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2012-02-06: Chapter Fifty Commentary

Postby The Comment Golem » February 6th, 2012, 1:00 am

Discussion thread for Chapter Fifty Commentary
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Re: 2012-02-06: Chapter Fifty Commentary

Postby anarcher » February 7th, 2012, 8:27 am

It's been quite a ride.
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Re: 2012-02-06: Chapter Fifty Commentary

Postby Graybeard » February 7th, 2012, 9:51 am

anarcher wrote:It's been quite a ride.

Yeah.

I'm going to miss Errant Story tremendously when it does end. It's been my favorite webcomic, by a wide margin, for a lot of reasons. The art has been excellent (even if Poe can't spell "happened" ;) ...), the world concept intriguing, the story line compelling, and above all, the characters -- Sarine is probably the single most fascinating character I've encountered in any comic, on line or elsewhere. It has also had an exceptionally nuanced view of the subjectivity of evil, the kind of thing one can (and, in the forums, does) ponder and debate for a long, long time. Finally, it's attracted a bunch of fans who are as interesting as the story itself. What more can one ask of a webcomic?

Another thing: there are still so many loose ends just begging to be tied up that we can foresee sequels that will be nearly as interesting as Errant Story itself. I can understand Poe wanting a break from writing fantasy, particularly in view of everything that's happened to him and Impy. But I'm looking forward greatly to everybody "recovering" and finishing a few of these story lines. There's enough here to keep a good team of writers and artists busy for a long time.

Well done, sir.
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Re: 2012-02-06: Chapter Fifty Commentary

Postby Labrat » February 7th, 2012, 10:00 am

anarcher wrote:It's been quite a ride.

I would liken the experience to riding an epileptic stoat made completely out of razorblades bareback, holding on mostly through clenched pelvic muscles and the power of prayer. But in a good way.

We've seen Poe's artistic style finally cement itself in the days since EN: The outlines got cleaner, shading effects actually started meaning something, we have seen fan-done coloring of the comic reach professional levels only to be forgotten at the wayside, and the humor swinging between gallows to whimsy to nonexistent and back to gallows... how many times now? Hell, we switched forums mid-way from Kyhm/Egon/Zombie forum to Viking's lovely ensemble here midway and lost about half of our veterans. And speech bubbles have become an endangered species compared to what they once were.
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Re: 2012-02-06: Chapter Fifty Commentary

Postby Graybeard » February 7th, 2012, 10:03 am

Labrat wrote:I would liken the experience to riding an epileptic stoat made completely out of razorblades bareback, holding on mostly through clenched pelvic muscles and the power of prayer. But in a good way.

"Interesting," of course, can be a euphemism under certain circumstances.
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Re: 2012-02-06: Chapter Fifty Commentary

Postby Labrat » February 7th, 2012, 10:38 am

Graybeard wrote:
Labrat wrote:I would liken the experience to riding an epileptic stoat made completely out of razorblades bareback, holding on mostly through clenched pelvic muscles and the power of prayer. But in a good way.

"Interesting," of course, can be a euphemism under certain circumstances.

Anything can be used as a euphemism. Annnnnnnnnything. ಥ益ಥ
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Re: 2012-02-06: Chapter Fifty Commentary

Postby raphfrk » February 7th, 2012, 5:48 pm

So, rhyming

slain -> plain

afraid -> grades (with a silent "s" ?)

So, that leaves

burn -> the end of "World serves its own ..."

I wonder if it is guessable :p.

... learn
... turn
... yearn

Turn kind of works ... like the world keeps turning.
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Re: 2012-02-06: Chapter Fifty Commentary

Postby Initial B » February 8th, 2012, 9:36 am

So how long before an REM/ES music video montage makes its way to youtube?
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Re: 2012-02-06: Chapter Fifty Commentary

Postby Ori Klein » February 8th, 2012, 9:56 pm

Graybeard wrote:I'm going to miss Errant Story tremendously when it does end. It's been my favorite webcomic, by a wide margin, for a lot of reasons.
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Well done, sir.


Hear! Hear!

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Re: 2012-02-06: Chapter Fifty Commentary

Postby Labrat » February 9th, 2012, 12:29 am

Drink deeply, my friends. A sacrifice of braincells in the honor of Poe, weaver of a skein of the surreal and the glorious against a sallow caricature of all the banal dissolution in the world. Shakespeare's gravedigger's given center stage, the madness that any legend would be if drawn in real life highlighted for all to see... and yet it is made all that much more meaningful for its mockery of all fairytales. A fitting epitaph for the world: "Ah, but it was one hell of a ride."

To Poe! I have known you since 2003 and it is still too short a time.
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