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Slightly Damned 385 by raizy Slightly Damned 385 by raizy
I bet you guys didn't see this one coming. Anyway, introducing the mortori bird! The Median bastard child of a raven and a cockatoo. It's said they're attracted to death and their colors resemble the god of the same name. Will they be more important later on in the comic? Maybe!

I'm sure some of you will be able to figure out where I got the name.

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crossfireindonesia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
he became bird at 5th panel,LOL
Alex-Blackfaux Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Speaking latin related laguages is usefull in this cases. Mortori sound like "mortuorio" in spanish, wich means mortuary in english. Thus, this bird appears to be related to death.
By the way, Ramirez is a last name of spanish origin, has that some kind of importance to the story?
raizy Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
No, Ramirez being a Spanish name has nothing to do with the story.
CatWings7 Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
omg! that is awesome!
RowanMikaio Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
It makes me really happy that I know enough French AND Japanese to get it.
the-Jefe Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Some insects are poisonous
edgemaster025 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
My first thought was the vote incentive character was Ramirez, but that's not him, is it?
Pompolic-B Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Watch as Cliff's approval rating skyrockets. d(*w*d)
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
You know, you're giving me the impression that you're just using Cliff to pull things out of your ass whenever you need it. First, there was that Deus Ex Machina moment when he saved Kieri and Buwaro from the angel, now this conveniently pops up when they discover Kieri's curse. Honestly, I find it a bit annoying when writers do this. Especially when there is nothing building up to it, no way we could have seen it coming and, worst of all, it never gets brought up again.
I do hope that I'm wrong and that this all will come into play in some fascinating way that defies my very conception of what good storytelling is.
raizy Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
You're assuming a lot to say that what I introduce to the comic "never gets brought up again". Maybe it won't be a part of the story in the way that you expect, but I don't just forget everything that I write. The problem is that I can only manage to produce one page a week on a consistent basis, and as a result, the story moves slowly. This moves people like you to assume that the story doesn't move at all.

I've had this sort of thing in mind for years. If you don't believe me, check out pages that show the back of the wagon: there's a mortori bird statue there. That statue and this little anecdote are both called "foreshadowing". Like I said, the story moves slowly. That doesn't mean it's not moving.

Just wait until June. Then you'll see just how I "never bring up" things again.
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