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Whoa. Gravedust, despite his comparatively smaller stature and mangled (and from the looks of it, badly infected) foot, just ended that guy.
When you look up “badass” in the dictionary, there should be a picture of this party. Everyone write Webster’s, Oxford, Funk & Wagnall’s, et al., and tell them.
Agree. He doesn’t make a big deal about it, he doesn’t pose or brag or shout… Gravedust just does his thing, and then moves on.
More badass when you realize he had his foot in a bear trap while doing it.
Yeah, i mean i cut up my foot real bad once when i went swimming and i could hardly walk for one and a half day and this guy did THAT when his foot was stuck in a gosh-damn BEAR TRAP! :D
Fredrik approves of this awesome-ness! ^^
I think all of these characters are my favorite, except for Best, who is a dickface.
Syr’nj looks alot younger in the last panel then she has in the whole comic so far, i like it that way.
Perhaps a reflection on how she’s at her most serene when
helping people? Even when they’re sassing her a la Alan Rickman.
Byron is just absolutely beautiful in the last panel too…
Younger? Yeah I agree. I think the most obvious difference is the lines and shading that denote her cheekbones are missing in recent pages. Just contrast that last panel with the first panel of page 15 back in chapter 1. Payet lost his too.
But that last panel is probably the first time I could describe Syr’nj as “cute”. But I do like the distinct art style.
“I can’t see you stupid bitch!” Gee, I think he won the Captain Obvious award for this strip. Too bad he had to accept it Posthumously.
Gravedust the Sneaky might need his walking stick now. I don’t know if a healing drought would be enough to unmangle a foot that’s been caught in a bear trap.
I also like the way the art style is evolving. Syr’ always looked like a stylized vision of a Vulcan before, now she looks a little more natural.
I think they were going for the whole “Vulcan” thing. Science chick, etc…
R.I.P. Monocle Sniper
So Syr’nj is obviously the best character. Mostly because of SCIENCE. I’d also say “She blinded him with science”, but I’m sure that comment was made too much in the last comic.
Two words. Two words said as he was already in the process of killing the dude. That’s all he needed. No speech. Gravedust clearly understands the rules of fantastic engagement.
Gravedust’s hands seem somehow incorrectly placed in panel #2. He’s holding neck and throat but everything in that panel seems to indicate that he is breaking the sniper’s neck. But for doing that, he’d have to put the second hand on the chin, not at the throat.
Besides that there seems to be a fuckup in distances: First there is Syr’nj directly confronted with the sniper, then there is Gravedust killing the sniper from behind and next Syr’nj seems to have to run at least ten feet to get next to Gravedust, whose foot is caught in a trap… hm.
I know, nobody wants a perfectionist smart-ass as a critic.
I did not get across that he had stumbled back. Although, if you remember two pages prior, Syr’nj had to flee from the spot where Gravedust had been snagged.
Some things are just tricky to get across with art alone. I’ve read plenty of comics. Enough to not question something unless it’s clearly screwed up. Chances are it’s just something the artist had trouble conveying, or a comic book physics moment.
Necksnapping. Gravedust must have some point in Hand to Hand or something.
So now that two The Dragons are defeated they can finally find that pirate bastard and cave his skull in. Then the cave. In. That. Order.
A spoonfull of sugar is as nothing next to a soupcon of liquor or a dash of opiate when it comes to helping the medicine go down.
Though I wonder if that’s what she meant by “go down.” Heh.
Wildberry hopefully isn’t a berserker catalyst…
Ha! That would be awsome. “mmmm thank youuuuUUUURRRRAAAAAAAGGGGGGEEEEEE!!!”
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Hmmm… I’m not sure that “bloodthirsty rage” and “soma holiday” really go together.
if you’re going to sneak up on someone from behind and snap their neck like that, you’re better off grabbing their chin when trying to twist their head off. Just grabbing their neck like that gives you next to no leverage.
Other than that, awesome stuff :D
Hmmm….well dwarves are supposed to have a superior strength to size ratio than a “normal” human, I suppose he could just be useing brute strength, adding a rush of adrenalin from his injuries and that sniper is like bubble wrap in his hands. pop pop pop, or an empty water bottle..crinkle crinkle. Anyone have any other good sound effect anologies? heh heh
crunch, ka-pow, pop pop pop snap, snap crackle crunch, etc.
did i do good?
The whole chin-grab thing is mostly Hollywood; generally what happens is you break or dislocate their jaw while causing a severe neck sprain. If you really want to disrupt the spinal cord from behind, you’ll have a better result by getting them in a sleeper hold and kicking their knees out from under them while you drop yourself to the ground; that way all of your weight is applied to their neck in a pulling up and wrenching forward motion, which is essentially the same effect as a hanging.
That said, Gravedust’s hands are perfectly positioned for a sideways vertebral separation (think of grabbing a pencil in a baseball bat grip and wrenching your hands in opposite directions) followed by a clockwise twist to be certain of it.
Someone get this one a No-Prize!
Check out sam fuckin’ fisher over here…
Haha. I got that hand position from the chiropractors I’ve been to. The first time you ever get your neck cracked every kung fu movie you’ve ever seen flashes before your eyes. Also, poor Dusty doesn’t have much of a choice since he’s been immobilized and he’s so much shorter than the assailant.
…I’d best remember never, ever to piss Buzzard off.
Gravedust is awesome.
Byron is so funny even when dazed.
Though, I do find it strange that he felt the need to tell Syr’ to move on… Poor girl just wants to be so hands on. She’s pretty cool though, for a nature elf that does science (ok, that’s just plain awesome).
Byron- OM NOM NOM BERSERKER LIKE
Geez, most people I’ve know with blatant concussions–and I have encountered a few– just say “nuhhhhhh” or at best “Whaaaa..?” while the thick drool and amazing amounts of blood spill all over. It makes me wonder if perhaps Byron has rehearsed this part a little more than would be enjoyable. Whatever, he’s certainly the most polite of head trauma patients.
Does Syr’nj have stiches on her neck in the last panel? Or I am just a goober who never noticed her undercollar before?
I think that’s the collar of the shirt she’s wearing under her cloak.
The color matches her sleeves, at any rate.
If you notice in the second to last panel, Syr’ is holding a bag of smelling salts to wake Byron. That would wake someone up enough to do more than groan.
Best is the best character, BECAUSE he is a dickface.
SomeoneÂ giveÂ theÂ dwarfÂ aÂ rummelÂ scarf.
Hah, really enjoying this comic so far, the humor really takes this comic above and beyond, carry on folks. Carry on.
Once again, I thank you guys for this comic.
Besides that, I agree. Grave is seriously Bad Apple here.
Byron can’t keep his violence Informed or off-panel for much longer. I’ll wait him out!
So we’ve got everyone known safe but Bandit …
and about the neck snapping, gravedust looks to me like he’s holding the throat to stabilize the rest of the body while he twists the head up and to the left using the back of the head and neck as a handhold. or maybe he just crushed the guy’s windpipe and twisted for good measure
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