Book 3 - Page 329

Someone stole jewels, but they didn't leave TV...

Book 3 - Page 329
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So my take on the title was that someone(the molls) stole jewels, but they(the molls) didn't leave TV. It actually feels weirder to me to match the subject of "didn't leave" with the direct object of "stole". Not wrong, just weirder, you know, like how English is weird.
According to here it is a very detailed process to go under bedrock trough portal. It might not possible to do it accidentally.
Of course, BT might have broken the collar here such a way that, there would be a shard big enough to accidentally go trough.
If there is anyone going to accidently wind up beneath the bedrock, it is going to be Stanley.
paskal wrote:
According to here it is a very detailed process to go under bedrock trough portal. It might not possible to do it accidentally.
Of course, BT might have broken the collar here such a way that, there would be a shard big enough to accidentally go trough.

Anomynous 167 wrote:
If there is anyone going to accidently wind up beneath the bedrock, it is going to be Stanley.

Indeed, seeing as Stanley is the guy who's the best size for fitting into a shard.
Title:
Someone stole jewels, but they didn't leave TV...

It’s a play on Parson’s words “It’s like if a burglar breaks in to steal your jewels and leaves you a flat screen” and also the situation in Transylvito. Some one (Charlescom) stole the jewels and then didn’t leave "TV".

I wouldn’t read anything else into it.

JW
The better linguistic insight/trick to get all epileptic about might be Parson's own words. Will we be left with a "flat screen TV" and how would that translate? Is HueHue going to collapse, leaving TV "flat"? Will someone (or something) be "screening" (since that is more commonly a verb in Erf-speak) somebody(s)? Say, a certain golem screening a certain set of casters to protect them from a flattening TV? /epilepticTree
Micate wrote:
The better linguistic insight/trick to get all epileptic about might be Parson's own words. Will we be left with a "flat screen TV" and how would that translate? Is HueHue going to collapse, leaving TV "flat"? Will someone (or something) be "screening" (since that is more commonly a verb in Erf-speak) somebody(s)? Say, a certain golem screening a certain set of casters to protect them from a flattening TV? /epilepticTree


That is... certainly epileptic. Good job.
Jenn_Eris wrote:
Title:
Someone stole jewels, but they didn't leave TV...

It’s a play on Parson’s words “It’s like if a burglar breaks in to steal your jewels and leaves you a flat screen” and also the situation in Transylvito. Some one (Charlescom) stole the jewels and then didn’t leave "TV".

I wouldn’t read anything else into it.

JW


Also another fine example of how language is ambiguous. In Erfworld, and sometimes elsewhere, you can commit a successful theft without leaving the scene of the crime.

In this case, the molls will only ever leave in pieces. Charlescomm the side hasn't left yet, though Bill is even less all-there than before.

Yet thefts have happened in the real world where the stolen item was still hidden on the premises. Riddles often play strongly on phrases with multiple possible meaning.

So I wouldn't be totally shocked if Skyy later finds, or is able to conjure back, the gems. I would be surprised, though, because it would have been about the first thing she'd have tried after taking out the molls. She witnessed the theft and the method used. Not making some fuss about saving Parson's jewels for him seems out of character.
Micate wrote:
The better linguistic insight/trick to get all epileptic about might be Parson's own words. Will we be left with a "flat screen TV" and how would that translate?

The full-color panel at the end of the previous page qualifies as a lovely flat screen TV in TV.
I am pumped on this update.

I know from a tactical position it is a bit silly to let Stanley lead the charge but I just really want to see him and a bunch of Juggles do their thing.

I honestly am pretty happy because the plier side story looks like it is going to meander a bit more. I doubt for the sake of the story Wanda is going to be allowed to add many more casters to her side and I suspect we're getting the potential Jillian turn soon but I have a thought about that.

What if Charlie brings his Gobwins and Hobgobwins into play - if Stanley is in the MK when both his remaining capitols get hit he could survive along with most of the cast. Wanda is forced to turn to Jillian to survive the fall of her side.

Not sure how Maggie and Jack survive which would be an issue because Maggie just got a lot of character growth.