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=Welcome to '''Ovalkwiki,''' the Official Encyclopedia of all things ''Schlock Mercenary''=
  
== Getting started ==
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=='''New to the comic?'''==
* [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Manual:Configuration_settings Configuration settings list]
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* Check out [[Dramatis Personae]] and [[Our Story Thus Far]].
* [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
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=='''Here to contribute?'''==
* [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
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* Please review [[The Ovalkwiki Rules of Engagement|The Rules of Engagement]] and the [[FAQ]]. You might even be ready for the [[Style Guide]].
* [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Localisation#Translation_resources Localise MediaWiki for your language]
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=='''In need of life-changing advice?'''==
* [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Manual:Combating_spam Learn how to combat spam on your wiki]
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* Peruse [[The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries]].
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But if you've been here before and know what you're after, here are some common jumping-off points.
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* [[Tagon's Toughs]]
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* [[Organizations|Other Organizations of the Schlockiverse]]
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* [[Places]]
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* [[Vehicles|Vehicles, Vessels, and Assorted Conveyances]]
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* [[Chronology of the Schlockiverse]]
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* [[Schlock-tech]]
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* [http://www.schlockmercenary.com/blog/schlock-turns-12 12th anniversary of Schlock Mercenary on the web] - Howard's blog post on the future of the strip.
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* Howard didn't blog on the 15th anniversary, but mentioned it (at 15 years -and a day- on [http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-06-12 2015-06-12]
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==Interested in some truths that might be stranger than fiction?==
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* [[The History of Schlock Mercenary|The History of ''Schlock Mercenary'']]
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* Intersections of fictional Schlock-tech and real Science
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* [[The Author, Howard Tayler|The Official (If Perhaps Revisionist) Biography of Howard Tayler]]
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* [[The Museum of Schlock Mercenary Merchandise|The Museum of ''Schlock Mercenary'' Merchandise]]
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==Want some other places to find Schlock?==
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* The [http://www.schlockmercenary.com/ comic itself] is a good place.
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* Not at the computer all the time? [http://store.schlockmercenary.com/ Try a book!]
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* Want to discuss Schlock Mercenary with other people? [http://www.schlockmercenary.com/pages/community There are several groups for that.]
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* ''Schlock Mercenary'' has darkened more than one Wiki's doorstep in the past...
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlock_Mercenary Schlock on Wikipedia] (Oh, look. We're notable! And so is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Tayler Howard]!)
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** [http://schlockmercenary.wikia.com/wiki/Schlock_Mercenary_Wiki Schlock on Wikia] (the first ''Schlock Mercenary'' wiki, an "unofficial" fan project)
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** [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/SchlockMercenary Schlock dissected on TV Tropes] (and oh, boy did Schlock ever have it coming.)
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=="Ovalkwiki" is a weird name==
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It comes from [http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-02-25 this drink in the the comic strip]. It is called "[[Genuine Imitation Ovalkwik|Ovalkwik]]." Howard is not the sort of person to let the serendipity of shared syllables go unexploited, so when he needed a name for the Schlock Mercenary Wiki, "Ovalkwiki" was the name that stuck. He's had ovalkwiki.com parked for the better part of five years now, and he STILL thinks it's clever.

Latest revision as of 22:04, 31 July 2017

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Welcome to Ovalkwiki, the Official Encyclopedia of all things Schlock Mercenary

New to the comic?

Here to contribute?

In need of life-changing advice?

But if you've been here before and know what you're after, here are some common jumping-off points.

Interested in some truths that might be stranger than fiction?

Want some other places to find Schlock?

"Ovalkwiki" is a weird name

It comes from this drink in the the comic strip. It is called "Ovalkwik." Howard is not the sort of person to let the serendipity of shared syllables go unexploited, so when he needed a name for the Schlock Mercenary Wiki, "Ovalkwiki" was the name that stuck. He's had ovalkwiki.com parked for the better part of five years now, and he STILL thinks it's clever.