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Gotta love how they just froze for one panel, not knowing what else to say xD
because caves are cool.
Jake’s parenting comes out in Modest here. That seems like something he’d say. She may not be a giant snake yet (or ever), but she is really growing up.
So what can we say? One snake becomes very big and starts to speak Medusa, no personality changes for person. 3 other snakes stay small.
Question 1: What becomes with big snake’s personality?
Question 2: Where is the humanoid body?
(I’m not pressing here, Jake)
Well, we haven’t seen a transformation first hand, but according to what we’ve heard before the humanoid form withers up and falls off like a husk.
As far as the snake’s personality… it’s not clear if they have a separate one along with a separate intelligence or if their intelligence and personality is just part of the whole, and becomes more united as they take on their adult form. For example, the snake you all like to call sneaky may have it’s own personality (biting things out of Modest’s hand), or that may just be part of Modest’s mind acting up. The voice Modest sometimes hears may be the “snake mind” that will eventually take over, or it may just be her subconscious. Or something else.
So what I’m getting, is that medusa are basically octopi who’s arm-brains merge with the main body brain during a metamorphosis.
That could be how it works. It seems likley?
This is sweet and endearing, whatever else it is.
Also, reading your comment in reply to Mediocre Yevhen, I kind of like that it’s not really known. I don’t think that, even as the creator, you need a straight answer or even need to give us a straight answer. It makes it all the more real by not really knowing, sort of like the many things about us that have us boggled. I personally like that we’re seeing the gambit: a woman who matured slowly and let herself wither away, a young child who ran a business with her new family and became a maiden aunt, and a girl who is excited about growing up but hasn’t lost her spark of youth even if her body is more adult than it was before.
I really think it’s great, you rock man. Not only for a great story but for keeping it up for so long.
I often like to say “we don’t know…” for exactly the reasons you described, but also because I sometimes later have an idea or change my mind.
You don’t have to worry about being bigger-than or different-from everyone when you’re just like your beloved Auntie Naga, silly. The others don’t care that she’s different, right?