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abb3w
2009-02-21, 06:18 PM
OK, I was looking for a Deus Ex Machina for Parson to pull out of his backside. Trying (in desperation) to lead a dance-fight himself seemed an obvious one. He at least recognizes DDR, so he may have tried it a few times. Chief Warlord personal stack bonus is enough to turn a basic bat into the equivalent of heavy infantry (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0125.html) possibly not including dance fight bonus; what does the combination do to heavy duty casters? Given his basic build and the nature of the Titans, a "fat" Elvis impersonation and something particularly epic from the King's songlist might save the day. So, I poked Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Elvis_Presley_songs)... and note a couple possibilities. "When The Saints Go Marching In" has some promise, but using "Your Cheatin' Heart" would have a poetic touch. ("He can't do that! Can he?")

More interesting, however, were that a number of song titles stood out as possibly being linked to particular comics pages; EG: "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0109.html). "You're All I Want For Christmas" (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0077.html). There's probably others that those more obsessed than I with both Erf and Elvis will suggest.

A quick search of the archives did not turn up any mention of such thematic connection that I saw. Thus, I observe this, and go "Hmmmm."

dr pepper
2009-02-21, 08:31 PM
I don't believe Parson knows that the Titans were elvises.

abb3w
2009-02-22, 11:51 PM
I don't believe Parson knows that the Titans were elvises.

I believe he's not blind (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0050.html)... although that wasn't what got me to start looking. I was simply looking from the standpoint of authorial awareness, a distant kin of Genre Savvy (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GenreSavvy).

docstrange
2009-02-23, 04:04 PM
It it goes down like that, then the dance-fight will end up between Parson as Fat Elvis and Ansom as Leather Elvis.

truemane
2009-02-24, 01:40 PM
Plus, if Parson becomes Elvis, and dies, then he's not really dead...

Occasional Sage
2009-02-24, 01:56 PM
OK, I was looking for a Deus Ex Machina...

You realize that, by definition, you can't do that. Right? If they've given hints or leads, it's not a D.E.M.

Corwin Weber
2009-02-25, 01:47 AM
Plus, if Parson becomes Elvis, and dies, then he's not really dead...

Thread's over, folks. We have a winner.

HorustheElder
2009-03-03, 12:17 AM
On Parson leading a dance-fight, I had really, really hoped that Parson would have whipped out the Guitar Hero to counter Ansom's DDR. Rhythm game vs. rhythm game.