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The completely unofficial "The Order Of the Stick"-thread (SPOILERS!)

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Lunne89, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    I can't see Rich letting that happen. He's got this whole thing set up for the OOTS to take on Team Evil. The LG is just a warm-up act.
     
  2. Déise

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    Sorry, I didn't mean Nale and the Linear guild gang. I meant Tarquin, Malack and the rest of their old crew. They're higher level than OOTS, have most of a continent's resources and fight smartly. I don't think they'd beat Team Evil but they'd put up a good show. That's obviously not on the cards now though.
     
  3. Master of Nuhn

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    Go "team" cleric!

    Edit: I wonder how the Oracle's prophecy is going to work out for Durkon...
     
  4. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    I love the speed with which Rich is updating these things. The latest one was great. I also haf potions . . .
     
  5. Splunge

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    Yeah, not only is he pumping them out regularly, the plot isn't dragging either.

    "Not any more [evil]'n Belkar". Heh. Good stuff.
     
  6. Master of Nuhn

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    This comic really is well thought out.

    The jokes you two mentioned were great and I loved to see Durkon...
    ...still being lawful (to the party). Be it evil i.s.o. good.
     
  7. coineineagh

    coineineagh I wish for a horde to overrun my enemies Resourceful Adored Veteran

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    It's going to be interesting to see how Durkon's new alignment affects him. He is still mostly himself for now, but some changes will definitely assert themselves over time. Rich is a terrific author, but he also sets himself up for creative challenges like this. However it unfolds, some people will be unhappy. But it will be an amazing read, especially from a character development viewpoint.

    Now Durkon's a vampire with corresponding alignment, he likely accepts his own evilness, though OotS will probably want to restore him as soon as possible. That's just one of many aspects that will probably come up. What about Durkon's homeland? Now he's a bit smarter and less kind, he might not feel so accepting about this lifelong exile he was sent on. Perhaps it's time for revenge..?
     
  8. Master of Nuhn

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    913 is up. Interesting.
     
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    SPOILER:

    Can Sabine cast Resurrection? If not, Nale is in big trouble. I'd like to see his afterlife the way we saw Roy's!
     
  10. dmc

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    She probably can't, but the guys she works for can do pretty much anything they want. The only question is whether they would want . . .

    Plus, IMO Rich decided enough with the Linear Guild and took pains to remove them. Seems counterproductive to do that and then let them jump back into the story. I reread the end of the Roy-Thog battle and you could see some green in the pile of masonry and stone so I would suspect that Thog is truly dead and we don't need to give credence to the idea of an "off-panel" death not being final. Z is sure dead and, well, I loved the way 913 played out. I read the couple dozen pages of forum guessing after and I tend to think he's done.

    So, that leaves Sabine. If she is really just a succubus, she's toying with Nale's soul before moving on.

    Who knows, if she really cared for Nale in some twisted way, maybe she will become the instrument of Tarquin's demise. That would be cool too.
     
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    coineineagh I wish for a horde to overrun my enemies Resourceful Adored Veteran

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    I'd agree that Thog is dead. Rich probably didn't want to make it too obvious that the LG was going to be killed off in the future. If we knew Thog was dead for sure, we might have started to suspect there would be big changes coming.
     
  12. Master of Nuhn

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    Pfaha! #915's last panel is great. I love Tarquin. :D
     
  13. Master of Nuhn

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    :D Burlew is an evil genius.
     
  14. Splunge

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    Am I the only one who is finding it annoying that Burlew has Targuin breaking (at least indirectly) the fourth wall so frequently?

    (Edit - or is that metafiction? Whatever. It's still getting tiresome.)
     
  15. dmc

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    The nature of his very character is to essentially break the fourth wall. He's ostensibly genre-savvy except that he's under the misapprehension that he's the main villain.
     
  16. Master of Nuhn

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    Isn't it somehow the nature of the entire comic as well? Jokes like "Wait! I think I just failed a Spot check" are indirectly breaking the 4th wall, too, IMO...
     
  17. Splunge

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    Not really. Jokes like that simply acknowledge the rules of their universe, which to me is different from recognizing that they are simply fictional characters in a story. And it's not that i don't enjoy the occasional 4th wall break by Tarquin, but lately it seems that he's doing it in every other panel. But maybe that's just me, and I'm still enjoying the strips overall.
     
  18. Master of Nuhn

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    Ah! In that way. Yeah, I can understand that. I do not share your thoughts, though, except for still enjoying the comics. :)

    I wonder if V is gonna raise some hell.
     
  19. Splunge

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    The last panel in 945 pretty much sums up OOTS for me at this point. :D
     
  20. dmc

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    The snarl ripping through what's left of Girard's gate or the little inset with V and Roy?
     
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