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Non-frothy Byron did something badass! Take note!
They hatchetd a good plan together.
I agree. It was a real gem.
I dunno. Seemed sort of axidental to me.
It was improvisational, but you chord hardly argue with the results.
you all are leaping to conclusions. who says the golem is dead?
Go ahead, shatter my theory…
Naah, the golem’s dead. Savor the moment.
Bling and you’ll miss it, though.
I think they should officially invite Best to join the gild now
Yeah! That’d be just shiny.
Jewel be sorry for making all these puns.
That’ll stop mr. golem from all that crowning around!
This library will be his tome.
Indeed. The Best-Guild relationship has really turned a page.
I must say, this seems to be a crowning moment for the group
Yes, quite smashing. They’ve got the Best of the situation now. They’ve buried the hatchet and are ready to go(lem) forth for great justice. Magnificent indeed.
I dunno, it’s a big axe for the party to forgive Best for walking out on them.
Best just doesn’t get it:
axe not what the guild can do for you…
Not a bastard, Best the bast-bard!
lol, i read “a… pretty bastard?”
v_v damn u Sigmund Freud.
Me too. :D
holy spirits! i was not the only one after all.
Pervy elf fanciers. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
No, no, they’re shit-elf fanciers. The Pervy-Elves died out long ago from exhaustion. (CON ain’t a dump stat if you need to stay up all night, if you know what I mean)
I mess the pervy-elves. They were fun to party with. Up to a point, of course.
…OK, I’ll give Best style points for that one.
See?! Bryon had it wrong this entire time!!
He’s a MAGNIFICIENT bastard!!!
So now we know he IS flasheart.
Damn, I would have bet he was an “Inglourious Basterd”
You MAGNIFICENT bastard, I read your book!
It was the Best book I’ve ever read.
If you’re gonna be a bastard you might as well be the Best type of bastard. Best’s music is so good he just knocked that guardian off it’s feet.
Is Best using magic? I thought shit elves lost their magic.
Best is using ROCK!
Best is using a magical axe forged by the Sky Elves. Either it’s magical or he’s using bardic magic.
This is how I figure it.
Shit Elves don’t have any intrinsic magic, which probably means they aren’t nigh-immortal and and lack any “special” magical skills, which basically makes them humans with pointy ears and a tendency towards scrawniness, that doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t learn magic.
I’m not saying that’s the case with Best, who may just be using an artifact with magical enhancements that don’t require any magical ability on the part of the user.
I think he’s using a bardic attack based on that axe/guitar. Which, being sky elf made, is probably riddled with magic. Also, we’ve seen him do this before, during “shark week.”
I’ll think of it like an enchanted weapon, or just a sonic attack. Anyone can use an enchanted weapon, and special attacks don’t necessarily need to be magic within the setting. Either explanation provides a way around him using magic.
I wonder if a higher leveled bard could just shout black canary style without the need of instrumental aid.
wait is the fight over, and Byron still concious!?!
they be breaking the very basic rules of this comic
Yeah, this definitely reinforces my belief that Best truly does just believe his own press clippings. Throwing children off a sinking ship? Fool proof plan by Best logic. Nudging the berserker in front of the death ray golems? Stepping stone to brilliance. That’s why I’ve never really been able to hate the guy or be able to really fault Byron for thinking the guy’s a loose cannon. The guy isn’t malicious. He’s just Best.
To be fair, both of those plans worked Magnificently. There’s a solid case here that Best logic is the best logic.
Past success doesn’t guarantee future success though. Best is clearly very competent but expecting other characters to have so much faith in the guy that volunteering other people for dangerous jobs becomes an acceptable tactic is a bit much.
Oh for sure. Everything you said was absolutely true. Best is a product of his environment to a very severe degree. The accomplishment was accurate. He didn’t become a giant douche until after all this prophecy business. I personally don’t think that excuses anything, but some could certainly feel it makes him more relatable.
Byron can’t really be blamed for his assessment of the guy either. He’s the only teammate that doesn’t listen to orders. His actions have endangered his allies and the innocent on multiple occasions and he’s never shown any regret or even comprehension of this. I wouldn’t exactly be expecting the man to save my ass either.
When your two examples of horrible plans worked out so well though I couldn’t help but poke fun with a double pun. Especially when it puts itself together so easily.
Heck, iirc he actually saved the day with the children one. The ship was gonna crash or something and no one else had a solution. He probably wouldn’t have endangered the children if a safer option had presented itself. From his perspective everyone else was likely being a dick by getting in his face about his method of saving their asses.
Admit it, golem. You’ve just been Bested.
Considering the final blow I think the golem was more Byroned.
Byrown’d, one could say.
Byron gave it the ksssh of death.
Can we break it? Yes we can!
Well, so long as it is MAGNIFICENT I suppose it’s ok.
Best’s performance knocked the stone faced audience right off.
Oops, this was meant to be an independent post, not a reply.
Now everyone knows metal is better than rock.
Why does folk get no love??
Because they’re all philistines, Hawk. THE LOT OF ‘EM.
Oh really? So we’re the PHIListines, right? :P
He’s more of a Philospher.
Or a Philosopher.
Damn. I hate when I screw up the spelling on a punchline.
You mean like those philosopherous rounds?
Folk would make for far too many puns of a filthy nature. They can’t make it too easy.
It’s quite hard to be Badass with a ukelele
I’d like to refute that. You can rule with an Uke… once you get past the Tiny Tim images.
Folk music tried to defy the metal.
And it was stricken to the ground.
I dunno dude: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iijKLHCQw5o
You sir, have just exposed me to new music. I find it to my taste, and award you with my thanks.
so scissors can beat rock?
But yeah, magnificence can justify pretty much anything. Especially if it has dramatic flare.
Use “Magnificence” to justify “Justin Bieber” (3)
But JB isn’t magnificent.
Just remember JB backwards is BJ… and this is why he’s still alive.
You said you could use magnificence to justify anything
Yes but JB, unlike Best, isn’t magnificent.
I know I’m kinda repeating myself but I’m not sure what else to do.
For example, if Best the Magnificent throws a kid off a crashing airship it’s still cool. However if JB were to do the same thing he should suffer the most excruciating punishment for his vile act as he lacks the magnificence with which to justify it.
…What’s a Bieber?
Never let your Bieber exposed.
This…really isn’t the forum for unintelligent keysmashing, but I was compelled to do so any way. I won’t, but I wanted to, just by how much I love this page.
On a slightly unrelated note, I am shipping Byron/Best SO HARD right now.
See? I told you Best wasn’t that huge a bastard.
Sure he is. It’s not a question of magnitude, but rather variety.
Best is an inglorious bastard.
Not the books!
Geeze guys… there’s probably some really good stuff in those.
Naw, that was the Shit Elf Slashfic section.
…Like I said.
Byron: callin’ them like he sees them. On a side note: he killed something that he wasn’t allied with at the time!
You haven’t heard the golem’s side of the story;)
“Dude, we hire this guy to bring in some humans for ritual sacrifice to renew our mystical energies. Out of nowhere he starts foaming at the mouth and goes batshit insane! Next thing I know I got an eye full of axe and he’s walking around high fiving the sacrifices. Would not recommend him to a friend.”
So….anyone read Best’s book?
It’s pretty much all pictures, and most of those are stuck together.
Off-panel in panel 2 from rock-bot: “Ima chargin’ mah lazer!”
I just want tosay, these are the toughest damn librarians I’ve ever seen. And that includes Mz. Strathmore in junior high. (shudder)
Btw this page reminds me of a Penny Arcade strip: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/10/21/
You can see these two book golems having pretty much the same conversation.
Quite a resemblance there. I also meant to apologize for my mistake over on Battlepug. There is a Jean-Luc something else with a gravatar and I mistook him for you for a while.
It’s ok, no Starfleet captains were harmed in the incident. :) Though a couple of Ferengi did get their earlobes bruised. Hehe…
Magnificent Bastard indeed! I love to hate that shitty elf.
Payet again, son!
SHHH! No slaying in the library.
The best dialog I’ve read all week! (pun not attended )
When I look at the 5th panel, I hear the Six Million Dollar Man/Bionic Woman jumping sound effect.
Dude, we get it. You’re like Mark Wahlberg from the movie “date night.” Now put on a shirt! I mean come on, popped collar, exposed body. Give this man a backwards cap and a fraternity and he is the uber DB
If only the golems were equipped with some kind of telepathic augmentation to those eyes, preferably with built-in curiosity algorithms to help hone their knowledge of where the heroes were thinking of being…
(too obscure? as ifl!)
Someone is having way too much fun with sound effects in this… keep it up. :)
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