Saffron and Sage
May 21, 2015 by Daniel Kelly 11 Comments
The Webcomics Review Reader says
May 21, 2015 at 8:17 pm
Pardon me, but how can the tower have twelve distinct rings and be infinite simultaneously? That’s a bit contradictory, as far as I can reason.
…Also, I would like to mention that there ought to be another speech balloon for Jill at the end of the page, as she looks a bit awkward with her mouth hanging open when no words are emerging. A witty response would also do well to cap off this expository dialogue.
The art here is nicely rendered, but might benefit from a bit more paneling, to separate the human speakers from the mythological
imagery. The panel layouts as a whole have felt a little wonky, but I suppose that will improve given time and experience.
That said, I am indeed enjoying the comic so far, as the story is humorous enough to succeed as comedy, but with a sufficiently engaging premise and backstory. I look forward to seeing more.
Daniel K says
May 24, 2015 at 6:47 am
It’s infinitely old, since it exists in a Time Loop (according to some people)
The Same Guy as Before says
May 25, 2015 at 7:56 pm
Okay, that fills the plot hole quite nicely. I usually think of the word “infinite” as referring to limitless space, and the word “eternal” as referring to endless time, but they are fairly flexible terms, so it works in this context. Problem solved.
May 27, 2015 at 12:02 am
That’s like saying a rubber band is infinite (because it’s a loop). Anything that exists for eternity is infinite (in time) as far as we know, so making a time loop makes it not infinite but a fixed duration, in my view.
June 26, 2015 at 3:58 am
The joys of a rubberband period of time allows one to make the same mistakes repeatedly, and never, ever, have to think of doing something different, oh, and it allows you to maintain your own sanctimonious entitlement infinitely.
May 26, 2015 at 11:53 am
That’s simple. The tower is infinite because each of the rings is infinite.
BTW, did the girl say we DRAGONS? This is getting good … and Jill totally missed that.
September 13, 2015 at 1:37 pm
I noticed that one, too (oh, er, the other definition of the word “too” is to replace “also”, but only at the end with a comma in front). This implies dragons are shape-shifters.
May 21, 2015 at 8:28 pm
The top picture kinda reminds me of Watership Down and Frith.
May 25, 2015 at 10:36 pm
Hmm time for an Ophinicus if I’m guessing right.
September 13, 2015 at 1:40 pm
Interesting the illustrated-but-not-mentioned ring section away from the rest and seemingly sinking into the ocean. Also I noticed the water in that section NOT rolling downhill (localized gravity?).
March 4, 2016 at 11:13 pm
ooh is this based off the chinese/asian zodiac? i saw that the rats were at the top and there were 12 levels. nice! ^u^
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