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The New Comic Thread for Friday, May 6th, 2011

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel Building an empire OsloRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Actually, the book was called Man the Hunted and dealt with early human/large predator interactions. They fucked us up for a good while, it seems.

    Fuck off and die.
  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Humans never would have made it if we didn't adapt to be able to escape the predators who should have been able to easily tear us apart. Luckily we're kind of a jack-of-all-trades type of mammal and are able to do things like climb trees and swim. It's certainly gave us an edge against most predators.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Druhim wrote: »
    My experiments (reproducible by anyone with access to a few ounces of lye, some fatback, and a small gutta-percha flask) show beyond a doubt that one only needs to read 73 pages before quitting a book without besmirching them and their kin. What say you sir? Shall we cross swords at dawn? Or will you yield to my obvious truth?

    Wouldn't it depend on the length of the book in question? 73 pages is, like, half a Goosebumps book.

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
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    he was delicious


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    get off my lawn

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  • Roger WilcoRoger Wilco Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    A game of thrones does a pretty good job of avoiding genre staples though. One could mistake it for historical fiction if they..well if they didn't know anything about history or the planet they lived on. But I mean there aren't elves, or magic spells, or any of that stuff. It's basically just human beings and political intrigue.

    And the comic was funny as usual.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    Uh, there are plenty of genre staples that have nothing to do with standard fantasy races or magic. And Martin absolutely uses plenty of genre staples. I'm not saying the books are bad, but you can't honestly and intelligently claim that he avoids genre staples.

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  • TenTen Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    A game of thrones does a pretty good job of avoiding genre staples though. One could mistake it for historical fiction if they..well if they didn't know anything about history or the planet they lived on. But I mean there aren't elves, or magic spells, or any of that stuff. It's basically just human beings and political intrigue.

    And the comic was funny as usual.

    I haven't finished all the books yet, but (book spoilers I guess)
    Spoiler:

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    He absolutely uses genre staples, but much of the time he's using them in a way that subverts the traditional fantasy tropes. I mean, it's not a dedicated deconstruction of fantasy in the way Watchmen is of superhero comics, but it certainly has elements of that.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ten wrote: »
    A game of thrones does a pretty good job of avoiding genre staples though. One could mistake it for historical fiction if they..well if they didn't know anything about history or the planet they lived on. But I mean there aren't elves, or magic spells, or any of that stuff. It's basically just human beings and political intrigue.

    And the comic was funny as usual.

    I haven't finished all the books yet, but (book spoilers I guess)
    Spoiler:

    those were all allegories

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    Rolo, if you don't shut your pretty mouth you'll wake the dragon.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ten wrote: »
    A game of thrones does a pretty good job of avoiding genre staples though. One could mistake it for historical fiction if they..well if they didn't know anything about history or the planet they lived on. But I mean there aren't elves, or magic spells, or any of that stuff. It's basically just human beings and political intrigue.

    And the comic was funny as usual.

    I haven't finished all the books yet, but (book spoilers I guess)
    Spoiler:

    There are fantastical elements but they are relatively subdued, especially early on. It's unquestionably "fantasty" and it would be disingenious to claim otherwise (though the comparison to historical fiction is also valid).

    But what sets it apart, for me personally at least and what I try to get across to people when I reccomend the series to them is that rather than letting the fantastical elements be the driving force of the story (which is what usually happens in fantasy), in these books that is just the backdrop Martin uses to study his characters.

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I want a direwolf!
    So much better than a pony.

    I normal wolf would be cool too. Would probably need help training it though.

  • Maz-Maz- Light the Fire Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Eh.
    The joke is already there in the first panel and from then on it just kinda mellows out.

    That Card Kingdom place looks neat though.

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  • LTMLTM Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Tycho wrote:
    I think there is a misconception at the root: the “Hill” in question is not a hill of corpses you pile up, and when it reaches a certain height it results in your coronation.

    This, so hard, this.

  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    Rolo wrote: »
    Ten wrote: »
    A game of thrones does a pretty good job of avoiding genre staples though. One could mistake it for historical fiction if they..well if they didn't know anything about history or the planet they lived on. But I mean there aren't elves, or magic spells, or any of that stuff. It's basically just human beings and political intrigue.

    And the comic was funny as usual.

    I haven't finished all the books yet, but (book spoilers I guess)
    Spoiler:

    those were all allegories

    So take some Claratin.

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    This was a great birthday comic, I approve.

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    On Song of Ice and Fire and early magical elements:
    Spoiler:

  • KrentzKrentz Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    skettios wrote: »
    I want a direwolf!
    So much better than a pony.

    I normal wolf would be cool too. Would probably need help training it though.

    You can have one! Kinda

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Krentz wrote: »
    skettios wrote: »
    I want a direwolf!
    So much better than a pony.

    I normal wolf would be cool too. Would probably need help training it though.

    You can have one! Kinda

    so cuuuuute

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2011
    there are Reading Assistance Education Dogs?

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    Couscous wrote: »
    On Song of Ice and Fire and early magical elements:
    Spoiler:

    Oh, they just breathe fire. Yeah that's not magical at all..wait a minute!

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Druhim wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    On Song of Ice and Fire and early magical elements:
    Spoiler:

    Oh, they just breathe fire. Yeah that's not magical at all..wait a minute!

    druhim are you saying dragon's don't actually exist

    because maybe you haven't read my groundbreaking research paper/alternate history series "Dragons: Lexicon Triumvirate"

    it's part of my "A Gang of Dragons" body of work, and it conclusively proves the existence of dragons and indigo children

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Druhim I breathed fire just yesterday.

    granted, it was actually from my butt, and granted, it was just a bowel movement that felt like fire, but still, basically the same

    basically

  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Langly also grabs and eats peasants with his butt.

    maybe nothing else is real
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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    Langly's butt is covered with consummate Vs.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    Druhim wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    On Song of Ice and Fire and early magical elements:
    Spoiler:

    Oh, they just breathe fire. Yeah that's not magical at all..wait a minute!

    Breathing fire doesn't necessarily have to be magical. It could be a chemical reaction from excretions from special glands that a dragon would have.

    There are real animals that do pretty bizarre things that could be considered "magical" in the right context.

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2011
    rolo, tell me about the Gang of Dragons anime

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Druhim wrote: »
    Langly's butt is covered with consummate Vs.

    consummate! I said consummate Vs!

    Man, blast from the past. Thank you for reminding me of that. Now I'm going to go watch all of them.

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    The Geek wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    On Song of Ice and Fire and early magical elements:
    Spoiler:

    Oh, they just breathe fire. Yeah that's not magical at all..wait a minute!

    Breathing fire doesn't necessarily have to be magical. It could be a chemical reaction from excretions from special glands that a dragon would have.

    There are real animals that do pretty bizarre things that could be considered "magical" in the right context.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    rolo, tell me about the Gang of Dragons anime

    not just an anime

    a webseries
    a podcast
    a gta/oblivion styles sandbox game
    a comic book
    a series of novellas
    a theme park/ride
    a children's camp
    a community sword smithy
    and a bunch of forum posts

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I think this comic is funnier if you remove the speech bubbles from the last panel!

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Langly wrote: »
    Druhim I breathed fire just yesterday.

    granted, it was actually from my butt, and granted, it was just a bowel movement that felt like fire, but still, basically the same

    basically

    Langly has evolved to
    Langon!

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  • SupraluminalSupraluminal Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Olivaw wrote: »
    I think this comic is funnier if you remove the speech bubbles from the last panel!

    I'm not sure I'd say it makes this particular strip funnier, but it definitely works. Maybe funny in a slightly different way.

    I do think cutting dialog from strips you've already written is an exercise that most artists should try, though! It's surprising how often it's an outright improvement, or at least suggests a way to make the dialog more concise.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    The Geek wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    On Song of Ice and Fire and early magical elements:
    Spoiler:

    Oh, they just breathe fire. Yeah that's not magical at all..wait a minute!

    Breathing fire doesn't necessarily have to be magical. It could be a chemical reaction from excretions from special glands that a dragon would have.

    There are real animals that do pretty bizarre things that could be considered "magical" in the right context.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0j0Bjy6hFc&feature=related

  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    This also means you have to give buddha rides, hope you're up for the job!

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    LTM wrote: »
    Tycho wrote:
    I think there is a misconception at the root: the “Hill” in question is not a hill of corpses you pile up, and when it reaches a certain height it results in your coronation.

    This, so hard, this.

    Not always true. There was a Garry's mod map that was a variant on CTF where you had to pile zombies to reach a high platform.

    Heck, knowing Gears of War and how it likes to play with the genre conceptions (eg meat flags) it wouldn't surprise me at all if they came out with a pile of corpses koth variant one day.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited May 2011
    KalTorak wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    On Song of Ice and Fire and early magical elements:
    Spoiler:

    Oh, they just breathe fire. Yeah that's not magical at all..wait a minute!

    Breathing fire doesn't necessarily have to be magical. It could be a chemical reaction from excretions from special glands that a dragon would have.

    There are real animals that do pretty bizarre things that could be considered "magical" in the right context.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0j0Bjy6hFc&feature=related
    I remember this! As a ridiculously nerdy young kid, it blew my stupid little mind.

  • BelruelBelruel naw Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Couscous wrote: »
    On Song of Ice and Fire and early magical elements:
    Spoiler:


    I have only read the first book but
    Spoiler:

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Larlar wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    This comic is BLASPHEMY. Wolves don't prey on humans! I mean, sure, sometimes wolves hunt down pregnant beasts and only devour the fetus, but still!

    To play an oddly straight tangent...

    Number of people killed by wolf attacks in 2006: 0
    Number of people killed by vending machines in 2006: 4

    I never thought this statistic would be topical ever again.

    So what your saying is I shouldn't get a vending machine to protect my baby?

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    KalTorak wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    On Song of Ice and Fire and early magical elements:
    Spoiler:

    Oh, they just breathe fire. Yeah that's not magical at all..wait a minute!

    Breathing fire doesn't necessarily have to be magical. It could be a chemical reaction from excretions from special glands that a dragon would have.

    There are real animals that do pretty bizarre things that could be considered "magical" in the right context.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0j0Bjy6hFc&feature=related
    I remember this! As a ridiculously nerdy young kid, it blew my stupid little mind.

    oh hell ya
    Flight of Dragons
    <3

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