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    The hunters who capture the MitD "tell Marlow to bring the boat around". Marlow is the main character (well, narrator, arguably Kurtz is really the one whose story is most relevant) and boat-captain in Heart of Darkness.
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    Could V being turned into a lizard have been a particularly obscure Discworld reference? Because in Sourcery, Coin turns Lord Vetinari into a small lizard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeIncluded View Post
    Could V being turned into a lizard have been a particularly obscure Discworld reference? Because in Sourcery, Coin turns Lord Vetinari into a small lizard.
    Only if the Hag is similar to Coin, and Vaarsuvius is similar to Lord Vetinari. Which i do not believe is the case.

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    There was an ADOM joke? Where?
    ADOM aka "Ancient Domains of Mystery" is a Rougelike game. If ya dont know what that is, google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parra View Post
    ADOM aka "Ancient Domains of Mystery" is a Rougelike game. If ya dont know what that is, google it.
    "Where?" means that person asked where the ADOM joke is, not what ADOM is, sir or dame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeIncluded View Post
    Could V being turned into a lizard have been a particularly obscure Discworld reference?
    Nope. Rich has posted before that he'd never read Pratchett before starting the comic, and he's deliberately avoided it ever since to avoid being influenced by it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimrod's Son View Post
    Nope. Rich has posted before that he'd never read Pratchett before starting the comic, and he's deliberately avoided it ever since to avoid being influenced by it.
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    Here's his actual quote, since there's a lot of Chinese whispers 'round these parts:

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    This seems to come up a lot, but no, I am not a Pratchett fan. I'm not saying anything against his work, I'm just saying that I never managed to read it before OOTS took off, and now that it has, I consciously avoid it so that I can be sure that my ideas aren't being influenced.

    So much so that I don't actually understand the OP's point and how an orangutan reading a book is a Pratchett reference. I selected photos of various primates in positions that lent themselves to reading, playing games, or wearing t-shirts. No reference intended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotAndCold View Post
    Xykon is holding a certain gemstone in panel 7 of this comic.
    And Celias coworker standing left to her in panel 13 on the same strip is the one who is killed by Thog in 51, when the Linear Guild teamed up with OOtS. One can assume that he also kills the one right to her in 52, judging by the colour of the speech bubbles, and the specific sound effect.

    Rather sad, actually...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmaugTheYounger View Post
    And Celias coworker standing left to her in panel 13 on the same strip is the one who is killed by Thog in 51, when the Linear Guild teamed up with OOtS. One can assume that he also kills the one right to her in 52, judging by the colour of the speech bubbles, and the specific sound effect.

    Rather sad, actually...
    Nale killed the fire sylph, not Thog.

    Also ADOM is a roguelike. Not a rougelike.
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    This, in a nutshell.
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    I'm still not quite sure where the ADOM joke is; the closest I've found is it might be the likening of Elan's speedy diplomacy attempt to the speech of the quickling bard, Filk, whose words are writtenrightnextoteachotherwithoutanyspacesbecause heisthefastestcreatureinthegame. I tested and couldn't get similar speech out of other quicklings in the game; normal quicklings and quickling lords seemed only to buzz at me, and the king used spaces and commas and such.

    *shrug* Is it a long shot?
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    ADOM: Roguelike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derjuin View Post
    I'm still not quite sure where the ADOM joke is; the closest I've found is it might be the likening of Elan's speedy diplomacy attempt to the speech of the quickling bard, Filk, whose words are writtenrightnextoteachotherwithoutanyspacesbecause heisthefastestcreatureinthegame. I tested and couldn't get similar speech out of other quicklings in the game; normal quicklings and quickling lords seemed only to buzz at me, and the king used spaces and commas and such.

    *shrug* Is it a long shot?
    No longer than the necessary alcoholic influence necessary to see the adom joke he or she saw.

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    This is a veeeery long thread, so I don't suppose anybody have missed this but: 58
    Look at Belkar's shirt and cape... =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duxus View Post
    This is a veeeery long thread, so I don't suppose anybody have missed this but: 58
    Look at Belkar's shirt and cape... =)
    It was to represent the Owl's Wisdom.
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    Hadn't really noticed it before, but in 516, the wight asks Tsukiko if he can have Thahn's shoes; in the next comic, the wight is wearing his shoes, and in 524, Thahn notices their disappearance shortly after overcoming the dominate spell.
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    And ever since then, when Tsukiko is seen with wights, one of them is wearing Thanh's shoes.
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    I was just reading some of the bonus strips in Don't Split the Party- and there's a lot of Yor in them (from the Greysky Thieves' Guild)

    and Yor is consistently the dumb fighter archetype, and is evil...and is 'Roy' spelled backwards.


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    your faster than me I never noticed it at all until you pointed it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denthor View Post
    your faster than me I never noticed it at all until you pointed it out.
    But- I ALWAYS read names backwards, and look for anagrams, and codes, and stuff like that. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elan's Modron View Post
    I was just reading some of the bonus strips in Don't Split the Party- and there's a lot of Yor in them (from the Greysky Thieves' Guild)

    and Yor is consistently the dumb fighter archetype, and is evil...and is 'Roy' spelled backwards.


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    Oh, okay.

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    The ABD's spittle in 628 panel 6 is there in panel 8, sizzling away. Followed by burn marks on the ground later on.
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    In 140, Belkar wants to "unleash the fury" and gets handed a weiner dog. Later on he says that Hinjo gets to "unleash the fury" with his wolf mount, in 432.

    I understood the whole jealous-of-his-riding-dog, but I didn't realize Belkar had said anything about unleashing the fury earlier in the comic!

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    Strangely enough, I never noticed that people referred to Varsuvius as simply "V" for ages. has it always been like that, or when did it start? The most obvious things elude me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordpriest View Post
    Embarrassingly poor, forced, contrived, and poorly written attempts at humor?
    And this, boys, is why no single discussion about humor thrives without becoming flame wars.

    And I'm fairly sure that Rich not knowing what he is missing is exactly what he wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basooned View Post
    Strangely enough, I never noticed that people referred to Varsuvius as simply "V" for ages. has it always been like that, or when did it start? The most obvious things elude me
    It's been like that since strip 3. (Panel 4)

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    And in in-universe chronology, Haley refers to Vaarsuvius as V the first time we see them together, at a bar, in Origin.

    Speaking of the prequels, it took me a few reads to get this joke in Start of Darkness:

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    At the tattoo/piercing/oath parlor, the proprietor attempts to dissuade Eugene from the Oath of Vengeance by offering an Oath of Fidelity instead: "I have three myself." Standard line from a tattoo artist, except if he has three Oaths of Fidelity, he hasn't kept any of them. Wonder what his girlfriends would think about that?
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    Speaking of the prequels, it took me a few reads to get this joke in Start of Darkness:

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    At the tattoo/piercing/oath parlor, the proprietor attempts to dissuade Eugene from the Oath of Vengeance by offering an Oath of Fidelity instead: "I have three myself." Standard line from a tattoo artist, except if he has three Oaths of Fidelity, he hasn't kept any of them. Wonder what his girlfriends would think about that?
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    Yeah, same thing happened for me. It was just during the last week that I learned (and managed to remember) what fidelity translates to, and then, just by happenstance (I'm far to easily distracted when I'm supposed to go to bed), I reread through some of the earlier parts of SoD and stumbled upon this joke, able to understand it.
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