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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by Hope_Caswell » Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:09 am

Can't go wrong with a Team Evil scene. Xykon may have a cracked skull (or not, actually), but his panache remains intact.

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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by Krulle » Wed Jul 06, 2022 2:57 am

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Page 1261 - Certain Doom

Redcloak.
a formidable opponent...
Strategy wise.
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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by RocketScientist » Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:41 pm

I run into people like Oona's cousin all the time on the internet.
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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by Krulle » Mon Jul 11, 2022 12:30 am

RocketScientist wrote:
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:41 pm
I run into people like Oona's cousin all the time on the internet.
Well, the InterWebs is the place to be for trolls...
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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by RocketScientist » Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:39 am

Krulle wrote:
Mon Jul 11, 2022 12:30 am
RocketScientist wrote:
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:41 pm
I run into people like Oona's cousin all the time on the internet.
Well, the InterWebs is the place to be for trolls...
Good point.
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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by RocketScientist » Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:58 pm

Update

1262 - Two Villages

I'm actually kind of surprised Oona can make word pictures in her brain and then explain them. Good for her.
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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by Hope_Caswell » Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:11 pm

This update is my least favorite in a while. Oona's goofiness ruins any attempt at profundity, and the whole dialogue could be summarized in a panel or two.

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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by RocketScientist » Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:05 pm

Update:

1263 - Assorted Situational Uses

In his lifetime. :lol:
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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by Hope_Caswell » Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:30 am

Super exciting development. More than a little surprising.

Edit: with a bit more research, this reveal is more exciting, as this is clearly a Quinton Modron, meaning it is literally one of the sixteen beings who report to the eight beings who report to the four beings who report directly to the two subordinates of Primus himself. And he's *actually here*, not just summoned (contrary to the name of that License Agreement). I forsee a great opportunity for Durkon and Redcloak to effectively proxy-battle through their Lawfulness "skill", as Redcloak tries to give the Quinton orders that it can't possibly misinterpret, but the Quinton itself doesn't want to be party to the world's destruction, and thus tries to figure out a "legal" way to help Durkon subvert its own hardcoded mandates. This could be an absolutely fascinating encounter, if Rich is capable of writing it right, and I fully believe he is (though it would certainly be fearsomely difficult).

On a more meta level, while we've had allusions to Modrons and Slaadiyes* in the comic before, this is still a bold new testing of the limits of what Rich can get away with, under the aegis of "parody is protected speech". I wonder if we're going to end up with any obviously recognizable Githyanki and Mind Flayers playing significant roles in the story yet, or if even The Giant will stop short of pushing the line quite that far.

* I have no doubt caused an aneurysm or two here; I was planning to just write "slaadi" or "slaads", not being sure which was right... but then I realized, if you're trying to pluralize the names of these Kaos Kreatures, the most appropriate thing to do is to get it as wrong as possible, in as many different ways as possible, all at once, limited only by the need to still be vaguely recognizable.

PS: I'm also greatly enjoying the mental challenge of trying to play "audio" in my head of this scene. Because you just know that those Monodrones are chanting in the most boring, barely-musical monotone droning sound (all puns intended) that you can possibly imagine, which still has to be recognizable as music without being even remotely musical. It'd have to sound spectacularly uninteresting, especially given the total lack of meter and lyricality in the words. Fun stuff, except literally the opposite of that. :lol:

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Re: Order of the Stick

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