#291 – “Pier Pressure”

So, yeah. Where has Beyond the Tree been? The biggest and most notable thing is really my being unable to sleep properly for the last few, well, weeks, at least. It hasn’t exactly done wonders for my concentration, nor my urge to really do much of anything, so that’s really the outstanding problem. Of course, the release of both The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Saints Row the Third didn’t help my lack of desire to sit down and stare tiredly at 3D graphics for a few hours at all.


21 Responses to “#291 – “Pier Pressure””

  1. 1 Fyrina
    November 24, 2011 at 17:02

    No pressure, don’t do it if you really don’t feel like it for whatever reason.

    Good to see an update, however! ^^

  2. 3 Meng
    November 24, 2011 at 17:15

    Last pane, pissed off look at the face of gnomish champion of light.. Priceless.

  3. 4 The Jockstrap
    November 24, 2011 at 17:26

    If your not feeling too super then you should rest! your giving wow fans a great gift with your comic so you deserve all the time off you need. So go get lost in skyrim :D

  4. November 24, 2011 at 17:30

    Happy Thanksgiving, Nhani. I am sorry to hear your insomnia has come back. Have you considered going to a sleep specialist?

  5. 6 Agamede
    November 24, 2011 at 23:23

    That is one pissed-off gnome! :P
    That sentinel never liked Hani. Even before the exile she had serious problems with her: https://beyondthetree.wordpress.com/2008/05/11/just-passing-through/

    Take your time Nhani, your health is more important than everything else. :)

  6. 8 Mdomain
    November 24, 2011 at 23:24

    I just went through all of the 291 pages and I must say that the comic is pretty damn awesome. I never cared much for Night elves, but after this they are OK in my book. Keep up the good work.

  7. 9 Moltrazahn
    November 24, 2011 at 23:26

    I wonder when we ever will know what hani did back in those days, to deserve such scorn from her peers.
    oh well, BACK TO SKYRIM!

  8. 10 Timber Wolf
    November 25, 2011 at 00:00

    Areen ass-kicking mode in 3…2…

  9. 11 LolDrood
    November 25, 2011 at 02:08

    youtube.com/watch?v=h2f0nfrgaK4 the sound is a little wonked, sorry.

    Does Te’len have a large knife sheathed in the bottom right of the backpack?

    • 12 Ilyara
      November 25, 2011 at 15:09

      Yus, I think that’s Hani’s knife (you’ll recall she used it to stab the harvest “reaper” in the “neck”, and to put an end to the goblin captain)

      • 13 Nhani
        November 26, 2011 at 07:52

        Hani’s had that knife for awhile (since her first major revision, if I recall) sheathed in her backpack like that. She kept her sword with her when she went off on her own path in case of trouble, but left her utility knife behind so she wouldn’t have to carry it along in her hands.

  10. 14 Kayeri
    November 25, 2011 at 06:11

    I hope that insomnia has let you rest again, and as for new games, I think many of us are subject to that allure. I will be lost in the SWTOR beta weekend in less than 11 hours!

  11. 15 Ellessar
    November 26, 2011 at 00:27

    Nitpicking here.
    There is no female version of the word Druid. Atleast not in WoW.
    A female druid is still a druid. Not a druidess.

    And sorry for being a smartass. :P


    • 16 LoLDrood
      November 26, 2011 at 06:16

      Ehh, night elves are a very formal people, and their language is a very aesthetic one. It’s not much of a stretch to think that they’d assimilate a feminine genderization to a word, especially one that was masculine-only for 10,000 years, just to make it sound prettier.
      One could even argue that, given the stature that females have in nelf society, making a female version is a sign of higher respect and/or politeness.

    • 17 Nhani
      November 26, 2011 at 07:47

      To be fair, looking at most of World of Warcraft you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s no female version of Priest either – while the title Priestess is referred to in canon, the game dialogue scripting simply does not modify class names for gender.

      Typically, Druid isn’t used as a title on its own in this particular context either, so it strikes me as a rather gray area – especially since Blizzard aren’t exactly all that much for formal address. It’s a fair point, but I’m not sure if it’s one I’d take as a sign of anything without it being referenced in some form of style guide.

      Besides, it’s hardly the first time I’ve referred to young Nila with the term druidess.

  12. 18 gryffyn
    November 26, 2011 at 00:31

    Ah, this is one of those moments, that being outside the story you know and hope that a certain guard with an attitude is standing on the pier when Deathwing shows up.

    • November 27, 2011 at 14:29

      Yes but did a Tsunami hit the pier first well I seem to recall that from the intro video when he flies over that impacts first the the wings pull out whatever remains standing with the up draft as he flies over it. I’ll probably see the video again when I watch it after installing on my new rig next week. I am pretty sure it was a Tsunami that came then the pier gets finally destroyed on his passing. If that guard was on it then it’s Goodnight Vienna for her.

  13. 20 2sexy4myshirt
    November 28, 2011 at 16:12

    You should get a team to help you out.

  14. January 4, 2012 at 04:16

    Haha.. I can see Areen thinking “It’s on now,Long ear’s!,No one scorns Miss Hani and Miss Rei in my presence!”
    xD i love it

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