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Hoooo damn. But then again there is fairly good for a barbarian intelectual argument.
Creepy. I wonder who’s axe-ing? (I’m new to punning, be gentle)
I’m sure the sharp folks here can give you some pointers.
Well we could cut him a little slack.
As a female, that pricked a bit. But don’t worry, I’m not hacked off; an easy mistake to make, with my avatar being the Best of all things manly.
Best. avatar. Ever.
Isn’t it though? =D To think I didn’t like Best when he was first introduced…
You are aware that Best is a complete self absorbed douche who just uses women as tools and only is so popular because he’s an ass right?
… Oh wait, female, attracted to bad boys, never mind ^^;
A) Kinda sexist there.
B) Also inaccurate regarding Best.
A) Hey, if it’s alright to constantly say “men follow their testicles” all the time, then how is saying “women mindlessly follow bad boys” not ok? :)
B) Yet he is still a douche to others, is arrogant, and constantly sleeps around with groupies who just want a one night stand with a bad boy kind of guy. So… how would you accurately picture him then? :)
But his rep is not that of a bad boy, but rather the Conquering Epic Hero.
But the whole point of the one-way glass fourth wall is that we see Best for whom he truly is. Sometimes, Through the Looking Glass makes things clearer.
Not my point. I know that he might have some good qualities, which will probably be put to light later on, but what I”m surprised at is that so far he has proven to be a jerk to those that don’t agree with him being “awesome” or ” the best”, yet now he already has fans.
Sure, if you like him for his cocky attitude, then fine, but don’t say that I’m inaccurate with Best until we have seen at least some good sides of him.
Best is supremely immaculate and epicness incarnate. Every time I see him on a new page I have to fight the urge to become gay and develop a taste for shit-elf meat.
I’m not attracted to him, I just find his character hilarious xD
I say, you’re pretty good at it, for someone who says she’s new to punning.
You’ve certainly cut to the chase, Ma’am.
It only took me 15 minutes of googling synonyms =P
After which it was a relatively syn-ple task?
Perhaps repartee should be pun-ished?
Why I don’t think I should, I’m just a pun-dit not a psychic.
Go Byron show those statues who’s boss
“I got a bad feeling about this, Syr’nj.”
THAT LOOKS LIKE LOTS AND LOTS OF PAIN, BYRON! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2_I0EGhcB4&feature=youtu.be
Sorry, couldn’t help it, I find that vid hilarious. Also, nice use of his shoulder blades.
umm? what a strange link to post here. someone needs to TRAIN you in proper linking.
“The Pain Train’s a-comin! Woo woo!”
I wish I could de-rail this thread before we completely go overboard.
Hey, it’s not like I can choo-choose where my mind likes to wander.
Clever move visible in panel 1, on the part of both creators: It’s a clever move for the sky elves to make a trap that resets itself; you can see that pawn reaffixing his head.
And it’s a clever move from the artist and writer, because it means all you ocd types can stop counting chess pieces.
Good point. However, after BYrons throughwith them, they probably can’t get back up (panel one: Byron smashes one to pieces.)
Sidenote: I knew his shoulder blades were good for something :)
Byron appears to be taking this “blind rage” idea literally. Traditionally, keeping one’s eyes closed during combat is considered a bad idea, but it seems to be working for him – that’s the white queen’s head in the last panel; Frigg will be so disappointed.
Not that Byron will be able to see why.
Frigg’s distress is never terribly visible anyway.
Looks like Frigg got boxblocked again and by the same guy no less.
Frigg can always switch sides to the black queen. Love, lust, and berzerkers are blind.
That’s just a pawn being traded in for the queen. Makes sense from a chess point of view. Frig will have PLENTY of chances at that poor queen . . .
She could always skull-fuck it.
One could always interpret his closed eyes as an attempt to shield them from dust/shrapnel when he actually makes contact with his opponents.
No sign of either king, yet. They both seem to have vanished since Frigg stepped onto the board.
Maybe they’ve been talking to some gnomes.
…And then he accidentally sliced through Frigg again.
Byron is never without a weapon. Disarm him, and he will cleave you with his shoulders.
If Byron were a woman his name would be Anne of Cleves.
Well, Byron’s beserkering seems to have been rather like Anne’s beauty. At least until recently.
What if you disarmed him at the shoulders?
Then the attack is blocked by the axe blades. You have to get past the guard to disarm.
Byron, you rook mahvelous!
Shame on you! We shall not b(4)Rook such comments!
Agreed! We won’t toleR8 such things here!
What kind of crazy chessboard R YOU playing on? G, I thought they were only supposed to be eight to a side…
Blood on his teeth. Nice detail. Sometimes it’s the little things that make a scene work.
Anyone else getting “Homestuck” vibes, here?
Also, where’d that forum link go to? I was going to check in. :P
It’s never a good sign when your inner monologue becomes an inner dialogue gollum.
Though it does become much easier to find a partner for bridge…
Go away and never ‘zerk again.
Go away and never ‘zerk again!
Huh? He’s gone. I’m free, Byron is free!!!
*huddles over, caressing a mug of beer*
Yessss, my precious.
But Syr’nj betrayed us!
We told you she was normal. We told you she was sane.
Nasssty shit-elves! Hates them, we does!
All this talk about gutting and killing to live is very moving albeit somewhat dampened by the fact they’re fighting automatons (that also appear to be reassembling themselves).
Love the new page navigation buttons btw.
Actually the old ones seem to be back now. Someone’s being indecisive apparently. I wonder whooooooo….
The only way I’d want the navigation buttons changed would be if the catapults were changed to moose artillery.
YES! MOOSE ARTILLERY! HE’S SAYING WHAT WE’RE ALL THINKING!
i think ive figured the whole art change for the strip out. I like both styles equally, though the art itself isnt equal. John’s battle art is better than Erica’s was, but Erica drew peacetime better. IMO of course. Keep it up John, this is excellent. Erica’s art was the first thing to draw me to this comic, and you have stepped up LIKE A BOSS.
Gravedust: BOOM! HEADSHOT!
And for those of you who appreciate Steinbeck’s novels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phG7HJByvjc
Damn, that’s black comedy at it’s finest, yo.
Oh crap. Is he about to go into Beserk mode again?
if you’re going to kill/destroy/exorcise things for a living, you may as well enjoy it.
After all, we should enjoy our right to bear arms that we may be better bearzerkers.
Byron the Berserker: His arms start at the shoulders.
Well, given that he started to fight saying to himself “Don’t think” he had a lot of thoughts…
The pawn trying to put back on his head in the first panel is hilarious!
Byrons inner monologe boxes reminded me of deadpool, and now with all the killy kill in them…..just more so.
That chessman there in the first panel? Hes clearly getting his head back in the game. In the immortal words of a man, ” there’s no police like Holmes. .” or was that.. “the game’s afoot..” or maybe even ahead.. or is that getting ahead of myself..
Live to kill | till you die | till the light dies in your eyes
Till shade is gone/Till water is gone?
And when force is gone…. theres always MOM… (hi mom!)
Byron used to be my favorite character and Best my least…Now its all flipped. Seriously, Byron? 30 Seconds to Mars called, they want their lyrics back. Also, nice headshot.
Chess is such an elegant game.
My guess is that, because the pieces keep reassembling themselves, our plucky adventurers won’t be able to complete this encounter until slaying both side’s kings.
Once a king dies, all the pieces of its color will, too.
That pawn is simply trying to get ahead in life.
After all, a battle is no time to lose one’s head.
Hm…so does this imply one must receive a fatal wound to go berserk?
And still the hair is full of awesomeness….
its more that geting pissed of makes him bizerk, and geting hurt pisses him off in direct proportion to the pain of the injury, but he has good self control, so he needs a big pile of pain to nock over the edge. or I could be wrong and he needs to be droped to rage.
You’re right. Byron is actually a raging ball of fury, but his self-control is spectacular. However, a giant spear through the guts tends to overcome this self-control, which causes him to unleash the fury.
On another note, great fight page. I keep looking over all the detail.
The guy who is “playing” Byron I think might be seriously f’d up in the head. Everybody else their personalities might be normalish. Outside the game Byron might belong in the nuthouse.
From what we have seen, the ‘players’ have become fully immersed in the universe (thus the child hood memories and no recollection of their out of game lives) Chances are ‘Byron’ was a normal guy before but now…
Chess. A thinker’s game.
Hold on, this is chess we’re talking about right? They’re fighting a chessboard’s worth of enemies? That can’t be that many, in fact I’m pretty sure they’re about done already.
Thirty-two enemies, only five of them. That’s 6 each, with a couple left over. Not stellar odds.
I only counted direct evidence of thirteen of the chess pieces being smashed, plus a few pawn spears being broken. It also looks like they may be regenerating.
I believe, you look further up the list, that someone made a comment about this page defeating all OCD sufferers precisely because the chess pieces are regenerating. Now we can never keep count.
Question: Why doesn’t Byron wear a helm? With his fighting style it would seem that he needs one. I understand the whole visual thing, but just makes sense, doesn’t it?
Isn’t that kind of a false syllogism that Byron’s come up with? =/
in battle you’re either killing or dying
so don’t ever stop not dying
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