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Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:03 pm
by ChronosCat
Berpol wrote:I wonder what she wanted to say in panel 3, "Bigfoot isn't..."


I assumed it was "confirmed" (which Ed referred to Bigfoot as in panel 2).

Jstone wrote:What's up with the sound guy's let arm in panel 1? It looks like a flipper.


I think his under-shirt is long-sleeved.

raekuul wrote:
Aeg'air wrote:Yay! Don't forget the man eating monkeys!

Wh...where does the hyphen go?


Why, between "man" and "eating", of course. Still, they're not nearly as dangerous as the demon-worm-covered pigs, never mind the many-antlered deer that causes a literal wave of death killing everything for miles if you cut off its' head...

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:49 pm
by nitpicking
Illusionist wrote:Also, I hold some tabloids in very high regard. Especially The Sun. Sure, it's almost as bad as the Daily Mail or the Express, but at least it doesn't pretend to be classy. I respect its honesty.

In the States, "tabloid" means "rag". Good papers published in the tabloid format like Long Island's Newsday are never referred to as "tabloids".

Dragonstar wrote:Reminds me of a very old comedy routine:
(Paraphrased since I don't know the lines by heart)
GB: How did your fishing go?

GA: Oh, it went great! I caught a man eating shrimp!

GB: A man eating shrimp?

GA: Yeah! There was a man eating a plate of shrimp over there, and I caught him!

((cookies for whoever guesses who GB and GA stand for))

What if I'm old enough that I don't need to guess?

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:20 am
by Stardrake_
*points to Dan's post, and then at Australia's climate* This is why we have quarantine...

Regarding the comedy snippet... I can't put a context to it, but I'm imagining it in a British accent - something like Monty Python, the Goodies, or the Goon Show.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:29 am
by Circe
Somehow I doubt this news report is going to go how Susan would want. Reporters always twist things around -- Susan will probably be portrayed as a lesbian student (cause she's holding hands with Cat and wearing pants) who is rebelling against the principal.

horus wrote:
Ineluki wrote:Wanted to play around with coloring a bit, so, here's a news lady for you.
egs20090120_color.png

Feel free to avatarize it.


Hmm... you readin' my mind? That's the hair color, almost exactly, that I pictured. Thanks.

Later On,
D


First, I liked the coloring in general....but I expected her to be blonde.

We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who
Comes on at five
She can tell you bout the plane crash with a gleam
In her eye
Its interesting when people die-
Give us dirty laundry

- Don Henley, Dirty Laundry

OK, so I'm showing my age again...

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:20 am
by Ineluki
@horus: why, yes, I do read your mind, fellow red-head lover. ;)

@circe: thanks. I just try to avoid blond whenever possible. Think it's a boring hair color.

I actually didn't even think when quickly choosing those colors, having in mind that I could easily select&change them afterwards. But then I kinda forgot about that in general :> Oh well...

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:48 am
by Reg DeCurry
Hmm...I wonder if Diane watches the news.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:17 am
by Illusionist
nitpicking wrote:
Illusionist wrote:Also, I hold some tabloids in very high regard. Especially The Sun. Sure, it's almost as bad as the Daily Mail or the Express, but at least it doesn't pretend to be classy. I respect its honesty.

In the States, "tabloid" means "rag". Good papers published in the tabloid format like Long Island's Newsday are never referred to as "tabloids".


That's just about what it means in the UK, too.

The Sun is a rag, and it doesn't pretend not to be. The Daily Mail and Express are rags that pretend to be good papers published in tabloid format.

The Mirror, the other main tabloid, is about half-way. It's nowhere near as bad as The Sun, but it still relies on gossip for a lot of its front pages.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:12 pm
by Dragonstar
nitpicking wrote:
Dragonstar wrote:Reminds me of a very old comedy routine:
(Paraphrased since I don't know the lines by heart)
GB: How did your fishing go?

GA: Oh, it went great! I caught a man eating shrimp!

GB: A man eating shrimp?

GA: Yeah! There was a man eating a plate of shrimp over there, and I caught him!

((cookies for whoever guesses who GB and GA stand for))

What if I'm old enough that I don't need to guess?


Either way. Also, I don't think I should be old enough to not guess, but I still know them.

Another good routine (that has nothing to do with the thread at hand):

GB: Did the nurse drop you on your head as a baby?
GA: No, we were poor. My mother had to do it.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:30 pm
by Daremo
Say goodnight, Gracie.

Goodnight Gracie!

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:52 pm
by Darekun
DarkShive wrote:I actually found out that Photoshop actually lightens my comics when I import them from Illustrator in spite of not telling it to do anything like that and both documents being in RGB.

Sounds like a gamma thing, but that's only a gamma of 1.29, hm...

Circe wrote:First, I liked the coloring in general....but I expected her to be blonde.

Yeah, I totally imagined her as a bottle blonde myself. The fact that her eyebrows are just little black lines doesn't help ;)

It looks a bit better in the proper gamma, but still every panel looks flat except for the last two - which, coincidentally, have the most grey in them.

Also, Dan, your filesize would go down if you switched to greyscale, you're already using an 8-bit palette.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:26 pm
by nitpicking
Wow, behind schedule already--the new one was supposed to be up over 2 hours ago!

Kidding, Dan, kidding.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:32 am
by Tybalt
Speaking of which, January 21, 2002 to January 21, 2009 makes EGS 7 years old since yesterday. Just saying.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:58 am
by nitpicking
Happy birthday, EGS!

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:16 am
by Illusionist
nitpicking wrote:Wow, behind schedule already--the new one was supposed to be up over 2 hours ago!

Kidding, Dan, kidding.



No, you don't have to sugarcoat it. The new comic is late. Dan screwed up, and he's not even giving us an excuse.

Boy, this black and white thing is doing wonders for the schedule, huh?

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:38 am
by Nocturn
Illusionist wrote:Boy, this black and white thing is doing wonders for the schedule, huh?


You mean it is not a miracle solution to unreliable update schedules?

I refuse to believe this blasphemy.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:33 pm
by Aeg'air
Nocturn wrote:
Illusionist wrote:Boy, this black and white thing is doing wonders for the schedule, huh?


You mean it is not a miracle solution to unreliable update schedules?

I refuse to believe this blasphemy.


Bunny Blasphemer!!!

...

Come off it, it's not that late, at least we have an update.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:38 pm
by Illusionist
It's not that late, but it is late. I think we have a right to complain, especially when lateness comes on top of having black and white forced on us.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:48 pm
by Aeg'air
Illusionist wrote:It's not that late, but it is late. I think we have a right to complain, especially when lateness comes on top of having black and white forced on us.


Do we know why it's late? It might have nothing to do with Dan..... I mean I wouldn't have known it was late if I'd got online a few hours later...

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:54 pm
by Illusionist
No, we don't know. Dan hasn't bothered to tell us. Usually he at least does that.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:51 pm
by The Old Hack
Illusionist wrote:It's not that late, but it is late. I think we have a right to complain, especially when lateness comes on top of having black and white forced on us.

Illusionist is right, we have a right to complain. When I think of all the money we are paying Dan to do this!

...um, wait. How much were we paying him again?

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:47 pm
by nitpicking
The Old Hack wrote:
Illusionist wrote:It's not that late, but it is late. I think we have a right to complain, especially when lateness comes on top of having black and white forced on us.

Illusionist is right, we have a right to complain. When I think of all the money we are paying Dan to do this!

...um, wait. How much were we paying him again?

Not to be too self-righteous, but some of us have in fact paid him, for instance by purchasing his books.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:07 am
by The Old Hack
nitpicking wrote:Not to be too self-righteous, but some of us have in fact paid him, for instance by purchasing his books.

Including me, and I got my books. Also, when I donate to a webcomic, I usually do it because I have already read a lot of strips, I do it by way of thanks and in the hopes of encouraging more. I have never seen myself as the boss of Dan or of any other webcomic artist.

Come to think of it, I can't recall even one case where I have ever donated money to a webcomic without having read it but with the confident expectation of receiving future strips in reimbursement.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:14 am
by Tarvok
The key is to keep the artist happy so he keeps churning out strips. Giving money in thanks (or even just thanks, sans money) is conducive to this end. Talking about the guy on the forums like he's some sort of lazy slave is not.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:05 am
by Illusionist
The Old Hack wrote:
Illusionist wrote:It's not that late, but it is late. I think we have a right to complain, especially when lateness comes on top of having black and white forced on us.

Illusionist is right, we have a right to complain. When I think of all the money we are paying Dan to do this!

...um, wait. How much were we paying him again?


The EGS site has adverts. Every hit Dan gets gives him money.

It's not much, but in a roundabout way, we pay him.

Re: [Story 1-20-09]Unbelievable

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:57 am
by Aeg'air
Illusionist wrote:
The Old Hack wrote:
Illusionist wrote:It's not that late, but it is late. I think we have a right to complain, especially when lateness comes on top of having black and white forced on us.

Illusionist is right, we have a right to complain. When I think of all the money we are paying Dan to do this!

...um, wait. How much were we paying him again?


The EGS site has adverts. Every hit Dan gets gives him money.

It's not much, but in a roundabout way, we pay him.


Not really, we don't give him a penny ((Unless we donate or buy his books)) so why should he slave away for us? He does have a life to live ((I presume)) and just cos we're not getting entirely regular comics doesn't mean that we should complain at him.