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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby Jessica » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:07 pm UTC

Penny arcade generally explains in the post anything which isn't obvious on the surface. Also, I find that comic to be pretty self explanitory.
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby Goatboy » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:18 pm UTC

I guess I'm one of those freaks who gets absolutely no enjoyment out of Achewood. I've tried a few times and all I can get out of it is: They are dogs, or maybe bears, and one of them has a huge penis, I guess? Achewood worship just hurts my brain. And the thing that really weirds me out is that most of the comics I read link it. With honours. For observation's sake I just went through all the comics that I check regularly with the following results.

Comics that link Achewood: QC (it's not on the main page anymore, though), Scary Go Round, XKCD, Dinosaur Comics, Animals Have Problems Too, Overcompensating, Sam and Fuzzy, Dr. McNinja, Goats, Girly, Beaver and Steve.


Comics that do not link Achewood: Wondermark, Wapsi Square, Rice Boy (which only has links to other Koala Wallop joints), A Softer World, Shortpacked!, Dresden Codak, 8-bit Theater, Butternut Squash, Diesel Sweeties.

These don't link any other comics, and thus are neutral in the Achewood debate: Penny Arcade, Sinfest, SMBC, Order Of the Stick, Married To The Sea/Natalie Dee/Toothpaste for Dinner, Basic Instructions, CTRL+ALT+DEL (likely because Tim Buckley thinks he's God's gift to webcomics and doesn't need to link anybody).

That ends up being 11 for, nine against, and seven neutral (counting MttS/ND/TPFD as one because they're the same people). I guess it's not as ragingly obsessed over as I thought, as least not as universally.
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby yellie » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:29 pm UTC

I read Achewood and XKCD almost exclusively. Sometimes, I'll remember that Dinosaur Comics, CAD and PBF exist, but I'm not that pushed about those ones, really. I'll sometimes read Explosm, but the only comics I enjoy are Dave's ones.

After reading this thread though, I might start reading Questionable Content? Everyone seems to love it.

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rave music comic

Postby fortune82 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:10 am UTC

i remember seeing a comic about rave music, and it made fun of the "unce" sound. which comic was this?

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby fjafjan » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:52 am UTC

Some awesome Achewood?


I havn't read through the whole archive, but I do appriciate the occasionally strips and it shall be a summer project. In that it will take me a day during summer when I don't have quite so much to do.

And yellie, QC is quite awesome, but for laughs Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is way way better. Or Bigger than cheeses.
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby Eps » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:26 am UTC

I read XKCD and PhD Comics, which isn't as witty as XKCD but offers the occasional laugh in its newspaper-funnies-for-specialists version of satirizing graduate school. Oh, and the author works his ass off on speaking tours to universities to make a buck, even though he got his PhD from Stanford and then had a postdoc at Caltech, which would mean he could at least get a very high-paying private sector job if he felt like it.

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby xooll » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:31 am UTC

Lately, it's been Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Simulated Comic Product, Order of the Stick, Buttersafe, Truck Bearing Kibble, Thinkin' Lincoln, Cyanide and Happiness, Dinosaur Comics, and occasionally Pictures for Sad Children.
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Re: rave music comic

Postby lowbart » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:38 am UTC

There are probably about fifty.
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Re: rave music comic

Postby Avram » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:44 am UTC

only raver comic I've seen is Jaded Raver.

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby Klye » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:18 am UTC

Cyanide and Happiness and QC. Occasionally I'll stop by Dinosaur Comics too.
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Re: rave music comic

Postby fortune82 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:06 am UTC

that explosm one was it, altho i couldve sworn i saw it here, on xkcd.

oh well, thanks!

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby litework » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:27 am UTC

Ok, I love Cyanide and Happiness. PBF. xkcd, of COURSE. But I had never known about a whole bunch of these other comics... :o you DO realize I spent the last two nights reading through the WHOLE Ctrl+Alt+Del archive??? Didnt leave any time to post here...

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby VoteBob » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:05 am UTC

I'd be another A Softer World fan. Sometimes I Like Dinosaur Comics as well though.

My absolute favorite webcomic, though, is Friendly Hostility. The same person has 2 other comics, 5ideways and Boy Meets Boy(precursor of Friendly Hostility - and no longer updating - though FH is better in my opinion).

Scandal Sheet is another good one.
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby arbivark » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:08 am UTC

I thought someone here posted about "better days".
I'm this far into it by now.
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Maybe it was a link from a link, searching this thread doesn't find it.
Oh! Maybe I got it from the QC forum.
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby Pirate.Bondage » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:41 pm UTC

I usually look at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. It's so amusing.
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:14 pm UTC

I forget that I read Reality Machine whenever I remember it exists. Which is actually good..because every time I remember it exists, I've got a couple dozen to read through.
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby El Senor Fruit Swing » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:25 pm UTC

I read
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http://www.fireball20xl.com/tms/ (thats my sonic)
http://www.Machall.com

i read others but they've been mentioned

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby Morphing Ball » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:56 am UTC

I have no idea how anyone can find QC funny. I've read a few of them and they are about as funny as... well, they're not funny at all.

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1057

When I saw this, I was just speechless then a little angry. It consists of some idiotic shit then an old, old Internet meme. Please, someone show me the funny. The rest I've read seem to be ugly characters spouting the most pointless, heavy-handed dialogue that I could conceive of. And people are raising it above Achewood. I just can't believe it. Achewood has very well-developed characters (even if they happen to be cats and teddy bears) and ingenious dialogue. It's often so creative and so funny. Again, I just don't understand what people are saying here.

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby Green Bay Hackers » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:08 am UTC

Dinosaur Comics, Achewood, Perfect Stars, Dresden Codak, White Ninja, Wonderella, Terror Island, Pictures for Sad Children, Perry Bible Fellowship, Slow Wave, Bear and Kitten, Gunnerkrigg Court.

I am actually unable to read Control Alt Delete without becoming physically ill.

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby Fat Tony » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:44 pm UTC

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby zingmaster » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:46 pm UTC

I tried getting into OotS, but it didn't work. I read QC, xkcd, stuff on Gomanga.com, and Looking for Group.
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby Klye » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:45 am UTC

Morphing Ball wrote:I have no idea how anyone can find QC funny.


It isn't funny per se, but if you actually go back through the archive and read them all in order, the personalities of the characters add quite a bit to it, and by that point you'll be so far in the story that you'll keep reading it. At least that seems to be what happened to me...
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby EsotericWombat » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:55 am UTC

Penny Arcade
Questionable Content
Diesel Sweeties
Goats
Scary Go Round
Boy on a Stick and Slither
Sore Thumbs
VG Cats
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Perry Bible Fellowship
Real Life
Something Positve
Least I Could Do
There's Always Porn
OverCompensating
Achewood
xkcd
A Softer World
Friendly Hostility
Dinosaur Comics
Order of the Stick
8 Bit Theater
PVP
Dr. McNinja
White Ninja
Sluggy Freelance
Wigu
Butternut Squash
Starslip Crisis
Misfile
Bunny
Girly
Crimson Dark
Punch and Pie
Lucid TV
Three Panel Soul
Edible Dirt
Anywhere But Here
Cheshire Crossing
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby cephalopod9 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:11 am UTC

Has anyone mentioned Nobody Scores!? I find it fairly hillarious. Beaver and Steve put up a link to it a little while ago.
Nobody Scores in turn links to some interesting ones. I kind of suspect Lulu Eightball is some sort of distant cousin to Over Compensating.
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby SomeoneElse » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:57 pm UTC

As well as xkcd, the others I subscribe to are:
Penny Arcade
Perry Bible Fellowship
Miscellanea (Wellington Grey)
VG Cats
Indexed
Don't Forget To Validate Your Parking
Dilbert (not strictly a webcomic, but meh; i rss it.)

I also read Toothpaste for Dinner when I remember it exists, since Drew hates RSS.

I haven't found many other webcomics that I can stand; they tend to be too wordy or too unfunny for my liking.

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby CitizenKane » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:23 am UTC

I have to second DON'T FORGET TO VALIDATE YOUR PARKING, which can be found at: [link deleted]

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby i like pi » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:10 pm UTC

Or something to that effect. Hell, I don't know.

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby VoteBob » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:19 pm UTC

Oh! I forgot to mention Oh My Gods!
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby MFHodge » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:31 pm UTC

I don't think anyone has mentioned Grim Perspectives, by forum member Irk.

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby kwub » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:42 pm UTC

Not many, by this topic's standards. My regulars (read: those I check about every day or so) are Penny Arcade, XKCD, Order of the Stick, and Cyanide & Happiness. Every now and then I'll catch up on Questionable Content, and about once a year I will pore through the 8-Bit Theater archives. I get into spurts where I read Dinosaur Comics regularly, but after a while I always find myself getting bored with the format and leaving for a couple months (one of the downfalls of the recycled framework).

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby Chrismclegless » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:23 pm UTC

I've got a few on my bookmarks:
Antihero For Hire
El Goonish Shive
Order of the Stick(Which won't load at the moment for me - odd)
Ctrl-Alt-Del
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Postby MFHodge » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:17 pm UTC

I'd like to go on record with the statement that this week's series of Cyanide and Happiness (chase week / butt sex) is pretty much the least funny thing ever.

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:52 pm UTC

On a similar note, today's Something Positive kinda summarizes why I love the comic in a way that doesn't require prior knowledge of the characters.
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Postby Chrismclegless » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:34 pm UTC

Oh, this ones finsished now, but it had a good run:Adventurers!
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby Goatboy » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:46 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:On a similar note, today's Something Positive kinda summarizes why I love the comic in a way that doesn't require prior knowledge of the characters.


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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby MFHodge » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:14 pm UTC

Today's "A Softer World" seemed very Belial to me today:
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby 22/7 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:22 pm UTC

The comics that are on my bookmarks tab are: xkcd, Penny Arcade, Order of the Stick, Red Meat, CAD, and VG Cats, though VG cats better get their shit together or I'm never going there again. It's just not as funny as it used to be, which isn't as funny as most of the others. CAD is also kind of hit and miss for me. I really don't find chef brian funny at all, for example, and I only find about half of their non-story line based comics amusing.
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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby davej » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:37 pm UTC

I have a quick question about a certain comic online, but I forgot its name. I figured I might as well post it in here, rather then making a new topic. The comic book, which I think the author also made into a graphic novel is about a few different armies that are in a war. The armies are named by the color they wear: Yellow, Red, blue (i am not exactly sure about the colors used in it). It looks to be set in the future as well. I think for the most part, it just followed around a couple of people trapped within a city, trying to get out, but no one can find the way out. It is something like that. Anyone know the site for it? Or the name?

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Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Postby aleflamedyud » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:36 am UTC

I read Sluggy Freelance daily and occasionally I hop over to Ph.D Comics to see what my future will look like. However, I feel they make on huge factual error: the grad students in the comic are white.
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