Order of the Stick


#5942

That is not something I saw coming.


#5943

That very overt mention of the shield has got to be foreshadowing as well.


#5944

Better Left in the Past


#5945

Gotta say, I love all the references in this last one. And the terrible, terrible puns in the 6th frame. ;)


#5946

Relevant to today’s comic. Not sure what the last frame on Elan is a reference to though

http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0301.html


#5947

Aaaaaallllll the way back in number seven:
http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0007.html


#5948

Wow. Thanks for that - I was drawing a total blank.


#5949

I can’t believe you remembered that. That’s awesome @SadleyBradley.


#5950

Hey, I remembered it too! All of it, I say!

;)


#5951

Oh, I didn’t remember the exact strip off the top of my head (although that would have been impressive)! I did recall that it happened in the first dungeon, which narrowed it down to the first hundred strips. From there, I scanned the comic titles in the archive until I found one that looked right (ThorPrayer), and that happened to be the correct one.


#5952

The difference in art really stands out. Also such a big change in tone from the early days.


#5953

Advanced Color Theory


#5954

Geez, what has Redcloak done?


#5955

There was a lot of talk about whether the other worlds’ also had home grown dieties, not part of the creation. I guess the answer was no.


#5956

I have to admit, that tale and explanation about the colors was fucking fascinating to me. What a great story he’s weaving here!


#5957

What’s interesting to me is that, I suspect, most of this wasn’t planned out in the beginning. But Rich is using that early material and making a coherent story out of it.

Which is a damn tricky thing to do.


#5958

Hell yes it is. He’s an amazing story teller though, so I’m impressed but unsurprised he’s pulling this all together so well.


#5959

Definitely not planned out. Who could have imagined a story about stick figures going dungeon-delving would have such huge success?

But yeah - he’s a fantastic storyteller. And a master of the webcomics form - it never ceases to amaze me how he manages to make every page (or in this case, two pages) have something that either makes you laugh or say “oooh”. That’s insanely hard - I don’t know any other story-form webcomics that manage it as with as great regularity as OOTS.


#5960

Reminds me of the world building of Adventure Time.


#5961

More fine exposition.

“Och, it’s this whole thing wit tha plot.”