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Commission Keith W!

Bubbles!

JGray
JGray

Writing Mandrake is always a challenge. I have to convey what she's saying as a series of images, which poor Keith then has to turn into ACTUAL images. Every time I wonder, is this the time when the readers can't piece together what the pictogram sentences mean? Does Mandrake lose her charm then?

Fairportfan asked if this is taking place in Mandrake's home arcana, the Moon. This is not. This story takes place in a new arcana not yet visited in the story. Mandrake likes to visit it because it reminds her of stories about how her world used to be before the megaplexes began sprawling across the surface of the world. As for why her new "friend" is speaking in speech bubbles, remember the translation spell the Inn puts on people. Since this is Mandrake's story, we get to see everything from her point of view. And from her point of view, words are turned into her own native tongue.

So! Can you translate Mandrake's speak? What's she saying in this page?

See you Thursday!

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eldestdawn
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Wolf dude introduced himself hence the solo icon in his speech bubble. Mandrake introduced herself, then asked wolf to let her go hence the period after her first icon. Wolf's last speech bubble is kinda hard to translate but I believe it says "will you kiss me or not". I think he has read too many romance novels where you rescue the damsel in distress and she rewards you with a kiss...

Submitted December 5, 2016 at 11:05AM



Fairportfan
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Actually, what i think i meant was that i thought that this was one of the guys who were (weren't they?) planning to eat her in her home arcana, having somehow followed or stumbled through to wherever she was.

The wanting a kiss seems to be a logical translation, but what does the "loves me/loves me not" flower signify?

Maybe that he's demanding a kiss (or even more affection) whether she likes that/him or not?

Submitted December 5, 2016 at 9:29PM



musicalife
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Yeah, after looking at that second bubble again I think the translation is kiss me or become my next meal

Submitted December 6, 2016 at 10:48AM



Vanmind
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Looks like it wasn't a meal they were after.  Instead, looks like someone has been bearing a big crush on a certain winged someone.

Perhaps Mandrake is a bit of a tease.

Submitted December 6, 2016 at 11:04AM



KFox
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It has the daisy with a petal icon, which seems to be a "Love me or love me not" phrase?

Submitted December 7, 2016 at 3:50AM



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