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    Past Comic Discussion

    I'm re-purposing this thread to be more of an OTCD-style thing, where you can talk about whatever comic you want whenever you want.

    I don't think I'm the only person who wants a thread to talk about comics that were made before they joined the forum. And since the move to the Keenspot server resulted in us losing all of the archives for the eBlah threads, we've lost a lot of discussion. So, without further ado:

    PAST COMIC DISCUSSION

    I'll start the discussion with 001 - The Showdown.

    What did you think about this comic? What did you like about it? What did you think could have been done better?
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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (001 - The Showdown)~

    The showdown- like all first comics on a webcomic, doesn't look as good when you compare it to the recent comics. But that's like saying you don't like 8 bit games because the 16 bit games look better. Nonetheless, The Showdown is short,sweet, and classic.

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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (001 - The Showdown)~

    Personally, I think this was a good strip to start off with. Nice and simple, and establishes BitF's goofy sense of humor. I especially liked D3's expression in the first panel.

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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (001 - The Showdown)~

    I remember when I first saw this. It's adorable.

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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (001 - The Showdown)~

    Clever idea- you should update the discussion every Thursday!

    I love Dedede's expression in this one.
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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (001 - The Showdown)~

    I agree, this thread was a great idea! "The Showdown" is very simple, but it definitely proves that sometimes, less is more.


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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (001 - The Showdown)~

    Oh man this thread is exactly why I joined this forum!

    But yeah, even with the low art quality, the gag is so silly/funny it makes me giggle every time I read it.
    I mean, this is what first got me hooked on BitF, so it's pretty nostalgic as well.
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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (001 - The Showdown)~

    It's a classic, and it's also been humorously called back to in a bunch of more recent comics, like the Epic Yarn series and I think Turnabout Kirby as well.

    If this thread only updates every Thursday, it'll be slower than the main comic itself. I'd suggest twice or thrice a week.

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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (001 - The Showdown)~

    I concur.
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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (001 - The Showdown)~

    As someone that's followed the comic since its inception - I believe I saw the first version of these comics on the GameFAQs forums back in May 2008 just to give an idea of how old this is - one of the biggest charms to the older comics was the simplicity of it. Not just the art style, but also the punchlines and the humor to them.

    I realize that simplicity can only go so far, but sometimes trying too hard to get to the joke kills the buildup and punchline. I think 464 is a nice touch to go back to those old roots - a whole story is told without much dialogue and the idea is conveyed pretty simply right here, which is something I feel is an issue with later comics. There tends to be a little too much dialogue at times, which I feel hinders the delivery, so returning back to basic roots goes back to the charm of what made those old comics work.

    So yes, I like the original age of comics before BitF was formed - up until number 30, I believe.

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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (001 - The Showdown)~

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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (001 - The Showdown)~

    The concept itself is so ridiculous it actually makes sense in a way. Sort of takes the "becoming your own worst enemy" thing literally.
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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (002 - The Showdown)~

    002 - Food

    I kind of think the exact same thing about this one that I think about the first one. It's cute and simple, and it does a good job of establishing what BitF is.

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    Re: ~Past Comic Discussion (001 - The Showdown)~

    The start of my favourite recurring gag on BitF. Even now I still quite like this one, despite it being the simplest of all Kirby Eats X comics. Or maybe I like it because of the simplicity.

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    Re: Past Comic Discussion

    This thread was a pretty good idea, my good boy! Anyway, this was a pretty good comic, it was simple, yet cute and silly, but a humorous type of silly. 6/10
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    Re: Past Comic Discussion

    I was just looking a t 287 - Doppelgangers. It's definitely one of the creepier thing Matt has thrown at us.

    I love it though, the way it shows you a picture and then shows you a different way of interpreting it. I especially liked the Meta Knight one, with the little ridges up at the top being possibly squinting eyes.

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    Re: Past Comic Discussion

    Bun just mentioned The Captive Princess in the podcast yesterday.

    I've always loved that one. He went on about "strong female characters" and while I think that's great and all, what I'm excited about is seeing a relatively flat character fleshed out period. It's fun to wonder what goes on inside character's heads, and since you very rarely get to see things from the perspective of a damsel-in-distress, this was really interesting. It's not about strong female characters, it's about well-written female characters, you know what I mean? Even if Peach was just as useless as ever in Paper Mario, but got some characterization, that would be a whole lot more of a feminist statement than a lot of stuff that's actually trying to be feminist these days.

    Of course, in some cases, less characterization is actually better... *coughcoughOTHERMcough*

    I also noticed the more super-deformed art style of this comic. I liked it. I didn't make a connection directly to 16-bit RPG's, although I did think of the Mother series, if that counts.

    I was intrigued by the "one big picture of the etchings-on-the-wall" idea, but I definitely agree that a skeleton in Peach's dress would be a bit morbid for BitF.

    Although it's come close.
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    Re: Past Comic Discussion (026 - Shadow)

    I never understood the gag for #026: Shadow. Could someone fill me in?

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    Re: Past Comic Discussion (026 - Shadow)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zorua View Post
    I never understood the gag for #026: Shadow. Could someone fill me in?
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    Re: Past Comic Discussion

    did anyone else in the April Fools 2014 comic read the text as "Magic Gamma Ball" I'd hope so, I also want matt to acknowledge the letter on Waluigi's Hat is an Uppercase Gamma

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    Re: Past Comic Discussion

    Phoenix down, max revive, 1UP, fairy bottle!
    Uh, in other words thread revive!

    Yup, since the comic has ended it would be nice to revive this thread for talking about past comics.
    I am not really sure how to kick things off, so feel free to do so.
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    Re: Past Comic Discussion

    So...uh, how are we going to restart this? Start from 001 - The Showdown or continue from 002 - Food?

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    Re: Past Comic Discussion

    I think World 8-4 would have been funnier if more characters were involved, going to Link, Mario, Pit, Samus, Falcon, Bug Catcher, ect. and then finally Kirby tells us that the comic is ending.

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    Re: Past Comic Discussion

    How do start a new topic in a thread like how Matthew did it every time there was a new comic so that we can begin this thread on it's new journey?

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