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    biggrin That Guy with a Halberd

    For those just reading, or have recently been shown this thread, the idea is to take a completely minor and unecessary character (in this case Guy with a Halberd) and lobby for his reapearance/cameo.

    those wanting to join are simply asked to show, some kind of support (most commonly a signature link or slogan.)

    For more information, see my first post on page 2.

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    Here is something that I've always wanted to see done.

    Take a bit part character and lobby for his return.


    In this case "The Guy with a Halberd"
    http://http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0432.html

    with enough people posting something like this in their signature, sending messages to Rich Burlew, or using other forms of word spreading it may be possible to actually get someone like this guy to become a recurring character with a name.

    That would be insane if this grassroots proposition actually works .
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    I am laughing my head off and applauding your tactic genius all at the same time. Bravo, good sir...
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    Not going to work.
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    Default Re: That Guy with a Halberd

    You would be better off writing some fan's fiction about the character. Burlew does not pander to the base.

    Also, as a friendly reminder, it is against the forum's rules to post altered images of his comic anywhere on the site. You may want to edit your signature there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade Paladin View Post
    Not going to work.
    Gee thanks for the optimism Renegade.

    Seriously, are you trying to cast "Smite Thread"?

    and thank you admiral, I did not realize.
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    I am laughing my head off and applauding your tactic genius all at the same time. Bravo, good sir...
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    Default Re: That Guy with a Halberd

    Why so pessimistic? I mean, I know Rich himself stated that he doesn't change the comics at all no matter what people post, and I know that guy is probably dead (unless we can find him on the ship somewhere), but can't you at least let people have their fun?

    I think I'm gonna join the Random Guy with a Halberd fanclub and at least see if we ever get a smiley made for us.
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    Default Re: That Guy with a Halberd

    Also, why railroad somebody else's plot? This isn't an RPG where the story line is interactive. This is Rich's story that he's telling the way he wants to; if he sees an idea on the forum and likes it enough to incorporate it, grand. Otherwise....

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    It is not a matter of altering it. All it could be is a single panel where he says a cue.

    Besides, this is a matter of aiming high in attempt to hit something on the way down.
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    I am so joining this fan club! Sign me in!
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    Sounds like fun. I'd do it if I didn't have a nearly full signature.

    Also, sorry to be pessimistic, but I doubt it will work.

    I'm sure Rich know that people will make MORE demands if the guy with the halberd thing works out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graymayre View Post

    ...with enough people posting something like this in their signature, sending messages to Rich Burlew...
    Correct me if I am wrong...but are you suggesting SPAMMiNG THE GiANT???

    At any rate, The Guy With A Halberd should definitely NOT reoccur...what he did to that goat was just unacceptable, man.
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    Its possible that that guy is Daigo

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    Between you and me... Its possible that every soldier on that comic strip are Daigo, they look all the same.
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    Ah, the unsung hero of Order of the Stick: the Guy with a Halberd!

    Here's an avvie I made up:


    And a smiley version:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trazoi View Post
    Ah, the unsung hero of Order of the Stick: the Guy with a Halberd!

    Here's an avvie I made up:


    And a smiley version:
    brilliant Trazoi. I was looking for something like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trazoi View Post


    And a smiley version:

    Good. Gravy. He looks like he's about to burst into song. A song about jumping into a butthole. Which is actually far better than what he did to the goat. Won't Somebody Pleaaaaase Think of The GOATS????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raging Gene Ray View Post
    Good. Gravy. He looks like he's about to burst into song. A song about jumping into a butthole. Which is actually far better than what he did to the goat. Won't Somebody Pleaaaaase Think of The GOATS????
    heh, what goats?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raging Gene Ray View Post
    Good. Gravy. He looks like he's about to burst into song
    Everyone I turn into an avvie looks like they're going to burst into song. Have you checked the Avatarist awards in my sig? I'm famous for it.

    Edit: BTW, the avvie is 117 by 82 pixels. You need to specify the right dimensions otherwise it ends up a bit stretched.
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    The more I think about it, the more I wonder whether this should focus on the more feasible idea of creating an Azure Guard Club (then working our way up to lambasting the giant) .

    what do you guys think?

    If so, would you be able to make more avatars and smileys for it Trazoi?
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    The whole Azure Guard? They're basically the same two models with different weapons.

    I don't think I have the time to make an army, but I can make the SVG I used to make the Guy with a Halberd available. It's then just a question of making new weapons and poses, and if someone's keen, the female model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Zander View Post
    I know Rich himself stated that he doesn't change the comics at all no matter what people post,
    I would say posting a check for 6 figures or so would have a serious effect on the strip. On a rather trivial level, there have been a number of changes to the strip due to writers finding spelling or other editorial errors.

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    Making the Guy with a Halberd(hereafter known as GwaH. Or maybe George.) a recurring character would be awesome. I was the treasurer of the fan club for a while, but then I found better things to put on my sig.
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    Well, he could have survived and joined Haley's Resistance.

    Anyway as for the Giant not catering to the fanbase, what about Kazumi and Daigo? Maybe he had always planned for them to survive, but maybe he kept them around because the fans really liked them.

    And don't forget about the bandana paladin a lot of people liked. He was later shown climbing Mount Celestia. Couldn't that have been a small nod to the fans?

    While we can't expect the Giant to write around our opinions, I think it'd be cool to see him give some of our favorite bit characters a cameo or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoritomo Himeko View Post
    what about Kazumi and Daigo? Maybe he had always planned for them to survive, but maybe he kept them around because the fans really liked them.
    Probably not. He had to go to special trouble to introduce them in the first place. While that did not guarantee their current role, or even their survival for long, it did mean he had plans for them before anyone could call for them to stay in the story. It seems unlikely their role has been expanded.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoritomo Himeko View Post
    And don't forget about the bandana paladin a lot of people liked. He was later shown climbing Mount Celestia. Couldn't that have been a small nod to the fans?
    It is at least more possible. The picture pretty much called for somebody to be there, so why not something that seemed to please some readers? But it might alternatively been the figure most easily placed in the area, or just the first one his eye fell on when considering who to put there.

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    Despite all the arguments against these kobolds are posting, I still think it's a kick-awesome idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trazoi View Post
    The whole Azure Guard? They're basically the same two models with different weapons.
    Not entirely true. Some of them have blue hair.

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    Yea! this would be interesting to see if any of the pans out, I'll join this for sure... so uh.. do I just make up a wacky reference of it to put on my sig or are you gonna start assigning them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoritomo Himeko View Post
    And don't forget about the bandana paladin a lot of people liked. He was later shown climbing Mount Celestia. Couldn't that have been a small nod to the fans?

    While we can't expect the Giant to write around our opinions, I think it'd be cool to see him give some of our favorite bit characters a cameo or two.
    That seems resonable. If the stip calls for a bit charecter, fan favorite un-named bit charecters would fit perfectly. Also, WWtGwtH Do?
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    I can almost sort of imagine it, as the resistance is leading the slaves out of Azure City, O-chul asks if any of the slaves know how to fight. GWAH:I was a guard before the goblins invade O-Chul:Funny...I don't remember you...GWAH: Are you sure?I was that guy with a halberd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zolem View Post
    That seems resonable. If the stip calls for a bit charecter, fan favorite un-named bit charecters would fit perfectly. Also, WWtGwtH Do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kool-Aid View Post
    I can almost sort of imagine it, as the resistance is leading the slaves out of Greysky, O-chul asks if any of the slaves know how to fight. GWAH:I was a guard before the goblins invade O-Chul:Funny...I don't remember you...GWAH: Are you sure?I was that guy with a halberd.
    While there may be slaves in Graysky City, they haven't featured particularly prominently in the story yet. I doubt O-chul will ever have a proper conversation with one, even.
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