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** Fone Bone being a powerful dreamer is also hinted as being the other reason why the Hooded One believed Phoney was a viable partner for her ritual. It isn't just the balloon that makes her think he's a mystic, in the beginning she tries repeatedly to warn the lord of the locust of a "new light" in the dreaming, and in Ghost Circles she realizes that Fone Bone was the Bone that the dreams showed getting involved in everything happening. He could be the bone equivalent of a veni-yan-cari, himself.


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** Lucius was going to go sleep in the barn, but got distracted from it when he ran into Fone Bone there. Possibly he decided not to be stubborn and slept in the kitchen after all.
* The timing of events in The Dragonslayer confuses me. Thorn, Fone, and Grandma Ben run into Kingdok outside Barrelhaven, and Fone Bone starts yelling for help--they're close enough that Smiley Bone hears him, and Lucius charges into the woods to look for them. Meanwhile, Thorn fends off Kingdok and then they attend to Grandma Ben's injuries; shortly after doing that, Thorn and Fone Bone leave Grandma Ben behind and head the rest of the way to the village. It couldn't have taken them more than ''a couple minutes'' to get there, and the whole sequence from them meeting Kingdok to entering Barrelhaven seems like it passed by pretty fast. Yet by the time they've gotten to the village, Phoney Bone has already taken it over and had a large fence constructed around it in Lucius' absence. Furthermore, they're talking about hearing Fone Bone yelling for help "last night" and Johnathan talks about Lucius having "never come back" after he left to look for Thorn and Grandma Ben. Why does it take so little time for Fone Bone and Grandma Ben to get to the village after encountering Kingdok but in the village it's as if a whole day passed since then?


** Actually, it's more likely he got the piece when the locust swarm tried to take him at the rat creature temple. Much like with Thorn whe she got her share, he was unconscious and vulnerable. The Locust tried to invade but Fone got a dragon necklace thrown around his neck before he could be fully possessed. The little bit of the literal nightmare being that had gotten inside was cut off from the whole and the rest is history.

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** Actually, it's more likely he got the piece when the locust swarm tried to take him at the rat creature temple. Much like with Thorn whe when she got her share, he was unconscious and vulnerable. The Locust tried to invade but Fone got a dragon necklace thrown around his neck before he could be fully possessed. The little bit of the literal nightmare being that had gotten inside was cut off from the whole and the rest is history.


** Actually, it's more likely he got the piece when the locust swarm tried to take him at the rat creature temple. Much like with Thorn, he was unconscious and vulnerable. The Locust tried to invade but Fone got a dragon necklace thrown around his neck before he could be fully possessed. The little bit of the literal nightmare being that had gotten inside was cut off from the whole and the rest is history.

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** Actually, it's more likely he got the piece when the locust swarm tried to take him at the rat creature temple. Much like with Thorn, Thorn whe she got her share, he was unconscious and vulnerable. The Locust tried to invade but Fone got a dragon necklace thrown around his neck before he could be fully possessed. The little bit of the literal nightmare being that had gotten inside was cut off from the whole and the rest is history.

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**Actually, it's more likely he got the piece when the locust swarm tried to take him at the rat creature temple. Much like with Thorn, he was unconscious and vulnerable. The Locust tried to invade but Fone got a dragon necklace thrown around his neck before he could be fully possessed. The little bit of the literal nightmare being that had gotten inside was cut off from the whole and the rest is history.

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***^^^ That's exactly it. Fone Bone was pushed to the edge between life and death and thus reached a "deep" level of the dreaming. Where that light was. Thorn, as the "Awakened One", was equipped for the experience and was able to literally grab his spirit by the shoulder and bring him back from that precipe.


** Jeff Smith has outright stated that ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' was a big, big influence on his works, and the Bones are [[strike: probably]] without question his version of Hobbits. From the hints the Fone, Phoney, and Smiley have given about Boneville - plus the fact that they are apparently familiar with much more advanced technology than those in the Valley - it sounds like a near-direct Expy of Hobbiton.

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** Jeff Smith has outright stated that ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was a big, big influence on his works, and the Bones are [[strike: probably]] without question his version of Hobbits. From the hints the Fone, Phoney, and Smiley have given about Boneville - plus the fact that they are apparently familiar with much more advanced technology than those in the Valley - it sounds like a near-direct Expy of Hobbiton.

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*With Lucius sleeping in the barn while Phoney took over Barrelhaven, how did he not find out that Bartleby was in there?

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** He probably gets the piece of the Locust in the very first issue, when he, Phoney and Smiley are attacked by the locust swarm. It's very subtle, but check the scene after he's had the Moby-Dick dream... he tells Thorn that it's the first dream he can remember ever having since he entered the valley, and that he ''always'' remembers his dreams. Certainly a hint that he already had a piece of the Locust in him back then, and that he normally is a very powerful dreamer.


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* Regarding Fone Bone, how did he end up with a piece of the Locust inside him again and why? Thorn was nearly possessed by it and is a powerful Veni-Yan-Cari, making her an ideal host for the Locust, so it makes sense how she ended up with a piece. Also, what was with that bit in "Old Man's Cave" where Fone Bone closes his eyes and correctly deduced Thorn is still alive from hundreds of feet away? Smiley even later points it out in "Ghost Circles", and Fone Bone doesn't even remember it. Does this hint at Fone Bone possibly having some unexplored dreaming abilities too or something else?

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*** Actually, eggs are categorized as dairy because most supermarkets put the eggs in the refrigerated dairy section. This started when refrigeration was introduced in stores; to save space and electricity, items needing refrigeration were kept in the same unit, and the association stuck.


** WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: ''DisneyAdventures'' [[WhatWereYouThinking somehow considered]] this comic appropriate for their target demographic and ran excerpts from the first six issues. Needless to say, it suffered some {{Bowdlerization}} in the form of all uses of the words "God" and "beer" being changed to "Gosh" and "soda". Also, they cut out the scene where Fone Bone helps Thorn take a bath, as well as Phoney's first encounter with the Hooded One.

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** WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: ''DisneyAdventures'' ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' [[WhatWereYouThinking somehow considered]] this comic appropriate for their target demographic and ran excerpts from the first six issues. Needless to say, it suffered some {{Bowdlerization}} in the form of all uses of the words "God" and "beer" being changed to "Gosh" and "soda". Also, they cut out the scene where Fone Bone helps Thorn take a bath, as well as Phoney's first encounter with the Hooded One.


* What happened to Mim when all the dragons brought her down? Is Deren Gard a lot more cramped now? Is she now '''[[SamuraiJack BEEEEFFFF JERRRRKKKKKYYY]]'''?

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* What happened to Mim when all the dragons brought her down? Is Deren Gard a lot more cramped now? Is she now '''[[SamuraiJack '''[[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack BEEEEFFFF JERRRRKKKKKYYY]]'''?

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** My main problem with the ending is I felt Phoney got gypped. The guy had been through a huge BreakTheHaughty arc and (mostly) came through as a better person, but the leaves the adventure nothing but poorer for the experience. Rather than the coins with his face on them being a final reinforcer as being the ButtMonkey, I was hoping he'd be happy to have gotten to keep them, thinking "At least it wasn't a total loss." Instead he's just forced to go out through the desert, bitter and miserable.

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* The Bones are ''toons''. In particular, Fone Bone share many features with Mickey mouse. The age of toons is always hard to determine; like Mickey himself, he is mostly how a children would dream himself to be as an adult with then the rights to do anything an adult wants to do, but still behaving like a child.

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