“It’s a good job we’re thick skinned northern types, otherwise we might have been insulted by comments like this. This person obviously didn’t think we put enough effort into the strip, but then couldn’t be arsed herself to offer anything more constructive. Ok, so Jenny169 is entitled to her opinion, and she has as much right to say we suck as I do to say she’s a fucking ass clown, neither are probably true, but this is the internet when did that start to matter!!”
If I hadn’t read Gabe of Penny Arcade’s post the other day, that’s what I was going to write about Jenny169’s comment on The Webcomic List. He puts it pretty well when he says “I hope that if you read Penny Arcade you laugh, if you don’t laugh then I hope it pisses you off.” That’s a pretty good attitude to take, and kinda makes me wish I hadn’t sent that reply so quickly :-) I suppose the whole point of doing any creative writing, be it a humongous novel, or a small 3 frame webcomic is to make people think and react, so why get all bent out of shape when someone does?
I think we just learned our first 2 lessons about drawing cartoons:
1) Always write things down when they’re funny.
2) What’s sauce for the goose isn’t always sauce for the gander.
Todays toon comes from Jon’s ranting about some photo’s he’d received through the post, at the time we thought it was funny, and to me it still is, but I guess you had to be there.
We’ve all been in a situation where someone in a customer dis-service department is so blatantly lying to you it’s makes your blood boil. I once punched a hole in a door after one particularly bad experience. It was a flimsy door, don’t go thinking I’m trying to be all movie physics with you or anything, it hurt, and made me bleed.
Now there’s nothing wrong with taking games seriously, some people make good money doing just that, but it is possible to take it far too seriously.
A part of me likes to imagine a development office in San Jose filled with the sounds of chuckling developers, content knowing that they’re providing entertainment not only for those of us that play the game, but also for people who just like to laugh at people dressed like dorks.
It would be great if providing something that funny was the sole driving factor behind the development of City of Heroes, but I doubt it was
I still haven’t watched BB6