Issue 4 - Page 5

3rd Feb 2017, 6:00 PM in The Collector's Impulse
Issue 4 - Page 5
Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)
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Steven-Vincent 3rd Feb 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
Now we get to the meat of things... Abby's still trying to figure out how to deal with our villain, Mr. Kludge.
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Centcomm 3rd Feb 2017, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
hehe nicely done :D good page and good convo.

although a bit of motion blur on the background would have been cool :D

Steven-Vincent 3rd Feb 2017, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
Hm, that is a good point. Motion blur did not really occur to me as I was shooting this.
Centcomm 3rd Feb 2017, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
ive done things like that many many times and then remembered afterwards. :D
DLKmusic 3rd Feb 2017, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
Kinda likin' Dad more and more! He kinda reminds me of me, except for being successful,
Having Kids, and taking time to be part of their lives...

wait.. that makes me 0 for 3! I'm not not like him at all!!!!
Nef 3rd Feb 2017, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Sounds like a rational, reasonable and responsible position to me...

Disliking a politician does not mean you have to believe whatever fake news are brought up against him, just like liking the same politician does not mean you have to accept alternative facts that support him.

In an ideal world, everything would be judged by its merits, but sadly, in reality, we often allow our fanaticism for or against something to cloud our judgment.

This is not limited to politics. Sports, nationality, religion, race, age, gender and many other labels or categories can are often are used to incite hatred and separation.

To quote a famous (or infamous) leader: "Sad!"

\Ranting essay over.
Steven-Vincent 3rd Feb 2017, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
Just a quick comment since you brought up 'fake news'.... This scene was written more than a year ago. So any parallels people might be tempted to think they see between this part of the story, or any other parts of this issue (or issues 5-7, which were finished the scripting stage last June or so), and things going on in the news right now today in 2017, were not placed there intentionally (or even unintentionally) by me. ;)
Number 6 4th Feb 2017, 3:05 AM edit delete reply
What's funny is the significant number of Webcomics I read, none of which are political, where the authors have felt the need at various times over the past year or so to make that exact same disclaimer "despite appearances, the current scene and/or plot line was written a long time ago and is not meant to reflect any current events". Apparently life imitates art! (and far more frequently than one would expect)
Nef 8th Feb 2017, 5:06 PM edit delete reply
That is correct, I've seen it too, and I think it's at least partially caused by our tendency to classify and organize concepts. We as readers look for parallelisms and correlations that may or may not be there. Even the great J.R.R.R.R.R. Tolkien had to explain many times that the events in his stories had been conceptualized many years before, and were not a response or reference to current event of his day.

I guess that the most universal the work, the easier for people to draw parallels.

In my own work, I've actually refer to semi-current events, but that was by design, and more prevalent in my early work that in what I'm doing now. That said, my ALT-Edition is based on my old comics, so you see references there. Some of which I've had to update, because the originals came up in 2009.
Haegan2005 4th Feb 2017, 1:49 AM edit delete reply
I remember asking my parents when I was young about why they liked various candidates. This touches me fairly well.
Number 6 4th Feb 2017, 3:13 AM edit delete reply
Man that would have been really awkward if he had been a strong Kludge supporter.
"I worked on his campaign! Why?"
"ummm....forget I asked, Dad."

(Because, in an ideal world, the guy who's a crook behind the scenes comes across as a jerk publicly and pushes policies you hate and you voted against him, but in the real world the politician on "your side" who seemingly agrees with all your values is just as likely to be a crook behind the scenes as the one you voted against. It's not so easy to tell them apart as one would like.)
Steven-Vincent 4th Feb 2017, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
Well dad has a reason, which he will explain in the next update.
Number 6 6th Feb 2017, 5:39 AM edit delete reply
Given how civic-minded their daughter turned out, I would expect her parents to be the sort who, unlike most, put a lot of thought and research into their vote choices.
robnot 5th Feb 2017, 1:59 AM edit delete reply
congrats.!! you broke top 100 @ top web.!!
Steven-Vincent 5th Feb 2017, 9:32 AM edit delete reply

I used to keep an eye on it but I really haven't lately -- busy with other things. It's back over 100 now but I am still pretty pleased... for a long time it hovered in the 600 range, then the 400 range. So 100 is quite flattering.
robnot 6th Feb 2017, 1:19 AM edit delete reply
well it was 98.... now 85 :) go u !
Steven-Vincent 6th Feb 2017, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Uh oh... now it is getting noticed... I am going to have to make it good.
Drake 7th Feb 2017, 9:44 PM edit delete reply
nah, not really required, judging by some of the others ranked above you. doesn't actually have to be good, but it apparently helps if you have p*rn of your characters as vote incentives.
(no, I am *not* suggesting you should do that)
Steven-Vincent 8th Feb 2017, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
LOL... no there will not be any LL porn, ever, as a vote incentive. But speaking of that I need to put something else up there as a teaser.
Fafhred 9th Feb 2017, 1:56 AM edit delete reply
In other words, you won't take any liberty with her ... xD
Number 6 9th Feb 2017, 4:58 AM edit delete reply
Probably best not to even suggest it - you really don't want to get slapped in the face by a girl who can bench press a semi truck.
Steven-Vincent 9th Feb 2017, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
Funny you should say that... almost exactly that is going to happen in issue 5 (LL is going to pick up a semi trailer).
Gilrandir 9th Feb 2017, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
What is she going to use for an opening line?

"Wanna get hitched?"

"You look tired. Why not come back to my place?"

"I think you could be my manifest destiny."

"I've always had a thing for guys with a little mileage."

Steven-Vincent 9th Feb 2017, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
Gilrandir 9th Feb 2017, 8:06 PM edit delete reply
Speedbump? ^_^
Fafhred 10th Feb 2017, 3:27 AM edit delete reply
Maybe roadkill ? xD
DLKmusic 6th Feb 2017, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
Liberty Lass has been in the Top 100 on TWC now for the entire month, and this is the point where rankings actually settle in and become stable.

Drake 7th Feb 2017, 9:46 PM edit delete reply
Which is exactly why TWC ought to use a rolling 30 day total instead of restarting, so their rankings would be useful/meaningful all the time instead of only the last half of the month. It's not like that would be difficult to code.
Steven-Vincent 7th Feb 2017, 10:17 PM edit delete reply
The other thing is, I don't believe there is any way to see what a given comic's ranking was in past months. If I don't think to check at 5 min to midnight right before the change over to the 1st, I won't know what the final tally was for the prior month.

But you're right, a rolling 'votes as of the last 30 days' is much more useful.
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