Also: I think that Parson deserves the Rory for the most gratuitous use of the word "****" in a comic.
If anything, I'd say that may have been the least gratuitous such use in a comic I've ever seen. Very well done ending there. (I never thought an f-you could be such a powerful final word of a storyline.)
LAME that is not a cool or funny word it is vulgar word that I don't like seeing or hearing. Erfworld needs to stop trying to be dark and edgy
You're missing the point.
The use of the word **** is signifcant as each and every other time Parson cursed, we were greeted with a merry little 'boop'. An affect of the universe our Protoganoist found himself stuck in. Aftewr his long and harrowing trial and battle, he has a conversation with the universe there, and devlops a will strong enough to activly break the rules.
It is possible to use vulgarity in an artistic manner, you know.
I don't see it as an attempt at Dark and Edgy, but rather just that.
The single curse at the end of this book is a powerful statement of individuality and self-determinism that, in my opinion, has significant artistic merit. It is unlikely that turning off the board filters is likely to generate many such moments compared to the tens of thousands of careless usages per day it will enable.
So no, board members still don't get to cuss. Write and draw a brilliant 150-page fantasy epic, and maybe I'll let you cuss here. Once.
XD Brilliant. In other words Rose, you're not Parson Gotti.
Well, not sure I've ever joined the masses to just post how awesome a comic was, especially for one as in depth as Erfworld, but here I go.
That was an extremely satisfying, even brilliant ending to Erfworld: The Battle for Gobwin Knob. I applaud the authors for a job well done, and I eagerly (for again the first time ever) await the publishing of the book so I may purchase a copy. This book has been possibly the best most well thought out webcomic I've ever seen, and without a doubt featured the best illustrations. In short: That was awesome.
You have it backwards. It's not a cute, happy world pretending to play war; It's a world dedicated to war with a superficial veneer of cute.
If the Nazi uniform was a pink sailor suit and they ended every sentence with "pyon!" as in "Heil Hitler pyon!" "I do not see why man should not be as cruel as nature pyon!" and the standard issue for German soldiers was a Hello kitty assault rifles, and all the tanks were painted baby blue had a pretty bow tied to the barrel--would the Nazi's have been accused of "trying to be dark and edgy?" pyon!
It doesn't have to be Nazi's. Do this to any army and it doesn't change the fact that making something cute doesn't change the nature of the deeds.
"If I could just interrupt your stunningly dysfunctional group dynamic for a moment to interject." -- Erfworld
The one point made in this thread so far that I agree with is that Erfworld can do what Earth couldn't; get Parson to take control of his environment. If the overall arc had had some visible focus on that rather than this last-minute swerve into guilt trips it might've been far more interesting.
Other than that, blah. This comic has been trying too hard and not going anywhere worthwhile.
The whole guilt trip thing is particularly untenable. It's a game world. The people in it exist (pop) for the purpose of fighting and dying. There can't possibly be any guilt involved in making that happen and doing it well. Actually it's downright crazy to suggest otherwise - and I still don't believe a dedicated gamer, put in that situation, would have the guilt reaction.
Anyway I'll get out of the echo chamber and let you all get on with the praising now.