That peak in the distance doesn't look like The Hand, could it be a mountain of corpses? or perhaps a grim mausoleum?
It's also what it immediately brought to my mind. However, and I'm also saying that for Mangetsu and hearTes, we shouldn't forget that this is a dream world where everything is a symbolic representation. It doesn't have to actually be a giant hand in order to be a representation of it, or of the events which took place around it. With that in mind, the fact it is a huge, looming part of the scenery and that it stands under a black sun makes it close enough already.Grail said:My first thought about seeing the big "spiky mountain" in the background was that it would eventually show itself to be the enormous hand from the Eclipse.
The idea of a pile of corpses also crossed my mind. Given the pyramidal shape of the structure it makes total sense, but my one problem with it is that this vision has been traditionally associated with Griffith and him only. It was the vision of what was needed to attain his dream. Would it make sense for Casca to picture it herself? I'm not sure. Furthermore, regarding the Band of the Falcon, I would imagine that a more personalized depiction of its key members would be more fitting for her trauma. Maybe in keeping with the animal theme that we got for Guts, too (Judo as a squirrel throwing acorns? ).Zant said:My guess is the mountain in the distance is a massive pile of corpses who died in the eclipse, that's where we'll see the band of the hawk, at least what remains of them in casca's mind.
Walter said:This little figure is the remaining essence of Casca -- an innocent, childlike aspect of her ego that was somehow shielded from the trauma of the Eclipse. It's remained hidden inside the shell of what was Casca. And it's of course no coincidence that that sprite is what she resembles now. Though it's always been the case that this "new" Casca is about as un-Casca as you can get, it's amusing to consider that somewhere in what composes her essence, there was a wild, childlike part of her that tumbled around like this. I wonder if this aspect survived because it was so foreign from her life with Griffith. Like an exponentially bad breakup, every part of her life that he had touched became poison, and was uprooted.
I don't really agree with the interpretation that this part of her is just wasn't touched by her life in the Band of the Falcon, or that it's a throwback to a version of her when she was a kid. I think it might simply be something very primal. Something that also encompasses the part of her that likes action, that is curious and tumultuous, etc. Something that's always been there, but seen through lots of other layers and mixed with other feelings. When her ego was broken and scattered, only that part remained. Maybe because it is the strongest and/or perhaps the very first that came into existence? It's like all her personality was blown away, and only the most basic part remained. The part that eats and sleeps and wants and wonders.Johnny Apples said:I thought something along those lines too. Perhaps that mini-Casca sprite represents the sweet, playful little girl that Casca used to be, during her early childhood, before she was handed over to that pedophile nobleman?
Interesting. At one release each month, there won't be enough material for a new volume until June. For the volume binding that latest episode to come out in the same month would be unprecedented, but not impossible I suppose.Mangetsu said:By the way guys, Volume 39 should come out around june.
Another possibility is the 8th and 9th episodes of volume 39 coming out 2 weeks apart from each other, instead of a full month. Just trying to be optimisticWalter said:Interesting. At one release each month, there won't be enough material for a new volume until June. For the volume binding that latest episode to come out in the same month would be unprecedented, but not impossible I suppose.
Unless it drops to 8 eps per volume instead of 9
Mmmh, maybe he will go into regular relase schedule [twice a month] for a period.Walter said:Interesting. At one release each month, there won't be enough material for a new volume until June. For the volume binding that latest episode to come out in the same month would be unprecedented, but not impossible I suppose.
Unless it drops to 8 eps per volume instead of 9
I think it is too early to make that assumption. Until we get deeper into Casca's mind my cynicism remains intact. I'm still not expecting the results of the ritual to go favorably for Guts.MrFlibble said:It's safe to assume as other have pointed out that Casca appreciates what Guts is going through to protect her, more cynical theories about Casca rejecting Guts after being cured, have thankfully been proven false.
The thing is, if th y cure her of her madness, Casca will remember everything, and then to me there aren't a lot of options left after that... Either she just breakdowns again or she goes Berserk like Guts, then there could be a lot of possibilities, like her turning against Guts or using the beheritt, it would be interesting if she stole the Brsrkr armor(but unlikely)... But all those options are unhappy... If they want to make her sane I think they have no choice but to manipulate her mind, wich is a perfect bitter resolution for Berserk. But none of these options are gonna happen imo I just hope it's not horrible or cheaply unexpectedSareth said:I think it is too early to make that assumption. Until we get deeper into Casca's mind my cynicism remains intact. I'm still not expecting the results of the ritual to go favorably for Guts.
The idea that she'd leave Guts (often accompanied by the idea she'd flock to Griffith) was always baseless and asinine. However their relationship will have to be rebuilt over a period of time, and I do believe there'll be points of contention along the way. A lot of time has passed, a lot of things are different. Also, keep in mind this is just the beginning of Farnese and Schierke's journey into her mind. There are many fragments of Casca's ego left to be recovered (in whatever form they'll take), and those will probably include Guts' less savory moments.MrFlibble said:It's safe to assume as other have pointed out that Casca appreciates what Guts is going through to protect her, more cynical theories about Casca rejecting Guts after being cured, have thankfully been proven false.
Like I said in a post a couple days ago, it doesn't have to a replica of the hand in order for it to symbolize it. Guts is also not a dog and Casca isn't a broken doll being dragged in a coffin, but here we are. Given the scenery in this dreamscape, having a big towering structure under a black sun is already enough to for it to figuratively be a reference to the hand. Now that being said, what the thing will actually look like is definitely an unknown. Because it's all in a dream, perspectives and sizes can change (i.e. from mountain to molehill and vice versa), environments can morph into different things...MrFlibble said:Regarding the hellish peak, I doubt it will be the God Hand altar, since it looks bugger all like a hand.
Well duh. Of course it'll come up, it's going to be the centerpiece of this. It's the event that led to this whole thing. And its depiction will definitely be very interesting (if painful) to see.MrFlibble said:I wonder if the rape will come up
Wouldn't surprise me if it were the case.RaffoBaffo said:Or maybe all the Episodes are already finished and the last will be relased on YA in June,at the same time of the Volume.
Oh, come on, of course they will. It might just take time.BiQ-- said:However, I don't think it's at all given she will ever be that close to Guts either again. Of course I wish they can find emotional support in each other again, but I don't dare to hope that.
I find it hard to believe the characters would mistake a mountain for a tornado.BiQ-- said:My prediction for that mountainlike thing is that it's the whirlwind which actually "houses" the sacrificial ceremony.
Not to repeat myself but given the highly symbolic nature of that dream world, I doubt anything will be 1:1 with real events. It's not a matter of good/bad memory but of figurative representation.BiQ-- said:If not that, it's a deformed arm & hand altar that Casca's mind has somehow made like that due to perspective. I believe no one would actually blame her for not having the clearest picture of the
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If they come across a reenaction of her child's birth, maybe.BiQ-- said:Which brings me to another thought; maybe Skull Knight is going to have some presentation here too?
I've been wondering the same thing actually. I don't think they all have to look the same, or that each fragment even needs to be personified like that. Maybe some will be inert objects, like a crystallized essence or something.Griffith said:Will they all be small because they're fragments that need to "fit" in the doll, or is this one small because it's playful and Elf-like, and will others be different and represent different aspects?
For sure, I think we'll see at least three key aspects to her womanhood: as a lover, as a mother, and as a victim of sexual assault.Griffith said:It's pretty open what aspects there could be (lover, fighter, leader) or even more specific fragments significant to her life and development, but I'd be surprised if some major aspect of her femininty wasn't prominent.
The only other thing the shape brings to mind for me is the top of a tent. Since that's what Casca and the Falcons lived in a lot of the time in her life as a mercenary I thought it might have something to do with that. The seemingly far off mountain shape in her dream looks so foreboding, though. I'm not sure a tent would fit, since I would think that would be something she would see as shelter or comfort. So I don't know! Some representation of the hand or eclipse does seem like it would make sense.Grail said:My first thought about seeing the big "spiky mountain" in the background was that it would eventually show itself to be the enormous hand from the Eclipse. As it has become a recurring symbol within the series, and in many ways represents the crux of Casca's suffering, it seemed like a natural choice. Then again, Miura is pretty good at getting us thinking one thing and then subverts our expectations, so I never know what to predict. Anyone have another theory about it?
Oh, that means, they'll discover Casca/Guts past. I mean, who are "The Band of Hawks", perhaps some fragments of old friends (Judo, Pippin, Carcus etc ..)Aazealh said:So I think we'll see Casca as a mom (with the boy), Casca as a warrior (with the Band of the Falcon), Casca as a lover (with Guts), and so on,
it looks amazing in the magazine, so raw. the booklets they include with the old episodes makes me want the whole series to get a proper printing in that size looks so goodSareth said:Still waiting on my physical copy to arrive, I want to look at the episode in print. I'm currently collecting some back issues of Young Animal and my first one (#13 2016+appendix) came in the other day. Looks so much better without the weird filter from scans.
Now if only I could actually read Japanese...
Yeah, I really liked flipping through the book with episodes from volume 16, can't wait for the other ones to come in.Kaladin said:the booklets they include with the old episodes makes me want the whole series to get a proper printing in that size looks so good