September 15th, 2009


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Discussion (32)¬

  1. Kevinbunny says:

    “It so happens the priests of this monestary were really into bobsledding…”

  2. jassius says:

    An easyier way? Good news for a change. Unless the sentence continues “Of course you’d have to be careful with… *insert list of things nightmares are made of* …those can be annoying sometimes”

  3. Lurkerlynne says:

    I suddenly have the image of everybody on saucer sleds…

  4. JewelWolf says:

    I agree with bobsledding. Digger would look adorable on a sled.

    (irrelevant notation: KevinBunny and Jassius are ALWAYS the first to post!)

  5. AlpineBob says:

    Heh! Of course a bored wombat spirit would have scouted out all the nearby secret passages, noting technique and style, as well as masonry flaws and nearby ore deposits…

  6. Oscelot says:

    *snerk* The exhilaration of sledding would definitely make Digger feel a little better, at least for a few minutes.

  7. Madam Atom says:


    Grim Eyes in the third panel here looks a lot like Shadow in the last panel of the July 28 strip (https://diggercomic.com/?p=726). I wonder if that means anything.

  8. Hawk says:

    Well, if you’re a spirit, what counts as “easier way?”
    Hope the good news stays good.

  9. Marrock says:

    I’m not entirely sure a wombat can do “easy”.

  10. This is really weird, but I can’t get the image to load in the page, after having refreshed several times. Anyone else having trouble? I eventually had to look at the source html and find the direct link to the image.

    Having done so, I also cast my vote for bobsledding.

  11. Mark Antony says:

    So there’s a way that’s slightly easier than trekking across a dangerously unstable snowfield and crossing a massive fissure that formed because of their first attempt to cross? Gee, that makes me feel much better knowing there’s a way that’s slightly easier than certain craggy death.

  12. Barry says:

    “… Unfortunately, it puts you at ground level on the other side of the mountain. You’ll have to find your own way back around.”

  13. TekServer says:

    … Also, there are a lot of “unspeakable” things there. But I hear a human trader visits them occasionally …


  14. Brenna says:

    Oh, that’s sounds ominous. My guess is, giant and slightly braindead birds.

  15. Rowanmdm says:

    I actually immediately went to “As spirits we can pass through the mountain easily, and if we are touching you, you can as well. We’ll just walk you down through the mountain.” I can picture Grim Eye’s face if it’s something along those lines 🙂

  16. Argent says:

    “We can do this the easy way or the hard way. You don’t want to know about the hard way.”

  17. kalany says:

    I immediately thought “Rappel off the mountain! BRILLIANT!”

  18. AlpineBob says:

    @ Madam Atom – I noticed that as well. I think she put Grim Eyes in silhouette here to make an ironic statement. That is to say, Grim Eyes herself is fairly unlikable on short acquaintance (especially if she is trying to eat you), yet is also handy to have around in a tight spot.
    Which makes me think: “Handy in a tight spot” is probably darn high praise in wombat…

  19. KNO3 says:

    I’m guessing the best way out is to complete the quest. Dead chained up god and all…

  20. Oh, getting down off a mountain is ALWAYS easier than going up it…provided you don’t mind broken bones.

  21. JewelWolf says:

    Three hours to the top, three seconds to the bottom if you do it right.

  22. mouse says:

    “physically easier, that is. psychically, there’s this undead god and a mess of crazy hyenas….”

  23. jomiller says:

    in response to the second to last two comments:

    You have no idea. I have some experience in this situation, and let me tell you gravity always, ALWAYS, works … and, it truly is the sudden stop that sucks, the trip is a blast.

  24. Quakey says:

    I sense approaching deus ex machina…

  25. Sabreur says:

    A statement that simple should NOT be that ominous!

  26. Eugene says:

    “Right! So just walk over to the edge here, that’s it….”
    “See?? Plenty easy!”

  27. 12Many says:

    Marrock, I’m not sure I agree with your insinuation that “wombats don’t do ‘easy”, and here’s why.
    Common logic will tell us that comparing two or more similar objects is the only reliable way to determine which one is better or worse or best or worst. So, if wombats don’t do most things the “easy” way, or prefer to do it the easier way as you allude, then the difficulty and hardships they encounter become the baseline, or “easy”. And we’ve seen Digger deliberately avoid trouble on a number of occasions.

    …still, helix said that there was a “slightly” easier way than going across the crevasse. Since it’s a given that crossing a crevasse is hard, I don’t have high hopes for this alternative route.
    And for the record, we don’t know what helix’s idea of “easy” is.

  28. Tanzenlicht says:

    There’s an elevator, isn’t there?

  29. Rags says:

    Reminds me of an episode of “Columbo” where the antihero was going down a hill to look at something. Someone offered to help by pointing out “the fastest way down”, and moments later he lost his footing, fell and slid all the way down. Picking himself up at the bottom he dryly remarked “Yeah, that was pretty fast” or words to that efect.

  30. AnonyGirl says:

    Eugene, your words, next to your picture — are Awesome.

    “Well as for getting down the mountain, it happens we have a slightly easier path for you … I know this Human, she’s an artist, goes by the name of Ursula …”

  31. Trogdog says:

    Does anyone else find murai’s comment amusing? you know, as she stands there with her broken arm and all….

  32. KInto_M says:

    “How do you get down from a mountain?”
    “You don’t. You get down from a duck!”