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    Default The Order of the Stick: July 05 I

    Fear my swift topic-starting! And discuss the comics here when they are up...
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    However, the general consensus about the best way to stop a monster from attacking is to kill it. In the case of undead, we recommend killing it again.
    2 useful principles for keeping roleplaying games fun.

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    You and Lilly have too much fun month-swaping...
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    Default Re: The Order of the Stick: July 05 I

    My internet crapped out while I was making the other one!

    Uh, yeah it is too much fun.


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    I'm just bored, awake and within reach of an internet connection at the correct time. ;D

    EDIT TO ESCAPE THE WRATH OF MOD: Why do you suppose the Giant didn't post a guest comic today? Could it be that there will be a real comic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly
    And Ka-Stick!
    Ka-Stick?
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    Probably can't get online for whatever reason--you'll note he's made no posts today, either, and normally he does when a comic's expected and not there.

    But, uh, here's a brief dialogue I wrote about a rogue I made with 11 ranks in Bluff and Forgery, (edit for Melange) plus 11 ranks in Disguise and a hat of disguise (end edit).
    Brook (in Lieutenant uniform with official documents): "'Tention! I am your new Lieutenant. Due to budget cuts, you're fired."
    Guard: "So you're not really my new Lieutenant, are you?"
    Brook: "Technically, no."
    Guard: "You suck, sir." (leaves)
    (The next day)
    Captain: "What on Earth were you thinking?"
    Guard: "What do you mean? I was told I was fired!"
    Captain: "Of course you're fired, you let a thief walk right into the house! Through the front door!"

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    Ka-Stick?
    You notice how the thread is "stuck" to the top of the page? It wasn't like that before...

    Well here's to Rich's wrist getting better and #200 being really long and good when it finally decides to show up.
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    Ah, mod sound effects.... It all makes sense..... thank you for clarifying....


    as for the dialogue, funny, though you forgot to do a disguise check....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly
    Well here's to Rich's wrist getting better and #200 being really long and good when it finally decides to show up.
    I just hope he doesn't forget about #199 ;) :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikolai II

    I just hope he doesn't forget about #199 ;) :P

    Or 198....
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    Default Re: The Order of the Stick: July 05 I

    Woo! The new stuff's up. I love the pictures of Elan and Vaarsuvius, but doesn't Haley look a little too sophisticated? I always saw her as more farm-girl pretty, Lovely but muscular and strong.
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    Am I the only one who thinks that photo composite of V looks like Michael Ian Black? Look at just the face for a minute.....Regardless, I think it looks distinctly male.
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    The new pictures are nice. All of the ones of V posted so far are more gender discernable. It is easier to make one look androgynous with dtick figures.

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    I dunno, I think the Bishounen look is perfect for V.
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    Belkar looked a little...old and fat. Not exactly how I pictured him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darasen
    The new pictures are nice. All of the ones of V posted so far are more gender discernable. It is easier to make one look androgynous with dtick figures.
    It's trivial to make a clearly male stick figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frojoe21
    Belkar looked a little...old and fat. Not exactly how I pictured him.
    Pictured him? Eh, doesn't Rich already draw pictures of him? Are ye saying that Rich is feeding us with fake pictures? :o

    I have always though that the characters looked as they were drawn. It is one thing picturing characters from a book, and another picturing characters from a comic.

    The later doesn't make much sense, does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylian
    Pictured him? Eh, doesn't Rich already draw pictures of him? Are ye saying that Rich is feeding us with fake pictures? :o

    I have always though that the characters looked as they were drawn. It is one thing picturing characters from a book, and another picturing characters from a comic.

    The later doesn't make much sense, does it?
    Makes plenty of sense. Picturing what the stick figures would look like if they weren't stick figures. Like picturing what a black and white strip would look like in colour, or a classic cartoon would like in anime style.
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    I always assume all comics can do with embellishing and that the characters are not what the characters look like, but representations of what the characters are doing with their most salient features. Same for video games. This means that, for example, perhaps Vaarsuvius is wearing a cape or a cloak, perhaps it is attached in the middle, or perhaps it is attached to the shoulders. My own personal vision is that it's fastened at the center and that V wears no jewelry but the cloak clasp and headband. Someone else may differ.

    This does not only apply to The Order of the Stick. For instance, I suspect that Dilbert carries a cell phone and probably a PDA, but the character is not drawn with these items attached.

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    Default Re: The Order of the Stick: July 05 I

    Comics are usually simplified quite a bit.

    OOTS is simplified more. ;)

    I imagine the OOTSers in a "realistic" style often enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szar Lakol
    I imagine the OOTSers in a "realistic" style often enough.
    I don't. I don't notice the stickiness that much either, the clothing and hair add so much bulk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poeir
    For instance, I suspect that Dilbert carries a cell phone and probably a PDA, but the character is not drawn with these items attached.
    Oh, and I suppose you think Dilbert has a mouth too, even though he's not drawn with one? That seems totally unrealistic to me. ;) :);D

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMoon5

    Oh, and I suppose you think Dilbert has a mouth too, even though he's not drawn with one? That seems totally unrealistic to me. ;) :);D
    or that BunBun is nonlethal and doesn't talk, because he is after all a bunny rabbit. That would be realistic.
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    Default Re: The Order of the Stick: July 05 I

    Just want to comment that I am really enjoying Sprained Wrist Theater.

    I don't tend to picture the characters as other than they are drawn, but I am really enjoying other people's visions of them. And since it started, I've been imagining the characters as drawn by the team that does Kim Possible. ;D
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    Default Re: The Order of the Stick: July 05 I

    I think all the ones of V so far have been very androgynous, as opposed to what a few people have said about them so far.

    I totally love the photo composite of V! I don't know why, but I've always loved when I can't tell if a person is male or female :p


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    So do we know if monday will yeild a comic?

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    Well, according to my watch its 12:30 am, so heres hoping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundog
    Woo! The new stuff's up. I love the pictures of Elan and Vaarsuvius, but doesn't Haley look a little too sophisticated? I always saw her as more farm-girl pretty, Lovely but muscular and strong.
    See, this was my thinking too, which is why I drew he in my fan-strip as being a little on the muscular side, and didn't overly feminize her by adding eyelases or lipstick. She's Betty, not Veronica, if Betty could bench-press more than Archie and Jughead put together. ;D

    Apparently I went overboard on the muscles, though, as some people were kinda creeped out by it. :o


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    Default Re: The Order of the Stick: July 05 I

    I see Haley as lithe and fit, not too muscular. She is a Rogue, not a Fighter. More like a track athlete than a weight-lifter or shot-putter. Also, I see her as more of the 'girl-next-door' type than the super-model - pretty but not gorgeous.

    Elan should not be muscular. He is a Bard, not a Fighter. A friendly, slightly naive sort of guy - charismatic, but not too bright.

    Belkar I think would be more like Danny DeVito than Mickey Rooney. Perhaps slimmer than Danny - more like Danny Baker (the guy who played R2D2). Unfortunately, both of these appear too comical - Belkar is evil ;)

    As for Roy, I think Ving Rhames - or perhaps Samuel L Jackson or even Lindo DelRoy (remember Lindo in Get Shorty, explaining things to Yayo?)

    The Sprained Wrist Theatre is good, but I still miss OOTS - hope Rich is feeling better - not just because I want the comics back of course :D
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    Default Re: The Order of the Stick: July 05 I

    New OOTS is up. The Sprained Wrist Theater turned out to be a little more work than I was really up for; I decided it was better to rest for two extra days and not touch the computer at all. The ones that posted and many of the ones that didn't make it will show up in the Extras section soon.
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