I almost completly forgot about the Artetifacts! ZOMG! This is so bad.
They aren’t usually center stage. Everyone is spotlighted according to his or her degree of uselessness.
It rubs the lotion on it’s skin.
Is that what they’re calling KY now?
A trident has “Skin?”
It has lacquer.
…Or else it gets the hose again? That doesn’t sound good either.
Sooo… it cons the topless girl into rubbing the KY on it’s lacquer.
Kevin has such weird fetishes, doesn’t he?
Can you put in some underage cyborg midgets in pink bunny costumes and army-boots doing cocaine next time?
It’s for, uh, this friend of mine. 😳
* kills the greengrocer’s apostrophe*
Idiots such as we must be true to our root’s.
You can troll misapostrophes better than that I’m pretty sure, c’mon. If it’s really good I’ll bite!
It’s nice to see the party taking care to oil and clean their weapons for a change. Because that’s what she’s doing, right? RIGHT?! 😯
Enkidu: I’ll be in my bunk.
Maybe she is cleaning the shaft… but explain the excretion accumulating from the spear tip? ❗ 😯
Well duh, she, like, cleaned and oiled the blade first, being the most susceptible part to humidity and dirt(which, oddly enough, make up the main components of blood), and being the whole point of the weapon.
Since most weapons are more or less phallic symbols – wouldn’t something like that on bunkers sword have been more awkward? 😆
Bunker’s an ex-paladin, he’s probably well used to it by now. Just saying… 🙄
Getting nasty comments from his sword while – uh – oiling it ❓
It’s not his sword the tight-ass preacher boy is off to oil every night.
That is all.
Just one thing about the pacing: I would have prefered strip #131 to come after #132, not right in front of it. In #131, we see insane Fleece go invisible and prepare to slaughter them all, which means the pace is picking up, tensing is in the air… and then #132 brings it to a grinding halt, with characters sitting down and taking the time to start a long-winded ritual. 😐 That is awkward pacing.
If the idea is that Fleece will strike during the ritual, well, first of all, that would mean we will never get to see the ritual’s (potentially hilarious) outcome, as Fleece’s attack will break up the ritual. And secondly, putting #131 after #132 would still have worked better, because the laid-back atmosphere of a strip with lewd jokes would have been followed by the ominous declaration of “slaughter them all when they least expect it!” from hallucination!Martin, not the other way round.
Yes, you could by #132 following #132 means #131 is foreshadowing, immediately followed by #132 a scene where the group relaxes and drops their guard. But it’s giving me mood whiplash. After Fleece went invisible, I expected the pace to pick up, not to slacken with what is basically filler, since the whole strip exists only to provide the fairly clichéd lewd joke at the end (which is itself merely the continuation of joke about the trident making lecherous comments, not even a new revelation).
(since I cannot edit typos: tensing = tension)
Although some of your assumptions are a bit off, (and you’d only be disappointed if they weren’t) you are, in the main, correct. In fact, I even went back and found a notation in my story notes to tell me to insert the ritual earlier, which I then completely forgot about. (D’oh!)
Looking at the two strips, there is zero reason they couldn’t simply be switched. I suggest we all edit our recollections to make them that way.
Hail Big Brother, hail Ingsoc, we were always at war with Eastasia.
I just noticed the name of todays update… 😆
Actually I think the pacing is fine this way… just as Fleece prepares to kill everyone, they all sit down and let their guard down.