I am curious about that girlfriend's comment though.
It's been a long time and my analysis skills are rusty.
But I love Elf Only Inn. It's gone through so many changes in style and yet each time it brings something that is quality, even when it was cutouts.
And the current incarnation, as players in a MMORPG rather than people talking about each other in a chatroom, has created an absolutely massive space for possibilities of deception and intrigue.
We are watching players betray each other all over. One of the aspects that makes it most interesting is the 'real world' effect on the game, the livejournal posts, the phonecall to Woot.
The revalation that he is playing, on a different server, already is... Great. I don't know what other word to use.
But I am very curious to find out who Barbi is and why she wants a Dungeon Boss to use (other than raw power. Which may in fact be the only motivation).
There are plenty of comics that have been building stories that really get you on the edge of your seat recently, but Elf Only Inn has me.