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    Would have gone for a emote myself.

    I'm interested to see where this is all going.
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    For some reason i thought Thrym would look like a frost version of Rich if we would see him.
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    As if we needed further proof that gods can be petty.
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    Thyrm could get it, she doesn't know what she's missing out on
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    Ah, the most classic dark pact. Roy being thrilled at the villain knowing his name is also amusing.
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    Thyrm could get it, she doesn't know what she's missing out on
    Desperation is a massive turnoff.

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    Aw, poor Thrym. He was doing all this for love!

    Or possibly just a desire for the power which comes with being consort to the Queen of Gods, but I'd prefer to think it's love for now.
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    So, no other alliances, then? It doesn't look as though Thrym has any tricks left up his sleeve either.
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    Ok... I'll be the first to ask the dumb question:
    Is the title a reference to something I'm not aware of ?
    I was hoping someone else might have already asked so I could avoid looking stupid :-)

    I get it that OOTS is clever and that they are stopping Gods (well, Hell...)
    What am I missing with the title ?

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    Huh, so gods can be desperate too :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by lothos View Post
    Ok... I'll be the first to ask the dumb question:
    Is the title a reference to something I'm not aware of ?
    It's certainly a reference to the Gene Wilder Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in which the candy brand "everlasting gobstoppers" play a fairly big plot role. I'm about ninety percent sure the candy doesn't appear in the book Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

    You can, however, buy them in real life.
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    Wow, I'm early!

    Seriously, these few last updates have been pure gold! And so quick to update as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmerwald1915 View Post
    It's certainly a reference to the Gene Wilder Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in which the candy brand "everlasting gobstoppers" play a fairly big plot role. I'm about ninety percent sure the candy doesn't appear in the book Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

    You can, however, buy them in real life.
    By voting in Indiana?

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    Mmmh, the death goddess is taking this situation pretty well, all things considered.


    I guess it's true Hel hath no fury like a woman scorned.



    Quote Originally Posted by zimmerwald1915 View Post
    It's certainly a reference to the Gene Wilder Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in which the candy brand "everlasting gobstoppers" play a fairly big plot role. I'm about ninety percent sure the candy doesn't appear in the book Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
    An eternal candy does appear in the book, but it's just shown in passing while Wonka says he has someone testing if it's *really* everlasting. The test has been ongoing since the last decade.

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    I don't think anyone predicted that would be the reason.

    Which is a little surprising, given how quick some people around here are to start shipping.

    I guess Hel doesn't have anything else up her sleeve, because she hasn't got sleeves.
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    Fun one as always! And some nice exposition too.
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    By voting in Indiana?
    Yes. And certainly not by remembering to actually hit ctrl+c when you want to copy a new link. Who would ever do that?

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    Sold out the world for a booty call. Or power, but claiming it was for a booty call is funnier.

    Thrym, this is more desperate than that time you stole Thor's hammer in an attempt to get in Freyja's pants.
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    Man, Thrym is a loser. And I like how he looks that way too - I tend to picture most of the gods that haven't put in appearances as looking like their high priests, but in this case the latter was way more imposing.

    I don't know why he was being so secretive about the whole business, though. It's not like this is the version of Hel that's half a corpse.
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    Man, sure Hel is the main threat at this moment for the Order, I'm waiting what her next move will be.

    But Thrym was a loser, but a powerful one, is a dangerous thing humiliating a god.

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    I almost feel bad for Thrym in the last panel. Almost.

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    Perfect last line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosefarble View Post
    Thyrm could get it, she doesn't know what she's missing out on
    I dunno, he seems like he'd be pretty frigid in bed

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    Desperation is a massive turnoff.
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    But Thrym was a loser, but a powerful one, is a dangerous thing humiliating a god.
    Dangerous indeed - but they were going to piss off evil gods sooner or later, so no avoiding it. Hell, the Dark One is probably not in their fan club right now also, and I'm pretty sure Tiamat won't be sending fruit baskets anytime soon.
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    Loki's presumably rooting for them, though.

    BTW, here's the chalkboard thing Elan was talking about, in case anyone wants to see it again.
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    The kick-a$$ Frost Giant warrior who almost killed Roy is going to be darn disappointed when she meets her 'maker'. 'I died for this guy? Arrgggghhh!'

    Maybe she'll kick *his* a$$ and the FGs will get a real god for a change. Or rather goddess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ti'esar View Post
    Man, Thrym is a loser. And I like how he looks that way too - I tend to picture most of the gods that haven't put in appearances as looking like their high priests, but in this case the latter was way more imposing.

    I don't know why he was being so secretive about the whole business, though. It's not like this is the version of Hel that's half a corpse.
    "I will vote to destroy the world because she promised I could sleep with her" doesn't exactly look great next to reasoning like "I will see this world torn to shreds before I allow anyone to have a tactical advantage over us" and "The souls of the dead are too precious to risk to oblivion". Presumably Thrym doesn't want to be lumped in with the likes of Baldur, who clearly ... didn't put much thought into his vote.

    Note that he might only (or at least mostly) care about concealing his motives from his worshipers; Thor and Odin also present a much more serious and respectable face at the Godsmoot than they ever have when we see them in the planes. Even Loki acts a bit more mature in front of the mortals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ti'esar View Post
    I don't know why he was being so secretive about the whole business, though. It's not like this is the version of Hel that's half a corpse.
    Maybe she is. We never see her from the waist down. Horizontal dividing was how it worked in Brathalla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ti'esar View Post

    I don't know why he was being so secretive about the whole business, though. It's not like this is the version of Hel that's half a corpse.
    Would you wanna let everybody know that you're that desperate?

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