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20 . by: Witticaster January 5, 2017, 2:36 am

Camila SC, the 10%+ addendum goes into Wild people a little more and I think your 'primitive tribes' analogy is spot on. There's no indication that they're physically different from people in society, they just choose a different way of life. It's chilling.
19 . by: January 3, 2017, 6:34 pm

I am not sure how your comment is related to this page or the previous comment, but Kuu, uh, what.
18 . by: kuu January 3, 2017, 4:44 am

i am sure someone out there will demonize the primitives if some tribes cannot "aford" to let a mentaly disabled limbless member of society to live out to old age. or maybe they do. I don't know. if they are semi nomadic I don't know if they would see someone born very sick as a burden or not.
you know, when we are in a world where
it's abhorent when people abord fetuses with Down Syndrom.

and civlized and "at mercy of nature" tribes also kill girl babies.
17 . by: Camila SC December 30, 2016, 9:56 am

There's a big problem I've always had with this story in that we are never clarified on what constitutes a "Wild"...because we're never shown one. We're only 'told' that they are a problem for animal society, since they refuse to belong to it, but we don't know to what extent they might have their culture and identity.

For all we are shown, they could be an equivalent to "primitive" (note quotation marks) RL human tribes, that are shunned and taken advantage of by the bigger, more technologically advanced-civilized world. That makes Rule/Polarizings enterprise truly horrific, since its real life metaphorical equivalent would not be medical animal testing, but human slave trafficking.

That being said, perhaps it is better the story presents that ambiguity, 'cause that way, you don't immediate side with either side, and can enjoy the characteristic conflicts and clashing of personalities without emotional charged bias.
16 . by: May 2, 2016, 3:23 pm

@Zach We also know Syncope shares many morals & ideals such that Meander held and Quintet now holds. He also was able to come to the quick connection about the wild coyotes halo brains and what the destruction of them meant. We may not know a lot of his personal history but that says much about his character in the same way it does about Meander & Quintet. This page also shows him possibly being more of an optimist or idealist with wanting a possible peace with the wild population.
15 . by: May 2, 2016, 3:19 pm

Although I gained respect for Amantia on this page with his acceptance of defeat & insight on a possible future, he & the rest of their society would do well to be more open minded about insects. Lest they meet another Lycosa Gulosa.
14 . by: Maggie 2008-11-20 17:52:00

I think it's amazing that you've managed to weave in so many references to human issues, like the Insanity Defense. This story is really expanding my mind!

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13 . by: Sabs 2008-08-11 21:50:00

Yeah, that's probably very, /very/ true. Then again, despite all of the analysis I can utilize, I can never predict what you'll do next with the comic, Zach. xD

Though that's actually a good thing, in my opinion. :]
12 . by: Zachary 2008-08-11 20:55:05

Hey Sabs, remember, you can't overanalyze NofNA. Even a complete analytical approach won't be enough sometimes!
11 . by: Zachary 2008-08-11 20:53:32

Hi Mai,

Amanita is a Patagonian Cavy (also known as a Mara).
10 . by: Reid 2008-08-11 13:53:54

That Pika just won't leave them alone.I have a feeling he's up to something..I love the way you shaded and colored
9 . by: Sabs 2008-08-11 12:47:37

Hmm, could that last comment by Amanita show some insight into his past experiences...? Maybe he had a trauma involving the court during his earlier life. 8T

...Oh perhaps I'm looking into this with too much character analysis.
8 . by: Mai 2008-08-11 10:21:23

What species is Amanita again?
7 . by: natoon 2008-08-11 07:12:53

As far as a law they broke, I mean. And I meant "trial" not "trail". Gotta proofread.
6 . by: natoon 2008-08-11 07:09:16

Criminals may scramble to use this defense, but they still have to prove that their minds were gone, as our group did. I see another trail coming up to decide who is responsible for the actions of one of the animals that had Polarizing and Rule's "treatment" done on it. Can one animal be responsible for another's actions? When they are in control of a trained vacuous, I think, with this evidence and a thorough explanation of how Polarizing conditions his subjects, as well as proof that the controller was using their techniques, it could be proven so. Otherwise, unless there are people out there with incomplete halos or abnormal halos, a self inflicted halo injury would probably have some repercussions for the defendant.
5 . by: Strokend 2008-08-11 06:52:43

I don't think Syncope was 100% serious when he said "sure." There was a hesitation before and a pause after.
4 . by: Swift 2008-08-11 06:03:00

Seeeeeeee stupid Pikathing, or whatever that guy is. LOVE the next to last panel, with the sketchy color. Makes me think he is make of smoke, for some reason. Cool non-theless.

Looks like they just developed an insanity plea or something..
3 . by: Zachary 2008-08-11 03:29:12

Hi Nobody,

I don't think that Syncope will become a central character, but here, the focus is on him for a moment.

We don't really know who Syncope is; we know he collects bugs, took rodentia styles, likes Fiat, and apparently wants a job in law. But it doesn't say much about his character. So we may have learned a little more about that on this page.
2 . by: Nobody 2008-08-10 23:10:13

I have an feeling that Syncope will be the main character for a little while in just the way you portray him!Am I correct Zack?
1 . by: Tyro 2008-08-10 22:38:19

Poor Synscope, such an optimist. That second to last panel has me seeing reflections of Rule in there...

Pretty menacing concept...

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