Illumination 3 page 8 Illumination 3 page 8 published on April 17, 2017Read more posts by the author of Illumination 3 page 8, KoryBing36 Comments on Illumination 3 page 8 Wosret is currently working on engraving a medallion die. That thing in his hand is an engraver.
Is that a Bugbear in panel 4?
The glowy eyes sure make it seem so!
I do wonder why bugbears asked for medallions at all… From what I understand, they’re a pretty unsocial, if not outright misanthropic, bunch. Maybe they thought it’d be interesting for pranking folks?
That was my thought. Pranking folks. Shapeshifting opens all sorts of doors for new jokes, just turning human alone makes it worth it, and the malleability of adding mid-forms opens even more..
I’m guessing it’s a juvenile bugbear hanging out with (or at least standing next to) a juvenile harpy.
I think it’s actually a gryphon, not a harpy, because you can see the lion tail if you look closely.
nah, that’s a gryphon
Thumbs, Wosret. Thumbs.
Uh, do the math Worset. Humans out number you at least 10,000 to 1. If you can’t beat em, join em.
You misunderstand Wosret’s question.
He was not asking about Mythicals wanting to HIDE as human.
He was asking why do Mythicals want to BE human?
It’s what point he’s emphasising in what he asks.
My point still stands.
He was asking in direct relation to why they make medallions, so I’m pretty sure he’s asking why they want to hide as human, because that’s what the medallions are FOR.
Because where could you hide that’s safer? Underground? Floating cities? Deep underwater? C’mon, right under the humans’ noses is the safest bet. Where would they look for mythical monsters? Not among their own society; at least, it’s not the first thing they’ll think of. You’ve got quite a few years of safety there, millennia really.
Unless you have a better idea, maybe terraforming the moon and colonizing it in secret. You’d have until 1969 before anyone would have the chance of finding out
That considers the fact if the mythical community found a way to travel into space and to the moon
Multidimensional translocation – There has already been demonstrated use it for moving about the continent from point A to point B via the nether realms.
The only limiting factor is getting someone or something to point B so that the passage can be constructed between the two known points. We have seen something similar in the story on a much smaller scale at the safe haven.
Wosret is currently working on not losing his temper and/or will to carry on. He is toying with a graver and probably wondering idly whether it would penetrate a certain thick skull better than words or reason have.
in-his-imagination!Wosret: I have already told you and your fellows this, countless times! Here, LET ME ENGRAVE IT ON YOUR HEAD, SO YOU MAY ALL REFER TO IT WHEN YOU BECOME FORGETFUL!!!
Wosret: Sorry… drifted off there. What were you saying?
Um remember that jo and wosret just work together.
Careful! She’s easily capable of saying such things humorously or ironically, and, if really pushed, she might even fall for him just to be contrary!
The irony is the spinxes would be extinct without the medallions since they obviously ended up interbreeding with humans some time before Michelle’s father was born (since he had no idea what he was initially).
And herein lies the problem I find in all “hidden magical society” type stories: they’ve got magic, they’re physically stronger than humans, and more often than not they actually outnumber us. Why are THEY the ones in hiding?
Kory has said that in the modern day in Skin Deep there are maybe a couple million mythicals in hiding, so we outnumber them a few thousand to one. The ratio might not have been quite as bad back then, but it was likely still daunting.
In worlds where nonhumans do outnumber humans, though, yeah, that seems kind of silly.
In the manga & anime /Hyperpolice/, Homo sap is officially an endangered species.
“Why do we all want to pretend to BE them?” he asks, using his HUMAN THUMBS from his half-HUMAN midform with his medallion that lets him appear HUMAN, after he decided to spend his morning walking around like a HUMAN when his work-buddy was lounging in full sphinx form until they had unexpected company.
So yeah, buddy. Why?
You miss the point, Chaos.
Medallion accessed Human form is what Wosret is regarding in this page as pretending to BE human
Medallion accessed Midforms, for a number of Mythical species, where it’s clear they are not human, isn’t pretending to be human.
Fauns, Satyrs, glaistigs, and centaurs, are all examples of Mythicals species who already have some of the advantages of a midform, as their fullform.
I’ve noticed that for the past few pages, you have taken to answering and pointing out the “problems” with other readers’ questions, like telling Chaos that he missed the point or that PJSam got things wrong.
However… I think that you failed to realize that in most of those cases, they were rhetorical questions or jokes — intended to be silly or wrong. Chaos’ statement, in particular, is an EXCELLENT example of a rhetorical question made into a joke.
The reason I’m telling you this is because I’m afraid that you’ve begun to come off as a jerk lately. Soooo maybe reel it in a little bit?
I’ve enjoyed reading your comments in the past, but the kinda-excessive focus on “correcting” others is starting to get old, fast.
Thank you, yes. It was a rhetorical joke.
As I commented before, http://i.imgur.com/axJmn.gif
Thank you. I’ve been rereading the archives, including the comments, and she’s actually been correcting people’s jokes here for years. :|
Maybe he just wants a human form because no one can tell if he’s pointing or flipping them off.
Bwahahahaha! That’s brilliant
This is canon now.
I thought you could only gain a mid form if you already had a medallion? If he’s there to get one then.. am I missing something?
People always find a reason to hate. Srs. We have “frappe shaming,” now. The heck. XD
This does not end well. I know we kinda know it doesn’t, but maaaaan. :(
Those frappe lovers had it coming, though.
Good question, Wos. Slip a few trick medallions to the racist humans. When they wake up looking like satyrs and deer, have bugbears tell them “I warned you about your attitude!” But I fear most humans wouldn’t think even after being hit by real or metaphorical bricks.