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    New comic is up.

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    No, this is not the last page in the book. It is pretty close, though.
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    Okay, that was AMAZING

    "I'm not a twin anymore", I didn't realize Elan could be that badass Well worth the wait.
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    Ah, the big drop. Always fun.
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    Oh my.

    It looks like staying up until three in the morning did have a reward, after all. I'll have to disagree with Tarkin on the quality of this ending.
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    No, this is not the last page in the book. It is pretty close, though.
    I was just about to ask that very question.

    I love the sort of meta-characterization of Tarquin acting sort of like a reader of his own story, and so in a way acting like we would. Except we can appreciate the satisfied irony of a poor conclusion being a good conclusion.

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    Sorry Tarquin, looks like we have to agree to disagree.

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    No, it's a GREAT ending, Tarquin.

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    Though, admittedly not of the book.
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    Gotta love D&D falling damage

    Tarquin's wrong of course - the decision is growth from Elan, and he did lose something: his naive belief that things might work out between him and his father.
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    "hey tarquin, Catch!" Can't stop laughing
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    Awesome ending! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silva Stormrage View Post
    Okay, that was AMAZING

    "I'm not a twin anymore", I didn't realize Elan could be that badass Well worth the wait.
    Also, the call back to "You'll Live.".
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    Tarquin is wrong. That was a great ending for this arc
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    The last page has a "The Order of the Stick will Return". Which makes archive trawls confusing, sometimes.

    I especially love Haley SHOOTING A BOW WITH HER LEG, and Elan holding a lute in a threatening manner.
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    RE: Tarquin. *facepalm*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    Also, the call back to "You'll Live.".
    I just got that XD, very nice.
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    "Don't worry. You'll live."

    This is about everything I could have wanted from this ending. This is just perfect.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Silva Stormrage View Post
    I just got that XD, very nice.
    I remembered it was a quote in the comic, but my "Late at night on the West Coast" brain was having trouble remembering just where it was for a moment. Glad I was able to remember it before anyone else posted the link tho.
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    Woah!


    I LOVED THIS!!!!


    IT WAS PERFECT!


    So, anybody notice that Lauren was the "final boss" of this arc, not Tarquin?
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    Sigh. Old Tarquin never learned anything from this.

    That's the best Ending! Grats to those who called this scenario.
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    Way to go, Elan!

    Love how Haley shot her bow with her feet.

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    Get ditched.

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    Hah, that was a great ending. How's Tarquin getting home I wonder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eulmanis12 View Post
    "hey tarquin, Catch!" Can't stop laughing
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    I especially love Haley SHOOTING A BOW WITH HER LEG, and Elan holding a lute in a threatening manner.
    There's a reason Haley has a fanclub, y'know. This is the second time now she's turned Tarquin's penchant for catching arrows against him

    A magnificent first strip of the new year, Giant.

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    So, Belkar starts thinking of entities other than himself, and Elan stops being QUITE so naive. Hooray character development on both ends of the spectrum!

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    Just one awesome panel after another in this strip. Good job, Giant. Good job.
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    This Comic. Is. AWESOME!!!

    I still can't believe how amazing this update is... Holy freaking ****!!!

    Amazing dialogue! After all the trouble and frustration Tarquin caused to the OotS , I knew his defeat would be incredibly satisfying, but I still didn't quite expect this much satisfaction!!! Elan shattering Tarquin's illusion that he's the main antagonist of the story is just perfect!

    I simply can't overstate how angrily frustrated I was when Tarquin popped into the ship, but this comic sure makes it all worth it.
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    My favorite part of the comic was Tarquin mentioning how taking the villain prisoner is "popular these days," no doubt a reference to The Dark Knight/Skyfall/Star Trek Into Darkness/Avengers storylines that all have the heroes capture a charismatic villain so he can continue being entertaining behind bars before manipulating the heroes and destroying them from the inside (because being captured was PART OF THE PLAN ALL ALONG!). Good to know that Tarquin is dedicated to keeping up with the times.

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    That awesome moment when you're derping around the boards at 3:30 AM and you notice the new comic...

    Seriously, Tarquin. Great ending.

    I loved how Elan finally had enough guts to tell his dad "and you're not the real villain."
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    The exhausting misery of being up all night working after being up all day working and all last night working, with the exception of a 2 hour nap, just paid off big time.
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    So the song runs on, with shift and change,
    Through the years that have no name,
    And the late notes soar to a higher range,
    But the theme is still the same.
    Man's battle-cry and the guns' reply
    Blend in with the old, old rhyme
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    For a side villain it's a great ending, Elan has all the character growth he could get from this. Tarquin is ready to get killed later by Xykon at the final confrontation. Or live out his live as local despot.
    This is about Elan, not the arc, not about him. Very well done.

    And "You are not the real villain" must hurt...
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