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    The Annotated Order of the Stick
    Strips 901 to 1000
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    Strip 901: Friend of a Friend - No annotations yet

    Strip 902: Mr. Sandman, Give Me a Scream - No annotations yet

    Strip 903: Carefully Couched - No annotations yet

    Strip 904: Live by the Technicality... - No annotations yet

    Strip 905: Blow the Lid Off
    • In Panel 7, Elan's dialogue references Strip 692, where he fights a cactus to get its flower for Haley.

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    Strip 906: Nothing Lasts Forever - No annotations yet

    Strip 907: Always Hiring
    • In panel 10, Durkon's accent returns, as he is no longer Malack's Thrall. Since becoming Malack's Thrall in Strip 878, he had had no accent.

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    Strip 908: Reverse Polarity - No annotations yet

    Strip 909: Shifting Sands - No annotations yet

    Strip 910: Marching On - No annotations yet

    Strip 911: Operation Desert Inform - No annotations yet

    Strip 912: Working Together - No annotations yet

    Strip 913: Independent - No annotations yet

    Strip 914: Last in the Coffin - No annotations yet

    Strip 915: Custom Framing While You Wait - No annotations yet

    Strip 916: Executive Order - No annotations yet

    Strip 917: Hold On - No annotations yet

    Strip 918: These Last Few Are All from the Same Sender - No annotations yet

    Strip 919: I Went Down, Down, Down
    • In panel 7, we see Belkar make a reference to Strip 20, where Vaarsuvius states that he/she "loves the smell of bat guano in the morning." Bat guano is the spell component for the Fireball spell.

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    Strip 920: No Running, No Hiding - No annotations yet

    Strip 921: Shot Down - No annotations yet

    Strip 922: Payback - No annotations yet

    Strip 923: Breakthrough - No annotations yet

    Strip 924: Resource Management
    • The title of this strip is the same as the title of Strip 433.


    Strip 925: Catching Up With Family
    • In Panel 9, we see blackwing has caught the bow that Haley drops while being stunned.

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    Strip 926: Through the Wormhole(s) - No annotations yet

    Strip 927: Can't Help Himself - No annotations yet

    Strip 928: Go
    • In panel 1, Vaarsuvius says: "I believe Xykon is chilly today," which references that the priority target (which is usually Xykon) is cold, which in this case meant Miron, who is wearing a scarf. This exact style of exchange (down to the confirmation of "I understand") occurs in Strip 716 between Haley and V.

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    Strip 929: Through - No annotations yet

    Strip 930: Overshadowed - No annotations yet

    Strip 931: My Two Dads
    • The title of this strip is a reference to the TV sitcom, "My Two Dads".
    • In Panel 2, we see what Elan did off panel before Strip 837.
    • In Panel 6, Laurin can be seen "Pop"ing back into the background.

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    Strip 932: His Number One Fan - No annotations yet

    Strip 933: Getting a Little Carried Away - No annotations yet

    Strip 934: All Hands on Deck - No annotations yet

    Strip 935: Caster Fight - No annotations yet

    Strip 936: End of the Line - No annotations yet

    Strip 937: Travel Time - No annotations yet

    Strip 938: This is Not a Thing That is Going to Happen - No annotations yet

    Strip 939: Donation Drive - No annotations yet

    Strip 940: Resisting a Rest - No annotations yet

    Strip 941: Relatively OK - No annotations yet

    Strip 942: But He Probably Has a Halberd Now
    • In Panel 12, we find out that Geoff's son is the Pole Arm Salesman from Strip 136.

    Strip 943: Everyone Hates Goodbye Scenes
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    Strip 944: All of the Above, Actually - No annotations yet

    Strip 945: Jumbled Up - No annotations yet

    Strip 946: It's What's Inside That Counts - No annotations yet

    Strip 947: Keep in Mind - No annotations yet

    Strip 948: Behind the Eyes - No annotations yet

    Strip 949: Method Doctor - No annotations yet

    Strip 950: Spell It Out - No annotations yet

    Strip 951: Helping Hand - No annotations yet

    Strip 952: Weather or Not - No annotations yet

    Strip 953: High Pressure Front - No annotations yet

    Strip 954: Contractual Riders on the Storm - No annotations yet

    Strip 955: Strike Two - No annotations yet

    Strip 956: Moving On - No annotations yet

    Strip 957: Takes One to Know One - No annotations yet

    Strip 958: This Sucks - No annotations yet

    Strip 959: It Was Not - No annotations yet

    Strip 960: Collision Testing - No annotations yet

    Strip 961: Hearing is Believing - No annotations yet

    Strip 962: Just Think How Many Times He's Seen Himself Naked - No annotations yet

    Strip 963: Internal Struggles
    • In Panel 4, Sigdi reveals Durkon's full name for the first time.

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    Strip 964: Needs More Gears Though - No annotations yet

    Strip 965: The Bargain Hunter - No annotations yet

    Strip 966: About Town - No annotations yet

    Strip 967: Craft Wondrous Bauble - No annotations yet

    Strip 968: Next Week They're Getting Drab - No annotations yet

    Strip 969: It's Only His SECOND Favorite Cuisine - No annotations yet

    Strip 970: Wandering Eyes - No annotations yet

    Strip 971: Blast from the Past - No annotations yet

    Strip 972: She Might Even Be a Bit Ahead - No annotations yet

    Strip 973: Try, Try Again - No annotations yet

    Strip 974: Except, You Know, That - No annotations yet

    Strip 975: Up in the Air - No annotations yet

    Strip 976: Hard Sell - No annotations yet

    Strip 977: Zap - No annotations yet

    Strip 978: Rage Against the Lightning of the Dead - No annotations yet

    Strip 979: Fault Lines - No annotations yet

    Strip 980: Breaking Up - No annotations yet

    Strip 981: Followers Follow - No annotations yet

    Strip 982: Respirate in Peace - No annotations yet

    Strip 983: A Healer's Reason - No annotations yet

    Strip 984: Hence the Fence - No annotations yet

    Strip 985: Down the Winding Path - No annotations yet

    Strip 986: Inn Doubt - No annotations yet

    Strip 987: The Soul of Discretion - No annotations yet

    Strip 988: Much Less Swordfighting - No annotations yet

    Strip 989: Stares and Stripes Forever - No annotations yet

    Strip 990: Critiquing Suspicion - No annotations yet

    Strip 991: A Sergeant and a Sapper - No annotations yet

    Strip 992: Peak Condition - No annotations yet

    Strip 993: Moots and Ladders - No annotations yet

    Strip 994: Invitation Only - No annotations yet

    Strip 995: Welcome to the Church - No annotations yet

    Strip 996: Silencing Descent - No annotations yet

    Strip 997: Plan B - No annotations yet

    Strip 998: Three Sides to Every Story - No annotations yet

    Strip 999: The Vote in Gods' Aye - No annotations yet

    Strip 1000: Hel Polls for Thee - No annotations yet






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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil-Galad II View Post
    Same in 792...nitpicking, yes, but only cos you asked us to!

    Anyway, great work, this could be a great resource for the comic - keep it up!
    Thanks for the correction! Nitpick away.

    And thank you for the compliment. Though, I hope it already IS a great resource for the comic.

    Quote Originally Posted by NihhusHuotAliro View Post
    Xelbiuj is amazingly observant here, and I think that this deserves at least some mention in the annotations.
    This is a gag I've got the links to in the Workspace at the moment. Don't worry, I'll be putting in details with those links, it's just not a high priority as getting the main body organized and working at the moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by NihhusHuotAliro View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ti'esar View Post
    I think that's just a generic ogre.
    Yeah, while they look similar, so do a lot of creatures, and other ogres for that matter. And since the group "cleared" the level, and then blew up the dungeon, I'm fairly certain that appearance is a case of unconfirmed material.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blisstake View Post
    Not sure if these deserve special mention, but they weren't on the list:

    886: Redcloak's patch is on backward. None of the Order have seen him with the eyepatch before, which is probably why. On page 2, panel 8, Xykon says Roy's name, another indication that it's an illusion since Xykon can never remember his name.

    887: Tsukiko and the Azure City Resistance are all alive in the illusion. The Order wouldn't know they were dead.

    Edit: 907: Durkon's accent returns in panel 10 when he's no longer under Malack's control. While a Thrall, he was previously speaking without his regular accent.
    886 is already being worked on in my workspace. I've added some of your contribution to that update.

    887 is a good point, and I'll be adding that to my workspace. Any other catches you or anyone else has on these, please mention them!

    907 I'll add to my workspace too, but it should be noted that we should also mention when Durkon's speech changed when he was raised as a thrall as well, so if you could grab me that link that would be handy.

    Quote Originally Posted by littlebum2002 View Post
    The acid shark was punched in 542, not 541. You should also point out that this was a self-lampoon, since Rich actually wrote the source book that shark came out of, and that people actually made fun of it the way the roaches did (not knowing the shark was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek humor)
    Fixed. Copy and paste error. I'll note some details about the shark in 541 since that's where it originally appears. Are you aware of which book that was in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gnoman View Post
    While essentially accurate, this could be much better worded, and could explain things a bit better for those not familiar with the idiom. Suggested rewrite:

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    In the last panel, Nui took the colloquial term "skeleton crew", which typically means "lightly staffed" literally, as in "a crew of skeletons." In D&D, skeletons resist damage from non-bludgeoning weapons, she has a brought a Morningstar and a Warhammer. She also has several vials of Holy Water, which can be applied to a weapon for bonus damage against Undead, or thrown like a grenade for damage against Undead.
    I approve of this rewording, and have changed it to such. If you had any desire to, I wouldn't mind working with you to explain more D and D references in the comic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Szar_Lakol View Post
    Haley is "unaffected" only because she is the one who begins combat. Elan, Belkar and Trigak are all surprised, meaning they didn't expect her to start shooting at the chimaera.
    Well, I supposed that Haley, being a rogue, was able to not be surprised in the surprise round. However, Trigak seems to have talked to them first, and then the encounter started, making everyone roll for initiative. That means Trigak being surprised is a reference to everyone being flatfooted the first round perhaps, and that's why everyone but Haley states they are surprised?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muenster Man View Post
    #256 - Thog breaks the fourth wall when he references the gender-swapping belt storyline he wasn't involved in (Panel 6).

    #788 - Thog again shows his ability to break the fourth wall when he references the non-traditional panel layout with Roy (panel 6) and later in the same strip he mentions that he was unsure whether or not he had killed innocents because it was never shown on any panel (panel 10).
    Breaking the fourth wall is a common gag in the comics, however, I can certainly mention that Thog is referencing update 51 in this dialogue. The mention at 256 of another storyline was a reference that the characters involved did not know was a reference. Thog mentioning that he liked it seems to be unknown if it was regarding Sabines comment, or that story line itself. I'll look to find the beginning of the gender changing mini arch, and reference it. Especially since Nale says it would only be for selfish reasons to have done so, which it was quite the opposite in actuality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cuthalion View Post
    Added that to the gag strip list under the same heading.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Nappa View Post
    (754) "Polozius", the elven ambassador identity, Z'zdrti uses is one letter away from "Polonius," the name of a very long-winded character from the Shakespearean tragedy "Hamlet." Zz'drti, as Vaasruvius' "opposite" talks very little. The identity may be a reference to one of Polonius' more well known lines "Brevity is Wit."
    Perhaps, but wouldn't that be a hard one to connect if Polonius is long winded, and Polozius isn't? I'll leave it out for now, but it's a nice bit of information, so what do other folks think? Anyone else see this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Nappa View Post
    Additionally, The Sticktale that Roy tells the Order on the boat after his resurrection is a OotS-stylized version of Hamlet.
    Is this an in book bonus strip? I can't seem to find this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Nappa View Post
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    The Giants that Xykon kills and zombifies early on are the same giants he came back with after recruiting at the end of SoD.

    We also learn that Right-Eye's daughter has been adopted in SoD. As an odd comparison, Both of Inkyrius and Vaarsuvius' children are adopted.
    Until I purchase those books, I'm refraining from doing any of the prequels unless they are being referenced in the actual comic, because I can't link them as I can the updates, and I can't review the information without having the hard copy. Therefore, while I encourage these contributions, I'll be putting this in the work post. I plan on purchasing both the prequel OotS books at some point soon, but I'm a little low on funds currently.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Nappa View Post
    Cheering on V from other planes: Sabine in 918 and Roy's father in 664
    While this is similar in dialect, and from other planes, I think this is more a coincidence. People often root for the protagonists.

    The last one should be update 25, actually, but I'll put this under gags devoted to Elan, so in the character's section.
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