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    Not to mention she's a speck of dust compared to them, power-wise
    And neither party has a reason to know the other exists.

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    So you all are saying the odds are a million to one?

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    But then my joke makes no sense! Escapes cannot bite people!
    Sorry, i think the double entendre was already in the original joke.

    Quote Originally Posted by jwhouk View Post
    Something big is about to happen. And it involves someone at the Godsmoot.
    Think so too. But maybe not something highly plot relevant, more like an epilogue.

    I myself look forward to see Durkon utter the word "Regenerate".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    So you all are saying the odds are a million to one?
    I'd say more like 3,720 to 1.
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    Knew I should've included a link to the strip instead of hoping people wouldn't go to Star Wars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Knew I should've included a link to the strip instead of hoping people wouldn't go to Star Wars.
    A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.
    It's been a whole <checks> three strips since we last derailed into Star Wars, we were overdue for it.
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    I recognize that Conservation of Detail is Overrated, but I find the event that I am using as evidence for my theory above important enough/given enough focus to qualify for what I call Elan’s Exception, “Who wastes perfectly good foreshadowing like that?”. Also I have never correctly predicted any event in any piece of media so take this theory with a grain of salt (I call this Peelee’s Ye Old Reminder).

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    I thought our next derailment was Harry Potter, then supers, then Star Wars, and finally Pratchett?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrocorus View Post
    I myself look forward to see Durkon utter the word "Regenerate".
    Hmm, yes, though he probably doesn't have that one ready yet. I don't see it as being a priority when he was preparing for battle, and he hasn't had a chance to do anything since the fight. "Ma, ye've done so much fer me an' ev'ryone else. Le' me do this fer you."

    Since the "Heroes' Feast" has been mentioned, it'd be nice if Durkon set that up for everybody, including everyone on the Mechane. That would take care of the Sphinx Pox, perhaps without anyone even knowing that they'd been infected.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Durkon had prepared Regeneration before the fight. That's a healing spell that's very useful in several circumstances and which you can't convert another spell into. And if he doesn't need it one place, well, Sigdi's right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    I thought our next derailment was Harry Potter, then supers, then Star Wars, and finally Pratchett?
    We've already done Pratchett since then, they mentioned Superman a few times in Star Wars, I guess Harry Potter is next, so, unless we want to summon another Mary Sue discussion, this time about Harry Potter (the last HP discussion came from that, though I don't remember if it was from a main thread, it came from Deuterio but I also don't remember if he was actually arguing that), how about that Snape guy?
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    I recognize that Conservation of Detail is Overrated, but I find the event that I am using as evidence for my theory above important enough/given enough focus to qualify for what I call Elan’s Exception, “Who wastes perfectly good foreshadowing like that?”. Also I have never correctly predicted any event in any piece of media so take this theory with a grain of salt (I call this Peelee’s Ye Old Reminder).

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    And if that fails, Ruck and Peelee could discuss AP Bio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeswald View Post
    how about that Snape guy?
    Snape's redemption didn't really work for me. Dude was still a massive jerk to a ton of kids who had nothing to do with his high school crush. Plus other reasons that I personally don't feel like getting into, but which I'm sure someone else would love to talk about since I left it open.

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    Snape's redemption didn't really work for me. Dude was still a massive jerk to a ton of kids who had nothing to do with his high school crush. Plus other reasons that I personally don't feel like getting into, but which I'm sure someone else would love to talk about since I left it open.
    Holy crap, how the f did that work!?
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    I recognize that Conservation of Detail is Overrated, but I find the event that I am using as evidence for my theory above important enough/given enough focus to qualify for what I call Elan’s Exception, “Who wastes perfectly good foreshadowing like that?”. Also I have never correctly predicted any event in any piece of media so take this theory with a grain of salt (I call this Peelee’s Ye Old Reminder).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeswald View Post
    Holy crap, how the f did that work!?
    Love cleanses even the greasiest among us, apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    I thought our next derailment was Harry Potter, then supers, then Star Wars, and finally Pratchett?
    One of these days the derailment will be on a topic of my interests. *sniff*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeswald View Post
    Holy crap, how the f did that work!?
    Because we've run out of things to say about the comic by now and I feel like talking about Harry Potter right now. I'm aware of what you were doing, I just don't care enough to not "fall for it." I'm gonna talk about Harry Potter now and nobody can stop me.

    Neville's greatest fear in 3rd year was Snape and that was a Red Flipping Flag, folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck View Post
    One of these days the derailment will be on a topic of my interests. *sniff*
    What are your interests?

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    All this talk of sorcerers and wizards and pathfinder and no one mentions my favorite arcane caster ever, the arcanist. They're basically what would happen if wizards and sorcerers had a baby and it's great. They prepare from spellbooks but cast spontaneously from the prepared spells (so basically a sorcerer that can change their spell selection every day) and get a unique feature called 'arcane exploits' as if they're some kind of hacker finding loopholes in reality.

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    All this talk of sorcerers and wizards and pathfinder and no one mentions my favorite arcane caster ever, the arcanist. They're basically what would happen if wizards and sorcerers had a baby and it's great. They prepare from spellbooks but cast spontaneously from the prepared spells (so basically a sorcerer that can change their spell selection every day) and get a unique feature called 'arcane exploits' as if they're some kind of hacker finding loopholes in reality.
    So...a wizard-y Spirit Shaman? (Or a 5e wizard?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasdoif View Post
    So...a wizard-y Spirit Shaman? (Or a 5e wizard?)
    I'm not very versed in 5e, but in pathfinder a wizard-y spirit shaman would fall under witch, oracle, or one of the occult classes. Or the actual shaman class which is a mix of witch and oracle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatElemental View Post
    All this talk of sorcerers and wizards and pathfinder and no one mentions my favorite arcane caster ever, the arcanist. They're basically what would happen if wizards and sorcerers had a baby and it's great. They prepare from spellbooks but cast spontaneously from the prepared spells (so basically a sorcerer that can change their spell selection every day) and get a unique feature called 'arcane exploits' as if they're some kind of hacker finding loopholes in reality.
    I have never played nor played with an Arcanist but it sounds like a cool class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeswald View Post
    It's been a whole <checks> three strips since we last derailed into Star Wars, we were overdue for it.
    I'm pretty sure Star Wars gets at least mentioned in every single strip discussion thread.

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    Oh, also, even though wizards and sorcerers mostly share the same spell list, there are a few spells that are wizard only. Which I can understand, wizards do intense study and research and can try to invent new things. There are zero core spells that are sorcerer only, though, which I don't understand; there's a case to be made that some things can't be learned, but nope, wizards get a seat at the table and sorcs get the scraps that fall off the plate.
    The ones that I remember that were Wizards only were the ones that had to deal with manipulating memorized spells, something a sorcerer would have no need of doing.

    I actually played the opposite; I've done a Sorcerer who acted somewhat like a Wizard, spellbook and everything, under the idea that if he ever got captured, jailed, etc., that the opponents would believe that taking the spellbook and spell component pouch away would allow effective imprisonment. Also took Silent Spell and Still Spell feats, too; that was one paranoid caster, I tells ya.
    I didn't go so far as the fake spell book, but I did like Sorcerer for the idea that he couldn't have his power taken away as easily as the wizard.

    But that's like +2 spell level for those spells at that point man. Yeah Sorcerers get more slots but that's still pretty brutal.

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    ...wouldn't that also require Eschew Materials, because sorcs still need the material components?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HorizonWalker View Post
    Because we've run out of things to say about the comic by now and I feel like talking about Harry Potter right now. I'm aware of what you were doing, I just don't care enough to not "fall for it." I'm gonna talk about Harry Potter now and nobody can stop me.

    Neville's greatest fear in 3rd year was Snape and that was a Red Flipping Flag, folks.
    Eh, I don't really care and I'll gladly converse with you, I'm just surprised this worked and the Miko stuff I've done a couple times didn't.

    As for Snape, in-text he was a pretty interesting character, not Good by any means, probably not Neutral either, but as a bad person who ends up helping the good guys he's pretty interesting, J.K. Rowling apparently had no intention of doing that but I'll gladly invoke Death of the Author and ignore her goals (which she failed at in regards to Snape) so I can enjoy the story better.
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    I recognize that Conservation of Detail is Overrated, but I find the event that I am using as evidence for my theory above important enough/given enough focus to qualify for what I call Elan’s Exception, “Who wastes perfectly good foreshadowing like that?”. Also I have never correctly predicted any event in any piece of media so take this theory with a grain of salt (I call this Peelee’s Ye Old Reminder).

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pilgrim View Post
    I'm pretty sure Star Wars gets at least mentioned in every single strip discussion thread.
    Well yes, but that's a constant much like Miko, various alignment discussions, and generic arguments.
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    It's surprising how intense people can get about Miko. She's a cool character tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squire Doodad View Post
    Well yes, but that's a constant much like Miko, various alignment discussions, and generic arguments.
    And Familicide. Let's not forget about Familicide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pilgrim View Post
    And Familicide. Let's not forget about Familicide.
    And Tarquin, and whatever character we're mad about right now (so, Hilgya right now, though we may return to Bandana/Andi next book).

    EDIT: And discussing how much we bring up all these things, that's pretty common too.
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    I recognize that Conservation of Detail is Overrated, but I find the event that I am using as evidence for my theory above important enough/given enough focus to qualify for what I call Elan’s Exception, “Who wastes perfectly good foreshadowing like that?”. Also I have never correctly predicted any event in any piece of media so take this theory with a grain of salt (I call this Peelee’s Ye Old Reminder).

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