Gifts of wandering ice

Page 441 - Just one word

Just one word

☕ Buy me a Coffee - Buy my books 📚

Paypal and Payoneer no longer work in my country, so I can't get money from Ko-fi, Gumroad, Buymeacoffe and ComicAd (the ad banners here).
The only tip jar I have left is Boosty. It accepts Paypal, all cards, any currency, then it converts it into rubles and sends to me. Boosty works the same way as Patreon + accepts one-time donations like Ko-fi and allows selling ebooks.

Ren was the first Mute ever to be accepted to the hunter chief's family. That meant a lot for the chief of the mute tribe. Hence the precious gift. The relic itself comes from the Black iceberg(see Page_203). One of the rescued kids pocketed the ancient battery she/he had found in the lab before leaving.

Rikter is now literate. We saw Elie teaching him to read at Page_179 and he mentions being able to write at Page_427. So he clearly can see that it's Elie's name written on the relic.


"The dead cannot harm the living" is true (at least, if we ignore any pathogens present on a corpse, but I don't see any bodies nearby), but it's also possibly the most unsettling statement to drop on somebody before leaving them in a dark catacomb.

9th Oct 2021, 3:22 AM edit delete reply

It sounds comforting to me, but then, I find graveyards peaceful. I wonder how it strikes these future cultures?

9th Oct 2021, 5:38 AM edit delete reply

A graveyard is about as scary for them as a big building (like a temple or a library) for us: perfectly fine by day and maybe a little creepy by night becauce of insufficient lighting. Humans tend to be wary of the dark.

9th Oct 2021, 12:00 PM edit delete reply

It's less scary for them than it is for us: they have no religions (they come with ideas of afterlife and demonlike things) to scare them properly. Only those with fear of the dark of with claustrophobia might be in trouble.

9th Oct 2021, 11:58 AM edit delete reply

Makes perfect sense -- we are such diurnal creatures. I could see belief in the supernatural going either way, though.

9th Oct 2021, 8:52 PM edit delete reply

Interesting. I never thought it could. But how?

11th Oct 2021, 12:52 PM edit delete reply

You could believe in minds continuing to exist after death, but without bodies they can't cause anyone harm, or friendly ghosts who help the living, or reincarnation so they're not around anyway, or that minds only exist as a process in brains and cease to exist with the brain, or that you go direct to the afterlife and can't hang around. Excuse the blabbering, I'm too tired to be organized. :P

A beautiful page, most importantly. I love how developed and real these far-future cultures seem.

19th Oct 2021, 4:59 AM edit delete reply

I see your point :)
But if I were religious or spiritual or whatever, I guess the idea of invisible people watching my every move (even if they're friendly) would be super terrifying to me. I prefer "ghosts are not real" and "the dead can't harm anyone" instead.

20th Oct 2021, 6:58 PM edit delete reply

Post a Comment