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    Default Blood Runs in the Family??

    The Order of the Stick shout out page on tvtropes.org has that as the name of the next book. Where was that announced? Or are they just making it up?

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    It's on the calendar, I believe.
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    Yes, it is on the calendar. Also, some people don't want that name spoiled until their is an official announcement for it.

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    Also, some people don't want that name spoiled until their is an official announcement for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quild View Post
    You're kidding, right? Please be.
    I haven't actually seen anyone who said "Hey, don't tell me what the new book is called". However, it is possible that some people feel that way.

    To answer the OP's question: It hasn't been announced, and will probably only be announced once the book is ready, which will be hopefully by the end of the year. The calendar says what books the various pieces of art come from, which is how people know the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxzan Proditor View Post
    I haven't actually seen anyone who said "Hey, don't tell me what the new book is called". However, it is possible that some people feel that way.
    Haven't anyone seen myself, though better safe than sorry.

    Since it isn't announced yet I personally will not use that term (and use just Book 5), since it is in a weird unannounced limbo , but basically it is public knowledge.



    I know that Porthos did spoiler that for his threads quite a long time, though recently he stopped that:
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    I didn't use spoilers for the title during the Ultimate OOTS Book Tournament, and there were no posts complaining
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    Hey! Why did you put the title of book five outside of a spoiler box! I didn't know what it was before, and now I do and I'm angry about it!
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    If Orcus was a nesting doll, that would certainly make the whole thing work smoother. When you cast a level 1 summoning spell, you summon the little Orcus from the middle, but when you cast Gate, you get the really big Orcus that holds all the small Orcuses.

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    I have no idea why anybody would want the title of all things kept secret from them until after the book. Its one thing if its actually got a spoiler in the title (like if Rich decided to call a book Xykon's defeat for some inexplicable reason), but the only thing the title reveals is that there will be blood (which is not unique to this book) and there will be family (again, not particularly unique. I don't think theres been a book yet that hasn't had family issues directly or indirectly).
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    You should hear about the time when somebody took his hammer.

    (Let's just say that deaths, mutilation and cross dressing is involved.)

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    Huh,so that's the name for it. interesting.

    And yes, the whole "spoiler" thing is starting to get kind of extreme.
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    No, it's always been this absurd.

    As for the book being out by Christmas, it's extremely unlikely. He's stated that he not only has to reletter the entire book, but he also has to do all the bonus material, which hadn't even been started when the last strip of the book went up. I would not expect it until sometime in 2015. And this wouldn't be the first time. War and XPs came out a year after the book ended.

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    Spoiler: The Order of the Stick is a webcomic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatNickGuy View Post
    Spoiler: The Order of the Stick is a webcomic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatNickGuy View Post
    Spoiler: The Order of the Stick is a webcomic.
    What?? Next you'll be telling me Roy's a single-class fighter, or that Haley loves Elan!
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    You forgot that the half-orc cleric who researched it is Redcloak's niece.
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    Minecraft already spoiled the Haley thing. That's why I threw all my computers and devices with Minecraft installed off a cliff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oppyu View Post
    Minecraft already spoiled the Haley thing. That's why I threw all my computers and devices with Minecraft installed off a cliff.
    What!? Do you know how many cute fuzzy animals can die from spoiler reading?!
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    You should hear about the time when somebody took his hammer.

    (Let's just say that deaths, mutilation and cross dressing is involved.)

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    It was if millions of voices suddenly cried out, then all was silent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    What!? Do you know how many cute fuzzy animals can die from spoiler reading?!
    Aaagh! I didn't want that spoiled! You should have put that in a spoiler, Keltest!
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    Actually,
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    . But of course i could be wrong there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxzan Proditor View Post
    Aaagh! I didn't want that spoiled! You should have put that in a spoiler, Keltest!
    Are we doing recursive spoilers now?

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    You forgot that the half-orc cleric who researched it is Redcloak's niece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatNickGuy View Post
    Spoiler: The Order of the Stick is a webcomic.
    It's ruined for me now! Ruinnnneddddd!!!!
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    So the song runs on, with shift and change,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatNickGuy View Post
    Spoiler: The Order of the Stick is a webcomic.
    What? How dare you? You have totally ruined forever my enjoyment of reading this comic on the World-Wide Web, because now I have become aware that it is merely a lowly "web" "comic"!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperordaniel View Post
    Are we doing recursive spoilers now?

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    Wow, I was expecting the spoiler nesting to be much more vicious than that.
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    Heartless? Those flaming letters spelled ELAN! How many sons can honestly say their father has murdered dozens of human beings just to show how much they care?

    Tarquin's fatherly love is truly unique... or at least I hope it is!
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    First, I'm impressed that this topic went so far off topic that it ended up back at The Order of the Stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaggerPen View Post
    Wow, I was expecting the spoiler nesting to be much more vicious than that.
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    A NE Character with Perform (Sing and Dance).

    That alone pretty much narrows it down to an Evil Bard or a Disney Character.
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    Clearly the solution to everything is to binge on Girlscout cookies.
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    The Snarl could be a hacker code that became self-conscious, and would start posting gibberish and chaotic lines. But if you click its spoiler tags enough times, it would reveal a meta-fanfiction.

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    Clickable link to open all spoilers automatically FTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    Clickable link to open all spoilers automatically FTW.
    It's just not the same when you're expecting it. You've gotta bait people, and catch 'em by surprise.
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    Heartless? Those flaming letters spelled ELAN! How many sons can honestly say their father has murdered dozens of human beings just to show how much they care?

    Tarquin's fatherly love is truly unique... or at least I hope it is!
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    First, I'm impressed that this topic went so far off topic that it ended up back at The Order of the Stick.

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    Ooh, when you open them all up it looks kind of like a ziggurat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Its one thing if its actually got a spoiler in the title (like if Rich decided to call a book Xykon's defeat for some inexplicable reason),
    I've found that anime episode titles can be very bad about this, though the ones that are sometimes reveal the title of the next episode at the end of the current one, to make for a memorable cliffhanger. For example, imagine Roy fighting a golem, and then it knocks his sword away right before the episode ends. The next one would likely repeat the final moments of the previous one, then the intro plays, then a box pops up: "Episode 36: Mourning the great leader!" Well, darn. Spoileriffic series will at this point kill Roy. Other series will kill a different leader character (such as having Hinjo come to Roy's rescue but die instead) or possibly introduce a new faction in the plot who have just lost their king or something. Dragonball Z in particular used to have spoileriffic episode titles, often turning the last episode's cliffhanger - "will Goku/Vegeta/whoever prevail against this new foe?" - into an obvious "no, they won't".

    I always go via the archive when I check for new Order of the Stick pages, so I always see the titles of the strips first. The titles are usually just jokes, but a few are related to the plot, so luckily Rich is good at avoiding direct spoilers. Titles such as "A Dragon's Victory" in particular made for some mixed feelings followed by subverted expectations.
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    It's the one where Spliced V shapechanges to a dragon to rip the Black Dragon apart.

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    That did get really bad in DBZ, as I recall. I just looked, and in the first season, there are 3 episodes in a ROW that say "_____ dies/says farewell!"

    I think that literally every big event (as far as I bothered checking) is in the episode title. ... Damn, there's a crack in my rose-tinted glasses.

    Of course, that may be why it doesn't bother me as much. As long as it's not a two-year wait between episodes, of course.
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    ...if this keeps up for much longer, half of the playground will have Orcus-themed sigs, which is probably how Orcus can appear in so many places to begin with. NOOOO! STOP SIGGING ORCU- *killed by Orcus*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katuko View Post
    I've found that anime episode titles can be very bad about this, though the ones that are sometimes reveal the title of the next episode at the end of the current one, to make for a memorable cliffhanger. For example, imagine Roy fighting a golem, and then it knocks his sword away right before the episode ends. The next one would likely repeat the final moments of the previous one, then the intro plays, then a box pops up: "Episode 36: Mourning the great leader!" Well, darn. Spoileriffic series will at this point kill Roy. Other series will kill a different leader character (such as having Hinjo come to Roy's rescue but die instead) or possibly introduce a new faction in the plot who have just lost their king or something. Dragonball Z in particular used to have spoileriffic episode titles, often turning the last episode's cliffhanger - "will Goku/Vegeta/whoever prevail against this new foe?" - into an obvious "no, they won't".

    I always go via the archive when I check for new Order of the Stick pages, so I always see the titles of the strips first. The titles are usually just jokes, but a few are related to the plot, so luckily Rich is good at avoiding direct spoilers. Titles such as "A Dragon's Victory" in particular made for some mixed feelings followed by subverted expectations.
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    It's the one where Spliced V shapechanges to a dragon to rip the Black Dragon apart.
    The Giant has actually said that he views the titles as mostly a bonus to the actual strip, which is why they aren't in the actual pages and why so many of them are jokes or meta commentary.
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