Penny Arcade (Webcomic)/Heartwarming
- Child's Play
- The ending of the "Blood and Oil" saga.
Sam: Grab your coat, Carl. We just quit.
- This comic in which Gabe begins his first ever D&D Campaign (the following comic ruins the moment a bit).
- Moment fixed with This
- The birth of Gabe's son and the fact that his friends were there in the waiting room to support him and help him and how happy Gabe was about his son's birth.
- The birth of Tycho's daughter, and the description he writes about it ("Girl, You're So Groovy"):.
They handed him to me, eventually. Not first, now - that’s not done. The psychological weight of him nearly shattered my legs. This must have been how Ultra Magnus felt, I thought, when Optimus Prime gave him the Matrix of Leadership.
- On this news update, Tycho (referred to by his real name, Jerry, in the update) tells a tale about his mother. He talks about how, when he was a teenager, his mother's church said that Dungeons and Dragons "held within it the clustered seeds of apostasy". She came to PAX, of course, and ended up seeing "Of Dice and Men", which bewildered her to the point that she watched the D&D Live panel. After the show, she came up to Tycho, with tears in her eyes, and simply said "I'm sorry Jerry. I'm sorry. They told me it was something else."
- The VERY Special Penny Arcade.
- The commentary in the book version makes it better.
Tycho: I remember coming back to the apartment after this went up, seeing Kara get out of Gabe's computer chair, look at me, smile, and wipe tears out of her eyes. I didn't remember that until just now.
- Assuming he didn't get some help from Tycho on this, Gabe is apparently a pretty goddamn good writer himself when he really goes for it. That proposal is tear-inducingly beautiful.
- Gabe's six-year-old wants to stay up and watch him play D&D. Gabe tells him it's a school night and a game for grownups, and sends him to bed. A little later he gets this note written in crayon: WEN I AM 7 CAN I PLA DUNJNS AND DRAGINS.
- When a little girl is cheered up by Gabe's account of a Pokemon tournament. (scroll down the page for full story)
- Also the way the kids' behaviour convinces Gabe to stop powergaming, "throw away my spreadsheets" and enjoy it more.
- The last part of the opening to the third book.
Robert, the man we had met, eventually agreed to be the person who would take things seriously. This seriousness - though not on our part, certainly - brought with it a measure of stability. And from that stability came PAX, the book you are reading, and even Child's Play.
- PATV 2x02: The Proposal
- Also, the first season finale, about Mike and Jerry's families, ending with a picture of them together from Jerry's wedding.
- Tycho's description of Vatican City is kind of amazing.
Even as a person who is not really down with this sort of thing, it had a very pronounced effect on me. It is beautiful, and you can appreciate it either because it's the house of God or because human beings of tremendous talent and passion created something immortal.
- Scott Kurtz Giving Mike a photoshop picture of them together as kids for christmas after hearing about Mike's brother.
- The Megaman 9 Effect. Brought back fond memories of playing classic games on my old Nintendo machine when I was a kid.
- In the Service of the Queen. Which they created for their children to describe lullabies. All together now...
- I was "Meh" until I saw the dedication.
- There is another about 4:30 into the 2nd part of the pilot for the new reality show.
- Tycho's Purple Prose runs the gamut of hilarious, weird and epic. And then he writes this:
It's me, I said. I'm the one who sang to you.
- The whole finale of the show switches between Tear Jerker and this.
- The episode "Drugs" was also quite touching.
- Old school
- Annservice, Part Four.
Tycho: Set phasers to... adorable.
- Sir, he said... he said to "Paint The Line." (For the full impact, of course, read the whole story.)
- This moment from 2001. One of those moments where Gabe and Tycho show that they're True Companions.
- The ending of the Penny Arcade Presents themed episode in season 3 was a high point. Mike's watercolor of Link gets auctioned off at the Child's Play Charity Dinner, and it goes for $5000.
Mike: Can you do the next one?
- Mike (Gabe) went to an award ceremony in Las Vegas that Penny Arcade was nominated in, Penny Arcade didn't win, but he got to meet his heroes Jim Davis and Stephen Silver. Stephen Silver even considered him his hero. Mike had Manly Tears over how happy he was.
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