Page 335 - Caption of Industry

10th Sep 2013, 6:00 AM
Caption of Industry
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Newbiespud 10th Sep 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Author: Makoes

Newbiespud's Note: No Guest Author's Note for this one. I like this page, though - it feels like it's poking some fun at the whole screencap comic process. One of my favorite things to do in this comic is take distinct images from the show and give them new context. ...Though some reinterpretations are more clever than others.

34 Comments:

Digo 10th Sep 2013, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
The reinterpretation of the Diamond dogs was one of your best ones in my opinion. I love the whole idea of "Utopia built on the backs of others" thing and it worked out well.

PCs and GMs often have different interpretations on any given scene. For example, a mafia don:
GM: He probably lives in a big posh mansion with inevasive security hidden around the premise and some well trained, but lightly armed guards.
PC: He probably lives in the basement of that pizzaria and everyone eating there carries a tommy gun, especially that old lady behind the counter. They probably got Chuck Norris for security too.
Classic Steve 10th Sep 2013, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
With Chuck Norris, why bother with any other security? :P
Derpmind 10th Sep 2013, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
Even Chuck Norris can roll a natural one.
terrycloth 10th Sep 2013, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
When Chuck Norris rolls a natural 1, not only are you still killed by the shockwave but the missed attack goes on to kill your entire family.
I am who I am 10th Sep 2013, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
Chuck Norris, nah man, if you want to have an unbreakable wall of awesome you get Audie Murphy, or someone that channels his spirit, that guy makes all the chuck (norris-isms?) looks like a toddler, a well trained toddler mind you, but a toddler all the same.
Digo 10th Sep 2013, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
I dunno, I've never had the villain hire Chuck Norris, but the PCs apply crazy lethal force as if the BBEG did. Just look at my story from the previous page how a grenade was launched at some syndicate suits for just walking up to their car without weapons drawn. :)
Keith 11th Sep 2013, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
In the movie Way of the Dragon, the villain does indeed hire Chuck Norris.

(Spoiler: Bruce Lee kills him.)
Letrune 15th Sep 2013, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
Because hiring Chuck Norris is easier than hiring Rory Williams. Less timey-wimey-wibbly-wobbly... Stuff.
Goblin Scribe 10th Sep 2013, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
I felt the reinterpretation was kinda a weak point, actually--Darths and Droids has completely fallen to reinterpretation and kinda lost its old funniness because of it. Fortunately, the new Diamond Dogs were funny enough it didn't matter. ;D
Curb 11th Sep 2013, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
I'd be more afraid if they had Sir Christopher Lee, that man is scary, check out all the stuff he's done for real. makes all the Chuck Norris-isms seem weak.
Grey Pennies 10th Sep 2013, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
I have actually had to do what Twilight is proposing today. Not to a bird, but still. No fun for anybody.
Digo 10th Sep 2013, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
No, I can't imagine that pushing an object the wrong way down a one-way street is fun for anyone involved.
DoubleCross 10th Sep 2013, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
You really don't want me to answer that one, do you?
Zuche 10th Sep 2013, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
Thank you for bringing my grandmother to mind. Not the fondest memory I have of her, but any occasion to remember her is a good one.
Raxon 10th Sep 2013, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Remember to remove the foil.
Dave 10th Sep 2013, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
That sentence in that context next to that avatar picture was simultaneously the best and worst thing I have seen today.
At least tonights nightmares won't lack situational comedy...
ShadowDragon8685 11th Sep 2013, 12:31 AM edit delete reply
ShadowDragon8685
Dave - Ditto. I still can't breathe for laughing. :)
Zeeth 10th Sep 2013, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
Is that what I've been doing wrong with my tacos?
Digo 11th Sep 2013, 4:46 AM edit delete reply
What, removing the foil or supository? O_o`
Zuche 10th Sep 2013, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
Every time I read or hear mention of a bird and a pill within a few sentences of each other, I'm reminded of a Stephen Leacock story involving a Thanksgiving dinner condensed into a single pill.

Raxon, if you've never read the story, the ending sounds like something you'd have written, only with fewer links.
Digo 10th Sep 2013, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Any story that doesn't end with me losing 4 hours to TVtropes can't be a bad story.
Zuche 10th Sep 2013, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
Oh, it's a good story. There's a reason an award for Canadian humour is named for him. The one about a stage magician's handling of a front row heckler is recommended reading for any DM with clever players.
Raxon 10th Sep 2013, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Don't be silly! Canada's not real.

That's just a story Texan parents tell their kids to scare them into behaving.
Zuche 10th Sep 2013, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
We don't need stealth aircraft here in Canada. The whole nation flies under the radar.
Digo 10th Sep 2013, 1:32 PM edit delete reply
I now picture all Canadians dressed up like Inspector Jacques Clouseau and standing in shadows.
Lyntermas 10th Sep 2013, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
Alternative captions.

"I'm glad you enjoyed the soup."
"Now, if you want the antidote, you'll do exactly as we say."

"Why rely on the old comforting remedies of the past..."
"...when you can be cured by cold unfeeling SCIENCE?"

"You think that's spicy?"
"I have condensed the essence of spiciness into pill form. Try that on for size!"
Panoptes 11th Sep 2013, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
Next comic title: O Caption, my Caption.
Walabio 11th Sep 2013, 5:15 AM edit delete reply
“Twilight makes the bird take the medicine against their will.”

¿Who are these mysterious ponies only referenced at the end of this sentence? ¿Why do they oppose helping Philamena?
RavenscroftRAVEN 11th Sep 2013, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
"Their" is a common use word, notably not to be confused with "they're" or "there". "Their" is used frequently in the English language to denote "in the possession of" someone or something. "Their" is an odd word in that much like deer or elk, there is no plural form, the plural is the same as the singular. As it is gender-neutral, "their" is frequently used as a singular when gender is unknown or when speaking about an object. In the terms of this comic, it can be assumed Twilight and the narrator know Philomena is a female pheonix, so there is a consideration that Twilight does not consider Philomena a valid being and is instead an object to be solved to her.

Example phrases:
Singular: "This peasant doesn't know their place." "This set of fossilized bones has their back 3rd spinal disk covered in crystals."
Plural: "They're going over there to their lair." "The hair lair there they're scouting contains their chair."
Walabio 11th Sep 2013, 10:01 PM edit delete reply

RavenscroftRAVEN 11th Sep 2013, 12:12 PM:

> "'Their' is a common use word, notably not to be confused with 'they're' or 'there'. 'Their' is used frequently in the English language to denote 'in the possession of' someone or something. 'Their' is an odd word in that much like deer or elk, there is no plural form, the plural is the same as the singular. As it is gender-neutral, "their" is frequently used as a singular when gender is unknown or when speaking about an object. In the terms of this comic, it can be assumed Twilight and the narrator know Philomena is a female pheonix, so there is a consideration that Twilight does not consider Philomena a valid being and is instead an object to be solved to her."

Just because something is common, does not make it right. Try this:

“Twilight makes the bird take the medicine against her will.”

Even if Twilight Sparkle did not know that Philamena is a female, one could write it thus:

“Twilight makes the bird take the medicine against its will.”

> "Example phrases:"

>"Singular:"
> "'This peasant doesn't know their place.' 'This set of fossilized bones has their back 3rd spinal disk covered in crystals.'"

Only Prince BlueBlood could notice a peasant acts inappropriately, yet not notice whether the peasant is a mare or stallion. Normal ponies should use "his" or "her"; while Prince BlueBlood can use 'its' which is strangely appropriate, since he treats every pony as an inanimate object anyway. One should write the second example thus:

“This set of fossilized bones has its back 3rd spinal disk covered in crystals.”

Plural: "'They're going over there to their lair.' 'The hair lair there they're scouting contains their chair.'"


“They” is a plural pronoun, so you used it correctly.
Tatsurou 11th Sep 2013, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Tatsurou
Now that would be an interesting filler update.
Prepare a screencap filler comic complete with text bubbles...but no text.
Everyone leaves a comment of their own script for the comic.
Then everyone votes on their favorite, and you put that up as the text for the archive.
ShadowDragon8685 12th Sep 2013, 2:46 AM edit delete reply
ShadowDragon8685
A fill in your own comic text contest, eh? That sounds awesome.
Rose Bubble 12th Sep 2013, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
FINALLY!! FINALLY!! It's three in the morning! God I'm tired...

Anyway I just started playing games like pathfinder and D&D, and a friend on a forum randomly threw this link out, and I've been reading for the past six hours now. I'm really excited to see where it goes, and have been enjoying it immensely.
Makoes 13th Sep 2013, 12:22 AM edit delete reply
Makoes
Guess I could give SOME notes.

Yes, this comic pokes fun at the idea process of creating a comic. And like most comics written this way the punchline is unexpected...and hilarious.

And the whole "their" part that's for some reason being a huge deal here. I used their because I usually get it's and its mixed up. Better to have an adjective that works rather than a possible grammar mistake.

I could have said her but I didn't know the bird's gender and didn't want a 50/50 shot at getting it wrong. Also getting it wrong would lead to the same discussion of this whole "their" conversation.