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[S.T.O.R.Y. 1/21/02] - And so it begins...

Postby Chaos Priest on Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:17 am

http://www.egscomics.com/d/20020121.html

Yeah, first comics do tend to suck, and I'm not seeing much of a difference here. There really isn't much here to keep my interest. I mean, breaking the 4th wall to say the strip sucks usually isn't a good idea. Besides, this guy draws like a newt! :P

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Quick explanation of the thread. The acronym stands for "Story Threads Of Retro Years" (it's the best I could come up with), and that's pretty much what this is. The idea was pretty much an odd thought that popped into my head while I was taking a shower this morning, and I always at least give the voices in my head a chance to make their case. I realized that the vast majority of us haven't been around from the beginning, and have missed out on the opportunity to post in reaction threads from way back when. While necromancy is bad, even if somebody did want to do it the first reaction thread I could see on this forum was from October 2, 2003. So my solution: time travel!

OK, maybe not. But I thought this would be an interesting way to take geeky fandom one step further. The responses to this need not be in the perspective of back then. Mentioning things you liked about a strip, what you didn't like, something you missed, questions you had, or other stuff would be just fine. As for how often to make a thread like this this, I wouldn't want the forum to get absolutely swamped with these things (assuming of course that it continues past this one). So... maybe they could go through at the theoretical rate of strip production these days? About one every other day/three a week?
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 1/21/02] - And so it begins...

Postby Raging Mouse on Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:30 am

Oh, don't judge so hastily. Surely by the first week we've seen some cheesecake, at the very least.

By the way, just to out an insane idea, perhaps you could post the address of the strip, or maybe create an URL to it or some such wizardry... :P
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Postby Tarvok on Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:31 am

This is an awesome idea; I'm glad I thought of it!

(Seriously, I did think of it a while ago, I just figured I'd save it for a more lengthy hiatus.) I'm glad you're doing this. I've always wanted the ability to participate in the reaction threads to the old comics, and now I can! :D

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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 1/21/02] - And so it begins...

Postby Chaos Priest on Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:33 am

Raging Mouse wrote:By the way, just to out an insane idea, perhaps you could post the address of the strip, or maybe create an URL to it or some such wizardry... :P

Brilliant!
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Postby Ineluki on Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:37 am

Hmmm, cool stuff. :D

I think the commentary would be even better if Dan would write without caring about spoilers... or he could write a "hidden" spoiler paragraph (white text on white bacckground or something)
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Postby Illusionist on Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:01 am

The Lampshade Hanging's been done so many times before. Hopefully this guy can think up some original stuff. However, the punchline made me chuckle. A bit.
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Postby Nocturn on Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:08 am

Subpar art, lacking character dynamic, and breaking the fourth wall already in the first comic.

I don't think I'll be following this comic.
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Postby Illusionist on Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:16 am

Be fair, it's the first one. Compare the first season of The Simpsons to the episodes that are actually good.
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Postby Kyrio on Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:36 am

I didn't really have a hard time determining Tedd was a guy. Hopefully he'll get better at portraying ambiguous gender later on.
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Postby BZWingZero on Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:37 am

Illusionist wrote:Be fair, it's the first one. Compare the first season of The Simpsons to the episodes that are actually good.


So, compare the 1st season of the Simpsons to the 1st season of the Simpsons?
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Postby Illusionist on Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:38 am

You think the 1st season was good? I've never met anyone like that.
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Postby BZWingZero on Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:43 am

The 1st season had many good episodes. Most of them established the quirkiness of the series and helped to define what the Simpsons is.

But, back to the topic at hand, For a first comic its alright. Its got a decent punch line, I just wonder if it'll become another gag-a-day comic like the bajillions out there already.
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Postby kingwerewolf on Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:21 am

Wow, he can draw better than I can... I wish I had that much ability... *sigh*
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Postby The Old Hack on Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:55 am

What the gingersnaps does the title mean? *scratches head*
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Postby DarkShive on Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:03 am

You meanies! I just got started! Who are you to talk?! Forget you, then! I QUIT! *storms off to vent on Livejournal*

Ok, seriously, does this mean there'll be reaction threads to the commentary when they're added to the archives?
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Postby kingwerewolf on Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:07 am

DarkShive wrote:You meanies! I just got started! Who are you to talk?! Forget you, then! I QUIT! *storms off to vent on Livejournal*

Ok, seriously, does this mean there'll be reaction threads to the commentary when they're added to the archives?

Judging from the quirkiness of the EGS fans, it could go either way. They're like the Joker with a rubber chicken: you don't know if the chicken's a nuke or just a rubber chicken. You just have to try to make the best call.
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Postby WalkerBoh on Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:39 am

Eh, I'll give it a shot. I can't really tell, though: is Tedd smiling in the first three panels, or is that his nose? If that's his nose, where is his mouth?
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Postby The Old Hack on Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:46 am

WalkerBoh wrote:Eh, I'll give it a shot. I can't really tell, though: is Tedd smiling in the first three panels, or is that his nose? If that's his nose, where is his mouth?

I think I know. He's obviously supposed to be a geeky engineer nerd, so hence he is like Dilbert: no mouth.

I bet in later comics we'll see him make crazy inventions like goo coming to life and transmogrification devices.
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Postby kingwerewolf on Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:55 am

The Old Hack wrote:
WalkerBoh wrote:Eh, I'll give it a shot. I can't really tell, though: is Tedd smiling in the first three panels, or is that his nose? If that's his nose, where is his mouth?

I think I know. He's obviously supposed to be a geeky engineer nerd, so hence he is like Dilbert: no mouth.

I bet in later comics we'll see him make crazy inventions like goo coming to life and transmogrification devices.

Are you kidding? That's ridiculus! What type of author would have their characters get involved in THAT kid of madness? I squirrel-girl, maybe, but living goo? No way!
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Postby Chaos Priest on Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:08 am

DarkShive wrote:Ok, seriously, does this mean there'll be reaction threads to the commentary when they're added to the archives?

Um... maybe? I admit the existence of commentary was not a part of my original plans. I was just going to go through the archives with this, commentary or no. But this is still in the formative stages, so it's not like there can't be changes made.

If you think I'm going to go through the archives repeatingly to see what comics have had commentary added to them though, you're nuts.
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Postby CooperNRG on Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:19 am

kingwerewolf wrote:
The Old Hack wrote wrote:I bet in later comics we'll see him make crazy inventions like goo coming to life and transmogrification devices.


Are you kidding? That's ridiculus! What type of author would have their characters get involved in THAT kid of madness? I squirrel-girl, maybe, but living goo? No way!


Come on! A squirrel-girl? That's about as nuts as say...a guy who can turn into a hedgehog...or an artifact that cures curses! There's no way such things can be put into a comic that'll be any good. If this Dan guy is crazy enough to try to pull even one of those, this comic is a goner!
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Postby Tricia on Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:48 am

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Postby The Old Hack on Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:07 pm

Tricia wrote:Needs more bunnies.

Good idea! I say we call the fans who comment and post about the comic for bunnies.
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Postby Kelvandil on Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:37 pm

DarkShive wrote:Ok, seriously, does this mean there'll be reaction threads to the commentary when they're added to the archives?
How long has that (the commentary) been there?
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Postby Minimiscience on Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:30 pm

Kelvandil wrote:How long has that (the commentary) been there?


Well, the commentary for the first comic says that "now" is "June 21, 2008," so I'm going to go out on a limb and say "since June 21, 2008."
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