Book 3 - Page 250

A live round for the firing squad

Book 3 - Page 250
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alowe wrote:

My only question is, does Parson even have a string?
Or maybe his string is connected all the way back to Earth.

He must, otherwise Erfworld mechanics like Thinkagrams wouldn't work at all. They were probably generated by the summoning spell.

He probably wouldn't croak from the string severing though since his physiology wasn't originally dependent on them. I'd say the most likely outcomes are he would either work even less with Erfworld mechanics than he does now, or get banished back home.
Anomynous 167 wrote:

Furthermore your second question is based off of a false pretence. Maggie did not suffer from a "Prolonged sexual assault" as there was nothing sexual about having your G-strings borrowed from you to create a new unit.

You are either reading a different comic, or seriously blind to some of what is going on.

Maybe I shouldn't be too surprised of an Anon downplaying sexual assault though, or failing to understand what went down.
alowe wrote:
The epicness meter just crept up a notch.

My only question is, does Parson even have a string?
Or maybe his string is connected all the way back to Earth.


I'm betting on a "King in Yellow-esque" moment where Roger runs back into the MK screaming "No strings! No strings!", while Parson stands there making Pinocchio quotes.

After all, Parson has been kind of set up as a "terrifying eldritch abomination" several times now -- summoned by the "evil" side from a land beyond the comprehension of most, known for plans that should not work and concepts that do not follow Erfworld's "natural" laws. And he's a player (or could be considered one, at least).

I like the idea of Roger confronting Parson, only to be driven mad by how much of Parson's existence violates everything he knows.
Adept wrote:
Anomynous 167 wrote:

Furthermore your second question is based off of a false pretence. Maggie did not suffer from a "Prolonged sexual assault" as there was nothing sexual about having your G-strings borrowed from you to create a new unit.

You are either reading a different comic, or seriously blind to some of what is going on.

Maybe I shouldn't be too surprised of an Anon downplaying sexual assault though, or failing to understand what went down.

Straya, cunt. What would you expect from a country of criminals.

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carp golem wrote:
Apologies if ninja'd, but 12 pages is too much right now.

It has been repeatedly suggested that cutting Parson's string might catapult him back to stupidworld. This is often followed up by talk of him having to be re-summoned. Re-summoning seems to me like a somewhat clumsy way to return him to erfworld, narratively speaking.

If he does get twanged (and I think he might) then I have a feeling we will get to see what happens when Parson reads the scroll of GTFO after arriving in Ohio.


Earlier in this thread I said there'd be a "red string or blue?" question.

I'm calling artwork now. There'll be a Matrix callout: Parson as Morpheus from RVC's point of view, with RVC reflected in Parson's 3d glasses.
alowe wrote:
The epicness meter just crept up a notch.

My only question is, does Parson even have a string?
Or maybe his string is connected all the way back to Earth.


I don't think Parson has a full complement of Grandiocosmic Strings. I do, however, think he has a red string tying him to Erfworld and a blue string tying him to Stupidworld.
wizzardman wrote:
alowe wrote:
The epicness meter just crept up a notch.

My only question is, does Parson even have a string?
Or maybe his string is connected all the way back to Earth.


I'm betting on a "King in Yellow-esque" moment where Roger runs back into the MK screaming "No strings! No strings!", while Parson stands there making Pinocchio quotes.


I was thinking the dude from Gamer "I've got no strings on me", pointing out that he has no player in the upcoming game and therefore no lag.
A thought just occurred to me, Parson is here one Erf, tied to it with an earth string tugging at him too. If his string is cut whats the chances it's the right string? He might be stuck on erf and more fully enter the world, gain treasury sense and seeing stats like the natives do with nothing straining to pull him out of this world anymore.

Or both strings get cut, leaving parson on erf but cut off from magical effects like thinkagrams and upkeep/popping food? No more senses to give or receive orders hell he might even lose his ability to connect to a side and belong to any group,
Chiu ChunLing wrote:
I suspect Jojo Carnied Roger into linking at all, and then Carnied him to modify a portion of his mind using the link, and that part of Roger's mind probably has ideas and beliefs that didn't come from Roger in the first place. But I'd tend to say that it was a portion of Roger's own string, heavily modified by Carnied Thinkamancy, rather than a part of Jojo's string.


I'm thinking the same thing, and that RVC was Charlie/Jojo's "backdoor" mole into the GMTTA, primarily as a spy, but also ready to activate whenever Charlie decided that he needed to move against the GMTTA (for plans with a slightly longer fuse, anyway, since RVC doesn't access the Garden very often).
Hi guys. First time posting, cause things are gettin' real interesting and I have nobody else that reads this comic that I can discuss them with. :P

So, this update, a few things. Firstly, Parson does have a string. Unfortunately I can't find the update, but I'm 99% sure that in one of the text updates around when he was meeting with the Great Minds, it said that the Great Minds had agreed to leave his string alone. Ergo, he has a string.

Second, the VCR thing; has anyone realised that VCR is going into TV? :P I wonder what movie we'll see...

Regarding the temple, very very interesting stuff there. Not sure what's going on with Isaac; the theory that all the strings now reside in his body and he's some kind of megamind or something is a quite interesting and plausible theory. As far as what happened to the temple, I think Charlie blew it up. Ivan and Claud were wondering what the minecart was doing, and the action figure inside it. Charlie can link up with the figure and cast, though he probably didn't need to. I imagine he used the action figure and the cart to transport explosives under the temple and explode it.

Can't wait to see what comes next!