Daughter of the Lilies fan comic: Thistle’s ’81

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“This song is so appropriate for her,” I said.

“Just a verse or two,” I said.

There’s a reason this isn’t colored and stuff.

Thistle (precious cinnamon roll from webcomic Daughter of the Lilies) is singing Joanna Newsom’s song ’81, which you can listen to by clicking these words.

Everyone needs to vent sometimes.

Oh! A few of the flowers and plants in this are made up, but most of them are real plants. If you look closely you can see lavender, morning glories, Shasta daisies, Chicken of the Woods and cantarelle mushrooms, poorly drawn English Ivy, Bachelor’s Buttons, wild violets, ferns, bromeliads (those are definitely not native to the climate but whatever), dandelions, plantain (the low-growing forest plant, not the banana thing), a water lotus, a few lilypads, a couple sunflowers, two sugar maple trees, and a bloody ton of mostly copy-pasted clover and clover flowers.

(Ooh, I should have put oxalis in. Oxalis is a cool looking plant.)

It is absolutely a total coincidence that most of these plants grow, wild and/or cultivated, in the midwestern United States. …Uh. (I’m too lazy to look up all those references okay?)

I hope this made you happy, Meg!

Edit: Since I place this after that scene where she gets pelted with rocks but gets away, which is at dusk, it’s totally appropriate for those animals (fawn, frog, bird) to be out. So it’s not totally Disney-Princess-ey for her to interact with them. That wasn’t intentional, it was just my nature-loving hindbrain pulling up details that make sense with the context I knew I was working with.

On the other hand, someone’s going to be on an evening walk around the forest and be all like, “Why are all these flowers here and how are they still open at this hour?” (In the words of Terry Pratchett: A wizard did it.)

I think too much about this.


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