The Book of Three

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

Chapter Thirteen Page 13

posted 9th Oct 2018, 1:14 PM

Chapter Thirteen Page 13
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view Saeriellyn's profile

9th Oct 2018, 1:14 PM


I believe I said something about faster updates.

Hopefully worth the wait.

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view MK_Wizard's profile

9th Oct 2018, 1:16 PM


Ah, when compassion gets complicated.

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9th Oct 2018, 2:46 PM

Yelraek (Guest)

Of course it's worth the wait.

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9th Oct 2018, 3:38 PM

The Doodler

Always worth the wait!
And I love how Alexander's stuff always gets nuanced in terms of morality without lazily sliding down the path of least resistence into edgelord cynicism.

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9th Oct 2018, 4:40 PM

Ragnar_Deerslayer (Guest)

And at the mention of gwythaints, Medwyn grows serious. Even Taran's face seems heavy at the memories in that last panel. This whole issue is a major character-development arc for Taran: he's already more sensitive and deeply compassionate towards animals than most anyone else, considering the offer Medwyn will make to him soon. But the upcoming conversation pushes him further and deeper into understanding and empathy and away from his shallow ideal of the hero-warrior always ready to solve problems with violence. It will force him to show real courage later on [SPOILER ALERT], standing against his own friends to offer compassion to one they don't see as deserving of it, and yet interestingly, winds up making him more like Gwydion, who himself becomes more understanding of animals (in a different way) - the fact that the same creature leaves Taran and approaches Gwydion draws attention to their parallel development in this story.

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9th Oct 2018, 5:12 PM

CM (Guest)


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9th Oct 2018, 7:16 PM

Rob S. (Guest)

Always worth the wait... and with tummy scritches, even more so! Look at that back foot flapping! Who's a good doggie?

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10th Oct 2018, 1:52 AM


I can feel the rebuke coming in the squeeze of Medwyn's eyes!

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10th Oct 2018, 10:15 PM

Lillibit (Guest)

So you say Taran... that's what you think... ;)

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view StLOrca's profile

10th Oct 2018, 11:43 PM


“I said ‘respect’,young Jedi; I said nothing about ‘like’.”

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view mantis's profile

14th Oct 2018, 1:27 AM


Lovely. I especially like the sunset light on the mountains in the background; we just had a sunset like that here the night before last, with stratocumulus clouds over most of the sky shading from orange to pink to purple. The wolf acting like a puppy is delightful, and as always the facial expressions are spot on.

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view AmeliaP's profile

16th Oct 2018, 4:51 AM


That's the final test. Be compassionate about someone or something that wants to kill you XD Can't blame you, Taran my boy. (Now, don't give respect to a creature just because it's "ugly"? That's what I call "evil".)

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18th Apr 2020, 7:34 AM

Leader Dessler

Listen closely, Taran. This also applies to a certain saucy minx in your retinue.

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