First time posting here. I must say this story was a very interesting one, with Parson's trying to figure out what's going on, and using meta-knowledge to overcome his problems.
And the ending, with him just simply giving the finger to that world, was awesome. I'll be checking the new site.
Member of the Hinjo fan club. Go Hinjo!
"In Soviet Russia, the Darkness attacks you."
My friend's quote: "Rogues not only have a lot more skill points, but sneak attack is so good it hurts..."
Most powerful utterance of a curse word in the history of webcomics, anyone?
Well, there was Black Mage's one-strip bomb in 8-Bit Theater. Although that was powerful in terms of the webcomic itself, which refrained from using the word for hundreds of strips and did it when Black Mage lost the rulership of Hell.
Then it used it a second time and it kind of made the first lose impact.
I use black for sarcasm.
I don't care that I'm not free.
Like fire, hellfire
You can't steal the sky from me.
This fire in my skin
And even if you throw me to Abyss.
This burning desire
I'll take back the sky eventually.
Is turning me to sin
Call me Rose, or The Rose Dragon. Rose Dragon is someone else entirely.
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.
Personally, I just like the idea that this is a statement of individuality so powerful no one's even allowed to repeat it.
Just posting to say congrats to Rob and Jamie on completing this first major milestone, and a well-made completion at that. Even though I've vocally disagreed with some of your artistic decisions in the past (not like it matters what a stranger on the internet says about anyone's work) I and I think most everyone on this board will commend you on a job well done.
Best wishes for Erfworld.com, for the dead tree version of Book 1, and for a successful Book 2 and beyond.
*Great* ending. I really love this story. I cannot express how satisfying it is to have completion to a story arc I've been following for a couple years, and have it be actually really good. Rare, precious stuff. THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to the authors. Looking forward to buying the book with my tool credits.
That was a great ending to Book 1. For a second I almost thought he was about to kill himself there to see if he gets out of this "dream".
Also, this final page raises the questions about a universe which censors swearing but allows for wholesale slaughter. This statement seemed to have silenced those detractors from the story who objected to the prevalence of violence in the comic during the battles.
What this says about the nature and Rating of the story, I don't know but it is a fun one and I don't intend to stop reading it.