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First! I hope there is fighting here and not just pirates going home because they’ve been told to.
you bet it is a human!
“No, it’s the rock Giant, but he is kind of shy, so I am taking his place till he is cured. OF COURSE THE HUMAN!”
Oh, Month. Oh, that comment. That beautiful, beautiful comment….
i don’t know why, but i find her use of the term ‘scum’ out of character…i would replace this with bullies or criminals or some such, or just take that out.
Maybe the character name is Scum, Captain Scum.
I was thinking the same thing… “scum” is a strange word for Nastajia to be using. I opt for removing it from the sentence.
Scum is perfect. It is a dignified way to tell them that they are the trash of society, sounding hi class at the same time. If not scum, I could imagine her say vermin, you filth, or something along these lines.
If Obi-Wan Kenobi can say “scum”, why can’t she?
Call me silly, but I sense an abrupt change in the pirates within the next few pages. (Of course I’ve been known to be wrong.)
If you need a resting place for a long journey – why not take a ship? Just make that ship a prize and make them take you to the floating city…
ASSUME QUEENLY SNEER!
She’s really good at queen now, not so sure the insults were needed though.
Would you prefer she said “You are no longer welcome in Dreamland, villains”?
I dunno… That sounds kinda cliche. It seems that a little thesaurus use might be in order. You know, like the choice between ‘trash’ and ‘garbage’. Similar meanings but each invokes a different emotional response. I might suggest something like ‘scoundrels’ in place of ‘villains’ (or in a more Queenlike manner, ‘felons’ in place of ‘criminals’).
Just a thought…
I like the idea of “scoundrels” in that sentence! It does sound a little more regal (after all, they’re pointing out the KING), but it’s the same amount of dirty as “scum” in my opinion. =)
“You villains are no longer welcome in Dreamland” perhaps?
Scott – who is the Pirate captain facing in panel 1? Certainly not Nastajia, who he was previously talking too, she is visible in the panel.
And as both Nas and Alex are now to his right, why has he turned to his left?
(Maybe he is breaking the 4th wall? If so he needs to improve his aim, because he is more kind of breaking the 3½th wall… )
I think that ‘scum’ doesn’t quite fit Nastajia’s character – though it would be interesting to have the other characters react to this oddity (and perhaps her to have some sort of witty come-back about Alexander’s influence…. or something).
‘Villains’ does seem more in her character, though.
Just wondering.. is pirate not a human..? This is a thing that I wonder about all fantasy novels (in their own context): are the people living in Nightmare realm the same species as those living in Dreamland.. they just chose to immigrate to Nightmare realm because they want to live the life of villains? Ie. pirate is not a race, but an occupation that some elves, dwarfs, faeries chose, etc? Or are they villains because they were born into the race of pirates in the nightmare realm? If it’s the latter, are we advocating racism here..?? =/
Did anyone else read R.A.Salvatore’s Forgotten Realms series? It bothered me so much how the premise of the original story is anti-racism.. yet, for the rest of the series, they keep showing Drizzt trying to be fair to all race because of his own experience, but again and again it turns out that each race acts in their stereotypical ways and in the end, he’s pretty much as racist as the rest. Except when talking about himself… he’s just somehow “special.” Sure, they tried to make his small group of friends varied to show different races getting along, but in the end, they’re still stereotypical and only brought together by circumstances…
I was wondering that myself… if Mr. Beard-Guy isn’t human, what race is he?
He’s a Nightmare Realm denizen.
He comes from the “one sword hand” tribe.
So he is a “bad guy” on basis of birth place and race…?
I thought Scum was his name, but i can see Nastajia sayibng scum so either way i think it was acceptable. To please people (though you don’t have to, because it is your own comic and you can do whatever you think is right) you can make the characters look at her and she could make a witty remark about it being Alex’s fault (like Father Maurer said).
a human king?!?! inconceivable! :p
“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
Oh, and Nastajia looks REALLY pretty in panel 2 – great job there!
“What… the *human*?!?”
“Noooo, the *other* dude wearing armor that would make an Adeptus Astartes space marine weep in envy and carrying a sword that can sunder mountains.”
“Perish the thought; I’m an elf!”
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