|“Blame the Hormones”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||22 November 2005|
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Roy apologizes to Haley.
- The Order of the Stick
- Miko Miyazaki ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
Vaarsuvius examines Haley.
Vaarsuvius: Yes, I'm afraid I must concur with Master Thundershield's diagnosis. There is no mystical genesis for the condition, so my arcane power, mighty though it may be, cannot remove it.
Durkon: Och, I was afraid o' dat when Thor's magic could na heal her.
- Panel 2
Roy: Hey gang, what's going on? No wait, let me guess, Haley's selling her tooth fillings to V for a quick profit, right?
Durkon: Actually, it be bad news for tha lass.
Belkar: And good news for fans of cryptograms.
- Panel 3
Vaarsuvius: Miss Starshine appears to have been rendered incapable of properly articulating herself verbally.
Haley: Ry dgose du ecggqv rt oii wkssu-emksnrsb.
- Panel 4
Vaarsuvius: Yes, as you can hear, she can enunciate only gibberish.
Roy: My gods! Haley! I am so sorry! This is all my fault!
Haley: Qmdg obors?
- Panel 5
Roy: I kept telling her to shut up, because she was making fun of me. And now she can't speak! She's clearly suffering from some sort of curse that I brought upon her!
- Panel 6
Roy: Forgive me, Haley! Forgive me! I should never have said that to you!
Haley: Qos emdghmnu cigoeg bgy zggcu ytoseegfkoi mww dg?
- Panel 7
Vaarsuvius: Actually, we believe that she is suffering from hysterical aphasia as a result of her mental trauma associated with the destruction of the treasure.
- Panel 8
Roy: Never mind, then.
- Panel 8
Vaarsuvius: Although, I suppose there would never have been an explosion in the first place if you had refrained from pretending to be—
Roy: I think I said NEVER. MIND. THEN.
Belkar: Could you hug Haley again for a moment? I need to capture the mental image for later.
- The translation of Haley's lines is:
- Panel 3: It means my speech is all funny-sounding.
- Panel 4: Come again?
- Panel 6: Can someone please get weepy transsexual off me?
- In the second panel, Belkar hints to the readers that Haley's speech is in cryptogram, and not just random gibberish.