Sorry bro, I ended up doing some malicious name duplication.
Awesome indeed Peanut!
Alt text: There is no alt text which can do this imagery justice. You’ll just have to wait for Friday.
Dang, such a wait.
I’m sorry, but I had to do it. Yes, you can.
that’s what he’s going to do on Friday. He was saying that there is no short phrase which would do this justice. alt-text is just that, text.
I wish I could punch a weather system D:
I wish I could punch a weather system into an air combo.
Get a fan that’ll do fine
Just like the weather woman in elite beat agents!
Gimme a few minutes… I’ll go crank up the range fans… (if you get that reference gimme a Hooah).
Chuck Noris can
you forgot the second r ;3
It was nice knowing you :<
Everybody go outside and punch a pile of snow today!
That actually sounds kinda fun. *runs off to punch a pile of snow*
I am so going to do that while its still around
Even with the freak weather pattern that’s been blowing through for the past two weeks, we still haven’t gotten any snow. -punches a pillow in frustration, then punches a smoothie-
3 people punched a pile of snow.
Too bad theres no snow here..
little helpful hint:
before you punch a pile of snow, make sure it isn’t really a pile of Ice.
My knuckles are bleeding.
lol shes fighting the storm
Her partner’s a dragon right? Should be easy right?
you underestimate the dragon ? YOU SHALL BE PUNISHED with some slushies…
Whaat ? i cant be evil xD
Not you! You’re overpriced!
Now fix this wall you just knocked over before my dad comes home and beats me with a shovel!
wait… different talking fruit-flavored drink…darn 0.o
Not all dragons breathe fire. That’s mostly, IIRC, a western thing. Oriental dragons (at least SD looks more like the Oriental variety to me) are a bit more subtle about voicing their displeasure, by and large.
Subtle like the flood.
(In Chinese legends, the dragons are in charge of rain. So they do breathe weather systems. Fire suddenly doesn’t seem that impressive.)
also remember the ones that breath acid, cold, electricity, etc, etc. and don’t forget if its a chromatic, metallic, primal, or half dragon either.
Gygax was a jerk.
careful what you say, or he’ll roll dice to see if he can come back and haunt you.
Yeah, for all we know, SD could breath confetti!
Okay maybe not, but I see your point
lol well “fighting the storm” certainly brings new meaning to that term, literally.
Yggdrasil Root Beer is the best
Yggdrasil was an evil heartless computer program that oversaw the Digital World & hated the human world because of our emotions…
but he does make a great root beer.
Actually, Yggdrasil is the name of an enormous tree (a.k.a the world tree) in Norse Mythology. see for yourself http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yggdrasil
Just so long as he doesn’t try and chase Ratatosk.
I thought he was an angel of Cruxis that was trying to destroy the world to save his sister?
Moon Howler is right about Yggdrasil, except it’s guarded by Celestials who give it thankfulness in hopes it will bear fruit so they can ride the Lunar Express.
Also it’s secretly a woman.
Pogiforce, i am not just any Moon Howler … I am
THE Moon Howler!
Well, that explains why he was hiding in a giant tree the entire time…
That also explains why Yggdrasil makes such great Root Beer for our favorite barker.
I have a sneaking suspicion we won’t be seeing an eleven-headed Glorgnak after all.
Don’t be silly. That’s the NEXT round. 8D
nah man the next round is Colossal stone Racoons!
Nah you’r both wrong ;p,next round is with Clowthore,protector of Montizuma ! xD
my money’s on the next round being against Raiden.
Not shoore heef seereyous…
That, is some nice root beer.
Now I want to punch a weather system because that would be SERIOUSLY AWESOME.
Jajaj yeah you are righte
It will very cool and more if appears Joey
Ye Olde English righte?
Weather systems punch back.
Fourth panel Sabrina. Awesome face.
Indeed an awesome face.
Seriou,but awsome face.(and also a little cute)
She’s always making faces
Awesome faces that is.
Panel four – Sabrina’s face is a killer
Oh, she knows full well the awesomeness of which she speaks.
if you’re going to use fancy sentence structure and have an avatar with a top hat, you must end your comment with the correct emoticon. ^_Q
but he’s not wearing a monocle…
the avatar isn’t, but he should be. therefore, there should be a friend with monocle to accompany him.
I r sirius cat!
Last panel :’)
Are you, in fact, calling UNOFFICIAL DIBS on Panel 4 Sabrina? Or simply commenting on it?
This is a matter of UTMOST IMPORTANCE and URGENCY.
Jajaja, Cool, implications.
well say sabrina
jajaja i can wait for the Tarot’s apareance well
Tarot’s battle with the frost giant will surely be awsome,hopefully Peanut doesn’t get drunk by root beer to see it xD
Don’t you worry about that. If he wanted to get drunk, he would of get himself some of Odin’s mead. (Root beer is actually as our Ariana beer)
Ygdrasil’s roots are fed from Mimir’s spring, chock-a-block full of wisdom and intelligence. Odin had to give up an eye for a drink from it.
lol..didn’t know about that :O (the eye thing)
That explains why he’s one eyed and maybe we will have Peanut the all-knowledgeable in the next strip
That would be awesome.
And now you can just stop at the Truck Stop and pick up a bottle of the stuff. Kids these days have no appreciation for how hard it was.
They’ve lost that old time religion.
haHA! An awesome strip on my birthday 8D
Also, love the last panel x3
Hawabanga dude and happy birthday!
If i saw this earlier i would have replied earlier
OMG IT’S MY BIRFDAY TOO!!!!!
Happy Birthday to you too then!
Hey you can buy somes root beers extra larges fot today
Happy birthday. I have a link for you win I get on the computer.
Happy birthday. THERE WILL BE LINKS.
Aww thanks guys x3 -gives everyone a bottle of root beer-
Yggdrasil root beer actually
I smell a new avy coming from a strip in the near future. If Rick does that image even a BIT of justice, I’m plunking that down beside my name. 8D
Random thought: Is it the orange flavoring that makes orange soda act like booze for pets? There’s not really that much difference between orange soda and root beer, I believe, but apparently RB doesn’t have the same effect. (If nothing else, Mrs. Sandwich might object to having an alcoholic for a pet. )
Or maybe it only has effect on smaller pets? The only ones we’ve seen intoxicated are Keene and King. Could be they just can’t handle they’re soda.
or maybe they just have to drink LOTS?
I don’t think Keene ever parted with his soda can, and King got drunk at a party.
King got drunk after one orange Soda. I guess maybe he didn’t have as much a tolerance as Keene had.
If it acts like alcohol, size is a factor in how drunk you get, so maybe Peanut is just a casual drinker.
and he doesn’t get drunk as easily because he’s bigger.
Well i posted it below a few hours before FinalSilence
Lol, i just went and read that whole arc again…
Drunken King is funny…
EVERYBODY GET NAKED!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
You can get drunk off of soda in a way. Not alcohol drunk, but it does present an elevated feeling commonly known as a sugar rush.
So the elaborate tunnel system is a metaphor for the frost giant’s veins or something or other?
Oh that answers my past questions. And Nice logic at last panel.
And, first time you couldn’t think of an alt text? XD
ooar, He’s tired of people posting the Alt-text.
until he goes the route of XKCD and makes a mobile friendly version of the site in which the alt-text can be seen on phones and iPods, there is a valid reason for the posting of the alt-text.
the problem comes when people compete to be the first to post the alt-text. therefore, we should comment, and whoever ends up with the first comment (please DO NOT just comment “first” or some variation) should reply to his or her own comment with the alt-text, unless they specifically ask others to reply with it because they are unable to read it themselves.
that was to long. in short, first commenter reply to themselves with alt-text unless unable to do so.
1. I love root beer
2. Can Chuck Norris punch the weather system?
Wait… don’t pets get kinda ‘boozed’ when drink soda, or only happens with orange soda?
1. Root beer is AWESOME!
2. YOU QUESTION CHUCK NORRIS?!?!?!?
Also, that last thing makes it three.. and I have no idea.
Leave the poor guy (Chuck Norris) alone! WoW spam about him is enough for his headache
Only the small ones (like King and Keene)
My previous comment was about Russiarules1’s question about pets getting “boozed” by soda
Here’s the deal: nobody has called official dibs on any avatars.
THEREFORE: I am calling OFFICIAL DIBS on Panel 4 Sabrina and Panel 4 Peanut.
Here I go.
I have to do it tomorrow though, since my laptop is all put away.
but you cannot Alex m. already has it
He has a third panel Avi. If he meant he also wants the 4th panel Sabrina, then I suppose he did call UNOFFICIAL dibs on it…
Let me check the rulebook.
Let’s see, page 453, paragraph 2, lines 7-12…
Alright, I’ll allow it. IF he wants it.
Wait, that’s not the third panel. I didn’t look that closesly at it.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!
But not really.
At a glance, panel 4 actually makes me think of that one thing where a drunk character will go up to a sober character and put an arm around them, and then raise Thais free arm and look off into the distance, say something (poetic, philosophical, or just random), and then fall asleep.
“no, no, man. You got to flip it… TURN WAYS.”
Can I use that quote some time? XD
Wait! I found what this strip ACTUALLY reminded me of! Are you ready?
ARE YOU READY, for a BLAST fom the PAST?
Here you go.
That’s funny. XD
It’s weird to see the old art style
Why is it weird?
I’m so used to the way it is now. I don’t mean that in a bad way
Val Kilmer Batman uses ARCHIVE SEARCH!
ARCHIVE SEARCH became OLD ART STYLE!
It’s Super Effective!
Val Kilmer Chris Knight was still cooler.
Luv his expression in Panel 4 =D Plus, I think I have punched a rain storm before…it punched back.
Is Sabrina doing the Awesome Face in panel 3?
Why so many Awesome Faces, Rick? And why are their Faces so Awesome?
Do the lyrics to Achillie’s Last Stand come to anyone’s mind?
Does this “battle” have anything to do with U&U?
Because if Tarot and Aurgelmir are playing a game of U&U, all I can say is divine entities and animistic beings are really nerdy in the HP! universe.
well in D&D there are encounters of similar type so why not such a epic battle in U&U? besides that explains the lot of snow and the name of the arc of course.
I’m not really complaining about U&U. I just find it hilarious that some Gods / higher beings in HP! like to play games like U&U (D&D). I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them play WOW on their universal computers or something.
I shall now present my case:
1) these beings live on a higher plane of existence
2) they are functionally omniscient
3) we may from this that they are more intelligent than most, if not all, members of the HP plane. Or at least know more trivia.
4) If Intellignce/Trivia Knowledge => X and Nerdiness => Y, then as X->+infinity, Y->+infinity.
5) If Nerdiness => X and the Likelyhood of playing Pen-and-Paper RPGs => Y, then as X->+infinity, Y->+infinity.
THEREFORE we can surmise that, based on our current knowledge, the higher the plane of existence, the more likely it’s inhabitants are to play Pen-and-Paper RPGs, though there is undoubtedly an unknown limit, as Nerdiness cannot exist without the Popular Crowd Variations.
Other factors include the ratio of viable Game Masters to Players, the ratio of Combined GM and Player Count to Number of Those Guys, etc.
Additional research must be conducted to determine the type of graph, though Logarithmic seems to be the most likely.
Also, Number of Game Systems, Variants, Homebrews, and Houserules may affect the shape of the graph.
I recommend that a grant be offered for additional research into this subject, as it could be vital to our understanding of our immediate Upper, Lower, Parallel, and Perpendicular Dimensional Neighbors, as well as the Inter-Planar Community in general.
I have a few points to make in response to this:
1) I was probably one of the very few to actually read your entire argument.
2) A lot of the made no sense to me.
3) A pen-and-paper RPG is only the closest earthly approximation to the game they are playing, as humans would be unable to comprehend the true rules and mechanics of the game they are playing.
1) I agree
2) I had math class today
3) I believe it was simply the rules that were too complicated. I’m pretty sure U&U is played with their equivalent of pens and papers.
Not everything was a metaphor, either; the soda represents he’s thirsty now shut up. : P
higher being ⇒ smarter being ⇒ nerdier being
Logic is a lot easier than calculus
A-A-ACK! Wall of TEXT!
Well, we already know they’re rules lawyers.
Um just an offtopic: how old is Grape?
Well, the cast states younger then Peanut, but sadly we need to know his age in order to slightly estimate her age. So, in other words, I don’t know.
I hope for Rick to answer my question:)
Unless you activate the Rick-Signal or cast a sufficiently powerful SUMMON AUTHOR spell, your question will MOST LIKELY remain unanswered. Even then, success is uncertain.
Authorology, much like it’s distant cousin Demonology, is never an exact science.
If each real year = 1 in-comic year, and you consider that this comic has been running for 2½ years, and suppose it takes these pets at least as long to grow up (the wolf cubs are still cubs, and the 3-year-old ferrets are not kits) and you consider that these pets live about 40 years (http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/11/13/housepets-remnants-of-the-american-nomad/), and if we suppose Grape’s not an old lady (which puts her at under 20)
Then more than 5 years old, but less than 20
5 is fine by me
So does this mean I can beat the crap out of good will, kindness, love, justice, hope , and friendship?
CAUSE THEY ARE GOIN DOOOWWWNNN!
i didn’t get that …
He was referring to the ability to punch a weather system being applied to other things too.
ooooh … in that case: Rayne you have to through me to reach those! I defended them many times, i will succeed again!
To defeat the evils of Truth and Love…
to extend our reach to the stars above…
which, you know, would hurt if they were actual stars.
Random idea #?:
Team Rocket VS The Rocketman
Who’s the Rocketman again? :/
should the Rocketeer get in on this action?
good lord, that is genius-level use of allegory
i vote for someone to invent this ability in real life as i have a good few metaphysical concepts i’d like to give a good right hook to the jaw
like Valentines Day?
I’D like to punch Valentines Day. Right in the FACE.
down he went, like Lisdon. (Scrubs Reference.)
or rather, paraphrasing of a line from Scrubs which was a reference to something else.
Weathermen would be so much more badass if they punched weather on a weekly basis. Instead of making the poor folks stand out in the rain during 100 mph winds in a hurricane, let them go have honorable combat with the mystical fiend of wind & rain.
Also, it would make the Weather Channel more like pay-per-view UFC.
Ultimate Weather Channel. :s
I’m Commander Sheperd, and this is my favorite show on the Citadel.
I’d totally upgrade to HD Cable for that channel.
Though if a weather system were punch-able, weather forecast would probably simply become America’s Most Wanted, rather than any actual punching occuring
Soooo no immortal demigod Peanut? Too bad, wold’ve been funny. XD
Let’s just leave the “what’s harder to punch” part, I’m a bit ashamed cuz of it. >.<"
No immortal Peanut, but I don’t think a soda from Mímisbrunnr (Mimir’s well, which feeds the roots of Yggdrasil) is going to leave him unaffected. Gods give up vital body parts for a sip from the Well of Wisdom.
Peanut is already smart enough to make relativity jokes and to read Dune in less than 6 hours. How could the well of wisdom affect him?
He’ll know how to foil the frost giants?
I think the additives in the root beer dilute the effects enough that there will be no significant effects.
Additives? In Yggdrasil Root Beer? Nonsense!
there’s probably additives, otherwise everyone who drinks it would gain the knowledge to make their own.
The hard part isn’t the formula, it’s getting the fresh Yggdrasil root.
and they’ll gain knowledge which would help them do that more easily.
I can just see Peanut doing this with that frost giant:
“Hey, if you don’t mind… may I have some frost on this root beer?”
Frost on beer?
Frost giant or Ice cube maker…they’r all the same
I saw what you did there Rick!
Peanut is a dog after my own heart! I think he is drinking an IBC! XD
Brand of root beer that comes in a glass bottle
*Monster truck announce voice* EXTREEEEEME WEATHER CONDITION WRESTLING
Sabrina in panel 3 & 4…Are the quintessential fan/geek/nerd faces…Panel 3 she looks like she is having a Nerd-gasm…Panel 4 she looks like she is experiencing the Nerd-afterglow while asking him a fan question…Either way the looks on her face in those panels are “Priceless”…I guess that I would act in a similar way if my teacher was that awesome…Now only if all “battles” sound so epic…
My goodness, you’re right…Sabrina is a Tarot fangirl! :-O
Someone getting excited for the Thor movie
Yeah I can’t wait for it
I’m really liking this excursion into the unknown. Also, no biggie on the name duplication. Aurgelmir is just another name for Ymir.
But Ymir’s the Earth! Odin totally killed him!
…why do I get the feeling we’ll be seeing Spot (Superdog) fighting a snowstorm in the near future?
…why do I get the feeling you made a Simpsons reference a few comics back? (The goggles, they do nothing!)
I totally called the fight.
Only not really.
I called a fight between Spirit Dragon and evil adventurers. this is close enough, I guess.
last panel and it’s expressions FTW!
Awesome avatar, by the way.
Thank you, Sparkster makes a good avatar, and i think your mouse character is good too
ah, now I see how you tied this whole thing into the snowstorm arc.
Also, last panel makes me think of the Penny Arcade game “On the windswept precipice of Darkness” Where Tycho asks Gabe if he’d like to punch a god.
Peanut’s right, the implication ARE awesome. :O
*mind is blown from thinking about it*
you got a root beer? yeah its awesome
You are right, this only would be most epic if Joey would be appear, well what can i say:
I LOVE JOEY!!!!!!!!!!
maybe too much… I’s sick…JAjaja and i loved it
Sorry that word was “I’m” and this comment suposed to be a reply for the Clairvoyant Legacy comment
Joey may be weird, but I don’t think he’s hiding a dimensional portal anywhere
…unless Pete’s been handing them out
nobody’s said it specifically yet. Sabrina finally got the reaction out of Peanut that she was fishing for. and she is very happy.
2 tries failed, third success – there is a proverb that says: “Everything happens the third try” (ok i know that translation isn’t good but then again, proverbs are very hard to translate, so don’t worry if you don’t get it)
the easy way to say that is “third time’s the charm”
English is not my first language…
I figured as much, and I was just informing you so you can use it in the future should the need arise.
and it’s also 3 strikes and you’r out (couldn’t resist)
Except that “third time’s the charm” means “you will succeed on the third try”, while “3 strikes your out” adds an omnious “or else”
I was actually wondering about that.
Aaahhhhhhhh, so that’s where this is going. Cool. ^^
Though, I kinda wonder why Sabrina’s letting Peanut in on this whole thing…I thought supernatural stuff was off-limits…Or is my memory just being stupid right now?
Sabrina’s not a player, she’s an NPC, so she’s allowed.
but that begs the question, how did she find out. did Tarot break the rule?
but that begs the question, how did she find out? did Tarot break the rule?
sorry, but that first one didn’t show up at first. plus I used improper punctuation.
it probably went like this (maybe). Maybe Sabrina broke the rules before, so she was sent to be a lower class being. Or Psychics are like in the middle between the two. I don’t know, it’s just an idea
How did she find out what? She’s Tarot’s apprentice!
yes, but should she really have told Sabrina about all this? I’m fairly sure she wasn’t travelling between planes of existence before tarot came along.
or are they allowed to tell anyone?
Rather than ask “was she traveling between planes of existence before tarot came along?” ask “was she traveling between planes of existence before spirit dragon came along?”
Oh, noes! It’s the return of clippit!
“It looks like you’re writing a letter”
I think you’re taking my off-topic topic off-topic, and that is something up with which I shall not put!
Now where was I?
If Tarot was psychic before Spirit Dragon came along, and Sabrina was her apprentice before Spirit Dragon came along, then (a) she could have been tootling about in spirit realms already, and (b) hiding Spirit Dragon from Sabrina would have been like hiding a girlfriend from your roommate. That only works in romantic comedies, and only long enough to set you up for act three.
I don’t think they ever mentioned that it was against the rules for people to know that you had an avatar. The only rules we really know of(that I can remember, are
1. no malevolent behavior
2. You’ve gotta play through an avatar
I think Sabrina’s face in that last panel more than justifies the direction this story is taking
lol if only you COULD punch a weather system XD
Without getting punched back.
Eh! It works.
I can see a courage wolf image now saying punch a weather system.
Also…Is it bad that when I saw Yggdrasil in the title I thought of both the Yggdrasil in Norse Mythology AND Tales of Symphonia at the same time? >w>
The implications ARE INDEED awesome
Man, and we just ran out of root beer today D:
I love Sabrina more and more every panel of this arc.
Well if Tarot can manipulate reality there, we could be getting a near-future appearance by Spot the wonder dog.. XD
Peanut: Oooo! Ooo! I wanna punch it!
Tarot: Okie. *zap*
Hmm, how did Peanut pay for that root bear?
with the extra finger he had when the last comic was posted.
What? He did?
yes, but they took it magically from all time, so it’s as if it never happened.
- Was really necessary to coment all these are in “quote /quote”, guys?
- Out this, Penaut don’t should more your felinepholine? ;3
And don’t should more your felinepholine?
I think he mean “shouldn’t you be more of a felinophile”
Yggdrasil root beer would be an utterly awesome idea. Almost as awesome as punching a weather system.
You wouldn’t want it to get into the wrong hands.
Been watching Superstorm?
Can’t have the frost giants getting hold of it. Odin’s going to need that edge come Ragnarok.
- Yes, it is, Frank: “I think he mean “shouldn’t you be more of a felinophile”.
you have two opening quotation marks and only one closing, plus there’s only supposed to be single quotations around a quote within a quote.
“I think he mean ’shouldn’t you be more of a felinophile?’ ”
or if you only meant to stress the first part:
“ ‘I think he mean’ shouldn’t you be more of a felinophile?”
A quote within a quote is actually quite free. Some people put 3 or 4. Example:
“He exclaimed “”OMG!”" and fainted”
Though that doesn’t deter your point on the fact that he should’ve been consistent, and close all he opened
I punched a frost giant once. Never again.
*sip* hmm. Tastes like world. I guess that’s why its slogan is “Taste the world.”
the question is, to which world is it referring? I don’t want root beer that tastes like Uranus.
I think that would be poisonous
no, it would only taste poisonous.
I see what you did there?
Ohhh hahaha :3
…gives a “literal” meaning to
Taste the Rainbow
Unleash the Power of the Sun!
not to mention “kiss the sky” and “break wind”
sorry, this is not apt for this post, but it is applicable to the basis of this strip.
I need to remember to read the things to which I am replying.
Ha, I think this will be as funny as… every comic that Rick has done xD!
Sabrina has a valid point. Punching weather sounds hard.
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