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27th Aug '17 1:32:10 PM Aaaaha
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** ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has over 6,000 (even longer then ''Kevin & Kell''!!) panels, some with long "Pesterchum" chat logs or other paragraphs of text, and some with Flash animations. The whole thing is a tightly-knit ball of timelines, so you can't skip anything either. And then there's the plot, sometimes requiring visits to [[TheWikiRule the series' own Wiki]] to fully understand, and the 16 main characters, commonly abbreviated to only two letters, to keep track of. It's all worth it, though.

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** ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has over 6,000 8,100 (even longer then ''Kevin & Kell''!!) panels, some with long "Pesterchum" chat logs or other paragraphs of text, and some with Flash animations. The whole thing is a tightly-knit ball of timelines, so you can't skip anything either. And then there's the plot, sometimes requiring visits to [[TheWikiRule the series' own Wiki]] to fully understand, and the 16 main characters, commonly abbreviated to only two letters, to keep track of. It's all worth it, though.
8th Aug '17 1:49:14 PM Piterpicher
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** [[http://rateyourmusic.com/list/phthora/the_merzbox__every_disc_rated_and_reviewed One intrepid RYMer]] did his own overview of the ''Merzbox''. [[LoveItOrHateIt It's somewhat more favourable.]]

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** [[http://rateyourmusic.com/list/phthora/the_merzbox__every_disc_rated_and_reviewed One intrepid RYMer]] did his own overview of the ''Merzbox''. [[LoveItOrHateIt It's somewhat more favourable.]]
6th Aug '17 12:32:31 PM Deadlock
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* As a long runner, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a lot of associated ArchivePanic, to the point where the BBC came out and said it was fine to only watch the new series without having to bother with all twenty-six years plus-or-minus {{Missing Episode}}s of Classic stuff. Amongst those who ''do'' want to watch all twenty-six years of Classic stuff, it's common fan wisdom that some serials simply cannot be watched in this format and if you're not getting on with a story, you may want to space it out to one episode a day. The stories were designed to be watched an episode at a time with a week's gap between each one, with no archives even ''available'' for most of the programme's run. Certain scenes that seem to have major PacingProblems when binged can actually be very effective when consumed in this manner. (Of course, some serials are just poorly-paced and boring no matter how you watch them.) 1981 had a "Five Faces of ''Doctor Who''" marathon which, in an era with no reruns, was pivotal in codifying fan stereotypes for each era (a blog post is available [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2012/02/outside-government-1-five-faces-of.html here]] which goes into its effect on the fandom). On top of that, some serials (such as "The Ark in Space") were edited into a film and broadcast around Christmas.

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* As a long runner, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a lot of associated ArchivePanic, to the point where the BBC came out and said it was fine to only watch the new series without having to bother with all twenty-six years plus-or-minus {{Missing Episode}}s of Classic stuff. Amongst those who ''do'' want to watch all twenty-six years of Classic stuff, it's common fan wisdom that some serials simply cannot be watched in this format and if you're not getting on with a story, you may want to space it out to one episode a day. The stories were designed to be watched an episode at a time with a week's gap between each one, with no archives even ''available'' for most of the programme's run. Certain scenes that seem to have major PacingProblems when binged can actually be very effective when consumed in this manner. (Of course, some serials are just poorly-paced and boring no matter how you watch them.) 1981 had a "Five Faces of ''Doctor Who''" marathon which, in an era with no reruns, was pivotal in codifying fan stereotypes for each era (a blog post is available [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2012/02/outside-government-1-five-faces-of.html eruditorumpress.com/blog/outside-the-government-1-the-five-faces-of-doctor-who/ here]] which goes into its effect on the fandom). On top of that, some serials (such as "The Ark in Space") were edited into a film and broadcast around Christmas.
24th Jul '17 1:34:50 PM Boba_Fett88
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** The [[https://www.letsplayindex.com/ Let's Play Index]] is all about this trope, with a bot that crawls Youtube in search of Let's Players to add to its database.
25th Jun '17 10:37:30 AM nombretomado
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Archive Bingeing is common for first-timers of [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife this wiki]], (and [[TheOtherWiki the other one]]) as ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/609/ has pointed out.]] It is also an increasingly common phenomenon with regard to TV shows, now that it is possible to buy whole seasons of a long running show on DVD or watch them on streaming video services such as {{Creator/Netflix}}.

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Archive Bingeing is common for first-timers of [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife this wiki]], (and [[TheOtherWiki [[{{Wiki/Wikipedia}} the other one]]) as ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/609/ has pointed out.]] It is also an increasingly common phenomenon with regard to TV shows, now that it is possible to buy whole seasons of a long running show on DVD or watch them on streaming video services such as {{Creator/Netflix}}.
20th May '17 10:13:33 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://crpgaddict.blogspot.com/ The CRPG Addict]] blog chronicles one man's massive undertaking to play (and finish!) ''every single'' RPG game ever released on any computer, in chronological order. He started at the beginning of 2010 with 1980's ''[[Franchise/{{Ultima}} Akalabeth: World of Doom]]'', and by late 2014 was in 1990, with just 24 more years of video gaming history to wade through.

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* [[http://crpgaddict.blogspot.com/ The CRPG Addict]] blog chronicles one man's massive undertaking to play (and finish!) ''every single'' RPG game ever released on any computer, in chronological order. He started at the beginning of 2010 with 1980's ''[[Franchise/{{Ultima}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} Akalabeth: World of Doom]]'', and by late 2014 was in 1990, with just 24 more years of video gaming history to wade through.



** Series of Let's Plays. Want to experience Nakar's wonderful tales about the exploits of [[HeroicComedicSociopath Steve]] the [[Franchise/{{Ultima}} Avatar]] in full? Then you have six full-length Let's Plays ahead of yourself (''VideoGame/UltimaIV'', ''[[VideoGame/UltimaV V]]'', ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVI VI]]'', ''Martian Dreams'', ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVII VII]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVIIPartII Serpent Isle]]''). Love The Dark Id's snarky style as he tears apart the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games? Again, seven entire Let's Plays.

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** Series of Let's Plays. Want to experience Nakar's wonderful tales about the exploits of [[HeroicComedicSociopath Steve]] the [[Franchise/{{Ultima}} [[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} Avatar]] in full? Then you have six full-length Let's Plays ahead of yourself (''VideoGame/UltimaIV'', ''[[VideoGame/UltimaV V]]'', ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVI VI]]'', ''Martian Dreams'', ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVII VII]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVIIPartII Serpent Isle]]''). Love The Dark Id's snarky style as he tears apart the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games? Again, seven entire Let's Plays.
17th May '17 7:00:12 PM WaterBlap
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** Obviously, the ''GameGrumps'' channel which in only five years has created ''thousands of videos'', an average of three new ones ''a day''.

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** Obviously, the ''GameGrumps'' ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' channel which in only five years has created ''thousands of videos'', an average of three new ones ''a day''.
16th May '17 3:33:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'': Though it's entirely episodic, you really can't not read the old strips. And since Tycho and Gabe have been doing the same strip for longer than most webcomic creators have been in the business, you're in for a lot of reading. It doesn't help that they seem to have a comic on just about any topic even vaguely related to video games, which are frequently linked to on this very website. Yes, there's PA in your TVTropes so you can binge while you [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife binge]].

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* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'': Though it's entirely episodic, you really can't not read the old strips. And since Tycho and Gabe have been doing the same strip for longer than most webcomic creators have been in the business, you're in for a lot of reading. It doesn't help that they seem to have a comic on just about any topic even vaguely related to video games, which are frequently linked to on this very website. Yes, there's PA in your TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes so you can binge while you [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife binge]].



* TVTropes, of course.

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* TVTropes, Wiki/TVTropes, of course.



** It's even worse if -- after finishing binging a work -- you then proceed to read through its TVTropes page (and all subpages, such as WildMassGuessing), and then check out its "related links". If it's a work popular among tropers, this secondary binge can take a relatively long time.

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** It's even worse if -- after finishing binging a work -- you then proceed to read through its TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes page (and all subpages, such as WildMassGuessing), and then check out its "related links". If it's a work popular among tropers, this secondary binge can take a relatively long time.
27th Apr '17 10:31:12 PM Golondrina
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* ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'' (with [[WalkyVerse its spinoffs]]) has been going on for 15 years, but is especially bad because it has a rather detailed plot.

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* ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'' (with [[WalkyVerse [[Webcomic/WalkyVerse its spinoffs]]) has been going on for 15 years, but is especially bad because it has a rather detailed plot.
17th Apr '17 11:17:52 AM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' shows how to do it [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/669.html wrong]]. At this point, newcomers to ''Irregular Webcomic!'' can expect to go through multiple {{Archive Binge}}s. They'll find a theme they like, start reading the archive and then realize that in order to understand it you have to read this other them too and then to understand ''that'' one you have to read this one and...

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* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' shows how to do it [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/669.html wrong]]. wrong.]] At this point, newcomers to ''Irregular Webcomic!'' can expect to go through multiple {{Archive Binge}}s. They'll find a theme they like, start reading the archive and then realize that in order to understand it you have to read this other them too and then to understand ''that'' one you have to read this one and...
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