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Mr AHR

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Gilphon:

" Gilphon, you gonna take that? A_H_R is talking shit about you. "

Yes, I am.

As for this: Oh lord, we're entering the relations arc. I've always hated the relations arc. It's it's Shive's miserably bad first attempt at doing a serious storyline, is what it is. Though, if I'm to be fair, it's really only the end that's mind-blowingly awful.
Cakman 11th Dec 10
AHR:

I'd say that the Grace thing was the first attempt at doing something serious.

However, I am somewhat amused how set in stone Shive's story telling style is. Plot, relationship drama, plot, relationship drama, plot, relationship drama, all their own separate-esque arcs. The people who were complaining about the party arc almost should have seen it coming, really.

To Shive's credit, he does actually merge the two when the dude with a hat comes alive and tries to kill Ellen, but then you had that whole problem of the plot and the relationship drama surrounding the same people, with two other subplots going on in the background that did not (Well, two thirds of the subplots did not).
Cakman 11th Dec 10
Damn. I broke my first-post-after-A_H_R streak. Ah well. Here we go:

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Cakman 11th Dec 10
Silver 2195:

I'm reading along (having never read EGS until now), and I tentatively agree with many of AHR's complaints (although, as Cakman pointed out, the Calvin And Hobbes reference was actually pretty funny, and I liked the Q&A bits).
Cakman 11th Dec 10
AHR:

I had figured it was a reference, since it seemed incredibly out of Shive's normal sort of thing, but I had assumed it was some sort of inside joke or something of that sort.

My mistake, I had a deprived comic-less childhood.

And the Q&A s, it's not that they're bad, it's just that they remind me that I could be reading and snarking the actual plot right now. The Q&A s were not what made me dislike the series, the plot did.
Cakman 11th Dec 10
Blazinghydra:

Interesting. I'd heard of EGS before, but I never really had any particular inclination to read it (as well as most other webcomics).

In any case, this is an interesting take on it. It's somewhat annoying when you reference events that have yet to happen as examples of character drift, but I can deal with it. I only assume the Webcomic gets better over time, which would be the logical conclusion.
Cakman 11th Dec 10
AHR:

I apologize for that. I was mostly assuming the readers would be people who knew the strip well, minus the man slave Cakman.

There is not much I can do though, since most things work better (in terms of badness) when there is context.
Cakman 11th Dec 10
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