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Comment on page 685 - charming friendly people of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 30 Oct 2014 06:56 pm
Yeah, I was gonna put some "No Longer Canon" warnings on those pages when I finally get the "fixed" comics drawn, but I guess I should go ahead and do it sooner than later.
Comment on page 685 - charming friendly people of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 29 Oct 2014 02:09 am
You know, I actually hadn't thought of this being yet another example of people picking Layla over Astrid... but you're right! It totally is!

Also, I agree. The forgotten page title bugs me too. Unfortunately, fixing that would have broken all the "new page!" links I spread all over the twitters & tumblrs of the world, since the title is actually included in the address.
Comment on Halloween Costume Time part 2 of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 29 Oct 2014 12:56 am
More Halloween costume fun, yay! I may have to do a bigger, more detailed Miffythulhu sometime.
Comment on page 685 - charming friendly people of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 28 Oct 2014 08:13 pm
Shockingly enough, it seems my browser's spellcheck does not, in fact, check to make sure my html is written out properly! :)
Comment on page 685 - charming friendly people of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 28 Oct 2014 05:31 pm
While last week's "it's a convention, but with laser guns!" vibe was on purpose, it also came across as a little too... nice. Like, just a bunch of harmless geeks who happen to be interested in dangerous weapons. So here's a quick reminder that, no, most of these crooks really are horrible scumbags.

So... yeah, this page is super late again. I'm afraid the reason is kind of stupid: I usually do the Voting Incentive before the main comic, because it usually takes a lot less time to finish those. BUT NOT THIS TIME. Nope, I somehow failed to consider that the biggest, longest, most elaborate Voting Incentive we've ever had just MIGHT take longer than usual to finish, and that threw everything off.

BUT HERE IT IS! THE LONG AWAITED VOTING INCENTIVE! As promised, this one gives you all the details about Layla's Mom, their relationship, and what about the early pages is being retconed. So, seriously, you really need to go vote and read it.

...oh, and sorry if your browser freaks out over the size of the image. TWC only lets you have one Incentive image at a time, and I literally couldn't scale this one down and farther without making the text illegible.

EDIT: aaaaaand crap. Photobucket seems to have scaled it down too small anyway. Hang on, I'll see if I can fix it...

EDIT EDIT: GRUMBLEGRUMBLEGRUMBLE Okay, the only way I could get this to work was by putting the incentive on a different host that I'm not used to. HOPEFULLY, it'll be visible to everyone no problem, but let me know if it's not showing up for you.
Comment on page 684 - of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 26 Oct 2014 12:43 am
YAY! The sites back up and we can post things again! Sorry to everybody who tried to check the site today, SmackJeeves had some server problems that took a while to deal with.

@SS: Yeah the Squareness Gun is Doctor Who, so that means all the shout-outs were correctly spotted! GIVE YOURSELVES A COOKIE, GUYS! :D

Also, I think part of the reason that idea wouldn't have worked is 'cos the Far Out There universe is so gosh-dang BIG, it's hard to a character to "loom" over anything. Space is big, and it'd be really hard to just bump into somebody you didn't actually want to find, so what reason would there be to have Pattie turn up? Now, we do have our many recurring pop-culture references, but those are more sight gags than characters so it's easier. I'm not sure I could have reasonably incorporated Pattie into other stories even if I'd wanted too.
Comment on page 684 - of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 25 Oct 2014 12:19 am
@Matthew YAY! Somebody got that one!

@DD: It will, but keep in mind that I'm also changing the details of what actually happened in those early pages. Tuesday's voting incentive will give a full description of what "really" happened, and how it relates to the rest of the comic (just in case they're referenced in the comic before I get the "fixed" book out)
Comment on page 684 - of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 24 Oct 2014 09:02 pm
Yeah, even if I hadn't planned to make this a bit, futuristic convention Dealer's Room, it would have ended up looking like one anyway :)
Comment on page 684 - of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 24 Oct 2014 02:58 pm
Sorry this one;s late again. I was already half asleep when I started editing this page, and... well, just LOOK at the second panel. That's the kind of scene that'd be veeeeery easy to screw up if you try to put it together without a clear head.

And speaking of that panel, have fun identifying all the shout outs!

Finally, we have another new Voting Incentive that you should probably read even if you don't care about unused plot arcs. This one involves retcons and a plot hole I know some of you have already asked about. So, you know, important stuff.

EDIT: ...aaaaand of course, that's when Photobucket decides to have technical difficulties. Sorry gang, I have no idea how long this "maintenance" will take, so just keep checking.

EDIT EDIT: Okay, looks like Photobucket's up and running now! Vote away!
Comment on page 683 - Not Ominous At All of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 22 Oct 2014 10:18 am
Regarding the apples, there's also the question of what that batter is actually made of. There's all KINDS of potential flavors and ingredients that don't belong anywhere near fruit.

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