Illumination 3 page 33 Illumination 3 page 33 published on October 16, 2017Read more posts by the author of Illumination 3 page 33, KoryBing41 Comments on Illumination 3 page 33 Merial in her element: poking fun at friends.
I like how she waited for hime to take a bite of fries to attain MAXIMUM REACTION.
Of course! It’s basically guaranteed amusement for her. Also, I feel like she’s done similar before this.
And it was timed to be Maximally Effective.
I wonder if there is a compilation as yet of Maxims for Maximally Effective Mythical Mayhem?
I tend to use Mythics, I could go with Avalonian…
This is peak Merial action. Calling out a cute boy, and showing off her dentition
Damn, I need to get whatever brand of toothpaste Merial uses.
What Hercules never knew was that the easiest way to kill a Nemean Lion was to fluster it to death.
**sporfles** ‘Avalonians’ sounds like an ’80s New Age rock band, the kind with really big hair and themed albums about crystals. “…and opening at the Diva lounge for Rainbow Cicada will be the Avalonians with their hit single, ‘Amethyst Soul’…” Also, I dearly love that look of mischief in Merial’s expression in the last panel. Merial, are you trying to hit on Lorne, set him up again with Jim, or both at once? :)
Well, if people will persist in giving Merial such easy feed lines…
what about mystical (mysteries instead of myths)
crypto people ? (= hidden people)
exotic ones ?
Going back over this, I keep thinking “Liminals” which are beings that cannot be easily placed in one category.
Hmmm, how about “Zoo Sapiens” or “Zooman Beings” (zoobeans for short) or “Crypto Sapiens” or “The Hidden Nations” or “Special-Powered Unclassified Dimorphic Sapiens” (SPUDS for short). I could think of more!
Just straight-up call them spuds
They are kind of spuddy.
Oh god, they’re both adorable nerds.
Medial that was just mean. Also Lorne you walked into that one.
Has it been established whether Lorne is gay or bi?
I believe he and Lorne are both identify as being more or less pansexual. But Kory’s described both as being the sorts of people who are attracted to personalities rather than specific appearances. This was in one of the Reader’s Questions.
Even without that RQ, the idea that Lorne might be flat-out gay is substantially shot down by the fact that, while he used to date Jimothy, he’s lately been dating Leah Tanno, the uncommon gryphon artist.
I wonder if Lorne is now going to have to clear his nostrils of chewed-up fries…
Please. Merial did quite clearly and purposefully *NOT* give him the time to chew.
That’s one way to kill a man
She might look like a Nixie, but she’s clearly a Troll… ;-)
the lion and the fish? Their child will be a lionfish
Um half breeds are so rare as to be nonexistent. So far there is only one that we know of and is Ike.
They are jokingggg
*Zeroes in on newly-discovered Nemean kryptonite: French fries plus appropriately-timed commentary*
Cryptics. Just cryptics. I mean, it literally means “hidden”
The problem with that is that, as an established adjective, cryptic describes an utterance which conceals meaning rather than revealing it. It also refers to a person making such utterances.
Well… If you think about it, why would you need a group name for all of the ‘mythicals’ if you took the humans out of the equation? Even just the need to have a collective name for so many diverse species is human-centric.
In Seanan McGuire’s excellent EnCryptid series, they’re cryptids. As opposed to, say, hominids.
As hidden species, cryptids are the subject studied in cryptozoology. Sasquatch, Nessie, and yeti are some of the better-known examples that “everybody knows” don’t exist. Cryptid and mytholo are the two collective nouns I’ve used in the Skin Deep context.
I honestly would like to see a small side story with Dermot as a main character. :P
I ADORE Merial’s shark-tooth grin in the fourth panel!!! <3 <3
Until now, I collectively referred to them as the Mythos races.
Fabalosus Sapiens (Modern Mythical, maybe?) might work, but the term is pretty broad based and would be rather lazy as they aren’t a single species, but but a general culture developed for mutual need and protection. A zoologist would have a field day coming up for all the scientific names for the various species of people, but they’ll probably be disappointed when they find out that it’s likely someone from the inside already did it. :)
A term used in a book by L. Neil Smith was “mindkind”. Of course, it explicitly included Homo sap, and the goal here is to explicitly exclude them. Thus, “non-human” and the like.
I knew Lorne was gay. Love it.
He’s been gay (bi, pan, whatever) since 2008.
Merial’s laughing expression in panel 4 is EVERYTHING EVER.