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    Behold the ultimate power in the universe...crayon!
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    I like it.

    I really really like it! I was expecting a cut back to Miko/Belkar, but I'm not disappointed at all (as usual). This is great stuff! The crayon is a nice touch... as is Lord Shojo and his irritability.

    But to be honest, I think Roy and Elan would make me irritable too.

    And does that 'the story continues... tomorrow' really mean tomorrow?

    And am I really the first person to post? That's just spooky, that is.
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    absolutely fantastic

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    Ooo. I like it. Finally we get to hear about the gods of the worlds. And we have CRAYON. Horray. ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldhrin
    And does that 'the story continues... tomorrow' really mean tomorrow?
    Guess you better come back tomorrow and find out. ;)
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    Up bright and early I see. Nicely done.
    Do I detect a hint of Riftwar?

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    I love the gods arguing over disagreements in different mythologies, that was just hilarious. It also seems that we now know who all the goeds are. the Twelve Gods of the South are the animals from the chinese zodiac. We really should've seen that coming earlier.
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    Hello this is my first message! Very nice comic indeed. Do we have a change in the layout as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfryd
    Do I detect a hint of Riftwar?
    I don't know what that is, so no.

    Quote Originally Posted by tdgs
    Hello this is my first message! Very nice comic indeed. Do we have a change in the layout as well?
    :)
    The black background will only last as long as Shojo's story. Then we'll switch back to normal OOTS style.
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    heh, i love the crayon style. i did a comic for my school paper like that. but back to oots: i like how all the different pantheons are arguing about how the different creatures should be portrayed. I always did wonder how worlds with all these different pantheons would reconcile stuff like that.

    Good work Rich!
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    I don't know what that is, so no...
    Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar series, whereby a series of interdimensional portals threaten to unleash a malevolent intelligence imprisoned by the 12 Gods in aeons past. The new edition of Magician is a fine read.

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    That's quite possibly the cutest Tiger I've ever seen.

    But why haven't the OOtS heard of the gods of the East? What will the snags form into? Oh, the mystery of it all!
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    yeah.. Go Giant.. my boss isn't going to like me sitting and waiting around all day tomorrow :-)

    and finally some plot points for the oots universe :)
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    Really cool stuff. Can't wait for tomorrow!

    I hope Shojo's story takes a long time to be told, so that we can have an update each day this week!

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    Woo, crayon!

    Great strip, as always. But who's Marduk, and should I know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebon_Drake
    But why haven't the OOtS heard of the gods of the East?
    That's a good question. A shame we can't answer it without offering potential spoilers, so I'm just going to wait and see if I was right.

    Not that I'll say so if I was, since who'd believe me? ;)

    I love the crayon. I also like the little talky heads.
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    Seriously, if I knew who devised the universe's "superstring theory", I would pinpoint him to todays strip immediately!

    Great comic, i am totally hooked!

    How wonderfully mad you are!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Herman
    But who's Marduk, and should I know?
    In Babylonian lore, he's the one the other gods gave a portion of their power to so he could stand up to Tiamat after they went and offed her hubby. It seems these elder gods couldn't stand the racket the young folk were making and he (can't recall his name at the moment) showed up with a metaphorical shotgun to deal with the problem.

    I suspect you'll get a more accurate representation out of a Google or Wikipedia search, but I like my shorthand interpretation better. ;)
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    Ye rock as always, Giant! Crayon was a brilliant touch. Really symbolized 'The World's Creation'. (Pre-school, yay!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shatteredtower

    That's a good question. A shame we can't answer it without offering potential spoilers, so I'm just going to wait and see if I was right.
    Yeah, I've got a couple of theories of my own, but I can wait (or at the least I can't be bothered to start a spoiler thread of my own to discuss it.)
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    Crayons rule! And so does The Giant!!

    "Should have thought of that before... (fill in the blank)" was always my parent's favorite line to use.

    I'll be back bright and early tomorrow morning. ;D
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    Yup, not old school, not new school, this is pre-school. Very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant
    Behold the ultimate power in the universe...crayon!
    Hail the Gods of the North West, the Crayon Pantheon!

    Awesome comic.
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    WOW!
    I just got home from school and see the comic i thought would come...at 19:00...wow...

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    Ooh, I love the crayons!
    And I agree with Ebon Drake, the Tiger is indeed very cute.
    Can't wait till tomorrow to see what became of the Emo Snarl of Doom.
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    "Who ever heard of dragons who can't breathe fire?"


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    Nice touch, the crayon. Let's hope there is tomorrow a strip. :)

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    Awesome cartoon!

    I only wonder, how international is the story about the troll under the bridge harrassing the three goats? It's well known in Sweden, although I thought it originally came from Norway. Could it be from the norwegian storytellers Asbjoerndsen & Moe?
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    I just love it! It's hysterical! The very first thing that popped into my head when I saw the first panel was Mr. Burlew talking about drawing stick figures as a kid...

    ...and in the OotSverse, the dawn of time was done in crayon.

    I haven't seen Metahumor done this well in a long time... I'm still getting giggling fits.

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    I'm pretty sure the troll-under-the-bridge concept is well known throughout most of the Western world (it's certainly well recognized in the US).

    Anyways, I really loved this comic. I have to tip my hat Arturos on the pre-school comment - it definitely brings home the idea that this is all taking place in pre-historic times. Really neat way to use medium to convey story content, Rich :)

    Oh, and I so have to steal borrow Shojo's last line next time I have an old, wise NPC explaining plot points to my players (I use that cliche a lot) ;D

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