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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Jun 24th, 2009 >mijae
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@ "Man, this is boring, who ever thought up a desert quest?"
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@ "Maybe if I actually had to drink things it would be more interesting."
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@ "Or if I didn't have a bag of holding with hundreds of rations."
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Dogley catches the  
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@ "Whatever, just lightening my load."
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@ "Is there supposed to be another portal on one of these tiles or what?!"
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@ "I can't even tell if this is supposed to be wrapping or-"
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@ "Hey! What's that up there?"
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      Several       
                    
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Nate bites! (I hope 
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You feel wise!      
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    Even more       
                    
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Your Snickersnee    
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    Millions of     
                    
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S: "Dudley, can we please go back now? It's been long enough."

d: "Sammy's right, you've wasted more time than a pudding farmer, honestly."

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S: "That's it, I've had it. *flick*"
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@: "Nonsense, I haven't even shown you Vlad's Tower ye- wait, WHAT?"
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   /  REST IN   \   
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 |     Dudley     | 
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Too late for Nate
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12 Comments

#1 acheron Wed, 24 Jun 2009 03:12:18
I get the reference, but it's pretty obscure. And the comic isn't that funny even when you do get it. shrug

If someone who doesn't get it wants to, google "So there's a man crawling through the desert". Hope you have a lot of time on your hands.

#2 eskimo68 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 06:25:41
And for those with less time search for "The Lever of Doom" on that page (about smack right in the middle) before skipping to the last paragraphs.
For the effort of making such a long strip.......

#3 Quint Wed, 24 Jun 2009 06:29:28
I recently heard (or rather, read) this when someone mentioned it on the TV Tropes Fora.

Oh goodness. I saw it coming when the snake and lever appeared.

G for sufficient quality and effort, at making the joke sufficiently long yet still subverting it at the end. However, it would have been E had it been played perfectly through the whole of the original joke.

#4 heranbago Wed, 24 Jun 2009 06:37:10
Didn't get it or feel like researching, but even voted good for the little jokes throughout. Pudding farmer etc.

#5 Thvor Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:03:50
Even after reading through the entire source material, I still don't get the tombstone. What's a shaggy dog got to do with anything?

#6 Quint Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:23:46
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaggy_dog_story

#7 slowpoke Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:20:37
A well executed shaggy dog story, less than once a year, earns an 'E'. Any more often than that, will be a 'P'. Even a one-panel, "well, not that shaggy", followup. And if this is the start of a series, then God help us. :)

#8 mijae Fri, 26 Jun 2009 02:37:07
@slowpoke: no chance of a series if I have anything to say about it, someone else will have to pick up the torch. I was thinking of trying to go for the whole story when I started, but quickly used up my endurance.

#9 TJR Fri, 26 Jun 2009 11:59:34
I agree with heranbago.

#10 DarthCliche Tue, 20 Jul 2010 04:11:14
P for some sort of reference - I know shaggy dog stories, but who is this Nate?

#11 Anonymous Fri, 21 Jan 2011 23:24:52
I should've read this strip when it was posted, but better late than never.

#12 Anonymous Sun, 21 Aug 2011 07:20:51
3 hours of reading for a really bad pun. acheron, I hate you.

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