#283 Addition to your tattoo collection

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HiSS-Graphics
21st Jan 2021, 12:00 AM

Once again a huge thank you to my friend Nadja! She was the one who designed the binding mark as well :D

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Cortanis
21st Jan 2021, 12:44 AM

.... and that's when we find out that his mother has the same "tattoo" and somewhere along the line he has supernatural relatives. Might explain how his father got the lamp in the first place.

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HiFranc
21st Jan 2021, 7:38 AM

His father got it from his grandfather. It’s already been explained.

And that’s confirmed.

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So whether she sees it depends on whether his father told his wife.

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HiSS-Graphics
21st Jan 2021, 8:54 AM

@HiFranc
Thank you~

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HiFranc
21st Jan 2021, 5:30 PM

Glad to help.

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Cortanis
21st Jan 2021, 4:06 PM

For the record, that only implicates his grandfather and father. Leaves a lot of questions especially about the moral compass of his mother and especially his grandmother. Their is also the matter of how did his grandfather come into possession of the lamp.

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HiSS-Graphics
21st Jan 2021, 5:09 PM

@Cortanis
Something to find out as we go along~

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Cortanis
21st Jan 2021, 6:46 PM

For grins and giggle I decided to go over the rest of comic again. I have to say, your work has certainly improved a lot since the start. I do rather have to bring something up that I noticed though. In #84 she says, "Well how about we call your mom and ask? I'm sure she's dying to hear how her girls are doing!" Implication being that the mother does know about her since the rest of the main cast isn't related and that the mother may consider Marid to be her daughter.... I love the idea of that.

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HiSS-Graphics
21st Jan 2021, 9:45 PM

Griha, not Marid. :) And that same sentence implies RJ would be a female, so I wouldn't take it seriously.

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Cortanis
22nd Jan 2021, 6:21 AM

That particular strip was when they were still fighting and she meant it as an insult. Figured their had to be more of an explanation how Griha hadn't been so much as mentioned to him before. Given the apparent scumbag nature of RJ's father, I would have figured it was some sort of separation trauma like a mother losing a child.

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HiSS-Graphics
22nd Jan 2021, 9:26 AM

I still wouldn't read too much into it. Griha said "girls" because in her insult if she had said "girl" it could have been easily turned into meaning her, so her insult would have failed. That's all there was to that.

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Carl Foxmarten
21st Jan 2021, 7:38 AM

Somehow I suspect that his mother will not be able to see his new tattoo...

Actually, here's a question that's just come to mind: Griha “apparently” has his lightning bolt as a symbol on her chest, if she truly becomes unbound (and/or a non genie, I'm not sure which direction she's going here), will she lose this symbol?

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HiSS-Graphics
21st Jan 2021, 8:45 AM

The binding symbol is heart shaped and they both have it on their chests =P As fun as a lightning bolt would be on Griha's chest, I feel like that would have made things... weird, to say the least. And the symbol is for the binding, so once the contract is over, the symbol will disappear.

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Cortanis
21st Jan 2021, 4:09 PM

Speaking of the symbol and the wish there.... doesn't that kind of set a hard deadline on both wishes resolving in her case? Theoretically, once the binding meets its resolution she would be unbound from him and then returned to being a human right?

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HiSS-Graphics
21st Jan 2021, 5:07 PM

Nope. RJ's second wish has ended. There's no more to it. Once the binding wish ends, she would need another wish to go human.

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McClaw
21st Jan 2021, 3:53 PM

Minor point of clarification:
If RJ is around a mix of those who know and those who don't, does the enchanted symbol show for everyone or only those "in the know"?

Or is it something only RJ (and maybe a few others) will see?

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HiSS-Graphics
21st Jan 2021, 5:08 PM

I'm glad you asked :D That's explained more later in chapter 10, but basically the symbol shows itself around supernaturals and fellow symbol bearers, and no one else can see it.

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McClaw
23rd Jan 2021, 7:06 PM

Okay, so -- it serves as a supernatural / symbol bearer "detector".

Would a supernatural or another symbol bearer see RJ's symbol if it's active? That would mean it's doesn't just inform the bearer, but acts almost like an ID for others in-the-know.

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HiSS-Graphics
24th Jan 2021, 1:24 PM

I'm not sure what you mean by "active" or "id". Basically the symbol is always active. It just appears when one of those two is around. It has no other purpose than letting others know that you know.

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McClaw
24th Jan 2021, 6:50 PM

That actually answers my questions, it identifies the bearer to others. Now if the bearers had a way to recognize supernaturals when they're trying to look normal...

(By "active", I meant "visible by someone". And "ID" was short for "identification (card)".)

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