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Webcomic / Concerned

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No, Frohman.

Concerned: The Half-Life and Death of Gordon Frohman is a Machinomic by Christopher C. Livingston based on Half-Life 2. An Affectionate Parody, it blurs the line between machinima and Webcomics: all images are in-game screenshots taken from Garry's Mod, which allows the user to pose ragdolls and play around with the scripted events of the game, that have had speech bubbles and whatnot added. The name of the strip comes from a letter from "A Concerned Citizen" read in the game by the administrator of Earth, Dr. Breen, which the comic provides an explanation of.

The story follows the misadventures of Gordon Frohman, happy-go-lucky if none-too-bright resident of City 17 and former file clerk at Black Mesa, as he precedes/follows in Gordon Freeman's footsteps and attempts to ingratiate himself to the Combine overlords, catch Dr. Breen's latest show, cleanse the city of evil Vortigaunts, find an apartment, survive the horrifyingly friendly residents of Ravenholm, get his trans-human surgical upgrade, and stop that crowbar-wielding jerk from ruining everything. As the comic's name suggests, Frohman dies at the end.

If you're at all familiar with Half-Life 2, or even if you're not, you may want to check it out. Expect some spoilers, though.

Despite the fact that Frohman did actually die at the end, an unofficial sequel titled ''Concerned 2: A Concerned Rip-Off-The Continuing Adventures of Gordon Frohman'' by Norman N. Black demonstrates that our loveable dumbass survived due to Frohman reloading a save point from before he died. Unfortunately, the unofficial sequel has not been updated since late 2010.

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