The page of a thousand layers. It settles down after this, I promise. For a while.
Run, run, run away from the gigantic explosion~
I think the shock wave is taking care of the forward propulsion at this point!
Is that an "Order of the Stick" reference I see?
Never heard of it!
Not sure how I missed this follow-up at the time. It was Ranger_Brianna_New that appeared to be referring to the webcomic "The Order of the Stick." It's a D&D-based comic that gets a lot of its humor from riffing on the rules of the game and taking them far more literally than most real players would -- the characters actually talk about game mechanics like hit points and spell levels that are meant to be tools for modeling the fantasy world of the game, not things that exist in that world.
Anyway, one of the characters is a bard; D&D bards have the power to enhance their own and other characters' skills with their singing (or other kinds of performance, like oratory or playing an instrument). Elan the bard's songs in OotS always follow the format of Brianna's comment. He's not too bright, so his efforts are sometimes counterproductive, as when he sings "Bluff, Bluff, Bluff, Bluff the Stupid Ogre!" while his party leader is trying to trick a guard into thinking the group is allowed into the place he's guarding.
Aaaahhh, I see. The D&D references are all lost on me, I'm afraid - and your explanations are so complex I find myself wondering how anybody gets so hooked on the game. It sounds like more work than fun...but that's me being right-brained and spontaneous and "rules...what rules?"
It certainly is more complex than any board or card game, but yes, some of us really enjoy that complexity. Computer RPGs can be similarly complex, but in those games the computer automatically keeps track of a lot of things that the players would be tracking with pens, paper, and assorted visual aids in a tabletop RPG.
Woah, what an explosion... =O
I hope they will survive...
...I wonder what triggered the explosion...?
You'll find out shortly! Well, at least about their survival. Explanations for the rest will be a bit delayed.
So... Achren... about that castle that you lived in... uhhhhhh
You do NOT want to be the guy who brings her that piece of news.
Cool guys don't look at explosions.
I can commiserate with the thousand layers aspect of doing a page like this. Once in a while I add a new layer and I say "really!? Layer 75!?". I'm glad I switched to a better computer...
It's all the special effects and weird lighting. I'm so paranoid about screwing everything up.
"The page of a thousand layers" Yep, I can see 50 layers easily on it.
LOL it took forever.
I can imagine it. There are many details AND they are in full rendered volume shadows.
This whole sequence is breathtaking! Another spectacular page! I love the 3D look at the top of the page where it looks like Eilonwy and Taran are just leaping off the page.
Now this was the loudest door-slam in the history of Prydain.