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Penny Arcade - Comic - Don’t Shoot The Messager

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edited March 2022 in The Penny Arcade Hub
imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Don’t Shoot The Messager

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    islingtonislington Registered User regular
    I'm pretty sure the spelling in the title is intentional, but damn is it fucking with me, I keep wanting to read it as massager, which... well... it just paints a very different picture is all.

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    FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    edited March 2022
    islington wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure the spelling in the title is intentional, but damn is it fucking with me, I keep wanting to read it as massager, which... well... it just paints a very different picture is all.

    "The Messager" isn't a messenger (someone whose job it is to deliver messages), he's a villain that writes harmful messages.

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    "The western world sips from a poisonous cocktail: Polarisation, populism, protectionism and post-truth"
    -Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
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    BropocalypseBropocalypse Registered User regular
    islington wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure the spelling in the title is intentional, but damn is it fucking with me, I keep wanting to read it as massager, which... well... it just paints a very different picture is all.

    It's rare that one should shoot a masseur, also

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    edited March 2022
    I didn't even notice it wasn't messenger. My brain autocorrected it (or more autowronged it, as Fiendishrabbit points out).

    I think a good alternative title that fits with the game would be, "Don't! Shoot the Messenger."

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    FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    I didn't even notice it wasn't messenger. My brain autocorrected it (or more autowronged it, as Fiendishrabbit points out).

    I think a good alternative title that fits with the game would be, "Don't! Shoot the Messenger."

    "Don't! Shoot the Messenger" is a much better title.

    "The western world sips from a poisonous cocktail: Polarisation, populism, protectionism and post-truth"
    -Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
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    Jgr9Jgr9 Registered User regular
    "It's rare that one should shoot a masseur, also"

    unless you're in America.

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    palidine40palidine40 Registered User regular
    What game are they referencing?

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Elden Ring. But in general its a souls game reference.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    The very first setting adjustment I made as soon as I first loaded Elden Ring was to Play Offline.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Apparently all the lame fort nite references confused Asian country players thinking there was some kind of secret in forts at night.

    I did hear a funny one where next to a windmill there were multiple "hit this" and it took a person a minute to realize multiple people made a Don Quixote joke, which feels a bit above gamer pay grades with their "finger but holes"

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
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    ATF_GriffATF_Griff Registered User regular
    The news post is hilarious.

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    zepherinzepherin Russian warship, go fuck yourself Registered User regular
    In that last panel did Gabe orgasm, shit his pants or both?

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    HerculePyroHerculePyro Lord Mayor's CroupierRegistered User regular
    zepherin wrote: »
    In that last panel did Gabe orgasm, shit his pants or both?

    Yes. It's some prime Gabe Face, and I love it.

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    Man in the MistsMan in the Mists Registered User regular
    zepherin wrote: »
    In that last panel did Gabe orgasm, shit his pants or both?

    Clearly a trollgasm.

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    BropocalypseBropocalypse Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Apparently all the lame fort nite references confused Asian country players thinking there was some kind of secret in forts at night.

    Funny enough, there's an inverse situation with non-japanese players wondering what the "Grass" messages are about.

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    The "magnificent chest" messages also read completely different in other languages

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    shadowysea07shadowysea07 Registered User regular
    It'd be even funnier if he made an entire guide of wrong things to do.

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