I can’t decide if this is out of character for Nose or 100% in.
Also, blue eyes.
I am bouncing off the walls my manipulative douchebag otp is real, it is so real that it is a little bit frightening omg. om.g. I will die.
but, yeah, he totally is grabbing stuff out of her mind right now. So he has the power of grabbing memories whenever his eyes go Bright Blue, which is the magic associated with the Rippers, and Emma, which may be the magic they both have because they’re both skeleton keys? So does Emma have the power to memory-jump too? I hope so, then she can grab her own memories back.
Nose, you are on the path to redemption in my eyes.
Also, how can you tempt people with a deal with the devil if they can’t be sure that they got what they wanted? Satan’s minions need good word of mouth to stay in business!
hmmm is he…really on the path to redemption? It’s awesome that he seems to be planning breaking Emma out, but he’s hypnotizing/mind violating Bird in the process to get what he wants. It still reads as a not-okay thing to do considering the panels fade out of their confrontation and Bird looks pretty scared/stressed. It seems that he’s still using his MO of using people and being kind of not a standup guy (see: Emma mind violation. Stabbing Ben. Stabbing the deck of cards. Not really caring if the people in the bottle survive). This might be a two steps back one step forward kind of deal but I personally still regard him as a Bad Guy.
It’s not clear what magically thing is happening in Panels 4/5, so I don’t think we can definitely say that he’s hypnotizing/mind violating her. The meaning of the blue bubbles has always been a bit vague (we just know they signify “magicky” stuff).
That said, on second read through, he *is* seriously invading Bird’s personal space in a pretty creepy way. So it’s totally possible.
I was assuming he was doing the same thing to Bird as he did to Emma, but yeah it is ambiguous! Bird could be punching him right now for all we know!! I hope she is.
I hope Nose uses a memory of her namesake.
I think they calmly discuss the political situation in Oz. While studying organic chemistry.
Did anyone else think that someone was trying to wake Emma at 4:00am, pretending it was 7:30? No. I thought not, pretty silly of me that.
That’s actually exactly what I thought when I read those last two panels. Glad I’m not alone!
Me three. But anyway, neither 4:00 not 7:30 is good time to wake up. Actually, make that “not a good time to be awake”.
I can’t really tell what’s going on here. First, there’s a lot of blue magic in those middle panels. Is Nose hypnotizing her or something? I don’t think she exactly has free will here. Second, “I’ll tell your secret.” Is that a typo or can Nose see other peoples’ secrets and thoughts and stuff. It seems like he’s offering to tell her what her secret is. Doesn’t she know?
Also, I’m playing Fire Emblem. Girls riding Pegasuses carrying lances are awesome. That is all.
Nose was a ‘prototype,’ we learned that when One & liquid-shadow girl spoke right as Emma arrived. So Nose might have been filled with Bird’s story at a past point–or he is filled with it now, either would allow him to tell Bird her forgotten stories.
I dunno which fire emblem, but it doesnt really matter-pegaknights are always fun
I’m playing the latest one, Fire Emblem Awakening. Where you ship all the characters, and they make babies who become more characters for you to play with.
…wow. what system is that for? and is it any better than Shadow Dragon?
It’s for the Nintendo 3DS. I haven’t played Shadow Dragon, but Awakening has some of the best reviews of any Nintendo DS game system, period, and is said to be the best of the series to date. So I think it’s worth checking out if you like that sort of tactics game.
Sacred Stones, Blazing Sword, and Radiant Dawn are all big favorites of mine. Sadly, no 3DS.
(Definitely awesome, although the girl is missing here)
Ha! I was wondering when the My Little War Ponies would come out. Although I promoted Sumia to a Dark Flier, so she’s more like this: http://masterrottweiler.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Diablo-Korlic-283738599
Let’s see if I can link an actual picture of Sumia in her Dark Flier gear. She and her daughter are two of my best fighters. I pair the two up and go stomp everybody with them.,
ahhh man sumia is a tank. I paired her with Frederick and they wiped the map.
I guess I took it as… selling your name results in you forgetting something very important to you, which is the secret in this case. Other people might know about it, but you don’t.
I’m actually feeling a little bad for Bird here. Nose just gave her the cold shoulder when they probably had a thing going. Now that he needs something (for another girl, even) he’s pouring on The Sexy. She looks helpless in panel 4.
Yeah Nose is not a good guy. He’s not a bad guy either, but he has no problem manipulating and hurting people. He’s detached.
that kind of makes sense though right given that he grew up “eating” people or whatever?
I think by now Nose is sure One will kill him with Morton’s Fork, so he might as well rebel against him right now to take revenge.
Well, his namesake name is “Rumplestiltskin”
Also not a great dude.
7:30? What a weird Ripper number :v
I wouldn’t be able to go to sleep in a mansion full of people I do not know either.(Yes, this does include her father)
first page: Oh hey Nose might be doing something good!
second page: Noooooope, never mind that, Emma baby run!
Er? Can I help you with something?
Hm, is it just me or did Nose’s eyes just go the same colour as Emma’s inner fury fire? Also I have to say, if I were Bird I would have burned his face off of his skull. I personally, wouldn’t take kindly to being snubbed and then having guy who snubbed me getting touchy feely.
Same. Burn baby burn.
It’s time for me to add my comment to the archive here, I just spent the last few weeks catching up from the beginning and I have two thoughts: First, the art and this story are awesome, as everyone darn-well knows. Second, I am sooo depressed now, because I’ve also been keeping track of the post-dates of each page and I’ve literally gone through two years of them in about a week. I also read most of the comments and I feel like I’ve gotten to know the regular’s investigative/speculative prowess and my utter lack of lore-knowledge. I’m in it for the long-haul now. IsaMeg, add another pilgrim to the line.
Welcome to the comic!
What happened next?
Vanessa: “I. said. BACK OFF!” And then we find out how fireproof Nose is…
Ah well, a girl can dream
Is it somehow possible for me to see the alt-text when reading on an iPad? Hovering over the comic or clicking next to the arrows (as in certain other comics) doesn’t seem to do the trick in this one.
No big deal really, but now and then someone comments that the alt-text provided an extra level to the comic, and then I get a little jealous…
Oh and Isa, for the record, Moomin could NOT be a capybara! That would just be wrong!
(As for reasons, well, we don’t have capybaras up here in the north (pretty sure Tove Jansson never saw one either). Although when you suggest it, I can see some resemblance. )
Capybaras are pretty darn cute tho. And so is Moomin. Love him!
I feel like I am the only one, but I cannot figure out what is going on in panel 4 at all, it is visually completely unclear to me. I can see Bird, but I really cannot tell what Nose is doing in relation to her. What am I seeing here, someone help.
I had a sudden thought: what if our “Sleeping Beauty” character is Emma’s mother? I mean, we know that Emma’s mom is a Namesake and Daniel (Emma’s dad) was her writer…do we know Emma’s mother’s name? She could very well be a “Rose” or a “Talia.”
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