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Newbiespud 18th Jun 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
When in doubt, Princess Bride.

Now might be a good time to mention that I'll be attending Everfree Northwest again this July 5th through 7th. I don't have anything special planned for while I'm there, but if they at least have the same gaming room setup as last year, chances are I'll be spending most of my off-time there, and it's all too likely something interesting will happen. We'll see.

47 Comments:

DracoS 18th Jun 2013, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
More like Princess BRIDLE, amirite?
LazerWulf 18th Jun 2013, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
No, no you are not.
Pseudo_Nym 18th Jun 2013, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
Of horse he is. Don't be such a neigh-sayer.
Digo 18th Jun 2013, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
It should be no surprise people pony up some puns on every page.
Raxon 18th Jun 2013, 7:22 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Hey, don't you saddle me with those kinds of accusations until you have hoof. I don't appreciate your assumptions, not one bit!
Digo 18th Jun 2013, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
All things being equine, you know you're just as foalish as we are to jump for a good pun. ;)
Zuche 18th Jun 2013, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
Lokai here, more horseplay! I'm Konik to sit this one out.
AttentionDeficitGuy 18th Jun 2013, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
AttentionDeficitGuy
Stop horsing around, you're obviously trying to nuzzle into this exchange while you say "Neigh, I ain't!"
Cain 18th Jun 2013, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
Cain
yes we just trot them out.
Raxon 18th Jun 2013, 10:01 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Some of us are a little punsive about making these jokes, I see. Don't feel bad, you just canter go wrong with a simple joke.

Incidentally, I realized just now that "I am rubber and you are glue" could be seen as a most terrible threat a pony an make.
Digo 19th Jun 2013, 3:54 AM edit delete reply
And the "I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse" idiom turns into canibalism within the pony universe.
Raxon 19th Jun 2013, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Probably only the fillies who are too young to catch the other implications.
Grey 19th Jun 2013, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
I don't see what the big deal is, these are just bit gags
DoubleCross 18th Jun 2013, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Well, that keeps you busy while I'm on holiday, at least.

Maybe you could send me a couple of Swapnote messages about it. =)
*Sigh* 18th Jun 2013, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
Nice Timberwolf reference, hidden future plot point maybe?
FanOfMostEverything 18th Jun 2013, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
More like the DM thinking, "Wooden dogs, eh? Going to have to remember that one..."
Raxon 18th Jun 2013, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
RD: Wooden dog golems? Where did you get a stupid idea like that?

DM: You gave me the idea.

RD: Oh, buck me.
The Captain 18th Jun 2013, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
The Captain
Haha, my group hates it when I do stuff like that. They usually don't let me take ideas from them and I usually don't, but when I do and they realize it, it's priceless.
Sus 18th Jun 2013, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
Sus
"Timberwolves? I don't think those exist."
...
*ka-Timberwolf!*
"Inconceivable!"
"You keep using that word... I don't think it means what you think it means."
PikalaxALT 18th Jun 2013, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
So... page 300 is going to be a recap of everything that has already happened in the other room? That could be a waste of the special page, but can you make it work?
Timber Wolf 18th Jun 2013, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
Princess Bride Ref FTW!
Digo 18th Jun 2013, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
My favorite "Princess Bride" moment was an impromtu scene my players jumped on.

They had just slain a green dragon, one of the lich BBEG's pets, but the party Warlock was killed (by a metagaming assumption at that. Ha, karma!). The PCs bring their fallen comrade against the previous adventure's BBEG that they defeated (A witch who retired to just potion making). They knew she specialized in necromancy and hoped she could ressurect the PC warlock.

Witch: "What do you want? You already kicked my butt once."
PCs: "We need your help. we slain the lich's dragon, but our friend died."
Witch: "Good for you, one less mouth to split the treasure with."
PCs: "Please, we're too far from a proper cleric to raise him."
Witch: "Are you daft? Leave me, or I'll summon a brute squad on you."
PC Fighter (6' 4" all muscle woman): "I'm on a brute squad."
[b]Witch
: "You ARE the brute squad. Eh, fine, bring him in."

So the party puts the body on the table, and we played out nearly word for word the following scene of ressurecting the Warlock. XD

We are such geeks.
Matticus 19th Jun 2013, 10:09 PM edit delete reply
We've done the whole brute squad bit a few times, but I think my favorite Princess Bride tabletop moment was that one time I killed half the party with Vizzini.

See, I created a trio of minor antagonists based entirely on Vizzini, Fezzik and Inigo (right down to their portraits in Roll20). Vizzini was a poisoner hired by one of the previous arc's bad guys to kill one of the party members, while the other two were Vizzini's muscle. One of the other characters also had a nemesis that ended up hiring Vizzini to kill a second party member.

So, while on a boat ride, Vizzini totally poisons their food, nearly killing them. Then the shipwreck that I had planned finished them off. In my defense, I never expected it to get that far, since I thought that they'd smell out the trap immediately. They ended up falling for it mostly because they didn't think I'd be that obvious. They were wrong.
Digo 20th Jun 2013, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
Haha, hidden in plain sight, I love it!
Zuche 18th Jun 2013, 8:58 AM edit delete reply
Great reference. Love that book.
The Captain 18th Jun 2013, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
The Captain
I'll be at Everfree Northwest too, hope to see you there Newbiespud!
Holygriever 18th Jun 2013, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
Spud, for the love of GOD, could you please make the big black title boxes less... black? Most people comment with one line of dialogue, and trying to read the sandwiched text in a 1080p screen is making me dizzy. Like that image with black boxes where you see the intersections as dots.

Ugh. :(

EDIT: Ouch, double post, sorry.
LoganAura 18th Jun 2013, 2:10 PM edit delete reply
LoganAura
He's had it like this for the past ~300 pages, and reformatting the entire page of the comic could be really really difficult...
DoubleCross 18th Jun 2013, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
I was trying to work out what you're talking about ('title boxes'?) and then suddenly it became really obvious. Which is funny, because I've never had this problem before.

He's probably just got a single template applied to all of the pages that he can edit, but then again maybe he doesn't. Nevertheless he's gonna have to do some testing. It could be a problem with the title bars being too tall for a single line as well, not just a problem with page colours.
Newbiespud 18th Jun 2013, 2:55 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Took care of that double post for you.

You mean the black boxes heading each comment? Huh. I also work on a 1080p screen, and it doesn't really affect me...

Well, if I had to change it, it wouldn't be that hard... theoretically. It's all pretty much templated. Problem is, I don't know the first thing about CSS, nor am I in any particular hurry to learn. Given a few days of practice and testing, I could probably figure something out, but then the problem is what to change it to. I don't know the first thing about web design either. What you see here on the site is pretty much a default ComicFury template.
Pinkius 18th Jun 2013, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
If you look into the css and can find whichever class or id applies to the comment label, you could just change the #000000 to #333333 or something, (that's a grey)
Newbiespud 18th Jun 2013, 3:51 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Well, that was pretty simple. Now it's gray. How does it look?
DoubleCross 18th Jun 2013, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
I think you just changed the border, sweetie.
Raxon 18th Jun 2013, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Hey, if Spud's redecorating, I have a request. Can you add the option to change the text background color in posts? I promise not to abuse it.
Pinkius 18th Jun 2013, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
Hmmm, it didn't change enough
try #ff8888
Pinkius 18th Jun 2013, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
Actually ff9999 works on 256 computers, do that one
Digo 19th Jun 2013, 3:52 AM edit delete reply
It looks... gray.
I was wondering why it didn't look so bold anymore.
Pinkius 19th Jun 2013, 4:21 AM edit delete reply
Eh, I think I liked the black better. Maybe Spud will change over to the best colour
Zuche 19th Jun 2013, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
I feel like I just walked in on a crowded room full of people moving furniture.
Newbiespud 19th Jun 2013, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Changed it back. I didn't like it either. I think this is something I'll investigate once I've put more thought into it.
Digo 20th Jun 2013, 4:12 AM edit delete reply
That's when you go raid the fridge for snacks since everyone is distracted. :D
Zuche 20th Jun 2013, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
You have a remarkable wit, Digo. Thank you for that.
LightDragon 18th Jun 2013, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Good stuff! When do we get more?
Tatsurou 19th Jun 2013, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
New comics appear Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. New craziness in the comment section appears at random intervals of anywhere from 10 seconds to two weeks, depending on the commenter.
random commenter 19th Jun 2013, 7:53 PM edit delete reply
moo
BBkat 20th Jun 2013, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
Ok I'll bite, what's the Princess Bride reference? Because I'm not seeing it. Unless it's a book reference rather than a movie reference(I've only seen the movie), I don't get it.
Guest 21st Jun 2013, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OnlyMostlyDead