Chapter 5: Lit, page 92.

Edwardian-era servants, to match the Edwardian-era decor. With a twist, as it were.

I dunno, seems like the Doves would be down, is all.

Anyway, I’ve been reading Liz Suburbia’s Sacred Heart, lately. Have you guys seen this? You should check it out.

24 thoughts on “Chapter 5: Lit, page 92.”

  1. Ooh, Zebulon is about to lay a logical/philosophical smackdown on Orpha. I find the two of them extremely compelling right now.

    Also, I have no problem refering to Barnabas as Barney John, but I just can’t bring myself to refer to Zebulon as Zeb. Zebulon seems too dignified to be addressed by a diminutive. Which indicates some really amazing art and writing on Spike’s part, since he’s only been in 4 or 5 pages, so far.

    Kudos to you, Spike.

    1. It’s a different kind of petition. Orpha’s petition was the “legal pleading to a court” kind, not the “make a request of the legislature” kind.

  2. It’s one heck of a conundrum, as they are both 100% correct.
    Makes me wonder who funded the Cook Family’s attack on the Reclamation rally back in Chapter 2 … I wonder.

    1. Except it really ISN’T that difficult. The problems they have are all organizational and personality generated. The physical problems the Doves and Reclamation have are, as I see it:
      1. The Circassian is a defunct building collapsing into itself. The Doves need to maintain the Circassian’s brothel zoning license but don’t have the wherewithal, labor and knowledge, to maintain the building itself.
      2. Reclamation has the labor, knowledge, and will to rebuild the Circassian, and needs defunct architecture to rebuild into working, sustainable housing for the poor.
      The solution here is simple and obvious, if only the personalities on both sides would pull their head out of their knee-jerk, confrontational butts. The Doves and Rec could work together to rebuild the Circassian into a licensed brothel that also serves the poor (no, not THAT kind of service) and promotes sustainable living. Certainly it could be a better (and less ambiguous) public relations move for the Doves than their addict warehousing Wet Houses. Also, for all the lawyers they have, I have no doubt Reclamation could still use some powerful allies in Templar politics like the Doves. I also can’t see the Oarlock turning into another Hipster Ghetto like Oarlock North if it contains a few Brothel Soviets.
      I believe that if only cooler, less confrontational heads like Barney John and Zebulon were to get together for a beer and a pinot, it would take them less than five minutes to come up with just such a mutually beneficial solution. But then rational, earthed thinking like this doesn’t make for exciting comic drama, so I have little hope of seeing it happen in Templar (just like it almost never happens in real life either).

      1. I love the idea of Barney John and Zebulon having beverages together just as much as I love the idea of Brothel Soviets.

        And the tux lady in the last panel.

      2. Excellent idea, but it would make for a less-dramatic story. Heh. Still want Biggs to tell us how Barney lost the arm … ! ;)

  3. I’m liking Zebulon.

    Also, the girl in the tux in the last panel. She looks adorable. Like a whole basket full of kittens!

  4. Cross-dressing Edwardian-era servants no less. Is that to go with cross-dressing Edwardian-era decor? I have no idea what that would even be.

  5. Sorry Orpha, but you’re on the losing side of this argument, no matter how compelling it is.

    Also, Spike, Thanks for linking that comic! Very awesome read!

  6. spike, you are an unsung sociopolitical genius. templar has always been on par with a perfect novel for me and this shit is every bit as good as transmetropolitan

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