How to Catch up on Avalon - a Reader's Guide

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Postby gwalla on Thu Jul 05, 2001 1:03 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Josh Phillips:
<B>LOL. :-)<P>Hm... I wonder if it would be worth it (or if I should even think this out loud) to have a registration system that remembers the last comic you read, so whenever you come back you start off from that point.<P>The kind of coding required to do that would be gross. But it would be a pretty valuable tool for just about any comic with a "suspenseful" storyline.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Actually it'd be pretty simple to do with cookies. It wouldn't even require registration or anything like that.<P>------------------
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Postby Wildmartin on Thu Jul 05, 2001 5:28 am

Hey TW, what they say is true, "Great minds do think alike." Your reader's guide is exactly what I did when I missed the month of May due to a travel study class I took in the Pacific Northwest. However, I would have never thought to post such an ingenius idea to the forum. Good work. *applauds*<P><P>------------------
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Postby TW on Thu Jul 05, 2001 9:06 am

Have you been without computer access for over a month? Have you been missing oh so important Avalon storytelling? I know I have, and for those in the same boat, I offer a way to ease yourself back into the twistiness, without losing the vital suspense of cliffhangers. It is as follows:<P>Step one: Go to <A HREF="http://www.avalonhigh.com," TARGET=_blank>www.avalonhigh.com,</A> but keep your eyes closed to avoid accidentally spoiling surprises.<P>Step Two: Guess where the First Strip button is and click. Open your eyes, curse, and return from whatever business was linked in the ad banner. Repeat as neccessary.<P>Step Three: Once you have reached the strip you last read, advance to the next - however, do not advance further. Wait ten minutes between each new strip, and twenty for Fridays to preserve the suspense inherent in the comic.<P>Step Four: Break down resolve and read a 3 weeks of strips at once.<P>Step Five: Promise, and really mean it this time, no kidding, that you will really truly wait 10 minutes before clicking the Next button.<P>Step Six: Nine suspense and speculation filled minutes later, realize that the last strip you read was the latest strip.<P>Step Seven: Swear prodigiously.<P>Step Eight: Enter the forum to make wild guesses as to the state of (Iain and Alison's/Ryan and Deirdre's/Joe and Ceildih's/Alan and Helene's/Joe and Helene's/Ryan and Pheobe's/Ms. Page and Mr. Bradly's) relationship.<P>Step Nine: Get confused and tired. Write "How to Catch up on Avalon - a Reader's Guide"<P>Step Ten: Send me $20 dollars.<P>-----
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Postby Josh Phillips on Thu Jul 05, 2001 10:56 am

LOL. :-)<P>Hm... I wonder if it would be worth it (or if I should even think this out loud) to have a registration system that remembers the last comic you read, so whenever you come back you start off from that point.<P>The kind of coding required to do that would be gross. But it would be a pretty valuable tool for just about any comic with a "suspenseful" storyline.<P>JOSH.<P>------------------
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Postby Wapiko on Thu Jul 05, 2001 11:08 am

Honestly, if I were away from a serial comic for a month, I would read farther back from where I last left off anyway, so I don't know if it would be of much use.<P>My 2yen.<P>Wapiko-chan<P>------------------
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Postby Pauline Hewitt on Thu Jul 05, 2001 11:15 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Josh Phillips:
<B>Hm... I wonder if it would be worth it to have a registration system that remembers the last comic you read, so whenever you come back you start off from that point.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Don't worry, we'll work our way round it. I started in March and once I realised I liked the strip I just started at the begining and read it all on a Saterday. I also saved them and have added any coloured versions offered. It's not that I'm an addict it's just that my uncle turns off the firewall sometimes so I can't get on the net.<P>We can forgive anything but missing a day so you're on thin ice now Josh.
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Postby Symok on Thu Jul 05, 2001 11:16 am

GPF has a system like that, when you're looking through the archives you click a link called 'set bookmark' (or something similar) when you return to the site you can click a link that says 'return to bookmark' (or whatever it says, I don't feel like going to check what the acutal text of the link is, even though it probably would have been easier than typing all this out <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif">) and it takes you to whereever you set the bookmark.<P>I think it just uses a cookie, but I am not 100% sure...<P>------------------
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