SOD.118 – Belwar Dissengulp

I've just started reading the Drizzt novels for the first time ever, and while I frankly think this "his hands are a hammer and a pick" concept is silly -- how does he wipe, or get dressed, or open things that don't need smashing, etc. -- it works in the context of the novel and they're pretty fun so far. Anyway, here's his deep gnome buddy, Belwar.

20 Responses to SOD.118 – Belwar Dissengulp

  1. SneakySpade says:


  2. The Imp says:

    Jeff, you poor fool, run far far away from those books. They are the sub-sub-basement of fantasy literature.

  3. Jeff Hebert says:

    Are they Imp? So far they’re not bad. I mean, yeah, they’re basically just trash, but then, so is most of the fantasy and sci-fi I read. Seems like harmless fun so far.

  4. Danny Beaty says:

    @Jeff: How is the body armor comming along?

  5. Jeff Hebert says:

    Danny, it’s plugging along, slowly — some other UGO things got in the way, plus we’re trying to move from Texas to Oregon so there’ve been a lot of things to try and coordinate with that.

    As usual, it’ll be ready when it’s ready. Until then, relax and enjoy the many fine features we have available to you here on to fill the tedium between releases 🙂

  6. Danny Beaty says:

    I didn’t know you were moving to Oregon. Good luck moving, I hope everything will be good in Oregon. Will the move affect your work with Ugo?

  7. Jeff Hebert says:

    The close is in four weeks, then about a week to actually get up there. And it shouldn’t affect the HeroMachine work for UGO at all (other than time lost during that week off).

  8. Danny Beaty says:

    @Jeff: I’m glad you’re moving to Oregon. I think Oregon will be better for you than Texas. Watch out for Bigfoot!

  9. Tim says:

    Good luck in your move Jeff. Any particular reason why your moving?

    BTW did anyone else notice the gnome bares a slight resemblance to Mr. Magoo?

  10. Jeff Hebert says:

    Mr. Magoo WISHES he was this bad-ass.

    We’re moving to get out of the heat, basically. 88 days of 100 degree weather — in a ROW — pretty much did it for us last year.

  11. Tim says:

    lol yeah I don’t blame you. Although, I would kill for just a little warm weather here in Connecticut.

  12. Connor S. says:

    Drizzt is my top favorite book series of all time. Keep on reading dude, it’s worth it. Trust me. And plus, he’s Most Honored Burrow Warden, he probably has people to do that shit, and you can put a wipe on a hammer.

  13. The Imp says:

    @Jeff: I thought they were pretty stinky, yeah. Maybe not quite the sub-sub-basement, but close. The only thing that comes to mind that I thought was worse is Terry Goodkind’s ‘Sword of Truth’ series. Now THAT is sh!t.

    And good luck with your move! I don’t know why anyone in their right mind would live in Texas. 😀 Are all your horses and assorted other animals coming along?

  14. Jeff Hebert says:

    I agree with you on the Sword of Truth novels. I got through the first two, and was like “Didn’t I just read this exact same story?” Ditto for the third.

    I’m looking at these Drizzt stories as kind of like Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Warlord of Mars” series, just good old fashioned adventure pulp, basically, and I’m enjoying them at that level. So far, at least.

    On the move, almost all the animals are coming. Definitely the three horses, although we’re having to rehome all but two of the miniature donkeys — they founder on the grass here, the much richer stuff up there might literally kill them, so we had to get them to some place with less grass here. Gonna miss ’em a lot, they’re so cute, but you have to do what’s best for them. Sigh.

    But, stress levels have definitely gone up, and I’m trying to make up the time at night that I lose during the day dealing with realtors, moving companies, title companies, loan companies, neighbors dealing with property lines, inspections going on eight states away, figuring out how to get the horses there, etc. etc. etc.

  15. The Imp says:

    I shudder to think about moving eventually, and all I’ve got is me and an apartment full of stuff. I cannot imagine the horror of your move…

  16. Bael says:

    Fun fact, Jeff. Svirfneblin were the first on Toril to invent the bidet

  17. Tim K. says:

    Good luck with the move! Texas will miss you.

  18. Brambles says:

    The Drizzt series is my favorite fantasy series. Though i must admit the same formula is repeated in nearly every single book (Drizzt and friends travel to a new land, new land attacked by evil leader of somekind, Drizzt and rag-tag army defeat evil leader, the end). But the best part about the series is the characters. I love they way they all have grown and evolved during the series. It is very interesting to see how relationships change and how deep the characters can get. Sure the plot’s action is predictable but the character development is what will keep you reading.

  19. Brambles says:

    P.S. I’d like to see you do a sketch of Drizzt sometime 🙂

  20. Paul says:

    Moving ot Oregon! Say Hi to Bruce Campbell for me!