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The Giant
2006-04-12, 09:40 PM
New comic is up.

TinSoldier
2006-04-12, 09:41 PM
First again! I'm such a jerk! I refreshed the comic and then came here. Great as usual!

'Queenhilt' Bwahahahaha! That's great!

Adghar
2006-04-12, 09:42 PM
Poor Belkar! Will he ever catch a break?

Demosthenes
2006-04-12, 09:43 PM
Phew that was great.. Another laugh out loud moment brought to you by Mr. Burlew

lunar
2006-04-12, 09:43 PM
Ha ha, disguises are so easy when you are made of sticks.

Also, why does Belkar say she is no nymph? Apparently he doesn't own a copy of the monster manual. Look at the picture, nymphs are kinda ugly.

Kish
2006-04-12, 09:44 PM
Poor Belkar! Will he ever catch a break?
Didn't you notice? He already did. Badly freaked out his dancing partner, too.

a1057soul
2006-04-12, 09:44 PM
ahh more Belkar! If only there were more Belkar pickup lines.

great job Giant!

:D
Dan

RAMPAGE
2006-04-12, 09:44 PM
Poor Belkar! Will he ever catch a break?
He did! In the leg. ;)

Tyrasius
2006-04-12, 09:44 PM
1st page!

lol very funny! Particularly Belkar and leprosy :)

The head was really funny too, it looks like it is just hovering there.

Eriol
2006-04-12, 09:44 PM
The amount of randomness lately is considerable.

Not necessarily a bad thing. ;)

NightFox
2006-04-12, 09:44 PM
First again! I'm such a jerk. I refreshed the comic and then came here. Great as usual!

great comic as usual....

'you're no nymph, honey...' lol

Tinros
2006-04-12, 09:44 PM
That's gotta be the funniest thing I've read in a while.

"Leprosy. What?"

lol!

(I think I might have actually made it on the first page!)

jmaccabeus
2006-04-12, 09:45 PM
*cheers and parties like it's 999*

Good old Belkar. He dances like he's got wooden feet, though. *hides*

starwoof
2006-04-12, 09:45 PM
Hah. Awesome.

"Hey, youre no nymph!"


EDIT; Holy crap, Belkar was enjoying himself... and he wasnt even murdering something!

MelTel
2006-04-12, 09:47 PM
Beautiful *claps* made my day.. especially when she runs away due to the leprosy

one thousand zero zero... :p

*squee* first page

Randomnesh
2006-04-12, 09:47 PM
Great comic, as usual. Another laugh out loud moment.

Belkar can hop on one stilt? Man, that's skill. :P

plainsfox
2006-04-12, 09:48 PM
Nymphs were pretty in the earlier editions. Besides, what do you mean by no breaks for Belkar? He has recieved a tremendously big one as his head is still attached to his body.

Winged One
2006-04-12, 09:48 PM
Heh, Belkar tries to have a bit of non-evil fun and he can't even do that...

Kaerou
2006-04-12, 09:49 PM
hahaha, awesomes as usual!

Leprousy!

ElfLad
2006-04-12, 09:50 PM
Ha, this was hilarious.

"Leprosy. What?"

Finwe
2006-04-12, 09:51 PM
Great comic. I loved it, as usual :D

Tyrasius
2006-04-12, 09:53 PM
OMG :o I just noticed that belkar has red stubble on his head, he isnt bald!

wow, thats amazing

or was I the only one who didn't notice?

for those who dont see it, look closely, or get a magnifying glass, but I assure you it is there

Flak_Razorwill
2006-04-12, 09:53 PM
All right! Leprosy!

Haven't seen a joke about that in months.

Prince - 1999
I was dreamin' when I wrote this
Forgive me if it goes astray

But when I woke up this mornin'
Coulda sworn it was judgment day

The sky was all purple
There were people runnin' everywhere

Tryin' 2 run from the destruction
U know I didn't even care

'Cuz they say two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999

I was dreamin' when I wrote this
So sue me if I go 2 fast

But life is just a party
And parties weren't meant 2 last

War is all around us
My mind says prepare 2 fight

So if I gotta die
I'm gonna listen 2 my body tonight

Yeah, they say two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999
Yeah

Lemme tell ya somethin'
If U didn't come 2 party
Don't bother knockin' on my door
I got a lion in my pocket
And baby he's ready 2 roar

Yeah, everybody's got a bomb
We could all die any day
But before I'll let that happen
I'll dance my life away

They say two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
We're runnin' outta time
So tonight we gonna, we gonna (Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999)

Say it 1 more time
Two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
No, no
So tonight we gonna, we gonna (Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999)

Alright, it's 1999
You say it, 1999
1999
1999 don't stop, don't stop, say it 1 more time

Two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
Yeah, Yeah
So tonight we gonna, we gonna (Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999)

Yeah, 1999
Don'tcha wanna go
Don'tcha wanna go
We could all die any day
I don't wanna die
I'd rather dance

Solarious
2006-04-12, 09:53 PM
"Leprosy. What?"

Another classic! ;D

RecurringDream
2006-04-12, 09:53 PM
awwww, Belkar. It just makes you want to hug the evil little guy.

And teach him some good cover lines. For example, "It's ok, I have another one" would have worked well.

Smirk.

soozenw
2006-04-12, 09:57 PM
i love belkar. :-*

Leo_Forestclaw
2006-04-12, 09:57 PM
After weeks of plot building and character development these random "slice of life" comics are an enjoyable change of pace - and this is coming from someone who LOVED the stroy driven comics.

"Party like it's 999..." **gafawh*

Queenhilt: *LO-bloody-L

Oh, as a matter of curiousity: exactly *what* colour is Belkar's young lady's hair?

Dementist
2006-04-12, 10:01 PM
Only Belkar. Only Belkar could use the excuse of leprosy so casually for something as trivial as a ruined disguise. ;D

Ilaun_Undil
2006-04-12, 10:04 PM
hey not too late on the draw this time. I seem to be catching up on this predicting when the giant posts :) Appearantly people there haven't heard of prosthetic limbs yet. you know they should look into it, considering there are many people with loose legs about. ok I'm not quite sure where that was going. Hopefully Belkar will find something else to do, maybe he'll find a tome of Understanding? naah too easy :)

Steward
2006-04-12, 10:10 PM
Wait, that Mark of Justice gave him leprosy? That's just cruel; how's he supposed to do his duty now?

NovaNightmare
2006-04-12, 10:12 PM
Yay for Leprosy as an excuse!

Very funny!

spectralphoenix
2006-04-12, 10:23 PM
Wait, that Mark of Justice gave him leprosy? That's just cruel; how's he supposed to do his duty now?

No he just used that as an excuse for his leg (actually a stilt) breaking off.

And yes, the comic was awesome beyond all reason.

fusama
2006-04-12, 10:28 PM
very funny, excelent comic

Belkar must have dumped some serious skill points in balance to not fall flat on his face there.

GrizBiz
2006-04-12, 10:35 PM
This is the comic that made me break down, register and post. Funniest darn thing that I've read in quite a while. Great comic - I love me some Belkar!

Bilbo27
2006-04-12, 10:35 PM
Belkar dancing, now that is a sight for sore eyes. Love it, will Belkar ever find true love?
Will he ever dance again?
Tune in next time

5tephen
2006-04-12, 10:38 PM
Who's Belkar Kidding?

SHE's HOT!

(And the ONLY person in Azure City who doesn't have Blue or Black hair!)

Krytha
2006-04-12, 10:38 PM
Good thing Belkar is so quick on his... feet...

BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAHAHAA!!

ha.

Zaku_III
2006-04-12, 10:40 PM
Odd...at one point after his leg falls off, she holds the cup completely sideways, which should spill its contents, then she throws it up and the contents spill out.

Also, anyone notice how cool he looked in the cloak with the hood down?

All OOTSers should wear cloaks now!

AzSteven
2006-04-12, 10:44 PM
bwahahahaha - that is so funny, yet so very very wrong...

Single_Lupus
2006-04-12, 10:47 PM
Geez, what's her problem? It's as if she's never seen the leg of someone she was dancing with fall off before.

That's right, Belkar, you tell her. I'm sure you could do much better.

luilupino
2006-04-12, 10:47 PM
It was .. fun
I was wondering if it would be a great comic just because it's my birthday..

Yahoo_Serious
2006-04-12, 10:50 PM
All sorts of character dev for Belkar here...

Has we ever seen a happier Belkar than in this one dancing panel? (I mean, just happy, not "evil grin happy.")

Also, note the smooth, sophisticated pick-up line.

And compliments when dancing. On stilts even. More evidence of a high Dex for Belkar, and perhaps some skill point in dancing? Who knew?

Tevin_Moonbane
2006-04-12, 10:55 PM
Gotta love Belkar

clight101
2006-04-12, 10:56 PM
Only comic genius could combine a prince reference and a leprosy joke into a D&D comic strip and make it work better than anyone could belive.

What I would like to know is did the leprosy joke come strait from the D&D table or did the Giant come up with it out of the blue? Could you see someone actually looking at a DM and making a bluff check with leprosy as an excuse for a stilt breaking off.

Gleanerizer
2006-04-12, 10:58 PM
Could you see someone actually looking at a DM and making a bluff check with leprosy as an excuse for a stilt breaking off.
What would be freakier than making that check would be succeeding. "Oh yeah, leprosy gets me so hot." :D

Priceless_Ming
2006-04-12, 10:59 PM
"Leprosy. What?" is my new catch phrase.

Behold_the_Void
2006-04-12, 11:01 PM
What would be freakier than making that check would be succeeding. "Oh yeah, leprosy gets me so hot." :D

That would be kinda creepy.

Hilarious.

But creepy.

Swashbuckler
2006-04-12, 11:02 PM
;D :D ;D :D ;D

Even funnier, to me, than the "Queenhilt" or "Leprosy" comments was Belkar hopping after the fetching young lass, trying to get in the last words ...

LOL!

Holy_Knight
2006-04-12, 11:07 PM
Ha ha, disguises are so easy when you are made of sticks.

Also, why does Belkar say she is no nymph? Apparently he doesn't own a copy of the monster manual. Look at the picture, nymphs are kinda ugly.

I don't have a MM to look at ATM, but even if the picture is unattractive, nymphs are supposed to be beautiful. Besides, given the nymphs' seductive luring effects on people, it could work as an analogy even if nymphs themselves weren't attractive. For example, "When I gaze upon her beauty I am powerless to resist, as if a nymph's power had washed over me".



Didn't you notice? He already did. Badly freaked out his dancing partner, too.

Very nice. :D


Heh, Belkar tries to have a bit of non-evil fun and he can't even do that...

Hmm... No, he was pretty clearly motivated by the vice of lust, and as such I'm afraid that the kind of fun he was after was still evil. ;D


OMG :o I just noticed that belkar has red stubble on his head, he isnt bald!

wow, thats amazing

or was I the only one who didn't notice?

for those who dont see it, look closely, or get a magnifying glass, but I assure you it is there

I have noticed that before, but it did take me quite a number of strips to do so. So, it might have taken you longer, but you're not alone in having missed it at first.


Only Belkar. Only Belkar could use the excuse of leprosy so casually for something as trivial as a ruined disguise. ;D

Well, I wouldn't say it was trivial since he could be arrested if people realize it is a disguise. The "leprosy" comment may have actually saved him.


Who's Belkar Kidding?

SHE's HOT!

(And the ONLY person in Azure City who doesn't have Blue or Black hair!)

I think that line was just sour grapes on Belkar's part. He likely thought she was at least fairly attractive, or he wouldn't have been trying to "dance" with her in the first place.

Anyway, I particularly like the shot of Belkar when he's dancing in panel 7. That's an unusual kind of pose and situation for him. :)

RationalGoblin
2006-04-12, 11:13 PM
Bwhahaha! I love it! It's the work of a brillant, if insane scienist! HAHAHA. "Leprosy. What?"

Eternal-Darthness
2006-04-12, 11:23 PM
"Leprosy. What?"
New entry for snappiest loss of prosthesis cover line ever. Hmm, maybe that's not a category.
She's clearly not quite sober on that blue guinness there, or she would have noticed the short arms.

I'd say after the belt incident Belkar has every right to call him "Queenhilt", even if somewhat unfairly.

Then again, Belkar could just shut up, since he's now shown he cares about fashion as well as cooking. What is this, Halfling Eye for the Fighter Guy?

RemoJr
2006-04-12, 11:26 PM
Leprosy.
All my body parts are falling off of me.
It all started with a simple kiss.
now it hurts to even take a piss.
All cause i've got leprosy. ;D

too much?

Winged One
2006-04-12, 11:30 PM
Hmm... *No, he was pretty clearly motivated by the vice of lust, and as such I'm afraid that the kind of fun he was after was still evil. * ;D
Nothing inherintly evil about lust, or you wouldn't see half-celestials. Now, I wouldn't put it past the little psycho to be sexually sadistic, but that's another point.

Arkadian
2006-04-12, 11:35 PM
Rich..that episode sent my mind reeling into some very bad images...LOL


All right! Leprosy!

Haven't seen a joke about that in months.

Prince - 1999
I was dreamin' ...
A better song would be Wierd Al's Party at the Leper Colony


{table]Finger food and an ice cold keg
It won't cost you an arm and a leg
Dance all night to a rotten band
Come on, people, let's give 'em a hand

Saturday night, it's the place to be
Everybody cut footloose with me
At the party at the leper colony
Oh, there's a party at the leper colony
Hey

Met a little lady so pretty and young
She was quite a talker 'till the cat got her tongue
She oozed up beside me, I turned on my charm
Well, pretty soon she was completely disarmed

I said, "Girl, now don't fall to pieces on me"
But she cried her eyes out - literally
At the party at the leper colony
Oh, there's a party at the leper colony
Hey, hey
Hey now, buddy, don't you give me no lip
Sorry I was using your head for dip
There's a guy in the hot tub, I don't know who
Wait a minute, it looks like Stu

Well, hold the phone now, what do I see?
Another pretty mama got her eye on me
At the party at the leper colony
Oh, there's a party at the leper colony

There's a party at the leper colony
(Party at the leper colony)
There's a party at the leper colony
(Party at the leper colony)

Oh, there's a party at the leper colony
Yeah, party at the leper colony
Well, there's a party at the leper colony
(Party at the leper colony)
Hey
[/table]

ElfMaster2000
2006-04-12, 11:37 PM
Aw well... Belkar just isn't lucky with the ladies....

garylian
2006-04-12, 11:41 PM
Leprosy...Belkar blunders with brilliance yet again!

Holy_Knight
2006-04-12, 11:41 PM
Nothing inherintly evil about lust, or you wouldn't see half-celestials. Now, I wouldn't put it past the little psycho to be sexually sadistic, but that's another point.
Man, this lack of Monster Manual thing is going to keep being an issue, isn't it? Anyway, not having an MM, I'm going to assume that Half-Celestials are formed from the union of Celestials and mortal beings, but I hasten to point out that not all sexual unioins are lustful. Lust is a vice, sexual activity in general is not (at least not inherently). So I'm sticking with my assessment of Belkar's motivations as still falling in the evil category.

Xenon
2006-04-12, 11:43 PM
i suspect belkar is going to soon find new and creative ways to break legs :D

Alfryd
2006-04-12, 11:45 PM
New comic is up.
Well, so much for the alignment epiphany. Oh well. At least in likelihood he will be hunted down like the animal he is in the not-too-distant future...

Loghren the Barbarian
2006-04-12, 11:46 PM
Funny stuff. ;D

Winged One
2006-04-12, 11:53 PM
Man, this lack of Monster Manual thing is going to keep being an issue, isn't it? *Anyway, not having an MM, I'm going to assume that Half-Celestials are formed from the union of Celestials and mortal beings, but I hasten to point out that not all sexual unioins are lustful. *Lust is a vice, sexual activity in general is not (at least not inherently). *So I'm sticking with my assessment of Belkar's motivations as still falling in the evil category.
Well, this is simply a case of our opinions on the subject of sexuality in relationship to the moral axis of alignment differing. I agree that Belkar's motivations in general are evil, and I suspect him of an evil motivation of some sort in this case due to his past history, but as far as I can tell, he's currently being merely non-good(and non-evil).

Kish
2006-04-12, 11:54 PM
Anyway, not having an MM, I'm going to assume that Half-Celestials are formed from the union of Celestials and mortal beings,

Yes.

but I hasten to point out that not all sexual unioins are lustful.

Um... :o

Barring unusual drugs or magic, lust is kind of required for sexual activity, yes. It's also healthy--certainly much healthier than the alternatives (the aforementioned drugs or magic, and, ah--I'm skating around explicit references to the mechanics of sex, because I know the moderators don't permit them). There's nothing wrong with lust; I'm told the Book of Exalted Deeds even spells out that there isn't in D&D either.

That said, it would certainly be jumping to an insupportable conclusion to think Belkar has any genuine feelings for this woman, and using another person's body as a masturbation tool is evil.

Alfryd
2006-04-13, 12:04 AM
That said, it would certainly be jumping to an insupportable conclusion to think Belkar has any genuine feelings for this woman, and using another person's body as a masturbation tool is evil.
Provided the other person consents and, conceivably, also finds pleasure in the act, I fail to see how.

Vampire_Boy
2006-04-13, 12:21 AM
Hmm... No, he was pretty clearly motivated by the vice of lust, and as such I'm afraid that the kind of fun he was after was still evil. ;D

Bwahahaha! Oh my... no, seriosly, this is funnier than any line in the comic... bwahah...

Obviously, wanting to have sex with someone means fostering Evil Intent towards them. ;D

Zaku_III
2006-04-13, 12:22 AM
Anyone? The cup?

Vampire_Boy
2006-04-13, 12:25 AM
Provided the other person consents and, conceivably, also finds pleasure in the act, I fail to see how.

Oh, but you see, he's Evil - no doubt he has sex Evilly. ;)

Just as he tortures and mutilates his morning toast before eating it. Evilly.

Everything the Evil does, they must be doing it with an Evil intent in mind! If we do not further villify every action of the Evil, then how can we be convinced of our Goodness? /sarcasm

The_Ferg
2006-04-13, 12:45 AM
If we do not further villify every action of the Evil, then how can we be convinced of our Goodness?

That is, by far, the smartest thing anyone has said around me all week.

Vaarsuvius_Prime
2006-04-13, 12:46 AM
Queenhilt... :)

Brasswatchman
2006-04-13, 12:47 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you a critical fumble on a Perform (dance) check. Which is a shame, since he seems to have been doing okay on his Diplomacy check... well, either that or the girl was really drunk...

Fossaman
2006-04-13, 12:58 AM
I'm surprised it hasn't ocurred to anybody that Belkar might have planned the whole thing in advance; it seems like the sort of thing he'd do, given his behavior in the 'queenhilt' incident. :P

Oh, and hi. This is my first post.

flamestrike
2006-04-13, 01:23 AM
ahh more Belkar! If only there were more Belkar pickup lines.

great job Giant!

:D
Dan

A whole strip of Belkar making passes would have me DYING of ROFLcopters!!

Maybe Belkar walking into a bar...

jmaccabeus
2006-04-13, 01:26 AM
Maybe Belkar walking into a bar...

...with a priest and a rabbi?

*hides*

Dagaz
2006-04-13, 01:27 AM
You know, this comic, together with 301 and 302 have been the first in a reeeaaaaally long time that made me actually laugh out loud ^^
Oh, and now there is Miko, Celia/Vaarsavius, LG and Durkon still to appear... I wonder who' next... =)

Feste
2006-04-13, 01:55 AM
Lepers... always good for a joke or two.

NEO|Phyte
2006-04-13, 02:13 AM
Lepers... always good for a joke or two.
Pity they dont last long enough for more jokes, eh?

Holy_Knight
2006-04-13, 02:20 AM
Barring unusual drugs or magic, lust is kind of required for sexual activity, yes. *

*snip*

There's nothing wrong with lust; I'm told the Book of Exalted Deeds even spells out that there isn't in D&D either.

*snip*

using another person's body as a masturbation tool is evil.

Actually, I think we're just having a terminology problem, because I would agree with your last sentence. I think you are using the term "lust" as equivalent to "sexual desire", whereas I was using "lust" to mean "bad sexual desire. I would agree with you that sexual desire is not inherently bad. So, I think we actually agree with each other. :)



Well, this is simply a case of our opinions on the subject of sexuality in relationship to the moral axis of alignment differing.
Maybe, although I'm not sure, since it may just be the terminology thing here too. I probably should have been more clear in my previous post.




Bwahahaha! Oh my... no, seriosly, this is funnier than any line in the comic... bwahah...

Obviously, wanting to have sex with someone means fostering Evil Intent towards them. ;D
Nowhere did I say that, VB. I said that Belkar was exhibiting a vice in this situation, not that all sexual desire involves fostering evil intent.




Oh, but you see, he's Evil - no doubt he has sex Evilly. ;)

I know you think you're being terribly clever here, but you aren't. Sex is like most things--it's not inherently good or evil, but the way in which we engage in it can make it one or the other. It would be weird to think that you couldn't have sex evilly, not the other way around.



Pity they dont last long enough for more jokes, eh?

This made me chuckle. :)

Vargtass
2006-04-13, 02:34 AM
What would be freakier than making that check would be succeeding. *"Oh yeah, leprosy gets me so hot." * :D

Actually, he probably did succeed on the Bluff-check in order to cover up his failed disguise. The girl does seem to believe that Belkar suffers from said malady. Then, he utterly failed the following Diplomacy-check in order to keep the friendly disposition of the girl...

Antina
2006-04-13, 02:59 AM
The question is: Where did the gal get her WHITE dress? ;)

Ellerain
2006-04-13, 03:14 AM
"Queenhilt"
gv gv gv gv gv ;D

Antina
2006-04-13, 03:16 AM
Actually, he probably did succeed on the Bluff-check in order to cover up his failed disguise. The girl does seem to believe that Belkar suffers from said malady. Then, he utterly failed the following Diplomacy-check in order to keep the friendly disposition of the girl...



Weell - in THIS case it was quite some hard one of a diplomacy check... - he should have had to roll a nat 20...

tee_kay_one
2006-04-13, 03:17 AM
The question is: Where did the gal get her WHITE dress?

I think her hair and dress implies she's not from azure city. Maybe she came there as a tourist specifically to party at the new years celebration. Can you imagine what it's going to be like when she comes home to her village and tells her friends:

"And then I got a litte drunk.."
**sob, cry**
"and met a guy with a small head and short arms, and I thought, you know what they say about guys with small heads and short arms..."
**sob**
"we danced a bit and he had such a wonderful murderous smile..."
**bwahaha, cry, sob**
"but then his leg broke of and he said he had leprosy! I hate Azure City, I'll never return there. I hope this evil army from the north sweeps this blue-leper-oh-so-moral-city away..."
**more crying and sobbing**
**nobody dares touching her**


;D ;D ;D

(oh yeah, it's early in the morning)

Antina
2006-04-13, 03:26 AM
I think her hair and dress implies she's not from azure city. Maybe she came there as a tourist specifically to party at the new years celebration. Can you imagine what it's going to be like when she comes home to her village and tells her friends:

"And then I got a litte drunk.."
**sob, cry**
"and met a guy with a small head and short arms, and I thought, you know what they say about guys with small heads and short arms..."
**sob**
"we danced a bit and he had such a wonderful murderous smile..."
**bwahaha, cry, sob**
"but then his leg broke of and he said he had leprosy! I hate Azure City, I'll never return there. I hope this evil army from the north sweeps this blue-leper-oh-so-moral-city away..."
**more crying and sobbing**
**nobody dares touching her**


;D ;D ;D

(oh yeah, it's early in the morning)


THIS IS SIMPLY GREAT to imagine - GOOD ONE ! :)
And so early in the moring!

The Glitter Ninja
2006-04-13, 03:32 AM
Too funny. I'm impressed he could dance as long as he did before something broke. Great excuse, though. I've got to remember to use leprosy as an excuse for whatever goes wrong next.

CelestialStick
2006-04-13, 03:37 AM
Belkar is such a creep! I love it. :D

Albion
2006-04-13, 05:00 AM
"Leprosy. (...) What?" Hraah!

Why is it that leprosy jokes always get me? ;D How macabre. I first read "Queenhilt" as "Queerhilt", which would've been a bit harsh - not for Belkar, but for this comic.

Man, that last picture of Belkar is hilariously pathetic

CelestialStick
2006-04-13, 05:04 AM
"Leprosy. (...) What?" Hraah!

Why is it that leprosy jokes always get me? ;D How macabre. I first read "Queenhilt" as "Queerhilt", which would've been a bit harsh - not for Belkar, but for this comic.

Man, that last picture of Belkar is hilariously pathetic

I totally missed "Queenhilt." I just read it as "Greenhilt." Speaking of whom, I can't wait til he gets his +5 undead bane sword into action. ;D

Weiser_Cain
2006-04-13, 05:07 AM
Belkar is as good with the ladies as I am...

Karellen
2006-04-13, 05:27 AM
I think the reason why I find this so amusing is because this is just the kind of thing that frequently randomly occurs in a decent RP campaign. I can just see it. Belkar's player says, "OK, so since I apparently won't get your silly plot device curse lifted, I'm walking around the city, bored and annoyed because I can't kill anybody or do anything else remotely fun. ...is there anything interesting going on?"

GM, nonplussed, "Well, there are people dancing and partying, but..."

So Belkar's player says, "That's grand. There are girls there, right? OK, so I'm going to pick me a dancing partner!" Other players giggle nervously at the thought of Belkar dancing. GM shrugs off the mental image and points at the dice. "Yeah, there's a girl there. You try to... convince her with your... charm." Other players audily wonder if Belkar has a single point in any significant social skill, while Belkar's player cheerfully rolls a 19.

GM stares at the die in a moment of disbelief until he says, "Yes, yes, you're dancing - to a tune that eerily sounds like Prince, perhaps - and she seems to be having a good time and all with a sadistic serial killer. And... *GM discreetly fudges a roll* ...damn, one of your stilts breaks. She, she looks at you in abject terror. What-"

Without a missing a beat, Belkar's player utters with total nonchalance, "Leprosy." GM and the rest of the player group erupt into laughter. "What?"

Silencer
2006-04-13, 06:16 AM
Aquamarine hair? I guess that's as rebel as it gets in Azure City :)

gregory_carslaw
2006-04-13, 07:32 AM
...I wouldn't put it past the little psycho to be sexually sadistic...


Nowt wrong with that as long as everyone involved knows what they're in for >:)



...Barring unusual drugs or magic, lust is kind of required for sexual activity, yes...

...I'm told the Book of Exalted Deeds even spells out that there isn't in D&D either.


In tha name of all that is holy delete that before any of my players see it! I really don't want to have to adjudicate the research of that spell!

Nah, I'm kidding. :P I'll adjudicate anything, I'm sure they'll go wibble before I do

Also it amuses me to see what is considered an 'exhaulted deed' these days ;)

Belkar in the 6th panel does funny things to my head. Is it possible to get vertigo from stick figure comics?

Kanashimi
2006-04-13, 07:47 AM
heh heh queenhilt. . . leprosy. . .funny stuff

Serina_Spellbinder
2006-04-13, 08:24 AM
Leprosy.

ROTFL!!!

Darth_Prefect
2006-04-13, 08:35 AM
Also, why does Belkar say she is no nymph? *Apparently he doesn't own a copy of the monster manual. *Look at the picture, nymphs are kinda ugly.

Uh, what?

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/MM35_gallery/MM35_PG198.jpg

Ramos
2006-04-13, 08:38 AM
Anyone got the Diablo II reference?

Also, Belkar might be saying the Nymph thingy because Nymphs:

a) Are known to seduce mortals regardless of appearance.
b) Have their Unearthly Grace that gives bonuses to saves and thus are much better able to make their fortitude save vs Leprosy ;D

carabaldo
2006-04-13, 09:27 AM
I do think that this is quite off topic, but...
(can someone move this topic with the picture in another discussion?)
is that hot chick above a nimph from the monster manual?
Pubic hair and nipples in a D&D product?
Long live the WotC! :D
Twenty years ago, when I started playng rpg, loincloths on sorceress were all I got!
And I liked them all the way!

stickygoo
2006-04-13, 09:41 AM
Anyone got the Diablo II reference?


not so much a Diablo II reference as it is both are making the same Prince reference. "Party like it's 1999" is what it really is, and see as Diablo II and Oots are medeval(ish) 999 makes more sense and is funny.

tee_kay_one
2006-04-13, 10:31 AM
diabolic reference? Sure. "Party like it's 999" sung backwards and standing on your head would give you...
"666, sti ekil ytrap!"
Surely everyone knows that "sti ekil ytrap" is old-norse for "hail to the devil"...

I knew it, Azure city is a den of crypto-satanists...!!!!

:-X

Yahoo_Serious
2006-04-13, 11:12 AM
Leprosy.
All my body parts are falling off of me.
It all started with a simple kiss.
now it hurts to even take a piss.
All cause i've got leprosy. ;D

too much?


Dude, you mixed up two verses (to the tune of Yesterday):

Leprosy
All my skin is falling off of me
I'm not half the man I used to be
Oh I believe in leprosy

Syphilis
It all started with a simple kiss
Now it even hurts take a piss
Oh I believe in syphilis

Melnor
2006-04-13, 11:44 AM
Hee hee,
I love Belkar ;D
Great comic, Giant!

Melnor
2006-04-13, 11:46 AM
Uh, what?

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/MM35_gallery/MM35_PG198.jpg

Did anybody else just get an evilgasm from that picture?

Swashbuckler
2006-04-13, 12:17 PM
Leprosy.
All my body parts are falling off of me.
It all started with a simple kiss.
now it hurts to even take a piss.
All cause i've got leprosy. ;D

too much?

Edit: Nevermind. Someone else posted just above me with the correction. *sighs*

And yeah, nymphs are NOT ugly. Not in the MM pictures ... not in nature! :D

Parallax
2006-04-13, 12:33 PM
So many people commenting on the leprosy excuse, when it is probably the best excuse any 3.5 D&D character could have come up with. After all, since there is no rule for damage localization beyond cutting the heads off multi-headed monsters, characters cannot lose their limbs. Hence no need for prosthetics. QED :)

carabaldo
2006-04-13, 12:41 PM
Did anybody else just get an evilgasm from that picture?

not the evil one

jmaccabeus
2006-04-13, 01:03 PM
Uh, what?

err... "interesting" picture

Now that's a fortitude save I don't mind taking...

Leatherman
2006-04-13, 01:16 PM
So many people commenting on the leprosy excuse, when it is probably the best excuse any 3.5 D&D character could have come up with. After all, since there is no rule for damage localization beyond cutting the heads off multi-headed monsters, characters cannot lose their limbs. Hence no need for prosthetics. QED :)


I would have to beg to differ. I played in a game where the paladin decided to help the theif out with a trapped drawer. The next thing we knew we were traveling with a palidin with the new nickname of "Lefty" and trying to find a cleric to patch his arm back on. There are situations where prostetic limbs or the like can be handy. Just cause you cant choose to try and delimb and Orc in battle, dosent mean that limbs cant be lost.

Doug_Lampert
2006-04-13, 01:16 PM
Weell - in THIS case it was quite some hard one of a diplomacy check... - he should have had to roll a nat 20...
Natural twenties are not automatic successes on Checks, nor are natural ones automatic failures unless specifically mentioned in the rules for the check.

The 1 fails and 20 succeeds rules are attack and save rolls only.

Thus it is perfectly possible that Belkar DID roll a 20, and still failed.

DougL

Sylvius
2006-04-13, 02:00 PM
Also, why does Belkar say she is no nymph? *Apparently he doesn't own a copy of the monster manual. *Look at the picture, nymphs are kinda ugly.

Belkar must be thinking of first edition nymphs. They were hot.

carabaldo
2006-04-13, 02:11 PM
they ARE hot!

Sundog
2006-04-13, 02:18 PM
And yet again, Belkar gets no Bonk.

Though if he had gotten her back to a room, what would have happened after he took off the cloak..?

kriklaf
2006-04-13, 02:40 PM
I think what I find funniest about this comic is that even though he's walking on stilts, she still believes it's his leg, since he is a stick figure after all!

I'm loving the gag strips, Giant!

mikoto
2006-04-13, 02:59 PM
it is like she has never seen someone's leg spontaneosly(sp?) fall off before

ElfLad
2006-04-13, 03:39 PM
When The Giant gets around to naming this strip for the archives, it should be called "Break a Leg"

Or something.

warmachine
2006-04-13, 03:51 PM
Did you know that leprosy does not cause body parts to fall off? Rather it causes disfigurement and loss of nerves, so a victim may not notice injury. It is barely contagious though only curable by modern antibiotics.

A leg snapping off would be excrutiating and likely to send the victim into shock. Only a mentally ill person could dismiss the loss of a limb so casually. Any rational person would conclude the leg is not real and disease could not have any effect on it.

It is superstition, not reason, that made the young woman run away from Belkar. Superstition was rampant in medieval times, of course.

lunar
2006-04-13, 03:55 PM
If someone's body part fell off, I think a pretty natural immediate response would be similar to the girl's.

Also see: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1108912862055550319&playerMode=embedded

Antina
2006-04-13, 04:17 PM
And yet again, Belkar gets no Bonk.

Though if he had gotten her back to a room, what would have happened after he took off the cloak..?

No trouble in answering that: He would have been back to his usual charming self and had her tied to the bed in no time. ;)

Kedrot
2006-04-13, 04:29 PM
I was in chemisrty class when I read this comic, imagine how much it turned my mood around! ;D;D

Oh man i was glad to see belkar back in action "you're very light on your feet" and for good reason! :P
Godd stuff, good stuf

warmachine
2006-04-13, 04:43 PM
Did you notice that Belkar's stilt walking is anatomically incorrect in the first and fourth panel? The forward leg shows an apparant pelvis a third the up the body. As Belkar is in the top half of the cloak, his pelvis is about two-thirds of the way up, as shown in the third panel. Belkar could be standing on reverse knee joints but that would be really bizarre and an impossible way to walk.

This is, of course, deliberate use of artistic license. Really bizarre artistic license.

saraswati
2006-04-13, 05:11 PM
Dude, I -so- love Belkar's immense unstoppable self-centered egotism!

It's like he can't conceive of why any chick wouldn't be totally into him, even if he's got leprosy.

I know what that poor girl new year's resolution is going to be. Sobriety!

Valda, Adlav and Samiam: the Jacked-Up Trinity
2006-04-13, 05:14 PM
Did you know that leprosy does not cause body parts to fall off? *Rather it causes disfigurement and loss of nerves, so a victim may not notice injury. *It is barely contagious though only curable by modern antibiotics.

A leg snapping off would be excrutiating and likely to send the victim into shock. *Only a mentally ill person could dismiss the loss of a limb so casually. *Any rational person would conclude the leg is not real and disease could not have any effect on it.

It is superstition, not reason, that made the young woman run away from Belkar. *Superstition was rampant in medieval times, of course.

Belk's mentally ill, but in a homicidal, slash-happy hobbit kind of way (yeah, I said hobbit), not in an I-don't-care-that-my-leg-just-snapped-off kind of way.

Blaznak
2006-04-13, 05:26 PM
"Leprosy" - Must be a huge negative circumstance modifier bluff...

lunar
2006-04-13, 05:40 PM
Belkar must be thinking of first edition nymphs. They were hot.

Heck yeah, that's what I'm talking about.

AyuVince
2006-04-13, 06:17 PM
There are a lot of hotties in the Monster Manual, just check the entry for Merfolk, Mephit, Demon (Succubus), Devil (Erinyes), Elf (Drow), Vampire, Elemental Weird, Sirine.. okay, I'll stop :D

Belkar is going to be SO screwed in combat should he fail to find someone to fix his leg in time.

gregory_carslaw
2006-04-13, 06:47 PM
Should I be worried that you've got that list memorised?

a1057soul
2006-04-13, 07:39 PM
A whole strip of Belkar making passes would have me DYING of ROFLcopters!!

Maybe Belkar walking into a bar...

this was the topic of discussing over on Livejournal a couple weeks (months) back... http://community.livejournal.com/orderofthestick/59101.html

I love Belkar pickup lines.

;)
Dan

a1057soul
2006-04-13, 07:48 PM
Anyone got the Diablo II reference?

Do you perchance mention this in regards to the 'not stab anyone in a town or city' line... it works that way in Diablo II, but it was also a part of the rules of the Mark of Justice from back in #295.

:)
Dan

Murky_Pool
2006-04-14, 03:52 AM
"I'm going to party like it's 999"

Diablo II with or without expansion

Gheed the gambler and dodgy geezer says this if you talk to him after killing Andariel, but before moving to chapter 2

Terrafire
2006-04-14, 08:23 AM
I think those are coincidence, guys... O_o



...That was great, Rich.

Zann
2006-04-14, 10:42 AM
Aah, Leprosy... *points and laughs at*

Another brill comic, Rich.

Gamaliel_the_Bard
2006-04-14, 12:37 PM
on Apr 12th, 2006, Yahoo_Serious wrote,

Has we ever seen a happier Belkar than in this one dancing panel? (I mean, just happy, not "evil grin happy.")
[Refereing to the panel with the music lyrics in the background]

I have to agree, I've been through the archives a couple of times and this would appear to be the first time we have seen Belkar genuinely happy. No one has been hurt or killed or upset by Belkar in anyway, and he's not getting something or taking advantage of someone to cause him to be happy...Wow!

Belkar, I feel the good within you, let go your hatred.

oh well...he may need more time.


MODIFY:
Note: In *OOTS #58*, "V" cast "Owl's Wisdom" on Belkar, and in this altered mental state he looked happy-ish. I agree Pvednes.

Pvednes
2006-04-14, 12:57 PM
on Apr 12th, 2006, *Yahoo_Serious wrote,
[Refereing to the panel with the music lyrics in the background]

I have to agree, I've been through the archives a couple of times and this would appear to be the first time we have seen Belkar genuinely happy. *No one has been hurt or killed or upset by Belkar in anyway to cause him to be happy...Wow!

Belkar, I feel the good within you, let go your hatred.

oh well...he may need more time.

He seemed happy under the influence of the Owl's Wisdom spell.

Freeman333
2006-04-14, 02:29 PM
Just out of curiosity, what exactly would have happened if Belkar had gotten his own invitation back to room 115, if you know what I mean? Stilts and legs may look identical to stick-figure characters, but I can only imagine they must feel different.

And how does one dance without working knees? Everybody Do The Goose-Step?

Fairome
2006-04-14, 03:53 PM
diabolic reference? Sure. "Party like it's 999" sung backwards and standing on your head would give you...
"666, sti ekil ytrap!"
Surely everyone knows that "sti ekil ytrap" is old-norse for "hail to the devil"...

I knew it, Azure city is a den of crypto-satanists...!!!!

:-X


Nawh, but for Diablo references, "Sti ekil ytrap!" sounds suspiciously like something the Fallen... or the Carvers, or the... whatever else they were called... would scream out.

On the other hand, I'm fiurmly convinced that they're usually yelling, "Ron can eat you!"

Don't give me any of that Rakanishu crap, it's "Ron can eat you!"

Honestly.

AyuVince
2006-04-14, 03:54 PM
Should I be worried that you've got that list memorised?

I looked it up for that post.


What?

Eriol
2006-04-14, 11:09 PM
I lol'd at the Giant's late message... especially since Canadians get until the end of the month!

;)

Emericol
2006-04-15, 02:19 AM
There are a lot of hotties in the Monster Manual, just check the entry for Merfolk, Mephit, Demon (Succubus), Devil (Erinyes), Elf (Drow), Vampire, Elemental Weird, Sirine.. okay, I'll stop :D

I remember one of the Sphinx's didn't look half bad either (I was only 12 at the time).

On another note. . .

I would like to send my taxes to H&R Thog.

Leo_Forestclaw
2006-04-15, 03:29 AM
I wonder if it's too late to remind Rich that Fed. Taxes aren't due until the 17th this year...?

Evik
2006-04-15, 04:02 AM
Awww poor Belkar....she was probably afraid something else might fall off LOL.

amorax_kaka
2006-04-15, 04:04 AM
pefect as always, how do you keep coming up with this stuff, giant?

Skyserpent
2006-04-15, 04:45 AM
She didn't notice the stubby arms?

thorindale
2006-04-15, 09:51 AM
Special guest strip by the Giant at PvPonline.com

Valda, Adlav and Samiam: the Jacked-Up Trinity
2006-04-15, 10:05 AM
Special guest strip by the Giant at PvPonline.com

Hehe... funny. I liked it. So true too.

atomicmatt3
2006-04-15, 10:13 AM
"Leprosy. What?"

You would be disturbed how many times I've used that excuse...

Dawnstrider_Moogle
2006-04-15, 11:49 AM
I lol'd at the Giant's late message... especially since Canadians get until the end of the month!

;)

For some reason, THE COMIC WILL BE LATE TODAY in all caps is amusing to me for two reasons. One, why does this time merit a forum message? ;)

Two, it reminds me of a webcomic by Ryan Estrada about the LJ mascot "Frank the Goat", where after some strips he says "SEE THE JOKE IS THAT HE DOESN'T WANT TO TALK TO HER" or something, explaining the punchline in all caps. He also says that all comics should do that - "SEE THE JOKE IS THAT GARFIELD DOES NOT LIKE MONDAYS" "SEE THE JOKE IS THAT DAGWOOD LIKES LARGE SANDWICHES" etc.

Kish
2006-04-15, 12:01 PM
For some reason, THE COMIC WILL BE LATE TODAY in all caps is amusing to me for two reasons. One, why does this time merit a forum message? ;)
In a bid to stop the usual dozens of "where's the comic?" posts, I would guess.

rosebud
2006-04-15, 12:13 PM
In a bid to stop the usual dozens of "where's the comic?" posts, I would guess.Or if we'll get a strip about the Emperor of Emerald City who steals your treasure Oh, wait, Frank L. Baum covered that already. :)

Eternal-Darthness
2006-04-15, 01:10 PM
L. Frank Baum. L is for Lyman, IIRC. It's one of those names like J. Edgar Hoover or G. Gordon Liddy. (Both fine, upstanding gentlemen... ;D)

Sc00by
2006-04-15, 02:19 PM
Special guest strip by the Giant at PvPonline.com


I don't read PVP online, is the joke rlated to knowing teh back story? Cos I don't get it..

RBloom0566
2006-04-15, 02:33 PM
We can't have that happen.
It's 2:30 pm Eastern time on Saturday.
Where's the comic?



In a bid to stop the usual dozens of "where's the comic?" posts, I would guess.

Dawnstrider_Moogle
2006-04-15, 03:35 PM
I don't read PVP online, is the joke rlated to knowing teh back story? Cos I don't get it..

Taking a page from the guy I mentioned in my previous post:

SEE THE JOKE IS THAT HE IS CONVINCED BY FRANCIS' LOGIC.

Aereshaa_the_2nd
2006-04-15, 05:29 PM
Wait, that Mark of Justice gave him leprosy? That's just cruel; how's he supposed to do his duty now?
He didn't actually get leprosy ::) His stilts broke