898 Sneak Attack.

First of all, I found Lily Blossom today, thus completing a set of blind bag ponies. Unfortunately she’s a little janky. I’ll keep my eye out for another one to see if I can get one with better paint application. If none appears, no big deal.

Edit: voting is over for this bracket now.

At the time of this writing Between Failures is beating Monster Pulse. There’s about 24? hours left for voting. If it goes on to the next bracket it will lose to Dr. Mc Ninja. I pulled in less than half of it’s total votes so far, and there’s no reason to suspect that a groundswell of support is coming. I actually have enough regular readers to even beat Homestuck, so long as its participation stays around 6k. There are apparently 400 some odd people who actually pay attention to the nonsense I write down here. Not bad really. I don’t even read the blogs of most of the comics I read, but those people are tedious and I am effervescent. XD In any case it looks like Between Failures might not go out in the first round, which is something at least. And I recognize that this is a popularity contest, but what it’s useful for is getting an idea of how many readers you can mobelize to accomplish something. There are about 400 truly dedicated readers that are willing to click two things and navigate a really shitty website to do something I asked them to. Not only do I appreciate that, but it’s also valuable information. It means I need to be significantly more interesting in the journal. XD

I’m having a hard time getting my thoughts together. I went to the doctor again today and got a shot, and also maybe a little heatstroke. Tetnus shots aren’t very painful at all. They must be the easiest ones to get. I’ve ben on antibiotics for, like, 2 weeks. You’re not supposed to go in direct sunlight when you’re on them, but I did for a while today. I was already tired from not sleeping well and having to get up early a couple of days in a row. Now I just feel generally sick… but I don’t have lockjaw… or protussus… because that’s the secret prize in a tetnus shot now, or so the doctor told me. What the heck was I talking about?

Oh yeah, the voting thing. The thing I’m talking about today is a new thing from the one I talked about on… Monday? It’s like a sports touuunament. Single elimination. So every few days it’s a new thing to vote for. Which is super annoying, I know. This is the new link. http://www.comicmix.com/news/2012/03/14/vote-in-the-mix-march-madness-2012-webcomics-tournament-first-round/ I can’t get it to be a text link because the site is glitching on me like a little bitch. I don’t know where I was going with this. Thanks for voting however many times if you did. And preemptive thanks if you keep doing it later on. I’m probably going to be putting updates about the whole thing up with these Harry Potter things I’ve been drawing. As I make them done. It’s Reggie, John, and Jess next because of the twitter poll I held. So that’ll be fun.

I need to be not sitting here for a little while. I’ll see you guys later on, okay?


am i the first one? O.o

great comic man. i would totally be where thomas is. i also would have shot john before speaking though. just for effect.

Shots arent that bad =o
Needles in general really..
I spent a year in and out of a dentist chair, and due to an apparent natural tolerance to novacaine I had to get twice the usual needles
Then right after that I broke my nose, and the specialist had to like bend the needle and go digging
Plus a few tattoos..
Kay maybe Im just jaded hhahah
Didnt realize Id been stabbed that many times

When I first saw that list I was surprised at how many of those I’ve read, and still do. Then I saw how they were breaking things down and yeah I knew some of my favs were not going to win. Just know this comic is Awesome.

Is that a dungeons and dragons reference?

If it is it’s unintended.

An attack of opportunity is the free attack awarded for moving through an enemy’s range if you move and take an action in the same turn. If you move twice, instead of acting, you can avoid it. Moving and acting isn’t the only way to provoke an attack of opportunity, though.

But this would be considered “flat footed,” so their dexterity bonuses to armor class would be negated for the first round of combat.

Unless Thomas doesn’t have Improved Grapple. Although Improved Unarmed Strike might suffice for the arm around Nina’s shoulders there. Depends on the DM.

Depends on the edition, my freind. In the newer ones oppurtinity attacks are awarded when someone shoots someone next to you or leaves a space adjecant to you. …However that darn word is spelled.

it’s sorta iffy.

It might not be much, but for what it’s worth, I’ve voted for you as much as I could, and I WILL vote for you over Dr. McNinja. If nothing else, as Jinx mentioned above, maybe it’ll at least bring some new readers your way? Good luck with everything either way!

Hrm. I voted for…maybe 6 of the 128 brackets.

I should probably be less curmudgeony, but I just don’t care for too many webcomics.

I felt this was was worth voting for, and I’d vote for it over Dr. McNinja as well.

(…is it sad that half of the comics I voted for are being destroyed?)

The Oatmeal is currently beating Schock Mercenary by nearly 2 to 1, so I’m not going to take the outcome of this contest too seriously either way.

Oh god, Thomas has gotten into the Nerf Mavericks. No one is leaving without a suction cup to the head today.

Many people are woefully ill prepared for nerf attacks! What’ll happen when the eventual non-violent and actually-rather-nice apocalypse comes around, eh? Who’ll be the one with all the nerf? …well okay it’ll be those folks that get together and have nerf wars, but I won’t be doing too bad either! I’ve got one of those nerf vulcans that…justsitsinmycloset…but still! It’s there…

“It’s like a sports touuunament.”

Three 2 U’s make an R. Science marches on.

Ack! The typos are contagious!

Actually, that isn’t a typo. It’s a Strong Bad reference. An obscure one, apparently. XD

*sniff* it’s really happening, then. People don’t even remember Strong Bad references anymore. It’s the ending of an era…

Well, I visited that site and voted. I read most of them, and found some new ones to check out. What a poorly laid out website. And some strange matchups, who puts Something Positive and Sheldon against east other in the initial round?

(A) I gotta say, I like Nina’s hair in this style. It looks more… “animated” than the plate of blonde hair she usually has (which always kind of reminds me of a blob, sorry).
(B) I like the look on her face in panel four.
(C) I have the sudden urge to Nerf fight someone(s).

Well I’m more than happy to vote for this comic as many times as it’ll let me in that tournament thing. There is only one problem. How the *@!# do I vote? I went to the link and can see all of the brackets, but I see no options to vote anywhere.

As much as I’d love to see this comic win, I’m going to go ahead and predict that xkcd will take the whole thing.

I second this. I clicked on the links to the webcomics in the various brackets; I assume that counts as voting, but not really sure…

Eeek! Just realized now that the reason I can’t vote is that the voting is CLOSED already. Ok. Will go stand in a corner now and look inconspicuous.

I honestly didn’t find your comic till not too long ago,
(Web comics were not something I read often, besides penny-arcade)
Yet, when I read your comic I felt an emotional response.

I have read all of David Willis’ Comics, and they brought me joy..
(in the past more so than now)
I love Martin from “questionable content” and Jacques holds a special place in my heart… his personal battle weighs heavy on me..

…but you..
you with your picture in a bathtub.. with your flawed characters,
with a story of love and loss…

You are truly brilliant,
the deviation from black and white to color at just the right moment was well played.

It is obvious that you have the talent of emotion.

More than anything I wanted to write in to let you Know,
You Are Talented….

..and thank you for sharing it.

Just found this site yesterday… WOW!!! 898 or so pages in roughly 24 hours… (I slept for a couple hours, but not due to lack of interest.) An amazing story, well-drawn and laid out. Keep up the great work!

I dig that you have Thomas sporting dual Nerf Mavericks, but those are a pain to use one in each hand! (Having to cock the thing for the next shot, etc.) But kudos for making the Nerf gun recognizable!

When I do that I actually cock one gun with the other and drop one if I need to shoot fast. They are, as you say, a pain to use in tandem.

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