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    Default It begins! (Erfworld 1-6)

    The Battle for Gobwin Knob has begun.

    I definitely have high hopes for this comic so far. It's not the punchline-a-page I'm used to from OotS (and most webcomics, at that), but there are some absolutely hilarious moments in here - the instant-messaging book is hands-down my favorite part.

    So! Who's up for wild speculation? I'll start!

    I think Erfworld is where the aliens deposited Elvis after abducting him from Earth, cloning him several times, and growing him to thousands of times his original size.

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    Findamancers, Predictamancers, Croakamancers. Root words make everything better, don't they?

    Wonder what the key lime pie was about...

    I like it. Er, key lime pie that is. I like the comic too. :D

    ...Stanley, eh? Wonder if there's an Amulet of Yelnats drifting about...

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    I like it! This looks like one of those comics that will grow really popular, keep em comin.

    The scene with the dead leader and the MSN book was funny as hell BTW.

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    I enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek style of it. Is it meant to be satire? If so, it's awesome! Keep it up!

    If not, I'll just go on pretending it's satire and thinking it's awesome. =)

    So I guess either way, keep it up. =)
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    I thought I wasn't going to like it much when the previews were up...the art looked a little too cutesy. But the full strip was actually pretty neat and the storyline works well with the art and isn't too cutesy at all.

    I too would like to know what the key lime pie was about...

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    Findamancers, Predictamancers, Croakamancers. Root words make everything better, don't they?

    Wonder what the key lime pie was about...

    I like it. Er, key lime pie that is. I like the comic too. :D

    ...Stanley, eh? Wonder if there's an Amulet of Yelnats drifting about...
    I remember a M*A*S*H epsiode where a dying man said he smelled freshly baked bread. I guess it's that sort of thing, like seeing a white light. Made me laugh, and also sad ,poor Lord Manpower the Temporary, we hardly knew ye.

    The comic made me laugh aloud a few times, a huge success in my mind.

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    I love the name... Manpower the Temporary... genius!

    (For those who don't know, Manpower is one of the largest Temp Agencies in the U.S. It was utterly appropriate and I almost fell out of my chair when I realized the reference =) )

    As I'm reading it back a second time now, I'm catching a lot of references that I didn't before. It's definately satire, and skillful at that. I'm undoubtedly looking forward to more. =)
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    Ah. So the light at the end of the tunnel smells like key lime pie. And here I was thinking sampaguita.

    Hey, first post about the first comic. I think I've earned myself some sort of fleeting, transient infamy/notoriety.

    I was thinking "Manpower" simply referred to his role, but if that humor goes that deep, I'm doomed.

    Can't help but notice he was a redsh-- redarmor. Well, and black. On account of it being so snazzily slimming.
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    Why is there an OOTS strip where the 4th erf strip is supposed to be?
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    Try force refreshing your page. We had some trouble loading the comics which confused OOTS #1 and #4 with Erfworld #1 and #4. They SHOULD be straightened out now if you force your browser to download tthem new.
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    Bwahahaha.... Croakamancer... uncroak.... I get it now!
    And for so long I was expecting a frog summoner.
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    I'm not sure whether or not I like it yet. The writing is great but the cutesy speak really annoys the heck out of me (more than I thought it would). And while the art is good, I just don't care for that style at all. I'll wait a few more strips before I give up on it though.
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    The "smelling key lime pie" thing is a reference to the fact that if you poke someone's brain in the right place, they can feel sensations they're not actually feeling as you disrupt the proper connections in their brain.

    Or something.
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    Nice! I must say I'm impressed! I'd like to know more about the history, and what all of these classes mean. But I'm assuming those come with the tale. So Huzzah!

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    I like it. Kitschy, in a very good way. I always love to see semicompetent, childish, evil? dictators. Especially the suffering of their much more capable minions.
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    I'm liking it. It's a very definite change of pace compared to OOTS, and should complement it nicely, I think.

    I also became hooked on the story by about #4, so I can't wait to see what happens next.

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    Love the art, but it's a bit confusing... think I'll have to read it again.

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    Default Re: It begins! (Erfworld 1-6)

    But... But... I was hoping for a third pigeon.

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    I am very impressed with the art work, and I thought it may be in black and white mostly.

    *Heads off to find a predictmancer to get a peak into the next update.*
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    Page 6, panel 10.
    Thar be yer third pigeon.

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    BWAAAAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAHAAAAAHAAAA.

    SMS books
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    jewels from the bottom of Elvis's cape

    OH GOD YES! I LOVE IT!

    Good work to Rob and Jamie
    Good pick for an extra comic by Rich

    This is a winner!
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    I'm still undecided on it... as Fat Daddy says, the cutesy speak is very annoying. I'm holding out hope that it's only the 'evil' villian who speaks like that... and he doesn't show up often.

    I did get a good chuckle about the jewel dropping off the back of the Red Elvis' cape.

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    Looks like a winner so far. Very nice art, and the storyline looks quite epic and cool so far. Can't wait to see what Lord Stanley gets for his discount warlord.

    And I love the way Lord Stanley talks.

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    I like this comic, it's a change of pace from OotS and the art is a perfect fit for the story. I mentioned this before but this comic is giving me a massive "Wind Waker" feeling, and for some reason the names of the spell-caster types remind me of it as well.

    Wanda Firebaugh is rapidly becoming my favorite character, although we've seen little of her and the others so that may change.

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    Does anyone else think the Overlord looks a little like Somethingawful.com's Lowtax? (He's their webmaster, and just as dictatorial/hapless)...vvvvv

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    Too little for me to judge but from what I have seen from your previously work, I'm sure this'll be great. It'll be great to check GiantITP.com everyday and find a new comic.

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    Well, the opening caught me off guard - the thing about buying an other regiment of axemen, is that from some computer game? I don't get it

    However, I think the comic overall is very good. The art work is a really good mixture of comedic/cutesy with just awesome - the top panel on page 3 made me look again...and again...and again. Just brilliant.

    The cutesy speak is ok for me, I think there's some mileage in that. Plus the whole real life parallels thing (like IM book) reminds me of a remake of Dracula I went to see at the theatre last year that used picture messaging and email to make up for lack of a million sets on stage, which I thouhgt was very cool.

    I'm not a "marks out of ten" kinda guy, so I'll just say "keep 'em coming please" and look forward to enjoying the advancement of the plot and wonderful art.

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    Excellent stuff. The writing and humour is pitched almost exactly right and the art is great. My only worry is that the strip will lose a lot once it updates in single format. Even still I'm very much looking forward to it.
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    Meh. I wasn't overly impressed. So, following the advice of Thumper (you know, from Bambi) I'll stop here.
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    Hmm... after the Giant pulled off Thog in a leprechaun costume, I don't think I'll be able to find many things funny for a while. It's overloaded my sense of humor, and it needs time to recover.

    As for Erfworld... hmm. I'm not sure. I find it interesting, but something about it seems a little off to me. I'll give it some time.

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