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    Hrm.. Wasn't expecting this turn of events. Guess that shows what Haley's expression was in the fifth panel of 764.
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    I always knew that Haley's greed was authentic, and the whole thing about the ransom was just an excuse.

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    Who doesn't love money? Btw, Haley DO show character growth if she merely let it get under the their love rather than between it
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    Ha! "Three finger discount" and "Directly to Jail" were easily the best parts of this one.

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    Heh. "three-finger discount"



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    I love the "Directly to Jail" sign.

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    {scrubbed}
    in response to the actual comic: hahahahahahah!.!.... wait, hard shifty surfaces, that sounds really uncomfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zevox View Post
    I love the "Directly to Jail" sign.

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    You'll note that they didn't pass Go, either.
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    nice :) expected, but nice :D

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    Ha! Oh Haley…
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    Sweet! Back to the arena we go!

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    How does she know where her father is being jailed? Are the Gladatorial pits the only place an empire like this one would keep prisoner/hostages? In fact, Tarquins comments to Elan would normally lead one to expect the opposite.
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    Three fingered discount. heh.i liked that a lot...
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    Checking the site before going to bed pays off again. Oh Giant, know you will make me cry when Haley and Ian Starshine reunite in a big emotional father-daughter hug. And then I will laugh when they have stolen each other's money ouches. Awesome as always Giant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanatosia View Post
    How does she know where her father is being jailed? Are the Gladatorial pits the only place an empire like this one would keep prisoner/hostages?
    She's guessing, more or less.

    She knows where the jail in this town is because there are big signs telling her where it is (and since it's likely attached to the Arena, it's not much of a secret anyway). Does she know for sure that her dad is in that jail? No, but where else is she going to look? If he's not there, she can think of where else he might be afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanatosia View Post
    How does she know where her father is being jailed? Are the Gladiatorial pits the only place an empire like this one would keep prisoner/hostages?
    well, it looks like the gladiatorial pits being the primary jail is implied from the directly to jail sign. also if there were multiple jails, it would make sense to check the gladiatorial arena first...
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    link to the thread translating Haley's babel speech
    this is a must read for all: Common misconceptions (i am in no way joking, please read it)

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    Woo! New comic! Was sort of expecting this turn of events simply because if Haley wanted to overthrow Tarquin, she would have at least consulted Durkon and V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jade_Tarem View Post
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    I love the "Directly to Jail" sign.

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    You'll note that they didn't pass Go, either.
    But did they collect 200,000 Dollars GP?
    Last edited by rewinn; 2010-12-19 at 01:05 AM.

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    This should be interesting once Roy finds out who Ian is exactly.

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    Nice one! I'm wondering if we'll get one more Star Wars reference in the gladiator pits. Rancor vs. Roy, Belkar and Ian, anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zevox View Post
    I love the "Directly to Jail" sign.
    I think this is my favorite visual gag in a long time.

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    I like how clueless Elan can be.

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    I love the "Directly to Jail" sign.

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    You'll note that they didn't pass Go, either.
    But did they collect 200,000 Dollars GP?
    nope, Elan refused it!
    Impossible is a biased statement.
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    Not too much plot advancement, but good, silly jokes. Nice.
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    But did they collect 200,000 Dollars GP?
    It's ok, Haley's got the community chest.
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    What a convenient sign!


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    For some reason the "directly to jail" sign was the funniest bit for me... that and "looter's comp".

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    That Elan is a lucky fellow.
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    How does Haley know that her father is here?
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