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    Default OOTS #G005 - The Discussion Thread

    My copy of Gygax #5 arrived today, so naturally I flipped immediately to the last page.

    The list of sir craig gag was brilliant. Especially the edition-curious 3.5 adventurer. The joke about forever homes was quite excellent too.

    For the purposes of character appearances, we get V (non-speaking role), Roy, and Elan.
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    I liked the Mr. Phil Rodriguez/Mr. Jones reference. If there were other non-obvious references, or a reason that Vaarsuvius was looking at the list of sir craig, I missed them. What joke about "forever homes" did I miss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Gamera View Post
    What joke about "forever homes" did I miss?
    Hellhound puppies. Looking for a forever home (they're immortal, so they really need a forever home).
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    Got mine in the mail today.

    Liked the fact that V actually stayed behind to check out the personals.
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    Maybe V's into the one with the owl familiar? On the one hand, sorcerer, so ew. Also V is married in this continuity (maybe). On the other, V might just completely miss any sexual subtext.
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    Well, just looking at the column and location V was studying (To judge by the outstretched hand), it looks like those hellpuppies might be getting a forever home, but that's just how it looked to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramien View Post
    Well, just looking at the column and location V was studying (To judge by the outstretched hand), it looks like those hellpuppies might be getting a forever home, but that's just how it looked to me.
    I get the impression that there are supposed to be more posts on that board than the ones we can actually see. The one Elan mentions doesn't seem to be one of the ones we can see, and just based on the shapes we should be able to see them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgrekejin View Post
    I get the impression that there are supposed to be more posts on that board than the ones we can actually see. The one Elan mentions doesn't seem to be one of the ones we can see, and just based on the shapes we should be able to see them all.
    It could be part of the cut off 'extradimensional loft 4 rent' ad...

    Probably not, bit it could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintRidley View Post
    Maybe V's into the one with the owl familiar? On the one hand, sorcerer, so ew. Also V is married in this continuity (maybe). On the other, V might just completely miss any sexual subtext.
    Wasn't V's marital status changed when the Order was rebooted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Leorik View Post
    Wasn't V's marital status changed when the Order was rebooted?
    Indeed, in #G003: "Also, I think my long-established harmonious marriage has been retroactively abolished so that it never happened." It was a dig at the-then recent Spiderman plot, if I remember rightly.

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    Indeed, in #G003: "Also, I think my long-established harmonious marriage has been retroactively abolished so that it never happened." It was a dig at the-then recent Spiderman plot, if I remember rightly.
    I took it to be a dig at the Spiderman memory wipe (although that's a few years back now) but several people on the forum here pointed out there were several more examples of marriages being erased with DC's nu52 reboot, which is a lot more recent, and probably more fitting.
    Geez, what is it with that guy and needing to figure out all the fiddly little details?

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    Hmm. Well, we know from recent tweets that Rich used to read Ambush Bug... Perhaps a DC origin is more likely. It'd be cool to know what comics he reads generally, I wonder if he's ever answered that question for an interview.

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    Personally, I think the comments about rebooting had little to do with current events and more to do with what happened during the reboots when Rich was younger. Notice Elan says that "if the kids grow up to take control of the industry...they'll reboot us again to match their memories."
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