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    cool OOTS #836 - The Discussion Thread

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    Oh, Elan...


    What's the TVTropes name for the "weird bard logic"? I'm sure it's on there.
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    I give it about 2 hours before someone uploads a panel to TV Tropes' page on The Unspoken Plan Guarantee.

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    I love it. Elan's talk with Roy even made me a little weepy.
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    Thanks, Giant!

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    Sweet~!!! Thank you Giant!!! It's actually still the same day with the previous comic here in the UK, which means I'm getting TWO COMICS ON THE SAME DAY~!!!!!!! XDDDD

    So, they decided to keep the "tool", hmm? /:)

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    Oh, Elan...


    What's the TVTropes name for the "weird bard logic"? I'm sure it's on there.
    I believe it's called "Genre Savvy"
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    Hurray! The kobald is alive! =D
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    Oh, Elan...

    Also, YukYuk's still with them? Alive? After what V and Belkar let Mr. Scruffy do to him? Bad idea...

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    Nice, I loved Elan's interactions with Roy. It shows that he really cares about Elan.

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    Thanks Giant!
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    Elan has a plan. I'm not sure whether to take cover or get a front row seat.

    Also, it's nice to see Roy being fatherly to Elan for once.

    So, has Blackwing told V about the IFCC yet?
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    Wow, Elan almost brought tears to my eyes.
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    Belkar shows once again why he is the best character in OOTS with a great burn.
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    Elan asks Durkon to marry Elan and Haley

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    Elan, a bard through and through!
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    Oh dear. Much as I understand the urge to use the kobold like a walking artillery piece, there's no way that isn't going to backfire horribly.

    Belkar's joke seemed a little weak though.
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    I cannot help but think the title is in reference to Belkar's retort.

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    I enjoyed the "lost a nail" pun.
    The above comment most likely comes from no real experience.

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    The plot is coming along nicely...
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    The kobold is still alive and still dominated.

    As for tvtropes, I count seven tropes in this page, please be more specific.

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    Aw, poor Elan's Mom.

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    Durkon looks shocked to see the ground. Hmm...

    Also, think about what is in YukYuk's mouth right now. Think about it. Yuk.

    Also also, first page, woot.
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    "There's no tension."

    Yeah, well Elan .. thanks for the cliffhanger. And you should have learned by now that no plan survives the first contact with either the enemy or you! grmpf.
    But he's not really planing to use something like "DETECT GOOD" or is he?

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    YukYuk... is still alive!?!
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    Oh man, a plan of Elan's being put into affect. Not sure how I feel about that, but I'm sure it will work the way only a bardic plan could.

    And LOL Belkar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaeler View Post
    The kobold is still alive and still dominated.

    As for tvtropes, I count seven tropes in this page, please be more specific.
    I've only got Unspoken Plan Guarantee and Wrong Genre Savvy, what else have you got?

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    Wait, people were surprised that the kobold is still alive?

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    Dammit Belkar, stop making me sorry about your impending doom.

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    Wait, people were surprised that the kobold is still alive?
    I was. It's remarkably easy to choke while lying on your back. Plus, keeping him around could spell trouble for the order later.
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    A quote from the current version of Unspoken Plan Guarantee:
    This may be one of the few tropes that OotS routinely plays straight and never lampshades.
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