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Re: Web Comics

Postby Mich » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:29 am

But my possibly favorite webcomic of all time is RPG World: http://www.rpgworldcomic.com/. Just thought I'd throw that out there, because there are enough super-long lists on here. Ian J's influence goes far and wide.[/quote]

There you have it!

Glad you're enjoying Kota's World. I think the main reason I got hooked was because I didn't have a clue what was going on, but I could tell it wasn't just a series of in-jokes or something like that. The spelling errors bother me more than anything else, too, because they're so easily fixable.
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Re: Web Comics

Postby zeroguy » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:56 am

There you have it!
Oops, sorry. I need to learn to read better.
Glad you're enjoying Kota's World. I think the main reason I got hooked was because I didn't have a clue what was going on, but I could tell it wasn't just a series of in-jokes or something like that. The spelling errors bother me more than anything else, too, because they're so easily fixable.
There's a whole comic where he mispells "break" as "brake" every times it's used! Since he used that word in about every other sentence, that one annoyed the freakin' hell outta me.

I finished it now, by the way. Very odd last few chapters... interesting, but plots involving time travel tend to get confusing and feel a bit retcon-ish. At least some more stuff was explained.

Edit: have you seen this?
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Postby Jayelle » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:17 am

Not really a comic, but Cracked.com has recently become one of my favorite sites. Paul and I stayed up until 4am one night laughing our butts off at some of the collumns.
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Postby starlooker » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:54 pm

Ohmigosh, you aren't kidding. I went there after your post of the japanese Halloween costumes and stayed in my office till 2 AM, dying of laughter.
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Postby Mich » Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:51 pm

I recently happened upon Gunnerkrigg Court, one anty happened to mention a while ago (Way back on the first page! Wizard!), and I highly recommend. Quite interesting. It has Jeff's Official Seal of Webcomic Approval (tm).
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Postby locke » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:51 am

the newest two XKCD comics (about star wars books and that's what she said jokes) are actually conversations I've had with Sara in the last month. It's a little eerie. perhaps she lives a double life writing xkcd and never told me. :P
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Postby zeroguy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:35 am

the newest two XKCD comics (about star wars books and that's what she said jokes) are actually conversations I've had with Sara in the last month. It's a little eerie. perhaps she lives a double life writing xkcd and never told me. :P
Clearly she is Randall Munroe in disguise.

Chugworth Academy is updating again! And has been for several months, actually; I just hadn't been checking.

Between Two Worlds also finally resumed updates (yay), and has now finished (boo). So now I'm following The Broken Mirror, but I kinda wonder if Desert Rocks will ever again see the light of day.

Everything Jake is also updating again, though it still doesn't look like any actual new content. But eh, maybe I'll try following it again... and looking at those other spinoff comics.

And hey, if anyone speaks french, you may enjoy Maliki. Allegedly the favourite webcomic of Ian McConville (of MacHall and Three Panel Soul), even though he can't read any of the text. Neither can I, but it looks freakin' amazing. It'd be cool if someone wanted to translate it.
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Postby Mich » Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:02 pm

If anyone attended Free Comic Book Day last year, they might have seen the first issue of Last Blood floating around. If you haven't, it's a comic about the last humans alive during a zombie takeover, and the vampires that try to save them! After all, vampires wouldn't be able to survive without human blood, right? Anyway, it's pretty sweet, I didn't know it was a webcomic until I was like "Hey, I wonder if any more issues of that are floating around?"
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Postby SaintDrogo » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:00 am

For regular comics, I like Foxtrot, Get Fuzzy, and Bone (which I haven't seen in years, since around the time Disney Adventures mag took it).

Webcomics? Two words: CUTE WENDY. http://www.cutewendy.com

And it's spin-off Girly isn't bad either (www.go-girly.com), but it's kind of a specific demographic. It's a lot more coherent, too, and who needs that?
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Postby Darth Petra » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:16 am

I only read real comics. My favorites are:
Foxtrot (although the dude retired), Calvin and Hobbes (although the dude retired), Far Side, and GEt Fuzzy.
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Postby SaintDrogo » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:38 am

Bill Amend of Foxtrot didn't so much retire as get really really lazy and only do Sunday strips from now on. Maybe he just likes to color
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Postby Darth Petra » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:55 am

Bill Amend of Foxtrot didn't so much retire as get really really lazy and only do Sunday strips from now on. Maybe he just likes to color
Maybe he does, but he's a buggerlover. Maybe he just ran out of ideas....

I could have given him plenty... :twisted:
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Postby SaintDrogo » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:51 am

I would say at this point that all your ideas would be evil, but that pretty much fits in with the Jason continuum, doesn't it?

I miss it terribly. Get Fuzzy is the only thing worth crap in our local rag.
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Postby Slim » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:43 pm

And hey, if anyone speaks french, you may enjoy Maliki. Allegedly the favourite webcomic of Ian McConville (of MacHall and Three Panel Soul), even though he can't read any of the text. Neither can I, but it looks freakin' amazing. It'd be cool if someone wanted to translate it.
I took a lot of French classes, so I went and took a look. Maybe I need to bust out a French/English dictionary -- I understand a lot of it, but what typically happens is I understand the setup, but then I can't translate the punchline!

This takes not understanding jokes to a whole new level. :)
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Postby zeroguy » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:01 am

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Postby Mich » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:21 am

Why, you are correct, good sir! When humor is top-notch, pacing is perfect, and artist-ery is amazingly smooth, then you have a superb comic.

Edit: except for the fact that there's an Einstein reference in a comic about prohibition. I mean, it is possible, I suppose, that a person set in the late 20's would know about Einstein, but I don't believe he would be in such prominence as he would be in a decade or two. Just bugging me.
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Postby jotabe » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:00 am

In xkcd, what did you have to do to be able to see the whole "scroll over" text, with Firefox?

Edit: Thanks zeroguy! :wink:b
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Postby zeroguy » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:31 am

Jota: that's answered on the about page. Scroll down a bit, depending on your screen res.
Edit: except for the fact that there's an Einstein reference in a comic about prohibition. I mean, it is possible, I suppose, that a person set in the late 20's would know about Einstein, but I don't believe he would be in such prominence as he would be in a decade or two. Just bugging me.
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Oh, and here's another slightly unrealistic aspect: cats couldn't talk in the 20s.
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Postby Mich » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:45 am

cats couldn't talk in the 20s.
So you're calling all the cat ladies in the 20s crazy? Shame on you!
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Postby charles » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:12 pm

Megatokyo became such a pile of garbage when Largo stopped writing the script and it was taken over by the hack Fred.
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Postby zeroguy » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:22 am

2003 called; it wants it's whiny bitching back.

Edit: found this little gem recently: http://www.picturesforsadchildren.com/ . Very peculiar, but I couldn't stop reading after a few. And I like the direction it's going in in the past few strips.
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Postby Jayelle » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:45 pm

Guys! I'm totally IN Penny Arcade today.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/6/2/

Check out the librarian's nametag. AND that she kinda looks like me. When I wear my glasses.
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Postby fawkes » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:34 pm

Ha! Awesome.

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Postby locke » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:57 am

I gotta say the current arc of Ctrl Alt Del is really keeping me fascinated. I was really waiting for tonight's update. for those that aren't following it, you can probably pick it up here which is just before some big news come Ethan and Lilah's way. This is my favorite web comic since mac hall went away and I absolutely love what Tim is doing with the entire thing.

And why do I get the feeling that any child of Ethan's is going to be a lot like Calvin.
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Postby Mich » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:00 pm

I understand that lots of people love it, so I'm not going to flame against Buckley too much, but I think it's pretty ridiculous. I love my drama webcomics, don't get me wrong, but I don't look to CAD for that. In fact, I've been wondering why I read CAD for about a year, now, and most things that happen to it only cement that wonderment. But, seriously: the comic was originally a one-shot, fourth-wall-breaking comic, and still does it too often to deny that stupid antics are its main base. I've never sympathized with its zany, unrealistic characters, and seldom laugh at the situations they somehow get themselves into. Then they suddenly have very real, very serious problems, and I am supposed to care about that?

I don't care that Buckley wishes create a comic with drama, but I would prefer that he keeps his webcomic genres separate. He could have two comics, updating half as frequently, and do his drama in one (with some silliness) and his comedy in the other (with no Chef Brian, please).
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Postby Wil » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:14 pm

I agree with Mich. I've been wondering the same thing... why do I read CAD? I usually don't laugh that often anymore, and this whole arc is a bit stupid. I also really, really hate Chef Brian. I don't get him, I don't understand him, and I think he's dumb.

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Postby Yebra » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:36 pm

I on the other hand, love Chef Brian. Begone, these things are not for your brains.

Also I have to go read all of Roomies/It's walky/shortpacked again some time.
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:03 pm

Wil, that's the whole point of Chef Brian. He's not supposed to make sense. Originally, he was the manifestation of Tim's writer's block, but now he's just dumb.
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Postby Mich » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:15 pm

Honestly, I just assumed he was an attempt at Twist & Catsby, one that is more random, and, somehow, unfunny. I know, I know, CAD never, ever copies Penny Arcade. Ever.

And then the inevitable question appears: if you don't like the webcomic, you don't have to complain about it: just don't read it. The problem is that it can be so much better than it is, and I cling to the hope that the hilarious comics that appear every couple weeks will become the norm, that Ethan will stop with his mad-cap "hijinx"that are painful for real people and painfully obvious.

Again, I don't think the arc is stupid, per se, it just doesn't belong in a comic that normally doesn't take itself seriously, at all. Laughing at a character that nearly burned down his apartment and regularly almost kills himself requires you to distance yourself from him; if you are then supposed to cry because his wife had a miscarriage, you don't want to be distanced. See what I'm saying, or is it just banana-cabbages?
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:31 pm

I dunno, the strip jumped the shark for me when Winter-een-mas became a global phenomenon instead simply a joke between friends blamed on a moldy box of cereal and Ethan's dysfunctional brain.

And I think it is possible to feel for Lilah, even if you don't take Ethan seriously. Ethan may be an unrealistic moron, but the rest of the cast is fairly normal.
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Postby zeroguy » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:26 pm

This is my favorite web comic since mac hall went away
Do you know about Three Panel Soul? Same people, same awesome.

And I'll avoid jumping on the CAD hate bandwagon... for now.
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Postby Mich » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:07 am

And I'll avoid jumping on the CAD hate bandwagon... for now.
Not hate, zero, not hate: frustration.

And Winter-een-mas is a particular sticking point for me. After all, can't sell enough t-shirts, can we?

Okay, okay, that's enough. It's good to get off your chest, right?
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Postby locke » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:32 am

I love the entirety of Ctrl alt del. the mix of the drama and the zany and the complete non sequitor comics makes sense to me. I sometimes get frustrated that gaming world comics interfere with the character comics, but often those are brilliant as well. I'm more of a casual gamer than a harddcore gamer though. :p

i've seen three panel soul and it never really caught my fancy, but the art was nice.
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Postby zeroguy » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:13 pm

i've seen three panel soul and it never really caught my fancy, but the art was nice.
That's because it's Ian McConville, who is an art... if not god, then some kind of heavenly entity. And while I also think Matt Boyd is awesome, I can understand the humor in this incarnation is less universal.

Edit: TGSA (random comic, not the main page) seems pretty cool. No structure or anything, though, just a bunch of random cool images/mini-things.
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