Dotty wrote:I almost see those two as disgrunted DD readers. Celesto is the casual fan who snaps after enough cliffhangers and racist/dumb bad guys, and proceeds to kill them one by one. TIM is a step further. He's completely lost his mind after the SuperGreg arc and proceeds to insert himself into the comic with the goal to kill absolutely anything that moves, as it might become a secondary cast member if he leaves it alone too long.
Gav wrote:But in response to the challenge, in general, I'm afraid I don't much get the point.
No, that's not right. I mean exactly the opposite: I mean, rather, that I fully get the point, but the actual implementation doesn't seem like it's going to work.
I mean, it really isn't hard to update consistantly. Lots of people have been doing it for many many years. For some people, yes, it's impossible. But for others, anyone with a buffer (and there must be hundreds), it's a piece of cake. So a bunch of people will drop out right away, but then what? Do we have to wait 20 years for cartoonists to start dying off? Or does then the challenge simply become one of who has the more reliable server?
gwalla wrote:Well, the point is to encourage small-time webcartoonists to update regularly, since they're seriously prone to missing days or even weeks and going on sudden random hiatuses (hiatii?). Except that really isn't relevant to guys like Kurtz and Troop who already update regularly, have done so for a long time, and don't really need any additional encouragement.
Gav wrote:The problem is in implementation. This contest won't end for maybe 20-30 years. I don't see "limiting it to the smaller comics" or the "less reliable comics" as any solution. That just feels artificial and I wouldn't be at all impressed. It's basically like having a real "best of" contest for all the bad singers from American Idol.
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