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Penny Arcade is a contender for Best Webcomic of the Decade

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  • DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Preacher wrote: »
    DeShadowC wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Apparently Mike just couldn't let LICD be named comic of the decade, PA has surged up to number 2, go all the way you beautiful baby.

    Tied for first.

    Hooray, that means it gained 2% in like 10 minutes.

    The front page of the PA site is a hell of a megaphone.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    If it lasts until tomorrow and Tycho reposts the link the new comic crowd should put up some hefty numbers.

  • DeebaserDeebaser Lead Frog Rammer Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    Deebaser wrote: »
    Talk to him! I know he probably doesn't care about some bullshit poll, but LICD needs to be stopped.

    Do it for America.
    Do it for Raptor Jesus.
    Do it for spite.

    I don't care what reasons are behind it, but please have them post something on the front page to crush the dreams of that horribad web comic.

    It IS on the front page

    out of date post is out of date?

  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Deebaser wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Deebaser wrote: »
    Talk to him! I know he probably doesn't care about some bullshit poll, but LICD needs to be stopped.

    Do it for America.
    Do it for Raptor Jesus.
    Do it for spite.

    I don't care what reasons are behind it, but please have them post something on the front page to crush the dreams of that horribad web comic.

    It IS on the front page

    out of date post is out of date?

    Yeah, whoops

    It's funny because yours was out of date, then mine's was in telling you it was and blargh blargh blargh inverse world

  • DeebaserDeebaser Lead Frog Rammer Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yeah judging by the timestamp I was about half an hour late on my call to action. Is this meta?

  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Deebaser wrote: »
    Yeah judging by the timestamp I was about half an hour late on my call to action. Is this meta?

    I...don't...know....

    OH NO
    Spoiler:

    WE HAVE TO STOP

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    WE'RE DESTROYING THE

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    FOREVER
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    OF
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    FABRIC
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  • AiouaAioua Novus Ordo Seclorum Lord of the ForumRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    PA is ahead by 1% now.

    life's a game that you're bound to lose / like using a hammer to pound in screws
    fuck up once and you break your thumb / if you're happy at all then you're god damn dumb
    that's right we're on a fucked up cruise / God is dead but at least we got booze
    bad things happen, no one knows why / the sun burns out and everyone dies
  • Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
    BTW, I'm responsible for the current wanging. I'm so proud of myself. Yesterday, I sent a tweet to Gabe and told him I think he needs to wang the poll. Yay for me.

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  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    TIME SHIP!!! NO TIME!

  • Torso BoyTorso Boy Registered User
    edited January 2010
    The poll must be for #2, with Achewood presumed #1. That sounds fair.

    Rent wrote: »
    So that's what having no idea what you are talking about looks like
  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Hey I got sigged

    Sweet

  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited January 2010
    I don't think PA is the funniest strip, but I think that given it's consistent quality, its social commentary, and its impact it could reasonably be called the best.

    fake edit: Also, I just looked at a few strips of LICD and dear God is that terrible.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I don't think PA is the funniest strip, but I think that given it's consistent quality, its social commentary, and its impact it could reasonably be called the best.

    fake edit: Also, I just looked at a few strips of LICD and dear God is that terrible.

    So much so you said it twice?

    Also, I enjoy you fake editing a post you're probably going to real edit

  • InHumanInHuman Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Lack of SMBC or Dinosaur Comics makes this poll obsolete.

    Variable wrote: »

    you're coming off like a massive dick here
  • KilroyKilroy Cannonball blastin'Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I don't think PA is the funniest strip, but I think that given it's consistent quality, its social commentary, and its impact it could reasonably be called the best.

    fake edit: Also, I just looked at a few strips of LICD and dear God is that terrible.

    Don't forget its consistent and professional update schedule.

  • Psychotic OnePsychotic One Never let an alligator... Do your taxesRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Kilroy wrote: »
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I don't think PA is the funniest strip, but I think that given it's consistent quality, its social commentary, and its impact it could reasonably be called the best.

    fake edit: Also, I just looked at a few strips of LICD and dear God is that terrible.

    Don't forget its consistent and professional update schedule.

    Which at least gives it a leg up on VGCats

  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited January 2010
    Yeah, G&T are basically a class act in every respect.

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Kilroy wrote: »
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I don't think PA is the funniest strip, but I think that given it's consistent quality, its social commentary, and its impact it could reasonably be called the best.

    fake edit: Also, I just looked at a few strips of LICD and dear God is that terrible.

    Don't forget its consistent and professional update schedule.

    Which at least gives it a leg up on VGCats

    Actually gives it a leg up on a lot of comics. Mike and Jerry have talked about being consistent with an update schedule and I'll admit I've dropped comics I liked in the past because they just stopped updating at any kind of regularity.

  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Kilroy wrote: »
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I don't think PA is the funniest strip, but I think that given it's consistent quality, its social commentary, and its impact it could reasonably be called the best.

    fake edit: Also, I just looked at a few strips of LICD and dear God is that terrible.

    Don't forget its consistent and professional update schedule.

    Which at least gives it a leg up on VGCats

    And almost every other webcomic. VGCats is just special because he will release a preview for his Halloween comic 2 weeks late then tell everyone he's giving up on it because he can't make the deadline on Christmas eve.

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I voted for PA the first time, then Hark a Vagrant the second. I do love Cake Bacon.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Yeah, G&T are basically a class act in every respect.

    The PA episode where they talked about how they want to withdraw their name from childs play and just have it be something they support was all class. I can't think of any other web comic person who wouldn't use that as some kind of soap box for pushing bullshit.

  • ihopiusihopius Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Also, Girl Genius is good, I just thought I'd throw that out there.

    Yes it is. Good enough to win a Hugo in fact.

    For me it's a toss up between 'Girl Genius' and 'PBF'.

  • Pi-r8Pi-r8 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    anyone who didn't vote for perry bible fellowship is a bad person and has no taste.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Pi-r8 wrote: »
    anyone who didn't vote for perry bible fellowship is a bad person and has no taste.

    Posts like these make it easier to not vote for PBF and be glad that Achewood isn't on there.

  • DelzhandDelzhand motivated battle programmerRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    Yeah, G&T are basically a class act in every respect.

    No kidding.

    "Oh, raising a hojillion dollars for sick kids by funneling our fans money into something other than our own pockets? We can't take credit for that."

    I know Gabe and Tycho explicitly want to keep the link between PA and Child's Play weak due to the comic's content, but I think that CP easily puts PA at the #1 spot for the decade.

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  • fjafjanfjafjan Registered User
    edited January 2010
    PA does have a lot of amazing comics, and I'd say it's pretty much impossible to write a webcomic, or do anything creative, and not miss brutally at least 20% of the time. It's good if it's awesome +20% of the time. And why the fuck is XKCD getting so much shit? There are quite a lot of really good comics there, yes some are creepy, some are just not good, but quite a lot are really amusing, or just interesting, like the LotR chararcter "map". Compare that to the shitfest that is CAD with useless storylines with terrible writing, or Least that is the most obvious and boring kind of comedy.
    The best webcomics of the decade are imo
    PA
    PBF
    SuperMega Comics (yes, it's one of the best. No you havn't heard of it, and you probably won't like it)
    xkcd
    SMBC
    In no particular order, I like them differently on different days.

    Yepp, THE Fjafjan (who's THE fjafjan?)
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  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Polar Warbear ˁ ͡° ᴥ ͡°ˀRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
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    Best webcomic of the decade? Really, voters? Really?

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    someone is playing a prank with that vote count.

    edit: I would be very happy if Super Mega won and the non-webcomic world saw the article and decided to check it out to see what webcomics were all about.
    That or Oglaf.

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  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Voted for PA, though I've laughed at Hark A Vagrant! and PBF more in recent memory, I think over all PA's been the one I've laughed at most.

    And good on the Post for not putting Buckley on the list.

  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
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    Best webcomic of the decade? Really, voters? Really?

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  • Samir Duran DuranSamir Duran Duran Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I don't really see what this hubbub about voting for PA because of its impact on society and childs play and whatnot is all about.

    PBF may have stopped updating but it made me break out laughing more times than i can count so I think it deserves to win best webcomic. PA has a pretty sweet convention and very good boards but I can't recall the strip itself ever causing me to laugh.

    Edit: the above comic is indeed pretty terrible but the writer is surely just making it ironically. I need to believe this.

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  • JuliusJulius Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Kilroy wrote: »
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    I don't think PA is the funniest strip, but I think that given it's consistent quality, its social commentary, and its impact it could reasonably be called the best.

    fake edit: Also, I just looked at a few strips of LICD and dear God is that terrible.

    Don't forget its consistent and professional update schedule.

    Sinfest has that too.

    Man, this poll was way too hard. I picked Sinfest because it is what got me into the internets in the first place and the artwork is very good. (And I feel really sad because it turns out they got about 1% of the vote)

    But that's just personal. PA is honestly the best webcomic right now. Even ignoring the things that are not the comic like the commentaries, the influence, the fora, PAX, Child's Play and all that it is still a very solid comic which gives a consistent enjoyment. It's basically good things combined with good things. The art is maybe outdone by few other comics, as is the humour, but not a single comic I know combines the two like this. Xkcd is funny but it's stickmen, full-page comics updated every month usually lack the fun (spending a week drawing and you couldn't even come up with a good joke??).

    If "best" means "best peformer overall" then Penny Arcade is the best webcomic ever.


    (Also, LICD is horrible shit and I really hate my friends for liking it.)

  • DeebaserDeebaser Lead Frog Rammer Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    LOL Penny Arcade is in the lead with 25%!

  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I don't really see what this hubbub about voting for PA because of its impact on society and childs play and whatnot is all about.

    PBF may have stopped updating but it made me break out laughing more times than i can count so I think it deserves to win best webcomic. PA has a pretty sweet convention and very good boards but I can't recall the strip itself ever causing me to laugh.

    Edit: the above comic is indeed pretty terrible but the writer is surely just making it ironically. I need to believe this.

    See that face in the last panel

    That's pure, unfiltered smug

    Spoiler:
  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I don't really see what this hubbub about voting for PA because of its impact on society and childs play and whatnot is all about.

    PBF may have stopped updating but it made me break out laughing more times than i can count so I think it deserves to win best webcomic. PA has a pretty sweet convention and very good boards but I can't recall the strip itself ever causing me to laugh.

    Edit: the above comic is indeed pretty terrible but the writer is surely just making it ironically. I need to believe this.

    See that face in the last panel

    That's pure, unfiltered smug

    Not to mention when they got kicked out of a con he went around crying like a silly goose to every board he could find (the LICD guys).

  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    InHuman wrote: »
    Lack of SMBC or Dinosaur Comics makes this poll obsolete.

    SMBC is almost as bad as PBF. Stupid, tasteless, disgusting "jokes".

  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    You guys are aware that we're supposed to think that Rayne Summers is an arrogant ass, right? That's where half of the jokes come from. We're not supposed to identify with him or like him.

  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited January 2010
    LICD has won 20% of the vote for the same reason that Two and a Half Men keeps getting renewed. A lot of people like to hear the same joke repeated over and over. I mean, why hear a new joke when you can hear the same one voiced by one of a half-dozen Standard Sitcom Archetypes?

    What I like about comics like PA and XKCD is that, even if it's not brilliantly funny, it's 95% likely to be something I haven't seen a hundred times before.

    Also, I'm sad that The Abominable Charles Christopher didn't make the list. It's kind of obscure, I guess, but both the art and writing are some of the best on the webs.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited January 2010
    You guys are aware that we're supposed to think that Rayne Summers is an arrogant ass, right? That's where half of the jokes come from. We're not supposed to identify with him or like him.

    Right. It's just that he's a terrifically unfunny arrogant ass.

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    You guys are aware that we're supposed to think that Rayne Summers is an arrogant ass, right? That's where half of the jokes come from. We're not supposed to identify with him or like him.

    Wait the main characters name is Rayne Summers? Wow thats, wow.

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