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No. 462: "Spring"-ing Into Action

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/itoons/?comic=462

Strip by: KelpTheGreat

{Two panels from two non-consecutive strips are stacked on top each other}
{First two panels:}
Odivallus: Ell, we don't have to DO this!
Ell: Torrin! Let him go now!
{Ell leaps to a rock in the middle of the river}
Odivallus: There's a BEAR on the other side of that river!
Ell: {to Fey Knight} Get out of my way!
{Second two panels:}
Guard: My halberd!
Wererat Thief: Nyah ha HA!
Guard: Aww, man. I suck at my job.
{Ell springs into action}

The author writes:

Will Save World For Gold is one of my favorite webcomics, even if it does frequently have extremely coarse language (which is amusingly lampshaded at one point, when a minor character says she doesn't want to remain in an adventuring party with the main characters because she's uncomfortable with their language). It has many similarities with both 8-Bit Theater and The Order of the Stick, being a fantasy-themed webcomic based on D&D rules, where the inhabitants of the universe are aware of the rules. The strip very handily carves out its own identity, though, and I heartily recommend it.

The pixel art of the comic is impeccable. Aaron "LoneStarNorth" Lupton takes great care with each and every pixel, and there are many tiny nuances in the art that you can easily miss if you don't look carefully. His attention to detail makes the occasional mistake more glaring than it would be otherwise. After Ell gets her armor enchanted and recolored to green, there were a couple of panels where she temporarily reverts back to the old gray. Once was odd/bad enough, but just over a year later, the exact same thing happened, with the exact same sprite pose, even. I can see him forgetting to recolor that sprite once, but twice? (And since I'm doing an archive binge re-read, there may very well be a third one that I haven't yet come across at the time of this submission.)

Anyway, I've simply recolored Ell's armor in the first and fourth panels of this submission to how it should have been in the first place. No attempt was made to make the panels make sense. Just an art fix this time.

By the way, if you decide to check out the strip, I recommend zooming in. I personally read the strip at 150% size. I find that zoom level to be a perfect balance between "big enough to see everything clearly" and "not so big as to make the pixels unrecognizable as people and objects."

Spoiler Green is a Spring color

Original Will Save World For Gold strips: 2015-11-26, 2017-01-26.