Page 4! Something is happening! WOW. What’s going on?? WHO KNOWS (I know).
There won’t be an update next week, I’m sorry! I’m going to Missouri for a family thing and I won’t have my tablet or anything to work on, so no comics will be made! I’m super sorry about that!
Now, I’m no scientologist, but glowy red stuff usually isn’t good.
The only other time we have seen the Glowy Red Stuff was in Dogpatch, when things were NOT going good for Gabe.
No, Gabe used red flames during Damian’s exorcism
If wasn’t the tomb of someone known as “the Red” I would be more worried.
Actually, I’m relieved. On the Patreon site it looked like blood.
Well she’s a sphinx, they get visions a lot right?
Only when they are unconscious and a Shade is trying to contact them.
As the learned and the scholars of the arcane and vast would say: “Oh sh*t”.
The slow ones would say that.
The intelligent ones would conserve breath and just RUN.
Well that’s an encouraging sign right there.
I’m willing to bet Jim lit those candles before bringing Michelle in there, and they were actually super long when he lit them. XD
I think it more likely that whichever Finn has the title and duty of Cavern Guardian lit the candles. http://www.skindeepcomic.com/archive/handshakes-34-happy-and-successful/
Just thought of something sneaky, for when Jim does complete college in Missouri.
For Mary and James to say that Jim is to be the next Cavern Guardian and not Paul, because Jim put the effort into going out and learning new things.
The bas-relief pictures Phineas (and the raven I saw in another bas) fighting a dragon – that can mean he was alive when the Great War happened nd even took part on it (that explain a lot of things)
Yes to both.
Phineas was indeed alive during and after the Great War.
He was active in helping the Sphinxes against the Dragons.
Orientations, chapter 5 page 23,
and the info on page 117 of the printed version of Exchanges, about the Statue of Phineas the Red which is near the Gryphon Elder Hall in the LA
I’m thinking that the raven depicted on the bas-relief may be Ravi?
That thought had occoured to me as well.
Since it appears in more than one bas-relief carving, the Raven seems Important.
Frame 3 on page 2; looking like it’s flying beside Phineas, and the last frame on page 3; on both sides of the arch.
Ahh, couldn’t forget Ravi – that’s a good one, Lykkefanten
Jim also mentioned about the stories the elder gryphons tell their..
kids (?) about sphynxes escaping the War alive (well, we know well that some dragons also did it)
Now it’s just a little wait for next pages, some interesting new info and perhaps a plot twist ^_^
Holy glowy red stuff Batman! This cant be too good.
Phineas: Whooo disturbs my rest…? Oh… a sphinx! Then I know thy purpose and thy desire, a secret that I promised would only be revealed when the sphinxes re-emerged. All those centuries ago, through great endeavour and study, I discovered…
Jim: mum! Mum!! MUM!!! She did it! She wakened the spirit of Phineas the Red, and he told us everything! Just like that! And I wrote it down! He was waiting for the sphinxes to come back! So here it is… the secret… of how… he got… his mane to be so big and floofy! The formula’s right there, mum!!! *sits expectantly*
Jim: *FLOOOF* YAAAAAAAYYY! *shakes mane*
Mary: And was that all he said?
Jim: Nooo.. I think she asked him about a load of other stuff… they were talking about dragons and whatnot when I left, but… who cares!!! Wheeeeee! *flops onto back, starts rolling around in his own mane* I’m so floofy!!!
Typical gryphon. Floof is all that matters.
And that last part would crush and tangle the floof, completely flat.
Though your scene does give me some ideas for more RQ sketch requests over on Patreon.
If it did, (and that is a big “if”)…
Jim: … *whine* *puppydog eyes*
Mary: *sigh* …Τριχοφαντ!
Jim: *FLOOOF* YAAAAAAAYYY! *shakes mane* I love you, mum!
Mary: *happy sigh* Now, look after it this time! And hadn’t you better go and check in on your friend?
Jim: Yes! I haven’t shown her yet!! *skips off, floofing his mane as he goes*
Did she just lose her shirt?
Nah, suspect it is just that as she reaches out and over the candles to touch the stonework her wrist extends from her sleeve as the shirt sleeve is restricted by her shoulder…
No, you don’t see the neckline either. Likewise the feather appears to be gone. It’s either an artist mistake or the magic has changed her appearance. I’m thinking it’s the second as it’s a pretty notable change.
No, I think Kelekona’s right. She’s wearing long sleeves so they shouldn’t get pushed that far up her shoulder just be reaching out. Huh… wouldn’t have noticed that if you didn’t point it out! Good eye.
If you notice, the silhouette is naked, so, is that Michelle or someone else?
She also loses her piercings, and her hair isn’t tied up anymore. I think it’s supposed to mean that she’s entering a vision and isn’t in touch with her physical body anymore.
Plus, if you look at the glowing Michelle in the last panel there’s no neckline/shirt collar.
Actually, I don’t think she lost it. I think she just got taken to some weird magical vision world. I’ll bet when it’s over, Jim either won’t know anything has happened, or just think she’s been standing still for a long time.
Especially since it looks like she also lost her hair tie, her feather charm, and her earrings.
I picked up on that lot, in the initial partial inks on Patreon.
More importantly, look at the ears and her neck. There’s not only no Luck Charms, there’s no sign of them ever having been there at all, and pierced earrings leave pressure marks when they are removed. As well, where is her Medallion, it’s vanished.
Look at Orientations, chapter 5, page 23.
In it, Michelle has her earrings and Medallion, in the dream state.
But in the last frame of this page, the sphinx has no Medallion and no sign of ever having had her ears pierced. So I don’t think that it’s Michelle in the last frame.
And now it gets *very* interesting!
Safe travels Kory and good family times hopefully…we’ll catch you on the flip side.
“We’re sorry. Phineas the Red has reincarnated and is not available to take your call. Please leave a message and your telephone number at the sound of the tone and Phineas the Red will contact you the next time he is dead.” (BOOP!)
If that happened I bet his reincarnation will end up being Jim.
Whoot hurray for out-of-control sphinx magic that does whatever it wants to!
That griffon stretch. He looks quite pleased with himself.
Hey, the psychometry thing worked this time!
Who lit the candles? Probably the same people who light the torches that always seem to be burning inside when you open the ancient sealed tombs in the movies.
More interestingly, Michelle has to reach out across the tops of the candles, in full form, in the 6th and 7th frames, but she does not react as though the candles are actually burning, despite them looking as if they are lit in the 6th frame.
Oh boy, leave us on an epic cliffhanger then skip next week’s update… I can’t handle it!
But seriously, this is awesome. Keep at it! Can’t wait for the next update! (Literally, I can’t. I will melt into a puddle of goo.)
Waaaaaaaaiiiiiittaminute…. In the carving, between the Phin. the Red and the dragon, is…
Is that an egg?
I think it’s a flame of some sort.
Like, IN the flame is where I’m talking about. It looks almost ominously like an egg to me…
I’ve lost arm hair reaching over candles like that, I don’t want to imagine what it does to fur.
well, that’s ominous!
Yay for visiting Missouri in February! when day lilies appear just to be ravaged by nights in the teens!
Hope you have/had fun!
an official catch-up!
found this comic Friday morning (while searching for a specific satyr pic using Google Image Search).
And now for the waiting.
Hopefully you made it home before the winter storm that is hitting tonight!