#188 – “When the Evil Shredder Attacks!”

Clearly this means that the slack will remain un-cut in the near future.

Edit: Right, I know this has been happening a whole lot lately; you can blame the fact that I’ve been half-sick/busy/etcetera. That said, made a realization that with some prep work, the Shredder should be a whole lot easier to manipulate, which in turn would hopefully make it.. well, a whole lot more mobile. Problem being that I don’t have time to do that and the comic today, so I’m saving the update for thursday. Hopefully, the wait will be worth it.


39 Responses to “#188 – “When the Evil Shredder Attacks!””

  1. 1 Yerdiss
    April 8, 2010 at 21:17

    That goblin reminds me of Dragon Age’s Oghren. I quote:

    “Are you just making these up right now?”
    “Nope. Been saving ’em.”

    • 2 Weertangel
      April 9, 2010 at 21:55

      Indeed! he has Oghren total wrong type of humor hehe. he’s even worse in Awakening..

      • April 9, 2010 at 23:07

        Care to explain? I know he


        Decides to leave his wife to become a Grey Warden?
        I’m glad we get a kick ass dwarf with funny banter in the ranks, but that’s a bit douche…

  2. 4 saila aka wester
    April 8, 2010 at 21:42

    hay Nhani have you heard of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_%28software%29 know wrong time but who knows maybe you have use of it on the next trip to Stormwind.
    /ps that goblin sure deserve name mayor ass kick bad. and we have seen him for what 3 frames.
    and one more thing probably my memory thats old or did you mode the shredder an bit i swear the shoulder spikes wasen´t there the last time i cheeked.

  3. 5 LolDrood
    April 8, 2010 at 22:31

    They’ve been there. http://www.wowhead.com/npc=642#.
    Heh, nice TMNT ref. Tonight, I dine on Night Elf Soup!

  4. 6 Synchronizor
    April 8, 2010 at 23:01

    I’m starting to suspect Tiny has a thing for advanced technology.

    • 7 Synchronizor
      April 8, 2010 at 23:06

      Also, I like the progression in the first three panes of Hani going from her surprised face to her something’s-about-to-die face

  5. 8 TheNic
    April 9, 2010 at 00:16

    worst….joke….ever :P
    Tiny’s gotta freak about that joke…
    the dying to help I mean

    • 9 Nhani
      April 9, 2010 at 10:31

      Well our friend Mr. Sneed is certainly going to need to die for it in the near future.

      I actually wanted it to be like that; a line soooo cheesy that it summarized entirely why he needed to be struck in the head with an Anvil of Justice. Monologuing villains are evil, after all!

  6. April 9, 2010 at 00:34

    Tiny’s retort reminded me SO much of the kid in Transformers when the Autobots and Decepticons took their fight to the freeway – “Cool, Mom!”

  7. 11 Zortel
    April 9, 2010 at 02:20

    Hey Nhani, not to do with the comic, but a familiar gnome has appeared on WoW.com’s Death Knight Class Change preview for Cataclysm:


    • 12 Luklan
      April 9, 2010 at 04:30

      Wow, that’s awesome.

      Darth Areen :D

      • 13 Luklan
        April 9, 2010 at 04:42

        Wow, and I left out anything in relation to the comic. Good job Luk! *Headdesk*

        I do like Te’s reaction to seeing that particular mechanical monstrosity. In contrast, Hani seems to just be getting angrier from frames 1 to 3.

        I do, however, see a flaw in the design of the shredder, and it’s one I’ve always seen. What stops someone throwing a dagger at his head? Or somehow otherwise getting up on top of it and kicking him in the head? XD Ooops, hope I haven’t spoiled the next page. >_>;

        I also can’t help but wonder if Areen’s gnomish-ness will kick in, and she’ll take the shredder for a walk the rest of the way… Seal of Righteousness THAT thing. Gahaha.

      • April 9, 2010 at 13:40

        Might be Areen’s evil twin from a other dimension!

    • 15 Nhani
      April 9, 2010 at 09:54

      Hah, well that‘s a surprise! xD

      I’m quite amazed how that image still keeps popping up from time to time, seeing how I put it together back before Wrath, making it my attempt at depicting Death Knights before we’d really seen them about!

      • 16 Gordrake Thunderhoof
        April 9, 2010 at 11:45

        Guess it’s still as awesome as the day you made it? If you still got it…perhaps a new post for Thoughts for Food?

  8. 17 Expala
    April 9, 2010 at 09:08

    Imo best title for a page you’ve ever come up with =D

  9. 18 Larsey
    April 9, 2010 at 11:54

    Te’len: What is that thing?!
    Tiny: Awesome..!

    Haha :D Te’len always showing some legs

  10. April 9, 2010 at 13:44

    Oh man, i’m having Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flashbacks, If it weren’t for the Twilight youtube video i just posted here i would totally put it in here as well!
    Same counts for the Deadmines music video i posted a while back….

    Back to the comic!

    i’m glad you made Hani seem suprised, then preparing for battle when she saw the Shredder. This’ll be the first time she’ll fight a mechanical unit, let’s see how well, or ill, it’ll go…

  11. 24 saila aka wester
    April 9, 2010 at 13:48

    I suspect Tiny is an enginner or rouge. only those two would be able to know how an lock work.

  12. 29 Nirene Feathersong
    April 9, 2010 at 16:03

    I thought you would make the shredder … well, bigger. You know, to raise the excitement.

    Never mind me though, it’s still a great page. ;)

  13. 30 saila aka wester
    April 9, 2010 at 16:22

    found an better one this one is not an rocket http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzo5QCY81JY&feature=related skip to 18 second into the clip.

  14. 31 Moltrazahn
    April 9, 2010 at 18:15

    Two things.

    1: Tiny = win

    2: Hani’s expression in panel 3, its just fantastic, if i were faced down with that expression, id just die right there.

    On a different note, Nhani, am i guessing right if i say your looking forward to Cata with new gobling models to manipulated? :P. As even if our dear mr. Sneed is charming, his upper mouth could fit two rows of teeth and still he would be able to fit it all in his jaw. But you’ve allready mentioned that gobling faces aint the most great models to work with, so i guess im just bringing up ol’ stuff. As allways, amazing comic, and i cant wait to see how they handle it… maybe tiny crawls into the thing and jams a nut between the gears or something ;).

  15. 33 Falgarion
    April 10, 2010 at 19:30

    Discovered your comic last week and I have to say, I love it so far!

    I never would have guessed that one would be able to put expressions on the Blizzards models like you do and love the story line aswel!

    I hope you’ll be doing this for as long as possible! :)

  16. 35 Arcfelonas
    April 10, 2010 at 20:27

    Being one not to comment but also being one who has made a point of coming here for my weekly fix of Beyond the Tree. For some reason when ever I see Hani looking as she does in panel 3 I get this urge when she’s about to kick some proverbial backside to listen to “Burning Inside” by Ministry for some reason that song seems to me to equate to her kicking ass.

    Awesome comic as always Nhani :)

  17. 36 Fokker
    April 11, 2010 at 13:14

    I like these comics a lot. Love the technic. Hani is so badass.
    By the way, what’s the sword that Hani uses? I’ve seen it on Rogue trainer in Dolanaar aswell.

    • 37 Nhani
      April 11, 2010 at 15:41

      That really depends on whether you mean what the sword is in a narrative context or what it’s available as in-game. In the case of the former, I always figured it was simply the best (according to her preferences) sword she could obtain after being discharged from the Sentinels. I picked that appearance because it looks very plain yet sturdy, much like Hani herself. An unassuming but capable sword for an unassuming yet capable heroine.

      So basically, Hani’s sword is pretty much “just another sword”.

      In the game, that particular look of sword is itemized for players as the Dimensional Blade, which is a random green drop. The actual model is used in a few more cases than that, notably the infamous Skullforge Reaver, but I think the exact texture is only available to players in the Dimensional Blade.

      • 38 Fokker
        April 11, 2010 at 20:00

        Yep, I actually asked about the in-game equivalent, thanks for that.
        But while we are at it, I think it really does fit Hani well. Simple, yet cool looking sword for slice and dice.

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