This page brought to you by coffee. It is not brought to you by sleep. XD
I'm glad to finally get to draw the upstairs nicely. I've always been mad at myself for chickening out in Chapter 3. This page kind of proves that I'm still not ready to draw something so nice, but I'm still glad I challenged myself. ^_^
Coffee does some amazing things sometimes. Well, for other people. Just puts me to sleep.
The page looks pretty good. :D A bit rough, sure, but you can imagine the place well enough!
You know, it occurs to me that the Bible might be seen as a work of fiction. I wonder if there are biblical Lineage Children....
Either he's a lineage child, or somebody's follwing Nikalus and Anna.
It can't-a be Canta (rimshot) since Leif's not with them.
I forgot that Lineage haven was technically under the multi-place of worship. Thanks for the reminder.
Total shot in the dark, but maybe his sire is from Notre Dame de Paris. Perhaps distantly related to Frollo?
Hm, the way Isa is mentioned, I'm wondering if that's a mythological figure I'm not familiar with.
@BattleStarX: I know what you mean. Though I mostly use it to stay up, sometimes a nice cup of coffee before bed isn't too bad. I have no idea if it's psychosomatic or what, though. Maybe I'm just not paying attention to the time, and I just end up staying up later? XD
@Hokova: Thank you! So long as the setting is set, that's the most important part.
@shylarah: I usually make it a rule not to ever say which books will and won't show up in Sire. But I don't have any plans to include figures from holy texts. We'll touch upon the subject of religion from time to time, because Lineage Children are scouring old texts and trying to figure out their life philosophies and purposes. That certainly parallels the quest for religion.
While I will always have a lot of research to do, I feel like I know a fair bit about every book or series that shows up in the comic. I've read each one multiple times, and I've read and written papers on almost all of them. I'll never be the foremost expert on any of them, but I feel like I know them better than the average reader, and I want to share that cool stuff in a fun and deliberate manner. So all of you can be pseudo-experts, too! ^_^ But I don't know if I'd ever be capable of making any commentary on religions that would be of the same value.
@shylarah: This is just a background conversation to show the kind of intercultural study going on upstairs. But "Isa" is the Arabic name for Jesus, who is considered to be a prophet in Islam, and shows up quite a lot in the Quran. Jesus' actual Hebrew name was "Yeshua," which in our modern culture should be "Joshua." So we in the western world haven't exactly done a fine job of keeping our translations straight. XD
But my knowledge on this subject is pretty sparse, so I will of course bow to anyone with superior expertise and schooling on the matter. Always feel free to correct or append my mistakes, especially when we're in the comments. In the comic, I might have to gloss over things from time to time, but I do love me some ridiculously didactic discussions. ^_^
@Alexis_Royce: Ah, I see. It's probably wise not to have biblical lineages. That can be an unpleasant can of worms.
I've always wondered how Jesus got his name, since he was Jewish. I was curious why he didn't have a name that was more traditionally Jewish or Hebrew in root. If he was Joshua/Yeshua, that answers my question. Very cool!
@shylarah: Tons of biblical figures have been given Westernized names in English translations. Eve/Hawwah/Khavah, Moses/Moshe, Mary/Mariam, John/Yohanan, etc. Not to mention the difficulties that led the tetragrammaton to be translated as "Jehovah."
For me, these name changes are a good reminder that every story and book comes from a culture with all of its own expectations and ideals, and that we can't always read those stories correctly with our own modern expectations.
But look at me. I'm rambling again. I'd say that I could go on for hours. But you're already reading my comic about the exciting world of literary criticism. So it's probably also already assumed that I could talk about this silliness until I died of old age. XD