Pffhahahahaha, bet he feels stupid now.
It’s important to make your characters look stupid now and again so they seem human. I suppose that means Godfrey isn’t human.
He must be an android, then. That explains so much.
“Automaton” would be more era-accurate, but, actually, I was thinking along the lines of a supernatural being.
Of course he’s not a supernatural being… he’s a BUTLER! He’s way better!
Not at all, Philo’s correct response would be “Yes, Charlie, just like I said: a primitive animalistic language!” He knew it was French!
You, sir, are now the arch-nemesis of all that is France.
Prepare to evade our Baguette-wielding, Croissant-throwing baker-ninjas !*
Signed: An aggravated French reader.
*We only use STALE baguette and croissants for such a purpose. Wasting them when they are perfectly edible would be a crime against gastronomy – which is something we are glad to leave to Anglo-saxon people.
Just like Philo, those who hate French are those who don’t speak it. In high-school I learned French, Latin, English and German, like many students in Europe.
Please don’t conclude that Philo hates French based on this page of the comic. It’s not in the text. Philo’s only told by Charlie that it’s French that’s being spoken in the last panel… where he doesn’t even appear.
I should have thought that any proper English aristocrat of his day would be required to have an animosity towards all things French.
Note that *I* have nothing against French, I was just asserting that Philo might. I personally love the French, those Fries they invented are delicious! 😉
Not to mention that TOAST!
French Fries were probably invented in Belgium.
And un-invented in Britain, where they went limp, and were renamed Chips.
Where the sun goes to die. I remember the first day off the plane one time I went, the sun set at 3:52pm. That’s just *wrong*.
You should try flying to Norway or Iceland in winter some time, heh
French? So it is gibberish! (JOKE)
Le français est du charabia? (courtesy of google translate)
And an accurate translation, too, for once.
French reader, here (though I cannot back the original assumption, of course)
Let me assure any Francophile readers that the author is among your ranks. My French is terrible, for which I apologize, so it will be limited in its usage on the page.
I knew it!
Wait. Which thing did you know?
That being beardless wasn’t a mistake.
I wonder how Charlie would react if she heard him calling her a goblin. Hard to know if she’d consider it a compliment or an insult.
So if Cave-Dwarf-Guy speaks French, does that mean that M. Farraux has beat them to it?
Based on the timeline, Farraux should have been there for quite a while already (many years). Depending on how long it takes a team of former-French-Aristocrat-prisoners to hand dig their way from France to the Underworld. They probably don’t dig very fast.
Number 6, do you keep a copy of the Prologue in-hand as a reference guide as you’re reading new pages, or do have the whole thing memorized?
I realize I didn’t phrase it as a question, but I *would* like to know how you think Charlie would respond to being called a barefoot goblin.
The Monthly posting schedule allows me time to re-read the entire prologue before each new strip goes up. 🙂
Speaking of, i have yet to find the prologue, and it’s not for lack of looking.
That’s easy! It’s right here:
Thanks. I was referring to the patreon one, but i finally found it.
He has a Butler to do it for him.
Charlie is unfazed by digs that come from Alice, but we’ll have to wait and see how she does in mixed company. And in this case, I think Philo is expressing frustration with the situation he finds himself in… and not any particular animus towards Charlie.
Besides, I’m sure Philo knows that as soon as Charlie gets mad at him, she’ll sock him, so i doubt he will risk it.
Incidentally, wasn’t the Unearth Patreon goal $200/page before? Or am I remembering incorrectly?
Are you TRYING to screw this up for the rest of us? If the man is happy, let him be happy… don’t go bringing math and logic into this. Who knows what will happen then?
Turns out most patrons cap their pledges at $1 per month, so my plan to charge patrons multiple times per month if I resume weekly updates (once for each new page) was seriously flawed. I’ll be setting the pledge back to monthly next month before the beginning of a new billing cycle. Sorry.
Ah, I see, that hadn’t occurred to me. I just assumed it was part of your secret plan to post 1,000 pages at once and run off to the Bahamas with the ill-gotten proceeds. Or France. 🙂
(Then again, if it was really 1000 legit pages of UnEarth, they would be well-gotten proceeds)
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Okay, that went through. Now my comment.
GORGO! You’re really reaching back a few decades now, aren’t you? Gorgo, a large dinosaur like creature from the minds of British film makers from the early 1960’s . Caught in a net of a fishing vessel in the North Sea, and put on display in London for the entertainment of the Londoners. However, not to the approval of its LARGER, and very much, pissed off Mother! Who then comes ashore to promptly hand all of England’s collective asses to them! Then takes home her baby, thank you very much. So, King Clawfoot could just be a baby?
I’m guilty of theft on soooo many levels… including Gorgo’s name (Good Catch!). Nonetheless, I have no plans to pilfer the plot of GORGO. Sorry.
There is, of course, and actual dinosaur Gorgosaurus, which in size and shape was reasonably close to our friend Gorgo here. PErhaps that is the official explanation?
Hooray! My physical copy of the Prologue came yesterday! I’m not very awake because I stayed up too late reading it front to back!. and then, just to take in the art better, back to front!
I think tonight I’ll read it with my head hanging off the couch upside-down! I’m curious to find out how having all the blood running to my head enhances the experience!
I feel like I should call emergency services on your behalf.
Cool! Then I can be sure to show them all the Prologue! I’ll pretend to be slightly deranged so that they’ll feel compelled to read it just to placate me.
Then they will naturally fall in love with the comic, and PRESTO! New readers! Awesome marketing plan!
And you can repeat this marketing ploy every seventy-two hours! Y’know, after you’re released from the psych. eval.
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