First reference to in-universe literature! More of those to come….
Rowan: Why can’t they ever hide their complete ignorance better? Or at least, reveal it before we’ve already jumped into bed?
Violet: You just got to be more proactive about filtering out the boys who aren’t as insufferable . . .
I mean, as intelligent . . . as you are. Me, I ask a person if they’ve read the Epic of Rhódon, and they better answer right.
Rowan: Doesn’t everyone read that at some point? I had it in sixth-year Ceannic class.
Violet: Not in the original Middle Ceannic, you didn’t.
Is Rhódon the knight or the dragon?
The knight! It’s an archaic word for “Rose”, in keeping with the name scheme. (Common nouns are so helpful for this. In Sønheim they translate her name as Rózsa.)
Is she Rose because her hair and overall color scheme is so pink?
Pretty much. It’s a nice iconic name/color combination. And the panel here is an in-universe illuminated manuscript, so you’re getting the bonus effect of artists playing up the pinkness to make sure you know who they’re drawing.
Pssst, Erin, your homage to Steven Universe is showing. 😉
Hey now — it’s also an homage to Madoka.
I love both of these. just saying.
[…] probably only see them in proper nouns that date back centuries, e.g. Rhódon (the mythohistorical epic hero), Aibreán (the majority ethnic group), or Iùlag (a constellation, the […]
is this an automatic response to the use of certain keywords, like “Middle Ceannic?”
It’s an automatic response to this comic being linked within the text of that post. (It’s a lot more useful when you get pingbacks from posts on other websites, instead of pingbacks from…your own front page.)
This is true – but it’s handy to get any pingback at all. And I did enjoy that article on the language, so, thank you for engineering it Erin!
“Why can’t they ever hide their complete ignorance better?”
I dunno, maybe the same reason you can’t remedy their complete ignorance more tactfully? Jeez, Rowan. Insufferable indeed.