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Post One-Offs Set #25: Writer's Cramping My Style
<squints> "Write Like A Writer".

Oh for.... :roll:.

Also, I didn't QUITE get it, not being an English major.


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Peter Von Brown deliberately doesn't use a certain word, but it isn't an adverb, and he wouldn't even say what it was on his blog. I had to figure it out on my own.

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Post Re: One-Offs Set #25: Writer's Cramping My Style
PhoenixAsper wrote:
<squints> "Write Like A Writer".

Oh for.... :roll:.

Also, I didn't QUITE get it, not being an English major.


Adverbs are pretty much words that describe a verb, and apparently Peanut is reading some tips on writing. In the last panel he noticed how "lets go for a walk on the day after this one" didn't quite fit as well as "lets go for a walk tomorrow"


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The Ryan North Law of Webcomics: Strips that require the least effort to draw tend to have the funniest words. :lol:

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Perhaps my spelling on the forums will finally be improved!

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Wait till he gets to the section about fonts and Comic Sans.


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:lol: his look on the last panel is great, and yay more things from your twitter!

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Kitela wrote:
PhoenixAsper wrote:
<squints> "Write Like A Writer".

Oh for.... :roll:.

Also, I didn't QUITE get it, not being an English major.


Adverbs are pretty much words that describe a verb, and apparently Peanut is reading some tips on writing. In the last panel he noticed how "lets go for a walk on the day after this one" didn't quite fit as well as "lets go for a walk tomorrow"


They also describe adjectives and other adverbs. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/adverbs.htm

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An english major? Are you sure? (no, I'm knot one but I no that that doesn't look write)

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The homophone abuse... it burns me! *catches fire*

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Sleet! You should no bedder then two play with phyre, er, fire!

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Both educational, cute, and funny. I like!

Mr. Griffin, teaching us what we already know and most of us have forgotten since 2011! :lol:

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Yep his freinds are nuts as usual. I could never stand playing with them if there like that all the time when they play D&D

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Poor Joey. When Joey is the straight man you know these friends are creepy and weird. Jeez.

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Reference to "One Tin Soldier", there?

(Also, is one of Joey's friends a Trekker?)

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I see the other creepy friend is a trekkie.
why don’t you just name him and get rid of they “Joey’s creepy friends” tag? may I suggest Tiberius?

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Still no name? That's it! I hereby dub him scotty. Just because, okay!?

Those are some ruthless friends...

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They expect to find powerful artifacts at a peaceful elf village? They really should try a church. maybe they'll pick up a holy beam spell!

Would be funny if his name was based off of a Federation ship like the Enterprise or the Valiant.

But yes, i too suggest naming Joey's creepy friends too. He only has two creepy friends afterall!

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Ah, my favorite dalmatian finally appeared =D

copper wrote:
Still no name?


Maybe even his name is too creepy to be tagged :)

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Would be funny if his name was based off of a Federation ship like the Enterprise or the Valiant.


Or after one of the Imperial-class Star Destroyers: Chimaera, Inexorable, Exactor, Nemesis, Relentless...

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Or after one of the Imperial-class Star Destroyers: Chimaera, Inexorable, Exactor, Nemesis, Relentless...


Nah, too predictable =P

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Karlos wrote:
Ah, my favorite dalmatian finally appeared =D

copper wrote:
Still no name?


Maybe even his name is too creepy to be tagged :)

GameCobra wrote:
Would be funny if his name was based off of a Federation ship like the Enterprise or the Valiant.


Or after one of the Imperial-class Star Destroyers: Chimaera, Inexorable, Exactor, Nemesis, Relentless...


He's probably named Noonian. Or Noonian Tiberius. Or maybe he's named Warf since he goes woof.

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Wow, Joey's friends are cute, despite being ultimate nerds. But I really wonder what the dalmatian's name is. My guess is something like Gandalf or something.

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RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:
I see the other creepy friend is a trekkie.
why don’t you just name him and get rid of they “Joey’s creepy friends” tag? may I suggest Tiberius?
I second Tiberius.

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That assumes the dog's a boy. Baby pink collar.

Alex wrote:
Wow, Joey's friends are cute, despite being ultimate nerds. But I really wonder what the dalmatian's name is. My guess is something like Gandalf or something.

It's already established that Lester is a bit of a jerk.

Mod Edit-Watch what you say, Jerk covers it just as nice.

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"Creepy friend" or not, I'm taking that dalmatian home with me.


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Kitch wrote:
That assumes the dog's a boy. Baby pink collar.
Pfft, what kind of creepy D&D geek would be a girl?

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Post Re: One-Offs Set #25: Writer's Cramping My Style
I like "Joey's Creepy Friends" as a name tag for the other two. Remember, we have 20+ named characters in this comic, not every background character needs a name.


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I like that tag! Sci fi emblems always rock! :)


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I like "Joey's Creepy Friends" as a name tag for the other two. Remember, we have 20+ named characters in this comic, not every background character needs a name.

the thing is, Lester is already named. having "Joey's creepy friends" is redundant, because there's only one unnamed creepy friend. maybe if Rick makes it singular.

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RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:
the thing is, Lester is already named. having "Joey's creepy friends" is redundant, because there's only one unnamed creepy friend. maybe if Rick makes it singular.


making it singular/grouped at times would make it alot more easier. whether he wants his webcomic characters to be identified like that is up to him, but that could definitely work.

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there could be easily more than those two sitting at the table?

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That's right. Isn't the smallest DnD game need at least 6 players? Wait a minute. That doesn't count the cosmic DnD game.

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D&D can be played with 2 or even 1 if you're resourceful.

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I'm adding Trekkiedots to my list of personal favorite one-off/background characters

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I think it's pretty bad that I once had a D&D group like this. My DM would have to usually force them into nice conversation, aka, have quick extraordinarily overpowered backup that makes them think twice about stabbing the guy in front of them. Like, say, that epic level guard standing right over there.

Playing GM myself, I've found it's best to plan for everything you want your players to do- then to ALSO plan for everything you DON'T want your players to do. Then plan for the things you don't expect them to do. The one thing you can expect is that your players will do their best to break the game. XP

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I just design each campaign to have something that fits naturally into each player's preferred solutions; if someone loves burning down villages, give them a situation where burning down a village is actually a good thing. And then if they try to break it further I just ad-lib punishments. :P

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Sleet wrote:
I just design each campaign to have something that fits naturally into each player's preferred solutions; if someone loves burning down villages, give them a situation where burning down a village is actually a good thing. And then if they try to break it further I just ad-lib punishments. :P


In one situation where I wanted my players to attack someone, they didn't- and they had good reason to attack him, too, since he had his forces attack them. Normally, they randomly attacked people even if another, easier solution was available. I had to quickly think on my feet to make sure the story advanced correctly. I pulled it off, but the session ended early, because I expected them to battle the guy, which would have taken a ton of time. XD

So I can understand Joey needing to make a loot table like that. XD

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I think a lot of it comes from an unwavering faith in the DM: they know that no matter what stupid crap they pull, they'll level up and progress.

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Sleet wrote:
I think a lot of it comes from an unwavering faith in the DM: they know that no matter what stupid crap they pull, they'll level up and progress.


Maybe the best DM kills off their players for an added feature, when they really screw up.

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No, no, that's a horrible idea. XD

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