If Computers Acted Like They Do On TV

Barbas

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Yes. Yes...

Add more words. More words with every issue!



[HEADING=2]HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!![/HEADING]
 

Teoes

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Point made part-way through the first panel; point rammed into the earth over the rest of the piece.

aka Hey Aaron, you left some art uncovered this week!
 

Rattja

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I know you are probably tired of hearing this, but that is a lot of words. I mean it's about 50/50 speach/draw ratio, and personally I don't consider that a good thing.
I am sure you could have done this one with far less words and delivered the exact same message.
Like how about

"What are you doing with a soldering iron and fireworks?"
"Rigging computers so they can be hacked and explode like on TV"
"Won't that damage them?"
"Nah, not unless they buy the Star trek version"

Probably missed part of the joke there somewhere, but hey you get the point.
 

laggyteabag

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HO-LEE SHEEEEEEEEEEEEET

Problem: Too many words
Solution: ADD MORE
 

dangoball

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I have to join the choir stating once again: too wordy.

Also this looks like a joke that was funny on the drawing board but it was axed by the execution (ooh, pun!) or just doesn't work.
 

Alma Mare

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I really don't want to come across as dickish, but these comics... they're just not that funny. Artwork is nice, the idea for the point is nice, the execution just botches it. Too verbose, no rhythm, no build-up, no punchline.

It feels like wasted potential, tbh.
 

Silence

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Well, let's just say I was thinking the same thing the rest of the posters were thinking.

Whyyyyy
 

Kenjitsuka

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I don't really care about too much words to complain.
Loved the Photon Torpedo. Except they are impossible to simulate, even with all the explosives on the planet. So... Nerd complaint, I guess?
 

flying_whimsy

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Heh, so many people bitching about wordiness. Didn't bug me in the slightest. I wish computers really did work like this.

Also, I really enjoyed this one, especially the bit about waivers for simulated photon torpedo hits. I always wondered how many extras walked away missing patches of hair and with tiny burns on their faces.
 

Aaron Williams

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Another good comic. the "too many words" brigade kinda reminds me of that scene from Mike Tyson's Mysteries; "Oh my god it goes on forever like this!"
 

CaitSeith

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And again FFN go rebel and defy the conventional notion of "Show, don't tell". Down with the oppression!

PS: *sarcasm alert*

PPS: Still, good one. Keep up the sense of humor.
 

Johnny Novgorod

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Christ, they're taking up to 50% of the strip with the fucking wordswordswords... even CAD knew when to cut the verborrhea.
 

Darth_Payn

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Too many word, not enough picture, blah de blah de dah.
I was actually surprised the strip went with the "sparks come out when its hacked" joke, when I was expecting the old standby of what they think "hacking" looks like on the screen. Just lines and lines of ASCII characters in green text, ignoring that the GUI was invented for a reason.
 

Peregrin130

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Everytime I read a FFN panel, I feel like I'm seeing a naturalization of living humor, a wild joke captured, put to sleep, dissected and detailed, organ by organ.

Then I have to reassemble the joke myself, in some sort of humor/ taxidermy work, before a smile comes to my face.

But by that time, even if it looks alive, even if every of its organs is now known to me, the joke is dead.

Eerie feeling.
 

RedDeadFred

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Peregrin130 said:
Everytime I read a FFN panel, I feel like I'm seeing a naturalization of living humor, a wild joke captured, put to sleep, dissected and detailed, organ by organ.

Then I have to reassemble the joke myself, in some sort of humor/ taxidermy work, before a smile comes to my face.

But by that time, even if it looks alive, even if every of its organs is now known to me, the joke is dead.

Eerie feeling.
This.... is actually very similar to how I feel. I don't know if I get the eerie feeling, but the process is the same.
 

JerryTerry

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I liked the initial joke, but I'd swear these comics are almost subtly parodying themselves by this point. The comic hilariously sums up its recurring problem in the first panel:

Picture: Person using a soldering iron near bulging sacks from Crazy Ivan's Discount Roadside Fireworks Emporium and Lawn Mower Repair.

Text: Do I need to worry about why you're using a soldering iron near bulging sacks from Crazy Ivan's Discount Roadside Fireworks Emporium and Lawn Mower Repair.

That's either a brilliant bit of hater-baiting, or an astounding lack of self-awareness.