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    Huh. Laurin is one of those villains.

    "Oh yeah. Wizard." Might be my new favorite V description.
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    Heh, I love it.
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    "Oh yeah. Wizard."

    Perfect.

    But it seems to me that they missed a great opportunity to steal a few and ride to freedom on them. Oh well.

    And good to see Tarquin's allies not signing on with his "story nonsense." And some more backstory on them, too. It hadn't even occurred to me that Tarquin and Malack might not be the only parents on the team, for some reason.

    EDIT: WAIT! That Chain Lightning targeted the soldiers alone, not the dinosaurs they were riding on. We may see the Order riding out off into the sunset yet...
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    Heartless? Those flaming letters spelled ELAN! How many sons can honestly say their father has murdered dozens of human beings just to show how much they care?

    Tarquin's fatherly love is truly unique... or at least I hope it is!
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    Man, it feels good to have the party back together again ("Oh, yeah. Wizard." heheh)

    And it seems Tarquin's fellows aren't as on board as he would like. Mild foreshadowing, perhaps?

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    Wizards just aren't very fair against mooks. It's also interesting to see Tarquin's party dynamics, they're a bit different than expected.
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    Looks like there's a bit of tension between Team Tarquin. This makes me feel that it could be in fighting that does Tarquin in.

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    I love how Tarquin's party are all like "Meh, Whatever".

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    It's nice to see that Tarquin's allies can and do call him out.

    Also, "Oh yeah. Wizard." Might be one of my favorite lines as of recent times. It's elegant in its simplicity.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutant Sheep View Post
    Huh. Laurin is one of those villains.
    I really like the variety of motivations within Team Tarquin. And the fact that they all seem to consider his "Look at Me, I'm Genre Savvy" attitude to be an annoyance to be put up with. It also neatly underscores that Malack really was Tarquin's best friend, seeing as Malack seemed least bothered by Tarquin's eccentricities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaggerPen View Post
    EDIT: WAIT! That Chain Lightning targeted the soldiers alone, not the dinosaurs they were riding on. We may see the Order riding out off into the sunset yet...
    ...but what would Blackwing say to that?

    Also: the use of the word "clade" in the strip makes me unreasonably happy.
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    Still getting "least evil of the bunch" vibes from Laurin here....

    A cladistics joke at the end!* Woot!

    *Doubly so since pterosaurs and birds sharing the clade Archosauria is not really that common knowledge....

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    Also, we got the name for the Catlady - Jacinda. We didn't have her name before, right?
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    ~LAUGHTER~ Awesome!!! Go V!!!

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    Huh. Looks like Team Tarquin may not be as hunky-dory as we thought.

    I cannot wait to see what will happen with this.

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    I love the mundane talk, perhaps all the more because Tarkie would rather dwell on his story nonsense. He's so fun to see frustrated.

    Miron is only in it for himself, it would seem, but I'm starting to like Laurin. She's got her common sense turned towards the pragmatic but tempered by a personal motivation that's refreshingly modest.

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    Interesting to see the conversation between tarquin and his... acquaintances?

    It certainly is nice to learn more about the others in his group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ella ventic View Post
    ...but what would Blackwing say to that?

    Also: the use of the word "clade" in the strip makes me unreasonably happy.
    Clearly, they are freeing a number of his enslaved brethren (or cousins several times removed, at any rate) from a life of forced military servitude.

    And anyway, I just counted and exactly six pterodons were conveniently relieved of their riders on-panel. That's one for everyone, not including Spiky, who can take care of himself.
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    So it looks like some of Tarquin's team members have the detachment that he doesn't know he lacks...
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    Loving V finally getting a chance to kill stuff. "Oh yeah. Wizard" was hilarious.
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    Default Re: OOTS #921 - The Discussion Thread

    In case anyone was wondering why Rich benched V during all the ruckus up to this point? "Oh yeah. Wizard."

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    This is a really good strip because it lays out dynamics that were only hinted at before...
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    I'm not convinced the dialogue here heralds a great sundering of Tarquin's party. It does provide a neat explanation for why Miron and Laurin, both of whom have supernatural powers, aren't intervening, fleshes out their overall motivations, and helps establish that Tarquin's allies really are a team of equals, rather than his lackeys (even if Tarquin himself sometimes forgets that).

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    So now we know the catwoman's name (or at least we *think* we do....), and get more hints that she is an Assassin.

    Enjoyed seeing Miron take Tarquin down a peg, diminutive nickname and dismissive attitude and all. Tarquin was certainly due.

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    Another awesome page. Interesting to see that Tarquin's allies aren't as on board with his plans, heck they might not even indulge in any evil for the evulz like Tarquin does. I guess Tarquin was wrong to think he could manipulate his team so easily, I doubt they would have accepted Nale.

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    Just created my account, and I have to say, this quite succinctly covers a lot of speculation regarding Tarquin's... friends?

    Also loving Elan's "Oh yeah, wizard"

    Loving the progress on the strip by the way.

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    I'm liking Laurin more and more the more I learn about her.

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    Default Re: OOTS #921 - The Discussion Thread

    Well there's that interaction between Team Tarquin I've been curious to see...and just as delightful as I was hoping. Nice to see not everyone just goes along with Tarquin's meta genre-obsesed BS. And 'she thinks I'm just a well-connected interior designer' wins this strips Laugh-Out-Loud award from me.

    And here I thought for a moment the title meant bad news for V...silly me, V's a wizard! Interesting to see Fly being used up as well, one last possible option for the 'escape through the rift' camp...though it's looking less and less like that will be even remotely needed. Sooo nice to see that smug confidence wiped off Tarquin's face, if only temporarily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nettlekid View Post
    In case anyone was wondering why Rich benched V during all the ruckus up to this point? "Oh yeah. Wizard."
    This, a million times.


    ...well, actually depending on how many spells V has available, maybe that only 20 times or so before he's reduced to a useless commoner again?

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    Nice, more insight into Team Tarquin.

    Looks like the Order will manage. The army alone wouldn't be able to beat them and the pteranodons seem to be unoccupied at the moment...
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