So Kethenica (sp?) still exists in some shape or form. I was wondering if all those different species who united under Cale would stay united or go their separate ways. If the idea of Kethenica would persevere. It seemed like Cale was pretty instrumental to all that and with him removing himself (and Richard) would it be better or worse. Arguably people of all races would survive better without Richard.
Sometimes a thing has to grow on it’s own, without some Great Example to say “You must be THIS!”
But mostly things tend to actually get the chance to grow without Richard around.
… unless your a flower. He’s good at growing flowers.
Corpses do make good fertilizer.
I wouldn’t call her angry so much as weary. At the beginning of the comic, we could clearly see her rage in action, and it still flares up from time to time again now, but more subdued and sad.
Well she does have pink here, kinda has to live up to the emo reputation.
…and the healing begins from grieving for her Father. If you’ve ever lost anyone that near to you, that is exactly how you feel. A bit lost and many times, angry. Throw that on top of a duffus boy friend with a roomate that has no tact and Presto!
But she was a powerful healer even before her father died. She also, as we learned in the flashback, was a pretty powerful if unskilled healer as a child when she had no training.
true. But she was going over her past. She didn’t have time to slow down and grieve the loss of her father. With the events of the last happenings, she is at her end. She needed to reflect and is tired and wrung out. She speaks with her uncle and gets some footing back.
Some people were complaining about Benny’s “chickification”. This episode looks like it could be the start of her “un-chickification”. Honestly, I hope so. I’ve always liked the character, but I prefer the ballsy, self-confident priestess over the kinda coulourless, mopey chick..
Colorless? But she’s…she’s green! TWO shades of green! (grin)
but her emotional state is blue
da boo dee da boo dieeeee.. you’re welcome
Well…You have to mix blue with another color (yellow, but Benny isn’t a coward, by any means) to get green.
lol on that last panel
Does it bother anyone else that a cow is female? Or is that the point, a gentle jab at “the bull”?
My guess is it was a jab at the fact he acted more like a mother to her than a father.
it possible that cow is being used as a uni-gender term and perhaps a racial term
This isn’t the first time she’s used cow to refer to her father. When you go past a field, you see a bunch of cows, most of the time you don’t specify gender.
if figured as much
that’s because cows in the field are all female, the males, or bulls are kept separate to keep the females safe, but are we really discussing this?
to quote a great man: “because we can”
To quote a greater man, “Just because we can doesn’t mean we should.” Some of worst atrocities committed in history are because somebody said that they could do it.
I don’t think cow is being used here in the traditional sence
Yup. Inane arguments are sometimes the best. We always had arguments about pie in our guild. It was great.
Yes, cow is a term referring to a female in many species, however, in the US in many parts, cow is the common name for bovine. Steak and burgers come from cows, even if they are usually technically from steer bovine. Cow=bovine is a colloquialism.
Your name is quite fitting for this discussion.
That’s just a daughter’s affectionate way of giving her father a line of bull…
So sentimental and emotional *sniff*…..ok im done with this, BACK TO RICHARD AND THE EFFEMENATE ELF!!
ok… that was actually quite sweet…
It does kinda appear so, but I think it might have something to do with the “camera angle”. You know the whole “perspective” shots that give the optical allusions.
The flashback ended with the bit with Krunch and Benny fleeing into the woods. We were back to the present when Benny and her uncle appeared, presumably in the same woods.
same thoughts here .. remembering the metal arm was made and given at nearly same time as Krunch died ..
maybe i should reread ..
Ray’d got his metal arm just before they rescued Krunch. It was pretty soon after that Krunch died – but then I’ve just read the whole strip in a near-straight runthrough, so my sense of comic time is potentially a little skewed.
Wait, if Benny FINALLY coming to terms with things and is such no longer angry at everyone around her?
It’s about time.
whether she has come to term with Cale is a different story
Because blaming Cale for all of the shit Richard does makes total sense. :/ I hope she gets over that soon.
She blamed Cale for Krunch’s death, and that just wrapped all of Cale blunders together, yes some have been initiated by Richard, but much of Cale problems have been because he jumps right into the first thing he sees as saving someone before get all the facts straight, and has difficult getting his priorities strait, so Benny feels like she can’t depend on Cale.
Yeah, we all know that when you’ve planned out an assault and when the flanking wave finally enters the field, if the opponent that you’ve worked out a tenuous truce with even though it wasn’t in the plan you told the flanking wave suddenly freak out and break the truce due to the appearance of the flankers and suddenly everything goes freaking pear-shaped in a big way, of course it’s the fault of the people that were doing what they were supposed to in the plane that the person that deviated from was already aware of
Sorry for the run-on sentence. Just imagine it being done in stereo by Richard and hctib elttil.
ok but that was only one example
You could’ve just said “When someone suddenly decides to make a truce and not tell their own people when they come to help.. Sure, blame the REINFORCEMENTS.
That’s because the both of them have been lying to themselves.
While protecting is an ASPECT of being a Warrior, General, and King- it’s not the primary one. He’s not embracing what he is and what he should be. Krunch paid the price for that, ultimately, but it wasn’t Cale’s fault when the rubber meets the pavement.
Benny isn’t embracing what she is and what she should be either. She’s blaming other people for her not being where she needs to be, in truth.
i dont see that happening for another 60-100 panels
Cale should come to terms with him being a General, not a Protector like Benny is first. Then we can talk.
I think Cale should come to turns with his priorities which he is slowly starting too
I think Cale should come to terms with his priorities, becoming male
Rage has always been huge. I do admit it is nice to see uncle taking on Krunch’s role.
I read the first dialog bubble as “udderless” at first glance… made me giggle…
Am I the only one who reads Benny as if voiced by Katey Sagal?
Not until I read this comment. Now I can’t read it in any other voice. Thanks for that,
Actually, I’ve been reading her as Cree Summer, and Krunch as Richard Newman.
Which aspect of Cree? Penny-Cree, Elmyra-Cree, Heyna-Cree, Numbah 5-Cree, Cree-Cree (that last one sounded odd to me even, then again I did watch KND)? I mean each one has a different tone and inflection in her voice.
Of the Crees I know, possibly Suzie-Cree for the Gid, and Blackarachnia/Elita-1-Cree (or Foxxy-Cree) for adult Benny.
Hmm good calls….Actually Penny-Cree (from Inspector Gadget) could also be good for young Benny, Foxxy-Cree too much attitude, I think Elita-1 or Cree-Cree could work better.
I imagine her more as Kidagakash-Cree as an adult. Slides into Hyena-Cree when she’s raging.
I completely forgot about Kida.
Keep doing what you’re doing, uncle…because you’re doing just fine.
Yay! Disc priest spec confirmed!
Is it mean that I read “Udderless”?
No no, she definitely has udders.
Nice big round green ones.
tow of them, one on the left and one on the right
It’s the perspective playing tricks with you. He’s actually far closer to the viewer than Benny in that panel. That must be it.
Well, he’s certainly a bit further away from us in the first panel, which is why he looks smaller there, and he’s crouching in the fourth. But yeah, Ray’d is even bigger than Krunch was, so if anything, he grew to the size he should have been in the first place.
orcs can be sexy
Hey lookie here, comments!
And…the top ones are making sex puns.
*face palm* we are talking about her tits
wait isn’t it monday today? where’s my new page?
its too early…the new pages have been posted later and later recently,
Y’know, I put “chickification” into quotation marks to show that I’m not sure if it’s a appropriate term myself. But no matter wether it is or not, it’s clear that she lost her edge. And in my opinion, this happened way before her father died; around the time when she and Cale became a couple. In the desert issue for example, the story with the giant worms and the imps, she didn’t do or say much, and when she did, she was nagging or angry with Cale. This does not fit the picture I have of her, so, with her being a tough, independent woman and going her own way. She got too dependent on Cale, and later on the fact that her father is dead.