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The 3 Daughters of King Coluath O'Hara - Page 5

I try to understand it. Every single effing time I go to a British news site, there's a list of "stories you may like, chum" on the right and in usually two or more different spots I see that there are links to stories I can read and pictures I can look at about the kardashian family or the jenner family or whoever the eff.

Every time.

The family seems to be huge, in so far as there are many, many members, all of them female, I guess, and all of them have boobs and asses and new clothes.

And there is always news about what they are doing or wearing or where they are. Every day there is more news. Always, British news sites want to tell their visitors about what this family is doing.

I never click on these stories, so it's not as if there's a tracking cookie on me that says "Oh, visitor #549584376543987 is here, let's show him pictures and news stories about the carkdasihng henner family."

Why? I have to ask why? A great deal of British identity is focused on the idea that they are better than their fat, boorish, stupid distant cousins in the united states. (Digress-Even though Mexico is actually the fattest country)

A British person gets up in the morning and the first thing he says "I'm jolly well happy that I'm not one of those stupid gun-slinging Americans" before he goes outside and gets stabbed by an immigrant from one of Britain's former colonies.

So why the fuck are the British so effing stupidly fascinated by this stupid family of kenners and jardashians? (fist repeatedly pounding on their skulls) Knock knock, idiots! We Americans are supposed to be the stupidest people ever, remember?

I don't get it.

Anyway, here's this week's page. I hope you enjoy it.

Comic transcript

You're reading a page from a comic book based on the ancient Irish Myth the Three daughters of King Coluath O'hara. The translation and story was from Jeremiah Curtin's book Irish Myths and Fairy Tales but don't go and spoil the comic by reading it. I'll be posting a page a week, and the first page is here. Please let me know in the comments if you want to buy a copy and end the suspense, and if enough people want it then hey I'll publish it. Thanks!

The oldest daughter answers the best man in the world's question with "As you are now in the daytime." (I still think the eldest daughter looks cute in this picture)

And what we see is that he isn't so great because he was a man in the daytime, but at night he was a seal. This distressed the eldest daughter. The second man put the same question to the middle sister and got the same answer, so the second sister had her husband in the same form as the first.

As an aside, I'm not certain what the prevailing attitude of the Irish was towards seals. From what I understand, they steal fish and fishermen find them somewhat obnoxious. I wonder whether this is some oblique reference to the selkies. The selkie people lived in the water as seals but periodically they would remove their skin and walk around on land in a human form. There were a number of storeis about human men who would marry a selkie only to watch her go. The humans never managed to win the loyalty of the selkie women, no matter what they did. Anyway I guess having a seal for a husband at night isn't great.

So the youngest daughter, she had a white dog instead of a man, and the white dog asked her the same question: How will you have me to be in the daytime, & co.?

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