Somebody sounds to have experience with such things. :)
Am i the only one who thinks Piper might come back and hear that “all to well” bit and be like “what to well?” and then Holland get’s creative..again?
And then Feral could come in at the end of that conversation and hear something that contradicts the creative BS Holland fed him earlier…
Isn’t it fun to think up embarrassing situations for these guys? :)
Of course, all the hilarious faces made by Holland when he’s startled make it all the sweeter.
I love how clever and articulate Meela is, like she’s an ACTUAL teenager. I’ve seen too many comics where the author seems to think thirteen year old girls are all bimbos.
Indeed–Meela is a good blend of childish behavior and sensible dialogue to me, not just with her age but with all her experiences in the world. She’s had to grow up a lot when it comes to her demon side.
“I know that all too well.”
He`s prolly talking about Feral, yanno. I mean, we haven`t gotten that far in flashbacks, but I think it`s obvious Feral has some demon element…maybe Holland was around when he changed or summat?
Anyhow, Meela`s dad is awesome. And I totally want to see Feral`s reaction–or maybe he`s figured some of it out already?
Huh? Isn’t he talking about how Meela almost ripped his arm off??
yea and nay…
re-read page 155.
& page 152 “maybe”… merge with Mal?…0_o
@ not me
Hi long time no chat(?). But yah one of my friends adores holland and she freaked out too thinking he became a demon. We’ve also dubbed holland “mama bird” for how he treats Meela. But yah he can’t become a demon,
He’s too nice.
-smiles and hugs back-
holland my fav character now…he’s so kind and understanding he’s like an older brother to her… so cute
Right?! That’s what I was thinking. Holland you’re so sweet, but yet, so sneaky. ^_^ I like you.
He’s the perfect mix of sweet and sarcasm <3
…Holland why u so good looking ;-;
Holland! You and your secrets!
Holland? What do you mean you know that all too well? Oh I get it buddy you be hiding more secrets yes? Got it. ;) Love that we got another peak at Meela’s daddy. Hehe.
Why does Rollin suddenly look super evil? I mean, I know his demon side is showing but still. It doesn’t even look like him right now, it looks like his evil father.
Totally agree! He might be a demon lupian but until now, Meela’s memories show him as a caring father :( Maybe he’s evil and all, but right now it bothers me that panel (personal opinion of course).
Just because he’s a demon doesn’t mean he’s evil. They’re people too; there’s just a part of themselves that they have to learn to control.
He might look evil, but appearances can be deceiving anyways.
Maybe being a full demon Lupian actually causes your face to look evil and that’s one of the things the magic artifacts hide. :P
(Or maybe it’s how Holland imagines him to hear Meela talk about him?)
It’s the lighting and the expression. He’s supposed to look evil here just to accentuate that he is a demon. I also gave him more defined cheekbones because I felt his appearance was lacking.
I would love to see what Rollin’s full on demon side looks like. Earlier in the comic, we see an injured demon through Meela’s dreams of Yuen and Mal. Is this sort of along the lines of what Rollin’s transformation might look like?
it seems that hat = Magic artifact.
also, how would meela be able to put wolf-transforming, head-kicking, magic-dagger-wielding, dark-energy-absorbing Feral and swan-transforming, magic-bow-wielding, magic-healing Holland in any immediate danger?
Aw, she is just a kiddo haha remember how she thought she was tougher than feral? ;)
well at least one thing was confirmed! he was using the bandanna to hide the horns!
He wasn’t using the Bandanna to hide his horns, instead the red gemstone on the bandanna suppressed them from view. Looking back on Chapter 10 when we see flashbacks of her father; there’s no way he could hide those large horns under such a small piece of cloth.
Huh? Somehow I don’t get what you’re all wondering about regarding Holland’s knowledge about the unpredictability of half-demon transformation.
I mean, when he showed up the previous night, Meela, sweet little Meela, the girl who cried when eating a bunny, aimed straight for his throat (he threw up his arm to protect himself), mangled his arm and before that, she tore off a man’s arm and ripped out his throat.
Really, to me, Holland has every right to say “I know that all too well”, without him hinting at any ‘secrets’ with it.
Oh, and the hat? Nothing magic about it, just Meela’s attempt to hide her horns while she doesn’t have any magic artifacts to do it for her.
-_- page 155.
I do feel like no one goes back and starts from the beginning.
I fail to see how pg.155 is relevant to this. Just because Holland said most half demons are harmless doesn’t necessarily mean he’s had any previous experiences with their transformations. Not to say the page proves that he DIDN’T (cause’ I wouldn’t be surprised if he has), just that it doesn’t prove he DID.
Am I the only one who thought that the demonic form of Meela’s father was Holland for a moment? XD I’m using my phone to connect to the internet and it looked like that when zoomed out. :o
Yeah… Had to read next panel to clear things up…
Yeah here too. I saw it and I freaked out some, then I saw the next slide and that cleared it up for me.
cudduly-wuddly, hunnky, zqueezie-pooh Holland?
…he goes “demon” like Rollin i’m gonna be mightily sad.
nope you aren’t i thought so too but hollands hair is more of a bleach-blonde-white colour while her dads is basically grey
Guys, I”m pretty sure it’s the glowing jewel on the hat and the necklace that’re the magic artifacts. They glow for a reason – and that reason is for us to immediately recognize what they are referring to. Well, and it makes them look more magical. ;)
Also, I really don’t think he’s smiling about or referring to what he saw the other night in the last panel to me. It seems more like something that happened long ago. Something that just happened the other night isn’t usually referred to as “all to well”. It JUST happened, you DON’T have much experience with something that literally just happened! Are you all forgetting Feral has a demon eye and demon powers? ;) Not to mention it’s really hard to smile about a gruesome murder from the night before, lol. But something that has happened long ago relating to the subject… *hint* *hint*
Also, I’m typing this at almost 6 in the morning and I haven’t slept yet (in too much pain). So I apologize if this was poorly written, my brain is goo at this point, lol.
pages 155 & 152 are very intresting.
magic jewel on her hat? she doesn’t have any.
Rollin’s bandanna had one… they are really close to the cave… maybe there’s one there just laying around!
don’t worry, @ 6am i’d sound worse :D
Of course Meela’s hat doesn’t have one. She specifically says on this page that she has no magical artifacts to hide her demon features, even though Rollin did.
There wouldn’t be one in the cave. That was the cave she and her brother hid in after their other brother and father were killed. Rollin was never there.
Just saying that I thought it over a bit and realized that she must have originally bought the hat to hide her eventual horns (hence why she said she “needed” it when Jyaku interrupted her attempt to steal it).
Of course, she knew from experience that it was an insufficient method, but it was the best she could do with her resources.
No edit button. >_<
Meant to also say that I'm sure Tara was referring to Rollin's bandana when she said "hat."
Meelas face is too adorable in the last pannel ^_^
btw the shirts are awesome! wish I had enough money for one :/
the shirts are awesome! 17 days left… (starts hoarding $)
The shirts are way awesome!
But I can’t wear them because of a problem with my neck. The neckline of T-shirts is too high and aggravates it something fierce. If there were shirts that had V-necks available I would so get one.
Lol Meela’s dad has started looking like Jareth. Awesome! XD
Jareth meets Tim Curry from Legend!!! Mwahahaha!!
yeah.. I can envision them all having tea with Van Horne (eastwick) & John Milton (advocate)…
all at a crazy mad-hatter esque table with the poor door-mouse shaking in his teapot! Hahahhhhh…
(I watch too many movies)
Legend is such a good movie!
OMG, I thought so too! I thought he was hot before, but this takes the cake! …. <..> …. “DANCE, MAGIC, DANCE!”
just noticed he’s wearing a bracer.
Just about how meela’s father was the demon not her mother, but mostly of how his gems wrent just for show but were some how magically helping with his demon side.
no he is always wearing those
Hold on a second… Why didn’t her brothers change? They were older than 13.
I think they could have been younger when the attack happened, but I have no explanation for Tannor’s appearance at the start of the comic (It’s possible the artists made him look too old like Meela looking too young.) His only other flashback has him wearing a hat, so he could have gone through the change less messily.
Meela also said the change could happen any time after thirteen. He might have been taught to conceal and control it by his father, while Meela had no schooling of that sort. It only came out since Korin made her really angry. Maybe Tannor was never provoked enough to make the change?
Tanner was on 12 in the first flashbacks–or just barely 13. I remember artists said he was the same age as Meela was when we started the main part of the story. He just looks older and more bulked out, bc he hasn’t suffered malnutrition like she has.
Yeessss, finally this speculation draws to an end. I have to admit that Meela’s father looks kind of creepy right now in the flashback. <.< Might be the smile.
Love the way Holland's face was drawn in these panels, though. ^ ^
I think the point of the panel looking evil is to show you just how misunderstood her father actually was, he looks evil, and yet he never once hurt her mother, and it was obivious that he was a loving father to his pups. With the artifacts in place he looked like just another lupian, but removed his demon side came out, and looks can be decieving.
wow. that demon stuff has gotta be annoying. i doubt feral could hurt her now though. he’s obviously gotten attached.
Meela’s dad is slightly creepy without his demon attributes hidden…
random question but i went back to look at the pages with Meela’s parents first meeting and Meela had twin brothers. I know one of them died at the very beginning but what happened to the other brother?
Tannor was the one that took Meela away from the bounty hunter and raised her, but Tannor’s twin died along with their dad. :(
wwait wait waiiit!!!when did Meela’s dad die?
Page 9. http://www.straysonline.com/2007/11/page-09/
And page 125. http://www.straysonline.com/2010/03/page-125/
Go back and read the comic from the beginning. Not because I’m mean, but because the dream that Meela has in the beginning where she ‘remembers’ how her dad and Tannor’s twin brother Connor was killed. Also, later in the comic, in another dream sequence (when she is nearly killed by poison), she remembers how she escaped with Tannor, screaming for her dad and wanting to return hom and Tannor explaining to her that they can’t go back even though he, too, misses their dad and brother.
What about the bracelet she used to wear, It used to be her dad’s and then he gave it to her brother (Tannor), and then Tannor gave it to her. Maybe it was one of the artifacts?
I mean it looks like an everyday object simple I know, but Maybe that was the point. Whats the point about hiding your demon side if the item you are using is obvious?