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A moral conundrum difficult to concern even Cho! Good thing Matrix is around to provide righteous advice.

After months and hundreds of hours of work, NN4B Volume 2 has been sent to the printers! If you missed the Kickstarter campaign, we’ll have the books on hand for Emerald City Comicon! You should stop buy and give us money. Or just say “hi”. Or both.

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  • sylverdrag

    Hold on, hold on, has Cho been making sense for a whole page?

    • Robert J Brien

      I know, I’m scared too.

      • Kid Chaos

        Hold me!

    • Xinef

      No, no, no! This is one of the first pages where he isn’t making any sense!

      The logical truth is that if the Tao wishes for him to survive, he will survive. If the sleeping tortoise’s collarbone can protect him against the avalanche, so can the single hot dog stand against the tide of tacos! So all he has to do is to create a new techique more powerful than the forbidden one, that isn’t forbidden itself, then just send Ina against brother Tang and brother Wu, since they won’t be able to stand her sharp tongue, and will bleed to death. That’s the only logical and reasonable solution.

      I think Cho has already thought of that, but he’s keeping it secret from her since he can’t trust a ninja. So he’s talking this nonsense to confuse her.

      • Brandenfascher

        I could definitely go for a tide of tacos right now.

      • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

        much logic, so thinking, wow

    • Chris Bowers

      He generally does actually make some sense if you think hard enough about what he’s saying. And have a little extra context… that helps too.

      • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

        Context is the different between nonsense and profound understanding! It’s Tuesday, did you bring your coat?

    • Connor A. McAllister

      Perhaps, as the near-sighted ostrich that has chanced upon a pair of bifocals, you have simply heard enough of Cho to see the sense and logic of his words.

      • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

        That’s a solid Choism, very meaty!

  • Flaming Squirrel

    And it doesn’t matter how much pain he inflicts on those trees, he’ll never be at performance level until he can make a flaming bird come out of his fist.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      like a falcon? Like a FALCON that appears when you PUNCH?

      • Flaming Squirrel

        I was thinking more along the line of ducks, but whatever goats your float, man!
        Btw, as a fellow Sanderson fan, did you catch the pilot episode of The Wheel of Time on FXX 1:30 Tuesday morning?

        • White Rice

          Oh man, despite all I’d read concerning that show & it’s production (and Jordan’s general disdain with working with the rights holders) I gave it a try (it’s on freakin’ YouTube for what it’s worth) While I’d really enjoy a well done WoT television/movie series this is not it.

          The production value felt very “hey, I have a camera and a spot & some really simple VFX type software, let’s get a handful of people & make a ‘show'” The acting was stiff, the dialouge was effectively pulled right from the book (first one, eye of the worlds prologue) and it took a full half hour to go through those 6 pages of prologue. Aside from little details that could be forgiven (things like hair color of characters…) it just felt cheap.

          The fact that it wasn’t in a programming spot, but in a paid spot (infomercials & other things the station has nothing to do with) only strengthens the belief that the only purpose of this thing was to ensure Red Eagle gets to keep the rights to WoT (they were supposed to expire today if nothing was produced by today) There’s lots of other info out there concerning the show/company/rights/everything else, but one thing that really irritated me was a selection from Jordan’s writings (I guess he had a blog back in the day) where he effectively said he couldn’t wait for the day all contracts & agreements which bore his name with said company were null so he wouldn’t have the displeasure of dealing with them anymore. It was neat seeing some of the writer, as I never got to meet him when he was still with us, but from that little clipping, and from hearing his wife speak at a signing for the final WoT book, I got a taste of Jordan, and this show wasn’t him or his story.

          I’m going full Nerd-rage rant now, so I’ll stop now, but the long & short of it is this: company had rights, was going to lose rights, made crappy infomercial-quality “show” & paid for slot so they could keep rights (like the infamous 1994 Fantastic Four movie) It wasn’t a pilot, it was a legal obligation.

          • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

            Rage it up, White Rice!

        • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

          I skimmed it on youtube, it’s like a total of fifteen minutes long if you cut out all the commercials and credits. My immediate impression was that it’s some cheap, awful thing that got made purely so some no-name company could retain the rights to produce a tv show to a property that they have no business trying to make.

          Granted, I am not a WoT fan. I read the books only because Sanderson was finishing the series, because it’s him I’m a fan of, not Jordan. I found WoT mostly incomprehensible, too vague in its explanations of the world’s history, too convoluted with its reincarnated character plots, too bogged down in confusing, unpronounceable terminology, and too obsessed with polygamy. It had some cool battles, the scale felt epic, and Sanderson managed to make the finale emotionally impactful and exciting (except that last scene, which Jordan had clearly written before he’d passed. WHICH OF RAND’S WIVES WILL GET TO LOVE HIM THE MOST FIRST??)

          If they made a solidly good WoT series, I would probably watch it for Mat. Mat ended up being my favorite character despite me despising him for about 3/4th of the series!

          • Flaming Squirrel

            I’m not a huge fan of them either, but I kinda think they’d work better as a tv series than a book series. I’ve only read the first one and it was s sstruggle, but one I at least KING OF enjoyed. If nothing else, The Winter Dragon taught me how to properly say “Aes Sedai.” I’d been pronouncing it “Eh-Yes Seh-Die.”

          • arkcine

            I found the first book to be great, but couldn’t finish the second. if memory recalls, it was in the second book that the harem subplot first started. there were hints in the first book that two of the characters might have the same romantic interest, but then in the second, suddenly, there are three or four of them, and another well on the way, right after he asked the main heroine to wait for him. what the bloody hell?

          • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

            SPOILERS Rand legit marries three women, and gets one of them preggers with twins. To be fair, he’s the only character who gets married to more than one person. I was generally amused by the beginning of most of the relationships in the books, although they were all the same sort of “arg, men don’t understand women!” and “arg, women don’t understand men!” nonsense that was really just “I’m incapable of putting myself in another person’s shoes once in a while” lack of common sense. I was legitimately interested in seeing how Rand was going to have to choose one of three women. I mean it was a cliche anime harem scenario, but since the fate of kingdoms hinged on it, it was at least high stakes! But then all the ladies had a pow wow and decided they should just all marry him and that’d be great, thanks.

      • IDPounder

        As long as it’s a BLUE falcon.

      • leavescat

        Please make that happen.

  • http://avlor.tumblr.com/ Avlor

    He’s not speaking in riddles!

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      OR IS HE? …HE ISN’T!

  • KungFuKlobber

    Cho Need for Bushido

    • IDPounder

      Wataryu talking about?

      • Idunyken

        he’s just Matrix stuff up

        • KungFuKlobber

          Ina pig’s eye!

          • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

            I Ken dig it.

          • Flaming Squirrel

            Yori gotta be kidding me.

          • Kid Chaos

            It’s not that bad; Chihiro up!

          • Flaming Squirrel

            Chihiro up? FUmio you and FUjio your Chihiroing up!
            (Okay, that’s the best I got. Sorry.)

          • Idunyken

            Yorikikon going with this guys? :)

          • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

            nope, you’ve gone too far. You broke the puns, they’re useless now.

          • Idunyken

            Damn : *commits seppuku*

          • Xinef

            Genchu do something to fix those broken puns?

          • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

            Okay, you win. Take yer damn cookie! *lobs cookie and Xinef, it’s double chocolate chunk*

  • IDPounder

    Alex & Joe – congratulations on putting volume 2 to bed! A labor of love is still a labor, so that’s gotta feel good.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Thanks IDP, We’re pumped and hype to get the printed version in our hands!

  • Hfar

    “He knows too much. Now I must kill him. But look at those delts. And he probably has a nice six pack under that baggy outfit too…okay fine, so maybe I won’t kill him.”

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      I’m super feeling the sexual tension in this scene.

      • Mike

        It’s palpable. You could palp it.

        • Hfar

          You palp your tension? Kinky.

  • Ryan

    “This is why I don’t bother with rules… ever since that other guy gave me permission.”

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      YA BURNT, MATRIX! Ya burnt.

  • Mike

    Screw the rules he has Tao!

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Rules are variable under the watchful eye of the Tao.

  • Astralfury

    “Fuck the police” – Matrix, probably.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Probably! Not the band, though, they’re great.

  • White Rice

    Oh snap, Cho has a better handle on what’s going on than anyone else could’ve guessed.

    “The rambling drunk is ignored by the angry badger and gets the golden egg while the goose worries over men without cows”

    Or something like that 😛

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Definitely something like that. An impressive Choism!

  • Kid Chaos

    It’s time to play…”Stump the Chumps”! With our very special guest…Matrix! (applause)

  • clogboy

    Damn, hope I didn’t miss my shot at a signed copy… I got a bunch of printed comics and all signed. If they’re not signed, they’re not going in my collection.

    • jwkovell

      Once we fulfill the Kickstarter orders, we plan to resurrect the old NN4B online store. We sign every copy – no worries there!

  • Scott Henry

    Matrix is sexy in that outfit. I’d love to roll her watermelons. :-p

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Those watermelons are prize only achieved by playing most dangerous game, sir.

      • Scott Henry

        Then I’ll play. Shes sexy. of course so is the “mute” ninja girl…choices choices.

  • Da’Zlein

    Mischief means never having to explain yourself

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