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Postby Antarius on Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:17 pm

G'day all,

I just wanted to break tradition and say something about the strip. Other than "I like it," that "it is brilliant," and all other sycophantic commentary that I've already said.

Well, here goes:

Erm...

Bruno was a little bandit-like when he was a bandit.
Now he's a king and, well, he's not really much of a bandit. He's not much of a king either...

Fiona? She's cute. And she's the most micro-dragon-like micro-dragon that I've seen. Of course, she's the only micro dragon that I've seen, but that's beside the point.

Numthkul is just that...

Maledict is a malicious dictator...

Erm...


I'm all commented out. This sleep depravation and caffeine abuse is really starting to take its toll...

But look! I commented on the strip!

Yay for me!


Cheers,

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Resistance is... Something witty and Bruno related...
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Postby Major Tom on Wed Jul 03, 2002 6:54 am

so I guess I can't rightly run amok about the rest of the board without contribution here...

...Ian put you up to this didn't he.

So anyway...

maybe it has more to do with the m/w/f schedule as opposed to weekday, but I've enjoyed Ian's pacing even more lately. I've been happy to see "of more than I can count" when it comes to indicating the end of the storyline; it means that we're going to take our time getting through this particular Bruno tale and that Ian is comfortable enough with the characters to let them have their moments to develop.

The gags are fun, some are punishing, but they're fun. The art work is impressive -- let's just say that of all the on-line comics I've seen tossed around, Ian's strips are the ones that most rarely leave me wondering what the hell that wierd smudgey patch in panel two is.

But really, Ian is an accomplished storyteller. One of the things I like best about the strip is watching the world of Rothland get explained, bit by bit.

so there.
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Postby Antarius on Thu Jul 04, 2002 5:25 am

Major Tom wrote:so I guess I can't rightly run amok about the rest of the board without contribution here...


Although a nice, leisurely stroll is always an acceptable substitute...


Major Tom wrote:...Ian put you up to this didn't he.


Fool! I am Ian! :D

The whole "Antarius" poster has always just been a little game, to promote posting! Kind of like an April Fools' joke that someone forgot to stop.

Like there could ever be anyone as crazy as "Antarius," and still live! :lol:

Later,


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Postby Antarius on Thu Jul 04, 2002 6:26 am

*ahem*

Major Tom wrote:maybe it has more to do with the m/w/f schedule as opposed to weekday, but I've enjoyed Ian's pacing even more lately. I've been happy to see "of more than I can count" when it comes to indicating the end of the storyline; it means that we're going to take our time getting through this particular Bruno tale and that Ian is comfortable enough with the characters to let them have their moments to develop.


I agree; the wait between strips also makes you appreciate when the update comes up.

The story lines have been getting more involved and fleshed out. Not that any of the old ones were bad, mind you!

And just ignore the "of more than I can count," part. Once "Ian" gets up to about 16, he has difficulties as he runs out of digits to count on. (He has extremities similar to those found in a Matt Groening cartoon...)


Major Tom wrote:The gags are fun, some are punishing, but they're fun.


I'm curious as to what you mean by "punishing." Sure, they are pretty punny, but isn't that what we are hear for?

If it doesn't get a groan or some level of nausea, it's not a pun...

I'm just waiting for a Sluggy reference with "Pun-Pun," (Though a micro dragon will always be kyooter than a homicidal mini-lop.)


Major Tom wrote:The art work is impressive -- let's just say that of all the on-line comics I've seen tossed around, Ian's strips are the ones that most rarely leave me wondering what the hell that wierd smudgey patch in panel two is.


Most definitely. The artwork is exquisite for a comic strip - entirely worthy of syndication, I would add. Of course, we all know Ian's thoughts on syndication, so we won't push the issue. :D


Major Tom wrote:But really, Ian is an accomplished storyteller. One of the things I like best about the strip is watching the world of Rothland get explained, bit by bit.


Yes; you think that you've got it sussed, and something mysterious gets thrown into the fray.

And then there are the weird pasts or histories of the character that seem to come out of nowhere. Headacheron being an example - we find out about Numthkul's curse from Master Bae Shon and so forth.

(I still can't believe he "Pulled that one Off...")


Oh, stop groaning. There's been worse than that!


Major Tom wrote:so there.


I'd fire into an "I know you are, but what am I?" thread, but given the above puns, I don't think any references to Paul Reubens are really that necessary...


Cheers,


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Postby mouse on Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:41 pm

i agree about the art - this _is_ one of the few webtoons whose creator can actually draw; i love seeing all the detail in the world around bruno. and, as the major says, it's neat to have all the bits and pieces of past history come up, and fit themselves into the puzzle. as to bruno's current role - he's actually rather a side-character in this story line (at least at the moment) - this (to me) is primarily maledict and numth'ull battling it out. bruno may be king, but in this storyline, he's just a pawn.

(obviously, i enjoy ian's humor also - i find his puns painful primarily in how hard they make me laugh)
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Postby talkingeasel on Sun Jul 07, 2002 7:56 am

Well...I like it!!

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Postby Antarius on Sun Jul 07, 2002 4:00 pm

talkingeasel wrote:...


"Hurry Up!"

"Upside Down, Miss Jane..."



(Extra bonus points for anyone who gets this joke...)
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Postby Major Tom on Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:00 am

Antarius wrote:I'm curious as to what you mean by "punishing." Sure, they are pretty punny, but isn't that what we are hear for?



Look, you, I'll not be baited....You'll wait for your groaners and like it.
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Postby Antarius on Tue Jul 09, 2002 3:32 pm

Major Tom wrote:Look, you, I'll not be baited....


But I'm the Master Baiter!
(Whoops! Wrong thread!)



Major Tom wrote:You'll wait for your groaners and like it.


I'll bring the Yak...
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Postby Major Tom on Fri Jul 12, 2002 6:53 am

Antarius wrote:I'll bring the Yak...



Awwwww, do ya have to? He always eats all the cheese.
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Postby Antarius on Fri Jul 12, 2002 6:49 pm

No, that's the mouse...


Gawd - if you can't tell the difference between a Yak and a mouse...

... Well, that explains those whopping great steel traps you've got set everywhere...
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Postby Major Tom on Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:31 am

well they BOTH have such wonderful large ears...


Oh, and sorry about your tail, really.
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Postby Kilo24 on Sat Jul 13, 2002 4:38 pm

It was a pain to get out of the broken bones and ice cream. That heavy duty cleaner didn't work.
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Postby Antarius on Sun Jul 14, 2002 7:52 am

That mild acid helped shut you up for a while, though...


... 'specially when you started thinking you could fly...
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Postby Major Tom on Mon Jul 15, 2002 7:01 am

And here I was thinking it was high time to open all the windows and get some fresh air....

oops.
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Postby Antarius on Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:32 am

Come in my bedroom, in the suitcase on the left you'll find my favourite axe...
Don't look so frightened, this is just a passing phase.
One of my bad days...
Would you like to watch TV?
Or get between the sheets?
I'll try to break this silent freeway...
Would you like something to eat?

Would you like to learn to fly?
Would ya?
Would you like to see me try?

Why are you running awaaaaaaayyyyy?



(Yeah, I know... There's a few errors there, but at <3am for the third straight week (with work at 7), I'm really not caring much!)


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Postby Major Tom on Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:34 am

goodness - get some sleep, demon.

*hums*

{tear down the wall...}
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Postby Antarius on Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:36 am

You don't like me much, do you? You won't let me have any sleep!

Besides, I'm waiting for the worms...
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Postby Major Tom on Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:38 am

there, there, mother will take care

EAT YOUR MEAT!!
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Postby Antarius on Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:41 am

You! You were the one behind the pink shed...


I said "Stand Still, Laddy!"
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Postby Major Tom on Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:42 am

I've nothing left to say

goodbye
goodbye
goodby
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Postby Antarius on Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:47 am

Well, I don't need no arms around me. And I don't need no drugs to calm me.

I have seen the writing on the wall.

Don't think I need anything at all.
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Postby Major Tom on Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:49 am

I got electric lights and I got second sight
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Postby Antarius on Mon Jul 15, 2002 10:02 am

In that case, Di-di-di-did you see the frightened ones?
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Postby Major Tom on Mon Jul 15, 2002 10:05 am

dididdiidyouhear the falling bombs?
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