2.3: Behold, The Kraken!

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  • Alex Papadimoulis 2008-06-30 21:06
    The 2.2 comics were pretty sweet!YAYitsAndrew started things off really strong with 202585 ("doesn't work well with Sun" -- very clever!), and TakeASeatOverThere contributed a fun original (202608). But I have to say... my favorite had to be smileyface's 203144; the animation adds like 10 points. Though, I definitely did appreciate Matt C.'s Mandatory Lyle Reference in 202607. As for the MFD Bashing, postman was the clear winner with202862.

    As for today... here's your word-free version.
  • First 2008-07-01 08:07
  • YAYitsAndrew 2008-07-01 08:24
  • test 2008-07-01 08:25
  • kievia 2008-07-01 08:27
  • yadayada 2008-07-01 08:50
  • dkf 2008-07-01 08:52
    Score one for the laser beams! Now, where are the sharks?
  • dave 2008-07-01 08:53
  • domingl 2008-07-01 08:56
    I agree, how hard is it
  • vt_mruhlin 2008-07-01 08:57
  • YAYitsAndrew 2008-07-01 08:59
    The bubbles don't make sense on this one. You're supposed to read the young guy first, but he's to the right. You end up reading the, er "punchline", before the set-up.

    Simply mirroring the image solves this problem.
  • nat42 2008-07-01 09:00
  • DoctorFriday 2008-07-01 09:21
    Caught! Red handed!

    I had the intent of trying to exaggerate the perspective just a little bit so that I could give the illusion of added depth. However, despite my best intentions, it didn't turn out to be like adding salt to a recipe - just added a little bit too much.

    All that said, I personally am pretty happy with how it turned out.

    P.S. Those really are some nice laser beams
  • tin 2008-07-01 09:22
  • mauhiz 2008-07-01 09:24
  • TakeASeatOverThere 2008-07-01 09:27
  • DoctorFriday 2008-07-01 09:30
  • Joseph 2008-07-01 09:36
  • Volmarias 2008-07-01 09:37
  • Nick 2008-07-01 09:38
    First one I've seen for a while that's made me chuckle.
  • YAYitsAndrew 2008-07-01 09:43
  • b0red 2008-07-01 09:52
  • Wall E 2008-07-01 09:53
  • zacuke 2008-07-01 09:55
  • dave 2008-07-01 10:04
  • matt 2008-07-01 10:27
  • matt 2008-07-01 10:27
    SHOOT. I forgot to log in. I'm Matt.C
  • Matt.C 2008-07-01 10:28
    I don't know why I called him the Corruptor. He doesn't really corrupt anything. And he's not really going to be doing much coding with big ol' arms like that.
  • Matt.C 2008-07-01 10:32
    eht ,dloheB
    NEKARK!
  • d000hg 2008-07-01 10:36
  • pokey 2008-07-01 10:44
    ROFL
  • Robo 2008-07-01 10:46
  • Ne Kark 2008-07-01 10:48
  • Zylon 2008-07-01 11:29
    What YAYitsAndrew said. This one isn't so much incompetently written as incompetently laid out. Left-to-right. LEFT... TO... RIGHT. Is that so hard to understand?

    Also, the "Kraken" is clearly just a Beowulf cluster. Something the author of this strip has probably never even heard of.
  • Your Name * 2008-07-01 12:04
  • blork 2008-07-01 12:34
    What's wrong with you.. this page is to be read top down like any other page in any other comic.
  • YAYitsAndrew 2008-07-01 12:57
    Mirror the image (not the text, lol!) and tell me it isn't clearer which bubble should be read first?

    We could argue top vs left all day but I submit to you the ultimate solution, top AND left!
  • DavidN 2008-07-01 13:04
    Some say that he can tame the Kraken... and that if he did an MFD strip, it might actually be funny.
  • jhadagar 2008-07-01 14:43
  • topcat_arg 2008-07-01 15:32
  • DoctorFriday 2008-07-01 16:28
    Q: What does a 30 foot bio-mechanical cowboy from the future corrupt?

    A: Anything he wants.

    <Badump-ching!>

    Very nice mashup, btw!
  • smileyface 2008-07-01 17:02
  • CoyneT 2008-07-01 17:20
    Excuse me, but some people ease up on the art thing a bit.

    This is not intended to be the magazine comic world. Editorial and strip comic art is often pretty lame; for examples, consider Frank and Earnest, Get Fuzzy, or Pigs Before Swine (all of which I like, BTW).

    Comics in this mileau are about the joke, not about the art (unless the art is part of the joke). If these were about art, we'd put them in the Lovre rather than read them for humor of it (and post them on the cubical walls).

    Frankly, I can't wait to see more of the weird things aboard the Lady L'Amour. Frankly, I think Gilroy had better brace for a year worse than last (if that's possible).
  • Matt.C 2008-07-01 17:21
    If the STIG did an MFD, all the characters would be completely silent.
  • Matt.C 2008-07-01 17:22
    Thank you! :)
  • Matt.C 2008-07-01 17:26
    Mr. First has built this gigantic rig purely for the purpose of intercepting when a new MFD is posted, making a mashup and posting to get first post.

    Mr. First, I salute your ingenuity and resourcefulness.
  • Moss 2008-07-01 17:37
  • smileyface 2008-07-01 19:17
  • MFD Roxxxzzzss!!!!111oneoneeleven 2008-07-01 19:46
  • DoctorFriday 2008-07-01 21:08
    Ok, I bit. Here's a flipped version.

    http://i29.tinypic.com/2pt2i5w.png

    I briefly considered a Minor in "Comic Dialog Layout and Design" from State U but opted for Comp Sci instead. Woulda...coulda...

    Still though, I'm happy with the end result, so there. ;-)
  • T-square 2008-07-01 21:45
    Furthermore, whoever said these shelves were supposed to represent something level?
  • Russ 2008-07-02 00:09
    good reference.
  • captain obvious 2008-07-02 04:41
    Nominated for best comment on MFD ever.
  • Tei 2008-07-02 06:18
    imagine what you can do with a human brain
    <sarcasm />
  • Mikoangelo 2008-07-02 07:29
  • Barry Bozo 2008-07-02 08:12
    Hhaha. Much roflcopters.
  • DoctorFriday 2008-07-02 08:59
    You forgot the 'commit'.
  • t3knomanser 2008-07-02 12:19
    Yeah, for a comic with a background this complex, I wouldn't expect the perspective to be accurate. There's too much going on, and really - it's not worth it. The mushy perspective makes it look more like the abomination it's supposed to be.
  • YAYitsAndrew 2008-07-02 19:10
    I happen to run a mail order college for degrees in "Comic Dialog Layout and Design". I can send you a degree as long as you pay tuition. Tell me how much you make and I'll tell you what tuition is...
  • tin 2008-07-03 03:30
    And here I was wondering if maybe it was only me that would get it...

    Also, Matt C.... It wouldn't matter if the characters were silent. If the Stig was doing MFD, it would be over so fast we wouldn't care :-)

    Edit: And I can't stop laughing it DavidN's comment... I keep imagining Jeremy Clarkson saying "Kraken"
  • Eternal Density 2008-07-03 08:00
    Behold, the CaKEN!
  • fool 2008-07-03 09:29
    an empty sarcasm tag? does that mean you're definitely not being sarcastic?
  • lolcat 2008-07-04 16:44
    win