Endtown by Aaron Neathery


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  1. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, someone did. I wonder if they can use either zero-guns, if they’ll work for mutants without calling homebase, or if the freeplay raygun might be able to unpack this hardened, whatever. I’m thinking it is something like terracotta, but vitreous china, named after Vitrey France, is also a possibility.

    Hope your back is feeling better, if you weren’t just echoing Dr Smith. Quick 16 hour driving trips can really do a number on your back.

    I had some posts disappear yesterday, but I think I’m alright. I’ll sign out and see if I can see myself without being seen. Oddly enough, one of the posts that disappeared had nothing violatable(?) in the post, except possibly an aside to one of my friends at Homeland Security.

    I’ll email soon.


    Edited for clarity, hope it helped.

  2. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Poor clive, that would really hurt considering he feels pain. The group of 4 may have gotten hurt or at least shaken up. When those big pieces hit. I hope there are no topsider air scouts are near.c

  3. steve gallacci

    steve gallacci said, over 2 years ago

    Uhm, “vitreous” refers to glass-like, from the Latin, nothing to do with a French town.

  4. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 2 years ago

    (Or, is it “Fore”? I always get them mixed up.)

  5. Aconite

    Aconite said, over 2 years ago

    That terrain is going to be murder on bare mutant feet.

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    “What a trip. What a trip! Blizzard all the way. Snow twenty feet deep, but we had to get the serum through. It was mush, mush, mush all night. Come on! Mush! Mush! Mush! Mush! Mush! Suddenly the glacier cracks! There’s a roar! Tons of ice! No escape!


    “So, how’s things been with you? "

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    Look out! It’s a Low Probability Plot Hook of Convenience!!!


  8. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, over 2 years ago

    @steve gallacci

    I must respectfully disagree with you, the European porcelain industry was perfected in Vitrey in Alsace long before Marco Polo reopened the Eastern trade routes.

    Perhaps the Latin word derived from the Frankish name, because OED credits vitreous as English from French. And the Franks were Germans, and still hold Frankfort au Main nearby. Yes, I am fully aware French is a Romance language, but the Jura region had the proper materials, for the best European stoneware, which surpassed the Egyptians. Language making is a very messy business. French porcelain manufacture largely moved to Limoges in the twelfth century, because borders tended to be rather warlike, and unsuited for storage of porcelain. But the Vitrey region still produces sturdier porcelain products, in addition to a certain amount of high quality stoneware, but still rarely take the time for fine porcelain, because the guilds were established at Limoges, far from the Germanic peoples.

    Likewise, denim is named for deNimes, and chambray cloth takes its name from Cambrai. Words, even Latin words, are rarely created ex nihilo.

    Yes, the Franks were making china in the sixth century, and Alsace has gone back and forth from the Franks to the Gauls for many reasons, not the least of which were the Jura mountains and the china making ability.

    I propose the word entered the Latin as a borrowed word from the Haute-Saone region known before the Burgundians took it from the Gauls in the 5th century as Vitrey. There was neither France nor Germany then. It wasn’t until more than a millenium after Vitrey was recognised for its plates and bowls that there was even a L’Académie to standardise languages. Again, words are not created ex nihilo.

    Sincerely and Respectfully,


    I own some Vitrey China over 400 years old, so I did some research, and ran into one of my fields of expertise, the Crusaders, in this case, the Templar Knight’s last Grand Master had family with property holdings nearby the Capetians wanted to secure, and had planted their Valois cousins there to drive out the Franks. Germans and French, under previous names, have been fighting for that territory over 1500 years. Vitrey still produces quite a bit of China. I am misusing the term China, I know, but deliberately for clarity. One of Marco Polo, a Latin speaking guy, went to China the country was for the China. Vitrey China is relatively expensive, so the Vitrey process has largely been relegated to plumbing fixtures outside of France.

  9. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, over 2 years ago

    Because porcelain is an Italian word.

    Meanwhile, back at the fantasy furry comic strip, …

    Will Wally and Holly and Jim and Sarah all learn to get along and work together? Will a scavenger ship pull them up from the petrified dust slide? We have one more day to really set up a cliffhanger.

    Remember to vote and support your artist!



  10. twonky

    twonky said, over 2 years ago

    It is interesting that all around are tall slender spiked spires and all of a sudden there are large round smooth boulders.

  11. Robert Nowall

    Robert Nowall GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Well, from what we learned from Petey, Clive should be able to repair damage to himself, if he’s not too damaged. And not buried.

  12. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, over 2 years ago

    That relative size! The collision was large
    Even lightweight, this hit like a dynamite charge
    It’s huge and it’s broken and clobbered our gang
    I’ll bet when it hit every bell really rang!

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  13. Scyphi

    Scyphi said, over 2 years ago

    Yeah, kinda saw that coming…

  14. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, over 2 years ago

    That was I. Wally noted that the compressed dust seemed rather fragile, that made me think of snow and avalanches.

    Right now I’d say that Clive’s biggest problems is that he is probably stuck and any attempt to unstick him or clear a way could easily create another avalanche. We have one more strip before the weekend. What can Aaron do to make the situation more dire for our heroes?
    Will Clive try to phone home?

  15. darkstripe

    darkstripe said, over 2 years ago

    Sigh. The problem with being such a nerd is that it’s so hard to let things go…

    @steve gallacci @JusSayin

    There’s basically no chance at all that JusSayin’s theory for the derivation of “vitreous” is correct; “vitrum” was Latin for “glass” not any kind of ceramic. It is a far older word than the ceramic industry in Alsace. A search of several important dictionaries (including the OED) reveals no support for any other derivation.

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