Happy 10th Birthday, webcomic offspring! I don’t remember the exact day, but I started updating Fey Winds around this time in August 2006. 10 years and 430-odd pages later, and I just want to say a colossal THANK YOU to everybody who’s ever read the comic! :)
Puck: Any joke/prank at Ash’s, Rowan’s, Glitch’s, or Titania’s expense. Especially ones involving physical comedy, such as a well placed oil slick right at the foot of Titania’s throne.
Ash: Meghan’s face right before she has to sneeze. It’s earned him a couple good punches in the arm, but he just can’t help himself.
Glitch: Math jokes, or any type of worded math problem like “If Juan had 30 melons and gave Denise 7…” because that is the type of ultra-nerd he is.
Tertius: Tertius doesn’t laugh. He smiles, and occasionally snickers. Usually because of Glitch. Like the one time he caught Glitch doing very bad karaoke in the shower after working out. He snickered a lot then.
Rowan: Any type of bodily disaster he catches foolish humans accomplishing (i.e. trying to jump off a roof to land on a trampoline, skateboarding precariously down a rail, etc.). His favorite targets for observation are adolescent white males because they seem the most prone to life-threatening, bone-breaking tom-foolery.
Sage: The mere sight of a platypus is enough to make him walk out of the room. He wouldn’t dare laugh in public, but you catch him off guard with a platypus picture, and you may very well get a startled guffaw out of him. The only explanation he has ever given for this is, “Duckpup.”
Thank you to all who came to visit my booth at the 2016 Minnesota Renaissance Festival. I was happy to be a part of the fairy festival this year and hope to be there next year as well. For those who did not get a chance to visit with me, here is the dress I made. It’s my character’s dress from the painting. Yes, I was cosplaying my art. I had to teach myself to embroider to do the front panel. Shabrich found the enchanted gown for Elowen in a hidden passage of the old elven ruins beneath the forest, while she was busy brewing potions with the wizard she is apprentice to.
Personally, I think it’s Bane. As in “wolfsbane”. I actually named his wolf this in my Winter’s Wrath fan fiction, because referring to him as “Sage’s wolf” the entire time felt like a bad idea, and just boring in general. Meghan could get away with it in The Iron Daughter because they were only around for a few pages.