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Monday, 7 February, 2005 by Dion Nicolaas
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One more thing: Thank you very much for your comments to the last comic.
It certainly helped me decide not to close this book forever.


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Violist February 7, 2005 01:51
First comment: 25 June, 2004 206 comments written
Hallelujah! Quickly, I must think up ideas...
Beowulf February 7, 2005 04:56
First comment: 8 January, 2005 114 comments written
If anyone wants to do the panels for the thing I posted Feb. 1 (Yeldud encounter) you're free to send it in. you can also make a few changes if you want. Just credit me as the original creator.

I'm very glad Dudley is back. Thank you, Dion!!!
Am Shaedan February 7, 2005 06:26
First comment: 18 May, 2004 49 comments written
Hey. Talk about a good news in the morning. :P
Nameless February 7, 2005 06:42
First comment: 29 December, 2004 281 comments written
HURRAY! ^_^ (does a little dance then e-mails an idea for Dudley)
Eskimo February 7, 2005 07:32
First comment: 14 April, 2004 166 comments written
Whew! Ok, first I move this daily bookmark to weekly...
Hope you all don't go away either as on certain days half the comic was the comments ;-).
Dion, you know the pageThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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hits for your site. Would be interesting to know how many that "last" ascension post generated. DOH, stupid me, says 2583 right down there in the corner lol. That's a lot, even if it would take "reloads".
And boy, doing something for a long long time and needing a break (or quitting altogether) is such a familiar feeling I wish you the best of luck...
Sedge February 7, 2005 08:17
First comment: 18 January, 2005 11 comments written
Heck, I've got ideas after ideas- I could almost write this comic strip for a while. I'm just not dependable enough to update daily. fires off a tentative email
AGAINST QUIZ February 7, 2005 22:29
First comment: 7 February, 2005 3 comments written
TAKE OFF THE QUESTION TO POST!!!! I dont want to have a test to post on this site!
Plague February 7, 2005 23:21
First comment: 31 January, 2005 102 comments written
Alive! Joy to the world.
Ah, I shall wait a week or so
before you guys send in a million
posts and then I shall send my brilliant
idea. By the way, Senor "Against the Quiz",
it's not that hard a test is it?
Beowulf February 7, 2005 23:41
First comment: 8 January, 2005 114 comments written
The "quiz" is good. It keeps out prospective trolls (but, regrettably, not newts like JMesh).
I'm a NetHack beginner (never got past level 6) and sometimes have to refresh the pageThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
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a few times before I get a question I can answer. I've never seen an opulent throneMethought I saw the footsteps of a throne
Which mists and vapours from mine eyes did shroud--
Nor view of who might sit thereon allowed;
But all the steps and ground about were strown
With sights the ruefullest that flesh and bone
Ever put on; a miserable crowd,
Sick, hale, old, young, who cried before that cloud,
"Thou art our king,
O Death! to thee we groan."
Those steps I clomb; the mists before me gave
Smooth way; and I beheld the face of one
Sleeping alone within a mossy cave,
With her face up to heaven; that seemed to have
Pleasing remembrance of a thought foregone;
A lovely Beauty in a summer grave!
        [ Sonnet, by William Wordsworth ]

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and often get chests and weapons mixed up but the trollThe troll shambled closer. He was perhaps eight feet tall,
perhaps more. His forward stoop, with arms dangling past
thick claw-footed legs to the ground, made it hard to tell.
The hairless green skin moved upon his body. His head was a
gash of a mouth, a yard-long nose, and two eyes which drank
the feeble torchlight and never gave back a gleam.
[...]
Like a huge green spider, the troll's severed hand ran on its
fingers. Across the mounded floor, up onto a log with one
taloned forefinger to hook it over the bark, down again it
scrambled, until it found the cut wrist. And there it grew
fast. The troll's smashed head seethed and knit together.
He clambered back on his feet and grinned at them. The
waning faggot cast red light over his fangs.
        [ Three Hearts and Three Lions, by Poul Anderson ]

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-proofness makes the slight inconvenience worth it.
Robert Barber, Tamer of a Digital One February 8, 2005 00:43
First comment: 28 September, 2004 64 comments written
Hello. I'm unfamiliar with lingo, so what does "newt(kinds of) small animal, like a lizard, which spends most of
its time in the water.
        [ Oxford's Student's Dictionary of Current English ]

"Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
        [ Macbeth, by William Shakespeare ]

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" mean in this case???
Beowulf February 8, 2005 00:54
First comment: 8 January, 2005 114 comments written
Oh, I made that one up. Dudley is always getting killed by newts and JMesh is very bothersome so I call him a newt(kinds of) small animal, like a lizard, which spends most of
its time in the water.
        [ Oxford's Student's Dictionary of Current English ]

"Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
        [ Macbeth, by William Shakespeare ]

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Violist February 8, 2005 01:57
First comment: 25 June, 2004 206 comments written
It's only a hard test if you don't play nethack enough. It's OK, you'll soon be pulled in. And I'm certainly pleased that we have an explanation for why they stopped Tuesday, that could have been the next 'net conspiracy :)
AGAINST QUIZ February 8, 2005 03:32
First comment: 7 February, 2005 3 comments written
I HAD TO REFRESH 10 times to find a question i could answer.
Luinegaladh February 8, 2005 04:18
First comment: 8 February, 2005 5 comments written
AGAINST QUIZ: If you're so pissed off about the quiz, then don't post. I mean, what's the point in going through the agony of having to refresh ten times just to complain that you had to refresh that many times?

Anyway, this week is getting better and better! First, Enterprise was canceled (die, bastard, die!), and now, Dudley's back!

Well, sort of. At least he's not riding a gigantic horseKing Richard III: A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
Catesby: Withdraw, my lord; I'll help you to a horse.
King Richard III: Slave, I have set my life upon a cast,
And I will stand the hazard of the die:
I think there be six Richmonds in the field;
Five have I slain to-day instead of him.
A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
        [ King Richard III, by William Shakespeare ]

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with flaming nostrils anymore. :)
Mantar February 8, 2005 05:39
First comment: 17 June, 2004 197 comments written
AgainstQuiz: I guess you weren't here for the big somethingawful.com OLOLOL!!!1! t3H s1TE sUXXxxXxx!!!1!1!!11!one! explosion or else you wouldn't be so down on the quiz. If you're having trouble, explore mode is just a keypress away in Nethack, that'll let you live long enough to see everything.

Luinegaladh: Nice to know I'm not the only one celebrating. I watched only two episodes of that temporal chroniton-infested crapathon, and then I had to watchThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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a lot of TOS so I wouldn't feel dirty anymore. Will Rick Berman even accept any plots that don't involve time anymore? Voyager was all time all the time, and then Boobyprize was only worse. I like my generic space nazi plots without the chronitons, please!
Hmm. I should try reviving the Star Trek patch sometime and add a Rick Berman monster so I can kill it in righteous vengeance.
  February 8, 2005 06:31
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
I wonder, could AGAINST QUIZ possibly be JMesh using a different name? They certainly act alike.
Violist February 8, 2005 06:57
First comment: 25 June, 2004 206 comments written
Well, possibly. All of the trolls/newts here seem to lack the ability to use things like apostrophes...
Nameless February 8, 2005 07:04
First comment: 29 December, 2004 281 comments written
You know replying to all the trolls (and newts)is only going to encourage them to post. Donât feed the trolls.
Schnee February 8, 2005 07:33
First comment: 10 November, 2004 76 comments written
Yay, he's back. ^^ Hmm, post-ascension depressions - that's certainly new to me. I know PCD (post-con depression), but PAD? Well, why not. ^^
Matt M P February 8, 2005 09:20
First comment: 13 October, 2004 23 comments written
So while at work I thought up a whole line of comic ideas I was going to send in. Then when I got home I got to my computer and realized that I forgot them all. sigh The Master Mindflayer hits.
AGAINST QUIZ February 8, 2005 17:12
First comment: 7 February, 2005 3 comments written
I see your point i have been through every single comic in the archive and i agree with you mantar,I am humbled.
Sorry dion for the fuss and i am certainly not JMesh with a different name.
  February 8, 2005 21:45
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
You're right. JMesh would never apologize
Beowulf February 8, 2005 22:14
First comment: 8 January, 2005 114 comments written
When was the somethingawful.com explosion? I've read the archives all the way through but not the comments for every comic.
  February 8, 2005 22:52
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
Mantar: Heh, I like Voyager. :P It's my all-time favorite ST series; sure, most of the acting sucks, but it's philosophical enough for me, yet lightStrange creatures formed from energy rather than matter,
lights are given to self-destructive behavior when battling
foes.

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enough for easy explaining to 'danes. Not sure what it is... Let's just say--for lack of a more substantial term--that it's easier to relate to Voyager than any other series. shrug

Just my $0.02. :D

Beowulf: Dion took the louts' comments out. Which is fortunate, as I didn't want to have to download a meg's worth (or unworth, as was the case) of comments.
  February 8, 2005 22:53
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
Wait a minute AGAINST QUIZ, you've "been through every single comic in the archive" and yet you complain about refreshing the pageThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
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10 times? If you paid attention to the panels you should be able to answer the questions without too much trouble. And how much time did you spend reading the archives? 2 hours at least would be my guess. It took you 5 minutes at the most to find a question you could answer and you complain?
nethacker February 9, 2005 10:59
First comment: 13 January, 2005 13 comments written
Nameless: AGAINST QUIZ just apologized, so I quess he is not
complaining any more.
tralkpha February 9, 2005 17:42
First comment: 9 February, 2005 2 comments written
i was here during the somthingawful assault and so my previous post was deleted.
the quiz is about as perfect a solution as you can have
and i am very glad the dungeon will continue to grow
it doesnt matter to me whether the updates are daily or less often
as long as they continue i will continue to enjoy them
maheshjr2000 February 9, 2005 20:57
First comment: 9 February, 2005 22 comments written
Yep that was me, i complained because i use the graphical version of nethack but when i realized how silly my complaint was and some of you set me straight i apologized.
Mantar February 9, 2005 21:18
First comment: 17 June, 2004 197 comments written
Well, welcome aboard maheshjr2000!

"space-man": Voyager was a decent Trek. Sure, I rolled my eyes through the warp 11 episode, the "Tuvix" gimmick, and all the 'temporal this-or-that' episodes, but I still watched. When it was good, it was good. Enterprise, well, that's another story. Heh.
E February 10, 2005 17:47
First comment: 2 September, 2004 34 comments written
maheshjr2000: yeah thats the same reason i sometimes have problems... i started playing ascii, then more recently played with the tiles. The tiles are add and subtract from the game.
Fathead April 20, 2006 03:34
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Wow. Reruns. WADR,
Grognor April 7, 2007 18:07
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
Well, the strip itself is not funny.
HK June 20, 2007 19:45
First comment: 1 June, 2007 309 comments written
t- a scrollAnd I was gazing on the surges prone,
With many a scalding tear and many a groan,
When at my feet emerg'd an old man's hand,
Grasping this scroll, and this same slender wand.
I knelt with pain--reached out my hand--had grasp'd
Those treasures--touch'd the knuckles--they unclasp'd--
I caught a finger: but the downward weight
O'erpowered me--it sank. Then 'gan abate
The storm, and through chill aguish gloom outburst
The comfortable sun. I was athirst
To search the book, and in the warming air
Parted its dripping leaves with eager care.
Strange matters did it treat of, and drew on
My soul page after page, till well-nigh won
Into forgetfulness; when, stupefied,
I read these words, and read again, and tried
My eyes against the heavens, and read again.
        [ Endymion, by John Keats ]

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labeled THANX DION.
Melnor the Mad March 2, 2008 10:47
First comment: 19 February, 2008 23 comments written
HK: applause throws bouquet of eucalyptus leaves and wolfsbane throws coins
Melnor the Mad March 2, 2008 10:54
First comment: 19 February, 2008 23 comments written
Oh, asterisks make things bold... Woah, I just got the quiz that asks what a fountainRest! This little Fountain runs
Thus for aye: -- It never stays
For the look of summer suns,
Nor the cold of winter days.
Whose'er shall wander near,
When the Syrian heat is worst,
Let him hither come, nor fear
Lest he may not slake his thirst:
He will find this little river
Running still, as bright as ever.
Let him drink, and onward hie,
Bearing but in thought, that I,
Erotas, bade the Naiad fall,
And thank the great god Pan for all!
        [ For a Fountain, by Bryan Waller Procter ]

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is, and I never really noticed for all the hundreds I've drunken from, so I opened a game of NetHack to see. Can you even make that symbol on a keyboard? It's like an upside down umbrella pole... Without the dot... By the way, I use the option IBMgraphics, if that helps.
Melnor the Mad March 2, 2008 10:55
First comment: 19 February, 2008 23 comments written
whoops ignore "without the dot"

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