Epilogue 07 - Jack in Black

Epilogue 07 - Jack in Black

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Not to get too into this, but we don't know that there are only 4 Arkentools, so it could be there are 5 tools but the Arkenshoes isn't considered to be "known".
I found this line from Judy when she was ranting at the scarecrow:

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“No! I wanted to believe, and I tried my disbandedest to believe, in the rainbow I tried to get over, and I couldn't! … So what? Lots of people can't!”


So there's a comment about "over the rainbow". Still not sure about what it signifies.
CorrTerek wrote:
So there's a comment about "over the rainbow". Still not sure about what it signifies.
For people's reference, that's Book 0, Episode 55. I would really love to hear what people think Judy is talking about, because I can't guess. It seems like just random raving. What kind of rainbow is she trying to believe in? Since when are rainbows hard to believe in? Not only is it hard to believe in, but lots of people can't do it, as if lots of people try to believe in this particular rainbow. Of course, getting over a rainbow makes even less sense than believing in a rainbow.

I can only guess that it's some sort of metaphor that's completely wasted upon me, and if I could only figure it out then Judy's last words would have wonderful new meaning. "I’ve had enough of this rainbow boop." Whatever this rainbow is, it seems to be the most important thing in Erfworld for Judy, and by going home Judy thinks she will be free of struggling to believe in the rainbow.
Lilwik wrote:

I can only guess that it's some sort of metaphor that's completely wasted upon me, and if I could only figure it out then Judy's last words would have wonderful new meaning. "I’ve had enough of this rainbow boop." Whatever this rainbow is, it seems to be the most important thing in Erfworld for Judy, and by going home Judy thinks she will be free of struggling to believe in the rainbow.


Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Once in a lullaby ii ii iii
Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Dreams really do come true ooh ooooh
Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me ee ee eeh
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops that's where you'll find me oh
Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
And the dream that you dare to,Oh why, oh why can't I?

Well I see trees of green and
Red roses too,
I'll watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Well I see skies of blue and I see clouds of white
And the brightness of day
I like the dark and I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people passing by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying, "How do you do?"
They're really saying, I...I love you
I hear babies cry and I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more
Than we'll know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world world

Someday I'll wish upon a star,
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me

Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top that's where you'll find me
Oh, Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
And the dream that you dare to, why, oh why can't I? I?


Over the Rainbow is a better world. A happier world. Some place good. A lot of people can't get to the Happy Place, try as they might. Judy couldn't. She tried and she tried, until she lost hope, gave up and said 'Screw you guys, I'm going home.' In which 'home' was Kansas; a giant flat piece of suck(I've been there, it is).

In the words of Mr. Pink, Rhyme-a-mancer:

But it was only fantasy.
The wall was too high,
As you can see.
No matter how she tried,
She could not break free.
And the worms ate into her brain.
0beron wrote:
M.A.D wrote:
I'm wondering whether Rob is going to change the names again like Dorothy's.
I doubt it, because I think when Judy/Dorthy was first written he put it right in the news post that her name was just a placeholder. But out of curiosity, who's names are you thinking?


Book 2 Epilogue 7 wrote:
But she said Charlie was the Wizard of Oz," Said Parson. "Like, literally the Wizard. And that he got the Arkendish from the Wicked Witch of the West?"


I thought the above names are licensed or something.
M.A.D wrote:


I thought the above names are licensed or something.


The Land of Oz and associated things, such as the Wicked Witch and the Wizard of Oz, entered public domain in 1956. Unlike a certain Mouse, Baum's work didn't have 1200 Lawyers working overtime to keep it locked up tight.
Lipkin wrote:
If [Judy] said "I've had enough of this "over the rainbow" boop." I'd agree with you. But she didn't.

[Judy] could be referring to how everything on Erf is tiny, precious, and colorful. She could be referring to her drug haze. She could be referring to something else. There are plenty of things she could be talking about besides the song.
Remember that she was deliberately moving away from the only source of her drug fixation. That alone speaks volumes. I don't see her statement as a reference to how Erfworld can be cutesie. To me, she is clearly stating that she is quite done with Erfworld.
To go in another direction of conversation, I wonder how this page is going to effect the continuing story?

http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/ ... -02-10.jpg

I don't see Wanda being happy with who the new public enemy #1 of GK is. Yes, Jillian did not take the chance to earn back Wanda's trust, and instead screwed her over. But I'm not sure Wanda yet knows that Parson is now set on killing Charlie. What will Wanda do when fate says the Arkentools will be united, but also that Parson will Croak Charlie?
Lipkin wrote:
To go in another direction of conversation, I wonder how this page is going to effect the continuing story?

http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/ ... -02-10.jpg

I don't see Wanda being happy with who the new public enemy #1 of GK is. Yes, Jillian did not take the chance to earn back Wanda's trust, and instead screwed her over. But I'm not sure Wanda yet knows that Parson is now set on killing Charlie. What will Wanda do when fate says the Arkentools will be united, but also that Parson will Croak Charlie?


Wanda will not oppose Fate. She's learned that lesson repeatedly and in the hardest ways possible. Wanda also sees Parson as an instrument, nay, a vanguard of Fate. And she seems to know that Parson and Charlie are going to come to a very, very, violent situation. If she did not, then it would be meaningless for her to have been desperate for Jack to Decrypt and tell Parson everything he knows about Charlie. That means Wanda knows that Fate is going to be on Parson's side, and that opposing it and him will lead to very bad outcomes. And Wanda also knows that Charlie is not the first to be attuned to the Arkendish... so eventually, after Charlie falls, someone on the winning side may attune in his stead.

Jillian on the other hand, is a damn idiot. She doesn't learn the same lessons about Fate that others do. And that means she is gonna keep causing complications, creating messes, and being an all around pain in the butt until she can be made to get past the natural Thinkamancy of Royalty that is brainwashing her into hating Stanley for being an Overlord instead of a King, and learns the truth of the Fall of FAQ.

By the way, so glad I figured out how FAQ earned it's name, from all the Casters sitting around asking philosophical questions all the time.
Dystopianman wrote:
If memory serves, the wizard of oz was originally from Omaha, Nebraska

Hmm, Charlie became money-obsessed and hyper-corporate after getting the Arkendish. That reminds me of the "Oracle of Omaha", Warren Buffett.