TITLE: Sworn Duty
I fully suspect there will be some people who will assume that I am criticizing religion with the whole "this guy has sworn to do stuff" direction this story is going in. If anything, however, I'm criticizing literal interpretations of things that ignore the original intent.
...Why am I suddenly reminded of forum arguments?
Okay, clarification that will no doubt fail to keep people from angrily e-mailing me aside, this is a comic where I tried to slow things the heck down. While this is a conclusion I wanted this guy to reach quickly (as in, within one or two pages), I didn't want it to be overly abrupt. With this in mind, I wanted to show a flow of emotion, thought, a pause, and BAM. Scary face.
Leading up to this update, some people could predict this direction, but expressed doubt due to the concept being too dark for El Goonish Shive. Frankly, I'm just getting started.