July 1st, 2010


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Discussion (55)¬

  1. Zack is for Zombie says:

    I love Ed so much. A god forcibly being kept alive for a demon that resides with in it? Not strange at all!

  2. Bwee says:

    Aw, bless. 🙂 Truly Ed is the son of the near-unflappable Owl Caller’s sister.

  3. Sparky Lurkdragon says:

    I can’t even tell if he’s being sarcastic or not. Leaning to “not”. Love ya, Ed. XD

  4. Ash says:

    Is that a smirk I see on Ed? 😀 Anyway, he may not have tea, but he clearly fell into awesomesauce as a child(the Obelix-syndrome)

  5. Robin Bobcat says:

    Good ol’ Ed. Sometimes, when things get really, really weird, it’s nice to have someone who considers this a normal state of affairs along.

  6. Vinca says:

    Oh gods I love Ed.

  7. Spizzy says:

    I love Ed

  8. Ketira says:

    If dealing with dead gods isn’t strange to Ed, I’d hate to know what is….

  9. Rhio2k says:

    Ha! Sarcasm’s the last thing I’d have ever expected from Ed.

  10. AlpineBob says:

    Heck, Ed knew it had to be something strange – he’s just making a little joke. 😉

  11. Dragonsfire says:

    OK, once this story is over and Digger gits home, you need to do a series all about Ed. He’s far to great a character to have only a supporting role

  12. BlueAloe says:

    I’ve always loved Ed.

    But now? I didn’t know the meaning of love until I saw this panel. Ed is made of SHEER AWESOMENESS.

  13. Emma says:

    Ha. Good thing it’s not something WEIRD. Cause that would be bad.

  14. Prof says:

    Sarkasm from Ed… now i’ve seen it all ^_^

  15. The_Rippy_One says:

    I thought I loved Ed, but now I absolutely officially love Ed, and would have, like, 10,000 of his babies. Even risking that first miscarriage. Even though I’m not a hyena…or capable of having kids. Drat.

    Genetic engineering has let me down again.

  16. Hawk says:

    Aw, Ed…!

    Now I know what to say when someone asks ME to come kill a dead god.


  17. Madam Atom says:

    YAY ED.

    … nah, that’s not real sarcasm. Sarcasm’s meant to cut. See the smile? Ed’s just trying to make light of a bad situation. Till now he hasn’t really known what was up, but he can see Digger’s body language as well as we can, and she probably reeks of worry. This is a joke for her benefit … and possibly to stiffen his own spine a bit as well.

  18. CJ says:

    Aw, I love you, Ed!

  19. Emma says:

    *Big grin*
    This is the best comic recently.

  20. TekServer says:

    Madam Atom makes a good point. Let’s call this “sardonic humor” rather than sarcasm.


  21. Rebecca says:

    I don’t think Ed’s capable of sarcasm. He’s too innocent, or at least, open and honest. Looked at how he’s responded to all of Digger’s previous relatively strange questions back in his cave.

    That then leaves the intriguing matter of what Ed WOULD find strange…

  22. Exindiv says:

    Well, considering the series of events that Digger has been through since the beginning of this tale, and the fact that Ed has shared in a number of those events and probably heard from Digger a number of others: associating with one who has had his name eaten and then giving him a new one, teaching young demons morality, associating with troll-taming shrews, walking up mountainsides to talk to ghosts… well, generally everything Digger’s done for the past hundred plus pages; Ed has probably set a different standard for Strange when dealing with Digger.
    Well, that and Digger should really lighten up. It’s not like they’re walking into certain death: just highly probable death with a one in a million chance of successfully not dying horribly. Yep: one in a million chance.

  23. Karyl says:

    Ed’s just TOO cool! Love Ed, love Digger–I find this dialog very funny and poignant too.

  24. Nicole B says:

    LOL, good point, Exindiv. Personally, though, I’ve forgotten what weird was like reading this comic; it all flows so nicely, it just seems normal enough for the reader to accept it, y’know?

  25. sleekweasel says:

    Unlikely, but possible: Ed already knows about the vivisected god? Perhaps Digger will find her goal of killing the god opposed by Ed.

  26. Not sarcasm. IRONY. Of COURSE Ed groks IRONY.

  27. Tindi says:

    When this webcomic is done with him, can I have Ed? I realize I’d be in a fight to the death with, like, EVERYONE HERE for him, but I could really use an Ed to make comments like that when I’m too caught up in the endless circle of grown-up crap. That and tea. Need more tea.

  28. wolfofsilver says:

    ………bwahahahahahaha! Of course Ed would say something like that. I love Ed. And I agree with everyone so far: he’s so cracking a sardonic joke to lighten Digger’s (and his own) mood. If they’re too nervous to do what they came to do, they’ll screw up. Don’t be wanting that.

  29. Salisria says:

    I think Ed is being totally serious here, which makes his comment far funnier than if he’d intended as sarcasm, irony, or any other form of intentional humor you care to name.

  30. Melissa Trible says:

    exindiv: *exactly* one in a million?…

  31. Teh Dave says:

    Melissa: *EXACTLY* one in a million. Like hitting a Dragon’s Voolnerables 😉

  32. Mark Antony says:

    Haha, I wonder how long Ursula spent staring at Digger’s dialogue in the first panel. Also, Ed = Awesome.

  33. Wilde says:

    hmmm yeah i think this is a Colon, Nobby, Carrot one in a million chance set up if i’ve ever seen one, and they don’t even have to be standing on the roof of the brewery with a bow and arrow, blind-folded and standing on one leg …… It Just Might Work! — ps … joining in the Ed Love – my favorite comic character ever I think

  34. JewelWolf says:

    I find myself using that same humor on a regular basis. This makes me love him even more.

    You know, if none of us think Ed is capable of sarcasm, how will he be capable of helping Digger with something that is so obviously a violent mission?

  35. Madam Atom says:


    One, he’ll manage (with regret, but he’ll manage) because it’s a mercy killing of He-Is and a necessary putting down of Sweetgrass Voice for others’ safety.

    Two, I think Ed might be perfectly capable of sarcasm … toward someone who deserves it and/or who he doesn’t like, neither of which describes Digger.

  36. I love Ed’s smile. Bill Cosby has a quote: Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter what the situation might be, you can survive it.

  37. Drake says:

    Good old Ed, honoring the British tradition of being flippant and ironic in the face of high chances of horrendous death.

    (As a funny note, just the other day, I reached the final monster in Monster Hunter Tri, and the quest to go after him was named “The Shining Darkness”. My very *first* thought was “Murai?! wait, no, they mean the dragon. Besides, the Black Mother wouldn’t make a good final boss”. I think I might have a tad too much Digger in the brain)

  38. Vejut says:

    Well, there is the sardonic humor, but Ed does have a good point…the demon was eaten by Shadowchild wasn’t it? wouldn’t that change the goal a bit?

  39. AllieLewis says:

    I gotta say, I don’t think Ed’s being sarcastic here.

    @JewelWolf: He *did* kill before, when he had to. Remember his wife? I think Ed does what he has to when he has to, and *only* because he has to. He’s cute and cuddly, but the guy’s a lot stronger than he looks, I think.

  40. Silver Guardian says:

    *jumps on “love-for-Ed” bandwagon*

  41. Kayru says:

    Absolutely adorable.

    Also, what is wrong with the voting website… D: I wants to vote some more for Digger…

  42. dolo-pzora says:

    ED Is unflappable

  43. Hebi R. says:

    Saw striped hyenas at the zoo this week. They manage to be adorable and badass at the same time. Ed’s perfect that way. And considering his own situation, he probably would have a great deal of sympathy for He-Is. Or is it He-Was now?

  44. JewelWolf says:

    Wait… it’s Tuesday, right? Where’s the new page?

  45. BlueAloe says:

    Tindi: You can have Ed half the time if I can have him for the other half.

  46. Philistine21 says:

    I’m with JewelWolf. If I don’t get Digger I go into withdrawal

  47. The_Rippy_One says:

    Wilde/Melissa: Yes. Exactly that. No need to tie a fish to someone’s head. Unless some one wants to, I suppose. What ever stops the headaches…

    Blue Aloe: Are we time sharing Ed now? Can I bid on his weekends? Best Kabana Boy ever. Either that, or a valet. Rochester can go eat his cap.

  48. littlebeast says:

    You know, I would’ve guessed Ed was inquiring about objective, not destination.