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3rd Nov 2015, 6:00 AM
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Nuanced Verbiage
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Newbiespud 3rd Nov 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Daylight Savings Time has ended where I live! That means times on the site are an hour earlier than they say, including the publishing times. It's an old thing with the site that I've never bothered to fix, because doing so would retroactively change all the times for each previous comic and... yeah... So it also means you get the comics an hour earlier each day for the next few months!

35 Comments:

Digo 3rd Nov 2015, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
Now if we can just abolish daylight savings all together, we would get comic updates early... FOREVERRRR! Mwahahahaha!!

Anyway, Cherry is such a cute pony. Looking forward to see if this plays out differently than the episode.
Disloyal Subject 3rd Nov 2015, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I'd be happy with splitting the difference. Earlier time is playing hell with my sun-based sleep schedule.
Digo 3rd Nov 2015, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
On the one hoof, the sun is out on my morning commute so I can see where I'm going. On the other hoof, the sun is in my eyes on the drive home...
Mykin 3rd Nov 2015, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
My schedule changes on a month by month basis depending on who needs me to cover what shift. At least now I have a normal sleep schedule where as before I was stuck on graveyard and basically had to fall asleep right before the comic updated. Fun times. Fun times.

As for how this might play out differently, I expect the DM to try different ideas to satisfy the group's curiosity and getting more frustrated when each idea ends up not being enough for them. Bonus points if the DM has to keep bugging AJ while she is still on her trip to the point where she ends up having to turn her phone off after going on a tirade on the DM and the party for trying to ruin her trip.

It probably won't get that bad, but we'll see.
ANW 3rd Nov 2015, 7:10 AM edit delete reply
Late Halloween post.
Five Nights at Freddy's.
Like it or don't?
Me:no on any horror game.
Would make a good one shot session, though.
Raxon 3rd Nov 2015, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
My brain tends to go to dark places when I play horror games or watch horror movies. Raxon's old world went from a place of danger and adventure to a world of danger and horrors after I learned about H.P. Lovecraft and binged on his stories, leading to stuff like eldritch abomination dragons that consume worlds.

It also inspired the goblins who can cause a person to lose control of their bodies, so they're fully conscious and aware as their body begins to start wildly murdering everyone around them.
Zaranthan 3rd Nov 2015, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
It always impresses me how many people IN THE US think that there is such a thing as "The" southern accent. Nobody thinks people from Minnesota sound like people from New York, why do they think people from Texas sound like people from South Carolina?
Digo 3rd Nov 2015, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
When I hear "Southern Accent", I tend to think Tennessee to Alabama area. Florida is too far south for a southern accent, Texas I think "Texan Accent" and Minnesota I think that soft kind of midwestern sound, like how Joel Hodgson speaks.
FanOfMostEverything 3rd Nov 2015, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
Agreed. "Southern" tends to be linked more with the southeast in my mind. I certainly don't think of, say, New Mexico. And Texas is a category in and of itself.
Borg 3rd Nov 2015, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
Well, personally, if I'm doing the accents, there's only one southern accent (and if you're lucky it won't suddenly stray into other countries entirely).
Winged Cat 3rd Nov 2015, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
...so what's a south Chilean accent sound like? ;)

(I think that's the southernmost point short of Antarctica.)
Raxon 3rd Nov 2015, 11:49 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
And, funny enough, until you get to the far northern states, the entire midwest and all the "redneck" states have very similar accents.

Honestly, it's hilarious meeting someone fresh from one of the tropical island countries, and both of you trying to guess the origin of the other. He guessed Chicago, I guessed Jamaica. Both wrong.

Outside of the continental US, people have a lot of trouble differentiating southern accents. Probably the same way you or I would have trouble differentiating the many different accents of Scotland.
Disloyal Subject 3rd Nov 2015, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
"Nobody thinks people from Minnesota sound like people from New York..."
Oh, there are those who assume all Americans sound alike. I find it funny, considering the stereotypes of ignorant Americans.
Captain Bacon 3rd Nov 2015, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
Speaking as someone who lives in Minnesota... nobody here talks with a Minnesotan accent. Well, that's not true. A couple people, but almost everyone I talk to on a daily basis does not have the stereotypical Minnesotan accent. WE DO NOT SOUND LIKE MICHELLE BACHMANN, I SWEAR!
Digo 3rd Nov 2015, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
How about like Marge Gunderson?
Ryex 4th Nov 2015, 1:29 AM edit delete reply
There's like, 5 different "Southern" accents. Me, my extended family's from Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi, but I grew up in Colorado. the Colorado Accent is a good mix of all the other regions. There is a cute little story from when I was visiting my extended family in Mississippi for a big reunion. One of my much younger cozens (being like 8) had never meet any of the out of state family and so when she came up to me and my sister she told us "ya'll sound fun-ay" in the most perfect Alabama deep south accent, it as really cute because we told her "no, YOU sound funny" and we got into a good spirited argument that devolved into us all trying to make the funniest sound we could.

Any way I find I can typically peg the differences in accent origin down to the state. there is a marked difference between Tenisie, Mississippi and Georgia ect.
Joural 5th Nov 2015, 1:49 AM edit delete reply
You think that's bad? Try being Canadian. The Canadian accent ("Canadian" "Accent") is actually much more local to Newfoundland and Labrador than to Canada in general, with the only point of consistency being our use of "eh". Which, really, should be obvious when you realize that we're the second largest country in the world, and no where near the second most populated. When you spread 36 million people across all of Canada, any given community is at least somewhat isolated, so it's pretty easy for different accents to develop.
Guest 3rd Nov 2015, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
"Verbage" isn't a word. It's a common typo.
http://outstandingwriting.com/verbage-or-verbiage/
Newbiespud 3rd Nov 2015, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
So what you're saying is... "Nuanced Verbiage" is, itself, nuanced verbiage.

God, it seems like every month I run into another one of these. I get that they're common, but dang. I always take it personally when I trip over them. It makes me sad for a day or two.
Digo 3rd Nov 2015, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
On the plus side, if the misspelling is used regularly enough, it can become an official word in the future. :D
Clutched by an Angel 3rd Nov 2015, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
Like how people misuse the word "literally?" Pass, thanks.
Literally 3rd Nov 2015, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
There is literally almost no situation where literally adds any literal value to any sentence. It could literally be removed from the English language and we would literally notice almost no literal difference.

Unless the following happens...

"And then his head exploded."

"It exploded? Really?"

"Yes. We were watching the movie 'Scanners', and his head literally exploded."
Guest 3rd Nov 2015, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
Try running the dialog through Word.
I just checked. "Verbage" was underlined and the correct spelling suggested.

In fact, this comment box caught it too!
Newbiespud 3rd Nov 2015, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Some browser text boxes don't seem to check, though. Like the title box for the comic.

And I've run into dictionary glitches in Word and LibreOffice before. Sometimes these things slip through the cracks. Doesn't make me any less miffed.
Disloyal Subject 3rd Nov 2015, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Aw, don't be sad! Rejoice that you got to learn something!
Cygnia 3rd Nov 2015, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
I used to have a Gen 1 Cherries Jubilee when I was a kid...*sniffle*
Specter 3rd Nov 2015, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
Specter
I'm kind of happy that everything we say or do (despite accent barriers or something to that like) pretty much sums up to be the exact same thing. Forming words (most likely in a gutted form of an accent), using an alter ego (that may or may not be appropiate), and even doing a cover for a good song (which will prompt people to bicker about which version is better) are all great little things that, for some odd reason, make me a little bit happy, and several other people seem to hate.
j-eagle12212012 3rd Nov 2015, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
My ability to do accents is limited but I can pull off souther belle pretty good and my AJ is near perfect
Digo 3rd Nov 2015, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
Oooh, I love a good AJ impersonation.
Ladyofthelibrary 4th Nov 2015, 5:36 AM edit delete reply
My Southern accent is based on the accent of a girl I went to high school with in North Carolina. Her accent was thick but her grammar was decent and she was always understandable. I don't necessarily use good grammar when writing a Southern accent but it doesn't feel authentic to me otherwise.
Boris Carlot 4th Nov 2015, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
I've never seen this episode, so I don't know where this is going at all...
Disloyal Subject 4th Nov 2015, 2:24 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Don't worry. This is Newbiespud; there's no guarantee he's following the episode exactly.
That said, it's from Season 2. Why haven't you seen it yet?
Boris Carlot 5th Nov 2015, 2:48 AM edit delete reply
I dunno. Must've missed this one. I know I usually skipped the episode if it had singing or the CMC featuring heavily in it, but this doesn't seem to be the case here. Ah well.
aerion 5th Nov 2015, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
You might have skipped it for the same reason I did, before I re-watched everything when I found the wonder that is the 'Blind Reaction' community:
You might have considered it far too filled with cringe-worthy drama.
The entire episode is basically drama.
I'd not be surprised to see the plot-line in a 'soap' (though MLP went through a season's worth of side-plot in a single episode, being better than soap)
Rukami 4th Nov 2015, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
So I just binge read this entire comic in about 3 days and I freaking love it! Two hooves up, DM! I can't wait for more adventures with these mane 6! I actually found this comic while searching for tokens for my campaign I'm starting in a few days, I'm really glad I did! Thank you so much for this wild adventure and keep up the great DMing!