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Comment on Dos and Don'ts ...mostly don'ts of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 26 Aug 2015 03:42 pm
Well THIS page is a little late, isn't it? Yeah, I kept rewriting and rewriting and rewriting this thing for waaaay too long. The comic kept turning out... well, meaner than I usually like Conventional Wisdom to be, but there's really no other tone you CAN take with this kind of thing. And by the time the thought occurred that maybe, just maybe, that was a sign I should give up and try a different idea, I was already too burned out for that. I mean, look at the messy text on that "schedule", does that look like the work of a person with a functioning brain?

...also, I think I may have inadvertently created arch rivals for the Cameo Kids. Um... oops?
Comment on page 761 - still not threatening of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 26 Aug 2015 11:42 am
Snowkeeper: That's an interesting possibility. Then again, he's such a theatrical guy, maybe he pays extra attention to appearance and grooming?

DD: That's about two-thirds of Stilez's entire thought process right there (the last third being that she dislikes being bored herself)

Stefan: HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT-gah, I mean, I guess we'll just have to wait and see!
Comment on page 761 - still not threatening of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 25 Aug 2015 10:05 am
I don't know about you, but when I sit down to read a sci-fi comedy webcomic, my first question is always "Gee, I wonder which of these characters smells the worst?" Well, now that burning question is resolved! Aren't you relieved?

Anyway, I continue to talk about having a Patreon without actually having one. Well, not one that's gone live, anyway. We're ALMOST there, but I still need to poke around with the whole Blog Post thing and at least SORT of know what I'm doing (at least enough that doing an archive binge through the Patreon comics won't be too awkward) Hopefully I'll be able to start aggressively pushing people to give me money by Friday. Um... Yay?

But as for extra content that DOESN'T require donating money, just clicking on a button, have a new Voting Incentive!
Comment on page 760 - wakey wakey of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 21 Aug 2015 06:30 am
Well it sure is a good thing nobody did anything to startle Stilez, huh?

Also, look! On the TV! It's Rumiko Cherry! One of those recurring characters from the Christmas specials FINALLY made it into the main comic! And you know what? The idea of a Treble Clef Chainsaw is probably the most awesomely idiotic idea I've had in a long time.

So, several bits of shopkeeping to get out of the way: I updated the fanart page again (which I MEANT to do quite a while ago but apparently forgot to post the links). I FINALLY updated the Voting Incentive gallery too, and as always I CAN'T FREAKING BELIEVE HOW MANY OF THESE THINGS HAVE BUILT UP SINCE THE LAST TIME. Also, remember how I was going on about starting up a Patreon? Well, I'm still going on about that, so have a look.

And last of all, as always, new Voting Incentive! Now that you've had a chance to get caught up on the old incentives, check out the new ones!
Comment on Page 759 - Plot Plot Plot not plot of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 19 Aug 2015 06:00 am
Comment on Filler delayed on account of stupidity of Conventional Wisdom
Blitzkrieg1701, 19 Aug 2015 04:11 am
Yup, I totally forgot that filler pages were supposed to start back up last week. Just, not even a FLICKER of a notion that I was supposed to be doing that. And you know what the best part is? One of the reasons I didn't think of it was because I'd been busy thinking about potential stuff to do for Patreon... which I suddenly feel very embarassed to bring up. "EVERYBODY GIVE ME MONEY FOR THIS THING THAT I TOTALLY FORGOT TO DO!" ...yeah, I'll hold off on the sales pitch for at least a little bit.

But hey, in case that first panel wasn't enough of a tip off, I'm confirmed to be doing panels at AWA! All by my lonesome, for once! Yeah, THAT'S gonna be crazy awkward, so be sure to come provide emotional support!
Comment on Page 759 - Plot Plot Plot not plot of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 19 Aug 2015 03:45 am
Don't worry if you're not sure what Ichabod's talking about, guys. It's at least SORT of intentional. I wanted to drop a little out-of-context tidbit here, and follow up on it later.

I'm liking the theorizing that's already happening, though :)
Comment on Page 759 - Plot Plot Plot not plot of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 18 Aug 2015 07:25 am
Everybody duck, there's plot points flying all over the place!

But who cares about potential insight into characters pasts or establishing the direction of future plot arcs. The important thing is that Avatar's smiling and having a good time. Right?

And don't forget to check out the new Voting Incentive, which is... old school. VEEEEEEEEERY old school.
Comment on page 758 - Trivia Time of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 14 Aug 2015 11:27 pm
SS: You bring up an interesting point that hasn't actually been addressed in the comic yet: what WAS Avatar's life before becoming what she is now? WAS there one? Does she miss it? Does she even remember it? So much to think about...

DD: Remember also that Tabitha doesn't get out much, doesn't have many friends, and only directly interacts with mad scientists most of the time. To a very large degree, her concept of what "normal people" do is based on what she sees on TV or whatever. And when she sees attractive people in the media, they've almost always been dressed up in a way to show off that attractiveness. So, when Tabitha sees a WILDLY beautiful person like Layla, she just assumes that's a person who'll really enjoy running around in skimpy clothes. That's just what pretty people are supposed to do, right?
Comment on page 758 - Trivia Time of Far Out There
Blitzkrieg1701, 14 Aug 2015 08:33 am
I have no idea why this page ended up being so hard to draw, because it was. Even after lots and LOTS of polishing up, it still only looks... okay. And multiple close ups of faces talking is usually the one thing I can do pretty well, too.

Well, maybe it's because I burned out my brain on the writing, which I actually DO like. Look! Avatar's brain full of All The Facts is actually having an effect on the plot beyond just being a way to unload some exposition! Also, Avatar and Tax interacting. The people love them some Avatar and Tax.

And as always, another new Voting Incentive. What other weird costumes could Tabitha possible have left? Find out now!

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