History DethroningMoment / NewspaperComics

1st Mar '17 4:26:34 PM kenyastarflight
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** {{Tropers/Kenyastarflight}}: Website/{{Cracked}} pointed this out in an article some time ago, and as much as I don't like them I have to agree with them -- Bill Watterson [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome cutting Calvin's Uncle Max out of the strip after a single story arc]]. His reasoning behind it was that Max could never call Calvin's parents by their first names, but that feels like a weak excuse, and I actually found Max to be one of the better adult characters in the strip -- it was nice to have an adult who could put Calvin in his place and even outsmart him on occasion. For all I love ''Calvin and Hobbes,'' dropping Max from the strip was a mistake in my mind.

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** {{Tropers/Kenyastarflight}}: Website/{{Cracked}} pointed this out in an article some time ago, and as much as I don't like them I have to agree with them -- Bill Watterson [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome cutting Calvin's Uncle Max out of the strip after a single story arc]].arc]] was a mistake. His reasoning behind it was that Max could never call Calvin's parents by their first names, but that feels like a weak excuse, and I actually found Max to be one of the better adult characters in the strip -- it was nice to have an adult who could put Calvin in his place and even outsmart him on occasion. For all I love ''Calvin and Hobbes,'' dropping Max from the strip means a lot of potential for future stories and jokes was a mistake in my mind.sacrificed for the sake of dehumanizing Calvin's parents.
1st Mar '17 4:25:03 PM kenyastarflight
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** {{Tropers/Kenyastarflight}}: {{Cracked}} pointed this out in an article some time ago, and as much as I don't like them I have to agree with them -- Bill Watterson [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome cutting Calvin's Uncle Max out of the strip after a single story arc]]. His reasoning behind it was that Max could never call Calvin's parents by their first names, but that feels like a weak excuse, and I actually found Max to be one of the better adult characters in the strip -- it was nice to have an adult who could put Calvin in his place and even outsmart him on occasion. For all I love ''Calvin and Hobbes,'' dropping Max from the strip was a mistake in my mind.

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** {{Tropers/Kenyastarflight}}: {{Cracked}} Website/{{Cracked}} pointed this out in an article some time ago, and as much as I don't like them I have to agree with them -- Bill Watterson [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome cutting Calvin's Uncle Max out of the strip after a single story arc]]. His reasoning behind it was that Max could never call Calvin's parents by their first names, but that feels like a weak excuse, and I actually found Max to be one of the better adult characters in the strip -- it was nice to have an adult who could put Calvin in his place and even outsmart him on occasion. For all I love ''Calvin and Hobbes,'' dropping Max from the strip was a mistake in my mind.
1st Mar '17 4:24:23 PM kenyastarflight
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** {{Tropers/Kenyastarflight}}: {{Cracked}} pointed this out in an article some time ago, and as much as I don't like them I have to agree with them -- Bill Watterson [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome cutting Calvin's Uncle Max out of the strip after a single story arc]]. His reasoning behind it was that Max could never call Calvin's parents by their first names, but that feels like a weak excuse, and I actually found Max to be one of the better adult characters in the strip -- it was nice to have an adult who could put Calvin in his place and even outsmart him on occasion. For all I love ''Calvin and Hobbes,'' dropping Max from the strip was a mistake in my mind.
7th Jan '17 5:06:08 PM 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 [[WereStillRelevantDammit current trends]] rarely works, and usually ends up [[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.

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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 storyline 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]] rarely works, and usually ends up [[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.
10th Dec '16 4:50:56 AM Freezer
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** Tropers/{{Freezer}}: To me, it's Thompson pushing the ResetButton to avert a world-destroying catastrophe. This was supposed to come at great cost, as it would reset time back to a time long before Rip and Breezy had even met, wiping out their marriage and unborn child. With Breezy and the rest of the cast subsequently reintroduced (with only Breezy not knowing Rip, [[RippleProofMemory but he knew her]]), it was clear the reset was strictly for the purpose making Rip a bachelor again and re-establishing the Rip/Cobra/Breezy love triangle. It was so jarring, especially given Rip's AngstWhatAngst reaction to it all (not to mention the STRONG tonal resemblance to ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'')I dropped the strip completely.

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** Tropers/{{Freezer}}: To me, it's Thompson pushing the having Rip push an in-story ResetButton to avert a world-destroying catastrophe. catastrophe. This was supposed to come at great cost, as it would reset time back to a time long before Rip and Breezy had even met, wiping out their marriage and unborn child. child. With Breezy and the rest of the cast subsequently reintroduced with little change (with only Breezy not knowing Rip, [[RippleProofMemory but he knew her]]), it was clear the reset was strictly for the purpose making Rip a bachelor again and re-establishing the Rip/Cobra/Breezy love triangle. Rip/[[BettyAndVeronica Cobra/Breezy]] LoveTriangle. It was so jarring, especially given Rip's AngstWhatAngst reaction to it all (not to mention the STRONG tonal resemblance to ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'')I dropped the strip completely.
10th Dec '16 4:48:47 AM Freezer
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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. (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?

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* NyukNyuk2000 : While I like Rip Haywire, ''Webcomic/RipHaywire'', 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. (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?be?
** Tropers/{{Freezer}}: To me, it's Thompson pushing the ResetButton to avert a world-destroying catastrophe. This was supposed to come at great cost, as it would reset time back to a time long before Rip and Breezy had even met, wiping out their marriage and unborn child. With Breezy and the rest of the cast subsequently reintroduced (with only Breezy not knowing Rip, [[RippleProofMemory but he knew her]]), it was clear the reset was strictly for the purpose making Rip a bachelor again and re-establishing the Rip/Cobra/Breezy love triangle. It was so jarring, especially given Rip's AngstWhatAngst reaction to it all (not to mention the STRONG tonal resemblance to ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'')I dropped the strip completely.
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?
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