsaMeg mean.
Waiting for new pages is torture. T-T Even if this comic was updated every day, I don’t think I’d like the wait. I want to know more about the ghosts! Namely the one haunting Emma, or whatever the term is. It’s not really being hosted by her… I think…
Yes, they really need an object where they can just think at it and it turns their thoughts into a page. That way they could make… five a day?
Yes, a no-kill shelter keeps animals until they’re adopted. I got my first cat of my very own from one. She had been there six months and was so depressed she had stopped grooming. I got handfuls of fur out when I got her home and groomed her. She followed me everywhere, even took walks with me. She also brought me live birds until I belled her with two bells, one she could move quietly enough to keep it silent; but with two they tilted each other off perpendicular and that she couldn’t manage. Now, of course, not being a feckless teen anymore, my cats live inside.
I would buy that eight million times.
Oh thank god Alice. That cat will be safe. The Goblin Market? as in THE Goblin Market!?! Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market? Oh no, poor Karen. She must have lived such a terrible life to resort to that.
Goblin market? Hostin’g a ghost?!… INTERESTIN’! Thank goodness Alice cares for cats, by the way!
‘course she would! In the old Alice in the Wonderland story, Alice had a cat, too! :3
oh true! can’t believe I forgot that. Thank ye!
I find it bizzare after how many times Meg and Isa tell us Oz time and Real time are days-apart, people are still thinking weeks have past for them here.
IS THAT CHISORI’S BAG OF SPELLS???
Awww, even after all this time, she cares for cats like they’re her family.
June 20-22, 2014
Charlotte, N.C. - Meg only
July 10-13, 2014
Hartford, Conn. - Isa and Meg
September 13-14, 2014
Bethesda, Maryland - Isa and Meg
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