Spit and/or Swallow
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 183
Date published 19 May 2005
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Vaarsuvius finally hypnotizes the dragon and decides to get some revenge.

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Panel 1

Haley shoots an arrow, "twang!", into the dragon's eye, "schlurt!"
Haley: HEY! Get your teeth off of that lizard that may or may not be my friend Vaarsuvius!
Black Dragon: AARRGH! My eye!!

Panel 2

Black Dragon: You're robbed me of a meal, puny though it may have been.
Black Dragon: Perhaps I'll dine on meatier fare then.
Haley: Uh oh.

Panel 3

The dragons swallows Haley whole.
Haley: EEEEEEK!!!
Elan: HALEY!
Vaarsuvius: HALEY!

Panel 4

The dragon swallows with a "gulp!"
Black Dragon: Mmmmmm, tasty.
Vaarsuvius: You foul reptilian! No one eats my friend and lives to see the next sunrise.

Panel 5

Black Dragon: But I could use some dessert.
Vaarsuvius: SUGGESTION!

Panel 6

The dragon stops moving.

Panel 7

Elan: What's going on?? Why is it standing still? What about Haley?!?
Roy: I think Vaarsuvius has hypnotized the dragon.
Belkar: Why do you say that?
Roy: Well, the dragon's got swirly eyes.
Vaarsuvius: I suggest that you perform no actions except those which I explicitly order of you.
Black Dragon: As you command.

Panel 8

Vaarsuvius: Vomit. Now.
Vaarsuvius: And aim for the halfling.

D&D Context Edit

  • Dragons often have a "Swallow Whole" attack which was used here.
  • Suggestion is a 3rd-level Wizard spell that hypnotizes a character who fails a Will save.

Trivia Edit

  • The title is a somewhat blue double entendre regarding the black dragon swallowing Haley and the lizard-elf's subsequent suggestion to vomit. The second meaning pertains to a decision faced by a person who has fellated another to completion.

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