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Post by ekuth » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:18 am

Wish you all the success in the world... really. But the amount of ads vs. the amount of content lately...

Throw us a bone, please. That's all I'm sayin'.
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Post by 'J' » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:47 am

ok, 3 things:

one: what's on the front page this week is not an ad. an ad would be trying to sell you something. those books have already been sold.

B: since giz & co. have already taken people's money, they have an obligation to get those books signed & delivered in a timely manner. by contrast, the regular comic updates are not contingent on any such contract or guarantee. that makes the books a higher priority in the short term; sometimes sacrifices must be made.

3rd: this small handful of people collectively write, draw, produce, & host six different comics between them, which they update multiple times a week all year round. they do this while still having to manage everything else in their lives (including their own individual web-comics in some cases). and they make all that available to you and me and everyone we know for free. that's enough bones thrown over the years to open a new wing of the smithsonian.

so can we just be a little bit patient and let them get this stuff done in peace?

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Post by Azrael » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:49 am

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Post by Jean » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:59 am

Seeing all that makes me sad I couldn't pledge, as I don't have a credit card, nor could I receive something like that in the mail unnoticed with my current living arrangements.

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Post by Artemisia » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:22 pm

J,

I want to add something to this.

I follow a LOT of webcomics. Aside from Girls With Slingshots, Darths and Droids, Flaky Pastry and Go Get a Roomie, most of them have some production hiccups. Blue Milk Special has been dealing with health issues, but most of them have other obligations that sometimes keep them from getting a comic out- and they get one out only once a week. The fact that this team has managed to miss so few updates over such a long period of time is remarkable. Yes, I have to admit that the Kickstarter campaign for the books has been kind of a mess and more than a little chaotic, but it was their first one. I'm hoping that, in the future, they combine the campaigns for all the possible strip related books and make this more organized, but I forgive them for the fact that it's been this chaotic. I understand.

For me, it is incredibly difficult to deal with disruptions like this, but still, I can't wait to get my books :)
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Post by Milnoc » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:46 pm

Actually, I see this Kickstarter campaign as being a monumental success. Also, I'm so happy I'm not involved in a successful Webcomic! Based on the pictures, the amount of work required to deliver the goods is huge! Bearing that in mind, I can understand if the updates are a little spread out over the next few days.

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Post by Artemisia » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:00 pm

Milnoc...I said chaotic and messy, not a failure. It was far more successful than expected :)
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Post by zaprzapb » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:58 am

I too follow a few other webcomics but I also play video games and just goof off on the internet with my free time so it's not a big deal to me either.

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Post by 'J' » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:41 am

Artemisia wrote:Milnoc...I said chaotic and messy, not a failure. It was far more successful than expected :)
horribly successful, to hear some people tell it

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Post by Artemisia » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:00 am

Beyond the dreams of Creosote, I would say...

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Post by Bambikles » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:12 am

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Post by Don Alexander » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:50 pm

I admit I also winced a bit upon realizing we'd lose multiple comics this weekend.

On the other hand, the forum is nice and quiet. ;)

I assume our creative team was a bit unprepared for the resonance to the Kickstarter campaign, and it all grew above their heads. An idea for the future might be to collect a bunch of guest strips in the preceding months, then unleash those upon us when they have no time to continue the main comics. :)
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Post by mikbuster » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:52 pm

I know, Don can draw some guest strips! :D
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Post by Spidrift » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:55 pm

Frankly, the team seem to have been better prepared for the consequences of a successful Kickstarter than quite a lot of people. All we've lost is a handful of strips, not a whole comic and the sanity of the team. Cultivating a few additional talented friends who'd enjoy doing guest strips might be a good plan for next time, though...
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Post by zaprzapb » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:56 am

Anyone want to make predictions?

My short-term predictions:

Matt ends up back with Kiley for more "therapy" after his fling with Peggy causes him to have a relapse.
Didi still won't get her orgasm even if she has sex with Kiley but now has an idea of why she isn't getting one.
Gary will be treated like a sex toy by the pussy parade that's after him and this in turn will cause him to miss his job interview.
Yuki and Sonya will start a "friendly enemies with benefits" arrangment while Zii tries to keep the band together and focused.

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