– Yesterday I posted a 3 strip story from the Season 2 book featuring Medusa at the game store. I wanted to give you all an example of what the bonus content for the new book would look like. Today’s post is a 3 strip story from the Season 1 book, featuring Medusa’s hair. The new Season 3 book will contain a bonus story like these for every extra $1000 the Kickstarter generates. We’ve already hit the first stretch goal, another story about Medusa’s Hair. We’re less than $800 away from a new story featuring Charles! You can check out the Kickstarter page here. Even just a few bucks will help us get to our stretch goals and make this book more awesome for everyone!
– Oh, people who own the Season 1 book sometimes ask about this story and why the snakes don’t turn Marah to stone when they bite her. There’s absolutely no good reason for this except that I forgot, which is embarrassing since I drew these strips during the same week that I did the sequence in Season 2 where the purple mermaid gets turned to stone!
Just shrug it off as Marah making her resist roll.
Magic doesn’t work outside of Yeld.
And yes, I know what you’re gonna say.
But chainsaws are mechanical.
That just raises even more questions…
Well I have a good reason, why the snakes don’t turn Marah to stone when they bite her. Not all snakes bites from poisons snakes are well venomous. Venom for some snake can take a while to make and they need it for catching its food or in Medusa case defense. They can be wet or dry bites, were snake decides if it needs to use it venom or not. Medusa’s snakes seem to be smarter than normal and they were defending themselves from the purple mermaid. When the used their venom, to turn her to stone. For Marah they were just playing with here and not really threatened by her, so it was a dry bite.
Now if the snake’s bites are magic, will then it was a Wizard and if you see any other problems in the comic. It’s all ways a Wizard who did it. “All ways a Wizard!!!”
Herpetology points to Stuart 🙂
Um, I am not seeing any picture before the “Hair”, but the Kickstarter image shows up. I am using Firefox on Windows Vista. Even looking at the HTML source does not show the appropriate IMG tag.
You can’t see the comic? Anyone else having this problem?
I can’t see it either. And I’m in firefox on windows 7. Maybe it’s firefox? I’ll try another browser.
I have no idea how to fix this.
I confirm this seems to be Firefox, I’m using Aurora (semi-alpha version of Firefox) on Windows 8.1 and it doesn’t appear either (I see all other comics on this site). I see it with Chrome on the same system.
And … now I see it after a reload (I tried that before)… Did you change something or did me having seen it on Chrome magically made it appear on Firefox !?!
I didn’t do anything. I still have no idea what the problem is.
I found that a CTRL+F5 refresh does the trick (that forces a full reload of content or something).
Marah’s a badass. It’s as simple as that.
Ah, the comic came up after posting the comment. weird.
Can’t fool me. You’re Cecil the seasick sea serpent.
(A sock puppet could have saved the mermaid.)
I can’t help but wonder what Modest is doing all the while…
Paralyzed by confusion at the sight of a new hair snake?
Oh, right. The snakes are eating the chocodile this time. Modest is in a chocodile induced coma.
Hehe. Marah’s exclamation reminded me of a webcomic I recently discovered. The primary story has already run its course, so an archive dive will take you to the end.
Without further ado:
Well, the purple mermaid was bitten like a million times, so maybe the bites are weak since Modest is young so it takes more bites to be effective.
I think the sock absorbed the venom
I have no trouble viewing the comic using Aurora on GNU/Linux
It seems more like you have to option of bringing magic into the real world. Chains went to the real world as soon as he was fully turned and came in a human, but then later he attacked Jake, as the chainsaw unicorn. Maybe it depends on how the user wants to be when they enter the world.
Or even then, chains didn’t even defeat Jake, so maybe the powers are weakened immensely when they enter the human world.
Uhhh… isn’t she dead?
Can’t think of why the bite wouldn’t work. I mean, it was on the left side and everything!
I could see the reasoning behind not getting turned to stone, becoming a monster in Yeld when Jake doesn’t, and being carried off by the angel, all related to each other. Marah is special, and although how and why isn’t explored, it’s probably because of Chocodiles. But seriously, this is something that could be explored further if you wanted another huge story arc.
Maybe. I haven’t decided yet how I want to address a lot of the stuff that wasn’t resolved in season 3. Another big Yeld adventure might happen.
Awesome! You’ve really got a knack for fantasy fiction.
She turned into a statue, but she got better.
Well that can’t be good.
Marah, the real problem you had was that the snakes wern’t stupid enough. 😀
….and another try to steal a chocodile failed 😉