August 5th, 2008


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Discussion (25)¬

  1. Aelfwine says:

    Oh no! Too funny!
    (I do not think anything’s actually ruptured from laughing at this.;-)

  2. Lica says:

    ha ha, oh well… I was not expecting that answer.

  3. Ix says:

    I wasn’t expecting it either – but in a world where magic is real, and wombats do excavations and avoid both magic and gods with a passion bordering on a religion of its own, herbal supplements giving people deer heads by accident makes a weird kind of sense.
    After all, it’s not just mine shafts that magic shouldn’t be used with.

  4. C. S. P. Schofield says:

    Reminds me of “There was an accident with a contraceptive and a time machine, I can’t explain it now.”

  5. nzPhreadde says:

    Yay for HHGTTG…

  6. Jon says:

    Shadowchild now reminds me a bit of Fish in Beer. Mostly the “Hiya!” that did it.

  7. jitai says:

    “Apply directly to the forehead!”

  8. GOATS! yesyes, he does have a somewhat fishy method, doesn’t he?

  9. Brennan says:

    So was the story about his grandfather true, or was it really an herbal error?

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  11. Henry says:

    Up to this strip I really had been expecting that he was just a deer…

  12. Roy says:

    I suspect he herbal supplement worked! He seems very horny now!

  13. helusanation says:

    first of many head slaps for Herne?

  14. Lee says:

    @ Roy: As in, “Be careful what you ask for”? That makes SO much sense, and it went right past me until you shoved it under my nose!

  15. StinkyOldBear says:

    Nobody said that Herne took the herbal supplement. Perhaps there was more to the story begining “my grandfather…” than we originally thought. Who knows what the wrong combination of “warrior herbs” can do to an individual’s reproductive organs.

  16. theddre says:

    permanently horny?

  17. Jathaan says:

    …Aaand cue Shadowchild: “Am I…?” “NO!”

  18. Jack Munroe says:

    Let this story be a warnin to ye who do not wait for FDA approval

  19. Kisame says:

    Maybe he is the snail Druid

  20. Kemonojin says:

    I now know what the Shadowchiled is. It’s the corrupted essence of Head-On. It asks questions that make people apply palms directly to their foreheads.

  21. rueyeet says:

    So THAT’S why those commercials tell you to call your doctor after four hours! 8D

  22. Roach says:

    On second thought – we were told the people in the settlement didn’t like non-humans. If Herne was accepted there, either the xenophobia wasn’t all it was cranked up to be … or he was a former ‘full citizen’ wose status as ‘had an accident’ was well-documented.

  23. werepixi says:

    I sooooo love this comic

  24. Shiitake says:

    H-H-H-Hung like a Deer?

  25. JET73L says:

    “Hiya.” Adorable!

    An herbal supplement? Hmm. Well, there are perfectly innocuous reasons why a hunter would want to be like a deer. At least a couple of civilizations have/had ceremonies where they either gave themselves the attributes of the quarry to help in the hunt or actually spiritually became their prey before a hunt, and both used medicinal herbs in one way or another (for a given value of herbs). Maybe Herne’s garden was planted where a god of transmutation sacrificed itself for the protagonist of a myth, or Herne got “more potent” Chinese dragon-antler-related versions of the local herbs from a trader.