Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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  1. ronrab

    ronrab said, over 3 years ago

    It is very dark here! You are likely to be eaten by a gronk.

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I think that’s a grue.
    Unless there’s a copyright issue; then it’s a gronk.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, I remember those. Someone told me that he played a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy game … and died because he couldn’t speak Vogon… and didn’t know about Babel fish.

  4. ujean

    ujean said, over 3 years ago


    Anyone remember Hunt The Wumpus? And does the fact I played it make old enough to be Phoebe’s granddad?

  5. BruceBergman

    BruceBergman said, over 3 years ago


    That Wumpus ran on a Texas Instruments TI-99/4a – must be a “Yes!” (He’s hiding in the storeroom somewhere…)

  6. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik said, over 3 years ago


    It was a grue. The dwarf throws a nasty little knife at you, but misses!

  7. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, over 3 years ago

    Oh a spell, that sounds FUN, also I wounder what Marigold knows about granks ? More then I do I’m sure.

  8. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, over 3 years ago

    And for one definition, and clue me in if I’m wrong but

    The Saw-toothed grank were native to the Gungan swamps of Naboo. They were a medium sized predator with sharp teeth and powerful jaws. Their main prey were Shiros. Gungans found the taste of granks very appealing and would fry them. The toenails of granks were used to create Bongo engine parts, while their meat was a delicacy served in high-end restaurants. To hunt, they sensed vibrations through their hair from both the air and ground.

    How did one exist in a text based computer game? And does dad still have the 8 1/2 inch flop with that story on it?

  9. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    When I was a little kid, the TRS-80 came out… Text-based games.

  10. Starman Stormtrooper

    Starman Stormtrooper said, over 3 years ago

    This could either go really well for Marigold or really bad for someone else.

  11. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, over 3 years ago

    When I was a kid we played D&D adventure games with pencils and paper while rolling actual dice. A computer was this large machine that filled a room at large institutions and was programmed with punch cards.

    Not to worry, Phoebe, nothing will be “Pointless” when Marigold is around.

  12. PMark

    PMark said, over 3 years ago

    In some ways the old style text adventure games were better. You had to use your imagination to envision where you were. You had to draw your own maps. And you had to take clues from the text.

    Fee, Fie, Foe, Foo.

  13. SkyFisher

    SkyFisher said, over 3 years ago


    “Gungans” are from Star Wars: Ep.I, wich REALLY dates you as a whipper-snapper!
    Gru’s were from the text adventure “ZORK” which dates me as middle-age.
    Like the dad said..computers back then DIDN’T EVEN HAVE PICTURES.

  14. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, over 3 years ago

    Bats nearby!

  15. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 3 years ago

    And dad had to walk eight miles to his computer terminal, every day, through a blinding snowstorm.

    Uphill, both ways

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