Well, that was incredibly frustrating.
I’m with Virus, I’d loot the place too. I’d head for the register first though, save the tacky lighters and t-shirts for last.
Nah, cash register’s probably been looted by the cult already.
And the lighters and T-shirts are not only going to become more valuable once this church has to be cleansed, but they can make for great first aid supplies.
Harry has you there, Virus. he’s the morally bankrupt one but your the one robbing the place your supposed to be protecting :P
I’d love a Tyrus plushie!
Love how the signs are written in Comic Sans (or some variation thereof). X)
Also, is it any wonder these two are teammates? They compliment each other perfectly.
Dude. Please tell me those are Dragonfire Shells in that last panel. ‘Cause nothing would be more fitting for a Purging Fire (of Saint Erinyis) than a shotgun shell that fires a blast of flames.
Also: Could Saint Erinyis have been a woman? I ask because Erinyis is very similar to one of the classic names for the Three Furies.
Also also: The Exerminatus Now universe has a shotgun toting demon slaying saint. Nice.
And you’re saying that these could not be somehow converted into the components for a flame-belching shotgun?
I dare you to try. The results would be awesome.
Make sure to get someone to film the action, and someone else to actually try shooting it.
We just need to spread an internet rumor about lighters being used as makeshift shotgun shells, and get it to Mythbusters. Jamie and Adam will do the rest. ;D
I’d bet you money at least one attempt would pop up on youtube before long. Even more certain if they were Apple brand lighters.
“Awesome” is a funny way to spell “certain to end with the person attempting it on fire”
Ok, yeah, awesome is right.
Jamie and Adam are professionals. It would involve either a bunker/shipping container rig, or a large firing range/bomb range. And slow mo cameras. And at least one instance of Adam saying “Well THERE’S your problem!”
Anyone else though, I agree that it should not be tried at home. Hence the starting of a rumor. ;)
Yes. We should definitely enact this plan. How does one start a rumor?
An anonymous post on 4chan? (Never been there)
Spread it in youtube comments?
How about “Hey, watch this!”? Speaking of which, it occurs to me that the greatest amusement would be derived if we could also get the rumor to state that LOX is used to add range and lethality to the weapon. (Of course, having a tank of LOX feed into the shots would probably just make a bigger boom).
Well… that does make more sense for a gift shop.
Still, I’m betting that there’s at least one Saint in the Exterminatus Now universe known for using a fire belching shotgun.
Heck, given the “Kill it with fire” necessity for some daemons, it would surprise me if there wasn’t one.
In EN, Constantine is probably someone’s (slightly embellished) autobiography.
I like Buddy Tyrus statues, also the way they behave is great.
Yes, Virus. Embrace your inner Tenno.
And while they’re wandering around the church completely lost, Rogue and Lothar are killing the cultists and saving the day, basically doing all the work while Virus and Eastwood screw around.
This is why Eastwood is in charge. He knows how to properly utilize allies and co-workers as bullet magnets and major distractions while he loots the vault. Lacking a vault, while he pockets anything loose and portable.
So basically, he’s the party’s Rogue? …I do not apologize for that one.
Talk about a major voice shift.. Maybe it’s because I’m not in the mood for EN but Harry sounds different in my head today. More like Whacko Warner and Virus sounds like David Tennent. Usually, they don’t sound particularly European to me. I take it to mean something’s slightly off today.
Wacko as Harry is hilarious and I thank you for the idea!
“Europe” is a big place, squire.
I understand David Tennent is from scotland and Whako Warner is from whackyland. They’re not the usual voices i typically hear when I read the comic. Although, I couldn’t place them earlier so that could be an improvement or not.
Clearly someone switched out my influences while I was sleeping.
Wakko Warner is roughly Liverpudlian. I think Jess Harnell said it was a goofy impression of Ringo Starr.
Well, every now and then Virus just has to show he’s just as morally bankrupt as Eastwood. It’s been happening so scarcely lately that I was beginning to wonder, lol.
Ten bucks says they use the stuff Virus is shoplifting to thwart the evil spider cult’s plans.
To be honest, that would not surprise me one bit.
Though it will probably come off looking as anticlimatic as the ending of Quest For Glory 2 where all you do is knock over/remove one candle from the arrangement. (Anyone who’s played those games know what I mean.)
<..> <.< I'm going to bet that the resolution is going to be pretty funny, no matter what way it goes.
I don’t know if an anticlimax would suit the story. After all we just came back from commercial break and the anticipation and build up has to pique audience sentiment. Whatever affect or momentum the players were going for was clearly lost during the transition. What they really ought to do in my opinion is show off the scouting party’s iconoclastic tendencies as they redecorate the walls with blood…
Plus, I want to see a “killroy was here” gag after the scouts have cleared a room so we know exactly who was responsible for the carnage. Now, if the “scouts” happen to consist of ‘Wildfire’ and her team of super friends, from an alternate reality or post apocalyptic future, happen to show up at the last minute and stumble-bum head first along the continuum of Jar Jar Binks, or Butters Stotch, madness and just sort of luck their way into defeating, getting credit for annihilating, or unintentionally rescuing the climax from antipathy I’m all in.
Raise you 20 that they use the lighters as makeshift bullets.
priorities, Virus does not have them
While Eastwood maybe willfully ignorant of all culture, including his own, he at least has the good sense not to desecrate important religious landmarks when sober.
“Best damn bookend I ever had”
And he’ll be damned if he forks over ten quid to replace it. Sadly it just doesn’t have the same feeling now that it doesn’t glow.
I said LANDMARKS. Not artifacts put into law enforcement lockup.
That’s just semantics Ud. And we don’t know that for a fact. He smashed down the everchosen without even realizing it, and states that nuns aren’t people. Which they aren’t but that’s besides the point <.<
A kick in the pocket turns the lighter on, sets fire to the Tyrus head which falls into the grail. The grail comes out of his pocket and causes the cultists to stampede at the sight of a flaming Tyrus head with a big golden hat. One cultist stands his ground and is beaned on the head by the paperweight.
As Harry runs around with his jacket on fire, the remaining cultists fly into sheer panic, seeming him as the avatar of Tyrus come to earth to dispense vengeance for the desecration of his shrine. All the while, Harry is frantically looking for a pool of water. Finally, he trips over a pool and falls headfirst in, dousing the flames.
Calling it now. One of these items will be useful in the plot ahead and save them all. This is a chekhov’s gun moment.
Dangit…I had to go to Wikipedia to look up “Chekhov’s Gun”.
But I definitely agree. *points to above string started by Garrus*
Dunno, on one hand, it’s too obvious for a Chekhov’s Gun.
Completely unrelated to the shoplif…..er…LOOTING….is anyone else suspicious of Virus’s comments in the very first panel? Is he disoriented, or has the evil power infusing the church started warping interior space?
And by that I mean ‘did they get lost mundanely because they’re idiots, or is the church’s interior being distorted by evil power’?
I’d just assume it is a wide angle lens effect complete with lens flare. Then again I’ve seen law offices and wedding chapel’s which operate out of strip malls.
Across from Starbucks and the local furniture outlet. You can get a divorce and redecorate your house in one visit. No need to worry about a renting a reception hall, they sell cheesecake and coffee next door. The jeweler is just up the hall, and that pesky prenuptial agreement can be signed immediately. And, for couples who want to memorialize the occasion there are photo booth’s and crystal cutters galore.
Calling it now: They’re gonna break the glass bell.
Raise you ten and bet it falls onto a demon’s head, breaking it. Twenty quid says the demon it falls on is the spider woman.
You know I was just rereading the comic and I realized that Virus has done this before. Be all righteous and then show that he isn’t so much ^ . ^ http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2003-10-17/comic/meet-the-crew/holy-symbol/ though I suppose looting a church is a bit different then leaving behind your symbol of office….
Dammit, is this a Jonathan Creek reference?
Very likely. Ghosts Forge/Ghost’s Forge was a place name that Eastwood/Stuart had used since very early on in pre-EN world-building. It was the setting of the very first forum roleplay in the proto-EN universe, in the Year of Your Lord, Two-Thousand-and-Oh-Two. The apostrophe has varied over time, as it does in real place names incorporating a possessive. Now Stuart is known to claim that he never comes up with anything original, just steals from various sources. One night, while chatting with Silversword, I suddenly wondered whence, if this were true, “Ghosts Forge” had originated. Thirty seconds’ quick Googling turned up Jonathan Creek as a likely candidate. Never watched it meself, but I know Stuart to be a fan.
Thanks for replying, it’s fun to learn a bit about how this whole universe came together.
The lack of apostrophe is a plot point in the JK episodes, hinting at a secondary meaning of the name. But it’s fun to see it suddenly pop up in an utterly different context.
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