6th and 9th are my favorite expressions. Although magic shoes on a crippled girl with wooden feet is by far the most off kilter thing I’ve read/seen in a while.
It’s from the original fariytale “the Red Shoes”. right down to the wooden feet
Well, now, we ARE a bit two-sided, aren’t we. Look at that first pathetic expression, then all into Joy of Killing and Taunting. Multiple-personality much?
And *wooden* feet. That’s very interesting. She appears to exist in the here-and-now and MUCH better prosthetics are available these days. So why wood…
It was wood in the original fairy tale.
Well, yes, but now that you’re here in the 21st century…
i’m really, really diggin’ the art. you’ve got a nifty style.
and gothette keeps looking all regretful and sad (always just before grinning evilly… but still!)! in this page and yesterday’s too. it makes me want to hug her. our love still has a chance!
I have to agree with Ryk. Why wood feet? And why did wheelchair girl “have” to be in there? I’m guessing that it has something to do with who she was, who Jack is/ was and of course the shoes.
Though this means a lot of questions will remain unanswered until a few chapters.
We are cruel storytelling narrators that way.
aaaiiieee!! you cruel storytelling goddess!! If I have to guess, I will guess that Vanessea is the one who put her in the wheelchair. Could you please tell us the name of the woman in the wheelchair?
nevermind, guess her name was Karen. So Jack was there for Karen. Jack is a name that shows up a LOT in fairytales. I’m reminded of Charle DeLint’s “Jack the Giant Killer”. So my guess: 1. Vanessa put Karen in the wheelchair, 2. Karen kept the shoes safe somehow. 3. Jack loved Karen, and came earthside to be with her. But hey I’m just guessing at this point.
I love all this guessing! I can’t tell you for it will be all revealed in due time, but i’m glad to see you are having some interesting theories.
THE PLOT THICKENS!
Thickidy thick thick!
Such a clichéd phrase.
So many possible synonyms to use instead, and yet the same wording is utilised every single time.
“someone is wrong on the internet”
which fairy tale are w talking about here with wooden feet?
Try typing “Karen” and “red shoes” in google. You’ll see. *laughs*
Ohhh… the Dancer.
I get it now. I’d thought it was other Oz reference with ruby slippers, and was deeply confused. ^-^;
And now I just really want to know ALL the things about Karen’s life.
It’s great to read something that’s both enjoyable and provides prgamatdisc solutions.
Half long hair, half shaved, i wonder if that is part of her apparent split personality.
Rereading (and finally reading the comments), and I feel kind of stupid now. I had put together red shoes+dancing and immediately jumped to the end of Snow White when the queen is fitted with red-hot shoes and dances herself to death. I was wondering how that could possibly work with (obviously flammable) wooden feet! And I’ve read that story before so I really have no excuse.
Wait, so if namesakes go to other worlds for their stories, this implies that they can also bring back artifacts out of the world that are central to the story itself. Unless there’s a new pair of red shoes for each “Karen.” Or possibly I am over thinking things again.
Either way: Brilliant comic! So much love!
That girls has issues.
I love how transparent her emotions are here. Kudos!
That is some rapid bipolar stuff right there.
I’m finally re-reading Namesake and I have to say you guys still amaze me! Also if I’m not wrong is Karen from the fairytale The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Anderson??
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