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Dudley's dungeon -- Monday, 19 November, 2007

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Monday, 19 November, 2007
by Ross Presser
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@ "Oh great... the monsters are studying calculus."


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Am Shaedan November 19, 2007 00:07
First comment: 18 May, 2004 49 comments written
Math joke. meh.
zem November 19, 2007 00:30
First comment: 5 December, 2005 64 comments written
nice, if a bit derivative (:
Grognor November 19, 2007 00:37
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
It appealed to me for some reason.
Kernigh November 19, 2007 05:26
First comment: 6 April, 2005 349 comments written
Studying calculus his difficult; you have to fight and kill iron golems, or read many scrolls of punishment, until you have enough iron chains to write your equations with.
Antheridium November 19, 2007 07:22
First comment: 17 May, 2007 442 comments written
I guess this is why that horizontal bar is called the 'vinculum'.
Cursed Figurine of a Grognor November 19, 2007 08:45
First comment: 19 November, 2007 1 comments written
But there's no doorThrough me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.
        [ The Inferno, from The Divine Comedy of Dante
                Alighieri, translated by H.F. Cary ]

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! Is it some pun on calculus being inaccessible?
Eskimo November 19, 2007 08:51
First comment: 14 April, 2004 166 comments written
There's a certain feeling going into the archive and look back at old submitted comics (mineMade by Dwarfs. The Rule here is that the Mine is either long
deserted or at most is inhabited by a few survivors who will
make confused claims to have been driven out/decimated by humans/
other Dwarfs/Minions of the Dark Lord. Inhabited or not, this
Mine will be very complex, with many levels of galleries,
beautifully carved and engineered. What was being mined here
is not always evident, but at least some of the time it will
appear to have been Jewels, since it is customary to find
unwanted emeralds, etc., still embedded in the rock of the
walls. Metal will also be present, but only when made up into
armor and weapons (_wondrous_).
[ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, by Diana Wynne Jones ]

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in this case obviously). Now they look lame but ok, maybe two wereIn 1573, the Parliament of Dole published a decree, permitting
the inhabitants of the Franche-Comte to pursue and kill a
were-wolf or loup-garou, which infested that province,
"notwithstanding the existing laws concerning the chase."
The people were empowered to "assemble with javelins,
halberds, pikes, arquebuses and clubs, to hunt and pursue the
said were-wolf in all places where they could find it, and to
take, burn, and kill it, without incurring any fine or other
penalty." The hunt seems to have been successful, if we may
judge from the fact that the same tribunal in the following
year condemned to be burned a man named Giles Garnier, who
ran on all fours in the forest and fields and devoured little
children, "even on Friday." The poor lycanthrope, it appears,
had as slight respect for ecclesiastical feasts as the French
pig, which was not restrained by any feeling of piety from
eating infants on a fast day.
        [ The History of Vampires, by Dudley Wright ]

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quite good. But never read all the comments before and they keep pouring in for a while it seems.
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is, if you have submitted earlier, go and check your rating, comments and so forth. Maybe you get excited and submit again? I'm kinda in a mood but since I don't play nh anymore (never have time) it's hard to just come up with "good" ideas.
Godgnor November 19, 2007 10:42
First comment: 19 November, 2007 1 comments written
There is no doorThrough me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.
        [ The Inferno, from The Divine Comedy of Dante
                Alighieri, translated by H.F. Cary ]

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because calculus is very difficult and it is really innacesible.

And, think about holes in the ceiling. Calculus is a trap!!! YIKES!!!
jukka November 19, 2007 11:52
First comment: 22 November, 2006 57 comments written
Funny, I never found it that hard at school.. but now that I have forgot most of it, it WOULD take some effort to relearn.
Anyway, here Dudly obviously has entered through a trapdoorI knew my Erik too well to feel at all comfortable on jumping
into his house. I knew what he had made of a certain palace at
Mazenderan. From being the most honest building conceivable, he
soon turned it into a house of the very devil, where you could
not utter a word but it was overheard or repeated by an echo.
With his trap-doors the monster was responsible for endless
tragedies of all kinds.
        [ The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux ]

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/ hole or by teleporting.
Mighty Tater November 19, 2007 15:01
First comment: 8 February, 2007 15 comments written
The moniker, Cursed FigurineThen it appeared in Paris at just about the time that Paris
was full of Carlists who had to get out of Spain. One of
them must have brought it with him, but, whoever he was, it's
likely he knew nothing about its real value. It had been --
no doubt as a precaution during the Carlist trouble in Spain
-- painted or enameled over to look like nothing more than a
fairly interesting black statuette. And in that disguise,
sir, it was, you might say, kicked around Paris for seventy
years by private owners and dealers too stupid to see what
it was under the skin.
        [ The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett ]

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of a Grognor, along with his comments makes this an "E"
SQLGuru November 19, 2007 15:59
First comment: 23 October, 2006 77 comments written
My favorite calculus equation was always "the integral of e to the x equals e to the x plus a constant c".....visually, it always looked like "sex = ecstasy (extc)".

Layne
rpresser November 19, 2007 17:29
First comment: 6 October, 2005 51 comments written
Glad you guys liked it. I thought it sucked. :-)

The lack of doors was an oversight, but I like that it has a secondary meaning.

My favorite calc equation has always been

(integral) 1/(cabin) d(cabin) = log (cabin) + C = houseboat
Slowpoke November 19, 2007 23:37
First comment: 27 February, 2007 239 comments written
This comic needed to be integrated first so that I can differentiate it. Or is it just a disguised 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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-on joke?
Fathead November 20, 2007 17:33
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
What, just because there's a pair of altars side-by-side, two dogs, to spheres, and three xans?
Grey Knight November 26, 2007 09:35
First comment: 20 October, 2005 116 comments written
SQLGuru: visually, it always looked like "sex = ecstasy (extc)".

Oh, you wereIn 1573, the Parliament of Dole published a decree, permitting
the inhabitants of the Franche-Comte to pursue and kill a
were-wolf or loup-garou, which infested that province,
"notwithstanding the existing laws concerning the chase."
The people were empowered to "assemble with javelins,
halberds, pikes, arquebuses and clubs, to hunt and pursue the
said were-wolf in all places where they could find it, and to
take, burn, and kill it, without incurring any fine or other
penalty." The hunt seems to have been successful, if we may
judge from the fact that the same tribunal in the following
year condemned to be burned a man named Giles Garnier, who
ran on all fours in the forest and fields and devoured little
children, "even on Friday." The poor lycanthrope, it appears,
had as slight respect for ecclesiastical feasts as the French
pig, which was not restrained by any feeling of piety from
eating infants on a fast day.
        [ The History of Vampires, by Dudley Wright ]

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one of those kids in school. I used to beat up kids like you. In fact, if you'll just step over here for a moment...
T.K. December 4, 2007 23:52
First comment: 14 October, 2007 13 comments written
Heehee...I'm in calculus right now, so I liked this one.

"E"
Quint Sakugarne January 4, 2008 06:15
First comment: 1 January, 2008 233 comments written
I'm Quint Sakugarne, and I approve of this math joke.

(For the record, no, I didn't write it, even though I'm using a political ad joke in my comment.)
gneek May 30, 2008 16:59
First comment: 18 January, 2008 159 comments written
Good

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