May
11
2012
9

…Oh, hai, Krosp.

I was just remarking to my wife that we hadn’t seen you in the comic for a while; and there you are.  You fit in… surprisingly well, really.

Moe Lane

PS: Nice hat.

PPS: The Girl Genius store.

Apr
27
2012
6

“…Dunno. How BORED did hyu say hyu vos?”

Punchline to today’s Girl Genius.  Man, I love these guys…

…but I’m starting to wonder when the webcomic is going to actually reach some sort of climax.  I think that we’re somewhere in Act III, or maybe the beginning of Act IV; and the Foglios are very, very good at this sort of thing.  Still, if they were thinking about dragging it out I would argue that they shouldn’t, largely because I’d rather see the comic get wrapped up rather than lose any quality.

Yeah, I know, I know: who asked me?

Apr
17
2012
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Now there is some quality game-mastering, right there.

Because while a self-inflicted Total Party Kill has its charms, it’s very wasteful to let it happen in the first couple of game sessions.  You need to let them build up to it on their own.  So that it’s personalCathartic, really.

Annnnnnd that’s why GMs still do the ‘roll to see if you see the panther in the tree‘ line.  Or, rather, sometimes why they do it.  It’s a handy hint to get people’s heads back on a swivel.

Apr
03
2012
2

QotD, Presumably SOMEBODY Out There Doesn’t Edition.

Today’s Full Frontal Nerdity:

“It’s a good distraction for the guards.  Also, we hate mimes.”

…Not much else to say there, really.

Mar
13
2012
3

Wow, this was a brazen attempt at theft.

I mean, it’s fine to subscribe to a RSS feed, obviously; and it’s even OK to aggregate a bunch of RSS feeds.  But to aggregate a bunch of webcomic RSS feeds, rip the images off of them, turn the result into an app, and then sell advertising on it… bad form, AdultComix.  Very, very bad form.

Via Darths & Droids, which is one of the comics being ripped off… and who is not happy about it at all.  I wonder how strict Australian copyright law is? – Well, I guess that we’ll find out…

 

Jan
31
2012
1

Ah, today’s Bad Machinery’s up… oh.

Oh, dear.  This type of story rarely ends well.  It’s folklore, you understand.

Dec
30
2011
7

I need coffee.

Took me a moment to get it.

Worse, I then spent the next five minutes trying to come up with a good pun incorporating quantum mechanics. And I’m an English major, remember? Math is hard. Math-based puns are harder.

Oct
30
2011
1

Last week’s subtle SMBC.

Catching up on my webcomics, I came across this one.  It’s an example of one of the reasons why I regularly peruse Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal; the cartoonist often draws stuff that says one thing on the first reading, and then the opposite on a deeper one.

In this case: the old guy gives a conceptual framework to the kid, who then uses to communicate with the other kids (who have been given similar frameworks, or at least recognizable ones).  This communication allows all the kids to grow up with a unique perspective and framework for life, which he then uses to achieve his childhood dreams and succeed in the larger society.  And then, at the end of his life, he makes sure that the next generation can do the same thing.

Isn’t that the goal?

Oct
10
2011
14

You know, it’s the oddest thing.

There’s a webcomic out there whose artist is pretty good, and who definitely needs money. And every so often I feel guilty about reading said webcomic, and not giving the artist any money… but every single time that I start feeling really guilty, the artist engages in political hate speech! Right out of nowhere! Completely egregious!

And then I don’t feel guilty anymore.

Moe Lane

PS: Taunting the artist with this by name is more or less immoral; not because it’s wrong to teach people the practical consequences of hate speech, but because I would enjoy it just a shade too much, and not in the right way.

Oct
08
2011
1

Reimagining the Justice League.

Good stuff as usual from Aaron Diaz; I liked especially re-imaging Lex Luthor as a benevolent, friendly geek in his public/corporate persona.  It’s a step up from the usual knee-jerk ‘visibly evil mega-corporation villain.’  The rest is visually interesting, in the retro-Futurist way that Diaz likes to draw technology.

Now if he’d just update Dresden Codak more often…

Oct
05
2011
--

Well, put me in overshoes and call be a duck*.

This… makes perfect sense, really.  It’s all so obvious, now.

Dude.

Moe Lane

*Have I used that one before? I may have used that one before. It’s also a blast from the past, as it originates from something I heard in my childhood:

Oct
04
2011
1

LAWFUL GOOD REPRESENTS, N00BZ.

That’s how you do it.

Mind you, it took forever for the latest OOTS to come out, but given the payoff – and the last line, which frankly thrilled my soul – I suppose that we’ll just have to let Burlew get away with it.

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