trolololololol lololol lololol
Why is it that no one ever believes when only one sees and fears…. I mean just cause it’s all in your mind does not mean that they aren’t there and out to get you….
Props for having a lockpick and tension bar that look accurate. It’s depressing how much stuff out there can’t get it right.
I’d go as far as saying that 95% of fiction writers couldn’t get right jack shit.
If you go to Hollywood, it reaches 99%, because the people who know get drowned out most of the time by execs who think they know better.
Well, it’s not like they teach you how to generate suspense in storytelling. Like every other skill you have to pick that up from observation, training, or special circumstances. Not to mention, if it’s over used it gets to the point where you’d rather double time everything. Then again, having attention deficit disorder, my coping mechanism is to ignore the immediate source of abuse in favor of melencholic anxiety and the frustrated release of anger so venomous, noxious, and concentrated it’s a wonder the world hasn’t become more corrupted than can be easily imagined.
Plus, as people get older there is the propensity towards stoicism over hysterics.
Slimecat: A tension bar is a lock picking tool. Wererat was merely appreciating my prop research.
Wererat: *doffs hat*
the statement still stands. You’d still need observation, skills training, or special circumstances to pick that up. if the hairpin lock picking method actually worked they wouldn’t have developed the pump action torque gun thingie that opens a door in less than a minute, and the crow bar and credit card method rarely works. . . In fact, as far as I know, the credit card method only worked one time on a refurbished brothel’s apartment door.
I think I may have started mastery in the art of making general statements… soon nothing I say will oddly specific, and yet sound deeply profound and relevant at the same time.
soon all I will have to say is, “you have to get the rocks in there first otherwise you’ll never get anything else in there” and people will think “ZOMG! he’s right. Without questioning the point of the exercise of filling a jar with rocks pebbles and sand. I will become a sage of profundity and a fount of knowledge.
Congratulations. You are hereby qualified to operate as a psychic, fortune teller, horoscope writer, or similar profession.
do you think i could write romance novels? I have an idea for a story that takes place in the wild west about a Scottish Lord named Tonto Goldstein who’s a werewolf and has six pack abs… he hooks up with a single mother, spanish prostitute, or geisha girl (if not all three at the same time) at a tavern where it is revealed she was really an extra terrestrial noble woman who initially came to earth as a reporter to discover or explore the human concept of love. She wound up in her current profession after she fell in love with a horse. She then commissions Bubba, Tonto’s alias so as to remain incognito from the law, to rescue her daughter mary sue from Captain Harlequin and the stranger danger pirates, who kidnapped her for looking like a dragon that they plan to sell in bang cock… I haven’t hammered out all the details but I’m sure it will make a mint
“You’d still need observation, skills training, or special circumstances to pick that up.”
Or in my case, Google.
I’ve opened a door with a student ID card before. A dorm hallway, all my neighbours and the RA had left for Christmas break, and I locked myself out. The door had a lip on it to prevent a card or other tool from slipping into the gap easily. So I had to bend the card into a Z shape and slide it blind. I was so fucking pleased with myself when I pulled it off.
I’ve locked myself out of apartments three times. the first two times were in the same location, the first time I got back in with a spare key the second time I somehow left behind my key and lost track of the second we eventually got the maintenance man to use a wrench to twist open the door knob. The third time I was locked out of a residence I was living in I camped out in the garage in nothing but my underwear until my mom dropped by to check up on me and then I attempted to pry the door open with a crow bar, but eventually called a locksmith who had the pump gun. The only time I observed anyone use the card door method was when I was with one of my landlords and we were trying to get into the apartment that was just rented.
When I was in college we had a club room that was locked a lot of the time (a senior officer was SUPPOSED to be in the office most of the time but usually classes interfered). But most of the students in the club took a spare key bent it and used that to open the door. Some used the card but I think they tried to put in the anti theft doors and that is why they used the key.
I once locked myself out of my house by leaving my keys in my car. Luckily at the time I was in a house with a garage, and did not lock my car doors when in the garage, so I broke into my own garage by kicking in the window that was as high as my head and opening the door from there. I think my Mom was rather mad about breaking the window but I pointed out that at least it wasn’t a window on the house proper just the garage. (I probably would have been grounded for life if it had been a window on the house.).
When I was in College dorms and locked myself out of my room I believe a handy metal nail file was the trick. (it’s kinda hard to remember that far back. The club I mentioned was only 10 years ago the dorm was 20 (GAH I FEEL OLD)
looks like Virus has had enough of being the team’s butt-monkey
I like how Virus has grown over the past few arcs and am particularly gladdened to see him stand up as a full partner in the team. Too bad he’s bound to be dead wrong.
They still won’t let him drive.
I really want to know that back story since his driving even terrifies the Black Guard. That would have to be an arc with a smashing climax.
But then it wouldn’t be a Noodle Incident anymore. Part of what makes that joke funny is that it’s left to our imaginations what Virus could have possibly done that’s so bad that he’d be banned from driving any moving vehicle. With all due respect to the guys who make this comic, I don’t think anything they’d come up with could be anywhere near as good as what we could imagine it to be.
Likely, what happened is Virus fell asleep behind the wheel. Which led to running down an old lady, a chicken coop, a stroller carrying twins, a cow, three ducks, an FBI agent, and a partridge in a pear tree. Afterwards, the vehicle crashes into one of the Mobius nuclear missile testing facilities, which indirectly sets off a chain reaction launching missiles to key points around the globe, annihilating half a dozen capital cities, causing unknown casualties. The launch of the missiles jolts Virus awake (though how the terrifying screams coming from Harry didn’t pull him from his slumber, gods only know), causing him to jerk the wheel at the last minute, and he ends up crashing into the Exterminatus machinery, which destroys a remote island of professional lesbian escorts. Just a hunch.
dude, didn’t you give me that EXACT same speech when I asked about it? (Spike)
Yes I did. And Virus said “That is the correct answer. Can I copypasta it whenever anyone else asks?” So I did it for him.
I would’ve forgotten to do so. Still correct.
Absolutely. Love. just how expressive their faces are in this one. Crazed anger and crazed fear look so… well done.
My guess is Virus secretly believes him, but doesn’t want to let on that he does, partly to trick the daemon, and partly to screw with Harry.
I was guessing that the daemon was messing with Virus in a subtle anger-heightening way, loosely similar to the emotion heightening candles Professor Stein uses in Maka and Soul’s “special lesson” in Soul Eater (the episode that introduces Free). But I like yours better.
I just realized that special lessons in quotes along with emotion heightening candles creates some unintentional innuendo. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, said special lesson effectively amounted to an insult war. The idea was that if the two characters, Maka and Soul, (who are part of a combat team,) can get beyond an emotionally tense insult war with their friendship intact, they’d work better as a team.
When I watched the series that particular episode was glitching on Hulu in both english and japanese. I would have watched it on youtube, or found the manga version of events, but was lazy about it and just decided to skip to the next episode. I assume that it was the mid season finale for the show anyway. I realize it was available on Adult Swim for a while, but Video on demand services in my area only allow for the five most recently aired episodes to pop up and the most recent episodes available at the time was the two parter with the Arachne’s first appearance and the one with Medusa eating/possessing the kindergardener with bloomers.
Harry’s last words as they slide down the spider daemon’s gullet, “Aggghhh, bbbllllurrrrfffackle, moaaaggggkkkip.” What? You expected him to be coherent?
Would it really be that hard to think that a Daemon might be able to teleport and might be feeling a bit trolly? I mean, really Virus.
lol i can’t wait to see the moment that Virus see that the monster is real and Harry goes: “See i fucking told you it’s fucking real!”
lmao that is going to be hilarious!
Virus is racist against squirrel people. Send him to sensitivity training.
I love how this is playing out just like any old cosmic horror story, what with Harry slowly going insane (Which will undoubtedly help out once then have things go back to the status quo… Though having a mini-arc with Harry getting therapy and experiencing long-term after effects would be quite intresting.), and Virus not being affected (Yet), it’s all really neat.
Harry has always been cracked when it comes to spiders. It’s the major reason Virus isn’t buying his story. The sight of a cobweb can cause Eastwood to come unglued.
Huh… Well I suppose with Rogue and Lothar missing, using the old Resident Evil door opening mechanic wasn’t going to be a thing.
When did Virus get some classes in on lock picking though?
I imagine it’s part of Inquisitor training, I mean they taught disguise, infiltration, stealth, linguistics, and other espionage tricks, hard to imagine that lock-picking’s not on the curicullum.
Evil cults (the competant ones anyway) like to lock their doors if the original Thief games are anything to go by.
Maybe the Daemon is lost too.
“I know the summoning circle is around here somewhere. Not in here. Not over there.”
The espers died of psychic overload looking at this place. It’s entirely possible Harry is seeing psychic images Virus isn’t, especially since spiders/spider daemons are more impacting on him. I bet they’re neither here nor there, kind of leaking through into the material plane.
I think that might be the angriest I’ve ever seen Virus, you’d have thought he’d have gotten used to people’s manias putting his life at risk by now.
Oh I reached the end? How sad… Guess I’ll add EN to the list of web-comics I check every six months or so when there’s enough content to hold my attention again.
I think Ive got the eye color decoded:
Yellow is abject fear sprinkled with phobic panic
Blue is confusion with a pinch of insanity
Red…. well red speaks for itself
Yellow typically being associated with the color of fear is understandable because of the evacuation of liquids…
Red is typically associated with passion or anger, as it is the color of blood.
Blue is an odd choice for confusion and insanity.
Sorry, I’m not making the connection. It could be argued that shadows are shades of blue, grey, and black.
The black has always been associated with the unknown of darkness and done well it can mean the difference between the serial killer next door and the abyss.
But how does blue or the inverse effect of light convey insanity?
I have to give the artists credit for the sense of depth in the third panel the inverse effect of the monster is really something.
Yellow’s always been associated with cowardice. “Yellow bellied”.
Blue is Harry’s natural eye colour.
That’s an odd blue…. it’s not the same as when you usually see Harry’s eye colour. It’s kinda brighter like his eyes are lighting up with insanity or something….
I still don’t see the connection between insanity and confusion with the color blue as mentioned by mildweasel.
Well don’t look at me, I never intended one.
I like how Harry’s mind was riding the hand-basket to hell one moment but as soon as Virus starts swearing he’s the one acting sane rather than Virus. Exactly how is that his priority here?
He’s embarressed by the dressing down I think and, well, reacting as people often do by changing the subject to somebody ELSE’S faults
Fair enough, still funny though.
Also probably trying to distract himself from the mind numbing fear that he is feeling.
Although if Harry’s past personality when overwhelmed by fear rings true this spider cult is going to turn into a blood bath and it won’t be Harry’s or Virus’ blood bathing the walls.Maybe I should say a demonic ichor bath? *scratches head* do spider demons even HAVE blood?
Has anyone concidered yet that we don’t know the origin of Harry’s arachnophobia? Could be important/plot relevant.
…….Now that you mention it…
Maybe he’s the “Spiderborn”, and he doesn’t know it yet.
or something along those lines.
Or the fact that everyone has something they are terrified of …. though the usual defaults are snakes or spiders (though there are studies done that say that the fear is learned) sometimes the fear of spiders or snakes gets pushed aside like if someone has a bad experience with something else. And sometimes the bad experience is with the snakes or spiders and makes it worse…. And Harry’s reaction is rather extreme.
And as far as I can tell it is true that most people fear snakes or spiders unless something traumatic happens… Most of my friends fear spiders…. I have one friend who seems fearless…I don’t like spiders but can live with them It’s the webs that squick me… and freak me out… which is odd… but then again I did fear spiders till I got over watching Arachnophobia, you try watching a movie and dreaming that spiders are crawling all over you for several months….. I think I got desensitized or something. Also oddly enough dead spiders freak me out more then living ones….
And if the studies that say our fear of snakes and spiders in learned is correct someone who never learned to fear anything would be fearless.
Wonder what the rest of the crew is scared of?
YAY! I finally have time to read again! And this page is just too funny! Now, the question is, is he really seeing what he thinks he’s seeing? Or is he seeing a vision because he is gaining an overly developed 6th sense? Or both? This question was asked before, I believe. Oh, well on to the next page!
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