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Trying to explain advanced science to midevil level rubes. sigh….
The trick is in finding the observable evidence that they can, themselves observe.
You can point out to them how a ship sailing off into the horizon leaves its mast as the last thing visible as evidence the world is round. You can explain planetary positions by using eclipses (both solar and lunar) as demonstrable examples of where things are arranged.
You can’t explain the moon is made out of pale rocks because in YOUR universe astronauts went up, drove a little car around, and brought back some samples. That’s just hearsay to them.
You would think, being sailors, they’d know some of this. But they’ve had short lives. They may not have had much time for observation and introspection.
The very laws of nature may or may not be fundamentally different anyways, like Middle Earth being a globe for everybody but the Elves, for whom it is still flat – This way they can reach places nobody else can get to.
I mean, they kind of have a point. If I told you there was a hundred sixty sextillion tons of rock just hovering above our head you’d call me a lunatic. Even the snake thing seems more realistic.
Maybe the problem is, the kind of people on Yeld who’d become astronomers would be way more tempted by wizarding career paths.
Or the Moon really is fake.
The really worrying thing about this comic, is that I can think of several people who would pretty much, have this conversation…
Now that I hear it out loud, it DOES seem pretty improbable, right?
I’m surprised the rats don’t think it’s made of cheese.
Don’t bother telling them about the moon landing.
Spoiler: It really is a God’s eye, but it’s been replaced with a giant rock that was broken off Yeld, by the Prince.
I think that moon is fake. – Astrologer on Alderaan
Mara in that 2nd panel has “meme for every time a flat earther or Bill-Gates-vaccine-conspiracist talks” written all over it.
Given how many people from Earth are wandering around Yeld—rando inkeeper knew what a Gameboy was–and that creatures from Yeld manage to go to earth on occasion as well, you would think they’d have a better general grasp of science than the technology level otherwise indicates.
Of course, being a weird-ass magical land, it’s also possible that the moon really is fake or something.
I mean… She didn’t know anything about the Yeld moon. She has no place to judge.
Up next: Flat Yeld.
Completely ridiculous! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go and pay my moon tax.
Also, did you mention that there is a new Ghost Kiss story up? If so, I must have missed it.
There is. Its drawn, but needs to be colored and lettered. Sadly, I probably won’t have time till the 2nd half of next month.
They think she’s full of schist.
Other world, the setup could be weird. I wonder what the Goblins say. (Goblins in Yeld come from another world.)
The Goblins never say anything. But they know whats up.
Y’know, is Yeld (the world) evens a round planet? Normallies you can’t get any others shape for a planet, but most of them doing have Serpent Gods beneath thems. >o.o<