Well, color me EXTREMELY excited for tomorrow.
SHRIEKS SO HIGH ONLY THE DOGS CAN HEAR
o.o Was our new friend Elsa the Snow Queen!? *kidding, but… XD*
“Then, I’ll remember him. My friend. I don’t know him any longer, but I miss him all the time.”
Wrong character, right story. I think our new friend may be Gerda.
Oooh, that’s a great theory! Considering that Kai was kidnapped by the Snow Queen and Gerda’s whole drive in the story is to find and rescue him, it would explain our mystery girl’s longing to remember him.
isn’t there an old lady who uses a comb to make her forget about him?
YES! And the roses remind her and she breaks free of the old woman.
so, keep an eye out for stuff to do with flowers, or people named Rose. I’ve read a version of Sleeping Beauty that say’s here name was Rose… though most people say Aurora.
Hmm. Our new character disappeared into snow? Is she the snow maiden?
And it looks like Nose may be about to redeem himself; I’m guessing the stupid thing is to go against One somehow. Bird does love him, it’s sweet.
Looked at the doodles on tumblr, love the sleeping Warrick with the comprehensive guide to Dorothies. Sorry Warrick my dear, I don’t think that’s going to help you understand Emma any better.
I’m going with The Snow Queen, myself–Firebird makes fire; Snow makes, well, snow. Also, mirrors figure in the fairy tale: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Snow_Queen (I don’t know how correct the Wikipedia summary is, but it sounds like it might fit)
One of my ideas about the “stupid thing” is he’s going to kidnap Emma and possibly remove her mental masks.
Bird: Why do you need to infringe upon my personal space for this?! Stupid Nose.
Ya know, the expression “what’s her name” really takes on a new meaning in this comic, doesn’t it?
Ooooh the girl is a character from The Snow Queen,
Nose just what are you planning? Gah, I’ll be anxious until the next update. I know Nose’s plan has to be big. Also it seems like we might get a glimpse of Bird’s powers.
Not gonna lie. I have sexy fanfics running through my mind right now.
People keep saying snow queen and not saying that’s not it but uh….remember how Glinda used snow to help awaken our original Oz friends from the poppies?
I actually did not remember that, good call! Mystery Girl does not seem particularly awakened, though.
No you’re right….hmmm well we shall see I guess o-o
Wait. If “Gerda” (if that is in fact her name) doesn’t get a tag, why does Bird get a tag as “Vanessa?” It seems inconsistent.
The evil authoresses wish to keep us guessing who she is; we already know Vanessa/Bird.
Whether we know shouldn’t matter, though, not in a story that places such an emphasis on names. One’s taken her name and stuffed it into, presumably, Emma. “Bird” is the moniker she has adopted, and thus that is her name. Like Renge was always tagged as “Renge,” even after we learned that she was Jellia Jamb.
I couldn’t tell you why Bird is tagged as Vanessa, but Mystery Girl is a brand new character. Her name is deliberately left out because we seriously don’t have a clue who she is yet. And neither does she. Also, Renge and Jellia are sort of treated as different people.
My guess is that Mystery Girl’s name is a spoiler of some kind. Like you’ll notice Nose is always tagged as Nose, not Rumplestiltskin.
Likely because “Vanessa” is in the alt text of the comic
That’s different, the alt-text is basically the authors’ first comment. How a character is named in-story (which to my mind includes the tags) and how they are referred to out-of-story should be distinct if they are separate terms.
The new character has not gotten a tag yet because her identity has not been revealed yet. Once it has been, she’ll get a tag.
Vanessa is the name of her character tag because she was first identified in the story by her real name long before she was identified by the moniker of “Bird.” It’s not a huge spoiler that Vanessa is a Calliope member that turned to the Rippers and sold her name and is now known as Bird. 85% of that material is given right out in chapter 1.
How I choose the character tags is based off their role in the story and the likelihood that someone reading it for the first time will be greatly spoiled by reading the tags. Like, if you notice, we use “Nose” as a character tag but not his real name because that is a huge story spoiler for new readers. We want to preserve that reveal as much as possible. Same thing goes for “One.” Whereas the djinn was identified right away because it wasn’t that big of a spoiler. Originally, Fred wasn’t tagged in his earliest entries, though I’ve gone back and done so now that the story of Elaine naming him isn’t such a huge spoiler. Likewise, this new character’s first entries will be tagged with her name at a later date after her name is revealed.
There is a method to my madness. Truly.
And now we know! ^_^
Is that Gerda from the Snow Queen?
Also, Nose, if “something incredibly stupid” means “rescuing Emma from this awful place” then you are FOREVER REDEEMED in my eyes.
omg I’m sure of it. I missed the Snow Queen story in Grimms’ because of Frozen (& a play I was in once): I thought that they were both girls.
Also, Nose being intense.
My heart is like wow.
If Emma & Warrick end up together can I have Nose? Please?
Wait- I want Nose too! D8
You just read my mind on all accounts. I wondered if we were going for Anderson’s Snow Queen when she mentioned her friend and seemed to desperate to find him… I hope it is:). Also… Yay! Please Nose do what I think you plan on doing!
NOSE, THAT’S CHEATING. XD
ZOMG, Nose you DAWG! I really hope he’s going to give Emma back her freaking memories, I need to see some Emma and Warrick interaction again.
That doodle of Warrick wearing glasses makes him look like Tip from Skin Horse.
KISS! OMG KISSS!!!!
Hmm, wasn’t part of The Snow Queen about the boy turning into ice because of the mirror shard lodged in his heart? But the character from the last few pages didn’t look like a boy, although if she’s a Namesake then her story could have gone badly and she got it instead….
Most of The Snow Queen is about the boy’s friend trying to rescue him. She’s a girl.
Exactly, it was a boy with the shard in his heart, not a girl, but, since the implication is that when Namesakes are reliving stories they can go a bit differently, maybe something went wrong and she got a shard in her heart as well/instead of.
That probably could happen! But I dunno if it happened this time. No matter who she is, I think she’s messed up now because her story got absorbed into Emma and she doesn’t know what’s going on.
I say mostly because the mirror shards in the The Snow Queen just make you a huge pessimistic jerk, and Mystery Girl seems more confused and sad than hostile.
I DO believe she’s Gerda now….
Personal space, Nose.
Nose is just in every girl’s personal space, isn’t he? What a jerk. Hmph.
Nose, if you do anything to screw with my ship, you will feel pain like you have never felt before. I don’t care HOW handsome and charming you may be….
I’ll join you!!
If Elsa shows up I’m going to lose it.
Elsa is a Disney copyrighted character and will not show up. Unfortunately, she’s not a generic fairy tale character, she was invented specifically for Frozen. However, if you want to see Elsa in my style, my commissions are always open
Hey Isa, I was wondering if you guys had anymore Namesake banners? Other than the two tiny headshot banners of Warrick and Emma?
Oh I can make some extras if need be! What is it for? What size do you need?
I drew her and Anna in the past after seeing the movie :
If Nose IS planning on kidnapping Emma, would that count as Rumplestiltskin taking a first born child? And what are the odds that he’ll survive when One finds out??
*sudden thought* What if One is Rumplestiltskin? After all, the whole story of Rumplestiltskin is the power of a name…
*Reads more comments* wait…do we already know Nose is Rumplestiltskin? :[ Clearly I’ve missed something… Maybe a reread is in my future
It’s in one of the last pages of the preceding chapter :
Oh!! Thank you! Hmmm…I wonder if “Nose” is HOW One manages to rip names. For some reason, it seems like a power “Rumplestiltskin” would have. Based on what we’ve seen of Nose’s powers/knowledge of the situation, it seems like something that would be consistent?
Nose is being so mean right now. Bad Nose, using Brid’s feelings against her.
I love the art in the last pannal and even though the frist pannal is a little off the progression from good to bad is really qutie incredable. (this is meant to be taken as a complment)
To be fair, she was just being mean to him
OH MY GOSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
i cant believe what my fuckin eyes are seeing
this is.. is… omg *www*
I wonder if the mystery girl could be the Snow Maiden Snegurochka. I just read that story and for some reason our mystery girl made me think of her.
Aw that’s a pretty sad story, poor Snegurochka.
I’m thinking: what if the selling of a name gives the namesake opposite powers to that they have? So that’s Emma showing the original powers of Vanessa?
Probably not but I think it would be cool.
So I mean the girl could be Gerda from The Snow Queen (searching for a male friend, the mirror) but it could also be the Snow Maiden, or a couple of other stories. *sigh* Why can’t things be easy for once?
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