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Ooo! Magic time! Finally, maybe a little insight into how this world works..
Also, magic fingers man. Magic fingers.
…those are some sexy magic fingers, there.
No, really, he’s writing it out! Look! S-E-X-Y….sexy what? Sexytimes? With who? Oh, the tenterhooks, they just don’t let up…
Given the other sparklies…chthulu fhtagen.
I always figured this guy as some sort of academic egghead but if he was then all those mystic spermys would be going towards his head. And they are leaving. Fast.
H.R. Stop putting your horrible little fanfics into the world. No one cares if you ship gravedust with rachel.
Wizards are dicks.
So that’s where shipping came form – a wizard did it!
The purple bank of computers…now we know where Bandit came from.
But we don’t even know what he’s doing right now. He could be fating Bandit with a surplus of iced cream.
Last time he did that stuff they all ended up in the ground… and this time there’s no Best to dig them out… or is there?
Oh crap. This was meant as a response to Valdrax. Here it’s just a nonsequitor.
That’s not purple, that is Octarine!
I think octarine is more of a greenish-purple.
You know, H.R. never really struck me as an actual villain until now.
That right there is jumping off the slippery slope.
Your icon is so appropriate. XD
You may be right. I think, though, that what we’re seeing here is H.R. desperately wanting to believe he can fix this situation that’s gone totally FUBAR, to believe that he can still determine the outcome of this game that’s somehow generated its own universe, one in which the Five are trapped. Maybe at some level he knows, or at least strongly suspects, it’s out of his hands. Or, maybe he doesn’t. If so, that to me makes him deluded, but not villainous as such.
Yeah, I think we need to see what fate he’s trying to write and how it manifests (it’s been made clear he doesn’t have even as many answers as he hopes he does) before we can pigeonhole him as villain, misguided or heroic.
I dunno. This whole right half of panel 3 to me just screams, “Screw it. If I can’t fix it, I can at least exploit it for my benefit.”
Gah, HR, you’re such a dork. -.-
Methinks this rewrite of fate will involve Best somehow…
I’d like to hope as much, but we may not see him again for some time.
I’m deadly curious as to where he ended up, though.
He’s trapped in old ironforge
He is in the spiritual sequel to oblivion…Fallout!
HR is playing God again.
*clap clap clap*
But not Kernelry.
Props on the artwork, again. The backgrounds are getting more and more elaborate.
Somehow, I don’t think HR’s fate involves clean underwear.
yeah. this will go sideways.
What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
So who’s an npc, and who’s a non-embedded player? And how come these non-embedded players never say “BRB, bio” or mention life outside the game?
It’s obviously an RP server!
I believe all the newbies are non-embeds, we’ve got the one very into the lore and tying her backstory to a main character, the one who’s going along with thins to bone another player, and the one who doesn’t say a word just fights. I have played with these people.
As for them talking to our boys… Maybe it’s like TOR, with dialogue trees and NPC companions?
Oh indeed. They are archetypes.
I think what’s being implied is that when in proximity to the embedded players, the non-embedded players words and actions are “translated” automatically by the embedded ones to make it make sense in the reality they exist in. To the non-embedded players these five are probably just acting like regular players.
Be careful what you wish for? I hope H.R. isn’t about to strike him down, but logically…
NEVER do magic on a running system! Power it down, cast the spells and reboot. We’re going to be lucky if Byron doesn’t turn into Missingno.
Can you power down the system if people are still embedded, or would you get a Matrix-style disconnection death? If the later, what happens in the next power-out?
If they’re using a COW (copy on write) filesystem with version control…it could work.
Yeah, but he hasn’t run any sort of check before uploading. There will be a “;” missing somewhere, you just know it…
Soon I will Be INVINCIBLE!
I, Doctor Impossible!
(Wait, that may be someone else.)
Rachel is played by a man, in true mmo fashion. All female priests are male irl.
Not knowing this, E-Merl will travel interstate to meet Man!Rachel. Hilarity and dungeon-basements ensue.
Scipio is twelve years old.
Harky is the guy from that “Make love, not Warcraft” episode of South Park.
Anyone else read the word “sex” in the left side of the last panel at first? Had to do a double-take.
Not just sex – E-sex. For E-merl? Only time will tell.
That’s not sex. That’s something better. The X? That’s obviously the symbol for pi!
Pie sex? I think I saw that in a movie… once.
Ishmael, your avatar works for the statment about “That’s not sex. That’s something better.” +1
There’ something better that sex? Put me down for for an ounce. I’m good for it.
I read it as more: “omega S e pi fingers…”
As I recall, Feynman was fond of e…it kept turning up in things related to natural phenomenon.
I’m actually a total nerd and read rho*integral sign*e*pi.
but then, I’ve been doing math all day.
And don’t forget gamma. Which, oddly enough, almost makes sense as an expression – something like rotational volume (integral, followed eventually by pi) of radiation (gamma), but based on the natural log rather than the x axis (hence e). I’m sure something meaningful can be made from that. Not sure if it was intended, but that’s death of the author for you.
That doesn’t say “sex” it says “sfx” – Disney just can’t catch a break.
I’m still confused as to what HR has let go so horribly wrong. He’s what… trapped 5 people in the game accidently? And now can write the story from above, but not influence the players. Kind of like a DM. He also, can’t get them out even by murdering them… apparently.
Ohh man. This page just made my brain go boom.
I am having trouble wrapping my mind around this whole concept with the NPCs and the Five and PCs. Tired brain not comprehend!
I’ve noticed a severe lack of puns in the comments, that being said, I can barely Contain my excite for whats about to come. Daedalus should know you can’t Deify fate.
I think a lot of the pun crowd have sadly left us. Either that or these are real tough pages to get puns on.
Hm. Alright. Ahem.
All Stachemaster Daedulus has to do to get them out is o-pun the tubes.
Do you suppose that a Daed-icated server?
Is it code in there, or is it just me?
How were those?
….can i havs jarrysKid?
Actually I bet it’s those tenterhooks we’re all on… Doesn’t leave much brainspace for punnery.
Like the Five in their tubes, they’re all wet.
Since ‘Magick’ is involved, can HR really alter their Fae-ted Destiny?
Can you really alter the courses of bricks already layed? (Frigg has a lot of lays…some better than bricks :)
I’d think of more, but I’m rotating about my +x axis…
Sounds like pun for e-vrey 1! But I’m tube tyred to take it all in at once. Anyone else ready to tie one on?
And the player base is all “They’re patching the game! Prepare for nerfing with extreme prejudice!”
Time to break out the oldie but a goodie:
Hey, look, the obssessed power mad genius is trying to shape reality again. Well, THAT never went wrong before, right?
Toll the Great Bell once!
Pull the Lever forward to engage the
Piston and Pump…
Toll the Great Bell twice!
With push of Buttons fire the Engine
and spark Turbine into life…
Toll the Great Bell thrice!
Sing praise to the
God of All Machines!
Also, I appear to have been drinking as mush as HR haz.
But!.. I can still type legibbblya!
Sauce? Sry 1 sp34k n0 1nt3rn3tz.
Did you mean source? In that case 40k, Catechism of the Autoculus Mars.
Everything Daedalus does reminds me what those guys do. They know not, what they are doing, but they do that anyway. Though the two things are very different of course.
Man, I was enjoying this chapter too! Then neck beard shows up and annoys me! RAWR
I dated a girl with a neckbeard once….
No, not really. That’d be one more dates than I’ve ever been on.
D: I seem to be monologuing again…though I suppose it might technically be an apostrophe, what do you think?
D: You’re right, it’s an apostrophe.
Hmm. Still hate these side-sojourns.
D’s hair looks like David Hasselhoff’s.
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