James Rice (jhrice) says:
If other web-cartoonists take nothing else from Narbonic, (and there is plenty of lessons to take), the one I want them to see is how far in advance Shaenon knew her storyline. These Slumberland strips are the proof of the Shaenon's genus.
NigaiAmai Yume (nigaiamai_yume) says:
And of course, this look at the new year for Narbonic is awesomely surreal. Said awesomeness only eclipsed by the fantastic literalism of it. ^-^
I say no more to prevent spoilers, for the few people not addicted enough to READ THE REST OF THE ARCHIVES ALREADY! ^-^
Speaking of which, about time for another archive trawl. Might even start collecting stuff for that AMV I've been thinking of... Heh, heh, heh.
Aaron Shades (prof_tinker) says:
I still remember wheni re-read the Archive for th first time and these Dave in Slumberland bits Blew. My. MIND. Seriously.
Funny thing with that last panel, is that daves hand covers her boobs, so i keep thinking that it's just vaugely-bishonen!Dave.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: Dave in Slumberland! Hooray!
Leon Arnott (l) says:
"Madness, provided it comes as the gift of heaven, is the channel by which we receive the greatest blessings. The men of old who gave things their names saw no disgrace or reproach in madness; otherwise they would not have connected it with the name of the noblest of arts - the art of discerning the future - and called it manic art."
— Socrates in the dialogue 'Phaedrus'.
butsuri - (butsuri) says: "[W]hence all the Daves are going" is a very odd phrase - source, or destination? Is this something McCay did?
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:
I love love love the art style in the Slumberland strips. I also love the Mell-character with the cigar. (Of course, Mell is always smokin'.)
Mad Genius Dave: "Helen! I had this weird dream where my bed grew giant legs and was walking around and we had all these bizarre adventures."
Helen: "No Dave, that was real. You've been inventing in your sleep again. No more 'Girl Genius' and Welsh Rarebit at bedtime for you!"
Tiff Hudson (tiff_hudson) says:
Heh. It was Kaja Foglio's profession of love for Dave that first led me to Narbonic.
Shaenon, this page is absolutely beautiful. McCay's work was so whimsical that I never thought to analyze the dream, so I didn't see the foreshadowing until you just now told us. Wow! ... just... Wow!
Pete (westrider) says:
Just got to nitpick:Should be "...whither all the Daves are going." Whence means "from where", whither means "to where".
Also, @ James Rice: I would think the proof of Shaenon's Genus would beprovided by even a cursory anatomical study ;)
I guess I'm just in one of those moods this morning.
Jeremy Berg (pisceneanteater) says: Also gotta love how Dave's instantly got a cigarette going as soon as she wakes up. Wait, Dave never smoked. What the hell?
Wallace Good (good_the_third) says:
For some time I've been confused as to what "!" meant when combined with Dave (dave factorial?) So I checked with an infallible source and I am relieved to know that there is such a thing as a fandom exclamation point.
The derivative of Dave (i.e. a clone) is still Dave' , yes?
Dov Mittelman (silentspeaker) says: I think it's funny that the ur-gerbils are kaeuqsing the same day that Skin Horse runs a Palindrama. Log In or Register to post a comment! It's free!
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