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    yuk OOTS #835 - The Discussion Thread

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    Woo!

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    Woo!

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    OK, I'm having trouble even getting my cat to use an actual litterbox, and Belkar can get Mr. Scruffty to use a kobold?

    I want a kobold!

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    Ewww...

    Poor kobold.
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    wooo! um ...eeeeew....

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    Om nom nom ranch :)
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    It took a moment...

    Poor Durkon. Also, it's an interesting bit of character development on V's part--and not in hir favor--that s/he had the same response as Belkar. Getting callous much? Also, not thinking too much: the kobold was useful once. Why discard a useful tool if it's not broken?
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    Great stuff! The penultimate panel is particularly ace. Love strips with interaction between Belkar and V; when they conflict it's really funny, but it's also cool when they're singing from the same hymn sheet.
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    The heck is with Blackwings face in the first panel?

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    Thanks Giant!

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    Eeeeuuww - I'm with Durkon on this one. uh - this board doesn't have a barf smiley.

    Still, they're not far from the others. That's good. Isn't it?

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    Oh, yuck!
    So much for what's-his-name joining the Order, that's a done deal now (even though he might not be dead.)

    ...Wait, is he still alive? He might, er, choke.

    Quote Originally Posted by bibliophile20 View Post
    Also, not thinking too much: the kobold was useful once. Why discard a useful tool if it's not broken?
    Because keeping it useful requires expending tools that are themselves much more useful would be my guess.
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    The little exchange about V's adventures were great. I guess this will be a great week, with one comic per day

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    I like to think Rich got the punchline from the most recent discussion in 834's thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khaethrag View Post
    OK, I'm having trouble even getting my cat to use an actual litterbox, and Belkar can get Mr. Scruffty to use a kobold?

    I want a kobold!
    Our cat's ok with a litter tray; getting him to use the toilet is proving a little more tricky. Looks like putting a kobold head in the bowl is the solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliophile20 View Post
    It took a moment...

    Poor Durkon. Also, it's an interesting bit of character development on V's part--and not in hir favor--that s/he had the same response as Belkar. Getting callous much? Also, not thinking too much: the kobold was useful once. Why discard a useful tool if it's not broken?
    Eh, V has ALWAYS been fairly indiferent to the suffering of others.
    And if they assume that the Kobold is only useful while dominated then it is still as useful as ever at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliophile20 View Post
    It took a moment...

    Poor Durkon. Also, it's an interesting bit of character development on V's part--and not in hir favor--that s/he had the same response as Belkar. Getting callous much? Also, not thinking too much: the kobold was useful once. Why discard a useful tool if it's not broken?
    Are we really going to get another slew of threads evaluating whether V is "evil" for discarding some low-level mook?

    It's no longer a useful tool now that V has her normal archer (Haley) back. And if the Linear Guild were to break the enchantment during combat, that would be bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliophile20 View Post
    It took a moment...

    Poor Durkon. Also, it's an interesting bit of character development on V's part--and not in hir favor--that s/he had the same response as Belkar. Getting callous much? Also, not thinking too much: the kobold was useful once. Why discard a useful tool if it's not broken?
    Yeah, I have to agree--this is disturbing on a number of levels, but mainly because of V's non-chalance at being so cruel and demeaning.
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    nasty.

    I would have thougth Durkon's high Con-score would help him

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    A fresh comic, and before noon no less! You rock, Giant.

    Gotta admit, I'm kind of confused as to V's sudden callousness toward Y*k-Y*k. If s/he wanted the kobold dead, there were two days in which to cast Disintegrate, nu?
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    That was wham!

    Although, how did Blackwing and V get back together? Did D & B take him with them?

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    Oh Belkar!

    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel_Token View Post
    Are we really going to get another slew of threads evaluating whether V is "evil" for discarding some low-level mook?
    Hopefully nobody would do such a thing!
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    Blackwing's beak is a little...off...on the first panel.

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    Sometimes you need a sword, sometimes you need a plowshare, and sometimes you need a litter box. Different tools for different purposes.

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    A living litterbox for the Scruffinator? Awesome.
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    Looks like V is not doing so well on the whole "become more good" thing. :/
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    Are we really going to get another slew of threads evaluating whether V is "evil" for discarding some low-level nameless mook?
    It's not evil, exactly. However, V has stated that V is trying to turn over a new leaf - and really, after the whole familicide thing, V should be on Vis best behavior, not Ver worst. (Well, V rhymes with he and she anyway....)

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    Don't get on V's bad side before breakfast. Don't get on his bad side after breakfast either apparently.

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    I think we may of crossed a line that was better not crossed much less known about with this comic.

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