FLASHBACK WITH NOSE TIME, RIGHT?
Please let it be so.
Her snout is unusually round and clownish, yes.
Also wait… the house looks fine? The window was healed????
*Admiral Ackbar voice* “It’s a trap!”
Hmmmm, methinks Calliope did a lil cleanup job there. You’d think they’d at least clean-up the glass.
And a flashback! Maybe we get to find out a little more about the Crewe sisters’ mom.
You’re assuming that enough time has passed for Calliope to come and fix the place. Can they just wave a magic wand and repair the window?
I’m not even sure Calliope has given Elaine and Ben much of a chance to describe what happened in detail. (I don’t remember that conversation, anyway.)
Anyway, for all we know either the Rippers or the ghost could have repaired the window.
Yay for upcoming Crewe Maman! Betcha a cookie we still don’t get to see her face yet…
Also, that fox doll is so cute! I wonder if it’s significant in any way, shape, or form. Or maybe it’s just there to be cute.
Flashback time! It looks like she stepped on the shards of a broken mirror, that’s gotta hurt. The feeling of walking on glass, reminds me of “The Little Mermaid”, and how she felt walking on her new human legs. I feel close to that story because it reminds me of me. So lonely, no one will love me. :’(
I thought of the mermaid tale as well, it’s iconic.
A broken mirror? Seven years of bad luck? Or a broken portal to Wonderland?
Foxes bring Japanese stories to mind of the kitsune, as well as the various tricksters, and, for me, a favorite childhood book “My Friend Foxy”.
How many of the fans check this on the stroke of midnight? I always do. Incidentally is Emma’s first language French? I know the story takes place in Toronto not Montreal but were the girls born there. Or was “Maman” the only French speaker?
I think it’s supposed to be Farsi or Arabic, based on the use of “habibti”
Maman means mother in both of those languages as well
Emma is speaking French. She first addresses her mother as “Maman” in chapter 5. The girls grew up in Quebec, and they’re half-French on their father’s side. They moved to the Toronto area about five years before Namesake starts.
Emma and Elaine’s first language is French. They’re bilingual. Their mother is from Puerto Rico and their father is from Montreal. His parents moved to Montreal from France. During the Christmas bonus comic, it was his family that he and Elaine went to go see.
One mystery solved.
Well this gives me a good idea about how to draw them now… For all you non-artists out there trust me when I say it can be hard to draw and color someone from your mind without giving them a little history. Now I have a base for what her skin and hair will look like in my style. yay for comments~~!!
Their mom’s from Puerto Rico??!! :O :’) I’m puertorrican!
So…does that mean they know some spanish too?
Little bit! But they mostly spoke French at home
Canon factoids noted.
Quebecois, French and Puerto-Rican hmm?
Hmm. The broken glass suggests the damage was real, so either a)something fixed it (somehow generating new glass) or b)the ghost (or something) is making it appear fixed; or maybe c)Emma’s not seeing everything correctly.
I was thinking it was the ghost. but i like the idea Emma is just to messed up to see things the way they “really” are.
I also like C. Helps the theory that we don’t get a perfect shot of the house yet.
I’m voting for hallucination too, either caused by the ghost or Emma’s mixed up head. It’s only been ~1-2 days since it was damaged, I don’t think anyone could have fixed things that fast.
I’m in doubt, though, because the taxi driver never expressed any doubt about her destination. I’m quite sure he could see what he was driving up to, and he didn’t think it was out of the ordinary.
I’m not sure it’s even been that long! I think it’s still the same morning.
It’s the same morning, and she gave the address to the driver before dozing off. Just confirming that the taxi driver isn’t magical. Just friendly.
oh. okay. I thought the taxi driver looked like lewis carroll.
wouldn’t that be strange? Lewis carroll driving a taxi.
Why the hell is she picking broken glass from the edges?!?!?!?!
Because it makes her look intelligent and pondering. Obviously.
I’d say confused and thoughtless, but anyway. XD
You’re broken?! I’m so sorry to hear that.
Wow, I just noticed that in the flashback scene that first shows Emma going to the doctor as a child, she has similar spots around her head, white instead of blue, and gets a nosebleed too. So whatever Namesake quality Emma has, has been with her since she was young, or the ‘memory modification’ thing has been done to her since she was a child. (Just a theory!)
I’m thinking Namesakes are born that way… Alice started when she was very young, right? Or do they gain the story abilities when they reach the comparative age of the character?
Maybe One has been trying to prevent her from accessing her abilities all along?
Poor little Emma, stepping on glass is never fun.
It leaves scars :
Ouch…very deep cuts. WAIT! Is THAT why she was going to the doctor in that flashback????
No, if that had been why, I don’t think she would’ve been walking there. It could’ve been something else.
True, I hadn’t thought of that…
And that is one of many things I deeply appreciate about your comic… it’s so easy to forget the little details over something spanning a good bit of time (whether in character terms or creation terms!)… but you ladies have been so careful to keep it all, even down to scars on the feet!
…not to mention, totally giving me an excuse to go back and re-read the archives every so often…
Me: The clues are there! I just need to re-read the entire archive one… more… time…
My cat: …Put away the magnifying glass and pipe and FEED ME.
I adore complex, detail-ridden stories myself. I know it’s not always the most accessible type of storytelling, especially in the webcomic format, but I think everybody loves to be Sherlock Holmes
The mind is the greatest power we humans have. I always enjoy and admire the give and take here in the comments section. A question is asked by one reader and answered by another. Someone poses a possible explanation and another poster takes it down with an overlooked detail.
There is an old Japanese story about the Sword of the Demon. It is so sharp that it can cut nothing at all. The human mind is a tool that sharp . It can cut nothing at all at all.
Got a little sententious there. Isa/ Meg, your creation is an excellent whet-stone for the mind.
You girls are so cruel. Poor little Emma! Poor big Emma, too…
Mirror, Behind the looking glass reference? maybe? what kind of flashback will this be!
I just spent hours reading the whole thing from start to finish without stopping, when I come to this page and click on the picture only to find IT DOESN’T GO TO THE NEXT ONE.
WHAT?! I’ve been sucked into this comic and was waiting to see Warrick again and UGH UGH UGH Love is cruel. And I mean my love for this comic.
I know, right? welcome to the comic.
Welcome to the one day wait.
Welcome to the Update Mousehole. Pitch a tent, grab a seat by the bonfire, and grab a S’mores, while we wait for the next update to emerge!
…and I just imagined Warrick being introduced to S’mores.
Warrick: This is serious magic. I think my heart is growing back. And my fingers are trapped in sticky! Get it off me!
Emma: It’s called marshmallow. Eat it.
from what chapter are those two little pictures you posted on the link?
I want to look at the chapter better so I can start thinking up theories
It’s the first page of chapter 5 : http://namesakecomic.com/comic/morning/
Are we going to see what’s going on in Oz?
just luv the fox there. somehow i’d figured her for more of a fluffy unicorn kinda gal :p
Just wait, the fox probably has uber-hidden meaning too.
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