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Postby Smith Wesen on Tue Sep 03, 2002 10:37 am

who here has seen a nightmare before christmas?
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Postby Arrus on Wed Sep 04, 2002 7:49 am

Heh, that's a great flick.
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Postby choctaw on Wed Sep 04, 2002 10:19 am

I've seen it, and liked it quite a bit actually. Fun for the whole family!

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Postby Smith Wesen on Thu Sep 05, 2002 12:49 pm

yeah thats a really great movie
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Postby Arrus on Wed Sep 11, 2002 9:57 am

::Sings:: Oh somewhere deep inside of these bones...
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Postby Vash_the_Stampede on Wed Sep 11, 2002 1:56 pm

something....somthing get to the boogie man part
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Postby Woapalanne on Thu Sep 12, 2002 5:24 am

I love NbXmas.

And I love Trigun! *pouncecatches Vash and turns him in and steals his icon*
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Postby Arrus on Thu Sep 12, 2002 10:14 am

::Collects the cash, since Wao obviously didn't want it::
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Postby Tarkas on Wed Sep 18, 2002 1:38 am

Just to drag this thread kicking and screaming away from AI, :D add another one to the A vote. I enjoy JA much more now that Joe and Gwen are together, and I don't want to see them break up.

This does not mean, IMO, that the strip has lost either its humour or its purpose, just that things have changed, and therefore so must the basis of the humour. People who like an angsty Joe have the current storyline in which Joe is concerned about keeping Gwen when he doesn't really know what he did right; there's plenty of material there, and all the principles of farce available for Aaron to exploit. And we had Marta's story -- lots of angst there, too.

Fact is, I found JA rather tedious at times prior to Gwen's appearance on the scene; not because it was intrinsically bad, or even boring, but because the basis of so much of it was the same: Joe is taken advantage of and/or ignored by his "friends", especially girls he's interested in, and gets into trouble because of it. Ho-hum... while each story was okay in and of itself, one did have the feeling after the third such that it might be a kind act to slip Joe a shotgun or chainsaw along with a disguise kit and a plane ticket to Tahiti...

So I much prefer the current situation, and look forward to seeing what Aaron has in mind now.
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Strip improvement: has there been any?

Postby Hiraethin on Sat Oct 26, 2002 1:05 am

DevilNABluDress wrote:who likes the strip

A.) better
B.) worse or
C.) no differently

now that joe is seemingly happy? personally, i have to go for choice a, but that could just be because i'm a silly schmuck in love, and i really trust Gwen to be smart about this guy. he's a keeper.


I like the strip more. Aaron's work has improved noticeably since day 1 - maybe I noticed this becos I'm a recent convert and read the whole thing in one big smoosh - but the story has jumped around a lot. Apart from kewl little side trails like the whole money-making scheme flashback in 'Playing House', I was really impressed by the story beginning with the first appearance of Gwen. It was much more consistent, and more consistently funny. I can't shake this feeling of impending doom, tho... perfect happiness always inspires in me the fear of it all ending...
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