New Comics Every Weekday - Written by T Campbell & Phil Kahn - Illustrated by John & Jason Waltrip
Was it an intentional Jabberwocky reference? O.o
Little do they know, Von Carnaj is wielding a vorpal blade.
And watch that blade go snicker-snack!
Strangely enough, when one of my AD&D characters got a Vorpal Sword, instead of going snicker-snack it just snickered…
…Never been lucky on rolling dice…
Frabjous has also been grabbed up by a lot of romance readers ever since someone used it in a review of Lois McMasters Bujold’s Miles Vorkosigan series. Soooo, is he prasing them for coming to rescue him, or praising them for giving him “a real fight”? Either way, whether they brought arrows to a sword fight, or he brought a sword to an archery contest. Lets see!
It’s a TWAP!
Seriously, “mizzenmast”? Pffft, like anyone’s gonna believe that’s for real. *
I’m kind of confused about the lighting- is there a lamp shining up, or a light from the ceiling, or does narrative causality just provoke lighting in this world?
*Yes I actually do know it’s a word thank you internet.
I think the last panel is the captain standing on the deck, not whoever said “Oh, thank Mammon, you’ve come.” The light in the background is from the mouth of the cave. It is so dim because there is a turn in the cave before it goes outside, thus making this a good place to hide a ship.
That captain definitely has delusions of fictionhood. Fortunately for him, he is indeed fictional, he’s just savvy for the wrong genre.
“…or does narrative causality just provoke lighting in this world?”
I don’t know, but that would be awesome.
The light is a metaphor. Or possibly like a simile.
They were skulkin’ along in a dark corridor, being all stealthy n’stuff, then they BURST THROUGH A DOOR!!1! into the open; even if the deck of poops isn’t particularly well lit, it’s still more open, so there’s more light.
I think it’s actually the light of dawning realization that Captain Muggin’ over there is talking about Best, not the two adventurers with axes and bows and implements of destruction standing RIGHT BEHIND HIM.
PIRATE / NINJA EDIT: No longer gettin’ a server error after posting comments, so rock on, whoever is doing the back end work on the site.
These pirates are terrible. I haven’t seen a single eyepatch since this story arc began.
There was a monocle, but that doesn’t count at all.
I would think that the ability to keep both of their eyes is something that makes them awesome pirates.
Indeed, the pirates are elite in their ability to keep all of their eyes. I noticed they have all of their hands as well, they keep it in the scabbert I see lmao!
That’s crazy talk. Everyone knows that eyepatches are like street cred for pirates.
Like carpel tunnel surgery scars for programmers and artists?
I was thinking more along the lines of bags under your eyes from too much video games, but it’s the same principle. You sacrifice something eye-related for cred among your peers. Sleep, an eye, it’s all the same.
I’d say rather that lost eyes are street cred for Norse gods of wisdom. Besides, how many pirates have hanged themselves from a tree and lived to tell of it?
id say that point is frikking random.
we, good sir, are discussing mortal mean thank you!
me im itching fer a peg leg.
I chortled in my joy. Literally.
Plenty of pirates with perfectly good eyes wore eyepatches. Eyepatches kept their night vision intact when they went from the bright sun into the dark hold. Navigators, too – using the predecessor of the sextant (maybe the sextant, too – I’m not sure) meant looking directly into the sun to calculate whatever sextants calculate. They went blind in that eye after a while, but the eyepatch preserved sight in one eye.
What I heard was that pirates wore an eyepatch to keep one eye in darkness, so when night fell, they could remove it and have one eye already accustomed to the dark.
Anyways, great comic.
The predecessor to the sextant was the quadrant, and they were both used to calculate latitude using a clock and the angle between the sun and the horizon. Star charts and clocks combined with the sextant worked just as well with calculating latitude at night. Also you can determine longitutde based on sighting the jovian moons, but this is much more complicated than the time method adopted.
now you know!
….and knowing is half the battle!
Flintte, you may well be right about the use of the eyepatch.
McFlintlock – Again, my information comes from a fairly well-reviewed and well-regarded book “Longitude,” which is about navigation. The book says that one commonly used device used for navigation before reliable nautical clocks were readily available burned out the eyes of the navigators that used it.
If you’d been kwok’ed in the head and made crosseyed, a patch switched from one eye to the other every now and then would let you operate more or less normally. If your patch had a pinhole in the middle, it would make it easier to aim weapons or see small targets at a distance, and several pinholes arranged in a circle would compensate for myopia to a degree otherwise impossible in the days before prescription lenses. A (temporary) patch on your right eye would stop you injuring yourself with pan-flash from a flintlock or matchlock in close quarters.
An eyepatch increases by 17.4% your chances of scoring with a quayside wench.
I think Von Carnaj meant to say it’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious.
There’s no need to be so sesquipedalian.
You mean hyperpolysyllabicsesquipedalian. Which we all are. :)
…. maybe he’s just delirious with joy over the prospect of being relieved of the “noble” children’s presence?
(seriously love this comic, btw. returning to stealth mode now.)
IT’S A TWAT.
That’s the Big Bad? What kind of pirate did you say he was again?
BREACHING BREACHING BREACHING.
I vote that the two just kill that lunatic(well, not Byron obviously) before something bad goes down.
Whoops. Forgot my name.
Haha, oh u.
I swear to god, if he starts singing, I’m outta here.
…Yeah, he be crazy.
Crazy Awesome, you mean!
Prediction: the person saying “Thank Mammon” is, in fact, Bandit. The pirates thought she was a child, and so kidnapped her.
Also, I saw the final panel as a Peter Pan reference for some reason. Very Captain Hook. >.>
And next thing you know, they…
WERE ALL EATEN BY THE JABBERWOCK, THE JAWS THAT BITE, THE CLAWS THAT CATCH
so the pirates worship mammon? demon of greed, eh?
With a coat like that, you get to make up words…it’s in the rules.
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