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    Ah, more fantastic 4th wall breakage and a great flashback to Roy's "glory days". Brilliant as always
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    Sweet!

    What are Roy's classmates doing in the last panel? Is that paint? (Red in the bucket, orange in the balloons.)

    And I'm starting to get really worried about V/Blackwing
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    They should just set some traps off so Nale and them think they got injured while going through.
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    Are those balloons filled with urine? It's the wrong color to be the paint.

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    Huh. I wonder exactly what they're planning to do in terms of laying a trap in what is essentially a big, empty hallway with nothing to obstruct visibility. This will be interesting.

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    Golden as always, Giant!

    I thought there would be some cutaway too. Poor V has to wait for the his/her screentime...
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    Red paint in the water balloon to mark hits, just like in paintball. Good for practicing crits, too.
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    Sweetness. You're just making me even more excited for the next update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Red paint in the water balloon to mark hits, just like in paintball. Good for practicing crits, too.
    Ah, I get it now. Red paint plus yellow balloons equals orange paint balloon.

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    "I really felt like there was going to be a cutaway panel there," decent planning, and a glimpse of Roy's days at Fighter College. I like this.
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    Wow. Unless I'm mistaken, it's been a long time since Roy last mentioned Fighter College.

    A bit concerned that they're planning to fight without even trying to find V, though.

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    guess in fighter college Roy would constitute a nerd

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    The missing cutaway panel was a far more effective cutaway panel than an actual cutaway panel would have been.

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    So they "know" there could have been a cutaway panel, but do they "know" it would have been to V? And do they know they "know"?

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    Nice! Is that like urine or something in those balloons? Also what's the red paint for?
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    What are the yellow bags they're holding?

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    By the way, this hasn't replaced 854's thread as the sticky.

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    What are the yellow bags they're holding?
    Water balloons - filled with red paint.

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    wonder what spell durkon has that can be used to be sneaky

    wonder if theres going to be another throwback to the dungeon of dorukon and have Durkons armour give them away like elans "I GOT A 9"

    EDIT missing an A in Distracted in panel 3
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    Ah - I see that the balloons are yellow now, explaining the orange.

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    guess in fighter college Roy would constitute a nerd
    Yep. The main driving force behind his character is that he's not the typical "dumb fighter" archetype, and uses his head as much as his muscles. Unfortunately, all his schoolmates seem to have been more... traditional.

    It's a pity, because he'd have made a fantastic Warblade - and likely stomped the lot of them to boot!
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    Maybe not important but, where is Mr. Scruffy?

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    They expected the cut-away panel, it didn't happen, and then Elan showed up for the first time this strip. They should have acted surprised to see him, at that point.

    I'm really sad that Elan didn't get to show us the montage. Nothing like a good montage where you see some little details of the preparations that don't make sense, and aren't explained until the culmination of the plan. It's such a tantalizing opportunity for Elan's dramatic sense.

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    Now I want to know what Durkon's spell is going to be. I wonder what kind of books one reads in fighter college.
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    Hmmm, they also thought splitting up in Cliffport was putting the odds in their favour, but ended falling right into Nale's trap so I wonder what will happen here...

    And I can't help but shake this feeling that Qarr secretly replaced Blackwing. The OOTS have terrible Spot checks, so he could have easily killed Blackwing on the carpet ride without them noticing. Imps have the ability to shapechange into ravens. Blackwing was noticeably quiet in Windy Canyon, not mentioning the whole "those archfiends are probably after the Gates" thing to V. And we don't get a cutaway panel to V and Blackwing after Qarr returns to the Linear Guild?

    I doubt it's the case; seems rather cheap, but I'm just throwing it out there.
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    Kick ass, Roy!
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    Oh dear. It just occrred to me that Roy was something of a nerd back in college. Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gift Jeraff View Post
    Hmmm, they also thought splitting up in Cliffport was putting the odds in their favour, but ended falling right into Nale's trap so I wonder what will happen here...

    And I can't help but shake this feeling that Qarr secretly replaced Blackwing. The OOTS have terrible Spot checks, so he could have easily killed Blackwing on the carpet ride without them noticing. Imps have the ability to shapechange into ravens. Blackwing was noticeably quiet in Windy Canyon, not mentioning the whole "those archfiends are probably after the Gates" thing to V. And we don't get a cutaway panel to V and Blackwing after Qarr returns to the Linear Guild?

    I doubt it's the case; seems rather cheap, but I'm just throwing it out there.
    Wouldn't V's empathic link make that a very dicey ploy for the imp?
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