Hoofstuk 7

April 27th, 2013, 12:00 pm

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a rare moment of panic
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Reply Wolfie_Inu, April 7th, 2013, 7:50 am

Ek moet eerlik wees, ek's hierdie keer nie 100% gelukkig met die kuns nie. Die aksie oortuig nie juis nie. Maar hopelik kan julle ontsyfer wat hier aangaan.

En ja, ses panele want ek raak ongeduldig met hoe lank die storie vat. Dis nou nie die nuwe gewoonte nie, maar elke nou en dan kry ek dit dalk weer reg.

I've got to be honest, I'm not 100% happy with the art this time. The action is not exactly convincing. But hopefully you can figure out what's going on here.

And yes, six panels because I'm getting impatient with how long the story is taking. It's not the new routine, but maybe I'll manage it again every now and then.


Jane: No thanks ...
Alex: (yells)

Jane: Arnoldse! / Look out! / The grenade!

Arnoldse: (thinks) So many bystanders ... there is only one solution!

Arnoldse: I'm sorry ...

[Explosion sound effect which may or may not sound silly to you if you speak an inferior language =P ]

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Reply GabrielsThoughts, April 27th, 2013, 1:45 pm

I'm not entirely sure the language is inferior. In fact, I'm not entirely sure there is an inferior language so much as popular ones. It's clearly not in English, Spanish, or Mandarin. Which are arguably the three most common languages in the world because of science and politics. German used to be the language of science, so there probably was a time when it was in the top three. Most likely prior to World War II.

Reply Lavabat, April 27th, 2013, 7:19 pm

Jane...you tool...

Reply Lavabat, April 29th, 2013, 5:44 am

This page also makes me wonder...if there was a god in the Verlore Geleentheid universe, what would he thing of Arnoldse's actions?

Reply Wolfie_Inu, April 30th, 2013, 12:51 pm

@Lavabat: Well ... the Verlore Geleentheid universe doesn't have a canonical theology. So if the real god is Allah, Arnoldse (being Muslim) is in solid. I'm Christian so there are several possibilities here - sacrificing yourself to save others is noble even if it's suicide, but now you need to factor in that she's from another religion and stuff. But there is/are no canonical god(s) in this universe. Not that there is necessarily no god, the story just doesn't provide an answer. Although individuals still have their religions. Louwrens is your bog standard Boer so he's Protestant, probably Calvinist; Jane is Kirishitan/Catholic. How this is possible since she's not human will be explained later - but it's a cultural/historical reason (same reason why she can be Japanese) and does not directly involve the supernatural in any way.

@GabrielsThoughts: Wait, what? Languages? Apropos of what? If it's about the "inferior languages" thing, I was making a good-natured joke at the expense of people who have had issues with my made-up sound effects in the past ... which obviously sound strange when (mis)pronounced in English because they're not English sound effects ...

Besides, CJ Langenhoven (an early Afrikaans author) did say that in the future, super intelligent Aryan/Elvish-looking aliens from the planet Venus will adopt Afrikaans as the new interstellar language, because it is the most advanced language in the universe. So, logically, English must be inferior. Sorry brah - that's the way the cookie crumbles :P

Reply Lavabat, April 30th, 2013, 7:07 pm

@Wolfie_Inu: Thanks for the explanation. Jane's religious and ethnic/cultural background should be interesting.

And I find it commendable that you choose to keep you own faith and beliefs out of your comic. Even if it is just to appeal to a wide audience. Well, wider audience in the niche audience of the furry fandom...

Also, CJ Langenhoven's theory = funny!

Reply Wolfie_Inu, May 1st, 2013, 1:01 am

@Lavabat: Heh. One of the consequences of Afrikaans being a recent language ... some of our oldest literature is science fiction :P

Re: religion in the story. The reason why I keep it out is less about audience appeal (Afrikaans furry webcomics are a nonexistent genre) and more that I don't like being stealth-preached at. Give me a tract or be up-front, I'm fine with that. But don't try to worm your way past my defenses by, say, pretending to sell cookies and then turning into a Jehovah's Witness once you're in my house. If that makes sense.

Reply Lavabat, May 1st, 2013, 4:26 am

@Wolfie_Inu: I hate stealth preaching as well. >:(

At least your early literature is not pulp fiction and comic books. :P

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