Puns Ring in the Ears of the Behearer – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 31

Yeah, K’ip isn’t having a great day again. He just got out of bed and actually feels less rested than when he got in. Perhaps that’s just adulthood, but another likely suspect is the fact that the bed viciously attacked him in an attempt to have him for dinner. Hard to say, though.

And his day didn’t get much better from there… First, there was the fact that he found his further progress blocked by a particularly powerful and iconic monster, a beholder. Of all of the “original” (i.e. not derivative) D&D monsters, this is one of the best-received. It does veer dangerously close to goofy territory (where many of the other original D&D monsters firmly reside), but somehow manages to stop just short of it and remain a credible threat and cool design. Such thoughts are far from K’ip’s (sleep-deprivation addled) mind, however. For him, the beholder spells trouble.

But then his day hit rock bottom with Si’ri’s pun, which is easily one of the worst, if not THE worst, in the history of the B-movie Comic. And that is, indeed, saying something. I’m almost proud of it, in a perverse way. ._. Hearing something like that on too little sleep is no way to go through life, however.

Any other day, K’ip would have headed straight back to bed after that series of setbacks, but, somehow, today that doesn’t appear like an attractive option to him. >_>

More on Mon…uh, Thursday.

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