How’s it going, float person? 9 responses to “Hello” MJI says: November 13, 2017 at 11:06 pm Scrib meet demon. Demon meet Scrib. Maybe you both can team up with Baradei and find a way to pull Anya, Toris and Kohjen out of the well…or that may be too easy? Anyone else visualize Feradin being some shade of pink or magenta with purple stripes? Reply evileeyore says: November 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm “Anyone else visualize Feradin being some shade of pink or magenta with purple stripes?” I visualize Feradin being white as a ghost in a second. She cruised right passed a human without noticing him? She’ll need to be peeled off the ceiling. Reply Walex says: November 15, 2017 at 11:52 am FERADIN is just past the entrance of the “shrine”/well of memories, but Scribbler is sitting on the edge of the well on the other side of the big room next to the boulder that anchors the rope, as in page “last-stand” and “weirdo”. Reply Walex says: November 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm BTW that Scribbler is a human is a big question: * In the page “belong” as part of what seems to be Anya’s memories her grandmother says “That’s NOT your brother! It’s-Its- Why would you DO this? Take it BACK! Send it BACK! It doesn’t BELONG here”. * A few pages earlier STONEBREAKER had asked “What do you you seek? Your brother? So you think that you saved him?”. My suspicion is that this implies that when a demon take the name and memories of a human, it is actually a swap, and the unformed mind of the demon gets put into the human. This also seems supported by Scribbler being good with signs (demons can do magic with signs) and Anya saying that the priests treat him like a tool (page “getting-better”) and TORIS says that he is like other demons “just a TOOL” (page “tools”). But the problem with the idea of a “swap” is that some demons have a thousand names… Reply MJI says: November 15, 2017 at 11:18 pm You may be on to something if you check the new page and read Scrib’s compliment to FERADIN. Reply Joe Momma says: November 14, 2017 at 2:20 am B TEAM ASSEMBLE! Reply Sky says: November 14, 2017 at 2:42 am I really do enjoy this webcomic so much. Reply Walex says: November 15, 2017 at 12:13 pm Me too, because both the art and the story are excellent, but also there is a good attempt to address via art some ancient questions about identity etc. I have a list of “top rated” webcomics and Stonebreaker is in there along with famous ones like SSSS and Girl Genius and Zebra Girl. Reply Walex says: November 15, 2017 at 3:27 pm «a good attempt to address via art some ancient questions about identity etc.» As to that, the “signs” and the almost mechanical working of “magic” in this story prompted me to ponder what is the difference between “magic” and “technology”. Obviously if something is reproducible, no matter how miraculous it seems, it is “technology”, so a spell that can just be recited for effect is “technology” regardless of how it works. Indeed the relationship between spell and effect becomes just another physical law, like magnetism. My conclusion is that “magic” has the distinction that it does not work reliably for everybody, that is it is not a “mechanism”: it has partially unpredictable effects or it depends on who works it (or both). That is, while gravitation or light emission by diodes work always the same regardless of who uses them, “magic” only works for certain random (if they are not random it is still a mechanism) individuals, and maybe even for them sometimes fails or has entirely unpredictable effects in some cases. In the world of the story magic worked by demons seems to be totally mechanical: demons like ATEDAYIS or FERADIN can work it, and it works reliably, as much as say car engines or medicines work, with the effect intended by the practicing demon. Magic worked through focus stones instead seems to be “magical”, in the sense that which stone has “signs” seems to be random, as in page ¨landscapes”. But once found focus stones work in a totally mechanical way (the search stone of Scribbler, the laser stone of the Tatchan priest) to the point that the barrier stone, according to TORIS in page “escape”, could be reprogrammed to create a different type of barrier by Koris as he was falling down the well. More precisely the focus stones work mechanically as long as they are powered by a demon, apparently. I wonder which demon powers the barrier stone… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.