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    Ha! I knew it! I knew we'd go back to them!

    Oh man, comic 700....

    Poor MitD. I hope he learns that O-Chul is safe soon...
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    "Oh yeah, he gave me a direct order" LOL!

    PS. This clearly is a filler strip (For the coming 700). Good thing with OotS they can be very nice filler strips:)
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    I was waiting for a scene like this!

    ...And that little black line on the bit of Redcloak's head we saw gave me a sinking feeling in my stomach. I mean, I know his eye's gone, but it didn't really sink in...

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    D'aww.

    The MITD is really thinking about this, isn't he?

    Quote Originally Posted by Water-Smurf View Post
    ...And that little black line on the bit of Redcloak's head we saw gave me a sinking feeling in my stomach. I mean, I know his eye's gone, but it didn't really sink in...
    *looks at the comic again*

    Oh gosh darn it.
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    Nice. I just read myself into that whole "What monster is the MitD" discussion, and only then realized that it seems to use some sort of magic by accident (after which it seems to get sleepy).

    And now a whole strip dedicated to that issue. :)

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    Back to Team Evil, yay!

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    Nobody checked his shoes!?!
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    So, looks like Rich actually is planning something for #700, as this one is a filler strip IMO.

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    I hope we stick with MitD for at least a few more strips, he's one of my favourite characters.


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    "How can he be safe if nobody checked his shoes!?"
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    He's trying, bless him :) Our little MitD is all growned up ;)
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    whats the purpose of throwing someone into a pit of angry tortoises?
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    Maybe they were taken by a wight?

    (So how come this strip has a 2009 copyright and the last two had 2010?)

    EDIT: "Teleporking?" Oh dear. Nothing good can come of that.
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    Awwww.... Monster-san's concern is precious. And funny. I'm sure he'll find out one of these days what happened to O-Chul.

    Also, hints of eye-patch are awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yendor View Post
    "Teleporking?" Oh dear. Nothing good can come of that.
    Monster-san teleporked O-Chul. This sounds like a plot point in one of the more hurried Crack-Pairings.

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    You're all too late, www.teleporking.com is MINE!

    Well, not really
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    Excuse me, but has the hobo been teleyouknowed from there or not? Because there were no special effects, but I have a strange feeling that it worked in last panel.

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    I wonder if the 'shoes' part is a clue about MitD.

    And it finally should put to grave that nonsense "pokemon" brainbug growing in some parts of the forum

    Oh, and 'Exit' is also a spell in FF.

    By the way, what is a carry-on?
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    Good strip - and my book is on it's way to the store :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Hunterix View Post
    Excuse me, but has the hobo been teleyouknowed from there or not? Because there were no special effects, but I have a strange feeling that it worked in last panel.
    No, he just walked off.

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    Stupid question, but what are the demon roaches referencing in the last panel?

    They seem to take the "Escape" from the Monster as some sort of order. Apparently, they wanted to leave but could only do that once they got told (ordered?) by the monster to do so.

    If that was true, it would hint at some hellish-origin of the monster.

    If I am just too stupid to get the real reference and meaning of that joke... please explain. ;)

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    Poor MITD! I think that Strip 700 will feature Tiamat or the Linear Guild... Hope it's the Guild (Seriously, what have they been doing this whole while?)
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    Hooray, scene change!
    Will Xykon find his phylactery in 700?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Loss View Post
    Poor MITD! I think that Strip 700 will feature Tiamat or the Linear Guild... Hope it's the Guild (Seriously, what have they been doing this whole while?)
    Hopefully dieing? ;)

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    Interesting strip this time around - but feels kinda short... like maybe this should have been a doulbe-sized or something? :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    I wonder if the 'shoes' part is a clue about MitD.
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    By the way, what is a carry-on?
    The "shoes" part is referring to the security check in airports, where they check your shoes after the failed shoebombing attempt (Richard Reid).
    Same goes for carry-on: it's the luggage you bring with you on the plane, which is also checked for dangerous nailclippers, fishhooks and waterbottles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    I wonder if the 'shoes' part is a clue about MitD.

    And it finally should put to grave that nonsense "pokemon" brainbug growing in some parts of the forum

    Oh, and 'Exit' is also a spell in FF.

    By the way, what is a carry-on?


    A carry-on is a bag that you take with you on board an airplane. (Because O-Chul might have been transported to another plane. Get it?.)


    The shoes comment isn't a clue about the monster, it's a joke about airport security.


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    Hmmm.... not sure what to think about this one. Definitely sub-par compared to some of the brilliance we've been used to. I can only hope it's a build-up to something really impressive!

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    "Escape Clause". Oh linguistic references

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    In its simplest form, a clause is just a subject and its associated verb. In English, this often leads to an incomplete sentence, or an incomplete thought. E.G: Jack threw... [some object]

    Here's a clause that represents a complete, if simple, thought: Jack read.

    There's another kind of clause that Rich might be hinting to. You can have more complex clauses that are subordinate, or internally dependent upon, another clause or sentence.

    Examples:
    Jack picked up the spoon, and [he ate all of his soup].

    Jack started [cramming for an exam].
    I think this second example counts as a subordinate clause, even though its in passive voice, i.e. the exam itself isn't doing the cramming.

    - The words in parentheses would be the subordinate clause.


    In game Rationale - Bringing together "clause" and OOTS world logic

    (A) If we trust that the MITD had a direct effect on O-Chul's escape from Xykon's lair, then we can assume that he has only an incomplete understanding of his own teleportation powers. This point is more obvious than the second.

    (B) Using the basic outline I provided above, maybe the MITD only knows the "subordinate clause" part of his teleportation powers, and as soon as he understands the complete sentence (i.e. comes to understand how to use his powers), then... something cool will happen.

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