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Thanks, Kieben, for giving me my laugh of the day...

Jun. 21st, 2006 | 11:17 pm

You know I might be whiny, but if you think I could be bad, I could be a lot worse. Let's watch as people argue whether or not you should tell people your brother has cancer.

On a completely unrelated note, I think I understand an underlying reason why webcomics are so popular, besides, of course, the explosion of broadband internet. Given that there's an entire generation that has downloaded much of its entertainment in the form of subtitled episodes of anime, then the idea of putting images with text doesn't seem to be as foreign, so that people who normally would have NO interest in comics at all would be attracted to the form. This also explains why "manga"-style webcomics are so popular are actually anime-stills put into comic frames than actually being more like, well, manga. It's not just the popularity of anime, but the popularity of subbed anime distributed over the Internet. Oh well, useless rant closing.

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from: sin_ominous
date: Jun. 22nd, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)

There's also the independent vibe that goes along with webcomics, instead of being a multi-platform conglomerate. Allows for more creativity and much more instantaneous reader response, IMO.

I like to try many different forms of comics, manga, webcomics, game translations, what have you. So, I may have different reasons I view what I view in comparison to your quite sound theory. But hey, who said expanding on an experience doesn't have its rewards? Like, what did the originators of the story really say in such and such script, y'know? :)

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from: evil_kieben
date: Jun. 22nd, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)

If he wanted to disappear from everyone online and not see their emails anymore, the simple solution would be to change his screen name and email address.

But no, he was too in love with himself and his screen name to do that. He wanted to keep his screen name so instead he told his sister to tell everyone that he died of cancer. And whenever people still saw him online it was "really her".

A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. It is not surprising that those two finally have turned on each other, although it does bring a sort of satisfaction.

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