Gretel mad! Hee hee.
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So let me see if I can get this straight: Due to their mental connection to each other and her overall frustration of being separated from her brother Gretel’s own willpower and anger steps into Hansel’s mindset giving him the willpower needed to overcome the Greedy influence ? Am I right ?
Now that the group knows how to stop the drawfs: It’s Gretel’s time to shine right ? So does is mean she gets the chance to show her side of the adventure, right ?
Also the New Shard Dusts doesn’t have anything to do with St. Patrick’s Day would it ?
Yeah, she got mad that he was eating chocolates like a mad fiend and she wasn’t getting any. Most of the time their experiences can be shared but with such a distance between them (over 50 ft), she can still hear him but not “feel” him.
And Hansel might have a little plan but he’s still got to say it, and then they’ve got to do it.
I wonder if his plan could have any similarities to King Hildebrand’s in ‘Princess Ida’?
Short intro for anyone who has not seen the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta ‘Princess Ida’: 20 years before, when King Gama’s daughter Ida was 1 and King Hildebrand’s son Hilarion was 2, they betrothed their heirs to be married. This was (apparently) well received by all since it would mean peace between the kingdoms and, probably, their eventual unification. Today, when King Gama and his daughter Princess Ida are due to arrive at the castle of King Hildebrand and his son Prince Hilarion nothing has changed… unless you ask Princess Ida herself and the small group of women she has recruited to join her in forming the Women’s University, Castle Adamant, where they teach an 1880’s version of W. S. Gilbert’s parody of feminism. No men are allowed anywhere in Castle Adamant. The nature of men, as taught there, is, I’m sorry to say, still true of some men (far fewer than before, thank Eris (or whomever)). I won’t try to list them by name. We all know some of them and a full list would far exceed the number of Gigabytes on my Chromebook. So no one wants even the most minor of hostilities, but Hilarion insists on marrying Ida and Ida doesn’t want to marry anyone, least of all Hilarion. (Note: she knows nothing about him except that she is being forced to marry him.)
At this point we are at a complete standoff. It must be mentioned that King Gama is the type who is only happy when complaining about something, or someone, or both. Hildebrand gathers the castle staff and tells them, no matter what, they must insure that everything Gama wants, he must receive immediately. Any complaint, no matter how trivial, must be satisfied immediately. After some days of this treatment he is climbing the walls. He has absolutely nothing to complain about AND IT’S DIVING HIM COMPLETELY INSANE!!!!
That sounds like an effective strategy for our heroes to use. I won’t bother to warn you, however, that that is not the actual solution in Princess Ida. The operetta is a good bit more complex than that; though everything I’ve told you about it is true.
You jus’ gotta see it for ya’self. :-}}
No comments here about ‘cold roast lamb’. [hee-hee]
As far as Miss Muffitt and the spider: This requires certain elements of real-life science, and some others of flat-out magic, and…. some other stuff. I’m still working on getting all this to work out in my own head, since there’s no hope of explaining it to anyone else if it doesn’t even make sense to me.
Note: However you guys have this worked out, I have to congratulate you on whatever you did. I didn’t appreciate how difficult this sort of thing is until I tried doing it myself.
One more addition:
I do understand how all this bit about Miss Muffitt and the spider works inside my own head, but it isn’t all in words. It’s getting it all into words and still having it mean the same thing that’s hanging me up. I’ve been reading quite a bit by Temple Grandin recently and that has both helped me understand what I want to say and how to say it so that others understand what I mean and helped me understand why that doesn’t often work the way I want it to.
Be that as it may, I am interested in what you think:) and if you prefer to email me, feel free:) I just wanna know if someone figured it out. A fan was given the answer a few years back as a prize for a mini contest but that was before the journals started. Now… I am curious of people’s theories.
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What day of the week should the full comic come out on?