History ExactWords / WebComics

11th Jan '17 7:13:30 AM billybobfred
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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0935.html Vaarsuvius attributes being able to defeat]] [[spoiler:the psion Laurin Shattersmith]] to "a combination of observations, calculations, and superior intelligence" -- not mentioning that [[spoiler:s/he means ''military'' intelligence, i.e. a full briefing on her abilities, courtesy of Sabine]].

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0935.html Vaarsuvius attributes being able to defeat]] [[spoiler:the psion Laurin Shattersmith]] to "a combination of observations, calculations, and superior intelligence" -- not mentioning that [[spoiler:s/he means [[spoiler:they mean ''military'' intelligence, i.e. a full briefing on her abilities, courtesy of Sabine]].Sabine]].
** When O-Chul was asked if he was the one who [[spoiler:destroyed the Azure City Gate]], he admits that he did decide to do that, and it was his blade that did the deed. He also roundabout admits that he's engaging in this trope, by immediately adding that he won't elaborate because [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead he won't speak ill of the dead]]. [[spoiler:The situation that caused him to decide to destroy the Gate had already been resolved, but Miko, not understanding this, took his sword from his (paralyzed) hands to finish the job as part of her KnightTemplar-ish [[VillainousBreakdown Breakdown]].]]
17th Dec '16 7:21:14 PM billybobfred
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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0562.html Therkla disobeys]] the clear intent of her orders and lays the blame elsewhere, on the ground that she had tried to obey ''exactly'' the orders she was given, and the fall guy had tried to obey the intent. Her superior let it slide because he was impressed by her political skills.

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0562.html Therkla disobeys]] the clear intent of her orders and lays the blame elsewhere, on the ground that she had tried to obey ''exactly'' the orders she was given, and the fall guy had tried to obey the intent. Her superior let lets it slide because he was impressed by her weaseling out of responsibility for your own actions is a political skills.skill he had taught her personally, and he's proud of her progress -- but to be clear, he also gives the explicit order that ''next'' time, she is to do exactly what everyone already knew he wanted her to do.
12th Nov '16 5:28:08 PM ading
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* ''Webcomic/TerrorIsland'':
** ** Liln has to call Sid a "privateer wordsmith" because she lost a bet; they were arguing over whether Pluto was the farthest planet, but both failed to specify what it was farthest ''from'' and so Sid clarified that he meant "farthest from Pluto".
** In [[http://www.terrorisland.net/strips/066.html Strip #66]], Sid tells Jame "don't panic, but there's a small chance that, through no fault of my own, I may have summoned a demon into you". Jame is definitely possessed, but there's a small chance it wasn't Sid's fault.
** From [[http://www.terrorisland.net/strips/027.html Strip #27]]:
-->'''York''': Stephen, your word is "Camelopard".\\
'''Stephen''': Can you use it in a sentence?\\
'''York''': Almost certainly.\\
'''Stephen''': Sorry, ''will'' you use it in a sentence?\\
'''York''': Probably not. It isn't a very common word.
** In [[http://www.terrorisland.net/strips/162.html Strip #162]], the Green Grocer responds to the others not wanting to hear his story with "alright, but if you don't want to hear my story, you won't get to hear about werewolf valkyries". He was telling the truth, he just omitted the fact that they wouldn't get to hear about werewolf valkyries either way.
** In [[http://www.terrorisland.net/strips/243.html Strip #243]], Sid asks Jame "If I don't know anything about skating boards, then how do you explain my undefeated record?"
-->'''Jame''': I give up. How?\\
'''Sid''': Oh, easy. I've never entered any competitions before.
11th Aug '16 4:08:27 PM Kalaong
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** In another instance, the Mayor cripples Florence by ordering her to be silent, and since Florence is hardcoded to obey humans, she cannot speak ''at all''. Sam manages to find a loophole by sending the Mayor a message that paraphrases to "If you don't say otherwise, we'll assume your order has been cancelled" and couching it in enough of his personal annoying diatribe that it makes the Mayor livid. She sends back a massively hate-filled response chewing him out, but forgets to include anything saying her order still stands.

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** In [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1600/fv01527.htm another instance, instance,]] the Mayor cripples Florence by ordering her to be silent, and since Florence is hardcoded to obey humans, she cannot speak ''at all''. Sam manages to [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1600/fv01546.htm find a loophole loophole]] by sending the Mayor a message that paraphrases to "If you don't say otherwise, we'll assume your order has been cancelled" and couching it in enough of his personal annoying diatribe that it makes the Mayor livid. She sends back a massively hate-filled response chewing him out, but forgets to include anything saying her order still stands.


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** A woman tells a robot to hide on a plane until it is brought into the hangar, so if anyone asks she can say he was hiding on the plane until it was brought into the hangar.
--->''[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2400/fc02390.htm "Just because something is true doesn't mean it's not a lie."]]''
22nd Jun '16 7:39:36 PM PixelKnight
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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0935.html Vaarsuvius attributes being able to defeat]] [[spoiler:the psion Laurin Shattersmith]] to "a combination of observations, calculations, and superior intelligence" -- not mentioning that [[spoiler:"superior intelligence" in this case refers to "having been given a full briefing on her abilities by Sabine"]].

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0935.html Vaarsuvius attributes being able to defeat]] [[spoiler:the psion Laurin Shattersmith]] to "a combination of observations, calculations, and superior intelligence" -- not mentioning that [[spoiler:"superior intelligence" in this case refers to "having been given [[spoiler:s/he means ''military'' intelligence, i.e. a full briefing on her abilities by Sabine"]].abilities, courtesy of Sabine]].
28th May '16 6:04:02 PM Pilomotor
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* PlayedForDrama in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Abraham was a wizard's apprentice who enchanted a diamond to remove curses (originally meant for a werewolf) -- but it turned out to [[EnemyWithout separate physically]] the curses instead. So, unable to destroy the diamond, he swore to kill the cursed forms every time it was used. And that went well, until the curse was a GenderBender and the cursed form [[OppositeSexClone was a human being]]. At the last minute, Nanase manages to convince him to stick to the spirit of his oath instead -- to protect people.

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* PlayedForDrama in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Abraham was a wizard's apprentice who enchanted a diamond to remove curses (originally meant for a werewolf) -- but it turned out to [[EnemyWithout separate physically]] physically separate]] the curses instead. So, unable instead, curing the cursed individual while also manifesting a living copy of their cursed form. Unable to destroy the diamond, he Abraham swore an oath to God that he would kill the cursed forms every time it was used. And that went well, until the curse was a GenderBender and the cursed form was an [[OppositeSexClone innocent teenage girl]] instead of a dangerous monster. Abraham was a human being]]. horrified to realize this, but [[ToBeLawfulOrGood felt compelled to kill her anyway]] because of [[IGaveMyWord his oath]]. At the last minute, Nanase manages to convince him to stick to stop because, although following the spirit [[ExactWords letter of his oath]], he would in fact be violating the ''spirit'' of his oath instead -- to protect people.
18th May '16 12:43:07 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': In order to release Sandra from the grasp of a big guy, Viv convinces him that she will punish her herself, telling him that she will "make her hurt in ways even you can't manage". True enough, she proceeds to make Sandra face her humanity and makes her realize what she has done when she succumbed to her demonic urges.
-->'''Viv:''' Growth '''is''' painful, you know?
31st Mar '16 10:34:21 AM howdotheyriseup
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': The official reports on the Other's attack on Castle Heterodyne stated that the seneschal and Carson von Mekkahn's son were killed, as Carson was known to have served as seneschal for decades most assumed that the entire von Mekkahn line was dead. What most didn't know was that Carson had retired just a few days earlier and was safe at home playing with his newborn grandson when his son, the new seneschal was killed. They didn't particularly feel like correcting the error.

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The official reports on the Other's attack on Castle Heterodyne stated that the seneschal and Carson von Mekkahn's son were killed, as Carson was known to have served as seneschal for decades most assumed that the entire von Mekkahn line was dead. What most didn't know was that Carson had retired just a few days earlier and was safe at home playing with his newborn grandson when his son, the new seneschal was killed. They didn't particularly feel like correcting the error.
27th Mar '16 2:03:14 PM howdotheyriseup
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** The oath that the Jagers took when signing up with the Baron was that ''"No Jager is to enter Mechanicsburg until a Heterodyne is once again in residence"'' a.k.a. once the Doom Bell has been rung to officially announce the succession of a new Heterodyne. However, it said nothing at all about being ''underneath'' Mechanicsburg, which is why there's a bar and hospital housing at least a hundred or so injured Jagers who are waiting for a Heterodyne to repair them, at sub-sub-sub basement level.
20th Mar '16 10:50:16 AM nouncer
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* In ''Webcomic/WelcomeToChastity'' the main character, Mei, moves into a town where all the have insanely huge breasts and is told by her extremely busty roommate that that's the case for all the women living in the town. The next morning Mei finds out that her roommate was being literal, as her breasts have gone from flat chested to D-cups overnight.
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