>Gabe now has a massive overbite with buckteeth that extend out past his lower jaw and down to his chin
The problem is that he felt he was stagnating, so he decided to mix up his style. Unfortunately, rather than being an improvement, he just did a lateral slide into a different style that he was worse at drawing, and then continued to develop that awful style.
He's one of the few webcomic artists that should have STOPPED trying to improve.
>uncle you will be elated to hear i have formed a band
Ann, what happened to you
in your opinion, what was Penny Arcade's best year? I'm going to say 2007, before Gabe started taking medication and PAX replaced E3 as the mainstream gamer convention.
Yeah, I think I like the art from that era better too, but the subject matter started becoming unrelatable for me.
jesus christ, if you hate the stuff so much stop going to their fucking website.
To see them become everything they hate.
insufficiently reverent, and does not perform the proper obeisances
>32, married, full time job, comedy group on weekends, never any time for vidya anymore
>finally buy Halo 5 to relive glory college days with friends
>get massacred in every fucking game for weeks straight
>every time I play I can hear my wife thinking "he's ignoring me so he can get his ass kicked in this game by teenagers"
god help me when I have kids.
>>Doesn't like China Mievile.
must be because mieville is a writer who uses big/obscure words to an actual purpose instead of just to prop up his flaccid ego
fuck tycho, seriously. writing is the one thing he's supposed to be good at and he's actually terrible at it.
every "experimental" project theyve done has been terrible unreadable trash, all style and incoherent pretension without any substance
with gabe I think it's arguable. yeah I think his art has taken a downturn, but I can understand people who still want to defend it. and I think even the most ardent hater of his can admit that at one point he was at least moderately talented.
but with tycho, its not just that he overestimates his talent with the written word, it's that he's actually legitimately bad at writing by any metric you choose to use. he's not good at conveying information, he's not good at forming rhetorical arguments, he's not good at putting together a nice sounding sentence. he's just genuinely bad.
I'm basically living this right now. I've got four nieces (8, 10, 10, and 25) and two nephews (12 and 19) and aside from the 8 year old Sarah they all kick my ass at games I'm supposed to be good at. Fighting games, shooting games, racing games, all this shit. I feel like my hands just don't do what I tell them to, or like the signal doesn't get from my eyes to my brain to my hands fast enough. I used to be good at this stuff, I swear.
The worst part is that my only comfort is that the only game they can't beat me at is Smash Bros.
Yeah. I'm the best at fucking Smash Bros, of all the games I could be good at after all these years. Just fucking kill me.
The fuck is this? His teeth are coming out horizontally, then bending down at a 90 degree angle
From the looks of him he looks more like he's been cursed to make a movie a year.
People got way too fucking buttblasted about Roger Ebert saying games were not art.
He was an old man, he hadn't played anything since fucking Pac Man, he didn't have any idea that games have evolved since then. When he heard kids talking about 'games are art' he pictured Pac Man, a quarter sucking pop culture corporate product. People pointed him towards more modern games and he wrote a second article talking about how he had no idea that things actually changed and there were stories and shit now (although his opinion stayed the same because he's a crotchety old man and old men do not change their minds ever, no matter how much evidence you throw at them).
No. Late 2008 saw the introduction of wavy teeth. Which was the beginning of the end.
Pic related is from December 26th, 2008. The last strip in which either Tycho or Gabe have their teeth drawn as a straight line.
Everything went to hell pretty shortly thereafter.
different sections of the face ARE different colors
"tumblr nose" is a very stylized version of it however, and often looks really bad because they just make it 2 flat colors with a hard border and/or make it an extreme color shift instead of one that still looks like a normal skintone
The mouth is blue, the nose is red, and the forehead is yellow, but the color is usually so muted you'd never notice.
They're making it look like all their characters have the Groucho Marx glasses nose
what the fuck is Tycho reading that he thinks that this is how people talk?
I do like that when Ebert got death threats nobody cared. Slabeesian gets death threats and everyone loses their shit.
I guess it's because one of them ignored the threats and the other made a huge song and dance about how they were being oppressed.
>How do people even consider tumblr nose to look GOOD anyway?
I really don't know.
I can only guess those losers do it because they see others do it.
Individual expression is not exactly the forte of these types, and they find comfort in imitating each other in every way be it thought, art or story style.
I think it looks fucking ridiculous and thought red noses were for the sick or reindeer.
When you're around people that are a little more well-read than the lyrics in their Jay-Z album and rejoice over that fact, you'll see some decent word choices.
Gathering what I can, it looks like she's younger, a nerd, and respectful towards her uncle, so she seems likely to whip out a five dollar word or two.
the joke here is as much of an ass as Ebert was about games I respected him because he knew his job as a reviewer was basically being paid to give his opinion and he wasn't crazy or anything. He'd give movies bad reviews and get death threats daily that was just part of his life.
Sarkeesian is a literal con woman, she turned the death threats into money. The joke here is the angrier you get about her the more she wins.
that also yes, Ebert was an excellent writer and no doubt spent many years honing his craft. I got bored one day and looked up his writeup on the original Iron Man flick.
he managed to make "this was a fun action movie but I'm left with a lot of questions about how the technology works. Either way worth a matinee viewing, give it a shot" pretty compelling.
Ebert didn't seem like he was completely up his own ass
Which is why it's curious he said games can't be art. I mean games these days employ actual (sometimes) classically trained artists. One of the last places where someone who's a technically proficient artist is valued for their talents when modern art is populated by hacks, marketers and the insane.
I think it was just a generational thing. I saw a comment on one of his articles where someone mentioned that people didn't think movies were sophisticated or able enough to be art at first either, and he straight claimed that wasn't true. Baffling. I remembered thinking he should know better.
4th part is here: >>78893246
>Gallahad is never heard from again
You're not far off, his films are being made due to contract. Back when he was still selling hits, some big companies signed on to do a shitton of movies he'd write and star in.
It's why Jack and Jill got made.
>Ebert didn't seem like he was completely up his own ass
That was always Siskel's department. He was always the more high-brow, snobbish one while Ebert was the one usually able to go "hell it's a popcorn movie, I like it for what it is."
>He was an old man, he hadn't played anything since fucking Pac Man, he didn't have any idea that games have evolved since then.
Then the old sack of shit should have kept his fucking mouth shut. Fuck him and you, you bandwagging hopping little sychophant. Why is he some sacred cow now, like he was a fucking genius or gave something to the world?
Reminder that he also frequently gave films bad reviews because he disliked them for being too violent or whatever bullshit. See: Kickass. He was the pre-tumblr equivalent of an SJW. I hope he's burning in hell right now.
>Ebert was an excellent writer
Makes you wonder why he never made movies. Surely it would be a breeze for him to make blockbuster movies, seeing as how he considers himself the ultimate final word on what a good movie is
>when Ebert got death threats nobody cared.
He's a movie critic. It would be like getting upset over a lawyer getting threatened. And most people agree with Shakespeare on them.
Shame no one ever followed through on the threats
So what? You give it a bad review where you talk about what made it bad. You don't give it the worst review you can because you don't like the idea of a girl killing people on-screen. What a disgusting failure of a critic. Why is he celebrated as a deity?
>he hadn't played anything since fucking Pac Man
Yes he had. Here are the articles in question. Since I'm guessing no one here has read them.
And he's right. He should have kept his fucking mouth shut.
>you don't like the idea of a girl killing people on-screen
After reading the review, he seems more at a loss to explain the film's cavalier attitude toward human life while using young children as emotionless, morally vacant, instruments of death.
Gunslinger Girl did it better anyway.
You are pretty stupid. That is like saying sport reporters and scouts should just do the sport themselves, because they know so much about it. A good critic is better than a bad movie maker, but they are a complettly different things that only interact with each other.
why are you so assblasted a dead man's opinions about movies are so much more respected than yours? Did he give your favorite plebshit a thumbs down?
IIRC it's because in some games users have some form of agency over the story. Ebert felt any medium where a consumer could affect the outcome of a story was not truly art.
I also remember him eventually saying "sure, okay, I guess games can be art, whatever, I'm an old man, okay?"
I don't even think it's a matter of him being a bad writer (although he totally is). It goes beyond that, early on he adopted (mostly ironically I think) a style where he wrote as pretentiously as possible as a way of making fairly mundane statements seem funny. Overtime he's become emotionally invested in this writing style, presumably because no one told him early enough that it had short legs as a source of humor.
So he started off being shit for stylistic reason but then he stopped understanding that it was shit.
It seems like he mostly uses films as a way to get people to pay him and his friends to go on holidays and that the actual movie making is somthing he despises and crams into the smallest amount of time possible.
I almost specifically called that one out as the only one that wasn't absolutely irredeemable. but as >>78920806
said, it had very little dialogue.
and in any case it fell well short of actually telling a story. I would've probably genuinely enjoyed it if he had actually done a full narrative arc instead of a couple scenes.
I'm 27 and I've been playing better at shooters than ever before. I'm more creative and aware. As long as the shooter isn't a 2-shot-to-kill, who-sees-who-first fest, I can usually out-play any snot nosed brat with quick reflexes.
>A good critic is better than a bad movie maker
It's so cute how you actually seem to believe that. But then it's always taken less effort to sit on your mile wide ass and say "Shitsux" than to make an actual film.
Critics should be rounded up and gassed. Ebert should have either put up or shut up
Im not assblasted in the least. Is a weatherman assblasted when he says it's raining when rain falls from the sky? Of course not. Thus Im not "assblasted" when I say Ebert might talk the talk yet more than likely couldn't walk the walk.
Why don't you go and suck your messiah's dead micropenis
well you see if you criticize something then that means they're being made aware of their faults. and if that's the case they have to WORK to improve them. and we can't have that.