Page 756 - Blowing Gently

26th May 2016, 6:00 AM
Blowing Gently
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Newbiespud 26th May 2016, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
I don't have much to add to this page. I just like the beats here.

So on a completely different topic: In a couple of months, we'll be staring down the barrel of a 5-year anniversary of this niche pony webcomic thing. Isn't that nuts?

22 Comments:

you know that guy 26th May 2016, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Beats a barrel of nuts.
Digo Dragon 26th May 2016, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Depends, are the nuts honey roasted?
Winged Cat 26th May 2016, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
And do the nuts have comic strips printed on them?
ZhonLord 26th May 2016, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
Nothing beats cinnamon-roasted almonds.
Malroth 26th May 2016, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
Malroth
Wasabi roasted almonds does
The Old One 26th May 2016, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
Toffee roasted peanuts FTW
TheFullCrumb 26th May 2016, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
TheFullCrumb
I'm looking at the barrel of the first year anniversary of Shadows of Abaron next month on the 14th.

Quick question: How many people are celebrating anniversaries for their comics in the next bit?
ANW 26th May 2016, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
5 years without a missed day.
That is great. I haven't seen any other webcomic that has done that.
They either give up, or just lose their steam.
Part of that is that you take a break to prepare the next episode, by allowing us to send stuff for between them.
You also keep track of comments and respond some times. That tells us that you pay attention to us, and we like that.
Finish your fifth, and let's aim for six.
Digo Dragon 26th May 2016, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Or they lose their job on the day they're trying to close on a house, end up nearly homeless, and unemployed for 7 months trying to find whatever work they can, giving up the comic in order to find avenues of income.
CCC 26th May 2016, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
Schlock Mercenary's gone a few weeks short of sixteen years (daily) without a single missed update. Even when the data centre which hosts the comic blew up and was offline for a couple of days, the comics for those days appeared on schedule on an alternate site...

Friendship is Dragons has still done something seriously impressive, mind you, by hitting five years. I'm just indicating that there are others.
Cass 26th May 2016, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
That reminded me to check whether the last two strips in the Daily Grind Iron Man Challenge are still holding on. Yes they are.
Guest 26th May 2016, 9:02 AM edit delete reply
The recordholder, SFAIK, is "Kevin and Kell"
http://www.kevinandkell.com/1995/kk0903.html
Hasn't missed a day since 1995.
Anvildude 26th May 2016, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
That's syndicated, though. They're cheating.
ANW 26th May 2016, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
Here's an idea for you DM's, How about one based on video game characters?
Legend of Zelda comes to mind, he starts off weak, but with every dungeon he becomes stonger.
Maybe a multiple heroes version of it.
Most dungeons are basically, look out gor traps fight the creatures and get the loot.
With this you can set puzzles and riddles to make them think.
And the items they get can be use to get stuff they couldn't get before.
Digo Dragon 26th May 2016, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Zelda games tend to follow most D&D tropes. You have dungeons, you have dungeon bosses, you have treasures after dungeon bosses...
Winged Cat 26th May 2016, 10:05 AM edit delete reply
Yeah. Multi-hero Zelda is pretty much just a D&D dungeon crawl (albeit, probably with more puzzles and traps and less grinding through armed bags of HP).
Specter 26th May 2016, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
Specter
The last four panels looks like Dash is going in slow motion. That, or Dash is simply moving at the same speed as everyone else over a longer period of time, taking that much longer for the annoying whistle to keep going off. ... I am officially going to use that the next time I GM, just so I can find new and interesting ways to mess with my players (and vice versa). Yay for science.

Also, five year FiD anniversary, yay.
j-eagle12212012 26th May 2016, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
*Mostly Spoiler Free Review*
The Saddle Row Review

So it seems Season 6 is all about the mane six reaching their personal Goals
Twilight is a princess with her own student
RainbowDash is a full fledged wonderbolt
And now Rarity has a successful Fashion store in the largest city in equestria

This episode can be summed up in memes and that is glorious

1)No Spoilers! ^_^
2)Freddy Kruger with Spoons
3)Pony party palace only 49.99 at your local toy store
4) Sweep,Sweep,Sweep,Sweep
5) Something has survived O_o
6) Get me pictures of Spidermane

The episode was great and season 6 has been awesome
We only have a few more episodes before the summer hiatus

Onwards

J-eagle12212012
Aka
JurriRig (hitbox)
Aka
Jamie (irl)
Boris Carlot 26th May 2016, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
Congratulations! You must be doing something right; I don't even watch the show but I still follow this comic religiously.
Someone 26th May 2016, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
Wait, what? Wasn't there just a 4th anniversary last month?
Newbiespud 26th May 2016, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Nope, that was for reaching the milestone of Page 750.
Anonoma 26th May 2016, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
Wow, it feels like just yesterday I heard about this on EqD. Now this is the only pony related thing I still follow. Thanks for giving us something fun to read for so long..