Chapter Twelve Page 10

posted 13th Nov 2017, 10:24 AM

Chapter Twelve Page 10
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13th Nov 2017, 10:24 AM

Saeriellyn

Well that moment of sweetness was short-lived.

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13th Nov 2017, 11:30 AM

Wass

wow reading this has been great keep up the good work :)

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13th Nov 2017, 5:15 PM

Saeriellyn

Thanks, glad you enjoyed!

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13th Nov 2017, 2:40 PM

LMS

I think you're cheating. :P

It's your prerogative, after all. Your adaptation. But you are cutting the huge, dramatic overreaction. "You didn't care if *I* was in danger. Taran of Caer Dallben, I'm not speaking to you!" If I remember right. I don't have my book on me. The cut makes Eilonwy look much more sympathetic and genuine here. Nice bit of editing to your own perspective. (And you can take that from an editor.) But I just want you to know that *I* noticed.

Your expressions are great as always. I love how Fflewddur is every bit as shocked as Taran at first but gets it a lot quicker.

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13th Nov 2017, 5:10 PM

Saeriellyn

SPOILERS



LOL, well, you're almost right; but you're confusing it with something which actually takes place in the /next/ scene. In my head that is a more explosive reaction than this one, because it's the SECOND time; he's had time to THINK about it and the idiot boy STILL DOESN'T GET IT. XD

I did excise the "you didn't care if /I/ was in danger" line because it seemed to belabor the point a little. In translating to the visual medium, I sometimes find it flows better to break up large dialog chunks into more back-and-forth segments between characters, and once I did that here, the line became unnecessary - it's very obvious from her expression what she was hoping he cared about. ;)

It is still heavily influenced by my interpretation of her, I admit!

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13th Nov 2017, 3:04 PM

Guest

This tallies well with my memory! Lovely, as always.

Fflewddur gives Taran a look of experience in the sixth panel! Which makes perfect sense, but L.A. never gives us any hint that Fflewddur might have had any love in his life besides his harp and his dreams. It contributes to the feeling that he is more foolish and innocent than Taran, despite being the grown up, and a King. I like your version.

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13th Nov 2017, 5:13 PM

Saeriellyn

Oh, I think Fflewddur's been around the block. Multiple times. You don't have a personality like his without it - but most of the relationships would be fun and frivolous. In my headcanon he's had one serious love affair that couldn't go anywhere because she's a gypsy and he knows she'd be miserable as a queen, so they can't stay together but she's always there at the back of his mind, keeping him from really falling for anybody else.

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14th Nov 2017, 3:03 AM

CA

Interesting take on FF's backstory, I can totally buy that! Have you ever noticed that Prydain is full of a lot of single, childless men in prominent leadership roles? It's interesting because in other fantasy stories (and the real Middle Ages for that matter) there's such an emphasis on the line of succession, having heirs, etc., and here it's the complete opposite.

I wonder if this was an intentional choice by Alexander or just coincidence? It doesn't really impact the main story, and you only catch it rereading as an adult--it's just an interesting contrast to similar works. It also leaves plenty of room to develop backstory in you head. Who knows, maybe it will be explored in more detail if they ever make it into films :)

Just an interesting aside here that your comment reminded me of, but another awesome panel. You've done a great job with T and E here, they're the best!

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13th Nov 2017, 6:15 PM

MK_Wizard

So true. Boys. With all the time they take not understanding us, do they ever stop to think that sometimes we don't get them? Lol.

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15th Nov 2017, 3:25 AM

Saeriellyn

Tale as old as time...

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13th Nov 2017, 9:46 PM

CM

Fflewdawg's expressions here are fantastic.

"What the--??

"Hmmm."

"Ahh. That's it. Kids."

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15th Nov 2017, 3:25 AM

Saeriellyn

lol. Fflewddur's expressions really are fun. And a helpful bit of comic relief/commentary on the interactions of everyone else.

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14th Nov 2017, 10:51 AM

mjkj

Awwww... poor Eilonwy... =S *hugs and comforts her...*

Beautiful <3

Eilonwy is so beautiful here also <3

...also the lighting coinciding with Eilonwy's mood - perfect

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15th Nov 2017, 3:26 AM

Saeriellyn

Thank you! I probably make her too pretty, really, but I can't get away from it.

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15th Nov 2017, 12:20 AM

Rob S.

Aw...Eilonwy is so disappointed in the first panel!

And Fflewddur, of course, is all "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." I get the feeling he could say more, but figures kids have to learn these things for themselves.

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15th Nov 2017, 3:26 AM

Saeriellyn

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15th Nov 2017, 5:52 AM

Rob S.

I should also say that I really like the two-panel Taran/Fflewddur sequence with the identical-shaped panels. I like how Taran's head ties them together (come to think of it, both characters extend beyond the panel border), and quickens the pacing a little between the two moments. Nicely done!

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16th Nov 2017, 5:09 AM

joeyballast

Fflewddur's expression in panel 3 is pure gold.

Almost like he's been in Taran's shoes at one point.

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