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    Well, looks like someone else used Intelligence and probably Wisdom as a dump stat, also. Poor Haley.

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    Wow. Poor Ian; he's just too paranoid for his own good. Looking from his side you can't really blame him, but I hope he can eventually come to trust his daughter.

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    Very nice. The team understands the world's problem, and they're all willing to give up everything to fix it. We get to see it one character at a time.
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    Aw man. Panel 2 was so funny, and then...

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    Interesting drama. They both have different ideas of what Mia meant.
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    Looks like "Went to heaven" was just a metaphor for sweet, sweet death after all. How sad.

    Also first page? that never happens for me~!!
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    Story obstacles based on poor communication skills always frustrate me.
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    Well, I wasn't expecting that.

    Sad update is sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberboar View Post
    Story obstacles based on poor communication skills always frustrate me.
    True, but it's probably the only way to show "pigheadedness" in the limited medium of a comic strip.

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    Seems like poor Ian is a bit too obsessed with a guilt complex, so he is in denial about just how little he is accomplishing by 'rotting in that cell'.

    I mean, he is really not changing anything, but by deluding himself into believing he does do something, he can, well, maintain that delusion instead of being proven just how futile the struggle of one lone man in an uncaring world really is.

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    I like that we see Elan with Banjo in the background.

    Also, I'm not sure this is poor communication skills. They're communicating with each other pretty well. It's just that Ian got to know the family through Tarquin, while Haley got to know them through Elan. That colors how they view things.
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    Story obstacles based on poor communication skills always frustrate me.
    It's not really a story obstacle. They can save the world without Haley's father along for the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordpriest View Post
    True, but it's probably the only way to show "pigheadedness" in the limited medium of a comic strip.
    I'll grant that it's sometimes necessary. Even sometimes for the best.

    But still personally frustrating nonetheless. :P

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    It's not really a story obstacle. They can save the world without Haley's father along for the ride.
    I doubt they can even finish up this story arc without his assistance.
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    Interesting... Haley's Resistance outfit looks almost identical to her mom's.

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    Is this finally going to stop the Haley is half-Celestial theory?
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    Mia looks pretty human to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando Knight View Post
    Interesting... Haley's Resistance outfit looks almost identical to her mom's.
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    Awesome update even though it is rather sad.

    Loved the panel of Mrs. Starshine's death and the final panel. The final panel is very simple, but still heartbreaking.

    The Giant did a great job with the character development of Tarquin and Ian even though they haven't really been in the strip for long. I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberboar View Post
    Story obstacles based on poor communication skills always frustrate me.
    For a couple strips before this, there were wacky miscommunication hijinks -- and I agree with you; I always find those more frustrating than funny. But by the end of this strip there's no miscommunication. Haley and Ian both understand exactly what the other one is telling them, and they each think the other is wrong.

    Also, Ian is a doodoohead.
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    *General applause from the peanut gallery*

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    Is this finally going to stop the Haley is half-Celestial theory?
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    Will this end the speculation that Haley's mom was a celestial who flew up to heaven?

    Probably not.
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    Is this finally going to stop the Haley is half-Celestial theory?
    It wouldn't be the first time a theory got disproved, but still carried on....
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    Wow!

    Seeing Haley's mother downed with an arrow is an interesting touch. No wonder why Haley has proficiency in archery!

    Also: Amazing speed on the updates Giant. Much thanks!

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    So, in Ian's mind, it is likely that his enemy had a son go off and join his daughter's party in order to stop Ian and that Tarquin wouldn't have just used his knowledge of Ian to have Ian forced into repeated gladitorial combat? Makes perfect sense.

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    That is about as deep and sad as it gets right there. Good strip.

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    Aw, the tension always kills me! I want to see what happens next ASAP!

    If we're lucky, we'll get more comics this week. Please don't keep us waiting too long, Mr. Giant, I don't think I can handle more than a week not knowing what happens next!
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    So, tell me again who the adult is in this relationship?

    C'mon, those last series of panels were a classic parent/child interplay. Just with the roles reversed.

    Nice touch, Giant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOTRfan View Post
    Is this finally going to stop the Haley is half-Celestial theory?
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    C'mon, those last series of panels were a classic parent/child interplay. Just with the roles reversed.

    Nice touch, Giant.
    It's a pretty common reversal, especially with the grown-up child dealing with the stubborn and elderly parent.

    It's funny though that every human in the Order has serious daddy issues!
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