Nice Toto, Alice. I think you’re improving:)
Okay where Miss Muffet in all of this and is it really a good idea to let her go to the morgue ?
I mean given Miss Muffet’s other self, shouldn’t anyone on the team be worried about her loosing control of her ‘other’ self ?
Dead or alive, a body is still a body and that could do for a source of food for her, right ?
Miss Muffet around dead things is no concern. Firstly, she has shown no revulsion around the dead so far. Secondly, she only drinks fresh or mostly fresh blood. I amend a previous statement that, sure, there may very well be a vampire in this journal set — it’s Miss Muffet:) She can definitely control herself around a dead thing… er… person. Besides, all the blood leaked out of that victim already. Exsanguination occurred on the street.
Oh and before I forget, nice moment between Alice, Dorothy and ‘Toto.’
It’s always fair to ask a dog owner if they can help the dog out.
Just mentioning this because I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else mention it here, but it’s probably a good thing that Shards-Alice doesn’t seem to have much of what I think of as the main flaw of original-Alice – that is, always saying things she shouldn’t.
Of course, in Shards she once asked Humpty for eggs for breakfast, which is probably the closest example…
In Alice in Wonderland she spent half the book accidentally threatening small animals with stories about her cat – and that was some of the not-as-bad examples :P (It was all amusing, of course, but even less favourable when you are in something of an RPG)
She may have been a bit different in Through the Looking Glass, but I don’t own that one so I haven’t read it since I was a child. About all I remember of it is that
1) One of Alice’s abilities shown early on in the book was levitation/flight but she decided not to use that because it was too exhausting compared to walking or running (of course that sequence was a joke built off word-play…),
and 2) the scene where Alice and a queen have to run as fast as they can just to stay in the same place. Also something about a knight.
(Maybe I’ll read it again at some point.)
Yeah, she was kind of a know-it-all, busybody, until she got told she knowed nuthin’. Our Alice isn’t quite like that and in many ways you’ll see she is one of the stronger personalities is SHARDS
It’s easy for us to forget that Alice, in the original story, like the real-life Alice Liddell when it was created, was 7. She doesn’t always say the right thing or think before she speaks, but she’s quite calm and rational under the circumstances. So, to me, she always did come across as a strong character. I don’t know how old Alice is here in Shards, but certainly more than 7. I see that as the main difference.
(I’m trying an odd trick with my Gravatar. It will probably do something, but I don’t know what.)
Ha! It made my name into a link to my Gravatar account. If you’re curious, just click my name and you can see it.
Huh. I clicked but did not see any pic.
As for Alice, don’t forget to check all bios for info but here is Alice’s where it states our version is 12. 7 just seemed a bit young for what was going on and with no parent/s around, which leaves Miss Muffet an exception:)
Several items in random order:
– first watch is over first, also doesn’t give you time to over-think and chicken out.
– I met a dog once who was wearing the kind of harness typical for a seeing eye dog, but the young woman he was with was not blind. (She was training him.) He was friendly and I let him sniff my hand but didn’t get more affectionate (like petting or whatever) which (mostly by luck) was just the type of interaction she wanted him to have. As a working leader-dog he would encounter a lot of strangers and seeing them as friendly/neutral/unimportant wouldn’t distract him from his job.
And going back to my vampire theory (evidently no longer UN-dead, so I guess we don’t need Buffy), there’s lots of blood around and with my twisted mind all I can think of is the old joke “Blood running in the gutters, and me with no straw!”
Concerning missing bodies, some of my current theories are, in no particular order or claim to relevance:
– Genocide Pies. Now made with real people!
– The victims are all being murdered by their replacements. Kind of like a bloodier version of a Time Lord regeneration.
– They realise that it wasn’t the cut they wanted, so they leave to get a refund.
– Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
– Seeing-eye ghosts use them for practice.
– There’s either a janitor or a morgue attendant that gets a little peckish at night…
Haha to #2:)
‘Genocide Pies’ has to be a ‘Far out There’ (FoT) reference, I thought, but is it really? Well… your avatar is Avatar from FoT, and you post more comments there than I do, so yes, it is.
Also, +1 internet (The One Internet, all of it) for knowing the Ring inscription (and in the black speech, not just the translation).
Definitely a FOT reference :)
Trivia, I considered saying “Now venom free!” on that, to also allude to Xal-Gox, but I figured that would probably defeat the purpose of Genocide Pies.
Concerning One Ring to rule them all, if you met me in real life and (without prior warning) asked me to recite it, I’d be able to say the English translation (including the previous lines, eg “Three rings for the elven-kings under the sky, …”, although sometimes I say the elven, dwarf, and men lines in the wrong order) but in the Black Speech, I’d just mumble something along the lines of “Ash nazg dur-something, ash nazg gimbatil, ash nazg something arr-something-atul.”
With the Black Speech, as you may have noticed, I only know the lines inscribed on the ring (that is, the third-last and second-last lines of the poem) and even then I can’t say them right :S
(I find pronouncing words in Black Speech hard…)
Every now and then I consider trying to learn some Sindarin or Quenya, but I never actually get around to it. (The Black Speech of Mordor, of course, doesn’t really have enough defined to be able to use it for much more than reciting the poem about the rings of power)
You guys are awesome:)
“Takes one to know one”? I think that would apply. Shards is awesome and that must come from somewhere, like maybe the creators? That’s my opinion anyway. ;-}}
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What day of the week should the full comic come out on?