8-Bit Theater
Episode 617
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Thinking Ahead
Date Published Thursday, October 27, 2005
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Damn, the Pride ordeal definitely kept in character...

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Black Mage Some people wrestle with their personal demons.

I stabbed mine in the back of the head.

He was a bleeder.
Black Mage The thing is, I think it was what alcoholics call an epiphany.
Black Mage Except I'm more a murderholic.

So, y'know, the face-stabbing.
Black Mage But, let's face it. This is a fantasy setting. Internal conflicts always have external metaphors.
Black Mage And this dragon was my own philosophy. I rejected everything it was. Everything I was.
Black Mage It's left me... calm.
Black Mage It's like I'm a clean slate. I'm free to start over again.
Black Mage (expels evil energy) Thank the numberless lords of Chaos I had the sense to set this up ahead of time.
Red Mage You want humility?
I'll show you humility on a scale you can scarcely comprehend.
Changes his character sheet to have
Red Mage
Humble
+2000
Red Mage Let this sheet bellow unto the heavens themselves that Red Mage is the most humble man to walk upon Earth!
EVER!
Pride Literal adherence to a law means little without respect for the spirit of that law.
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