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30th Jan 2011, 6:00 PM
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Magravan
Need to grab a shower before work, and I want to make sure that this uploads at midnight according to Comicfury, even though it'll be 11pm according to our time.

Better comment to follow!

If you haven't seen it yet, hit the back button for a bonus image of Beth :)
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Oh hai there!
Magravan edit delete
Magravan
Annnd, here's a hopefully more impressive comment...

To begin, I was hoping to convey that Alexander recognizes that Robert is a loose cannon right now. You don't want to mess with him because ... Well... he's being a little nutso. I mean.. removing someone's body because they delivered bad news?

I also love that he's exerting control, and the threat would be a genuine to them. He has the authority to choose their placements, and I'm sure they've got something waaaaay out into the Waste to investigate if they piss off Robert or Alexander too much...

Outside of that, I just wanted to say I definitely didn't get an interview for the bartender job, but otherwise things are going well. I had a great weekend with June, (Poker Talk) we played Poker a little bit, because she's having fun watching the Big Game. We're divided in opinion on Phil Helmuth (She likes him, I don't care for him), but she hasn't seen him berate the other players for putting him out of a tournament.. I'm actually being turned slightly in my opinion of him after watching Tony G be a jerk to him, and him being civil, even when the amateur player won like ... 3/4 hands against RIDICULOUS odds... Still liking Daniel Negraneau, even if I can't spell his name, and David Williams? Something like that.. Anyone who talks about Magic at a poker table is going to be cool with me :) Haven't played in a long time, but it was definitely fun...
(/Poker Talk)

Well, that'll do, I think. Have a great week everyone, we'll see you on Thursday :D
User comments:
Jrade edit delete reply
Jrade
It's eight o'clock, as always...


This is good.


I await a more in-depth comment.
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
Man, I hate how I'm gone for most of Sundays, 'cause that means I come in at nine, instead of eight! D:
Ah, well. When we get DLST back, I might be closer. :D
bbedlam edit delete reply
bbedlam
Gee, can't imagine why they wouldn't want to give conflicting reports. Robert seems like a kind and understanding boss.
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
AAAAAH LOOK AT CHAD'S FACE
Francisco (Guest) edit delete reply
So TOGM not only deals with the hunger but stops them getting dumber? Interesting.
Syaoran (Guest) edit delete reply
So, it's been a while since I stopped being lazy and commented huh. Anywho, why do I enjoy the abuse of power displayed here? Dunno, I just do.. I'm weird that way. xD

On a side note, that ketchup and mustard...they TOGM subsituted ketchup and mustard that the put on TOGM fries or is there a grander scheme here?
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Jrade - The comic will be up on time, barring a previous explanation via Twitter, Facebook or a note in the comic as to why it might not be up.

The Author Note, however, is not as important to be ready precisely on time :D I do my best, but there are other things that take priority over that much.

@ranger_brian_new - I hate 'Spring Forward', but this might actually inspire me to be less disagreeable about it :D

@bbedlam - Normally, I would say you're crazy, but you write Angry Faerie, so your perspective on what makes a nice boss is probably skewed :D

@MatthewJA - I did.. What was I seeing? :P

@Francisco - That question is actually harder to answer well than you might think...

Simple answer is that Hunger prevents clear thought. If they didn't have TOGM, every ounce of processing power would be around getting brains... Much like an addict with severe withdrawal symptoms... Their only concern is getting more drugs, and they certainly wouldn't be able to function effectively if they were in that position extensively.

That's one of the reasons that Ones can become so dangerous. Unlike most zombie comics, Ones WILL attack other zombies when they are starving. That is why Ones who are within the city are frequently brought to the Clinic and fed TOGM. The longer they go without, the more aggressive they are, as opposed to a well fed One who will be more docile.

I'm not sure if it's been said in the comic yet (Sometimes it's hard to remember what is in the comic, what is in the comments and what is just in my head...), but the higher your category, the longer you can go without eating TOGM before you completely degenerate into a mindless zombie. However, the moment that they got TOGM (or Brains), they would instantly be able to think as clearly as normal. The compulsion would become an annoying buzz in the back of their mind instead of an addict's craving, and they could function effectively again.

@Syaoran - It's TOGM based reconstituted as a Ketchup and Mustard :) Yum yum.
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
He's just staring at nothing... looking a little odd...
He's the real reason that Keanu Reeves is sad.
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Good comic, once again, btw.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
lol :D He's a jerk to Keanu as well? Damn... Now maybe June will stop feeling pity for him :D

In the comic, he's actually just looking at Karl with a smarmy grin as he back pedals :D
Jrade edit delete reply
Jrade
@ Magravan - Yeah, I know, you just seemed concerned about it getting up on time, and I was confirming that it was business as usual. I understand about the comments being late sometimes, too - life is...well...arguably more important than webcomics.

Now, if you'll excuse, I haven't slept in slightly over forty hours - I'm going to go try.

I beat Gristwood, though. Ha.
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
I realised that, but he seems to be looking past him...
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Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Jrade - Well done, enjoy your rest :D Beating Jacob is definitely a worthy goal :D

@MatthewJA - Well, he might be looking at the cute girl that just walked by the window, which would make his look take on an entirely new meaning :D
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
You have spoiled the hilarity of the expression.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
It's a gift ;)
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
Nope, it's still hilarious.


I don't think you quite realise the scope of this.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
I think that might be a safe assumption :D
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
Woah, check out the Popular Now page and the ATP page! We are in completely opposite spots! :D
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Haha, yeah, you're usually really high on the Popular Now section :) You must be doing something right! I've yet to figure out what it is, except that I needed to turn on ratings in order to even have a chance...
Skrael (I'm the artist)
You may make fun of his blank stare, but I think that's one of the best Chad's I've drawn so far. Also LOL @ the Chad/Keanu pic. :P
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Hmmmm, I think I accidentally deleted part of my last comment... After "You must be doing something right!" I had something along the lines of "There's got to be some algorithm I'm not seeing."

I know what you're doing right, I just don't know what the Popular Now is based on...
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
Yeah, Skrael, that Chad is awesome. ;)
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
I like the drawing of that other guy better, actually.
And only Kyo knows the algorithm!
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
i can't think of anything funny so i won't comment.... damnit.
Skrael (I'm the artist)
@ Ranger thanks! It's one of those few times that pose and proportion came to me somewhat naturally. Perhaps my drawing exercises are working?

@MatthewJA Who do you like better? Alexander?

@Model S .. Welcome to my world ... my silent, silent world .. It's either that or my awkward world as I attempt to be funny and fail.. *crickets*
Brain eater (Guest) edit delete reply
Best web comic ever!!!!
I love this comic and I can't wait until the next page comes out, plus Beth is super hot. I would put in the awesome skull and cross bones thing that is like impossible to make for most people but it takes 2 hours on a computer and even longer on my iPod. Once again best webcomic ever!!!!!!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
I'm glad you enjoyed it, and we'll have another update in just under 24 hours :d
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
Man, it must be awesome to have so many fans.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
It really is great to have readers who are willing to take time out of their day to support us with words of encouragement.

I always feel weird about calling people fans though... Suffice to say that I put as much appreciation into the word Readers as anyone has ever put into Fans ;)

You guys are all great!
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
Heh, we're only half as great as the people actually making the comic. ;)
You two are awesome. :)
Argue all you want that the comic wouldn't be what it is today without readers, but keep in mind, the readers wouldn't be what they are today without the comic. ;)
Skrael (I'm the artist)
This is very touching to hear, Ranger. :) Definitely a bit of an ego boost! hehehe. I often wonder what draws people to the idea of TOGM. Maybe we'll find out one day. :P
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
Trust me, half your fans are trying to figure that out for themselves. :D
(...So they can try and copy it to make themselves as successful. :P)
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
I think that people overestimate our level of success :) We might be a big fish in a little pond here, but in the grand scheme of webcomic success, we've still got a long way to go once we start comparing our readership to other people...

I said to June once "If I start to get a big head about how well we are doing, I just remember that QC gets more visits in one day than we've got in our entire year or more of updating."

It's a very humbling experience :D
SirWishbone (Guest) edit delete reply
I love how the Menu on the wall has all the food items in quotation marks. I wonder how they make TOGM eggs on toast, or a pastry?
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
TOGM shaped like an egg atop TOGM shaped like bread ;D
Lunaris_Starchilde (Guest) edit delete reply
so is a TOGM "fried eggs" TOGM "eggs" that are fried? Does it start off as TOGM "yolk" that you have to crack out of a shell? You know, just for the sake of going through the motions?
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
No... I think that it's a very loose terminology anyways, and since it all pretty much tastes the same, it's mostly in the prsentation. At this point, it all primarily comes 'as is' :)
Brain eater (Guest) edit delete reply
Hey what time zone are you in?
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
EST, but the comic will update in just over 15 mins which is actually 11pm for us :)
Brain eater (Guest) edit delete reply
Awesome i get it at 10!!!!!!!
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