Hi folks - 1st post here so I thought I'd jump right in with some..
Hey all, nice to meet'n'greet - it's good to visit a forum where there's good people who actually act decent... a rare thing on the interwebs these days
(I'm including GiTP too)
I'm loving this comic - I feel I can sometimes relate to how Parson would feel (given my extreme geekyness and fondness for D'n'D and such things) - Whenever I think of Erfworld I keep being reminded of Flight Of Dragons and Tron, which for me were fairly important movies - and finding a comic that encompasses so many things that I love, is just amazing. I love the development of the story - especially with the transition to prose which just adds so, so much.
After following this comic since the start (which seems like yeeears ago), and now just being reminded that Parson has only been in Erfworld for a week.. Made me completely rethink my approach to characters/motivations/possible futures.
With Stanley, we're never quite sure exactly what's going on in his tiny little head, although recently we're seeing signs of fear/worry and maybe a little humbleness. It'll be interesting to watch the exchange between him and Parson, and I'm wondering if Parson might actually just ask to be sent home..
..buut he might not do that if he thinks that he can retain his position and use that to do the whole hippy-mancer-peace-bringing-world-fixer thing. Going from a 'nothing' to a hero, to a person with purpose, to a person who actually *means* something - well, that can really change a person, wether they like it or not.
Regardless of wether Erfworld is all just a coma-induced distortion of reality, or wether it actually exists in a parallel universe - Parson has changed so much in just a week, his life will never be the same, and hopefully, for the better.