It looks like Jivi is deliberately trying to see what happens when he gets close enough, but the way he braces himself for a fight instead of startling back is very brave, and says a lot about him.
What terror does a Zombie of the Good Way hold for a boy who escaped from *slavery*?
...What? I'm clearly not seeing that same thing. I'm not seeing him be depicted as "ghetto" at all. The only thing that can be misconstrued as gangster is the sideways cap and that's hardly indicative of being a gangster.
Dangerously close to arguing with someone on the internet, but..."ghetto"? Really? What in the world are you talking about? Because he took his shirt off and he has some jewelry? Not trying to play Who's Got Less Unconscious Racism but I didn't notice anything unusual about Jivi here.
I'd be more willing to make fun of Quigley arguing about his odds against Sette if I wasn't somewhat concerned she might actually beat him. Underestimating her has resulted in failure and/or death for numerous people.
@Superpanda, @Josh: It is the sideways cap. Incidentally, while on Earth it has a "gangsta" - no longer necessarily gangster! - connotation, it may have a totally different connotation in Cresce. What I am saying, Jivi is neither one of, nor does he identify with, juvenile delinquents. This is why his getup was looking so out of character for him at the first glance.
Long time reader first time poster. I generally peruse the comment section after every well anticipated release by the author, I appreciate your work admirably, outstanding in every way.
I have to admit mad maniac is very good at conjecture and tip-toeing around what ultimately can only be construed as passive aggressive behavior. It is nice to finally have confirmation, now that his lack of tolerance has been exposed.
To my namesake. I think you are associating images too much. If it would help you, imagine that Jivi simply plopped the hat on his head because he is currently living inside of the waterlogged body of a reanimated giant. and isn't wearing a shirt because he doesn't want to get it wet. side note to everyone else: Does it look like Jivi has gained weight and muscles since his first appearance? He looks a lot healthier to me.
@Jim: "mad maniac is very good at conjecture and tip-toeing around what ultimately can only be construed as passive aggressive behavior. It is nice to finally have confirmation, now that his lack of tolerance has been exposed."
Jimmy, I can do even better. If you are in fact a "long time reader", you should remember this:
@Mad'Monster'Maniac'2: "Does it look like Jivi has gained weight and muscles since his first appearance? He looks a lot healthier"
As he should: Iori fed him well.
As to perceivable impossibility to recover so fast, suspension of disbelief is not even necessary: Kasslynites ARE NOT humans, we know nothing of their metabolism, for that matter, we know very little of their internal anatomy, which could be quite different from ours. The Kasslynite innards in earthenware in the abandoned temple provide insufficient information in that respect.
@TripleM it's also possible that a healing pymary was used, or something like that. Would explain why Iori was insistent on him eating so much. If he wasn't, the regeneration would have eaten away at his body.