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Best clearly gives less than a shit.
Why ought he to changeth now? Forsooth, an asshat he was, an asshat he is, and an asshat yet shall he be.
Thou dost speak truth most plainly.
I grant thee a baked confectionery for thy troubles.
By that reckoning, he should be called “Bottom.”
Yay Shakespeare jokes! 8D
well, it’s clear he doesn’t give a Puck.
It looks like that bird will be the one to finally find a use for all that hair.
It’s grooming him.
There’s a good shampoo ad over there, I just can’t think of it.
Jean-Luc, if we had a “like” button on here…I’d be hitting it.
Nivella: haven’t you heard?
That the Bird is the word?
Bird is also Philipino slang for something entirely different. :3
Ooooh, what? Really, I wanna know.
Pah-pah-pah ooo-mau-mau pah-pha ooo-mau-mau!
DAHling! The NESTS you could make with this! SOOOO dreamy! GIRLZ! Ovah heah!
Well, at least it’s not a woodpecker. Poor Byron.
That’s not a woodpecker? Disappointing, though I thought there was something wrong with his pecker.
How much wood would a woodpecker… peck… if a woodpecker did… peck wood?
I think I hurt myself with that one.
Now, what did we learn young man?
You should have seen when I tried to do one of those with the noble dikdik.
Is there such a thing as a berserkerpecker?
Yes, it is closely related the one eyed trouser snake, Dickes monoculous
related… as in a predator-prey relationship?
Shit-tons. How do I convert that in to metric?
It actually takes 1000 kiloshits to equal a metric shit ton. That’s a huge difference that you don’t want to make when you describe your bowel movements to the doctor.
Tell him 1.21 gigashits and he’ll say “Great Scott!”
I’m still trying to remember how many crap-loads are in a shit-ton. Let’s see, there are 16 poo-ounces in a turd-pound…
Unless you are from the UK or some colony thereof which is still using an archaric system due to excessive love of tradition / plain laziness, the term ‘Shit-ton’ is assumed to mean ‘metric shit-ton’ already.
Aye, an’ we likes our Standard and Imperial Shite-Tonnes just fine! Go back to Metric Land! Let us have our pints in peace!
You said colon-y. I am so manure.
I’m finding this thread hard to digest. I think I’ll pass.
Thinking of starting a movement, are we?
Oh I can feel the inspiration deep down inside right now.
Oh, that pun really pooped the competition, they’re too wiped to continue. You must be flush with pride.
Indeed, he must be soiling himself with excitement.
I don’t mean to toot my own horn but I certainly put some effort into squeezing out that one.
I love that last panel. Wallpaper, please?
I love the second panel. Wallpaper from a different angle, please?
I concur. Or is it the time honored classic “Me too!” I can’t decide.
Little birdies like hollow things to build nests in…
It seems Gravedust has forgotten the pecking order ’round here.
To be fair, Byron’s kind of a bird-brain.
Looks like old Byron flew the coop to me.
Following Byron is for the birds anyway.
A little birdie tells me that it’s not likely Byron will stay catatonic much longer, but I’m no expert augurer. Anybody else got more than a wing and a prayer for guessing here?
I suspect Byron may have flown over the cuckoo’s nest,
Just as long as he doesn’t become all flighty from now on.
If I had to guess, that’s probably a sparrow on Byron’s head. I don’t have eagle eyes, but they’ll do in a finch.
I’ve no puns this round so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWhxCB0ndJE
Am I correct in thinking they’re robin the poor guy of his leadership position?
Looks like ol’ Gravvie’s trying to rook Byron out of the leadership post!
This is a feather in his cap, no doubt.
Poor guy must feel like he’s had his wings clipped.
If you think that’s something, check out Hatebeak. ‘Nuff said.
This would put Syr’nj in the catbird seat.
Oh, the slings and sparrows of outRAGEous fortune!
Whether ’tis nobler to fly…
nonsense! he’s in beak condition!
I dunno, he looks a bit under the feather to me.
There, you got me.
He’s always struck me as a bit of a peckerhead.
And his confidence isn’t exactly soaring to boot.
Nah, he was just suffering from empty nest syndrome. He’s good to go now.
Quite the stormcrow lately. He’ll be happy as a lark come Cakes ‘n Ale Day.
I feel bad for laughing at panel four, but damn, is that a headpigeon?
GADS! Headpidgeons! Go to the nurses’ office before you spread them to the rest of the class!
Byrons not here right now…
the bird was a nice touch ^_^
HELLO, HUMAN FRIEND! I AM A BIRD! DO YOU HAVE FLEAS? I LOVE FLEAS! I AM GOING TO PECK YOUR HEAD! YOU ARE A NICE HUMAN FRIEND! *peck peck*
Something tells me this bird would get along well with CityFace.
LESS COFFEE LOCKE
I don’t think coffee’s gonna help, did you see his avatar?
And anybody who can identify where my avatar comes from gets a shiny nickel.
Also, Hawk, that wasn’t caused by coffee, it was caused by sleep deprivation. :P
Something in me yells “Phoenix Wright!” but I’m pretty sure that’s completely wrong.
Nope! Try earlier. Much, much earlier. I never played the game myself, but I read a great Let’s Play of it online and LOVED the plot. And the characters, of course.
I think all oaths should be reaffirmed with a heart felt “So, yes! Fuck it! Fine!”
It is probably better than ‘Myees, certainly (heh), you have my word…’
I solemnlys wear to say bad words
All bad words
And nothing but bad words
So help me Deadalus
I mean what i say and here’s my middle finger on it
Maladicturi te salutamus
In brightest day
In blackest night
I’ll cuss my friends
With all my might
I can’t believe Byron. So unlike him to give them the bird.
More like someone gave him the bird.
Frigg still my favorite character here. (Bandit is second only by a very small margin.) I agree thoroughly that all oaths should be reaffirmed in meaningful ways, and for Frigg that was about as meaningful as she gets!
While not a fan of Best, I do like the fact that the axe works both ways, as a weapon of destruction and as a … well … weapon of destruction.
A weapon of disCHORD, as well.
Only dis chord, not dat chord and dose odder chords too?
That weapon’s rather sharp, and ‘dose odder chords’ might only diminish it.
If you will note, Best tends to leave on a sour note. Strum hero he is.
I think at this point the whole group is slightly out of tune.
When Best is around, the rest of the party stanza side.
Just wait until you see Tombdirt’s sense of Rythmn…
He has none, but it’s on purpose; He doesn’t want to attract the worm.
So, what you’re saying is that him and Frigg are nothing but Strum and Dang?
I figured he was just augmenting it.
It’s a weapon of mass distraction
Looks like Byron has something on his mind. ^_^
Too bad it’ll probably flutter away when Syr’nj goes up to talk to him. Stuff that’s weighing on your head can be flighty like that when you’re in turmoil.
Jesus Byron, quit being such a wimp!
Dude, let me give you a scenario. You just flipped out and murdered the hell out of your best and only friends. BUT, you can’t even remember it. Wouldn’t you be a wee bit troubled by that, too?
Well, not if I can’t remember it. :P
I think that’s part of the trouble — he didn’t murder his Best. Just his only friends.
Who says he can’t remember? Just because he wasn’t in control doesn’t mean he can’t recall every little detail.
While the resemblence has been noted, Jesus Byron died in the first century. This is Byron the Berserker. Easy mistake to make.
Or maybe this IS Jesus Byron, the recently resurrected drummer for Flay the Dwarf, here to join Tombdirt on their next Arkerran tour.
It’s been a lot more than three days for us, but maybe not in Arkerra.
The bird is a nice touch. Good strip today.
Dude talks to this axes! He was nutz before he died.
He calls them his “brothers”, Bayen and Brayen. Perhaps a background check is in order?
MY GOD! A STROKE OF REVELATION.
Perhaps Byron once, indeed, had brothers. And in a berserker rage, killed them. Or they got killed and then he killed the killers and thus began his career as a berserker. I mean, he doesn’t seem all that /fond/ of killing, yet a berserker? There MUST be some deep-rooted history here.
Better yet, real-life Byron has brothers or two dogs by that name or something.
Yeah, I’m fairly certain that was an allusion earlier in the comic. Either Byron, or his character, ain’t all right in the headmeats.
Well, if fan suspicions are correct, he can now name something else “Bandit”. Maybe the bird?
“Bandit the Bird” would be a magpie, methinks.
Still wanting to give Byron a hug.
Anyone else think Syr’s really adorable when she begs?
Panel 2 Syr is more cartoony than…most of the comic. Almost Disneyish.
In a good way.
I like where the comic is shaping back up. The last month was pretty rough for me to keep following.
Perhaps it’s just me and my stressed-out-idness from about to go to my first day of work for my first job, but was there an art style shift that happened?
there was one a couple of months ago. Although i’d think you’d notice it. There hasn’t been anymore recently.
You guys are absolutely nuts with the puns today, and I love it. Keep up the good work, all.
What puns? I haven’t even STARTED on the puns yet. But it’s good to know that our sense of humor sends your heart a-flutter, Phil. Keeping this flow of jokes up is a true bird-en, but it’s one I bear proudly.
Keep going, Locke. Stay up wing-beat!
Please note that I have restrained myself from making the obvious comment that Byron is giving the bird head.
It’s you that keeps on planting the seeds for them.
Really? I thought you’ve had your Phil of puns for this life time. But if that’s how you Phil I’ll be happy to fullphil your request. Just don’t go all Philistine on me.
That fits us to the T doesn’t it? Our wits seem to have all gone down the John.
Byron’s hair has a bird. It’s only a matter of time now until his hair IS a bird. Already looking a bit feathery, too.
Are you suggesting that his hair spontaneously generated that bird?
Do not underestimate the power of Byron’s awesome hair! Alice and Hawk have already succumbed to its charms.
Looks to me more like Byron’s player went AFK. The rest of the party just wants to get back to the raid before the pats respawn!
At least he got chicken.
It would appear they broke their berserker.
My love is like a cluck, BIRDSERKER!!!
Would you like some making flock?! BIRDSERKER!
This is why they can’t have nice things.
To be fair, he broke them first.
Byron better quit being such a Dodo or the others are going to consider him one big goose egg!
I saw this page before seeing the update before it, and I’ve got to say…. I think if you had chosen a different title page, this update might have been more effective. The first time you see Biron curled up like that, it has a very strong effect on you. The second time…. not so much of a strong effect. If THIS page was the first page we saw Biron looking like that, it would hit the reader much harder. Putting him in the title page with lettering atop him just mitigates the effect of the whole thing.
I just love Guilded Age! Is the only comic I know that commentaries are as fun as the comic itself.
*DM chimes in*
So you do know that one of your party members has not risen from the dead? Anyone want to make a mention of that?
Oh no? No you have a replacement? Yeah no yeah that’s good roleplaying sure *marks off 25 xp*
We’re even affecting the ads, now.
*sigh* poor byron… :’(
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