Shadows of Dooooom! – part 13
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May 30th, 2010

Shadows of Dooooom! – part 13

I originally was going to draw out some of the digusting guesses but I thought they were better off staying in your imaginations.

This is based on some of my own experiences when I don’t want to tell people things, like that I don’t enjoy celebrating my birthday. Their guessing as to why was always way worse than the plain, boring, but not fun to dwell on reasons. For instance, my friend doesn’t like birthdays partially because his dad showed up in a terrifying gorilla costume when he was a child. It was supposed to be a pleasant surprise but it scared him. Especially when his dad took the mask off, which somehow made it even worse. Nothing that bad ever happened to me, thankfully. I’ve even had some good birthdays. This past year’s was kinda lame because I spent almost the whole time on a plane and in airports heading home from gorgeous Hawaii. Jet lag is a drag. Anyone have any hilarious good or bad birthday stories to share?

7 Awesomes Comments!

  1. Ribusprissin

    The “Nightfall” trilogy is based on this idea – monsters are basically created from peoples’ imagination. It also has a paladin and a necromancer forced to work together. Highly recommended.

  2. Technicality

    “You’re just filled” should probably be “You’ve just filed” … love the expression in panel 5 though!

  3. admin

    Ribuprissin – buddy cop stories set in a D&D world? Sounds like a fun read!

    Technicality – Thanks again for catching my erorrs.

  4. Technicality

    Still says “you’re” instead of “you’ve” but it’s still got all its good points! 🙂

  5. Garrick

    Something like the gorilla example happened when I went to a classmate’s birthday as a kid, except it was a Barney costume, and gave every kid in the room the heebie-jeebies (not just me). I think part of it was that it wasn’t a very good Barney costume, and the dad wasn’t exactly sure what kind of Barney-like stuff to say or do in order to soothe us. This incident convinced me that nothing exemplifies a child’s thought process more than “Where’s Barney where’s Barney where’s Barney OH NO GET ME AWAY FROM BARNEY”.

  6. Tobu

    I’ve looked for Ribuprussin’s book, and I wonder if it is the coldfire trilogy (black sun rising, when true night falls, a crown of shadows). Here is my source:

  7. Tobu

    And here is a bit more if you don’t want to lose an afternoon to TVTropes: