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PA comic: Friday March 9, 2012 - Eventualities

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Wow, that guy is seriously mentally unstable. Does PAX check IDs at the door?

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  • CandymancerCandymancer Registered User regular
    Missed opportunity for a guest artist in the 3rd panel.

  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Missed opportunity for a guest artist in the 3rd panel.

    Scott's already in the same office space. :D

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    I wonder if this goose realizes you can be denied entry to any private establishment for virtually any reason, and no, no one is "violating your constitutional rights"...since those rights generally only apply to what the government can and can't do to you, not private entities.

    If Mike and Jerry don't want this joker at their show, all they have to do is have him escorted out, and no white knight is going to come riding in to save him.

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  • TarageTarage Registered User regular
    Why do you believe this twitter account is real? It screams fake to me.

  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Zhu-Li, do the thing! Registered User regular
    Tarage wrote: »
    Why do you believe this twitter account is real? It screams fake to me.

    Because this is exactly how the real Paul acted during the original PR debacle:

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  • TarageTarage Registered User regular
    And? People tend to be really good fakes. If this guy was real, don't you think people would be reporting on it? A guy who keeps changing his twitter name to get AWAY from these people suddenly deciding to make one WITH HIS OWN NAME?

    No. This is fake until proven otherwise.

  • The Good Doctor TranThe Good Doctor Tran Registered User regular
    ...isn't this the same account he was using, that he avowed to be using, that was validated to be his during the last crazy shindig?

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  • AurichAurich Registered User regular
    Tarage wrote: »
    And? People tend to be really good fakes. If this guy was real, don't you think people would be reporting on it? A guy who keeps changing his twitter name to get AWAY from these people suddenly deciding to make one WITH HIS OWN NAME?

    No. This is fake until proven otherwise.
    Can't tell if serious? As someone pointed out earlier, the actual conversation wasn't anything like threatening, so nothing really needs be reported, and none of us need be notified of authorities were involved. Also, the new names he kept making were still his names. He was never trying to hide.

  • AthenorAthenor Registered User regular
    I wonder if Paul's on the forums.

    *shudder* scary thought...


    ... Or hilarious?

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  • FactorySquirrelFactorySquirrel Registered User
    no one will ever know, besides my tshirts

    o_O

    If this whole thing were a fiction, it would be hilarious. But it is real, and so it is not funny at all. Is there a term for that? There should be a term for that.

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  • LethinatorLethinator Registered User
    edited March 2012
    I highly doubt this guy would even make it past the doors, he's severely overestimating his powers of stealth. However, after following this whole monstrous... thing... I wouldn't doubt his capability willingness to physically attack anyone. He's insane, the real deal.

    Edited for more precision.

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  • LethinatorLethinator Registered User
    edited March 2012
    To anyone doubting the validity of this twitter account, consider this: would anyone make these sort of threats in public space for a farce? This is mega-creepy. Tweets spoiler'd for extreme language/nastiness.
    Spoiler:

    I should also add that I think it is a TERRIBLE IDEA to contact this man through twitter or any other means to grief him. There's no reason to make this person escalate his behavior any further.

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    I wonder if Paul's on the forums.

    *shudder* scary thought...


    ... Or hilarious?

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    And I ppost as on the forums.

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    This year is my first time at PAXEast (or any convention for that matter). Maybe this is common knowledge, but what is an Omegathon?

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    Ooo there is a wiki!

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  • AshokaAshoka A Hub subforum that works? Registered User
    Just a little thing, but when you wink at someone, don't you wink with the eye closest to that person? Winking with the further away eye is just weird.

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  • AurichAurich Registered User regular
    If you watch the beginning of the Trenches PATV episode, Jerry first winks to Mike in confidence, and then winks again with the other eye. He is ambiwinkstrous.

  • JusticeJustice Registered User regular
    It kind of seems like PA is going for depth over breadth of appeal. The strips, I think, have gotten less funny, but you guys are talking about a bunch of non-strip stuff I haven't looked at because they're not comic strips. Have Gabe/Tycho explicitly talked about this, going more for a kind of cult-following thing? I mean, I doubt they'll say "our strips aren't as funny any more," but they've made the conscious choice to make more strips about themselves as the strip authors, about other artists, that sort of thing.

  • Roger WilcoRoger Wilco Registered User regular
    Justice wrote: »
    It kind of seems like PA is going for depth over breadth of appeal. The strips, I think, have gotten less funny, but you guys are talking about a bunch of non-strip stuff I haven't looked at because they're not comic strips. Have Gabe/Tycho explicitly talked about this, going more for a kind of cult-following thing? I mean, I doubt they'll say "our strips aren't as funny any more," but they've made the conscious choice to make more strips about themselves as the strip authors, about other artists, that sort of thing.

    I see what you're saying. I don't think the comics are less funny, but they have gotten away from the "video game comic" thing. I think it's just that they are a lot more comfortable with the community now than they were say in 2001, so the comic expands in subject matter. It's like..I don't know how to word it. It's like we used to get a comic about video games, using Tycho and Gabe to tell the joke. Now the comic is a window into the life of these two guys, who also play a lot of video games. But 99% of the time the joke is funny regardless of subject matter or how familiar you are with the PA community.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    And these kind of comics about things going on in their real lives have been going on a while. Since Jack Thompson at least.

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  • Rorus RazRorus Raz Waste Not, Waant Not Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    There's some differences between these guys now and these guys 7-10 years ago. I'd imagine the whole families, two-conventions, and having a huge company thing has cut into their video game time considerably.

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  • Steve BSteve B Registered User regular
    Seeing the actual Twitter exchange, I feel that we've been intentionally mislead. I'm not saying Christoforo's behavior here is acceptable - obviously it isn't - but there is no threat of violence in that exchange, implicit or otherwise. That the guys wrote a strip implying that a psychopath was threatening Mike with violence, and then Mike gave us Christoforo's name and one very carefully selected partial Twitter quote seems pretty manipulative to me.

  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Stylin' Profilin'Registered User regular
    The strip is an exaggeration for comedic effect. Y'know. Like in comics.

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  • LethinatorLethinator Registered User
    Steve B wrote: »
    Seeing the actual Twitter exchange, I feel that we've been intentionally mislead. I'm not saying Christoforo's behavior here is acceptable - obviously it isn't - but there is no threat of violence in that exchange, implicit or otherwise. That the guys wrote a strip implying that a psychopath was threatening Mike with violence, and then Mike gave us Christoforo's name and one very carefully selected partial Twitter quote seems pretty manipulative to me.

    I think it's more that he is stating he will be attending PAX East incognito after being banned from any PAX event. Even if no direct threat has been made, that is enough. He is a psychopath. It's obviously something this man is doing to try and get revenge and it's super duper weird.

  • NeuroskepticNeuroskeptic Registered User regular
    Justice wrote: »
    It kind of seems like PA is going for depth over breadth of appeal. The strips, I think, have gotten less funny, but you guys are talking about a bunch of non-strip stuff I haven't looked at because they're not comic strips. Have Gabe/Tycho explicitly talked about this, going more for a kind of cult-following thing? I mean, I doubt they'll say "our strips aren't as funny any more," but they've made the conscious choice to make more strips about themselves as the strip authors, about other artists, that sort of thing.
    I see what you mean, but looking over the recent strips at least half of them are purely about games and many don't even feature Gabe or Tycho. It's certainly changed since 5 years ago but I don't think it's a dramatic change. And (this is purely subjective of course) I think it's funnier than ever.

  • MercadeMercade Registered User regular
    The comic is definitely funnier than ever. It comes back around to video games often enough to still be a video game based comic, but there just aren't enough games (and moments in them) from which to extract three solid, funny jokes per week. You can go back to the early years and definitely see game-related strips without an intended punch. Now that they've grown, there is more than gaming and drinking Sprite to draw from, such as family, office life, pop culture, etc. If your observational horizons broaden, I don't see how it could not show through in what you create. To me, both the writing and the art have steadily improved year after year.

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's some differences between these guys now and these guys 7-10 years ago. I'd imagine the whole families, two-conventions, and having a huge company thing has cut into their video game time considerably.
    Didn't they beat ME3 in like a week? That still seems like a significant amount of gaming time.

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    I would like to purchase one of these sentient Paul Christoforo t-shirts.

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    Am I losing my fucking mind, or was there already a thread for today's comic last night which is now gone? I swear I even replied to it.

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  • MilknutMilknut Registered User regular
    My favorite Paul quote is "But because I am me, I can get the attention of thousands and thousands of people." What an irritating human being. I don't LIKE him. :(

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