Chapter Thirteen Page 20

posted 12th Dec 2018, 5:22 PM

Chapter Thirteen Page 20
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12th Dec 2018, 5:22 PM

Saeriellyn

This is one of those times I really wish English did like the manga with the sound-effect symbols for EVERY POSSIBLE THING. I feel like little picture-symbols are somehow less obnoxious that spelled-out words for things like heartbeats or long, slow breaths.

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12th Dec 2018, 5:29 PM

MK_Wizard

Ah, the temptation is so very great.

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12th Dec 2018, 11:34 PM

Saeriellyn

I’d take it, personally.

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12th Dec 2018, 8:04 PM

LMS

Right now I wish I had the option to live forever in a beautiful valley populated only by friendly animals and a wise, old Noah analogue. I particularly love the flowers and butterflies on this page.

Taran gets one of his first (IS it his first?) nasty choices: does he do the lovely, comfortable thing he would REALLY like to do, or does he do his dreary, dangerous, and difficult duty? But, as He says, "The gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life." The RIGHT thing is almost never the FUN thing.

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12th Dec 2018, 9:24 PM

Saeriellyn

Me too, you have no idea how much. I just got the news that our entire sewage system underneath our house is crammed full of tree roots and has to be replaced. Moving to the mountains to live in a thatched hut sounds great at the moment.

I'll be crying in my room for the next hour if anybody wants me.

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13th Dec 2018, 3:51 PM

Honzinator

Life is difficult, including vegetable life. been there, didn't care for it, and I assume you do not want your lads digging it up to save a few pence. We once saved a lot of money by hesitating when the sewer repair guys got their camera stuck in our problematic drain - we were able to get them to agree to replace a single section instead of the whole thing, which they'd wanted to do. now we just ream it all out every few years, with the real danger zone protected by plasticrete pipe cladded with fibre (I dunno - looks manmade organic and immune to most life proesses).
That said, you've gotten me "reading (audiobook) The Book of Three. You're my gateway drug.

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13th Dec 2018, 9:57 PM

Saeriellyn

It's a gateway to great things then. My pleasure. :)

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13th Dec 2018, 3:55 PM

LMS

Sorry to hear about the sewage system! That sounds smelly and expensive. I've just got routine EOY work-jam angst. But I'm seeing some good things, too, like the final production sign-off on a certain children's picture book before it goes to the printer. Merry Christmas, Saeriellyn.

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13th Dec 2018, 5:33 PM

Saeriellyn

ha! Well, I guess I paid for the sewer repair, at least partially, haha. Can't wait to see it!

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12th Dec 2018, 9:43 PM

CM

Ahhh. So much foreshadowing. Really. So. Much.

Hope I'm not spoiling anything for anyone else who hasn't read the books.

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12th Dec 2018, 11:33 PM

Saeriellyn

It just hurts my heart.

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12th Dec 2018, 10:28 PM

krblack42

I think the artwork conveys the feeling and ideas perfectly well without the onomatopoeia. Did you try it without?

The ba-BMP in this case is my heart racing at this brilliant work!

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12th Dec 2018, 11:32 PM

Saeriellyn

It was the last thing I put in, so I saw it without - the thing is, I “hear” the sounds anyway, so I don’t trust my own perception on the matter, and I want to make sure the readers are getting the whole sense. In which case I’d rather be redundant than overly cautious.

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13th Dec 2018, 11:45 PM

krblack42

I don't think there is anything to worry about in this case!

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13th Dec 2018, 3:22 AM

Skyboy91

Beautiful art on this page! I'm so sorry about your sewer system, I hope it isn't too expensive or too much of an ordeal.

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13th Dec 2018, 3:01 PM

Saeriellyn

I'm afraid it will be both, but such is adult life, and I'm trying just to be grateful that we have the means to take care of it. Thanks for the sympathy! ;)

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13th Dec 2018, 11:16 AM

Heart of the Heroes, Ride

This is achingly beautiful and that is all.

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13th Dec 2018, 3:01 PM

Saeriellyn

Thank you. :) This one was a real pleasure to do.

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13th Dec 2018, 2:55 PM

brian.winegardner

Another beautiful page. The things Taran is offered and turns down in over the five books is really something.

Personally, I'd stay only if he let the Princess Eilonwy stay too (if she also wished to stay, that is...) But that's just me... he doesn't really know his feelings for her right now

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13th Dec 2018, 3:03 PM

Saeriellyn

He is nothing if not self-sacrificial.

I see Eilonwy as enjoying the valley but being too restless for it (and TBH I think Taran would be too, after a while). They both have too much self-discovery to do before they could be truly happy there. What's interesting to me is Medwyn's making the offer at all - telling that even an old sage, by all appearances perfectly content to be alone with his animals, would actually welcome the companionship of another human. Perhaps he is more lonely than he lets on.

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13th Dec 2018, 3:53 PM

Honzinator

You are wise to point that out … Man is, after all, a social animal. Just ask Eilonwy.

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13th Dec 2018, 7:48 PM

Thracecius

That's exactly my take on it (Saeriellyn's post), which is why I couldn't accept such an offer if I was being honest with myself. Life isn't just about the good times, or the bad times, but rather the culmination of the two and what's in between them. Wistful reverie is a wonderful feeling, but it isn't meant to last forever.

After a "full" life, which varies for each person and sometimes is never realized, then peace in a valley of natural wonders might be appropriate, but until then it's the journey, not the desitnation, that matters.

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