Well, I can see now why you mentioned you liked porn from all cultures.
And a thought crossed my mind that during the transmutation ritual Bunker somehow ended up with Arabax’s penis…seems the right size. Though why hasn’t Bunker noticed by now?
Don’t roll your eyes at me, you…horse-lover! I’m on to you! Yes, now it all makes sense! *Scribbles more crackpot theories*
did you know a human can outmarathon a horse on a hot day?
that’s why horses are rare in desert climates not so good when water is scarce plus oily sweat is inefficient compared to watery sweat so horses overheat real quick
I did not know that. Thank you Stephen.
In all honesty, humans can outrun pretty much any animal in a marathon. Bipedal movement is crazy efficient, yo.
Except for kangaroos. Buggers have elastic spring-loaded LEGS, and are also bipeds. Outdid us at our own running game.
Re: The comics
This is quite interesting
I have been saving that reveal for YEARS.
I feel so much better.
I must admit:
I did NOT see that one coming!
The plot thickens: dunn dunn DUNN!
High praise indeed!
Now I’m utterly confused.
Since when do paladin horses get evil when the paladin falls from grace? Uh, I thought they were just horses.
Apparently this one liked to listen to Death Metal and do coke.
P.S. Bunker without his helmet is still butt-ugly. Or did he age 20 years overnight? How old is he, anyway?
The story isn’t over yet, Christina, LOL!
o_o Okay. Yeah.
For now, I am going to assume that Tammi’s and Arabax’s “dating” consists of her doing that little girl thing where they squee over beautiful horses and getting to ride them. (Winces at implied innuendo.) I’m not comfortable with ideas of anything else.
It’s easier to come to terms with Abraxus and Erias, since Erias hooked him up with a form similar to his own. I blame having read David and Leigh Eddings’ Belgariad and Malloreon series for that. (A cookie to the first person who understands this reference.)
Interesting twist, Kevin.
Now I wonder whether Arabax turned to evil before or after Bunker lost his Paladin status. If it happened before, then I have to wonder whether he helped engineer Bunker’s fall from Paladinhood so he could snap their bond and do his own thing.
In closing: Ha. Even in the H.O.L.E.-iverse, 3.5 magic is better than it is in 4E. 😛
You just go right ahead and think of Tammi and Arabax’s relationship in whatever terms make you the most happy, Rock. After all, HOLE is about nothing if it isn’t about safe and comforting values.
I read both the Belgariad and the Mallorean (the first was better, though I will always love Mandorallen) back in high school. The reference seems familiar but I don’t re… wait. Didn’t someone change into some kind of woodland critter and run off to have guilt free sex with squirrels or something?
Stay tuned for the full story on Arabax and Bunker!
4.0 magic is fine, but if you want something permanent, you gotta go old school.
I always wondered where paladins kept their holy swords… I think I have an idea now.
Why do all evil creatures look like they are overdosing on cocaine? ie: the black eyes.
Because evil creatures always stay up way past their bedtimes, so they always look super-tired.
So maybe they’re not really evil after all, maybe they’re just super cranky from lack of sleep?
Well, there are no more detect alignment spells…
A special double comic for special double entendré/s? And not just the obvious ones already pointed out, although I really like oralds theory. I think you may have created some unintentionally, which makes it even funnier.
I do love the plot twist though. I really did not see that one coming
Odd..I’m sure I posted a comment last night, but it vanished…was my speculation about Arabax and Bunker an accidental spoiler then?
There was a post (I don’t remember who by) that got flagged for moderation because of too many links, but I sent it through this morning. I didn’t see any others that were in question though.
(I’ve never edited for spoilers.)
That post was mine. It had 2 links in it, both to hole.
Unfortunately the spam filter doesn’t look to see where the links go. Upside is that once I tell it you’re cool a time or two, it’ll stop flagging you.
… and then you can post as much spam as you like!
Well… no… you’d still get banned, it just wouldn’t happen automatically.
really? I can post spam like this?
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Yeah… just like that. 😆
Several postings of mine got eaten because of that, previously, too.
My post was the first comment here, and I was speculating that Bunker’s loss of Paladinhood might have been an “inside job” given this new revelation…
Hmm, drows have interesting lives apparantly.
Btw, who will pick up the turd the returned Arabax sort of dropped? 😛
One presumes in the house of a wizard that it would simply be magicked away.
it’s good to know my mind has a hierarchy of bawdy jokes… and that it puts dick jokes above shit jokes. Took me a moment to realize what “plopped”
If you want to have a psuedonym, why have a name so similar? “Abraxus” “Abarax”? Seems a little too… simple for an eeeeevvviilll mastermind.
You’ll have to take that up with him. (And it’s Arabax, not Abarax.)
Why? After all, it’s a classic. 😉
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word Abrasax (Gk. ΑΒΡΑΣΑΞ, which is far more common in the sources than the variant form Abraxas, ΑΒΡΑΞΑΣ) was a word of mystic meaning in the system of the Gnostic Basilides, being there applied to the “Great Archon” (Gk., megas archōn), the princeps of the 365 spheres (Gk., ouranoi). In Gnostic cosmology, the 7 letters spelling its name represent each of the 7 classic planets—Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
The word is found in Gnostic texts such as the Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit, and also appears in the Greek Magical Papyri. It was engraved on certain antique gemstones, called on that account Abrasax stones, which were used as amulets or charms. As the initial spelling on stones was ‘Abrasax’ (Αβρασαξ), the spelling of ‘Abraxas’ seen today probably originates in the confusion made between the Greek letters Sigma and Xi in the Latin transliteration. The word may be related to Abracadabra, although other explanations exist.
There are similarities and differences between such figures in reports about Basilides’ teaching, ancient Gnostic texts, the larger Greco-Roman magical traditions, and modern magical and esoteric writings. Opinions abound on Abraxas, who in recent centuries has been claimed to be both an Egyptian god and a demon. The Swiss Psychologist Carl Jung wrote a short Gnostic treatise in 1916 called The Seven Sermons to the Dead, which called Abraxas a God higher than the Christian God and Devil, that combines all opposites into one Being.
[…snip the rest…]
P.S. Not to mention, they stole the name “Abraxus” for some monster from the Forgotten Realms.
I didn’t know he was in the Forgotten Realms.
I humbly defer. Tis evil enough!
So the ex-paladins old Special Mount (oh, a term ripe with innuendo!) has been the comics main ‘villain’ all along? Wow, that’s a twist worthy of M Night Shyamalan! 😯
Never trust a villain without opposable thumbs.
😳 Thank you! 😳