Now we’re cooking with gas. Magic gas.
Was Madam U lying about Lily stealing from her if she didn’t sell? Or did she just want to make it sound like she was reluctant to sell a useless rock for a lot of money? Or does it actually do something??? Oh the questions, they never cease.
Lily, why do I get the feeling this is going to humorously backfire?
I can just see Alec tricking her into thinking it works, maybe he’ll guess what’s going on, maybe Madam U will give him a call…
I… I honestly want to sock her in the face. repeatedly.
I, I honestly agree with you.
I would totally still kiss Madam U. She is just amazing.
Clearly there is *no way* this could go horribly, hilariously, wrong.
Preeeetty sure this will not end well….
Magic gas sounds explosive and smelly.
And remember kids: just say no to odd talismans.
So are glaistigs just (essentially) female satyrs, or do they have a whole mythology of their own within the Skin Deep World? I love how you take mythic characters/species and give them your own twist.
Just wondering what the glaistig’s spin was. :D
a Glaistig is a welsh (i think) fairy who has the body of a woman, but has goat legs and a long tail. she is often described as wearing a long green dress to hide her legs, and she is said to guard over shepherds and their flocks. other folk tales say that the Glaistig also drinks blood.
The glaistig was said to be very protective of herds, especially goats and cattle. The shepherds would leave bowls of milk out for the glaistig as a thank you, and to encourage her to continue to guard their herd. Conversely, they are mischievous and impulsive, and if you failed to ‘honour’ them, they were ‘known’ to release the herders’ herds into the forest to teach them a lesson.
Also, love Madame U! Though, uh, might find her intimidating in person …
I guess I didn’t notice before…looks like Lily’s eyes are goaty too. Guess that corroborates Jim’s story from the other week.
I really like how Madam U’s hair slumps in defeat.
Something about her smile terrifies me..
Perhaps because it’s the Welsh equivalent of mischief incarnate?
Hmmmm… no, no, I think all the questions that I have have already been asked. If it were that simple to steal from Prester John’s, Lily would already have taken a… (pauses to study Lily’s hands) …five-finger discount on most of the things in there.
Anyway, on with the fun and mayhem. I assume it would be hopelessly naive to expect Lily’s “testing” to employ any form of scientific method, or much in the way of forethought. I suppose her sense of mischief might induce her to apply a double-blind method, though…
Dean: Uh, Ike… Alec says he’s got the money he owes you.
(While Ike’s head is turned, Lily sneaks up and slips the talisman into Ike’s pocket.)
Ike: Eh? Really? Well, I s’pose I’d better go grab him then… thanks. (heads off)
Dean: How did you know he owes him money?
Lily: Guy like Alec owes everyone money!
Anyone else get the feeling Madam U’s actually letting her have the talisman for the express purpose of her getting into a mess? Going to be good :)
Now there’s a thought: “…and this counteracts and neutralises the effects of the bugbear talisman. Price is one thousand pounds…”
Could such an item exist? Who might she be selling it to? I’ll leave those questions open. >;=)>
Well, if my theory about what the talisman actually does it correct, it is going to be a very fun story. It all depends on knowing some more things about Kory’s flavor of bugbears.
Oh man, Lily’s sad puppygoat eyes are amazing.
I know what the bugbear talisman does! It makes the owner instantly lose 20-30 pounds: http://www.skindeepcomic.com/archive/the-bugbear-talisman/. XD
I noticed that Miss-just-what-the-heck’s-up-with-that-hair didn’t in any way *deny* thinking of or plotting to steal said talisman… :)
I have a feeling that this won’t end well.
Awwwww… she has toggenburg goat parts! And now that I look at it, the light parts on her face correspond to tog markings as well. Kory, you continue to amaze me with the depth of research that goes into each character design.
btw, I still want to touch Dean’s delicious wolfy sideburns. Don’t think I forgot.
My theory is that the talisman will do exactly what it’s been said to only, only with a catch. What that catch is, I don’t know. But every ability has it’s drawbacks. It’s how Nature keeps balance in the world. My guess is that it messes with her head and she looses control of the power somehow, causing more disastrous mischief, to either herself or others, than she excepted or wanted.
My money says Hyde put it there and struck a deal with Miss U(Split the 500L 50/50?), she gave it up rather readily after only a little hesitation XD I bet it’s just junk and Hyde is going to tooootally mess with Lily. BEST PRANK. Because if I were a bugbear, that’s what I’d do!
This is soo good, can’t wait for next instalment! >w<
I am so in love with this storyline so far. XD I really enjoy these characters! Can’t wait to see more of them. :D
I begin to feel the joy of Wormy well up in me again! TY!
ALSO–> Glaistigs were helpful, sometimes vampiric, mischievous, dangerously flirtatious and even hard workers too. The great thing about them is you could mold them anyway you like, villainous vamps, playful spirits. or even tragic star-crossed lovers, like in the old “Lamia” poem.
That glee face in the first panel is awesome lol
I love how Madame U’s snakes droop when she gives in. One of my pet corn snakes was up in my hair last night (she loves to do that, I think it’s a texture thing) and the thought of having a *bunch* of ’em like that is very weird– they must be very heavy!