The Book of Three

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

Chapter Eleven Page 4

posted 24th Jul 2017, 4:54 AM

Chapter Eleven Page 4
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24th Jul 2017, 4:54 AM

Saeriellyn

Look! I'm alive! Mostly. I'm rolling on about 3 hours of sleep in 48, so let's blame any typos or weirdness on that. Meanwhile, I've got enough buffer for one/week updates for a bit; 2/week will have to wait for school to start.

Perhaps the interminable wait for this page can translate into the emotional state of its characters at the moment? Yes? Come on, throw me a bone.

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view Freawaru's profile

24th Jul 2017, 5:41 AM

Freawaru

Somehow, all I could think was:
"Never so weary, never so in woe,
Bedabbled with the dew and torn with briers,
I can no further crawl, no further go;
My legs can keep no pace with my desires."

So nice to see new pages again!

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24th Jul 2017, 3:08 PM

Saeriellyn

Very apt!

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24th Jul 2017, 6:45 PM

CM (Guest)

Your name is taken from Beowulf. How awesome.

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26th Jul 2017, 5:54 PM

Freawaru

Indeed it is!! Thanks!

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view Odd May's profile

24th Jul 2017, 12:39 PM

Odd May

Omg new page yay!!! Thank you for accurately depicting how awful it is to travel through the woods most of the time.

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view Saeriellyn's profile

24th Jul 2017, 3:11 PM

Saeriellyn

It is indeed no walk in the park, especially with no trail. This page could have been twice as long and not an exaggeration about how grueling it can be.

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24th Jul 2017, 2:23 PM

The Doodler

Oh man, this page is just great. So visceral and wonderfully drawn, dang. (Also, running until you black out -- when you're probably not really that much of a regular runner, no less -- sounds like torture. Girl is tough. (Or maybe just impossibly stubborn...much like Taran, come to think of it! :P))

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24th Jul 2017, 3:14 PM

Saeriellyn

A bit of both, I should think! Unused to exertion at this level, while determined to show she can keep up and not be the hindrance Taran feared. To his credit, he never brings it up again, despite her weakness here.

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view mjkj's profile

24th Jul 2017, 5:12 PM

mjkj

Awww...

poor Eilonwy so exhausted... =S

seems she soon will only have rags left...


Wow, you must be exhausted as they by now =O

I hope you will get some more sleep soon...

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24th Jul 2017, 6:39 PM

Saeriellyn

I plan to! lol I'm just recovering from a lot of traveling, and the aftermath left me exhausted but ready to get back to work on this. Trying to settle back into routines is challenging.

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24th Jul 2017, 6:46 PM

CM (Guest)

Wow. This page. It's like a montage but without being montagey. Like a flurry. Very good. Very apropos.

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25th Jul 2017, 3:48 PM

Saeriellyn

It' okay, you can call it a montage, lol. I know it has become a bit of a film cliche, but there's still not many better ways to portray time passing. By all rights it should have gone on even longer, but certain fans get cranky with the vertical format, so...

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25th Jul 2017, 3:50 PM

joeyballast

Nice. There's a crazy amount of detail on the foliage of the first few panels. It's all very sharp.

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25th Jul 2017, 7:14 PM

Saeriellyn

Eh...custom brushes. I rely on them too much!

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25th Jul 2017, 11:22 PM

joeyballast

I LOVE those kinds of custom brushes. I wish I had more of them.

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view mantis's profile

26th Jul 2017, 3:42 AM

mantis

I like the initial contrasting closeups of Taran's boot and Eilonwy's bare lower leg, and the way she holds onto Melyngar's stirrup but absolutely refuses to say a word or mount up herself until she finally collapses from exhaustion. Gurgi's woeful expression in the next to last panel is great, as is the transition from daylight to dusk to darkness.

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30th Jul 2017, 6:33 AM

Rob S. (Guest)

Incredible page!

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view Centcomm's profile

31st Jul 2017, 3:32 PM

Centcomm

wow.. brilliant art!

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31st Jul 2017, 4:13 PM

Saeriellyn

Thank you Centcomm! When a comicfury legend is following I know I'm doing pretty well. ;)

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12th Feb 2020, 8:07 PM

Candralar

The layout of this page is great. I like the leaves in the background and the passage of time (bright to dark) as we move down the page.

I love Eilonwy's inner strength here - despite being cut by thorns and being on the run for hours (which by this point, the only thing keeping her going is her heart as her body has been pushed to its limits), even when she collapses, she still refuses to give up as she tries to keep her grip on the stirrups. I see this as even with no more left to give, she is trying to will herself back to her feet.

And I love Taran rushing to her aid.

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