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Dudley's dungeon -- Thursday, 21 February, 2008

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Thursday, 21 February, 2008 by Geko
You see here an     
uncursed ring ofThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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@ "What in tarnation is that? Well, it's uncursed, I guess I could give it a try."
G - an uncursed ringThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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of somnambulism (on right hand) }}}}}}}}...}.}}}}}.} .}}}}}}}...}...}}}.. .}}}}}}....}}}.}}}}) ..}}}..@.}}}}}..}}}) ..}}}....}}}}}...... ......}}}}}}}}}..}}.
@ "Well, I'm not dead yet. Must be beneficial."
A cloudI wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
        [ I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, by William Wordsworth ]

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of gas puts you to sleep! }}}}}}}......}}}}}}} }}}}}}}}...}.}}}}}.} .}}}}}}}.@.}...}}}.. .}}}}}}....}}}.}}}}) ..}}}....}}}}}..}}}) ..}}}....}}}}}...... ......}}}}}}}}}..}}.
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   /  REST IN   \   
  /    PEACE     \  
 /                \ 
 |     Dudley     | 
 |burned by molten| 
 |      lava      | 
 |    *  *  *     | 
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gneek February 21, 2008 00:12
First comment: 18 January, 2008 159 comments written
Funny once you look it up :P. At least I had to...
snafu February 21, 2008 00:32
First comment: 3 November, 2006 15 comments written
<VBG>

Actually I only comment here because of the question:

"Which character represents a pool of waterDay after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.

Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere
Nor any drop to drink.
        [ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor
         Coleridge ]

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or moat or a pool of lava?"

Dom
Callie February 21, 2008 01:53
First comment: 16 July, 2007 31 comments written
Cute. Although I think it should be cursed.
Antheridium February 21, 2008 05:06
First comment: 17 May, 2007 442 comments written
Well, it would prevent some of those "killed by a kittenWell-known quadruped domestic animal from the family of
predatory felines (_Felis ochreata domestica_), with a thick,
soft pelt; often kept as a pet. Various folklores have the
cat associated with magic and the gods of ancient Egypt.

So Ulthar went to sleep in vain anger; and when the people
awakened at dawn - behold! Every cat was back at his
accustomed hearth! Large and small, black, grey, striped,
yellow and white, none was missing. Very sleek and fat did
the cats appear, and sonorous with purring content.
        [ The Cats of Ulthar, by H.P. Lovecraft ]

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while helpless" deaths.
Kernigh February 21, 2008 05:30
First comment: 6 April, 2005 349 comments written
I conjecture that this object is not an amulet"The complete Amulet can keep off all the things that make
people unhappy -- jealousy, bad temper, pride, disagreeableness,
greediness, selfishness, laziness. Evil spirits, people called
them when the Amulet was made. Don't you think it would be nice
to have it?"
"Very," said the children, quite without enthusiasm.
"And it can give you strength and courage."
"That's better," said Cyril.
"And virtue."
"I suppose it's nice to have that," said Jane, but not with much
interest.
"And it can give you your heart's desire."
"Now you're talking," said Robert.
        [ The Story of the Amulet, by Edith Nesbit ]

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of somnambulism because the word "amulet"The complete Amulet can keep off all the things that make
people unhappy -- jealousy, bad temper, pride, disagreeableness,
greediness, selfishness, laziness. Evil spirits, people called
them when the Amulet was made. Don't you think it would be nice
to have it?"
"Very," said the children, quite without enthusiasm.
"And it can give you strength and courage."
"That's better," said Cyril.
"And virtue."
"I suppose it's nice to have that," said Jane, but not with much
interest.
"And it can give you your heart's desire."
"Now you're talking," said Robert.
        [ The Story of the Amulet, by Edith Nesbit ]

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" does not fit in the second panel, but "ringThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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" does fit.
jukka February 21, 2008 09:19
First comment: 22 November, 2006 57 comments written
I wonder how this ringThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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would interact with an amulet of"The complete Amulet can keep off all the things that make
people unhappy -- jealousy, bad temper, pride, disagreeableness,
greediness, selfishness, laziness. Evil spirits, people called
them when the Amulet was made. Don't you think it would be nice
to have it?"
"Very," said the children, quite without enthusiasm.
"And it can give you strength and courage."
"That's better," said Cyril.
"And virtue."
"I suppose it's nice to have that," said Jane, but not with much
interest.
"And it can give you your heart's desire."
"Now you're talking," said Robert.
        [ The Story of the Amulet, by Edith Nesbit ]

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restful sleep..
Henry J Cobb February 21, 2008 09:49
First comment: 28 June, 2007 29 comments written
It'd be funnier if he woke up ascended.
Drizhen February 21, 2008 14:47
First comment: 21 February, 2008 20 comments written
That's great, once I looked it up.
It might have been a bit clearer if the ringThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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was unknown, and was identified as a ring ofThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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sleepwalking after he died.
Tony Wasn't Hawkes February 21, 2008 17:19
First comment: 21 February, 2008 1 comments written
It was identified, but Dudley was as ignorant as the lot of you and didn't know what the word meant. Just goes to show, you should always keep a dictionary handy (or a spoiler 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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).
Drizhen February 21, 2008 18:22
First comment: 21 February, 2008 20 comments written
I know it was ID'd, which is odd in itself...
Checked it the dashboard dictionary widget
Dav February 21, 2008 20:04
First comment: 26 June, 2004 147 comments written
This comic made me laugh out loud, and few do. Rated E.
Rose February 21, 2008 23:26
First comment: 3 July, 2006 79 comments written
Lots of potential this one :)

I wanna mix that ringThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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with some succubi.
Bonzer February 21, 2008 23:57
First comment: 21 February, 2008 1 comments written
No Grognor today?
Antheridium February 22, 2008 01:33
First comment: 17 May, 2007 442 comments written
Maybe he decided to try out the impersonation thing for himself. Maybe somewhere in here is a comment by Grognor and we just don't know it. Maybe it's even me!
Not Grognor February 22, 2008 04:43
First comment: 19 December, 2007 2 comments written
Hi guys.
Tony Wasn't Hawkes 2nd February 22, 2008 13:40
First comment: 22 February, 2008 1 comments written
Personally I just try a different name each time. Plus I get to mess with the ratings ;). Nah, I wouldn't do a thing like that.
Mighty Tater February 22, 2008 15:11
First comment: 8 February, 2007 15 comments written
Rated E for Cobb's comment!
G February 23, 2008 01:56
First comment: 5 October, 2005 82 comments written
Having known the the word before, the comic is just odd.
Medardo February 23, 2008 17:31
First comment: 5 December, 2007 23 comments written
Eccellente
Grognor February 24, 2008 01:26
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
Still here Bonzer - I spent a good few minutes trying to find something wrong with this comic, but I simply couldn't.

Had to give it an E!
Fathead February 24, 2008 18:45
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Callie: "Cute. Although I think it should be cursed."

Nah, if it was cursed, he should have fallen asleep first.
Callie February 24, 2008 23:09
First comment: 16 July, 2007 31 comments written
Not necessarily. A cursed ring ofThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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teleportation doesn't always instantly teleport you; a cursed amulet of"The complete Amulet can keep off all the things that make
people unhappy -- jealousy, bad temper, pride, disagreeableness,
greediness, selfishness, laziness. Evil spirits, people called
them when the Amulet was made. Don't you think it would be nice
to have it?"
"Very," said the children, quite without enthusiasm.
"And it can give you strength and courage."
"That's better," said Cyril.
"And virtue."
"I suppose it's nice to have that," said Jane, but not with much
interest.
"And it can give you your heart's desire."
"Now you're talking," said Robert.
        [ The Story of the Amulet, by Edith Nesbit ]

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restful sleep doesn't always instantly put you to sleep, etc.
GreyKnight February 25, 2008 08:41
First comment: 24 March, 2006 48 comments written
Ah, so Grognor does do it deliberately.

Y'know, we don't seem to get as many crazy jewellery ideas as we once did. I approve of more ones!
Antheridium February 26, 2008 01:28
First comment: 17 May, 2007 442 comments written
I'm guessing that particular ringThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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doesn't put the wearer to sleep (that was done by a trap); rather, it keeps them from being stuck in one spot when they're asleep. Unfortunately, they probably wander around randomly like when they're stunned, meaning that it's better NOT to be wearing it if there's anything you don't want to run into nearby, like pets or shopkeepers or other traps. Or lava.

But like I said, it would probably prevent a few of those "killed by a kittenWell-known quadruped domestic animal from the family of
predatory felines (_Felis ochreata domestica_), with a thick,
soft pelt; often kept as a pet. Various folklores have the
cat associated with magic and the gods of ancient Egypt.

So Ulthar went to sleep in vain anger; and when the people
awakened at dawn - behold! Every cat was back at his
accustomed hearth! Large and small, black, grey, striped,
yellow and white, none was missing. Very sleek and fat did
the cats appear, and sonorous with purring content.
        [ The Cats of Ulthar, by H.P. Lovecraft ]

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, while helpless" deaths.
@ February 26, 2008 16:11
First comment: 26 July, 2004 155 comments written
o - 3 scrolls of identify
p - a spellbookThe Book of Three lay closed on the table. Taran had never
been allowed to read the volume for himself; now he was sure
it held more than Dallben chose to tell him. In the sun-
filled room, with Dallben still meditating and showing no
sign of stopping, Taran rose and moved through the shimmering
beams. From the forest came the monotonous tick of a beetle.
His hands reached for the cover. Taran gasped in pain and
snatched them away. They smarted as if each of his fingers
had been stung by hornets. He jumped back, stumbled against
the bench, and dropped to the floor, where he put his fingers
woefully into his mouth.
Dallben's eyes blinked open. He peered at Taran and yawned
slowly. "You had better see Coll about a lotion for those
hands," he advised. "Otherwise, I shouldn't be surprised if
they blistered."
        [ The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander ]

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of identify
q - a dictionary
Grognor, killed by a kitten February 27, 2008 20:08
First comment: 27 February, 2008 1 comments written
yeah, it would be 'killed by a kittenWell-known quadruped domestic animal from the family of
predatory felines (_Felis ochreata domestica_), with a thick,
soft pelt; often kept as a pet. Various folklores have the
cat associated with magic and the gods of ancient Egypt.

So Ulthar went to sleep in vain anger; and when the people
awakened at dawn - behold! Every cat was back at his
accustomed hearth! Large and small, black, grey, striped,
yellow and white, none was missing. Very sleek and fat did
the cats appear, and sonorous with purring content.
        [ The Cats of Ulthar, by H.P. Lovecraft ]

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' instead, because kittens can move, and if 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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moving, you wouldn't be helpless. good comic, though.
Grognor, killed by a amulet February 27, 2008 20:10
First comment: 27 February, 2008 1 comments written
sleepwalking is sure like stunned. E.
Grognor, killed by a ring, stupid. February 27, 2008 20:12
First comment: 27 February, 2008 1 comments written
read my name.
Grognor August 13, 2008 08:44
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
None of them was me. sigh, you fatties stole my identity long after I quitMaltar: [...] I remembered a little saying I learned my first
day at the academy.
Natalie: Yeah, yeah, I know. Winners never quit and quitters
never win.
Maltar: What? No! Winners never quit and quitters should be
cast into the flaming pit of death.
        [ Snow Day, directed by Chris Koch,
         written by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi ]

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and stopped even caring. Ha.

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