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Book 3 - Page 205
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DVL wrote:
Again, I think this isn't anything too complicated. Vanna is aging as per prior precedent set for units aging based on their usefulness to the side.
TV is her side and she's feeling pretty useless. Bit of a shock once you've been prepared to accept TV as your new home.

I don't think it's terribly likely that she'd immediately age like that. The best barometer that we have for signamancy changes is Maggie, who still doesn't look exceptionally youthful after the entirety of Parson's stay on Erf to date. More likely, she looks odd because the lighting in that particular scene is odd. Compare the scene from minutes-hours (it's not exactly defined, but some duration of time shorter than that between the end of a turn and the start of the next) prior, where she looks completely normal. I doubt she actually changed that much in such a short time. Thus, I'm sticking with the simpler explanation.

J wrote:
Kaed wrote:
This is the only comic I've ever seen where the fanbase explodes into epileptic trees at the smallest deviation in art. Usually it is just an error, but they take these tiny details as evidence of intent.

Part of the comic's charm.

I find that, after a new page is up, going to the forum and reading the initial few reaction pages to be an integral part of the experience. I derive pleasure from reading about other people's epileptic trees, and I'm sure others do, too! :D

Well, there's both that and the fact that very minor details in this comic make a significant difference in some instances. Naturally, since that's the case, all those details are going to be dissected by the fan base to try and predict future events. It's just a nice bonus that it helps keep Rob & Co on their toes with art consistency. :lol:
Kaed wrote:

This is the only comic I've ever seen where the fanbase explodes into epileptic trees at the smallest deviation in art. Usually it is just an error, but they take these tiny details as evidence of intent.


There are at least fifty places in the comic's history where tiny details were evidence of intent. The most glaringly obvious to come to mind is when Ossomer appeared in his original Jetstone livery at the end of a page, and it wasn't until the following week that we got confirmation that it was not an art error and that he had, in fact, turned.
A character's entire outfit is not a tiny detail.
Ozamataz Buckshank wrote:
A character's entire outfit is not a tiny detail.


That was my first thought, too. The fact that people are confused and thought that might have been an art error considering the surrounding panels indicating Wanda being surprised, and a focus on Ossomer in that frame... this is baffling to me. People flip out over tiny details but remain uncertain if large ones are significant??
Kaed wrote:
Ozamataz Buckshank wrote:
A character's entire outfit is not a tiny detail.


That was my first thought, too. The fact that people are confused and thought that might have been an art error considering the surrounding panels indicating Wanda being surprised, and a focus on Ossomer in that frame... this is baffling to me. People flip out over tiny details but remain uncertain if large ones are significant??

I was referring more to this page, personally. Ossomer's livery changing was pretty glaringly obvious to miss (which is to say, certainly not an art error, or at worst an incredibly egregious one), but foreshadowing 3 deaths (2 of which were permanent) ~50 pages in advance was much more subtle. It was the little details that gave it away.
Kaed wrote:
This is the only comic I've ever seen where the fanbase explodes into epileptic trees at the smallest deviation in art. Usually it is just an error, but they take these tiny details as evidence of intent.


It's because Balder shoot himself in the foot with that, and now its way too invested to retcon an entire school of signamancy. :3
Lipkin wrote:
Edit: Don't think it was an order from Caesar, because CWLs don't have Thinkamancy connections to their units, [...]

Overlords and Chief Warlords have natural thinkamancy based on the entire Side; any CWL would know instantly that a new high-level caster was part of the side - and know the caster's name, discipline, level, and location.

Caesar would also know, immediately and without active capita-T Thinkamancy, that "Prisoner: Vanna White, Turnamancer" was no longer a prisoner.

...

Issuing orders to units also does not require capital-T Thinkamancy. The Natural Thinkamancy of being a warlord - CWL or just bog-standard WL - is sufficient to allow commands to be imposed, without verbalization, on units in the same hex.
Subtle. Effective. Someone's getting an interesting handle on how the rules governing obedience can be used.
Kaed wrote:
balder wrote:
J wrote:
I can't be the only one that sees something wrong with Vanna's face in the last panel.

Image

HER EYES TURNED WHITE. Why is nobody freaking out!?


Art error. It's corrected. :stanley:


This is the only comic I've ever seen where the fanbase explodes into epileptic trees at the smallest deviation in art. Usually it is just an error, but they take these tiny details as evidence of intent.


That's people for ya'. But, you must admit, when subtle clues are alluded to, people look for them.
Does Caesar not wear socks with his boots? Gross man, just plain gross. I don't care if they get clean at the start of turn, they must smell terrible at the end of a long day.