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#23 "Enchanted"

1st Dec 2012, 9:14 PM
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#23 "Enchanted"
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cattservant 1st Dec 2012, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
The Show must go on!
Centcomm 1st Dec 2012, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
that tree.. is creeeeepy.. love the last panel :D
Songgu Kwon 1st Dec 2012, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
In many ways, trees might be the true dominant species of the planet. Modern science is starting to scratch the surface of plant consciousness. Humans have been behaving, more and more in recent centuries, as a kind of advanced parasite.

Serious bummer. Anyway, yeah. Trees. Pretty awesome. Sometimes creepy. ;)
Uglulyx 1st Dec 2012, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
Is that a vagina tree?
pharphacide 2nd Dec 2012, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
Is that a duckface?
hibou 1st Dec 2012, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
'love the tiny elfling floating down from the grandmother tree :)
Dean Clark 2nd Dec 2012, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
So our heroine, an elf in the Germanic context, is a nymph, specifically a wood nymph, or dryad, and more specifically, a hemadryad, or dryad strongly associated with a particular oak tree. But just as we're getting to know her better, she's MIA.
Songgu Kwon 2nd Dec 2012, 3:25 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Hemadryad, eh? Cool info. I guess the Germanic folk had their elves and the Greeks had their nymphs/dryads.
Dean Clark 2nd Dec 2012, 4:50 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
There were male elves, though. Nymphs are female, though often the targets of satyr's affection. But when the Romans first encountered presumably male Celtic warriors, they assumed they were wood nymphs. So the record isn't clear on the gender of nymphs. Also, nymphs sometimes had children with gods, and elves with humans. Elves are Germanic, rather than Celtic. The Celtic sidhe, or faeries, have some parallels with slves and nymphs. I presume there is something similar in Chinese folklore, since illustrations of humans in contemporary Chinese fantasy look remarkably like Western elves.
gibberish 7th Dec 2012, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
I love satyr.
hibou 9th Dec 2012, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
gibberish, when you say you "love satyr"...do you mean...
Blurlok 14th Dec 2012, 3:22 PM edit delete reply
Mythical history lessons and nymph orgies. Yep, I'm in the right place.