Here was the final message from Shamus Young, the screen-capture god who created the year long webcomic called “DM of the Rings” a hilarious parody of both The Lord of the Rings, and of Role Playing. It is sad to see the webcomic come to an end, but I’ll have to give Shamus the same kudos I give to Tolkien himself, which is that the most frequently forgotten critical element of a story is an ENDING, and to those who provide endings, I thank you.

Twenty Sided » DM of the Rings CXLIV:The Long-Expected Parting
This is indeed the end of DM of the Rings, but not the end as far as writing webcomics go. On this site, I have another couple of weeks of deleted strips and other bits I’ve come up with that didn’t fit into the DMotR continuity. But the major project I have going is Chainmail Bikini, the new webcomic I’m doing with artist Shawn Gaston. Here is a link to it:

His final post is a shameless plug for his next project, which is called “Chainmail Bikini,” a name I consider a bit of bait and switch since there is no bikini, and no bikini wearer in sight in the first strip anyway. Still, Shamus asked those of us who have enjoyed his year-long effort to provide LOTR amusement to post a link to his new comic, so I have done so. I have also put the link in my favorites and I’m sure I’ll check it out, but if a bikini doesn’t show up pretty soon, I’m probably gonna find other comics to read. 😉

Still, I do want to say THANK YOU to Shamus Young, it has been a lot of fun traveling through Middle Earth with him. I heartily recommend reading the entire comic strip from beginning to end (and for a huge bonus you should also read the comments, which are sometimes as funny as the strip itself). Perhaps it’s a bit too geeky for some, but I hope not, because it’s some kinda funny.