Justin Miller wrote:So... this is how Erfworld ends.
Parson and his stack break through, and he enters the portal... gets halfway through JUST as the tower falls, the portal closes, cutting him cleanly in half.
Everybody stands there in horror as his (admittedly large) front half falls to the ground, and the final panel is nothing but black with "Fin" written in flowing script.
I love it!
Or ditch the flowery "Fin" and just do a black empty panel.
Kreistor wrote:Another comic that didn't need to be written. At this point, did we really need a comic that, besides the one comment on the portal, only clarified Wanda's philosophy? This page could have been a text update, and then drawn for the Book release.
As they say, YMMV. I find this update nice because of the banter, the added info to the Portals-to-Capitals discussion, and a third reason to be expanded below. That said, all of those reasons could have been filled well enough by a Text update. The reason it wasn't, is that Erfworld is a Webcomic and I suspect the authors demand of themselves to not put Text Updates one after the other in quick succession. The Summer of Text being the exception, as there wasn't an illustrator at the time.
Dr Pepper wrote:As Rob throws a double portion of raw meat into the pit, answering questions so thoroughly that even ?beron, Bland, and Associates will be temporarily sated.
Alas no. Observe-
Hatu wrote:Sadly, I agree. Really, this comic raises more questions than it answers.
I don't get why they're worried about Parson being stuck in the MK; he can just walk back through the GK portal as easily as he could the Jetstone portal. For that matter, if they all knew the Tower could collapse at any moment, why weren't they concerned that Sylvia was already ignoring the plan? -H
Hammer hit, that. Those were my exact thoughts as I was reading this. There was Jack and Wanda, and supposedly other Warlords present, when the plan to attack the tower was cooked up. One of those people should have voiced a thought to the tune of "hey, one team's going downstairs to secure the Portal for Parson, but if the other team is super-efficient, there won't be a portal to secure!".
I'll ignore Sylvia. She just wants to see the world burn, so I doubt Parson getting stuck in the MK would be a deterrent for Bashy-Smashy time. Let's say Jack was too in love with his plan (it was his suggestion) to notice the flaw. But what about anyone else? Like Wanda, a master caster with some knowledge, I expect, of how Portals work? Or like Antium
, considering he was there at the time
, and knew that the Portal room was going to be attacked while the Tower would be besieged?
(Btw., this is reason nr. 3 why I find this update interesting, as it provides an insight into the creative process. At the time when Jack put forth the Siege the Tower bit, let's just say that not only capitals could have MK portals.)
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.