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    misspelt volcanoes for the win.
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    And delightful. I kind of like this guy and the way Nale had to get specific before he showed up.

    I liked the mop reference too. I wish I could tell you why.
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    Dear Rich,

    If you continue on this route of superlative humor, I may be forced to commit myself to a hospital for grievous injuries to my sides.

    "He Who Must Not Be Toilet Trained" indeed.

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    can't...stop...laughing...half...elf...one...ear.. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraph
    misspelt volcanoes for the win.
    And cities buried by them.
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    huddles are fun.

    ;D ;D ;D

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    I couldn't believe the one-ear thing at first, I had to get to a quadruple-take before I was sure. That was so funny.

    Not to mention the He Who Must Not Be Named anticlimax.

    Probably one of your best Rich.
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    A clearly-established gender identity.

    That's a good one. ;)




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    "Thog got to use a mop!" may be the funniest thing I've read all week.
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    Funny comic - but I don't understand Sabine's colour comment... Is that some obscure DnD reference that I don't know of? V wears purple robes too doesn't s/he?

    Edit : Whoops... purple hair, RED robes

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    Too..much...jokes... This one sure is meaty. And great! And I love that hood... And the one-ear idea. And the color change idea. And...everything!

    This one was surely classes himself in the top 10!

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    Damn you, Giant...can't breathe...tears creating sparks on keyboard...wife looking at me strangely...

    <gasp gasp>

    I love you, giant. That may have been the funniest one in 2-3 dozen strips. I have to read again!!!

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    Eeeeeheeeheee "Thog got to use a mop!"

    So Pompey is (darn Harry Potter parody made me think of Madame Pompfrey before the volcano town) an elf only on his left side. Because that is even funnier than just a plain old half elf.
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    Prediction: At some point in the next 100 strips, Rich will draw Pompey with an ear (or lack thereof) on the wrong side.

    Half-Elf...too funny.


    On the issue of opposites:

    Vaarsuvius = Vesuvius...volcano in Italy
    Pompey = Pompeii...city destroyed when Vesuvius erupted

    Pompey has red hair. Vaarsuvius has purple hair.
    Pompey has a purple robe. Vaarsuvius has a red robe.
    Pompey has a hooded dark purple cape with yellow trim. Vaarsuvius has hoodless dark red cape with ..hrm. pinkish? trim.
    Vaarsuvius has shoulder length hair. Pompey's is extremely short.
    Vaarsuvius' belt is dark, Pompey's is light. They also have the knots in their belt tied on opposite sides (V=R, P=L).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Krytha
    Funny comic - but I don't understand Sabine's colour comment... Is that some obscure DnD reference that I don't know of? V wears purple robes too doesn't s/he?
    Let's think about V. V's got purple hair and wears red robes. Let's look at Pompey. He's got red hair and wears purple robes.
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    Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!
    Excellent and well worth the 9:30p wait time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shatteredtower
    I liked the mop reference too. I wish I could tell you why.
    I have two theories. First is that as the kid wasn't toilet trained, Thog had to do some cleaning. (More likely) Or, Thog got to do some chopping, then some cleaning. (In my opinion the funnier of the two.)

    Incidentally, when Thog said, "Thog like huddles," I couldn't help think of Anchorman when everyone was yelling and the weatherman screamed, "I don't know why we're screaming!"
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    Not bad. :)

    That said, the half-elf looks pretty lame with his hood on. I'd try to always draw him with it down if I were the Giant.

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    A clearly-established gender identity.

    That's a good one. ;)

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    Half-elf, so has only one ear. Cute ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly

    Let's think about V. V's got purple hair and wears red robes. Let's look at Pompey. He's got red hair and wears purple robes.

    yeaaahhh... I actually checked as soon as I posted and then there was an OOOHHhhh and then there was forum lag so people had to waste their time explaining things to me hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matuse
    Pompey = Pompeii...city destroyed when Vesuvius erupted
    This bodes well for our heroes. Well, 'our protagonists', anyway. :)

    BTW, that tagonist joke ('pro' vs 'an') was enough to give any sensitive etymologist nightmares, but it was funny. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matuse
    On the issue of opposites:
    Vaarsuvius = Vesuvius...volcano in Italy
    Pompey = Pompeii...city destroyed when Vesuvius erupted

    Pompey has red hair. Vaarsuvius has purple hair.
    Pompey has a purple robe. Vaarsuvius has a red robe.
    Pompey has a hooded dark purple cape with yellow trim. Vaarsuvius has hoodless dark red cape with ..hrm. pinkish? trim.
    Vaarsuvius has shoulder length hair. Pompey's is extremely short.
    Vaarsuvius' belt is dark, Pompey's is light. They also have the knots in their belt tied on opposite sides (V=R, P=L).
    Wow! I definitely missed a few of those, and I didn't understand the volcanoe references until you explained it here. Thanks Matuse!

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    Anyone notice Nale's cute little tongue? On another note, I know I should have notice it from the other strip but that pink wall in the background is very cool :D)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matuse
    Pompey = Pompeii...city destroyed when Vesuvius erupted
    Actually "Pompey" was a historical figure. A retired roman general who was (along with Gias Julius Caesar) the last true consul of Rome. Julius Caesar later went on to fight a civil war against Pompey and eventually became the first ever dictator-for-life (he single handedly changed Rome from a Republic into an Dictatorship).

    Of course, everyone would know this if they were even *half* as obsessed with the HBO series "Rome" as I am!

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    Hehe. This was a nice one. :-)

    And, another way V and P are opposed is that V seems fairly well convinced of Elven superiority (ie "my noble Elven metabolism", etc.) while P considers Elves to be scum. Good stuff.

    And actually, on the first reading, I thought Thog said "thog got to use a map!" Which I thought meant that there had been maps involved in Thog's toilet training. (Man, I'm weird.) But the mop thing is funnier, because Thog is clearly doesn't realize what a crappy job it is.

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    Still, Pompeii/Pompey is another volcanic reference. It's also Roman, so who cares?

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    When will I learn never to drink something when I read the new comic? I think I need new lungs for coughing so much. :D

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    I read "Thog got to use a map" too, and could not figure it out!

    Another way that P and V are opposed: P acquires a semaphore, and V releases it.
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