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    New comic is up.
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    Nice work.

    Hoo boy. Belkar...

    It's just really funny that he's unable to consider the concept of a "gift".

    And that belt is going to be really useful, I can tell.

    What's in the box! What's in the box!

    Ooh, will the rest of the party get gifts too?
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    Very nice comic.

    I love how nobody is surprised when Belkar let it slip that his "goodness" is an act.
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    I love the title.
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    "The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future. But the crimes they hope to prevent in the future are imaginary. The ones they commit in the present--they are real." --Aral Vorkosigan

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    Very good Rich... but I wonder what the present is
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    Take in the slack (Take in the slack)
    Put the turn around the capstan heave a pawl (Heave a pawl!)
    About ship, stations, boys, be handy (Be handy!)
    For we're bound for Valaparaiser around the Horn! (Horn! Horn!)

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    More Belkar fix for all!

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    And Roy gets a costume update!
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    Hooray for miniquest rewards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanty Man View Post
    Very good Rich... but I wonder what the present is
    A Get Out Of Prophesied Death Free card.
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    I don't understand what the title is referring to. Is it referring to Belkar? Also, does this mean that everyone knows he was faking being helpful? Because if so, that's kind-of sad, I liked the new Belkar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanty Man View Post
    Very good Rich... but I wonder what the present is
    A wisdom boosting item? An item that can only be used if you have a Good or Non-Evil alignment?

    I think it
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    could be an item with an enchantment that Belkar either considers unimportant or not as good as the ones he already has and he throws it away.

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    See, that's why Belkar has to live Great comic (and nice title, too)
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    Brilliant comic. It's just as much a commentary on the way society views killings as it is about Belkar.

    (Or is that reading a bit too much into it?)

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    Heehee IT'S WORKING!

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    So oases in the OotS universe are the equivalent of our gas stations? It's those little creative tidbits that makes me love OotS so much more .

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    I've been looking forward to a strip like this, and now it's here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super_slash2 View Post
    I don't understand what the title is referring to. Is it referring to Belkar? Also, does this mean that everyone knows he was faking being helpful? Because if so, that's kind-of sad, I liked the new Belkar.
    It's a reference to Belkar's line in the last panel. It means he's probably the least popular person there.






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    Heh, the comic was great, and then the title made me laugh out loud. That was great! Oh, and the high water prices in the first panel were quite funny as well. Interesting metaphor.
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    Belkar needs to work on his bluff rolls if he doesn't want to give the game away, generally a good tip would be to not shout about how your lies are working to the one you are lying.

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    Great strip. It was a nice surprise to click on 'latest comic' from the cast page and see a new one up.

    And, hi everybody.

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    The camel fuel made me chuckle.

    As did the title of the strip. Actually I've noticed the recent strip titles have been addressing the characters a lot lately...my new epileptic tree is that this means that Blackwing is the one titling them, or maybe the titles themselves are a newly sentient independent being.
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    And so, Belkar finally grasps the social mechanics that lets adventurers be heroes rather than brigands. Took him long enough.
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    Ah, monster races with antisocial tendencies.

    Adventurers all need someone to be able to kill, and they deliver.
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    Awesome. Gotta love it when crime actually pays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super_slash2 View Post
    I don't understand what the title is referring to. Is it referring to Belkar? Also, does this mean that everyone knows he was faking being helpful? Because if so, that's kind-of sad, I liked the new Belkar.
    They've always known.

    Belkar's only fooling himself.
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    "The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future. But the crimes they hope to prevent in the future are imaginary. The ones they commit in the present--they are real." --Aral Vorkosigan

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    Bahahahaha. Brilliant. Belkar's not doing as well with this "civilization" thing as he may have thought...
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    This page's title is the best part.
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    I think he did the only morally acceptable thing by killing everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepsyker View Post
    Belkar needs to work on his bluff rolls if he doesn't want to give the game away, generally a good tip would be to not shout about how your lies are working to the one you are lying.
    Bluff rolls? You're right, I should be making those! This social interaction thing is hard.

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    Hey, I always get presents for killing the right people, too!





    ...So, what do you think? Will Belkar's speech at the end spark a "Was ROy Morally Justified in Killing the Slavers" thread? Because hey, he committed murder, and he said that he wished he could have killed more people. Shouldn't he have just put them under citizen's arrest andbrought them to justice?
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    Love the title. Which, btw, hints that the Order itself likes Belkar a _lot_ less than the readers do.

    Belkar's argument seems to be a sort of meta-comentary by the writer about how in the wrong V was when he killed Kubota.

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