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PA comic: Monday Oct. 10, 2011 - Demographic Mismatch, Part Two

BrogeyBrogey Cinnabon AfficionadoSanta Monica, CAModerator mod
edited October 2011 in The Penny Arcade Hub
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Demographic Mismatch, Part Two

New strip’s here. Part One of James’ PAX story is here. Part Two begins… now!

That’s why, at 2:55 PM on Saturday, August 27th, I was more nervous than I’d ever been in my whole life. With a big crowd behind us, cameras rolling, Michelle and I started a new game of Charlie Murder. I brought up the debug menu. My head was spinning. I started overthinking the process of launching the level. The intro scene played some death metal. Is the music going to keep going like this? I thought, death metal is not appropriate proposal music—oh right, it’ll stop. I made sure it stops. Just click the button! I’d done it a hundred times before; this was quite possibly the most meticulously tested sliver of gaming at PAX this year.

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The camera panned over. “It’s a Murderfly,” said Michelle. Murderflies are special to us. We hatched the idea of a butterfly with a giant knife at PAX 2009 when we met, then we went on to make our own versions of what a Murderfly should look like. Mine became a boss in The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile and hers adorns the coffee mug on my desk right now. I remade both versions for Charlie Murder; they’re part of the in-game crowd that watches in-game us. There are also a bunch of characters she drew for Charlie Murder and a cameo from the heroes of Vampire Smile. I realized that I was in tears.

In-game me dropped to one knee and pulled out a ring. Real life me, thankful for the cue, dropped to a knee. We were both in tears then. I told her I was so in love with her. “Michelle, will you marry me?” I asked.

She nodded furiously, “Yes!” She was insanely beautiful.

Hand shaking, I got out the ring box. I opened it. She put it on. Everyone cheered! I held her for what felt like forever. We both cried the happiest tears ever.

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I won’t lie: the rest of PAX felt a tiny bit dull by comparison. It was an amazing weekend, we met a ton of awesome people, and I became engaged to the love of my life. I’m still getting used to calling her my fiancée.

As I wrote this, she was playing an Indie Games Summer Uprising title on the Xbox 360. She discovered that talking to a cat in Doom & Destiny makes a meow noise, which makes our real life cats freak out, so she just kept talking to the cat until the trial ran out. I love you, Michelle.

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  • HenroidHenroid How do you get a centrist to change their mind? Take away their privilege.Registered User regular
    I could go for a St. Louis Snakebite.

    Seeking artists for well-paid commissions. PM me.
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    - @Ludious
  • 3lwap03lwap0 Registered User regular
    I've tried the high heels/penis thing.

    I can't really recommend it.

    I think Pringles original intention was to make tennis balls... but on the day the rubber was supposed to show up a truckload of potatoes came. Pringles is a laid-back company, so they just said, "Fuck it, cut em up!".
  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    You can dress it up all you want, but a Hobo Mouthharp is still the same ol' Blowbo I can get down at the 7-11, for a lot more money.

  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    She discovered that talking to a cat in Doom & Destiny makes a meow noise, which makes our real life cats freak out, so she just kept talking to the cat until the trial ran out
    Yep. This one's a keeper.

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  • LTMLTM Registered User regular
    Man, its like they've never even been to the Bunnyranch...

  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    A 1/2 Sassafrass and 1/2 Frank's "Special" would really hit the spot right now.

    And that spot is my penis.

  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    Frank's Special?

    Is it the Frank?

    Does he still have Gabe's pants?

  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X The woods are lovely dark and deepRegistered User regular
    No no, see, it's a backwards N.

    It's Nega-Frank.

    And miles to go before I sleep.
  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    LTM wrote:
    Man, its like they've never even been to the Bunnyranch...

    It is just slightly possible that this is true.

  • TurambarTurambar Avocado at law Registered User regular
    Backwards N-s and small i-s are driving me crazy

    Curse you, blackboard menu creators!

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  • LTMLTM Registered User regular
    admanb wrote:
    LTM wrote:
    Man, its like they've never even been to the Bunnyranch...

    It is just slightly possible that this is true.

    I feel so lied-to and abused.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    Time to kick back with a little The Sassafrass.

  • Fatty McBeardoFatty McBeardo Registered User regular
    I thought the news post was so charming and cool that I actually forgot to look at the comic.

  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    no spam?

  • CandymancerCandymancer Registered User regular
    Whatever you do don't try the bacon and eggs.

  • ZedPowerZedPower Registered User new member
    LTM wrote:
    admanb wrote:
    LTM wrote:
    Man, its like they've never even been to the Bunnyranch...

    It is just slightly possible that this is true.

    I feel so lied-to and abused.

    Well that should just about mean you're ready to work at the Bunny Ranch.

  • AgentflitAgentflit Registered User regular
    Gabe & Tycho's chins hit a nice growth spurt in-between panels 1 and 3

  • agilemaniaagilemania Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote:
    I could go for a St. Louis Snakebite.
    That sounds like a type of Slinger, maybe including jalapeños or hot sauce. Best drunk food ever.

    Fun fact: According to Google/Wikipedia, there's a monster truck called Snake Bite based out of St. Louis (built/owned by the same people as the Bigfoot trucks).

  • ResorathResorath Registered User
    edited October 2011
    oh god those chins

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    or maybe

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    Resorath on
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  • GrahamCrackerGrahamCracker Registered User
    Do I want to know what bacon and eggs is?

  • MoeezMoeez Registered User new member
    James Silva proposes (VIDEO)

    Awwwwwww.

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