– “la manche” : (clothing) ‘the sleeve’, (sports) ‘the round’, ‘the handle’
– “La Manche” : ‘the English Channel’
“180?? sous La Manche” probably refers to Jules Verne’s book “20.000 lieues sous les mers” (‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’)
An educational New Year!
Awesome! Thanks for the learnin’!
“180?” could be a date stamp
Date stamp. I like it. Those with a copy of The Prologue might be able to elaborate… hint-hint.
I would elaborate, but then there would be no reason for people to buy the Prologue in order to sate their curiosity, and it would be all my fault!
Good Thinking, Number 6! You’re my hero!
Verily. The unobstructed pan in the bottom ‘panel’ appears to be dated 1807. Or perhaps 1802.
1807 would seem to coincide with this gentleman’s birth year:
How sad. de Gamond’s tale has an unhappy ending… and the beginning is a bit early for this story. 🙂
Erik Von Thienen has some useful clues there. It’s a good start. Now hopefully someone will come up with more… and eventually The Full Story will come to light! Bwah-ha-ha-ha!
Well obviously, this is a commemorative frying pan for this universes entirely French built invasion Chunnel …
Wait, was that their original boring plan but they made a wrong turn and “Unearthed” a hole new world?
No, no, their original plan was digging, the boring plan actually came many years later.
I think you’re on to something there, tyersome.
You know… back during the Prologue i had a feeling… and this confirms it. You are using is and our whacked-out theories to furnish the plot for you so you don’t have to think one up for yourself!
I actually still think this is probably a mvandinter original story, however if the party runs into an attack by Abyss Moths any time soon, I may start to get a bit suspicious.
It’s all true, Thorin. There’s no way I had this entire story mapped out for a decade prior to drawing a single page of the webcomic. I’m so ashamed.
Well, the other explanation is that we all think like you… not sure which is more disturbing to be honest 🙂
If thinking like me is a requirement to be an Unearth reader, that might explain the limited size of the audience. So, were all you guys also dropped on your heads as infants?
What?! How did you know about that? Who have you been talking to?
This comment thread is on-track, but what about those darn “Genies”?
Of course! It all makes sense now! That Pterodactyl-riding girl is a Genie! (of the Barbara Eden variety) Obviously Philo has the Major Nelson role here. She will use her magical Genie powers to save them from the Abyss Moths. Now that we have all the pieces of the puzzle, it all falls together!
Feel free to use that.
Vote Incentive: Does Roddy really ever produce any content that is not either Offensive or Inappropriate? Still, I am *shocked* that a proper young lady such as Alice would utter such a thing! 😮
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