The fact that the new backend is now in place has convinced me that anything I ask for on the forums will be granted. Expect a whole lot of unreasonable requests to be made there soon.
On another note, it's interesting to see how the comics evolve from initial concept to what you see every Monday and Friday. As an example, let's examine the initial ICQ logs relating to today's comic:
|Apon||4/4/02 9:51 PM||hmm. did i do a script for tomorrow yet?|
|Regolith||4/4/02 9:52 PM||nope|
|Apon||4/4/02 9:52 PM||bleh.|
|Apon||4/4/02 9:53 PM||hmm. the only stolen joke i have left from the chris wild show with chris wild(sp?) has the punch line "can we continue this conversation over dinner & ass sex?". we can't really use that very effectively, can we?|
|Regolith||4/4/02 9:55 PM||i... guess not|
|Apon||4/4/02 9:56 PM||owel.|
but i've just searched google for "free web comic jokes for anyone to use", so i should have something shortly!
|Apon||4/4/02 9:56 PM||the 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button wants us to do a comic about obl, but i don't wanna :-(|
|Regolith||4/4/02 9:57 PM||not too lucky|
|Apon||4/4/02 10:02 PM||well, i already decided not to do my spite filled gia script, so that's out... how about:|
1: *dog poop on the ground*
2: *a&b looking at dog poop*
a: what's that?
b: dog poop!
3: a&b: ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4: *c, standing over the corpses of a&b, holding a <weapon> in one hand, pointing at the readers (i.e. towards the screen) with the other*
<weapon> = gun, bloody knife, whatever you want
c: fuck you! we didn't even try to be funny this time!
|Apon||4/4/02 10:02 PM||or is that just too stupid?|
|Regolith||4/4/02 10:02 PM||hmmm, I think I can use the dog poop...|
|Apon||4/4/02 10:03 PM||okay. comedy gold achieved then. yay me!|
Big difference between that and the comic, eh? I'm glad I could give you yet another look into our creative process.