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CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-08, 02:23 PM
...No, I don't know why this is so popular either. :smalltongue:

Hi! Welcome to the third thread of Murphy's Law! As you can probably guess, I'm making an OOTS-style webcomic. It's comedic, yet with an ongoing, in-depth storyline. It starts out with a multiclass Fighter/Paladin named Lloyd Zephyr looking to organize an adventuring party, and quickly mushrooms from there into something much bigger...

So, yeah...Enjoy!

MURPHY'S LAW

Current comic:

#75: Come On, Let's Get Real
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#1: Why I Hate Fanservice (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/WhyIHateFanserviceRedo.png)

#2: Always Use A Pencil (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/AlwaysUseAPencil.png)

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#5: Oddly, They Didn't Confiscate His Weapons (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/OddlyTheyDidntConfiscateHisWeapons.png)

#6: This Will Work Out Great! (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/ThisWillWorkOutGreat.png)

#7: Off On The Wrong Foot (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/OffOnTheWrongFoot.png)

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#16: Lloyd Zephyr Is Not A Morning Person (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/LloydIsNotAMorningPerson.png)

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#29: Matt's Best Chance (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/MattsBestChance.png)

#30: At This Rate, He'll Command An Entire Army By The End Of The Comic (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/AtThisRateHellHaveAnArmyByTheEndOfT.png)

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#56: But Seriously, They're Safe (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/ButSeriouslyTheyreSafe.png)

#57: Story Arcs Start Slow (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/StoryArcsStartSlow.png)

#58: Presumably For His Height (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/PresumablyForHisHeight.png)

#59: Like Electric Guitars, But More Explodey (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/LikeElectricGuitarsButMoreExplodey.png)

#60: On Patrol (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/OnPatrol.png)

#61: They Should Schedule A Meetup (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/TheyShouldScheduleAMeetup.png)

#62: That's Fewer Than Half (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/ThatsFewerThanHalf.png)

#63: Mission Possible (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/MissionPossible.png)

#64: Matthew "Deathwish" Silver (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/MatthewDeathwishSilver.png)

#65: Baby Steps (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/BabySteps.png)

#66: Denial Ain't Just A River (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/DenialAintJustARiver.png)

#67: The Best Wizards Are Unpredictable (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/TheBestWizardsAreUnpredictable.png)

#68: But It Just Might Work (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/ButItJustMightWork.png)

#69: Unexpected Greeting (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/UnexpectedGreeting.png)

#70: Why I Won't Use Foreign Languages (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/WhyIWontUseForeignLanguages.png)

#71: Not Private Enough (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/NotPrivateEnough.png)

#72: Paladins Can Bluff Too (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/PaladinsCanBluffToo.png)

#73: Some Would Say Yes (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/SomeWouldSayYes.png)

#74: A Fitting Punishment (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/AFittingPunishment.png)


Please critique!

BONUS: Oh! In case you didn't know, I'm originally from the Crack Pairings Thread. So, I love it when people do crack pairings and stuff of this comic! In fact, I'll post it on here! Just make sure that it obeys board rules and the like, okay?

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"YEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!"

Lloyd looked up from the halberd he was polishing to eye suspiciously the party's rogue, Matt. Matt being happy never boded anything good, though thankfully usually more for himself than for the rest of the party since the universe seemed to have taken a level of ranger and chosen Favored Enemy (Matt). Not that he could blame it, really. When you were dressing as tastelessly as he did, you were certainly asking for it. And that was without considering his absurd strand of cyan hair. Astrid, was that thing ridiculous. But at least it scared goblins away.

"What makes you so happy?"

"I finally managed to talk Radic into wearing a bikini!" the rogue replied triumphantly.

Lloyd stared at him for a few seconds before refocusing on his weapon. "Yeah right."

"That's true!"

"And how, exactly, did you manage to convince her?" asked a skeptical paladin.

"Nothing but sheer charisma, ye faithless."

-

Twenty minutes ago.

"Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepl easepleasepleasepleaseplease!"

"Okay, okay, I'll put on that goddamn bikini! Just get off me now, you freak!"

-

"I see."

"Did someone say "Radic" and "bikini" in the same sentence?" asked the resident nymphomaniac as she walked towards them.

"Yeah! Isn't it awesome?"

"It is! I never managed to make her wear anything revealing!"

Lloyd rolled his eyes skywards and prayed Astrid to grant him the strength to not strangle anyone.

"Guys?" The trio turned around to see Radic's blushing head sticking out from behind a tree. "Please don't laugh," she said as she walked into view, wearing a dark green bikini.

Matt bore a huge smile going from ear to ear that swiftly disappeared to be replaced by a look of pure horror when his eyes drifted down to her waist.

"I don't think that's supposed to be there," commented Lloyd.

"Oh, Radic," said Janine as she licked her lips. "I had no idea you combined the best of both worlds..."

As Matt dropped to his knees to scream a ground-shattering "NOOOOOO!" and Janine remorselessly jumped her friend to kiss and grope her, Lloyd walked away, muttering something along the lines of "Astrid sent them to try me..."

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“Went down your--” Lloyd began to say.

“And that is all I’m going to say about it,” Matt cut him off flatly.

“Whatever,” said Lloyd, looking at Matt’s weasel-inflicted wounds critically, “You should probably go get Janine to heal you.”

“Can’t paladins heal?” Matt asked, not sure where Janine was and in no mood to search for her while every scratch on his body was still smarting.

“The technique’s called ‘Lay on Hands’,” Lloyd replied neutrally.

“Oh,” said Matt. A few seconds of silence passed. “This sucks,” he added in a grumble.

“More than max security?” Lloyd asked as a reminder.

“No,” said Matt darkly, staring broodingly into the middle distance.


---

It was two years ago, back when he was just learning how to get away with things and had recently tried to put a red streak in his hair. The hair was a minor fiasco—he’d bleached first and the red dye wasn’t strong enough, leaving the streak an embarrassingly pretty purplish pink; maybe he should try blue next time—but he was getting to be a really good rogue. Or so he thought.

In retrospect he realized that he probably shouldn’t have been so cocky—after all it was already the sixth time he’d been caught stealing and he’d only been at it a few months—but back in those days he’d felt like he could do anything, like he was untouchable. Sure, he’d gotten thrown in the local jailhouse once or twice, but those cells were a joke; he watched a party full of Level 2 adventures with not a rogue among them break out in ten minutes flat once. Of course, those were the lowest security cells, not max. He didn’t know yet that when they threw you in max, you weren’t getting yourself out any time soon unless you were epic level or something.

That day, the day he got caught for the sixth time, they threw him in max.

“I really am sorry, kid,” the warden had told him grimly, “But today we got three adventuring parties filled with chaotic types who thought they’d found the second easiest way to get some extra gps; the cells are packed, so you’re going to have to go in max.”

“Whatever,” Matt muttered.

A little annoyed by the boy’s indifference, the warden added, “Just so you know, your cell mate got life for massacring a relatively peaceful group of kobold merchants for the XP and…” He gulped. “Accessorizing opportunities.”

“Whatever,” Matt repeated. Wait a minute, what about accessorizing?

“He gets violent when we try to remove things from his cell,” he went on, now honestly angered by the boy’s lack of interest, “Such as the beheaded corpses of former cell mates…”

“What do you mean--” Matt began to ask, a little panicked, before regaining his cool. “You’re making that up just to scare me.”

“If only,” the warden said with a sigh, “I suggest you just try to have a conversation with him; some say the solitude’s made him snap. Ah, here we are.”

At first Matt thought his cellmate was a kobold. Then, gagging, he realized what the warden had meant by “accessorizing opportunities”.

“How’s it going, Killer?” the warden asked with false joviality.

Clutching a human skull pointed at the warden, the filthy Halfling shrieked, “Fireball! Fireball now, or I’ll give you something to Fear you worthless undead piece of crap!”

“This is your new roomie!” the warden continued, forcing himself to smile in the hope that the Halfling would calm down, “His name is Matthew Silver.”

Matt was too terrified to correct him.

While the Halfling did something partially hidden but, Matt feared, definitely obscene to the skull that wouldn’t obey his commands, the warden very quickly unlocked the cell, shoved Matt in, and relocked it.

“I really am sorry,” the warden told Matt again, “If one of those parties breaks out, I’ll get you out of here pronto, but…” He glanced at the Halfling. “It’d be a lie to tell you anything but this: From here it can only get worse.”

He left Matt alone with this thought. And the delusional, psychopathic Halfling.

It took several minutes for the Halfling to get bored with… what he was doing with the skull, but once he did, he took an immediate interest in Matt.

“You don’t look like max security material,” he told the boy smugly, “I guess without the Belkster out there to show ‘em how it’s done, the standards are dropping.”

Matt could manage nothing but a deer-in-the-headlights expression. At this point he was so scared he was barely even breathing.

To his wide-eyed horror, the Halfling began to approach him, picking up a severed head that was lying on the floor by its silvery hair on the way.

“Let’s get a few things straight,” the murderer said, “When they bring the grub in, your plate goes to Mr. Scruffy.” He began stroking the hair on the head affectionately. “Of course none of the stuff here’s good enough for his carnivore tastes, but he’s gotta eat eventually, and when he finally gets hungry enough, he is not going to starve on your account. Got it, wuss?”

Matt managed a nod. Living to see suppertime would be blessing enough. Glances around the room had let him count six different heads, and worryingly he’d only been able to spot four of the respective bodies…

“You really are a wuss, you know? You really shouldn’t be here…” As if too distracted by this revelation to hold his concentration on other things, the Halfling dropped the head known as “Mr. Scruffy.” He stared at Matt. For a long time.

“Aha!” Before Matt had time to realize anything was happening, the Halfling had him pinned to the ground and was yanking on a lock of his hair.

“Thought you could get a way with that?” the Halfling raved. The hand that wasn’t gripping Matt’s hair began fishing around in his grubby pockets for something. “Oh… I’ll do you for that, you androgynous twit…”

“Wh-what?!” Matt sputtered. Through the haze of pain the hair-pulling was spreading through his skull, he thought that the victimized hair might be that stupid attempt at a red streak, not that that was even remotely important right now…

“Come off it, Ears,” the lunatic snapped, yanking what appeared to be a sharpened spoon out of his pocket, “Your friggin’ lame disguise has failed epicly.” His eyes gleamed. “Then again, you always were one for epic failure, weren’t ya, pal?”

“What are you talking about?” Matt asked desperately. And, what did he mean by “Ears”? His voice now laced with disgust, he added, “You think I’m an elf?”

“I said come off it,” the Halfling repeated sharply. Then, to Matt’s surprise, he let go of his hair and his expression softened. “I guess I should’ve stopped bringing it up, after you told us everything that happened, but it was just too good; you finally admitted you screwed up.”

“Oh, I see,” Matt snarled, “An arrogant prick of an elf. Why you--”

“It was worth it, too,” the Halfling continued, now mostly ignoring Matt, “When you just kept blowing stuff up, especially when Roy was throwing hissy fits all the time because we wouldn’t knock it off. But then,” now his face flushed with rage, “You frickin’ set me up in this dump of a town with a frickin’ epic level prison!” He refocused his gaze on Matt. “And of course you had to come back and gloat,” he added, his voice cold.

“Dude,” said Matt, “I don’t even know what you’re talking about, and I’m not an elf! I hate elves!”

“Nice try, Ears,” said the Halfling, “But you really should have chosen a disguise that looked like it actually belonged in max security.” With a disturbing suddenness, the Halfling grinned. “Since you obviously can’t break out of this cell anymore than I can… Do you know what they do to pretty, purple-haired little elf-boys like you in prison, Vaarsuvius?”

“It’s Matt,” Matt spat, but his face was paling.

Brandishing the lethally sharp spoon, the madman said, “Because I’m about to show you.”


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One of the adventuring parties did break out eventually, and the warden came to move Matt to another cell as he promised, in the nick of time, at that. Whenever Matt looked back on the whole incident (usually after waking up from a graphic nightmare) he shuddered to think what might have happened had he been left in there longer, but nonetheless wished that he could have been moved sooner.

In the weeks following his stay in prison Matt improved as a rogue very quickly. Before it’d been all about the loot but now he’d learned to focus on not getting caught. He decided he was never going to prison again and would do whatever it took to stay out of maximum security.


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“Did you just have a flashback?” Lloyd asked Matt accusingly.

“Yeah,” said Matt, “Got a problem with that?”

“I’m the main character and I’ve already hinted at a dark and interesting backstory,” Lloyd said hotly, “I’m supposed to get the first flashback!”

Matt smirked. From here it could only get better.



“Nice try, Ears,” said the Halfling, “But you really should have chosen a disguise that looked like it actually belonged in max security.” With a disturbing suddenness, the Halfling grinned. “Since you obviously can’t break out of this cell anymore than I can… Do you know what they do to pretty, purple-haired little elf-boys like you in prison, Vaarsuvius?”

“It’s Matt,” Matt spat, but his face was paling.

Brandishing the lethally sharp spoon, the madman said, “Because I’m about to show you.”

“Nooooooo!” Matt cried upon abruptly waking, sitting straight up. Rubbing his eyes, he said gruffly but a little sheepishly, “Sorry, I know that’s one of the most annoying clichés in the book, but…” He looked around him. All three of the other adventurers were still asleep. “Okay… Nevermind.” Shuddering a little and trying to push the nightmare out of his thoughts, he slowly lied back down.

“Mmm… Glad you think so Lloyd… Now come here…”

“What?” Matt sat back up, looking around himself again. Everyone was still asleep. He glanced at Lloyd. Nope, definitely not doing anything to Janine. He glanced at Janine—

“Oh, Lloyd, I think I’m wounded…”

“Wounded?” Matt repeated, raising an eyebrow. He’d never heard that one before.

“You must Lay Hands on me…”

Oh. That made sense. He should’ve seen that one coming, really. As Janine’s words dissolved into little moans that made him uncomfortable on multiple levels, he lied back again, muttering, “Who seriously talks in their sleep anyway?” and tried to go back to sleep.

“Let me show you another use for Water Drops…”

Water Drops? Matt frowned. Weren’t those those little pills wizards could make out of water that released mouthfuls of water when you chewed on them?

“That’s right, put it there…”

“What the…?” Matt murmured.

“Now squeeze… Ah!”

“Is she…?”

“Mmm… You know, if you’re Good…” There was a little snorting sound that might have been Janine giggling, “The water tastes sweet… Oh, yes…”

“Oh, no…” Matt said with a grunt, rolling over and clutching his stomach. He did not want to hear this.

“I also know another use for—”

“Gah!” Matt cried, clapping his hands over his ears. How am I going to get back to sleep with this show playing in the background? Well, he couldn’t hear her with his hands over his ears, at least. Okay. I can do this… He started taking deep breaths in an attempt to make himself fall asleep faster while keeping his hands over his ears. Though this method wasn’t quite as efficient as he’d hoped for it to be, after about half an hour he felt himself drifting off. His arms relaxed has he sunk into a peaceful slumber, his hands gently falling away from his ears…

“Oh, Lloyd, I didn’t know you were a sorcerer…”

“Huh…?” Matt muttered sleepily.

“There really are a lot of uses for Prestidigitation… Mmm…”

Ba-dum, ting! Matt’s half-dreaming mind supplied for that one liner as he let out a moan of protest. He tried to sit up again, but realized he was already falling asleep, Janine’s words weaving themselves into his dreams…


---

“Nooooo!” Matt cried out again, awaking while sitting bolt upright for the second time that night. Taking deep breaths to calm himself down, he looked around to find that once again he’d failed to wake up the other three adventurers. It wouldn’t have been all that bad, he mused, wiping the cold sweat from his brow, if there hadn’t been so much… Lloyd. After shooting a glare at the now innocently silent Janine, he lied back and was asleep within minutes.


---

Remus raised his head to make his best you-should-feel-guilty sad eyes at the screaming human but to no avail; the little punk didn’t even glance at him. Apparently no one cares if they wake up just a dog in the middle of the night. As Matt went back to sleep, Remus put his own head back down with a self-righteous sniff, but raised it again after a few seconds.

Remus heard a sound. It sounded like an animal sound, but it wasn’t a familiar sound. A weird tp-tp-tp-tp-tping was prowling in a circle around them. The dog scanned the forest as best as he could, a low growl rumbling in the back of his throat. It was hard to tell now that Radic’s friend had started muttering in her sleep again, but after a few seconds it sounded like the tp-tping had stopped. This didn’t make Remus feel any better. Whining a little, he nudged Radic’s arm with his nose.


---

“Urg, Remus…” Radic groaned, batting her companion’s cold nose away from her, “What is it?”

Remus whined and poked her arm with his nose again.

“Okay, okay,” said Radic, sitting up and scratching him behind an ear, “What’s wrong, boy?”

“Mmrr… Lloyd,” Janine murmured, “You can… Desecrate my temple… Anyday…”

“Well that’s nothing new,” said Radic, playing with Remus’ ears, “Did she wake you up?”

Remus sniffed a little and let out another whimper.

“Northern ambush… Gnnh…” Lloyd was muttering, a sheen of sweat shining on his face.

“Oh,” said Radic, glancing over at him, “Poor guy… Wonder what’s going on in there?”


---

Remus settled down with a sigh while Radic sat down near the boy with a horse, stroking his hair occasionally and whispering little sympathetic phrases. It was just his luck that when he tries to warn her about possible danger, she decides she wants to get a head start on mating with something just because it looked pitiful when it slept. Oh well, he still hadn’t heard any more tp-tping, so maybe they were safe after all.


---

Lloyd seemed to be sleeping more peacefully now, and even though the way his face looked so smooth and elegant in the moonlight made Radic feel warm and giddy inside, at last she decided it was time she got back to sleeping too. As she drifted off next to a a sleeping Remus, oblivious to a faint tp-tp-tping sound approaching the camp from a distance, she decided that this was going to be the best campaign ever.


Stuff by Asta Kask

Lloyd looked at the other warrior. He was everything Lloyd admired in a man - self-confident, experienced, tough... yet there was a touch of sadness around him. A feeling that things weren't the way they were supposed to be.

"So, you've been adventuring with these for how long?"

"Oh, we're just starting out. We're looking for a dragon."

The other warrior nodded. He asked a few more questions, and without really knowing how it happened Lloyd suddenly realized he had told the other warrior much more than he intended. Even about Janine...

"I mean, it's like all she wants is sex. Yeah, that's important, but I want something more than that. I want a relationship, and it feels like she'll just go off in search of the next conquest five minutes after she's had me."

"Yes," said the other warrior. "I understand. But let me tell you something - I'm in a relationship with a sylph right now. She's a great girl, but being away from her for so long... you get the itch, y'know. Like this..."

The other warrior leaned over and kissed Lloyd softly on the mouth. Lloyd tensed up at first, then relaxed. He had never dreamt that being kissed by a man could be so wonderful. A whirlpool of emotions welled up inside him and drowned all thoughts of the quests, all thoughts of Janine, all thoughts...

Stuff by CWater
Sketch1 (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Sketch1.jpg)

Sketch2 (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Sketch2.jpg)

Sketch3 (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Sketch3.jpg)

Sketch4 (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Sketch4.jpg)

Sketch5 (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Sketch5.jpg)

Sketch6 (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Sketch6.jpg)

Lloyd Zephyr (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Lloydcolor6.jpg)

Radic Quilla (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Radiccolor1.jpg)

Matt Silver (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Mattcolor2.jpg)

Janine Nova (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Janinecolor3.jpg)

Tinder (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Tindercolor2.jpg)

Serrin Peakane (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Serrincolor1.jpg)

Colourhelp (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/rColourhelp.jpg)

Birthday (http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/CBirthday.jpg)

Stuff by Herpestidae
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2294/crossoverml1.png

Stuff by Zanaril
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii21/Zanaril/OOTSart/radic.png

Stuff by Water_Smurf
Your Tired, Your Poor (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6216100/1/Your_Tired_Your_Poor)

Hope I didn't miss any. Well, enjoy!

EDIT: Look! Banners! (Well, one now, but two more coming! :smallbiggrin:)


http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/Banner1.png
(http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155431)

Anitar
2010-06-08, 08:49 PM
Yay, new thread!

*eagerly awaits brilliance, whether in the form of posts or comics*

Tulio d Bard
2010-06-08, 08:52 PM
Yay, new thread!

*eagerly awaits brilliance, whether in the form of posts or comics*

Or BOTH. (Preferably)

CWater
2010-06-08, 09:28 PM
Oh, new thread already? Well, there was that a chance that the last pages would be filled with spam.:smallwink:

Hmm...wonder how long this thread will last? The first one lasted 26 comics, the second only 15. :smalleek::smallamused:

And, so that this post will not be entirely off topic, I shall say a few words about the most recent strip:
It is good to see that at least Radic is somewhat able to talk some sense into Janine, though not as much as could be possible, she's still Janine:smallamused:
All in all, I liked this update, it was pleasant, in some mysterious way.

But Coffeee, when are we gonna see some villains? I'm getting impatient!:smalltongue:
...Or maybe that red-haired elf is actually a bad guy,planning to kidnap Janine and...-okay, CWater, look at the time, your thinking might not be at it's sharpest at this point..

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-08, 09:31 PM
Oh, new thread already? Well, there was that a chance that the last pages would be filled with spam.:smallwink:

Hmm...wonder how long this thread will last? The first one lasted 26 comics, the second only 15. :smalleek::smallamused:

And, so that this post will not be entirely off topic, I shall say a few words about the most recent strip:
It is good to see that at least Radic is somewhat able to talk some sense into Janine, though not as much as could be possible, she's still Janine:smallamused:
All in all, I liked this update, it was pleasant, in some mysterious way.

But Coffeee, when are we gonna see some villains? I'm getting impatient!:smalltongue:
...Or maybe that red-haired elf is actually a bad guy,planning to kidnap Janine and...-okay, CWater, look at the time, your thinking might not be at it's sharpest at this point..

You'll see the bad guys soon! I promise! It'll all be worth your while! :smallbiggrin:

Silverraptor
2010-06-08, 10:32 PM
You went to a third thread two pages early?:smallconfused: Coffee, the mods allow the old thread to remain open as long as you put a request for the new thread already.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-08, 10:36 PM
You went to a third thread two pages early?:smallconfused: Coffee, the mods allow the old thread to remain open as long as you put a request for the new thread already.

I didn't know the new thread would go up so fast! I gave it a 2-day window like before!

Silverraptor
2010-06-08, 10:39 PM
I didn't know the new thread would go up so fast! I gave it a 2-day window like before!

Okay, then.

Lix Lorn
2010-06-09, 06:04 AM
Shiny new thread!
Let's be less spammy. (nodnod)
(I realise that this could be considered spammy, but I had to say SOMETHING to get the thread subscribed. XD)

ShinyDelusion
2010-06-09, 10:26 AM
Congrats on the new thread!

I must agree with what others said about how adorabe Fir casting spells is! Can't wait to see how having a tiny spellcaster can come in handy later!

Herpestidae
2010-06-09, 10:50 AM
So, 100 forum pages for 41 comics... That would mean you get 2 and a half pages of comments per comic. Wow.

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-09, 11:53 AM
:pops in: ... wow this threads advance fast, just came out of lurking to say I am still following this comic Great Job Cofee:smallbiggrin:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-09, 04:15 PM
:pops in: ... wow this threads advance fast, just came out of lurking to say I am still following this comic Great Job Cofee:smallbiggrin:
Yep! I LOVE the summer, and I LOVE the summer update schedule! :smallbiggrin:

#42: She Didn't Mean The Liches Or Necromancers
http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/SheDidntMeanTheLiches.png

Closak
2010-06-09, 04:28 PM
That...doesn't sound good, at all :smalleek:


And Tinder has a point, we don't want Janine freaking out.

And the orc guy and his halfling buddy is there again...reccuring gag characters much?


In other news, school is now over for me, today was the last day.
Also...i spy a little quote with my eye


In a split second, the tides had shifted in the dragon's favor. Blue eyes losing fear for amusement and patience, the white dragon gazed down upon him with an expression that befitted a benevolent god.

*Snip*

"Allowing a dragon to marry you is certainly an unusual request, one others will inevitably question. In their eyes, you are allowing a mere beast to join you and your lover together in eternal matrimony."

Why the hell did i get the overwhelming urge to bring that up?
...Screw you stereotypes.
Hey Tinder, found a new friend for ya!

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-09, 04:31 PM
That...doesn't sound good, at all :smalleek:


And Tinder has a point, we don't want Janine freaking out.

And the orc guy and his halfling buddy is there again...reccuring gag characters much?


In other news, school is now over for me, today was the last day.
Also...i spy a little quote with my eye



Why the hell did i get the overwhelming urge to bring that up?
...Screw you stereotypes.
Hey Tinder, found a new friend for ya!

No, it is not good at all.

Yep. Hector and Roark are Those Two Guys. :smallbiggrin:

Where's that quote from?

Closak
2010-06-09, 04:41 PM
It's from yet another of those fanfics i keep running into while scouring FF.Net.


So, omnicidal crazy evil necromancers...in trouble?
Yeah...not good, considering that they tend to cause the trouble, not be in it.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-09, 04:50 PM
It's from yet another of those fanfics i keep running into while scouring FF.Net.


So, omnicidal crazy evil necromancers...in trouble?
Yeah...not good, considering that they tend to cause the trouble, not be in it.

No! She's talking about the drow, goblins, and orcs!

Closak
2010-06-09, 04:53 PM
Oh, that explains it.

Apparantly i managed to epically misunderstand what Serrin meant.
I blame it on being only a few minutes away from midnight here and me being quite tired.

Still a very bad omen though.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-09, 04:58 PM
Oh, that explains it.

Apparantly i managed to epically misunderstand what Serrin meant.
I blame it on being only a few minutes away from midnight here and me being quite tired.

Still a very bad omen though.

Then go to bed!

"Very bad omen" does not even begin to cover it...

Lix Lorn
2010-06-09, 05:02 PM
Yeah, I misunderstood that same way Chloe did.

Anyhoo. Yay for update! YAY FOR HECTOR AND ROARK!
(Fangirls them)

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-09, 06:09 PM
I also misunderstood it. its that bit about liches and necromancers between them. it throws people off XD
You think they accept bugbears? i know of an albino bugbear sorcerer who could use some lesions there :P

Lix Lorn
2010-06-09, 06:12 PM
Lessons, Gicko, lesions are bad. XD

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-09, 06:14 PM
So, uh, what do you think of this newest development? (Update still on Friday.)

Lix Lorn
2010-06-09, 06:18 PM
Foreshadowing is fun!
I maintain hope of Hector and Roark being party members. XD

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-09, 06:19 PM
Lessons, Gicko, lesions are bad. XD

dang microsoft word never gives me the right spellings anymore >.<

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-09, 06:20 PM
Foreshadowing is fun!
I maintain hope of Hector and Roark being party members. XD

Considering Janine's (did I spell that right?) .... issues with orcs, I doubt it, at least in the near future

Lix Lorn
2010-06-09, 06:24 PM
Considering Janine's (did I spell that right?) .... issues with orcs, I doubt it, at least in the near future
DON'T RUIN MY DREAMS :smallfrown:

The Dark Fiddler
2010-06-09, 06:25 PM
Considering Janine's (did I spell that right?) .... issues with orcs, I doubt it, at least in the near future

On the contrary, I think that'd be quite an interesting TWIST.

Herpestidae
2010-06-09, 06:26 PM
I'm a bit hung up on the pants the dwarf is wearing.

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-09, 06:28 PM
Considering Janine's (did I spell that right?) .... issues with orcs, I doubt it, at least in the near future
Emphasis mine

Possibly after an story arc where we como to know the reasons for such issues and Janine overcomes them

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-09, 06:33 PM
Foreshadowing is fun!
I maintain hope of Hector and Roark being party members. XD

Eight plus Remus, Sandstorm, and Fir would get a bit crowded. :smalltongue: Also, Janine.


I'm a bit hung up on the pants the dwarf is wearing.

Niccolo's wearing some funky blue robes with a red scarf and greyish shorts underneath.

Oh, and in case anybody was wondering, Isarus and Don are the elven and dwarven gods of knowledge (Also magic and travel.)

And yes, the dwarves in this continent have Italian names. :smalltongue:

Herpestidae
2010-06-09, 06:37 PM
And yes, the dwarves in this continent have Italian names. :smalltongue:

Does that include accents? Because that would be hilarious.I decided earlier on that the Dwarves in Combo-Platter are going to be Jamaican.

The Dark Fiddler
2010-06-09, 06:39 PM
Emphasis mine

Possibly after an story arc where we como to know the reasons for such issues and Janine overcomes them

I still think that him joining in the near future isn't out of the question, as it would be an interesting catalyst to the confronting and overcoming.

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-09, 06:44 PM
I still think that him joining in the near future isn't out of the question, as it would be an interesting catalyst to the confronting and overcoming.

.... didn't think about that, yes it is possible

Lix Lorn
2010-06-09, 06:55 PM
Eight plus Remus, Sandstorm, and Fir would get a bit crowded. :smalltongue: Also, Janine.
Hey, false hope's enough for me. XD

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-09, 07:00 PM
Does that include accents? Because that would be hilarious.I decided earlier on that the Dwarves in Combo-Platter are going to be Jamaican.

I'm no good with typing in accents, so just imagine it. :smalltongue:

Also, the dwarves on the Eastern continent (Don't know the name yet) have Hispanic names.


I still think that him joining in the near future isn't out of the question, as it would be an interesting catalyst to the confronting and overcoming.
They don't necessarily have to join to meet.

Oh man, I would love to do a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead type thing, even if it were short. Probably a side thing once we learn more about Hector and Roark. (And add THAT to the prequel and sequel I've been unconsciously planning! :smallbiggrin:)

Lycan 01
2010-06-09, 07:28 PM
Hm. Yay for NPC interaction! XD


Hah! Hector and Roark are Rozencrantz and Gildenstern? AWESOME!! :smallbiggrin: We watched that movie last semester in Brit Lit. Loved the characters, HATED THE ENDING. I felt like I'd wasted three hours of my life. :smallmad:

CWater
2010-06-09, 11:22 PM
Ah, It's always nice to get up early an find a new update waiting! ^^

Ooo! Foreshadowing! The party is obviously going to get caught in these troubles, are they not? But since Lloyd has openly stated that they're looking for a quest, they really can't complain.:smallwink:

EDIT:Oh, and you should consider changing Serrin's last line a little, it's very easy to confuse who she is talking about. But, a good update otherwise, it's nice to see (for a change) that elves there are not too prejudiced.

Herpestidae
2010-06-09, 11:24 PM
I just realized that Fir is on Serrin's head. I now want a cat to ride on my head, just to see what it feels like.

Silverraptor
2010-06-10, 12:30 AM
I just realized that Fir is on Serrin's head. I now want a cat to ride on my head, just to see what it feels like.

Picture claws. Sharp claws.

Cizak
2010-06-10, 04:21 AM
Let me ask: Are the halfing and the orc going to be (in fact, they might alreadybe?) some kind of reccuring joke/characters, things?

Asta Kask
2010-06-10, 04:55 AM
Exposition is a bit dull, but it must be done. And I liked the halfling and the orc. Where's Janine and Radic, BTW? Are they indulging in a little fan service?

Closak
2010-06-10, 05:12 AM
You can see Radic with them in the first panel.

Janine is probably sleeping around with those elves she met in the previous comic.

Asta Kask
2010-06-10, 05:34 AM
You can see Radic with them in the first panel.

Janine is probably sleeping around with those elves she met in the previous comic.

Then the 'camera' is obviously pointed at the wrong party!

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-10, 05:48 AM
I just realized that Fir is on Serrin's head. I now want a cat to ride on my head, just to see what it feels like.

It's also a bit of extra weight that throws off your center of gravity, so you can't really run. But since Fir is Serrin's familiar, they don't really have that problem.

And yeah, Hector and Roark are going to be recurring characters and Janine's with the two elves.

RdMarquis
2010-06-10, 08:40 AM
And yeah, Hector and Roark are going to be recurring characters and Janine's with the two elves.

Maybe you should give them the title Those Two Guys on the TvTropes page.

The Dark Fiddler
2010-06-10, 02:47 PM
Maybe you should give them the title Those Two Guys on the TvTropes page.

I don't think so. Given


Two characters, usually in a school setting, to be the mundane Greek Chorus. They're completely ordinary...
and

As the series progresses, they're involved in the plot less and less.

It doesn't seem to fit. Granted, they may start showing up less, but it doesn't seem that way.

Herpestidae
2010-06-10, 03:01 PM
I don't think so. Given


and


It doesn't seem to fit. Granted, they may start showing up less, but it doesn't seem that way.

Technically, though, they're not involved in the plot. They're just there. They got a spot early on, and they keep showing up and contribute nothing of value to anything.

Asta Kask
2010-06-10, 03:04 PM
They contribute lolz.

Darklord Xavez
2010-06-10, 03:14 PM
Yay! The old thread died before #42! My dream has been realized! Onto the next dream: killing this thread!
-Xavez

Lix Lorn
2010-06-10, 03:23 PM
Yay! The old thread died before #42! My dream has been realized! Onto the next dream: killing this thread!
-Xavez
MURDERER! IT SHALL BE AVEN-Ohright, evil.

I expect there's a trope fitting the amazing Hector and Roark. But I dunno what it is.
...they need smilies!

Darklord Xavez
2010-06-10, 03:26 PM
MURDERER! IT SHALL BE AVEN-Ohright, evil.

I expect there's a trope fitting the amazing Hector and Roark. But I dunno what it is.
...they need smilies!

Yes they do, but the orc (don't know his name) would just have an orc face for his smiley.
-Xavez

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-10, 11:02 PM
Since it's technically past midnight, this is Friday's update. :smalltongue:

Note: I like to listen to music when making these. Perhaps listen to this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWNTs3zWuEc) while reading? :smalltongue:

Also, I can't make emblems for crap.

#43: Meanwhile, Thousands Of Miles Away
http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/MeanwhileSeveralThousandMilesAway.png

You get what you asked for. No, I am not going to elaborate further. Let me see what you've got to think as the thread explodes in wild speculation. :smallamused:

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-10, 11:05 PM
You get what you asked for. No, I am not going to elaborate further. Let me see what you've got to think as the thread explodes in wild speculation. :smallamused:

Is this guy Lord Byron, the cleric in battle with janine you used in your Iron Avatarist entry?

also... you are an evil person.....
I aprove!

Lycan 01
2010-06-10, 11:24 PM
What a twist! [/Shamilan]

This should be interesting... Wonder where this'll lead? :smallconfused:

RdMarquis
2010-06-10, 11:27 PM
...Wait, the general's name is Murphy? So, this comic isn't named after the tendency for bad luck to strike whenever possible?

mucat
2010-06-10, 11:35 PM
It can't be both?

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-11, 01:48 AM
the name of the guy who appears to be somewhat in charge is named Murphy... he has the potentul to make the laws... the title just took on a whole new meaning XD

CWater
2010-06-11, 03:31 AM
Already said, but: The title has a double meaning, I like that.:smallamused:

So this scene is from Kago?
Hmm...her armour reminds me of Lloyd's, hmm...does that mean that he was a paladin of Kago at some point?

Cool flag...Hey, that big thing on the background is Astrid's symbol, right?

Gotta say, awesome update! Things are getting interesting it would seem.
And that background music was a great idea, it helped creating the athmosphere!:smallsmile:

Lix Lorn
2010-06-11, 06:21 AM
...Now *that's* impressive background images.
Huh. Is it just me, or do they look a little like Matt?

I also approve of the double-meaning-title. XSD

Aaron
2010-06-11, 07:07 AM
I'm back from summer fun right now. IT'S SUMMER!!!! SUMMER = FUN! :smallbiggrin::smallsmile:

Wow! A new thread and 3 new comics. I love this summer schedule!


Picture claws. Sharp claws.

*pictures*
...ouch! That hurts! :smallannoyed:

#40: Insult To Remus

Ok, i just can't stop laughing from that. That is just awesome, Coffee! And the last panel is just even better!

Matt: "Natural!" "Eighteen!" "Dexterity!"

:amused::smallwink:

And Coffee, quick question: in the fourth panel, is Tinder pointing to his wings? :smallconfused:

#41: That She Lasted So Long Is A Miracle In Itself

Wow. And I was thinking that Radic yelling about Orcs in the third panel was gonna have a much bigger (and longer lasting) impact on Janine.

Then she realizes that elves are very...*cough* dexterous. :smallwink:

And Coffee, the last panel of Janine "stealing" Matt(hew)'s now-trademarked grin is just perfect!

#42: She Didn't Mean The Liches Or Necromancers

ooooooooooooh. Roark and Hector are following Llyod and the party, for the sake of reoccurring gags. :smalltongue:

#43: Meanwhile, Thousands Of Miles Away

ooooooooooooooooooh. Begin the plot thickening of the Paladins of Kago!

:elan: dun dun dun DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!

Herpestidae
2010-06-11, 07:37 AM
And Coffee, quick question: in the fourth panel, is Tinder pointing to his wings? :smallconfused:

That's odd. I didn't notice that. What kind of kinky stuff can you use wings for?

Y'know what, I'd rather not know.

New Comic: I love double-meanings.

Closak
2010-06-11, 07:45 AM
So what kind of kinky stuff CAN you use wings for?

Being a dragon has it's advantages :smallamused:


As for the new comic...filthy speciesist hypocritical homicidal morons is the vibe i get from those guys.

Zanaril
2010-06-11, 07:58 AM
So what kind of kinky stuff CAN you use wings for?
Flying, but I'm not sure that's such a good idea while you're... distracted.

Gerbelplecian
2010-06-11, 08:03 AM
I'd just like to say, I really like this fan-comic.:smallsmile:
Also, you misspelled approach as apporach.:smallbiggrin:

Asta Kask
2010-06-11, 09:51 AM
Perhaps dragon do that bee thing where their... reproductive organs... explode upon climax?

Hmm... the plot thickens? Or at least begins to thicken.

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-11, 01:34 PM
Flying, but I'm not sure that's such a good idea while you're... distracted.


flying horazontal tango anyone?

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-11, 02:13 PM
And Coffee, quick question: in the fourth panel, is Tinder pointing to his wings? :smallconfused:

Yes. Tinder is indicating that he is a dragon.

I will say that I had the dual meaning planned from the very beginning. This was intentional. And sorry for the misspelling. :smallannoyed:


As for the new comic...filthy speciesist hypocritical homicidal morons is the vibe i get from those guys.

General Murphy: How are we going to be able to produce enough food for the populace now?

He is genuinely worried about the situation, and about the ailing Lord Byron and the late Mage General Elizabeth. He is no treacherous vizier, far from it.

Speaking of which, right now it's the equivalent of late February in Murphy's Law.

Lix Lorn
2010-06-11, 02:48 PM
Go Coffee!

Yeah, I think we have to admit that the General is a nice guy.
So far.

Hyoumu Yau
2010-06-11, 03:01 PM
Hm... Liked the name of the last one.
Reminds me of a certain anime parody... :smallbiggrin:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-11, 03:04 PM
Hm... Liked the name of the last one.
Reminds me of a certain anime parody... :smallbiggrin:

Thanks. Which anime parody?

Lix Lorn
2010-06-11, 03:12 PM
Reminds me of a certain anime parody... :smallbiggrin:
At a guess... YGOA?
(Hugs the signatu-orc)

Darklord Xavez
2010-06-11, 03:38 PM
(Hugs the signatu-orc)

Beat you there. (hugs the orc again)
-Xavez
P.S. The general-dude's name is funny because it seems like everything involving him that could possibly go wrong is.

NXTangl
2010-06-11, 08:48 PM
On comic 43:
The plot thickens! Excellent!

On comic 42:
Excellent, species integration! (I'm a :redcloak: fan, obviously.)
Not entirely sure that litches and necromancers can't be good; after all, "Having a pulse isn't a prerequisite to being loved!" Of course, Tsukiko is a horrible judge of character in terms of Xykon, but on the other hand...just look at the booted wight (http://http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0516.html)!

Janine: BOW AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER! (http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0185.html) Or do more than that...:smalleek::smallyuk::smallwink:

Oh, and Herpestidae: The crossover with Combo-Platter was genius!

mucat
2010-06-11, 08:54 PM
Go Coffee!

Yeah, I think we have to admit that the General is a nice guy.
So far.
Well...might be a nice guy. The talk about abandoned villages at the beginning, together with the tide of humanoid refugees that Serrin mentioned, makes it sound like he's chasing orc and goblin tribes off their land to try to deal with the impending famine among his people.

Of course, even if that's exactly what he's doing, I'll reserve judgment until we hear his side of the story; he might have a better reason for his actions than "they have land and we need it".

CWater
2010-06-11, 10:01 PM
*a head rises from the pond*


Well...might be a nice guy. The talk about abandoned villages at the beginning, together with the tide of humanoid refugees that Serrin mentioned, makes it sound like he's chasing orc and goblin tribes off their land to try to deal with the impending famine among his people.

Of course, even if that's exactly what he's doing, I'll reserve judgment until we hear his side of the story; he might have a better reason for his actions than "they have land and we need it".

True, my opinion of him is quite Neutral at the moment, but we shall see... And for some reason I have a bad feeling about this new Mage General that will get appointed.:smalleek:

*rolls a scroll to the shore*
I finished drawing by the way, now my series is complete! (Though this is a little like a 5+1 series, since this one looks a little different.)
So, Serrin:

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/meriwater/FanArt/Serrincolor1.jpg

mucat
2010-06-11, 10:12 PM
Oooo, nice picture. Fir looks quite comfortable in his top-of-the-head pose, and I like the expression on Serrin's face.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-11, 10:21 PM
*a head rises from the pond*



True, my opinion of him is quite Neutral at the moment, but we shall see... And for some reason I have a bad feeling about this new Mage General that will get appointed.:smalleek:

Really? Why is that? :smallconfused:

And I love the drawing! You need to work a bit on the right side of both their faces though. Don't be too disheartened; that's the hardest bit.

CWater
2010-06-11, 10:45 PM
Oooo, nice picture. Fir looks quite comfortable in his top-of-the-head pose, and I like the expression on Serrin's face.

Thank you:smallredface:; Fun fact: I actually forgot to draw Fir at first and had to add her after I had already coloured Serrin, hope it doesn't show too much...



Really? Why is that? :smallconfused:
I do not know, just a spontaneus hunch, I could be wrong, of course.:smallwink:


And I love the drawing! You need to work a bit on the right side of both their faces though. Don't be too disheartened; that's the hardest bit.
Trust me, I'm not; I think critique is what improves one's work.:smallsmile: (And compliments prop up your ego so you won't stop creating. ;) )

And you have right, Serrin's other eye is a little too low and too much to the right..

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-11, 10:55 PM
Thank you:smallredface:; Fun fact: I actually forgot to draw Fir at first and had to add her after I had already coloured Serrin, hope it doesn't show too much...

Ooh, I see it! :smallbiggrin:

mucat
2010-06-11, 11:10 PM
Thank you:smallredface:; Fun fact: I actually forgot to draw Fir at first and had to add her after I had already coloured Serrin, hope it doesn't show too much...
Oh yeah; Serrin's hair color spills onto Fir's left foreleg. I didn't even notice till you pointed it out, though.

Asta Kask
2010-06-12, 04:24 AM
I hope Janine won't be too disappointed. Elves may get +2 Dex but they also get -2 Con so they won't last very long. It's a good thing she took several...

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-12, 12:47 PM
I hope Janine won't be too disappointed. Elves may get +2 Dex but they also get -2 Con so they won't last very long. It's a good thing she took several...

HAH! just imadgene the look on her face if she foud out both of them had finished before she even took her armor off XD

Hyoumu Yau
2010-06-12, 01:06 PM
At a guess... YGOA?
(Hugs the signatu-orc)


Yeah, that's the one :smalltongue: I friggin' love it!
If were to name the one thing I love the most about it, than it would be Melvin an his hugs.
And on that note: free half-orcish hugs for everybody! :biggrin::tongue:

The Succubus
2010-06-12, 08:14 PM
Flying, but I'm not sure that's such a good idea while you're... distracted.

Three words: Mile High Club. :smallbiggrin:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-12, 08:35 PM
I have a question: Should I post a music clip that would help set the mood with a comic more often? It won't happen every comic, only when I feel it would really help or if a piece makes me think, "Dear god YES, that is a PERFECT fit!"

I am going to say that the vast majority of these pieces will likely be from Pokemon and Zelda, since those are my two favorite game series and I listen to the music on youtube when doing these comics, since ITunes has an tendency to freeze up. And their music is awesome. :smalltongue:

mucat
2010-06-12, 08:54 PM
I know nothing about Zelda, Coffee, and the only thing I know about Pokemon is that some of them scare me while other people insist they are adorable. :smalleek:

But I enjoyed the music clip you linked last time, and I would be glad to see you do that again any time you think it fits the comic.

The Dark Fiddler
2010-06-12, 09:22 PM
No, no music.


I am going to say that the vast majority of these pieces will likely be from Pokemon and Zelda

YES YES MUSIC MORE OFTEN OH GOD YES.

*ahem*

Yes, I believe you should link to music every issue and then some more often. :smallsmile:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-12, 09:42 PM
No, no music.



YES YES MUSIC MORE OFTEN OH GOD YES.

*ahem*

Yes, I believe you should link to music every issue and then some more often. :smallsmile:

Thank you! :smallbiggrin:

Speaking of which, Runite isn't really going to show up in Murphy's Law, but this is what its theme would likely be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0yo32iVGA0

Closak
2010-06-13, 05:55 AM
One of my favorite songs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D8isFaQ2PM&feature=related)

Kinda makes me wonder what the characters would think if they were made to listen to that, complete with lyrics translation.
Or for that matter, what the chances of a situation where that would be fitting ever occuring are.

...*Grabs Lloyd and forces him to listen*
Now be a good paladin.

Darklord Xavez
2010-06-13, 07:14 PM
*Grabs Lloyd and forces him to listen*
Now be a good paladin.

The only good paladin is a dead paladin. Unless they are awesome (which is subject to my approval).
-Xavez

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-13, 07:17 PM
The only good paladin is a dead paladin. Unless they are awesome (which is subject to my approval).
-Xavez

...Why do you say this?

Lix Lorn
2010-06-13, 07:39 PM
He's Chaotic Evil.
Well, at a guess.

RdMarquis
2010-06-13, 09:01 PM
I dunno. Dark lords are usually lawful. Anyhow, I think music from other fantasy games would work for this comic. Like the Odin Sphere sountrack.

Here's something for an important battle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZGrpKTp7DA

Herpestidae
2010-06-13, 09:24 PM
Fire Emblem has a great selection of music.

Exhibit A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq4ZV0LxEnQ).
Exhibit A with enhancements. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e-oDSk5sTM)

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-13, 09:26 PM
Oh yeah, Fire Emblem would be a great one too. Can't believe I forgot. :smalltongue:

Thanks, both of you. However, if I don't feel 100% on whether or not a piece would fit, I'm not going to use it.

In any case, update tomorrow, I love the summer schedule even though I have regents for the next too weeks, yadda yadda yadda. :smalltongue:

mucat
2010-06-13, 09:31 PM
In any case, update tomorrow, I love the summer schedule even though I have regents for the next too weeks, yadda yadda yadda. :smalltongue:

Is that a type of exam, or are actual regents coming over to crash on your couch?

(I hate when they do that. They never help with the damned dishes.)

Cracklord
2010-06-14, 03:49 AM
...I didn't mean them *Points at a group of elves who are bragging about their superiority and bullying other races for being inferior* I meant those guys, who a heavy majority of the elven race seems to belong to.
You-know-who among them.

But you know, exceptions to the rule and all that...*Grabs a torch and pitchfork* Hello, my name is karma, prepare to suffer.

I just be right over here, torching the elven military high command...
That show them.

Let's just say that i happen to agree with Matt on his dislike of elves, though while he dislikes them out of jealousy, i dislike them because of how arrogant and sure of their own superiority most of them are.
The whole part where they seem to think that anything they do to someone else is justified no matter what but if someone does the same thing to them it's a horrible crime that must be punished also helps.

Personally, when confronted with an elf, I just chuckle and think of this (http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/04/04/episode-681-of-civilizations/).
I'm not to keen on them myself, in fact I'm a proud member of the team dwarf, as I figure if we have to revere an elder race, it will be one that is of actual benefit, and stoicism appeals to me. I like your concept of differentiating dwarves from conventional ones. Personally, I always make my dwarves sound and look like a slightly compressed Barry White, unless it's a more hardline setting, in which they look and sound like a slightly compressed Sean Connery.
However, the elves are not your enemies, nor anyone elses. Sparkly vampires are. Search your feelings, you will know it to be true.

Now that the obligatory elves/dwarves problem is out of the way, let me move on to the primary one of Janine in #41. Whenever sex appears in a medium, I make an effort to deconstruct it until it becomes either hilarious or terrifying, so here we go.
People with no sense of humor, limited experience with the opposite sex or to young to be ready to read about certain themes, I suggest you look away from the following passage. Or, in fact, the internet in general, but that's not important right now.

#41: That She Lasted So Long Is A Miracle In Itself

Wow. And I was thinking that Radic yelling about Orcs in the third panel was gonna have a much bigger (and longer lasting) impact on Janine.

Then she realizes that elves are very...*cough* dexterous. :smallwink:

Now, our cleric has a persona of a very experienced woman, however I am forced to wonder whether she just talks a good game, and is actually fairly uncertain of how things happen when :belkar:bumping uglies:miko:smiting evil.
Why?
Well, because the attribute she chooses her partners for is dexterity. Or, if you prefer, flexibility (which I suppose I can understand) and speed.
That's right. Speed.
Constitution (stamina and endurance) would make far more sense, as most people like their encounters to take more then a few seconds, and many like them to go as long as possible, if you know what I mean. Moving fast enough to catch a bullet might impress somebody special, but I'm sure she'd prefer it later if when you get her alone you would take your time.
Charisma (charm, force of personality, and physical good looks) would make even more sense, though of course different people are attracted to different body shapes, and perceptions of beauty is as much (if not more) a product of culture as it is instinct.
Even strength would be a fair argument as it would at least ensure a good physical shape and ability, which would make things interesting in much the same way as flexibility offered by dexterity would without making them...brief.
Yet she chooses her partners for dexterity, in short quick, fast encounters. Indeed, elves have a constitution penalty, which makes this even worse. I mean, you may as well stop the she in the title for he, and you have a summation of their encounter.
Now we could assume she likes the toned, swimmer look, except her primary (though by no means exclusive) target of affections seems to be Lloyd, who is probably bulky if his armor, big weapon (and you know what they say about men with big weapons) and high constitution are anything to go by. So either she is open to many concepts of beauty, like dragons, or she doesn't really know what she is talking about, and her encounters tend towards the unsatisfying.
This could actually explain quite a bit, I mean in particular her lack of anything resembling tact or subtlety, in that she may actually have spent quite a bit of time cloistered with her urges suppressed forcibly and no human contact of that matter or experience with the other gender, and is compensating now that she is free to do as she will. Unfortunately this hypothetical interpretation has no solid understanding of sexuality due to lack of the subject being explained to her in a frank matter, and so she doesn't actually know what she is supposed to be looking for. In truth, her making herself available in this way is an act of rebellion rather then real desire, because she fears returning to the temple and becoming undesireale.
With any luck, the next comic will cover it in gratuitous detail.

Anyway, hope you get a chuckle out of that. I'll try some crack pairings later.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-14, 07:00 AM
Oh, for a second I thought you were serious. :smalltongue: We'll find out more about Janine much later.

And one of the things I find really entertaining here is the elf/dwarf dynamic. They live right next to each other; heck, they share the same gods! They get along really well and neither side is pretentious and they both contribute to society equally, though in different ways.

Ooh! Crack pairings! :smallbiggrin:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-14, 09:28 AM
Sorry for the double post, but it's everybody's favorite time: New Comic Time! :smallbiggrin:

#44: Matt Could Have Told You Years Ago
http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/MattCouldHaveToldYouYearsAgo.png

Herpestidae
2010-06-14, 09:32 AM
XD
Just XD

Raz_Fox
2010-06-14, 09:32 AM
*snort*

Even the kitty is shocked. Ha! Here's looking forward to the next update, CI.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-14, 09:36 AM
Thanks guys. Although really, you should have seen this coming. This IS Elfland and the comic IS called Murphy's Law. :smallamused:

Asta Kask
2010-06-14, 10:37 AM
So now we know that Janine doesn't look at Radic... that way. :smallbiggrin:

Darklord Xavez
2010-06-14, 10:37 AM
...Why do you say this?
Because it's the truth...


He's Chaotic Evil.
Well, at a guess.
Nope.


I dunno. Darklords are usually lawful.

DING DING DING! That's correct! But there's no space in Darklord!

Anyways, I like the comic, but it applies a way overused gag which isn't even true. You can easily determine an elf's gender, it's just that everyone copies off of Rich.
-Xavez

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-14, 10:44 AM
So now we know that Janine doesn't look at Radic... that way. :smallbiggrin:

Nope. :smalltongue:


Because it's the truth...

But why? (And in case you didn't realize, I don't exactly subscribe to "The only good X is a dead X" idea.)



Anyways, I like the comic, but it applies a way overused gag which isn't even true. You can easily determine an elf's gender, it's just that everyone copies off of Rich.

My idea is that elves have much lower levels of testosterone and estrogen and all those other sex hormones. (In fact, it's DnD canon that male elves can't grow facial hair.) Therefore, their secondary sexual characteristics are much less apparent, generally making it difficult for the untrained eye to discern an elf's gender. If you'll look at Serrin, she's a half-elf and yet she's pretty flat-chested.

However, since Serrin's a half-elf who has been living with elves her whole life, she's able to discern these subtle characteristics easily. The others...Not so much.

Of course, there are always exceptions.

Zanaril
2010-06-14, 11:03 AM
For some reason, this doesn't surprise me at all. :smallamused:

Although I have to wonder how far they got before Janine's *ahem* "discovery".

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-14, 11:06 AM
For some reason, this doesn't surprise me at all. :smallamused:

Although I have to wonder how far they got before Janine's *ahem* "discovery".

How far do you think? :smallamused:

Asta Kask
2010-06-14, 11:10 AM
Clothes removal. The elves wouldn't have any reason to suspect she'd freak decline such a luscious two-course dish.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-14, 11:11 AM
Clothes removal. The elves wouldn't have any reason to suspect she'd freak decline such a luscious two-course dish.

Ummm...I'm gonna answer elsewhere, okay?

mucat
2010-06-14, 11:27 AM
Anyways, I like the comic, but it applies a way overused gag which isn't even true. You can easily determine an elf's gender, it's just that everyone copies off of Rich.
Wait, I'm confused. Since elves are fictional, how do you determine what "isn't even true" about them?

If the author says "In my world, humans have a hard time telling male and female elves apart", are you trying to tell her "No, they don''t"?

Not meaning to sound critical, I just don't understand the statement...

The Dark Fiddler
2010-06-14, 11:28 AM
*snort*

Even the kitty is shocked. Ha! Here's looking forward to the next update, CI.

But you'll notice the cat stays shocked for one less panel than Serrin (and starts a panel later). Take this as you will. :smalltongue:


So now we know that Janine doesn't look at Radic... that way. :smallbiggrin:

...at least not out loud... :smalltongue:

Keveak
2010-06-14, 11:41 AM
Nope. :smalltongue:



But why? (And in case you didn't realize, I don't exactly subscribe to "The only good X is a dead X" idea.)



My idea is that elves have much lower levels of testosterone and estrogen and all those other sex hormones. (In fact, it's DnD canon that male elves can't grow facial hair.) Therefore, their secondary sexual characteristics are much less apparent, generally making it difficult for the untrained eye to discern an elf's gender. If you'll look at Serrin, she's a half-elf and yet she's pretty flat-chested.

However, since Serrin's a half-elf who has been living with elves her whole life, she's able to discern these subtle characteristics easily. The others...Not so much.

Of course, there are always exceptions.

*Falls down from chair laughing*

Brilliant! You made a joke about elves being ambiguous in gender and have a biological explanation for why, just brilliant!

*Continues laughing*

CWater
2010-06-14, 12:09 PM
#44: Matt Could Have Told You Years Ago
*comic*

Heh, I was sitting here feeling pretty down, but that one actually got a laugh out of me.:smallsmile:
Hilarious!

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-14, 12:15 PM
another awsome comic :P


my guess is Jannine went for the Dexterus Elves becuse of all the diffrent and fun posistions they could go into... if they were males that it :smallwink:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-14, 12:19 PM
Thanks, everybody! :smallbiggrin:

And glad I could cheer you up, CWater.

RdMarquis
2010-06-14, 02:00 PM
I kind of suspected that this would happen to Janine one of these days, but your latest comic was really funny. The expressions in the last two panels, along with Janine's relatively subdued expression were what did it for me.

Darklord Xavez
2010-06-14, 02:30 PM
Wait, I'm confused. Since elves are fictional, how do you determine what "isn't even true" about them?

If the author says "In my world, humans have a hard time telling male and female elves apart", are you trying to tell her "No, they don''t"?

Yup. It's what I do. That and pure, unchained evil.


another awsome comic :P

my guess is Jannine went for the Dexterus Elves becuse of all the diffrent and fun posistions they could go into... if they were males that it :smallwink:

You know, I know of at least two minors on this forum. Please don't discuss that stuff. Kids play this game, you know (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0032.html)!
-Xavez

Keveak
2010-06-14, 03:50 PM
You know, I know of at least two minors on this forum. Please don't discuss that stuff. Kids play this game, you know (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0032.html)!
-Xavez

I'm technically a minor...

Not that you can say anything worse than the stuff the school system teaches us mandatorily :smallconfused::smallyuk::smalleek:

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-14, 04:02 PM
if you read murphys law, you can stand anything i just said. if i go into explicit detail(wich i wont), then probibly not so much.

The Succubus
2010-06-14, 05:18 PM
Why oh why did we have to cut away from Janine and the two elves?

WHYYYYYYYY?!

Oh wait, I think I know the answer to this one. >.>

NXTangl
2010-06-14, 05:44 PM
OK, Coffee...

Seeing as you come from the Crack Pairings thread, this won't seem like that shocking of a request...

I ask for a tribute to one of the best CP stories that has been written.

This school has lots of elves, but also orcs, kobolds, and most importantly...goblins.

Have a background image of a purple-haired elf and a goblin making out.

:smallbiggrin:

EDIT: Upon turning my computer off, I realized exactly how "One of my friends is part goblin." Ninja'd by the new comic, of course.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-14, 06:00 PM
OK, Coffee...

Seeing as you come from the Crack Pairings thread, this won't seem like that shocking of a request...

I ask for a tribute to one of the best CP stories that has been written.

This school has lots of elves, but also orcs, kobolds, and most importantly...goblins.

Have a background image of a purple-haired elf and a goblin making out.

:smallbiggrin:

The next update will be tomorrow. I strongly suggest that you reread Comic #42. :smallbiggrin:

Lix Lorn
2010-06-14, 06:05 PM
Snerk.
(Reread comic 42)
Coffee, I love you so hard. XD

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-14, 06:06 PM
Snerk.
(Reread comic 42)
Coffee, I love you so hard. XD

I have to second the comment....

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-14, 06:18 PM
are we looking for the "one of my best freinds is part goblin" line? thats really all i can see there XD

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-14, 06:21 PM
are we looking for the "one of my best freinds is part goblin" line? thats really all i can see there XD

Yep, that's the line I suppose coffe was refering to

Lycan 01
2010-06-14, 07:14 PM
Coffee, I gotta say, Comic 44 was probably one of my favorites. I couldn't stop laughing... The setup for that joke was great, the execution was perfect, the stunned silence and shocked expressions between panels just made thing everything funnier, and the small touches like even the cat freaking out and Janine's blank expression just pushed the hilarity-content over the edge. Bravo. :smallbiggrin:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-14, 08:05 PM
are we looking for the "one of my best freinds is part goblin" line? thats really all i can see there XD

Yes, we are looking for that line. :smallamused:


Coffee, I gotta say, Comic 44 was probably one of my favorites. I couldn't stop laughing... The setup for that joke was great, the execution was perfect, the stunned silence and shocked expressions between panels just made thing everything funnier, and the small touches like even the cat freaking out and Janine's blank expression just pushed the hilarity-content over the edge. Bravo.

Thank you, Lycan! :smallbiggrin:

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-14, 08:36 PM
so any chance you could tell us wether or not Tiaasal will be a reccuring charicter coffie? :P

mucat
2010-06-14, 09:09 PM
I never did hang out in the Crack Pairings thread -- though I always loved the banners -- so I'm probably missing some context here. Are we alluding to that elf-goblin who Water Smurf uses as an avatar?

(If so, it's an adorable character.)

Cracklord
2010-06-14, 10:08 PM
Redcloak and V's hypothetical offspring. Half goblin half elf. All cute.

Aaron
2010-06-15, 04:16 AM
That's odd. I didn't notice that. What kind of kinky stuff can you use wings for?

Y'know what, I'd rather not know.

You want to think about kinky stuff with wings. You knoooooooowwwwwww you want toooooooo. :smalltongue: :smallwink:


Thank you:smallredface:; Fun fact: I actually forgot to draw Fir at first and had to add her after I had already coloured Serrin, hope it doesn't show too much...

Wow, nice picture. I didn't even notice the overdrawing of Fir until you mentioned it (and I was looking really close at the picture before that). :smallsmile: I love your drawing, CWater! :smallbiggrin:



Coffee, I gotta say, Comic 44 was probably one of my favorites. I couldn't stop laughing... The setup for that joke was great, the execution was perfect, the stunned silence and shocked expressions between panels just made thing everything funnier, and the small touches like even the cat freaking out and Janine's blank expression just pushed the hilarity-content over the edge. Bravo. :smallbiggrin:

I have to second this highly detailed statement. I did not see this joke coming. Fir's shocked expression is also icing on the cake. :smallsmile::smallbiggrin:


Oh, and i just noticed something. In comic #38, if you look closely above Fir's head in panel 3, you will see that Fir is meowing "<congrats>" to Luic. It's always the little details that I find amazing, Coffee. :smallsmile:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 07:06 AM
Thanks everybody! I might change Fir's speech bubbles in the future, so they're easier to see. Maybe.

Do you love the new update schedule? I LOVE the new update schedule! :smallbiggrin:
#45: 240 Proof
http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/240Proof.png
Before you ask:
1. Fir is with Serrin's parents.
2. Water-Smurf helped me out by letting me bounce ideas and characterizations off of her; letting me organize my ideas. Plus she's my friend. And I think this is a good way to thank her. Online, at least. :smallsmile:

Grim ranger
2010-06-15, 07:12 AM
Hahahahhahaa! :smallbiggrin:

Good work, Coffee! I am loving these summer updates :smallsmile:

Closak
2010-06-15, 07:49 AM
I take it the dwarf is Anthony and the guy who got knocked out is the ex-boyfriend?

Wait...Janine is a bastard?

Tinder looks somewhat amused in the first panel, then a bit depressed in the second one.

Geez, elves really can't handle alcohol huh?

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 07:51 AM
I take it the dwarf is Anthony and the guy who got knocked out is the ex-boyfriend?

Wait...Janine is a bastard?

Tinder looks somewhat amused in the first panel, then a bit depressed in the second one.

Geez, elves really can't handle alcohol huh?

Yep. :smallbiggrin:

Janine's parents got married when her mom was five months pregnant with her; it was a shotgun (Shotcrossbow?) wedding.

Elves can't handle beer designed for dwarf consumption. Especially when they've got d4 hit dice. Serrin and Tia would be better able to handle it though.

Lix Lorn
2010-06-15, 08:30 AM
<3
<3
<3
TIAAAAAA

...
Also funny comic.
BUT TIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


I take it the dwarf is Anthony and the guy who got knocked out is the ex-boyfriend?
Or so she wants you to believe...

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 08:38 AM
<3
<3
<3
TIAAAAAA

...
Also funny comic.
BUT TIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


Or so she wants you to believe...

And she's so happy! And she and Serrin are best friends! :smallbiggrin:

Anthony is an Italian name. The dwarves here have Italian names. :smalltongue:

Lix Lorn
2010-06-15, 08:50 AM
And she's so happy! And she and Serrin are best friends! :smallbiggrin:

Anthony is an Italian name. The dwarves here have Italian names. :smalltongue:
<3 Awesome!

Maybe the other guy was raised by Dwarves. Or his family named it after their best man, a dwarf.
Seriously, you think even Word of God can stop the Prophetess of the Shipping Goddess? XP

Felyndiira
2010-06-15, 08:53 AM
It would seem that a certain elven mage did not put his second-best stat in constitution.

*monocle*

As always, great comic though :smallbiggrin:. If only elves had their penalty in wisdom instead.

Asta Kask
2010-06-15, 10:57 AM
And she's so happy! And she and Serrin are best friends! :smallbiggrin:

Tiasal - happy and sane? Must be some other Tiasal... :smallwink:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 11:11 AM
Tiasal - happy and sane? Must be some other Tiasal... :smallwink:

But here she has friends! :smallbiggrin:

Darklord Xavez
2010-06-15, 11:30 AM
Janine's parents got married when her mom was five months pregnant with her; it was a shotgun (Shotcrossbow?) wedding.

First: Sorta like Daigo and Kazumi, only more extreme?

Second: It would be a crossbow wedding. There's no such thing as a Shotcrossbow, there's only Manyshot.
-Xavez

CWater
2010-06-15, 11:33 AM
Hee! I laughed already at the first panel!:smallbiggrin:

But I don't get the title, what does it mean?:smallconfused:

P.S:I join the choir:It's Tiasal!!!:smallredface:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 11:56 AM
First: Sorta like Daigo and Kazumi, only more extreme?

Second: It would be a crossbow wedding. There's no such thing as a Shotcrossbow, there's only Manyshot.
-Xavez

Like a darker, more extreme version of Daigo and Kazumi.


But I don't get the title, what does it mean?

That beer is 120% alcohol.

mucat
2010-06-15, 12:00 PM
But I don't get the title, what does it mean?:smallconfused:

"Proof" is a (slightly old-fashioned) measure of the strength of alcoholic beverages For example, you might buy 80-proof whiskey. Depending on whether you're using the British system or the American, 100% alcohol would be either 175-proof or 200-proof.

(Non-dwarven) beer tends to be about 6%-10% alcohol, so you wouldn't expect more than 20 proof or so.

If Coffee's dwarves brew 240-proof beer, then they've found a way to make it more than 100% alcohol by volume. Poor elf never stood a chance.

EDIT: Ninja'd by Coffee.

Keveak
2010-06-15, 12:00 PM
First: Sorta like Daigo and Kazumi, only more extreme?

Second: It would be a crossbow wedding. There's no such thing as a Shotcrossbow, there's only Manyshot.
-Xavez

Explosive arrows/bolts would make a good simile to a shotgun round.

This is a world of magic.

CWater
2010-06-15, 12:03 PM
"Proof" is a (slightly old-fashioned) measure of the strength of alcoholic beverages For example, you might buy 80-proof whiskey. Depending on whether you're using the British system or the American, 100% alcohol would be either 175-proof or 200-proof.

(Non-dwarven) beer tends to be about 6%-10% alcohol, so you wouldn't expect more than 20 proof or so.

If Coffee's dwarves brew 240-proof beer, then they've found a way to make it more than 100% alcohol by volume. Poor elf never stood a chance.

EDIT: Ninja'd by Coffee.

Okay, thanks for the explanation. Every day one learns something new:smallamused:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 12:11 PM
"Proof" is a (slightly old-fashioned) measure of the strength of alcoholic beverages For example, you might buy 80-proof whiskey. Depending on whether you're using the British system or the American, 100% alcohol would be either 175-proof or 200-proof.

(Non-dwarven) beer tends to be about 6%-10% alcohol, so you wouldn't expect more than 20 proof or so.

If Coffee's dwarves brew 240-proof beer, then they've found a way to make it more than 100% alcohol by volume. Poor elf never stood a chance.

EDIT: Ninja'd by Coffee.

It draws in alcohol from another dimension! :smallbiggrin:

Keveak
2010-06-15, 12:18 PM
It draws in alcohol from another dimension! :smallbiggrin:

Dang, I thought it was a feeblemind spell effect.

Oh well, better luck next impossible dwarf invention :smalltongue:

Herpestidae
2010-06-15, 12:19 PM
Mathematically impossible alcohol is mathematically impossible.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 12:21 PM
Mathematically impossible alcohol is mathematically impossible.

Mathematically impossible alcohol is funny.

Lix Lorn
2010-06-15, 12:25 PM
Mathematically impossible alcohol is mathematically impossible.
The First Rule of Tautology Club is the First Rule of Tautology Club.

Yeah, happy Tiasal makes my heart glow happy. ^_^

Herpestidae
2010-06-15, 12:40 PM
This thread grows roughly 1.2 pages per update. This is shocking. I am envious.

Anyway, Can someone dig up the smileys we had of the party? I'm too lazy to search.

CWater
2010-06-15, 12:53 PM
This thread grows roughly 1.2 pages per update. This is shocking. I am envious.

Anyway, Can someone dig up the smileys we had of the party? I'm too lazy to search.

Here you go!


http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/JanineSmiley.png http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/LloydSmiley.png http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/MattSmiley.png http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/RadicSmiley.png http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/TinderSmiley.png

Herpestidae
2010-06-15, 01:07 PM
Thanks a million.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 01:09 PM
I'm going to add a Serrin sprite soon.

RdMarquis
2010-06-15, 01:15 PM
I know it's been established that familiars and animal companions reflect the mood of their partners, but Fir's irritation over the alcohol policy is just adorable. He (or is it she) can't even drink.

Also, I like to think of this as a counterbalance to Legolas drinking Gimli under the table. :smalltongue:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 01:18 PM
I know it's been established that familiars and animal companions reflect the mood of their partners, but Fir's irritation over the alcohol policy is just adorable. He (or is it she) can't even drink.

Also, I like to think of this as a counterbalance to Legolas drinking Gimli under the table. :smalltongue:

You honestly thing that Serrin doesn't give Fir a little saucer of wine for her to drink? :smalltongue:

That scene was hilarious.

Herpestidae
2010-06-15, 01:33 PM
[QUOTE=CoffeeIncluded;8708219]You honestly thing that Serrin doesn't give Fir a little saucer of wine for her to drink?/QUOTE]

Now I am imagining a drunken kitty and laughing hysterically.

Closak
2010-06-15, 01:39 PM
Okay, something really creepy just went through my head :smalleek:

Poor...well, everyone.
I have no idea where this thought came from, but i doubt any of the characters would like any of those things happening.

Where do these thoughts come from?
Horrible emotional and mental torture for everyone seems to be a common thing in my head.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 01:46 PM
Now I am imagining a drunken kitty and laughing hysterically.

That's it. Fir's getting drunk in the comic.


Okay, something really creepy just went through my head :smalleek:

Poor...well, everyone.
I have no idea where this thought came from, but i doubt any of the characters would like any of those things happening.

Where do these thoughts come from?
Horrible emotional and mental torture for everyone seems to be a common thing in my head.

What creepy thing just went through your head? :smallconfused:

Closak
2010-06-15, 01:49 PM
A scenario where the party get's harassed by a bored reality warper whose idea of fun is torturing and hurting people in a manner of different ways.

Like turning Janine into an orc.
Or swapping all of Lloyd's paladin levels for levels in Blackguard.
All for the lulz, while the party screams in horror in unison.

That kind of thing.

In short, bored godlike entity decides to mess with them for ****s and giggles.
And everyone suffers permanent emotional scarring as a result.

Like i said, i have no idea why this stuff keeps turning up in my mind.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 01:55 PM
A scenario where the party get's harassed by a bored reality warper whose idea of fun is torturing and hurting people in a manner of different ways.

Like turning Janine into an orc.
Or swapping all of Lloyd's paladin levels for levels in Blackguard.
All for the lulz, while the party screams in horror in unison.

That kind of thing.

In short, bored godlike entity decides to mess with them for ****s and giggles.
And everyone suffers permanent emotional scarring as a result.
:smalleek:
And what did they do with the others? Make Tinder wear dragonskin armor? Saw off Serrin's ear? :smalleek:

Closak
2010-06-15, 02:01 PM
Pretty much.

It also involved forcing Tinder to experience flashbacks of his parents death's over and over and over with perfect clarity.

And Matt turning into a girl and being harrased by people who mistakes her for a prostitute and wants to buy her "Services"
And being robbed of everything he owns in the process.

Like i said, it was some creepy stuff that went through my skull there.

Lix Lorn
2010-06-15, 02:38 PM
And Matt turning into a girl and being harrased by people who mistakes her for a prostitute and wants to buy her "Services"
Yeah... that'd be funny. Poor Matt. (Smirk)
Matilda..?

Raz_Fox
2010-06-15, 03:54 PM
Pretty much.

It also involved forcing Tinder to experience flashbacks of his parents death's over and over and over with perfect clarity.

And Matt turning into a girl and being harrased by people who mistakes her for a prostitute and wants to buy her "Services"
And being robbed of everything he owns in the process.

Like i said, it was some creepy stuff that went through my skull there.

You, sir, are an incredibly disturbed person.

And I am a horribly perverted person for grinning at the idea of Matilda.

But you're still worse. Definitely.

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-15, 04:09 PM
wooo! Tiaasal appearince!

the drunk elf obviusly failed a fortitude save right there XD

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-15, 04:14 PM
Question! Is this incident the cause of Serrin's and Rolf's breakin up?

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 04:17 PM
Question! Is this incident the cause of Serrin's and Rolf's breakin up?

No, it wasn't. It was a mutual breakup and they're still good friends. Serrin and Rolf had (And still have) a very healthy relationship.

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-15, 04:18 PM
No, it wasn't. It was a mutual breakup and they're still good friends. Serrin and Rolf had (And still have) a very healthy relationship.

:smallfrown: ahh... if this was the reason that would have been great comedy potential... meh doesn't matter

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 04:27 PM
:smallfrown: ahh... if this was the reason that would have been great comedy potential... meh doesn't matter

That's not how Serrin is. Just because she's a half-elf doesn't mean that her life has to be an angstfest.

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-15, 04:29 PM
That's not how Serrin is. Just because she's a half-elf doesn't mean that her life has to be an angstfest.

Who said I wanted an angfest? I didn't had that in mind.. and yeah I hate angfest-ing halfies (:mumbles incoherently about Oak:). Either way it is your story, not mine so do what you want to do.

I am sorry if it sounded diferently

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 04:31 PM
Who said I wanted an angfest? I didn't had that in mind.. and yeah I hate angfest-ing halfies (:mumbles incoherently about Oak:). Either way it is your story, not mine so do what you want to do.

I am sorry if it sounded diferently

No, I didn't mean to be rude about it. I just meant that for Serrin to break up with him over that would be out of character.

And yeah. That's part of the reason that Serrin and Luic have stable, wonderful, loving family and childhoods.

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-15, 04:32 PM
No, I didn't mean to be rude about it. I just meant the for Serrin to break up with him over that would be out of character.

And yeah. That's part of the reason that Serrin and Luic have stable, wonderful, loving family and childhoods.

Oh that makes sense.

mucat
2010-06-15, 04:51 PM
You honestly thing that Serrin doesn't give Fir a little saucer of wine for her to drink? :smalltongue:

True...but I would wager the new policy is somewhere closer to "No Dwarven ale EVER!" than "Don't give the kitty some wine." So Fir's angry look still seems to be "I'm mad because my biped friends are mad," rather than "I was personally inconvenienced here." :smallsmile:

Lix Lorn
2010-06-15, 05:37 PM
So Fir's angry look still seems to be "I'm mad because my biped friends are mad," rather than "I was personally inconvenienced here." :smallsmile:
Three words: Rule. Of. Cool.
Now, what's cooller... a loyal kitty? Or a slightly alcoholic kitty?

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-15, 05:38 PM
Three words: Rule. Of. Cool.
Now, what's cooller... a loyal kitty? Or a slightly alcoholic kitty?

I take the third option a Loyal but slightly alcoholic kitty!

mucat
2010-06-15, 05:52 PM
Exactly. You can have both.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-8/1204323/mr_scruffy.jpg: "I still get my *meowhic* wine...but my friends want dwarven ale so I'm MAD!"

(Hey, do we have a Fir smiley?)

Lix Lorn
2010-06-15, 06:03 PM
Exactly. You can have both.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-8/1204323/mr_scruffy.jpg: "I still get my *meowhic* wine...but my friends want dwarven ale so I'm MAD!"

(Hey, do we have a Fir smiley?)
Nice solution. Also, WIN.

Cracklord
2010-06-15, 07:19 PM
Where do these thoughts come from?
Horrible emotional and mental torture for everyone seems to be a common thing in my head.

I know the feeling. Course, mine is usually a lot less refined and more brutal, but then, I'm not a particularly subtle person.

Also, Tisaal is a lot less small and vulnerable then I always picture her. I wonder why that is...

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-15, 07:20 PM
shes oder maby?

mucat
2010-06-15, 07:22 PM
Also, Tisaal is a lot less small and vulnerable then I always picture her. I wonder why that is...

Enlarge Person spell, so she can keep up with her share of the drinking?

Lix Lorn
2010-06-15, 07:23 PM
Also, Tisaal is a lot less small and vulnerable then I always picture her. I wonder why that is...
Only main characters SUffer, with a capital S and U. In this, Tiasal is safe... 'less she like, joins the party.

Cracklord
2010-06-15, 07:28 PM
shes oder maby?

Possible. And yes, she's probably safe from serious emotional torture.

The Dark Fiddler
2010-06-15, 07:44 PM
Also, Tisaal is a lot less small and vulnerable then I always picture her. I wonder why that is...

Because in OotS style comics Goblins (and theoretically the cross-species spawn thereof) are inexplicably lacking their small size?

Edit: And it's really more of an Expy than Tia herself.

Darklord Xavez
2010-06-15, 08:02 PM
So... Many... Posts... and nothing to respond with... *sob*

But anyways, I liked Closak's idea. I'm not above torturing others for laughs, I do that stuff all the time. That needs to be a filler comic.
-Xavez

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-15, 08:20 PM
Only main characters SUffer, with a capital S and U. In this, Tiasal is safe... 'less she like, joins the party.

this is a GREAT idea! she IS a very powerfull sorcceress after all.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 08:24 PM
Because in OotS style comics Goblins (and theoretically the cross-species spawn thereof) are inexplicably lacking their small size?

Edit: And it's really more of an Expy than Tia herself.

Yeah, Tia here is a cameo of Water-Smurf's Tia. She agreed to it.

That's a lot of posts. :smalltongue:


But anyways, I liked Closak's idea. I'm not above torturing others for laughs, I do that stuff all the time. That needs to be a filler comic.

...*Looks at notes of future events*

...You don't want to know.

Lycan 01
2010-06-15, 08:30 PM
"...Oh right. Elf."

NICE!! :smallbiggrin:

Great update. And I like the Tia cameo. Inside jokes are fun... :smalltongue:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 08:40 PM
"...Oh right. Elf."

NICE!! :smallbiggrin:

Great update. And I like the Tia cameo. Inside jokes are fun... :smalltongue:

Thanks! :smallbiggrin:

I think what's nice about it is that eventually they really don't notice each others' racial differences anymore. Like, they're there, and they all know that they're there, but nobody pays any attention to them. ("Yeah, my girlfriend's only got one pointy ear and our other friend has greenish skin and little tusks. You were saying?")

Cracklord
2010-06-15, 08:40 PM
I still like the dwarf learning magic. That I can respect, playing against type.


Yeah, Tia here is a cameo of Water-Smurf's Tia. She agreed to it.


Feel free to use Belial, if you want to.
Of course, he is a property of Wizards of the Coast, and an interpretation of the biblical daemon, so you wouldn't have to credit me...

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 08:47 PM
I still like the dwarf learning magic. That I can respect, playing against type.



Feel free to use Belial, if you want to.
Of course, he is a property of Wizards of the Coast, and an interpretation of the biblical daemon, so you wouldn't have to credit me...
Please. You're gonna see so much of playing against type here. But thanks! :smallbiggrin:

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-15, 08:48 PM
i dont think we will be seeing too many cameos. its a known fact that if too many are seen without first winning a contest or something, the thing gets wholey out of control, and eavryone and their dog is asking the creaitor for a cameo XD

if you love me you will show a red-fured bugbear at some point

mucat
2010-06-15, 08:48 PM
I think what's nice about it is that eventually they really don't notice each others' racial differences anymore. Like, they're there, and they all know that they're there, but nobody pays any attention to them. ("Yeah, my girlfriend's only got one pointy ear and our other friend has greenish skin and little tusks. You were saying?")
Yeah, their group gives off a good vibe. Although after the events depicted, I imagine they'll pay more attention to differences in alcohol metabolism...


Antonio: Seriously? You guys have just got one liver?

Cracklord
2010-06-15, 08:56 PM
She didn't say no.


Please. You're gonna see so much of playing against type here. But thanks! :smallbiggrin:

That's good. We need more of that.
Still, it's not quite Cacame Awemedinade, Elvish king of the dwarves!
For those of you who don't play dwarf fortress, allow me to elaborate. He was an elf born in a civilization at war with the dwarves. When he was one, his father died. When he was two, so did his mother. When he was twelve, he got married, and became a town guard. But then, disaster struck.
His wife was killed and eaten by another elf, for no particular reason. He swore revenge, but never got it. Five years later, the dwarves, still at war with the elves, were so impressed by his sheer badassitude and hatred of elves, that they made him their king, and built a giant statue of him. Yes, they made an elf, from a civilization they were at war with, king, and their most legendary hero.
He went on to kill a dragon with a hammer. And earn the title "The Immortal Onslaught."

Note: This is awesome, because it occurred completely by chance in a glitch in the game, and shouldn't be possible. This couldn't be made up.

http://df.magmawiki.com/images/thumb/8/8f/Cacame_history.jpg/400px-Cacame_history.jpg

Yes. I am drawing attention to this in the hope you do something so crazy awesome.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 09:04 PM
i dont think we will be seeing too many cameos. its a known fact that if too many are seen without first winning a contest or something, the thing gets wholey out of control, and eavryone and their dog is asking the creaitor for a cameo XD

if you love me you will show a red-fured bugbear at some point

Water-Smurf gets a cameo partially because she's my friend, but mostly because she helped me with this comic. :smallsmile:


Yeah, their group gives off a good vibe. Although after the events depicted, I imagine they'll pay more attention to differences in alcohol metabolism...

Antonio: Seriously? You guys have just got one liver?

That's the point. :smallbiggrin:

And yeah, probably. :smalltongue:

Lycan 01
2010-06-15, 09:06 PM
Can I steal The Immortal Onslaught as my next DnD character? :smallbiggrin:


I never made any OCs or anything, so I don't think you can do any Easter Eggs or Cameos for my works. :smalltongue:


Edit:
I do think its nice for you to make a cameo of Tia for Water-Smurf. That's just a good show of friendship. In fact, it may be better if she stays the only cameo/Easter Egg, just so it doesn't take away some of "specialness" of what you did. :smallsmile:

Cracklord
2010-06-15, 09:11 PM
Can I steal The Immortal Onslaught as my next DnD character? :smallbiggrin:

Go ahead, he's not mine. He's an open source character, with a fan novel in the works. That is going to be awesome.

Lycan 01
2010-06-15, 09:12 PM
Fn novel? :smallconfused:

Cracklord
2010-06-15, 09:15 PM
*Fan novel, by a semi-professional writer.

Lycan 01
2010-06-15, 09:18 PM
Is it actually going to be published, or just spread around the internet? :smallconfused:

So was this Dwarf Fortress character from the Giantitp DF, or just an unknown internet hero? :smalltongue:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-15, 09:21 PM
Hey, guys, let's please try to stay on topic here.

Cracklord
2010-06-15, 09:31 PM
Sorry. So how did he carry around that tankard of ale, then? Is he the top of his class and messing with extra dimensional spaces? Or do dwarves just have very spacious pockets?

Asta Kask
2010-06-16, 04:36 AM
Sorry. So how did he carry around that tankard of ale, then? Is he the top of his class and messing with extra dimensional spaces? Or do dwarves just have very spacious pockets?

Hammerspace.

"Proof" stems from the fact that gunpowder won't burn in alcohol of less than 57.15%. Thus, the gunpowder burning was "proof" that the rum on British ships hadn't been watered too much. And it really tells you something when you realize that the sailors considered anything under 57% alcohol by volume "too weak." Yikes!

Darklord Xavez
2010-06-16, 11:05 AM
Yeah, Tia here is a cameo of Water-Smurf's Tia. She agreed to it.

That's a lot of posts. :smalltongue:



...*Looks at notes of future events*

...You don't want to know.

Yum. I'm ready.
-Xavez

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-16, 01:17 PM
Okay, I probably won't be able to update tomorrow or Monday, but I will be able to update on Friday like always. :smallbiggrin:

I feel that this comic is a bit weaker than the others, but this mini-arc has dragged on long enough. And I'll finally be able to introduce Serrin's parents! :smallbiggrin:

#46: Divination, How I Love Thee
http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac294/caffeineincluded/DivinationHowILoveThee.png

Grim ranger
2010-06-16, 01:40 PM
Holy Coffee, it's update flood! :smalleek::smallbiggrin:

Perfect as always! I see the tracks of the railroad clearly here. Let us hope the train won't be coming through soon :smallamused:

Lix Lorn
2010-06-16, 01:40 PM
I love the second and last panel. XD

Herpestidae
2010-06-16, 01:47 PM
I am suddenly imagining a man approaching Serrin. with candy. And a van. Luckily, It's all a setup by Chris Hansen.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-16, 01:50 PM
I am suddenly imagining a man approaching Serrin. with candy. And a van. Luckily, It's all a setup by Chris Hansen.

Remember how I said that Fir has a higher Wisdom score than she does? :smallamused:

Allan Surgite
2010-06-16, 02:35 PM
Awaa, quite a few more updates then I was, ah-ha, expecting.

#43 is an interesting one, I think. Are we seeing, perhaps, a shot at the villains...? Hum-hum.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-16, 02:39 PM
Awaa, quite a few more updates then I was, ah-ha, expecting.

Thank you!


#43 is an interesting one, I think. Are we seeing, perhaps, a shot at the villains...? Hum-hum.

Perhaps...:smallamused:

Asta Kask
2010-06-16, 02:51 PM
So, would your parents be cool about having six complete strangers sleep over? My would probably not have been cool about it.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-16, 02:57 PM
So, would your parents be cool about having six complete strangers sleep over? My would probably not have been cool about it.

No. No they would not.

CWater
2010-06-16, 03:03 PM
:smallbiggrin: Loved the punchline!!:smallbiggrin: And Radic's line in panel 4.

Though it would seem that once again I did not get the title, oh well...

Ooh, you used the word "killjoy"! I always grin when I see that word:smalltongue:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-16, 03:12 PM
:smallbiggrin: Loved the punchline!!:smallbiggrin: And Radic's line in panel 4.

Though it would seem that once again I did not get the title, oh well...

Ooh, you used the word "killjoy"! I always grin when I see that word:smalltongue:

Thank you! :smallbiggrin:

The joke is that she doesn't need to worry about self-preservation, because Divination spells will take care of that for her. Of course, we must also remember that Fir has a higher Wisdom score than Serrin does. :smalltongue:

The Dark Fiddler
2010-06-16, 03:37 PM
So, would your parents be cool about having six complete strangers sleep over? My would probably not have been cool about it.

Ah, but my parents would likely be okay with having six protagonists over. :smalltongue:

Alas, it's a shame we won't have Serrin joining the group, I really like her. But, she's not joining the group, no siree. :smalltongue:

Lix Lorn
2010-06-16, 04:09 PM
Ah, but my parents would likely be okay with having six protagonists over. :smalltongue:
'Alright, show us your protagonist ID cards.'

Asta Kask
2010-06-16, 04:10 PM
Ah, but my parents would likely be okay with having six protagonists over. :smalltongue:

Protagonists are worse. They attract antagonists like crap attracts flies.

CWater
2010-06-16, 04:20 PM
Protagonists are worse. They attract antagonists like crap attracts flies.

Indeed, and they never pay for the damage caused when fighting them off.

Lix Lorn
2010-06-16, 05:15 PM
Indeed, and they never pay for the damage caused when fighting them off.
...
COFFEEEE
Aversion required!
When they make a mess, have them clear it up. XD
...plz?

Cizak
2010-06-16, 06:16 PM
I really don't get #45. What does being born premature have anythign to do wit the two elves being women?

HypoSoc
2010-06-16, 06:23 PM
It's a reference to the line: "You poor bastard."

Herpestidae
2010-06-16, 06:38 PM
It's a reference to the line: "You poor bastard."
"Bastard" meaning "conceived out of wedlock."
Janine was born 5 months before she would have been born if her mother had married before pregnancy.

RdMarquis
2010-06-16, 08:08 PM
Indeed, and they never pay for the damage caused when fighting them off.

Odds are, having a bunch of protagonists stay overnight would end up with the house in ruins.

Anyway, divination or not, that was still naive/sickeningly cute of Serrin.

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-16, 08:28 PM
Ah, but my parents would likely be okay with having six protagonists over. :smalltongue:

Alas, it's a shame we won't have Serrin joining the group, I really like her. But, she's not joining the group, no siree. :smalltongue:

Oh please, we all know she's joining the party. The question is under what circumstances. :smalltongue:


I really don't get #45. What does being born premature have anythign to do wit the two elves being women?

Double ninjaed:


It's a reference to the line: "You poor bastard."



"Bastard" meaning "conceived out of wedlock."
Janine was born 5 months before she would have been born if her mother had married before pregnancy.

Yep. Janine's parents married because her mom got knocked up.


Odds are, having a bunch of protagonists stay overnight would end up with the house in ruins.

Anyway, divination or not, that was still naive/sickeningly cute of Serrin.

Yes, but you forget that the Peakane family is a family of mid-to-:eek: level arcane spellcasters. :smalltongue:

However, that was naive of Serrin. As great as her childhood and life in general is (in complete defiance of the usual half-elf stereotype), she's never left Elfland and she's pretty sheltered.

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-16, 08:44 PM
Ok... the comic was great like always but I am having a mental image of Serrin's parents threateing the male members of the party.....

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-16, 08:56 PM
Ok... the comic was great like always but I am having a mental image of Serrin's parents threateing the male members of the party.....

Thank you! And really? Why is that? :smalltongue:

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-16, 08:58 PM
Thank you! And really? Why is that? :smalltongue:

I don't know, Serrin seems rather young (by half elf standards at least) and if she has lived a shletered life, I am imaging overprotecting parents threatiening the males to not try anything -"funny" with their daughter. :shrugs:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-16, 09:04 PM
I don't know, Serrin seems rather young (by half elf standards at least) and if she has lived a shletered life, I am imaging overprotecting parents threatiening the males to not try anything -"funny" with their daughter. :shrugs:

That makes sense. :smallbiggrin:

Serrin's 41, which is the half-elf equivalent of about 21 years old. Luic is 36; in human terms he'd be in his mid-to-late teens.

Random: Imagine this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwlRy5K3azY&feature=related) playing when Lloyd and co were fighting Tinder.

Dusk Eclipse
2010-06-16, 09:09 PM
I wonder how matt would react to such threat...

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-16, 09:13 PM
i still say that cool elf-goblin should join the party :P

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-17, 11:12 AM
i still say that cool elf-goblin should join the party :P

Sorry, no can do. She's not even my character, she's Water-Smurf's. :smalltongue:

NXTangl
2010-06-17, 09:01 PM
Hmm...now that we have referenced one CrackFic, how about another?


A cave with two signs on it: "Closak's cave" and "Do not disturb until Black Dragon mating season is over".
:smallwink:

:biggrin:

mucat
2010-06-17, 09:06 PM
Don't encourage him... :smallsigh:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-17, 09:18 PM
Don't encourage him... :smallsigh:

...The party is going to run into a black dragon several hundred strips from now...

Cracklord
2010-06-17, 10:10 PM
...The party is going to run into a black dragon several hundred strips from now...

A sexy black dragon?

The Dark Fiddler
2010-06-17, 10:11 PM
...The party is going to run into a black dragon several hundred strips from now...

Coffee, just how long do you have planned ahead? :smalleek:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-17, 10:16 PM
Coffee, just how long do you have planned ahead? :smalleek:

All the way to the final strip, right down to the name and most of the panels and dialogue. I mean, obviously I don't have every sentence and every individual strip planned out, but I know what the world is like and where the characters are going and everything about the plot. Murphy's Law is going to be about 450-500 strips long. :smallbiggrin:

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-17, 11:58 PM
500 strips? about 2-4 pages of comments per strip? 50 pages of comments per thread?... ok i suck at math, how many threads is that?

Lycan 01
2010-06-18, 12:03 AM
That's about 20 threads minimum. :smallconfused:

RdMarquis
2010-06-18, 12:48 AM
Oh, boy. You wouldn't be planning to challenge Rich Burlew himself for total number of forum posts per comic, are you? :smallamused:

CWater
2010-06-18, 01:51 AM
500 strips? about 2-4 pages of comments per strip? 50 pages of comments per thread?... ok i suck at math, how many threads is that?


That's about 20 threads minimum. :smallconfused:

30 actually. See, 3 pages x 17 (strips) = 51 pages (~one thread), and 30 (threads) x 17 strips = 510 strips. (I did the counting first by dividing, but it looks neater this way:smallcool:)

I'm just hoping all this success won't go to Coffee's head...
...'Cos it would be the comic that suffers from that.:smalleek:

Draconi Redfir
2010-06-18, 02:05 AM
we will know things have gone terribly wrong if she starts announceing she is going to set up a murphys law booth at the next comic convention.

The Dark Fiddler
2010-06-18, 04:53 AM
we will know things have gone terribly wrong if she starts announceing she is going to set up a murphys law booth at the next comic convention.

I think at that point it would be better if she got her own site, honestly, like anti-HEROES did (but not stop updating, obviously).

Honestly, that 30+ threads thing is kinda... I don't know, I can't find the right word. But why is this comic so popular? Don't get me wrong, it's good, but look at all the other fancomics. They don't get this much discussion.They're usually able to... *gasp* get more than a single issue per page!

Maybe it's because a lot of people like Coffee, and the atmosphere in the threads in eased, leading to more casual talking (and then leading to off-topic talking). Maybe she really IS that good. Maybe it's unexplainable. I don't know.

Just some half-asleep pre-final day of school musings.

Also, I leave for Japan tonight, so I won't be able to see any updates for the next 2 weeks. Don't do anything too major without me. :smalltongue:

CoffeeIncluded
2010-06-18, 05:46 AM
Oh, boy. You wouldn't be planning to challenge Rich Burlew himself for total number of forum posts per comic, are you? :smallamused:
:smalltongue:



I'm just hoping all this success won't go to Coffee's head...
...'Cos it would be the comic that suffers from that.

If anything, I have serious self-esteem issues. So it's unlikely.


we will know things have gone terribly wrong if she starts announceing she is going to set up a murphys law booth at the next comic convention.

Why would I? There's only about 30 or so people who read this, as far as I can tell.


I think at that point it would be better if she got her own site, honestly, like anti-HEROES did (but not stop updating, obviously).

Honestly, that 30+ threads thing is kinda... I don't know, I can't find the right word. But why is this comic so popular? Don't get me wrong, it's good, but look at all the other fancomics. They don't get this much discussion.They're usually able to... *gasp* get more than a single issue per page!

Maybe it's because a lot of people like Coffee, and the atmosphere in the threads in eased, leading to more casual talking (and then leading to off-topic talking). Maybe she really IS that good. Maybe it's unexplainable. I don't know.

Just some half-asleep pre-final day of school musings.

Also, I leave for Japan tonight, so I won't be able to see any updates for the next 2 weeks. Don't do anything too major without me

The problem is that I suck at making websites. Like, really REALLY suck. I'm computer illiterate. Plus I don't have the money for it, don't you have to pay?

I really don't know why this is so popular either. I mean, I'm an okay writer, but not an OMGAMAZING!!! one. And I don't know why people here like me so much either.

In any case, have fun in Japan! And the story goes where it wants to, but nothing really big happens. (I will be updating around 2-3 PM Eastern time today though.)

Herpestidae
2010-06-18, 06:45 AM
:smalltongue:
The problem is that I suck at making websites. Like, really REALLY suck. I'm computer illiterate. Plus I don't have the money for it, don't you have to pay?



Blogspot and DeviantArt are a few free sites.

There's also (apparently) This (http://www.webs.com/pages/features/), which is free and looks easy.

Lix Lorn
2010-06-18, 07:12 AM
A cave with two signs on it: "Closak's cave" and "Do not disturb until Black Dragon mating season is over".
And in the next strip, a house marked 'Lix' Place', with a sign saying 'Do Not Disturb Until All Mating Seasons Are Over'
(Smirk)