Handshakes 19: The Wonderlanders Handshakes 19: The Wonderlanders published on June 2, 2009Read more posts by the author of Handshakes 19: The Wonderlanders, KoryBing24 Comments on Handshakes 19: The Wonderlanders
It seems like you took a normal conversation and just replaced parts of it with strange made up words.
Na, What they’re seems legit :D. I heard Kory’s making an actual version of Baragrove, which should be fun to play :).
Whether made up or not I think is sort of debatable, since these are all words from Lewis Carrol and the “Wonderland” tales he wrote. Are the words made up? Yes. By the author of Skindeep? No!
For more on this, check the words to “Jabberwocky” from “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There” 1872
Dude, I totally want to play. They say the guy who wrote wonderland was high when he did it, but I think that just bought something we on this mindset wouldn’t be able to begin coming up with.
Mate, Wonderland was a parody of new types of mathematics that were being introduced at the time of writing.
I find the best way to check to see if any author was high at the time of writing is to check to see if all it says is “Dude! Dude, dude, dude, dude…. Dude! Yea, We need more cheetos dude.”
Clearly, Eleanor and Rupert are just playing Mornington Crescent and didn’t have an Underground map handy.
In the second to last panel, in Rupert’s hand. The third card from the left is the Cheshire Cat, Am I right?
First panel… is that Sam, actually smiling?
The brothers seem to be having a really nice conversation. :)
I imagined this game to be kind of like poker but with wonderland based cards, but the uno-like version sounds like a good idea :D
I really need to try working “frabjous” into casual conversation.
try, thats frabjous man!
I spy with my little eye a Leocampus and an Ichthyocentaur.
just for the record, I love Rupert’s checkered feathers
Strategy for the real game, at least the basics: keep one or maybe two BIG cards in your hand, like the thricewise duchess or the snickersnack white knight, and then a selection of smaller cards that won’t compete with your ringer if the round ends with them in your hand. Expend the small cards in order to avoid having to draw.
The entire poem was actually a dialog on a game of poker?
Seriously Eleanor. We’re playing Texas Hold’em. How are you getting vorpals.
Greensleeves… There’s a song called ‘Greensleeves’, isn’t there? Or am I just that sad?
Yes, there is…and it was written by King Henry the 8th, about Anne Boleyn.
I don’t think that’s true. wikipedia (as far as you can trust wikipedia) says it was “based on an italian style of composition that did not reach England until after Henry’s death, making it more likely to be Elizabethan in origin.”
Tut, tut, uffish is an adjective. Then again, in English, you can verb anything.
I became aware of this wonderful comic at San Diego’s most recent ComiCon, when I met Kory and saw her fantastic Endlings. I had the opportunity to buy one of the Borogove games at that point, and hesitated because I’d already spent so much. I very much regret not purchasing it then! I do feel fortuante that I found out about this comic, though. I don’t know if I would have found out about it otherwise.
I love Rupert and Eleanor so much!!
I also love the wild style of Eleanor’s claws. Bugbears and the Momo have em too, they’re wonderful!