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Dudley's dungeon -- Thursday, 9 March, 2006

Dudley's dungeon

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Thursday, 9 March, 2006 by Nameless
You kill the gnome...  And then a gnome came by, carrying a bundle, an old
fellow three times as large as an imp and wearing clothes of
a sort, especially a hat. And he was clearly just as frightened
as the imps though he could not go so fast. Ramon Alonzo
saw that there must be some great trouble that was vexing
magical things; and, since gnomes speak the language of men, and
will answer if spoken to gently, he raised his hat, and asked
of the gnome his name. The gnome did not stop his hasty
shuffle a moment as he answered 'Alaraba' and grabbed the rim
of his hat but forgot to doff it.
'What is the trouble, Alaraba?' said Ramon Alonzo.
'White magic. Run!' said the gnome ..
        [ The Charwoman's Shadow, by Lord Dunsany ]

"Muggles have garden gnomes, too, you know," Harry told Ron as
they crossed the lawn.
"Yeah, I've seen those things they think are gnomes," said Ron,
bent double with his head in a peony bush, "like fat little
Santa Clauses with fishing rods..."
There was a violent scuffling noise, the peony bush shuddered,
and Ron straightened up. "This is a gnome," he said grimly.
"Geroff me! Gerroff me!" squealed the gnome.
It was certainly nothing like Santa Claus. It was small and
leathery looking, with a large, knobby, bald head exactly like
a potato. Ron held it at arm's length as it kicked out at him
with its horny little feet; he grasped it around the ankles
and turned it upside down.
[ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling ]

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@ "Compared to Anband or the Caverns of Chaos, the Mazes of Menance are a cakewalk."
q) 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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of lightStrange creatures formed from energy rather than matter,
lights are given to self-destructive behavior when battling
foes.

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Comments

Simon Richard Clarkstone March 9, 2006 00:12
First comment: 6 February, 2005 18 comments written
Hehehe
(Hint: compare panels 3 and 6 very carefully.)
Kernigh March 9, 2006 00:53
First comment: 6 April, 2005 349 comments written
Dudley, gnomes have infravision...
L March 9, 2006 05:28
First comment: 10 February, 2005 285 comments written
cough someone needs to proofread cough
Eemeli March 9, 2006 08:25
First comment: 2 March, 2005 143 comments written
GWtWoD!
Robert Barber, Jack-of-All-Trades March 9, 2006 15:17
First comment: 9 March, 2006 6 comments written
Listen, Dudley! Use teleportation immediately!
Fathead July 20, 2006 00:14
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Proofread? Whyzat?
motty November 22, 2006 00:53
First comment: 22 November, 2006 9 comments written
Four typos here, and I haven't spotted any at all in any previous ones. There's 'mildy ' for 'mildly' and 'humourous' for 'humorous' in panel 2, and in panel 4, last I checked it was 'Angband', unless there is some new 'Anband' variant that omits all letters 'g'; also it's 'Menace' not 'Menance'.
Fathead December 30, 2006 17:20
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Yes, and one more thing. The food he picked up in panel 4 remains in panel 6.
Squirrel Nutkin April 2, 2007 12:39
First comment: 2 April, 2007 2 comments written
There might be more food underneath the food he picked up though...
Proofreading would be good, though this isn't the first with typos (remember one a while back where 'definitely' was spelt 'definetly').
Cheesy April 4, 2007 21:21
First comment: 9 December, 2006 10 comments written
Although the other misspellings can stand, humorous can be spelled either way. The spelling with a third u is more common in Britain, which may be where this author lives.
Grognor April 18, 2007 09:06
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
I enjoyed this comic intensely.

MEGAXCELLENT.

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