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Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Oh. Ha ha. How'd I miss this thread for so long. Good edits so far, though I do not think I have it in me to follow another Mookie series.

He ever finish his space superhero comic?

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Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

As I recall, editing in dick-punch dwarf actually increased the threat Dominic faced at that point. The eldritch end boss was that lame.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Emrikol posted:

It'd just make a lot more sense to try and signal someone he knows is actually in the area to see it, is what I'm getting at.

Like, have him see the ship, then think of a way to get their attention.

I imagine this comic is going to just flow like this. Dialog dumps followed by vague actions that are not fleshed out enough for the audience to have any idea what the hell is going on.

....Actually that really does sound like the original Dominic Deegan run.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Hostile V posted:

It's Deegan's cat. I will accept nothing less than Spark being alive and flying a space ship.

You think Mookie could reintroduce Spark with out a death from above joke?

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Rotten Red Rod posted:

It was always weird when Mookie remembered that Dominic is supposed to be an oracle and not just a dbz dude that can do anything.

Mental realm means an oracle is incredibly powerful was the explanation. But apparently Dominic can also do magic in the real world too, plus the ludicrous supporting cast he has. Basically their was no point in the whole of Dominic Deegan where he wasn't incredibly overpowered. Even when he got dwarf dick punched he was in no danger, as Luna immediately threatens the dwarf with death in reprisal.

As for Siggy, he was a jock character that actually started to go through what could be considered a Redemption arc by Mookie standards. But, because of this, he actually started to become an interesting character the readers enjoyed, and we can't have that for a disposable jock that everyone was suppose to hate.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

RoboChrist 9000 posted:

I just found out this is back.
We are all dead, and this is Hell.

So whoís down for a thread re-read of the original opus?

Oh hell no....I was free damnit.
(I'd follow a thread doing a reread if only to see reactions from people again)

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Ague Proof posted:

He wasn't in danger because Rillian paid the dwarf to punch him in the balls.

To save the word.

Oh right. When the most powerful necromancer ever paid a dwarf to punch Dominic in the dick to ruin his vacation.
And save the world.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Well, my home and possessions are destroyed, but at least my diary along with a news article about Dominic Deegan survived.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Catching up. And that recap page really is a "where's Dominic" type thing isn't it. I can think of no reason for Snout to care about Dominic Deegan given an airship just blew up his home.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Rotten Red Rod posted:

Oh good god no he made good on the porn threat on Patreon

https://twitter.com/mookiebean/status/1172544847519080450

:gonk:

Well. That "I'm going to throw Mookie a few bucks to laugh early" blew back in your face rather quickly.

And yes, that's the wording I'm going with.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

I am a spell designed to find what is lost and nothing more...But allow me to apologise for something.

Vv Classic Mookie

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Ahh. The horrible crap monster was actually comically ineffective. I wonder where Mookie ever came up with such an original idea.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Tesseraction posted:

We're nearing the end of September and
It would have been way more effective for...

Come now Tess, you have been following this long enough that you should recognize Mookies inability to build narrative tension.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Tesseraction posted:

At this point I'm just assuming the monster realised it was in a Deegan comic and just gave up on life.

The typical escape for most Dominic Deegan antagonists. Well unless it's a woman.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

I'm just so horribly confused about what is going on in this comic.

And I honestly do not know if that's intention from Mookie.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Ahh. The signs really are the most low effort way to get around this ďdeafĒ premise, especially when itís the same exact joke. Have we all forgotten the deaf thing. It took me a minute to remember it myself.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

TheHan posted:

Okay yeah, occam's razor. But what if...



There's no logical way for Snout to escape with, so place your bets:

A) The Tree is actually nice
B) Snout uses the ink trick again, inexplicably
C) A 3rd party comes out of nowhere and unintentionally saves Snout

Oh no. That poor tree is so screwed. Since it has no obvious squishy weakpoints, I assume it will pull its own roots up and tip over somehow within the next page or two.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

TheHan posted:



I'm just relieved we're spared 2 weeks of him trying to Mr.Magoo some berries from a monster.

This wasnít subverting any expectations Mookie. Youíve already established the dangerous stuff will be literally sign posted. Since you did not bother with that joke, obviously this plant was no threat at all.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

:geno: Ok.
Thatís one way to advance the.....thatís one way to....honestly, Iím not sure what this was suppose to do, but boy howdy itís doing it.

Drunk Theory fucked around with this message at 08:26 on Nov 1, 2019

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

You and me both, tree. You and me both.

Updates like that one are some of Mookieís best jokes. But they only work because they are used so infrequently and unexpectedly. And the setup is unfortunately the rest of the comic.

Drunk Theory fucked around with this message at 07:46 on Nov 6, 2019

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Tesseraction posted:

In order to not entirely reply in caps, WHY THE gently caress CAN THIS TACTIC WORK IF IT COULD BLINDLY SPIKE HIS SIGN FROM THIRTY METRES?!

This is offensively dumb. This is intellectual warfare. Mookie is criming us.

It's Mookie's typical writing a narrative without any planning. You should not be surprised. In typical Mookie fashion, he did a good joke without thinking about the narrative.
So, back to the narrative, and Snout does something suicidal since we just established this tree can, see, read, and form flexible hands with it's branches.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

TheHan posted:

Judging from a quick twitter search, the overall attitude seems to be either mockery or befuddlement. I donít think heís making this for anyone but himself, the guyís just got so much love for Dominic Deegan.

One of the minor things I respect him for. He has his fun, we have ours, and for the most part it stays seperate.

I know I certainly couldnít produce a comic and not be swayed by how people react to it...for years.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Yep. Tree killed itself. About right.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

So the tree is neutralized.....somehow. Good job doing nothing Snout.

Iíd also like to bring up that a few pages ago the tree used its limbs/roots to grab him, so this self stabbing is really unnecessary. Not that it matters, just mentioning.

Drunk Theory fucked around with this message at 06:46 on Nov 13, 2019

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

He also found another page. So we now have two full sentences of text about Dominic Deegan. This is some really inefficient use of paper.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

RoboChrist 9000 posted:

I miss the Dance Commander.

Dance Commander was a great antagonist. Namely because Mookie kept making him more and more absurd. It was great.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler


Ha ha.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Hmmm. ma???c...Whatever could that word possibly be...
Last time I read this thread I wondered what Snout actually eats, given how not worried about his house blowing up he was, but figured that was pedantic for this comic. Well I got my answer.

And these journal pages remain the laziest way to convey Snouts thoughts. Might as well just insert thought bubbles in normal pages and ditch these.

Drunk Theory fucked around with this message at 05:11 on Nov 22, 2019

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

GrossMurpel posted:

My memory is amazing but I certainly don't remember it being so loving boring. Like jesus christ, at least have a villain show up and demolish everyone and then do something for 5 issues before the protagonist instantly wins through magic.

It helped that DD had antagonists to push the "plot" along.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Ha ha. We're moving up in the world. Not only do plot important things just appear in the world, but now objects just appear in the protagonist's hand.

Where did the banana come from, or the brush go to? He has no pockets.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

First conscious humanoid figure that Snout has met since the comic started. And the very first interaction is a dumb joke for us, the audience.

This is starting well already.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

RBA Starblade posted:

I just realized, based on the panel outlines, that the artist can't draw a straight line

Rulers and story outlines are lame. Just freestyle that poo poo for 15 minutes every other day.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

TheHan posted:

Surprise it's nobody and he's gone.



The gently caress is this? So the orc was just to screw with us, the audience.....again.

Damnit Mookie.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Well....at least it was consistent. We all were constantly asking what possible reason Snout could have to gather the pages. We wondered that it could not possibly be worthwhile or relavent.

And everyone was correct.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

Oh yah that was a thing. I think I forgot that whole thing. Along with most of the justified rape Arc.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

It irks me every time Mookie implies the person communicating through the paper can see out of it.

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

You know what, I know heís doing a unbelievably lazy ďno dialogueĒ thing here, but heís really passing up an opportunity. Because Snout could easily talk here, heís Deaf not Mute. And if Mookie knew any actual deaf people, he could play with this by having the speech bubble be odd, or have randomly bold/thin words to convey being unsure about pitch/volume.

....Iím writing fanfic again, gently caress. Itís just so easy while looking at this nothing to want to make it any way interesting.

Drunk Theory fucked around with this message at 08:34 on Dec 6, 2019

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

PMush Perfect posted:

But then that would raise questions. How did Snout learn to speak if he's deaf? Does that mean he used to be able to hear? How did he lose his hearing? Was it an accident, or did someone-

Oh no, I'm doing it, too!

I think itís so easy because Mookie really hasnít developed Snout at all yet. We know next to nothing about his life, and he certainly hasnít done enough to establish himself as a real character.

Drunk Theory fucked around with this message at 08:47 on Dec 6, 2019

Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

PMush Perfect posted:

What gets me isn't the random, gratuitous dick, it's that it's gratuitous but it's also just so lazy. Like, it doesn't even look like it exists because Mookie wants to draw dicks (a noble endeavor). He wants to have a comic where dicks are drawn for Art Points. It's dick-based cargo culting.

Something just screams in my mind heís doing this because he wants to eventually include naked ladies in this, but wants to set precedent with his male protagonist first. Maybe an odd thought, but I agree with others there. Anyway.....

Sailor Cat posted:

Dong n' Dick Deegan

Drunk Theory fucked around with this message at 09:23 on Dec 12, 2019

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Drunk Theory
Aug 20, 2016




Oven Wrangler

I guess I understand the point. But the farm boy trope comes about because it's an easy starting point for your hero's journey story. You then develop your world and character from that common starting point. Your characters profession doesn't really matter.

In fact, it's probably better to start a story with a farmboy. How boring a story would be that started with your main character being say a powerful mage/seer with resources and no need to struggle?

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