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<3 Here we are!--Kaja<3
So, any guesses as to whom is speaking? I think it is just some random folks that will aid in setting the tone, but will not have much of an impact beyond that.Looks like a train station because of the rail tracks in the snow. Perhaps this is the railroad that is maintained by that order of monks? What was their name again? Edited at 2014-03-03 05:19 am (UTC)
Ah, good deducing. I couldn't quite figure out what it said on the water tower (or so I'm assuming for now), but now that you've said that, I'm sure you're right.
As am I. Because of the giant clank head covered in snow near the station.
Um, yes, but I have to admit that the giant clank head didn't leap out at me as such until after I saw cofacd_60's message. I mean, I could see it was something sparky, but I wasn't sure what. A perceptual shortcoming on my part, I admit, but what are you going to do?
I actually saw it as a larger, more insulated-appearing cottage, and wondered why the cold people were so devoted to their work they didn't switch buildings.
Could be the introduction of major characters.
Let's see:--The hunger line reminds me of Krosp.--I don't know who would be complaining of the cold, though it could be Violetta.--Who else? Could it be Wooster? I'm trying to think of who will be traveling with Agatha.I'd say the other speaker was Agatha but I don't think she'd use such a plebian method of transportation. Not when she could come up with something more ... sparky.And ... Yay! The Professors are back! Woo hoo!
Those are some good guesses. We will have to wait and see until Wednesday to find out.As for the means of travel, it makes sense that Agatha would not want to draw too much attention to herself until she was in lands not controlled by the remains of the Wulfenbach Empire. I would say that means Paris at very least, so if they are still in what we would call Romania, they still have a ways to go - especially if they are traveling by train.
I'm thinking it sounds like jaegerclowning.
Interesting -- the page number now says, "Act 2 Vol. 01 Page 001"--Beth
Indeed! We must be at the anticipated mid-point. :)
Finally! It has been a little over six years since Kaja made her notorious comment about "the end of the first season" in a January 2008 interview. Now we will have to see how much of a "jumping on point" for new readers this part of the story actually is. The Foglios seem to have abandoned their idea of making the end of act 1 a "sort of an ending to the series", so maybe they have given up on the "jumping on point" notion, too.Edit: Then again, Kaja did say this, back on December 21, 2012, "Oh, yeah, and Look: it's a new volume! Lucky 13! We were planning to reboot after 12, but we're going to have to go a bit longer."Edited at 2014-03-03 01:15 pm (UTC)
That looks like a border crossing the rail line, but border guards would be better prepared with food and heat. The banter has an Agatha/Zeetha tone but if they are there for a reason - waiting for the train for instance, they don't talk like it.
A crossroad interlude - a philosophical interlude between the sex, blood, and dogfights in hyperspace.I'll have to agree with tikatu, the exchange strikes me as a conversation between Agatha and Krosp. He's a hungry little whiners and traditionally, cats hate cold weather. the gripping hand, I've never been able to anticipate the Professors and find all of their twists amusing.
not terribly related, but "current winter in the midwest?"
Maybe . . . but the Foglios live in Seattle and snow is very rare there. Rain, on the other hand . . .