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Honestly, I think that if you don't want to read something, then just skip over it! I know I breeze through a ton of passages myself on the first go-around, or even stop obsessively reading just as they are posted because I don't feel as drawn in by the subplot. Later, when I go back and revisit them, I sometimes find that they are better than I remember, or maybe even gotten worse... but there's no need to inflict yourself for something you don't want to do!


I don't think I've seen a comic being posted this late in a while... probably not since the last April Fool's comic (#1975). Also, the posts since comic 2000 have mostly been fairly simple, mostly 1 panel drawings. I'm really excited to see this one come online soon!


I thought 12 AM, EST. for awhile at past 9 PDT I would see the next days comic up.

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Original Poster3 points · 4 days ago

Yep, usually up by midnight EST! So we're already late by about 11 hours... which makes me think that it's something more multi-media/interactive that still has bugs to work out before it launches.

Are you expecting 16 panels?

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Original Poster5 points · 4 days ago

How about 1616 panels? :)


Could it be the dragon visited him?

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I highly doubt that Tetriarch would visit Laken, given his immense disdain for everything in the human world. However, it doesn't exclude the possibility of there being other, more friendly, dragons...

I think part of it might have come from Ryoka, when the two of them had met in 3.36. But I'm not sure - the way that Laken seems to talk about his advisor in 4.23E seems to show something else...

“My…informant, let’s call him, was rather strange. He seemed to know exactly how a lot of things would turn out and he knew a lot about my class. He admitted as much. So I’ve used a lot of his suggestions—”

So... who could it be? I think someone in the comments mention the mysterious Kent Scott from the chat?

75 points · 11 days ago · edited 11 days ago

Now that I've seen this sneak peek, I'm really curious as to the inner workings and behind the scenes of the Good Place / Bad Place. Looks like they're going to expand that universe more this season. Yay, world building!

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Hopefully there will be more interaction with the actual good place as well! Or maybe that's where the next twist comes from??

110 points · 11 days ago

I'm so forking glad they didn't forget about the off-hand snorkel joke they made in season 1

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And the cans of whippets in the safe hahahaha

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I think this is a good reason for why there exists a wiki, even if it is not frequently updated. When I want to find a chapter that I was thinking of, I would rather go to that and search it up, rather than depend/rely on the lettering. After all, often times the perspective would shift in the middle of a chapter!

You can find the full table of contents here: Currently, pirateaba is on volume 5 chapter 12 (see the discussion posts) and she posts a ~10,000 word chapter two times a week. I think royalroad estimates the full fiction to be about 8800 pages, of which the first volume is about 1000 pages in a normal fiction book. (By comparison, the combined total of all of Harry Potter is about 4400 pages!)

13 points · 1 month ago

Hoooooboy, that chapter was exciting as hell. I loved seeing Ivolethe! And it was very fun to see the nobles so out of there element, and Laken so in his.

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Original Poster6 points · 1 month ago

Ivoleth seems so much more mature, more ... weighty than all of her siblings now. It's a significant change in her character, and it's super awesome to see that kind of character development happen!

I don't think we'll be seeing ryoka for quite a while. It'd be perfect for her to run far away, only to find out she could have saved ivolethe much sooner had she stayed.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

I miss ryoka - as much as so many people didn't like her smart-assery, I thought it was refreshing as a counter to Erin!

I'm so damn excited to see how the nobles react to the fae... almost excited enough to join the Patreon so I can read it now! I'm very tempted.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

I would strongly recommend! Pirateaba is the first patreon I've joined, just because I actually get so much entertainment out of reading the wandering inn, and I really hope that she will continue writing. But authors and creators need financial support to do so, and I definitely get more than 5$ worth of enjoyment out of it per month :)

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The blooper from Jason on the Moltov Cocktail (2:38) is so amazing. From 1) the flubbing of "bortles" to "flurtles", 2) The people in the background holding back their laughter, 3) "What sound did you make", deadpan from Marc Evan Jackson, 4) The super weak throw of a bottle that bounces three times on the floor.

The sweet dance moves only got sweeter :)

And the compulsive swearing from Jameela Jamil is incredibleeee

And that's a wrap for book 4! General thoughts about the direction so far?

Well damn, that was way quicker than I expected

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May's finally going to get her pictures!

The frustrating thing with this is that sociology already has these distinctions without introducing a wishy-washier label, and separates personal/individual-level racism, cultural racism, structural/systemic racism, historic racism, etc.

Disadvantaged groups are usually the victims of structural (e.g. government/laws, etc) racism and often historic racism and don't generally hold the power to inflict that type of racism upon other groups, but at an individual level, any person can be just as racist towards an out-group as any other. The paradigm acknowledges what can be greatly imbalanced power dynamics, and that systemic racism in particular has been wielded as a weapon against disadvantaged groups (in the US, mainly by whites against POC), but it also doesn't shy away from labeling individual actions as racist even when the perpetrator doesn't wield structural power.

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Thanks for the clarification! I had not known about the subdivisions within the term. I guess the challenge then is to figure out what terminology is best used to avoid ambiguity.

-10 points · 4 months ago

How is it a barrier? Stamps are not expensive... and ballot boxes are free...

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Original Poster1 point · 4 months ago

Just to give an example, I am a college student living out of state. Stamps aren't expensive, sure, but I don't mail things, and when I receive my ballot, I need to hunt for a stamp or buy a sheet. For me, it's not the money cost, but the risk that I lose track of the ballot and don't return it in time. For those who don't mail things regularly, it is a relief to just be able to drop off your ballot in the mailbox without having to make an extra run to the post office to buy stamps.

It’s not just the $0.50. It’s the additional time it takes to go to a post office or somewhere else with stamps. If you’re low income and/or work a crazy number of hours, you might not have the time or the transportation to do that.

Not to mention that charging people to vote, even $0.50 for a stamp, is a de facto poll tax. Even if stamps were $0.01, I’d support prepaid postage because no one should have to pay any amount of money to vote.

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Original Poster1 point · 4 months ago

In addition, it's probably less than 1.8 million. I believe that they authorized up to 1.8 million dollars to cover for the anticipated payments to USPS, but it will likely come out to less than that due to the people who put their ballots in the drop-boxes.

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