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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Jul 1st, 2014 >yhelothar
a - the +0 Vorpal Blade  
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He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time the manxome foe he sought-
You sit by the tree. It's
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So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought.
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And as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came!
What th- the Vorpal Blade
vanishes into thin air!  
You are empty handed.    
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One, tw-
"I am in your debt. I    
will grant one wish!"    
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d: Gray dragon scale mail, Dudley, and make it +3!

For what do you wish? vorpal blade

h - a long sword named Vorpal Blade (weapon in hand)

@: I have the POWER!!

d: ... you could have at least made it +3, you know.

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Be careful! The mome raths outgrabe tonight.
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55 Comments

#1 Anonymous Tue, 1 Jul 2014 06:16:26
I obviously don't understand a reference here.

#2 yhelothar Tue, 1 Jul 2014 07:03:19
http://nethackwiki.com/wiki/Jabberwock#Encyclopedia_entry

#3 gblack Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:48:09
Hm. I don't understand the significance of it being +0 here, or why it disappears.

#4 simul Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:15:40
+0 because Dudley didn't ask for it to be enchanted?

Maybe it disappeared when "The Vorpal Blade went snicker-snack"?

#5 yhelothar Tue, 1 Jul 2014 17:12:22
there's no significance to +0 in the first panel, it's just not an enchanted sword in the poem.

it disappeared because Dudley wished for it... and the +3 dialogue was a side joke about Dudley being a bad wisher, not part of the main joke. jeez, is there no room for subtlety with you guys? i'll try to narrate the obvious and keep the jokes more bare bones next time

#6 yhelothar Tue, 1 Jul 2014 17:19:17
also easter eggs: Jubjub bird in panel 1 (not a raven; ravens are black not dark blue, but f-ck me, i should have made it magenta for the obviousness) and Bandersnatch in panel 2

#7 Anonymous Fri, 4 Jul 2014 01:55:57
Oh! Thanks yhelothar. That's funny then.

#8 ThePathfinder Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:37:32
What?The site is discontinued?
WANTED
Site Admin
REWARD: .10000000 $
Last edited: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:55:00

#9 yhelothar Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:40:03
I submitted 2 more comics, 1 month and 20 days ago... still not approved. You just gotta be patient and have a little faith. Nethack 3.4.4 will be released any day now, and so will the next comic.

#10 yhelothar Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:58:21
Just 2 more weeks of no new comic and this strip will be among the top 10 most viewed strips of all time.

#11 ThePathfinder Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:43:05
The process of comic checking:
1. Rule out all comics with anti-communism contents.
2. Rule out all comics which cause hatred and misunderstanding.
3. Rule out all comics with letter "a"
4. Rule out all comics with character $.
5. Rule out any other type of comic.
6. It's completely impossible to approve a comic.

#12 yhelothar Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:08:20
The only reason this comic got approved was because I found paxed in #nethack and hounded him to post it. He was in a generous mood that day so he approved every comic in queue, which included this one and Isometrus' June 27th comic. If I hadn't done that, I'm pretty sure we'd still be on the May 14th comic. I don't think he's gonna listen to me again, so you guys try it.

#13 ThePathfinder Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:48:12
I have to say that the "Qailise Gavenmengte" has blocked Facebook,Twitter and now Google,just for so-called anti-"Kammeowism" contents.They monitor our life on the Internet, Just like "The Big Brother" in "1984" by George Orwell.
So don't even bother accessing Facebook to contact anything starts with #.
Last edited: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:12:24

#14 yhelothar Sat, 6 Sep 2014 23:56:14
it's too bad because I have a lot of good ideas for comics but I can't make them all until I can at least see that the site isn't dead

#15 ThePathfinder Sun, 7 Sep 2014 12:03:13
There are 7 comics in the queue,but they just like MH370-Delayed 4EVR.

#16 sparrow4 Tue, 9 Sep 2014 04:24:12
"Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and they ask me to approve comics for alt.org?" -paxed
P.S. Not really.

#17 yhelothar Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:37:29
"YOU ARE TEARING ME APART, PAXED!" --tommy wiseau

#18 anther Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:05:21
It's been fun, guys...

#19 ThePathfinder Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:02:32
Another comic submitted.
Maybe "Paxed" is on a holiday...on the moo-n...

#20 ThePathfinder Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:43:58
Three monthes.No activity.

#21 sparrow4 Thu, 2 Oct 2014 03:47:39
Comment comics!
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@: Oh no not another newt!
d: Dudley that's a gecko.

#22 sparrow4 Thu, 2 Oct 2014 03:49:42
Hmm... Comments turn into un-Courier New once they're submitted.

#23 Anonymous Tue, 7 Oct 2014 05:01:58
You kick the newt! -More-
Because you're levitating, you recoil in the opposite direction. -More-
You bump into Izchak! -More-
Izchak gets angry! -More-
Izchak hits! -More-
You die...

Tombstone: Dudley, killed by newtonian mechanics

#24 Anonymous Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:33:26
Huh...

#25 YoshiSmb Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:04:27
I submited a comic, still not aproved, so let's wait...

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@: Im Du!
@: Im D!
@: Im L!
@: And im, Ey!

d: Im Do!
d: Im G!
d: Im L!
d: And im Ey!

all the @: And we are the team Dudley!
all the d: And we are the team Dogley!
the @ and the d: And we are playing MultiHack!

Last edited: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:09:14

#26 ThePathfinder Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:33:28
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...and may the peace dove fly gently...
Last edited: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:11:27

#27 Anonymous Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:44:20
The Welsh rabbit hits! -More-
You hear the howling of the CwnAnnwn...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cŵn_Annwn

#28 sparrow4 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:02:24
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@:I feel like I'm forgetting | |pants! [to self]Where'd he
something. Oh well. | |go?

#29 sparrow4 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:03:17
Well that turned out terribly

#30 Anonymous Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:47:47
Vlad: I vant to suck . . .

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#31 ThePathfinder Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:10:20
Oops.Got a warning.Ignore this and the next comment please.
Last edited: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 02:30:23

#32 Anonymous Mon, 3 Nov 2014 15:01:58
Well "Qaila" doesn't have true "Kammeowism" now (if indeed it ever did); it's some kind of corrupt bastard child of "Karpeitallism" and Dicktotalship. ("Non-Qaila" suffers from corruption too, but many of its provinces have more sunlight.) But is this site really so popular in "Qaila" that you have any expectation of coordinating enough people here to "rice arp"?

#33 ThePathfinder Tue, 4 Nov 2014 11:04:53
http://www.apc.org/en/system/files/images/China.png

#34 anther Wed, 5 Nov 2014 03:45:40
Rest in peace, Dudley. It's been fun.

#35 ThePathfinder Wed, 5 Nov 2014 23:45:48
It seems that the game's thown into the Dustbin of History.Few Chinese still play it.
Maybe the developer team disbanded due to political reasons.That's why there are no new version.
Last edited: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 10:28:40

#36 ThePathfinder Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:07:09
Got Another warning.Ignore this,please.
Last edited: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:31:24

#37 Anonymous Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:30:38
Dudley don't die
I am a Chinese and for you and for the Usenet I used various of ways to break thru the GFW
I really love nethack, I hope it can last forever

#38 Anonymous Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:07:38
GFW = Great F∪cking Wall?... I'm amazed that China would bother to prevent access to Nethack, which seems entirely apolitical and nonthreatening (except I suppose that it's game porn ;-) ).

#39 Anonymous Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:29:49
I'm ThePathfinder.Cannot reply due to an unknown reason.
To #40:No.That's Great FIRE Wall.It prevent the Qailise from accessing Facebook,Twitter and other sites,because they think they contain anti-Kammeowism contents.

#40 Anonymous Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:48:11
Yes, I know what GFW means; I was making a joke. It's clear why a regime that practices Dicktotalship would regard FB, twitter, etc. as instruments of subversion. But nethack is not subversion, just harmless diversion. Why does it bother the Dicktotals?

#41 Anonymous Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:15:56
They are mighty and think anything which dont match the Main theme harmful.

#42 Anonymous Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:19:21
They are orcs,Officials' Riparbelic of Qaila.(misspelled for safety)

#43 yhelothar Wed, 3 Dec 2014 17:58:38
paxed... Why hast thou forsaken us???

#44 Anonymous Tue, 9 Dec 2014 16:03:09
So what, paxed is gone for good? Why not make a new site?

#45 Anonymous Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:39:10
Aieee...
It has already thown in The Dustbin of History...

#46 Prefectfordprefect Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:53:21
Sent a comic! D(N,I)D is still alive!

*This was a triumph. I'm making a note here, huge success.*

#47 Prefectfordprefect Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:53:43
At least we're better off than Sadowl.

#48 Anonymous Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:00:16
Yes you can still send comics but will anything ever become of them? :-(

#49 Elronnd Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:12:44
Oh, great and glorious Paxed, why dost thou not hear the cries of thy poor subjects, and save them from their ignoble lack of dudley's dungeon comic strips!
Last edited: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:36:01

#50 Elronnd Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:42:13
OK, that's it, I'm emailing paxed.
Last edited: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:29:25

#51 yhelothar Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:08:43
They say everytime a Dudley comic gets posted, an angel gets its wings. Here's to hoping for a Christmas miracle...

#52 Anonymous Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:26:36
% #invoke

invoke Whom?

% great and glorious paxed

you feel that the Great and Glorious Paxed is ignoring you

#53 Anonymous Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:27:12
(oops, should have been @, not %. Guess I'm dead meat.)

#54 yhelothar Sun, 28 Dec 2014 23:03:55
Holy shit my next comic is going live in 1 hour.

Oddly, only 1 of my 2 comics was approved (he skipped over #837 and approved #838). And the comic that wasn't approved is 10 times better than the one getting posted.

Last edited: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 23:09:41

#55 ThePathfinder Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:01:34
Remember,Pathfinders.There were several monthes of no activity.

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