Comic done! Now to begin day 7 of 7 consecutive work days. And on the eighth day, he rested.
“Necrotelenomicon”? Do I remember that from one of Pratchett’s earlier books, or am I mistaken?
Of course, the match is no exact, so I think it’s more of a coincidence in spoofing the Necronomicon in a similar way.
Oh, I assure you, it’s very much a nod to Pterry.
if I may ask, who is Pterry? I’m 17 and surrounded by idiots where I live, so I can’t say I’ve heard of him
Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series. I may have the spelling wrong there, but it’s something to go on. :)
weird, I’ve seen the name Discworld here and there on the interwebs, and yet I’ve never heard of mister Pratchett, this kind of stuff happens to me a lot, and it’s starting to weird me out
i feel ya spike im surrounded by idiots too, thanks to them my school exp. wasn’t much of a learning exp. but more of i don’t give a shit about smarts exp., becuause every teacher i had had the same sicknness”Teach-you-un-usefull-shitsindrom”.
my best class have always been Internet, his the best teacher ever.
and im still learning(need to work on my grammar)
well, my teachers were really nice and extremely helpful, I’m referring to me peers who seem to have moron-itis, the only people who actually used their brains were my friends, well, and one ex-friend who showed herself to be a self-righteous wench
Pratchett writes a series of novels about the Discworld, which is a disc that rests on the back of four elephants who are standing on the back of a turtle which carries it through space. They are, in the main, hilariously funny and have sold more copies than a very large number of copies indeed.
Different people will tell you different books to start with, but my suggestion is either “Men at Arms” and “Witches Abroad”, depending on if you want male or female main characters.
(No, they aren’t the first books in their respective series, but I think they’re the best).
Go enjoy yourself.
Who doesn’t use Wikipedia.
That’s some great memory. I wouldn’t have remembered how to spell that name without an immediate reference.
I’m still trying to figure out how to pronounce it
(Take the joke to it’s logical extreme)
must be british humor, I’m an american and I’m still in high school, so I’m afraid I don’t quite get it, but thanks for the phonics lesson
American humor too, but old humor. The cover of the book in question is the old “Let Your Fingers Do The Walking” icon that the phone book covers used to have back when phone books were the only way to find a number you wanted. Thus, “The Book of the Phone Numbers of the Dead”.
Well, he wrote the Wikipedia entry. In fact, from now on I’m calling it the Peter Fox Defense.
Either he’s got a great memory, or the Google Glass.
He had to give a speech by memory just before he became a full-on hunter, he practiced so much it became ingrained into his mind forever. He still passed, despite the 3 other students who did the same.
…That’d make sense if it were on the same article. On a side note, does Simmons have a Google glass, or do the “TOP SECRET” files include an entry from Wiki?
Y’know, I’m really looking forward to see how Virus and Rogue play off each other. It’s already been lampshaded in the comic itself but I’ll say it again, these two don’t really interact that much compared to… Well, everyone else, really.
By the way, speaking of training, I asked something like this a while back but didn’t really get an answer. What exactly does Daemon Hunter training as a whole involve?
I wanna say seemingly pointless exercise in a swamp
learning about different types of daemons and their gods, beam sword training, martial arts, meditation, and being magnificently arrogant.
I’ll bet the latter is the most important skill of all.
That reminds me, we’ve never seen Rogue meditating or doing anything of the sort. *shrug*
never would have remembered anything that long word for word no matter what the stakes were X33
I’ll bet Daemon hunters wrote the wikipedia article. Or use wikipedia regu – wait, indoor plumbing incident, right, so only Rogue would really know what wikipedia is. Welp, so much for that theory.
Well, maybe just Rogue himself wrote the Wikipedia article based off what he learned from his Daemon Hunter training?
that’s a possible.
Meh, at least he didn’t quote the TvTropes article.
Should be impressed that he memorized the whole article…unless he wrote it
I don’t get it. Isn’t quoting wikipedia basically a class at all schools right now?
ok im amased but the fact he knows its a complete copy of wikipedia does that mean the inquisition also got it from wikipedia or are most summary’s described in the file hes holding?
I guess they just carried together all information available on the subject, so yes, I would say that it is just one of the summaries in the file.
Telecom is EVIL!
…this surprises nobody.
I’m not sure what the picture on the cover is, but it looks damn saucy!
Let your fingers do the walking…
Now I feel old.
Oh! I didn’t see that. Thanks.
Still looks more like a cross between a weathervane and a tuber, but there was no way to avoid that while also making it look like an ancient manual of evil.
I take it you’ve never had to search for a few “daemon hunters” phone numbers in the ochre brick of hopes and dreams? Take a look at the following link for some help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtvgeYiNxcI
Looks like Half-Life to me.
I’m betting the book is full of all the daemons’ and dark gods’ phone numbers.
I mean, we know from some of the latter’s scenes that they do in fact have phones…
There’s probably one number with a message “If you know your daemon’s evil number press 1, if you wish to summon a familiar spirit press 2, if you wish to lodge a complaint we think you already know where to lodge it, for a complete listing of services press 3, if you are calling because a Fernex daemon has possessed your phone, COWER IN FEAR, FOR THERE IS NO HOPE!”
The 0891 50 50 50 chatback commercial was pretty daemonic, now that I think about it.
I think Rogue, or simmons, (or both) could really learn a thing or two from monty Python
Always look on the bright side of life
Heh. Known to some as “The Book in Yellow,” am I right?
The “Liber Flavus”, perhaps.
If we’re doing a homage to Pratchett, the correct alternative name for the text is the ‘Liber Paginarum Fulvarum’, or the Book of Yellow Pages.
Should have known Sir Pterry had thought of that already.
Does this mean we get to see a play of the King in Yellow?
Is there a version of “De Vermis Mysteriis”, I ask cause I’m only starting to see the references just now, and I own pretty much all of the Discworld books.
They have wikipedia?
they have Halo, Mass Effect, and (unfortunately) ponies, so why not wikipedia, despite how unreliable it can be on certain matters
That reminds me… Would East freak if he met a horse, normal, winged or horned?
well, their is a difference between a horse and a pony, so it might be hard to say
It’s not exactly hard to write up a wiki article I’ve written half a dozen myself. Not necessarily at wikipedia, but the point remains the advantage of wiki links is that they’re open source to anyone.
written by a mad monk, who wasn’t worshiping the dark gods, and later got torn apart by daemons in a public market for his troubles. Someone knows his cthulhu mythos.
The Necrotelecomnicon, known by certain depraved adepts by its true name of Liber Paginarum Fulvarum, was (much like the Things in the Dungeon Dimensions) inspired by the Cthulhu mythos.
Well… I was waiting for this.
Such a plotline was bound to happen.
Is there a copy on the internet?
Too bad Lothar isn’t involved. With his one metallic paw, which HAS had a chainsaw in it at one point, he could easily have been a replacement for Ash Williams.
That, and he’d probably muck up saying “Klattu…Verizon…Niktu” as well.
So the tome surfaced in Nautilus Gate Morth’s old hometown I wonder if there’s a connection or just one of those coincidences.
Also I needed to check this fact on the cast page, kudos for redesigning it and adding more characters.
Reading Virus’s bio that he is a “radical inquisitor” and Nadia’s that she is a “Tyrusian purist of the highest order” makes me want a team-up between them or at least a rom com.
First off, in their defense: 1) Simmons did NOT let Virus finish. He didn’t know if Vi was gonna add to it or not. 2) Maybe Rogue WROTE the wiki entry, hmm? Didja thinka that Simmons?
After reading a few comments I realize the book is a Disc World reference, I gotta get my hands on those, but my main thought about the description was the Necrnomicon. While I haven’t actually seen the movie myself I know of it and get the reference.
Yep, Wikipedia is idiot’s best friend…
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