|The theme today is squishies.|
|There’s Just One Big Problem|
|Date Published||Wednesday, May 15th, 2002|
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A Giant appears to wreck havoc.
|Black Mage||Geez, what's wrong with you guys?|
|Sara||I've been asking myself that same question ever since I got kidnapped.|
|Black Mage||It's not like I did anything dangerous. All I did was take one little step forward.|
|Black Mage takes a step forward.|
|Black Mage||See? It's perfectly harmless.|
Kinda like you guys will be when you're stabbed to death. Er, y'know, for example.
A random encounter is a one in a million chance.
Besides, do you seriously think that monsters can just appear out of nowhere and attack us?
|A Giant appears behind Black Mage.|
|Giant||IT'S GONNA CRUSH HIS LITTLE HEART TO LEARN THE TRUTH.|
|Black Mage||There isn't even a thematic reason for them to fight us.|
Stories are about conflict. So if you expect random battles to occur without rhyme or reason and for them to then have no impact on the story, well then they're completely pointless.
|Giant SMASHes Black Mage into the ground with its club.|
|Black Mage||(dazed) ouch...|