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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:31 am    Post subject: What are your favorite FUNNY scenes / things from MN? Reply with quote

I had no idea that SRD was capable of the kind of sustained lightheartedness that he shows throughout MN. (though I shoulda guessed) It's such ironic, twisted comedy.

Here's one of my favorites that made me bust out laughing in a moment of suspense:

Terisa is reaching out to Havelock as she faces Eremis, Gilbur, and Vagel. She feels the moment of translation - whew, surely Havelock will now translate her enemies away to Orison and insanity, when:

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"Hee-hee!" a thin voice crackled. "Wait for me, Vagel! I'm coming."


And Adept Havelock comes running out of the mirror wielding a feather-duster. Yet Vagel quails before him! I love it.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wrote a supplement leading up to that scene from Havelock's point of view. The site I originally posted it on isn't up any more, but maybe I can re-post it here, or on another site...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was quite tickled by this moment from Chapter 39 of A Man Rides Through:

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In a moment, Terisa found herself being offered a charger so big that she couldn't see over its back. Oh, shit, she muttered to herself. That was one thing she had learned in Mordant, anyway: after some practice, she was now able to say oh, shit without sounding like she expected to have her mouth washed out with soap. If she fell off that beast, she might take days to hit the ground.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IrrationalSanity wrote:
I wrote a supplement leading up to that scene from Havelock's point of view. The site I originally posted it on isn't up any more, but maybe I can re-post it here, or on another site...


I'd be interested in reading it...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite FUNNY scenes / things from MN? Reply with quote

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I had no idea that SRD was capable of the kind of sustained lightheartedness that he shows throughout MN. (though I shoulda guessed) It's such ironic, twisted comedy.

Here's one of my favorites that made me bust out laughing in a moment of suspense:

Terisa is reaching out to Havelock as she faces Eremis, Gilbur, and Vagel. She feels the moment of translation - whew, surely Havelock will now translate her enemies away to Orison and insanity, when:

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"Hee-hee!" a thin voice crackled. "Wait for me, Vagel! I'm coming."


And Adept Havelock comes running out of the mirror wielding a feather-duster. Yet Vagel quails before him! I love it.

Someone else go next!


Yeah, just finished reading the prologue and was laughing at the way Geredan is portrade. I'm really going to enjoy reading Mordant's Need, for sure!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, a lot of the scenes with Geraden are funny.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the scenes when Eremis takes Terisa back to his rooms and Geraden keeps running interference. Soooo funny. Every part of that is amusing from the huge bas relief of Eremis himself portrayed on his own chamber door. What a maroon.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite FUNNY scenes / things from MN? Reply with quote

Lina Heartlistener wrote:
I had no idea that SRD was capable of the kind of sustained lightheartedness that he shows throughout MN. (though I shoulda guessed) It's such ironic, twisted comedy.

Here's one of my favorites that made me bust out laughing in a moment of suspense:

Terisa is reaching out to Havelock as she faces Eremis, Gilbur, and Vagel. She feels the moment of translation - whew, surely Havelock will now translate her enemies away to Orison and insanity, when:

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"Hee-hee!" a thin voice crackled. "Wait for me, Vagel! I'm coming."


And Adept Havelock comes running out of the mirror wielding a feather-duster. Yet Vagel quails before him! I love it.

Someone else go next!


Wow, I had the exact opposite reaction.
I thought it showed how unbalanced and yet how much a powerful threat Havelock is.
It was an odd moment but i found little humor in what you quoted.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea what is posted before this. I skipped it all. I am currently in the middle of a re-read and its been quite some time, so I don't want to spoil anything! Sorry if it has already been posted, but I laughed heartily when I read this:

(Terisa has just recently been attacked in the middle of the night. Lebbick is harassing Ribuld and Argus.)

"Let me get this straight. He fought the two of you away from the door long enough to break it open. He got as far as the doorway to the bedroom. He knocked one of you out and disabled the other. Then he panicked and ran away. Doubtless he was terrified by how easily you were overcome. Maybe everybody who serves the King is like you. I'm surprised he didn't die of fright."
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing I remember laughing at the one too.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me three! Oh and I remember sniggering when they found the direction marker from Argus blatantly peed in the snow.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is might make me sort of evil for finding this funny, but I LAUGHED. I think this was awesome:

(Master Quillon is leading the effort to rescue Terisa and Geradan after they were buried under a massive pile of stone rubble.)

Glancing around the pile, he recognized the other mirrors as they were put to work. Only two of them were as large as the one he and Master Barsonage held, but they had all been intelligently chosen: none were flat; none none showed any scenes where the sudden appearance of huge heaps of rock would do any damage. The only possible exception was the glass Master Eremis employed with the flustered assistance of a young Apt. It reflected a gigantic and ravenous sluglike beast, with fangs that looked poisonous and malign eyes. The guards around Eremis shoveled rubble straight into the creature's face.

The creature appeared to be roaring in fury.




Oh shit, I laughed heartily just typing that up!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geraden has just managed to alter the Image of a mirror he didn't even create. Nothing like this has EVER been done in the history of Imagery.

"Don't flatter yourself," Havelock advised sententiously. "If you think I'm going to kiss your boots again, just because you can do a little trick like that, you're full of shit."
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Liked that one too!! Big Grin
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: What are your favorite FUNNY scenes / things from MN? Reply with quote

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Lina Heartlistener wrote:
I had no idea that SRD was capable of the kind of sustained lightheartedness that he shows throughout MN. (though I shoulda guessed) It's such ironic, twisted comedy.

Here's one of my favorites that made me bust out laughing in a moment of suspense:

Terisa is reaching out to Havelock as she faces Eremis, Gilbur, and Vagel. She feels the moment of translation - whew, surely Havelock will now translate her enemies away to Orison and insanity, when:

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"Hee-hee!" a thin voice crackled. "Wait for me, Vagel! I'm coming."


And Adept Havelock comes running out of the mirror wielding a feather-duster. Yet Vagel quails before him! I love it.

Someone else go next!


Wow, I had the exact opposite reaction.
I thought it showed how unbalanced and yet how much a powerful threat Havelock is.
It was an odd moment but i found little humor in what you quoted.


Yeahh... after thinking about your comment, I see what you mean. It is actually pretty disturbing if you think about it in a serious way.

Maybe I was thinking about things from the perspective of the insane guy, and enjoyed the fact that Havelock got to experience the gut reaction, "YEEEeaaahh, I'm gonna git 'im."

Shuram- awesome ones... and yes, I loved the juxtaposition of various mirrors put to work w/ Eremis' mirror with the "ravenous sluglike beast"!
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much everything Havelock ever says had me chuckling. Lebbick had some fine moments as well.
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He did, but I never thought of him as particularly funny, I must say.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He did, but I never thought of him as particularly funny, I must say.

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He became much less amusing as the extent of his plight became apparent. He becomes a truly tragic character.

But his inital scenes amused me in the same way as the boot camp scenes in Full Metal Jacket (only two things come out of Texas!) Laughing He has a certain acerbic wit that tickles me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished these. Amongst many passages both funny and moving, I loved this, probably because it was so unexpected:

Strugging mightily, the champion forced open the monster's evil teeth and staggered between them.
Immediately, he wrenched off his helmet and flung it aside. For a while, he stood gasping as if he had come close to suffocation. Then he pressed several studs down the sides of his armour, and all the metal folded away and fell to the ground, leaving him dressed in what may have been his underwear.

"God-rotting suit,"he panted harshly. "Ox-supply gave out. Like everything else".
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that one is really great Iolanthe...

Cambo, when I was reading things Havelock said, I was convinced he was intentionally being funny...
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