Anonymous asked: Fan character vs original character anon, yeah, that was my main question. There seems to be a trend on most webcomic hate/review sites and art forums, which is to instantly think less of a comic if it's fanwork of an existing setting while thinking good of a comic that is an 'original' setting, even if people can easily identify the setting/story/mechanics from an existing universe. I guess it's no longer fanart if you don't admit it is? Anyway, was curious what's your stance on the issue.
Cool Mod: The snob answer is that I’ll think more of something if it’s an original setting, but you’re right. If something pops up and isn’t admittedly a fanwork, and I don’t know what it was taken from, and then develops independently so that I wouldn’t know that it was taken from something else, I’d probably enjoy it.
Aside my enjoyment, here’s the ethics of it: Fanworks are the tracing of someone else’s setting and characters. It is in fact a form of creative theft. Do whatever you have to do to improve, but be a sport and leave all the dirty business in the practice heap, or at least be honest about its origins, if you want people to see it.
People who cannot combine their experiences into original ideas are in fact, not creative. Maybe they can put lines on paper, maybe they can put words together, but they need to do the work if they want the credit for it. It’s only fair.
People keep redefining what theft is, and they only do it to justify their thievery. Make no mistake. Art is difficult, but if you like it enough, you’ll find your way.
Anonymous asked: Gonna ask your guys' opinion on something, since you've got opinions and all. Let's presume an average storyline can be adapted to both an original setting and a fan setting. Which would be better in your guys' eyes? Other than going the way of tons of other webcomics and creating original characters do not steal that oddly resemble those of set universes but are totally not from those universes even if we started the comic as fanfic of those universes, promise! Now give us money.
MOD 1: I guess you’re asking if we prefer comics with original characters vs fan comics. I can’t say I have any preference if it’s a comic that makes me laugh or entertains me in any way.
anonguy11 asked: The punchline for Wednesday's Shortpack! is a metaphor for how Dave Willis wants to be bossed around by a scary looking black dude.
Dave Willis will goatse himself for a drawing.
so she finally got her bike pump… and she’s not even going to plow herself with the toy. great fucking story arc.
The “…but doesn’t” GWS rule strikes again.
She finally gets the air pump so she can use the sex toy…but doesn’t.
Anonymous asked: so she finally got her bike pump... and she's not even going to plow herself with the toy. great fucking story arc.
I thought of posting “she should put that bike pump up her ass now that she has it,” and instead I dug this up and posted it.
Anonymous asked: You guys should get more mods so you can post more often. When I’m bored at work you guys are pretty much the only thing stopping me from stabbing my hand out of boredom (woops this anon’s been confirmed for Jeph Jacques oh snap). Seriously though, either increase output or get some interns to post shit for you.
You guys should be on tumblr more and then I would come in here ‘cause whenever I come in here like during the day eastern time like right after school but like Mondays I do it after school but then I have to go to work BLLLLLLLEAAAAARRRAAAA BLEEAAAA HEEEA HEEAAAAA
I’ve been meaning forever to do a takedown of PVP, but it might just be too bland. Every time I go take a look to make fun of a strip, my eyes just glaze over and I forget what I’m doing.
binder-of-women asked: I'm just glad that he's started doing What-If XKCD, since his scientific insights are half the point of the thing anyway. He's a smart guy and his comic's usually (at least in my opinion) pretty funny, he just occasionally, like... gives up for a month or two.
He’s book smart. That doesn’t mean he’s smart in any important way.
binder-of-women asked: You know I'm even generally a fan of xkcd, but it's just been absolute shit for the past month or so. I'm surprised you didn't spotlight the one about the number circle, it's just... pointless.
I remember looking at it and trying to think of a single sentence to add. I couldn’t think of a damn thing and gave up.
MOD 1: We don’t cover xkcd because there’s already xkcdsucks.blogspot.com that pretty much covers every single negative thing that could ever be said about xkcd. We started this blog because of all the OTHER webcomics that no one ever seemed to say anything about.
Anonymous asked: Don't be lazy, there's plenty of material to work with. Just start doing analyses of every comic in the Sinfest and QC archives, maybe spice it up with some Dominic Deegan once in a while. It'll be fun, I promise.
or, you could submit your own reviews and we could stagger the posts out through the day
Anonymous asked: You guys should get more mods so you can post more often. When I'm bored at work you guys are pretty much the only thing stopping me from stabbing my hand out of boredom (woops this anon's been confirmed for Jeph Jacques oh snap). Seriously though, either increase output or get some interns to post shit for you.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN we post a shitload.
Anyone can submit posts to us. ANYONE.
Also there are only so many webcomics we can post about. Sinfest updates daily but it’s only once per day.