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    It's a skipweek this week, sorry. As usual, we've updated the wiki with some fresh background information on the wider world. This time, a suitably mysterious entry on the sepulchral BOGS.
    • CommentAuthorBadBeast
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2014
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    Seems to me that Boggarts inhabit a similar cultural niche as Gypsies do, existing on the edge of accepted social paradigms. Shunned and feared by the other races, they scratch a living begging and whoring, but this public face of "Boggartdom" will no doubt hide a rich and distinct culture of their own.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2014
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    I like the reference to the Bogs being gaolers, rather than creators, of fear. I like to imagine that, traditionally, they might have helped inoculate Vastfolk against the fears and challenges of daily life. Maybe a little Boggart-glammed fear helps you to deal with the scariness of the wider world?
    • CommentAuthorBadBeast
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2014
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    No thread set up yet for this weeks episode, so I'll put an observation here that kinda ties into both this thread and this weeks episode. Poor Stote. I really like the guy, but he needs to pull his head out of his arse and sack up, or his whole world is going to go down the shitter. I think there's going to be a turnaround in the very near future for him. He's already kinda turned a corner by trying to jack his Gob job in, and I think the epiphany will come when he shows up to do his last "job" for them.

    But the last thing he says to Tael is to "Go and find someone who still knows right from wrong". It strikes me, that the only character at the moment in the whole story who knows right from wrong, is Stote's big red Boggart girlfriend. Ever since she showed up, she's been stepping in for Stote's (hopefully, only temporarily) missing conscience, and I have high hopes for their relationship to develop into a devastating force for what's right.

    Stote's pent up rage and propensity for violence, under (can't remember her name) Big Red's almost loving guidance, I think Stote could become a formidable vigilante, especially if he gets Tael and Fig (whom I'm praying is still alive) onside. Between the three of them, they have three big pieces of the puzzle. Tael, the Elder's dark racist agenda, Fig has the Gang's perspective, (albeit, from an outcast's view) and Stote himself, knows how far the GobLords are prepared to go to keep their ascendancy.

    I think Stote's going to have to go into hiding soon, and the only sanctuary where he'll be safe is with the Boggarts, who are going to turn out to be far more than we've already been shown. Anyway, great stuff Si, you manage to keep the story building slowly into what I expect will be one of your usual shattering conclusions. Slow, detailed build-ups seem to have become a Spurrier trademark, or at least, they have for me. Much like Grant Morrison likes to do, but with better crafted (Or at least, more consistent) conclusions.
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2014
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    Since the new thread isn't up yet, I'll only say, "If you haven't read Episode 38 yet, read it now."
    • CommentAuthorBadBeast
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2014
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    Read it. I can only hope that someone / something intervenes before he kills Sal.
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    Apologies for no threads on this stuff, btw - I've been on vacation for a couple of weeks. Scheduled posts seem to have failed.