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  • TachyonCode

    Well, *someone* reads Francis Bacon!

    • rainycity1

      Oooh, how clever of you! (Seriously.)

    • Darkoneko Hellsing

      “France is… bacon ?”

    • Thank you, I knew I recognized it, you saved me the google!

      • TachyonCode

        Always glad to help others curtail their search-based-currency expenses.

    • Sure it’s not Francis Walsingham? :-)

      Sorry. Call out to previous discussion thread.

    • David Grant

      That’s what I was getting at in my comment.

  • dana

    Ha, they each have their specialty. Isabelle does something smart and Henry does something stupid.

    • svartalf

      The thing is…if it’s the right thing at the right time or the best possible thing at the right time, is it “stupid”, per se, or ill-advised and crazy like a fox?

  • Qwertystop

    Is that a riddle, or just a motivational poster? It’s just saying that thinking things are impossible is why things don’t get done!

    • @”Is that a riddle, or just a motivational poster”


    • D. Schwartz

      Both and a door with a lock too.

    • Liz

      C’mon guys, it’s not a motivational poster unless there’s some stupid stock picture of an eagle or a whale or a lightbulb over it. Or some combination of all three. Can’t be inspired without an eagle-whale-lightbulb.

    • David Grant


    • Ghostdanser

      Demotivational posters are more funner. (Yep…I know that ain’t good grammer.)

    • Maven

      It’s just saying that *men* thinking things are impossible is why things don’t get done!

      • JWLM

        Oh, good catch.

  • Darkoneko Hellsing

    If you’re trying to hide something from every and any eye, why would put riddles to find it ?
    That smells like a trap.

    • So that in order to find it, someone must first prove themselves worthy.

  • Shee Soon Theng

    (Crown representing authority of English throne on door)
    “The greatest obstacle
    to progress is found
    in this – That men
    despair and think
    things impossible.”

    • Rowen Morland

      I think the crown is like the one on draughts. If they get that lighthouse over to the other side of the island without the other lighthouse stopping them then it will become a double lighthouse and they’ll get the Liar’s Heart.

      • Maven

        This sounds entertaining!

  • Oh, even if we didn’t already know – a perfect match, with personal abilities (and an instinctive understanding of them) that complement each other perfectly!

    • =Tamar

      And the same grammatical mistakes.

      • Jeff

        Yeah, that’s kind of driving me batty too. ‘Run’ not ‘ran’!

        • Colloquialism! It’s how I’d say it so it’s how they’re saying it.

          • Maven

            Tapadh leibh!

          • Toastgoblin

            The casual use of natural English in this comic is one of the reasons I like it. Not another fantasy story where the whole cast are apparently ex-Oxbridge Shakespearians.

            Maven: Kate aboo!

  • ThisCat

    Sounds like a great idea!

  • sal

    Now he’s just trying to impress her.

  • awhorl

    Hinges: I spy hinges with my little eye!

    • and a keyhole

      • Maven

        Ha! Remember Gandalf getting all confused by the simple instructions on the door, “Speak ‘Friend’ and Enter?” …And all he had to do in the end was speak the word “Friend?” …One of the few times I found myself yelling at a storybook character…

  • Afrodiseum

    She agreed to that way too quickly. :)

    • John

      She’s probably sufficiently focused on what she needs to do next that she’s only half listening to him.

  • We dun’ mind progress – so long as that dun’ change nutthin’ – old Norfolk proverb.

    • Maven

      Ah, no, Captain… this takes me back to my time at Uni (Aberdeen), where it may have been their unofficial motto. “We’ve been doing it this way for 450 years, and it always seems to work out in the end.” Yeah, because someone along the line recognizes the impossibility of the requirements, and forces the issue to get it done. A few good classes, but really happy to get out of there.

  • Darth Fez

    If they were in America, Henry’s line would have been, “Hold my beer.”

    • svartalf

      No, it’d have been “Here, hold my beer and lookit this…” Get it right, y’all. >:-D

    • JWLM

      Since he said he was about to do something stupid, I think he’d have said, “Let’s pretend I just asked you to hold my beer and watch this, OK? Because after I do what I’m about to do, I’m going to want that beer and want you to not have seen it.”

  • CountSessine

    That wall safe seems just way too obvious. Too simple. “There is nothing valuable behind this little locked door with a wise saying. There is no gold buried here!” Even if it’s a clever riddle, after hundreds of years, you’d expect someone would have found it and tried brute force to get in. Yet we don’t see any marks of someone trying.

    Of course, this is a retold flashback. In the interests of not taking all night to tell the story to their kds, Henry and Isabella may be telescoping a few details.

    • MoeLane

      It’s gotta be a trap. I mean, there’s a CROW BAR that was left out right there, all ready and at hand. I wouldn’t go within twenty feet of that safe until the thief finished scanning it.

      • rainycity1

        Good eyes!

    • Ms Ashwin has been a Dungeoneer for a very long time. If that door isn’t a trap, I am the Princess Hasenpfeffer von Spaetzle.

      • svartalf

        Heh… With the avatar piccy…you should be typing that a’ la Jager. >:-D

    • Maven

      I *like* it! I think I’ll do that, too! I’ve got those wee silver coins, now all I need to do is get some paint and write “There is nothing inside this wall!” in the hallway. …yesss… *steeples fingers*

  • 7pm, Channel 4 (in the UK) tonight (Sunday). Restoring a lighthouse on Lundy island. Wonder if they’ll find any medieval-era necklaces hidden in the walls?

  • Anon

    Totally random, but….I feel like Harry is the girl in this song

  • Mindsword

    Putting a riddle to lead to the thing you were supposed to seal away. Why does no one have the wisdom of a wombat? If they did, the Liar’s Heart would be in a led box at the cornerstone of that lighthouse. Good luck getting it now.

  • Ilmari

    “It must be ran”

    … oh how I love their dialect. If there’s something better than good english, it’s characterfully bad english.

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