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31st May 2018, 6:00 AM in The Return of Harmony, Part 1
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Newbiespud 31st May 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Scrapped line (because the bubble covered up too much):
Pinkie Pie (delayed until the very end): ...came from inside the house...

In this gag's most initial form, I thought maybe Discord was waiting outside and his entrance was him coming through the front door (due to concerns about being overheard on the phone while only a few walls away). But honestly, the image of him waiting patiently in the master bedroom this whole time is just more hilarious to me, on a level I don't quite understand.

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Balrighty 31st May 2018, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
I never noticed in the original (probably because Deadpool hadn't come out yet), but is he entering with a "superhero landing"? Doesn't he know how rough that is on the knees?
Colin 31st May 2018, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
No, no, Discord knows his classics; that's a Terminator pose.
Guest 31st May 2018, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
At least he (his portrayer) didn't arrive naked.
Captain Snark 31st May 2018, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
He already did that in a Next Generation episode.
Needling Haystacks 31st May 2018, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
Unlike Deadpool, though, Discord also has some invulnerability, not just regeneration. Guess there's a reason that pose is mostly done by flying brick-class heroes...
T 14th Jun 2018, 9:39 PM edit delete reply
...and squirrels
FanOfMostEverything 31st May 2018, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
I assume the thunderclap came from a soundboard app on Discord's phone.
Digo Dragon 31st May 2018, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
You know, instead of shouting for the assistant GM to show up, it might of been interesting to just text a quick word as the cue to barge in and surprise the group.
Zaranthan 31st May 2018, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
I think the shouting serves an important function: to clearly tell us, the readers, that Q is physically bursting into the room. After all, we normally don't get to hear the DM's description of what we're seeing in the panels, so it would be ambiguous.
Digo Dragon 31st May 2018, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
True, but I'm thinking in-universe. I suppose they could hear a knock on the door and everyone wonder who that is, followed by instant realization and "Oh no" on their faces.
Matt Reverse 31st May 2018, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
Matt Reverse
Yeah, I thought the same. I can see both points, and I don't know which idea would be the best.

Maybe the GM could just stop the narration and go open the door and leave the group with the co-GM while he presents itself and tells the rules of his game.
Discord 31st May 2018, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
My first true appearance.
I think I nailed it.
BackSet 31st May 2018, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
The so7nd effect of “crackle boom” kind of undercut it a littlebit.
Greenhornet 31st May 2018, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
And bringing a old fashioned flash bulb was a nice touch.
ChaosBringer 31st May 2018, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
If he was waiting outside the house on a phone wouldn't that attract the neighbors attention? If they're familiar with their neighbors regular friends they might not recognize this one and might have called the cops.
albedoequals1 31st May 2018, 6:45 AM edit delete reply
That would be priceless. What a humiliating defeat for the spirit of chaos, haha. :P
Digo Dragon 31st May 2018, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
"Yeah, he's just standing outside my neighbor's door talking about ponies into his phone."
Jannard 31st May 2018, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
Getting the players to be that much more worried about "the game" and the people in the house than "the story" and the characters in the fiction should count as a red flag.
BadHorse 31st May 2018, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
I'm glad he was in the bedroom, because that's what I've been thinking for weeks!
you know that guy 31st May 2018, 1:29 PM edit delete reply
The call was coming from inside the house.
Staredown 31st May 2018, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
I stand by my head-cannon that Discord is the DM's dad or at least some other close non-RPGing relative.
Crisis 31st May 2018, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
Former roommate.
Guest 1st Jun 2018, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
Cousin twice removed?
Digo Dragon 31st May 2018, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Now I can't help but think of Discord as having a webcomic about rubber ducks.
Jannard 31st May 2018, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
Damn, Digo, talk about metanarrative!
Zaftique 31st May 2018, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
See, I thought you were talking about other ducks... and roommates....
Hankroyd 31st May 2018, 2:02 PM edit delete reply
I don't even need to click on your link ... I guess I watched that video a hundred times. Cracks me up every times.
ChaoticBrain 31st May 2018, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
"What in the world is that outfit?"
Hankroyd 31st May 2018, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
Awww ... Now I'm so disapointed ... I want to know what Discord's player is wearing !!!!!!!!!!!
ChaoticBrain 31st May 2018, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
Something like this?
Hankroyd 1st Jun 2018, 2:49 PM edit delete reply
In my mind it will be that !
LordIce 31st May 2018, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
I think GM and Discord's player could have come up with a better signal than "Get in here!" Maybe ring a bell or something. Sheesh. If you're going to be that theatrical, at least commit to it.
Norgarth 31st May 2018, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
It may have been a way to keep the players from freaking out/reacting when someone suddenly comes through the door. I know _my_ Fight-Or-Flight reflex has always been centered more on the Fight side (several times I've almost punched people when surprised) and I can easily see RD's player being the same.