Ditto wrote:The proper spelling of Banhammer's first line is HERALD, not harald.
Don't bother trying to help. All I accomplished by pointing out the incorrect used of 'forsworn' was to stir up an idiotic debate on the forum fueled by other people who, like the author, also don't know how to use the word correctly. There's a grammar error in this strip as well, but I'ma just let it slide.
Mikalyaran wrote:Step 2.) Parson Spins off new side, re-found FAQ
All the quatloos that this never happens. I won't pretend to know the mind of the author, but if Parson has responsibilities remaining on Erfworld after he fulfills the three, well, four
, prophesies he is fated to fulfill, then he won't have much reason to go home. And going home will be his final character growth: To live a full and complete life in Stupidworld, instead of one centered on escapism and fantasy where he only applies himself just enough to get along, except for his gaming efforts. Trashed apartment, pizza stained clothes, weight problem, busted up car, lousy job. And although I don't believe it was mentioned specifically, most likely no friends outside of his gaming group, and certainly no girlfriend. All these are things that Parson could fix, if he only put his intellect to work on something other then designing games. Hell, he could even design and market
games and be doing better than just playing them and working at Kinko's.
Or at least, in my opinion, this would be a far better finish to the story than having Parson set himself up as king of all Erfworld. Or even just ruler of one side. Or even just staying on as a unit of Stanley, or any other ruler.
WarFAN wrote:King Banhammer is a galactic-level idiot. I will be very pleased when (if) Rob shows his croaking/uncroaking.
I agree. Full lifetime restrictions on many (a half dozen? A dozen?) people in exchange for the same just on Charlie plus a few thousand (at a guess) shmuckers? Horribly unbalanced. And such a deal with a carnymancer who can just 'break the rules' at a whim? Idiocy!
is even named 'Carnie'... No doubt that is its specialization, but it's also a bit of a nose rub about the stickiness of any contract on Charlie himself.
IP(TSF) #75 wrote:Charlie would pledge funds to rebuild Faq, and swear a lifetime oath never to attack it, or disclose its location, or aid any side in disturbing it.
Clearly, influencing the spawn rate of dwagons along the path of an attacking force who can tame them without a fight is "aid" to that attacking force, even if that attacking force is ignorant of the source of the aid. So if it is ever revealed that Charlie did this, I will expect that the issue of the terms of the contract will be explained in some manner.
IP(TSF) #75 wrote:“Brother Labeler,” said Marie solemnly, “he’s serious about his croft.”
The Signamancer had spent the last hour in a Thinkamancy link-up with Charlie, administering a kind of unbreakable magical contract they were calling a “Deal of a Lifetime.” Marie and Jillian were among the last who had not yet signed.
“Heh,” said Jillian, catching Jack’s eyes. “That’s just what—” Jack gave her a tiny shake of his head. “...I’ve heard said about you, Marie.”
What's up with this exchange? What subject is Jack warning Jillian to stay away from?