perhaps i'm digging too far for references here, so please forgive me but I am a nerd for multiple webcomics around here, but is that beastman thing a nod to heartcore at all by any chance? *_*
I really doubt it is but... well.. I love that series too.
see, i'm a disgaea fanboy (probably part of why both of these appeal so much, especially tl's series), but I've never really seen slayers and only started hearing about it from her, and now you.
I was just wondering because I've noticed a lot of the webcomics and such I become a fan of have an amazing tendancy to make references to each other, sometimes subtle, sometimes outright blatent. I figured this was not the case here but I had to ask anyway.
I remember when I first discovered 8-bit theater and realized this was what 4 swords misadventures was referencing, it was all the more hilarious for it.