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Can you believe it’s almost 2012????
The way he walks away… suspicious.
“First is the worst”, so they say. :<
Hmm… I was thinking the same thing… what is he hiding?
ARTHUR: “The Lady of the Lake, [angels sing] her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water signifying by Divine Providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. [singing stops] That is why I am your king!”
DENNIS: Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
(I just had to)
Not to worry, Monty always gets a pass!
As others have said though, definitely ‘something’ going on here. I wonder what his deal with the Lady of the Lake is. He looked almost… sad, when Alex mentioned her?
Also, yes, I agree Scott this year has gone WAY too fast, I have to seriously start thinking about Christmas presents now, damn it! =_=
(Hey, fail to prepare, prepare to fail and so on… :P)
Well, maybe you’re right – maybe Arvamas has a crush on that lady! Unanswered/unrequited obviously.
I quoted this very passage just a few days back–page 1371.
Well you can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just ’cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
Oh, there you go, bringing class into it again…
I mean, if i went round sayin I was emperor, just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away!
That sounds like a very “Nobby” thing to say.
Let’s not go bringing Ankh-Morpork City Watch into this.
I’m now to late to say that i have never trusted that advisor from the beginning.
Every time he pop’s up i get the feeling he is not telling everything and find hem a bit suspicious.
Sorry to say, but i cant explain it very well. Just let is see what happens in the near future.
I really hope i’m totally wrong about this … time will tell.
Let’s see… Nimue, Viviane, Elaine, Niniane, Nivian, Nyneve… The Lady is actually quite a pivotal and recurring character in Arthurian legend in various guises, her actions often having major effect. I suspect Arvamas is going to be rattled when Alex explains who he’s talking about. And as for him suddenly turning away, he may simply be walking towards whatever’s left of the Royal Library, expecting Alex to follow along and keep talking so that by the time they reach the place where he can look things up, he’ll know what he’s looking for…
He did just receive a request from the king’s brother, delivered by the King. That is sort of an important request. No do doubt he would get on it immediately.
Technically Dan may be as much “King” as his brother is, rather than just “king’s brother”
The King is the one crowned–or in this case, the King-elect is the one who holds the sword. History has plenty of cases where the “wrong person” got crowned. Some of them caused problems down the line–like England’s War of the Roses.
Actually, it seems pretty evident that he doesn’t feel that “The Lady of the Lake” is a pursuable lead, but I think the ‘turning away’ to be a more theatric maneuver on Scott’s part. It’s as if we ‘the audience’ are being set up for a dramatic response to one of the other names the lady of the lake goes by.
Either he’s got something going with the Lady in the Lake, or he just really has to pee. Either are valid, imo.
He turns away but his reaction seems melancholy rather than flat-out denial. Methinks not only does he know something, but he knows something unfortunate.
If he were an evil schemer instead, he wouldn’t be so obvious as this.
Oh and — hey, wouldn’t the sword know this? Seeing as how its job is to act as witness to Arthurian events, it ought to know if it came from Ms. Lake.
Third panel. Still rendering.
Will upload in the morning. Promise.
Based on one of the names that eee provided, is it at all possible that we are about to embark on an aquatic adventure that could be titled “Finding Nimue?”
I’m sorry if others don’t like them as much, but I love bad puns, so I had to say it.
Well, puns aside, she WAS supposed to be something of a water spirit, or at least have a connection to water… And we haven’t seen the mer-people for a while…
She (or one of her incarnations) was also the one that betrayed and imprisoned Merlin. He might STILL be imprisoned, somewhere.
Is Arvamas walking around the rubble barefoot?
Arvamas seems to be a counselor, librarian, etc…in a world of make-believe, it makes you wonder if he could be an incarnation of Merlin. Certainly seems to be the answer-man.
I now we’re depending on Alex remembering a series of names…
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