History Webcomic / BasicInstructions

7th Feb '16 6:02:38 PM R1ck
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** This probably means there's another Basic Instructions book coming out soon.
4th Jan '16 8:05:35 AM ChronoLegion
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A [[CutAndPasteComic cut-and-paste]] [[http://basicinstructions.net/ web-comic]] by Scott Meyer, which offers, well, basic instructions on modern living. And how to deal with moon invaders. Features cartoon/traced versions of Meyer, his wife, his friends and co-workers, random annoying strangers, moon invaders...

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A [[CutAndPasteComic cut-and-paste]] [[http://basicinstructions.net/ web-comic]] by Scott Meyer, Creator/ScottMeyer, which offers, well, basic instructions on modern living. And how to deal with moon invaders. Features cartoon/traced versions of Meyer, his wife, his friends and co-workers, random annoying strangers, moon invaders...
25th Dec '15 7:28:53 PM NeoSilverThorn
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** OpenSecret: It made the national news.
12th Nov '15 6:52:31 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* SocietyMarchesOn: His retrospective on [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2015/11/10/how-to-fake-a-smile.html this comic]] mentions how the joke went from absurdist to mean-spirited over time as "hobo" went from a reference to a 1940's itinerant laborer to a general term for the homeless in common usage.
18th Oct '15 7:17:17 PM nombretomado
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* StockholmSyndrome: [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2008/12/15/how-to-watch-a-movie-you-are-told-you-will-love.html Scott explains]] the {{Disney}} movie ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.

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* StockholmSyndrome: [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2008/12/15/how-to-watch-a-movie-you-are-told-you-will-love.html Scott explains]] the {{Disney}} {{Creator/Disney}} movie ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
7th Oct '15 6:12:44 PM Berrenta
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* GratuitousNinja: One of Scott's coworkers was complaining about how her son wanted to be a ninja when he grew up. Scott spun it [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2012/1/19/how-to-help-your-child-pick-a-role-model.html in the most positive light possible]].



* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: One of Scott's coworkers was complaining about how her son wanted to be a ninja when he grew up. Scott spun it [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2012/1/19/how-to-help-your-child-pick-a-role-model.html in the most positive light possible]].
31st Aug '15 7:14:33 PM ironballs16
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: {{Invoked}} in regards to fictional-Rick's luck.
-->'''Scott''': It just didn't seem plausible that you'd never ever win. [[CosmicPlaything Ever.]]\\
'''Rick''': So you're making me more believable by lying about me.\\
'''Scott''': More "distorting" than lying. Seeing you as you are would damage people's world-view. You're like a positivity eclipse.
19th Aug '15 1:01:28 AM Geoduck
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Falls somewhere between being a SliceOfLife and LifeEmbellished comic. Strips appear frequently on Website/{{Cracked}}. For a short time, Rick had his own spinoff series, ''Asking the Wrong Guy,'' though lack of interest led to its cancellation.

After 10 years of comic creation, Scott [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2015/7/28/how-to-announce-the-imminent-end-of-your-comic-strip.html decided to conclude the comic in July 2015]], citing repetition as the primary reason, along with a desire to focus on writing full-length novels. The final strip was posted on August 24th, 2015 and the comic then began rerunning with creator commentary added.

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Falls somewhere between being a SliceOfLife and LifeEmbellished comic. Strips appear frequently on Website/{{Cracked}}. For a short time, Scott's best friend Rick had his own spinoff series, ''Asking the Wrong Guy,'' though lack of interest led to its cancellation.

In July 2015, After 10 years of comic creation, Scott [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2015/7/28/how-to-announce-the-imminent-end-of-your-comic-strip.html decided announced his decision to conclude the comic in July 2015]], comic]], citing increasing difficulty in avoiding repetition as the primary reason, along with a desire to focus on writing full-length novels. The final strip was posted on August 24th, 2015 and the comic then began rerunning with creator commentary added.
30th Jul '15 6:13:30 PM Jacob175
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After 12 years of comic creation, Scott [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2015/7/28/how-to-announce-the-imminent-end-of-your-comic-strip.html decided to conclude the comic in July 2015]], citing repetition as the primary reason, along with a desire to focus on writing full-length novels. The comic then began rerunning with creator commentary added.

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After 12 10 years of comic creation, Scott [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2015/7/28/how-to-announce-the-imminent-end-of-your-comic-strip.html decided to conclude the comic in July 2015]], citing repetition as the primary reason, along with a desire to focus on writing full-length novels. The final strip was posted on August 24th, 2015 and the comic then began rerunning with creator commentary added.



* BornUnlucky: Rick.



* CelebrityEndorsement: Scott Adams, creator of ''{{Dilbert}}'', was a great fan of this strip right from the beginning and his support and endorsement helped establish it and spread its popularity.

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* CelebrityEndorsement: Scott Adams, creator of ''{{Dilbert}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', was a great fan of this strip right from the beginning and his support and endorsement helped establish it and spread its popularity.



* DontExplainTheJoke: One of the two problems [[http://www.gocomics.com/basicinstructions/2013/10/21#.UmV1QBDwrJs here]], the other being DudeNotFunny

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* DontExplainTheJoke: One of the two problems [[http://www.gocomics.com/basicinstructions/2013/10/21#.UmV1QBDwrJs here]], the other being DudeNotFunnyDudeNotFunny.



* EvilTwin

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* EvilTwinEvilTwin: One or two strips involve them.


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** In another strip, Rick apparently replaced Literture/HarryPotter's name with his own in his first-edition books.
28th Jul '15 9:58:53 PM ironballs16
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After 12 years of comic creation, Scott decided to conclude the comic in July 2015, citing repetition as the primary reason. The comic then began rerunning with creator commentary added.

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After 12 years of comic creation, Scott [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2015/7/28/how-to-announce-the-imminent-end-of-your-comic-strip.html decided to conclude the comic in July 2015, 2015]], citing repetition as the primary reason.reason, along with a desire to focus on writing full-length novels. The comic then began rerunning with creator commentary added.
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