The Book of Three

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

Chapter Nine: page nine

posted 30th Jan 2017, 2:37 PM

Chapter Nine: page nine
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30th Jan 2017, 2:37 PM

Saeriellyn

If only everyone had someone in their lives to cut their drama and self-centeredness down to size before it became a lifelong habit. Particularly future world leaders. :P

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30th Jan 2017, 3:24 PM

Centcomm

hehe everyone needs a elowyny .. "D

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30th Jan 2017, 7:30 PM

mjkj

Indeed... =D

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30th Jan 2017, 5:28 PM

Lori (Guest)

So a question, as I had never thought of it before. Fflewddur has his harp encased in some kind of protective cover? Makes sense, as it would be damaged were it out and exposed to the elements, fighting, etc. It just never occurred to me that it would be protected. But of course it would be!

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30th Jan 2017, 5:57 PM

Saeriellyn

Lloyd just writes that he carries it slung over his shoulder, but that doesn't make practical sense really. He'd have to protect it from the elements somehow, so I decided he carries it in a leather case.

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31st Jan 2017, 11:49 PM

Odd May

As someone who played the harp for four years, let me just say that Fflewddur's harp would be out of tune ALL the time. Harps don't like being exposed to hot weather or changes in pressure. Fflewddur would be constantly tuning his harp. So while the case does make sense for protective reasons, in the end, it's still a big hassle no matter what.

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1st Feb 2017, 11:30 AM

Saeriellyn

Oh, yeah, I can vouch for this myself on any stringed instrument. I mean heck, even assuming it was hermetically sealed when he wasn't playing it, the strings would constantly be out of whack just from the harp's lie detecting shenanigans! :)

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25th Jun 2018, 9:10 PM

Heart of the Heroes, Ride (Guest)

We could make allowances for Taliesin here. But then it's implied that being itinerant is just the general lot of a bard, so... hm. Ah well. Harps look and sound pretty and we'll give artistic license its due.

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30th Jan 2017, 7:29 PM

mjkj

Ah, Eilonwy the voice of reason... =P

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view Saeriellyn's profile

1st Feb 2017, 11:30 AM

Saeriellyn

Somebody has to do it!

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31st Jan 2017, 9:51 PM

Nef

I haven't been here in a while, so maybe you don't remember me telling you before that your art is incredible, so I'll tell you again: Your art is incredible. And I don't know your source material, so all new to me.

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view Saeriellyn's profile

1st Feb 2017, 11:31 AM

Saeriellyn

Thank you dear! I apologize if my commentary is ever spoilery for the unfamiliar. I try to be vague, but sometimes things pop up.

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2nd Feb 2017, 12:37 AM

joeyballast

Love the expression in panel four. "here. Have a spear. Idiot."

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2nd Feb 2017, 12:11 PM

Saeriellyn

"Hands him weapon and tells him to man up" could just about sum up their relationship for the next several years. Figuratively speaking.

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10th Feb 2020, 6:00 AM

Candralar

It seems like everyone may be being a bit hard on Taran here. I would say putting some distance between themselves and the castle ruins makes much more sense than camping right there.

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10th Feb 2020, 11:21 AM

Saeriellyn

You’re not wrong, but he is being melodramatic about it - he’s been through quite a bit in the last 48, but they don’t know the extent of it yet.

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12th Apr 2020, 2:52 PM

Leader Dessler

Eilonwy was lucky that the irony escaped Taran when she said, "She was sending guards out", after all her previous reassurances that it would take Achren forever to realise that her prisoners had escaped! (Old Lady sleeps little at night, does she?)

But Taran shows good sense in the final frame at last. After all, can we be sure that the Cauldron-born are utterly destroyed by throwing a castle on them or will they eventually work their way out of the debris?

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12th Apr 2020, 4:05 PM

Saeriellyn

Oh no I think Eilonwy expected guards to be sent around. She’s the one who recognizes that there is unusual activity in the guardroom when they are beneath it. She just isn’t worried about them because she’s not planning to encounter them on their way out.

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