Page 565 - Blue Oyster Cult

7th Mar 2015, 5:00 AM in Intermission 5
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Blue Oyster Cult
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Newbiespud 7th Mar 2015, 5:00 AM edit delete
Author: Spiffy

Guest Author's Note: I almost made this in my bath tub... Story Time: Tell of a time a movie monster (or a cheap knockoff) showed up in a game you were in.

Newbiespud's Note: This is the last guest comic, folks! There's still plenty of intermission to go, but the rest is coming from me.

This weekend's Fallout is Dragons is going to be delayed a bit by what can only be described as "emergency Spring cleaning."

Notice: Guest comic submissions are open! Guidelines here. Deadline: January 27th, 2023.



ANW 7th Mar 2015, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
Survey time:
What page was the comic on when you first got here.
Me: easy page 100.
Mykin 7th Mar 2015, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
Well, lets see. I found the story time video while I rummaging through YouTube back in December of 2013, listen to that a million times, and I think I realized there was a comic attached to it around the time page 397 was up. So I'll say page 397 is my answer.

Some other bits of trivia, I think my first comment came around page 464 and I finally made an official account on page 477 (and the world was never the same after that).
Raxon 7th Mar 2015, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
I knew about the comic from my bro around #15, but I wasn't a regular reader until around 40 or 50, I think. Now I am one of the old guard.

You brats better behave, or I'll throw you in the dungeon! The dungeon is a terrible place, full of things that bite, sting, and vibrate.
j-eagle12212012 7th Mar 2015, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
What kind of ungodly dungeon creature Bites,Stings,and Vibrates?
Raxon 8th Mar 2015, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
There are the clamp lobsters, the whip weasels, and the buzz beetles.
modulusshift 10th Mar 2015, 3:43 AM edit delete reply
Been here about as long as Raxon. I'm pretty dang quiet, but I've been regularly reading practically the whole time, since shortly after it was first featured on EqD.
BackSet 20th Dec 2017, 3:54 AM edit delete reply
1000 so I'm bingeing. I should probably get of your lawn now.
j-eagle12212012 7th Mar 2015, 8:18 AM edit delete reply
The comic was on page 387 when I found it , after I read the comic (and most of the comments) from the begining the comic was on page 392
Specter 7th Mar 2015, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
What page was up when I found it, no idea.

What page when I caught up, no idea.

What page when I started commenting, page 397, Without A Paddle.

Unfortunately, I remember that one pretty well. Cause that was the one where I take up half of the comments.
Mykin 9th Mar 2015, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Eh, I wouldn't worry too much about it. I mean, it could have been worse. You could of jumped 50 ft and go into panic mode over a slight rebuke before filling up the comments with your attempt to make everything right.

Though, now that I'm thinking about it, we've come a long way since we got here, haven't we? That's actually a rather neat thought.
Digo 7th Mar 2015, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
Somewhere between #3 and #6 I think... it's been a long time though.
Atsumori_Kofuhara 7th Mar 2015, 1:19 PM edit delete reply
Been here since around page 7 or 8. Came for the ponies, stayed for the plot.
HonorableInsanity 7th Mar 2015, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
I don't remember exact when it was, but if I remember correctly it was in early 2013, and I think it was actually part of what got me into the pony fandom in the first place, so as a rough estimate I'd go for somewhere between 230 and 280, or there abouts.

As for commenting, I've still yet to reach the point of becoming an regular commenter. I might get there before we reach page 1000? Maybe? Eh, we'll see I guess
Mace Direwolf 7th Mar 2015, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf
Somewhere close to the end of Dragonshy arc, I'd wager. 'Honestly can't say which exactly. It was during July, 2013; I know that much. Until a handful of pages ago, I mostly lurked. Dang. It's been about two years since I started reading, I think. I was still new to college at the time...I stumbled upon this comic during my first D&D campaign, looking for a D&D/FIM crossover comic. Ahh, nostalgia.

Also--Fluttershy, FTW! :D
Guest 7th Mar 2015, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
I was lead here by Equestria Daily. Specifically, this post from 2011: which refers to this comic which has twenty-odd pages of ponies. So I've been here rather a while. And I still never comment.

It's interesting I've been here for so long. That was only three months and one day after I joined the fandom; I don't remember having gotten into Friendship is Dragons so early on.
reynard61 7th Mar 2015, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
According to my posting history it was Page 21, "Secrets and Lies", Sept. 24, 2011.
CharginChuck 8th Mar 2015, 12:23 AM edit delete reply
Either 5 or 9.
Caelus Storm 8th Mar 2015, 5:56 PM edit delete reply
uh...somewhere in the 350s I think. Maybe as early as 357, or as late as 364-ish. something like that. I didn't start commenting until much later because i had no real stories to share at the time.
DoubleCross 8th Mar 2015, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
My old username is first encountered on page 12!
Super Kami Guru 9th Mar 2015, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
Well if I recall correctly, I believe I joined some where between the Dragonshy arc and the Diamond dog one. Not necessarily one of the old guard but a veteran for sure. As for posting regularly it has yet to happen.

Hell you might as well say this comic is really got me into roll playing. I had always been interested before, but after having read all the shenanigans that went on while reading all the comments it made it sound like a great time. So thanks Spud! Because of you (and quite possibly some Raxonian based influence) I have become an avid table top player ever since August of 2014! We play every other week on sundays and so far the campaign is great!
Super Kami Guru 9th Mar 2015, 12:25 AM edit delete reply
As a side not for any who care (and also because I for once actually feel like sharing my story) we started with a group of 10 people which from my understanding is a MASSIVE group. Combat was slow but still awesome. We've dwindled down to 7 since then, but the campaign (pathfinder btw) is going strong and I actually have a great DM! I also decided to go as our party's cleric. We had two to start off but the other one decided to change to a different character. Any who I don't have to worry about healing too too often as most of our other players are veteran table top gamers and know what they're doing. Between a barbarian who has literally cleaved two people in half with a single swing, a fighter whom nothing the DM throws at can hit, a glass cannon of an inquisitor whom tosses out some mad dps, a gunslinger who is also a bard, the tengu sorcer who loves shiny things, the ninja who is constantly stabbing our enemies in the back, and my pyromaniac of a cleric, we're doing ok. Hell we got into a fight with a dragon and barely any of us even had a scratch.

And that's all for now. I'll be keeping an eye out for story times from now on and see if I actually can't post anything now that I have a few months worth of sessions under my belt!
Akouma 9th Mar 2015, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
It was somewhere in the mid 20's, and my gut says 26. First comment was on 33.
modulusshift 10th Mar 2015, 3:47 AM edit delete reply
For those interested, it was this post that drew me in.
I'm actually amused that it shared a news post with my favorite one off piece of canon of all time. That got even better when Pinkie actually had 8 legs during A Friend In Deed.
modulusshift 10th Mar 2015, 3:50 AM edit delete reply
Oh wow, I didn't even notice that Guest posted the same link as me just a little earlier up. :)
But yeah, I'm pretty quiet, too. I'm sure my username pops up a few times earlier on, though.
TempestSparta 10th Mar 2015, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
It was this comic that introduced me to "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"!
Mykin 7th Mar 2015, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
We're already at the end of guest comics? Dang, that was short. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

And nobody believes me when I say handle animal is overpowered...
Winged Cat 7th Mar 2015, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
He wasn't kidding when he said he wasn't getting them from the usual sources. I was tempted to make a third, but I didn't want to flood him with submissions before I saw the reception my other two got.

Handle Animal's power depends on the strength of animals around that can be handled. When all the opposition the party will face is beasts of the wild, it is more powerful than e.g. when the party is the only life in the fortress of an undead lord.
Mykin 7th Mar 2015, 3:02 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I know that. I guess I was expecting at least two more before we hit the end. Not that it diminished what we got, mind you. Heck, I wasn't expecting mine to be received as well as it did, to be honest.
Keirgo 7th Mar 2015, 5:13 AM King of Monsters! edit delete reply
Okay...this is a bit of an odd one.

See, the longest game I've been in was based on Bleach (using Weapons of the Gods so we called the game Bleach of the Gods. Because we thought it was funny.)

Anyway, having decided my character (Sagara) would wield a rocket-powered spiked ball and chain as a weapon, I decided that the only possibly name for it, and for the spirit within, was Gamera.

So yeah, my character regularly interacts with the Kaiju Turtle King in inside his own soul. (And yeah, the full version of the weapon was 'Friend to all children, Gamera'.)

There was later some studio jumping though as when he was possessed by the King of Murder the weapon was reborn as Ghidora, (though it never got to reach full form as 'Dread King Ghidora'.)

Ah, fun times.
CrimsonNutcase 7th Mar 2015, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
In a pathfinder session, one of our party had discovered the three words to control a Bottle of the Bound. After setting up a protection field inside a nearby church, we released the first creature to kill it.

So out pops a Demilich, which the owner immediately commands it to not attack, attempt to flee or cast any spells or spell like abilities as well as to always tell the truth. He then asked for it's name

Icipall 7th Mar 2015, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
I got that reference!
Digo 7th Mar 2015, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
I think I did too XD
Chakat Firepaw 7th Mar 2015, 6:41 AM edit delete reply
Well, it could have been the Blue Oyster Bar:

"Everyone roll a Perform (Dance) check."
FanOfMostEverything 7th Mar 2015, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
As is, it's Perform (Cowbell).
dracostarcloud 7th Mar 2015, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
For taming the behemoth, you may now pick Godzooky for your animal companion.
AkumaTh 7th Mar 2015, 8:58 AM edit delete reply
I totally recognize the Godzilla Cartoon Theme Song! So where is Godzuki?
Keirgo 7th Mar 2015, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
Whaddya think Spike is =p
Edgewalker 7th Mar 2015, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
There was this time where my group had traced a mysterious little blob that had been spying on them from inside a hollow medallion and it escaped into a futuristic antiquities store on a black market asteroid. Instead of going with the obvious and hiding out inside an urn or a suit of armor, the damn thing managed to find its way into an old Dalek casing, an old Dalek casin that the owner of the store had salvaged from orbit and fixed up. Despite not having its original weapons systems, that pint sized tank demolished most of the marketplace trying to kill us and then flew off into deep space.
Ref 7th Mar 2015, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
What happened to Pinkie Pie?
Specter 7th Mar 2015, 9:34 AM edit delete reply
I think she's the GM?
Someone 7th Mar 2015, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
She's the bait
Disloyal Subject 8th Mar 2015, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
There's something pink behind Rarity, Twi, & AJ. I figured it was her curled up in a melodramatic panic, or perhaps otherwise incapacitated (we've been known to carry party members suffering fro. severe burns and missing eyes around for hours in amd out of game before we can fix them up) but I dunno if the toys'd fit that neatly in a Lego raft, paralytically poisoned pink party ponies' prevention from prancing notwithstanding.
Mace Direwolf 8th Mar 2015, 3:23 PM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf
Yeah where is Pinkie...*looks at the first panel again* What in the blue blazes?! That looks like a tail with a bone sticking out of it! ...Did Pinkie get eaten??
Disloyal Subject 8th Mar 2015, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
...well, it's enough for a rez. I wonder if pompoms made out of dead Bard can use their powers?
Spiffy aka crazyredemu 9th Mar 2015, 7:53 PM edit delete reply
Im glad someone noticed! I forgot to give her lines in the script so... she got ate
Specter 9th Mar 2015, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf 12th Mar 2015, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf

Dang...So, how exactly did that tail come to be attached to that disembodied tail, anyhow?

Also, is a tail really enough left for a rez?

Finally, Specter, I have to ask; how did you post that picture as a thumbnail?--And how do people post text hyperlinks on this site, anyhow?
TheFreshDM 7th Mar 2015, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
My group has had a bit of Knockoffs in the form of roleplaying encounters just because I like to put a little humor here and there in y group in NPC's That mayor you just met in a random city? Well he sounds like the mayor for the Powerpuff girls. That villian that only uses grapple? Now sounds like Hulk Hogan (With Randy Savages Quotes and Named Andre The Giant). However even with those guest voices I have noticed one thing when I RP NPC I tend to sometimes use the same acting voice (Mainly because I'm not the best voice actor and still trying to get a little better at finding different voices for NPCs) for random NPC's (Im glad my PC's dont mind)
Specter 7th Mar 2015, 9:40 AM edit delete reply
All they need now is a large world of murderous things to conquer with there atomic dinosaur, and they'll be good.

Assuming those guys weren't busy murdering each other.
Digo 7th Mar 2015, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
"Why do we even HAVE the square-cubed law?!" --Atomic Robo
Skorzah 7th Mar 2015, 9:59 AM edit delete reply
One of our groups gms, Josh, set up the following plot: a priestess of sarenrae tells us that one of her sisters went out into the forest. When she came back, she was in the company of a hydra with runes on it's scales, and several people that had gon missing from the village in the past few years. She was apparently the leader of the group, which proceeded to decimate the village, and take the villagers captive (for those that don't know about sarenrae, she is the goddess of the sun and forgiveness, and she DOES NOT DO THAT!!!). The woman who gave us the quest effectively said that she wanted vengeance for her sister, but couldn't do it herself.
So we go to the forest, and are promptly attacked by some fiendish griffons, and humanoids that looked more arachnoid (not Driders, a homebrew race). A survivor from the village attack pulls us out. She tells us that the arachnoids are, in fact shape shifters, and the woman's daughter is one of the captives.
Josh was laughing behind his hand, and eventually had to bring up MLP for us to groan and crack up. XP
Euric 8th Mar 2015, 10:54 PM edit delete reply
I probably should know this but... what episode is this referring to?
Skorzah 9th Mar 2015, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Changelings. 'Nuff said.
Philadelphus 7th Mar 2015, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
I like this strip. The little plastic minifigures make a funny change from the usual screen caps. Also Rainbow Dash's change from "I regret nothing!" to "I regret everything!" in four panels.
Tzivya 7th Mar 2015, 3:47 PM Woohoo! edit delete reply
Someone's Soft White Underbelly is showing!
ArcheonZ 7th Mar 2015, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
This exact scenario happened on an RP form I was watching. One of the group members was turning into a dragon against his will. He was going to lose his mind once he was fully formed and kill everyone around him. Everyone was about to run, knowing it wouldn't make a difference, but this one dumb elf (who incidentally is a dead ringer for Fluttershy in the game) rolled something like a 29 for Handle Animal. She calmed him down and saved everyone, then fell in love with his human form.
AnonymousUserTheOnly 7th Mar 2015, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
Handle Animal. Because rolling Nature just isn't as OP. XD
Disloyal Subject 8th Mar 2015, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Alright, where does one get that Fluttershy? I didn't want these toys to begin with, but I have them, and it's irritating that the Fluttershy is a Rainbow Dash palette swap. It leaves the candy molds I made of them missing one unique shape...
Mace Direwolf 8th Mar 2015, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf
That better version of Fluttershy is from the "MLP blind bag wave 9", "MLP Mystery Figure Pack Series 9",
or part of this set: from somewhere like
Wal-Mart, Toys R' Us, or Target. Naturally, you can also buy the figure separately from online stores
such as eBay or Amazon. Also, I agree about the inaccurate palette swaps. Those are annoying--
also, the fact that Hasbro seems to never care enough to give Rainbow Dash toys or figures
and the like accurate manes is rather irritating, I might add.
Disloyal Subject 8th Mar 2015, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Finding a hat for Applejack was a pain, too, but learning how to make kitbashed modifications helped kickstart motivation for wargaming to match my preexisting interest. If only Warhammer minis were less expensive...
Mace Direwolf 12th Mar 2015, 1:17 AM edit delete reply
Mace Direwolf
On that note, just how did you manage to find a hat for AJ?

Yeah...if only most minis were less expensive.
Arac4105 8th Mar 2015, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
One of my previous gaming groups never really considered a campaign complete until the PCs:
1) traveled in time
2) went to Hell and
3) fought Godzilla.
Those were the days, my friends...
Disloyal Subject 9th Mar 2015, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject overpowered would the Tarrasque be for Godzilla's setting? The only other kaiju from it that I can think of are Megalon and Mothra, but I know that there are more, like the 3-headed winged thing...
Akouma 9th Mar 2015, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
My friend ran a game where every player was an interesting mortal who died and ascended to a thematically-appropriate godhood. We had a whole huge pantheon going, and the petty infighting was GLORIOUS! I spent most of my time as the earth god dealing with the god of fire, formerly a terrible comedian who died trying to light up his own house for insurance money.

And then C'thulu showed up.

No, seriously. It turns out the powerful entity that returned all of us to life was Nyarlathotep in one of his disguises, and he was manipulating us into aligning the stars so that the old ones could return. Personally, I was not amused by this, but that's not to say it was all bad. Most awesome thing to come out of it was that fire god I mentioned earlier flying out to Jupiter and igniting all the gas to create a temporary new star to throw the constellations out of alignment and weaken the monsters.

Because C'thulu is just a lot less badass in comparison when you can do s*** like that.
Joural 9th Mar 2015, 8:03 PM edit delete reply
My DM once threatened that if we didn't start behaving, he'd have decepticons show up in our high seas campaign.

We got back in line and never actually encountered them, but considering his other threats have involved invisible ghouls coated with touch poison and fire-proof scrags, I'm really not interested in finding out what they were.
Guest 10th Mar 2015, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
Tarrasque me no questions, I'll grell you no lies.
Myra 4th Jun 2015, 3:22 PM edit delete reply