Comic 77 - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

22nd Feb 2010, 5:00 AM in Shadows Of Civilisation
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Screaming in panic gives a big penalty on your Move Silently check. Mostly since screaming and moving silently are oxymoronic.

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Author Notes:

00Davo
Note that in panel 6, The Summariser uses three exclamation marks. This is not for simple emphasis, since using multiple exclamation marks is not a valid way to denote emphasis.

Instead, this is a reference to the works of Terry Pratchett, specifically his Discworld novels. Pterry is of the firm belief that stacking exclamation marks is "the sure sign of an insane mind" - and, indeed, in several of his books, the sanity of characters can be measured by the number of exclamation marks they use. Three is getting there. For more on the exclamation-stacking phenomenon, visit the relevant page on the Terry Pratchett wiki.

Comments:

22nd Feb 2010, 7:23 AM
Gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (etc etc)

19th May 2011, 5:45 AM
im so glad you pointed out that you were referencing another better writer because otherwise i would have thought that you were functionally illiterate.

also eat a dick

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Transcript:

Xavius: Whew. Looks like I got out of that one!

Xavius: Probably should try to avoid being caught again, though.

Xavius: I wonder why Bob didn't believe me. I mean, I was using my justifying powers and all.

Xavius: Unless... Oh dear. That is not good.

Xavius: That is bad! That is very, very bad! And not good!

Xavius: AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Xavius: Wait a sec. Wasn't I trying to be stealthy or something?

Jane: Give me one good reason why I shouldn't blast you with Disintegrate right now.
Xavius: Ah, that's right. I remember now. Eep.

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