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THISTLE THEORY FEATURE EVENT *DETAILS BELOW*
Posted February 8, 2018 at 08:31 pm
Thank you all so much for your patience! 

Hopefully this page drives home the point of this scene. We're going to spend a lot of time talking about it later.

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HEY! DID YOU HAVE A REALLY CREATIVE AND ORIGINAL THEORY AS TO WHO OR WHAT THISTLE WAS? WE WANT TO PRESERVE YOUR GENIUS AND FEATURE IT HERE ON THE WEBSITE.

Thistle’s identity has been the most heavily discussed mystery of Daughter of the Lilies. During the time this story unfolded, many of you proposed incredibly creative and inspired theories as to what she could be hiding under her hood, and now that Book 1 is over and the mystery solved, we would like to take some time to acknowledge and celebrate the thought y’all put into them, as well as the incredible theories themselves.

Daughter of the Lilies will be going on a THREE MONTH BREAK as we (Yoko and Meg) rest and prepare for the start of Book 2. During this time, we would like to feature some of our favorite Thistle Theories, so that they aren’t completely lost to the ravages of time - honestly, some of them are so clever and ingenious that we hope that their authors go off to create their own stories based on them.

If you have a Thistle Theory that you are especially proud of and would like to share with others, please send it to us! We might feature it on the website during the break between books, and it will remain permanently in the archive of the comic.


Submission Requirements

  • A written description of your Thistle Theory (at the very least, a brief description, or ~500 words depending on the level of detail)

  • OPTIONAL: Original Artwork of what you think Thistle was or what she looked like.
    Note: if you’ve written a brief description instead of the more detailed one mentioned in the first requirement, artwork is heavily encouraged!

  • Your name, as you would like to be credited.

  • A URL to your website, or wherever people can see more of your work.

  • An email with the subject line “Thistle Theory Submission” sent to Daughter of the Lilies @ Gmail by March 15, 2018 containing everything outlined in the Requirements.


PLEASE NOTE: Should you choose to submit your work and/or end up having it featured on the website, you acknowledge you are not expecting nor will demand any monetary payment for your work at any point. By submitting your work, you acknowledge that you are doing this of your own free will and will not be paid for your contribution, and are consenting to it being featured as a part of the Daughter of the Lilies website, should it be chosen, provided you are given proper accreditation and your name featured as you submitted it. If we choose to include these items or your work in a printed, physical version of the comic, you will be contacted at a later date and specifically asked for permission to do so, under the same terms of proper accreditation and no monetary compensation. You may request for your work to be removed from the online archive at any time.


Legalese Translation: You won’t get paid for this, but, if chosen, you will be featured as a permanent part of the DotL Archive and properly given credit for your work. We might include these Theories in a printed version of the comic, but only with your express and written permission to do so, with proper accreditation to you as the creator of the work, and the understanding that there is no financial reimbursement.

If, for any reason, you want your work to be removed from the online archive, we will honor your request and do so, no questions asked, regardless of when such a request is submitted. (If, say, in 5, 10, or 20 years, you decide you want to delete it from the website, we will help you do that.)


If this all sounds good to you, please send your writing and/or artwork to Daughter of the Lilies @ Gmail with the words “Thistle Theory Submission” in the Subject Line by MARCH 15, 2018. Thank you for reading!

Comments

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  • The fact that Thistle seems confused by his reaction kinda makes me feel more confident about my shapeshifter theory. I don't know what the rules would be, but somehow or another she became a cave elf without realizing it just in time for Target to rip her hood off and see her.
  • edited February 10 Vote Up0Vote Down
    "Maigohta...... Mercy" is what Target said translated... Maigohta.... sounds like a religious phrase commonly used today that was mashed together. "Maigohta mercy" sounds like "May God have mercy". Oh and how he put his hands together looks like he is praying! Coincidence? I THINK NOT!!!!
    Post edited by DreamAfflicted on
  • I feel so bad for Target.

    Also, I cannot imagine Thistle's terror: In a cave, with her hood ripped off, with her team, who are on a cave-elf-killing mission and might shoot her next ... maybe because they mistake her for cave elf #3. Maybe - given her past experience with former friends - even if they recognize her. Gulp.
  • > @DreamAfflicted said:
    > "Maigohta...... Mercy" is what Target said translated...

    How did you translate that? Can the next panel be translated as well?
  • > @Rapunzel said:
    > > @DreamAfflicted said:
    > > "Maigohta...... Mercy" is what Target said translated...
    >
    > How did you translate that? Can the next panel be translated as well?
    >
    >

    Some one translated what Crispy and Target were saying to each other (look up dotl cave elf translation) and I used that to decipher the new dialogue from Target
  • Poor Thistle. She's probably scared that she'll be next, considering what happened to the others. 
  • Did anyone ever work out what Target said before becoming... well, a target? The first speech bubble specifically, that middle word completely baffles me!
  • "Maigohta...... Mercy" is what Target said translated... Maigohta.... sounds like a religious phrase commonly used today that was mashed together. "Maigohta mercy" sounds like "May God have mercy". Oh and how he put his hands together looks like he is praying! Coincidence? I THINK NOT!!!!
    "Maigohta" might also be a title, like "Lady."  Or even a proper name?  Thistle starts to say "Wait-" (or possibly "What-") as Target runs off... did she recognize his clan tattoos? Part of me wants to finish her thought with "What do you mean by...?" or "Wait, how did you know me?"  (It was not her use of magic that scared him, nor the fact that she was obviously female even with the hood and mask.  I think he recognized her once he saw her face.)
  • The only "Thistle Theory" I have is that she's half cave-elf, and her avatar (from Master Hym) is the Phoenix, not a dragon like Master Wu. 
  • BumBum Member, HeadMod
    Meg Granny Smith said:
    The only "Thistle Theory" I have is that she's half cave-elf, and her avatar (from Master Hym) is the Phoenix, not a dragon like Master Wu. 
    Meg's words on the matter of being a half elf: 

    "Also she's not.... of mixed parentage."

    Take that in what ever way you will.
  • Just felt the need to mention how confused I am at the other cave elf's reaction.  What was with the steeple hand gesture?  Was it directed towards Thistle?  Could she be a Cave Elf princess or something like that?
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