I definitely have high hopes for this comic so far. It's not the punchline-a-page I'm used to from OotS (and most webcomics, at that), but there are some absolutely hilarious moments in here - the instant-messaging book is hands-down my favorite part.
So! Who's up for wild speculation? I'll start!
I think Erfworld is where the aliens deposited Elvis after abducting him from Earth, cloning him several times, and growing him to thousands of times his original size.
I thought I wasn't going to like it much when the previews were up...the art looked a little too cutesy. But the full strip was actually pretty neat and the storyline works well with the art and isn't too cutesy at all.
I too would like to know what the key lime pie was about...
Findamancers, Predictamancers, Croakamancers. Root words make everything better, don't they?
Wonder what the key lime pie was about...
I like it. Er, key lime pie that is. I like the comic too. :D
...Stanley, eh? Wonder if there's an Amulet of Yelnats drifting about...
I remember a M*A*S*H epsiode where a dying man said he smelled freshly baked bread. I guess it's that sort of thing, like seeing a white light. Made me laugh, and also sad ,poor Lord Manpower the Temporary, we hardly knew ye.
The comic made me laugh aloud a few times, a huge success in my mind.
"sometimes you just need to bust a nut" Gotta love that line.
Try force refreshing your page. We had some trouble loading the comics which confused OOTS #1 and #4 with Erfworld #1 and #4. They SHOULD be straightened out now if you force your browser to download tthem new.
I'm not sure whether or not I like it yet. The writing is great but the cutesy speak really annoys the heck out of me (more than I thought it would). And while the art is good, I just don't care for that style at all. I'll wait a few more strips before I give up on it though.
Originally Posted by Ceika
I'm just trying to spread smiles 117 x 117 pixels at a time.
The "smelling key lime pie" thing is a reference to the fact that if you poke someone's brain in the right place, they can feel sensations they're not actually feeling as you disrupt the proper connections in their brain.
Unskilled writers use "said" and "asked".
Amateur writers use "whispered", "shouted" and "questioned"
Skilled writers use "demonstrated", "ejaculated", "murmured", "explained", "queried" and "demanded"
Masterful writers use "said" and "asked".
Dreamer Pony is by Akrim.elf.
Baiyan, God of Joy, by GryffonDurime, while the C.U.T.E Scardycat and Dreamer are by Tomb Raven.
I like this comic, it's a change of pace from OotS and the art is a perfect fit for the story. I mentioned this before but this comic is giving me a massive "Wind Waker" feeling, and for some reason the names of the spell-caster types remind me of it as well.
Wanda Firebaugh is rapidly becoming my favorite character, although we've seen little of her and the others so that may change.
Well, the opening caught me off guard - the thing about buying an other regiment of axemen, is that from some computer game? I don't get it
However, I think the comic overall is very good. The art work is a really good mixture of comedic/cutesy with just awesome - the top panel on page 3 made me look again...and again...and again. Just brilliant.
The cutesy speak is ok for me, I think there's some mileage in that. Plus the whole real life parallels thing (like IM book) reminds me of a remake of Dracula I went to see at the theatre last year that used picture messaging and email to make up for lack of a million sets on stage, which I thouhgt was very cool.
I'm not a "marks out of ten" kinda guy, so I'll just say "keep 'em coming please" and look forward to enjoying the advancement of the plot and wonderful art.
Thanks guys Or perhaps more correctly thog like pretty pictures and words!
Originally Posted by Toxic_Avenger
Trust me, Ikkitosen knows what he's talking about.
Excellent stuff. The writing and humour is pitched almost exactly right and the art is great. My only worry is that the strip will lose a lot once it updates in single format. Even still I'm very much looking forward to it.
The Omnians were a God-fearing people. They had a great deal to fear. -Terry Pratchett