As long as you don't risk your future anon. I don't want to be the reason you fail a class.
Well if that ever starts creeping up you can talk to me about anything anon, I'm here for you.
I'm still pissed at Allison for how he broke up The Boy and Esther.
If he wanted to show high school relationships not lasting into college, that's fine. But he should have found a better way than having Esther randomly cheating with an enormous asshole in her first week.
It's billed as a slice of life so that makes sense really. I can see you being disappointed if you came in with different expectations.
is that something told later, or is this an ongoing, from something else?
esther reminds me of that short story about the dude with the roommate that is so mysterious, all women get mystified by him, and his female friend has a best friend who is also too perfect.
I can't tell if this is a reference to fedoras or if the writer actually used it unironically.
I don't really think the goal of this comic was to provide anything particularly stimulating or challenging. I could be wrong though and maybe I am not aware of what slice of life books should accomplish. I just don't think it's a big deal that this book is the way it is.
Esther/The Boy were characters in scarygoround, as blithe spirit goth girl and crazy-yet-sane inventor straightman, respectively. They got together at the expense of a third girl, who subsequently became an amazon and was erased from existence. It was a happier-than-realistic high school relationship. Then Esther got her own spin off, Giant Days (the webcomic, not the print comic), in which The Boy visited her once, then left, then she cheated on him all in the span of about a week.
At first I assumed it was because Allison wanted to break all ties to the previous stuff and open up possibilities for romantic storylines (which, again, could've been done in a less cheating bitchy kinda way), but given all the shit he has put The Boy through since then in Bad Machinery, it might just be that he has a hate boner for that character and wanted to punish him as much as possible.
Let me guess, it's a "I am a strong, independent Woman that needs no man!" comic? Showing that men are monsters and females should just be dykes for the rest of their lives?
No, that's a long time in the future. This is just after she cheated and broke up with him, and he fell into a cycle of depression and overeating. He might be avoiding her calls.
its about people with fake problems, everybody is a quirky special snowflake, sassy characters with witty comebacks and wacky dialogue everwhere, cellphones, lesbians.
I don't need to explain the last two, right?
it gets better then worse, then better, then worse..
I am pretty sure the author is a living, "Hi, I hate SJWS, but don't you think anti-sjws are just as bad. Ever notice how sjws are always complaining about stuff? well anti-sjws are always complaining about sjws.." meme.
not linking pic in storytime.
how much is parody is hard to say. seems like he and his friends are giant hipsters, and he is poking fun at them. which arguably, is how you make good parody. you can't mock something well, if you don't know it intimately.
this entire pamphlet arc is so stupid
>print 'zines being made in the year of our lord 2016
>circulating beyond the first generation hipster incest that spawned it
>anyone reading it, let alone paying for it
>ruins two characters at once just to establish a flimsy excuse for John to lecture the audience on feminism
>I am pretty sure the author is a living, "Hi, I hate SJWS, but don't you think anti-sjws are just as bad. Ever notice how sjws are always complaining about stuff? well anti-sjws are always complaining about sjws.." meme.
Nah man, I can confirm John Allison isn't that. He used to live in my city before he moved down south with his girlfriend, and he used to go to a lot of the Manchester drink and draws or pop into my local comic shop. He's sound as fuck.
''from the people that brought you Power Up, Lumberjanes and Teen Dog!''
no wonder this was such a tumblr book since page one! good god!
its just that everything feels just too painful, like is pandering to the reader in the worse way.
Friends but in comic book form and instead of a coffee shop is a bar.
not the same guy, but is just shocking the amount of hipster bullshit that this book keeps throwing at you.
its just baffling how clearly everycharacter is mean to be like a self insert for either the author or the audience or both
I don't know any people that act like this, so I guess I don't know what you mean. Maybe my part of Florida isn't right for finding that audience.
Even if I did, I'm not sure how it's shocking. Why does it offend you so much? If I don't like something, I just ignore it.
Boom as a company has published plenty of great books that don't fit what people call 'tumblr' so saying that just because a publisher published other books that you do call "tumblr" doesn't mean anything about this book and the creator of the book doesn't exactly dictate what is put in the back of the book. Most importantly though it's outlandish to judge a book based on things not even remotely tied to it like Lumberjanes, Teen Dog and Power Up.
I hate Lumberjanes with a passion and I don't think Giant Days is perfect but that was a serious piece of reaching. Why not talk about the serious art shift from the first 6 issues to the 7th and on or about the odd moment where Esther is pouting because of Susan using her "drama field" as if that's never happened, Or the odd fact that a drama field seems to be a real thing in a fairly grounded universe.
There are flaws with any book, being "tumblr" or related to other "tumblr" books is not a flaw in and of itself.
I think it's related to a buncha different webcomics but to be frank I looked into them when this book dropped and then forgot all about them. There are 10 issues so far iirc.
because is astonishing to read something sooooo vapid being published.
Like no shit you can't relate to those hipsters with fake problems and trendy personalities.
it pisses me off when a comic tries to tell a slice of life story about some ''really really really cool people!'' always drinking, going on parties, being successful on creative fields, dating people that are just as cool, everybody is special unique quirky witty snowflake, etc.
What's the point on telling a slice of life story if everything feels forced and fake?
Its just that the level of amateurish writing is like at full power with this one!
Is that a term used on the comic? because if it is I don't have to tell you why it sucks, because that right is what I mean.
they have to turn everything into a quirky, witty joke
I haven't and maybe that would inform that better but nothing in Giant Days was really that crazy up to that point which made it seem odd and out of place, I'd probably rescind that criticism if I had read the other comics, it's not even that big of a criticism anyway, just an example of the real issues that someone could bring up about this book.
I don't see how that proves everything is a quirky witty joke also in a character driven comedy comic wit isn't exactly a bad thing.
There is nothing wrong with characters being like that when it is clearly what the comic is about. Do you read Habits and complain about all the characters seeming like slackers?
Yeah apparently my assessment on the universe is wrong when the other comics are read.
Glad I could help anon. I've got the day off so I'm gonna do a bit more while writing so keep an eye out!
because it reeks of those tumblr cop out elements that they use.
for some reason something that is basically magic happens, is described in a not clever at all meta way and is never really explained.
Like Shortpacked with the drama tag, did they copy from Willis of all people??
at least those were compelling.
this reads like if everybody was the rich kid on the class.
like their lives are so well put together that they have to create drama about their fake problems.
This is unironically how me and my friends talk. Maybe it's from growing up in a culture where that's what people on TV did and maybe it's a desperate attempt to distance ourselves from the awkwardness of genuine human contact. Everything's either a quip or a Homestar Runner reference.
so you are saying that the writing style is shit?
Hawkeye is a light hearted book with quips and jokes but the character feel real, like they have problems that matter and even affect other people, that sometimes life is bleak.
this is just first world problems the comic
So I think what you are saying more is that you don't personally like the characters and how they blow things out of proportion and I can see where you are coming from but when that is the central point of the comic, "relatively normal lives in college" of course people create fake drama for themselves. I think you just don't like the central idea and that is 100% fine but that doesn't make the writing bad or even Tumblr.
Yo man Homestar Runner is full of things that will fuck up the way you communicate for ever, in a good way.
Actually I thought a lot of people got their in-joke-slang from homestar around here. Do your friends not say "all up ons" or "This is the first and last straw. I'm outa here you amateurs"?
Thanks for reading guys! I gotta get cleaning and writing.
im saying "everything is a reference or joke." if you enjoy that or not is up to you.
I do enjoy Tarantino and Whedon as well usually.
>this is just first world problems the comic
The Friends reference someone made is not wrong.
this is a hipster friends for sure.
ester going out with a TA, is literally the Ross dating a student episode.
first world problems. well yeah, they are college students.
It's really not weird. I don't have to defend myself to someone who get's so easily triggered by the notion of someone sharing inside jokes with their friends. Did you just never like Homestar Runner?
sorry but thoses are all the traits that tumblr shit have.
middle class to upper class people.
everybody is trendy, cellphones, le epic references
le epic witty comebacks in most dialogues
tons of scenes with characters at bars, concerts, buying clothes that would be expensive as fuck in real life
lesbians that are not fap material
and the most important thing:
Its not challenging in any way.
maybe you shuld check your privilege and realize that you are into tumblr material
Daisy being so tall is just startling.
Her face looks 10-12 and her body doesn't have the proportions of grown women, not even one that was stretched out and made tall.
Someone has some serious baggage.
Not everything can be attributed to the same boogieman, anon. You really just sound like you're describing a confused mish-mash of all the things you don't like about "kids these days."
>Did you just never like Homestar Runner?
I don't understand how people like it at all.
Inside jokes are ok, but when they are such low brow, you might as well be making fart jokes
it pisses me off that such level of bad writing can be published, even if is a small company.
I don't see the difference between this Lumberjanes or Power Up.
All of them basically hispter tumblr material
It is ridiculous to say that any comic with those traits is "Tumblr" it's also not a valid criticism of the comic. Do you think X-Statix is a "Tumblr" comic and if so are you opposed to liking what is easily one of the best comics of the 2000's?
I just don't understand how you can create a laundry list of attributes that comics can't have without attracting your ire, it limits your enjoyment of a very versatile art form.
It's okay to not like things. Your failing to understand how other people can like them is yours alone though. I realize I'm literally typing this into 4chan but try not to be too upset about people liking things you don't like.