Graveyard Quest

From creator KC Green’s hugely popular webcomic Gunshow, Graveyard Quest follows a blue-collar skeleton and his mole buddy on their journey to Hell and back to retrieve his most prized possession.

Author: KC Green

Publisher: Oni Press

ISBN: 1620102900

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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Running the family business in the shadow of your father can be a drag, especially when you’re a gravedigger and that shadow is actually your dad’s overly critical ghost. From creator KC Green’s hugely popular webcomic Gunshow, Graveyard Quest follows a blue-collar skeleton and his mole buddy on their journey to Hell and back to retrieve his most prized possession. It’s a story about the things we do for love, and the many mistakes we make along the way.

Graveyard Book

Writing Assignment #6: The Graveyard ALPHABET Book In the second chapter of
The Graveyard Book, Silas realized that Bod cannot read, so he sends Bod on a
quest throughout the graveyard to identify and learn the alphabet. “Who lies ...


Publisher: BMI Educational Services

ISBN: 1609337751

Category: Fiction


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Graveyard of Heroes Fantasy Roleplaying Game

e character may take any of these followers on quests for which they will earn
experience in the same way as ... As leader of the guild he/she may call upon
guild members to go on a quest if that quest would further the guild's interests.

Author: Matthew Byers


ISBN: 1365805735



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In Quest of Freedom

On a cold afternoon, in Shillong, I was walking through the Moprem graveyard,
which in Khasi, the language of the indigenous Khasi people means, stone area.
At the far end of the graveyard there was a large room, which my two elderly ...


Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9386141663

Category: History

Page: 324

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The fate of nations during war depends on how well men fight, and these stories tell us how the Indian armed forces and the Mukti Bahini fought for the cause of freedom. Paradoxically, it is the value of 'Love' that was the motivating factor in this war of liberation - love for one's country, love for ones brothers in uniform, love for the people and love for freedom; for it is on the altar of love that men and women in uniform place their lives in the line of fire and are prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, if need be, so that others may live. It is hoped that these stories inspire the youth of the country and motivate them to join the armed forces – a profession that has no equal.

Quest for a Suitable Past

The problem was not whether it should be displayed in public but where: in a
museum or at its original location. Cemetery of World War II victims in Wesoła6
The woodland graveyard in Silesian Wesoła commemorates the victims of the
labor ...

Author: Claudia-Florentina Dobre

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9633861381

Category: History

Page: 164

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The past may be approached from a variety of directions. A myth provides a sense of direction: it reunites people around certain values and projects and pushes them in one direction or another. The present volume brings together a range of case studies of myth making and myth breaking in east Europe from the nineteenth century to the present day. In particular, it focuses on the complex process through which memories are transformed into myths. This problematic interplay between memory and myth-making is analyzed in conjunction with the role of myths in the political and social life of the region. The essays include cases of forging myths about national pre-history, about the endorsement of nation building by means of historiography, and above all, about communist and post-communist mythologies. The studies shed new light on the creation of local and national identities, as well as the legitimization of ideologies through myth-making. Together, the individual contributions show that myths were often instrumental in the vast projects of social and political mobilization during a period which has witnessed, among others, two world wars and the harsh oppression of the communist regimes.

Phoenix Quest 2 Journey to the Underworld

Graveyard Gates are a second way to enter the underworld and they can be
found in any graveyard. They don't require a key to open, but finding one requires
the ability to detect death energy. If the energy is undetected; you won't be
allowed ...

Author: James Malcolm

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493152890

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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The Abduction Prince Aiden and Princess Ariana were busy making preparations to celebrate the wonder of their first anniversary. The year had flown by, fulfilling their every dream. Aiden had adapted well to the expectations and demands of royalty, along with fatherhood. Angus, two months old, was the pride and joy of the monarchy. The marriage and parenthood brought out the softer side of the blacksmith. His son looked much like him and he held his legacy as often as possible. Princess Camille loved being a first time aunt, spending as much time as she could with Ariana and the baby. The king and Gideon reflected their approval, but usually at a distance. Aiden had relocated his blacksmith trade inside the perimeter of the castle walls, training his two replacements, while using the forge from time to time, to satisfy a more creative nature. His travels had shown him a wide array of artistic applications for his craft and a use that had yet to be satisfied in the kingdom. Aiden designed plates, bowls, mugs and a variety of hand tools, most of which were given away after fulfilling the needs of the royal family. Surprisingly, hed given his cottage to a village family, whose child had told the best story at one of his weekly gatherings. The prince had become a farmer, as well, having recently harvested his first crop of corn. Hed dried kernels for the evenings anniversary festivities in the courtyard. It would be his first presentation of pop corn since his return from the quest. He could hardly wait to see the reaction his new treat would have on the children and the prince planned to hand kernels out to the villagers for the next years planting. Times were good and spirits high, in the realm, where the future looked promising for all. King Darian commissioned the kingdoms first ship. The vessel was built of the finest wood, with help from the Egyptian carpenters. It was a beauty to behold, equal in size to the Argo and the ship would open the island up to trade with countries in the inland sea. Jib supervised the raising of the ship and became the kingdoms first captain, through kings decree. The ship was christened the Phoenix, to honor Aidens quest and his daughters royal marriage. It was the first of six vessels commissioned by the king, with shipbuilding and global trade escalating the rapid growth of the small, inadequate anchorage. Scota sailed back to Egypt aboard the Phoenix on its maiden voyage at her fathers request and having lost any other reason to stay. Everything changed for her with the emotional loss of her husband at the hands of the Nordics. The princess carried the phoenix feather on the return to her homeland, fulfilling Aidens commitment to Queen Nefertiti. King Darian opened her old settlement up for villagers to recolonize and also began construction of a larger seaport capable of handling the increased demands of the realm. The new harbors location was near the mouth of a small river, less than a mile from the castle. While plans for the anniversary celebration were being finalized, Aiden went to the gatehouse to pay the wizard a visit. He hadnt seen Edric since just after his son was born. He took dried corn kernels, from the crop the wizard had helped him plant, to show the magician some of his own magic. Edric hadnt been as preoccupied with his magic mirror since the quest had concluded, spending much of his time grooming his own garden. When there was no answer at the door, the prince walked to the backside of the gatehouse, finding the wizard clipping roses from his prized bushes.

How to Read a Graveyard

However noteworthy we think we are now – to our families, in our careers, in the
headlines, even – a graveyard teaches that ... In an age ever more taken up with
the quest to enrich and prolong life at any cost – a fashionable new detox diet ...

Author: Peter Stanford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441132759

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Death is the one certainty in life, yet, with the decline of religion in the West, we have become collectively reluctant to talk about it. Our contemporary rituals seek to sanitise death and distance us from our own inevitable fate. If we want to know how previous generations dealt with death, graveyards (famous and not) tell us the history -- if we are able to read them. If we want to know how we struggle today with understanding or facing up to death, then graveyards provide a starting point. And, if we want to escape the present taboo on acknowledging our mortality and contemplate our own end, then graveyards offer a rare welcome. From Neolithic mounds to internet memorials via medieval corpse roads and municipal cemeteries, war graves and holocaust memorials, Roman catacombs, Pharaonic grave-robbers, Hammer horrors, body-snatchers, Days of the Dead, humanist burials and flameless cremations, Stanford shows us how to read a graveyard, what to look out for in our own, and how even the most initially unpromising exploration can enthral. This enhanced edition includes suggestions of over 40 graveyards and cemeteries to visit in the UK and beyond, a photographic tour of Saint Margaret's Cemetery, Burnham Norton and an audio tour by the author of Paddington Old Cemetery, London.

Tales from a Gas Lit Graveyard

It never occurred to me, I swear, that the quest was no business of mine, and that
even now I could withdraw from it, and no one be the wiser. But I was afraid – I
was afraid. And there was not even the negative comfort of knowing that the ...

Author: Hugh Lamb

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152626

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Easy-to-use, well-illustrated volume explains grozzing, roughing, mitering, smoothing, polishing; joining bevels with lead or foil. Patterns in Victorian and contemporary styles for 14 projects: mirrors, lamps, hanging ornaments, panels.

In the Graveyard of Empires America s War in Afghanistan

Alexander had begun his Asia campaign four years earlier, and the invasion of
Afghanistan was a key part of his quest. His army had already swept through
what is now Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Iraq, and Iran before arriving at
the ...

Author: Seth G. Jones

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393071429

Category: History

Page: 448

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A definitive account of the American experience in Afghanistan from the rise of the Taliban to the depths of the insurgency. After the swift defeat of the Taliban in 2001, American optimism has steadily evaporated in the face of mounting violence; a new “war of a thousand cuts” has now brought the country to its knees. In the Graveyard of Empires is a political history of Afghanistan in the “Age of Terror” from 2001 to 2009, exploring the fundamental tragedy of America’s longest war since Vietnam. After a brief survey of the great empires in Afghanistan—the campaigns of Alexander the Great, the British in the era of Kipling, and the late Soviet Union—Seth G. Jones examines the central question of our own war: how did an insurgency develop? Following the September 11 attacks, the United States successfully overthrew the Taliban regime. It established security throughout the country—killing, capturing, or scattering most of al Qa’ida’s senior operatives—and Afghanistan finally began to emerge from more than two decades of struggle and conflict. But Jones argues that as early as 2001 planning for the Iraq War siphoned off resources and talented personnel, undermining the gains that had been made. After eight years, he says, the United States has managed to push al Qa’ida’s headquarters about one hundred miles across the border into Pakistan, the distance from New York to Philadelphia. While observing the tense and often adversarial relationship between NATO allies in the Coalition, Jones—who has distinguished himself at RAND and was recently named by Esquire as one of the “Best and Brightest” young policy experts—introduces us to key figures on both sides of the war. Harnessing important new research and integrating thousands of declassified government documents, Jones then analyzes the insurgency from a historical and structural point of view, showing how a rising drug trade, poor security forces, and pervasive corruption undermined the Karzai government, while Americans abandoned a successful strategy, failed to provide the necessary support, and allowed a growing sanctuary for insurgents in Pakistan to catalyze the Taliban resurgence. Examining what has worked thus far—and what has not—this serious and important book underscores the challenges we face in stabilizing the country and explains where we went wrong and what we must do if the United States is to avoid the disastrous fate that has befallen many of the great world powers to enter the region.

The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literature

Graveyard. Book. JOSEPH. ABBRUSCATO. Many fairy tales begin in far away
places, with castles, princesses, and other ... As such, Neil Gaiman's young adult
novel The Graveyard Book takes this quest motif and transposes the classic ...

Author: Joseph Abbruscato

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786479353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Rooted in the oral traditions of cultures worldwide, fairy tales have long played an integral part in children's upbringing. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers and joys of the world around them. In this collection of new essays, literary scholars examine gothic elements in more recent entries into the fairy tale genre--for instance, David Almond's Skellig, Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Coraline and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events--exploring such themes as surviving incest, and the capture and consumption of children. Although children's literature has seen an increase in reality-based stories that allow children no room for escape from their everyday lives, these essays demonstrate the continuing importance of fairy tales in helping them live well-rounded lives.

The Quest

If a woman in labour descends into Sheõl ' and a bell is hung up for her in the
graveyard . If they paint a picture in Sheõl , and she then goes forth and they give
a feast in the graveyard . If a bride parades round in Sheõl , and they celebrate ...






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Timothy s Quest

Didn't you never see a graveyard where folks is buried ? " “ I never went to the
graveyard , but I know where it is , and I know about people's being buried .
Flossy is going to be buried . And so the white stone shows the places where the

Author: Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin



Category: Children

Page: 264

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Crowner s Quest

She at once drove to the place of the accident , identified the body as that of her
good husband , and had it buried in the village graveyard . That was the last of
the matter , as I supposed ; but who can describe my astonishment when , two
days ...

Author: Emil Dietzsch



Category: Coroners

Page: 52

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The King s Quest Companion

Go back to the west graveyard and look for the MISER's grave . It's in front near
the left of the screen . Dig . Take the bag of coins to the house and look for the
ghost downstairs . Give the coins to the ghost . You hear new crying from upstairs

Author: Peter Spear

Publisher: Osborne Publishing

ISBN: 9780078818158

Category: Computer games

Page: 482

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Back by popular demand, The King's Quest Companion has been revised to cover the new game VI in the King's Quest series of fantasy medieval computer games. Spear tells the story of the King's Quest in a fictional narrative that is packed with answers to all six of these convoluted and intriguing games. Illustrated.

Bk 1 The quest Bk 2 Evolution Bk 3 The present Bk 4 The future

They call it the Graveyard Spiral because of the increased power the turn
requires compared to flying straight and level . If you get stuck in a turn without
realizing it and try to keep your normal straightand - level power , you'll start to
lose speed ...

Author: Ezra Niesen



Category: Civilization

Page: 1662

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Motif index of French Arthurian verse romances XIIth XIIIth cent

H 1228.1 Quest undertaken by hero to avenge his king. H 1229.1 Quest
undertaken by hero to fulfill promises. H 1385.1 Quest for stolen princess /queen/.
H 1397 ... N 778 Taking refuge in a grave /graveyard/ leads to adventure. V 86
Sign of ...

Author: Anita Guerreau-Jalabert

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 9782600028912

Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 501

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Heritage Quest

... in Grand Rapids , Michigan , back in 1991 reported that the “ 1990 U.S. census
says there are seven people living on the southwest corner of Hall Street and
Eastern Avenue , but the only thing officials can find there is a graveyard . ”
William ...




Category: Genealogy


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Prophecy and the Quest for the Holy Grail

466 " They took the knight into an extraordinary graveyard which lay between the
walls , and he was indeed surprised by what he saw . It was enclosed on all sides
by closely battlemented walls , and on many of the crenels rested a helmeted ...

Author: Kathryn Karczewska

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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This study reconsiders the Vulgate Cycle, and the functional interrelation of prophecy and epistemological critique in thirteenth-century Grail literature: no mere prediction, prophecy marks a critical strategy by which the nature and limits of knowledge are put into systematic question.

The Quest for the Original Text of the New Testament

Henry A. Sanders elaborates ( 1935 : 13 ) on the significance of the Coptic
graveyard find : If , as is currently gossiped in Egypt , these papyri were found in a
Coptic graveyard , we must think of them as belonging to a definite period , viz .
that ...

Author: Philip Wesley Comfort

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group


Category: Religion

Page: 200

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An examination of the accuracy of New Testament manuscripts that challenges the modern view that early copyists were careless and took editorial liberties. Comfort assures Christians that finding the very manuscripts signed by Paul's hand would not change modern understandings of what he said.

Graveyard of the Angels

I think I see in both of us a common human patrimony which we writers , modest
spokesmen for that heritage , reflect the incessant quest for liberation , a quest
that in the face of ever - increasing infamies — or perhaps because of them ...

Author: Reinaldo Arenas



Category: Fiction

Page: 121

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Cecilia Valdes, illegitimate, mulatto daughter of Don Candido, a slave trader, unknowingly falls in love with her half-brother, Leonardo