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Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



I forgot 'mongrelmen' were a thing and thought he was an Orc at first. Also whoever compared it to The Quiet Man: I hope to god this is just like The Quiet Man and there are scenes that take place completely away from where the deaf POV character is that should theoretically have sound or be voiced and it makes no logical sense for them to be silent as well and it's transparent that all you did was cut out all sound entirely and have an inconsistent framing device and third person omniscient-but-not-really narrator.

y'know like on the first page of your comic.

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Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Mr.Pibbleton posted:

What if instead Mookie weaves a masterful tale and we are undone?
I am undone and impressed by his ability to just fall face-first at the starting line by placing his two opening pages in the exact opposite order they should have been posted in.

As it stands now:
Page one: there is a dead lady and paper is in the wind. The world is silent due to the fact that the focus of this story is nobody right now and this is just a scene out of context.
Page two: our protagonist finishes his shirt's additions and finds a bit of paper in the wind. We are lead to believe our protagonist is deaf and he can't communicate through quick shorthand if he needs this patch to tell people he's deaf.

Put it in reverse and you have:
Page one: our protagonist finishes his shirt's additions and we understand that he is deaf and also unable to communicate through quick shorthand if he needs that patch. He finds a bit of paper on the wind.
Page two: there is a dead lady and this is where the paper is blowing from. There is the implication of him following the paper and finding the body and the mission statement of "our protagonist is deaf and as such there's no dialogue" is upheld. You have the benefit of speeding the story along and not needing to waste a page (let's be real: or more) on "the protagonist walks around in silence to find the source of the wind-paper.

And then you can have page three: a reaction shot of the protagonist being like "oh no this lady is totally dead for reasons that are organic to this story and aren't artificially constructed by the author" and the illusion of authorial control by waiting until page two to tip the hand of your fetishes instead of page one. Plus like, conservation of detail and action (but then again this is a webcomic and when has "speeding the plot and actions of the characters along" been much of a goal for most webcomics).

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



I dunno how to exactly articulate what I'm feeling, but this latest comic is the perfect example of both "someone going through the motions in order to savor their dessert later" and also "the artist is drawing something that clearly does not interest him". Like. It feels like a mix of a straight male gaze on a masculine body vs. a straight male gaze on a feminine body type deal? It's a really sadly drawn dick. I know that, like, not all dicks are porn dicks, especially if it's got no blood flow and you're just tastefully nude (and sleeping on a hardwood floor for...some reason). But god, his happy trail and drapes have more texture and definition than the rest of his downstairs. Mookie has a Style. Mookie can add details if he wants to. He super does not want to put in the effort to draw a cock. That is a hog you draw when you glance at an anatomy picture on Wikipedia for a split second to see what it looks like in repose so you don't accidentally draw it weird and wrong. The C- five paragraph book review paper of penises. It's like when you read a sex scene in a book and you have a clear definition of what the author is into (feet, boobs, more feet, toes, anal, passionate make-outs) and everything else is, like, just assumed to be something worth doing the job (the author describes a dick as a "hard member" and starting penetration is described as "entering" the partner and the attention is paid to the bouncing boobs from the thrusting, for example). I guaran-loving-tee you when he draws a naked lady her chest isn't just gonna be four lines and two circles worth of titty. The woman on the bed in this comic has a loving clearly defined rear end by the way the skirt splits and runs down her god drat legs and cheeks but that's okay because he drew a dick that looks like a close-up of a keyhole lock.

This is just sticking with me and I hate it? I hate it's in my head. I hate that he succeeded, somehow, in making me think about this stupid comic for longer than a split second. I've given this way too much thought.

Invisible Clergy posted:

Who thinks Snout's circumcised? Why or why not? I'm going with cut, because Mookie's lazy and stupid and doesn't think through the implications of anything in a fantasy setting (with comic books and electric guitars) so of course Snout's circumcised like most Americans.
He is absolutely circumcised for the reasons you listed plus gently caress putting in the effort to add shading and definition of a foreskin when you can just add some curved lines and tadaa it's a glans.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Yeah, pretty much nailed it but I was thinking about the one with the hyper-detailed mouth from talking about vore artists.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



That's the one. Thanks for reminding me that I still hate that picture so, so much.

Invisible Clergy posted:

Please don't make me think about this. We're gonna see the witch naked next week when Snout (lovingly, consensually, mind you) fucks her, aren't we? Yipee
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I'm glad you agree, but your screed has knocked loose something I failed to explicitly elaborate on. How ridiculous is it that Mookie has somehow, with 3 lines, managed to draw a Schroedinger's dick that could be either circumcised or uncircumcised? He keeps finding new ways to fail. It's magnificent.
1: he's absolutely going to draw a vulva that's just either a patch of hair between two thighs or a single slit between two thighs with no, like, contouring. It's going to just be assumed equipment to allow protagonists to have vaginal sex because there's no way he's got enough gumption and gusto to give a poo poo about depicting sex in a detailed way in this comic, it's all just plot mechanisms to engage with. Not to say I want him to pull a XKCD and do that, I would just be impressed and amused if he did.
2: Not very ridiculous when you just don't give a poo poo. I wouldn't call it ridiculous. I would call it consistent with his design ethos and interests.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Happy Noodle Boy posted:

I wonder which of the old cast which oh btw can now live for centuries is piloting the ship
It's Deegan's cat. I will accept nothing less than Spark being alive and flying a space ship.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Drunk Theory posted:

You think Mookie could reintroduce Spark with out a death from above joke?
You're supposing Spark's not gonna just leap from the flying machine and hit Protagonist Whose Name I Forget (his name is Fluffy now) in the face with that.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



PMush Perfect posted:

His name is Dick now.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



[ O U E S T L A P L U M E D E M A T A N T E ? ]
[points]

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



All DD villains just get kludged into being Szark Who Is Gay in my mind if I ever try to remember anything that had happened. "Man that Szark, who is gay, sure did a ton of stuff constantly huh."

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Step 1: turn pants into shirt, walk around pantless.
Step 2: everything else.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Rotten Red Rod posted:

You're imagining it. He fell asleep holding his ink brush.
Ah yes, the ink brush, the woody rod with the bristles that he wants to dunk in that ink. That's absolutely what he fell asleep with, holding in one hand.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Well, time for Snout to solve this problem by falling penis-first onto the monster and killing it with the power of "drawing nudity because that's mature".

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Fish Noise posted:

D) Puts the D to use
He will use his MIGHTY PENIS to solve this problem. Cut wood with wood.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



WE THOUGHT HE WAS TRYING TO SEE THE FUTURE, BUT HE REALLY SAW THE

Next page:

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKLd2Ht36n0

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Synthbuttrange posted:

What if your protagonist is nude a lot:

Good: Meek

Bad: this.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



"In my restless dreams, I see that hog."

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



I legitimately forgot he took a break for this and in the time between the last post and this one I forgot entirely about this comic and that I was following this thread. The unforgivable sin of being forgettably mediocre has been confirmed this day.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Did the Ink Witch lie to him or is this just something we're supposed to infer from all of this masterful storytelling.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



The Little Death posted:

Those are some very carefully drawn tig old bitties. also her loose flowing dress somehow conceals nothing of her curves.
Like now I am 100% sure naked witch is coming soon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vICR2bmsn5U

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



What's the over/under on that not being the initial Ink Witch and some other lady.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Regalingualius posted:

Whoever predicted a bush to hide her genitals, congrats(?)
:rackem:

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



I vaguely remember Greg turning himself into Super Greg to try and save some ice lady from being vengeful so I feel like that's probably the apex of it in the sense of Peak Mookie.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Thank you for the reminder of what exactly happened in that arc, I think that was more or less when I stopped caring about DD and wasn't yet on SA for the mocking of it. I see now that it is indeed a loving waste of time to remember what happens in any of these comics because it's always dumber than you remember.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Has this all been worth it? Yes (no).

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



I. I don't even have words for the fact that they're sharing a bed without sheets and she's gonna wear clothes and he isn't and he's just gonna lie there cock-out like that. I need to go think about my life.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Pyrotoad posted:

Come to think of it why does the monster man have a boring human dick anyway :colbert: Once again, bereft of creativity for his fantasy universe. (:nws:)
:hmmyes:

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



That must be what it's like to be a Sim accidentally glimpsing the player at work.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Who What Now posted:

It's gonna be missionary or cowgirl if he's feeling extra "kinky".
"He whisked off her shoes and panties in one movement, wild like an enraged shark, his bulky totem beating a seductive rhythm. Ink Witch's body felt like it was burning, even though the room was properly air conditioned. They tried all the positions: on top, doggy and normal. Exhausted, they collapsed onto the recently-extended sofa bed. Then Dominic Deegan showed up."

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Drunk Theory posted:

So. This I a dream, because Ink Witch fell asleep in a thong, but now she’s completely naked.

Oh, and the river of course.
It's interesting how you, quite seriously, could just omitted the entire last page where the heroine (?) gets them tits out in her sleep and just had the clothed/nude dichotomy that's already been established be the scene cut from life to dream.

But this is also Mookie, a man addicted to being self-indulgently gratuitous and lazily so.

Honestly I can't stop thinking about this, I think this the thing that breaks me in these current times, the sheer lazy gratuity of slappin' her baps out like she's a perky cheerleader in a '85 sex comedy because he's felt he's earned it by showing the protagonist's hog in such a loving undignified manner. I am quite seriously going to talk to friends who will have no loving idea what I'm talking about because I have to just tell someone that I have found a new thing I hate.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



"Last night she took her shirt off in her sleep for no reason and hugged her bare tits to my arm. I didn't get a boner but it kicked rear end."

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Safari Disco Lion posted:

Okay so what was the point of the last like six strips then if they can just get more money the next day and go back to buy it? Why even have a plot obstacle that gets resolved instantly and with no real effort or time? Was it seriously just an excuse to get them both to go back to the hotel? Ugh.
It's so he could not get a boner and show us what true affection is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Pr1_v7hsw

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Ague Proof posted:

What is her name.
...wife?

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Let's be real here: if nobody wanted this thing then Mookie's going to do whatever the gently caress he wants to do and drat the consequences.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



New artist.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



Ague Proof posted:

Born in Known Space, raised by the likes of Lazarus Long, Dr. Susan Calvin, and Lt. Miles Vorkosigan, Garth Graham has only ever partially shared the same reality as most of us. Fascinated by what might be and what isn't, rather than weighed down by the drama of what is, he has forged a tenuous bridge made of ink and paper between our world and some strange unknowable scape where improbable dreams are born. Perhaps it has driven him a little mad. Yet such madness has born fine delectable fruit for our eye organs. His previous works include the webcomics Comedity and Finder's Keepers. In his spare time Garth likes to laugh maniacally about the abstract and fictional concept of “spare time” and does his level best to refute entropy.
My man here missed the loving boat on applying to be an artist/writer on Exalted under the last chuckleheads running the line.

Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



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Hostile V
May 30, 2013

Solving all of life's problems through enhanced casting of Occam's Razor. Reward yourself with an imaginary chalice.



We get it, you liked the idea of Yog-Sothoth.

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