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Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 1:42 AM
By: Neoriceisgood

Ciel's take.

Oh hi Ciel.

12201: Whispers of Sorrow - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 1:50 AM

Nobody ever said it would be easy learning magic.

That said, using his power to make a wish may help considerably.

12202: 5 - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 2:38 AM

My what a guy, that Gaston!

12203: someone - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 2:47 AM

Did she get an art upgrade? She looks more detailed than I remember, heh.

That said, in the close-up panels (4, 6, 10), her longer bangs are on the left side (her right); in the more distant panels (5, 7, 8) they're on the other side.

12205: Wolfbane - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 6:34 AM

@someone: Nah, it's just that weird (terrible) art thing Neorice is doing now where he increases the pixel resolution on zoomed in faces.

12206: Pablo360 - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 7:45 AM

But who acts like Gaston
Eats a snack like Gaston
Power Surge like Gaston
Go and splurge like Gaston

12207: Stranger - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 8:12 AM

Looks like he's warming up to her, and her to him.

12208: Silly Name - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 8:43 AM

No one does magic like Gaston!

12209: Silly Name - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 8:45 AM

@someone: Well, if you pay attention, the "close-ups" show us Ciel, while when the "camara" is further away we see her in the mirror... meaning her reflection. Obviously things will be flipped.

12210: Anon - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 9:39 AM

Does anyone have a link to Noah's wish? I have no recollection of it.

12211: Gai - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 9:40 AM

"Preferene"

12212: -F- - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 9:51 AM

I wonder just how different Ciel is from Noah, given that she gets all of her information from Noahs mind.
Ciel seems more curious and puts more thought into things than Noah, but the biggest difference i guess is that she can recognize faces while Noah cannot.

12213: Gorzag - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 10:42 AM

@Silly Name: that explanation would work if not for the last panel, in which Ciel is in the mirror and still inverted compared to the other mirror panels. (5, 7, 8)

12214: Zed - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 10:43 AM

@Silly Name
But in the final panel it reverts.

12215: Silver - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 10:47 AM

Noah's done with smiling. Next time will probably be next year.

Good advice. He needs to start getting serious... Although I'd argue it is of equal importance for him to continue understanding his own power, if only to hide it effectively.

Say, Ciel looks very similar to Noah. Is she an alter ego, or something? I've noticed she always has as much information as Noah has(available to him, sometimes subconsciously), so she is part of him. We already knew that(right?) but still... not a separate entity in any way.

I think she represents a part of his brain that analyzes information in the background, subconsciously. She can analyze information more extensively and faster than Noah (he's quite fast himself http://neorice.com/hoh_821) but isn't more or less intelligent than he is and won't reach a conclusion that he wouldn't. For example she is quite capable of giving semi-faulty advice (that cow thing xD).

If I recall correctly, she appeared after Noah had those dreams with the shadows (Who used the pronoun "we" to refer to themselves and Noah) and requested a manual. I think she might have said at some point that she *is* the manual, or serve as a manual? can't find the comic... So she might just be there to put an order to his chaotic thoughts... She also said this http://neorice.com/hoh_noah_450 "You have given me no such ability, Noah" which may suggest... Maybe Noah can take a part of his brain and assign it a task. It will then take up a personality, do its task and give him information when it can.

She also said he can force his way in a magic representation of one's state of mind. Maybe that's including his own. But there's more to it, why can't he see his reflection? I kind of understand the dreams but why the mirrors and what about teleportation (he physically disappeared when using his power on a cow... So it's kind of explained)? Why did he see airhead's power? I still can't describe his power efficiently, like Sunny or Felix. Maybe it's just more nuanced...

12216: Zoomo - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 10:47 AM

@wolfbane
I dunno, I like the detailed closeups. It allows for more expressive faces.

12217: Silver - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 10:47 AM

Or, I'm dead wrong about everything xD

We won't learn yet, that's a chapter change, right? Ah, I like Noah chapters. The lil misfit and his friends grew on me.

Damn it, wall of text again. I'm going to stop doing this and going above the character limit... and needing two comments... sorry :(

12218: iceiceice - Wednesday, March 8 2017 - 7:48 PM

Why does Noah have a big portrait of the emperor in his room? That seems uncharacteristically patriotic. Is it required by the state or something? O_o

12219: Neoriceisgood - Thursday, March 9 2017 - 2:18 AM

@Iceiceice

Yes.

12220: Bisected - Thursday, March 9 2017 - 5:53 AM

Nobody's your opposite like Gaston!

12221: Leo - Thursday, March 9 2017 - 1:04 PM

@Silver

You should join Discord! I would enjoy chatting with you about the comic.

The reason that Ciel used to manifest whenever he sleeps and now manifests in mirrors is because his 'wishes' are granted but in a shape that is partially based on the mind that he entered to gain the wish.
He can't see his reflection because his brain is replacing that sight with a picture of Ciel, NBD.


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