#189 – “Boss Battle, Boo-Yah!”

I dislike having to do choreography – I understand the necessity of it, but most of the time it’s just a real headache. Who goes in what direction and why, what can they do from there, how can everyone get their moment to shine and soforth. Of all elements going into making Beyond the Tree, it’s quite likely the one I find the least interesting. That said, it does end up being an essential part of the narrative from time to time.


21 Responses to “#189 – “Boss Battle, Boo-Yah!””

  1. April 15, 2010 at 15:38

    Ug-oh, Areen lost her shield, hope this’ll end well!

  2. 2 Skyll K. Chagorantis
    April 15, 2010 at 15:47

    In the 3rd panel, Hani’s rush made me think of Achilles in the movie Troy. Admittedly Brad Pitt sucks, but he really moves like I’d picture a true myrmydion would. And if Hani does too, that’s just awesome.

  3. 3 Moltrazahn
    April 15, 2010 at 16:44

    Areen: “Run for the hills!” (or use bubble!)


    Tiny: “Ye tell em carl!”

    Te’len: “.. ehm.. root.. him?”

    Anywho, they seriously need an elemental shammy that can shoot some lightning into that thing so it hopefully shuts down or goes into overdrive. Still, im looking forward to seeing how they will take this mini-mech… It has saws on wrists, shoulders, one arm. Big spikes in convenient places, a big furnace in-front, and a most likely very hot rear engine-pipes… infact, i think the only “weak” point must be Sneed being unprotected at its top, but reaching it, even with Hani’s impressive hight could be a problem.

    Looking forward to see this conundrum be solved :D

  4. 4 Synchronizor
    April 15, 2010 at 17:04

    Areen seems to have some knowledge of where best to attack the machine.

  5. April 15, 2010 at 21:04

    Its a goblin machine…isnt it standard operating proceedure to hide behind something sturdy until it explodes?

  6. 9 Expala
    April 15, 2010 at 23:10

    Cant remember ever seeing Areen without her shield in a fight. Could this be an ominous sign? Here’s hoping not. Tel could end this fight in 1 move: Wrath!!!! Straight at Sneed!!!

  7. 10 LolDrood
    April 16, 2010 at 01:23

    Te’len, I choose you!
    Te’len: “MALFURION!”
    Te’len uses STARFIRE
    It’s super effective!
    Te’len uses Throw Tiny
    Tiny uses Eye Poke and Frantic Random Button Pushing
    It’s super effective!
    Goblin Shredder uses Drop Loot
    Hani uses Well Sure, After I Wear Him Down A Little For You.
    It’s not very effective.

  8. 12 Iasion
    April 16, 2010 at 08:38

    Areen will have to show that goblin how Ret spec works. But out the 2-hander.

  9. April 16, 2010 at 11:43

    Now with subtitles!

  10. 14 Tanksenior
    April 16, 2010 at 12:56

    hehe :> how dare you scratch the painwork nice pun =D

    • 15 saila aka wester
      April 16, 2010 at 15:16

      isent that what the tank commander is responding in any video game when some one shot whit some of the weaker anti tank gun on the biggest tank in the game ((and its the stro9ngest one to))
      tank//[name of the strongest one]//taking_small_damage_hit.wav
      or something like that was some time from when i last did some digging in my game files.
      you know when you really need that one Hilarius comment on that one guy/girl.

  11. 16 saila aka wester
    April 16, 2010 at 15:10

    any one fun the stealth pun in the tittle and now all that we need is some good Boss music.
    and thats what am going to do now. think i got an ide just let me go and see if i can find it.
    post the link whit the fitting boss music when i find it.

  12. 17 Ninerva
    April 16, 2010 at 17:57

    Hmm… this fight, so far seems awfully familiar to me…

    Sneed = Col. Quaritch
    Shredder = AMP Suit
    Hani = Jake Sully
    Areen (or possibly Te’len) = Neytiri

    Should be very interesting how it plays out.

  13. 19 Expala
    April 16, 2010 at 21:57

    Just realised that in the background of the final frame, Hani has got up close and personal with the Shredder. Not sure if she’s to it’s side or behind it as all we can see is her arm but 1 thing is for sure: A devastating force is about to be unleashed and Sneed is going to feel the full effects of it

  14. April 14, 2014 at 22:08

    This design is spectacular! You certainly know how to keep a reader amused.

    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job.
    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!|

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