KICK ASS, ALICE!!!! WHOOOOO!!!!
Calliope! I choose you!!!
Calliope uses Cheshire Mode. It’s Super Effective!
oh god XD. I love when she punches Vanessa.
Dang, Alice! You scary!
It’s still really odd to see a smile on Alice’s face, but the disconcerting feeling adds to the scene! GO ALICE! And Jack and Wendy!
Nose seems surprisingly unconcerned.
Bonus points to Alice for calling her a ‘wanker.’ But Nose just made a tactical error, getting distracted by Alice. If you ask me, he shouldn’t be taking his eye off of Fred after the stunt he just pulled with those cards…
I agree Fred is not gonna be happy
I’m kinda hoping Fred, you know, vows to avenge his army buddies. Much as I (reluctantly) like Nose, it would be really cool if Fred remembered this and went after him specifically in the future. That one grudge, being badass for an emotional reason, has interesting possibilities, and Fred does Badass Cutie SO well.
Not to mention it would bring up how Fred sees the deck vs. Nose’s Nonchalant Impalement Parade. I imagine Nose sees the card soldiers as tools more than people, or he wouldn’t have been so casual. Whereas Fred… Well. We’ll find out, I guess!
(The phrase of the day is definitely “Nose’s Nonchalant Impalement Parade”.)
But I’m pretty sure the cards are SUPPOSED to be soldiers. Fred’s the exception ’cause of Elaine.
Of course they are. I’m actually not sure which part of the comment you’re objecting to – could you point it out please?
I meant to write “tools”, instead of soldiers, actually. My mistake. They’re tools without any emotions, feelings, personalities, etc, except Fred ’cause of what Elaine did.
Nose sees them as tools, implements, not people. That is what Moofin is saying. Soldiers are people and to Fred they are people. Major difference between them.
I agree, Nose is saddened when he hurts someone. He still does it, but he is sad. With the card impalement I didn’t see the sad.
The only person we’ve seen Nose interact with outside of the other Rippers is Emma, whom he has an unspecified history with and affection for. We don’t know how he feels about hurting people in general.
I think another reason we might not see him quite as depressed, on the off-chance that he’s aware the cards turn into specifically soldiers and not just some tool Alice could use to her advantage, is that he is right at that moment in the middle of job where other members of both his side ( I forget the name at the moment), and Calliope are present. If calliope sees any weakness, they will try and coax him back into Calliope away from the other nameless ones, or even if his cohorts observe such an emotion at such a critical time they would lose the level of trust in him that they’ve placed upon him so far. Remember, Nose is on the bad guy side, but rarely is any one particular bad guy made of pure evil.
Thunder! Thunder! Thunder! Thundercats Ho!! I mean, attacks… and stuff.
THAT. was. SO. COOL.
Wonderland has always been badass. People just need a remind of that, every once in a while
Alice obviously picked up a few tricks from being Wonderland’s Namesake.
Um. Been a while since I read the Alice stories, but I seem to remember the Cat saying Alice was Mad too, or she wouldn’t be in Wonderland.
Wonder if that explains anything here.
Either way – Off with their heads!!!!
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here”
–(from ch.6 of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”)
Oh – oh… oh.
I can’t read that particular “Alice” quote ever again without thinking about Narbonic. I shan’t give anything else away, for fear of giving massive spoilers, but… *shudder*
Oh shoot man Alice has got a huge blue feather. EVERY ONE FOR THEMSELVES!
It’s not feather, it’s the vorpal sword being bigified.
It would be AWESOME to see a vorpal blade go snicker-snack!
Then, after disembowling a bad guy, starting to snicker…
And having a snack?
That’s what the bowels are for
That’s what *disembowelments* are for…
That would be a bowel movement to be concerned about, when you’re bowels all move out of your body & onto the floor.
Dang I wanna see how Alice got Cheshire’s powers. *lol* Go ALICE!!
Me too! So want Alice’s story now!
Maybe Alice is the daughter of a previous Alice? Who, er, wasn’t a kid when she was last there? Cough-cough? (Or maybe it’s just a side effect of being a little Mad.)
I suppose that it could be an just an ‘Alice thing’ (no, she didn’t have magical powers in the book (or presumably any other Wonderland books which I haven’t read because I’m terrible) but there weren’t Namesakes in the books either… as far as we know) but I doubt it. Basically, WANT ALICE BACKSTORY NOW. Please.
Almost completely unrelated question (although it’s a really nice page):
Does “!?” exist in English? I know that strictly speaking neither “?!” nor “!?” are officially part of it, but for some reason I seem to remember that “?!” is preferred over “!?” (while in Japanese, for instance, it’s the other way around).
I think so, but I tend to use “?!” for when a character questions something loudly.
But I think it’s odd how the “Overpowered?” page is not given an online code to appear in the Chapters/Archives (yet) *hint*hint* . . .
But getting back to THIS page (and giving it a second glance), “!?” being used by Fish fits her surprised reaction – shock/surprise taken aback + bewildered – and someone FINALLY wiped that smug look off her face (not that I was waiting for somebody to do that). Though the Grin is a bit hard to see . . .
But I’m really surprised at the use of the word “Wanker”!
LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!!!
The interrobang, also known as the interabang, /ɪnˈtɛrəbæŋ/, ‽ (often represented by ?! or !?), is a nonstandard punctuation mark used in various written languages and intended to combine the functions of the question mark (also called the “interrogative point”) and the exclamation mark or exclamation point (known in printers’ and programmers’ jargon as the “bang”). The glyph is a superimposition of these two marks. It also exists as an overlaid version (‽). However, it is nonstandard and informal, so there is no specific “right way” to do it.
This isn’t actually about the interrobang, as I think the ?!/!? pairs were used already before the interrobang was created – the interrobang is just an attempt to create a separate, single punctuation mark for the same purpose.
I did find an insightful post about this after some searching though; I’m afraid to post the link because of the spam filter, but googling the text will quickly lead you to it (it was on Stackexchange):
“The Corpus of Contemporary American English has 3742 examples of “?!” and 1197 examples of “!?”. Clearly both orderings enjoy substantial usage, although it does appear that “?!” enjoys a majority of usage, probably because most sentences that get the double punctuation treatment are syntactically questions that have an exclamation point added for emphasis.”
So, apparently this is why I remembered the “?!” being the correct one, but both versions seem to be used at times.
From what I got, both are used, depending if you want to put emphasis on the “!” or “?” part. Especially in comics, they switch around a lot.
As to the meaning, according to Wikipedia, “A sentence ending with an interrobang asks a question in an excited manner, expresses excitement or disbelief in the form of a question, or asks a rhetorical question.”
It is that last usage, the rhetorical question, that is the definition that I first learnt of it. Got it[!?|?!] (Please choose one.)
Also, there’s no official rule for ?! and !? because in very formal English neither is technically acceptable. But since everyone uses it anyway, people usually put the question mark first because it makes a bit more sense – it implies a question plus a sense of urgency or shock, while the alternative looks more like shock plus confusion as an afterthought. Things like ?!??!!??!?!! are another story entirely.
But yeah, interrobangs are a brilliant invention
There’s potential for some subtle communication of the sequence of feelings in the order of the marks. I think I like that.
My god Alice is BADASS.
I love her!
TAKE THAT fish/Vanessa>:D
You don’t mess with wonderland’s champion!
I love how Alice doesn’t so much dissolve as “strip” away, and how they re-assemble (it almost looks like a scarf as the strips re-wrap below her neck).
Reminded me of Escher’s Bond of Union…
BTW, the words “Bond of Union” above is a link to the piece. For some reason, it doesn’t show as a different color than the rest of the text.
Because media=”all” rule on line 133 have bigger priority that media=”screen” rule on line 31 of css, that’s the reason.
My love for Alice went up hiiiiiiiiiiiigh
I’m dying for Fred’s reaction, and to see how much of a fighter Wendy is.
Wendy can probably fly.
She may also have an independent shadow and duels well with a dagger or cutlass. Be interesting if she got a gift from the Mermaids or Indians…
Or should I say, meow!
No one will get this but, Calliope turret?! Where?
I don’t get it?
I almost didn’t notice the Grin floating up in front of Vanessa. I thought it was a part of her coat, lol. Nevertheless, I gotta say I’m impressed by Alice’s powers. Bravo!
I’m waiting to see if she can invoke the Jabberwocky, too…just not while Nose has Emma’s Vorpal in hand
Impressive! So it’s not the cat but Alice’s magic as a namesake? that’s pretty cool
It would make sense if, as implied, that Wonderland is linked to Alice through her dreamstate, as it was with the original Alice. There is a skill, or more appropriately a mental discipline, known as Lucid Dreaming (http://www.wikihow.com/Lucid-Dream) that any Namesake Alice could learn…And extending the discipline even further, can even effect control OF the dream itself.
oh I see! thank you for the info
Alice has excellent evaporating skills . . .
I wonder if Vanessa is Snow White, I’m probably wrong but she definently fits the hair black as coal and skin white as snow profile
She’s from a story called The Firebird. I’d believe Snow White though.
So I wrote Namesake in Gallifreyan cuz I remembered that at least one of is a fan of Doctor Who…I wasn’t sure where else to post you a link so I could show you so I figured I’d just do it here and hope for the best
*squeaks* I am going to go reblog this right now!
And yes, you are right. Just a bit of a Doctor Who fan … *hums innocently and pets the archive of Doctor/River fic*
Oh good I’m glad you liked it
I just found this today and have read the entire thing from the beginning. I am in love with this! It is now one of my top fav comics. Keep up the awesomely awesome work!
Alice’ line in panel 3 proves that she is British (or maybe an Aussie)
Although, if she was an Aussie, she would have said “Ya Wanker”
Isa, Meg, we need an Australian Namesake. Now.
I’d dibs a cameo, but my name’s Alicia (so close).
I’m sure we could make a Matilda work.
Just wondering if the lovely IsaMeg/MegIsa have seen this: Warlords of Oz
The worst thing about finding amazing new comics is how I devour their entire archives in less than 48 hours and then actually have to *wait* for updates D:
hahaha thanks for reading!
Whelp! New favourite character!
DAAAAAAAAAANG, Alice is a bad ass!!
Hi, I started reading this comic a couple hours ago, and I LOVE it! Just couldn’t stop reading, so I bookmarked it, of course. Thank you for sharing this wonderful adventure, very creative storyline!
Welcome to the comic, thanks for giving us a try!
I have always been obsessed with Alice in Wonderland. Thank you for making Alice so utterly badass!
Hello, just kind of wanted to say hi. My mom works with one of the authors of this comic, and on bring your child to work day sent my younger sister home with the first two books (which I promptly stole). Thank you for writing such an amazing comic.
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