Page 1563 - Elephant In the Room

22nd Jul 2021, 6:00 AM in Magical Mystery Cure
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Elephant In the Room
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Newbiespud 22nd Jul 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete
Writing a little bit from experience here. "I have actual significant difficulty taking care of myself; you want me to ensure the welfare of another living being??"

Anyway, the callbacks are getting ridiculous now.

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Digo 22nd Jul 2021, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
I usually pick wolves when I play a druid. Mostly cause they fit better in the overhead compartment on your train ride.
Prairie Son 22nd Jul 2021, 7:53 AM edit delete reply
I have a thing for bobcats. Which can actually fit into a backpack with a little luck.

Gods help the person who opens it.
RuBoo 22nd Jul 2021, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
Foxes are more my style, although they’re not exactly combat animals... Though, on that note, nor am I.
Winged Cat 22nd Jul 2021, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
The last time I played a druid-like character, I had a housecat. A perfectly normal-looking, unassuming housecat...that nobody would notice even in the most guarded settings.

In the epic final battle, the housecat went kaiju-sized. That got noticed.
evileeyore 22nd Jul 2021, 3:31 PM edit delete reply
Ferret's, all my druids have ferrets... wait, not those are Wizard Thieves.

The only Druid I've ever played was an Orc Druid who went some "Primal Size" type path and had dinosaurs for Companions. Good luck fitting an Ankylosaurus in the overhead luggage or a backpack.
Jennifer 22nd Jul 2021, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
Well, there's the Disney Robin Hood, which I believe was based on Reynard.
Robin Bobcat 22nd Jul 2021, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
Ever met Murderbritches the kitten?
FanOfMostEverything 22nd Jul 2021, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
Always assume the druid has a bear, can become a bear, or both.

And I'd forgotten about Angel's earlier incarnation. Very nice callback there.
Balrighty 22nd Jul 2021, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
Dash, I'm sure she was going to have a full list of her animal friends eventually. You just need to...

*looks left*

*looks right*

BEAR with her.

*escapes through the secret hatch*
Winged Cat 22nd Jul 2021, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
That was bearly bearable.
Ghost_Writer 23rd Jul 2021, 4:37 PM edit delete reply
This is starting to get grizzly.
Releon 22nd Jul 2021, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
As a druid who used pack tactics with the other druid and a gnoll fighter, yea beware the animal companions.
Jennifer 22nd Jul 2021, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
Opal is Rarity's cat, isn't she?
Composer99 22nd Jul 2021, 5:26 PM edit delete reply
In the show, yes. Can't recall whether Opal's been introduced as Rarity's cat in the comic.
Eroraf 22nd Jul 2021, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
I'm in this Author's Note and I don't like it.
Truthkeeper 23rd Jul 2021, 3:22 AM edit delete reply
That's not a callback, that's keeping in line with established continuity.
Cliff_Robotnik 24th Jul 2021, 2:31 AM edit delete reply
Dashie has the correct reaction to realizing your in the same room as a bear.
NobleCuriosity 9th Jul 2022, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
Just wanted to say that last panel’s joke gets me every time. Thanks for writing it.