I think most readers would be surprised if it DIDN’T become useful at some point, considering that if a character says it might come in handy, it almost always does.
Especially when it has so much potential to fit things that are very hand-y.
Cuthulu baby gets cold maybe?
It’ll either be Chekhov’s Sweater or a Red Herring.
looks like a Green Herringbone to me…
I bet it’s gonna be used to strangle a giant cockroach Kafka monster.
Maybe it’ll have more than one being in it 😉
Also, Broodhollow. Five arm-like appendages? Meh, seen worse. xD
Something is going on here…
Haven’t we been shown that sweater before?
Either something weird and experimental is going on or these are the same pages that were already posted for this chapter last year.
It all fits in the theme of having memories stolen.
Yeah, it’s the same.
“The first couple pages of this chapter will be mostly what you
recognize, but a few details will change, and then we’ll be in
completely new territory.”
Oh, good. I thought I’d seen that reference to the King in Yellow before.
be great for good ol’ many arms mcgee
Aw, The King in Yellow. How adorable.
Hmm super nuanced creepy stuff going on. A reference to the King in Yellow. A woman celebrating recognising a bird without mentioning or mourning that the bird was likely dead (wonder if that’s a reference as well). Foreshadowing for a many-limbed being?
Either dead of unconscious. Sometimes they fly away after a few minutes.
It generally depends on if they hit head on or breast first. If the bird means to simply fly straight through the “opening”, they break their neck and die. Others mean to land on the sill, tipping head back while decelerating, then belly and breast takes the blow. This can knock the wind out of them, but is usually recoverable.
I saw a swallow fly at full speed into a bus stop window the other day, it fell, twitching slightly.
Took it home, gave it food and water, it slowly became slightly more animated.
By the next day we let it go, it was in great shape! So have heart guys, they can be more resilient than they look! :D
They can also hit breast first if they angled back to catch with their feet what they thought might have been a “mid air” bug on the window.
Sadly, not often. And we don’t know if it drops dead within the day. 😕
I put stickers, other things, on my windows. I’ve lost too many birds this way.
On a funny note: there was one, a ground nesting bird whose name escapes me at this moment… But he’d sit on my hot tub, then jump down and hit my patio door, over and over. I think he saw his reflection, and was challenging the strange bird to a mating duel. He did it for a week! Was fun to watch. (He didn’t hurt himself, nor the door) I guess he found a mate after all. So, NOT a Broodhollow type story 😆
Does Broodhollow’s spookyness know no bounds? I come to the site expecting to be six months behind, only to discover that the main story only started up again last week. It’s as if Kris was able to predict when I realized I hadn’t read in a while. Oooo-weeee ooooo.
How convenient to have a sweater that you can wear and tie around your waist at the same time!
That’s called a straightjacket…
And now I’m sure that somebody is going to end up with that many limbs in this comic…
My money’s on Rutherford. He needs as many limbs as possible to grab all the money in town. Also it’ll help him cheat at Oubliette.
heh, reminds me of the sweater totenkinder made for Beast and Beauty’s kid, in Fables.
Oh God, that scene freaked me out.
That is not ominous at all…
Will we still be able to play Oubilette by the time Zane’s story finishes?
Let’s pray it never will.
“A bird crashed into my window. It was awesome!”
A juvenile osprey… Aside from the fact that a similar page has already been shown in the past, why does this ring such an ominous bell…?
Kris gave it away. The killer is the faceless woman.
Who secretly lives in your home?
Switchroot is out unseasonably early? Is this not during the agriculture friendly warm period of the 1920s, right before that horrible cold snap that hit during WWII (yes, it hurt the Germans in the Soviet Union, but it also hurt Allied shipping … and Soviet cannon fodder … er … citizens).
The osprey is a symbol of might and power … Romans would call it an eagle, so a dead young osprey blundering into glassine termination unawares would mean … bad news for Zane or Angstrom?
It’s not the 20s. It’s 193blurn. Sometime after 1936, based on one of the postmarks on the package Wad got at the beginning of the story.
Thanks. Now I have to look at some charts … or rely on other commenters …
Perhaps the osprey was named “Charles”. Charlie to his friends.
So I did a search for switchroot tea cause I was curious, but wasn’t really getting anything. So I tried doing an image search and this was in the results… seems appropriate.
foreshadowing . . . spider monkey attack!
Only an eldritch horror could wear that. So that’s convenient.
People have already nailed the King in Yellow reference, but I think there’s something to the osprey that’s being missed. Not sure what it is just yet.
congratulations on your completely ineffectual IP blacklist, faggot.
You do know he’ll just delete this, right? And using a public library to post messages doesn’t make you a hacker.
Yep. I am indeed here.
There is no combination of events that is less than horrible where that sweater will come in handy.
Periodically on a comic I will collect together all the bold-type words
in the dialogue, and see if they form some kind of clue to the horrors
that are in store.
US SWITCHROOT UNSEASONABLY CUSTOM BEAUTIFUL ADORABLE SWEATER SLEEVES THIS THINGS USE
I think you just optimized this page for search.
OMG LOOK AT THE FIRST LETTER OF EVERY WORD
CTHULU HAS BEEN FEELING CHILLY AS OF LATE…
A play of a king who wore only Yellow… well that doesn’t sound foreboding at-all! ^^
A King in Yellow and a Fables reference. I wish I hadn’t missed this the first time.
The King in Yellow: coming to a children’s school theatre near you
Next time on broodhollow: Jeffrey, the lovable octopus boy arrives in town!