Pretty please

This week’s page is a bit early since I need to travel Sunday/Monday and won’t be available at all. My move out is closing in I need to secure a year-long visa! Cross your fingers for me, if I don’t get that visa everything is going to shreds..!

And next week we’ll finally see how well the spray magic works! Those with the Private pledge on the Patreon can already see the next page, I hope you guys like the effect of last few pages hard work haha~ And we’ve hit 10 extra comics on vote incentives / Patreon too! Woohoo! That was a busy week! I hope to make additional 4 next week, we’ll see how it goes…

Grab the new illustration if you haven’t seen it yet! It was made for the TWC newest art contest banner.

Just Nina and Filip being cute!

Just Nina and Filip being cute!

22 comments on “Pretty please”

  1. NiWo21k Reply

    I cross my fingers and wish you luck inm getting your visa – you will get it 🙂

    And i realy love how Ada went back from “We all die” to “Please work” – and i love the next conclusion to this on the next site 🙂

    • NotImportant Reply

      Thank you!! I hope you are right… I hope they won’t mind the fact that I’ve already been to Japan 5 times ugh… We’ll find out in a week or so.

      • NiWo21k Reply

        Because i didnt read any post about a breakdown i believe everything went fine and you got your visa 😉

        • NotImportant Reply

          Aah I don’t know yet! They’ll let me know in a week or so… We had some problems submitting the documents and had to run around the city to get additional papers but we managed somehow. Gotta wait now!

          • NiWo21k

            You think in a world where everything is conected that something like this would go quicker.
            Still crossing my fingers.

          • NotImportant

            Yeah… But both Poland and Japan love bureaucracy =_= Thank you!

  2. Brandon Reply

    As a Jewish person, I’m okay with your using the Hebrew letters, six-part seals, etc., but I do wish you would use a bit more research. There are “actual” “spells” historically that use this format (most well known is the Seal of Solomon), and I would like to see a bit more of the Jewish magic traditions and history being used if you’re going to use the symbols.
    I do love the comic, so please don’t take this as harsh criticism, and if you’ve been avoiding using Jewish rituals for fear of them looking too stereotypical, I completely respect that. It just feels like cultural appropriation to see Jewish symbology being used for magic without any other Jewish symbology in the comic.
    Obviously, too, magic in this comic is not restricted to the Jewish symbols, as evidenced by the magic swords.
    In the end, it’s up to you to decide how magic works in your world. However, if you decided to use the Jewish symbols just to look cool, it wouldn’t really make me upset, but I would be disappointed.
    Still, I love the comic and the storyline you’re creating – do keep it up, please.

    • NotImportant Reply

      Thank you for reading! If I do anything inappropriate or make you feel bad please let me know. I’m doing what I can to make this comic both entertaining and informative but well, am only a person after all…

      There will be a lot explained about the magic in the next chapter. How Ada came to know those spells, where do they come from… I hope the explanation and origin of magic in this comic will be satisfactory for you and everyone else 🙂 As for my personal reason – I noticed once that many people build their faith and opinions about tge world without trying to see the other options. There any many known ancient texts that are beyond fascinating and people don’t even know they exist. I wanted to change that. Sounds weird, when what I do is wrap it up in a silly comic like this… but I only meant to show something interesting that many have no idea about. Maybe I’ll manage to inspire someone to do a little research. It’s a great joy for me that you actually recognize the spells, I wasn’t sure if anyone would. And yes, they have been altered. That will be explained too.

      Thank you again! I hope I won’t disappoint.

      • JW Reply

        Maybe I’ll manage to inspire someone to do a little research

        Well.. I did just finish “The Book of English Magic” (ISBN:9781848540415), partly due to this comic.
        Not necessarily a book I’d recommend, though. I imagine much better histories of (English) magic could be written. It feels a bit thrown-together/fragmentary, sometimes repeats itself a few pages later, and also a bit credulous.
        But nevertheless, it’s interesting to see how successive waves of influence (Kabbala, Rosicrucianism,. Alchemy) changed and developed magical theory/practice. In that tradition, it seems only natural to adapt it further, rather than stick to “traditional” spells.

      • Dæmon Reply

        I also found it worth noting that you are the creator of this world, so any magic you use is up to you to create or research. Plus, these symbols are used in real magic, as far as I can tell. My mom has books on Tarot Cards and Pagan Magic, and I’ve done a bit of research using those. Granted, The Book of Shadows will only get one so far, as it is a biggining level book, and is only meant for initiates of a coven. There are other times and such, but we sadly don’t have any here at home. I now realize I live with a man who is of a church for bacon, and a witch. Every time I talk about my family, I realize just how strange I am.

      • Brandon Reply

        The letters are identical, and in fact, Aramaic is the language that the Torah was originally written in. Aramaic is the arcane form of Hebrew, for all intents and purposes, and it is the original Jewish language. So, no. It basically already is anyway, given the importance of Aramaic as the source language in the tradition.

    • NotImportant Reply

      That’s because there is no way for Ada to know that, for her those are just scribbles she rewrites from her notes. She doesn’t know the language.

    • JW Reply

      Maybe she doesn’t know what she’s writing, but just drawing the symbols as best she can.

      Or maybe they’re living in a mirror universe.. No, wait, then the characters should be backwards..

      • Zero Reply

        Maybe it’s an old spell, and is working like an old generator. Give it two clicks to turn on.

  3. Adriano Reply

    “That’s his umbrella”
    “Oh, that’s Robert’s!”

    so he *is* known for having a weird umbrella, eh

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