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    Very cool Giant!
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    : Well, I do feel more intimidating...
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    Really good :)

    I loved the All Steaks go to Heaven and the guilt about sex for Lawful patrons jokes

    EDIT: Wouldn't "the debate hall where you're always right" be more of a place you would find in Hell? Like that Twilight Zone episode where the gambler dies and ends up in a casino where he always wins and it turns out to be Hell
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    "We've found that our Lawful patrons generally expect it that way."

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    Didn't expect a social commentary. Great anyway...
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    I like the attractions. Yet somehow, they seem inconsistient. The debate hall and the tavern seem much different than the "Just difficult enough to be challenging" monsters, given that they have no challenge.

    "I could have all the one-night stands that I want, but I'd have to have them at my mom's house?" Classic

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    Great comic.

    (I'm glad I'm Neutral, not Lawful. xD)

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    The horror! If that's mount Celestia, why would anyone want to be LG? There's not even a theme park! OR at least not one with a significant risk of a heart attack.
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    Heh heh. Good comic today. :D

    : Are you trying to make people feel guilty about sex?
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    Heh I enjoyed the first panel with two golden gate standing in the middle of nowhere. I'd like to see a bonus panel where Eugene tries to walk around the gates and then gets zapped.

    So Roy's going to see his mother? Character Development FTW!
    We've already seen how his father has affected him.

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    wow...paradice seems really...horrible

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    I guess we're not done with Roy yet. But this is going to be heaven, so nothing bad can happen, right? Well, I guess we'll find out.

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    Great comic, Giant.

    I'm really interested to see who Roy runs in the Celestial Realm.

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    Nice one. It'll be interesting to actually see Roy's mom as a character (not counting that brief scene in SoD).
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    Roy's in heaven, yay! Great comic! Especially since I wasn't even expecting one today. I was so worried some plot complication would come up before he entered...now here's hoping he at least gets to enjoy it a little while.

    Quote Originally Posted by Demented View Post
    The horror! If that's mount Celestia, why would anyone want to be LG? There's not even a theme park! OR at least not one with a significant risk of a heart attack.
    Oh, there might be, remember we just saw a very small number of the highlights that were apparently meant to fit Roy's personal tastes, I'm sure the place must be much bigger than that.

    edit: Also, can't wait to see how Roy adjusts to living with mom again...
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    Hillarious.

    Although being forced to stay with my mom isn't exactly my idea of heaven! (I mean, I love her and all, but....)
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    I will admit, this was the first comic in a long time to make me laugh out loud *which for me is a rarity, even for truly funny things.* I'm excited that we get to see more of Roy's mom. It'll be interesting to see if she fully supports his Fighter lifestyle.

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    Lawful Good paradise seems rather contradictory, with one of the traditional sins being 100% allowed... yet guilt at the same time? This is rather... odd.


    And btw, in most religions (on earth) sex isn't a sin, it's the idea of having it out of wedlock that is.

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    Heh. Wow.
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    I'm sure that there is also a debate hall where the debates are just difficult enough to be challenging, as well as one where you always lose, etc.

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    Hot elf chick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara View Post
    Oh, there might be, remember we just saw a very small number of the highlights that were apparently meant to fit Roy's personal tastes, I'm sure the place must be much bigger than that.

    edit: Also, can't wait to see how Roy adjusts to living with mom again...
    Well, it's true most of the themes were probably interests of Roy. One night stands, since he's single. Debates, because he just loves arguing with people. And dungeon monsters, seeing as he's a fighter and all. Yet none of them are presumably satisfying.

    Come to think of it, a Chaotic character would love sneaking around with a one-night-stand in his mother's house... Emphasis on the sneaking around and getting away with something naughty.
    'S more like a Lawful Good Hell, isn't it?
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    Hmmm -- as presented that place reminds me of a certain twilight zone afterlife run by pip.

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    Nice surprise mid afternoon, thanks giant

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    I love seeing this view of the afterlife.
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    If this paradise sounds throroughly unappealing, remember, this is Lawful Good heaven. I bet Lawful people enjoy feeling smarter than other people (the Hall) but also enjoy feeling put to the test (the Dungeon). As for the One Night Stands, I think they feel it's fair. You get the fun, but you also get the guilt. So your karma evens out. Which I think is a concept that's appealing to LG people. (Thank Goodness I'm Chaotic!)

    Also, it's just a few of the attractions going on. There may be more!

    EDIT: Gah! Purple ninja'd in the back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eriol View Post
    Lawful Good paradise seems rather contradictory, with one of the traditional sins being 100% allowed... yet guilt at the same time? This is rather... odd.
    Paradise means pleasure and happiness, therefore you just have to be able to have sex and beside, what make you think sex is really a sins in OOTS world? Or in D&D in general? Hell just look at the number of half-humans half-everything else there is, I say people in D&D are pretty open-minded.

    But seriously, I dont know why people whine so much about this paradise. There must be something for everyone but since its Roy then the girls, the monsters and feeling smart come first...I would love that paradise too actually.
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    Ohmigod, that last joke was funny! Well done Rich!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarmina View Post
    Great comic.

    (I'm glad I'm Neutral, not Lawful. xD)
    So you go both ways, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vyvyan from The Young Ones
    Cor! That was quick!
    Well said, Vyvyan! This comic was worth the (surprisingly short) wait. Thanks, Giant!

    It looks like Celestia is a mortal and materialistic view of heaven, rather than divine bliss by being in direct benevolent contact with higher beings. Works for me.
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