Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Episode 539

Read the comic here.

The dialog for this strip was finalized around the same time I was getting nearly daily blog-comments about "I've lost the plot. What are they doing?"

Here, Ian vents my own frustration at the convoluted mess the backstory has become.

On the other hand, the archive is there for a reason. The story reads a lot better in big chunks. Try it and see.


Geoffrey said...

Why can't Donut II just say "We need the beans to soup up the chili to go places"?

Maybe he should take a course in not-so-precisionist grade English ...

Ian said...

Just to be fair, you haven't lost me at all. But then, I read comic books, so I'm used to insanely complicated plots.

Nick said...

Geoff: If you'd read the blog post, he said the reason Donut explained it all was for a recap.

I have to admit, seeing it all at once does make the plot sound sucky. Have you ever once finished any kind of sub-plot? :P

Uncle Servo said...

"How 'bout more beans, Mr. Taggart?"
"I'd say you had enough!"

Whenever talk goes to beans, I can't help but think about that scene in Blazing Saddles...

I think Lego-Ian's been hanging around on the set too long -- he's starting to pick up the same disrespectful attitude as the regulars. Then again it could just be the booze talking (instead of him just talking to the booze).

Christopher Doyle said...


I was playing on the fact that avatar-you has been hiding in taverns for the past few weeks, away from reading the strips. ;)

( If I hadn't already said that Troll-Geoffrey wasn't Blog-Geoffrey I could have had *him* deliver the criticism...oh well. Live and learn. )


You bet. Each and every year they open every single door on the advent calendar. And then they're done.

Until next year.


Avatar-Ian's just grumpy he can't get home on his own power. Not until I send him a designated driver, anyway...