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24th Jan '16 8:33:23 PM aoeu
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* ''Webcomic/ZeroPercentDiscount'' has a [[http://zeropercentdiscountcomic.tumblr.com/post/130441373178 filler strip made in a mere 10 seconds]].
16th Sep '15 1:12:32 PM VVK
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** Finally, there has also been a variety of random odd things like photos of ''Sluggy'' characters as Legos, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' screenshots, and ''Sluggy'' Mad Libs.

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** Finally, there has also been a variety of random odd things like photos of ''Sluggy'' characters as Legos, Legos (in one case re-enacting Cretor/{{John Carpenter}}'s ''Film/TheThing1982''), ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' screenshots, and ''Sluggy'' Mad Libs.
16th Sep '15 1:08:48 PM VVK
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** Then there are the numerous [[GuestStrip filler stories by other actual comic artists]], notably "Sluggy Freelance, where are you?" in the middle of "Love Potion" when Pete's child was born and a number of others, apparently led by Ian [=McDonald=], whipped up a story that involved the [[AnimatedActors "cast"]] of ''Sluggy Freelance'' going missing and characters from other comics trying to substitute and looking for them. [[spoiler: It turned out Shirt-Guy Tom had kidnapped them.]] There are a whole number of others scattered around the comic, with authors ranging from Creator/IanMcDonald to Creator/PhilFoglio.

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** Then there are the numerous [[GuestStrip filler stories by other actual comic artists]], notably "Sluggy Freelance, where are you?" in the middle of "Love Potion" when Pete's child was born and a number of others, apparently led by Ian [=McDonald=], whipped up a story that involved the [[AnimatedActors "cast"]] of ''Sluggy Freelance'' going missing and characters from other comics trying to substitute and looking for them. [[spoiler: It turned out Shirt-Guy Tom had kidnapped them.]] There are a whole number of others scattered around the comic, with authors ranging from Creator/IanMcDonald Ian [=McDonald=] to Creator/PhilFoglio.
16th Sep '15 1:08:27 PM VVK
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** Then there are the numerous [[GuestStrip filler stories by other actual comic artists]], notably "Sluggy Freelance, where are you?" in the middle of "Love Potion" when Pete's child was born and a number of others, apparently led by Creator/IanMcDonald, whipped up a story that involved the [[AnimatedActors "cast"]] of ''Sluggy Freelance'' going missing and characters from other comics trying to substitute and looking for them. [[spoiler: It turned out Shirt-Guy Tom had kidnapped them.]] There are a whole number of others scattered around the comic, with authors ranging from Creator/IanMcDonald to Creator/PhilFoglio.

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** Then there are the numerous [[GuestStrip filler stories by other actual comic artists]], notably "Sluggy Freelance, where are you?" in the middle of "Love Potion" when Pete's child was born and a number of others, apparently led by Creator/IanMcDonald, Ian [=McDonald=], whipped up a story that involved the [[AnimatedActors "cast"]] of ''Sluggy Freelance'' going missing and characters from other comics trying to substitute and looking for them. [[spoiler: It turned out Shirt-Guy Tom had kidnapped them.]] There are a whole number of others scattered around the comic, with authors ranging from Creator/IanMcDonald to Creator/PhilFoglio.
13th Aug '15 3:20:20 PM VVK
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[[MostWritersAreHuman Webcomic artists are only human.]] Sometimes they're sick, sometimes they get swamped by their day job, sometimes they just want to [[SeriesHiatus take a break]], dammit! ...and they can't update the strip for a day or two or twenty. They might just leave a [[ScheduleSlip blank spot on the calendar]], or if things get drastic they might change their updating schedule permanently, but the more common solution is to just drop in some kind of non-continuity filler. Generally the filler takes one of three forms:

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[[MostWritersAreHuman Webcomic artists are only human.]] human. Sometimes they're sick, sometimes they get swamped by their day job, sometimes they just want to [[SeriesHiatus take a break]], dammit! ...and they can't update the strip for a day or two or twenty. They might just leave a [[ScheduleSlip blank spot on the calendar]], or if things get drastic they might change their updating schedule permanently, but the more common solution is to just drop in some kind of non-continuity filler. Generally the filler takes one of three forms:
28th Jul '15 2:59:35 PM StFan
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{{Websnark}} discusses the best kinds of original filler material [[http://www.websnark.com/archives/2004/08/zen_and_the_art.html here]].

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{{Websnark}} Blog/{{Websnark}} discusses the best kinds of original filler material [[http://www.websnark.com/archives/2004/08/zen_and_the_art.html here]].here]].
4th May '15 11:06:20 AM VVK
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* Perhaps the best-known example is from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', which, in spite of actually getting very close to not missing a day of updates in the early days, has gone through a huge variety of different sorts over the years. You name it, they've had it as filler. Even though the ones made by the author Pete Abrams himself were intended to conserve his effort, they still often turned up something clever and funny, though not by any means always.

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* Perhaps the best-known example is from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', which, in spite of actually getting very close to not missing a day of updates in the early days, which has gone through a huge variety of different sorts over the years. You name it, they've had it as filler. Even though the ones made by the author Pete Abrams himself were intended to conserve his effort, they still often turned up something clever and funny, though not by any means always.
4th May '15 11:05:49 AM VVK
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* Perhaps the best-known example is from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', which has gone through a huge variety of different sorts over the years. You name it, they've had it as filler. Even though the ones made by the author Pete Abrams himself were intended to conserve his effort, they still often turned up something clever and funny, though not by any means always.

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* Perhaps the best-known example is from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', which which, in spite of actually getting very close to not missing a day of updates in the early days, has gone through a huge variety of different sorts over the years. You name it, they've had it as filler. Even though the ones made by the author Pete Abrams himself were intended to conserve his effort, they still often turned up something clever and funny, though not by any means always.
2nd May '15 9:20:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Then there are the numerous [[GuestStrip filler stories by other actual comic artists]], notably "Sluggy Freelance, where are you?" in the middle of "Love Potion" when Pete's child was born and a number of others, apparently led by IanMcDonald, whipped up a story that involved the [[AnimatedActors "cast"]] of ''Sluggy Freelance'' going missing and characters from other comics trying to substitute and looking for them. [[spoiler: It turned out Shirt-Guy Tom had kidnapped them.]] There are a whole number of others scattered around the comic, with authors ranging from IanMcDonald to Creator/PhilFoglio.

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** Then there are the numerous [[GuestStrip filler stories by other actual comic artists]], notably "Sluggy Freelance, where are you?" in the middle of "Love Potion" when Pete's child was born and a number of others, apparently led by IanMcDonald, Creator/IanMcDonald, whipped up a story that involved the [[AnimatedActors "cast"]] of ''Sluggy Freelance'' going missing and characters from other comics trying to substitute and looking for them. [[spoiler: It turned out Shirt-Guy Tom had kidnapped them.]] There are a whole number of others scattered around the comic, with authors ranging from IanMcDonald Creator/IanMcDonald to Creator/PhilFoglio.
12th Mar '15 12:51:52 PM TheUnsquished
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* When Jon Rosenberg of ''{{Goats}}'' takes days off, he allows his friend Phillip to fill in with strips drawn incredibly poorly on post-it notes.

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* When Jon Rosenberg of ''{{Goats}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Goats}}'' takes days off, he allows his friend Phillip to fill in with strips drawn incredibly poorly on post-it notes.
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