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even buried alive, scipio doesn’t raise his voice… awesome
“If she dies, I knock you out and leave you here to smother.”
Furthermore, when he does speak he says the most awesome of things. He is SO BADASS! Fear the quiet ones!
Methinks panel 6 Frigg might be a wee bit turned on by all the attention she’s getting from our resident shield-bearing badass.
I am a tad disappointed in Scipio though. This show of awesome would be relegated to the status of legend had he managed to keep his usual cigar even during a rock slide.
Too true. Maybe a bit of retcon is in order.
It fell because he talked. Everything makes sense now
Hahaha, I found it on the Home Page.
Hell is being forever locked in a closet with your friends.
That sounds supiciously like marriage.
Hell is many things, yes.
At panels 3 to 6, something in Scipios’ face is making him look more… hmm… respectful? Less like a caricature? I dont know, he looks more heroic. Anyone with a good eye for drawing got any idea why would that be?
Maybe because he’s actually making facial expressions?
For me the first part is the shift to a new line. It breaks things up a little bit.
His response also breaks things, she teases and is crass, he is very direct and serious. It’s clear that this is something that bothers him a great deal, and even if Frigg is still being her teasing self, he is willing to set aside his usual appearance and show what he cares about.
Then he’s back in old form when he talks about carpenters. It’s more in the writing and timing for me, we catch a glimpse of what really matters to him.
That’s because his Jimmies are rustled.
it’s because his eyes are open and eyebrows are being used. Those two features are what really display emotion, and he’s conveying it openly.
I’m so amused Frigg is still having those dreams. She should play WolfPuncher 2. http://youtu.be/TgMb9pEMqD8
Meat. Shield. Sandwich.
BTW, does this remind no one of the Marvel Secret Wars? A mountain dropped on the good guys, and the Hulk straining to keep everyone from being flattened?
I just realized: this is the first time I’ve ever seen such a fierce competition between tanks. Usually, it’s the DPS players who’re so focused on topping the charts, followed by the healers.
But then, I never really got to raid, so I wonder if such rivalries between meat shields actually do take place.
Rarely, across the line meat-shields of every stripe enjoy having other meat-shields to share the shielding with. Part of that is most competitive play does’t track how well one acts as a damage sponge. Shame that some of the most important stats never get tracked.
A blessing if you ask me. With the way DPS classes are judged over frankly arbitrary number differences, I say they can keep it. I’ll keep my invisible numbers and evaluation based on quality, thank you.
Your icon is PERFECT, Logos.
The healers can tell how good the tanks are, even if the game can’t.
When there are multiple tanks in the same fight, they’re always doing totally different things, so you have to compare this week’s battle with one tank to last week’s battle with another tank. And unless the rest of the group performs identically, which tank did a better job can be almost impossible to automatically detect. But I can tell. I know that I had to heal the mage this week because he stood in the fire, but I had to heal him last week because the tank screwed up and accidentally positioned the boss so it was facing the group for a few seconds.
A tanking meter would need a list of which enemy skills were “supposed” to hit people other than the tank and which weren’t. That’s a huge amount of work for games with thousands of enemies, and is also impossible to do for new content until players are familiar with it, so the only people who can really do it are the game developers. If you’re in a guild and want to compare breastplate size, it’s easier to just ask the healers.
The best indicator that you have a good tank is that you don’t have any wipes. Coming from another healer. Holy Priests represent!!
Agreed. The healers know how well tanks are doing because it makes their jobs easier and will notice. If you’re on voice chat and your healer(s) almost never stop swearing then you could probably use a better tank.
Yes, we most definitely do know what tanks are good. I’ve done raiding in a lot of games as a healer (usually tank healer, sometimes raid), and I’ve had the good and the bad in tanks. Good means I’m chilling, working through my appropriate spells and occasionally topping up the raid. Bad means I’m on the edge of my seat trying not to hyperventilate while I blitz through my mana and potions trying to keep everyone alive. Then, y’know. Die. Because massive heals + bad tank = hello ground.
Well, back when City of Heroes was still around, you’d sometimes have brutes trying to steal the enemies attention from each other.
Well, to be fair, that one Savasi DID do a number on that shield. I bet the poor scorpion is all scratched up.
The wolf probably won’t let her use a defensive item.
Not the case; cf. Friggsplosion inside stolen gnomish mecha a few chapters ago. The shield had smite-expansion lines around it too. Not that this isn’t weird though; until now I didn’t think the whole ka-smitery even needed a weapon to channel through.
I figured it was because it wasn’t her shield, or because Scipio was helping her try to lift it.
He doesn’t have the upper body strength ? No ? Wait until he doesn’t have to support the weigh of an elephant no his back, and you’ll see you’re wrong, Frigg.
Yeah, my thought was along the lines of “Well, guess I could just stop HOLDING UP SIX TONS OF RUBBLE WITH MY PURE MAN-GRIT ALONE and handle you, then.”
He still won’t have the upper body strength required to knock her out
I so love this exchange. Frigg is still my favorite. She could verbally abuse me any time.
Is Frigg just a little jealous of Scipio and Rachel? Does that mean she really does care about Rachel?
He’s dating Fr’nj, not Rachel. In case you forgot the scene where she was all “OH MY GOD, THIS IS A HUMAN? WHAT A FANTASTIC SPECIMEN, HE IS BUILT LIKE A BEAR” and then they cut to 20 minutes later and he was smoking a cigar in bed.
I think you mean 20 hours.
20 hours? I’m sure Scip can keep it up a long time, but that is ridiculous.
Oh right, the whole ‘clinging vine‘ bit, but thought Fringe Division was Syringes secretary (yeah, can’t keep track of the woodies)
Syr’ and Fr’ can each keep track of at least one woody…
Wait, they are newhalves? Just made this more interesting :)
Sooooo, if I’m gathering this correctly…it IS the tools in this case. She simply has NO FAITH in his equipment compared to the absolute faith she has in her own. I’m willing to bet that has a lot to do with their current predicament.
Following Frigg-precedent, she need to get her hands on something something she can swing around – preferably heavy and phallic. Also, preferably her own.
The hills are aliiiiiiive, with the sound of “FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUU-”
I’ve always thought the epic hate sex that would occur between these two would move mountains, wonder if that’s how they’ll get out lol
Frigg looks really cute in panel 6!
How appropriate. You fight like a cow.
I tawt I saw !Monkey Island! Seeing as how I feel that special student/mentor/pieces of eight feeling….
Of course it doesn’t work Frigg. You’re not specc’d for defense!
Ooh, like Secret Wars, when the Hulk was holding up that mountain. (http://www.supermegamonkey.net/chronocomic/entries/scans5/SW4_Hulk.JPG) Does Scipio get stronger the angrier he gets? Or does he get stronger the calmer and more chill he gets?
Hey guys, there’s a new page up. You probably haven’t heard of it, it’s pretty underground.
I think this new underground is a bit of a dive. It doesn’t even have a Macy’s.
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