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    Nice strategy Kubota. The langer you talk, the more support will arrive, the harder the fight will be. Nice strip^^

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    I have always said, Elan is The Chick for the party.
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    I especially like the Hero with fair companion line! Lots of talking heads, but when what they say is this well-written, at least I don't mind missing out on action.
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    Excellent strip. Bravo.
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    This one made me laugh, even if I did see Elan being the girl coming from several panels away ^^

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    Well, I'm tired, and I swear my computer was telling me there was a new strip because It wouldn't stop coming out of its sleep mode while I wqs trying to sleep, so I probably missed half of the jokes, aside from the Gender role switching thing so I'll reread it tomorrow.
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    great a lot quicker than the last i loved it

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    Kasumi... you know that people can read stuff by the first letter of the words....
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    Wonderful strip.

    I think everyone but Elan himself saw that one coming.

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    Uh-oh, cliffhanger alert!

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    Elan, time for some major dashing swordsman now.

    Or something...

    I wasn't expecting that from Therkla at all though. Very sensible move from her point of view.

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    Wonderful strip.

    I think everyone but Elan himself saw that one coming.
    I didn't.
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    Mmpher fnffer!
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    Since I was reading it pretty quickly I didn't have a chance to see it coming, but it is pretty predictable. As well as putting the focus on Therkla rather than Elan.

    I forsee that Therkla will be playing a moderately big part for at least a few strips: and that she may get traction. Killing her off would be a little disappointing.

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    HAH! "Fair companion"! I guess that about sums up the amount of respect Kubota has for Elan. And I love how dedicated he is to the whole villainy thing, like how he doesn't entirely blame Therkla for betraying him. Just for not doing it WELL.

    Nice one. The end caught me by surprise and actually had me laughing out loud. :)
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    ah great as usual.
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    Possible alignment shift in 5... 4.... 3.... 2...
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    Mmmph! Mmpher fnnfer nf fnna frrr fff!

    Last word should not be "aff"? Anyway, I prefer this talking to "%[email protected]!".
    Wow. Great woman. I just DON'T want to be there when she is going to go through the labor. It will be probably Daigo's biggest beating in life.

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    This is why Roy is the leader of OotS, not the more charismatic Elan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurentio II View Post
    Mmmph! Mmpher fnnfer nf fnna frrr fff!

    Last word should not be "aff"? Anyway, I prefer this talking to "%[email protected]!".
    Wow. Great woman. I just DON'T want to be there when she is going to go through the labor. It will be probably Daigo's biggest beating in life.
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    Its part of the Dashing Swordsman strategy. Make the villian talk incessantly!....maybe....

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    "Yeah, it's a big day for gender equality all around"

    ROFL. Good strip, Giant. Not just funny (even if we could see Elan's role-reversal coming), but well thought-out, too, in terms of Therkla's being on both sides of the issues and - despite appearances - not actually intending to betray Kubota. Of course, now Kubota's pretty much forcing her hand and making her choose a side, instead of sitting on the fence.

    It also shows that Elan's naive in some ways, but not so much in others. "Yeah, give up now and you can...get away with everything you've done so far?" Right there you simply NAILED it, Giant!! How often do we see THAT basic situation crop up in a story, where the bad guy is offered a walk if he only stops what he's in the middle of doing just then? I'm always stunned whenever I see that poor plot device, and I'm glad you called out on it. Thumbs up!

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    Yay, Elan gets to be the girl! Fulfilling some hidden fantasies there I fear.

    Great stuff, it'll be interesting to see which way Therlka will go.


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    I wonder what would That Guy With A Halberd do if he was Therkla.....

    Naaaah, he's too much of a god to be caught in that situation.
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    Excellent strip. This is exactly what I expected Therkla to do and say... From this point onwards, though, I'm not so sure. If she remains loyal to Kubota, she must know that he might never trust her again.
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    Oh, Therkla. If the villain offers you the Sadistic Choice, take the Third Option! Come on, Kubota's men hold three hostages, but this only means Kubota himself has left himself completely vulnerable. You're right between him and all his men! He's not even armed! You can simply turn the tables on him and take him hostage! He still thinks you're his thrall and won't dare to lay a finger on him. Prove him wrong and kick his arrogant ass!

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    I especially like the Hero with fair companion line!
    Since Therkla is a half-orc, Kubota probably doesn't consider her "fair" as in "pretty", so not only is he sarcastic here calling her "hero", Elan must fill the role of the "fair companion".

    Seriously, though, for once Elan wanted to fight straight away because he knows how things go when the smirking manipulative card-carrying villain agrees to talk... it's always a ruse to buy time. But Therkla was betrayed by her own Lawful alignment and her wish to become "good". *sigh* No good deed goes unpunished.
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    When I got to the second to last panel, all I could think was : "Why do Kubota's men have giant arrows on their heads pointing to their faces?"

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    Especially when you consider that "fair" can mean "blonde" - and Elan is both blonde and pretty.
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