Chapter Fifteen page 9

posted 20th Jan 2020, 2:49 AM

Chapter Fifteen page 9
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20th Jan 2020, 2:49 AM

Saeriellyn

I am positive that everything Eiddileg says is accompanied by wild helicoptering of his arms. I just picture him bouncing around like the ball in a pinball machine, flailing his tiny arms and raging. It makes it really hard to believe they are in actual danger, but...there it is. He makes me giggle.

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20th Jan 2020, 3:31 AM

StLOrca

I’m hearing Eric Idle or Michael Palin as the ranty king.

And as usual, this is a beautiful page.

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20th Jan 2020, 10:12 PM

Saeriellyn

Wait until you hear what we’ve got for the audiodrama. It was unexpected, but it works.

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20th Jan 2020, 4:36 AM

Slim Kittens

"I'm surrounded by idiots!"

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20th Jan 2020, 10:12 PM

Saeriellyn

It’s a rough life.

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20th Jan 2020, 2:12 PM

Kristofilus

Eilonwy being the type to mouth off to King of the Fairfolk in his own chambers is what makes her my hero.

"helicoptering" hahaha!

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20th Jan 2020, 10:11 PM

Saeriellyn

It’s shocking he doesn’t fire back at her in some tangible way, but of course we know by the end he’s got a soft spot for pretty girls, or maybe just her.

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22nd Jan 2020, 2:25 PM

Eiddileg and Eilonwy

I wonder how much of his soft spot for her is because of her inherent and innate magic, and how much is because she resembles some of the fey (again, in large part because of her semi-divine inheritance).
A lot of his non-apparent work is surely eldritch, and I wonder if crankiness helps fuel it, as the whole cyclical emotionalism thing (I'm like one of those mainlanders in embarassment) does that of the ladies of Lyr.
You have a really good sense of Alexander's personality, because HE clearly thought the wee king hilarious atop a layer of threat, atop a deeper layer of kindness (an odd quality for one of the fey - perhaps it is why he's king, even though it embarrasses him in front of the other faeries?), and not everyone could pull off the humour.

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22nd Jan 2020, 2:35 PM

Saeriellyn

Possibly? I have my own pet theory about why he might take a special shine to her, and it involves the as-yet-ephemeral sequel I have in mind to that Llyrian story. Let's just say in my mind, G/A are not dead despite falling afoul of Morda, but their long disappearance from Prydain and failure to track down their daughter is because they are surviving/trapped Somewhere Else, at least for a while. Eiddileg may recognize Eilonwy, knows the connection, but keeps his peace for Reasons of his own. Haven't decided all the ins and outs, but there you go.

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20th Jan 2020, 2:43 PM

MK_Wizard

So far, the only thing I see this guy doing is being a grouch.

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20th Jan 2020, 7:47 PM

Skyboy91

A lot of that is for show, fortunately!

Is it just me or is Eilonwy growing up rapidly? She seems less the child and more the woman here. And a force to be reckoned with for sure.

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20th Jan 2020, 10:10 PM

Saeriellyn

She does look a little older than I intended. I think it’s those eloquent eyebrows.

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20th Jan 2020, 10:13 PM

Saeriellyn

He’s like a CEO; gets paid a lot for nobody-actually-knows-what.

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20th Jan 2020, 10:16 PM

MK_Wizard

Specifically, the worst kind of CEO. I've met responsible and good higher ups and they are not like this guy. Oi vay.

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21st Jan 2020, 9:52 AM

NotTheHarp

Whoehie, another page!

Just as a tiny bit of comment, i miss a little bit facial expression on Eiddileg, his face seems very the same to me. But i am no expert or artist.

Thanks for the great job again and again!

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21st Jan 2020, 2:45 PM

Saeriellyn

You caught me! I often copy and paste faces to save time but I usually change expressions, and I forgot to do that here.

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21st Jan 2020, 3:10 PM

NotTheHarp

Ah I get it!

But it is also good thing for us eager readers because less works for you mihjt gives us a quicker fix in our hunger to updates hahaha!

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21st Jan 2020, 5:11 PM

Saeriellyn

Exactly! I shouldn’t get lazy though. I’m glad you noticed it - means you are paying attention!

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21st Jan 2020, 2:23 PM

Nano1

What a fun page! I love the lights floating around and casting different shadows in each panel - it really helps capture the otherworldly magical feel of the place, and the coloring is so pretty, as always!

Eiddileg and Eilonwy are hilarious - I love how you've adapted their exchanges here!

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21st Jan 2020, 2:47 PM

Saeriellyn

Thank you! Trying to adapt the dialog in this scene has been a challenge. I’m thankful Eilonwy gets a few digs in so I have something to work with.

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21st Jan 2020, 3:51 PM

Kogarashi

Yay, page!

I agree, definitely helicoptering of arms. Bombastic flailing to punctuate every sentence. It's more of that deceptive exterior, hiding the shrewdness beneath.

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21st Jan 2020, 5:12 PM

Saeriellyn

Yes! Though I think he’s a flailer anyway. The silliness is an act but not the frayed nerves.

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