|“Not How She Pictured It, Certainly”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||6 December 2006|
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- Panel 1
Nale opens the door to the inn for a blissful Haley.
- Panel 2
A smirking Nale draws his dagger as he follows Haley up the stairs.
- Panel 3
Nale holds the dagger behind his back while Haley gets the door to her room.
- Panel 4
Nale closes the door behind them.
- Panel 5
Haley beckons him closer.
- Panel 6
- Panel 7
They kiss, "smooch!" Nale is holding the dagger.
- Panel 8
Sabine bursts into the room. "WHAMM!"
- Panel 9
Elan crashes through the window swinging on a rope, "KEESHH!!"
- Panel 10
Thog also swings through the broken window, in a leprechaun costume.
- Panel 11
Nale: You know, the first two, I probably should've seen coming.
Nale: The leprechaun costume? Not so much.
D&D Context Edit
- Elan needs to make a dramatic entrance to take advantage of his Dashing Swordsman prestige class.
- The translation of Haley's line is:
- Panel 11: NALE???
- This is, of course, supposed to be Haley and Elan's first kiss, but as the title suggests, it doesn't turn out the way she might have pictured it.
- Nale draws the dagger in panel 2. In panel 4 he is no longer holding the dagger, but in panel 7 it is back in his hand.