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Slightly Damned 385

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I bet you guys didn't see this one coming. Anyway, introducing the mortori bird! The Median bastard child of a raven and a cockatoo. It's said they're attracted to death and their colors resemble the god of the same name. Will they be more important later on in the comic? Maybe!

I'm sure some of you will be able to figure out where I got the name.

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crossfireindonesiaStudent Traditional Artist
he became bird at 5th panel,LOL
Alex-Blackfaux's avatar
Speaking latin related laguages is usefull in this cases. Mortori sound like "mortuorio" in spanish, wich means mortuary in english. Thus, this bird appears to be related to death.
By the way, Ramirez is a last name of spanish origin, has that some kind of importance to the story?
raizy's avatar
No, Ramirez being a Spanish name has nothing to do with the story.
CatWings7's avatar
omg! that is awesome!
RowanMikaio's avatar
It makes me really happy that I know enough French AND Japanese to get it.
the-Jefe's avatar
Some insects are poisonous
edgemaster025's avatar
My first thought was the vote incentive character was Ramirez, but that's not him, is it?
Pompolic-B's avatar
Watch as Cliff's approval rating skyrockets. d(*w*d)
Freyad-Dryden's avatar
You know, you're giving me the impression that you're just using Cliff to pull things out of your ass whenever you need it. First, there was that Deus Ex Machina moment when he saved Kieri and Buwaro from the angel, now this conveniently pops up when they discover Kieri's curse. Honestly, I find it a bit annoying when writers do this. Especially when there is nothing building up to it, no way we could have seen it coming and, worst of all, it never gets brought up again.
I do hope that I'm wrong and that this all will come into play in some fascinating way that defies my very conception of what good storytelling is.
raizy's avatar
You're assuming a lot to say that what I introduce to the comic "never gets brought up again". Maybe it won't be a part of the story in the way that you expect, but I don't just forget everything that I write. The problem is that I can only manage to produce one page a week on a consistent basis, and as a result, the story moves slowly. This moves people like you to assume that the story doesn't move at all.

I've had this sort of thing in mind for years. If you don't believe me, check out pages that show the back of the wagon: there's a mortori bird statue there. That statue and this little anecdote are both called "foreshadowing". Like I said, the story moves slowly. That doesn't mean it's not moving.

Just wait until June. Then you'll see just how I "never bring up" things again.
Freyad-Dryden's avatar
That's reassuring.
I've really enjoyed the comic actually. Not sure why, it's not the usual thing I go for. Perhaps it's the characters. And perhaps it's because you had the courage to kill off a really likable character when you had to (most people don't (and the fact that when demons die, it's forever makes it even more impacting (:cry: = :thumbsup:))).
But I've seen a lot of really good stuff get ruined after a certain point because the writers either get cocky and think they can do anything, or they run out of ideas and starting making it up as they go. These reminded me of some of those moments.
And no, I never actually noticed the bird statue. Touche. A fine move.
So, I take it then, that Cliff and family are going to be in the script for a while to come. They've been in it for such a small period of time I thought they were just side-characters who were going to disappear after the main cast got where they were going.
Well, I look forward to more.
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hawkfangorHobbyist Traditional Artist
Mort (death) + Tori (bird)

cute :3
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UmbraeCalamitasProfessional Writer
3rd to last panel looks brilliant, with just him as the mortori bird, looking deathly evil (pun intended!).

'And quoth the raven, "Nevermore!"' - Poe
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boom08 General Artist
Can't say I say that one coming.
Deathbynature's avatar
Oh my, the world is upside down now.
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pasteryHobbyist Traditional Artist
its a trap
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nuckleheaded Traditional Artist
that is funny, what are the odds!
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HybridProjectAlphaHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dude it's Duster :heart:
enistoja's avatar
enistojaHobbyist General Artist
xD The best twist you could have ever put in there!
Cliff's got a really colorful past!
Lodoss-12's avatar
Ohhhh this was a gem of a page, hah hha gotta enjoy those awkward moments <3
Gamefreak3991's avatar
LOL so many funny expressions in this page! awsome job!

In responce to the voting incentive: [insert anoying fanboy scream here]:excited:
lil-puppy23's avatar
Didn't see that one coming.
Is cliff a crow?
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SulZalaHobbyist General Artist
Mwahahahahahaha xD
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