Page 302 - Rock 'n' Roll With Me

25th Jun 2013, 6:00 AM in Swarm of the Century
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Rock 'n' Roll With Me
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Newbiespud 25th Jun 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
This is the last of the "squeaking" comics, I promise. It's also probably the last one I'm going to steal a song title from Diamond Dogs for.

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Digo 25th Jun 2013, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Maybe the last comic for it, but in my experience PCs always bring up old memories to compare to new situations. :3

Also, Dash's player needs to borrow a Bowie CD!
katarani 25th Jun 2013, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
Well, depending on if we look at the MLP comics for inspiration, she may have already found some.
Digo 25th Jun 2013, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
...I need to catch up on my comic buying.
Radsjet 25th Jun 2013, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Dang almost had first comment there :) oh well still why not jump into this been watching this page for some time now, also great of pinkie pie to add confusion when they are on the clock ;)
Annonymous Joe 25th Jun 2013, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Well... At least you tried.
Raxon 25th Jun 2013, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
Oh, you're new? Hello and welcome! Have a Woona.
The565er 25th Jun 2013, 2:24 PM edit delete reply
I'm a new poster too, can I have a Woona?
Raxon 25th Jun 2013, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
Of course you can!

Here you go!
JSchunx 25th Jun 2013, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
I've posted a few times, but am a fan of Woona. Can I also have a Woona?
you know that guy 25th Jun 2013, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
Would you like a Walnetto?
JSchunx 26th Jun 2013, 12:43 AM edit delete reply
That might just be my favorite Woona. And I would indeed enjoy a Walnetto, the google search I just did for them tells me that I would enjoy them immensely.
Raxon 26th Jun 2013, 1:37 AM edit delete reply
I can tell you from personal experience that walnettos are, in fact, quite good.

And a Woona for you know!
Digo 26th Jun 2013, 3:46 AM edit delete reply
You have some pretty deep pockets full of Woona.
Ponikon 26th Jun 2013, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
I'm only mostly new here.

Can I get a Nightma'wwwe Woon?
Raxon 26th Jun 2013, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
Ponikon 26th Jun 2013, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
I'd glomp her.

Don't want to get zapped, though.
Tatsurou 26th Jun 2013, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
I know I've been here a while, but I never got a Woona. :'(
Raxon 26th Jun 2013, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
chinlamp 26th Jun 2013, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
Raxon is the Oprah of Woona's.
Tatsurou 26th Jun 2013, 2:25 PM edit delete reply
Woona's for everyone!
TheOrchestralBrony 26th Jun 2013, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
Geeze, Raxon, how many woonas do you have? Are you hoarding them?
Radsjet 25th Jun 2013, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Yea i would have had it but, i had to make an account first.
Kinrah 25th Jun 2013, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
Kind of makes me wonder what kind of music Dash's player is *actually* into.

It would be brilliant if she was asked that and she just said, deadpan, "Classical".
Digo 25th Jun 2013, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
Twilight: "Do you like Bach?"
Rainbow: "I live for Bach."

Space Jawa 25th Jun 2013, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
Applejack: You like Beethoven?
Rainbow: Who doesn't?
Space Jawa 25th Jun 2013, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
Applejack: You like Beethoven?
Rainbow: Who doesn't?
Zuche 25th Jun 2013, 7:10 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie: Dashie, you'll be Beethoven. I'll be Bach.
Tatsurou 25th Jun 2013, 11:09 AM edit delete reply
AJ: *To Pinkie* Whateva you say, Ahnold.
*everyone stares*
AJ: What? I can make jokes, too.
_R_ 25th Jun 2013, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
Metal, I guess. If not, I guess she just spends her free time on playing Knights of the Old Republic. Maybe she recorded the soundtrack.
Zuche 26th Jun 2013, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy, on the other hand, grew up on the Pet Shop Boys.
Indalecio 25th Jun 2013, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
Is it just me, or does it look like Pinkies flying in the last panel?
zenaku 25th Jun 2013, 7:10 AM edit delete reply
If you look at her feet in that panel and the previous, its obvious that she jumped.
Indalecio 25th Jun 2013, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
Yes, but it not as funny as taking things out of context.
Grey Acumane 25th Jun 2013, 7:07 AM edit delete reply
So is Pinkie also going to make the connection that they'll effectively be entering a Labyrinth?
Digo 25th Jun 2013, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie: "Finally, those ranks in Perform (Dance Magic) are going to pay off!"
Raxon 25th Jun 2013, 8:54 AM edit delete reply
Please please please, tell me there's going to be whimsical muppets!
Digo 25th Jun 2013, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Ok, "There's going to be whimsical muppets!"
Raxon 25th Jun 2013, 10:48 AM edit delete reply
Zuche 25th Jun 2013, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
At least the squeaking didn't originate from bedsprings in the other room.
Digo 25th Jun 2013, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
Kinda weird if it's only Rarity's player there. :x
Zuche 25th Jun 2013, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
...Let's just say I've been blessed to have known some remarkable soloists and leave it at that.
Digo 25th Jun 2013, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, best not ruin their perfect record, right?
Walabio 25th Jun 2013, 11:01 PM With her Trans-Atlantic Accent, the player for Rarity is already a Cunning Linguist; so it should be no surprise now, that she is also a Master-Debater. edit delete reply
Digo 25th Jun 2013, 10:19 AM:

> “Kinda weird if it’s only Rarity’s player there. :x”

With her Trans-Atlantic Accent, the player for Rarity is already a Cunning Linguist; so it should be no surprise now, that she is also a Master-Debater.
Digo 26th Jun 2013, 3:47 AM edit delete reply
**Stands up**

**Slow applause**

Ponikon 26th Jun 2013, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
Digo, did you mean:

**slow clop**

Zuche 26th Jun 2013, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
Not much help if she hasn't learned Morse code, Walabio, but you still earn full marks for playing.

Naturally, this is being ranked on a digital scoring system.
CharginChuck 25th Jun 2013, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
And not for the first time, I feel a sudden desire to punch Rainbow Dash in the face.
Zuche 25th Jun 2013, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
For not knowing who David Bowie is by name? Wow. I hope you got a good deal on a therapist.
CharginChuck 25th Jun 2013, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
Well to be honest, I already hate Rainbow Dash anyway. this just isn't doing her any favors.
Zuche 25th Jun 2013, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
Okay. I apologize for overreacting.
aylatrigger 25th Jun 2013, 9:34 AM edit delete reply
I was with Rainbow Dash on this one, then looked him up... 'Course, I already knew I was 'living under a rock for 40+ years' according to my friends.
Scribejay 26th Jun 2013, 12:29 AM edit delete reply
I'll hold her steady while you punch. IN THE NAME OF BOWIE!
airtseuqe 28th Dec 2016, 9:59 AM Wat edit delete reply
Fuck yourself you jealous hater.
airtseuqe 28th Dec 2016, 10:00 AM Wat edit delete reply
Fuck yourself you jealous hater.
Other Guest 25th Jun 2013, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
Oh Dash, I've lost all respect for you.
Kinrah 25th Jun 2013, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
Actually, now that I think about it, that could be what actually happens - the other players all get so distracted with Dash's music preferences that the DM has to come up with the Spike fishing idea.
Zuche 25th Jun 2013, 11:26 AM edit delete reply
That reminds me of my summary of events in Vault of the Dracolich:

The first squad wandered straight into a fight with guards.

The second squad went fishing, using the wizard as bait.

The third squad wound up performing an informercial for troglodytes. ("For the low, low price of our lives, we'll give you the Gift of Fire. Plus, if you act right now, we'll throw in this healer's kit, absolutely free. Watch as I demonstrate its use on my ally...")
JSchunx 25th Jun 2013, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
Oh man, I feel the need now to roll up a bardic traveling salesman. Maxed bluff and perform (sales pitch), wherein the daily performance is just me selling people random stuff.
Wilizin 25th Jun 2013, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
Hope they brought pickaxes and shovels. Cause its time to get diggin!
Raxon 25th Jun 2013, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
Why would they need them? They have spike, and it's not like child labor lass apply to his kind anyway. But there are perks. The scaleskins are in the minority, but hey, they get their own drinking fountain.
aerion111 25th Jun 2013, 12:05 PM edit delete reply
Given that dragons mature through greed rather than age, Spike could have been ancient if it wasn't for it being specifically mentioned that he was an egg during Twilight's lifetime.
Also, you don't really want to pay him - if he experiences anything other than thankless familiar-style work for Twilight, he'll grow large and greedy and turn into a monster.
Tatsurou 25th Jun 2013, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
I think we've just hit on the plot of the rewrite of that episode. Twilight decides she wants to just have a fun session, so - after Pinkie made a fun session focused on Gummy's birthday that could have worked better - she declares that it is Spike's birthday and wants a session for it. The DM then has fun with Dragons plus Greed, and each new party member finding it out is as they wake up and join the group because they had a sleepover, using screencaps of "Look Before You Sleep". And that's why - when the DM describes the situation each player comes in on - we get hilarious reactions! And we could even have extra humor that the tree-plus-rope event mimics reality as someone tripped into someone else just as third person walked in, and cue too-mature-for-the-show-joke.
FanOfMostEverything 26th Jun 2013, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
I know what you meant, Raxon, but now I want to see a superhero named Child Labor Lass. I'm not sure if she'd do all the work herself or if she'd just summon armies of four-year olds from the æther.
aylatriggger 28th Jun 2013, 4:15 AM edit delete reply
Both, but she would be a sideckick who did all the superhero's work. Not so much an army as an orphanage.
ak399 25th Jun 2013, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Who's David Bowie?

jesus christ
and i thought i already disliked dashie
Raxon 25th Jun 2013, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
Settle down. Professor Raxon is here to help.

David Bowie is a british musician and actor. He is beloved and well known for his innovative work during the 70s, but later performances and works were no less spectacular.

He's known for his very distinctive voice as well as having strong intellectual depth and eclecticism in his work. His music tends to be divided into eras, or stages he went through, where he explores different styles of music and appearances.
NebulousRikulau 25th Jun 2013, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
I thought he only did a couple of movies, like "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and... ummm... Something about a maze.
Indalecio 25th Jun 2013, 8:17 PM edit delete reply was called...The Pyramid! Or the Dungeon? Something to do with Minotaurs.
Digo 26th Jun 2013, 3:50 AM edit delete reply
Except more goblin than minotaur. ;)
Raxon 25th Jun 2013, 8:20 PM edit delete reply
He's also known for wearing tight leather pants that shows off his junk, and dancing around in front of pubescent girls.
Zuche 26th Jun 2013, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
I have been heard that watching that movie meant David Bowie ended your hopes of associating with unicorns (pardon the euphemism, but it seemed appropriate here) -- retroactively, if needs be.
Jennifer 25th Jun 2013, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
All I know about David Bowie is that he's some sort of pop musician. I don't know what he looks like and have never (to my knowledge) listened to his music. I'm more a Celtic/folk kind of girl (ie, music that everyone else has forgotten ever existed).

But hey, at least I've *heard* of him. Makes me feel a little better about my cluelessness when it comes to popular culture.

Oh, and I've been reading and lurking for the last few months -- this comic was my first exposure to MLP, and I have since watched all the episodes, learned the songs and (eep) read some of the fanfic, and am now looking forward to Season 4. Thanks to NewbieSpud and the commenters here...
Raxon 26th Jun 2013, 2:12 AM edit delete reply
Your first time posting!?

Have a Woona!

And speaking of folk tunes, have you heard the one about the milkmaid and the thrust fault?
Jennifer 26th Jun 2013, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
I've been meaning to read that comic...
Raxon 26th Jun 2013, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
It's a very good read.

Boneclaw mother is my favorite character.
Anno1066 26th Jun 2013, 8:25 AM The Rope Oracle edit delete reply
Knowing what’s coming from the show, and having seen the recent video on youtube, I thought I’d add my own story about a time oracle I’m playing in a Pathfinder Game. He has a funny relationship with rope.

To set the scene, the campaign is based around the party being assembled and contracted by a noble to set up an outpost in the desert. There’s a mysterious, indestructible, giant obsidian dome (with a giant crack on one side) that he wants to set up as a foothold and a place for traders and the like to stop and rest, safe from the sandworms and what have you.

As an oracle, I had to choose a flaw, so my character is all but blind. He was hired because he can create an almost unlimited supply of water due to how Pathfinder cantrips work and is our designated healer. What sight he does have I’ve kept secret from the other characters, though the players know. The intent was to have a character that’s forced to slow down and think things through. Our other players include a drunken master dwarven monk, who is constantly drunk, a barbarian, a fighter and a rogue (or near enough.)

We aren’t the guards to this outpost, by the way. We’re supposed to be the movers and shakers. There have been in-character discussions about whether or not the noble hired us to fail or not. My blind oracle is also the only character with any ranks in survival.

So, on arriving at the dome for the first time, we discovered a dead woman lying in the center. We check her over for injuries, but find no wounds or indicators of poison. Concerned that she might become undead, I pull out a rope and say, “to be safe, I’m going to hogtie her.”

After the laughter stopped, I had it explained to me what ‘hogtie’ usually means when applied to people. Then, the drunken dwarf says (with his player speaking in an intentionally bad drunken, Scottish slur) “I jus’ wanna point this out. Our healer here, first thing he does when he sees a corpse, is to ask for rope. Are we sure we wanna trust him?”

Later, a giant lizard had burrowed up from underneath the dome, (we’d checked and thought it was all stone under that sand) stolen one of our guards and dove back under the sand through the hole. Immediately, the entire party runs after it and they all dive in, some stating they went in headfirst. They wound up in a cave under the dome, but were unable to climb back up until my oracle arrived, having tied a rope to one of the wagons, then around his waist, before following them down.

They didn’t learn, however. A few months in-game later we’d managed to finally build an iron gate and installed it in the crack in the dome. Tall, very strong, intentionally hard to climb and with a lookout platform on top, we all finally felt safe inside the dome. Two days later, a band of raiders arrives. We all assembled on the platform and a shouting match began. Remembering that my character’s blind, he couldn’t see who they were or how many they were. A few minutes into this argument, an arrow is fired at us and misses. Our barbarian flies into a rage and jumps off the platform to the sand below. Worried for him, everyone else does the same. My character, now alone both on the platform and largely alone in the dome, has no idea what’s going on out there past the screams of melee. Unwilling to open the gate while there’s an unknown number of enemies out there, he pulls out his trusty rope and lowers it down for his comrades should they need to get away from the combat or need healing. After a minute, he decides he’s fishing, sits down and I start humming, much to the annoyance of the party.

After the fight’s over, my oracle gets up, heads down and unbars the gate to let them all back in. Some were pretty beaten up and annoyed that I hadn’t gone out with them to provide healing.

I explained why not.

The barbarian, and soon everyone else (except the dwarf, he thought it was hilarious) started looking sheepish. No one had any idea how they were going to get back inside if my guy hadn’t stayed on the wall.
Syth 26th Jun 2013, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
Reminds me of Boondock Saints, "When are we gonna need rope? THAT'S when!"
JSchunx 27th Jun 2013, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
Weird, I too have a character in a D&D (3.5) campaign who is blind, a healer, and bears a strong connection to time.

It's a campaign centered around Homestuck, and within it he is the Seer of Time of their particular session. I selected the Grayhawk deity Cyndor, the god of time, and the domains Fate and Time, partially because their bonuses were quite handy (uncanny dodge and improved initiative) and they were appropriate.

Thus far, his major contributions have been to appear from the future and organize the party, vastly overestimate the darkness spell (I was rather upset when I discovered that it doesn't create total darkness, but rather shadowy illumination), and run very quickly out of healing.

I'm DMing, with a lot of facts to keep straight, so occasionally I forget I'm blind, too. It's a little silly when I make an observation about the environment, then have to retract it saying "or rather, that's what I WOULD say if I weren't blind".
SoralTheSol 26th Jun 2013, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
I shall now post for the first time ever.........

JSchunx 27th Jun 2013, 12:14 AM edit delete reply

I'll leave the Woonas to Raxon, since he seems to have that quite covered.
Raxon 27th Jun 2013, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
For you, Woona in a dapper hat.
Ponyfodder 27th Jun 2013, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
Looks like if we are sharing some stories, I might contribute one.

A DM of mine wants to run a game of Warhammer Fantasy RP, and I wanted to join up. In these games, he makes all the characters, but bases them off of a character concept and starting solo campaign (Done in the style of- this is going on, what do you do about it? Ok, that's what you do? (rolls behind a screen)That causes this. What now? ect)Now I wanted to play a Skaven (for those that don't know Warhammer, it's a little rat-person. Generally numerous, smelly, unpleasant, and usually evil) and be some kind of alchemist/engineer/scientist type. So, for a plausible excuse for what made me atleast break away from my clan, an experiment of mine accidentally blew up a caver, killing thousands.

Now this is where I came in to playing. I decided to try to run this dude as a mix of Gollum and Professor Farnsworth. So, first reaction when being chased by an army of rat-men? Flee, flinging every potion out of my bag. Due to some offscreen rolls going my way, I hit the leader of the clan, slowing them down. This is when I realize that I am running straight towards a high elf village on the sea.

Alright, no biggie! Any good alchemist has a potion of disguise person somewhere right? I chug one. The DM informs me that I still smell awful, and I respond by saying that "Well, I don't know that!"

Yeah, apparently that stupid bluff worked. "YOU! THE SHORT SEA-GUARD! WHERE IS YOUR ARMOR?! THE SKAVEN HORDE IS INVADING!"

One bad bluff worked, so why not another?

"I uhhh... mermen. Mermen stole my armor. I need to get new armor of that ship you have moored back there"

Yeaahh... Natural 1's are awesome. So I am now hiding aboard a high elf ship.

I wake up later to find us docked at the high elf capital city. Oh yeah, and the local phoenix guard (think big bad elite soldiers) FINALLY notice something fishy about me. In a panic, I do what works when lying doesn't. I reach into my bag and hurl a random flask. It turns out to be a hallucinogen bomb. The phoenix guard begin mistaking other elves as a massive Skaven invasion, while I hijack the nearest ship.

Several days later, I crash on a random shore. Cave people on a ship with no crew are bad navigators after all. I wander into a human town, where I go unnoticed again (due to the wonders of natural ones) until I demand to be taken to thier leader and be crowned king. That didn't fly though, alarms went off, and I threw something (turned out to be a smoke bomb) and shot the alarms, leaving the town in a confused panic. Other than that, I found out there is a high elf on a dragon pursing me, and that's about when I met up with the group.

Its only afterwards I found out about the sheer number of natural ones. He actually said that I would have been dead flat out at the elf capitol if it weren't for sheer dumb luck.

Needless to say, I look forward to see how the psycho ratman and the elf nation that is hunting him work out in the long run with the rest of the group.
Raxon 27th Jun 2013, 2:23 AM edit delete reply
Would you like this baby?

Warning, do not click if you have diabeetus.
Mink of Snow 29th Jun 2013, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
David Bowie!?
When did this turn into Demyx Time?
Bulba 17th May 2021, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
i understand dashie's pain