History MissingEpisode / WebComics

13th Sep '17 3:37:36 PM Augusto
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** As mostly amateur projects, webomics are heavily prone to this. Many cease updating when the creator loses interest or has no time to continue drawing. When the host shuts down or the creator doesn't renew their account, the website disappears and takes all the comics with it unless die-hard fans took the opportunity to archive everything. This is so common, in fact, that even ''we'' at Tv Tropes are starting to develop an habit of dowloading and/or creating saved copies of webcomics and other online media before it is too late.

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** As mostly amateur projects, webomics are heavily prone to this. Many cease updating when the creator loses interest or has no time to continue drawing. When the host shuts down or the creator doesn't renew their account, the website disappears and takes all the comics with it unless die-hard fans took the opportunity to archive everything. This is so common, in fact, that even ''we'' at Tv Tropes are starting desperately trying to develop an habit of dowloading and/or creating saved copies of webcomics and other online media before it is too late. Feel free to contribute to this endeavor.
13th Sep '17 3:36:03 PM Augusto
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** As mostly amateur projects, webomics are heavily prone to this. Many cease updating when the creator loses interest or has no time to continue drawing. When the host shuts down or the creator doesn't renew their account, the website disappears and takes all the comics with it unless die-hard fans took the opportunity to archive everything.

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** As mostly amateur projects, webomics are heavily prone to this. Many cease updating when the creator loses interest or has no time to continue drawing. When the host shuts down or the creator doesn't renew their account, the website disappears and takes all the comics with it unless die-hard fans took the opportunity to archive everything. This is so common, in fact, that even ''we'' at Tv Tropes are starting to develop an habit of dowloading and/or creating saved copies of webcomics and other online media before it is too late.
13th Sep '17 3:17:58 PM Augusto
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** Just kidding! [[http://www.mediafire.com/file/cj2dpmq33qpcod6/AR.zip here's the archive!]] It's on Mediafire for now but if you want to dowload it and upload it on the [[https://archive.org Internet Archive]] for better long term hosting, be our guest!

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** Just kidding! [[http://www.mediafire.com/file/cj2dpmq33qpcod6/AR.zip here's the archive!]] archive]]. It's on Mediafire for now but if you want to dowload it and upload it on the [[https://archive.org Internet Archive]] for better long term hosting, be our guest!
13th Sep '17 3:17:18 PM Augusto
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* With the website for ''WebComic/AnsemRetort'' going offline, the entire comic is now lost forever, and unlikely to be recovered by a fan.

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* With the website for ''WebComic/AnsemRetort'' going offline, the entire comic is now lost forever, and unlikely to be recovered by a fan.
** Just kidding! [[http://www.mediafire.com/file/cj2dpmq33qpcod6/AR.zip here's the archive!]] It's on Mediafire for now but if you want to dowload it and upload it on the [[https://archive.org Internet Archive]] for better long term hosting, be our guest!
9th Jun '17 6:57:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* A lot of the original ''{{Magiversity}}'' strips were lost when Website/TheDuck crashed in 2005, as the creator didn't have backups.

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* A lot of the original ''{{Magiversity}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Magiversity}}'' strips were lost when Website/TheDuck crashed in 2005, as the creator didn't have backups.
27th May '17 4:34:11 PM kazokuhouou
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* With the website for ''WebComic/AnsemRetort'' going offline, the entire comic is now lost forever, and unlikely to be revived.

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* With the website for ''WebComic/AnsemRetort'' going offline, the entire comic is now lost forever, and unlikely to be revived.recovered by a fan.
27th May '17 4:22:05 PM kazokuhouou
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* Comics #52, 420, and 421 of the ''Webcomic/DysfunctionalFamilyCircus'' have been lost forever.

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* Comics #52, 420, and 421 of the ''Webcomic/DysfunctionalFamilyCircus'' have been lost forever.forever.
* With the website for ''WebComic/AnsemRetort'' going offline, the entire comic is now lost forever, and unlikely to be revived.
10th May '17 7:28:23 PM danlansdowne
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** As mostly amateur projects, webomics are heavily prone to this. Many cease updating when the creator loses interest or has no time to continue drawing. When the host shuts down or the creator doesn't renew their account, the website disappears and takes all the comics with it unless die-hard fans took the opportunity to archive everything.
24th Jan '17 7:12:40 AM Gosicrystal
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* Comics #52, 420, and 421 of the ''Webcomic/DysfunctionalFamilyCircus'' have been LostForever.

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* Comics #52, 420, and 421 of the ''Webcomic/DysfunctionalFamilyCircus'' have been LostForever.lost forever.
26th Mar '16 4:58:11 PM erforce
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* The Internet era has created a new type of Missing Episode. Increasingly, promotional web-only tie-in stories or games are used on official sites to promote a product, event, or work. Once the promotion has run its course, the official sites may disappear, along with all that tie-in material. And the relative complexity of a web-hosted multimedia work makes it difficult to just KeepCirculatingTheTapes. To take just one illustrative example, comics writer Gail Simone wrote a {{Superman}} interactive webcomic story for an official Pepsi ''SupermanReturns'' promotion. Since the Pepsi promotion ended long ago, and its site is now defunct, if you didn't read it at the time, odds are you never will.

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* The Internet era has created a new type of Missing Episode. Increasingly, promotional web-only tie-in stories or games are used on official sites to promote a product, event, or work. Once the promotion has run its course, the official sites may disappear, along with all that tie-in material. And the relative complexity of a web-hosted multimedia work makes it difficult to just KeepCirculatingTheTapes. To take just one illustrative example, comics writer Gail Simone wrote a {{Superman}} ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' interactive webcomic story for an official Pepsi ''SupermanReturns'' ''Film/SupermanReturns'' promotion. Since the Pepsi promotion ended long ago, and its site is now defunct, if you didn't read it at the time, odds are you never will.
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