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#416 - Void: nothing in it
Lovely strip, as always. I've been quietly enjoying it for some time now. Thank you!
Nice -- the difference between nothing and and Nothing. Once again you transcend the simple adventure and venture into important things. This is the sort of thing that keeps me coming back each day to see if something new has been posted.
Furia Firelander says:
ok, now we now how pixies teleport
Bit like pern dragons going Betweeen.
Ah, and here we have it. Secrets are not shiney. For if they were shiney they would be stolen, not given away. I wonder if pixies generally think all secrets are dull and therefore wont keep any. Feiht, of course, would know to use them to torment her companions (either by telling them or withholding the ones they really want to know). Which, Im assuming, would be the only way she could make secrets not dull (as a pixie would prefer to only deal with things not dull).
I don't really understand why it's so hard for Ayne to see that they mean Nothing as in NOTHING. Not just boring stuff. Isn't it a bit obvious, what with the name being 'the void'???
Pav Lucistnik says:
AnyaDraconis, you think it's clear? Go to your favourite pub and try explaining to the average citizen the concept of time starting at big bang.
Sticks and stones may break their bones but voids can never hurt them.
I must admit the notion of time having a beginning does my brain in. It means there must have been a moment before which there wasn't a before.
Actually, there were no moments if there was no time.
Therefore, there couldn't be beginnings and endings before the beginning of time, if you define "beginning" using time. It's like existence without a "was" or "will be" because everything just IS or IS NOT. (Or else you could define things in relation to some other dimension, assuming there was any such thing.)
That's a particularly hard one to get, but once you understand that it all becomes clear. Well, at least it did for me.
It also depends on how you see time. It could be chronological, or you could divide it up into sections. I don't really expect that to make any sense at all...I don't really get it myself. But this debate is age-old...without time, we would not be able to debate the concept :P
Still, the time debate is different from the void. I mean, come on. It's THE VOID.
Haven't we known how pixies teleport for a long time? I thought that was mentioned around the time of the unicorn and the forest lady.
Nooo... My friend got Percy Jackson, Bk. 3 and read the whole thing begore I could even buy it!! Must... kill... I mean, must read! Heh.
Nebra Reppalk says:
I think I comprehend. An entity known as "Nothing" lives in the void. It is responsible for the chronological decay of mortal beings. Mith, Alien: correct me if I'm wrong.
Actually all of the dialogue reminds me of an event in the Odyssey. When Odysseus and his companions are captured by the cyclops, Polyohemus, Odysseus tells the cyclops his nome is Outis, literally "Nobody". Then, when Odysseus gouges Polyphemus' eye out, Polyphemeus calls for help. The other cyclopses stand around the entrance of the cave and ask Polyphemus who is attacking him. When he shouts, "Nobody is attacking me!" the other cyclopses assume he has gone stark raving mad and return to their caves.
Umm... nothing? Nothing... nothing at all... Er...
Actually, I think I get it.
Hmm....technically, if you entered the void, wouldn't it cease to be a void, because you would be in it, and you are Something???
*Brain explodes again*
Anything is better than it, it is better than Heaven, a rich man wants it, a poor man has it, and if you eat it you die...
Indeed. The ultimate riddle of life ;)
Void. Look at 96.
So there is like ... nothing there? :P
Must be boring indeed!
But can't places like desserts, and other places with very little vegetation, buildings and inhabitants, and many of those things called square-miles, also be called a void?
I think that is what she is thinking of. And such places can certainly be called boring.
I suppose the Void is just pure blackness and nothing else?
Or that cool multi-color thing that comes when Feiht teleports?
Nebra Reppalk says:
Um...can you all do me a favor and try to NOT make Skittles' brain explode again? I'm not cleaning it up, and it leaves such a mess.
Well, to have a color, there would have to be light in the void, which would be SOMETHING. So blackness seems about right, since blackness is the absence of light....
Head.... Hurts...! Oh, my poor head! -sits in corner, pondering deep questions while holding head-
I'll clean up the mess, Nebra.
Wait, I might need a bit of help with that... I'm kind of out of a brain.
AnyaDraconis: Are you sure ? It's not like the Void must follow physical laws ...
Actually the void has already been shown in the comic once ...
Let's just end this argument by saying that the void is nothing.
Isn't that what started this argument in the first place?? :P
Mogget's Little Sister
REALLY? Void's been shown? where?
You got a point there Anya...
Myhrad looks funny in panel 5!
Elves prohibited where void.
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