History Webcomic / ScaryGoRound

12th Feb '16 1:10:42 PM Berrenta
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Trivia
* TheMerch: Among other things, Ryan's expression "Tupping liberty" was put on a t-shirt, and The Boy's "UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} Is OK" t-shirt was {{defictionalised}}. There's a whole [[http://shop.scarygoround.com/ store]] of books, t-shirts, prints, tea towels and tote bags keeping John Allison in tea-bags on the ''SGR''/''Webcomic/BadMachinery'' site.
23rd Nov '15 2:26:44 AM Spindriver
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* PutOnABus: Given [[http://scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20080922 this comic]], it's safe to assume that this has happened to Tim (though he does show up [[http://scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20090604 later]] to drive the girls home from their {{Atlantis}} misadventures.) Also Shelley in the end, when she leaves for London and a job at the Ministry Of History. Probably so that she didn't weigh into ''Webcomic/BadMachinery''. (This was originally intended to set up the next comic ''Destroy History'', where Shelley would roam through time causing and fixing trouble, but by then, Allison decided to retire Shelley instead.)
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* PutOnABus: An occupational hazard for any character subject to John Allison's whims and occasional ruthlessness... ** Given [[http://scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20080922 this comic]], it's safe to assume that this Tim has happened been firmly put on a bus to Tim Wales (though he does show up [[http://scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20090604 later]] to drive the girls home from their {{Atlantis}} misadventures.) Also ) ** At the end of one run of the comic, Shelley in the end, when she leaves for London and a job at the Ministry Of History. Probably History, probably so that she didn't weigh into won't cause trouble in ''Webcomic/BadMachinery''. (This This was originally intended to set up the next comic a new comic, ''Destroy History'', where Shelley would roam through time causing and fixing trouble, but by then, then Allison decided to retire Shelley instead.)instead. Then he changed his mind and gave her a few standalone stories, and has even run at least a few ''Destroy History'' strips.
23rd Nov '15 2:20:18 AM Spindriver
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** In a more meta example, John Allison has stated that Desmond Fishman and Carrot are [[http://sgrblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/state-of-onion-2010.html retired from his comics.]] * PutOnABusToHell: One of the most literal examples possible, [[spoiler: Erin and Crowley are PutOnABus when they're sucked into Hell]].
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** In a more meta example, John Allison has stated that Desmond Fishman and Carrot are [[http://sgrblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/state-of-onion-2010.html retired from his comics.]] ]] Though Desmond has been glimpsed since. * PutOnABusToHell: One PutOnABusToHell: ** In one of the most literal examples possible, [[spoiler: Erin and Crowley are PutOnABus when they're sucked into Hell]].Hell. Not only is Erin sucked into Hell, her very memory is RetGone from everyone who knows her, so ''no rescue attempts'' will be made. Brr... In ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'' TheBusCameBack, but still no one remembers her. Allison subsequently wrote a story about Erin breaking out of Hell; it is two pages long and awesome, and involves her becoming ruler of Hell along the way. (Crowley, on the other hand, just gets eaten.) Then, in a rather brutal Scary-Go-Round story, Erin surrenders her mortal life to save her mortal sort-of boyfriend, returning to rule Hell, although she can still occasionally visit her sister, who now remembers her. Then her boyfriend gets himself killed anyway. Yes, for the supreme ruler of a whole paranormal realm, Erin is a bit of a ButtMonkey.

* PygmalionPlot: Sort of - In the later chapter "Chilton Takes Charge". Amy finds finds that Ryan's recent poor luck with women has led him to become a depressed drunk with an uncontrolled beard, and she knocks him back into shape and rebuilds his love-life. Three years after the end of ''SGR'' (just before ''Webcomic/BadMachinery''), they got married.
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* PygmalionPlot: Sort of - In -- in the later chapter "Chilton Takes Charge". Amy finds finds that Ryan's recent poor luck with women has led him to become a depressed drunk with an uncontrolled beard, and she knocks him back into shape and rebuilds his love-life. Three years after the end of ''SGR'' (just before ''Webcomic/BadMachinery''), they got married.
25th Oct '15 4:48:38 PM nombretomado
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** Having quit British Intelligence and been declared a loose cannon, where did Fallon end up for a few chapters? [[ThePrisoner The Village]], [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20060925 of course]].
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** Having quit British Intelligence and been declared a loose cannon, where did Fallon end up for a few chapters? [[ThePrisoner [[Series/ThePrisoner The Village]], [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20060925 of course]].
13th Sep '15 8:51:10 PM nombretomado
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--> Some people (on the internet) have written to me to say that they think today's comic is some sort of cuss to ''Questionable Content''. With all the war in the world and the complexities of VAT on my mind, I have no time for that sort of thing. For those of you [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory writing prac. crit. essays]], it's a deeper sideswipe at the word-haemorrhaging quasi-''[[TheOC OC]]''/''[[DawsonsCreek Dawsons]]'' spiel of [[PrettyWhiteKidsWithProblems the self-interested post-teen]]. ''Discuss.''
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--> Some people (on the internet) have written to me to say that they think today's comic is some sort of cuss to ''Questionable Content''. With all the war in the world and the complexities of VAT on my mind, I have no time for that sort of thing. For those of you [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory writing prac. crit. essays]], it's a deeper sideswipe at the word-haemorrhaging quasi-''[[TheOC OC]]''/''[[DawsonsCreek quasi-''[[Series/TheOC OC]]''/''[[Series/DawsonsCreek Dawsons]]'' spiel of [[PrettyWhiteKidsWithProblems the self-interested post-teen]]. ''Discuss.''
17th Aug '15 5:24:12 AM Spindriver
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* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: Kids in the Franchise/{{Bobbinsverse}} are prone to this sort of behavior, [[http://www.scarygoround.com/?date=20150817 as here.]] -->'''Humphrey:''' Daddy said I should hide my piggy bank while you're here. But he said it wouldn't be for long.
1st Jun '15 2:11:46 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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** Ella Wickle and Shelley [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20090302 appear on]] ''Series/TheJeremyKyleShow'' [[note]] [[PointAndLaughShow It's like a more low-rent]] ''JerrySpringer'', but not quite as weird, and the host just wants to berate the guests for being scum.[[/note]] ([[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20090303 His script reads]] "Grimace Shout Grimace".) Amy [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20090305 explains the show]] to her more genteel employee.
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** Ella Wickle and Shelley [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20090302 appear on]] ''Series/TheJeremyKyleShow'' [[note]] [[PointAndLaughShow It's like a more low-rent]] ''JerrySpringer'', ''[[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]]'', but not quite as weird, and the host just wants to berate the guests for being scum.[[/note]] ([[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20090303 His script reads]] "Grimace Shout Grimace".) Amy [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20090305 explains the show]] to her more genteel employee.
16th May '15 6:30:37 AM dtobias
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* UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}: Gets quite a few mentions, from Tessa and Rachel deciding they should flee to Swansea and adopt new identities and [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20061120 later ending up]] there on their slide into evil, to Tim leaving for exile there and Esther and The Boy going there to meet him (it's raining heavily for most of their time there, [[UsefulNotes/BritishWeather but that's Wales for you.]]) The 2015 comic [[http://scarygoround.com/?date=20150330 Space Is The Place]] (featuring characters from ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'' but released under the ''Scary Go Round'' title) has the SpaceUK camp in Wales.
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* UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}: Gets quite a few mentions, from Tessa and Rachel deciding they should flee to Swansea and adopt new identities and [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20061120 later ending up]] there on their slide into evil, to Tim leaving for exile there and Esther and The Boy going there to meet him (it's raining heavily for most of their time there, [[UsefulNotes/BritishWeather but that's Wales for you.]]) The 2015 comic [[http://scarygoround.com/?date=20150330 Space Is The Place]] (featuring characters from ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'' but released under the ''Scary Go Round'' title) has the SpaceUK Space UK camp in Wales.
16th May '15 6:29:39 AM dtobias
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* UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}: Gets quite a few mentions, from Tessa and Rachel deciding they should flee to Swansea and adopt new identities and [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20061120 later ending up]] there on their slide into evil, to Tim leaving for exile there and Esther and The Boy going there to meet him (it's raining heavily for most of their time there, [[UsefulNotes/BritishWeather but that's Wales for you.]])
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* UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}: Gets quite a few mentions, from Tessa and Rachel deciding they should flee to Swansea and adopt new identities and [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20061120 later ending up]] there on their slide into evil, to Tim leaving for exile there and Esther and The Boy going there to meet him (it's raining heavily for most of their time there, [[UsefulNotes/BritishWeather but that's Wales for you.]])]]) The 2015 comic [[http://scarygoround.com/?date=20150330 Space Is The Place]] (featuring characters from ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'' but released under the ''Scary Go Round'' title) has the SpaceUK camp in Wales.
16th May '15 6:23:44 AM dtobias
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After a little over seven years, the comic finally came to an end on September 11, 2009, with a new series called ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'' following on the 21st (accessible via [[http://scarygoround.com/index.php the same URL]]); it takes place [[TimeSkip three years after]] ''SGR'''s ending. Then, in November 2014, Allison announced the end of Bad Machinery, and reverted to "Scary Go Round" as an umbrella title for subsequent strips, at least until his specific plans were finalized.
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After a little over seven years, the comic finally came to an end on September 11, 2009, with a new series called ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'' following on the 21st (accessible via [[http://scarygoround.com/index.php the same URL]]); it takes place [[TimeSkip three years after]] ''SGR'''s ending. Then, in November 2014, Allison announced the end of Bad Machinery, and reverted to "Scary Go Round" as an umbrella title for subsequent strips, at least until his specific plans were finalized. finalized. Another spinoff was ''Giant Days'', featuring the university adventures of Esther, which had three issues self-published by Allison, and a later series illustrated by Lissa Treiman for the Boom! Box imprint.
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