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Old 09-06-2008, 05:30 PM
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Why Ctrl+Alt+Del is not funny.

I should warn you that this link contains gratuitous violence and strong language.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:51 PM
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Would people please stop the CAD bashing? Everything has some brilliant moments and some clunkers. Heck, look no further than my own OOT fiver to see a clunker.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:38 AM
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Would people please stop the CAD bashing? Everything has some brilliant moments and some clunkers. Heck, look no further than my own OOT fiver to see a clunker.
Err, no? CAD is unadulterated rubbish. There are no brilliant CAD moments. No, actually, it's not fair to say it's unadulterated rubbish. It's lazy and unadulterated rubbish.

Your fivers are not.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:09 AM
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I've read the whole CAD archive, though it took me several tries; a couple of times I got as far as this blatant Simpsons ripoff and then decided I had better things to do. But if the comic were totally meritless, I wouldn't have kept coming back. It's not a bad comic; it's just average, almost aggressively so. (Of course, it still has the occasional really good one.)

CAD wouldn't be taking so much fire if it weren't on top of the heap. I don't know how it got there, but it is there, and I respect that. Unfortunately, success has gone to Tim Buckley's head, so he keeps drawing even more fire on himself. Of course, smug and/or defensive webcomic creators are nothing unusual. It's that plus the popularity plus the middling quality that get CAD such disproportionate abuse.

(Same reason I used to resent Sev Trek, actually. Popular is one thing; popular and lame is another.)

All that said, some of the mockery of CAD is spot-on.
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In odder news, it seems my ENT parodies came to the attention of some Indonesians a while back. The comments are mostly about the episodes themselves rather than the fivers, but if you want to read any of them, this site does Indonesian. "Lucu-lucuan" is something to the effect of "funny". (And no, as far as I can tell this guy never credited me or the site.)
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In odder news, it seems my ENT parodies came to the attention of some Indonesians a while back. The comments are mostly about the episodes themselves rather than the fivers, but if you want to read any of them, this site does Indonesian. "Lucu-lucuan" is something to the effect of "funny". (And no, as far as I can tell this guy never credited me or the site.)
That is interesting. Once upon a time, several years ago, I stumbled across another Indonesian Star Trek site (startrek.or.id, iirc, but I'm not sure it's a good idea to search for it now) which was one of the more well-constructed and thorough Trek references I have ever seen collected all in one place. Then, one day, it just wasn't there any more. Some time later, this Indo-StarTrek.org appeared, sporting a very similar color scheme and layout, but missing the detailed episode guides and other information which had made the first site special; it was just another fan club site, and the scruples seem to have gone along with the people who had made the other site more than that.
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People who hate CAD tend to use controversial aspects of a small portion to taint the rest. People can and have made the same arguments about other webcomics (A Modest Destiny comes to mind), but there's no reason you can't like them either.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:22 PM
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A really good article about narcissism from a psychiatry blog. Be warned: if you're anything like me, some of it will sound worryingly familiar.

[ETA: I see upon further inspecting the blog that narcissism is very much this guy's pet disorder, so bear that in mind. Nothing necessarily wrong with having one, of course; lots of doctors do. It just tends to make them see their favourite malady a bit too readily. The shrink I visited intermittently at UW kept trying to fit me into his favourites.]
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Fables of Forgotten Things

Children's TV pilot of a very Doctor Who-esque programme with a strong fantasy element, starring Paul McGann, who played the Eighth Doctor in the TV Movie and various audio dramas. Great direction and some nice writing, if a little short. Enjoy.
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http://xkcd.com/32/

Another month, another webcomic archive binge. Enjoy!
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xkcd is truly one of the webcomic greats.

Citing evidence for it.
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I've seen "for" but "evidence" made me laugh.
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Uh oh. Quick, someone hide those before Zeke sees them.
Also hide this one.
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That can't be the real thing. If it's not a parody, my name is Angela Merkel.
Well, yes, it was a parody. (Not that I can vouch for the link, but it looks about like what I've heard about it.) A spot-on parody, I'm sure.


As for webcomics, I've gotten hooked on Savage Chickens.
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Uh oh. Quick, someone hide those before Zeke sees them.
Also hide this one.
Bah. I still think Zeke'd be a highly successful webcomicist. It'd certainly grow his audience from "people who read TrekToday religiously in 2001."

Plus, if he only had to do one frame, we might get updates more often.

Any Order of the Stick fans in here? Or, while we're talking about webcomics, Zero Punctuation?
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Hell yes on ZP. I'm a video game nerd who likes snarky humour; how could I not like it?

By the way, don't click this link if you're easily distracted.
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http://www.retrothing.com/2006/04/izek_sewing_mac.html

A sewing machine that interfaces with a Gameboy? Huh...
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Hell yes on ZP. I'm a video game nerd who likes snarky humour; how could I not like it?

By the way, don't click this link if you're easily distracted.
I've destroyed the afternoons of so many of my friends by sucking them into the TVTropes black hole. I am, fortunately, not so foolish to click it myself.

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Heh, that was fun.
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