The Book of Three

fan adaptation of the first novel in The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

Chapter Eight: Page Sixteen

posted 30th Oct 2016, 7:37 PM

Chapter Eight: Page Sixteen
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30th Oct 2016, 7:37 PM

Saeriellyn

And WOAH, that's NOT GWYDION!!!!

Y'all I kept imagining panel three with that "scccrrrrppppp" sound effect of a record needle scraping across a vinyl disc. And realized that most of you born after like, 1990 have no context for that noise, and yet you still hear it all the time in comedy movies and commercials. Does cultural conditioning just make today's youth accept it, or do any of you ever think to ask what the heck that noise is and why we associate it with a sudden and sputtering halt?

Deep thoughts for today...:)

Putting this up a day early, as tomorrow we are busy with Halloween festivities, and I am taking a break next week to get some other projects done. Back in the saddle second week in November!

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30th Oct 2016, 9:38 PM

RHYMESOFTHERENEGADES (Guest)

I cannot put my finger on why, but Fflewddur just doesn't look the way I always picture him. Maybe its the expression, he is a very animated character and here he looks rather dazed, almost petrified.

Of course a castle just got the Mjolnir treatment.

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31st Oct 2016, 1:51 AM

Saeriellyn

Yes he's in a bit of shock just now, between witnessing Spiralgeddon and being called "Gwydion" by a strange kid. Cut him some slack, come back in a few pages and then decide. ;) I agree he is animated. I picture somebody with the expressive range of Jim Carrey or Dick Van Dyke.

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29th Jun 2017, 3:42 AM

Alex (Guest)

I like to imagine him as Danny Kaye, circa "The Court Jester."

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6th Jul 2017, 5:25 PM

Saeriellyn

Oh, yes, Danny Kaye would have been excellent.

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29th Oct 2020, 1:15 PM

Richard Crankshaw (Guest)

Ooh, I like the sound of "Spiralgeddon"

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30th Oct 2016, 10:50 PM

joeyballast

Taran looks so happy in that second panel. I honestly feel bad that it's not Gwydion.

Enjoy your time off and all the halloweenie awesomeness!

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30th Oct 2016, 10:54 PM

RHYMESOFTHERENEGADES (Guest)

At least he didn't get captured again.

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30th Oct 2016, 11:37 PM

joeyballast

This is very true.

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31st Oct 2016, 1:53 AM

Saeriellyn

His reaction will probably erase your sympathy, but you never know...

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31st Oct 2016, 12:34 PM

Phill (Guest)

Eilonwy looks almost blonde hihihi and Taran's face in panel 3 is priceless! HAHAHAHA

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31st Oct 2016, 9:17 PM

Rob S. (Guest)

At long last: the Fflam! The myth! The legend!

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1st Nov 2016, 3:56 AM

Saeriellyn

*ping* *snap*

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31st Oct 2016, 11:51 PM

Odd May

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I love his expression!!! We finally have the three together! And speaking of threes, what three does the Book of Three refer to? Am I forgetting something obvious? Taran, Eilonwy and Fflewddur? Orddu and her crowd?

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1st Nov 2016, 3:58 AM

Saeriellyn

Past, present, future, which also has its counterpart in the three witches of Morva; but also there's just the whole significance of the number three in Celtic lore. If you read the original myths, it's always popping up.

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1st Nov 2016, 5:08 PM

Holly fae (Guest)

Yay! Fflewddur!!! Can't wait to see the harp in action!

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4th Nov 2016, 1:26 PM

mjkj

Ooops... who is that? Did Eilonwy rescue the wrong person??? :o

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9th Nov 2016, 1:57 PM

Saeriellyn

Well....it depends on what you mean by "wrong"...

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10th Nov 2016, 2:31 PM

mjkj

Wrong: as in not the person he meant (and that he came with)

Ugh, did he age that much???

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10th Nov 2016, 5:43 PM

Saeriellyn

lol. This is not the person Taran was hoping to see.

But this is who the author meant to rescue. There are no accidents here. ;)

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11th Nov 2016, 10:57 AM

mjkj

*lol* I did not mean it that way... ;)

I believe that the author knows what she is doing...

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5th Jan 2017, 8:35 PM

Drumistry58

Wow. Exactly the way I've always pictured Mr. Fflam! Actually that's pretty much true for all of the characters so far as you have captured them. (I just discovered your work today and I'm fascinated. I forget how many times I've read these books since I was young.) Fantastic work and I have never even read a graphic novel before, at least online.

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5th Jan 2017, 9:32 PM

Saeriellyn

Thank you ever so much for commenting! Glad to be found by another fan, and I hope you continue to enjoy it. Honestly I had barely read a graphic novel either, before I started this - one or two at most, and never online. It's been a learning curve for sure, but so rewarding. :)

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22nd Jan 2018, 5:55 PM

AmeliaP

Haha love his "Yikes" expression

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7th Feb 2020, 6:00 AM

Candralar

This chapter had so many cool moments! The whole sequence of Taran and Eilonwy crashing out of the tunnels and then the whole castle coming down around them was so well done. Spectacular was the adjective that kept going through my mind as I was reading the pages.

I fear for Gwydion though as it doesn't look good for anyone who might have been in the castle. We'll see how things play out...

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7th Feb 2020, 11:14 AM

Saeriellyn

This was a fun one to work on - so many opportunities for big dramatic moments. Glad you enjoyed it!

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18th Mar 2020, 6:16 AM

Vicpz77

That last panel is what finally got me to subscribe. Reading your comic just after having finished reading The High King and reading the Vox review. I honestly really love your vision of Prydain, and if they ever plan to make a movie, you should definitely be a part of it!

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18th Mar 2020, 9:46 AM

Saeriellyn

Thank you so much for subscribing! You’ve still got a ways to go, so I hope it continues to deliver for you. Might as well have something fun to do during the apocalypse!

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12th Apr 2020, 11:40 AM

Leader Dessler

Now that's a war-horse if we have ever seen one. The whole facility has just come tumbling down in front of its eyes, and Meryngar, like, "I mustn't hope for any sugar cube left in your pocket, I take it?"

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12th Apr 2020, 2:30 PM

Saeriellyn

It is something of a plot hole in the text that Fflewddur doesn’t seem to notice (or at least comment on) the collapse of an entire castle. I have a Drabble I wrote on his reaction to it, which does mention his having to restrain Melyngar from bolting. I can’t imagine any horse, even a trained war animal, sticking around willingly for that sort of event.

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