An interesting hypothesis, Gnome 12…
Next episode: MONDAY – BE HERE!!! In the meantime, come back for some blog updates, sketches, Saturday’s Barwench Tales and Sunday’s The Gnome Syndicate! We’re on a roll, baby!
Bill is Dhovakiin!
indeed. dwell or there may be no episode next monday in THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK AND GILES
The Force is strong with this one…..
Perhaps Bill has some Valheru blood in him?
soo let see, born with it and after being brought back from death it activates the spell.. yeah i tink there something amiss here if bill parents are not his “real parents” then i call he was adopted and didnt have the ability till he died when the dark queen healed him.
He is the Chosen One!!
You’d BETTER start speculating on it, Gnome Wonder, or SOMEBODY out here is going to be REALLY upset…
And BTW, where’s the ale that he ordered? Shouldn’t they be having this conversation over a couple of brewskis?
ALE. i have been waiting to be served also. throat is dry as a sandpaper from eating all these free pretzels.
Don’t forget the salted meat snacks! What? It’s all part of our clever marketing ploy to get you to buy more drinks. Did I say that out loud?
*winks at Don and sets out more jerky, peanuts and popcorn.” What? We want to give you a lil snack as a token of our appreciations for you money…I mean patronage!
*pours a round of ales*
Ok so I saw this when it first went up (thank you FB) but was so BLOWN away I couldn’t even post coherently! I mean really! I tried! I had to collect my thoughts together.
So, let me say, Bravo Dave. You have us all on the hook. I am so excited to see what happens Monday I almost don’t mind that it’s…you know…Monday! SO hurry up Monday!…Wait…what am I saying?!
Bill’s my son? eeep!
Use the Force, Bill.
Bill is the son of Vasheeva and Warix, sent forward in time to be raised in the mystical ways by the dragons, to be there when needed years later to kill his father and marry his mother and solve the mystery of the Sphinx, and kill the Kracken, and to defeat Grendahl, and to fire the arrow that kills the dragon Smaug, and … or am I just reading too much into this?
“or am I just reading too much into this?”
Not at all, I’d say that you are almost right. There’s nothing like good ol’ forgotten-anew Oedipus.
Oedipus King, Conan King, Bill… whatever.
But seriously: my guts tell me you are more correct that you believe.
Please … PLEASE … For the love of all that is holy. Please tell me that he destiny includes killing Justin Bieber!
Maybe his daddy is a good old hyborian chap we all know who couldn’t resist the ladies, I mean Bill even has the same last name – Bill THE BARBARIAN – wonder if Bill is entitled to some riches without knowing!
Maybe there is someone out there searching for him too, on a big adventure on his own, maybe:
“This is the story of Joe THE TESTEMENTARY EXECUTOR!”
please gnome speculate! the human webcomic syndacate needs to know all your secrets!
*** Spoiler Alert ***
OK, so this is where Dave introduces a new character named Allen the Vanquisher. I come in, breathe heavy and tell Bill that I am his father.
Oh, and does said roll include a piece of fan art? Just askin…
ONLY IF THE Character says MORE power and grunts alot
Well played, DarkMyste. Well played.
bill the barbarian ……….. hmm
wonder if his friends call him BARB for short
hiya Barb. how are ya doing.
The farther we go the more twists and turns we find.
The shortest distance between two points…uh…doesn’t exist. (scratches head in bafflement)
I told ya before, David’s brainscan shows his gray matter is intertangled spirals, helices, and curlicues. That’s how he develops such simple (not) straightforward (not) plots. ….. I love it!!!
careful the others may want to look at the scans as well and order David’s to post his brain scans, see if any plots lines lies in the spirals
I am just sitting back here, quietly watching the delicious speculation… I LOVE IT. You’re all a bunch of thinkers and I LOVE having you along for the ride. I dare not say anything to @krubd’s speculation… and let the mystery around Bill remain, and the Legend arise.
Thanks, so long as you get that ale to our heroes ASAP. Typical fellow ENFP: you can dream up the Big Picture but you can’t tie up the little loose ends.
Bill son of Warrix and Vasheeva? Does Vasheeva know? (Apparently not.) How will she feel when she learns she’s had the hots for her own long-lost son? (I’m not sure I want to know, but if it involves a cliff and a long fall for her I hope you’ll warn us ahead of time.)
Obviously, I think krubd’s closer to the mark than we know or that you’re willing (so far) to let on. That sound you hear is me kicking myself for not daring to think of it first.
Thinkers? You flatter us.
Drinkers, perhaps. I’m drinking diet Dr. Thunder right now. The hard stuff, you know
Don’t forget the ale crowd of Pixie, Tennessee Charlie, etc…
(Although the manuscript I’m finishing up is currently 603843 words and 874 pages according to the counting function. Hopefully there’s a little thunkin’ in that.)
aye, drinkers we be. more drink.
congrats on your 603, 843 words. i have getting 25 or less words down.
i have TROUBLE getting 25 words or less down.
The dark side of Gnomes:
dave, how bringing in some nazi scientists with genetic alernating on BILL. think of it as science vs sorcery.
the bewitchment of bill was an experiment by a mad scientist.
o gosh-darn === that gimmick has been used in almost every web comic.
HOLD IT! I went back and checked out Bill’s first battle with the orcs:
Is this where Bill’s Inner Berserker came from??
No, merely when it first appeared (that strip you showed). What the Gnome relates is where it should’ve come from, and didn’t, but came from somewhere else. Mysteries, mysteries…
Well, what I mean is, Bill somehow won that battle when he shouldn’t have. He shocked Frank and Princess Gina, so much so that the princess was won over.
Thought so, but in any case that’s where we first see it in action in the narrative timeline. It is, indeed, the same Billzerker spell.
Nearly 4:00pm and no Barwench, what’s up?
Up now. As is redundant to say. Be prepared to appreciate what you meet.
The first time I read the title of this strip, I read it as Bill’s Inner Breakfast.
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