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MSPA: not much happening, unkillable demons on break

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off. Escape while you can.Registered User regular
    ASimPerson wrote:
    Moth 13 wrote:
    Holy Shit! A good OP! I don't think there's been one of those around here for almost half a year.

    Aw dang, dissed :?

    Drunkstuck, forever forgotten.

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    gotta do some art, thinking about streaming to help keep me focussed. Not homestuck related though.

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2012
    Langly wrote:
    Uh tynic I am reading this chart correctly and the unique pageviews hover at fucking 1.2 million?

    yeah
    also that won't count people with adblockers
    which are quite a lot nowadays. Especially with the kind of ads you get on mspa.

    tynic on
  • ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    Why the hell is Hussie still using Project Wonderful

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
  • ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    With page views like that, couldn't he negotiate his own advertising?

  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    like with product placement

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    like he could make some brand a real focal point of the story even

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  • ZayZay Registered User regular
    He already did!!

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    well yes, but i suspect that spending time doing that is basically the last thing he wants to do.

    Advantages to Project Wonderful:
    - you can completely forget about the process once you've set it in place
    - you don't have to spend a lot of time vetting ads or negotiating rates with advertisers in person, or even answering their email
    - it's run by a personal friend of Andrew's

    Disadvantages to Project Wonderful:
    - porn (although you can set internal settings to automatically reject that kind of advertiser)

    but andrew doesn't give a shit about who advertises on MSPA so from his point of view, going off PW would just be a tremendous unnecessary hassle.

  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Registered User regular
    Despite becoming the current villain I'm sure he could strike a deal with Betty Crocker

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    i have tried so hard to get into this
    and i just can't
    what am i doing wrong

  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off. Escape while you can.Registered User regular
    Have you or have you not yet attempted to make a fanyeti?

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    how far have you gotten

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    just keep on clicking that little ==> is my suggestion

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    i've read for a straight hour before
    i think i might just be really lazy

    is there a book of it? hitting next for a line of a text at a time is probably what is killing my enjoyment

    mully on
  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    mully wrote: »
    i have tried so hard to get into this
    and i just can't
    what am i doing wrong

    nothing

    it is very long and quite byzantine and to some people incredibly off-putting

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    there's a book for just chapter 1

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  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    there is a book!

    of act 1

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    which fi you've read for an hour you're probably through with

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    oh they are called acts that's right chapter 1: act 1

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    mully wrote:
    i have tried so hard to get into this
    and i just can't
    what am i doing wrong

    a lot of people will say "read up till the start of act 2" before you decide if you want to keep reading or not.
    I dunno, I guess the thing is that the beginning isn't ... there's kind of a niche audience for that kind of humour. I remember when it started I was like "Oh, data structure jokes and computer game-based gags. Probably not really my kind of thing (but I'll keep reading cause andrew's a friend)." And then the scope exploded and now there's something for everybody. So while with most stuff andrew does I'd say if you don't like it at the start, don't bother - with Homestuck, things change so much that it's probably worth persevering for at least a while.

  • ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    I was unaware that Hussie knew the dude behind Project Wonderful, but my point still stands. I would love to see Hussie hire someone to handle advertising, because the more money Hussie makes off of MSPA the longer he can continue making it.

    Not that the dude is strapped for cash or anything, I'd just like to see him profit off his work. Penny-Arcade has a bit over 2 million unique page views a day, if I remember correctly, and I think it's a great example of a webcomic monetized right.

    However, because this is Hussie, he probably either doesn't care or doesn't want to bother about changing advertisers.

    Thetheroo on
  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Yeah, but the book is really more for people who've already read it.

    Unless you really like animated GIFs and flashes being broken into a series of panels.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Meanwhile, I saw data structure jokes and was like "aw hell yeah, this is for me".

    I realize I am almost certainly not a representative sample of Homestuck's audience though.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2012
    Let's just say you're not the first person to think of it, and you wouldn't be the first person to directly talk to andrew about it either. The thing is, he's not at all blinkered about this kind of thing and is very well aware of the possibilities out there in terms of revenue. But there's a few factors at play, including how much time he wants to spend organising this stuff, how much control he wants to relinquish, and whether it's worth hiring someone for what will be a finite endeavour. PA is an ongoing business which has no intention of ever shutting down as long as its creators can type/hold a stylus. I don't want to speculate about what andrew will do after Homestuck but I suspect it will surprise people.

    tynic on
  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    Moth 13 wrote:
    Holy Shit! A good OP! I don't think there's been one of those around here for almost half a year.

    you know

    you're kind of a drag

  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    Thetheroo wrote:
    I was unaware that Hussie knew the dude behind Project Wonderful, but my point still stands. I would love to see Hussie hire someone to handle advertising, because the more money Hussie makes off of MSPA the longer he can continue making it.

    Not that the dude is strapped for cash or anything, I'd just like to see him profit off his work. Penny-Arcade has a bit over 2 million unique page views a day, if I remember correctly, and I think it's a great example of a webcomic monetized right.

    However, because this is Hussie, he probably either doesn't care or doesn't want to bother about changing advertisers.

    ryan "ryanquest" north, project wonderful captain

    penny arcade also has 2 million page views of people who fall under the demographic "like to play videogames and read joke about that" whereas homestuck fans are more into giant muscle beasts which is more of a cottage industry than videogames

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  • ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    No

    Homestuck forever

    It will never end

    Edit- Wait, Ryan North does Project Wonderful? How the hell did I not know that?

    Thetheroo on
  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    tynic wrote: »
    Let's just say you're not the first person to think of it, and you wouldn't be the first person to directly talk to andrew about it either. The thing is, he's not at all blinkered about this kind of thing and is very well aware of the possibilities out there in terms of revenue. But there's a few factors at play, including how much time he wants to spend organising this stuff, how much control he wants to relinquish, and whether it's worth hiring someone for what will be a finite endeavour. PA is an ongoing business which has no intention of ever shutting down as long as its creators can type/hold a stylus. I don't want to speculate about what andrew will do after Homestuck but I suspect it will surprise people.

    action movies?

    Seriously on
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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    Seriously wrote:
    tynic wrote: »
    Let's just say you're not the first person to think of it, and you wouldn't be the first person to directly talk to andrew about it either. The thing is, he's not at all blinkered about this kind of thing and is very well aware of the possibilities out there in terms of revenue. But there's a few factors at play, including how much time he wants to spend organising this stuff, how much control he wants to relinquish, and whether it's worth hiring someone for what will be a finite endeavour. PA is an ongoing business which has no intention of ever shutting down as long as its creators can type/hold a stylus. I don't want to speculate about what andrew will do after Homestuck but I suspect it will surprise people.

    action movies?

    finish jailbreak

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  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Registered User regular
    I remember once that Hussie wrote about homestuck as one MSPA story, so while we don't know what his next project will be I get the feeling it will still stay within this general scope of the other works under the name.

    So long as he doesn't pull some Dark Tower shit with it accumulating to the main MSPA narrative.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote:
    I remember once that Hussie wrote about homestuck as one MSPA story, so while we don't know what his next project will be I get the feeling it will still stay within this general scope of the other works under the name.

    So long as he doesn't pull some Dark Tower shit with it accumulating to the main MSPA narrative.

    that's

    what do you think the midnight crew is

  • ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote:
    I remember once that Hussie wrote about homestuck as one MSPA story, so while we don't know what his next project will be I get the feeling it will still stay within this general scope of the other works under the name.

    So long as he doesn't pull some Dark Tower shit with it accumulating to the main MSPA narrative.

    I would be totally down for some Dark Tower shit like that.

  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote:
    I remember once that Hussie wrote about homestuck as one MSPA story, so while we don't know what his next project will be I get the feeling it will still stay within this general scope of the other works under the name.

    So long as he doesn't pull some Dark Tower shit with it accumulating to the main MSPA narrative.

    I seem to also recall that he's not sure what he'll do next but it may not continue to be MSPA. Based on that I think tynic's got the right of it.

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  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote:
    I remember once that Hussie wrote about homestuck as one MSPA story, so while we don't know what his next project will be I get the feeling it will still stay within this general scope of the other works under the name.

    So long as he doesn't pull some Dark Tower shit with it accumulating to the main MSPA narrative.
    BlueBlue wrote: »
    finish jailbreak


    :shock:

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  • ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    An actual Hussie webcomic would also be cool

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    but he did finish jailbreak

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    BlueBlue wrote:
    Seriously wrote:
    tynic wrote: »
    Let's just say you're not the first person to think of it, and you wouldn't be the first person to directly talk to andrew about it either. The thing is, he's not at all blinkered about this kind of thing and is very well aware of the possibilities out there in terms of revenue. But there's a few factors at play, including how much time he wants to spend organising this stuff, how much control he wants to relinquish, and whether it's worth hiring someone for what will be a finite endeavour. PA is an ongoing business which has no intention of ever shutting down as long as its creators can type/hold a stylus. I don't want to speculate about what andrew will do after Homestuck but I suspect it will surprise people.

    action movies?

    finish jailbreak

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote:
    but he did finish jailbreak

    that's why it would be so surprising

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