Shadows of Dooooom! – part 12
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May 23rd, 2010

Shadows of Dooooom! – part 12

The return of Spelleton! Of course an evil undead bad guy is behind the undead shadow menace.

I wonder if people can make crystal ball-oon animals?

One time I impressed a girl by saying something was cerulean blue. She thought boys didn’t pay attention to colours. I had to explain I don’t know girl colours, for makeup or dresses, just paint colours. Like cadmium red, not “dusty rose” or “aubergine”. I guess I also remember a lot from the set of pencil crayons we had as kids. Sky Magenta, Orchard Purple, Poppy Red… they seem kind of arbitrary. Anyway, I loved the process of picking paint colours for my wife’s and my apartment. Our light blue kitchen is “goat’s beard”. Anyone else have awesome named colours they like?

13 Awesomes Comments!

  1. Weaver

    My bedroom is painted, ‘Buttered Rum’. <3

  2. RavenBlack

    “I wonder if people can make crystal ball-oon animals?”

    I’d rather see someone folding baboon animals. Other than a baboon, obviously, a baboon baboon would be crummy like a balloon snake.

    I like “Atomic Turquoise” from Manic Panic’s hair color names. Mostly what I like in paint color names is when they completely fail to give you any idea what color you’d be looking at. For a fine example, I present Benjamin Moore’s “Sunrise”. Imagine a color you’d associate with a sunrise. I bet it’s not the pale blue color they call Sunrise, here –

  3. Katie

    When my parents were picking colours for the bathroom, I distinctly remember a paint colour called “Chicken Breast”… Needless to say, that is not the colour they chose.

  4. Ribusprissin

    You can throw a voice if you don’t have one?

  5. TPG

    Apparently you can…
    I’ve heard of a pink color being “Melissa’s Bow”. Why her’s specifically, I don’t know. And currently, one half of my mom’s kitchen is “melted butter”. The other half is sage, but that’s a lameish color in comparison to “chicken breast”.

  6. ColdFusion

    wait, what? sky magenta? when.. is teh sky ever magenta? XD

    When I was a kid, I thought it was mag-NE-ta, like Magneto from x-men, whose costume is that color..

  7. admin

    Weaver – Sounds delicious!

    RavenBlack – I always think of sunrise as being orange/red colours like a sunset, but sunrise is really more of a light blue. I’m just not awake early enough most of the time to see the sunrise.

    Kaite – Chicken breast? It’s like they wanted a better word for beige but epic failed.

    Ribuprissin – I think Spelleton was magically silenced so that prevented his voice from coming out, not that he lost his voice. So in my head the logic works. Uh oh, I feel like I’m mediating a D&D rules dispute.

    TPG – Sage? I assume they mean the herb not the old man with a beard who helps you on quests.

    Cold Fusion – Magenta at sunset? Villain-wise, I used to think it was pronounced Mag-net-oh. I had never heard of a mag-nee-toe before. And I used to read Orchid Purple as Orchard Purple thinking it was a plum orchard.

  8. Sam

    nice use of the crystal balloon from a few strips ago. its cool how you bring things back for recurring jokes.

  9. Finn MacCool

    “i scry with my little eye…” – i knew someone must have come up with that before me.

  10. Isaac

    My room has black trim called “Black Magic”.

  11. Maltor Drey

    I didn’t get the crystal balloon pun until I saw Madge scrying with it in this comic.

  12. Him

    A mag-nee-to is a part from old fashioned phones. Yup.

  13. Steve

    My solution here would involve hammers, but then that is my solution to almost any problem. much simpler than outwitting enemies.