History ComicBook / CastleWaiting

31st May '16 11:03:52 AM Roo
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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Averted with the Hammerlings. Yes, they're miners and metal workers with big beards and few women, & are called dwarves (though one character in the story thinks the term is degrading), but without the Scottish accents, heavy drinking, and bad tempers. They also love ninepins and have a reputation as spies and manipulators: they're arms dealers who are sometimes suspected of promoting wars for profit. This is because ''Castle Waiting'' takes its precedents mostly from fairy tales rather than Norse mythology via Tolkein.

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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Averted with the Hammerlings. Yes, they're miners and metal workers with big beards and few women, & are called dwarves (though one character in the story thinks the term is degrading), but without the Scottish accents, heavy drinking, and bad tempers. They also love ninepins and have a reputation as spies and manipulators: they're arms dealers who are sometimes suspected of promoting wars for profit. This is because ''Castle Waiting'' takes its precedents mostly from fairy tales rather than Norse mythology via Tolkein.Tolkien.
28th Feb '16 3:26:22 PM Theriocephalus
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* TheHedgeOfThorns: The castle is sealed off by one of these. Fortunately a tunnel has been cut through, although it's still an unpleasant experience thanks to the skeletons of people who didn't make it through still caught up in it.
24th Mar '15 3:04:58 AM VoodooTikiGawd
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* SimpleMindedWisdom: Simon.

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* SimpleMindedWisdom: Simon. Although it's strongly implied Simon, being half-giant, is actually mentally still a growing child despite being as tall as a grown man.
1st Jan '15 3:14:17 PM LondonKdS
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* AluminiumChristmasTrees: The Celestines have been criticised by some readers as imposing modern feminist ideals on Middle Ages female monasticism. However, they are very similar to the real [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beguines_and_Beghards beguine movement]] in Middle Ages Northern Europe, which similarly involved women living together as a religious order with significantly laxer conditions than full nuns - notably, and as depicted in the comic, they were allowed to own property and run businesses, and to leave the community without question if they decided that they wanted to marry a man.

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* AluminiumChristmasTrees: The Celestines Solicitines have been criticised by some readers as imposing modern feminist ideals on Middle Ages female monasticism. However, they are very similar to the real [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beguines_and_Beghards beguine movement]] in Middle Ages Northern Europe, which similarly involved women living together as a religious order with significantly laxer conditions than full nuns - notably, and as depicted in the comic, they were allowed to own property and run businesses, and to leave the community without question if they decided that they wanted to marry a man.
1st Jan '15 3:13:48 PM LondonKdS
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* AluminiumChristmasTrees: The Celestines have been criticised by some readers as imposing modern feminist ideals on Middle Ages female monasticism. However, they are very similar to the real "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beguines_and_Beghards beguine movement]] in Middle Ages Northern Europe, which similarly involved women living together as a religious order with significantly laxer conditions than full nuns - notably, and as depicted in the comic, they were allowed to own property and run businesses, and to leave the community without question if they decided that they wanted to marry a man.

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* AluminiumChristmasTrees: The Celestines have been criticised by some readers as imposing modern feminist ideals on Middle Ages female monasticism. However, they are very similar to the real "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beguines_and_Beghards beguine movement]] in Middle Ages Northern Europe, which similarly involved women living together as a religious order with significantly laxer conditions than full nuns - notably, and as depicted in the comic, they were allowed to own property and run businesses, and to leave the community without question if they decided that they wanted to marry a man.
1st Jan '15 3:13:28 PM LondonKdS
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* AluminiumChristmasTrees: The Celestines have been criticised by some readers as imposing modern feminist ideals on Middle Ages female monasticism. However, they are very similar to the real "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beguines_and_Beghards beguine movement]] in Middle Ages Northern Europe, which similarly involved women living together as a religious order with significantly laxer conditions than full nuns - notably, and as depicted in the comic, they were allowed to own property and run businesses, and to leave the community without question if they decided that they wanted to marry a man.
31st May '14 8:06:01 PM Willbyr
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* LoopholeAbuse: The devil is directly stated to ''hate'' this trope by Leeds, and it's one of many reasons the evil witch from their version of ''SleepingBeauty'' ends up on the wrong side of EvenEvilHasStandards.

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* LoopholeAbuse: The devil is directly stated to ''hate'' this trope by Leeds, and it's one of many reasons the evil witch from their version of ''SleepingBeauty'' ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'' ends up on the wrong side of EvenEvilHasStandards.
4th Apr '14 7:41:38 PM Audobonible
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* ZillionDollarBill: Two characters are effectively subjected to this trope when they're given a very valuable coin. Nobody in the town has enough money to make change for it.
30th Mar '14 4:07:26 PM LondonKdS
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''Castle Waiting'' is a comic book series created, written and illustrated by Linda Medley and published by Fantagraphics. Originally self-published by its creator the comic was picked up by the publisher after making its own success. The first volume was published in serialised form in 1996-2001, and the second volume by Fantagraphics in 2006-12.

The story follows the combination of many FairyTales and fairy tale tropes together to form a cohesive world. Including such characters as the enigmatic plague doctor Dr. Fell of the ''I do not love thee, Dr. Fell'' epigram, Simple Simon, and a gold-egg laying hen (a reference to "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk"). The eponymous Castle Waiting is the castle of "Literature/SleepingBeauty" fame. Many years have passed since the dim-witted princess left the castle with her prince without a second thought. Only the wall of thorns and three handmaidens remain. Since then, the castle has become a refuge. The main story begins with Lady Jain, a pregnant woman seeking sanctuary at Castle Waiting to escape her [[DomesticAbuse horrible husband]].

The comic was also ranked as one of the best comic books of 2006 in a critics' poll in December, 2006, by Publishers Weekly.

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''Castle Waiting'' is a comic book series created, written and illustrated by Linda Medley and published by Fantagraphics. Originally It was originally self-published by its creator the comic was Medley, and picked up by the publisher after making its own achieving success. The first volume was published in serialised form in 1996-2001, and the second volume by Fantagraphics in 2006-12.

The story follows the combination of combines many FairyTales and fairy tale tropes together to form a cohesive world. Including such characters as Characters include the enigmatic plague doctor Dr. Fell of the ''I do not love thee, Dr. Fell'' epigram, Simple Simon, and a gold-egg laying hen (a reference to "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk"). The eponymous Castle Waiting is the castle of "Literature/SleepingBeauty" fame. Many years have passed since the dim-witted princess left the castle with her prince without a second thought. Only the wall of thorns and three handmaidens remain. Since then, the castle has become a refuge. The main story begins with Lady Jain, a pregnant woman seeking sanctuary at Castle Waiting to escape her [[DomesticAbuse horrible husband]].

The comic was also ranked as one of the best comic books of 2006 in a critics' poll in December, 2006, by Publishers Weekly.
2nd Mar '14 8:05:05 AM Nazetrime
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: The Solicitine storyline has Peace and Nessie. Reggie and Alphonse show signs of it two.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: The Solicitine storyline has Peace and Nessie. Reggie and Alphonse show signs of it two.too.
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