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020-13

posted Wed, April 11, 2018

020-13
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11th Apr 2018, 9:01 PM

keiiii

Update 5 of 5. There. *flops*

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12th Apr 2018, 1:13 AM

Gilrandir

First of all, beautiful art -- as always. Thank you for the many updates and all the marvelous work.

Also, your characters continue to intrigue and entertain. Fun to follow as their stories unfold.

That having been said, I admit this last update lost me a bit. I'm not sure I am understanding the actions, the motivations, or the emotions actually happening here. Everything seems innocent and light on the surface, but the reactions seem ... disproportionate? I look forward to seeing more to come and puzzling it out, but I thought I'd offer some (hopefully) constructive feedback.

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13th Apr 2018, 1:27 PM

keiiii

If you mean Lushaka's reactions, things might make more sense after a bit! If you mean other characters, could you elaborate?

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13th Apr 2018, 1:43 PM

Gilrandir

Mostly Lushaka's. He seems to be uncharacteristically taken aback by Ethan's joke with the octopus, even though it would seem obvious Ethan isn't really channeling any power. Then later, the response to the snake joke -- about which I am assuming a revelation is forthcoming as the story unfolds.

But also, I am not getting the connection between "tentacles coming from the mouth" and "snake". Maybe that's a cultural thing I am missing. If it was a single tentacle and Ethan was implying he was eating a snake, maybe. But I was (for some reason) coming away with the impression that Ethan was pretending to be a snake (badly), so the joke kind of fell flat. Or left me wondering what I had missed.

(Yes, I understand "snake" may also be code for a particular male body part -- but the commentary still applies.)

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13th Apr 2018, 5:48 PM

...(RockB)

@Gilrandir:

> the connection between "tentacles coming from the mouth" and "snake"

Two tentacles - and snakes have a split tongue.
But that's the only thing I understand of what happened at the table.

Edit: Un-edit, too slow.

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13th Apr 2018, 6:15 PM

Gilrandir

Thank you, @RockB. The split tongue had not occurred to me. My bad. Now that I have had it explained it makes perfect sense.

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13th Apr 2018, 6:25 PM

...(RockB)

OK, does anything else make sense for you now?

Here is what I got so far:

- Lushaka was miffed about something, most probably about Ethan making jokes about dokkabi-powers
- Lushaka ran off, claiming to be back (soon), but wasn't back soon.
- which probably means that whatever Lushaka wanted to do took or takes longer than he expected.
- Danbi also doesn't know what's going on and/or what Lushaka had in mind.
- The leafs behind Danbi are glowing! I don't think that Danbi is responsible for that, but I might err.
- right in this alley, a board that was used to bar the door of a house was removed and there's a hole in the door.

But I can't make anything out of all this. Did Ethan enter the house or did he run along the alley? Either way, I see no explanation for anything.

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14th Apr 2018, 2:02 AM

Gilrandir

Well, I'm thinking the thing that has Lukasha upset is not Dokkabi-related, but much more personal relating to his feelings about Ethan. I also think the tak-tak sounds is probably someone coming up behind Danbi -- likely someone or something using a cane with which he is at least passingly familiar, once they are revealed. And I doubt Lushaka would enter any of the buildings. We've seen he has a tendency to go high and remote when he wants to avoid notice. But those are pretty much wild conjectures.

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14th Apr 2018, 8:18 AM

keiiii

Clarification: the "tak tak tak" is the sound of Ethan's footsteps as he's running/walking away from Danbi, which is why the letters get progressively smaller. I guess the letters could also get smaller if it's someone trying to make less and less noise as they approach Danbi, but yeah, not the case here.

Everything else is fair game for speculations! :D

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15th Apr 2018, 11:12 AM

...(RockB)

Being slow, again...

Initially I thought that the "TAK Tak tak tk" was Ethan either running away from Danbi or up some stairs in that house - you confirmed that it was Ethan running/walking away, thank you! - but, now thinking about it, doesn't Ethan still wear his sports shoes? Sports shoes have rather soft soles and shouldn't make a hard sound like wood or metal on stone, alas, I can't think of a better soundword right now.

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19th Apr 2018, 11:50 AM

The Doodler

I got the impression that Lu's powers are a very serious subject that isn't discussed lightly (for some reason we don't know yet, maybe a secret of some kind or a cultural taboo?) and Ethan failing to pick up on this and goofing around and interupting him really cheesed him off, so he left to cool down.

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25th Apr 2018, 9:17 PM

keiiii

Partly right! The answer awaits juuuuuust around the corner....

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