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    Nobody messes with Belkar's cat. As an aside, it's nice to see Belkar actually is capable of making friends.
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    I think we found his berserk button people!
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    Caring about his cat most certainly doesn't redeem Belkar, but I'm happy Mr. Scruffy is safe with him.
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    You do NOT mess with Mr. Scruffy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milskidasith View Post
    Nobody messes with Belkar's cat. As an aside, it's nice to see Belkar actually is capable of making friends.
    And just as capable of killing them. A good thought to keep in mind.

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    Nice, an update while I'm online.
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    LOL, To think after so long Belkar has finally reached a certain level of Humanity. But it has a certain Evil-Mastermind kind of feel especially with the stereotypes of dictators with pets, and especially cats in the new media.

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    Nice one. He seems to honestly care about Mr. Scruffy, as much as Belkar is capable of mental response other than "Hatred" and "Lust."

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    Maybe there is a third category in there somewhere.

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    A pair of magic +3 daggers: 18,604 gp
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    Awesome!

    I think the one of the more notable things here is that Belkar really has turned over a new leaf in a way: He cares about Mr. Scruffy more than anyone else so far in the entire strip. For Belkar, this is huge.

    (And the last panel is great.)
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    Nooooooooo!!!!!!!! Not Buggy Lou!
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    I think Belkar cares for Scruffy humour is really running dry. This comic was funny, but I don't think any more will be.
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    Nice one. He seems to honestly care about Mr. Scruffy, as much as Belkar is capable of mental response other than "Hatred" and "Lust."
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    You can take however many slaves you want, but touch the Scruffinator and you DIE!!!

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    Still the old Belkar. Mostly.
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    The chatter with Lou is priceless.
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    That was fantastic. Of all the possibilities I figured we could see with Belkar, that wasn't one of them.

    Also, I like that he considers eviscerating an old friend easier than saying "hey, that's mine, don't touch."
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    Seems really odd to me though, he was just politely asking them to avoid his adventurer buddies a second ago, then, when it looks like his cat is in danger, he doesn't just say "Oh hey, that's my cat. Could you just leave him with me?".

    Seems sort of weird that he'd immediately resort to violence against an old friend instead of just resolving the situation with a few words. It's not like they were trying to spite him personally, they just found a cat and thought they found a good snack.

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    Do not mess with Mr. Scruffy.

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    Great tie in with previous comic. That how a dm builds a world. Everyone knows each other, and has a history. Nice to see how Belkar's old friends are doing.

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    Absolutly, NO ONE, Touches Mr. Scruffy!!!
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    Heh, Belkar at his finest.

    I think that marinade might be a little strong, though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaoticjosh View Post
    Seems really odd to me though, he was just politely asking them to avoid his adventurer buddies a second ago, then, when it looks like his cat is in danger, he doesn't just say "Oh hey, that's my cat. Could you just leave him with me?".

    Seems sort of weird that he'd immediately resort to violence
    I am going to stop you here and give you time to think about this for a second. It is not odd for Belkar to resort to violence ever, old friend or not.
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    Nice to see that Belkar is capable of attachment, even with animals. (Maybe he has difficulty trusting sapient beings?) Though I feel bad for Lou despite myself.

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    Seems sort of weird that he'd immediately resort to violence against an old friend instead of just resolving the situation with a few words.
    You really haven't been paying attention to Belkar for the last 684 strips, have you?

    Anyway, good comic. I just hope Belkar doesn't change too much. He wouldn't be the same loveable - or at least, enjoyable to read about - little psychopath if his affection for Mister Scruffy lead to further positive changes in his personality and actions. Fortunately, his continued willingness to jump to violence to solve his problems seems to indicate that hasn't yet come close to happening.

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    Apparently, Lou's head is still alive, since there's no Xes on his eyes. What Belkar should have done is positioned his head so his last seconds of life can be spent watching as his the body is "marinaded".

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    Do not touch Mister Scruffy!

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