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      Welcome!   03/05/2016

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  1. 12 points
    The Old Hack

    Story Friday March 23 2018

    We must speak good of the dead. He's dead. Good.
  2. 10 points
    The Old Hack

    Story Friday April 6, 2018

    It's Dan plotting out the preliminaries for his new cult movie project, Talk Club. Rule One: Do not fight about Talk Club.
  3. 8 points

    EGS Strip Slaying

  4. 7 points
    ....them? Sensei Greg, Hanma, Vladia. Of those three, which two are "Normal"? Let them interact like the unusual and extraordinary beings they are.
  5. 7 points
    Trying to reconstruct something I posted before the forum crash... the following is said somewhere in Europe, in some language possibly beginning with the letter F...
  6. 7 points

    Story: Wed Feb 21, 2018

    Someone call the Vatican, the Imperial Omyouji, the Van Helsing family, all the shamans, the Freemasons, the priests of all major religons, and reconvene the Round Table. And prepare to reopen the crypt of Merlin. We MIGHT have an emergency here.
  7. 6 points
  8. 6 points
    The Old Hack

    Story Monday 4-23-2018

    Now you have me wondering if one of the magical artifacts might be an Endless Barrel of Exposition.
  9. 6 points
    Pharaoh RutinTutin

    Story Monday April 16, 2018

    And with the box now open, a high-strutting bullfrog with a top hat and cane enters the scene singing "Hello My Baby".
  10. 6 points
    My job often requires jerk-like behavior. Why should I be a jerk when no one is paying me?
  11. 6 points
    The Old Hack

    Story Monday March 26 2018

    All too much sense. It does strange things to the human mind to spend your time in complete isolation. Escape from that, no matter how strange the company, fills an essential need. It is difficult to see how he could have reacted otherwise.
  12. 6 points
    It's confirmed, Ellen was able to fight back because she's just that awesome. Er, I mean because she was born from magic. (And yes technically it's just speculation in-comic, but the commentary implies she's right about the "born from magic" idea.) Meanwhile, Sirleck looks even more creepy than usual in the last two panels, but a lot less imposing. Seen from that angle, he looks like the sort of JRPG monster you can beat in two or three turns at most if you're the proper level for the area. ...Which is rather appropriate since I expect Magus is about to trounce him.
  13. 6 points
    The Old Hack

    Story, Friday March 02, 2018

    I just realised that Voltaire is not even nearly as smart as he thought he was. He had hoped that magic's change would do away with the current crop of magicians. But if it had indeed changed, the doomsday scenario Tedd and the other seers foresaw would have happened and magic would have had to become permanent shortly after -- with two systems loose instead of one. So Voltaire's master plan to render humanity helpless by traumatising Tedd would, had it worked, instead armed the mortals with a hell of a lot bigger arsenal.
  14. 5 points

    Things That Make You Happy

    Baker the cat's ordeal is over! The vet removed his feeding tube today and pronounced him healthy. We don't have to give him any more medicines or anything like that. All we have to do is keep his neck collar on while his feeding tube hole heals up. We were afraid Baker was going to die on us when all of this began. If it wasn't for a group of great vets and Baker's will to live, we would have lost him. We nurtured that will to live - Mrs. Prof, especially - and now, Baker is back to his sassy self. Thank goodness.
  15. 5 points
    The Old Hack

    This Day In History

    An incredibly courageous German diplomat caught wind of what was going on and he and some of his friends risked their lives in getting word out before the operation started. Many Danish Jews quietly prepared for flight. On the night between October 1 and October 2, 1943 the Nazis started their action but only caught 500 Danish Jews, or about 5% of the total. The rest managed to escape to Sweden or simply to stay hidden in the time that followed. I have mentioned that my own family was part of this. My uncle Per was only a few months old, and my grandfather and grandmother did not dare to bring him along for fear that his crying would bring the Nazis down on them. Instead my family's beloved and loyal nanny Gerda took charge of him and went out of town, pretending that he was her own. My grandparents and my eight year old father then went to the coast hoping to find transport across the Sound. They could not find a vessel willing to carry them but managed to buy a leaky rowboat for the exorbitant price of five thousand crowns, or roughly thirty to fifty thousand dollars in today's currency. The rowboat nearly sank and one time they feared they had been turned around, but they finally reached Sweden. Fortunately they were not greeted by a Nazi-sympathising government that separated my father from his parents and sent him to a children's internment camp. I am very thankful for that. Faithful Gerda stayed hidden for three months but rumour got around that she was hiding a Jewish baby and she was forced to flee. She managed to reach Sweden and started to search for my grandparents. Once again, the Swedes did not seize my uncle and send him to a holding facility for refugee babies. And after many weeks of searching she found my grandparents and my father. It was an emotional reunion and Gerda was part of my family for the rest of her life. Of course, this would have been impossible without the cooperation of many Danish politicians, police officers and civilians. Fortunately not all of the fleeing families had to deal with greedy war profiteers to escape. And happily and importantly, when it became possible to return home to Denmark again, the way opened by the Allied soldiers who fought so long and hard to destroy the Nazi abomination, Danish Jews were welcomed home. My own family found their apartment completely untouched if a bit dusty. All that was missing was a bottle of brandy that the janitor had availed himself of, and given how well he had taken care of everything my family hardly begrudged him that. I owe my life and freedom to the German officials who leaked a warning of the upcoming purge, to the Danish politicians who quietly spread the word, to all the people who aided in the flight, to the Swedes who so generously gave shelter to my family and so many others, and of course to the efforts of the American and English soldiers -- and to all the Americans and English who worked so hard and paid so much back in their homes. My wife's grandfather, a Captain in the U. S. Corps of Engineers, fought his way from D-Day to Berlin, missing only the Ardennes offensive because he was on Christmas leave. It was a privilege to have known him. (Lord, but the man hated Nazis. I find it hard to blame him.) This story is very much on my mind these days. I apologise for rambling about it, but I feel better with it out here. Thank you all.
  16. 5 points

    Story Friday September 9, 2018

    Meh, it's less about him being a gamer and more about him placing his own hobbies above paying attention to the girl he is with and anything that she might be interested in. It would be just as stupid if his obsession were about sports, or books, or collecting memorabilia, or anything else.
  17. 5 points

    Story Friday June 22, 2018

    Before I panic, I think it just that the Will of Magic simplified the explanations after Tedd mentioned they were hard to understand.
  18. 5 points

    Story Monday June 18, 2018

    I look exactly like my avatar. It's my real world body that doesn't look like me.
  19. 5 points

    EGS Strip Slaying

    Kevin: Must you give me breasts? Kitty: Silly! How else would others know you're a catgirl? Kevin: ...I could've listened to dad and become structural support for furniture, but nooo...
  20. 5 points

    Story Monday 4-23-2018

    With Dan's commentary, it would seem that Kevin is a more recent creation, rather than an inert artifact from a previous system. He not only knows modern English, but also gets Elizabethan English significantly wrong AND thinks the 'Ye Olde English' sounds sophisticated and 'mystical.' As for why Kevin, a wizard training device, would be considered useless (considering that even simple and benign wands can be used to awaken magic), he seems rather obnoxious and temperamental. The DGB probably just figured no one would be able to put up with Kevin long enough to get any use out of him.
  21. 5 points
    The Old Hack

    NP Friday Apr 13, 2018

    This is possibly the best NP strip I have seen for quite a while. Susan being able to even temporarily overcome her inhibitions for some reason fills me with contentment.
  22. 5 points
    Pharaoh RutinTutin

    NP Monday Mar 26, 2018

    Ashley, I know you were thrust from background to secondary to approaching-principal character status pretty quickly. But that is no excuse. You should have read the handbook and attended the staff meetings just like everyone else.
  23. 5 points

    The Album, and Other Music

    So, your music... It seems it goes past 11..
  24. 5 points
    The Old Hack

    Story Friday 9, March 2018

    But... but then he won't ever meet his Madamleck so they can have their happily ever after I wonder what they might read. "Battlefront 2 Loot Box." "Stored by request of Pandora*, please return unopened." *The actual one, not one of the 243243243423423 Immortals calling themselves that. A sign reading "This side up", right at the bottom. "Do Not Open On Any Account. No Really Don't. We Mean It. We Are Serious. Don't Come Afterwards And Tell Us We Didn't Warn You." "Odd tape containing 18½ minutes of some guy named Richard rambling about how much he hates stuff." And so forth.
  25. 5 points

    Story, Monday February 26, 2018

    Van's a seer as well though, if Noriko is his mother, it's likely she would have used a magic analysis wand on him after he was born as well, either Van wasn't scared by the wand like Tedd was, or the wand wasn't noisy like Edward's or maybe, she must still have had some concern about Van's ability to defend himself when she first tried to teach him to cast spells and he couldn't. However, the guilt could have come if Van gave the same results as Tedd, but later on she realized just how ever Van could resist enchantments and maybe figured out that could be the case with Tedd as well. That would make her feel guilty about the way she treated Tedd as defenseless and useless as an apprentice without giving him a chance, she'd also believe that it's too late to go back an try to reconcile things since she had started a new family. For the most part I do agree with that reasoning for her leaving Tedd in the first place, but it was also probably the biggest conclusion jump someone could do. Let's see, failure to realize the wand was being resisted, failure to realize Tedd could see magic, failure to realize that Tedd was empowering the watches and not some fancy technodohicky he made, failure to realized Tedd's genderfluidity... I don't think we have enough palms.
  26. 5 points

    Story: Wed Feb 21, 2018

    Tedd could produce one-day transformation wands with pointed ears, cat ears, cat whiskers, puppy tail, green skin, etc. (just one small transformation per wand) for vaccination purposes....we could have play groups with every grade-school child showing a different trivial transformation.
  27. 4 points
    So every post on this message board has a little bent-over butt in its lower right corner, and if you like what you see you express your approval by tapping that?
  28. 4 points
  29. 4 points
    Well it is not all that trivial for you. Incidentally, I am recovering well. I am able to manage stairs and walk a decent distance without getting exhausted. Not quite ready to run yet, mind you.
  30. 4 points
    The Old Hack

    I’m alive.

    Hey everyone, I apologise for my long silence, but I have been very ill. Early in October I caught a bad infection and was hospitalised. It turned out to be e. coli and it proved very resistant to treatment. They were forced to use an extremely strong antibiotic on me, and it sent me into a coma for thirteen days. When I woke up again I was so weak I could barely move. I spent another six weeks bedridden. I am finally starting to improve again and am gradually becoming more mobile. I can move with the aid of a walker (HUGE improvement on a wheelchair) and I am currently under retraining. My doctor is optimistic about my recovery. At one point my kidneys stopped working but they are recovering, too. I suspect the load from that hyper-antibiotic was more than they could handle. In any event, I am back and hoping to be at least somewhat active. I hope everybody here is well. Best regards, The Old Hack.
  31. 4 points

    This Day In History

    Technically, V'GER was Voyager 6, NASA stopped after 2 so really you can say that NASA took The Motion Picture as a warning.
  32. 4 points
  33. 4 points

    Things That Make You Happy

    When cat that doesn't trust you and seems scared of you decides to sit on your lap and nuzzle your hand.
  34. 4 points
    Sleep Swashbuckling? This sounds like the premise for ZZZorro! The story of a hero to the oppressed people of Spanish California who doesn't even know that he is the mysterious vigilante because he dons the mask only when sleepwalking.
  35. 4 points

    Friday June 8, 2018

    Ellen and Ashley are clearly going to be the best sister-in-laws ever seen in fiction.
  36. 4 points

    El Goonish Doodles

    Quickly finished it just because I like it!
  37. 4 points
    Technology is getting damn uppity. Even back when I was a kid I felt that clocks had too much power over our lives. Now they come right out and tell us to take a hike.
  38. 4 points

    Story Monday 4-23-2018

    I think Kevin can only teach magic to wizards (and only wizards), he can't cast any magic himself, except perhaps in the process of teaching his apprentice (in which case either he doesn't have enough power to harm the Golem or he knows Ashely isn't ready to learn such spells and isn't willing or able to bend the rules on when he can use magic). As for the magpie, first of all we don't know it's going after the Golem - it could be going after a fourth, as yet unseen magical artifact. Secondly, while all these other artifacts activating around it might be what triggered it to act, it's also possible that it had been intentionally shut down and the magic released by the destruction of the Dewitchery Diamond turned it back on. In fact, I suspect that all these artifacts activating now is only related to the Magic Change in the sense that there are more potentially functional artifacts in the facility now than there were earlier in the day; I think it is the energy from the destruction of the diamond that's actually turning everything on. (Which means the same thing would have happened on a smaller scale even if Magus had done his resurrection trick before the Change. Pandora probably knew about this and didn't tell him, hoping to watch the fireworks; she'll be disappointed she missed it.)
  39. 4 points
  40. 4 points

    Story Friday April 6, 2018

    Dan, have characters avoid needless violence by talking to each other instead? How unprecedented! ;-)
  41. 4 points

    This Day In History

    April 6: 2002 - Sarah, Elliot, and Tedd all turn into squirrel people. Grace does too, but that's nothing new. 2005 - The fate of the Alpha Quadrant is sealed by an Idle Jedi. 2010 - Grace and Tedd dress up as rabbits. 2011 - Noah asks Justin about a Fire Thing. 2012 - Sarah falls out of bed. 2015 - Ashley shouts out that she's from California. 2016 - Tara and Andrea say goodbye to Nanase & Cheerleadra. Meanwhile, Grace looses Karma.
  42. 4 points

    Story Monday April 2 2018

    Elliot's best stance is "Ellen chooses. I'll back her up, whatever it is. You (Magus) do not get to choose for her. If she wants to be a male, I am fine having a twin brother now.."
  43. 4 points

    Which Moper Are You?

    Susan. Definitely Susan. She's like an intelligent, snarky Elliot, and ...
  44. 4 points
    A minor kind-of-neat happy, but when I parked my car just now, the odometer was on exactly 96000. Round numbers are cool.
  45. 4 points

    Story, Monday March 12, 2018

    Back when I was ridding a bike to work I was convinced that about 1/3 of all cars were, in fact, demons from hell. Now that I am walking I'm thinking the number is closer to 1/6th, with the others being just driven by morons.
  46. 4 points
    Yes it was. He was clearly there to phill gas tanks.
  47. 4 points

    Story, Monday March 5, 2018

    Uh oh. Very much uh oh. TIme for the popcorn.
  48. 4 points
    Tom Sewell

    Story, Monday February 26, 2018

    Greg's got some wonderful qualifications for Vladia: Moral uprightness, tolerance of weirdness, and a force field.
  49. 4 points
    Cpt. Obvious

    NP Friday Feb 23, 2018

    Warning! Incoherent rambling ahead! Possibly uncomfortable and raw on feelings. I started writing this last night but never finished. Tried to pick it up and finish it today but failed to beat the rambling into something readable, so I'm posting it as is... Oh, there may be some who feel uncomfortable by the use of words like "freak" and "normal". The thing is that neither of these are absolutes, but both are things that a lot of people use in their mind when comparing themselves to those around them. For some being a freak means getting turned on by shoes, for others it might be wanting to have sex with bicycles, but only those with a "ladies" frame. Or it might be that you feel that being gay is enough that you label yourself as a freak. I'm not saying that it's healthy, but it certainly is way more common than it should be. I've tried to read through it to make sure there aren't any really bad triggers, but I may have missed them. If you find anything really objectionable then drop a PM and I'll see if I can rework that part or I'll delete it all if necessary. Or you can just ask a moderator to nuke the post if it's that bad. I know I had some idea I thought was important when I started writing this, but now I'n not certain I managed to communicate it in this text... Just because she likes to play a some what risky game with her friends it doesn't mean she's suddenly some kind of sex fiend. She probably figured out that she's a "freak" at a very early age. Discovering that you are different from the "norm" can be quite hard on a kid. There are a lot of us here on this board that has gone through this, and a lot of posts has been written about how that has influenced our lives. We have yet to learn anything about Ashley's parents. Most parents want their kids to be successful and fit into society, and usually this means they should be "normal", because that's what their parents taught them. It's easy to hurt someone unintentionally by assuming that your "normal" is going to fit all. At the same time you should not assume that any time someone is claiming something you consider part of the "normal" range to be abnormal they are doing so because they hate you. There are so many ways to deviate from any definition of "normal" you are likely to run into that it's almost bound to happen to all of us, even those who consider themselves cis normal heterosexual. What we've seen of Ashley she seems well adjusted and outgoing. She doesn't seem to have many issues with her sexual orientation or gender. She has said she consider herself somewhat bisexual, and she's had fantasies about gender swapping and transformation of herself as well as of others. Of these only the part about being bisexual might have caused much of a negative reaction from others as the transformation and gender swapping are just fantasies as far as most know. However even if her parents and close friends might not be bothered by her sexuality it's likely she's had enough people react negatively that she's taken to keeping that to her self only trusting close friends and potential boy or girl friends about it. Secrets like these, as small and unimportant as some of them may seem, can easily cause a kid to classify itself as somewhat of a "freak", and that can put a damper on things like dating or even socializing with people they find themselves attracted to. In Ashley's case it can be as simple as her feeling that she doesn't want to have to choose between a girlfriend an a boyfriend, but that she want it all. Polyamory may be a hurdle for a youth trying to fit in and it's not certain that it would be the right thing for Ashley. Add bisexuality and it doesn't get easier. Now she's met Elliot, and it all started with her seeing him transform into a woman. Elliot ticks off some boxes in Ashley's spec sheet that no one else she's met could touch. Elliot can be both boyfriend and girlfriend without the need for a poly amorous relationship. This probably lowers the threshold significantly. Her previous relationship was probably not something she went into wholeheartedly. I doubt she told him about her possible bisexuality or wishing she could have both a girlfriend and a boyfriend. She wanted to fit in with the rest of society and she needed to find out if she could be happy in a classical Boy / Girl relationship. Now she had the bad luck of hooking up with a manipulative jerk. This time she met someone that fit her preferences way better, someone who is genuinely nice, and who is surrounded by family and friends that many would consider weirder freaks than her. Add that she has learned that magic is a real thing, that transformation isn't confined to comic's and fairy tales and suddenly sharing her fantasies and wishes with these new friends feels safe. Exhibitionism might or might not turn her on. Having wardrobe malfunctions in a game about transformations doesn't necessarily mean it's about sex or being sexy. It could just be another part of the game, and for what it's worth they are not likely to look much like themselves at any time after the game has started.
  50. 4 points

    Story Friday February 23, 2018

    I'd much rather something like Incarnations of Immortality, where magic and technology work equally well, with no cross-interference.