Illumination 2 page 27 Illumination 2 page 27 published on November 7, 2016Read more posts by the author of Illumination 2 page 27, KoryBing57 Comments on Illumination 2 page 27 The wise and venerable Phineas, everybody. There are new medallions up in the store!
“Pust our lives on the line”
congrats you saw the page for the 3 minutes it was up before I fixed the typo lol
Oh my gosh. No wonder him and Ravi get along so well.
No. They had not actually MET until chapter 1 of Illumination. They had encountered one another in previous years, but Jim could not cope with Ravi’s atttitude in Ravi’s assumption that The Plan(tm) was proceeding so well. So Jim merely endured Ravi’s actions, never wanting to know WHY.
I think Ravi now sees the lackadaisical attitude he encountered in Phineas, being replicated in Jim, hence the outburst in chapter 2 in the caverns.
In the Finn Family Histories, and in the LA in general, Phineas has attained a near mythical status for greatness due to events in The Great War. But the real Phineas, who Ravi knew personally, had feet of clay.
Um. Im talking about Phineas and Ravi? O_O
I thought you were talking about Jim and Ravi.
Generations later, his descendants still can get pretty excited about thumbs. Of course, this makes sense. Thumbs are awesome.
Well, he’s trying to blend in, which kinda of *is* the purpose. Clearly, the true mistake Phineas made was forgetting to bring Wosret a beer too.
Jesus Christ, he’s not even trying to disguise himself! How in the hell did this putz live long enough to have children?
I think Phineas assumes that no-one else would be up and about in public a mere hour after sunrise.
Still, he’s not even partially human! He’s a friggen naked bipedal griffin!
this brings the question, seeing as midform also shows whatever clothes you wear, is the cape the only cloth he wore as a human? o_O
That doesn’t jive with him not being aware of how early it is. Though, I suppose he could be lying about that.
Alternatively, this could be in one of the safe communities that preceded avalons, since Wosret himself isn’t doing much to appear human, either.
Worset has lion ears too, so I’m thinking this is a safe neighborhood made up of mythicals.
He exhibits a great affinity for our specie’s culture and leisurely pastimes. There is also funny to get things drunk, regardless of specie. You don’t kill the funny bird man who underestimates alcohol, you give him the crash course. He’s willing to pay, which is better than a lynch crew that won’t.
This is probably a mythical community that he’s in (an early Avalon of sorts); notice that Wosret didn’t bother assuming a disguise or dragging Phineas into the house before he could be seen.
Was virtuous & filled out my ballot *before* reading the Skin Deep update! Will drop it off & get my sticker in the morning!
Gosh, I love Phineas! Probably would not like him so much in person, tho …
I love his lil birb friend, so adorable.
Woken far too early by the Visions Jocasta was experiencing, then he has to deal with an over excited Phineas.
Well, don’t meet your heroes kids.
“Greetings my good human, I too am a human! I have human money to and would like a human beer to enjoy like the rest of you humans!”
I luv them… but I’m a dragon… and i’m kinda picking up on some contentions regarding dragons and these things…
the apple dont fall far from the tree huh
this page taught me a learn! in canada pub is usually short for (local) public eatery, so i never knew it was actually short for public house. neat
will we ever get back to anthony?
We might, eventually, in a few years.
It’s taken several years for the focus to return to the MSU characters, and their current story is not yet done.
In a more ‘webcomic time’ perspective, the last major arc was all about Blanche and Anthony; by the way the chapters cycle, it’ll be a little bit before we return focus to them.
But Anthony’s story isn’t done, so I don’t doubt it will happen. Just not for a bit.
The last major story arc wasn’t only about Blanche and Anthony. Don’t forget the other events of the same day as Reunion.
Kill Them With Kindness, which focussed on Rhonda, Ike, and Ike’s immediate relatives.
The story arc of KTWK and Reunion took from late 2013 to late 2014 to tell.
I don’t know what you’re trying to say.
My *point* was that the last arc posted was about Blanche and Anthony. Just by pattern, because we were very recently (in terms of reading through the comic, and my apologies, ‘webcomic time’ was the wrong phrase) been with them, we likely aren’t going to be with them again for a little while yet.
The story arc consisted of 2 stories, Chaos. KTWK, and Reunion.
They both happen on the same day in the LA. We saw some of the cast of KTWK heading towards where we think Lynn and Horace’s apartment is, in the opening frame of Reunion.
The most recent completed story, not story arc, is Reunion.
Let me rephrase; I don’t know *why* you’re making this point. All I’m saying is we just saw a story about them so we’ll probably see a few other stories about other characters before we return to them. I was agreeing with your response in different phrasing and I’m baffled about why you’re splitting hairs the semantics.
(Or why you’re calling that a ‘story arc’, together, because it’s not. KTWK and Reunion occur on the same day, in the same vicinity, but the two are events are completely unrelated except that Ike &c walk by Blanche’s door and make a cute transition. They’re separate scenes and contained stories, not, together, a ‘story arc’.)
Phineas the Red (back when he was still just Phineas the Fluffy) becomes the ur-example of using fake ID to purchase alcohol. Many would agree with his expressed stance on this. Now, maybe Jocasta will use her sphinx powers to get back at him for calling so early…
Jocasta: *healing light-blast thing*
Phineas: AAH! Wha… you’ve… I’m SOBER?!? ;v; Jocasta, your mean-spiritedness truly defies belief!
Jocasta: Serves you right, you ebullient nuisance! If I hadn’t been woken this morning by another nightmare vision, you’d have in severe danger of disturbing my beauty sleep!
Wosret: *chuckle* Good work, dear. Did you manage to leave behind the incipient hangover when you took away the drunk?
Jocasta: *sigh* *headshake* I can’t manage such precision so early in the day…
Phineas: *shakes head slowly* And there I had believed we were friends… wait- *glances to his right* are you sober too, little friend?
Avian companion: *nod*
Phineas: (laments) Not even the innocent are spared your cruel vengeance! ;v;
Gawd this is hilarious! Both this post and the comic! Kory or someone with decent drawing abilities make this happen please!?
Greenwood comes up with so many scripts that really need to be turned into actual completed pages.
Look through the archives at the comments to see just how many he has done over the years.
I too enjoy doing many human things, fellow kids! How about we go skateboards?
There is something hilariously maddening about that jovial expression…
It’s the sort of expression that needs a 20 gallon bucket of ice cold water and ice cubes dumped upon.
20 gallons? I would just spray him with a fire hose for about 5 minutes.
Must you always be such a killjoy?
Gosh, them jelly bean paws. So cute.
Thumbs are nice. It must have been hard for mythicals to build even a basic technical civilization before amulets and half-forms. Only those people whose natural form included hands could do a lot of useful work, and must have been in a lot of demand.
Shapeshifters, and shapeshifting spells.
Midforms were likely used as well, but for the Mythicals who were not shapeshifting species, the spells were breakable, so the human and mid forms were less permanent than what Medallion Magic can do.
Cant wait to see what comes next 83
Please tell me Phineas gets a whack upside the head…
That happy expression is just so adorable. Hey Kory Bing, do Wendigos exist in the Skin Deep universe?
AAAAHHH NEW MEDALLIONS I AM SO HYPE FOR THIS
I am most emphatically NOT a morning person, but Phineas is just so chipper, I… don’t know if I want to hug him, or clock him one with an oversized coffee mug.
Phineas got no sleep after being overexcited from his first night to a pub. It’ll catch up with him later in the day. Sadly for poor, tired, Wosret, at present Phineas is STILL hyper.
Coffee, as we know it, won’t exist for about another 500 years, relative to this page.
I wonder, does Wosret or Jocasta, know of a knock someone unconscious spell? Would be a nice neat and easy way to… attend…. to the nuisance of Phineas.
I assume that he has a higher alcohol tolerance on account of the fact that his true form and probably his mid form weighs more than the average human.
He probably has a more active metabolism, as well. That would cause his body to “burn off” the alcohol more rapidly.
Not only is coffee out of reach, but tea (and all other camellias) is still in Asia, and yerba maté is still just an obscure South American holly. All similar substances I know of are from other parts of the world. How did Europeans ever achieve sapience without caffeine?
I can’t help but be reminded of the Game Grumps Zognoid bit when I read Phineus’ lines.
“I’ll have one HUMAN beer! Like a HUMAN would drink!”
Nobody likes Zognoids!
YES! I was reminded of that too!
“I shall absorb this human beer into my human body through my jaefloric layers, as HUMANS do!”
I actually really like Phineas. He acts like me, but with less technical talk.