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Mr AHR

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Cakman:

GAH MORE COMICS JEZUS.

I will have my work cut out for me in school tomorrow.

And yes, AHR, I enjoy it too. To the extent to which I got the urge to make a "Butthurt Liveblog" in revenge, but, as I have said before, Lampshading something doesn't forgive you for it. Even if I said "I'm doing it because she deleeted meeeeeeee, " and made a joke of it, it wouldn't make it any less assholish.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
Gilphon:

It's this sequence that makes me realize that Ellen could've been a fun villain if the series was purely comedic. It's not, so the sudden rash of evil from her is more bizarre than anything, but it's still fun to see somebody utterly fail at being evil like this.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
AHR:

I can definitely agree with that. The first part anyway. I'm not allowed to actually enjoy anything.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
Gilphon:

Also, looking ahead a bit, I think we've reached the point where the writing crosses over from 'bad' to 'not good'.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
AHR:

I certainly hope you don't mean one strip ahead.

But if I go to the end of the arc with the other V-5 Ellen, yeah, the snarky lines are actually legitimately snarky. Even before that it was showing up, like with smoking goth girl.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
Cakman:

AHR (8:24:37 PM): what DID you tihnk

AHR (8:24:43 PM): of Ellen's snappy snappiness?

Cakman (8:25:39 PM): I haven't read it yet. I read as I write. And I'm too tired to review now, so I'll get it all done in school. >_> I am procrastinator.

AHR (8:25:46 PM): ...

AHR (8:25:50 PM): then just read it

AHR (8:25:52 PM): don't write

AHR (8:25:52 PM): plz

Cakman (8:25:54 PM): k

Cakman (8:31:41 PM): ...wat.

AHR (8:31:46 PM): :3

Cakman (8:32:47 PM): Wait

Cakman (8:32:48 PM): is this

Cakman (8:32:57 PM): He's playing this straight?

AHR (8:33:03 PM): the snappy snappy?

Cakman (8:33:07 PM): Yeah.

AHR (8:33:09 PM): yes

Cakman (8:33:34 PM): ...BUT IT'S ELLIOT. THAT FUCKING IMPLIES THAT ELLIOT IS EVIL.

Cakman (8:33:47 PM): ...I'M FUCKING WRITING THIS NOW.

AHR (8:35:05 PM): I lurv you


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Cakman 18th Dec 10
Cakman:

Actually, funnily enough, AHR's and my AIM screen names are both nearly the same as our tv tropes screen names- just with things added onto both of them.

Also, on the note of the deleted thread- nothing was said by any other posters. I posted a few portions of the liveblog, labeling whether it was AHR or me writing, and then Chrysicat posted that.

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Cakman 18th Dec 10
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Cakman 18th Dec 10
Gilphon:

Yeah, this stuff is what I was talking about. The Grace stuff is pretty bad, but this sequence actually works quite well. And aside from one glaring Missed Moment Of Awesome, the next section works as well. Well, I can't quite say that; there are a few bad things coming up, but the rest of arc is decent, overall.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
Goggle Fox:

I had forgotten that he brought the goo back. I don't remember what happened when he did, or why it matters.

This is reaching the point where things became a blur, possibly because I was skimming the archives quickly looking for when things would get good.
Cakman 18th Dec 10
Okay, the Lord Tedd stuff. Shive himself has gone on record saying that he introduced Lord Tedd way too early.

I'm willing to forgive him this slip-up. He'd only been at the comic thing for a couple years. He clearly had a long way to go. Show me somebody who doesn't think their early work is at least an embarassment and I'll show you somebody who is either delusional or lying.
KendraKirai 8th Feb 11
206: The strange thing is that skull doesn't seem to correspond to anything. I mean, it'd be one thing if it was a person she'd seen die or one of her tormentors or something cliche like that but... the skull doesn't even map to anything from her past. It's just symbolic of "Grace is scared of something". At least I don't think Damien looked like that.

202: I think the idea was that since all the teachers know that Ellen is really Elliot, if any of them heard she was in the locker room enjoying the show they'd assume the worst. She's not supposed to be in there. Still, Ellen's thinking in terms of sitcom-level "evil twin mischief" rather than body-snatching-and-death level retaliation.

216+: Because the plot wasn't simplistic enough, we get a Giant Space Flea From Nowhere to return it to "standard plotline".

219: Why is the slime the start of the chain reaction and not, say, meeting Grace or meeting Tedd or waking up on the wrong day or being born? Is it just because that was when the comic started? The universe does not work like that; even if it is causal you can't blame anyone for several-degrees-removed effects of their actions which they couldn't have predicted beforehand.
Brickman 20th Feb 11
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