The Battle for Gobwin Knob - Episode 146

The Battle for Gobwin Knob - Episode 146
Comic - The Battle for Gobwin Knob - Episode 146
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All this eye business can also be classified as "Artist Prerogative" and dependant on style, mood, and other features of the story... all combining into one nice neat package.
Drunut wrote:
Lawence of Awabia wrote:
One of the the theories that was floated around on the OotS forums is that people from Faq have the normal, human-style eyes. Wanda, Jillian and Jack all have them. All 3 are from Faq, and we haven't seen "normal" eyes on anyone else, to date.

That wouldn't work. I just checked and the other people at Faq don't have human eyes. The emperor and the other soldiers don't at least.


I dunno...it's possible that all the Faq people on that page are just far away. Look at Jillian in the 5th panel...just dots for eyes, because she's on the far side of the table, and too far away to render the detail of her eyes. You see it with Parson, too...if he's far enough away his eyes appear to be dots. In all the shots on that page you linked to, the soldiers either have their eyes shut, squinched up in the midst of battle, or are far enough away that they're out-of-focus. The king's eyes are...kinda' normal. They have eyelids, at any rate, but again...it's a far-off shot from above, it's hard to make out the details.

You could very well be right. The suggestion that it's just Artist's Prerogative is maybe the most likely suggestion. But I don't think we'll have a clear-cut answer until we get a full-blown flashback to the Fall of Faq.
Native Jovian wrote:
especially given that we've already seen that things look different without a main character around.
That's a joke. It's a reference to another comic. (The 'title' in the upper-left is, too.)
time between updates is dragging on. we've run out of stuff to argue about. would i be right in the assumption that until the end of book one, updates are still by giantITP, and you guys add the extra page when you see it's up there?

can't wait for the final pages.
I am worried about how Parson will react when Stanley comes home and goes "Oh, it seems I won."

Further I wonder why Parson or Stanley or whoever is really in charge has to attack the rest of the world. What is the reason? Why can't they just... stay put? Build houses? Live? It was clearly possible for the populance of Faq, so there seems to not be any kind of game mechanic forcing people into battle.

Oh, that spawned a thought. Are there different rules for peace?
Weimann wrote:
Further I wonder why Parson or Stanley or whoever is really in charge has to attack the rest of the world. What is the reason? Why can't they just... stay put? Build houses? Live? It was clearly possible for the populance of Faq, so there seems to not be any kind of game mechanic forcing people into battle.

Mostly because Stanley has aggressively pursued war in order to obtain control of all of the Arkentools for a while now. And since GK now has not only the military and magical edge but also the finances necessary for expansion, I cannot see why Stanley would suddenly want to turn pacifist. I doubt he has changed that much, to be honest.
it seems most of faq was actually anti settle down, the casters seem to have defected to stanley...in what manner remains to be seen. but it doesn't seem likely the populace of faq actually liked the idea as much as the royal did.
moose o death wrote:
it seems most of faq was actually anti settle down, the casters seem to have defected to stanley...in what manner remains to be seen. but it doesn't seem likely the populace of faq actually liked the idea as much as the royal did.


I think it's a safe bet that Wanda sure didn't. That's why she arranged for FAQ's downfall.
Holy crap, I just realized, Wanda laughed a few strips back.... sure it was an evil laugh but she LAUGHED!!!!!!!!!

Does not bode well...
kreszantas wrote:
All this eye business can also be classified as "Artist Prerogative" and dependant on style, mood, and other features of the story... all combining into one nice neat package.


Or it could be Tribal. Different tribes, different eyes.