Polly: Peg leg or hook?

November 29th, 2010 by | 10 comments

61% would like a date with Guybrush, but 2 people would prefer a romantic evening with LeChuck. Creepy. There, I said it. This week we’ll get right to the point: What would you rather have; A peg leg or a hook for a hand?

Polly: Peg leg or hook?

  • Peg leg (32%, 16 Votes)
  • Hook (68%, 34 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

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Something of the Thread: Hacked

November 28th, 2010 by | 1 lonely comment

As you may have noticed, the forums were hacked recently, which is also the reason why there was no Something of the Thread last week. For more information, please read this thread. Fortunately, things are back to normal now, and let’s hope it stays that way. Now for the actual threads of the week:

  • Do you think real-world locations would work in Monkey Island? Vote in the poll and share your thoughts!
  • If you haven’t yet seen Steve Purcell’s new Sam & Max blog, read about it and then pay it a visit.
  • And finally, Cyrus directs our attention towards Search for Sanity, a cool-looking AGS game that was sadly cancelled.
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Horizons: Snakes of Avalon

November 27th, 2010 by | No comments

This time in Horizons, we’re featuring an indie game called Snakes of Avalon. It’s an adventure game about a drunk guy, and all the action takes place in a bar called Avalon. Everything in one room? That may sound boring, but actually, it’s far from it. There’s always something new happening, and it’s just a great little adventure game, perfect for the Monkey Island fan looking for something to play. It’s also free, so you being broke is no excuse not to play it! You can read more, and download the game, at the official site.

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Weekly Wiki: Scabb Island Cemetery

November 23rd, 2010 by | No comments

Scabb Island Cemetery is one of the few cemeteries in the Monkey Island games and it has a surprisingly low number of graves considering that half of the Caribbean goes there to bury their dead. (The other half goes to the cemetery on Blood Island). It has a nice view of the ocean and some atmospheric shrieking bats. It’s the final resting place for people such as Fester Leach, Old Skunk-Eye, and Rapp Scallion. Check the article for the full list of Scabb Island Cemetery residents.

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Polly: Which man would you date?

November 22nd, 2010 by | 5 comments

This post is written before the previous poll has ended so I can’t give you the final result, but you can check it out for yourself. I’m pretty sure Morgan LeFlay is the winner though. Last week’s poll was mostly for the guys, so this week it is mostly for the girls, but guys are welcome to vote too. Which of the following men from the Monkey Island games would you date? It was difficult to choose just five from the large group of desirable men in the games, but here they are:

Polly: Which man would you date?

  • Guybrush Threepwood (61%, 30 Votes)
  • LeChuck (in any form) (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Stan (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Wally B. Feed (12%, 6 Votes)
  • Reginald Van Winslow (12%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

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Horizons: DeathSpank

November 20th, 2010 by | 1 lonely comment

What started as a joke has turned into a full-fledged game by Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert. I am of course talking about DeathSpank. Formerly a pastime only enjoyable by console owners, it was recently released on Steam, so PC gamers can play it as well. And if you’re a Monkey Island fan, there’s plenty to enjoy. Even though it’s an RPG and not an adventure game, the Ron Gilbert brand of humour is definitely there. There’s even a character in the game who knows the Secret of Monkey Island, but unfortunately DeathSpank (the game’s protagonist/vanquisher of evil/hero to the downtrodden) is not interested in hearing about it, so that’s the end of it. If you’re wondering where to spend your gaming allowance and you haven’t played DeathSpank yet, well, you probably should. The sequel, Thongs of Virtue, is also available on XBLA and PSN… and I suppose a PC version won’t be far off.

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Punchline! – 6 (double strip)

November 19th, 2010 by | 8 comments

To compensate for being late (again, sorry), this week we double the strips! Enjoy and congrats to our winner, Harris McMahon! C’mon, people, are you gonna let these scurvy-dogs take the first place?? Gimme your best funnies!

Jasmin x2

Harris McMahon x2

lombre x1

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Weekly Wiki: Piranha Poodles

November 16th, 2010 by | No comments

What’s more vicious than a piranha? What’s more bloodthirsty than a poodle? A piranha poodle. Elaine keeps a school (no, not a pack, a school) of these ferocious animals around her Mêlée Island mansion, to keep out intruders. In The Secret of Monkey Island, Guybrush drugs the relentless monsters, but that didn’t kill them. In fact, in Escape from Monkey Island it’s revealed that piranha poodles still surround Elaine’s mansion. Presumably, they are still dutifully guarding it, so the citizens of Mêlée Island may sleep safe, knowing that their governor is protected by this merry bunch of guard dogs.

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Polly: Which women would you date?

November 15th, 2010 by | 3 comments

20% are true Monkey Island fans! The rest is, well, like me. Be sure to read the comments and check out Kiara’s picture of her dressed as Guybrush. This week’s poll is mostly for the guys, but girls are welcome to vote too. Which of the following women from the Monkey Island games would you date? Remember, you don’t have to vote only on looks 🙂

Polly: Which women would you date?

  • Elaine Marley (26%, 18 Votes)
  • Morgan LeFlay (59%, 41 Votes)
  • The Voodoo Lady (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Carla the Swordmaster (6%, 4 Votes)
  • Kate Capsize (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 69

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Something of the Thread: Monkey Island vampires?

November 14th, 2010 by | 2 comments

In this week’s Something of the Thread, we have quite a few topics on offer, thanks to your industrious posting.

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