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16th Feb '18 12:07:03 AM nombretomado
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** Jumping the PennyArcade bandwagon, I suppose?
*** The misstep is jumping on the PennyArcade bandwagon but failing to be compelling.
** It's also just a standard, basic template for comedy and drama; get two different people, put them in a room (or enclosed space) together, see what happens. Webcomic/PennyArcade didn't invent it, it's been a staple of storytelling for centuries if not longer. Hence why there are so many comedy double-acts and OddCouple pairings out there. Granted, if you want to do longer stories you usually need more characters and places, but if you're just doing a short gag-of-the-week thing, then it's all you really need.

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** Jumping the PennyArcade ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' bandwagon, I suppose?
*** The misstep is jumping on the PennyArcade ''Penny Arcade'' bandwagon but failing to be compelling.
** It's also just a standard, basic template for comedy and drama; get two different people, put them in a room (or enclosed space) together, see what happens. Webcomic/PennyArcade ''Penny Arcade'' didn't invent it, it's been a staple of storytelling for centuries if not longer. Hence why there are so many comedy double-acts and OddCouple pairings out there. Granted, if you want to do longer stories you usually need more characters and places, but if you're just doing a short gag-of-the-week thing, then it's all you really need.
2nd Feb '18 3:52:27 PM nombretomado
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** What I've been writing my whole life is overall serious, I've been told I'm a funny [[DeadpanSnarker snarky guy]], but to be honest, I don't feel [[SadClown funny]]. So what I write in general are serious stories, never cared about furries, 2 guys in a couch, or SliceOfLife stories. Having read Scott McCloud, studying Literature to become a teacher, and taking art classes, I think helped to develop that way of thinking myself.

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** What I've been writing my whole life is overall serious, I've been told I'm a funny [[DeadpanSnarker snarky guy]], but to be honest, I don't feel [[SadClown funny]]. So what I write in general are serious stories, never cared about furries, 2 guys in a couch, or SliceOfLife stories. Having read Scott McCloud, [=McCloud=], studying Literature to become a teacher, and taking art classes, I think helped to develop that way of thinking myself.
7th Jan '18 2:07:59 PM WaterBlap
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** The TrueArtIsForeign mentality might explain it.
22nd Nov '17 1:49:06 PM nombretomado
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* Why doesn't ANYONE EVER use some kind of hardcoded format (like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rel_attribute relation attributes]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_keys access keys]]) to ease navigation!? It makes sense when Joe Artist decides to put his comic online in something visually appealing he knocked together with [=FrontPage=], but for super popular comics like ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', comics by tech-savvy HTML macho men like ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', big commercial operations like ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', and ESPECIALLY huge special-purpose sites with automatically transcluded templates like Website/TheDuck and ComicGenesis, this kind of amateur hour retardation is utterly unforgivable. This makes it so that when I'm trying to relax for an ArchiveBinge, I need to reach for my mouse and hunt down that stupid “next” button on ''every single page'', instead of just punching a keyboard shortcut. Some browsers like Opera have a feature that allows them to make a wild guess about the function of non-semantic links, but that obviously has its limits, and the HTML coder sparing a few seconds to type in one more tag in their template would be hugely appreciated by me and many other cognizant readers.

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* Why doesn't ANYONE EVER use some kind of hardcoded format (like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rel_attribute relation attributes]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_keys access keys]]) to ease navigation!? It makes sense when Joe Artist decides to put his comic online in something visually appealing he knocked together with [=FrontPage=], but for super popular comics like ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', comics by tech-savvy HTML macho men like ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', big commercial operations like ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', and ESPECIALLY huge special-purpose sites with automatically transcluded templates like Website/TheDuck and ComicGenesis, Website/ComicGenesis, this kind of amateur hour retardation is utterly unforgivable. This makes it so that when I'm trying to relax for an ArchiveBinge, I need to reach for my mouse and hunt down that stupid “next” button on ''every single page'', instead of just punching a keyboard shortcut. Some browsers like Opera have a feature that allows them to make a wild guess about the function of non-semantic links, but that obviously has its limits, and the HTML coder sparing a few seconds to type in one more tag in their template would be hugely appreciated by me and many other cognizant readers.
22nd Nov '17 1:38:28 PM nombretomado
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** The freely-editable HTML of ComicFury allows for relation attributes - that's why TheWayOfTheMetagamer has them.

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** The freely-editable HTML of ComicFury Website/ComicFury allows for relation attributes - that's why TheWayOfTheMetagamer has them.
5th Jun '17 9:41:15 AM DoctorNemesis
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** It's also just a standard, basic template for comedy and drama; get two different people, put them in a room (or enclosed space) together, see what happens. Webcomic/PennyArcade didn't invent it, it's been a staple of storytelling for centuries if not longer. Hence why there are so many comedy double-acts and OddCouple pairings out there. Granted, if you want to do longer stories you usually need more characters and places, but if you're just doing a short gag-of-the-week thing, then it's all you really need.
5th Jun '17 9:33:49 AM DoctorNemesis
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** It's also just easier and quicker that way. Most webcomics impose a regular schedule on themselves in order to prevent their readers from getting bored and frustrated from the lack of content and drifting away. Using a standard template means you're able to produce more content in a quicker fashion, and in a way that your readers will almost certainly be able to follow. Furthermore, unless they're wholly supported by their comic, the writer[=/=]artist may have other commitments to manage as well. Playing around with the form might be more artistically challenging and creative, but it also takes time, energy and expertise that the writer[=/=]artist simply might not possess.
29th Mar '16 1:21:34 PM RebelionRoja
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** What I've been writing my whole life is overall serious, I've been told I' a funny [[DeadpanSnarker snarky guy]], but to be honest, I don't feel [[SadClown funny]]. So what I write in general are serious stories, never cared about furries, 2 guys in a couch, or SliceOfLife stories. Having read Scott McCloud, studying Literature to become a teacher, and taking art classes, I think helped to develop that way of thinking myself.

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** What I've been writing my whole life is overall serious, I've been told I' I'm a funny [[DeadpanSnarker snarky guy]], but to be honest, I don't feel [[SadClown funny]]. So what I write in general are serious stories, never cared about furries, 2 guys in a couch, or SliceOfLife stories. Having read Scott McCloud, studying Literature to become a teacher, and taking art classes, I think helped to develop that way of thinking myself.
29th Mar '16 1:21:03 PM RebelionRoja
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** What I've been writing my whole life is overall serious, I've been told I' a funny [[DeadpanSnarker snarky guy]], but to be honest, I don't feel [[SadClown funny]]. So what I write in general are serious stories, never cared about furries, 2 guys in a couch, or SliceOfLife stories. Having read Scott McCloud, studying Literature to become a teacher, and taking art classes, I think helped to develop that way of thinking myself.
5th Jul '15 2:45:05 PM Prfnoff
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*** Or sometimes the [[{{BOFH}} Bastard]] 'we'. [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/14/bofh_2006_episode_23/ It's like the Royal 'we' but far more dangerous]].

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*** Or sometimes the [[{{BOFH}} [[Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell Bastard]] 'we'. [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/14/bofh_2006_episode_23/ It's like the Royal 'we' but far more dangerous]].
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