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chapter 5 - page 30

July 11th, 2010, 2:29 am

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dedasaur, July 11th, 2010, 7:38 am

They had switched to 5 lines staff (pentagramma) the century before... but Kane has no musical sense, in fact the only thing he cannot do is: sing. The fact he is mentioning the tetragramma means... he probably only heard a schola cantorum or church songs (gregoriano and ambrosiano) and doesn't really like them.

I could not find an English word for it and I am still researching it - apparently I could have left it in Italian too... since all the music lingo is in Italian: cantabile, allegro, lento, moderato poco mosso, etc etc... (so I guess I'll switch to Italian and then blog about this too) XDDD

I left the "Mamma mia moment" very Italian! Let's make it crystal clear this guy is Italian LOL... in the Italian version of the comic he uses a Sicilian thing: Maria Santissima! (I was going to write in Sicilian but then nobody would understand LOLz)

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dedasaur, July 11th, 2010, 8:30 am

Ehi Supervillain did you see the Foxy contest? :D


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Eli... it's not only the ABBA song... Americans are veeeeery familiar with Mamma mia, it's the first thing they tell you when you say you are Italian: mamma mia! (and they shake the hands too XDDD so cute!)

dedasaur, July 11th, 2010, 10:40 pm

I went to search too. NYP library is pretty cool! :Q___ So apparently wikipedia has tetragramma in Italian too for the 4 lines staff.

Me too i was confused at first, that is, I always knew that pentagram is for the star (il pentacolo - film students write about witches quite often) but was not sure about the tetragram.

Anyways... he is Italian, let's leave it in Italian - it will also give me the chance to write an afterword for this slice of chapter! XDDD

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Go Supervillain goooo! XDD Everytime you draw something you grab some fans! MUAHAHAH (so disinterested LOLz - that's the pirate in me).

Eli... I am also waiting for more of your ruffles and skulls XD

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Supervillain, July 11th, 2010, 3:36 am

Kane likes it sloppy? yeeeeesh lol
its nice to see the book-loving side of him in this update CX

elianthos, July 11th, 2010, 5:15 am

I can't remember if they had already switched from four lines to five lines for writing notes by the time of the story but... tetragram? Are you sure ^_^;;

From what I've gathered you mean the 'four-lines (or five-lines) staff' on music sheet(s) here, if not just the music sheet.

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Talia looks quite seductive at the end ;D, yep *pets panel* .

elianthos, July 11th, 2010, 7:27 am

P.S.: I guess you left 'mamma mia' in Italian on purpose.
Between the ABBA's song and the related Meryl Streep movie it shouldn't sound too odd to English speakers ^^.

Supervillain, July 11th, 2010, 12:02 pm

I most certainly did ^_______^ (I never miss a bit of news ;])
actually I was thinking about it the other day... just haven't got around to drawing much lately >,<" busy busy busy....
but of course, I will enter *U* can't miss the chance to dress up Fox!!! <3 (or dress him less lol /perv *Q*)
shall also be working on Kane's face too when I get the chance hahaha XD

elianthos, July 11th, 2010, 3:33 pm

@Deda: I've browsed and googled some more and stumbled on a couple tetragramma pics labelled as 'tetragram', but every other reference I've encountered so far (included my hardcopy Oxford Dictionary ) gives me only the 'four-line staff' as the correct translation in a musical context.
Tetragram and tetragrammaton in English are used in linguistic and biblical fields respectively. In any case, localized spelling only, no tetragramma.
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For pentagramma the situation is slightly better: pentagram (again, no pentagramma direct loan) *can* be used for music, but its main meaning is the equivalent of our 'pentacolo'. <--- Well, if you ever wished to steer into magical!pirates territory... XD


Aah, nice bit of backstory for Kane tied to the word :D. And finally a teeny tiny flaw for the supah pirate :D. Guess he won't be serenading Talia unless he's in a 'truth or dare' situation , or Talia begs him via smooches to test his level of affection ;D.
Hmmm... now I wonder if pirates would play Spin The Bottle XD *plotbunny is smelling a carrot :D*



Also, thanks for the funny bit of info on the 'mamma mia' XDDD.

SecretComicLover (Guest), November 10th, 2010, 6:46 pm

@Elianthos I was thinking more of "Seven Minutes in Heaven..."

SecretComicLover (Guest), December 4th, 2010, 1:01 pm

I also really like Kane's facepalm in the second panel...

SecretComicLover (Guest), May 9th, 2011, 5:46 am

She could hardly make the excuses Pippi Longstocking made to get out of it ("Sorry, Fridolf, I can't study anymore, I'm needed in the crow's nest)...

Black Legacy (Guest), May 22nd, 2012, 2:29 am

"Mamma mia no!!!" xD



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