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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannoire View Post
    Not something I never noticed before, but something that bugs me out EVERYTIME I read it...

    In #297, when Roy gets his sword reforged, the blacksmith talks about 'a green aura that's harmful to undead'. She then starts to talk about counteracting it... Why would anyone want to counteract this?
    For stealth, perhaps? A green glow would make the sword highly visible, which would be counter-productive if the sword-wielder is trying to avoid being noticed prior to striking.

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    As a purveyor of service it’s not her job to assume what her consumer wants or doesn’t want. The glow is an unintended side-effect of her work, it’s her job to tell him what can be done about that. Whether something should be done is his decision to make, not hers.
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
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    Default Re: Things You Never Noticed VII: Wait, This Isnt the MitD Thread?

    Or maybe the issue is that it was glowing green and not blue. Azure City, remember.

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    Or maybe the issue is that it was glowing green and not blue. Azure City, remember.
    Yeah, I think you'd have to head out to Olive Isthmus for that to be popular.
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    I just noticed that in comic #889, when the party breaks free from the phantasm, the chaotic members of the Order don't have much trouble adjusting to the leap, while Lawful Roy wakes up with a headache. That's pretty consistent with something that Girard would program into the phantasm.

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    Not so much never noticed as never made the connection, but:

    In page #913 Tarquin starts off by offering Elan assistance, an assistance he rejects.

    By the end of the page Nale, his other son, has made it clear that he does not want his assistance.

    In other words, both his sons reject his assistance on the same page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artstsym View Post
    Seems obvious, but it's the sort of foreshadowing you can't keep in mind waiting for releases week to week: Durkon begins formulating his plan to oust Durkula in panel 25 of #963. I always just thought that was a comedic pause, but he's internalizing that the vampire can't recognize connections between his memories, and pivots to a joke on the spot so he can figure out what to do with the single weakness he's discovered.
    And you didn't mention this explicitly, but part of the subtle hinting that confirms this is how Durkon emphasizes the word "somethin'", meaning that he's noticed that his memories are capable of influencing the vampire's -- since the vampire otherwise would have said "something" instead of "somethin'".

    Tha's something' I din' notice 'til I read this strip tha third time.

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    On strip #1044 Bandana mentions "Passage Pass", which is redundant because "Pass" and "Passage" mean the same thing. What I only noticed on the second read-through is that she mentions "Fissure Gap", which is exactly the same thing. In real life, people wouldn't name things redundantly like that. Except the River Avon, or the La Brea Tar Pits, or Table Mesa... okay, fine, I guess it only happens if you're in the Milky Way Galaxy.

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    On strip #1044 Bandana mentions "Passage Pass", which is redundant because "Pass" and "Passage" mean the same thing. What I only noticed on the second read-through is that she mentions "Fissure Gap", which is exactly the same thing.
    Most names in Stickworld are like that. For example, the Wooden Forest. IIRC, the intent was to make Stickworld a paper-thin world such that it could reflect any sort of campaign or game.
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    The death-worm was about to parrot Grubwigler.
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
    I'll take that bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    The death-worm was about to parrot Grubwigler.
    Meanwhile, I just noticed that Durkon tells Kandro in #1165 that he cannot stay long, but in the next strip it's Kandro who leaves us.

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    I can't believe this never occurred to me before, but in #1177, when Thor says of Durkon, "Now it's time for me to put my faith in you," he's addressing a stone statue which he knows can, itself, neither help nor hear him. The role reversal is more complete than I'd realized.
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    In Strip #1139 (only in the book), there's a smaller fainter memorial that is in *front* of a larger one. Probably just a layering issue by Rich, but it's fun to think that maybe there was a world created on the side.

    EDIT: Actually it does appear in the on-line strip too, now that I look closer:
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    I'm not sure which one you're talking about. There's many instances of a small memorial in front of a larger one, and several in that clipping alone. We can conclude that memorials are different sizes.
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    So, we know that Hel didn't get a vote before the current Godsmoot, which had an even number of votes. We also know that the demigods have voted in previous Godsmoots. Further, we know the demigods only vote in case of a tie. This probably means that gods can and have abstained in previous votes, either by explicitly voting Abstain or by not showing up at the Godsmoot. While it's possible that one high priest or another failed to make it to previous Godsmoots in time, that doesn't sound like the kind of thing that would happen often enough for people to be familiar with Dvalin's MO. If this reasoning is correct, the fact that no one abstained illustrates how serious this vote was.

    I find this as interesting as completely inconsequential.
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    Eh, probably just didn’t end in a tie back then.
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    Eh, probably just didn’t end in a tie back then.
    But if there's no tie among the full-fledged gods, the demigods don't vote at all.
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    But if there's no tie among the full-fledged gods, the demigods don't vote at all.
    Which is why they don't usually bother showing up. But yes, that does imply the ties do happen with some frequency, but certainly not often.
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    Which is why they don't usually bother showing up. But yes, that does imply the ties do happen with some frequency, but certainly not often.
    Right, but what I'm saying is that with an odd number of Northern gods before Hel had a high priest, those ties mean abstaining is a possibility.
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    Something I've never noticed: the borders of 339 and 340 are off-white. They don't quite match up with the webpage's background.

    (Admittedly, this might just be a glitch or an art error, but it's only showing up for these two strips.)

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    It's probably a minor glitch with the site rework. I'm pretty sure they weren't like that before.
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    If building my last stormtrooper costume has taught me anything, it's that there are a billion shades of white, and absolutely none of them match the shade you need them to.
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    I just saw an amazing youtube video of an artist I like playing kazoo better than I knew kazoo could be played. Maybe Elan taking Perform (Kazoo) wouldn't be bad after all.

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