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One does not simply waltz into a mirror-door
LOOK UPON MY WORKS YE MIGHTY
Not with ten thousand shit-evles could you do this.
All the similar responses make me think the alt text was clever placed in order to subtly inspire meme comments.
Well played, Dom Cobb
Typo in panel 3: While Gravedust MIGHT be looking at their souls, I’m pretty sure Syrn’j is looking for a SOLUtion.
I dare Best to play “Four Seasons,” just to mess with her.
Thanks for the spot. Fixed now.
She just doesn’t want to be the soul survivor of her team.
Does it really matter if she can solo the encounter?
Clearly she wanted Best to bust out with some Soul, so she could reflect on how they could soulfully bust out.
Why? After all, Graveydust is the Soul Man. He ain’t the Best musician, but he is the soul option. Best is soul-ly about Rock. Look at his lifeforce outline – he just doesn’t have the guitar in his soul, and that’s what you need for really soulful music. He may not be as good at soul-o performances, but Gravedust is clearly the Best option for this situation. If you reflect on it, you’ll see I’m right, and the rock muso should be left alone (like Communism). Best may end up feeling reaped off, but it’s the soul way.
Five, you said? I see your five, and raise you… however many. I’m not a percussionist – I only need to be able to count to four.
After reflecting on that display, I think I’ll stick with a simpler pun.
*waltzes in and bows
I’m guessing that looking into the mirrors/momentarily not noticing the rest of the group is what triggers you to end up separated. Or looking into the mirrors is otherwise somehow related to the separation. Best isn’t alone because he requires an audience.
That or Syr’nj’s comment was just to keep Best on track.
I’m still wondering what the music is about.
Also, the last panel has the best facial expressions. I love them.
Could be that you only end up going somewhere with whoever was looking at the same mirror as you. To the archives!
Best and Syr were looking at each other, though. They were facing opposite directions.
… I REALLY don’t want to see Syr’nj and Best dance. I would tan-go crazy.
Also, Gravedust best stop groping his teammates. I don’t want to write that pairing.
Indeed. We must do everything in our power to avoid shuffle-shipping.
I’m alarmed that there’s a term for that, whatever it is, and I don’t think I want to know.
Shuffle is just another type of jazz rhythm and the accompanying dance style. Bad alliterative pun to follow “tan-go crazy”. But now you mention it, there are quite a few shippings that seem to shuffle through the characters to fulfil whatever fan-tasy the fanfic’s author is having that week. Could be a useful term…
I don’t know why I’m humming Waltzing Matilda now…
Mirror, mirror, on the…everywhere. Who’s the poutiest one of all?
No mirrors on the ceiling. Although if Best had his way…
Any pink champagne on ice?
She (Syr’nj) said they are prisoners in some old device. So, what makes you think they have time for champagne. Here’s to hoping they make it to the master chamber
One does not simply Waltz out of mirror door.
thank you, i was trying to come up with something similar to:
“one does not simply waltz into mordor”
Uhh… see above with CloSeph?
Even their soul forms appear as their characters. Perhaps they identify more with the characters and Arkerra than they do the real world now? I’ll also note that many people call eyes the windows to the soul.
Yes, do science to it. It’s why we love you, Syr’nj.
One of us misunderstood the setup, Ishmael. In my understanding, Gravedust is observing the simulated souls (lifeforces) of the characters, inside the setting. Of -course- they would appear as the outlines of Byron, Syr’Nj, Frigg, and Best; (now would be convenient to have the player’s names) the persons in the tubes aren’t subject to the universe that mediates Gravedust’s power.
That’s a much simpler explanation that also works. bah.
Also, I’m not sure if it does work. Second page after being introduced to “The Five” – H.R. Daedalus looks at one of the tubes and says “Still alive, Byron?”, which implies that ‘real’-life Byron should also have been killed by death of MMORPG Byron, which further implies a soul linkage.
…That’s one hell of a punishment for getting killed.
Science is the best rogue of all.
Splitting light does not a prism make, nor fired sand a glase.
*I got you babe*
There’s an opportunity here for Austin Powers styled hijinks involving those soul silhouettes…
hey who would have guess? i was half-right for once. They really ARE all still in the same room.not bad for a lucky guess about a trap i know nothing about :)
Hmmm now i#m wondering what Syr wants to do with the music.
How about some smooth jazz?
I’m not sure smooth is really the Best approach.
Using music to find an exit from this hall of reflective surfaces…
One does not simply waltz into a “mirror door”.
Scratch that, read the other comments, I am not as clever as I once thought.
Ill make no guesses and tell you no lies …
but shall observe that this puzzle among the senses hies.
While ones eyes enthralled might tell mis-truths,
to ones ears soft notes might speak in sooth.
behold and lo, the quivering of the axe-
for science it cries, due friendship’s pacts.
in hopes of gathering with the rest,
all our heroes rely on the best.
“Do science to it!”
“But explosives might be dangero-”
“I don’t care! Do science to it!”
Hmm, Carpenters, Carole King, Chris Isaak, Three Dog Night, The Platters– there’s plenty of rock that would work.
Somehow the idea of using Rock with all those mirrors strikes a jagged chord with me.
I suspect the answer has to start with closing your eyes.
Somehow I can’t imagine a waltz played on an electric guitar. and as Wireman says, God punishes us for what we can’t imagine.
Love Frigg’s confused face as GD talks about the “lifeforce stuff”. She’s like “Whatcha talkin’ about Gravy?”.
I still don’t understand how he plays music on his axe. Are there even strings on that thing?
Yeah–one side is a guitar, and the other is literally an axe.
It’s axe-ing a lot, but it does help put the death in death metal.
Best usually has an axe to grind, too.
Hmm. . That must mean it’s a musical instrument that’s a cut above (or would that be below? I suppose it depends on how hes holding it. . .)
Syr’nj just had to axe him to pick out a slow song. now he wont be playing at his best. Even with a magic guitar, you cant just waltz through some problems. But who knows, maybe they’ll get out of this for a song. ~_^
Even great rock bands are capable of slower songs without sounding like hacks. Just look at Queen, Nightwish, or some of Led Zepplin’s slower songs.
Success is never guaranteed, so the Best option is to go slow. After all, as Duke Ellington (almost) said “It don’t mean a thing if ain’t got that (axe) swing.”
Given how we were (re)introduced to Best a short bit ago, I’m not sure going slow is really in his repertoire.
You never know; Frig seemed happy.
Play this one, Payet. It seems appropriate.
“You can do science to anything. You just have to think it through, all the way.”
Syr’nj is perfect.
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