Tag Archives: order of the stick

Despite its ostensible importance, I’m honestly not sure if this plotline actually served any purpose other than whatever happens in the next strip. Not complaining, yet.

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized dynamic entry.) For the past couple months-plus Homestuck has been the main thing distracting me from getting any work done on the book or other things that might actually be productive… so naturally my triumphant return to webcomics posts involves OOTS. When Rich Burlew signaled that […]

I have plenty more I could say about Tarquin’s recent attempts to off Roy and their impact on Elan’s character development, but I never took advantage of any opportunities to do so.

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized familial farewells.) After nearly three hundred strips – after no previous book had lasted more than 188 in-comic strips, adding up to nearly a third of all OOTS comics – and nearly four and a half years – nearly half of OOTS’ entire existence – the […]

Apparently, blood isn’t always thicker than water.

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized casual filicidal vengeance.) I think we can pretty much declare the Linear Guild’s relevance in this comic to be at an end. I had thought Malack was too noble to continue following the orders of Tarquin and Nale for very long, although his long-term planning probably […]

Multiples of 100 have become so meaningless in this comic that I decided not to post on the 900th comic so I could post on the one immediately following.

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized loyalty roulette.) Remember my Gunnerkrigg Court review, when I mentioned my inability to handle intensely dramatic scenes? Well, The Order of the Stick triggered it twice a few months back. The first came when Belkar delivered the news of Durkon’s death to the rest of the […]

Also, I could have made an obvious Monty Python reference instead of a forced comic book reference.

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized Black Lantern creation.) After teasing us with the resolution of one death prophecy, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising to see Rich actually resolve the other one. While it’s a bit earlier than when I thought it might happen, I have less of a problem with Durkon’s […]

Now THAT’S what I call Lawful Evil.

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized planning ahead.) Well, this is hardly the first time I’ve jumped the gun on a comic – after Rich teased us with the prospect of Belkar’s death, along came Durkon to save the day, at least temporarily (and potentially setting up his own demise). The result […]

Because my dad told my mom he feels disconnected from me when I don’t post on here, an Eric Burns(-White)-esque comeback.

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized rebirth.) Despite what some forumites have thought, I never believed Belkar’s little encounter with Malack was in any way leading to the former’s death; it seemed like it would be too anticlimactic for me. The sequence itself hasn’t been particularly well-done; I feel like Rich has […]

Wha… what’s this? It’s… could it be? …an ORDER OF THE STICK post! Oh, joy!

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized light amongst the darkness.) Rich Burlew’s time has been somewhat monopolized by fulfillment from the Kickstarter, so the comic itself has actually slowed down considerably since the Kickstarter wrapped up back in February. That’s not to say that things haven’t happened in that time. In fact, […]

Who called it in the title of his post on the previous comic?

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized karma.) As much as I’ve complained about the OOTS comics that I’ve read in real time since I started reading it as such, I’d have to say Vaarsuvius has probably been the best part of the comic in that span, for the ongoing tragedy of her […]

Would it be too much of a stretch to connect this to Penelope’s death?

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized fatal family tree.) The chickens, they are coming home to roost. Much to my chagrin, Rich has once again confirmed a wild forum theory, though this one at least seemed vaguely plausible at the time. Because as it turns out, V’s pride and shortsightedness has completely […]