#151b – “Morning Elves”

Yes, it’s a filler; I simply haven’t had the time to work on scripts lately; I’ll be busy up ’til thursday, so I can’t make any promises regarding that either – I might have time to come up with an idea, I might not. We’ll see what happens, and how well some other things manage to progress. Maybe a filler, maybe a full page.. we’ll see what happens. In the meantime, we have this, which was built entirely out of the third pane after the picture suddenly appeared in my mind.


45 Responses to “#151b – “Morning Elves””

  1. 1 Aries
    October 25, 2009 at 03:06

    filler or not its still a nice page Nhani

  2. 2 Synchronizor
    October 25, 2009 at 09:08

    Is that hay they’re sleeping on?


    • 3 Iasion
      October 25, 2009 at 10:24

      NE can probably sleep wherever they want. It comes with the territory of being close to nature. ;p

      Still, I think Hani and Rei’s morning ritual is great: pick up, put on shoulder.

      • 4 Synchronizor
        October 25, 2009 at 10:31

        Whether or not Night Elves can handle it (which I sincerly doubt, having worked with hay before) keep in mind that this inn was furnished by Humans…

        • 5 Iasion
          October 25, 2009 at 21:36

          I do know that slaves used hay to sleep on. And it was quite common throughout history to use it as a cheap cushion for sleep. So it’s not unheard of, and I figure the citizens of Westfall are in dire straights, leaving them few options.

  3. 6 Razah
    October 25, 2009 at 10:38

    There is a blanket over the hay wich they’re lying on.
    I guess that makes it even pretty comfy.
    Great page Nhani ;)

  4. October 25, 2009 at 11:14

    I named my newly faction changed NE to Mendariel :D

  5. 10 Udûn-Khadgar
    October 25, 2009 at 12:08

    Peaceful scene…

    Great filler/page…

    What more is there to say…

    Good job once again!

  6. October 25, 2009 at 14:23

    Yes, very nice. It does an excellent job of displaying a side of Hani and Rei’s relationship, that we don’t often get to see.

    It suddenly strikes me: Why does Rei usually sleep with childhood friend Te’len, rather than partner Hani?

  7. 14 Xsear
    October 25, 2009 at 16:39

    I find it a little weird that Hani would be the one that took of her clothes before sleep ;O

    • 15 Ilyara
      October 25, 2009 at 18:51

      I think Te is a touch more modest around humans (or anyone), since they are sleeping in a common room.

      • October 25, 2009 at 21:55

        While Hani is used be a sentinel, fight with other races, sleep with other races aso, Tel’en is just a druid, i would be cautious aswell if i were in her spot

    • 17 Yerdiss
      October 26, 2009 at 00:40

      Another possible reason would be, simply what people are used to. If one’s used to sleeping in a shirt, that’s reason enough to do so. Hani has the top she sleeps in. Tee doesn’t even seem to fancy taking off any clothes (doesn’t even sleep under a blanky) and Te’s day-time top seems to be the only thing she has on her. It doesn’t look like she’s wearing a comfy night-shirt under it, so wearing that to bed would be the only option for her if she is used to wearing something at all.

      I do find it interesting to look at such little details and ponder what it tells us about their respective personalities. Oddly enough, it tells me Te is more flexible than she’s often given credit for: She copes with the clothes she wears and nothing much else and I’ve not seen her compain even a single time. Tee seems to be exceedingly pragmatic, as shows in the way she can sleep easily in her full gear, almost as if it’s enough for her to just lie down and close her eyes. Hani seems to be the one that actually has the most ‘habbits’ that she keeps, as her morning routine is often shown and she actually shows quite a difference in her ‘wake-time’ gear as opposed to her ‘sleep-time’ gear.

  8. 18 Thalis
    October 25, 2009 at 17:17

    Awww, it’s so cute :D

  9. 19 Ragefury
    October 25, 2009 at 17:44

    Does Rei get an apple this time too? ;D

  10. 21 weertangel
    October 26, 2009 at 17:24

    As u can see Nhani, we always find something to talk about :) would have been nice if Hani at least had said something like Wakey wakey or something like it. for the rest, nice page!
    And about Te’lens clothes, i just think Nhani had’t had the time to figure out some good night clothes for her, couse i think Te’len is the one that wears night clothing, not only Hani.

  11. 22 saila aka wester
    October 26, 2009 at 17:25

    well what i heard sleeping on hay is actually comfortable whit or whit out the blanket after an little time.

    • 23 Synchronizor
      October 26, 2009 at 19:31

      Hay as bedding is fairly comfortable if you’re weraing clothing, or if the hay is contained, but I wouldn’t reccomend sleeping on it in the state of undress Hani demonstrated earlier.

  12. 24 Hernos
    October 27, 2009 at 01:18

    I think the thing is with Hani, having been in the sentinals, she is used to a certain sort of routine, such as get up, get washed and/or changed into her gear and go about her duties kind of thing. Where as Te’len, being a druid she is much more comfortable in just going to sleep in clothes if she were outside, so in my opinion, it wouldnt make much difference to her sleeping in or out of her usual clothes. It does bring out also on Hani’s part, from my judement, that she is comfortable enough with how she is as a person to be able to sleep in what she wears. I know some people cant sleep in clothes, and some cant sleep without their PJ’s or some sort of clothing. It goes to show how different cultures have their different ways, and saying that, within said cultures, there are again different mindsets. Such as Tiny sleeping fully clothed without a care about it and being so outwardly spoken, and there is Hani doing what she does. And again for Te, she is quite quiet, perhaps shy, but the diplomatic one. Cultures are so diverse within themselves as well as being so different from others. Like going back to the whole harbor scene’s, our group hated it and couldnt stand living like that, where as humans are more used to it being the norm for them, and NE’s are more used to there being perhaps a 1/4 of the amount of people about the streets at the busiest of times whilst still holding a similar population.

    Essay over. Another great page, filler or not. Keep it up Nhani

  13. October 27, 2009 at 14:14

    Oh snap i forgot to vote yesterday! ;/

  14. 26 weertangel
    October 27, 2009 at 19:25

    Somehow we really need to stop analysing night elf culture, couse it seems its the only thing were all doing….
    Or we are just bored ;)
    Let’s try another direction shall we? like Orc culture, or Draenei! hehe.

    • 27 Synchronizor
      October 27, 2009 at 23:16

      I’m sure we’ll start doing that when we get an Orc or Draenei character in the comic.

      Speaking of Draenei, are we chronologicly before the crash of the Exodar at this point in the comic?

      • 28 Nhani
        October 28, 2009 at 10:54

        Technically yes, though continuity seems to be a tad fluid on that regard. I decided putting it that early made it make more sense with both how they tackle things we generally consider low level, as well as how unused night elves and the rest of the alliance are with eachother. It’s somewhat implied that by the time the Exodar crashes and the Dark Portal opens, night elves are much more integrated into the Alliance than they were when World of Warcraft first started.

        So far, neither arc one nor arc two actually requires the Exodar to have landed, so it probably won’t have.

        • 29 Gordrake Thunderhoof
          October 28, 2009 at 14:32

          If I got that right, then, that would also mean that the Blood Elves won’t be making their appearance either in Arc Two. As the old vets would say, it’s “Vanilla Warcraft” that the storyline is going over. By then, I’m assuming, the High Elves/Blood Elves are fairly forgotten and considered lost after the desecration of their Sunwell. And yes, I am new to the fixed story arc, that’s why I’m checking my WoW history there.

          Should be interesting if this expands into an Arc Three…and by the sounds of it, there’s already one in the making.

          • 30 Synchronizor
            October 28, 2009 at 16:42

            I do remember seeing High- or Blood Elves among the cultists who kidnapped Te’len earlier in the comic.

            Blood Elves were pretty secluded at this point in WoW lore, but they were on the planet, at least. As for High Elves, some of the few that remained were in the game during vanilla WoW.

            Non-Kaldorei elves weren’t a common sight between the Third War and the Exodar’s arrival, but they were around.

          • 31 Gordrake Thunderhoof
            October 28, 2009 at 17:07

            Heh…go figure my memory would take a hike the moment I try to talk sense. And I did know that there were still High Elves (and still are) in existence in certain places in Azeroth – but they are rarer still due to what their other halves have done.

            I could have given the excuse that I meant in general terms – as in meaning they weren’t widely discovered until later in the storyline – but yeah…no pouint making excuses for my blunder.

  15. 33 Gwaith
    October 28, 2009 at 00:25

    What an awefull way to be woked up on! lifted straight out of bed with no support for head! xD

  16. October 29, 2009 at 21:34

    Can’t wait for today’s comic, as today’s my Birthday :D

  17. 35 kunu56
    November 12, 2009 at 13:08

    hehe nice pics

    will link it to my site


  18. 36 Hayden
    June 2, 2010 at 22:02

    It’s an awsome comic, but you are aware that gold buying in WoW is illegal? It might not be smart to advertize it on your sight.

    • 37 Nhani
      June 2, 2010 at 22:40

      I don’t run advertisements: I’m not permitted to according to the WordPress.com terms of service. Any adverts you see are ones WordPress.com run, which (according to them) is a rare occurance, and also is something that is effectively out of my control unless I pay them an amount of money that I – at present – can’t spare, and won’t be able to spare until past summer.

      Additionally, I don’t see them myself, ever, so I actually don’t know how common they are, or what they’re about. People mention them occasionally, like this, but it’s still pretty rare.

  19. 38 Hayden
    June 2, 2010 at 22:02

    Site** ><

  20. 39 Landusk
    August 19, 2010 at 07:25

    hehe she so small that can be easy pick up with out ease ^.^

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