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Webcomics You Read Regularly
« on: November 25, 2005, 08:37:53 PM »
Okay, I don't have much a life, and my job affords me a lot of time to check out webcomics.  These are the ones I read all the time ... anyone have others to add?

Dominic Deegan: Oracle For Hire http://www.dominic-deegan.com .  Puns, snark, and an oracle that really doesn't like his customers.  Doesn't get any better than that.  (7 days a week)

PvP - I know a ton of people on this site probably read this one.  

PA - Yeah, same for that one.  I spent three days going through the Penny Arcade archives ... best way to spend time, ever.

GU Comics - Games-related, plus monkeys, and recently, Celine Dion as a beer wench!  http://www.gucomics.com.  M-F

Ctrl+Alt+Del - I'm sure plenty of people here read this one, too.

Flintlocke's Guide to Azeroth - I don't play WoW, but I spent enough time on the forums, and this comic cracks me up.  http://pc.gamespy.com/flintlocke/

Full Frontal Nerdity - I'm sure this one is popular, as well.  http://archive.gamespy.com/comics/nodwick/ffn/ffn.htm

Dork Tower - D&D, woo!  http://www.dorktower.com

8-Bit Theater - D&D, woo (again)!  http://www.nuklearpower.com/latest.php

Pet Professional - "The Punisher" for annoying animals.  http://www.petprofessional.net

Real Life - I just started reading this one.  http://www.reallifecomics.com/index.php

WTF Comics - Everquest-based.  I don't play, but I was entertained by the archives.  http://69.57.151.222/index.html  **Note ... sorry about the Appearance of Cussing ... that's really what the website's called.  Ironically, there's no cussing in it, which kind of confuses me.**

Comedity - This one's a recent addition to my Favorites folder.  http://www.comedity.com

I also check out Little Gamers, Applegeeks, and Strong Bad on an every-now-and-again basis.  
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Re: Webcomics You Read Regularly
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2005, 09:19:17 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Fangirl, be sure to introduce yourself and read the FAQ.

As for webcomics I really only read a few

PVP
Penny Arcade
Sam and Fuzzy

then I'll catch up on Order of the Stick about once a week or so.
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Re: Webcomics You Read Regularly
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2005, 09:34:43 PM »
I actually read few webcomics regularly...

1.Penny Arcade

2.Girl Genius

3.Scary Go Round.

thats it unless someone shows me another that I might read every once in a while.
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Re: Webcomics You Read Regularly
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2005, 12:38:53 AM »
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WTF Comics - Everquest-based.  I don't play, but I was entertained by the archives.  http://69.57.151.222/index.html  **Note ... sorry about the Appearance of Cussing ... that's really what the website's called.  Ironically, there's no cussing in it, which kind of confuses me.**


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Re: Webcomics You Read Regularly
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2005, 01:35:41 AM »
huh, I thought that filter got removed by Tage.
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Re: Webcomics You Read Regularly
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2005, 03:37:26 AM »
I'm a big fan of User Friendly. It may not be the most plot intensive webcomic, best drawn, or even the funniest, but I think it's absolutely hilarious and Dust Puppy is so cute! I really need to get a plush Dust Puppy one of these days...
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Re: Webcomics You Read Regularly
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2005, 02:55:42 AM »
I just tried the "user friendly" link and it asked me for a user name and password. Maybe the joke is that it's called "user friendly" but isn't. Isn't it ironic? Don't you...ah, forget it.
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Re: Webcomics You Read Regularly
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2005, 03:21:55 AM »
it's actually .org not .com
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Re: Webcomics You Read Regularly
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2005, 03:41:31 AM »
1. Penny-Arcade - these make my week.
2. PvP - Kurtz sometimes makes something great, most of the time its only slightly above average.
3. Order of the Stick - How can you not love these guys?
4. Wapsi Square - When it is funny, it is really good. When it tries to go dark and moody it is virtually indesciferable.  

I quit reading 8-Bit before the comic even got to the pirates.  I just started to lose interest then.  

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Re: Webcomics You Read Regularly
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2005, 10:52:47 AM »
The grand list, ones that I know the update days for and check for their updates. There are a few others that I wander into every so often but this list is long enough as it is :P

Penny Arcade - i'm a gamer. I love PA, and it's newsposts are the most interesting rants in all of webcomicdom.

Megatokyo - it's gone kind of wierd but I still read it and enjoy it. Wish the characters would grow a little though. Mostly interested in how Kimiko copes with being an otaku idol. It's sped up a lot now.

The Midlands - a urban fantasy (I guess) story of multiple realities, elves and political intrigue. Takes a long while to get going but it's got a cast of fascinating characters and a storyline that's not blatently obvious. Has nudity, quite a lot of it.

Questionable Content - fun but i'm getting tired of it being a constant round of sitcom-esque jokes and little actual plot.  He needs to remember the lesson of Megatokyo.

Order of the Stick - the jokes are kind of obvious but it's still pretty funny. Reminds me of Team America - sometimes you forget it's a giant satire and then something really silly happens.

Misfile - a bizarre little comic about a couple of inept angels and two kids whose life they managed to screw up (by dropping 2 years off of one and making the other the wrong gender). Has nudity. Not as bad as I just made it sound :P

Control Alt Delete - the best strips are the ones with no plot. The story of the 4 geeks is, i'm afraid, kind of boring. I prefer the strips with the red guy and the blue guy.

Aikida - started out as a gamer comic, turned into a sitcom, and recently the author rebooted the comic and appears to be using the same characters in a fantasy/punk world. Not gone far enough with the new plot to see how good it is. The original version was okish, but nothing amazing.

Nodwick - i've got the LJ feed for this. It's a quick bit of fun that pops up on my friends list. Full frontal nerdity is pretty funny, nodwick itself less so.

Chugworth - written by a fellow brit. Silly, not updating as often as could be hoped. Not the best comic ever, but kind of amusing. Borderline nudity.

Something Positive - I rejuvinate my cynical energies at the great shrine of S*P. I don't like the art style but the characters are great. I'm thinking he needs to move the plot a little faster though. And too often the main character can stun people into silence - it has a very faint tinge of Mary Sue sometimes.

Simulated Comic Project - a comic thats a set of one-shot jokes. Bizarre and funny. Can be hit and miss, but when he hits I love him for it.

GU Comics - one-panel joke comic about MMORPG's and general computer gaming. Funny. If you click on the comic it'll take you to the forum thread for it, with a short newspost style thing by the author and a discussion thread about the things the strip was about. Great if your a MMORPG fan, not so great otherwise.

Irregular Webcomic - a comic made out of lego! I don't get a lot of the jokes, and the puns are kind of boring, but I still like IWC. Some storylines are better than others, but I love how he organises and sorts his archive.

Concerned - the story of Gordon Frohman, as he goes through the Half Life 2 story settings messing them up, shortly before Freeman gets there. Silly, but funny. Includes lots of jokes about HL2 and it's idiosyncracies. The author explains a lot of the more obscure stuff in his newsposts below the comic.

Earthsong - a new comic. Waiting to see how it goes. It's moving at a fair clip, but the characters, thus far, are not the most interesting.
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Re: Webcomics You Read Regularly
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2005, 04:58:18 AM »
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it's actually .org not .com


Thanks Spriggan. I fixed the link so it works correctly now. This is what happens when I visit there so often I just have to type "u" and my computer fills in the rest of the address for me instead of having to pay attention. hehe. Sorry!
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Re: Webcomics You Read Regularly
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2005, 10:49:13 AM »
ok, I finally got around to exporting my comic reading list as it currently stands
I have the name and it's frequency as a link. If you want description, go away. I don't have that kind of time after reading them all.
here's my list

A couple of the currently read ones are actually on hiatus, I jsut haven't gotten around to moving it to the right folder yet.

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8-Bit Theater - D&D, woo (again)!  http://www.nuklearpower.com/latest.php


Actually, 8-bit Theater is a Final Fantasy/Japanese RPGs parody.  Doesn't have anything to do with D&D except indirectly (the first Japanese RPG was based on D&D, but they don't bear much resemblance to D&D these days).

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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2006, 09:14:02 AM »
That would be inaccurate. Red Mage, while based on a Final Fantasy meme, is the prototypical rules lawyer. And the rules he cites are nearly always based on D&D 3ed, with occassional references to 1st or 2nd.

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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2006, 01:49:51 AM »
I stand corrected.  8-bit Theater is a Final Fantasy/Japanese RPGs/D&D parody. :)