It’s a shame, really. That hawk had a promising career ahead of him!
Ha! I fucking called it.
I’m sure I have a cookie for you around here somewhere…
But not a Darkside cookie!
That is the fowl thing sending mail that way…
For once a pun-based comment did not result in a string follow up puns!! Owl drink to that!
Careful. You will just egg on the crowd.
You’re robin them of their moment of triumph!
Hey, a soldier’s gotta eat.
HAWKS AIN’T BREAKFAST!
Birdfish are much tastier.
That’s not true, THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE!!
Search your feelings you know it to be true.
DO NOT WANT!!!
Wow… just… wow.
It’s an english minnow.
Oh no. It was one day from retirement.
Damn, I wanted to make that joke.
Alas, at 4 in the morning, I slept, and the obligatory retirement joke is yours *bows*
It won’t be needing that nest egg, now.
I see two possible options:
1. Atsumori isn’t the brightest general around. He didn’t expect that to happen, and therefore forgot to train the hawk in martial arts.
2. Atsumori is a genius. Now all he has to do is make a photo to have a proof that Nataku is sabotaging Wataro activities, and send someone capable with the message to Hirotomo.
Still, I’m waiting for Nataku to punch the hawk (or die trying, if the hawk was indeed trained by Genchu).
It’s option 1, I’m afraid; cameras haven’t been invented yet (in the NN4B-verse, anyway).
*Matrix walks up to Atsumori*
– Hey, sexy, I’ve got a little something for you!
Heh; I could totally see that happening. Right now I’m just waiting for Our Gang to show up at the front, with Masuhiro in tow. It will be glorious…
I think you’ll not be disappointed!
You never disappoint.
Where do you think the image of the hawk getting impaled by the arrow came from? It was captured by a second hawk with a GoPro.
Nataku’s face… “I never liked that chicken anyway.”
Maybe he should have WAITED UNTIL THE F*CKING BIRD LEFT THE F*CKING CAMP ! Get me that idiot general in my tent asap !
Let us assume the hawk got far enough away from the camp where it was no longer visible to the naked eye, or even Atsumori’s beard infused vision enhancements.
`beard infused vision enhancements´…that would make him a sith samurai.
Actually, there is a disappointing amount of facial hair endowed Sith. Trust me, I’ve scoured the dregs of the expanded universe.
That tends to go hand in hand with overuse of the Dark Side. Noticeable side effects include: Hair loss, skin wrinkles, deathly paler, golden irises, sunken features, increased irritability, insomnia, paranoia, and megalomania.
Although for Sith descended from Sith(race) stock they got face tentacles instead. The only scruffy Sith I can think of was Darth Caedus when he adopted the disguise of rather slovenly shuttle pilot, while infiltrating the Hapan Palace to steal his daughter Allana. He promptly shaved afterward. I wouldn’t count hairy aliens like Crado ( http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Crado ), but maybe?
I love that you just made an obscure EU darkside Jacen Solo reference. And I did remember Dooku after posting that comment, but I figured a SW fan of excellent quality would pick up my slack.
They’re forced to shave with their lightsabers during training. The ones that survive continue to shave that way to show off their skills. 😉
Well, maybe the bird would have been fine if it didn’t waste so much time f*cking at the nearby red light caravan.
Would this be one of those “interception of transmission” moments I keep hearing about?
So, Nataku’s face when he reads the Haikus written on the note:
Ooh ooh We are no
strangers to love You know the
rules and so do I
A full commitment
is what I am thinking of
You would not get this
from any other
guy I just wanna tell you
how I am feeling
Nataku would not hesitate to Rick Roll.
What’s with the sound effects, that hawk isn’t black!
I was like “is this a race thing?” and then I got it.
Sorta popped into my head. Now that I think about it, it’s kinda vague even for a pop culture pun.
I only just got it now, and I’ve read you comment 3 times before. To be fair I never actually saw the movie, so it might’ve been harder for me.
I never saw the movie either. It’s just one of those titles that stuck in my head.
That’s one of those hawks that I didn’t let you use on my book cover because it was covering over the title slot, isn’t it? Poor little guy! If I’d known….
YOU COULD’VE SAVED HIM!!
I… I didn’t know! *sob* I really didn’t KNOW!
And it turns out that Nataku didn’t really want to stop the message that much. He just really, really hates birds.
Particularly spam-carrying messanger pigeons: http://nn4b.com/?webcomic2=remix-33
Okay, normally you shoot the messenger after it delivers the message. Stop breaking all the rules! Is nothing sacred to you Nataku?
Why is everyone in the comments assuming the bird is dead?
Don’t you remember?
That’s impossible! Hawks can’t give bear hugs; they don’t even have arms.
Genchu isn’t a bear either.
Also, who cares if it’s impossible?
Oh, come on! You can’t have muscles like Genchu and not be at least part bear.
Living on a wing and a prayer!
Hey, that’s my line! Check the comments here.
Your signal’s been jammed!
That’s the analog equivalent of a dropped packet.
Will we eventually see historical figures? Hanzu Hattori? Miyamoto Musashi? Oda Nobunaga? Masamune?
Geez, I feel like I’m dashing all your hopes and dreams upon the shores of sorrow by saying it, but we’re not going to introduce any actual historical figures. NN4B is truly in its own weird universe.
I’ve pretty much rationalized the NN4B world as “It isn’t really Earth. It’s a fantasy story (possibly with sci-fi elements, depending on what happens with Matrix and her ilk) set on an alternate world that just happens to have place names and cultures similar to Earth.”
And, in one go, all the anachronisms and historical inaccuracies are wiped away, allowing me to enjoy things without that kind of nitpicking. I think it’s called “suspension of disbelief.”
Well, at least we have plenty of hysterical figures.
Come on, Falco. One shot from Link shouldn’t be KO’ing you.
Start up the barbecue! Nataku’s got a great recipe for hawk that his mother taught him!
Did I tell you I dropped our carrier? The plan was sky high. Let’s try a plan that’s a little more down to earth.
I thought this was moving.