My treasure

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License: "My treasure" by David Revoy โˆ’ CC-BY-SA 4.0
Tags:  #webcomic  #minifantasytheater   | Download: Markdown
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106 comments

link :bun: Stellar ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท [Yaseenist]   - Reply
Stellar@mk.absturztau.be

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org run after women and they'll collar me, i see i see
โ€‹:cherri_study:โ€‹

link Ray Of Sunlight   - Reply
Ray_Of_Sunlight@mastodon.social

@Stellar Nah, you'll end in jail.

link Ray Of Sunlight   - Reply
Ray_Of_Sunlight@mastodon.social

@Stellar Sorry that's the hard truth, we men are antagonized for just being men -_-

link :bun: Stellar ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท [Yaseenist]   - Reply
Stellar@mk.absturztau.be

@Ray_Of_Sunlight@mastodon.social @davidrevoy@framapiaf.org i am because i'm a public danger and i kill women and i am evil

link Martin Owens :inkscape:   - Reply
doctormo@floss.social

mime-type: animal/pet

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@doctormo ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ

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link Arioch   - Reply
Arioch

I want a pet mimic now

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link Chakat Firepaw   - Reply
chakatfirepaw@universeodon.com

@Arioch

I'll tell you one thing: They're easy to feed for a while, just teach them to copy an Amazon package.

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link cptcv ๐ŸŒผ   - Reply
cptcv@mamot.fr

c'est du poirier savant ?

#pratchett

link HighlandLawyer   - Reply
HighlandLawyer@mastodon.social

@cptcv
Et maintenant je sais les mots franรงais pour "sapient pearwood". Merci.

link C++ Guy   - Reply
CppGuy@infosec.space

@cptcv
Je me suis posรฉ la mรชme question !

link cptcv ๐ŸŒผ   - Reply
cptcv@mamot.fr

@CppGuy Il ne lui manque que les pieds ๐Ÿ˜‹

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@cptcv @CppGuy ๐Ÿ’œ Ca fait plaisir de lire des commentaires du Disque Monde. Ma petite allusion fonctionne au poil :blobaww:

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link cptcv ๐ŸŒผ   - Reply
cptcv@mamot.fr

C'est pas pour rien que j'ai deux fleurs en avatar ๐Ÿคช @CppGuy

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@cptcv @CppGuy Oh mais... wow! J'รฉtais totalement passรฉ ร  cรดtรฉ. Maintenant tout est clairโ€ฏ!

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link stefan   - Reply
stefan@akko.lightnovel-dungeon.de

This is basically Frieren :blobcatjoy: lovely comic

link andre   - Reply
andre@fedi.jaenis.ch

On looking up why you might not have called it a Mimic I learned that that would be a DnD monster:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimic_(Dungeons_%26_Dragons)

I recall from your LibrePlanet talk a couple years ago that you respect copyright.

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@andre Yes, I tried to avoid naming it with this name in case it was still copyrighted. better to be safe than sorry later and get all this work removed because of a complaint for copyright ๐Ÿ˜…

But so many video games, so many books used 'Mimic' that it is probably a standard bestiary/monster name by now (eg. recently in Frieren, but also this type of Treasure can be found in old Snes game like Secret of Mana). Thank you for the Wikipedia link, very cool to read more description.

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link andre   - Reply
andre@fedi.jaenis.ch

If you read the article carefully you'll notice that it can't be a DnD mimic: it has no issues with sunlight.

link Cyber Yuki   - Reply
yuki2501@hackers.town

@andre Both Delicious in Dungeon and Frieren already use the word "mimic". At least in the subs.

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@yuki2501 @andre True. It's probably safe.

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link andre   - Reply
andre@fedi.jaenis.ch

I'm perplexed by panel 4.

link andre   - Reply
andre@fedi.jaenis.ch

There's no street gutter like they had in medieval towns because sanitary sewer's weren't developed yet ๐Ÿค“

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link Charadon   - Reply
charadon@8bit.red

Ah yes, the Minecraft method of taming =P

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link Olivier Saraja โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ‘ป   - Reply
oliviersaraja@mamot.fr

Cette nouvelle sรฉrie est dรฉsormais trรจs prometteuse. Quelle est ton idรฉe derriรจre le format carrรฉ des planches? Tu ne te coupes pas l'herbe sous les pieds pour une รฉventuelle diffusion papier reliรฉ?

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@oliviersaraja Merci! Le format carrรฉ, c'est juste pratique pour une consomation directe sur les reseaux sociaux; รงa passe et en รฉcran de PC/laptop, et en mode mobile ร  la verticale. Pour une publi papier, on verra; mais je pense ร  un petit format comme un manga carrรฉ. Ca serait sympa ร  bouquiner. Mais oui, รงa marchera pas dans un album classique A4 BD couleur avec couv en dure, mais pas trop grave... Web first et community first ๐Ÿ˜‰

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link Drekles Art ๐Ÿ”ž :verified:โ€‹   - Reply
drekles@twoot.site

Cute dog

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link lp0 on fire :unverified:   - Reply
lp0_on_fire@social.linux.pizza

I'd say that that was the Luggage, but there are no legs.
wiki.lspace.org/The_Luggage

link Jargoggles   - Reply
jargoggles@kolektiva.social


The Luggage vibes - discworld.fandom.com/wiki/The_

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@jargoggles Perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ That's indeed a little cameo in disguise (for copyright reason).

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link Jargoggles   - Reply
jargoggles@kolektiva.social


Legally distinct baggage creature.

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@jargoggles Yep, good dogo-like-treasure CC-BySa Creature :D For future video games derivations maybe.

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link WellsiteGeo   - Reply
WellsiteGeo@masto.ai

@jargoggles
My first allusion too. Never heard of this "Mimic" D'n'D thing. Also, I don't recall it being mentioned on lspace.org, back when I was reading that on dial-up. The Librarians on lspace were quite into their D'n'D, as I recall.

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link Emelia/Emi   - Reply
becomethewaifu@tech.lgbt

FYI on the alt-text (not intended as criticism): that particular type of monster is generally known in English as a "Mimic" given that they 'mimic' treasure chests. And in panel two she throws a bone 'at' the mimic, not 'to' it ('to' implies she's intending for the mimic to catch it, while 'at' implies she wants to hit it with the bone).

For some reason this reminds me of "The Luggage" from Discworld... (basically a mimic that acts like a very overprotective dog, and also happens to function like a self-propelled larger-on-the-inside luggage trunk)

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@becomethewaifu Thank you. yes, the Luggage reference is wanted (Discworld fan here ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).
The Mimic is a DnD name at origin (so copyright?) but the creature exist in many fantasy games, anime, and books. That's why I prefered to avoid this name. On a personal note: I like the versions in Dragon Quest or in Secret of Mana.

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link Emelia/Emi   - Reply
becomethewaifu@tech.lgbt

Honestly calling it a mimic is perfectly fine, because names are generally handled under trademark, not copyright, and trademark almost always requires that a mark not be 'generic' or 'purely descriptive'. And given that calling "a monster mimicking a thing" (treasure chest, chair, etc.) 'a mimic' is about as descriptive as you can get, any attempt at 'enforcement' would likely be grounds for sanctions against the lawyers that filed it with how purely-descriptive it is.

Now the term 'Hobbit' on the other hand, that was made up by Tolkien, and his descendants are dead set on keeping that trademark/copyright money-train going as long as they're legally able to, which is why almost everything else uses the term 'halfling' instead (which predates DnD by "a few centuries", and is thus also free to use)

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link Linebyline   - Reply
linebyline@bytetower.social

@becomethewaifu I have a hard time believing that any reasonable person would think the name "mimic" is copyrightable. Might not even be trademarkable.

Unfortunately corporate legal teams in general, and WoTC's in particular, aren't known for being reasonable. You probably made the right call.

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link Nartance Contributor - Author of Pepper&Carrot Mini - French translation, - Reply
Nartance

๐Ÿ“Ž f2ad78ec100e0611.mp4  9 โ˜…

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@Nartance ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

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link Pope_missopan   - Reply
Twisted666@dobbs.town

I'm thinking DISCWORLD 1, 2 for the PS1...

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@Twisted666 ๐Ÿ‘

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link otaku binary ใ‚ชใ‚ฟใ‚ฏใƒใ‚คใƒŠใƒช   - Reply
otakubinary@mastodon.social

mimic! #Frieren โค๏ธ

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link Laridian (Jack's Version)   - Reply
jacklaridian@horrorhub.club


Love it!! I had an NPC like this who had a pet mimic that stayed in the form of an over-sized backpack. ๐Ÿฅฐ

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link Alex   - Reply
mentallyalex@beige.party

this is amazing. You do wonderful work.

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@mentallyalex Thank you!

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link Nosaj :boost_ok: :loading:   - Reply
nosaj@aus.social

Was more than half expecting a Frieren face first into the mimic meme panel

link skze   - Reply
skye@toot.cat

i love your beautiful little comics

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@skye โ˜บ๏ธ Thank you!

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link datenwolf   - Reply
datenwolf@chaos.social

is it made from sapient pearwood?

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@datenwolf ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes.
๐Ÿข๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ“€

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link Aviva Gary   - Reply
Aviva_Gary@noc.social

cool

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link Cyber Yuki   - Reply
yuki2501@hackers.town

The real treasure is the mimics we found along the way ๐Ÿฅฐ

link Mousey   - Reply
mousey@seattlematrix.org

they're all good mimics, bront.

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link PSoulโ€ขUS ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ   - Reply
psoul@sfba.social

cette planche voit ses personnages sโ€™approfondir bien plus que dans certains films, comme Star Wars episode 9.

This strip has more character development than some movies, like Star Wars episode 9.

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@psoul ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ A full dual character arcs in 4 pictures, no text! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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link Omnifarious   - Reply
Omnifarious@mastodon.social

aw. She made a new friend ๐Ÿ˜Š

link Gords   - Reply
Gords@mastodon.zaclys.com

Il est en poirier magique ?

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@Gords Oui :blobaww: ๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿข๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‡

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link GuB ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ”Œ๐ŸŽš๏ธ๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ’ฅ   - Reply
gub

il manque les centaines de petites jambes au bagage ๐Ÿ˜

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@gub Oui ( โœจ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โœจ , la tortue se meut ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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link Touhoppai   - Reply
touhoppai@sakurajima.moe

Il est adorable :)
Trรจs bonne idรฉe ce crossover discworld !

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@touhoppai Merciโ€ฏ! J'ai cru quand mรชme que รงa allait รชtre un peu heavy en termes de gag ร  rรฉfรฉrence, mais รงa a l'air de bien passer. (Alicja ne connaissait pas ce genre de monstre, donc elle trouvait รงa gentillet, mais sans plus, limite un peu gratuit).

link Kalle Katt   - Reply
Kallekatt13@mastodon.social

Literally just the luggage from Discworld. Albeit, a bit less murderous than the luggage.

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@Kallekatt13 I'm so happy many got the reference ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ . That's the closest thing I can do without doing a copyright infringement an inventing my own luggage-like creature. โ˜บ๏ธ

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link Kalle Katt   - Reply
Kallekatt13@mastodon.social

I love Discworld, even tho I often feel like I've read too little of it.

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link Kayedu X   - Reply
Kaedu00@bantu.social

Very cute

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link Steven Sandoval   - Reply
baltakatei@twit.social

I know itสผs meant to be a mimic, but I canสผt help but think it is a chest made of sapient pearwood. wiki.lspace.org/Sapient_pearwo #discworld

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@baltakatei yes, it's a crossover ๐Ÿ˜‰

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link BrilliantIdiot   - Reply
BrilliantIdiot@gaygeek.social

Adorable as always. :ablobcatheart:

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link Psy Chuan :therian:   - Reply
PsyChuan@plush.city

someone who appreciates it more than Rincewind!

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link Sci-Fi Girl   - Reply
5ciFiGirl@starbase80.wtf

Adorable! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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link Aral Balkan   - Reply
aral@mastodon.ar.al

Gorgeous :)

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link Expert Plus ๐Ÿ€   - Reply
ExpertPlus@mementomori.social

Lol, I love it!

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link Justin   - Reply
justin@toot.io

#camelCase hash tags please. ๐Ÿ˜€

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@justin Right, I'll try to remember about it!

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link Da_Gut   - Reply
Da_Gut@dice.camp

Rincewind would like a word!

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@Da_Gut ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

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link Nazo   - Reply
nazokiyoubinbou@mastodon.social

Is that made out of sapient pearwood? ๐Ÿ˜

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@nazokiyoubinbou Sure! ๐Ÿข ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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link Decius   - Reply
decius@mastodon.scot

I shared that with my players. I get back โ€œyes yes YES YES YESโ€. Theyโ€™ve been wanting a pet mimic for four years!

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link Alice ๐Ÿ”ฅ Hydrated Hydra   - Reply
werefox@yiff.life

YES

YESSSS

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link Jacket   - Reply
jacket@tech.lgbt

Reminds me of chester from don't starve.

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link Xalofar shylisรฉ โšฐ๏ธ   - Reply
xalofar@mastodon.tedomum.net

Je suis certain que Frieren serait heureuse de voir รงa...
Et Fern complรจtement dรฉpitรฉe ๐Ÿ˜‚

( Frieren รฉtant un manga oรน l'hรฉroรฏne principale se fait toujours avoir par les mimiques)

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link Claudio Zizza ๐Ÿฆœ   - Reply
SenseException@phpc.social

You know that treasure chests can contain rare grimoire? Ignore the spell that can tell if a chest is a mimic or not. It's just 99% accurate. #frieren

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link KiwiRed   - Reply
kiwired@mastodon.nz

#Adorable

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link Physicman   - Reply
physicman@mstdn.jp

can we see the influence of the Luggage from the Discworld series? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜„

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@physicman Oh yes, big time! ๐Ÿข ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ‘

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link Clifton Royston   - Reply
CliftonR@wandering.shop

Do you have these hosted somewhere that I could give as a more permanent link than a mastodon reference? This is delightful and Iโ€™d like to share it with someone.

link vv221   - Reply
vv221@fediverse.dotslashplay.it

You can find the Mini Fantasy Theater series here: https://www.davidrevoy.com/tag/minifantasytheater

CC: @davidrevoy@framapiaf.org
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link Clifton Royston   - Reply
CliftonR@wandering.shop

@vv221

And thank you, as well!

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@CliftonR Thank you! Right now, I just have a tag on my blog davidrevoy.com/tag/minifantasy , but I'm starting to think about a dedicated website with all sources, translations, etc... I'll post about it as soon as I have something, but it might take time.

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link Clifton Royston   - Reply
CliftonR@wandering.shop

Thank you! I tracked it down on your website in the meantime, but it would be great if you included a shareable link with the Mini Fantasy Theater posts because I keep feeling compelled to share them.

(In this case to my kid whoโ€™s both a D&D player and a Pratchett fan.)

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@CliftonR Noted! (And cool kid, you are lucky!)

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link TheLostSorcerer   - Reply
TheLostSorcerer@mastodon.art

Is it possible to have the Alt-Text available on your site as well?

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@TheLostSorcerer Hey, I wish; but my blog system is a bit of an older age and I don't manage its code base. I would need to get a way to enter multiline alt text and a system that encode the characters like " or anything that can jailbreak the alt="" tag attribute. It's not simple, but it is noted.

The future MiniFantasyTheatre website will have it (alt text are already part of the metadata that goes along episodes in my brainstorming) I'm working on that.

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link BetaRays   - Reply
BetaRays@p.changeme.fr.eu.org

I thought multiline alt text was a bad idea?
I think I remember it from this article: https://adrianroselli.com/2024/04/long-alt.html

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@BetaRays Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to describe a comic page made of multiple panel and speech bubbles in a single line... I wish the article took into account this use case (or the case of alt for infography with many text and/or large diagrams).

link BetaRays   - Reply
BetaRays@p.changeme.fr.eu.org

Maybe it would be fine with a single line but multiple sentences? In any case, if you think screen readers will do a better job with multiple lines, do use multiple lines. โ˜…

link Memento   - Reply
memento@snowmans.land

omg no don't fall for it it's a mimic

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link gh0sti :pika:   - Reply
gh0sti@mastodon.social

Diablo 3 pet right there

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link mytwobits01   - Reply
mytwobits01@freeradical.zone


Is this a metaphor? It feels like a metaphor.

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@mytwobits01 There is one, yes, but not one I want to express with words. ๐Ÿ™‚

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link Tiefton   - Reply
tiefton@mastodon.art

Very creative! A tamed mimic would be a fun pet :)

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link Zizu   - Reply
zizudraws@mastodon.art

Awesome! ^^

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