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[2018/08/12 - Fair Play]
Title Text: Hello darkness my old friend
I've come to stalk in you again
Because a cougar softly creeping
Is the reason I am sneaking


It was at this moment that Gale knew, she done goofed.

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Now the cougar's the one being kidnapped. :lol:
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Oh snap, again. Poncho just got 100 times more interesting. Hooray for character development.

So it begins. The final showdown. Poncho vs. Gale. North Star vs Pueblo I guess.
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{GASP!} Poncho is.... NAKED? :o :lol:

As Rick rhymes in the evening
Gale stalks the flapping Poncho
We see the plan backfires on her
and know the smartest Wolf is on show.
The hunt is shaded from our sight
and all we see is the silhouette;
but now the advantage is Wolven
and staying quiet is Pueblo’s best bet.
He may have to save his mom now,
he’s her secret in the night.
The battle of the brains is on now;
this could be quite the fun fight.
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Alright, someone must be a trimmer of some sort if they can make ears like that with leaves and not stick out like a sore thumb =P

Also: were they trying to make it look like Jack with a elk's arm? =P
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Will we know it's Poncho without his poncho?

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Finally got her! This should prove interesting are the two of them enough to take her down?

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They're smarter than you thought Gale...
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IceKitsune wrote:Finally got her! This should prove interesting are the two of them enough to take her down?
take them down. Crouching momma, hidden Pueblo.
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Wait, I have some questions.

1. When did he have time to make that thing if Gale’s been watching them the whole time?
2. Did they know she was stalking them or did they just know that there was something but didn’t know who or what it was?
3. If don’t they defeat Gale in ten minutes they go running to Miles for help?
4. When did Poncho become so cool?
5. If Poncho wanted a mate then why was he so reluctant to join the camping trip? He complained about there only being humans and dogs but still didn’t want to return the wild. Where else was he going to find a mate?
6. Why is Gale still trying to capture the wolves when she clearly has weakened the pack enough that she has the advantage now? She should have stopped while she was ahead.
7. Where is Pueblo?
NHWestoN wrote:Will we know it's Poncho without his poncho?
He has a giant scar on his chest.
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Poncho is proving to be very intelligent.
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Who would win?

A huge, ferocious feline with powerful teeth and claws, or one leafy boi and some cloth?
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I note we're all ruling out the possibility this is North Stars' plan.
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I wonder if they practiced that beforehand
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I was really expecting a cut away to Deadeye back at the house sensing a disturbance and arriving to save his pack single-handedly

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...what if she went off to look for North Star instead?
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D-Rock wrote:Also, big fan of the Disturbed cover of that song. :)
Ohyes... I really dunno what version I like better. Simon and Garfunkel or Disturbed.
Simon & Garfunkel is so classic, but Disturbed is so powerful. Shivers down my spine...
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Iceheart wrote:I was really expecting a cut away to Deadeye back at the house sensing a disturbance and arriving to save his pack single-handedly
That IS Deadeye! No eyes seen in silhouette, flowing cape, and the only wolf (other than maybe Miles) that scares Gale.
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Fee Radikal wrote:
Iceheart wrote:I was really expecting a cut away to Deadeye back at the house sensing a disturbance and arriving to save his pack single-handedly
That IS Deadeye! No eyes seen in silhouette, flowing cape, and the only wolf (other than maybe Miles) that scares Gale.
It was made of leaves and Poncho is now nekkid.

He tricked her...
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This is way too ominous, and not nearly comedic enough to balance it out...

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Zack_the_husky wrote:This is way too ominous, and not nearly comedic enough to balance it out...

Said the person whose current forum avatar is a possibly unhinged pony immortal(Though at least Daybreaker's comedic in her hamminess…)
You mean to tell me that you don't find "oh, carp" moments funny? ;)
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D-Rock wrote:
Zack_the_husky wrote:This is way too ominous, and not nearly comedic enough to balance it out...

Said the person whose current forum avatar is a possibly unhinged pony immortal(Though at least Daybreaker's comedic in her hamminess…)
You mean to tell me that you don't find "oh, carp" moments funny? ;)
When the world's becoming more and more filled with 'Oh, carp' moments...?

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fenrirblack wrote:Wait, I have some questions.

1. When did he have time to make that thing if Gale’s been watching them the whole time?
2. Did they know she was stalking them or did they just know that there was something but didn’t know who or what it was?
3. If don’t they defeat Gale in ten minutes they go running to Miles for help?
4. When did Poncho become so cool?
5. If Poncho wanted a mate then why was he so reluctant to join the camping trip? He complained about there only being humans and dogs but still didn’t want to return the wild. Where else was he going to find a mate?
6. Why is Gale still trying to capture the wolves when she clearly has weakened the pack enough that she has the advantage now? She should have stopped while she was ahead.
7. Where is Pueblo?
NHWestoN wrote:Will we know it's Poncho without his poncho?
He has a giant scar on his chest.
For #6; perhaps she does not feel she has weakened the pack enough yet. At the time where she starts stalking Poncho and Northstar, we know that there are still 4 wolves in the area (Poncho, Northstar, Miles, and Lucretia). If it is her and Peublo vs the wolves, they still have her out numbered. If she can pick off Northstar and Poncho though, then she is on a much more level playing field when it comes time to confront Miles and Lucretia.
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I was expecting that there's something more for them, and it's the real trap. ;) Apparently, Poncho fell in this trap, but there's something weird... What Gale is touching is his poncho? He remained naked, then. :P So, the wolves tricked the cougar... I guess that the full moon in the sky gave more smart energy to the wolves. :D What's going to happen to Gale, now? :roll:
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D-Rock wrote:
Zack_the_husky wrote:This is way too ominous, and not nearly comedic enough to balance it out...

Said the person whose current forum avatar is a possibly unhinged pony immortal(Though at least Daybreaker's comedic in her hamminess…)
You mean to tell me that you don't find "oh, carp" moments funny? ;)
I find that very funny. I also have a twisted sense of humor. I think the Poltergeist is a comedy.
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CHAOKOCartoons wrote:...what if she went off to look for North Star instead?
He clearly doubled back in such a way that it led onto Poncho's trail, look I only have so much space to work with
I'm sure the cold hand of science will be able to overcome his magical powers

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CHAOKOCartoons wrote:...what if she went off to look for North Star instead?
He clearly doubled back in such a way that it led onto Poncho's trail, look I only have so much space to work with
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NHWestoN wrote:Will we know it's Poncho without his poncho?
He's got a scar on his chest, see? https://www.housepetscomic.com/comic/2018/07/20/scre/
Also Daryl's scream was probably their first clue that something was going on and that they otter be prepared!

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Don't worry, Ben Affleck also said Uh-oh when he saw the meme with this song to his sad face.

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Render wrote:
D-Rock wrote:Title Text: Hello darkness my old friend
I've come to stalk in you again
Because a cougar softly creeping
Is the reason I am sneaking
We need the full text adapted and somebody sing it!
Hello darkness my old friend

I've come to stalk in you again

Because a cougar softly creeping

Is the reason I am sneaking
And the fear that planted in my brain
By Miles
Within the sound of defiance
In the darkest night I walked alone
Narrow paths of wood and stone
‘Neath the moonlit peace of camp
My fur turned cold and damp
When my eyes were slashed by the flash of
Shining claws
That shot through the night
And faced the sound of defiance
And in the hallowed light I saw
Ten thousand trees, maybe more
Leaves rustling without speaking
My ears perked without listening
Howling sounds with voices they never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of defiance
Fools, it said, you do not know
Silence of the cougar grows
Hear my words that I might eat you
Take you in my arms that I might capture you
By my words, like silent tears fell
And echoed in the walls of the cell
And the wolves howled and cried
To Miles who made them come
And the eyes flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the wolf said, the words of the hunter
Are written on beasts that fall
And darkest calls
And whispered in the sounds of defiance
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Nice one, fenrir.

In case anyone was wondering I don't know the song well enough.
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I'm looking forward to see what Poncho and Northstar's plan is now. They tricked Gale, showed her they're smarter then she thought and shook her off their trail, but what does that do for them? Poncho sacrificed his poncho for this deception so I'd assume they have a more foolproof plan than hope Gale buckles like Spot (Superdog). Leading up to this the deal had been wolfs have strength in numbers, but a cougar could take one or two wolfs at a time. Getting led to a fake Poncho doesn't give Gale enough of a disadvantage for Poncho and NS to want a direct confrontation. They can't free the other wolfs without knowing where the pit is and going to Lucretia and Miles for help goes agains the learnin' experience aspect (unless there's a bit where miles says "The howl, I didn't think Gale would be here, I didn't want to scare my family into submission that much"). In the final panel though, they are still close enough that it's unlikely they attempted either. The only thing I can think of is they used the time Gale was stalking shrubbery to subdue Pueblo and are going to trade him for the release of the pack. This is a bit meta, but I don't that is their plan either because I don't think the "good guys" would capture a child for a hostage negotiation.
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Champion Wallace wrote:I'm looking forward to see what Poncho and Northstar's plan is now. They tricked Gale, showed her they're smarter then she thought and shook her off their trail, but what does that do for them? The only thing I can think of is they used the time Gale was stalking shrubbery to subdue Pueblo and are going to trade him for the release of the pack. This is a bit meta, but I don't that is their plan either because I don't think the "good guys" would capture a child for a hostage negotiation.
Who ever said they were the good guys? Miles is out there to teach them how the wild works. No good guys, no bad guys, just those who eat and those who get eaten.

Now I don't think they want to eat either cougar, but you take one of ours and we take one of yours is an old trope and I'm betting Gale would trade all the captured wolves for one Pueblo. It is not evil, it is tactics. Besides, by now there has to be enough of the pack in the pit to ladder even fat Darryl out to freedom.

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Champion Wallace wrote:I'm looking forward to see what Poncho and Northstar's plan is now. They tricked Gale, showed her they're smarter then she thought and shook her off their trail, but what does that do for them? The only thing I can think of is they used the time Gale was stalking shrubbery to subdue Pueblo and are going to trade him for the release of the pack. This is a bit meta, but I don't that is their plan either because I don't think the "good guys" would capture a child for a hostage negotiation.
Who ever said they were the good guys? Miles is out there to teach them how the wild works. No good guys, no bad guys, just those who eat and those who get eaten.
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They are the good guys because we perceive them as the good guys. Plus this isn't a game of who eats who. Gale is kidnapping the wolves for the sole reason they were trespassing on what she believes is her territory and because they have history between them. In the wild a cougar would just kill the wolves not throw them in a pit. We as a society perceive Gales actions as "evil" or "bad" because that is what we were told. She is acting out of her own petty desire and not because of the natural order.
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Hadn't noticed Poncho's body scar - figure he got it in the same scrap that earned Gale that facial slash?

Territory and territorial disputes are pretty much a major feature of conflict in the natural order. The human order, too.

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NHWestoN wrote:Hadn't noticed Poncho's body scar - figure he got it in the same scrap that earned Gale that facial slash?

Territory and territorial disputes are pretty much a major feature of conflict in the natural order. The human order, too.
That’s what I’m going with.

I realized that as I was typing but went with it anyway. I think it was more the way she handled their intrusion more than anything. But you know Plot.
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Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but why does the effigy have a weird deer's leg sticking out where an arm should be?

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