Dammit, Nose. Why must you still be so handsome, even while roughed up. And I’m glad to see Vanessa again. I can tell time has passed since the once side of her hair has grown out some… unless it’s just an evolution in the art style.
The marks on his face remind me of those on Anlise when she was possessed by poppies.
I don’t know why, but when I look at bird…the first thing that comes to my mind is snow white…which seems unusual considering her previously shown powers. eh, maybe it’s a *cough* coincidence *cough*.
Looks like Vanessa or Bird is back. She is much nicer than that sea bitch, I mean Fish. Anyway looks like the gang is all here, hope we find what One’s agenda is. :/
“Oh. I guess I am.”How do you NOT notice when blood is pouring out of you?!
Actually, it’s pretty easy. I’ve sustained numerous small cuts and such while gardening or bicycling or doing other physical activity that I didn’t notice until I went to wash my hands or looked in the mirror. Sometimes the mind just doesn’t process pain from small injuries under certain circumstances.
I’ve actually completed skinned my knees before without noticing that I was bleeding, pretty badly I might add.
The pain itself was registered, but it wasn’t until I actually looked down at my knees a few minutes later that I realized there was blood. I figured it was just a scrape.
Anyways, point is: if he was in a scuffle or whatever it might’ve been, there’s a good possibility that between adrenaline rush/trying to get back to headquaters/etc. that he wouldn’t have noticed the gash in his arm.
When I was 16 I got a stitches worthy cut on my knee and didn’t even notice until I realized my knee felt wet.
I still have no clue where that cut came from.
When I was a kid I was knocking on a window to get a boy inside’s attention (I wanted to be let in). He had just come over to the window when it shattered. I ran to go find an adult who could unlock the door and help him. It wasn’t until everyone realized that the boy was fine, and started questioning me, that his sister came asked if I knew my hand was bleeding. There was a puddle of blood beneath me, and I hadn’t even noticed. In the end I had the worst injury.
I’m told by friends who are Police & ER workers that people who have been stabbed quite often think they’ve only been punched, until they actually see the blood. I’d guess adrenaline is responsible.
I’m always surprised how big Nose is when we see him close to other people.
I sense a wee bit of rivalry between Fish and Bird. Nice job implying that with panel 5′s view of Fish while Bird is speaking. Well played!
…Sooooo, is Bird the Swan Princess, Fish the Little Mermaid (?), and Nose Mr. Famous Wooden Boy himself, Pinnochio?
Bird is from “The Firebird”, Fish might be “The Little Mermaid” or “Ondine”. Nose’s story is unknown as of now, so we will have to wait and see in due time.
Man, been a while since I’ve even seen the NAME Ondine.
If she IS a.. (What should you call it? A refrence?) refrence to Ondine, there will be about a million more respect points for the authors here.
Not that my respect points matter, but eh.
Y’know, I’m still not convinced these guys are bad guys. I mean, okay, Bird killed Karen, but we’ve established that she was possessed and therefore probably dangerous and better off dead. Maybe this whole giving up your name is just supposed to protect the Namesakes from their powers, which can obviously be dangerous to themselves and others?
I dunno. Maybe I think too much.
It’s true that we don’t know much about what the deal with these guys is. But their less-than-amiable way of confronting problems (killing Karen for the shoes, plus that whole situation with Nose and Emma) when “better” ways to solve the problems were clearly present (Bird could’ve just stolen the shoes from Karen at knife-point, and Nose could have briefed Emma about what he was doing) makes me inclined to think that they are an antagonistic organization. You’re right about Namesake powers being dangerous though. The scenes featuring Alice with Lewis Carrol established how the stories and a namesake’s powers are morally ambiguous, at best.
Namesakes giving up their names could be morally ambiguous in the same way. But there is definitely something fishy going on with this organization. More clues need to be sniffed out before people will fly off the rails with proper conclusions.
And here I thought Fish would be going rogue from the Rippers, as she ‘stole’ the shoes from Bird.
Maybe they have warring sections?
It’s every man for himself to get brownie points from One.
Then why would Bird even give Fish the shoes?
Someone was suppose to take them for her, Fish just pretended it was her instead of Nose.
You can also not register pain/bleeding/injuries if you have something else on your mind. When I was 18, my 80 year old great aunt parked her car on my foot. I didn’t realize it until I looked down to see why I couldn’t move my foot. What was on my mind? The interview that I was going to have to do with Burl Ives’ widow, for my school newspaper, fretting over how I was going to wrap my boyfriend’s Christmas present when, to this day, my 7 year old niece can wrap presents better than I can, and, um, yeah, I think that was it.
Also, I like Bird.
Maybe Nose is Pinocchio? Just saying
Are we gonig to see the face of One? *waits in excitement*
Is Bird’s dress a clue to her namesake?
Vanessa’s looking almost… tender. Can it be that she’s not a murderous psycho?
I know this probably doesn’t have anything to do with anything, but him calling her Little Bird just makes me think of Man of la Mancha.
Oh my gosh, it wasn’t until just before I read the page that nose is probably Pinnochio.
And then I read the comments and everybody else is like, “Nose is totally Pinnochio, right?”
And then I was like, “CURSE YOU, PERRY THE PLATYPUS PEOPLE THAT GET THINGS FASTER THAN ME!”
We know Nose is Arab (Isa’s comment at http://namesakecomic.com/comic/i-will-remember-you/)
So why would he be Namesake for an Italian lump of wood, when there’s a thousand and one more appropriate tales? It’s just the nickname he’s taken to avoid being a Namesake that suggests it.
Previously it was explained that the ethnicity does not have to match the original story. The most obvious example already shown is Wendy (from Peter Pan). The current Namesake is of African descent while the original was Caucasian.
There has been a lot of speculation in past comment sections about the story for Nose. Since Vanessa is from The Firebird (from the authors) and now goes as Bird, the speculation around Fish and Nose has been centered around the stories that would make sense with the new nicknames.
I am finding it very hard to dislike any of these people.
Me too! I like the rapport between Bird and Nose. It is always nice to see “bad guys” who are friends (or friendly) amongst each other; it adds more dimension to their supposed villainry.
So, ok, we see a lot of protagonists with Calliope. What about the Namesake Antagonists? Is that these guys? Is that why they renounce their names? Think about the implications, if Bird were the Evil Witch in Snow White.. then… Gosh, perhaps things are more confusing for them than we thought! :O Destined for evil.. and remember what Alice said a few pages back? Writers must behave as well!
I like Bird’s shirt! She looks tired, though. Something’s not going well.
Is it just me or does panel six look like a scene from Beauty and the Beast?? lol *squeeeeee in hopes of epic plot twist!!*
Bird looks so pretty!!
It feels like we’re about to uncover a bit more about the head of the Rippers, but screw that! I’m happy with seeing more of Fish!
Stupid Nose. If he’s the mystery masked guy messing with Emma’s memories of Oz, he deserves every cut and bruise he now has. *lol&
Hey FANFICTION.NET now has a fanfic section on it website dedicated to any fan stories written about Namesake if anyone is looking for a place to post them. Does anyone know any Namesasske fanfics out there, and where I can find them to read?
If Nose is cut on his left arm, why is the blood going down his right leg?
I think that Fish might be from the little mermaid story. You know, because of the ‘Fish’ thing.
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