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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby MQuinny1234 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:37 pm

I think it's something to do with the idea that, if the opponent misses, you've got a clear shot.

Of course, in these modern days where you can let off 6 shots in under 6 seconds, it doesn't really work.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Asmodai » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:44 pm

Even if the bad guy misses, that wouldn't matter, since he'd still have the hostage to act as a meat shield.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby MQuinny1234 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:37 pm

I'm thinking of mexican standoffs, duels and the like.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Musicmac » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:02 am

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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Asmodai » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:44 am

I'll allow you to stab me this one time, but only because you have a Dresden Codak set, which I consider the finest webcomic out there
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Ro Wong » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:29 pm

The artwork looks familiar, but the name isn't.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Geomancer » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:34 pm

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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Asmodai » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:14 pm

That's just what the current arc is called, I believe
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Geomancer » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:25 pm

Really? Duly noted.

I like it, even if it does update slower than molasses going uphill in January... on crutches.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby BobSagat » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:53 pm

It's gotten a little too self-absorbed for my tastes.

It's really trying to build this huge mythos and world, but it just comes off as nonsensical and retarded despite coming from a comic that yells "SCIENCE!"

Plus I'm kinda offput by the level of fetishism the main character has achieved.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Dorian » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:50 am

BobSagat wrote:Plus I'm kinda offput by the level of fetishism the main character has achieved.


I've seen people say this a lot but I think they're exaggerating.

But overall the comic, while fantastic artistically, is kind of dull.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby BobSagat » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:11 am

It's not entirely overt sexual fetishism, it's more like the sort of worship vibe some people have when they see "sexy" strangers even though they don't do anything sexual at all. Even though people have no idea what that person is really like they construct a sort of image of their dream girl/boy rather than understand what's actually there.

I can't help but think Kim is the author's "dream girl". She's brilliant, pretty, socially awkward in a cute way (AKA "quirky", anything else would be intimidating) yet-still-single and has a belief system about science and transhumanism and probably a lot else that matches perfectly with the author's.

For every action and image of Kim, the comic reads like it's appealing to me to love her the way the author does. She's the most adorable, she's the most brilliant, she's the most troubled and she's the most SCIENCE! The comic isn't the least bit subtle with Kim because the author isn't interested in making a story, what he's doing is writing a public love letter to Kim.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Musicmac » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:09 am

In all honesty though, the comic was made to revolve around her.
Besides, I like the art and the funny, un-understandable stimulating dialogue.

Sexually deviant of a creation or not.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby MQuinny1234 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:55 am

Hmm...If we're talking about webcomics, has anyone ever read Kagerou?
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Musicmac » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:01 am

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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Ro Wong » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:42 am

Nah, he means the comic he got his avatar and sig quote from. Actually made a character a bit similar to Kano once, just for the fun of playing a guy that...quirky. But the comic's nice, if you're into trauma, demons, and rampant psychotics as the focus of the plot.

Anyway, good news! I'm very quite near finished with the start-up for my RP. But as I'm leaving to see the new Batman within the hour -- and I'm working out a couple final bits of the early plot -- I'll likely be holding it off until tomorrow.

Edit: And it's a certain someone's birthday. I'll be sure to enjoy watching Bats for you. Oh, and remember to brush yo' teeth, boy. Gotta have the best set of green, hole-ridden teeth at the party.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Dorian » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:14 pm

BobSagat wrote:It's not entirely overt sexual fetishism, it's more like the sort of worship vibe some people have when they see "sexy" strangers even though they don't do anything sexual at all. Even though people have no idea what that person is really like they construct a sort of image of their dream girl/boy rather than understand what's actually there.

I can't help but think Kim is the author's "dream girl". She's brilliant, pretty, socially awkward in a cute way (AKA "quirky", anything else would be intimidating) yet-still-single and has a belief system about science and transhumanism and probably a lot else that matches perfectly with the author's.

For every action and image of Kim, the comic reads like it's appealing to me to love her the way the author does. She's the most adorable, she's the most brilliant, she's the most troubled and she's the most SCIENCE! The comic isn't the least bit subtle with Kim because the author isn't interested in making a story, what he's doing is writing a public love letter to Kim.


Yeah, it probably is his 'dream girl' but I guess I can't see that as really being a criticism. She's not really a flawless Mary Sue or contain aspects that strike me as a terribly written character or anything. If I was writing a comic maybe the female character would be my dream girl too because that's what I'd want to see. That's sort of the benefit of having complete creative control over your work.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby BobSagat » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:28 pm

The inherent creepiness is only a bother, my real problem with a story like that is the fact that the only person who seems to matter is Kim.

I don't think I could name you a single other character and I kinda doubt anyone else other than the most serious fan could either. The second most recognizable character would be her father, but that hardly counts considering how his every appearance is based on his relation with Kim.

I get that she's not the most friendly of people, but stories need meaningful interactions beyond just SCIENCE! or why-weren't-you-there-for-me-daddy.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Asmodai » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:42 pm

Given, that her father only really became prominent in the current arc

It did fall in humor quality, since the whole Hobs arc... I preferred the smaller one shots.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby MQuinny1234 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:00 pm

Ro Wong wrote:Nah, he means the comic he got his avatar and sig quote from. Actually made a character a bit similar to Kano once, just for the fun of playing a guy that...quirky. But the comic's nice, if you're into trauma, demons, and rampant psychotics as the focus of the plot.

Essentially yes, there's some...quirkiness, also.

Also, huge art shifts.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby BG07 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:16 pm

Ro Wong wrote:Nah, he means the comic he got his avatar and sig quote from. Actually made a character a bit similar to Kano once, just for the fun of playing a guy that...quirky. But the comic's nice, if you're into trauma, demons, and rampant psychotics as the focus of the plot.

Anyway, good news! I'm very quite near finished with the start-up for my RP. But as I'm leaving to see the new Batman within the hour -- and I'm working out a couple final bits of the early plot -- I'll likely be holding it off until tomorrow.

Edit: And it's a certain someone's birthday. I'll be sure to enjoy watching Bats for you. Oh, and remember to brush yo' teeth, boy. Gotta have the best set of green, hole-ridden teeth at the party.


My offer to help ya out with that RP of yours still stands by the way. That being said I'd like to bounce an idea off of your head whenever you get a chance. I have an idea of my own that I've been mulling over... it has an interesting twist to it...
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Ro Wong » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:30 pm

There we go. Time to just wait and relax for a bit.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Geomancer » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:53 pm

So I'm replaying Fallout 3 in the search of the reason it was rated higher than New Vegas. Except for the bugs, I can't see why New Vegas was given lower scores. 3 is grey and dull, NV is vibrant and interesting. 3 has schematics that are the only thing you can make, NV has a wide range of recipes.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Archrival » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:32 pm

Geomancer wrote:So I'm replaying Fallout 3 in the search of the reason it was rated higher than New Vegas. Except for the bugs, I can't see why New Vegas was given lower scores. 3 is grey and dull, NV is vibrant and interesting. 3 has schematics that are the only thing you can make, NV has a wide range of recipes.

Totally agree, Fallout 3 has just like loadsa crapped out building and broke bridges. NV has like small towns, casinos and such. The weapons are more interesting too like the cowboy repeater, the 9mm pistol etc. Plus it's DLC is waaaaaay better, I mean Old World Blues is the best DLC I've ever seen.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Geomancer » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:55 pm

That stuff was hilarious.
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