Comic 114 - Child of Plight
10th May 2014, 8:01 PM
Child of Plight
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
This week we bring you a comic in rhyme
It's hard, not something to do all the time.

Gruntilda, you see, is less than nice,
If you rhyme with the same word twice.

Hope you like the new style Giga tried today.
I recommend Child of Light, give 'em your monay.
GigaNerd17 edit delete
I needed a boost, so I tried a new style.
What do y'all think? Is it worth our while?
(Or should we discard it on top of the pile?)

I threw in some cameos for those who expect
The appearance of StarCraft and Mass Effect.
(And Space Invaders to make it perfect!)

Comment, subscribe, and give us a five!
That is what keeps our comic alive.
(This peace is what all true warriors strive--)
TheMightyBox edit delete
I played no small part in this comic's creation.
Literally no part, not even narration.

I may seem a freeloader, piggybacking the fun,
but as much as I know, it's just for this one.

You see my schedule's full with both work and merriment,
so one tick off my list was truly Godsent.

So onward I rhyme, just cuz I feel like it.
If you think that I shouldn't, well go suck an egg.
FourOfFour edit delete
...Not even going to try.
User comments:
Nama edit delete reply
I feel like i'm on freakin' drugs when i read this...
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Don't do drugs...

unless you bought enough to share.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
Pass em over sir also,pear
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
Uh, it feels weird to read this,
like the first time you receive a kiss.

I'm not good at rhyming, but I'll give it a try,
I hope you like me making up words on the fly.

By the way, you definitely shouldn't do drugs,
those substances are associated with thugs.

So yeah, I liked this week,
but the artwork could kinda use a tweak.

Well anyways, I'm through, I'm done,
so if you thought this was bad, I'll go get my gun...

Edit: Looking back now, I just... Just no to me from a month or two ago. BAH!
LeRenardRoux edit delete reply
This... is crazy all over.

But I reeeeeeaaally like the art style.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
I see the new art, that is rather cute
And it's refreshing to see, there is no dispute

However, I'll say, since I'm unaware
The titular child, she comes from where?

(Yes, I realize I've disgraced rhyme again.
But to type in this style is more than a pain.)

So I must say a word, in fact more than one
Forgive me for asking, my knowledge is none.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
Well, I see I've been fooled, and I will not utter lies.
The game she is from was before my two eyes.

Again I am sorry, that much I'll say,
And I was a moron, at least for today.
Rvan edit delete reply
... I don't get it.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Neither do I, my good friend;
I was puzzled till the end
No idea what's the game
Must admit, it's kinda lame

While this new art style is cool
I hope it's a one-time thing;
A reference, but not a tool
I find this new style confusing

A tad.
Too bad.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
The game is called Child of Light.
It's in the description, directly in sight.

The title is a pun on the name as well,
At least as far as I can tell.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
I before A except after K (Guest) edit delete reply
Too much rhyming. I couldn't possibly play a whole game like this. It'd drive me insane.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
But to us its really quite plain
KathiraNarae (Guest) edit delete reply
I'm afraid I do not care for this style.
Making sense of it is too great a trial.

The game focused on seems a great waste of time.
Trying to sort through and make sense of those rhymes.

It's hardly a master of rhymes; that would be
That great and glorious musician, Tom Le-
NiGHTcapD (Guest) edit delete reply
I wonder what she's in here for;
[But] to me, simple rhymes are a bore.
[Only having] Noncomplex ends today,
With just two words I say;
GoogleIt edit delete reply
I am really rhyming just to fit in,
To not would truly be a sin,
I must conclude, something is amiss,
I simply fail to see the point of this

Hurricane (Guest) edit delete reply
Fear not, for you aren't alone
Out of all the comics this one shone
as the one that rhymed and had a new style
I just hope this doesn't last a while
Miyto (Guest) edit delete reply
The comic's style itself is mostly fine,
but, you might want to swap the colors,
or perhaps add in a borderline.
Though I do find, that once you start a rhyme,
it feels wrong to stop,
as though a crime.
Koopario edit delete reply
But is it really enough to comment all the same?
I'm not really sure one would do that while sane.

I've tried Child of Light, and I liked it too,
But does Finn have to have his frightened shades of blue?
Hero'sBlade (Guest) edit delete reply
I need some help, o please hear my ple,
this makes no sense at all, so explain this to me.

I get the joke, that they are rhyming a lot,
But riddle me this, what of the plot?
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
A young girl appears, seeking mental assistance,
while introducing a rhyme scheme that proves its persistence.

But while it's innocent enough to entrap one in lyrics,
BM rhymes a word with itself, plus a prefix.

Gruntilda steps in, a veteran of this craft,
and curses BM for being so daft.

The humor here is derived from Black Mage's pain,
and also he broke the rhyme scheme what an idiot.
Koopario edit delete reply
I'm sure his recovery won't be detained.

Thanks a lot for breaking the rhyme,
Should I subject you to the same?
Maybe I won't, but there'll be a time.
After all, what would I hope to gain?
NiGHTcapD (Guest) edit delete reply
(Warning: there be no rhyme to this rant, but this rant be about rhymes)
This is incorrect. It's not a prefix. Mental is as in brain, detrimental as in to one's detriment, or against there benefit.
Did you see what happened there? It's not detri-mental, it's detriment-al. I understand why ol' Grunty would do that, she doesn't care, but she's not completely correct on the front of disgracing rhymes.
(If anyone wants to try and put that to rhyme, be my guest.)
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
This rant is in rhyme, as foretold by above
These lines will fit perfect, like hand in a glove.

Grunty is wrong, detrimental lacks prefix
But she should not be mad, it was just reflex.

It's derived from detriment, to someone's vexation
To the term mental, it has no relation.

No rhymes were disgraced, and Grunty won't care
But she has no right to shock B.M. there.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
I've already dropped the rhyme scheme like twice now.
It's not about whether detrimental is TECHNICALLY the word mental with a prefix, the point is, is that the word detrimental contains the word mental, so rhyming the two is lazy and possibly bad poetic behavior.
Jason (Guest) edit delete reply
LuigiFanIsReal (Guest) edit delete reply
The rhyming is a pain,
One I'd like to detain.

But I shall not do so,
For it is time for me to go.
Red5 (Guest) edit delete reply
Are you planning for this to be a new style?
I'm not sure it's worth your while.
Although it seems to fit this strip well,
Because it looks like a magic spell.
Marlee-The-Creator edit delete reply
This comic is on drugs I swear to the gods.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
Scchhhhhhhhhh, NSA, NSA!
Hurricane edit delete reply
I got an account as you can see
An account that belongs only to me
Now I can make comics! I'm unstoppable now!
If only someone would tell me how!
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
You're in luck! I've just the thing:
A video to help you gain your wings!
Here's a panel I once presented
Now for Hurricane it is meant...ed.

spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
*a wild gruntilda appears*
the power of rhyme has been wrongly used
and it is you who I have accused
*lightning bolt of dewm at giganerd*
NiGHTcapD (Guest) edit delete reply
Yes, but you just did the same thing as BM just now. Giga did rhyming badly, but just to make a point, you are as guilty as BM.
As in, I'm pretty sure it was a false accusation. Delivered by me, your punishment is to listen to at full blast. With headphones. (Earbuds, if you have them.) Similar effects at most, not as painful in total.
Blueflamingo (Guest) edit delete reply
Hurricane, I implore, about your comic. Please tell me more.
What is the general idea, setting, plot?
Can I keep rhyming? I'm afraid not.
To break this street I will say this.

Seriously though, can you tell me about the comic you are planing to wright? I'm working towards starting one myself currently as well.

It will be a comic called Not Lavender Town, that takes place in the Pokemon world.
Hurricane edit delete reply
You see that's the thing!I'm not quite sure
I get so many ideas and can't tell what's better
I guess I'll just wing it and go as I go
As for the story eventually I'll know
Falx (Guest) edit delete reply
Slant rhymes everywhere.
Rvan edit delete reply
(Ugh, do I really have to do this?)

You all rhyme quite well, tip of the hat.
But in BM's defense, how would you rhyme with that?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply

How about, "Doesn't matter, I'm in this job for the DENTAL"?
Darius Drake (Guest) edit delete reply
I thought that Rvan was talking about the Alt Text.

To rhyme with "lobes", I would probably use the word "probes". In other words:
"My Temporal Lobes!
It feels like it's being penetrated by Probes!"
Rvan edit delete reply
No, I WAS talking about the word Mental.
So yes, that works, but it hardly seems to fit what Black Mage wanted to say there, is it? I think he did pretty well, all things considered.
(try rhyming with THAT! Ha!)
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
So when's the next update? Was I supposed to do it...?
FourOfFour edit delete reply
No. It'll be out soon.
Rosie (Guest) edit delete reply
The word is "disgraced."
Magic_beefy edit delete reply
well at least the typo still rhymes (sorta)
Agentxy14 edit delete reply
Seeing Gruntilda in here was quite a treat
As was seeing the Black Mage getting beat.
JokerJay779 (Guest) edit delete reply
Ah its warms my heart to know that the Banjo-Kazooie universe is a part of Venatus Prime. Kinda surprised you used the Nuts & Bolts design. Most Banjo-Kazooie fans and Rareware fans in general want to forget that even though it wasn't that bad of a game.
OshaliteX2 edit delete reply
Oh hey, rhyming game. Hope I'm not too late.
But I likely should have come at an earlier date.

Oh well, this one's good. Though the art is quite... changed.
But I'm done with this rhyming. Next time I'll be prearranged.
NOPE (Guest) edit delete reply
NAw guys. just *BOOOOOOM* that was the brain. again.
Asunatiger928 (Guest) edit delete reply
While all of this rhyming, is real quite amusing,
It's interesting, how many of you are accusing

Poor gruntilda, who did nothing but help this BM
To fix his mistake, though my rhyme's close to the end.

Before I might leave, I complete our mage to a jester,
Who can't properly rhyme, a problem unsequestered.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
(all caps because I'm screaming)
Lemonado Girl edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
...I'm thanking you for this strip now because I just had a final exam and this strip randomly popping into my head actually helped me remember the answer