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29th Aug '16 10:49:35 AM MrMediaGuy2
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* Mr Media Guy 2: ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'' is up there with ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' and ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' as one of my favorite comic strips. Unfortunately, an August 2016 arc has a low point in the form of Marigold playing "[[VideoGame/PokemonGo PoHumon Go]]". Dana Claire Simpson, I greatly respect you as a cartoonist, but making jokes about current trends rarely works, and usually ends up [[WereStillRelevantDammit dating the strip]] when the trend inevitably becomes less popular in just a few years. Thankfully, Dana seemed to realize just how lazy this idea was, and [[AbortedArc ended it]] after just three strips.

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* Mr Media Guy 2: ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'' is up there with ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' and ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' as one of my favorite comic strips. Unfortunately, an August 2016 arc has a low point in the form of Marigold playing "[[VideoGame/PokemonGo PoHumon Go]]". Dana Claire Simpson, I greatly respect you as a cartoonist, but making jokes about [[WereStillRelevantDammit current trends trends]] rarely works, and usually ends up [[WereStillRelevantDammit [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece dating the strip]] when the trend inevitably becomes less popular in just a few years. Thankfully, Dana seemed to realize just how lazy this idea was, and [[AbortedArc ended it]] after just three strips.
28th Aug '16 5:54:23 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* LightTigerPeaceGrailRace : [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/1acdcfd00d52013465b1005056a9545d This]] made me lose all my respect for Dog Eat Doug. It features the Loch Ness Monster-esque character talking to Sophie about taking selfies and putting them on Instagram. Then she says she's got a Snapchat Q&A in ten minutes. [[WereStillRelevantDammit It essentially glorifies iPhones, Selfies, Instagram, and Snapchat, all at once!]] I just don't understand why old-running cartoons suddenly decide they need things like iPhones to stay with an audience. It's just not funny, and it won't be funny unless you had an expert on satirizing modern day elements, like Pearls Before Swine. Otherwise, it's just insulting.

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* LightTigerPeaceGrailRace : [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/1acdcfd00d52013465b1005056a9545d This]] made me lose all my respect for Dog Eat Doug. It features the Loch Ness Monster-esque character talking to Sophie about taking selfies and putting them on Instagram. Then she says she's got a Snapchat Q&A in ten minutes. [[WereStillRelevantDammit It essentially glorifies iPhones, Selfies, Instagram, and Snapchat, all at once!]] I just don't understand why old-running cartoons suddenly decide they need things like iPhones to stay with an audience. It's just not funny, and it won't be funny unless you had an expert on satirizing modern day elements, like Pearls Before Swine. Otherwise, it's just insulting.insulting.
* Mr Media Guy 2: ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'' is up there with ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' and ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' as one of my favorite comic strips. Unfortunately, an August 2016 arc has a low point in the form of Marigold playing "[[VideoGame/PokemonGo PoHumon Go]]". Dana Claire Simpson, I greatly respect you as a cartoonist, but making jokes about current trends rarely works, and usually ends up [[WereStillRelevantDammit dating the strip]] when the trend inevitably becomes less popular in just a few years. Thankfully, Dana seemed to realize just how lazy this idea was, and [[AbortedArc ended it]] after just three strips.
24th Aug '16 5:01:01 PM NyukNyuk2000
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* NyukNyuk2000 : While I like Rip Haywire, I hate the character derailment of Cobra Carson. Sure, she's never been completely good, but making her completely evil is just plain wrong, and a huge mistake. (Were talking "Jump the shark" huge mistake here.) Would it kill Dan Thompson to just portray her as an anti-hero like she used to be?

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* NyukNyuk2000 : While I like Rip Haywire, I hate the character derailment of Cobra Carson. Sure, she's never been completely good, but making her completely evil is just plain wrong, and a huge mistake. (Were (We're talking "Jump the shark" huge mistake here.) Would it kill Dan Thompson to just portray her as an anti-hero like she used to be?
4th Aug '16 9:11:20 PM NyukNyuk2000
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* NyukNyuk2000 : While I like Rip Haywire, I hate the character derailment of Cobra Carson. Sure, she's never been completely good, but making her completely evil is just plain wrong, and a huge mistake. Would it kill Dan Thompson to just portray her as an anti-hero like she used to be?

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* NyukNyuk2000 : While I like Rip Haywire, I hate the character derailment of Cobra Carson. Sure, she's never been completely good, but making her completely evil is just plain wrong, and a huge mistake. (Were talking "Jump the shark" huge mistake here.) Would it kill Dan Thompson to just portray her as an anti-hero like she used to be?
4th Aug '16 9:10:05 PM NyukNyuk2000
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* NyukNyuk2000 : While I like Rip Haywire, I don't like the character derailment of Cobra Carson. Sure, she's never been completely good, but making her completely evil is just plain wrong, and a huge mistake on Dan Thompson's part.

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* NyukNyuk2000 : While I like Rip Haywire, Haywire, I don't like hate the character derailment of Cobra Carson. Sure, she's never been completely good, but making her completely evil is just plain wrong, and a huge mistake on mistake. Would it kill Dan Thompson's part. Thompson to just portray her as an anti-hero like she used to be?
4th Aug '16 7:42:16 PM NyukNyuk2000
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* NyukNyuk2000 : In Rip Haywire, Breezy is tied to a chair in a burning building. Cobra, feeling guilty over betraying her earlier, gives her a knife to cut her ropes. Breezy escapes, and then beats up Cobra. What the heck? Sure, Cobra can be a jerk at times, but you don't beat up someone who tries to help you no matter who they are. Not only was this disproportionate retribution (as Cobra did not set the building on fire), it makes Breezy come across spiteful and ungrateful. It also makes me seriously consider giving up reading Rip Haywire. Here are some more reasons why this is a DMOS (or, since this is Rip Haywire we're talking about, KA-DMOS!)
** A Pet The Dog moment was rewarded with a Kick the Dog moment: Cobra secretly slipping Breezy the knife may have been her way of saying "see, I'm not so bad after all." Breezy attacking Cobra afterwards makes Breezy look more like an ungrateful bastard who committed an act of disprortionate retribution instead of any form of justified vindication.
** The character derailment of Cobra: When Breezy attacks her, Cobra doesn't even put up a fight. What the heck? In older strips , Cobra used to toss people through windows. When did she become such a wuss!?

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* NyukNyuk2000 : In While I like Rip Haywire, Breezy is tied to a chair in a burning building. Cobra, feeling guilty over betraying her earlier, gives her a knife to cut her ropes. Breezy escapes, and then beats up Cobra. What the heck? Sure, Cobra can be a jerk at times, but you I don't beat up someone who tries to help you no matter who they are. Not only was this disproportionate retribution (as Cobra did not set the building on fire), it makes Breezy come across spiteful and ungrateful. It also makes me seriously consider giving up reading Rip Haywire. Here are some more reasons why this is a DMOS (or, since this is Rip Haywire we're talking about, KA-DMOS!)
** A Pet The Dog moment was rewarded with a Kick the Dog moment: Cobra secretly slipping Breezy the knife may have been her way of saying "see, I'm not so bad after all." Breezy attacking Cobra afterwards makes Breezy look more
like an ungrateful bastard who committed an act of disprortionate retribution instead of any form of justified vindication.
** The
the character derailment of Cobra: When Breezy attacks her, Cobra doesn't even put up Carson. Sure, she's never been completely good, but making her completely evil is just plain wrong, and a fight. What the heck? In older strips , Cobra used to toss people through windows. When did she become such a wuss!?huge mistake on Dan Thompson's part.
15th Jun '16 8:28:10 AM Berrenta
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13th Jun '16 4:24:38 PM LightTigerPeaceGrailRace
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13th Jun '16 4:01:41 PM LightTigerPeaceGrailRace
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* LightTigerPeaceGrailRace : [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/1acdcfd00d52013465b1005056a9545d This]] made me lose all my respect for Dog Eat Doug. It features the Loch Ness Monster-esque character talking to Sophie about taking selfies and putting them on Instagram. Then she says she's got a Snapchat Q&A in ten minutes. [[WereStillrelevantDammit It essentially glorifies iPhones, Selfies, Instagram, and Snapchat, all at once!]] I just don't understand why old-running cartoons suddenly decide they need things like iPhones to stay with an audience. It's just not funny, and it won't be funny unless you had an expert on satirizing modern day elements, like Pearls Before Swine. Otherwise, it's just insulting.

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* LightTigerPeaceGrailRace : [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/1acdcfd00d52013465b1005056a9545d This]] made me lose all my respect for Dog Eat Doug. It features the Loch Ness Monster-esque character talking to Sophie about taking selfies and putting them on Instagram. Then she says she's got a Snapchat Q&A in ten minutes. [[WereStillrelevantDammit [[WereStillRelevantDammit It essentially glorifies iPhones, Selfies, Instagram, and Snapchat, all at once!]] I just don't understand why old-running cartoons suddenly decide they need things like iPhones to stay with an audience. It's just not funny, and it won't be funny unless you had an expert on satirizing modern day elements, like Pearls Before Swine. Otherwise, it's just insulting.
13th Jun '16 3:57:07 PM LightTigerPeaceGrailRace
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* LightTigerPeaceGrailRace : [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/1acdcfd00d52013465b1005056a9545d This]] made me lose all my respect for Dog Eat Doug. It features the Loch Ness Monster-esque character talking to Sophie about taking selfies and putting them on Instagram. Then she says she's got a Snapchat Q&A in ten minutes. [[WereStillrelevantDammit It essentially glorifies iPhones, Selfies, Instagram, and Snapchat, all at once!]] I just don't understand why old-running cartoons suddenly decide they need things like iPhones to stay with an audience. It's just not funny. It's just asking for your comic to end sooner. I really wish, not just comics, but all media, stopped doing this.

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* LightTigerPeaceGrailRace : [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/1acdcfd00d52013465b1005056a9545d This]] made me lose all my respect for Dog Eat Doug. It features the Loch Ness Monster-esque character talking to Sophie about taking selfies and putting them on Instagram. Then she says she's got a Snapchat Q&A in ten minutes. [[WereStillrelevantDammit It essentially glorifies iPhones, Selfies, Instagram, and Snapchat, all at once!]] I just don't understand why old-running cartoons suddenly decide they need things like iPhones to stay with an audience. It's just not funny. It's funny, and it won't be funny unless you had an expert on satirizing modern day elements, like Pearls Before Swine. Otherwise, it's just asking for your comic to end sooner. I really wish, not just comics, but all media, stopped doing this.insulting.
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