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SUPER EFFECTIVE:

Also known as that Pokémon webcomic by the VG Cats people.

Today's is too awesome to remain unmentioned.

Link here: http://www.vgcats.com/super/
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 2 Brickman, Mon, 29th Jun '09 3:43:59 PM from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
I don't even see where the joke is. There's a bait and switch, which subverts expectations, but it's missing the crucial components known as "cleverness" and "making sense". Also, it's pretty ugly and has no relation to Pokemon.

Hitting the previous button once confirms that this is, indeed, by the authors of VG Cats. Oh yes indeedy.
Your funny quote here! (Maybe)
I'm honestly not sure he's even trying to be funny.

EDIT: Read through the previous few comics. My God, this is terrible. VG Cats isn't exactly the height of humor, but it usually gets a pained grimace out of me; all this comic inspires is apathy.

edited 29th Jun '09 3:56:56 PM by Nornagest

I will keep my soul in a place out of sight,
Far off, where the pulse of it is not heard.
 4 Tangent 128, Mon, 29th Jun '09 3:59:18 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
Hint: It's a Slowpoke.

edited 29th Jun '09 3:59:28 PM by Tangent128

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And now I feel like a Slowpoke for not noticing that it was a Slowpoke. I thought it was some sort of joke on the zany theories surrounding Elvis' death.

Gamer humor is too esoteric for me these days.
 
 6 Tzetze, Mon, 29th Jun '09 4:08:58 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
It isn't gamer humor, it's just a joke with - wait, I just got it.

...
Left Eye
The first few were gold, right now? Meh.

Oak: "Are you a boy or a girl?" Red:"...." Oak: "...A giiirl?"
Well, I think this comic relies on blatantly picking apart some of the more vulnerable frige logic aspects of the game.

Like being able to name your rival "DOUCHE" (there was actually a strip where the rival's name was changed between Gary, Douche, and Blue several times, after strip had officially appeared on the site), and like your rival's line "smell ya later", and how you get money from defeating trainers.

Yes, the joke depends on noticing that it's a slowpoke. I like subtle jokes like that. :D

Edit: Okay, as subtle as something by the VG Cats people can get.

edited 29th Jun '09 6:51:27 PM by GlennMagusHarvey

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 9 Sabbo, Wed, 23rd Sep '09 3:57:16 AM from Australia Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
I realize I'm bumping something most people here have said they dislike, but still, I found this amusing... If part because I have NO IDEA whether Scott has completely abandoned his earlier pretense of making fun of the games.
A-HYUK!
I actually found that pretty funny.
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 11 Fawriel, Wed, 23rd Sep '09 12:03:35 PM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
I didn't! *thumbs up*
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
I thought it was supposed to be a joke about MC in pokemon not looking (or acting) their age at all. Still not really funny.

hey, i love this comic. i dont always care whether things make sense or not, as long as i get a chuckle out of it. i mean, that's what we're all reading it for, isn't it? for the lulz?
 
 14 Parable, Tue, 29th Sep '09 11:29:02 AM from California Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Many Faces
Took me about 5 seconds to get that slowpoke one but I thought that was pretty funny. I like this comic.
Schrodinger's Goth: While inside the box, it is impossible to determine whether the Goth wishes she was never born, or wishes she was dead.
A-HYUK!
Took me about 5 seconds to get that slowpoke one but I thought that was pretty funny.

Irony?
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 16 Parable, Tue, 29th Sep '09 3:41:20 PM from California Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Many Faces
Given everyone else seemed to have to same delayed reaction, I'm begining to wonder if that was the intention.

edited 29th Sep '09 3:41:39 PM by Parable

Schrodinger's Goth: While inside the box, it is impossible to determine whether the Goth wishes she was never born, or wishes she was dead.
I didn't, but I still found it mightily funny.

Maybe it became even more appropriate for you.
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 18 Fawriel, Wed, 30th Sep '09 4:45:09 AM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
...

*facepalm*

JESUS CHRIST

Ever since people started talking about the comic being like "oh it's a slowpoke I get it" I was like "of course it's a Slowpoke, it's clear as day as it is".

And NOW I got why that is a joke.

I feel like I've been turned into a living punchline.
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
 19 Sabbo, Wed, 30th Sep '09 7:10:45 AM from Australia Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Fawriel, did it really take you that long to get the joke?

Don't worry, it took me a while too, and for a similar reason. >_>

edited 30th Sep '09 7:11:06 AM by Sabbo

A-HYUK!
Scott pulling off a smart joke? GASP!!
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 21 AC Drawings, Wed, 30th Sep '09 2:39:11 PM from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
I didn't get the joke until you guys mentioend it. I knew it was a slwpoke when I saw it, but I didn't consider that it was a slowpoke. I just thought Scott was making some joke that didn't make sense funny. Now that I know what it means, this may be the only time hes done a funny and smart joke.

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Specifically, the pokédex says that it takes them 5 seconds to feel pain or something.
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Hah! I actually find Super Effective really funny. It's retro gold! =)

And I understood the slowpoke joke directly.

slate furry thing
I don't see what's wrong with Super Effective at all. :/

The latest one is eh, but exploiting the games' mechanics and what-not for humour, and combining it with the style of Pokemon Special... (well kinda...) is kinda cool.

Incidentally I thought the Slowpoke one was to do with Michael Jackson.
this is witty
Er, what? Wasn't it?
 
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