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Newbiespud 15th Dec 2012, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
With respect to Mel Brooks.

84 Comments:

Raxon 15th Dec 2012, 6:00 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Books fall, everyone dies?

I've been holding onto that for a while now.
Newbiespud 15th Dec 2012, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Was it worth the wait?
Raxon 15th Dec 2012, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
I was a little disappointed that we didn't get to see RD crash into the bookshelf and have the books fall on her. I was honestly expecting an image or two of that. Still, I love this one. Mel Brooks makes good stuff!

My favorite was Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and possibly Young Frankenstein. Been a while since I've seen the latter.
Ranubis 15th Dec 2012, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
Ranubis
Man, Mel Brooks has some freaking awesome movies. Robin Hood: Men in Tights was the first one I saw, and it actually manages to overshadow the original that has freaking Morgan Freeman in it.

My favorite would have to be History of the World, Part 1. Only Mel could take the Spanish Inquisition and do what he did.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hEh2NH6teY
494alex 15th Dec 2012, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
I like the Producers, myself.
PrincessSpectra 15th Dec 2012, 1:11 PM edit delete reply
PrincessSpectra
<3 Blazing Saddles (and everything else by Mel Brooks, really).
Digo 17th Dec 2012, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
My players STILL continue to quote blazing Saddles.
Super_Big_Mac 2nd May 2016, 12:48 AM edit delete reply
Super_Big_Mac
Blazing Saddles quotes run RAMPANT in our Ponyfinder game.

Especially from me.

Especially because there's an NPC named Blazing.

Especially because my Rogue has a great bluff score AND has the Bomber talent. "Candygram!" has achieved victory three times already.
Kynrasian 15th Dec 2012, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
How about when bookcases fall? I've heard those are deadly.
Rahal 15th Dec 2012, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
I do have a spellcaster in a PBP roleplay based on the Shin Megami Tensei Universe that uses books as her weapon. She either casts spells while reading in battle without looking up or smacks stuff over the head if it wanders too close.

We still haven't worked out how she manages to hit things but it is fun to RP.
Raxon 15th Dec 2012, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Does she... Throw the book at them?

Ba dum tish!
Rahal 15th Dec 2012, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Well it was originally done as areference to Yuki the Suzumiya Haruhi series but it sort of mutated into this

tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BadassBookworm
Blyndir 15th Dec 2012, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
No! Bad Raxon! No biscuit!
DracoS 15th Dec 2012, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
So...you're Margaret? ;)
Kiana 16th Dec 2012, 2:21 AM edit delete reply
Kiana
My favorite 4e Wizard build is the Tome of Readiness. It makes them the arcane equivalent of a walking armory.

"Readying" one all-purpose encounter power you can use at any moment by expending one of your other encounter powers. You can do the same with one daily and one utility with feat support, too.

Combine with the fact that Tomes usually have one or two daily spells in them that you can use in the same way. It means Wizards are ALWAYS prepared.

Though Tome of Readiness does mean slightly less effective powers, since you miss out on some of the other implement effects, you make up for it with versatility. (And Wizards can get a second implement mastery, so that works out fine for them anyway!)

I love Wizards. Badass bookworms are the best badasses.
Xoia 16th Dec 2012, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
Xoia
4E? Wizard?
"OH COME ON"

You're just asking for boring there :p. The cool kids play sorcs, and noobs and dorks play wizards.
Though i play a shadowcaster, so i'm just weird in general.

Though i respect your right to choose and play whatever class you want.
Kiana 17th Dec 2012, 3:43 AM edit delete reply
Kiana
"Noobs and dorks play wizards"? Doesn't SOUND like you respect my right to play any class I want.
Jadelynn 15th Dec 2012, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
Jadelynn
I literally would have done a spit-take if I had been taking a sip of water at the moment I read that punchline. My God, I love Spaceballs, and that was one of the best ways of doing that joke that I've ever seen. Good job, and good luck with the comic!
Raxon 15th Dec 2012, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
The movie was awesome.

The cartoon totally sucked plot, though.
Calypso 15th Dec 2012, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
Calypso
... Cartoon?
Raxon 15th Dec 2012, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Yes. There was a spaceballs cartoon made. I'm pretty sure Mel Brooks played Yogurt in it, too.
Digo 15th Dec 2012, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
I remember that cartoon. It was... okay?
kriss1989 16th Dec 2012, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Nothing but movie references and parodies. Low quality ones too.
Raxon 17th Dec 2012, 5:37 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
It was mediocre for its time, but now it just doesn't hold up at all.
ANW 15th Dec 2012, 6:43 AM edit delete reply
Poll time:
I'm sorry for the lack, Dang cold.
I'll start this poll with an ex:
Fluttershy, because I'm a bit shy, and good with anmails.(sp I know)
Second is twilight, because I'm a bit of a nerd.
pick 2 of the mane 6.
Hope my expamle is good enough.
P.S. I ran out of poll for posion joke.
any good ones you think might be out there. Boneus for good ones.
WhirlwindIsAnAlicorn 15th Dec 2012, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
Flutteershy and Twilight Sparkle
ANW 15th Dec 2012, 9:55 AM edit delete reply
And explian your reason why.
tuxgeo 15th Dec 2012, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
tuxgeo
"pick 2 of the mane 6?" OK.
Twilight Sparkle (living among books) and Applejack (orchard in back yard-- removed the plum tree, pear tree, and one each of the apple and cherry trees; still have an apple and a cherry left)
LoganAura 15th Dec 2012, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
LoganAura
FLuttershy because I'm a bit bad at meeting new people, and Pinkie because I'm hyper and love making people happy!
Tatsurou 15th Dec 2012, 12:41 PM edit delete reply
So, the two of the Mane 6 I'm most like or most reflect me? Okay.
Twilight Sparkle because I'm a huge bookworm and was anti-social for the longest time.
Pinkie Pie because I'm totally random, just like her.
zetsu1919 16th Dec 2012, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
^^ this
494alex 15th Dec 2012, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Pinkie, because every day would be hilarious and the pranks would be legendary.
Fluttershy, because she's really nice and I feel like hugging her whenever she gets frightened.
ANW 15th Dec 2012, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
Tatsurou got it in one. 494alex, the 2 that your most like or reflects. Not who you want to spend time with.
CJT 16th Dec 2012, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
It's probably best to wait until you've recovered before tallying the votes for this one. From the sounds of things, you're on cold medication, and a lot loopier than you realize :).

(Were the results ever posted for the "pick your two favourites of the mane 6", by the way? I stopped checking that thread before the week ended.)
ANW 16th Dec 2012, 7:53 AM edit delete reply
Loopy, me?
Nope, I'm off the cold medcine, secince yesterday.
I made sure I was fully well before I tried the polls agian. And I'd honsetly forgot about that big poll.
Hoofface times 10!
I'll just have to try agian another time.
My cold appeared on the last day. No point callanrnted it now.
Thanks for the support though.
CJT 16th Dec 2012, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
If you try again, then several people including me will probably want to strangle you. Twice was enough already.

Just go back to the old one in the archives, tally the votes, and present them here (or in whatever the current day's comics thread is).
CJT 16th Dec 2012, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
Of the Mane 6?

First is Twilight, because I'm an academic who's not great with social situations.

Second is Fluttershy, because I'm an introvert (though even at my worst I wasn't as severe an introvert as she often is).


Among the cast in general?

Cranky Doodle Donkey (though not quite as witty). Getting older tends to do that.

It's even for similar reasons: When I was in my teens I'd expected to have found Ms. Right by my mid-20s; now I'm in my mid-30s, and I'll be _lucky_ if I'm married by my mid-40s, for several reasons.

Aside from that, life is decent, and I do enjoy my job/research.
shineyorkboy 16th Dec 2012, 3:57 AM edit delete reply
This one's hard because I can see parts of myself in all of them, but...

1)Twilight because I'm smart

2)Applejack because I'm a hard worker
Anvildude 16th Dec 2012, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
Rarity- my passion in life is Creating things- though I tend towards the practical over the aesthetic.

And, wait for it... Twilight! Because Books! And Reading! And what else did you expect from people who are on the internet reading a D&D Pony crossover screencap comic?
Giggle Tail 15th Dec 2012, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
Giggle Tail
Story ti--

Wait, there's no real D&D stories to post for this one.....

Wait, wait, I just thought of one that fits, actually!

Last campaign, I had a talking shortsword. It had the soul of a halfling rogue trapped in it. Since he didn't remember his real name, his name was simply "Dirk."

So many things wrong with that kid....Also, apparently halflings speak with a fluctuating Australian accent O_o

EDIT: I swear, I didn't notice the "poll time" at the top of the last comment until after I posted this. That was a lucky coincidence :P
Kynrasian 15th Dec 2012, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
Reminds me of Perf from JourneyQuest, only his sword was bound to him.
Rugsrat 16th Dec 2012, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
I probably laughed harder at the short sword's name than I should have. Curse my love of puns.
Giggle Tail 16th Dec 2012, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
Giggle Tail
Remind me to tell you as soon as I get to putting my comic on Comic Fury. It has so many puns that even I'm ashamed.
TheOrchestralBrony 15th Dec 2012, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
Ah, spaceballs refrence! I lve that movie...
Kajisora 15th Dec 2012, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
Funny....
She doesn't look Druish...
Ranubis 15th Dec 2012, 9:06 AM edit delete reply
Ranubis
Hmmm. Hey, MiE Group? I don't suppose Echo the Changeling would count for this?
LoganAura 15th Dec 2012, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
LoganAura
You a dick, you a dick, you a dick, you a dick, kinda, you a dick.....
Lyntermas 15th Dec 2012, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
So I saw the midnight showing of The Hobbit, and I was thinking about how it would be implemented as a campaign comic.

Gandalf - Long-time friend of GM, roleplayer. Engaged in the campaign's setting to an absurd degree. Has high connections and pretty much passes History checks automatically, but actually has much fewer spells than found with most D&D wizards.

Thorin - The combat junkie. Playing a dwarf that has an actual reason to dislike the elves. Due to the danger of the trip (and to try to give the player some ideas about playing "smart" instead of "hard"), the DM has allowed him to have 12 followers of his choosing. He chose to have them all be dwarf fighters.

Bilbo - Complete newbie. Was actually just handed a character sheet based off of an NPC halfling grocer. Drafted to be the rogue ("Is that like a burglar?").

DM: Alright, Bilbo is sitting in front of his hobbit hole, smoking some pipeweed. You see a tall old man with a grey cloak, a grey pointed hat, and a wooden staff approach.
B: Okay. Ahem. "Good morning."
G: "What do you mean? Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"
B: ...Is he always like this?
DM: Yes.
Ranubis 15th Dec 2012, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
Ranubis
Oh yes. Would you please continue this?
sunbeam 15th Dec 2012, 1:20 PM edit delete reply
I always pictured Gandalf as being one of those bored veteran players who tries to reinvent the game to entertain themselves. So, he's a hilarious broken and overpowered wizard, capable of rending reality asunder, but he believes in the power of love and nonviolence and in letting everyone realize their own potential, so he almost never wreaks havoc with his titanic magic, instead preferring to offer moral support.
If The Hobbit were to become a comic in the same vein as DM of the Ring(s?), then I'd picture Thorin as the total min-maxer who built a hard-headed combat addict with a stereotypical backstory that paints him as a total badass. Then, as you said, the DM tryed to push him to play smarter, not harder by letting him take something like Leadership, and we get...12 more Thorins, heavily armed dwarven blenders that have even less personality.
And your characterization for Bilbo is absolutely perfect. Hilarious. I can totally see him being the guy who's super hesitant about playing and what to do at first (Which Thorin can't stand), but then he reveals that he can basically memorize sourcebooks by reading them cover to cover, and becomes the resident badass crook.
Ooh, then the DM invents the corrupting influence of the ring of invisibility to stop Bilbo from abusing it as much as he does. He then turns it into a plot point in his next campaign...DM of the rings.
Also, the DM should love spontaneously spouting purple prose to his players, describing the vistas shown in the movie in immensely flowery detail. Eventually they start cutting him off, and right around then they get ambushed by orcs out of spite.
sunbeam 15th Dec 2012, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
Oh, and a running joke is that everyone is ribbing the DM constantly for ripping of the whole of Tolkien's world, from start to finish, because They've only ever watched the trilogy and they've never read The Hobbit...
Lyntermas 15th Dec 2012, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
Actually, in my mind, the deal with the One Ring is that the encounter with Gollum was meant to be with Gandalf in mind, not Bilbo.

The DM made it so that if the party managed to sneak past the goblins (as opposed to getting caught and fighting their way out), that they would run into Gollum as they go through the lower chasms. Thorin would quickly dispatch Gollum (he's a small, weak, unarmored creature), Gandalf would realize that he's found the One Ring, and has to deal with the potential for corruption by even carrying it. He would have the difficulty of deciding whether to let someone else hold it, should he use its power, etc.

What instead happens is that Bilbo gets separated from the others and ends up where Gollum is. From a gameplay perspective, this actually works: Gollum is just enough of a threat for the low-level Bilbo to be matched with, and Bilbo can potentially use Gollum to find a way out of the mountain caverns. From an "overarching story" perspective, well...

DM: You manage to barely squeeze through the crack. You fall backwards and the ring flies from your hand into the air.
B: Oh, I try to catch on one of my fingers. *roll* 17...why are you grinning?
DM: The ring deftly maneuver so that the ring slides down one of your fingers. Instantly your vision changes. Everything seems slightly hazy and the colors are washed out. *pulls out a stack of notes*
Now comes the fun part....wait. *starts flipping through the notes* Oh, shit.
B: What's wrong?
DM: None of...none of it applies...I mean, you don't have power, you don't lust for gold, but....dang it all, none of this applies to you! *tosses notes away*
B: ...Soooo, I'm good?
DM: *sigh* For the moment, yes, you're good.
Tatsurou 15th Dec 2012, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
Say, Lintermas, you still doing Alt-scripts? I had an idea for something you could use for part of one for the introduction of Scootaloo as a player character, if you'd like to hear it. I kinda came up with a backstory for the player, as well as character type and stats I think fit well.
Zarhon 16th Dec 2012, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
Zarhon
I believe Lynt still has episode to alt-script. "Party of one", or "Too Many Pinkie Pie's", I believe?
Lyntermas 16th Dec 2012, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
Too Many Pinkie Pies currently occupies my thoughts. And thank you for the offer, Tatsurou, but I have my own idea for Scootaloo when she gets introduced.
Dashing Rainbow 15th Dec 2012, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
This is meant to be a reference to Spaceballs, isn't it.
Tatsurou 15th Dec 2012, 12:45 PM edit delete reply
So all the books in the library can talk, huh? I can see that being both helpful and annoying.

Helpful: "Hey, we've got a problem. (Insert problem here). WHich of you covers that?

Annoying: FOr the love of Celestia, would you all just shut up already!
KS_Claw 15th Dec 2012, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
Hoof up if you're not the only one who had a Space Balls moment
Digo 15th Dec 2012, 4:38 PM edit delete reply
Spaceballs reference FTW! :D

I once put a talking but in an old D&D campaign. Unfortunately the party spellcasters had recently watched "Carebears Movie II" and they nuked it before it could give them anything useful other than kindling.
ShadowDragon8685 15th Dec 2012, 11:51 PM edit delete reply
ShadowDragon8685
Spaceballs?! Well shit, there goes Equestria!

This made my day.
Aegis Steadfast 16th Dec 2012, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
Aegis Steadfast
*lowers mask*

Keep talking, know it alls!
mlp_redmoon 16th Dec 2012, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
48 comments?! that's my favorite numb- wait, now it's 49, crap...
zetsu1919 16th Dec 2012, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
just read this comic from beginning to now, completely awesome, adding it to my list of comics to keep up with
Raxon 16th Dec 2012, 7:40 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Now go back through it and read all the comments!

The funny ones are mine!
kriss1989 16th Dec 2012, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Indeed. Curse you and your sexy humor.
Raxon 17th Dec 2012, 5:30 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
My texty body leaves all of you begging for more.
Digo 17th Dec 2012, 7:07 AM edit delete reply
Ascii and ye shall receive?
kriss1989 17th Dec 2012, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
I'm sorry Raxon, I'm leaving you for Digo. He's just punnier right now.
kriss1989 17th Dec 2012, 7:36 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Quick! Sonepony find the oposite page so I can understand what the hay he's saying! Darn Klingon is always so hard to translate.
Rokas 17th Dec 2012, 12:01 AM edit delete reply
WIN!
CJT 17th Dec 2012, 9:39 AM edit delete reply
"'Twilight: The flame thrower!' (the kids love that one)"

[I can't believe it took me several days to think of that, after the "why fireball is wonderful" thread.]
Digo 17th Dec 2012, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
Must have been a slow burn. :)
Zuche 17th Dec 2012, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
That's not how one blaze the game around here, Digo.
Crimson Doom 17th Dec 2012, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
Crimson Doom
Can't flame him for trying, though. :D
Zuche 17th Dec 2012, 1:59 PM edit delete reply
Yeah. Just ash well.
Calypso 17th Dec 2012, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
Calypso
Not to roast, but mine could be the best out of this smoking competition.
Zuche 17th Dec 2012, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
Please excuse me while I review smoulder material in preparation for the next round.
Destrustor 17th Dec 2012, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
Destrustor
Pun threads are so coal.
Zuche 18th Dec 2012, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Combust or boom, I'm not ready to abandon this one yet.
Creativiti 27th Mar 2013, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
Spaceballs, man. It's always relevent
Drflash55 30th Jun 2013, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
This reminds me of a certain line I heard... "I knew it, I'm surrounded by assholes... KEEP FIRING ASSHOLES!"
Drflash55 30th Jun 2013, 5:38 PM edit delete reply
Drflash55
BTW, Nice comic series you have!

Your music is also epic too
TechUnadept 8th Jul 2013, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
KEEP TALKING, KNOW-IT-ALLS!