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So, not Graydust (as far as I can tell), but intriguing nonetheless.
Gravedust. My bad.
wellif it’s not him then there still might be a chance
It could be him. The legs are too short to get out from under the robe, after all.
You have to be ‘this’ tall to get into the underworld.
unofficial gold star please __/\
Damn, how did you get first?
Or, hitting the refresh button more often than a sane person would.
But isn’t insanity life’s magic?
So… pressing the refresh button over and over is magic? :D
That is, however, exactly how I imagine Gravedust answering Payet’s question.
This strip was 24 minutes late due to faulty PKE Meters. We appreciate your patience.
Took you that long to take them out back and shoot them?
No, I’m pretty sure he has people to do that for him.
Uhh… I don’t think fanboys understand how those things work?
hmmmm…. Destiny’s a pain in the ass
I doubt he would have taken any of his younger siblings as seriously.
It’s the ghost of douchebags past!
Douche, Douche, DOOOUUUUUCCCCHHHHEEEEE!
Actually, I meant it like this
Where did he come from?
The next time someone asks if you’re a spirit sent to help them fulfill their destiny, YOU SAY YES!!
Star! (colour of your choice)
“…Sure, why not.”
TOTES should have been the line in the comic itself. That’s hysterical.
I can imagine Bandit under the robe saying that and the others behind her whispering urgently “More mysterious! Spirits don’t say TOTES” “Oh, whatevs”.
It IS Bandit under the robe, right?
It’s Bandit standing on Gravedust’s shoulders.
You and your comments are as amazing as the comic *w*
Guys, you are thiiiis close to pushing me as well into delusions of epic heroism. If you don’t stop I can’t be held responsible for turning into a giant douche.
Considering I don’t have Best’s combat prowess, charisma or sex appeal I don’t know how I would survive out there.
Don’t worry. I’ll deflate your ego… Kirk is the only real captain of the enterprise. And i’m spent.
Sorry, statements like that only make me more of a douche. :P
It’s Andre the Giant in a wheelbarrow. Now where’s the lighter?
He was such a huggable guy. :3 I miss him. D:
“LET’S JUST GO WITH THAT.”
“I ALSO NEED THREE FIFTY.”
Choked on my tea a little bit, thankyouverymuch.
“Dammit Nessie, I don’t have no threefifty!”
Shit! You made my night.
I must say, your profile pic improves any joke you will make tenfold. never change it.
Well… it’s glowing blue, so it’s *probably* not Evil. But I’d love to know what its internal monologue was in panel 4.
It’s really a sky elf just screwing with him (they really are ###holes)
PAYET BEST OF ARKERRA… YOU ARE NEEDED… TO RUB YOUR STOMACH AND PAT YOUR HEAD AT THE SAME TIME…
NOW, HERO OF ALL ARKERRA! FOR THE FATE OF THE WORLD, TOUCH THY TONGUE TO THY ELBOW!
WHOA, THAT’S KINDA HOT. NO WONDER YOU’RE SO POPULAR. I’LL BE IN MY PALLET.
OH. THAT’S RIGHT. SPIRITS CAN’T DO THAT ANYMORE… PAYET BEST, YOUR NEXT QUEST IS TO FETCH ME A BOTTLE OF STRONG LIQUOR.
OH HERO OF DESTINY, YOU MUST FIND… THIRTY BEAR ASSES.
70 bears later
WHY ARE THERE NO LITTLE ASS?!?
Hell, he found that many bare asses just waking up that morning.
Celestial Snuggie. Oh Gravedust, how far have you fallen.
The one thing I don’t think I can get used to with John’s art is how Payet is drawn. John’s style makes him look…vaguely ridiculous. Erica’s Payet always had an insufferable look and air about him. It’s making this latest arc very difficult for me to get into.
Maybe he could be a bit grittier or not as young looking. Not sure.
You sure it isn’t just the morning hair?
I liked the last panel of the last strip – he seemed appropriately insouciant and self-satisfied. The first three panels of this one do have him engaged in some pretty comical actions, though.
I’m reserving my judgement for when he’s in his adventuring gear.
You’re in for a surprise, I think.
A surprise? About Best’s adventuring gear?
Oh, god, don’t tell me Best is going to go questing in the nude.
OK, I won’t tell you.
Can we give the writers Gold Stars?
I’m sorry, that requires admin privileges.
I’m gonna guess some sort of rockstar look. It seems to fit.
Maybe David Lee Roth bare-assed pants?
I actually like John’s Payet more. Maybe it’s just Best’s morning hair.
At first I thought this scene was a flash back cause he def looks younger. I’ve been really liking john’s art so far but erica really did make payet look so perfectly arrogant and pretentious. He still looks like a douche bag, especially the first panel in the last comic where he is waking up.
Kinda like somebody I would still hate just for being an ass, rather than somebody I would resent for being justifiably arrogant. Like when somebody acts better than you, and they really are better than you it fosters a special kind of hate. I think it’s just because he looks young here.
Every other time I’ve felt weird about the change in style though John has impressed and made me like it. So i’ll reserve judgment as well.
Yeah, I’m much the same. All the other characters are just right, but Best is waaaaaaaaaaaay off and that’s incredibly distracting.
This is not going to end well.
Sidenote: “Arkerra”? Where’s that?
I was going to ask the sidenote question as well. Has it been mentioned before? Where is it in relation to Gastonia etc.
I think it is the name of the continent (or world) in which they live.
IT IS …THE WORLD.
Not to be confused with—
And now I shall forever hear Leonidas’ voice cracking in the middle of that pompous scream.
Bless you, BeetlesBane!
“PAYET, PAYET… KING OF THE DOUCHEBAGS…”
I AM YOUR PREDECESSOR, FROM A WORLD LONG, LONG BEFORE YOURS, WHICH WAS ENDED BY A GREAT CATACLYSM. MY NAME IS… DONALD TRUMP.
I guess that’s why they call it the blues.
Best beat panel ever.
So I wonder if that was a telling pause or portentous one to Best?
…. That pause makes me laugh. It’s kinda like “Hmm… How should I answer that?”
Hrm, its the ghost of Sheila from the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon.
Ooops, did I just show my age?
The extra pause beat at the end makes this one great.
The spirit perhaps has come on GRAVE matters?
Maybe it has come to repay Best some of the karma he has URNED?
I canopic shake the thought that this will lead to a jarring revelation.
I’m certainly not going to SPECTRE-late.
“Spirit, tell me that you have not come on light matters”
“Naw, just here to tell you that you’re a douche, and you got the clap from the pretty redhead. Sucks to be you, fool.”
“Dammit, not the pretty redhead! CURSE YOU SPIRIT!!!”
The spirit is Mr. T? Its also pretty funny that he uses the sentence “Tell me you have not come on light matters.” After that orgy, the spirit had no choice but to come on light matters ’cause Best already came on everything else… (buh dum dum ch!)
To paraphrase the movie Real Genius:
“Payet! Have you been touching yourself?”
“Yes! I mean NO!”
The ghost is probably just shocked. He’s used to delivering the eerie message. Not having some pompous egotistical jackass guess at the message and confirming it like some otherworldly deity’s secretary. I’m sure he wanted to say “sure… yeah… close enough, asshole.”
That breakfast didn’t stand a GHOST…………… of a chance!
its pick your own joke day
ALSO, I JUST REALIZED. I THINK, FROM HENCEFORTH, ALL COMICS INVOLVING THIS GHOST SHALL DESERVE NOTHING LESS THAN AT LEAST ONE COMMENT IN MYSTERIOUS, GHOSTLY CAPS. OOOOH, MY CAPS LOCK IS POSSESSED, OOO-OOOH!
Judging from the hesitation, the “Yes.” is obviously a lie. This should get interesting/funny…
Anyone else reminded of Pratchett’s Auditors?
Just far less douchey.
Allow me to enter into the SPIRIT of things. In reference to the GRAVE matter at hand, I don’t think best will be reviving the group. Not because he seems a bit SHADE-y right now, but his time with the group has PASSED ON, and he thinks it BEST to PAYET forward.
I thank you.
don’t thank us before the applause. Have some respectre.
Missing text from panel 4
“Really? You really talk like that?!?! Loser.”
Probably doing the spock brow under the hood as well
Why do I imagine the next comic will be several panels of close ups on Payet’s face straining in effort, with the last him rolling the party’s bodies back to a res cleric in town in a wheelbarrow?
I guess the question that has to be asked is whether or not resurrection exists in this story.
And another thought.
Best: “Tell me that you have not come on light matters!”
Spirit: “Actually, I just materilised from the astral plane to ask how the bagels are here.”
PAYET BEST … WE HAVE SECRETLY REPLACED YOUR MORNING COFFEE WITH FOLDGER’S CRYSTALS. CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE?
NOW, BEHOLD THE TWO STYROFOAM CUPS OF LEGEND. WITHIN ONE LIES COKE. WITHIN ONE LIES PEPSI. WE WILL NOT TELL YOU THE DIFFERENCE. IT IS UP TO YOU, PAYET BEST, TO TELL US WHICH ONE TASTES BETTER.
I JUST SAVED A LOT OF MONEY ON INSURANCE BY SWITCHING TO LIMBO.
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT PURGATORY!
STOP HAVING A BORING TUNA, STOP HAVING A BORING LIFE.
There are some things that money can’t buy. For everything else there’s SpectreCard.
Betcha can’t haunt just one
WHen Payet Best drinks his morning coffee, he’s still a douche.
Apologies for being off-topic–AHDOK–if you missed my reply to your digital coloring question in the thread from yesterday, go here: http://www.fayelevine.com/ahdok.html
(Maybe we do need a forum…)
This is what I could do on my lunch hour based on a couple of sentences from you. :-D If you need more let’s discuss via e-mail.
It sounds like you’re arranging a drug deal, almost.
“Hey, this is just a sample of my stuff. I’ve got more, if you got the money…”
This page made me laugh.
There is just something about the pause in the spirit’s response that makes me think that, perhaps, this isn’t some great and mighty spirit summoning Best.
Uh yeah, destiny and stuff…that’s the ticket!
What? No! My archive binge can’t end now! What happens next?! WHYYYYYYY!?
Just starting reading, huh? Welcome to our pain.
It’s not Gravedust, it’s the whole party under that cloak.
The pause is great. Payet is gonna be pissed when he figures out he is helping Byron fulfill his destiny to be the great leader in the coming war and what not. He might even turn villain.
Okay, I’ll admit it.
I just don’t get the reference in the alt-text. “… TOTES.”
It’s idiot for “totally”
Ah, then I suppose I should be glad that I’m not fluent in the idiom of idiots.
… But first, where’s the little ghouls’ room. Otherwise I’m dropping a pickle in some sheets and it WON’T be the ones hanging off my shoulders, dig?
This ghost seems legit.
Too legit to quit….this mortal coil.
“You seem to be more of gravy than of Gravedust. Tell me, who are you really?”
“In life i was your 125th partner. See me loaded down with all these daisy chains! I forged them myself, wink by wink, fondle by fondle. Now i must writhe and grind under them for all eternity!”
“Spirit, are you delivering a warning, or bragging?”
Man, see, this is why you watch what you eat, Best. Otherwise, you get terrible ghast.
Voldemort, give me back my cloak and bloody well stop teasing the house elves!
Ummm, where am I…?
His destiny of dying horribly?! Hooray!
Love the scooby doo reference in panel 2!
I would have said “No! Just joking.” only to see his reaction.^^
I can’t be sure if the spirit is lying or not. He didn’t say “Fo Realz”
That quiff is making me hate him EVEN MORE. He looks like Jedward.
Gawd, his reaction. XDDD
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