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    DISENCHANTED? IT MUST BE MONDAY.

    Season 2, Episode 14 is now live. That brings us to 444 pages, free, online, forever and ever.

    You get freebie content. In return you spread the word. That's the contract.

    Also as always, remember that Disenchanted is for more than just a webcomic. Check out the front page for updates, and explore both the wiki and the maps.

    Lastly: remember that Disenchanted contains themes, language and imagery not suitable for young readers.

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    • CommentAuthorBadBeast
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2014 edited
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    Typical woman, "Boo-hoo, boo, hoo, Everyone hates me, and no-one wants to know me, and my family are all being bastards and it's all YOUR fault" Sob *GUILT* whiiiine . . . . " Throw her the chocolate Fig, and run for the hills!


    edit; The above comment was meant as a joke, and does not represent any genuinely felt feeling about anyone, fey, human, female or otherwise. I'm sorry if it came across as otherwise.
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      CommentAuthorddavie
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2014 edited
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    Typical woman, "Boo-hoo, boo, hoo, Everyone hates me, and no-one wants to know me, and my family are all being bastards and it's all YOUR fault" Sob *GUILT* whiiiine . . . . " Throw her the chocolate Fig, and run for the hills!


    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    PS (and no offense intended to those who remarked differently, I swear!)

    Badbeast - I knew it was a joke, even though it WAS pretty freakin' cruel it cracked me the 'eff up! While, as a couple already mentioned, it did begin sailing "close to the burn with fire..." zone and whatnot, I suppose even on forums attached to comics like these some intermediate level couth (respect?) is nonetheless necessary.

    But I literally laughed aloud at my desk at work and had to explain what I was doing to my 'neighbor'. (Unfortunately, after a recent job change I've gone from a large, private office to an even larger office, but shared with another IT person. UGH!)
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      CommentAuthorddavie
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2014
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    But yeah, what he said.
    • CommentAuthorOnepushaday
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2014 edited
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    So is there a single likable character in this story? I love the premise, art, and lore but the characters range from unsympathetic to revolting. Stote looks he might have a change of heart soon but he's always been the most sympathetic. Hopefully I'm not bringing any negativity here. Just wanted to get that out.
    • CommentAuthorgragh46
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2014
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    I'm more into how do the characters work inside the universe where the story is set rather than whether they are good, bad, sympathetic, unsympathetic, revolting, likeable, or whatever else. as the tag line says, this is the place where magic went to die, so I wouldn't expect hippy happy randomness all over the place. But if I were to consider the personality of the characters themselves, I'd say that Sal seems to be quite alright. She just doesn't realize the full extent of the pile of shit she and her family are into. As for Stote, he is pretty fucked up, and more or less knows it ("when I'm with you, people look at me like they should").

    As for this chapter, how can the girl not have noticed that she is talking to the wrong brother? Anyways, finding out her point of view might be good for him in order to escape the elder's brainwashing process.
    • CommentAuthorBadBeast
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2014 edited
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    Stote is probably the most honest character, regarding his personality flaws. And at least his motivation for getting involved with unsavoury characters stemmed from a desire to protect his family. It's just as well he did, because he's a pretty dysfunctional parent. He's driven the Mother away, lied to the kids about her being dead, driven Fig into replacing his family with Gang affiliation, and Tael into the arms of the Vermintown equivalent of Pope Francis. As for the Bigjob's thumb, I suspect it's from the same source that Stote got his tooth from. I suspect someone (One of the Goblords) is harvesting bodyparts from a Cemetery in order to create an illicit and lucrative market.
    • CommentAuthorBenjammin
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2014
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    I just realised something.

    In the wiki, it states that only the most influential goblins have the power to manifest actual magics, although they would almost never stoop so low as to do service for the general populace. Krome was shot with a bone bolt and found a goblin to magically regenerate his arm for him.

    Coincidentally, he's leading everybody away from the real source of the whine problem and towards the boggarts. He goes from actually going out of his way to fight the real root of the problem to planting Boggart kit and lying all over the place.
    He's got to be under a deal with the Gobfathers, to both destroy the Boggart population here, and keep the heat away from them. This goes a lot deeper than I thought.

    Also remember that the Hollow Hill fey have oil that they plan to use during the allmeet. A lot of people will be killed soon.
    • CommentAuthorumber
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2014
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    <blockquote>Typical woman, "Boo-hoo, boo, hoo, Everyone hates me, and no-one wants to know me, and my family are all being bastards and it's all YOUR fault" Sob *GUILT* whiiiine . . . . " Throw her the chocolate Fig, and run for the hills! </blockquote>
    Holy misogyny batman!

    I think a lot of the characters are 'likeable', just flawed. We don't like to think it, but I think a lot of us, and a lot of those people we know and love in our real lives, would act in some of the same ways in the same situation. That's one of the great things about fiction - we get to explore the implications of wierd and extreme situations without having to actually be in those situations...
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    Yeah, I struggled to take that post as a joke too. I know it was supposed to be one but fuck, man.
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    Yeah, ditto. Sailed close to the Destroy With Fire threshold, that.

    Gave it the benefit of the "it's a bad joke" doubt, just this once.

    @Badbeast -- might be worth a gentle edit, plz.
    • CommentAuthorBadBeast
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2014
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    No worries, onto it. I'll just add that it was meant as a joke, and not meant to offend anyone.
    • CommentAuthorBadBeast
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2014 edited
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    "I think a lot of the characters are 'likeable', just flawed. We don't like to think it, but I think a lot of us, and a lot of those people we know and love in our real lives, would act in some of the same ways in the same situation. That's one of the great things about fiction - we get to explore the implications of wierd and extreme situations without having to actually be in those situations..."

    @ Umber. Absolutely. That's partly what I like so much about Disenchanted. It takes a totally fictitious scenario, full of totally fictitious characters (Inch high fairies living in a disused Underground station) and builds those characters up with all too human characteristics, and social dynamics that can be found in any modern human city.

    PS. Is the next episode up yet?
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    It's a skipweek, alas. New wiki entry. What with yesterday's sad announcement it didn't feel right to be using Whitechapel to advertise the work. I'll update the thread later today.

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