• Matt [in Middletown]

    Legend of Zelda: A Dan in the Past!
    Could be worse, you could have been playing Elite Dangerous, Cloud Pirates, or Armored Warfare with myself and the merry crew of misfits.

    • Link to the Past, arguably one of the best Zeldas, IMO XD

      • Matt [in Middletown]

        I only ever played the original game and one other but the title isn’t coming to mind.
        (Super Nintendo, had a mirror world and link was a bunny there. The big bad was a pig.)

        • That’s the one :)

        • KBoysx1

          Name is Ganon. Huge bluish pale piglike beast of an evil orc leader

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            You spend the game upgrading the master sword three times, only to have to use silver arrows on the big bad if memory serves.
            (Hey, it’s been over twenty years since I last played it.)

          • That’s the one XD

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            And the fountain fairy that is huge like Helga the Valkyrie in opera performances due to the big bad cursing her.

  • T.R.

    Hey all! Don’t forget to vote at Top Web Comics to support Dan, Seba, and Nick in producing this great story! Blue banner ad above the comments and below the comic itself. Don’t make Dan change it to a blinking gif to catch your attention/annoy the heck out of us!

    It’s a new month, and we’ve fallen below 200! (i.e. the “Siberia” of TWC) Specifically, we’re at #221, and need 9+ votes to get back above 200 (and then continued voting to stay above 200)

  • T.R.

    Interesting. The 2 empty chairs in panel 1 tell me that Nightshade already has Rick and Angeline loaded in the van. With Victor and Tenzin picked up, that just leaves fetching Jane, and then the road trip can begin.

    • Sebastián Piriz

      I didnt think anybody would notice… the chairs (I cant deny or confirm anything)

      • Obviously the beard must be even MORE epic to distract them!

        • Sebastián Piriz

          Challenge accepted!

          • KBoysx1

            Facial hair is like power. You have violent, huge beards that declare power, and nice, neat ones that declare respect

          • Moxie

            ugh. What a tragic commentary on our times.

        • Matt [in Middletown]

          Madness!
          This is madness!
          A beard too epic would be… indestructible!
          It would engulf the room!

      • T.R.

        I didn’t notice it at first. But when I was re-reading, I suddenly noticed. At least Angeline won’t be embarrassed by any of Jane’s antics… :)
        You and Dan do have a track record of dropping in hints like that, and I keep a lookout for them. I still give you and Dan mad props for dropping Lilly’s drawing of N in Chap 11 where we could see it and daring us to recognize his face poking out from behind the drawing of Tenzin.

    • Amberlight

      Or, plot twist, she secured Jane first and replaced her with a dummy core that has nothing but a radio receiver in it.

    • Matt [in Middletown]

      Demon Archives: Sidecar Roadtrip to the Apocalypse

  • Sorry about that site outage. Nick patched it up, but we really do need to completely overhaul the site. Will try to get him to do it during our hiatus ;)

    • Moxie

      Quantum Vibe. Steel Salvation. I haven’t had good luck with hiatuses. (hiati?)
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f4a4f375f913ddd002d45605713e9de8eca4ee8275be6b84c963b360826cdcd.jpg

      • Amberlight

        DA have taken several of those and always came back. Be at peace.

        • Moxie

          Om. Om. Om. 😉

    • KaTaai

      hey, while you are at it, would you mind looking at the rss feed? my reader thunderbird does not recognise it as a valid link and basically gives this as its reason: validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdemonarchives.com%2Ffeed%2F
      I would really like to add it to my reader as comics not added to that tend to be forgotten eventually >_>

  • KBoysx1

    Or could he have? Dun dun dun

  • Matt [in Middletown]

    “The Machine Song has but only one voice in this hostile room of meat things, therefor the Song must be made all the higher in volume until the meatbags also sing forth in song. For there can be nothing but the Song. And purity of data.”

    • T.R.

      Are the meat-things even capable of comprehending the Machine Song and singing it correctly?

      • Matt [in Middletown]

        They will be reformatted to understand, they will be uplifted to be capable of expressing the Song.

        • Delta-v

          Don’t you mean “upgraded” instead of “uplifted”? :)

          • Matt [in Middletown]

            The meatbags cannot comprehend the Machine Song currently, they would need to be technologically uplifted and respecced to conform to interface standards.
            Tenzin has already been reformatted, his neural net will slowly make him aware of the Song..

    • Honza Prchal

      My kid’s in a band that included more than half of her school (they’re going to the Macy’s parade year after next, and she missed the Rose Bowl by one year), and there was this Band T-shirt from about a decade ago Matt reminded me of – a cube made of instruments titled, “We are Band. You will be assimilated”
      I am a little worried the school is getting kind of Emo lately, though … Emo Phillips. Thank you, thank you. I’m here all week.

      • Matt [in Middletown]

        Funniest thing Borg related that I saw: Borg cosplayers dancing the can can while chanting “we are the Borg”.
        Deliciously demented.

  • “He can’t have gotten very far without his chair!” Really, dude? The marine with access to high-tech prosthetics who has survived a warzone–y’know, one of the things this very trial is about–isn’t capable of figuring out to to get around without his chair? Do you take stupid pills every morning, or does it just come naturally to you?