History ComicBook / CastleWaiting

3rd Jun '17 6:47:26 PM DwarvenOne
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** Rackham's name is a shout-out to the English artist Arthur Rackham, who illustrated numerous fairy tales and children's books, including a number with PettingZooPeople.

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** Rackham's name is a shout-out to the English artist Arthur Rackham, who illustrated [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5d/4a/0e/5d4a0ece817b5f01c78a4b4469304ab7.jpg numerous fairy tales and children's books, books]], including a number several with PettingZooPeople.
3rd Jun '17 6:44:49 PM DwarvenOne
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** Rackham's name is a shout-out to the English artist Arthur Rackham.

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** Rackham's name is a shout-out to the English artist Arthur Rackham.Rackham, who illustrated numerous fairy tales and children's books, including a number with PettingZooPeople.



** Rackham is presumably a reference to artist Arthur Rackham. He certainly [http://www.artnet.com/artists/arthur-rackham/earl-mars-daughter-yOYS62AGmSc5S-KvqSmMmQ2 drew storks and illustrated fairy tales.]
3rd Jun '17 6:43:00 PM DwarvenOne
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* PunnyName: The horse-knight is called Chess. Think of the knight chesspiece.


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** Dr. Fell's name is a reference to the poem "I do not love thee, Dr. Fell"
** Rackham is presumably a reference to artist Arthur Rackham. He certainly [http://www.artnet.com/artists/arthur-rackham/earl-mars-daughter-yOYS62AGmSc5S-KvqSmMmQ2 drew storks and illustrated fairy tales.]
3rd Jun '17 6:38:24 PM DwarvenOne
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* OverlyLongName: Skeeter's real name is Solicitous Kummernis Eutropia Dignifortis Uncumber Hulfe Reginfledes Liberata.

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* OverlyLongName: Skeeter's real name is Solicitous Kummernis Eutropia Dignifortis Uncumber Hulfe Reginfledes Liberata. Presumably her nickname is loosely based off her initials, S.K.E.D.U.H.R.L.
3rd Jun '17 6:36:18 PM DwarvenOne
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* AnachronismStew: Aside from the characters' modern mannerisms and dialogue, the library has an [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]] book and at one point the characters make an [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]] reference.

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* AnachronismStew: Aside from the characters' modern mannerisms and dialogue, the library has an [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]] book and at one point the characters make an [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]] reference.reference, and Peace at one point is caught reading a copy of [[Creator/JamesBranchCabell Jurgen]] (a book from 1919!) hidden inside her Bible.



* 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 Tolkien.

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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 Tolkien.and mythology, ignoring all the extra cultural baggage added post-Tolkien (Tolkein's dwarves don't have Scottish accents, drink problems, or necessarily have bad tempers, but later adaptations added all that on.)
11th Jan '17 9:49:32 AM Leporidae
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* ShatterpointTap: Basically Tolly's "doorman" skills - at least when it comes to solid stone.
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.
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