There’s something very odd about Vaarsuvius praising someone for their silence.

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized job interview.)

I ordinarily wouldn’t comment on this strip. Ever since #600, it’s become increasingly obvious that Rich doesn’t particularly care about multiples of 100 anymore, to the extent he ever did. #700 was basically just another comic, and the same goes for this one. Not that a case couldn’t be made that both strips are more plot-important than they first appear; #700 drops important clues about both the Monster in the Darkness and Xykon’s plans, and besides being a turning point in the fight, this comic drops hints not only about Yukyuk joining the Order of the Stick (something I seriously doubt), but about Vaarsuvius being the one to kill Belkar.

Nonetheless, I wasn’t overly impressed by this strip; the main reason I’m posting on it is because of the forumites praising it, apparently mostly for V’s continued character development. While I do recognize it, I hardly see this as a huge milestone in OOTS history. Maybe I’m more used to it by now, or maybe I’m just tired of the Empire of Blood digression going on far longer than it had any right to.

I will admit, though, I did get a chuckle out of “I may be in error, but I believe the appropriate proclamation is ‘Sneak Attack, bitch.'”

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