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Well, this chapter break was certainly the opposite of relaxing. The hurricane itself wasn't too bad here, but the evacuation and the (minor) repairs took a toll on me. I'm still exhausted mentally and aching, but I've got a comic to draw :T

I feel a bit bad coming back from a break with something that looks like this, but I came up with this idea weeks ago and it's been making me chuckle ever since. A lovely bit of skow history.
Posted by eishiya on September 27th, 2017, 1:23 pm. Reply


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It's lovely.

I know it's not your typical style, but it's lovely all the same. Looking at it, I am reminded of photos of actual medieval tapestries and paintings and such.

I'm glad you're okay. Your well-being is what's important, here. But you still did a great job recreating medieval art aesthetic.
Posted by Dartania (Guest) on September 27th, 2017, 11:08 pm. Reply

@Dartania: Thank you! I'm glad the look is recognizable!
Looking at the Bayeux tapestry for ref was painful, especially compared to how fine the actual needlework on it is. The anatomy. The tangents. Text squeezed in where there's space. But then you look at the sheer size of it... It's just like comics - there's no time to make it all perfect because there's so much to do.
Posted by eishiya on September 28th, 2017, 7:57 am. Reply

THOSE MEDIEVAL PEOPLE AND THEIR "WELP" EXPRESSIONS/POSES :D It's the kind of stuff I love about old art and you got it across well!
Posted by Oly-RRR on October 12th, 2017, 8:54 pm. Reply

The medieval-style tapestry is a really cool idea! I love all the different ways you use the chapter breaks to provide some background info.

The text seems to say that Wodæfric (who I almost spelled Wodafrick) was killed by a Skow, so did Kings have to duel Skows to get the throne? Sounds like a fun practice. I also love the tiny crown that fell down next to the Skow.
Posted by Glueckskeks on October 15th, 2017, 2:55 pm. Reply

@Glueckskeks: The story I intended with this is different, though I like your idea too!

The Latin says something to the effect of "thus the reign of Wodæfric was ended by a skow" and the cut-off English is "after King Wodæfric's death, the ancient system of duelling for the throne was abolished." Maybe that'll help you figure it out ;D
Posted by eishiya on October 15th, 2017, 3:10 pm. Reply

@eishiya: Hmmm... Did duelling lead to a King that wasn't Skow-approved, who then killed the King?

Or is it that the duelling system's purpose was to have a king that was stronger than Skows and once that failed, there was no point in having it anymore?
Posted by Glueckskeks on October 15th, 2017, 3:59 pm. Reply

@Glueckskeks: The duelling was usually between people. But then a skow killed the king, and was therefore technically the king :D
Posted by eishiya on October 15th, 2017, 5:34 pm. Reply

@eishiya: Ohh, I see :D I didn't think of that because I assumed that the duelling was always previously agreed on and only happened when a new king was needed, so I didn't consider that a Skow might also be able to take part in a duel
Posted by Glueckskeks on October 15th, 2017, 5:53 pm. Reply

@Glueckskeks: Yeeeah, it's not very clear. Back when this allegedly happened, duels weren't as formal as they would become later. Drawing his sword and fighting the skow solo with an audience present was apparently enough to count.
Posted by eishiya on October 15th, 2017, 10:03 pm. Reply

@eishiya: My latin is rusty but I think it is something like, "Thus, the king Wodaefric seeks his end."

Am I close?
Posted by Twiztidpiksi on November 30th, 2017, 11:00 pm. Reply

@Twiztidpiksi: Not quite! It's "thus the reign of Wodæfric was ended by a skow." ...assuming I didn't mangle it.
Posted by eishiya on November 30th, 2017, 11:13 pm. Reply

@eishiya: ah, it's "skow" not "seek". Makes more sense now. :)
Posted by Twiztidpiksi on December 7th, 2017, 3:31 pm. Reply

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