The Fatal Flaw

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The Script For Today's Comic!

#9
The Fatal Flaw
(6 Panels)

Panel 1:
(Tom is talking to Tanner at the coffee shop.)

TOM: "Karla's posting webcam shots of herself online."

TANNER: "You think she's cheating on you?"

TOM: "I'd be more comfortable with that, actually. She's trying to raise an army of followers to take over the world, one cleavage photo at a time."

Panel 2:
TANNER (waving it off): "I wouldn't worry about it, Tom."

TOM: "Why not?"

TANNER: "Well, she's gonna have to get past the Penny Arcade army first."

Panel 3:
(Tom's eyes are bugging out in the left-hand side of the panel, and the rest of the panel is taken up by his vision of a perfect world.)

TOM: "I can see it now… the armies of Penny Arcade storm off to vanquish the legions of Wil Wheaton!"

Panel 4:
(Whatever weirdness you care to come up with.)

TANNER: "But wait! Drew Curtis has flanked them with exploding beer kegs! And Neil Gaiman's Goth armies are spraying them with flaming makeup!"

(NOTE: Drew Curtis is the owner of FARK.com, in case you didn't know.)

Panel 5:
(Tanner and Tom slumped back in their seats, in a large panel.)

TOM: "You're right, Tanner. She doesn't have the manpower yet."

TANNER (looking over): "Plus, there's one aspect neither of us have considered…."

REALLY FAT PIMPLY NERD AT AN ADJOINING TABLE, DRESSED IN AN EMBARRASSING "CON" OUTFIT, A VAT OF WHIPPED-CREAM MOCCHACINNO IN FRONT OF HIM: "I totally kicked ass at the SCA last week."

REALLY EMBARRASSINGLY THIN NERD, IN ANIME OUTFIT: "When will they learn not to mess with our l33t kung-fu skills?"

Ferrett Says

And so concludes the “Karla’s Army” story arc. Now you know the secret weakness of all the webcam chyx.

Astute readers will note that this is the third (and fourth, and fifth) army I have had poor Roni draw in the past two weeks. Hopefully, one day she will forgive me for this. I promise that future battleground scenes will be few and far between.

Roni Says:

Sorry about the return of the dithering folks, it's just for today. The normal method of optimization saw the complexity of this strip and said "Uh...no." and gave us a Technicolor Tom and Tanner. While PNG 24 was an option, people on dial-up would cry. We will return to our regularly scheduled lack of dither on Monday.

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