Wait. What? Did she just say they’re engaged? But you already knew that, right?
Well, yes, it was obvious, of course I knew they were en…..wait…WHAT?!
Ed8, are you alright? Perhaps you should sit and have some tea 😉
I am guessing this will be a shock to many readers.
It would all make perfect sense if only the author wasn’t pathologically averse of making things easy for his readers 😉
It was pretty obvious, from the mother’s comments, that her family is respectable and impoverished and the mother’s plans revolve around this engagement. Based on Philo’s flashbacks, it seems they’ve been engaged a while, possibly since they were kids.
Yay! New, astute commenters! Hope you keep reading, Miaow.
Ohhh… Of course! That explains a lot 🙂
But it doesn’t explain everything, I hope 😉 BTW, welcome aboard, NotFred.
Well, sometimes it does 🙂
My pleasure. For over a month now actually, i.e. five strips 😉
PS: not complaining, it’s worth 🙂
Behold! The two headed child and abomination of…!
Wait, did I just hear engagement?
I was wondering whether anyone would notice the two-head Charlie, what with the engagement kerfuffle and whatnot. Turns out “Mysterious Unnamed Commenter” was paying attention 🙂
It’s one of those mutant families – one sister has eye-arrow powers, the other has two-headed-morphing ability.
Maybe your family isn’t full of mutants, but mine is… if you count talking-out-of-one’s-posterior as a power.
And Charlotte takes charge! Big question is what’s the explaining about and will the Alice listen?
Both Charlottes take charge 🙂
Wow. That last panel looks really awkward. It would probably look better if Charlotte was bisected by a panel border, because as it is now the poor girl looks like she was mangled by a bad image processor.
You’re right, Mr. Fritz. It does look awkward, and I’m sure a ‘bad image processor’ is entirely at fault. Ahem. Cough.
Pretty fun style you have going here. Going to dig into the archive and check out more of the story.
I’d give your comment a “Like” but I don’t have that plugin. You’ll have to live with a happy face: 🙂
Oh, and your comic, rockandtin.com is cool!
When I want to “Like” I use:
(not my idea 🙂 )
“+1” as in Google+ ? Sounds like a product endorsement 😉
It is? Honestly I never even looked it.
Well, it’s been around long before Google tried to co-opt it.
Old forum slang for adding a post to a thread without really adding any content, often for the purpose of inflating one’s post count (hence the “+1”). Also to express support and/or give a “bump” to a topic.
Now back to your previously scheduled comic discussion 🙂
honestly, given the flashback sequence and her permanent derisive attitude i’m just surprised they were not met at the estate entrance
by the games-keeper wielding a shotgun and a two fingered gesture.
Well put. Of course if that actually happened, the story would be done with and I could abandon this thankless enterprise 😉
It isn’t thankless: myself and the other commenters on here thank you for it!
Also: first panel; better watch that hand or it will get stabbed by those eye arrows.
Thanks for the encouragement!
Also: Charlie has sibling-acquired immunity to her sister’s eye-arrows, just as I had immunity to my brother’s threats of violence when we were kids.
sorry if you thought i’m not enjoying your work (i am)
but I’ve reread this 4 times now and all i see is this
young girl picking fights with someone she knows will
not defend himself,so please advance the story line
so she can at least spread it around more evenly.
p.s. i am much impressed by your artistic attention to
detail, especially in the backgrounds… so Thanks,
thanks very much….(with sugar on) 😀
Strawdog, I’m always happy to have new readers, commenters, and feedback 🙂 This prologue is an experiment, and hopefully I can avoid the missteps I make here when get to the actual Graphic Novel… the one with dinosaurs, etc. I promise that Angry Alice will not be the main focus of the story 😉
Perhaps not to you, or to the readers, or to the other characters, but in her own mind Alice will always be the focus of the story, it seems.
SPOILER ALERT: In the main story, once underground, Alice will find that fury & intimidation is useless when it comes to saving her own posterior.
Alice vs. Allosaurus. Allosaurus wins! Who knew dinosaurs were immune to eye-arrows? Go figure.
Are you referring to Big Alice?
It was clear the girls and their mother were guests with a long-standing relationship with their host. The engagement did surprise me, though.
Ah, Godfrey: ever the polite and patient voice (presence? avatar?) of moderation and reason. For all the good it’ll do. I can understand Charlotte putting her foot down, but a younger sister telling an older one (especially Alice) to keep quiet isn’t likely to yield much success.
Sounds about right to me 🙂
Charlotte should change her name to Janice.
As in Janus? I could change her name, but what happens next time when she grows 8 additional arms? Or has the head of a jackal?
She would just have to face it.
I need to make a Pun Award. I’ll work on that. OK, here we go:
‘2-headed bi-sected Charlie’ is much better than ‘Charlie bonking heads together’
I think of it as the Unearth version of “The Parent Trap”.
Two headed charlie-monster strikes again! 🙂
This isn’t a shock at all.
They’re fighting like an arranged married couple.
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