5th Jun 2015, 5:16 AM in The Rite of Serfdom

Nitpicks: What became of the Green Knight (1 of 3)

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Nitpicks: What became of the Green Knight (1 of 3)
{{Reader Adam Cuerden asks: / How did the Green Knight get home? I mean, he's a head in a jar, and he's ging to have a hard time opening that jar even if they do take him home properly. Presuming that he hasn't been kidnapped by Rásdondr, of course.
Also, in a non-nitpick thread, Michiel Prior asks: / Will the other half-elf (the one who's 300 years old) turn up in this storyline, eventually? (I hope so!)
The answer to those questions comes in three parts. To keep things nice and speedy, there'll be an extra update tomorrow. / }}
[[Professor Rásdondr and his assistant Vigdis are at the Green Knight's castle, attempting to put the Green Knight's head back on his body.]] / Vigdis: His body is in bad shape, professor. / Rásdondr: Just drag it over here. The block's magic should make him start reassembling himself.
[[Vigdis speaks off-panel.]] / Rásdondr: If only he hadn't run so much after the- / Vigdis: Prof?
[[Vigdis has lifted the body up, but it has gone oozy.]] / Rásdondr: ...eew.
[[Vigdis has managed to shovel the Green Knight's body towards the block.]] / Rásdondr: My instructions say I should simply wait for him to put his head back on. He can't do that in this condition.
Vigdis: I could alter the fabric of causality so that less time will have passed locally since the beheading. / Rásdondr: Hmmm. Let's not.
Rásdondr: You see, messing with causality tends to result in tentacles, and you're an attractive young woman who doesn't wear clothes. / Vigdis: I'm three hundred years old! / Green Knight: Gurgle
{{The idea that Messing With Causality Results In Tentacles can probably be traced back to Lovecraft's Chthulhu Mythos (which I haven't read), but was popularized and made into a humorous fantasy trope by Terry Pratchett. By now it's probably part of modern folklore in the same way that hobbits and D&D dwarves are, so I felt only a slight twinge of guilt at referring to it here.
Any story – even a short one such as this – involving cute naked sorceresses, putrescent corpses and Messing with Causality should really be drawn in the style of Flick, but there's no way I'd be able to teach myself to do that, or even come close, in less than a month. It's too far removed, stylistically, from what I do. So I'm doing this one in my own style, but in a simplified, smaller format.}}
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Reinder Dijkhuis 5th Jun 2015, 5:16 AM edit delete
Reinder Dijkhuis

Reader Adam Cuerden asks:



How did the Green Knight get home? I mean, he's a head in a jar, and he's ging to have a hard time opening that jar even if they do take him home properly. Presuming that he hasn't been kidnapped by Rásdondr, of course.


Also, in a non-nitpick conversation on the Talk About Comics forum, Michiel Prior asks:


Will the other half-elf (the one who's 300 years old) turn up in this storyline, eventually? (I hope so!)


The answer to those questions comes in three parts. To keep things nice and speedy, there'll be an extra update tomorrow.



The idea that Messing With Causality Results In Tentacles can probably be traced back to Lovecraft's Chthulhu Mythos (which I haven't read), but was popularized and made into a humorous fantasy trope by Terry Pratchett. By now it's probably part of modern folklore in the same way that hobbits and D&D dwarves are, so I felt only a slight twinge of guilt at referring to it here.



Any story – even a short one such as this – involving cute naked sorceresses, putrescent corpses and Messing with Causality should really be drawn in the style of the webcomic Flick, but there's no way I'd be able to teach myself to do that, or even come close, in less than a month. It's too far removed, stylistically, from what I do. So I'm doing this one in my own style, but in a simplified, smaller format.




Originally published on February 28, 2005.