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    Quote Originally Posted by DougTheHead View Post
    Geez, every single time we get a new detail about Sigdi's "family," it gets dusty in here. Really going to need to ask the janitorial staff about that...

    There's something that's just beautiful about Sigdi's story, and powerful in a way the really important myths are. The idea that one woman takes a group of people who were at the very dregs of their society, people who, for one reason or another, had no one, in a highly-tribal society where family connections were everything, and gave them another chance at life... and they, in turn, chose to be her new family... all without knowing anything about each other, with no motive other than the idea that everyone deserves a family.

    For whatever reason, the selflessness and grace inherent in that idea makes me choke up a lot more than "sad" scenes do.
    Yeah, that's some mighty tasty insight there. To crib a little from The Good Place, one of the Dwarven ideas of duty (especially as expressed by Sigdi and her newfound family) seems to be "What do we owe to each other?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Weirdo View Post
    [snip the usual bull****]
    No wonder you defend her, because you are the exact same type of person as Hilgya. Psychopaths will see other psychopaths as perfectly rational, after all. Your reaction to everyone around you finding you objectionable is "There must be something wrong with them, not me! I'm so misunderstood! That legitimizes anything I want to do to them as 'revenge'! Whee!"

    Al lwe know about Hilgya's family comes from her one-sided rants. The one exception is the flashback to her husband that the Giant threw in, which directly contradicted Hilgya's claims; which was exactly the point, by showing us the difference between the reality and her interpretation of it for dark comedy.

    You apparently admire her for having "strong convictions". Guess what, fanatics and people with paranoid delusions (just to name some examples) all have strong convictions, because their world view is in a closed loop, but that doesn't make their opinions automatically correct if they are built upon false premises.

    When people like Hilgya have children, they will inevitably try to indoctrinate their children into the same delusion ("Mommy knows best."), while isolating them from society around them ("We can only trust each other!") the way cults do. And if the child tries to leave, they become angry at the child's "betrayal".
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    Donít feed the troll.

    Also this isnít D&D, flaming the troll doesnít help either.
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    Sigdi... Sigdi convinced Hilgya to leave Kudzu at the temple?!?

    ...she gets more badass every time she does something.

    Also: vamps gon' get dunked on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobrian View Post
    Al lwe know about Hilgya's family comes from her one-sided rants.
    There was literally an image of a member of the Firehelms pointing a crossbow at Hilgya in order to force her to marry Ivan. The Giant confirmed that it was true.

    And, again: respecting *all authority* got several places in some really hot water. I mean, for all we know, the dwarf that tried to hand Hilgya over like property to Moron was just... You know. Doing his job.

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    Oh Lord, somebody said "The_Weirdo" three times into a mirror again, didn't they?
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    Weirdo... I'm not sure you're entirely clear on how an 'alliance' works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Donít feed the troll.

    Also this isnít D&D, flaming the troll doesnít help either.
    And I have no idea what the forum equivalent of throwing acid at it would be. The occasional snide remark, I guess?
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    This is just one of my favorite comic updates ever. Not just in OotS, but in all web comics I have ever read. It is just too damn good! That's all I'm here to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironsmith View Post
    And I have no idea what the forum equivalent of throwing acid at it would be. The occasional snide remark, I guess?
    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Donít feed the troll.

    Also this isnít D&D, flaming the troll doesnít help either.
    Get with the program. This isn't me saying Hilgya slaughtering the sex trafficking ring that raised her would be justified, this is random guy shouting at me while claiming the abuse that the author states happened did not.
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    Oh Lord, somebody said "The_Weirdo" three times into a mirror again, didn't they?
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    Weirdo... I'm not sure you're entirely clear on how an 'alliance' works.

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    Theory: the wooly-haired bard with the brown hair is a student of either Thirden/"Squeaky" or Janna/"Squawky" (I'mma stickin' to that nickname 'till it stops amusing me, which will be never). I nickname him "Shrieky".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironsmith View Post
    And I have no idea what the forum equivalent of throwing acid at it would be. The occasional snide remark, I guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Thatís what the triangle at the bottom left of each post is. Donít worry, itís a scroll so you should be able to use it even if youíre not cool enough to be a wizard like me.
    Well, I thought about using it against the guy calling me a psychopath for defending a victim of a sex trafficking ring that was smart enough to destroy it, but I'm in a good mood.
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    Oh Lord, somebody said "The_Weirdo" three times into a mirror again, didn't they?
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    Weirdo... I'm not sure you're entirely clear on how an 'alliance' works.

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    Also, how does Sigdi look THAT badass?
    because Sigdi is awesome, and going to ruin everything in a way no one expect: Clanmother's Veto
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    if you feel you should do it, then do it and donít engage further by telling us youíve done it. If you feel you shouldnít do it then donít do it and commit to it by not bringing doing it.

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    You know what they say, you never know how good you have it until you don't have it anymore.
    And now I realize how good we had it when Hilgya didn't appear in the previous few strips.
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    That is a lot of reinforcements.
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    Also, as a rule of thumb, if you find yourself defending your inalienable right to make someone else feel like garbage, you're on the wrong side of the argument.
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    There is nothing more emblematic of this forum than three or four pages of debate between people who, as it turns out, pretty much agree with each other.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    if you feel you should do it, then do it and donít engage further by telling us youíve done it. If you feel you shouldnít do it then donít do it and commit to it by not bringing doing it.

    We are not the mods.
    You brought it up. And this time I wasn't even defending that Hilgya do anything past what she did to the sex traffickers. Or were you indirectly calling the other guy a troll, and not me?
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    Oh Lord, somebody said "The_Weirdo" three times into a mirror again, didn't they?
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    Weirdo... I'm not sure you're entirely clear on how an 'alliance' works.

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    We've got several unnamed characters to speculate about, and yet here we are talking about Hilgya again, like we have for the last 57 comics, and I, for one, am sick of it.

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    I have just realized something... the vampires may have missed a very important thing...

    The defensive measures of the council hall would strike down anybody who attacks somebody else inside... but the OotS has a ton of dwarven allies eager to die fighting heroically now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Also this isnít D&D, flaming the troll doesnít help either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari
    Also this isnít D&D, flaming the troll doesnít help either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clistenes View Post
    I have just realized something... the vampires may have missed a very important thing...

    The defensive measures of the council hall would strike down anybody who attacks somebody else inside... but the OotS has a ton of dwarven allies eager to die fighting heroically now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NihhusHuotAliro View Post
    We've got several unnamed characters to speculate about, and yet here we are talking about Hilgya again, like we have for the last 57 comics, and I, for one, am sick of it.

    Forum oldies, was this what it was like during the Miko years? How have you not gone insane and uijhnuyuyjhfgvfgvbn bn m nb bn b b
    b buyjhn
    Well, if only everyone could agree on the absolute truth that forced marriage is and will always be completely wrong and that it entitles the victim to redress, we'd not be in this situation.

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    You keep using that word. It does not mean what you pretend/claim it means.

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    That Ivan did not do it doesn't mean they didn't (try to) make her available. If one sells, say, drugs and the guy doesn't use them, they're still a drug dealer.
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    Oh Lord, somebody said "The_Weirdo" three times into a mirror again, didn't they?
    Quote Originally Posted by Lacuna Caster View Post
    Weirdo... I'm not sure you're entirely clear on how an 'alliance' works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woweedd View Post
    Take heart: dying in battle saving a family member? What Dwarf wouldn't want to go out like that? That's, I imagine, partly why ALL of them came: Even if they die, they'll die swinging. Remember, to a Dwarf, dying at age 350, after a long and happy life, is the worst fate imaginable: The fact that you lived that long is a failure, because it means you never took the risks from which heroism is born.
    Am I missing something? As far as I can tell, dwarves don't have to die heroically. They have to die honorably, in battle. There's nothing wrong with living to 350, attacking a tree root and having a heart attack.

    I might have missed a long discussion in various threads about this, of course ;)

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    Wow it great to see Minrah alive again. And to see them and their families fully repay Sigdi back and then some for what she did for them all those years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Donít feed the troll.

    Also this isnít D&D, flaming the troll doesnít help either.
    Said so a looooong time ago =)
    But good joke with the flames :-D

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    And promptly clicked on the one below your post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AutomatedTeller View Post
    Am I missing something? As far as I can tell, dwarves don't have to die heroically. They have to die honorably, in battle. There's nothing wrong with living to 350, attacking a tree root and having a heart attack.

    I might have missed a long discussion in various threads about this, of course ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Weirdo View Post
    You brought it up. And this time I wasn't even defending that Hilgya do anything past what she did to the sex traffickers. Or were you indirectly calling the other guy a troll, and not me?
    You are not a troll. You are looking for a fight; I used a well known sentence to express my meaning and set up a pun. I was asked what was useful against a troll/other poor behaviour / continuing on the pun and kept going in the same vein. I have not claimed that anyone should be reported here and have not reported anyone because I donít think anyone has been too far just yet. If I choose to report someone I wonít brag about it and if I donít I wonít gaslight (is that the right word? Or maybe something with passive-aggressiveness) them about it either. As for wether Tobrian or you were the monster in my analogy... was Victor Frankenstein or the Creature the the monster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    was Victor Frankenstein or the Creature the monster?
    Well, it's the 19th Century there, so everyone is. :P
    Quote Originally Posted by factotum View Post
    Oh Lord, somebody said "The_Weirdo" three times into a mirror again, didn't they?
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    Weirdo... I'm not sure you're entirely clear on how an 'alliance' works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    You are not a troll. You are looking for a fight;
    I believe that is the definition of trolling, actually: posting specifically to evoke an angry response.

    For example, if Rich had actually written Hilgya shutting down a sex trafficking ring, I doubt very much the Weirdo would repeat that she did anywhere near as many times as he has stated that as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mightymosy View Post
    good joke with the flames :-D
    Thank you.


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    I never noticed that one.
    And promptly clicked on the one below your post.
    Whoopsies :-)
    I think it only sends if you fill out the textbox in the following page, so I think nothing happened. :-)
    Like I said itís a scroll.
    I didnít think that far into the joke but Iím rolling with it now. Bask in my brilliance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Weirdo View Post
    Well, it's the 19th Century there, so everyone is. :P
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    Oi! I have ancestors from the 19th century! Don't talk smack about my great-grandparents' great-grandparents!

    How in the world can you just throw all of that humanity under the bus? How can it please you, a human, to call humanity so base? And when those generations aren't even around to defend themselves nb n jhnyjhnhgbjhngtbhjmnkjhmngvb bn bn bn bn bnbn bvbb
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