Book 3 - Page 285

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Book 3 - Page 285
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Skull the Troll wrote:
Anomynous 167 wrote:

But Roger's thing is provable and testable. You try and thwart a known Fate and you get smooshed. It's been tested many times, and you can see it being done throughout the comic.


That's not testing Rodgers belief in Dictums, that's testing if a Prediction has an effect in the world. WHY the prediction comes true isn't tested at all. I don't think that GMTTA/Rodger's belief in Dictums is true. Its been shown over and over again in the comic that caster dont understand things outside their discipline very well.

Fran wrote:
Haha you guys make it more bearable.

I still don't understand what's so hard to take a few seconds to write something "Hi everyone no update today, see you on Friday!"

Do you hate us author?


I wish they would too, but if it makes it easier for them, then so be it. Don't forget, every time they skip an update it costs them about 2 grand. I think that makes it pretty certain they aren't doing it on a whim.


How hard, really, would it be to type out "No upd8 2day," on Twitter. Doesn't have to clutter up the main page even.
nightseraph wrote:

How hard, really, would it be to type out "No upd8 2day," on Twitter. Doesn't have to clutter up the main page even.
Not hard, but pointless. He works up to the wire. If he knows it's going to be a skip, the day is already over and we know it was a skip.
Guys, I think it's pretty obvious there won't be an update soon and I know why:

Rob is no longer of this Earth.
You see, when Roger and Vanna linked up to unsummon Parson, they critically failed, transporting Rob to Erfworld. Now Roger and Vanna have to deal with two perfect warlords, and one of them is the very titan that created Erfworld.

We can only hope that Rob retconjures himself out of this predicament, although I am not sure if the summoning spell would allow him to do this.
Sir Dr D wrote:
Anomynous 167 wrote:
It's because the time he spends posting a late notice is time he could spend finishing the comment on time.

If you're busy explaining why you aren't being productive then you're not being productive and everyone can see that you're not being productive. If you don't bother with the explanation then no one can know that you aren't trying to be productive, and not wasting time explaining your lack of productivity shows an intent on being productive by trying to put productive principles into practice.


Sometimes I feel we need a special translator to make sense of Anomynous' posts. :p


I typically have no problem understanding him.

... on second thought that might not be a good thing.

As for all the whiners. ::shrug:: Even as a Tool you aren't entitled to much of anything except that you won't be charged when an update doesn't go up on time. That's about the sum total of the promises made to Tools where the main comic is concerned. Please raise your hand if you have been charged for this not-on-time update? No one? Ok then.

And, no, him failing to post about what is going on isn't disrespectful. But you assuming there couldn't possibly be a legitimate reason he didn't post about it is not only disrespectful... it's also ignorant and arrogant. And you taking offense to his failure to keep you updated on whatever is happening no matter what it might be is childishly needy.

Well then... that ought to stir the pot something awful. I swear it sometimes seems like that's all I show up here to do anymore. Cause either I'm staying away cause I don't want to deal with the assholes or I'm telling those assholes off cause I made the mistake of thinking that this time would be different. This time people would actually be engaged in intelligent discussion. Yeah... sometimes I'm kinda stupid.
To everyone about the skips. If you read the post, he clearly states, there will not be an explanation of skips, and to keep the buffer he will have two skips per month. So we can extrapolate from this.

1. There is still a buffer because of the skips.
2. We get steady posts from now until December.
3. He may take an extra skip because of holidays.

I'm more interested in what is going down in ICFYS and the Transylvito Portal Room. The Dollamancer is going to mess up Rogers plan maybe?

I love the twist at the end, Roger is awesome.
There are many words I might choose to describe Roger. "Awesome" isn't one of them.
greycat wrote:
There are many words I might choose to describe Roger. "Awesome" isn't one of them.


Villains are good when they're clever with relatable motives. Though some of this mess is the journey to figure out what Roger's real plan is, which might not be the same as what he lets on about as he's playing both sides.

I wouldn't call him awesome either, but still interesting.
I feel that Roger comes off as a deeply pathetic character. Here's this guy who was sorta a hanger-on at Uniroyal, and has these...not healthy relationships with a couple of casters from there. There was a lot of mystery about Roger for a long time, but with page 250 that was dispelled. And what I saw was just embarrassing.

Sure, Roger is basically a pretty dangerous unit. But his mind is not his own, and the ways it is controlled are by weaknesses that are just humiliating.

All the more so for a "Great Mind".

Roger might be a good deal less dangerous (to Parson, at least) if he were not a pawn. I doubt he would be "awesome", but even if he were still pathetic he would be far less so.
Severus Snape wrote:
Over the years I've played my part well, so well I've deceived one of the greatest wizards of all time.

I don't doubt Roger's abilities at all, even if he isn't a master Foolamancer. He managed to be in the highest state links with a group of other Headmasters and still not reveal to them his deepest secrets: he isn't a master Foolamancer, he has linked with Carnies, he has buried part of his personality, his ulterior motives, etc. I'm not sure I'd use the word "pathetic" here, maybe "tragic" instead. Remember, Snape was "just" a potions master but was playing both sides and turned out to be the lynch pin in the undoing of the most evil wizard there ever was.
lordfisch wrote:
Severus Snape wrote:
Over the years I've played my part well, so well I've deceived one of the greatest wizards of all time.

I don't doubt Roger's abilities at all, even if he isn't a master Foolamancer. He managed to be in the highest state links with a group of other Headmasters and still not reveal to them his deepest secrets: he isn't a master Foolamancer, he has linked with Carnies, he has buried part of his personality, his ulterior motives, etc. I'm not sure I'd use the word "pathetic" here, maybe "tragic" instead. Remember, Snape was "just" a potions master but was playing both sides and turned out to be the lynch pin in the undoing of the most evil wizard there ever was.

Dumbledore?