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Of Ducks and Ponies
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Newbiespud 25th May 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
My dad's webcomic, Quacked Panes, is slowly coming to an end of its four year run of regular twice-weekly updates. His comic is part of the reason why I even bothered to start making one myself, so I have to mention it. It's been a long, pun-filled ride.

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Raxon 25th May 2013, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
'Sup, sunny beaches! I have returned! It's good to be backlit, baby!

Scheme, Twilight! Scheme for your life!
MirrorImage 25th May 2013, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
"Idea #1. FIREBALL."
Digo 25th May 2013, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
Idea #2 Magic Missile combo
JSchunx 25th May 2013, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
I don't think a fireball would work, given that they're immune to fire.

At least, I assume they're immune to fire, though I don't think I've ever had cause to look them up.
Midnight Blaze 25th May 2013, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
Idea #3: break out the arsenic!
The Captain 26th May 2013, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
The Captain
And then they can get their resident rogue to secretly administer it! It's the perfect plan! Oh wait...
DoubleCross 25th May 2013, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Long live the rubber ducks.

Now let's sneak into his room and replace all his ducks with ponies.
Rokas 25th May 2013, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
Pony ALL the ducks!
Raxon 25th May 2013, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
I also have several rubber duckies. Allow me to express myself in (someone else's) song!

If people ask, I might actually sing it and put it on youtube, despite not having a quality mic.
Norgarth 25th May 2013, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
Calypso 25th May 2013, 8:17 PM edit delete reply
Actually, the webcomic isn't all rubber ducks. He has a metal ducks, porcelain ducks, and ceramic ducks. (although I'm not sure if there is a difference between porcelain and ceramic.)
Raxon 25th May 2013, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
Porcelain is a specific type of ceramic. Much higher quality.

Way more expensive. Also, it's much more wear resistant, in the case of tiles. Ceramic as used for knives chips easily, so don't go using it as a camp knife to chop wood when camping, but it will hold a fine edge longer than a steel blade.
DoubleCross 26th May 2013, 5:33 AM edit delete reply
Most of them are fashioned after archetypal rubber ducks, so that's what I'm going with.

It at least separates his specific duck obsession from my aunt's more general duck obsession.
Rokas 25th May 2013, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
What an ominous DM comment.

Hmmm, Philomena doesn't know that they know? This will be interesting; I half expect to see you turn the episode around on its head and have the trickery played on Philomena than the other way around.

Either that or Dash's player, out of frustration, might end up dousing the dang bird in kerosene and lighting it on fire. "You want to do this the hard way?" *Strikes match* "WE'LL DO THIS THE HARD WAY!"
FanOfMostEverything 25th May 2013, 7:58 AM edit delete reply
In my experience, "Interesting" and "You'll see" are two of the most terrifying things a DM can say. The top example may be laughter, devoid of context or explanation.
sstabeler 25th May 2013, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
a sadistic GM would proabbly follow that up by saying that phoenixes only get rebirth if they die naturally...
Digo 25th May 2013, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
Either way, something is catching fire. ;)
Straight Face 25th May 2013, 7:32 PM edit delete reply
Act as though they don't know Philomena is intelligent and say in front of the phoenix that they're just going to kill the bird and pass off another bird as the 'cured' bird.
Digo 26th May 2013, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
I've witnessed my players do this plan once... except with less "just going to" threat and more "Done did it" action. O_o
JohnBobMead 25th May 2013, 6:41 AM Last panel edit delete reply
I like the expressions in the last panel.
ThousandYearSunrise 25th May 2013, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
Spud, you clearly put a lot of effort into finding the perfect screencaps.

Also, Fluttershy is always super adorable
Brickman 25th May 2013, 8:16 AM edit delete reply
I can't even look at the third panel without being flattened by Fluttershy's cuteness.
The Captain 26th May 2013, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
The Captain
Twilight's expression in the fourth panel is so perfect. Haha.
Mink of Snow 25th May 2013, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
So the bird doesn't know that the poniesknow the bird is a phoneix?
I'm confused

You iz smart
Norgarth 25th May 2013, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
It means the ponies can troll the bird as the bird is trying to troll the Ponies.
Lyntermas 25th May 2013, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Alt-script time!
FS: Alright, Philamena, I got some nice quality bird seed here for you.
TS: Fluttershy, what are you doing? Philamena's too old to have regular birdseed. You have to mush it into a paste.
FS: Oh, right. I keep forgetting that poor Philamena is so old and helpless.
TS: We'll also need to give her a bath, wrap her tightly in cloth for when she goes to sleep...what else? Oh, because she's going senile, we'll probably have to restate the same things to her over and over and over and over and-
*Philomena rebirths out of frustration*
TS: Told you it would work.
Seanpony Renaud 25th May 2013, 11:20 AM Nothing that a little fire can't cure edit delete reply
Oh my God. I hope my players never get that fucked up. I mean it's brilliant and I've gotten so many ideas for my next campaign from this in general but on sick Phoenix just got added to the list.
Kageyasu 25th May 2013, 4:37 PM The HPMOR Solution edit delete reply
You could just do what Dumbledor does in HPMOR. Set the bloody chicken on fire.
Guest 25th May 2013, 9:19 PM edit delete reply
Of course since it's a transfiguration you have to make sure you force-field it appropriately and probably take a but-load of other precautions...

Not worth the effort.
Cain 25th May 2013, 5:53 PM edit delete reply
so I was at the Texas International Comic Con earlier today, and was at a panel run by Tabitha St. Germain and Andrea Libman. some one asked if they knew of this comic, so that means at least 2 of the VAs now at least know that this comic exists. We are starting to become more well known. And before anyone asks, no I did not ask it, was some girl on the other side of the room.
Paragrin 31st May 2013, 4:59 AM edit delete reply
That was me! What were you wearing?
26th May 2013, 1:43 AM edit delete reply
Congratulations to your father for his run, and commendations for the effort and care that must have gone into it for FOUR YEARS! The fact that someone who has already raised a child decided to take up writing a puntastic webcomic is SO cool to me, just amazing. Good luck to him and yourself in the future!
-R- 26th May 2013, 4:42 AM edit delete reply
Awww. Kinda sad that QP is over. I'll miss it.
Also, one wonders if the players have watched or read Harry Potter and the Order of The Phionex.
Mr. Brony 26th May 2013, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
I remember the first time you linked your dad's webcomic, I went and read a whole bunch of them. It was a very interest, funny and unique comic. Sad to hear it's coming down.
2tailakitsune 26th May 2013, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
Warning: twilight level derailing in progress.

Stand back at lest 30 feet and look on as the DM bleeds tears.