Book 3 - Page 229

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Book 3 - Page 229
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I'm guessing sometime after page 230 was uploaded. Can't be more specific considering that the wiki still has the original image.
A Retconjurer did it :lol:
Crisis21 wrote:

You think English spelling now is bad? Try reading a non-standardized copy of 'The Green Knight'. It was written in an era before standardized spelling (basically, everyone spelled words however the boop they wanted to) and, despite being an interesting tale, is almost physically painful to read as a result.


True. But the people that standardized it were wack jobs who didn't think literacy was for the commoner. They often combined Latin spellings with English pronunciations, giving us awful spellings like "receipt". I love Spanish for it's phonics system, you pronounce most every Spanish word like it's spelled.

The "i before e" rule is handy as it applies to many common words, but it definitely fails at being a rule.

tadthornhill wrote:
Create illusion of veiled army of uncroaked hiding offshore. Do this by pretending to have their veil 'fail' from time to time. Get the lookamancers trying to see through a veil that isn't there at an army that isn't there.


I'm not 100% that foolamancy works like that. It's easier to distort and hide things people expect to see than to create something new out of nowhere. Jack can create more dwagons appear overhead or even change their color, but not if there wasn't any up there already.
Tsk Tsk Mags. Comp was out for a few days, and I'm just catching up. Saying that your intuitions match that way, and talking of talking of(fight club)..I mean thinkamancy secrets. Parson is smart enough to realize how she said that, and know, wait Know that she used her craft to glean that info.
Anyone else noticed that this is the first time Parson cursed using an Earth word? He said "Shit." I thought you couldn't used Earth expletives in Erfworld... simple author mistake or a sign of something bigger?
Naw, Parson broke the boop filter back at the end of Book 1.

I remember it very distinctly.
cheesecrow wrote:
Anyone else noticed that this is the first time Parson cursed using an Earth word? He said "Shit." I thought you couldn't used Earth expletives in Erfworld... simple author mistake or a sign of something bigger?

I swear we get these posts literally every time Parson says a naughty word.
Chiu ChunLing wrote:
Naw, Parson broke the boop filter back at the end of Book 1.

I remember it very distinctly.

The last strip before the comic left the GiantITP website. I wonder if the departure was related, actually... OotS doesn't have any swearing.
Hearing about Maggie's sexual assault is very hard, and made harder by the fact that we are consistently experiencing the pain of that trauma through Parson. I'm glad that in this war story we do have some discussion of rape, which has been a part of every war in human history, but it feels like we are placing more value on her molestation because of Parson's trouble in coping with it. If he robs her (or Bonnie - baby come back) of her own revenge against Bill, it will feel like Rob just used her experiences as a tool to move Parson's character forward, so I really hope that doesn't happen. :think:
Mazikeens wrote:
If he robs her (or Bonnie - baby come back) of her own revenge against Bill, it will feel like Rob just used her experiences as a tool to move Parson's character forward, so I really hope that doesn't happen. :think:
You mean Bunny, right?

Unfortunately, there just isn't enough of Bill to go around. Unless we do it Ponzie-style, and I think neither Bunny nor Maggie have the stomach for that kind of revenge.

The point Parson made in his little speech where he broke the boop filter (etc.) is that Erfworld is real enough for the terrible things that happen to matter enough for someone to try and stop them. Ultimately, Bill is probably going to be disbanded/croaked because he's a liability to Caesar as ruler of TV, not because of any of our standards of morality. And everyone he's hurt is just going to have to pull themselves up and do what needs to be done despite what happened in the past or whether they got a meaningful 'revenge' for it.

One of the ugliest truths about war is that you put up with even the most depraved and vicious criminals as long as they're an asset in the fight.

Or you lose, and give up on punishing the depraved and vicious criminals on the other side.