Lor wrote:Why does Trem look disappointed at Charlie's emphasis of familiarity?
I had the same initial reading as you, though when I tried to actually make the face that Tramennis was making, I could only do it as part of a dubious and sarcastic nod of respect... I now kinda interpret it as a "bemused playing along."
I have my doubts that Parson is grabbing a sword as a symbol. Yes, symbols are powerful, but if he was that concerned with image his armor wouldn't have pizza stains and a fat hamster on it. I'm pretty sure he intends to use whatever he gets in the armory. So, what might he be grabbing?
zilfallon wrote:As another person said, using rations in this plan has been suggested, though what you meant is different, and highly unlikely. GK's airforce is currently outnumbered, really bad. I don't think GK has an item which can make a losing force overpower the winning. There has been no foreshadowing of this, and if they happen to have a "secret armor/weapon which they kept in armory even when they sent everything they have to a crusade", THAT would be an asspull. If that happens, NO ONE has the right to blame KW for being an asspull. But as i said, i don't think this is the case.
Well, I don't buy this theory, but, for the sake of argument, the secret GK cheat-win item could be the pliers. If they are able to sneak weapons up to the air column then all they would need would be a bunch of bricks and/or crossbows. It's been established that someone on high could take pot shots at people down below even without the "archery special" as long as they had something to throw. Yes, odds are low, but they'd have a ton of targets and they'd only need to take out enough of Jetstone's men to start a decryption chain reaction of sorts.
Now to the part where I dismiss the theory I just advocated... if this was the plan, then Maggie wouldn't be surprised that Parson is on his way to put the plan into motion. Clearly whatever he is grabbing is not
part of the plan as discussed over the thinkagram. As added speculation, I'm guessing that Maggie would object to whatever Parson is about to do, or else he'd have told her what he's thinking.
Taken as a whole, this strip suggests to me that Parson is about to risk his own life in this conflict somehow... Portal hopping, defending himself against a counterattack that he has anticipated (and that I haven't), or something else
. I wonder if Parson will level.
I love the verbal sparring between Charlie and Tram, but it didn't seem to teach the readers or the characters anything they didn't already know. Frustrating right now because I am eagerly awaiting something
happening, but, I'm pretty sure this page will shine with Erfwordly goodness when the book is all together and I only have to wait two more seconds for the next page instead of two more weeks.
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