Awww, poor Drei :*(
More clues to what became of Snow White. Plus the this makes me wonder if things will not be as clear cut as the original story given the shard changed everything. I mean if the Dwarfs are acting like sinners, then who’s to say that the evil queen isn’t the true villain in this story ?
“a refracting section of SiO2” (“2” should be a subscript), several comments.
First: A simple ‘wrong word’ error: ‘reflecting’ not ‘refracting’.
Second: While our heroes have knowledge of the (modern) real world, most of them would not think ‘glass’ (silicon dioxide) when they wanted a mirror. A mirror would be polished metal for most of them. (It works in the story, however, so I don’t know whether I would want to change it.)
Third: I’m not sure, but I think Hansel would have very little trouble reading backwards writing. I’m not his equal in intelligence (though I’m very good with symbolic things like language, math, computer programming, symbolic logic, and similar stuff) but with a little effort I can read backwards writing and I think Hansel could too. (This also works in the story and I don’t know whether I would want to change it.)
Er… Yes. Though SiO2 should be subscript, and is in my original writing, Miss Muffet’s particular style doesn’t allow for it and I left it as-is because she’s 8 and has no idea what subscript even is LOL. She just wrote down what she heard Hansel say. However, I couldn’t write it completely like SIO2 because no one would be able to read it the way they needed to in order to understand that SiO2 = quartz = glass in this case. He means a mirror. Like Goldie says :)
I started that off by screwing it up. What I should have said is that I have no idea how to type a subscript on a Chromebook. I actually read Miss Muffit’s small ‘2’ as a subscript. As you say she wouldn’t write a subscript anyway. I did manage to be wrong two separate ways in a single sentence. That’s impressive isn’t it? Not good but impressive.
Then I made an assumption about our heroes use of the modern knowledge they acquired when the mirror broke. I should have known better. (Actually, I do, but look how much good that did me.)
I would also have guessed that Cindy’s mirror was metal, not taking into account that glass though relatively rare and expensive was available… (quick jaunt over to Wikipedia, where I find “The earliest known glass objects, of the mid third millennium BCE”) about 5,500 years ago!? Wow. Also obsidian (volcanic glass) was in use during the stone age. Oh well, I was only off by 5-6 thousand years? I think of most fairy tales as happening in what we call ‘medieval Europe’ and forget the cathedrals from that same period and their very impressive stained glass windows.
Selective memory operating in overdrive….
Never a bother:) Keeps us Word Gods on our toes! (word gods as in those who create using words. We are by no means perfect!)
I have been known to create words, if not create using words (the jury is still out) and I am not under the illusion that I am perfect, either.
(I tend to an SF bent and am more of a world creator. No one has used any of mine yet, with one partial exception. I don’t have the reference available, but it’s a short story by Vernor Vinge involving the possible mass to energy conversion of a rather large star.)
Huh. And, yes, I am a world creator but it usually comes out in words and not pictures as in here:) Next up is a week of Goldie strips! Fun times! You get to delve a tiny bit into her past. Very very tiny. Like a tease. And as far as making up words, I do on occasion in dulge:) So does Hansel! You’ll see in the next journal he uses the phrase “tundrite princess”, referring to Snow White. I don’t believe it is a true word but there it sits. He made it up.
Refraction differs in this case from reflection because he is literally asking for a transparent medium. It is in error only to we who view the transparent surface as being no longer transparent due to the process by which mirrors are made from clear glass into a surface which reflects an image back. Both you and Hansel are technically correct, depending on which side you stand. In this case when he asks for a mirror, he knows Cindy has a hand mirror in her possession and, no, it is not polished metal but an actual mirror. Keep in mind all Shard-touched characters appear to know most common modern knowledge, and the library gives them access to items and equipment they may not have available to them otherwise.
The part about Cindy’s glass mirror should be down here.
The more I think about it, the more it feels like I should refer to her as ‘Princess Cinderella’. ‘Cindy’ seems far too casual. The cardinal rule though is ‘use the form of a person’s name that they want’. It’s their name and they have final say on what it is and how it’s pronounced. (And if you want to write it, spell it right.)
Pride? I could make a good case for Goldie, being very skilled (equivalent of a ninja) and knowing it. She often says or thinks that she could do the task needed for a quest by herself faster than the team she’s on. She’s already been used for the first ‘sin’, but there are 5 heroes and seven sins so….
Still, I think Hansel will be pride. He’s so confident in his mental superiority….
(He did admit that several of the others are superior in their social skills, so that leaves the door open, so to speak.)
We will know the answer to this conundrum when the goddess, Jade, reveals. She knows all, sees all, is half of the team that writes all. She knows best and we will know the answers when the time has come that we should. All praises to the great… OK, stop now, that’s really ‘over the top’.
Goddess?? How kind, ser! How kind! And very good to point out Pride could be most effective against either Goldie or Hansel. Definite possibilities. I will say the most difficult dwarf to conform to this mold were the ones for Gluttony and Greed. They are so alike, those vices, but they are separate and I needed to make them distinct. All of these vices appear to be within each of the characters, or at least the potential for these seven sins. Fun to play with!
Um… er… well you (and your husband) are creating one of (if not the) most fascinating, complex, and carefully thought out comics/stories I’ve found. And I’m very glad that I did.
Also, from the viewpoint of the characters, if they know about you, you and your husband are the Gods of their world. You created them, you can rewrite one of the older chapters and change the past. You could decide a character was a failure, rewrite or redraw them out of any place they had been, and now they don’t exist and never did.
Actually, if their world is polytheistic (probably not since it’s never been mentioned) you’re taking the roles not of the gods but of the fates. I hadn’t thought of that until just now.
I thank you for the wonderful kudos! It’s great to know we’re appreciated. I wonder sometimes if I am my biggest fan LOL. No, really. I really think I am…
You are really appreciated. It’s possible that you are your own greatest fan, but you DO have competition.
Aaaaaaaaaand. We got some answers, and several questions.
Who is The Prince of the Forest?
Who are The Kings of Land?
For that matter, who, besides the obvious, is Snow White?
Not to mention (except I’m going to right now) who is the real villain? I’ll go out on a limb here and say that none of the dwarves and no one we’ve yet seen is the villain.
Your limb holds true, ser. You are correct. But what is a villain to one is not to another. Clearly the dwarfs are holding someone else responsible for inciting their current actions. For any interested, you might want to reference the actual tale of Snow White and Rose Red. Hansel mentioned several journals back that he is aware of where Snow White is. Or was. That was the last place he saw her. It was a story I currently have in the Donation Rally section: “Rumpled Snow”, which combines Snow White and Rose Red with Rumplestiltskin. And here is a link for your reading pleasure ;) http://www.bartleby.com/17/2/42.html
Snow White and Rose Red, a great story itself. And more awaits I’m sure….
(It must, if we are to solve our conundrum. Yes?)
Also… This is Pg. 12. I keep trying to change it and it hasn’t updated yet. The journal is page 12. I promise. Dumb wordpress…
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What day of the week should the full comic come out on?