On The Periphery Of Valor

Cast: Frank, Gabe

Transcript Edit

Panel 1

{Frank is in the foreground facing away from the audience, but looking at Gabe, who is holding a PSP.}
Gabe: I want a new PSP.
Frank: It churns my guts to think I gave up a leg so you could go play wireless Tiddly-Winks with the other ladyboys in homeroom.
Gabe: It's got dead pixels, though!

Panel 2

{Zoom in on Frank, as he points. Gabe is off panel.}
Frank: Dead pixels? You ever seen a man die, and go on living? I spent five years in the Torture Pits of Tranh-Nanh, where their jungle witch-men can burn a man's soul out with Naja Naja powder.
Frank: I thought it was black smoke. But what hung over that camp was the exhaust of broken dreams.

Panel 3

{Back to Frank and Gabe, as Frank is in the foreground once more.}
Gabe: So, are you going to replace my PSP?
Frank: I'll replace your expensive toy when somebody replaces my plundered youth.
Gabe: Do you think that's going to be this week?

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March 27, 2005
Penny Arcade strips Followed by:
April 1, 2005

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