Nayl wrote:Different topic. Panel 9 - that's a decidedly different look for Parson. Thinner, more handsome, even dashing. Makes me wonder, are we seeing a direct represen
tation, or is that how Maggie sees him? Hmmmm?
worlds just making him into the image of the perfect warlord .... by signamancy and forced diet. (second reference, magic doesn't "create" new so much as modifies whats already there.)
Parsons case is drastic ,
although not as notable ,
same thing happened to Jillian , when she became queen . the world molds it's characters
Turns since TBfGK: 18
The Signs were all over her. It was interesting to see. Her hair was just a little longer every turn. Her cheeks were just a bit rounder. She was losing muscle tone, but acquiring a grace in her posture.
It gave Vinny some hope that she wouldn't croak him when she understood what he was asking.
He'd never actually seen anyone before and after they became a Ruler. Like anything, it changed you. The Signamancers claimed that all Stuff was Foolamancy. Our bodies and all the things we see and touch were supposed to only be Signs: symbols of their true nature. Vinny didn't know about all that, but a person's appearance was definitely a Sign. It told you how they think about themselves. And how others see them.
Nothing changes those things so suddenly and drastically as taking the throne. She was fighting it. She was denying it. But Queen Jillian was becoming more mature, more of a monarch every day. Can't hide the Signs.
so whats happening is part of the spell. yes the "means" may be diet and exercise but it's fated to happen , and it is the means the spell is using to meet it's ends .
Parson dosn't seem to care or that he is tiring to effect it in anyway (ie: he is not exactly going above and beyond the duty he has to do or voluntarily working out ,). .
he just taking note that it's happening , and accepting it .