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Newbiespud 14th Feb 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
This is where the limitations of the medium (screencaps) fail me a wee bit. If I want to do more complex things with this comic, I'd probably need help from an actual vector artist.

A good Story Time for this weekend might involve mysteries (of varying degrees of Scooby-Doo-ness). Just sayin'.

What's this? A new podcast episode on time?! Say it ain't so!
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52 Comments:

Raxon 14th Feb 2015, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
In the vein of mysteries, I would like to pose a real life mystery to you. How bad would you expect it be to be stabbed with a tire and have a piece broken off in you?

Sorry, I just gotta milk the comedic value of this one.

EDIT: This is the answer. You know you wanna see.


Okay, for realsies. Paladin, fighter, barb, and a cleric, alone in a haunted mansion for the night. The DM actually expected to have a scooby mystery. Didn't work out that way. The cleric cast speak with undead, the paladin used smite evil, and the barbarian started just smashing anything that animated.

The whole thing was solved in a couple hours, when it was meant to last a few sessions. D&D is not the game for that, it seems.
Digo 14th Feb 2015, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
So that's a piece of tire huh? Ouch.
Raxon 14th Feb 2015, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Getting it removed today, but I couldn't pass this up. Seriously, stabbed with a tire. Damn right that's a story I'll be telling for a while.

EDIT: It got delayed. Will post pics when it gets removed.

EDIT2: Wire does not want to come out. Will have to try again.
Toric 14th Feb 2015, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
I am having a very difficult time trying to visualize this. You were stabbed with a round, primarily rubber, (and as far as I know) non-pointy object and ended up with that sliver...

Did you get shanked by Pinkie?
Grantwhy 14th Feb 2015, 10:24 AM edit delete reply
Have you ever seen a tire worn down way past the recommended wear level?

inside the rubbery, non-point outer layer(s?), there is usually metal wires.

Thin, long wire = pointy/stabby

ouch :(

But yes, stabbed by a tyre is a good story :)

I hope Raxon will be better at bringing it up in conversation than I am with my "root canal work *without* any anaesthetic" story^.

If you think getting the outside of a tooth scraped by a dentist is an unusual feeling, try getting the *inside* of your tooth scraped. It is very, very weird.

I can never seem to get that into a conversation :( [except on very rare occasions]

^ I should explain that a bit. Don't worry, there was no pain during the root canal. The nerve in that tooth had died = no need for anaesthetic.

Now, the two months^^ or so of severe toothache and extreme hot/cold sensitivity *while* the nerve was dying ..... that was no fun :(

^^ stupid me, I put up with the pain for about a month before I made an appointment to see the dentist :p
XanatosDrake 14th Feb 2015, 4:14 PM edit delete reply
I get your pain. I have had five of them myself. I think both my teeth and my kidneys hate me. I have also had kidney stones. I am only 22. I am too young for this crap!!!
Digo 14th Feb 2015, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
Ouchie, I've had the stones too. Worst pain I've ever felt.
Raxon 14th Feb 2015, 8:17 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Why would I kiss the blarney stone? I'm the one that passed it!
Robin Bobcat 14th Feb 2015, 11:09 AM edit delete reply
*Primarily* is the operative word. Tires have lots and lots of steel wires in them, for strength. When those break, they are sharp. Very sharp. Sharp as '****', sharp.
Rokas 14th Feb 2015, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
"Paladin, fighter, barb, and a cleric, alone in a haunted man for the night."

They must know that man really well, then.
Raxon 15th Feb 2015, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
You do not see any typos. Move along.

Also, why the hell does my phone's dictionary not have the word mansion?
Winged Cat 15th Feb 2015, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
Ooh, ooh, it must have been a "journey to the center of the mind" type dealie! If they were alone in that man, his soul must've been elsewhere; maybe they were trying to clean things out so he could move back into himself. If it took all night that would be an adventure.
jdb1984 14th Feb 2015, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
Why do i seem to be the only one on Earth that was born in 1984, yet never got into Scooby Do that much?
Crazy Tom 14th Feb 2015, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
SHUN THE NONBELIEVER
Raxon 14th Feb 2015, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
That is doubleplusungood, comrade!
Gden 14th Feb 2015, 7:54 AM edit delete reply
I was born in 1981, and I don't like the old scooby doos, either. I do, on the other hand, like most of the modern movies (zombie island and the like), What's new Scooby Doo, and Scooby Doo Mystery Inc.
Toric 14th Feb 2015, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
True, but how can you really dislike a group of meddling kids in their hippie-wagon teaming up with Batman and Robin or the Harlem Globe Trotters?
Disloyal Subject 14th Feb 2015, 10:14 AM edit delete reply
Shunn... Shuunnn!
I really don't care for the newer stuff, especially when the writers decided, "Surprise, the monster was actually real this time!" I love a good Muggles-vs-supernatural story, but it runs counter to what I love about Scooby-Doo; they're more an Aspirations of Harmony team than a Call of Cthulhu one.
reynard61 14th Feb 2015, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
reynard61
Heck, I was born in 1961 and never got into it. I think I watched the first 3 or 4 episodes, but they all had pretty much the same formula. I preferred Space Ghost, Birdman, The Herculoids and the other superhero shows anyway. (And Jonny Quest! *LOVED* to watch Jonny Quest!)
JSchunx 14th Feb 2015, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
I never really gave it much of a shot, mostly because there was always so much else to watch.

I'm still mostly of the opinion that TV was better back then, ponies notwithstanding.
Sensei Le Roof 16th Feb 2015, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
1975. It was never more than a casual thing.
Raxon 14th Feb 2015, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Also, sorry, Specter, stealing your video segment because this will never be more perfectly suited to posting than today.
Specter 14th Feb 2015, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
Specter
Meh, it's ok I've been busy trying to come up with some plot points for a campaign I've been trying to make.

I have the back bone of the arch ready, but I have a lot of problems with making the side plot/ story bits that will keep my players interested.

It makes it worse that my players are a bit more mature then the murder hobo's I'm use to.
Digo 14th Feb 2015, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
I'm reminded of the JLU episode where Lex Luthor and The Flash switched bodies. Lex looks in a mirror and pulls off the mask to find out The Flash's identity.

"I have no idea who this is." XD


I can't think of any mysteries on the Scooby Doo level of mystery. Might think of one later.
Raxon 14th Feb 2015, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
"Are you going to wash your hands?"

"No, 'cause I'm evil!"
Digo 14th Feb 2015, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
That was a great episode.
Zuche 14th Feb 2015, 9:03 AM edit delete reply
Yes it was, "My fellow bad guys..."
Toric 14th Feb 2015, 9:20 AM edit delete reply
That reminds me of one of my other favorite scenes with flash. I believe it was the Justice Lords episode, after the team had just stopped Luthor. They all looked at Flash for letting him get away in the first place.

"My bad! I was in the bathroom. There are some things I just can't do at the speed of light."
Captain Snark 14th Feb 2015, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
I was thinking the same thing. LOL

And for those unfamiliar with the scene...
Mykin 14th Feb 2015, 8:24 AM edit delete reply
Mykin
Eh, if only I was a good vector artist. Anyway, I was certain it was going to be Trixie and she was going to get away with it, thus setting up some future event where she either used an Ursa Minor to attack ponyville or get the Alicorn Amulet to take over. But whatever, I've been off all this story arc so moving on.

What saddens me is that the DM's whole "you take off the hood and it's no one you know" thing is something I've been through twice before. With the DM saying that exact thing too. Yet, I can't remember how those stories went. Probably for the best, though, since the parts I do remember aren't all that interesting. The only thing I've got close to something mysterious is something I'm going though with my Oracle at the moment. We were suppose to meet up with a group of Sisters to give them the local Lord's regards. What we found instead is an empty manor, an extremely bloody room, and various auras of evil scattered around the place. Oh, and apparently the bad guys thought it would be nice to take a crafting oven. Probably has something to do with the ledger I found where they sold an assortment of magical trinkets to people, but we'll figure out what the heck is going on as soon as we finish searching the place.
Disloyal Subject 14th Feb 2015, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
...is the GM running a second game? Because that sounds like you stumbled upon the fallout of a party of evil PCs' shenanigans.
Mykin 15th Feb 2015, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
Mykin
Considering it's a PbP game, probably. Though I doubt it's a case of him mixing two games together. I get the feeling I need to explain this a little better.

See, when we entered the manor, everything was pretty much normal. Nothing out of the ordinary besides the fact that no one was home when they should of been. So we split up (Tristan, my oracle, and Byron, our fighter, went left while Denerith and Arianne (Paladin and Cleric respectively) went right) and started searching the place room by room. Everything looked normal until Denerith and Arianne found the crafting room and that's when things started to look odd.

For a city being besieged by dragons, it seemed rather odd that someone would crafting stove away considering you need the equivalent of a team of oxen to even move one. What turned things on its side was when my oracle walked into the bloody room; papers were thrown all over the place and blood was everywhere, but no bodies. Tristan found a letter that basically confirms that the sisters were planning on moving but with no date, it did little to help solve things. We gathered there, searched the heck out of that place, finding some more items of note (as well as figuring out that the blood was evil), and then went back to the crafting room where another surprise was waiting. We found a lift but it was jammed. We managed to get it unjammed and, once we removed it, we found out what was there: two human skeletons.

We're still going on with this and I'm not sure if our little mystery will resolve itself before Tuesday. If you guys are curious and want to follow along, our little story starts around here. Otherwise, that's where we're at.
Darkmythbattler 15th Feb 2015, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
Well, the skeletons aren't actually human. I'm about 90% convinced they're demi-dragon. Not that that helps solve anything, but could be relevant. Ask Kiara.
Mykin 16th Feb 2015, 12:44 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
I posted that before we figured out what they were, so I assumed what I thought was the obvious. I'll go edit my post so it's correct now. Though if they are demi-dragon, that just makes this whole entire thing more mysterious. But we did find a secret staircase behind a false wall. And with light emanating from it, we might be close to wrapping this up.

EDIT: I swear I'll eventually learn to proof-read my posts before I actually post them...someday...
Ted the saiyanwolf 14th Feb 2015, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Ted the saiyanwolf
There was this time when I was volunteering at a theif (correct it if you want) shop and they had a secret room like in scooby-doo that hidden by a bookcase
Disloyal Subject 14th Feb 2015, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Well, it is kinda my schtick, so...
Nah, I'm not touching this one.
Toric 14th Feb 2015, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
I believe you meant "Theaph" good sir...
Blueblade 14th Feb 2015, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
The only reason the Don't recognize who it is because the didn't remove the second mask to real veal that it is. LEEEEEEERRRRRRROOOOOOOOYYYYYY JENKINS!
Newbiespud 14th Feb 2015, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Um, what? What does that have to do with...

No.

No. I will not stand for these dank memes.
Toric 14th Feb 2015, 3:08 PM edit delete reply
Besides, in the spirit of Scooby Doo, it would be OLD MAN Leeroy Jenkins XD
Disloyal Subject 16th Feb 2015, 1:24 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Everyone always suspects Old Man Jenkins, and then Little Timmy stabs them in the backs of their knees.
Blueblade 19th Feb 2015, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
At least I've got chicken.
RinaldoLuke 14th Feb 2015, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
I once ran a game where one of the PCs was effectively taken over by a doppelganger who (for various reasons which were normal and which the PCs knew about in the setting) was able to copy the PC's mind, including memory and personality, while retaining control of themselves. The PC was locked in what amounted to an inescapable but otherwise harmless prison and was alone when it happened, so I didn't let them or anyone else know what was going on: I just converted all of their actions using the doppelganger's stats instead of theirs whenever they tried something.

Which meant that everyone, including the player, noticed a few oddities (suddenly, their magic was better but their fighting was worse, for example) but most of them just rolled with it. I would occasionally describe things happening to the player when they were alone, incidents that the "tried and failed to stop" such as one NPC being attacked by a strange bear-like creature that got away. (In reality, it was the doppelganger, changing into a bear momentarily and mauling the NPC)

This lasted for three sessions, and culminated in two PCs being alone in the room, with the doppelganger-PC behind the other one. (who was a bit of a Fighter-type) Suddenly, the Fighter discovers they have been stabbed in the back with a sword! The doppelganger-PC looks at me confused and is like "Wait, do I see who did it?" To which I smile and respond "You did, and (turning to the stabbed fighter) you see her change forms in front of your eyes..."

It was then that the PCs out-of-character realized what had been going on. They all agreed it had been a well-done plot twist, fortunately.
S-Clark 14th Feb 2015, 2:14 PM edit delete reply
FOr a special Halloween game I cooked up a lvl5 adventure and characters for my players that was literally a D&D Scooby Doo adventure. There was a 'haunted' castle, a greedy land grab because of fabled treasure, et.c Our fearless adventurers were: Freddrick the Paladin, Delphi the Elven Ranger, Velmia the Cleric of Gin-Quez, Shaggers the Wizard, and, of course, Scoobert Von Tormaline Doogle the Halfling Weredog Rogue.

The whole night was silly, ridiculous and full of bad puns and madcap adventures...and the paladin trying to repeatedly break the game by playing LG to the hilt, but that happens.
Shalidar13 14th Feb 2015, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
Pinkie: Haha-Aaw. Right in the nostalgia...
Me: The worst place of all to be hit
Disloyal Subject 16th Feb 2015, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
You get used to it.
Grant 14th Feb 2015, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Something similar occurred because my group was too quick and dumb to actually take note of details.

We'd been given an assignment, but kept rushing through the orders until the GM just sent us on our way. So it all seemed like a basic raid enemy base, blow things up, feel sense of empowerment by using psychic powers to set Nazi supermen on fire. Then a figure appeared wearing a mask who gave us one hell of a fight. At the end of it we finally managed to bring them down and take the mask off. Only for none of us to realize that their face was identical to the one of our commanding officer at the start of the mission. So the GM just rolled with it and had us go on for a while, having no clue that our commanding officer was actually a clone infiltrator. The in-game explanation was that we were too insubordinate and lazy to bother remembering what they looked like.
Ladyofthelibrary 15th Feb 2015, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Scooby Doo was a massive part of my childhood; still love it. Though I can't stand "Mystery Incorporated". Scooby Doo with an overarching plot, good. Said overarching plot ending so badly a cosmic retcon is the only way to save things, not good.
Also am I seriously alone in having a soft spot for Scrappy?
Zeeth 15th Feb 2015, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
Nah, Scrappy was okay. He wasn't the Ultimate Awesome, but what kid is, even when they get to be powerful? He got to live his power fantasy and that was generally cool with me.

Note: Young children generally don't understand what plot holes are when the show is entertaining. Many adults still don't because they want to be entertained. When the incentive is to ignore something for benefit, it tends to get ignored.
Ladyofthelibrary 17th Feb 2015, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
Glad to know I'm not the only one.
I peg Scrappy at the dog equivalent of early teens; as anyone who's ever been through puberty knows, that equals personality and action intelligence fluctuation.
Also if your note's about my statements on "Mystery Incorporated", plot holes I can handle; writing yourself into such a corner you have to chose between Dues Ex Machina and Cosmic Retcon as an ending means you've done something wrong. Then again it might just be me being sore at them for writing characters in a more negative light without any real explanation (being an outcast shouldn't have turned Shaggy into a two-timer; other continuities where he was an outcast before the gang became friends still had him as a sweetheart). Though that does make a crossover I've found on the web where Shaggy and Velma of "Mystery Incorporated" are the divorced parents of Wirt from "Over the Garden Wall" make sense; "Mystery Incorporated" Shaggy probably wouldn't make a good dad.
Evilbob 15th Feb 2015, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
Evilbob
Buuuutttttt... Screencaps are Soooo muuuccchhh ffassstteerrrrrr.

But yeah. if you need help from a vector artist, it would NOT be hard to find one given the prolific explosion of pony vector artists on deviantart. They might not be the best, but they can get the job done (loike moiself.)
Mykin 16th Feb 2015, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
DM: "You take off the hood and...it's no one you know."

Random Nobody: "And I would of gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling ponies and your stupid dragon!"

Spike: "Hey! Who are you calling stupid?!"

Sorry, just had to get it out of my head somehow.