History WebComic / MSPaintAdventures

20th Nov '15 5:21:09 PM FF32
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** The best example of stylistic suck would be Dave's own webcomic, ''SweetBroAndHellaJeff''.

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** The best example of stylistic suck would be Dave's own webcomic, ''SweetBroAndHellaJeff''.''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff''.
13th Jul '15 9:06:13 PM bwburke94
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''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/ MS Paint Adventures]]'' is a catch-all term for several webcomics by Andrew Hussie which are all, [[ArtifactTitle as the name suggests]], [[NeverTrustATitle made entirely in Adobe Photoshop and later, Flash]]. The TropeCodifier of the InteractiveComic genre, each is written in the style of an InteractiveFiction game, where each panel is accompanied by a text description, and the link to the next panel represents a player's command entered into a TextParser. It originated in 2006 as a series of games run on the Gangbunch forums, a small gathering of artists and miscellaneous people from the ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' forums which later became the current MSPA Forums, and were played by a group of Hussie's online friends; it graduated to its own site and effectively became a webcomic in in 2007.

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''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/ MS Paint Adventures]]'' is a catch-all term for several webcomics by Andrew Hussie Creator/AndrewHussie which are all, were originally made in Microsoft Paint, but [[ArtifactTitle as the name suggests]], later switched to]] [[NeverTrustATitle made entirely in Adobe Photoshop Photoshop, and later, later Flash]]. The TropeCodifier of the InteractiveComic genre, each is written in the style of an InteractiveFiction game, where each panel is accompanied by a text description, and the link to the next panel represents a player's command entered into a TextParser. It originated in 2006 as a series of games run on the Gangbunch forums, a small gathering of artists and miscellaneous people from the ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' forums which later became the current MSPA Forums, and were played by a group of Hussie's online friends; it graduated to its own site and effectively became a webcomic in in 2007.
1st Jul '15 6:31:12 PM Llygodenfawr
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It is comprised of four series:

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It is comprised of comprises four series:
23rd May '15 3:31:23 PM EBsessed
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* '''''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''''' is the current series. It begins with 13-year old John Egbert, who's trying to get around to to playing a hot new video game called "Sburb" while contending with a poorly-designed inventory system, and his father, but snowballs very quickly into an epic of children trying to survive AfterTheEnd in a world [[YouCantFightFate predestined to work against them]]. While still happily displaying the energetic imagination and lightheartedness of ''Problem Sleuth'', it has increased focus on deep characterization and dialogue, dramatic moods and a wildly twisting plot. It was [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=5 initially done]] entirely in Flash, before Hussie decided to switch back to Photoshop because Flash is a pain to write comics in, though Flash is still occasionally employed for animated sequences and brief exploration games.

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* '''''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''''' is the current series. It begins with 13-year old John Egbert, who's trying to get around to to playing a hot new video game called "Sburb" while contending with a poorly-designed inventory system, and his father, but snowballs very quickly into an epic of children trying to survive AfterTheEnd in a world [[YouCantFightFate predestined to work against them]]. While still happily displaying the energetic imagination and lightheartedness of ''Problem Sleuth'', it has increased focus on deep characterization and dialogue, dramatic moods and a wildly twisting plot. It was [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=5 initially done]] entirely in Flash, before Hussie decided to switch back to Photoshop because Flash is a pain to write comics in, though Flash is still occasionally employed for animated sequences and brief exploration games.
2nd May '15 10:02:58 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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* CerebusSyndrome: Very noticable over the course of the comic. ''Jail Break'' was driven completely by user suggestions without regard for quality, and as a result is completely nonsensical and gag-driven. ''ProblemSleuth'' was still largely user-driven, but managed to incorporate characters and a plot (albeit a comedic, cartoon-y one). ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a pre-planned story arc and serious themes mixed in with its humor.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Very noticable over the course of the comic. ''Jail Break'' ''Webcomic/{{Jailbreak}}'' was driven completely by user suggestions without regard for quality, and as a result is completely nonsensical and gag-driven. ''ProblemSleuth'' ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' was still largely user-driven, but managed to incorporate characters and a plot (albeit a comedic, cartoon-y one). ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a pre-planned story arc and serious themes mixed in with its humor.



** ''ProblemSleuth'' has this as a major element in the form of each characters weapons, which are also mundane items like a ring of keys or a lipstick tube. Most of the time, referring to an item as its counterpart seems to get around this (e.g. using the keys on the door shoots it with a gun), except when working normally would be [[RuleOfFunny more frustrating and funny]]. It's explicitly described in universe [[BreakingTheFourthWall on [=GameFAQs=]]] as a bug.

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** ''ProblemSleuth'' ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' has this as a major element in the form of each characters weapons, which are also mundane items like a ring of keys or a lipstick tube. Most of the time, referring to an item as its counterpart seems to get around this (e.g. using the keys on the door shoots it with a gun), except when working normally would be [[RuleOfFunny more frustrating and funny]]. It's explicitly described in universe [[BreakingTheFourthWall on [=GameFAQs=]]] as a bug.



** Not only that, but the titles ''ProblemSleuth'' and ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' only reflect the initial circumstances of each adventure, and don't give a very good glimpse into what the actual story will be like. In ''ProblemSleuth'', no cases are solved, clues found, or culprits apprehended instead, the plot evolves into sort of a pastiche of {{Eastern RPG}}s, culminating in a final battle where the entire universe is at stake. On the other Hand, Problem Sleuth was the protagonist, so the title at least made some sense.

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** Not only that, but the titles ''ProblemSleuth'' ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' and ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' only reflect the initial circumstances of each adventure, and don't give a very good glimpse into what the actual story will be like. In ''ProblemSleuth'', ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', no cases are solved, clues found, or culprits apprehended instead, the plot evolves into sort of a pastiche of {{Eastern RPG}}s, culminating in a final battle where the entire universe is at stake. On the other Hand, Problem Sleuth was the protagonist, so the title at least made some sense.



* TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste: Done repeatedly with reader suggestions, with hilarious (and often plot-crucial) results. The rather silly idea of building a fort out of a desk in ''ProblemSleuth'' actually developed into a major game mechanic of the series.

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* TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste: Done repeatedly with reader suggestions, with hilarious (and often plot-crucial) results. The rather silly idea of building a fort out of a desk in ''ProblemSleuth'' ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' actually developed into a major game mechanic of the series.
28th Apr '15 12:13:52 AM Spherie
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* '''''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''''' is the current series. It begins with 13-year old John Egbert, who's trying to get around to to playing a hot new video game called "Sburb" while contending with a poorly-designed inventory system and his father, but snowballs very quickly into an epic of children trying to survive AfterTheEnd in a world [[YouCantFightFate predestined to work against them]]. While still happily displaying the energetic imagination and lightheartedness of ''Problem Sleuth'', it has increased focus on deep characterization and dialogue, dramatic moods and a wildly twisting plot. It was [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=5 initially done]] entirely in Flash, before Hussie decided to switch back to Photoshop because Flash is a pain to write comics in, though Flash is still occasionally employed for animated sequences and brief exploration games.

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* '''''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''''' is the current series. It begins with 13-year old John Egbert, who's trying to get around to to playing a hot new video game called "Sburb" while contending with a poorly-designed inventory system system, and his father, but snowballs very quickly into an epic of children trying to survive AfterTheEnd in a world [[YouCantFightFate predestined to work against them]]. While still happily displaying the energetic imagination and lightheartedness of ''Problem Sleuth'', it has increased focus on deep characterization and dialogue, dramatic moods and a wildly twisting plot. It was [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=5 initially done]] entirely in Flash, before Hussie decided to switch back to Photoshop because Flash is a pain to write comics in, though Flash is still occasionally employed for animated sequences and brief exploration games.
15th Feb '15 3:40:45 PM TropeWalrus
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* UpToEleven: Routinely. And he never turns it back to 1 before he [[SerialEscalation kicks it up again]]. Although it is nearly always put in with [[MoodWhiplash incredibly tame]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking even dull]] moments in between one WhamEpisode and the next. A prime example would be the most recent (at time of writing) scenes, [[spoiler:When it's revealed Dirk and Roxy live in the dark future under the control of the Baroness, then followed by Spades Slick being milkfed by [[AuthorAvatar Hussie,]] while [[ShipTease Ms. Paint makes a special meal for Slick]], before revealing the BigBad is in the very close quarters with that particular group of offside heroes. This is finally followed by [[OtherMeAnnoysMe Karkat yelling at himself. Twice.]] ]]

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* UpToEleven: Routinely. And he never turns it back to 1 before he [[SerialEscalation kicks it up again]]. Although it is nearly always put in with [[MoodWhiplash incredibly tame]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking even dull]] moments in between one WhamEpisode and the next. A prime example would be the most recent (at time of writing) scenes, [[spoiler:When it's revealed Dirk and Roxy live in the dark future under the control of the Baroness, then followed by Spades Slick being milkfed by [[AuthorAvatar Hussie,]] while [[ShipTease Ms. Paint makes a special meal for Slick]], before revealing the BigBad is in the very close quarters with that particular group of offside heroes. This is finally followed by [[OtherMeAnnoysMe Karkat yelling at himself. Twice.]] ]]
25th Nov '14 5:08:06 PM VGDHTGFJK
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25th Nov '14 2:43:05 PM LKLJXD
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25th Nov '14 12:58:08 PM Twiddler
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** The [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?viewpage=new New Reader]] page claims that Problem Sleuth is 'by far the longest adventure'. All of the Adventures other than Homestuck compromise about 2,000 of MS Paint Adventures' pages. Homestuck has over 6,000, with text, animations, and games.

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** The [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?viewpage=new New Reader]] page claims notes itself to be out of date. The claim that Problem Sleuth is 'by far the longest adventure'. All of adventure' is crossed out and followed by "(Homestuck is now much longer)", and the Adventures other than Homestuck compromise section about 2,000 of MS Paint Adventures' pages. Homestuck has over 6,000, with text, animations, and games.a link to a more up-to-date primer at the top of the old description.
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