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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Feb 24th, 2010 >BreathOfSorrows
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@ "Oh, Crom, these ants are gonna kill me! Gotta think of something!"
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You see here a magnifying glass.

@ "What's this? A magnifying glass? Hmm..."

k- a magnifying glass.

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The giant ant bites! The giant ant bites!

What do you want to use or apply? (ikDTY or ?*) k

In what direction? l

@ "Have a load of this!"

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The giant ant is on fire! The giant ant turns to flee! The giant ant bites! The giant ant bites!

What do you want to use or apply? (ikDTY or ?*) k

In what direction? n

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The giant ant is on fire! The giant ant turns to flee!

@ "That's the last of them. Phew! What a close call!"

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@ "Oh, come on, Arnie! Give me a break!"
Well, it was a good idea...
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13 Comments

#1 mijae Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:03:31
Not sure what happened to the fungi, but whatever. I really like this joke.

#2 BreathOfSorrows Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:34:44
Whoops. I forgot to move Dudley down so that they were in his line of sight in panel 1. They were supposed to disappear out of sight when he moved up in panel 2.
Last edited: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:45:52

#3 Sorceror Wed, 24 Feb 2010 03:15:19
E for awesomeness, -1 for being predictable.

#4 BreathOfSorrows Wed, 24 Feb 2010 04:09:23
Sorceror: Unfortunately, I couldn't think of a way to make it unpredictable.

#5 Sorceror Wed, 24 Feb 2010 05:07:11
Granted. Maybe a 3-frame comic would have been better: keep the first 2 frames and replace the rest with Dudley fleeing from fire ants.

#6 BreathOfSorrows Wed, 24 Feb 2010 05:47:22
Perhaps have the magnifying glass turn them into fire ants, making the tool that could've saved his life backfire (no pun intended) on him. That could also be done in 3 panels.
Last edited: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:30:48

#7 Anonymous Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:45:47
Good thing it's sunny in the dungeon. :P

#8 Quint Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:59:35
Well, have you ever wondered why the lights are on?

#9 iwantmorepies Wed, 24 Feb 2010 13:35:00
Best comic in a loooooong time.

#10 LayneRobinson Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:45:12
Even as I was reading it, I was thinking what BreathOfSorrows posted.

Panel 1: Dudley, ants, complaint.
Panel 2: Magnifying glass (RNG showing love?!?!) and applying the tool
Panel 3: Giant Ants turn into Giant FIRE ants.
Panel 4: Tombstone

#11 Sorceror Wed, 24 Feb 2010 20:18:56
LayneRobinson: surely your Panel 3 is optional ;)

#12 BreathOfSorrows Wed, 24 Feb 2010 20:22:23
LayneRobinson: I like that setup.

#13 jannis Sat, 6 Mar 2010 17:30:19
Well, you guys say it was predictable? I was rather thinking of a joke in which the ants would get larger when viewed with the magnifying glass. (The first panels don't actually speak of "giant ants", either.)

Oh, and paxed: I got a PHP error (see http://friendpaste.com/4EGkBNAPoRjTsGslN14THY) when using some unicode characters in the comment. Perhaps you'd like to look into that.

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