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Reply #105 on: August 07, 2013, 08:59:45 AM

The robot detective shit was better than any of the options.

And it was still wank.


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Reply #106 on: August 07, 2013, 09:04:06 AM

I thought Automata was pretty good since they told at least something resembling a story instead of just jerking the premise off.

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Reply #107 on: August 07, 2013, 10:46:01 AM

Yeah, but to be honest, they're pushing a lot of stuff they WANT to do differently into the same comic book format.  So it doesn't work.

Yes, the robot cop was good, but it fundamentally failed because it was the same 3 panel bullshit.

In my view.  Which may not neccesarily tally with anyone elses.

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Reply #108 on: August 07, 2013, 11:54:35 AM

I stopped reading PA some time ago (generally shitty & unfunny and I strongly disliked the Dickwolves shit and the transphobia). The last page of this thread made me go and read the last month's worth. What a waste of time, it's got even shittier.

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Reply #109 on: August 07, 2013, 12:25:30 PM

I really like Penny Arcade when they are attempting to be funny.  The serious stuff is awful though. 

The best webcomics out right now, IMO, are:

1.  Questionable Content
2.  Toothpaste for Dinner
3.  The Oatmeal 

I also like Oglaf, but it was better when it was like Hustler porn comics for geeks.
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Reply #110 on: August 21, 2013, 12:39:45 AM

Didn't see these mentioned and they're all worth reading, at least I think so.

http://www.blastwave-comic.com/ - Totally inconsistent update schedule but a great comic about, well, war. War never changes.
http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/ - Look past the near furry character and art style at the beginning, and you might find a decent comic.
http://www.avasdemon.com/ - Unusual format comic by a Dreamworks concept artist, pretty great stuff.
http://joncairns.net/AlphaFlag/wordpress/ - Kind of neat concept, decent art, a good read.

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Reply #111 on: August 21, 2013, 04:04:50 AM

http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/ - Look past the near furry character and art style at the beginning, and you might find a decent comic.

Whoa, this.

Going to get back to it tomorrow.

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Reply #112 on: August 21, 2013, 05:59:28 AM

I dunno how that's furry; looks like one of the characters from The Littles, only uh not little.

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Reply #113 on: August 21, 2013, 09:38:58 AM

I dunno how that's furry; looks like one of the characters from The Littles, only uh not little.

Yeah, the internet has just made me wary of any young girls with tails, but it's a really good comic.

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Reply #114 on: September 12, 2013, 10:54:21 AM

You know what PA ?  I don't come to your site for this bullshit.  3 panel comics with a joke please.  Put this timewasting horsehit on a seperate URL, one the Fuck Away From Me for preference.

Dickbags.

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Reply #115 on: September 12, 2013, 11:12:41 AM

You know what PA ?  I don't come to your site for this bullshit.  3 panel comics with a joke please.  Put this timewasting horsehit on a seperate URL, one the Fuck Away From Me for preference.

Dickbags.


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Reply #116 on: September 12, 2013, 11:17:42 AM

I can't draw.  And my jokes all involve swearwords.

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Reply #117 on: September 12, 2013, 11:55:38 AM

I can't draw.  And my jokes all involve swearwords.

Not seeing the problem there...  Head scratch

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Reply #118 on: September 12, 2013, 12:06:20 PM

You know what PA ?  I don't come to your site for this bullshit.  3 panel comics with a joke please.  Put this timewasting horsehit on a seperate URL, one the Fuck Away From Me for preference.

Dickbags.


Hey, now. They're serious artists and this is serious art.

Yah, this shit is terrible.  It's like Scott Kurtz with a beret. No one really likes this, but I'm sure there's a small group of scyophants that's propelling this garbage further than it needs to go.  

They've been doing this more often too.  The last one "Sand" was just as bad.


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Reply #119 on: September 12, 2013, 12:34:24 PM

Gabe and/or Tycho have a serious boner for kid-friendly nerd properties because they're completely in the "dad zone" now and everything revolves around their kids.

Also they REEK of wanting to get out of the videogame nerd comic business. They've been trying to make a big sell with one of their new kid-friendly properties for like the last 5 years; "The New Kid" got bought for movie options but nothing has been done with it.

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Reply #120 on: September 12, 2013, 02:28:49 PM

No one really likes this, but I'm sure there's a small group of scyophants that's propelling this garbage further than it needs to go.  

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Reply #121 on: September 12, 2013, 02:46:22 PM

The goddamn noses, man.

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Reply #122 on: September 12, 2013, 03:45:14 PM

 Facepalm
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Reply #123 on: September 12, 2013, 04:02:33 PM

Oh Dear God, Thrawn, why ?

WHY ?

Bunch of fucking assholes.

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Reply #124 on: September 12, 2013, 10:24:24 PM

I can't draw.  And my jokes all involve swearwords.


Well,

1) You haven't read enough comics.  There's plenty 'successful' comics where guys can't draw either and swearing means you're not all held back by the man, man!

2) I actually meant, stop reading PA.

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Reply #125 on: September 13, 2013, 12:13:37 AM

Why do people still look at PA?
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Reply #126 on: September 13, 2013, 05:36:52 AM

I still check in on it once a week or so. I enjoy a sufficient percentage of the non-artwank strips to continue doing so. Sadly the proportion of self-indulgent artwank seems to be on the rise.

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Reply #127 on: September 13, 2013, 08:19:22 AM

The problem with Penny Arcade is that when it is good, it's really, really good.  I just hate that I have to put up with this spaced out bullshit once a month now. 
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Reply #128 on: September 13, 2013, 08:48:54 AM

I think it's funny how they seem to personally like their lamest side project stuff. Like, Lookouts is fucking terrible and when put to a vote against any of their other stuff lost repeatedly but we're up to a half dozen of these dumb things now.

I don't read PA much anymore since the art seems to get worse every year and they've crashed so firmly into the "dad zone" there's an insufferable amount of *~my kids~* shit. I sort of reflexively want to back Gabe because I have more contempt and hatred for the Tumblr Social Justice Warrior crowd than I do for what was obviously a shut-in, borderline autistic nerd who probably didn't see anything but straight white people for the first half of his existence on earth.

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Reply #129 on: September 13, 2013, 11:06:49 AM

I like their artwank stuff /shrug

I will agree that it needs it's own place though.




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Reply #130 on: September 13, 2013, 11:25:22 AM

I sort of reflexively want to back Gabe because I have more contempt and hatred for the Tumblr Social Justice Warrior crowd than I do for what was obviously a shut-in, borderline autistic nerd who probably didn't see anything but straight white people for the first half of his existence on earth.

Is this the dickwolves thing; or is there some context I'm missing?

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Reply #131 on: September 13, 2013, 01:49:59 PM

It's not just that anymore, he's inserted his head up his ass on other topics as well, and then somehow manages to double down with even dumber stuff like saying 'we never should have pulled the Dickwolves shirt' at PAX this year, after everyone had mostly forgotten about it, thus re-opening the wound. He's a goddamn moron and at this point he's well out of 'well he's just socially awkward!' free passes, IMO.

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Reply #132 on: September 13, 2013, 02:51:58 PM

He's a goddamn moron and at this point he's well out of 'well he's just socially awkward!' free passes, IMO.

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Reply #133 on: September 13, 2013, 03:03:43 PM

He's a goddamn moron and at this point he's well out of 'well he's just socially awkward!' free passes, IMO.
He's socially retarded, not awkward. He is a good level beyond awkward.

Is this the dickwolves thing; or is there some context I'm missing?
A lot of stuff really. One notable is that he made some joke about a game being a "girl game", but said it in what he imagined was a silly way by saying it was for "vagina havers".

Then the who T part of the LGBT twitter/tumblr brigade got mad at him, and he said something to the effect of, "I thought boys had penises and girls had vaginas." I think he said "call me a monster" or something like that; his tone was not a more innocent "I'm dumb, educate me on this" thing. He was being a smartass.

It did not go over well. To be honest, I'm on Gabe's side.
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Reply #134 on: September 14, 2013, 03:38:36 PM

 Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #135 on: September 14, 2013, 04:15:56 PM

I kinda like Lookouts.  And I will defend to the death the right of people to say things that get Tumblr riled up.   awesome, for real

I posted some stuff to a Tumblr for the first time ever last week, including this:


which got reblogged something like twenty thousand times (I shit you not) with an allcaps rant about how insensitive this is because it's a gravestone and somebody died.  By all appearances the Tumblr community is terminally fucked in the head.

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Reply #136 on: September 14, 2013, 11:34:11 PM

Nobody's saying he doesn't have the right to say shit. I'm also not sure how 'people on tumblr are dumb about a weeping angels joke' is particularly relevant to people on Twitter getting mad about sexism. Twitter isn't a "community".

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Reply #137 on: September 15, 2013, 12:52:08 AM

you guys achewood is updating again so nothing else matters

we can shut down this thread now

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Reply #138 on: September 15, 2013, 07:38:17 AM

Lets not have another achewood fight.

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Reply #139 on: September 18, 2013, 08:20:00 AM

Great, now it's awful AND creepy.

I'm taking Merusks advice.  No, not that one, the one in this thread.

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