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    eek OOTS #428 - The Discussion Thread

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    Apologies again for the lateness, but as is often the case, the extra time gave me some additional ideas that expanded the comic to two-and-a-half pages.
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    Nice one. As a magician i liked the con joke. I actually do the shell game with cards myself. Although I do not actually palm the rigth card, nor do I take anyones money :)

    Good job Haley! This is going to be interesting now.
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    Well worth the wait. Well done, Haley!

    I guess we can add invisibility to Xykon's spell list...
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    Ha! Perfect. Using paladin psychology against them. And here comes the Xykon... Now would be a great time to have, oh say, a WIZARD with them... Or a Cleric. Durkon, blast him now.
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    Actally, this was the first OOTs comic that could make me scream in laughter. Some of the others are even better, but it had a nack in it.
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    And Haley once again proves why she's the second in command.
    Bah. It really shouldn't be this hard to think of a decent signature. Um.

    Death from above?

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    YES. Oh, yes. I owe so, so many of my friends an "I-told-you-so" on the "which is the real Xykon?" issue.
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    No problem with he lateness, Giant. Hope everything was ok.

    Great, great comic. There was a great deal of speculation about which one was real and even a few speculating that none of them were; guess those that said "none" were right. In fact, I think someone (can't recall who exactly) mentioned something about Xycon's flying mount was also missing.

    "It's Pat"...ahahaha! That's hilarious.

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    *grins*

    yep who'd have thought of the fact that Xykon would be hiding in plain sight.

    Another classical roar of laughter to add to the series of Oots.

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    Oh my indeed :)

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    Not a funny one, that (excepting the paladin line), but, ooooh, is it a nice one. Especially when I imagine that part with the dragon's wings beating. The only thing I do not get is "it's pat".

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    Pleasantly startling comic

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    I do say, I loved the wind effects on the capes and hair (and crown)
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    Oh thank you for the dose of funny just in time before I left for work. I owe you one, Giant.

    ...It's Pat...snort...SNL FTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carais View Post
    "it's pat".
    It's a reference to another androgynous character, this one from a TV show. Pat was eventually revealed to be female.
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    oh the brilliance!!!

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    UH OH!
    Well worth the wait. Thanks Giant.
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    Hoooly Paladin! Durkon go! :D

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    That had to be one of my favorite ending panels in the comic thus far. You did a great job building up (and maintaining) the suspense.

    Edit: Although I have to admit, I was sure the Xykon in the back was the real thing, just based on his nonchalant attitude and forgetting of the protagonists' names. Nice job with Haley's revelation.
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    Awesome!

    So all the people guessing that none of the three Xykons were real were right.
    And the real one on the dragon has no nacklace (naturally).

    Great! Now I can go to sleep...

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    Love Sangwaan's reaction... "Oh. Oh my."

    Excellent comic, Giant.

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    I knew it!
    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showp...&postcount=162
    I stipulated he was riding in on the zombie dragon... Ok I didn't get the invisible part though.
    Lets hope that dragon dies like any other zombie...

    Well, now I can rest easy.
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    Heh, didn't see that coming :/

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    Yee! Giant invisible flying zombie dragons for the win!
    I didn't know zombies could be polymorphed........

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    Hmm. This strip rocked, which is my first reaction. But then: So Xykon is here already. The battle has not even heated up yet! So OotS has to engage Xykon right now, but ... but I totally thought that would be some sort of grand finale, not at the beginning of the battle. So is Xykon retreating, or something else is going to happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shuryougospel View Post
    Yee! Giant invisible flying zombie dragons for the win!
    Wow, he is right in front of them. Does that means Xykon as been nonchalantly flying over their head since the start of the fight? Anyway, the OOTS need a dispel magic fast.
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    Well, I suppose that answers that question. Now...strike him down, Roy!! :D

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    Ha! I always thought that all three Xykons were decoys. The missing dragon was a big hint into this direction.

    Do we know what sort of breath weapon Xykon's dragon has? The OotS and Hinjo are nicely lined up. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romnipotent View Post
    I knew it!
    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showp...&postcount=162
    I stipulated he was riding in on the zombie dragon... Well, now I can rest easy.
    Romnipotent, I'm so glad you posted this! When I read the strip and saw Xykon revealed on his zomibe dragon I immediately remembered that someone had predicted this very thing, but I couldn't remember who. I was just going to post that whomever had predicted it was correct, but then I saw your post, showing that you had predicted it, so I can say, kudos to you! You were dead right! Well done! You are indeed rominpotent, or at least romniscient.
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