Comments on: Page Eighty Seven: Black Feathers Updated Fridays. Usually. Tue, 15 May 2018 11:17:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Zimriel Tue, 30 May 2017 05:07:31 +0000 It’s the gods of Mass Effect 3!!

By: rennat951 Thu, 25 Nov 2010 20:17:22 +0000 hey has anyone else noticed that the guys stomach looks like a face o_o

By: Netherstone Fri, 24 Sep 2010 00:17:55 +0000 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

By: Miri Thu, 23 Sep 2010 16:48:56 +0000 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.


By: Marscaleb Fri, 10 Sep 2010 18:12:15 +0000 Uh, NO.
This is not a matter of opinion, but matter of the English language. Look it up in the dictionary!
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.

By: David Thu, 05 Aug 2010 02:43:12 +0000 Glad we could clear it up at any rate. Also glad you’re not offended =) Thanks for reading!

By: Nikki Wed, 04 Aug 2010 22:33:55 +0000 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.

By: Keore Sat, 31 Jul 2010 00:53:58 +0000 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.

By: Marscaleb Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:41:59 +0000 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.

By: David Fri, 30 Jul 2010 06:50:33 +0000 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.