History TakeThat / WebComics

5th Jun '16 11:10:25 AM nombretomado
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** Several ''Penny Arcade'' strips make Take Thats at bad video games. One of the recurring Take Thats in earlier strips were directed towards John Romero, creator of the widely-panned ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}''. Earlier strips also made fun of the PS2's launch (one E3-related strip even showed Gabe urinating on PS2 equipment), but around the 2001 mark, they started to be more kind toward the console.

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** Several ''Penny Arcade'' strips make Take Thats at bad video games. One of the recurring Take Thats in earlier strips were directed towards John Romero, creator of the widely-panned ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}''. Earlier strips also made fun of the PS2's [=PS2=]'s launch (one E3-related strip even showed Gabe urinating on PS2 [=PS2=] equipment), but around the 2001 mark, they started to be more kind toward the console.
17th Feb '16 7:11:28 AM gophergiggles
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* ''Webcomic/TheOatmeal'' artist/writer Matthew Inman expresses his 14 years of agonizing frustration as a web designer [[http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell with this strip]]. No wonder the dude quit to make web comics.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOatmeal'' artist/writer ''Webcomic/TheOatmeal'':
** Artist/writer
Matthew Inman expresses his 14 years of agonizing frustration as a web designer [[http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell with this strip]]. No wonder the dude quit to make web comics.comics.
** Ladies and gentleman, behold what happened when ''Funny Junk'' tried to demand $20,000 in damages from The Oatmeal after he called them out for [[http://theoatmeal.com/blog/funnyjunk uploading his comics without permission.]] As payback he threatened to raise the money, mail photos of it to Funny Junk along with a [[YourMom nasty drawing of the site owner's mother]], and then split the money to donate to the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society. [[http://theoatmeal.com/blog/charity_money He raised over $200,000 and remained true to his word]].
3rd Jan '16 1:38:00 AM jormis29
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** Extends to StarTrek's PrimeDirective, StarWars Jedi Order, Dilbert-level bureaucracy, and Warhammer40K's insane... insanity-everything, really.

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** Extends to StarTrek's PrimeDirective, StarWars Jedi Order, Dilbert-level bureaucracy, and Warhammer40K's TabletopGame/Warhammer40K's insane... insanity-everything, really.
7th Nov '15 12:08:22 AM kome360
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** Extends to StarTrek's PrimeDirective, StarWars Jedi Order, Dilbert-level bureaucracy, and Warhammer40K's insane... insanity-everything, really.
28th Sep '15 9:02:00 AM StFan
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0344.html once]] poked fun at ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'', for that ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting's magical trains. It should come as no surprise, as the author's own proposed setting won second place in Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast's setting contest -- which Eberron won.
** Rich Burlew and Keith Baker seem to have what could be described as a [[http://www.bossythecow.com/genconphoto5.htm friendly rivalry]], so this is probably more of a ShoutOut, especially considering that Baker himself got a cameo in the second ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' prequel book, "Start of Darkness".
*** See also [[http://www.giantitp.com/articles/gk7uKJeF296jRcx1NJw.html this article]] by Baker, on Burlew's website.
** The swipes at Harry Potter taken in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0253.html this strip]], on the other hand, are somewhat less friendly. In his commentary in the compilation book, he took a parting shot at the people who sent him hate mail over it: "...hey! Harry Potter fans who can't take a joke! I have a spell for you: ''[[CanisLatinicus developus sensus humorous]]!''"
*** In that same commentary, Burlew wrote that he likes the ''Harry Potter'' movies, and he makes fun of stuff he likes -see ''D&D'' and ''The Lord of the Rings''.
** And as for [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0258.html Celine Dion]], well, suffice to say EvenEvilHasStandards.
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0539.html Strip 539]] has an averted Take That at Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}}.
*** As in, [[VisualPun news provided by a (non-anthropomorphic) fox.]]
** The few digs taken at VideoGames in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0619.html 619]] are more or less neutral on the nasty-humorous axis. Though the Bistro is named "[[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Blizzard's]] Restorant".
** The last three panels of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0623.html 623]] can be seen as a TakeThat to the more obsessed readers.
** Much of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0560.html comic 560]] and the first panel of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0561.html 561]] reference Series/{{Lost}}. 561 is where it shifts from gentle poke to Take That.
** Burlew did a couple of minor ones at the fandom of [[TheBrute Thog]]. The MisaimedFandom was commented on InUniverse by Tarquin, an evil dictator has put Thog into an endless series of GladiatorGames and [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0788.html marvels at how the fans love Thog]] no matter how many horrible things he does or how many people he kills. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0796.html A few comics later]] Thog kicks his opponent's sword into the stands, where it beheads a random Thog fan. No one in the crowd seems to notice or care.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** The webcomic
[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0344.html once]] once poked fun fun]] at ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'', for that ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting's magical trains. It should come as no surprise, as the author's own proposed setting won second place in Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast's setting contest -- which Eberron won.
** Rich Burlew and Keith Baker seem to have what could be described as a [[http://www.bossythecow.com/genconphoto5.htm friendly rivalry]], so this is probably more of a ShoutOut, especially considering that Baker himself got a cameo in the second ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' prequel book, "Start of Darkness".
***
''Recap/StartOfDarkness''. See also [[http://www.giantitp.com/articles/gk7uKJeF296jRcx1NJw.html this article]] by Baker, on Burlew's website.
** The swipes at Harry Potter taken in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0253.html this strip]], "Larry Gardener and the Angry Half-Orc"]], on the other hand, are somewhat less friendly. In his commentary in the compilation book, he took a parting shot at the people who sent him hate mail over it: "...hey! Harry Potter fans who can't take a joke! I have a spell for you: ''[[CanisLatinicus developus sensus humorous]]!''"
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humorous]]!''" In that same commentary, Burlew wrote that he likes the ''Harry Potter'' movies, and he makes fun of stuff he likes -see -- see ''D&D'' and ''The Lord of the Rings''.
** And as for [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0258.html Celine Céline Dion]], well, suffice to say EvenEvilHasStandards.
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0539.html Strip 539]] "Well There is That 'Saint' Prestige Class"]] has an averted Take That at Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}}.
***
News|Channel}}. As in, [[VisualPun news provided by a (non-anthropomorphic) fox.]]
** The few digs taken at VideoGames in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0619.html 619]] "Wow, That's a Spicy Meatball!"]] are more or less neutral on the nasty-humorous axis. Though the Bistro is named "[[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Blizzard's]] Restorant".
Blizzari's]] Ristorante".
** The last three panels of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0623.html 623]] "Running Away"]] can be seen as a TakeThat to the more obsessed readers.
** Much of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0560.html comic 560]] "Meanwhile, His Teammate Was in Rhodes"]] and the first panel of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0561.html 561]] "Pop Idolatry"]] reference Series/{{Lost}}. 561 ''Series/{{Lost}}''. The second is where it shifts from gentle poke to Take That.
** Burlew did a couple of minor ones at the fandom of [[TheBrute Thog]]. The MisaimedFandom was commented on InUniverse by Tarquin, an evil dictator who has put Thog into an endless series of GladiatorGames and [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0788.html marvels at how the fans love Thog]] no matter how many horrible things he does or how many people he kills. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0796.html A few comics later]] Thog kicks his opponent's sword into the stands, where it beheads a random Thog fan. No one No-one in the crowd seems to notice or care.



* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' reminds: [[http://yafgc.net/?id=1986 be thankful for small gifts of Fate]] (hey, at least they don't [[{{Twilight}} sparkle]]).
** [[Franchise/DisneyPrincess The DinSea Princess]] [[http://yafgc.net/?id=2200 visits]] Drostardy and "Um... How can I put it politely? ...I can't. There's no polite term for it". Also, the huge cloth box is [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]].
-->'''Goldie''': [[DumbBlonde Wow! Look at all the trees! I wonder, if this is the forest!]]

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* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'':
** The comic
reminds: [[http://yafgc.net/?id=1986 net/comic/1986-in-the-meanwhilst/ be thankful for small gifts of Fate]] (hey, at least they don't [[{{Twilight}} [[Literature/{{Twilight}} sparkle]]).
** [[Franchise/DisneyPrincess The DinSea Princess]] [[http://yafgc.net/?id=2200 net/comic/2200-2200/ visits]] Drostardy and "Um... How can I put it politely? ...I can't. There's no polite term for it". Also, the huge cloth box is [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]].
-->'''Goldie''': -->'''Goldie:''' [[DumbBlonde Wow! Look at all the trees! I wonder, if this is the forest!]]
5th Sep '15 3:05:24 AM WanderingBrowser
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* [[http://hipper-reed.deviantart.com/gallery/ The Good Witch]] is an extended TakeThat against aspects of ''Webcomic/TheWotch''; [[http://hipper-reed.deviantart.com/art/Ch-2-pg-28-123857299 this strip]] in particular gives the idea.

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* [[http://hipper-reed.deviantart.com/gallery/ The Good Witch]] ''Webcomic/TheGoodWitch is an extended TakeThat against aspects of ''Webcomic/TheWotch''; ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', mostly its rampant abuse of male-to-female genderbending and such transformations being "good for the victim"; [[http://hipper-reed.deviantart.com/art/Ch-2-pg-28-123857299 this strip]] in particular gives the idea.
23rd May '15 4:24:08 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Luke Surl'' launched a [[http://www.lukesurl.com/archives/2279 many-pronged one]] (see AltText).
* In [[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/252/ this]] ''{{Blip}}'' strip, three friends, a witch, a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], and a {{cyborg}}, watch a marathon of ''Film/HarryPotter and the Order of the Phoenix'', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', and ''{{Terminator}} Salvation''. Their reactions are ''[[BileFascination priceless]]''.

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* ''Luke Surl'' ''Webcomic/LukeSurl'' launched a [[http://www.lukesurl.com/archives/2279 many-pronged one]] (see AltText).
* In [[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/252/ this]] ''{{Blip}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' strip, three friends, a witch, a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], and a {{cyborg}}, watch a marathon of ''Film/HarryPotter and the Order of the Phoenix'', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', and ''{{Terminator}} Salvation''.'Film/TerminatorSalvation''. Their reactions are ''[[BileFascination priceless]]''.
22nd May '15 3:44:36 PM greatpikminfan
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* Calliope and Caliborn of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' are widely believed to be jabs at two sectors of the HS fandom. Calliope represents the fans who obsess over it, doing fanart etc. and trying to drag their friends into reading HS. By contrast, Caliborn represents the impatience and rage of fans whenever [[Creator/AndrewHussie Hussie]] ''dares'' take more than 24 hours to update, as well as spluttering intolerance of the fans represented by Calliope.
** Taken UpToEleven as the most recent updates have Caliborn living out many of the complaints: he removed the [[WallOfText pesterlogs]], gets right down to action, introduces characters ''much'' sooner... [[StylisticSuck all in the most shitty way conceivable]].

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* Calliope and Caliborn of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' are widely believed to be jabs at two sectors of the HS fandom. Calliope represents the fans who obsess over it, doing fanart etc. and trying to drag their friends into reading HS. By contrast, Caliborn represents the impatience and rage of fans whenever [[Creator/AndrewHussie Hussie]] ''dares'' take more than 24 hours to update, as well as spluttering intolerance of the fans represented by Calliope.
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Calliope. Taken UpToEleven as the most recent in a series of updates which have Caliborn living out many of the complaints: he He removed the [[WallOfText pesterlogs]], gets right down to action, introduces characters ''much'' sooner... [[StylisticSuck all in the most shitty way conceivable]].
14th May '15 12:10:20 AM erforce
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* ''Webcomic/HijinksEnsue'' exists almost solely to hurl {{Take That}}s against various people and companies, most frequently {{FOX}} for their habit of picking up {{geek}}-centric shows (''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', etc.) only to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork cancel them prematurely]]. The very first strip was a TakeThat against ''{{Spiderman}} 3''.

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* ''Webcomic/HijinksEnsue'' exists almost solely to hurl {{Take That}}s against various people and companies, most frequently {{FOX}} for their habit of picking up {{geek}}-centric shows (''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', etc.) only to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork cancel them prematurely]]. The very first strip was a TakeThat against ''{{Spiderman}} 3''.
8th May '15 9:16:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''WebComic/DeadOfSummer'' did a TakeThat against the [[GeorgeWBush Bush Administration]] [[http://www.deadofsummer.org/2007/06/18/comic-249-press-conferences-gone-awry/ here.]]

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* ''WebComic/DeadOfSummer'' did a TakeThat against the [[GeorgeWBush [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Bush Administration]] [[http://www.deadofsummer.org/2007/06/18/comic-249-press-conferences-gone-awry/ here.]]
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