The smile on Sleeping!Emma’s face tells me she is aware of what is about to go down.
There seems to be tears leaking from her eyes too
You’re right she does appear to have tears rolling down her face, but they’re happy tears. So even though there may be some chaos coming soon, we can take comfort that “SB” Emma is happy that she is that much closer to freedom. I hope both Emmas can live and be happy at the end.
If Daniel crashes into Elaine on their way out, that is going to be one HELL of an awkward reunion.
why? i mean i’d be like “Okay so what can everyone do?”
Because Daniel thinks that Calipso (or however it’s spelled) is Evil.
Keep in mind Elaine has NO IDEA that her dad is anything but an ordinary person.
Elaine: Dad?! What the hell are you doing here?!
Daniel: Oh hi honey, I’m rescuing your sister from the Rippers.
Elaine: What?! How’d she even get here?!
Daniel: I, uh, kind of brought her here.
Daniel: Yeah…. been doin’ that for years…
Elaine: *tiny fists of fury*
Yeah, I don’t think that will go down well. Plus, there’s a good chance he’ll try to take Ben and Elaine away from Calliope (probably by Freezing them, like Elaine did earlier: http://namesakecomic.com/comic/please-stop/). Ben and Elaine will not take that lying down.
“UNFREEZE! AND DAD, QUIT MESSING WITH MY FRIENDS!”
Sounds about right
I’m thinking that when he says “I’m rescuing your sister from the Rippers” Elaine won’t focus on the improbability of dad showing up; keep in mind she’s a kid, he’s her dad, & this week has sucked for her. Similar situation for Ben. Calliope, on the other hand, are going to be damn suspicious. But since Nose told him they were imprisoned on-site, a less-surprised Daniel might have a bonus on his Fast Talk check.
yeah…but we still don’t know entirely whether or not Daniel was acting entirely of his own free will…I get the sense that he’s been heavily coerced into helping given that Sleeping Beauty is pretty much a hostage that can be used against him…
OMG, Nose’s face behind the glass!
“Don’t look at me, I don’t know anything!!”
Cue innocent whistling.
Nose: “Here it goes… Just like the Calliope raid of 2004 alll over again. All hell breaks loose, Bird is burning the building down, Fish is crying in the corner, Ina can’t bother to show up, I’m stuck with One’s boot in my @$$ because HE always underestimates the good guys…”
Ha! The mouse-over text is “Cue the Scooby-Doo fleeing music.”
Yes I definitely want to see a scene where everyone is running out of and into doors in the mansion now.
i want one of those scenes like when they all run in and out of rooms and they’re all…like whatever…i wonder if i could ever find such actually scary/serious…whatever.
Yakkity Sax would also work of course:
Haha, I’ve watched a lot of Benny Hill.
I’m saving the Yakety Sax for when Emma is chasing One down the street with her sword though.
Which Emma will Daniel take the sword to?
huh…yeah…like how is he going to get it to Emma Key when she’s right next to One but then how does he get past Ina to give it to Emma First?
If I had to guess, he’s going to take it to Key!Emma rather than SB!Emma. In this comic: http://namesakecomic.com/comic/inspiration/ Daniel says “[One]‘s got my real daughter somewhere. My actual flesh and blood. He won’t tell me where she is.” Nose assumed that Daniel was referring to Elaine, but in hindsight, I think he was probably referring to Sleeping Beauty. In which case, Daniel only knows the location of Key!Emma, so she’s the only one he could get to.
Plus, if Nose assumed “my real daughter” referred to Elaine, then he might not know that Sleeping Beauty even exists. So when he told Daniel 2 pages later “[the sword] is a part of [Emma]. Get it back and give it to her,” it’s likely that he meant Key!Emma.
Excellent point about Daniel probably not knowing where SBEmma is. I think Nose must know at the very least that SBEmma existed; he seems to know quite a bit about himself and how skeleton keys are made, presumably he is a ghost fed stories too after all. I wonder if his real self is alive or dead?
But even if he knows SBEmma did exist, he may not know she is kept alive. I’d think it probable that he knows she’s alive, but it’s possible he doesn’t.
In hindsight, I guess it makes sense that SB!Emma’s location would be kept secret from the numbered minions. I had assumed simple fear was what One relied on to keep them away from SB, but that’s silly, why would he risk it?
We never see details of SB’s room, & only see Ina tending to her, announcing when SB is agitated, etc. What if the room has no door? Gonna make rescue much harder!
Reading past few page’s comments, it occurs to me that Nose is likely quite familiar with One’s delving into Things Man Wasn’t Meant etc. His assignments deal directly w/ Our!Emma’s ‘maintenance.’ So does that mean Nose came from, say, Prince Charming, but Nose knows [ouch] he is a creation & perhaps that explains much of his amorality.
Funny, I was thinking the Pirates of the Caribbean music.
or “yakkity sax”…
okay so, i just have to say (ha ha edit: i left an “h” between to and say), i’m happy to see that Daniel has (ha ha again i forgot the not) not let us down yet…I’m just equally concerned as others that he won’t be surviving a head to head with One, not when his writer powers are greatly diminished or limited as they seem to be a present.
…i was really concerned there for a stretch when it wasn’t entirely clear whether or not i could totally have faith in Daniel to actually act in Emma’s and/or whatever Elaine’s best interest because he seemed to be tolerating all the Rippers or whatever they want to call themselves, but i’m happy to seem him gearing up to kick ass or attempt or whatever…i mean whatever-
i just wonder what is going through his mind, what is he planning, how is he going to help Elaine? can he get to them in time…like is the building big? does he have to run really fast to get to the storage room before the other Rippers can react?
that would be hard…at least he has a vorpal blade on hand…can’t say the as there are apparently too…how can he reunite the vorpal blade with Emma when Emma is right there…well Emma Key is there with One and Emma First is with Ina and omfg…what’s going to happen!
like seriously, how much power does Daniel have remaining after breaking One’s protection magic on the door or whatever that was…i mean does he lose a lot of power for breaking that door spell or whatever it is?
will Daniel have enough power to do whatever it is that he’s going to do before the other Rippers gang up on him or whatever?
maybe Alice and co and incite pandemonium and mayhem…but there’s only Jack, Wendy, Alice, Elaine, and Ben…how much pandemonium and mayhem can they incite in a huge mansion full of people with apparently/probably/whatever kick ass super powers like everyone seen thus far?
plus we got to remember that One is there and he seems to have the super power of making everything seem really boring or whatever and so like seriously think about it…there are these seeming super powerful and kind of sociopathic and One seems to treat them like they’re just dogs or something literally like he can domesticate and tame and calm them and they’ll just do whatever he tells them…
…and i’m like…huh…funny, if i was Alice and i had grown up in Wonderland i would probably be pretty fucking crazy and like if i didn’t like One, he’d be dead before he knew it…but then again my imagining of Wonderland is like it’s this crazy ass place where people might just as well kill you as they might prune oranges in a blizzard and the only way to survive Wonderland is to have incredible magic that you can exercise in your defense by forming reality to be what you wish it to be which tends to require some maturation and anyway, like Wonderland would just be nuts…so Alice survived that?
well again, i’m thinking Wonderland is a place of really incredible magic so like the Queens…remember somebody OPENED a portal back into Alice’s world and throw the body of her dead sister through…
…remember how in Oz they sort of made a big deal about the Travel Orbs?
well…so somebody in Wonderland is making those or doing that or whatever…just to toss the body through it.
wtf- forget how nuts it is that they just kill this apparently innocent girl but then they toss her body through a portal…a portal they could have used to do so many other things…but no…no they had to toss a body through it…and that’s all.
so in Oz these Travel Orbs seem greatly revered as a very scarce resource…but in Wonderland they seem to use them for shit like tossing people’s body through for disposal.
okay…so what like the a Queen of Wonderland either has this immediately at her own disposal cheaply like she can just open portals or she has someone who can open them for her cheaply…and they toss bodies of seemingly inconsequential girls through.
like take a moment…i’m a fucking Queen of Wonderland and i just kill this girl because she has slighted me or whatever and then…like why a i going to even bother with toss the body to another world unless it’s just a super easy way to dispose of the body and she’s just being fucking mean because she can just kill her and then toss the body back at her family, have a good laugh and then go back to whatever she was doing…which must be awesome because Wonderland magic is such that things can be whatever you want them to be if you know…well whatever…like really, isn’t that the obvious lesson of Carroll’s books? that things can occur how ever you should like them to be, if only you can hold yourself together and keep your composure…but like isn’t it?
anyway, why would a Queen of Wonderland bother with tossing a body through a portal when that doesn’t seem to accomplish anything or do anything or whatever…
and in Oz like they…treasure the ability to open these portals and only use them for emergency travel…WTF!?!
like i don’t get why One isn’t terrified…or maybe he is…anyway like i don’t really get why he’s not afraid of the Queens of Wonderland…
so anyhoo, that brings me back to my comment about Alice must be pretty crazy ass to manage to survive all that…i mean she does seem kind of and/or pretty bad ass…like i keep waiting to see her just wipe the deck with everybody…ha ha…no pun intended like i just realized that…
yeah whatever…i wish that i could like entice Isa and Meg to give …get this…every card in the deck the same individual depth that Fred has…because unless the deck is all the same card…isn’t that like 52 unique images so that would be 52 different or is it 52?
maybe one day Isa and Meg will tell us how many cards are in Alice’s deck.
so anyway, about that Daniel…i really hope that he survives the ensuing fight…but i don’t want them to scrimp on the fighting…like i really hope there are just pages and pages and pages of epic fighting and all kinds of shit going down with epic magic being cast all over the place because that super reader commentar (like seriously…don’t people say comment_a_r like in that- whatever Google can’t apparently spell check the word) pointed out…the power to transmute straw (ha ha…i almost said gold into straw) into gold would just be like fucking CRAZY!
and…uh i guess Nose has that power? and…well but then he sees like diminished at times but whatever…Vanessa or Bird or who cares…IS ALWAYS MAKING FIRES APPEAR SPONTANEOUSLY AT POINTS SHE CONTROLS…so yeah…like oh and Fish can move water around?
wait…oh my god…maybe Alice could unleash the entire deck?
oh please oh please oh please that would be so good…but i probably can’t hope for that…i’ve spent my hope credits on Daniel and i sure hope that he does okay…
well here goes.
Wow… Prize for longest post?
i was trying to conceal my hopes that Alice will unleash the entire deck upon the Rippers…just think about that like all the card soldiers running all over the place attacking the Rippers…hmm…but i wonder how they’d know which ones were the Rippers…
First, on Daniels diminishing power: If he runs into Elaine, she’s a
writer too, and a very powerful one. I’m sure it would come up if the
two groups met.
Second, Alice has a few demonstrated ability. Partial
polymorph, rapid healing, and short range teleportation (or
invisibility and moving, but seem to recall it was a little more sudden
than simply sliding out of the way).
Third, it’s a 52 card deck
(playing cards), instead of a 72 card deck (a tarrot deck is the only
example I can think of). Fred is the 5 of hearts.
All in all, interesting analysis
oh yeah…i forgot about all that…thanks for the reply
It makes sense that Calliope assumes the alarm is about them. But I hope they don’t go charging out into the hallway and bungle things up with the fleeing Daniel.
Awww, sleeping beauty.
GO!GO!GO! REDEEM YOUR CHARACTER!!!!!
go go go! It’s jailbreak time!
Now a theory. They’ve been infusing countless stories into Emma. Emma then, by necessity, represents the hero(ine) of ALL those stories in context, just as she ended up in the Dorothy role in Oz.
What is one of the most salient characteristics of heroes and heroines? That they inspire trust and affection in those around them, even in their opponents, only (usually) excluding the Big Bad him/herself. Snow White was supposed to be killed by the Huntsman, and instead was spared; Dorothy’s whole SHTICK is in getting people to follow her; and so on and so forth.
Thus what we’re seeing here: people who have been loyal to One for YEARS now deciding they can’t do that any more, and siding with Emma/Sleeping Beauty.
Oh, and Henry? Aunt Em would be **LIVID**.
You might be on to something. In this comic: http://namesakecomic.com/comic/thanks-for/
Warrick says that the protection spell on Emma “makes people want to befriend [her], not cause [her] any harm.” That could totally be backfiring on One right now.
Heh, I like how the light is falling on our Emma’s face.
I see a highly potential hostage situation here. Ina’s in SB room (‘someone’s in the kitchen with Inaaa’ sorry), and One is with Emma in the MMRI room (Magical Magnetic Resonance Imaging). It’ll be interesting to see how this goes down. Not to get too nerdy here (but whyyy not?) but SB’s muscles have probably atrophied a ton if she’s been in that room as long as Emma’s been around. That besides, it seems that Emma has a closer tie to The Blade than SB does (Emma and Blade are of similar “material”). Therefore, I’d take the blade to Emma, who’s also in close proximity to Nose, which would make it 3 on One (get it?!). I have a sneaking suspicion that Ina’s got some scary ghost-faced power that we haven’t seen yet, while One is more likely to have a death-ray stashed somewhere. (Daniel:’Do you expect me to talk?’ One:’Nooo Daniel Crewe, I expect you to die!’)
Hey, did anybody else try seeing the comic today at about, oh, 7:45 AM EST and was greeted with one of those empty domain ad pages? Seeing as how things are fine now, I’m assuming it was just a DNS hiccup rather than a domain name that forgot to be renewed (heh, a comic about the power of names loses its own for a couple hours).
Actually, it was a that we did not renew the domain name. But it an odd twist of fate, the domain name was on someone else’s credit card. so it lead to unfortunate complications.
Time to insert Vorpal Sword into some villains.
Go time! Let’s get DANGEROUS.
i said it. Two emma’s bodies. Weird. if the first one has been “changed” into a key, how did that make another corpse?
Well, just reread the entire archive. Thought you two wrote a good story the first time around, but noticing all the plot hooks and foreshadowing for what was to come, knowing where it would lead……I almost want to say that it was masterfully done
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