Erin and Hobbes

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Grey Carter:
[quote="rhodo" post="6.395237.16064602"]

It's not semantics, you completely misunderstood what I wrote. People always assume Penny Arcade is our central influences. It isn't. I never said anything about being mistaken for either strip.

As for the point you're trying to make; Critical Miss (which has been running for two years) isn't as good as Penny Arcade (15 years) and Calvin and Hobbes (a decade), the latter of which is widely considered the best comic strip of all time? I never noticed.

Very well, I suppose I need to explain in detail since you still keep missing the point.

You said "copying" is not the same thing as "being mistaken for". Since there's zero chances of anyone possibly mistaking your comic for Penny Arcade or Calvin&Hobbes, of course it can only be "copying". Which is why I used that word ("ripping off") when making my comment.
So, is it clear now?

As for the point YOU are trying to make: are you honestly telling me that a comic's quality is defined by how many years it has been going on? That all comic strips get better over time?

....Well, you keep telling yourself that. You keep telling yourself this comic can be possibly "mistaken" for Calvin&Hobbes or Penny Arcade, and that the only reason you're not yet as acclaimed is because "you didn't have enough time yet".
I'm pretty sure this makes you feel good so I'm not going to break your illusion. :)

Evidently I've been sucked into some kind of terrible troll vortex, but I'm going to take one last shot at this.

rhodo:

Very well, I suppose I need to explain in detail since you still keep missing the point.

You said "copying" is not the same thing as "being mistaken for". Since there's zero chances of anyone possibly mistaking your comic for Penny Arcade or Calvin&Hobbes, of course it can only be "copying". Which is why I used that word ("ripping off") when making my comment.
So, is it clear now?

No, because that's not how the English language works. Saying something is a "rip off of" or is "inspired by" product x does, in no way shape or form, imply it's as good as, indistinguishable from or easily mistaken for said product in terms of quality. If you think it does, you're wrong. If I wanted to say "my comic is just like Calvin and Hobbes!" I would write exactly that. I didn't write that. You misunderstood. I can't possibly make this any clearer.

As for the point YOU are trying to make: are you honestly telling me that a comic's quality is defined by how many years it has been going on?

Do you mean I'm telling you that sometimes things get better over time? Yes. Yes, I am. Do I think Critical Miss gets better as Cory and I hone our craft? Yes.

And again, you're putting words in my mouth. I never compared Critical Miss to either of the strips mentioned. The point I was making is how incredibly asinine your original comment was. You're comparing my work, negatively, to two of the greatest comics ever made, and this supposed to be either a: insulting or b: a critical observation. It's neither. It's the equivalent of going to see a local band and pointing out they're not as good as Led Zeppelin. Which is really about as informative as pointing out water is wet.

EDIT: ah, sorry i posted in the wrong thread.

I've never really seen the appeal of Calvin and Hobbes myself

SweetShark:

Rainboq:
On the topic of tributes to Calvin & Hobbes, here have some Bacon & Hobbes.

Yeah....I want to feel the happiness and sadness for these specific comics, but I havetwo reasons not:

1. RobotChicken alternative ending of Calvin & Hobbes:

2. Calvin and her wife named their girl.........Bacon? Really?
A more suitable title it would be "Bacon and Tiger", cause, you know, Tigers love meat, hehehehehehehe....

Um, she's not named after the food. She's named after Sir Francis Bacon, the philosopher. You know how Calvin and Hobbes were both named after famous European philosophers? (John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes, respectively.) The author of that comic obviously wanted to keep the theme going. I think it's a very fitting name for her, actually.

Also, the RC video is funny and all, but do you let every movie, TV show, or comic become ruined for you just because Robot Chicken skewered it? If you do that, you'll have pretty much nothing left at all! ;)

That is made of so much win :3

Grey Carter:
Evidently I've been sucked into some kind of terrible troll vortex, but I'm going to take one last shot at this.

aking my comment.
So, is it clear now?

No, because that's not how the English language works. Saying something is a "rip off of" or is "inspired by" product x does, in no way shape or form, imply it's as good as, indistinguishable from or easily mistaken for said product in terms of quality. If you think it does, you're wrong. If I wanted to say "my comic is just like Calvin and Hobbes!" I would write exactly that. I didn't write that. You misunderstood. I can't possibly make this any clearer.

Very well, I'll have to explain my statement once more.

"You wish you were ripping off Calvin&Hobbes or Penny Arcade" = "You wish you were good enough to even be able to mimick their style and skills"

How else am I supposed to explain it to you now? Are you going to grasp to semantics again, instead of trying to focus on the MEANING I was trying to convey? :P

Oh, and my apologies if I may have been unclear before, as English is far from being my language.

As for the point YOU are trying to make: are you honestly telling me that a comic's quality is defined by how many years it has been going on?
[quote]

Do you mean I'm telling you that sometimes things get better over time? Yes. Yes, I am. Do I think Critical Miss gets better as Cory and I hone our craft? Yes.

Sometimes comics get better over times. Many other times, they get worse.

Your assumption that comics just all naturally get better as they go on just didn't make any sense.

Now, let's take your own comic as an example. It's never been the same since that trainwreck that was the "serious and narrative" (?) story of Eerin and her hallucinations, when she has been hanging to the window for about a month or so. Seriously, I know you reasonably wouldn't count an unknown person's internet opinion as something relevant, but that was THE WORST CASE OF BAD COMIC WRITING I've ever seen.

Normally I don't even waste time commenting on comics that suck, but I've seen some really good jokes and clever comic strips here in the past.
In the past. :/

Quazimofo:

BehattedWanderer:

SonicWaffle:

Clearly you're playing it wrong. You didn't even mention dropping Pandora's head on the triple-word score or having to wear a viking helmet on every third Tuesday lest you be deducted points (unless it's Chinese New Year, in which case you get double points and a lollipop)

Trucken:

Yeah, but the points-scoring zone is in the Invisible Sector, which means you have to do it blindfolded.

Well, obviously, yeah. To say nothing of the way one has to hop backwards on one foot while swearing the Oath, and if you mess it up, you have to go through the Hades gauntlet again, but this time, without the double jump.

But if you incur a game of chance, then properly guess the proper brand of lollipop that you would normally get on Chinese new year (not the brand you get when wearing a fedora in place of a viking hat), then you get the double jump back. Unless you screw it up, in which case you also lose one of your blades, but how many lollipop brands are there to chose from?

*waits to see how convoluted this will get and then starts handing out tissues to all the people who looked at Bacon and Hobbes*

Actually...I wonder how Watterson would react to Bacon and Hobbes?

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