45 Responses to Chapter 1 | Page 37

  1. Sturzkampf says:

    I don’t believe it! They actually finally underground!

  2. Luces says:

    What? Starting without Roddy and Charlotte? How can Philo survive it? By the way, Roddy seems to be awfully pleased with himself…

  3. Thorin Schmidt says:

    OOOH… I’ve been waiting for this page for wee… er, mon…. years! and
    It. Is. Glorious!!!!

    YEEEEE HAW! She Riiiiiiiiides!

    • mvandinter says:

      2.5 years. 2 and a half years. 36 months. 144 weeks of updates! (These numbers are just estimates, because calculating accurate numbers would be irrefutable proof of my insanity).

      • Mat H. says:

        It’s a good thing those are just estimates, because according to my fantabulous mathematicamal auto-calcumalator, two and a half years would be 30 months.

        • mvandinter says:

          Duly noted. Perhaps I was suffering from a head injury when I wrote that πŸ˜‰

          (P.S. Thanks for joining the discussion)

  4. wnp says:

    Really a short memory that kid or he actually wanted to get rid of Charlotte himself because he is betrothed to her. No body no crime?

    • mvandinter says:

      Roddy’s not betrothed to Charlotte. He makes unwanted advances on the two sisters, but it’s Philo who is bethroted to Alice. Charlotte is a free agent.

      • Lilithmae says:

        And I pity the fool who tries to tell her otherwise. XD

      • wnp says:

        OK, since you’re the creator you must know their parents better than I would. Have actually only met the girls mother so far who is pretty certain that nothing will come of their attempts at getting their children married. It just might be Rodney and Charlotte who know nothing of the plans for them.

        • mvandinter says:

          There’s a story behind Philo’s unlikely betrothal/engagement to Alice, but telling it will have to wait for the appropriate chapter. There is no secret betrothal for Roddy, though he’d like there to be one.

  5. wintermute says:

    He’d better not wait too long to jump on board, or he’s going to have to rappel a long way down the hole to catch up. Get a big rope πŸ˜‰

    • Ikwig says:

      I was also concerned that the giant drill seemed to be leaving without Roddy – how could the story possibly progress without him being there to generally muck things up for his brother and anyone else who happens to be in the vicinity? For that matter, how will Roddy survive without having his brother around to tweak and annoy? That does seem to be his main hobby; he’ll die of boredom, poor chap!

      • Thorin Schmidt says:

        Roddy will swing into action when he sees Alice jump onto the balcony. No way is he going to be shown up by a ‘mere girl’….

  6. Delta-v says:

    Um, is Roddy still standing where he was last page?

    Great page, by the way. πŸ™‚

    • mvandinter says:

      Hi Delta-v, welcome to the Unearth community!

      Um, I guess Roddy is relatively stationary.

      And I’m glad you like the page πŸ™‚

  7. the dark ferret says:

    Nice page, but it’s been done before. Read your classic horror “The Coffin” by Ray Bradbury. Also, I can hardly believe that you have gotten past your epic prologue.

  8. Alphaghoul says:

    So, did he actually intend to kill them?

  9. Aslandus says:

    The machine works? So wait, what was Roddy trying to do then? Deactivate the mechanism that brings it back to the surface?

    • wintermute says:

      My guess is he disabled (removed) a safety overpressure relief valve or something. After a while running, it will go critical and probably result in a boiler explosion.

      Or, like the movie Speed, once you get up to speed you cannot slow down again or it will explode. So, you’re going all the way to the center of the earth whether you want to or not ^_^

      Although, who in their right mind would not want to?

      • mvandinter says:

        Roddy didn’t take explosives on board, so it blowing up on launch seems unlikely to be his intention. Maybe he wanted the driller to malfunction once it was deep underground, stranding the hapless occupants.

        • Thorin Schmdit says:

          That’s a nice… theory. However, and please don’t take it too hard, those of us who have been commenting here awhile have come to know the mind of the author pretty well, so, until you’ve got a little more time under your belt, please refrain from uploading any more well-reasoned, plausible and cogent theories. That sort of thing could serious disruption to the current storytelling style!

          nice job impersonating the author though. You have great hacking skills…..

          • mvandinter says:


            • Thorin Schmdit says:

              You know I actually love everything about this comic, right? I just have this… compulsion to mask it in very very very very DRY humor. Don’t change a thing, and feel free to potshot me any time. As I tell my son, repeatedly, “if you can’t take it, don’t dish it out.” πŸ™‚

              Oh, and if it makes you feel any better, you were the reward I gave myself for denying my (daily) impulse to change the sign in my hallway that reads “Adult and Community Education” to “Adult and Communist Education”. πŸ™‚

              And no, I’m not scared of getting caught by one of the teachers. I *am* one of the teachers……

              • mvandinter says:

                Too many clues, Thorin. Now I know who you are!

                BTW, I’m actually impervious to potshots, snarky comments, and compliments as well… at least in cyberspace. I’m basically a grim robot (see avatar for reference).

                I am, however, happy to have loyal readers like you πŸ™‚

                • Thorin Schmdit says:

                  Really? too many? Thorin Schmidt didn’t give it away? Seriously, before “the Hobbit” movies, I was the only thing that popped up on google (at least in the US) Even now, google Thorin Schmidt, and the first pages will be mostly me….

                  • mvandinter says:

                    Previously I assumed yours was a pen name, or an alias based on a fictional character I was unfamiliar with… which frequently happens as my familiarity with pop culture is a bit back-dated πŸ˜‰

                    • Thorin Schmidt says:

                      ‘Ouch’ back at ya. My dad named me after the favorite character in his (and mine) favorite children’s book, “The Hobbit”. Growing up I was used to it being obscure, but to have it relegated to “pop culture” status…..

  10. Murphy says:

    Um, So…Who’s going to replace the divot? At least build a fence around the hole so some dang fool kid doesn’t fall in? Might be a good use for the demolished scaffold.

    • mvandinter says:

      National landmark tourist attraction perhaps?

      • Hornet says:

        Actually the pit won’t be much of a problem once they hit the magma layer. It will fill with molten rock, the only question is will it leave the rest of the city standing?

        • mvandinter says:

          Try to think of Unearth as an homage to 19th century authors who knew nothing about plate tectonics or the earth’s molten core, or the need to wear tin-foil hats to ward off alien mind-control.

          • Thorin Schmdit says:

            Actually, that doesn’t work anymore since the companies all switched to aluminum….. πŸ™

            • wintermute says:

              Also, most tinfoil-hat wearers forget one very important step. The hat would need to be grounded to provide the protection desired. This is a bit of a mobility problem.

              However, simply building a proper Faraday cage around their mother’s basement will provide all of the roaming real estate most could ever need!

              • Thorin Schmidt says:

                *snerk* – you sir, just made lol in class!

                • Hornet says:

                  Actually I’m more worried about the government chemicals in the school cafeteria food than alien mind beams.

              • The Aliens says:

                Fools! Your puny Faraday Cages and Tinfoil Hats cannot stop our Awesome Super-Advanced Brain Control Rays! You have no hope! You miserable primitives will all cower before us!

                P.S. Everyone here aboard the invasion fleet loves Unearth! We’ve all agreed to put off the invasion and enslavement of your planet until such time as the Unearth saga concludes. No pressure, though.

                • mvandinter says:

                  Well, thank goodness for that Post Script!!! Earth is safe from invasion literally forever, since I can’t imagine ever finding the time to finish Unearth.

                  (P.S. The Aliens writing style seems awfully familiar. Hmmmmm…)

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