October 26th, 2007


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Discussion (15)¬

  1. Rafe says:

    I bet it’s good if you’re a wombat too! ^_^

  2. Richard says:

    So how DO you grip the side of a vertical cliff if you have scrawny legs, cloven hooves and a centre of gravity which sticks out waaaaay too far?

  3. Morrigan says:

    Trolls have a very good sense of balance. It makes up for any external characteristics that may hamper them.

  4. Domino says:

    carefully, Richard. Very carefully.

  5. Sparky Lurkdragon says:

    Alternately, those hooves hide little suckerpads or possibly hooks like a gecko.

  6. Doctor Zoviet says:

    Well they ARE the ancestors of GOATS.

  7. Tim McDaniel says:


    The main character is a talking wombat who’s a civil engineer and geologist, maybe from another universe. There’s a talking shrew who’s a professional troll. Talking statue of a god. Not quite dead yet god. Cave lizards wearing skins. Talking bipedal hyena-things. Shadow-eating lethal thingy. And YOU’RE wondering at the PRACTICALITY of a troll climbing a cliff.

    Shale and blood.

  8. TekServer says:


    Well put, Tim …


  9. Mark Antony says:

    Oh, I dunno. It hasn’t stopped Digger from pointing out that they aren’t using enough bracing.

  10. Dan D says:

    I would imagine if they were attached the right way, could be spread, and had a high friction outer surface cloven hooves would actually be very effective at wedging in cracks. Better than the soft hands humans use to do the same thing, anyway. Barring that, hooks or claws might be present, just not visible.

  11. Piratefish says:

    perhaps they have suction cups on their bellies…

  12. BoardEntity says:

    they be jacked man, super jacked. besides the hooves aren’t hooves, they be claws which dig into zee rock. which is good for climbing, not so good for the rock though.

  13. Shadw21 says:

    If the trolls became pirates, would they be Pirate Trolls or Troll Pirates?

  14. Lord the 22nd says:

    I want to give the one on the left in the last panel a huuuuug.

  15. D.W. Drang says:

    Don’t know how I missed this the last time(s) through, but clearly, trolls are OFFICERS!