As she begins to walk, Annie starts chanting: "Which way? The way to dusty death! Out, out, brief candle. Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing."
The little funeral cortege follows on; with Rey slowly beating a tin drum. After a while, one of the NP produces a kazoo.
Huh, Annie really doesn't seem to be in a hurry, considering all the raw destructive power that should be at the center of this place.
Signatures Against Common Misconceptions (SACM):
- Kat is neither blind for Etheric beings/phenomenons, nor does she see all of them in boring simplified versions. All she does is see through Etheric "smoke and mirrors". - If(!) Coyote's Great Secret is true, then you can't change anything the moment you make some people believe in it. Humans have to die for their stories and beliefs to influence the Ether.
Apparently Annie has ended her conversation with Kat via radio (perhaps to conserve battery). At first we see Annie and Renard sitting and waiting for the New People. There are at least 5 of them now, and they're collecting as many of those SeedPUs as they can before leaving, I guess. Then the one who has been talking to Annie a lot tells her that they're ready now, and Annie says they should go. They're all looking very happy, which is odd considering the situation.
Renard asks which way they should go, and Annie picks the darkest, most forboding looking direction – the scenario with the buildings that have trees growing into or possibly out of them. She doesn't look happy about this choice, at least.
Why would she pick that way? Well, the other directions all look as if they go off into some Coyote nature fantasy, and she's trying to go in the opposite direction of where the Forest was, in the Court direction. Also, Annie knows which way the darksplosion came from, and I've already made my argument that it's between Annie and the shore, so she knows she's going to have to go toward wherever Zimmy was if she's going to get there.
The odd color gradient blotches are more obvious than ever on this page; one is right in front of Annie as she watches the NP work, one is in front of the NP talking to Annie, there's one in front of her face as she responds, and there's one between Annie and Renard as he asks which way. It's almost as if they signify communication – but if so, that's only on this page; they don't seem to do that before this. Or not so I've noticed.