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    And Belkar continues to be incredibly self-centered. Ah, well. At least Celia is taking it well.
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    Which just goes to show how far reaching the consequences of Miko's actions were. Even after the city has fallen, the resistance(s) has been damaged by the Sapphire Guard's secrecy.

    Also, Belkar was really funny in this one. In spite of this, I hope something happens that allows Roy to contact any of these guys soon. We've set everything up for the plot to get moving again. Not that it isn't an entertaining break or anything.

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    Actually, I think Belkar helped. Sometimes you just need to lay things out there.

    I liked the last few panels. She's so sweet.

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    YeahBelkar really did help them. Roy needs to find a way to talk to them.

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    Not what I expected to happen, not nearly as teary... poor Roy. It seems he got the short end of the deal, again.

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    I was wondering when they'd inform Celia, I guess now we know.

    Belkar continues to be a jerk, but at least in this instance it wasn't the usual "Har har, I will now torture you and sell your liver on eBay!" Belkar jerkiness.

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    Not random pop culture references! It's too random! And referencing!

    Still, at least Belkar's being honest. I would've thought he'd try and use the opportunity to torment Celia or something.
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    heuheuhe good stuff!

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    Allright, twice the goodnes! Me likes!

    Typical Belkar, but at least he was partialy useful this time. Still, I just can't bring myself to like the little bastard
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    Still, at least Belkar's being honest. I would've thought he'd try and use the opportunity to torment Celia or something
    Yeah, but Mr Scruffy wants fish. More important.

    Anyway, anyone else thinking something along the lines of Celia having a friend capable of pulling off Resurrection? Or whatever the spell is nowadays?
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    Well, I would say this time it's Haley who's damn thick. Not Belkar, not Celia.

    And I wonder why the Abyss most specimens of that gender can't say directly what they mean...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruduen View Post
    Still, at least Belkar's being honest. I would've thought he'd try and use the opportunity to torment Celia or something.
    As he said, he couldn't take the Euphemisms anymore. I don't think he could have tortured Celia with any lies, though he might have been able to give her a run for his money by claiming that Roy was now working for Zykon, I suspect he remembers this encounter with Celia and lies.
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    ack! My RSS feed missed it... i'm glad I came to check this morning... Nice comic Giant! I really love the budding Roy/Celia romance... I hope this is preluding to something for them for Valentine's Day!

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    Ayup! That's the best way to do it. No beating around the bush. Just say "Roy is Dead".

    I also thought "how typical" when Haley described the infighting between the various factions of the heavily outnumbered good guys!

    Later!
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    The Belkster and the Scruffinator - I can't stop laughing

    Well Celia sure did take Roy's death lighter than anyone expected I persume.
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    Excellent comic, at least we've finally established that no one can see Roy, and that the Scruffinator will get some tasty fish.
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    Woo!

    Is it petty of me to feel triumphant as this comic utterly destroys the only pillar that David's argument was founded upon (that Haley was still in the city because Cloister prevented her from leaving?)

    Naaah... he'll show up with a rewritten and even more speculative argument I'm sure.

    Good work Rich, thanks for giving us a plot so-nuanced that quibbling about it can be this much fun! ^_^
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    Great comic, as usual.

    Perhaps Mr. Scruffy will be able to see Roy.
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    Amazing strip, another reminder why dialogue smacks art around like rock does with scissors. Go for broke Belkster! You can do more pop culture references than Fallout 2 and World of Warcraft combined!
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    Well Celia sure did take Roy's death lighter than anyone expected I persume.
    I guess that's because, as Belkar says, it's only a matter of time before they get him back.
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    awesome comic, although I found it a little odd that haley didn't just speak plainly. I would assume she has seen enough people die to be comfortable with it.

    Also... Scruffinator!
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    And in the end, Celia is the happiest of the group. Excellent job Giant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SensFan View Post
    Perhaps Mr. Scruffy will be able to see Roy.
    That's actually a good idea. In the Discworld books, cats, children, and wizards are the only beings naturally able to see Death. So Mr. Scruffy should be able to see him no problem.

    Also, props for the Monty Python references. They are still funny even after all these years.

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    Yay, lunchtime comics for happiness... wonderful.

    Glad to see Celia taking things well.... Not so happy about the fact that Hayley intends to stay in Azure City indefinately at this point....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wych View Post
    awesome comic, although I found it a little odd that haley didn't just speak plainly. I would assume she has seen enough people die to be comfortable with it.
    She is comfortable with it--note she whispered to Belkar about telling her how Roy "croaked". It's Celia that she assumes will not be comfortable, probably because she's not an adventurer.

    Remember, Haley saw Celia burst into tears when she thought all of her friends and family were long dead. She no doubt wanted to break it gently to her to try to minimize the chance of a similar scene.
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    THE SCRUFFINATOR!!!!!!

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    Am I the only one who doesn't really get the title?

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    If you yank a bandaid off right away, it stings like hell, just like being told bluntly a loved one has died is a horrible shock. By removing it a little bit at a time, or breaking it to them gently, it doesn't hurt as much.
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