Page Eighty Seven: Black Feathers

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  1. Umm...

    Well, someone should have gotten a coffee before leaving.

  2. BakaGrappler

    This comic makes me want to say:

    “Ancient spirits of evil! Transform this decayed form! To Mum-Ra! The EVER! LIVING! WuuuuuaaaaaaHaHaHaHa!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umU8vKRNnRw

    And glad to see that this place was ruled by “Gods.” I can stop worrying about the whole Heaven thing now…Until Gabriel or Michael comes to put a spear in Laz for being the Anti-Christ.

    • David

      I was going to say something, but I didn’t want to spoil ;P

      The Good Guys are going to be involved, but not for a while!

    • Marscaleb

      That would be “gods” with a lower-case G.
      Upper-case G “God” is THE God, as in, God of Abraham and Israel, the Lord Omnipotent. Otherwise if you’re just talking about a god, it would be lower-case. Egyptian gods, Nordic gods, Hindu gods, elder gods… they are all written with a lower-case G. Big G God means a single omnipotent God, meaning, the Judea-Christian-Islamic God.

      Just FYI.

      • Keore

        I have to disagree with you on that point Marscaleb.
        If it is the God or Gods you have faith in then it becomes a pronoun and thus it is capital G rather than lowercase g. If you are speaking in a historical sence the small g is appropriate otherwise it is a capital; be you Hindu, Pagan, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or any of the other diverse religions of our world.

        • Marscaleb

          Uh, NO.
          This is not a matter of opinion, but matter of the English language. Look it up in the dictionary!
          http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/god
          God with a capital G refers to a single supreme being, such as the God in Christianity. Anything else is a lowercase G.
          The gods in Hindu and pagan cultures are definitely NOT spelled with a capital G because they do not worship one single god, but many.

          When you are spelling it with a capital G you are only doing it because it is a proper noun– because it is a name. We call this being God, hence this is a name, hence it is a proper noun, hence it is a capital G.
          Everything else is just a common noun as you are referring to a god. Any deified person or object, which is the classical meaning of a god, is simply a god.

  3. Anime fan

    A.) They eat him.
    B.) They maim him, then eat him.
    C.) They ignore him completely and go off to reak havok that unintentionally helps him.
    D.) They become his loyal servants and Hellish assassins.

    • David

      Well, he’d be glad to know that at least two of those outcomes would work out for him!

  4. Uhl

    “Caw Caw”

    “We are the Tengu, Look a birdbath”

    “WAIIIT! COOME BACK!!!”

  5. Topazert

    If he wants to intimdate them he going to something better than that butter knife he has.(exa:+5 cold iron bastard sword)

  6. Supertwitfan

    You think wearing one of their heads is a bad idea?

    • Anime fan

      Camoflauge maybe?

    • Marscaleb

      “Hey, we’re back! Is everyone here? Steve, Gary… OMG, Bill! What did you do to Bill! Noooo! You bastard!”

  7. J0RDY

    Gotta say, when I found this comic 2 days ago, I was bored, but now? I’m ALLLLLIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVEEE!!! hahaha. love the comic, and love the art! Can’t wait for the next installment.

    • David

      Thanks! Boredom is my sworn enemy.

  8. Faraway

    I guess the father-son interaction will be postponed due to this and following events. :)

  9. EveryZig

    @Topaz- It does look like an enchanted dagger though. Also, I think he produced the skulls and is just using them as vehicles for his ghostly minions.

  10. EveryZig

    *Produced the skulls, I mean.

  11. ezekial

    if the souls were lost, and now there with him, doesnt that make them found souls now? a soul no longer lost?

  12. Nikki

    Perhaps I’m mistaken in your meaning on this page but it appears this man may be ‘evil’. If that’s true then I would really be glad if you didn’t put pentagrams in the summoning circle. Being I am a pagan, I know full well that there are many misconceptions about my faith. I’m not evil, not even close. I work at a women’s and children’s shelter. And Paganism is a very positive religion actually. So it’s rather hard for me when I see things like this and see that it often adds to the negative stereotypes. I know it’s minor, and I doubt you intended for anyone to see it like that, but if you could please stop using pentagrams in a negative way I would be extremely grateful. I really have enjoyed your comic thus far and I hope you have a lot of succes for it. Thank you so much for even reading this.

    • David

      Wow, I really didn’t think the first one I’d offend would be a new-ager! I was certain it was going to be a Hindu or Christian.

      Um, but I think I need to take off my facetious face for a second here – I do completely understand where you’re coming from, and why you would be offended. However, I feel that this particular symbol is completely appropriate for both this ritual and this chapter. I’ll try to explain myself without dropping spoilers. Please bare with me a moment.

      Yes, it could be perceived as being used for evil here since a bad guy who associates with the devil is the one using it. However, if you’ve noticed, I’ve been dotting this landscape with shattered ziggurats and stone tablets – very thematically Mesopotamian stuff. The pentagram, it turns out, was also Mesopotamian – many thousands of years before it had anything to do with satanism or Wicca or anything else – and, again, it’s ‘true’ meaning is unclear.

      Therefor, it is(well, it *was*) a hidden double entendre that is connected to the plot of the story. There’s a reason I put this right after the page where I imply that old gods are being coerced, too.

      Well, if that didn’t justify my use of the symbol to anyone at least it’s a peek into my writing style and a hint of where this comic is going. I don’t mean to offend anyone, but I recognize that I’m probably going to, and I’m not going to let that stop me.

      • Nikki

        It was more than I was fearful of misunderstanding than that I was offended. You see, I had no idea what your knowledge of the Older Religions in our world was. That being the case and there being the fact that there is so much misinformation about those religions, I figured it would be best to speak up about the pentagrams rather than perpetuate a possible mistake or some such. I couldn’t know whether you used the symbol intentionally or because it just seemed to fit.

        Anyway, I’m sorry if it seemed I was offended, I can certainly see why you might think that. I just wanted clear that part up and to say your use of the symbol makes perfect since and also to thank you for explaining your reasoning. Your comic is truly quite lovely and I really do enjoy the work that likely goes into it. Again, I’d like to wish you much success with it and if I wasn’t so strapped for cash at the moment I would certainly donate.

        Have a good day/evening/morning or whatnot and blessed be.

        • David

          Glad we could clear it up at any rate. Also glad you’re not offended =) Thanks for reading!

  13. Miri

    I’d like to say that the pentagram makes perfect sense to me (seeing the earlier debate about it) because it is a protective symbol. The reson it is seen in so many black magic rituals in popular culture is because several spells from largely misunderstood theologies use it as protection from evil spirits…. and the darker practitioners everyone’s afraid of use it for the same function, but for the reasont aht they don’t want the spirits they’re conjuring to hurt them. *shrug* makes perfect sense.

    ….Also. ATTACK OF THE UNDEAD CHOCOBOS.

  14. Netherstone

    I just started reading this a couple of hours ago… and i have only one thing to say at this point in time. Am i the only one who thinks that kris looks familiar… just in case anybody doent know what I mean by kris I am talking about that sacrifial looking knife the guy has

  15. rennat951

    hey has anyone else noticed that the guys stomach looks like a face o_o

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