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    I truly hope Haley gets over her speech impediment - I don't have the time to translate it myself, and have to wait for other brilliant people that do have the time to post it... I think Elan's comment should of snapped her out of it personally - since it's purely psychological in nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theodoxus
    I truly hope Haley gets over her speech impediment - I don't have the time to translate it myself, and have to wait for other brilliant people that do have the time to post it... I think Elan's comment should of snapped her out of it personally - since it's purely psychological in nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightman
    Agreeded.
    "Love makes the world go round and gives a +2 bonus on certain skill checks! Ha!"
    Makes me REALLY wonder what Haley says in that panel!
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    A most excellent strip! Thank you Rich! :)

    Okay Haley translators! Get to work!!! ;D
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    Uh... hopefully by the morning someone will have translated Haley for me... goodnight.

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    Okay, the girls are out, Belkar's out - and I don't think it will take long for Roy and company to be out too.

    Lord Shojo's castle has a bad case of adventurers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theodoxus
    I truly hope Haley gets over her speech impediment - I don't have the time to translate it myself, and have to wait for other brilliant people that do have the time to post it... I think Elan's comment should of snapped her out of it personally - since it's purely psychological in nature.
    I'm pretty careful to make sure that Haley's gibberish is never integral to the joke, so you should be able to read the strip without ever knowing what she says. After all, would it dampen your enjoyment of the strip if it really WAS gibberish, with no possible translation? If anything, it would enhance it, it sounds like, since you're getting hung up on needing to know what she says.

    My feeling is that the cryptoquotes are like "bonus material" on a DVD. You don't need to understand them to read the story, they're just extras. Trust me, Haley's loss of speech will eventually directly relate to her personal development in such a way that it will be worth the slight inconvenience.

    Or at least, that's the hope. I may totally screw it up, who knows.
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    No, you did good. It's actually kinda fun to try and figure it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundog
    Lord Shojo's castle has a bad case of adventurers.
    It occurs to me that they're only making their eventual trial worse on themselves...


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant

    Or at least, that's the hope. I may totally screw it up, who knows.
    Rich, you do an excellent job, we just want to know EVERYTHING! ;) We're the guys who watch all the dvd special features!

    Oh and when you do book 3 & 4, please add in translations for those who buy them. LIke in the back of the book or something. That would be really nice. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryngard
    Oh and when you do book 3 & 4, please add in translations for those who buy them. LIke in the back of the book or something. That would be really nice. :)
    Already planned. :)
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    Never tried one until today, but here's what I got:

    You stupid lock! Open! Why won't you open??

    Going to kill you...

    I hate Amazing-quality locks!

    Gee, thanks, no pressure there.

    Damn it! OPEN!

    I am totally in love with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant

    Already planned. :)
    Wait...Haleys going to be like this...forever?! :o

    Whatever, theres still Dragon magazine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightman
    Wait...Haleys going to be like this...forever?! :o
    I'm pretty sure I said nothing of the sort. Merely that any book that includes cryptoquote comics will ALSO include an answer key for them in the back. That's it.
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    Best OotS of 2006 :D

    No, really, V's line at the end made me laugh out loud.
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    Oots on the loose! I hope Shojo's castle doesn't have a self-destruct rune.

    Great start for '06, Giant!

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    Awwwwww. No wonder why she needed to talk in code. :)

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    wow... this website's getting hammered today
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    I don't usually have a place in my twisted evil heart for slushy stuff, but, but, but.... it's so cute it's sickening. The last few panels was like 10000 kittens and puppies put together in one place. If Elan manages to decipher what Haley's been saying I might get converted to watching teenage slush and have to kill myself.

    Great stuff, definitely one of my favourites.

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    "...I believe in you."

    Love really does that, eh?

    *Wistful Sigh*

    EDIT: Truth be told, not reading the translations actually made Elan's speech a lot better.
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    Personally, I'm glad that Haley's speech isn't actually dubbed or anything. It lets me first read the comic from the perspective of the other characters (who don't know what she's saying), and then see it from hers after someone translates it.

    I also appreciate that it's a fun challenge for those who enjoy such things, though I personally don't have the patience for word puzzles. (Hmm, do I suck at cryptograms because I haven't the patience needed, or do I lack the patience because I suck at them? Both, for all know.)
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    Wow. It's 11 pm and this is the first I've been able to get the site loaded. The traffic here must be mind-bogglingly huge.

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    We Three Things:
    1) Unbelieveable that two-dimensional representations of two-dimensional drawings can involve such multi-dimensional characters. Hmmm... Is this a possible math problem? 2D * 2D = 4D?
    2) Belkar gets the best lines, but I still like Elan. He is in such a world of his own making...
    3) I like the gibberish! I don't understand what ANY of the characters are saying EXCEPT Haley... (Grin)! Or is it supposed to be the other way around...

    Heh.

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    Gasp!
    I can't believe Haley said it!
    :D

    And I'm pretty sure V understands every word Haley is saying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grygus
    Never tried one until today, but here's what I got:

    You stupid lock! Open! Why won't you open??

    Going to kill you...

    I hate Amazing-quality locks!

    Gee, thanks, no pressure there.

    Damn it! OPEN!

    I am totally in love with you.
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    Giant, C novim godum. Happy New Year! Great comic. I too have found that love does give me a +2 bonus on certain skill checks. Actually, on rare few I get a +4. But this is accessible to children.

    Hope everyone had good holidays!
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    I loved it. Serious and mushy, up till the punchline. "Love makes the world go round. And has been known to provide a +2 circumstance to certain skill checks." I should sig that... ;D
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    Kudos to the Giant! This strip has become my favorite webcomic ever, Keep up the good work!
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    Great! But now if they get caught they get more charges against them...

    Haley wouldn't tell Elan about her feelings ("I'm in love with ukuleles"), but she is sneaky and probably had to get that out. That's Haley, using her impediments for her own good. Haley, get an XP ;)
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    Yeah but knowing the Giant, They'll get caught.

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