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American007 - Prelude - Tragedy of the Universe
Britain managed to elect two Nazis to the European election this weekend. On the one hand, it's a massive faliure of democracy that so few people came out to vote that the 2% of the electorate stupid enough to vote for a racist party managed to get a pair of representatives in, but on the other hand, if you've got a pair of Nazis, where better to send them than to Belgium; a country where Holocaust denial is illegal, and punishable by a prison sentence.

I give them a month, tops.
Livin' on the Edge - Intro-Not the Bananas!
Did I miss the deadline again? Damn, but that was 2008 for you; the less said about it, the better.
Takira's Secret Realm (- Page 23)
There was an earthquake last night here that measured 5.2 on the Richter scale. The death-toll is in the... well, in the 0s; Britain is suprisingly earthquakeproof apparantly. Nontheless, we're milking this for all we can because we're British and we don't actually get natural disasters that aren't cold and wet very often, so we have to make out that things are worse than they are if ever a snowdrop falls, we threaten to close the roads, empty the schools and warn people of a blizzard. Also we refer to small puddles in the road as 'localised flooding'.

So if you see a Brit today, ask them whether they felt the earthquake, be kind and don't mock them if they think that a single 5.2 earthquake with no aftershocks is some kind of big deal on the same scale as a Tornado ripping through your town, we need the sympathy, because we don't often get it.
No, actually Harry Potter starts with Dumbledore, McGonagall and Hagrid secretly meeting outside of the Dursleys' house after the death of Lily and James Potter. [/nerdiness]

Rowling's one of those people that has great ideas, but whose skill as a writer doesn't live up to the imagination.

Like George Lucas, actually. Great universe and lore, really crappy cinematographer and writer.
Tales of Zippo Prower (1: Dull and Boring Day)
Again, only a short one. Not much you can say about the MOST GODDAMNED BORING COMIC EVER WRITTEN! Goddamnit, three seperate frames about the same boredom, what the hell, Zippo!

Unless you're Lewis Caroll, NEVER start a storyline with a state of abject boredom, else you're going to disinterest people right off of the off. Does Star Wars start with Luke Skywalker doing chores around his uncle's farm? Hell, no, it starts with a daring escape. And explosions. And robots. Lots of robots.
I don't think we don't get Sam Adams over here. I mostly drink Magners (which is Irish) and Kopparberg Pear Cider (which is Swedish, I think).

Good stuff.
Paper Cut (1-The Princess Kidnapped)
I know, I know, It's a day late. I'm sorry, but I was drinking last night, and I completely lose my concentration span after a couple of glasses of cider.
Tunder Unlimited (Chapter 1)
Yegods, two scheduled updates in a row? That means I'm past that point where an author swears blind that the hiatus is about to end, and then fails week after week to post more than filler and assurances that the hiatus is over.
Well, the hiatus is over. I'm pretty sure I said that. Except now that I've said that the hiatus is over, I'm not sure if I'm saying it because the hiatus is over, or because I'm trying to convince myself that the hiatus is over. If that makes any sense.

Oh, please, please, please get people to sign the disclaimer (and if you haven't already done it, sign it yourself), which can be found in the dropdown box (and which I'll eventually move to page 1). I know you've all kept posting 'mock my comic' since day one, but I'm not really willing to look through 30 pages to find consenting authors three times a week! I'm lazy, remember? Otherwise I'd be doing a real comic!
PoKeMoN Heroes (#1 Wake Up! Part 1!)
11:59 is still Friday, dammit!

...although I may have backdated this one to cheat slightly...


Nontheless, I'm back, baby!
The Disclaimer
Bah, humbug.

I'll try and get on a regular posting basis soon enough. But I'm also working on a successor to my drawn comic, so that might take up some of my time.
Happens.

In other news, the nature of this comic is annoying the administration, and I'm not really making it any better... It would appear that I'm doomed.

Note to self; mentioning a mental illness in an online discussion means you're fucked. Er, unless it's a discussion about mental illness...
@Maeglin
I'm British. Here a Batchelor's degree in a scientific or technical field is a BSc.

In the US, It's just BS, I think.
@AFStaff
No worries dude, I'm pretty HTML literate, just lazy.
A Thing or Two About Sprite Comics (Working with Word: Text Editing)
This comic did, in fact, teach me an important lesson about sprite comics, and that was to practice what you preach.

Also, it just occured to me just how much Comic Sans this site uses. Ew. One of these days I'll fix that.
Rupee Master (Issue 1- Noki's Tellings...)
I've never been a big fan of the Zelda games, but then, given the choice between Mario and Psychonauts, I'd choose Psychonauts every time, so I don't really have enough of a Nintendo affinity to get me past the really slow and boring start that all the games seem to have. Which is a pity, because it sounds like if I could get into them, I'd probably enjoy them. Ah well.
Sonic NT Warrior (Intro to Comics)
I know, I know, I'm on a SmackJeeves binge of late, but I'm sorry, there's just so many mockable comics over here at the moment!
This, as far as I can tell, is one of the horrendous plague of Sonic Author comics that are currently filling up the entire of the site. Jesus Christ people, If you can't think of characters, a storyline, or have the effort to make continuous comics, then don't rope in a bunch of other people with a similar lack of achievement or ambition and then make another identially incoherent unreadable piece of oddity that has more authors than fans.

Er, sorry, went off on a tangent there...
They sit wherever the hell I need them to sit to obscure the least amount of important stuff on the comic! :P
You can host them elsewhere (eg. Photobucket or even on another comic hosting site with a larger file limit, such as Drunkduck) then link to the image file using the 'Remote Link URL' option on the add a comic page/strip page.
Hm, good point. Although I decided that they needed to be visible rather than sihouettes to differentiate it a little more from MST3K's style, and to allow me to make the characters seem a little more animated...

But I can see what you mean... I'll get round to experimenting with some gradient effects sometime, or just darken the sheet to make it easier when I'm concerned about the art style again.

But right now, I'm more concerned about keeping the writing quality consistent, so I'd probably better get back to finishing today's comic!