GaryThunder wrote:I can't believe I didn't see this before. Lloyd's staff isn't a lollipop, it's a copyright symbol.
He's a copywright.
I didn't see that either.
Beeskee wrote:I think everyone wants Ace to switch to Parson's side. Myself included.
If he does, I fully expect Parson to explain the concept of "power armor" to him.
Everything else I wanted to say about this update has already been said. I think the tactical situation has changed enough that clearing the airspace is no longer viable, and besides, the casters have specific orders contrary to that now: escort kingy out. I think this update does a great job of showing that 'units' are people with their own wants, needs, and goals, some of which may be contrary to what is currently going on for their side.
Beeskee wrote:I think there is more to Pierce than just being a Hawkeye clone. Most of Rob's puns and jokes have more than one aspect to them. I just don't think we've seen everything yet.
It's also worth noting that Wanda used the entire tower defense capacity, and killed only a single archon and three unipegitars. A far cry from "all sortsa archons and fliers."shalist wrote:Its worth noting that Wanda had little difficulty nuking all sortsa archons and fliers with GK's tower defense, so the shell-shocked healomancer might be overstating their combat ability a bit, especially since the encounter on the bridge was probably the only time he'd ever 'fought' them.
As has been made apparent many times, the author loves multi-layered references. Many or most of the characters in the comic can be traced to more than a single source. Taking only Duncan Scone as an example, he has the physical appearance of Lobot from Star Wars, and a name which evokes many potential references. Here at least the Wiki is accurate:atalex wrote:FYI - don't know if anyone has pointed this out, but Lloyd is apparently the brand name of a type of copy machine. I still find it odd that Rob made Pierce so directly evocative of Hawkeye from MASH. Lloyd is obviously based (visually, at least) on the Deadly Duplicator, but his name isn't Elliott Taggart, and other than appearance, he hasn't riffed of that character a all. I stand by my prediction that Pierce is doomed.
Erfworld Wiki wrote:His name is a homonym for "Dunking Scone" or perhaps "Dunkin'," a reference to a baked treat often taken with coffee and the manner in which it is enjoyed. Additionally, his name could also reference the coffee shop/baked good chain "Dunkin' Donuts". His skin is mocha-colored, again referencing coffee either a bean from Yemen or a type of drink, and he wears Jitterati's livery of white with a circular green symbol, a reference to Starbucks.
His name may also be a reference to the episode of the TV version of Highlander in which Duncan MacLeod returns the Stone of Scone to Scotland.
He looks impeccably similar to Lobot, the Vice Administrator of Cloud City from Star Wars.
In Macbeth, Macbeth is is crowned at Scone, after killing King Duncan.
May also be a reference to Duncan Idaho, from the Dune series, who initially serves as an Atreides warlord, and later as a Mentat.
For the folks who feel that either Wanda and/or Parson will split from Stanlie and form their own Side:Beeskee wrote:However things turn out, Parson is about to pwnzorz a capital site. Tramennis will either retreat, or lose. He's awesome but I don't think he is awesome enough to win against Parson. So it looks an awful lot like Parson is about to become an overlord.
Zeroberon wrote:So we know with 100% certainty that THIS IS HOW TRI-LINKS WORK, PERIOD END OF STORY.
ScegfOd wrote:i think that jet-pack is going to end up in parson's hands so that he can fly around with his (stanley's) dragon army instead of being stuck on the ground as a unit which is too heavy to ride a mount ^^
atalex wrote:I certainly hope that there is. One of the things I love best about Erfworld is the way "minor throwaway" characters suddenly become fascinating when they get a chance to shine. I am President of the Ossomer Fanclub after all.
atalex wrote:2. After we've spent months speculating on Chekhov's jetpack, this update now raises the possibility that it won't be used at all! Slately, Trem and everyone else will just ignore its utility in the confusion, and it will just be another example of Fate kicking poor Ace once again.