History Headscratchers / DominicDeegan

20th Aug '15 2:30:15 PM Canonier
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** It could always hide out in the plane made entirely out of Chaos. Would also explain why the Demon Lord of Chaos wouldn't show up to try to grab the souls of the Chosen.
12th Aug '15 6:03:09 PM LiteraryCynic
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** I think that part of the point of the lack of lead up with the comic or Dominic's manipulation until the end was for us as the readers to not see what was coming. All in all, I never really understood what people hated so much about the comic in general or this arc specifically. Yes, it was silly and juvenile. I got the impression it was supposed to be. The comic is one that makes fun of and openly snarks itself and a multitude of characters have even expressed as such, openly and often. The thing I liked about this series is that it lets all of the characters grow and develop and become stronger--not just the main one. From the girlfriend to the family to the other characters they meet--everyone has some growth and issues to work out. Keep in mind that Greg has, throughout the whole of the comic up to this point, been a rather juvenile person. It was a regular part of his character from the beginning. It's part of the reason Pam broke up with him, after all. When upset, he'd hide in couch forts. If at all possible, he'd try to avoid hurting anyone or allowing anyone to be harmed. His plan to get money involved drawings of himself praying for money to fall from the or selling off organs he kind of needs to live. He was in a lot of ways, child like. And what do kids generally tend to want to be? A super hero. So yes, the Superman expy was actually fairly fitting of him. And stupid. People in the comic have even expressed how stupid it was. It was Greg living out a fantasy of his that actually ended up 1) reminding him of who he wanted to be, 2) kept him from becoming something he definitely did NOT want to be, and 3) through its silliness, ended up resolving what could very well have been a terrible situation (albeit one that they admittedly could have solved in a number of other, less silly ways). Also, looking back, it sort of served as his last hurrah, given what happened later with the Infernomancer and the Beast.
8th May '15 4:45:17 PM ACW
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*** Dominic's superior Seer abilities probably would allow him to punch right through any "loss of sensation". But I guess we'll not know unless there is ever a character to objects to "protection scroll" use who isn't a CompleteMonster.

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*** Dominic's superior Seer abilities probably would allow him to punch right through any "loss of sensation". But I guess we'll not know unless there is ever a character to objects to "protection scroll" use who isn't a CompleteMonster.Monster.
3rd May '15 8:41:12 PM nombretomado
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*** It's magic, an element that exists within DominicDeegan and not in the real world, so we have no idea how the spell itself might work. Perhaps it works by affecting the man's "magic wand", which could very easily affect sensation. For instance, it could dull the feeling in your special area a bit. As for Dominic not minding, the key factor here is that he loves Luna. Not only does that make him more willing to sacrifice part of the good feelings sex delivers, but some say that sex with someone you love is the best kind.

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*** It's magic, an element that exists within DominicDeegan Webcomic/DominicDeegan and not in the real world, so we have no idea how the spell itself might work. Perhaps it works by affecting the man's "magic wand", which could very easily affect sensation. For instance, it could dull the feeling in your special area a bit. As for Dominic not minding, the key factor here is that he loves Luna. Not only does that make him more willing to sacrifice part of the good feelings sex delivers, but some say that sex with someone you love is the best kind.



*** That analogy doesn't really fit Greg's situation. Gregory isn't some guy who's never been in a fight and doesn't have any sort of special powers...even before Super Greg, you ''already knew'' that Greg for all intents and purposes had superpowers via his White Magic, and was experienced in using them. He could fly, give himself super strength, make himself invincible, heal from just about any injury...honestly, he was a superhero in everything but costume and setting. And DominicDeegan has, from the start, basically been an analog to the modern world, only with magic taking the place of technology in a lot of places. So while I can see how it might be jarring and more than a little silly to go into a comic book homage/parody, I still don't see how it's a wall banger. It's a kid with superpowers doing exactly what you'd expect a kid with superpowers to do.\\

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*** That analogy doesn't really fit Greg's situation. Gregory isn't some guy who's never been in a fight and doesn't have any sort of special powers...even before Super Greg, you ''already knew'' that Greg for all intents and purposes had superpowers via his White Magic, and was experienced in using them. He could fly, give himself super strength, make himself invincible, heal from just about any injury...honestly, he was a superhero in everything but costume and setting. And DominicDeegan Webcomic/DominicDeegan has, from the start, basically been an analog to the modern world, only with magic taking the place of technology in a lot of places. So while I can see how it might be jarring and more than a little silly to go into a comic book homage/parody, I still don't see how it's a wall banger. It's a kid with superpowers doing exactly what you'd expect a kid with superpowers to do.\\
16th Dec '12 6:18:06 PM Wildcard
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** For the same reason fat girls don't just eat healthily and exercise to lose the weight? [[Main/TakeThat Oh, wait, was that too much of a cheap shot for some people?]] </sarcasm>
*** that actually might be a lead on it. It's not unheard of that jealous and cruel mothers will deliberately sabotage an overweight daughter's efforts to lose weight; a similar situation could have been at play with Luna and her mother. Perhaps instilling an irrational fear of alterists in her daughter, so that she wouldn't get her problem corrected and mommy dearest could keep working the "ugly daughter" angle on her.

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** For the same reason fat girls don't just eat healthily and exercise to lose the weight? [[Main/TakeThat Oh, wait, was that too much of a cheap shot for some people?]] </sarcasm>
*** that There actually might be a lead on it. It's not unheard of that jealous and cruel mothers will deliberately sabotage an overweight daughter's efforts to lose weight; a similar situation could have been at play with Luna and her mother. Perhaps instilling an irrational fear of alterists in her daughter, so that she wouldn't get her problem corrected and mommy dearest could keep working the "ugly daughter" angle on her.
25th May '12 12:21:44 PM Kavonde
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**** Just to interject: Quilt ''does'' look a lot like a Mongrelperson, just less deformed. People might assume that's what he is, or at least that he spent time in the Wild Edge and was affected by the magic there. Presumably, he doesn't smell like rotting corpses, so if he ''is'' the only flesh golem in existence, most people would probably assume he was something else entirely. Admittedly, people outside of Barthis would probably remark on his appearance, but how often does he get out of town?

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**** Just to interject: Quilt ''does'' look a lot like a Mongrelperson, just less deformed. People might assume that's what he is, or at least that he spent time in the Wild Edge and was affected by the magic there. Presumably, he doesn't smell like rotting corpses, so if he ''is'' the only flesh golem in existence, most people would probably assume he was something else entirely. (And if flesh golems are more common than we've seen, well, how many of them are friendly, human-sized, and have free will?) Admittedly, people outside of Barthis would probably remark on his appearance, but how often does he get out of town?
25th May '12 12:20:11 PM Kavonde
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**** Just to interject: Quilt ''does'' look a lot like a Mongrelperson, just less deformed. People might assume that's what he is, or at least that he spent time in the Wild Edge and was affected by the magic there. Presumably, he doesn't smell like rotting corpses, so if he ''is'' the only flesh golem in existence, most people would probably assume he was something. Admittedly, people outside of Barthis would probably remark on his appearance, but how often does he get out of town?

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**** Just to interject: Quilt ''does'' look a lot like a Mongrelperson, just less deformed. People might assume that's what he is, or at least that he spent time in the Wild Edge and was affected by the magic there. Presumably, he doesn't smell like rotting corpses, so if he ''is'' the only flesh golem in existence, most people would probably assume he was something.something else entirely. Admittedly, people outside of Barthis would probably remark on his appearance, but how often does he get out of town?
25th May '12 12:19:29 PM Kavonde
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**** Just to interject: Quilt ''does'' look a lot like a Mongrelperson, just less deformed. People might assume that's what he is, or at least that he spent time in the Wild Edge and was affected by the magic there. Presumably, he doesn't smell like rotting corpses, so if he ''is'' the only flesh golem in existence, most people would probably assume he was something. Admittedly, people outside of Barthis would probably remark on his appearance, but how often does he get out of town?
24th Dec '11 10:18:49 PM TheGrayFox
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** A recent strip proved that "friend" theory. Basically, Dominic and Luna get married and send out a spell to tell all their friends and family. Dominic mentions that the message for Brian didn't get through, that it "went dark". Then, we see a panel of Rillian holding a tiny version of the message spell. He really does care.
14th Dec '11 4:22:01 PM NobodyFamous
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*** I think it was to serve as a reminder. The curse was his way of forcing the Callans to remember the war. Also, given the general disdain and even fear that many had towards the Orcs, seeing their own children with the number one defining feature of the Orcish people was probably enough to freak them out.

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*** I think it was to serve as a reminder. The curse was his way of forcing the Callans to remember the war. Also, given war and the atrocities committed. Damaske "The Butcher" had a habit of collecting the teeth of orcs he had slain and wearing them as trophies. When he confronted Damaske, Thuen even made a foreshadowing CallBack about the curse, noting the teeth and telling him that he'd be seeing more of them at Callan, meaning that Thuen knew exactly what the curse would do and planned it that way. Given the general disdain and even fear that many had towards the Orcs, seeing their own children with the number one defining feature of the Orcish people was probably enough to freak them out.
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