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    Quote Originally Posted by FujinAkari View Post
    Really? I am pretty sure Rich doesn't grant spells to anyone... nor do I think there is really any possible way Thor, Tiamat, or even the Snarl could conceivably defeat Rich :P
    And that is how the entire story will end. The Order fails, the Snarl breaks free and kills The Giant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant
    I, however, am allowed to respond to your complaints and tell you why I think you are wrong, as are others. If they do so in an overwhelming majority, that does not retroactively negate your freedom to complain. Everyone disagreeing with you does not mean you were being prevented from expressing yourself.
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    In addition: he also does not listen to prayers and is "unknown" to most of us but a very few people. So I think it fits very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FujinAkari View Post
    Really? I am pretty sure Rich doesn't grant spells to anyone... nor do I think there is really any possible way Thor, Tiamat, or even the Snarl could conceivably defeat Rich :P
    I agree is that that the Giant is far above any OotS deity, but this whole "not being interested in his followers" does not really fit for the Giant, who actually asks us about what we liked in his latest book and takes time to clearify things readers of his comics (or players of his games) are unsure about.

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    Compare that to Ao in the Forgotten Realms. He kicked out all the gods when stuff did not work as it should. So CVR21+ can care about stuff.

    Also, it fits much, much, better than the previously used (and accepted!) "Word of God", so I fail to see the problem you have here with one detail.

    Also note the important fact it's a joke of some sort and as thus not serious. Better reserve your nitpicking for important things, as if... OotS is a Low/Med/High Level World or what alignment or level this or that character is or so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    You could always title it "Shots from the Canon"...
    Let's do this, please. It sounds awesome and is thoroughly unobjectionable.
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    When Durkon gets hungry, he'll come through the OotS-verse's notoriously fragile fourth wall and dine on the people who have called him something goofy.

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    Word of Giant. Same meaning, same acronym, different level of religious reference (as in nil.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlawedParadigm View Post
    Word of Giant. Same meaning, same acronym, different level of religious reference (as in nil.)
    Yeah I was going to suggest this one (or the Giant if you prefer, either way). Catchier than DVR21+

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlawedParadigm View Post
    Word of Giant. Same meaning, same acronym, different level of religious reference (as in nil.)
    I rather like this one.
    Why are things all… blocky? And what’s with this pickaxe?

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    I've even seen "Word of [the] Giant" used before.
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    Mongolian hordes. Lots of lots of mongolian hordes. With a mongolian warrior chief. They will conquer Gobbotopia and rename it as Mongolitopia. Because that makes so much sense.

    Also ponies.
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    The other title was a bit long and unwieldy, I've decided to call it the "Index of the Giant's Comments" or IGC for short. You of course may call it whatever you wish. I'll keep stuff like "Shots from the Canon" in mind for if this thread ever grows to a part II.

    I'm not sure I care for "Word of Giant" as much... feels like there should be a "the" in there to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geordnet View Post
    I believe that this belongs in the alignment section:
    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showt...44#post9914344
    Added. I'm assuming the relevant part was Tarquin's alignment?

    I'm grateful for the quote suggestions, but it would additionally help if you guys mentioned what you see as important in each quote, especially the longer ones. My first read through of this one I didn't catch the Tarquin alignment thing and so almost didn't include it on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePhantasm View Post
    I'm not sure I care for "Word of Giant" as much... feels like there should be a "the" in there to me.
    Works just fine for me with the definite article as well.
    Why are things all… blocky? And what’s with this pickaxe?

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    Comic #597 Belkar saying "Self Buddy" is not a typo for "Elf Buddy" but a deliberate joke
    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showt...91#post5022191



    Not everything has a story attached to it, or at least, not a story worth telling.
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    The map of the western continent
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePhantasm View Post
    Added. I'm assuming the relevant part was Tarquin's alignment?

    I'm grateful for the quote suggestions, but it would additionally help if you guys mentioned what you see as important in each quote, especially the longer ones. My first read through of this one I didn't catch the Tarquin alignment thing and so almost didn't include it on the list.
    Ah, ok then; what I saw as important in that one was actually the topic of "Morally Justified" threads. The Tarquin thing was just a specific example of a thread that strayed into this catagory, and was locked.

    Plus, the Giant specifically posted on it after the thread had been locked, so I figured that makes it even more significant.

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    What the Giant Learned in Art School

    When I first read this post (which was a followup to the moon/physics links mentioned earlier), I really liked his comments about the artistic style and a brief synopsis of what has helped him make his living off this.

    I also like the comeback at the end.

    Finally, am I the only one who would think that many of the things posted (about the characters) by the Giant would make good commentary? I mean, I would have loved to read the Giant's take on the fight between Miko and the Order as commentary in NCftPB.
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    What we might consider is to adding some stuff from here:

    http://www.giantitp.com/Gaming.html

    As some kind of Appendix or "Supplementary Material when it comes to Understanding how Rich creates Stuff". Most of the sections are either too general or too specific but I bet we can use this or that quote from there as well.

    That might come in handy if it's about specific debates or so (e.g. http://www.giantitp.com/articles/Xbs...9g3HZBAGE.html - about alignment or how the general "rules" translante into emotional character).

    It surely should not go into the "Word of Whatever" section but I also think it's too relevant to get blatantly ignored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancalagon View Post
    What we might consider is to adding some stuff from here:

    http://www.giantitp.com/Gaming.html
    That... doesn't really need to be archived. It already has its own exclusive tab on the navigation bar :P
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    Thank you, FujinAkari.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FujinAkari View Post
    That... doesn't really need to be archived. It already has its own exclusive tab on the navigation bar :P
    Yes, but I think you also have experience with some posters not knowing that stuff - and now all sections are relevant in regard to what this thread here represents.

    Just saying this, nothing more.

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    I believe this thread is just for posts made by the Giant which aren't exactly easily accessible. If it can be found as easily as clicking that button to the side, then it doesn't really need to be repeated here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blisstake View Post
    I believe this thread is just for posts made by the Giant which aren't exactly easily accessible. If it can be found as easily as clicking that button to the side, then it doesn't really need to be repeated here.
    That's right. This is mainly for posts related to the comic that might be difficult to find later in a search.

    I'm also still debating whether to include more general forum related posts, like "don't make 'is it morally justified?' threads" and "don't vote for OOTS on Top Webcomics." I'm leaning against not including those posts as they aren't really directly comic-related. The reason I included the one on spoiler-tags is because the Giant says in that post that he doesn't alter the plot based on forumgoer comments.

    I see there are a couple new valid entries that have been suggested though, so I'll try to get to those either tonight or tomorrow.
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    Just updated it with three entries (map of western continent, typo in 597, not everything has a backstory).
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    Ehh, this might not be sufficiently comic related, but this is the Giant's official comment on TV Tropes:
    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showp...&postcount=137

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    Just for the record Tvtropes didn't invent the term "hanging a Lampshade". In one of the early Simpsons commentaries a writer mentions its an old writers term. The commentary was recorded before Tvtropes became well known.

    Sorry, I know this isn't strictly on topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endon the White View Post
    Ehh, this might not be sufficiently comic related, but this is the Giant's official comment on TV Tropes:
    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showp...&postcount=137
    I think it's important to add. Someone will surely claim Rich's writing is based on TVTropes again in the future.
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    This, in a nutshell.
    Yes, exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endon the White View Post
    Ehh, this might not be sufficiently comic related, but this is the Giant's official comment on TV Tropes:
    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showp...&postcount=137
    Added. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martianmister View Post
    Mongolian hordes. Lots of lots of mongolian hordes. With a mongolian warrior chief. They will conquer Gobbotopia and rename it as Mongolitopia. Because that makes so much sense.

    Also ponies.
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    Oh, the irony...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gift Jeraff View Post
    Also, Rich doesn't know what his own characters are named
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cizak View Post
    Also, Rich doesn't know what his own characters are named
    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    This thread is almost certainly going to expose the massive degree to which I wing everything I say.
    Well, at least he admits it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant
    I, however, am allowed to respond to your complaints and tell you why I think you are wrong, as are others. If they do so in an overwhelming majority, that does not retroactively negate your freedom to complain. Everyone disagreeing with you does not mean you were being prevented from expressing yourself.
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    Thanks Gift Jeraff, I've added your suggestions. I also added a new category on the writing / development history of the comic, since we seem to have quite a few quotes related to that now.
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    I'm a big fan of this thread. Thank you for the work, Phantasm, it's a major contribution to OOTSlore.

    But the value is kinda limited if it's just another thread that will, in a few weeks' time, drop off the message board.

    Is there any chance of getting it stickied? Or failing that, of Phantasm hosting the links somewhere external, such as a private blog?
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