Mean Girls
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 608
Date published 18 November 2008
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Haley and Crystal recall their first meeting while fighting.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Crystal: Where are you, Haley? I looked, that barrel doesn't say ANYTHING about how magical the pickles are! I don't even think they're masterwork!
Crystal: But you can look for yourself when I shove that barrel up your uterus!!!

Panel 2

Crystal hears rustling from behind a bathroom door, "rustle! rustle!"
Crystal: Wait—I hear you! Are you in the crapper? Don't think that'll protect you!
Crystal: I once slit a town councilman's throat while he was taking a dump. Got a free newspaper out of it, too.

Panel 3

Crystal sees a silhouette behind the shower curtain.
Crystal: Ahhh... I see you, too.

Panel 4

Crystal draws back the shower curtain and stabs a dummy, "eee!! eee!! eee!! eee!!"

Panel 5

Haley is hiding behind the door.
Crystal: Damn it! I was hoping to kill her, and here she had to go turn herself into a dummy made of flour sacks!
Crystal: ...
Crystal: Wait a minute—

Panel 6

Haley hits Crystal in the back of the head with a sap, "WHUNK!!"

Panel 7

Crystal: A sap? Is that all you've got? HA!
Haley: Yeah, silly me. Why would I think hitting you on the head would have any effect?

Panel 8

Crystal: This is the best! I've been waiting to kill you since that day. Do you remember that day, Haley?
Haley: Oh, I remember it. I remember it like it was yesterday.
Crystal swings her dagger at Haley and misses, "woosh!"

Panel 9

Flashback to Ian Starshine introducing young Crystal to young Haley.
Ian Starshine: There you are, honey. I'd like you to say hello to our latest recruit, Crystal.
Young Crystal: Hey.
Young Haley: Hello.
Ian Starshine: She's 19, too, so I'm sure you two will have a lot to talk about.

Panel 10

Young Crystal: ...
Young Crystal: Nice boots.
Young Haley: Nice haircut.

Panel 11

Young Crystal and Young Haley glare at each other.

Panel 12

Cut back to the present time.
Crystal: DIE, WHORE, DIE!!

D&D Context Edit

  • Masterwork Items confer bonuses due to exceptional craftsmanship, rather than magic. Being masterwork is also a prerequisite to being magically enhanced.
  • Sneak Attacks with a sap deal nonlethal damage, which has the chance of rendering the subject unconscious.

Trivia Edit

  • The comic's title is a reference to the 2004 movie Mean Girls, starring Tina Fey, Lindsay Lohan, and Rachel McAdams, a comedy about high school girl rivalry.
  • Haley once again uses the sap she took from Isamu in #521, and which he bought in #531.
  • The fourth panel, especially the sound effects, recreates the famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 horror classic, Psycho.
  • In the flashback, Haley is wearing the lime green Boots of Speed she mentioned in #3, See Spot Spot and #573, Slumber Party. The boots will eventually be incorporated into her adventuring gear after she dyes them to match her desert armor in #675.
  • This is the second flashback appearance of Ian Starshine, the first being in #93 Teenage Wasteland.

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