History Webcomic / Digger

18th Apr '17 8:59:30 PM Twiddler
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Started in February, 2007. Ended on March 17th, 2011, to the tears of many; though the ending was written just as it had originally been planned, it left enough open questions that some felt it was abrupt. ''Digger'' won the HugoAward for Best Graphic Story in 2012 and the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature in 2013.

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Started in February, 2007.March, 2003. Ended on March 17th, 2011, to the tears of many; though the ending was written just as it had originally been planned, it left enough open questions that some felt it was abrupt. ''Digger'' won the HugoAward for Best Graphic Story in 2012 and the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature in 2013.
14th Mar '17 9:11:54 PM LeeM
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After having been hosted on a subscription site for most of its existence, it is now completely free to read. So go read it. [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=3 Preferably from the beginning.]]

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After having been hosted on a subscription site for most of its existence, it is now completely free to read. So go read it. [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=3 Preferably from the beginning.]]
]] (NOTE: As of 2017 a handful of pages may not display properly, but can be viewed complete on the WaybackMachine.)
8th Jan '17 9:26:42 AM gtking123
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** Given that demons can eat shadows and seem to only partly exist in the universe's dimension, they are clearly very strange entities indeed.
11th Dec '16 2:11:51 AM Twiddler
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* FromACertainPointOfView: Digger and Murai start their journey around midnight to avoid Jhalm, whom the Statue of Ganesh told they'd be leaving at dawn.
-->'''Murai:''' Lord Ganesh, I do not understand... you ''lied'' to the Captain?\\

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* FromACertainPointOfView: FromACertainPointOfView:
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Digger and Murai start their journey around midnight to avoid Jhalm, whom the Statue of Ganesh told they'd be leaving at dawn.
-->'''Murai:''' --->'''Murai:''' Lord Ganesh, I do not understand... you ''lied'' to the Captain?\\
11th Dec '16 2:09:37 AM Twiddler
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* FreakyFuneralForms: Digger is horrified when she realizes that the underground creatures will skin [[spoiler: Ed]], but has no other way of burying her dead friend.

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* FreakyFuneralForms: Digger is horrified when she realizes that the underground creatures will skin [[spoiler: Ed]], skin Ed's body]], but has no other way of burying her dead friend.
11th Dec '16 12:56:01 AM MrInitialMan
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* FreakyFuneralForms: Digger is horrified when she realizes that the underground creatures will skin [[spoiler: Ed]], but has no other way of burying her dead friend.
24th Oct '16 8:57:04 PM dlchen145
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: How in the name of She-Is-Fiercer did [[spoiler: Grim Eyes]] grow up even approaching normal? The best bet is that [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=437 Boneclaw Mother raised her herself]] and used sheer BadAss and CoolOldLady age granted wisdom to keep her from becoming like her mother.

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: How in the name of She-Is-Fiercer did [[spoiler: Grim Eyes]] grow up even approaching normal? The best bet is that [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=437 Boneclaw Mother raised her herself]] and used sheer BadAss badass and CoolOldLady age granted wisdom to keep her from becoming like her mother.



** Given that immediately after, she remains analytical enough to describe having a crossbow bolt embedded in the shoulder as "reasonably excruciating," it is clear that she retains her deadpan even when being improbably BadAss.

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** Given that immediately after, she remains analytical enough to describe having a crossbow bolt embedded in the shoulder as "reasonably excruciating," it is clear that she retains her deadpan even when being improbably BadAss.badass.
24th Oct '16 5:13:16 PM SilverGlyph
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* BrownNote: If you value your sanity, do ''not'' look directly on the face of the Black Mother.
* BuffySpeak: Minor example:
-->"I have this rock, the rock is bad, you thought I was bad, but it's really the rock, and...um...so what's with the rock?"
* CarnivoreConfusion: Digger tells the Shadowchild that it is wrong to eat anything that can talk, while hyena people do not share this belief -- anyone not in their tribe, talking or not, is not considered a person, and [[spoiler:their funerary practices involve eating the liver of their deceased comrade, who ''was'' considered a person]]. Chalk it up to CultureClash.



* CatchPhrase: "Blood and shale!", "Mother of moles...", and "As ''my distant relative'' used to say". Not to mention the facepalms.
* TheCavalry: The hyenas, for [[spoiler:Murai at the temple of Ganesh]]. According to Boneclaw Mother, she would like to have a worrrrd with Jhalm. They're the cavalry because Jhalm wants to arrest Digger despite her doing nothing wrong.



* BrownNote: If you value your sanity, do ''not'' look directly on the face of the Black Mother.
* BuffySpeak: Minor example:
-->"I have this rock, the rock is bad, you thought I was bad, but it's really the rock, and...um...so what's with the rock?"
* CarnivoreConfusion: Digger tells the Shadowchild that it is wrong to eat anything that can talk, while hyena people do not share this belief -- anyone not in their tribe, talking or not, is not considered a person, and [[spoiler:their funerary practices involve eating the liver of their deceased comrade, who ''was'' considered a person]]. Chalk it up to CultureClash.
* CatchPhrase: "Blood and shale!", "Mother of moles...", and "As ''my distant relative'' used to say". Not to mention the facepalms.
* TheCavalry: The hyenas, for [[spoiler:Murai at the temple of Ganesh]]. According to Boneclaw Mother, she would like to have a worrrrd with Jhalm. They're the cavalry because Jhalm wants to arrest Digger despite her doing nothing wrong.
15th Oct '16 7:59:52 AM SayaAensland
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--->'''Hyena:''' Let [[ThirdPersonPerson it]] think... In-- In-- ''Under'' the eye of She-Is-Fiercer, be... be welcome to its home. Ah... H-h-hospitality will be given and... something... hearth-- hearth-- something--
--->'''Hyena:''' *ashamed* It can't remember. It used to know. Been too long since it said them, or since someone said them to it. Mousie stays anyway, maybe? Even without the words?

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--->'''Hyena:''' -->'''Hyena:''' Let [[ThirdPersonPerson it]] think... In-- In-- ''Under'' the eye of She-Is-Fiercer, be... be welcome to its home. Ah... H-h-hospitality will be given and... something... hearth-- hearth-- something--
--->'''Hyena:''' -->'''Hyena:''' *ashamed* It can't remember. It used to know. Been too long since it said them, or since someone said them to it. Mousie stays anyway, maybe? Even without the words?
10th Oct '16 2:07:05 PM N1KF
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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: The Black Mother was created when street children adapted their own version of a myth. (Especially tragic, to the point of horrifying, when you realize that the whole process that created her is based on an elaborate set of "secret stories" created by [[http://www.miaminewtimes.com/1997-06-05/news/myths-over-miami/ homeless children in Miami]].) It is implied that this was not a unique case.

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: The Black Mother was created when street children adapted their own version of a myth. (Especially tragic, [[NightmareFuel to the point of horrifying, horrifying]], when you realize that the whole process that created her is based on an elaborate set of "secret stories" created by [[http://www.miaminewtimes.com/1997-06-05/news/myths-over-miami/ homeless children in Miami]].) It is implied that this was not a unique case.
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