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Penny Arcade - Comic - Suboptimism

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edited June 2020 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Suboptimism

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    UrazzUrazz Registered User regular
    I can see why gamers would see this as a utopia in that book series. lol

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    Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Yes, including the part where
    the IT department secretly runs everything.

    I wasn't familiar with these books, so I looked them up on wikipedia.
    The original short story sounds so much like a lost episode of the 90s The Outer Limits, complete with cruel "gotcha" twist ending, I can see it in my mind's eye.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    I read the first one. It was definitely bad fan fiction.

    Good for him getting published and all but his book is one of the reasons I pretty much always ignore Amazon's direct publishing.

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    TransluciaTranslucia Registered User regular
    edited June 2020
    i've been neck deep in comics and graphic novels the last few months. i'm trying to get all the 80's and 90's xmen comics.... it's keeping me sane. i just bought my niece 11 volumes of x-23 comics too. its like every x-23 mini-series, run, etc. she's 12. i remember being 12 and comics were such a good way to get into reading and art for me.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    I've been reading N. K. Jemison's The Fifth Season, and it's fantastic. It's far far future post apocalyseS with psy-type earth magic powers and dead civilization artifacts. The thing I'm most enjoying is that it's very much unlike fantasy writing I typically see (one of the reasons I don't read as much of it as sf).

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    zepherinzepherin Russian warship, go fuck yourself Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    I read the first one. It was definitely bad fan fiction.

    Good for him getting published and all but his book is one of the reasons I pretty much always ignore Amazon's direct publishing.

    True, but on the flip side, you have the delightful chuck tingle.

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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    There is... A lot to unpack in that cover.

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    zepherinzepherin Russian warship, go fuck yourself Registered User regular
    Hevach wrote: »
    There is... A lot to unpack in that cover.

    The Bad Boy Parasaurolophus has a lot to unpack too. Which I believe is a chapter.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    Hevach wrote: »
    There is... A lot to unpack in that cover.

    And they left off one of the best parts!
    But with the addition of two devious sentient motorcycles to the mix, Dellatrix and Braco, things start to get complicated.

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