Chapter Nine: Page Three

posted 28th Nov 2016, 8:59 PM

Chapter Nine: Page Three
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28th Nov 2016, 8:59 PM

Saeriellyn

Fflewddur, instantly establishing himself as the mature counterpoint to all this adolescent drama. I love him. :)

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28th Nov 2016, 9:19 PM

RHYMESOFTHERENEGADES

There's that expression!

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28th Nov 2016, 9:24 PM

RHYMESOFTHERENEGADES

Panel six, that one just makes it for me

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28th Nov 2016, 10:04 PM

Saeriellyn

Yeah, that one took a while to get right. I'm still not entirely sure I got what I was aiming for, but if it reads that sort of resigned,"Ok, kid, I'll humor you" thought, then I'll take it.

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28th Nov 2016, 9:33 PM

Odd May

Oh, Fflewddur Fflam!!! You are so thin and adorable! I really appreciate that you made him look like Lloyd Alexander.

Seeing Fflewddur in action makes me appreciate him all the more. He's just such a good person...

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29th Nov 2016, 12:20 AM

Saeriellyn

He really is. I didn't realize how completely wonderful he is until I started writing for him. But besides being the perfect foil for Taran's drama and Eilonwy's sarcasm, he is the only voice of adult wisdom and he does it so gently the kids don't even notice. He's just a fabulous stand-in for the author; I don't think it's a coincidence that he looks like Lloyd.

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28th Nov 2016, 11:39 PM

Lori

He's so cute, peeking out from behind the tree. "Truce?" And yes, you nicely display his wisdom. For all his exuberance and impulsively, he's also an astute observer.

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29th Nov 2016, 12:22 AM

Saeriellyn

I wonder if that's why he is so tempted to embellish. The realities he observes so need the help.

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29th Nov 2016, 12:00 AM

joeyballast

I hope fflewddur cheats toward the camera often. It really works for some reason.

Also, the look on his face in the final panel as he realizes how easily manipulated Taran is is priceless.

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29th Nov 2016, 12:29 AM

Saeriellyn

I think it works because his role is a sort of humorous stand-in for how the author himself looks at this world and its characters. His physical description is a dead ringer for Alexander and there's the obvious parallel of bard/storyteller. So in my head, it's almost that Fflewddur is telling the story or at least functioning as a Greek chorus of sorts, in which case the occasional viewer acknowledgement makes perfect sense.

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29th Nov 2016, 12:08 AM

Rob S.

Dedicated font for the win!

And like Odd, I really like his resemblance to Mr. Alexander, too. So apropos.

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29th Nov 2016, 12:36 AM

Saeriellyn

He IS Alexander. To do else would have been a dishonor.

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29th Nov 2016, 2:55 AM

The Doodler

Exactly how I pictured him! (But I didn't know he looked like Alexander, that's so cool!)

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29th Nov 2016, 12:12 PM

mjkj

Uh-oh...

Wise bard...

But taran needs to get his head set...

I hope Eilonwy will be fine and gives him fire... *hugs her*

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29th Nov 2016, 9:58 PM

Centcomm

sighs .. men...

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