Hello, Goodbye 4: A Whu-gane?

Oh look, it’s a baby Isaac. Magic isn’t kind when it decides to screw up.

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Out of curiosity, what exactly differentiates those who can get or have pendents and those who don’t? I mean, why can’t those not born human get pendents? (Sorry, I might’ve missed this somewhere before…)


The only thing that differentiates them, is whether there were medallions made for that species or not. So if you are a type critter that there is no existing medallion for, then, well, no medallion for you. Certain species don’t have medallions (Harpies and Manticores for example), and magical screw ups are typically random, so the chances of there being an existing medallion are minimal to none.


I see. I had wondered why they could not get one of the blank medallions and activate those to disguise themself as human. Perhaps that might work, but I guess that has already been pointed out as being lost magic. :P


I don’t think the blank medallions are unattuned, though, just unadorned. That is, though they are plain-looking they will still only work for a specific magical creature.


Yes, I like Ike. His mother on the other hand just seems to get worse every time she’s talked about.
Poor Ike, having to go through life being named Petrus, all his mothers’ other bad choices, those eyebrows.
I hope his mom shows up to defend herself one day, or further disgrace herself.
This page is looking pretty spiffy, I’m glad your computer got fixed so you can keep on being awesome.


Aaah, that’s gotta be a bit of a comfort to Tony. Sounds as though Ike went through exactly the same kinda beasty puberty he’s going through now. If I were in Tony’s shoes (metaphorical shoes) I’d probaby be wondering if I was a crossbreed right about now.


Also, shit, you can really only see it properly in the close up panel on deviantart, but crazy stuff going on with Ike’s fingernails when he’s transforming. Poor chap. It looks sore. Though I’m sure he had waaaay more important things on his mind at the time, all things considered.


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Ahh this is really nice side to see. ^^

Its always refresing when someone else in is similair shoes as you :) And luv it how easily after a while… “it” (transformation) blends itself out. As in if i look the charecters as human or mythical beings, i STILL am able to see the same person in there :D

Thats not an easy feat so accomplish Kory ^^ :dance:


I love the little details, like the crumpled page under young Ike’s paw and the chewed-up pencil. Every page is just a treat to read. Thanks Kory!


Is it just me, or does Ike’s transformation look a lot like Michelle’s?


I think your imagining things. Michelle had a medallion and turned instantly.


What does eff you mean?


It means the same as a certain four-letter word starting with the letter ‘f’, ending with the letters ‘ck’ and followed by ‘you’ (by sheer coincidence, there’s a ‘u’ as a second letter in the previous word as well. ;-)


‘eff you’ or ‘F you’ is a slightly more polite way of saying ‘fuck you’.

Note: Seeing as it’s got swearing in it I’m curious to see if this comment will get posted.


This does raise a couple of interesting questions – namely, what kind of medallion would a crossbreed use? Does Ike use a Buggane one or does he just shapeshift? And – this has been bugging me forever – besides Harpies, Bandersnatchs and Manticores what other species don’t have them?

All this while I wondered about that bandage – I kept thinking this whole time that Manticores had a club of spikes on their tailends, not spines – it just never clicked until now. xD


Just thought of something. Im assuming Jim will have to go through a metal detector when he goes to the airport and this would mean he has to remove his medallion which will expose his identity unles the medallions are enchanted to fool metal detectors or they have a special queue for mythical creatures.


You’re also assuming his medallion is made of metal. It could be made of stone or some other material that would not go off.


Metal detectors don’t pick up small things. I’ve worn my own metal necklace and rings (not to mention a jaw-surgery’s worth of metal in my face) through metal detectors and have never had them go off on me. I think Jim is okay.


Hey Kory are their any other avalons beside the liverpool one and the wonderland one in the UK like a london one or a manchester one?


The Liverpool one is the only one that is city-sized, but there are various small Avalons (like Eustace’s shop) scattered about. Most don’t grow too large since the Liverpool Avalon is relatively close by.


Okay for manticores, they aren’t trusted so aren’t given medalions (who decides this anyways ?) but what about hapies, are they considered un-trustworthy too ?


It’s not that they aren’t ‘trustworthy’ enough to have medallions. Manticores just aren’t trusted for the characteristic nature. They don’t have medallions because the art of making medallions was lost and the species that don’t have the medallions are out of luck till someone (coughTimcough)figures out how to make them. Without medallions species are classified as ‘monsters’ but how they are seen by the community is based on their general actions. QED manticores are a dangerous species. Harpies, while I’m sure they could be dangerous, don’t have those tendencies.


Evidently I read too much Honor Harrington. every time someone in this comic mentions the word “Manticore,” my mind tries to tack on “Star Kingdom Of”.


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    patmandx:

    So apparently it was Kory Bing’s birthday, so I was compelled to draw her main protagonist of her comic in her underpa— I mean I drew her in what I would think would be her SBURB godtier. Of course Michelle would be the ONE CLASS that doesn’t have pants.

    The pants gods just aren’t on your side Michelle.

    (Soooo… she has being a god AND a sphinx going for her now? Willing to bet she’s going to complain about both.)

    Maybe I might draw all of Orientations gang in Sburb-garb now?

    Hah! I love it! Thank you!

    10/30/14

Art and Story © Kory Bing 2006-2012
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