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  1. JEDraft

    Yes, we do seem momentarily stuck in firelit camp scenes. Ah, well. I think you’ll like this one for a couple reasons, neither of which I am going to relate in advance.

    Warm regards,

    JED

    • 3Xp4t

      Cat Stevens .. always good to wrap your soul around.

      Panel #2 … really lovely portrait there. Her eyes are as captivating as ever.

      When I was much younger and living in Los Angeles (edge of Canoga Park toward Chatsworth), we used to go camping every summer up at Lake Shasta for about two weeks. This scene reminds me exactly of that feeling.

    • jd.

      A couple of reasons? Panels three and four already show two couples of reasons for us to like this one.

  2. L'Espion

    Moon Shadow eh? My wife and I had Hardheaded Woman sung at our wedding.

  3. The Old Hack

    Beautiful page.

    It’s good to see Tula at least somewhat restored. I’ll be interested in seeing how this plays out.

  4. ap Cennedd

    I’m hoping that after the resistance training of being in the city for all this time, Tula will find her powers somewhat augmented.

  5. 3Xp4t

    Hey everyone. First round of voting is underway. Zona is up against another comic called Blaster Nation fro this first elimination:

    ​ •​ http://www.comicmix.com/2015/03/25/mix-march-madness-2015-webcomics-tournament-round-1-vote-now/

    Current score is Zona: 17, Blaster Nation: 33, which is neck-and-neck as far as this competition goes.

    I think you know what to do ….. ;-) Vote for all of your favorites, and let’s see how many elimination rounds we can get Zona through.

    GO!! Team Zona!! ZONA HAI !!!! :-D

    • jd.

      Curious. I just voted and Zona still stands at 17 to 33. (And yes, I did vote for the Challenges of Zona.)

      Also, I voted for a really sweet comic that I only recently discovered through Grrl Power, Think Before You Think : http://thinkbeforeyouthink.net/

      The graphics may put you off, but try to hang on to the story. It really is sweet, almost as much as here.

      • Prairie Son

        They don’t actually update the stats that often, let alone ‘live’. What you’re looking at is a snapshot from an undisclosed time and date. The graph towards the bottom ends at something like 3:30 AM 3/28/15 (UT), which may be the record point.

        • jd.

          Thanks for clarifying that, brother.

  6. EmmaC

    Ah, Tula… No, I’m not in love with her (or with any other characters of this comic, no, nope, nein, at all).

  7. ICWT

    JED, I follow your reasons, EVERYWHERE!!

  8. alurker

    I predict many feels are coming in the future.

  9. Uhl

    Zona’s gone “Terminator.” She’s referring to Tula as “Tula1.” Either that, or there’s a bunch of Tulas running around that we can’t see right now. Maybe Zona’s had a bit too much of the local brew and is screwing up her speech a little. Yeah, that’s a plausible explanation, except that Zona’s alcohol tolerance, as an Erogenian is insanely high by California standards.

  10. jd.

    Oh.

    Tula.

    TULA.

    TULA!

    MAIN STORYLINE!

    WE’RE BACK ON MAIN STORYLINE!

    … I had something to say when we got back on the main storyline. I will have to say it.

    For now, though, I will read the page first.

  11. jd.

    Sorry for going off for hours, the time came to go fetch my daughter at Sunday school and play guitar for the kids’ singing canticles.

    So.

    Last archive-diving that I did (or maybe the previous one – hard to tell after the two hundred first pages) I was struck by how Mentl decided to go back to his birth world. We all remember the meeting with Ipola, Serrin and Karna that convinces him Zona does not truly love him but is, unbeknownst to both of them, under a spell of his. This is a classic tragedy scene as each and every one of the persons involved act in good faith and good will towards everyone else, and still things end badly. (If you really need to look it up, http://barbarianprincess.com/?comic=page-386 .)

    Still, two other items conspire to make Mentl’s decision so radical, and those two look quite shadier to me. First, Vito unsettles him a little during his night with Zona in the fortress of the Moon Tribe: http://barbarianprincess.com/?comic=page-367 , which is right before the fateful meeting referred to above. Next, when Mentl reacts to said meeting in his room, and with considerable anger, the book nudges him to activity : http://barbarianprincess.com/?comic=page-394 . Its light does not reach Mentl until after he has stopped raging, so it does not seem to be a function of his mental state.

    All this makes me a little bit wary about Vito’s intentions, not to mention the book’s. Sending Mentl back to San Bernardino was more or less certain to bring Zona along. For what expected result? Hard to say. It could be as innocuous (on Vito’s behalf, at least) as giving Mentl a full year to prepare (cf. http://barbarianprincess.com/?comic=page-680 and the ones after), but Mentl could have found the exercise book that really helped in Tula’s library and he already had the drive to practice.

    So aside from more time I fail to see how it benefited Mentl to go away in fury when he could have gone more peaceably. The book may be too powerful for even us to do anything about it, but I feel we may have to watch it in the future.

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