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6th Feb 2011, 2:49 PM
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Important! Read the first paragraph!

The host here is migrating to a new server, so if you've been getting errors, hopefully that'll be resolved. However, it might interfere with uploads. If that's the case, the comic will be posted at the DeviantArt mirror. That will last only as long as CF is having difficulties, if there are any at all.

Okay, if you're the type who doesn't read author's notes normally, feel free to skip now... Nothing vital...

We got a Rival Review! Check it out!!

So last comic I indicated that there was some motivation revealed, and people indicated that they didn't realize what I meant... so I had her come out and be a little more direct... Initially I had planned for Chad to have taken advantage of her waaaaay back, but I figured that the fact that he was going to do it is enough for my purposes now. I was reluctant to do it, because it seems a lot of people build drama in that fashion, and I was worried that I was being exposed as even more of a hack writer...

On that note, I'm not terribly impressed with the writing here, and I don't think June was either. I was going to use Tiger Trap initially, but no one else seemed to know what that was, so even if I am not completely wrong, it kind of kills the joke if you have to look it up on wikipedia.

Oh, if you didn't see it, go back one for a Bonus image that's also available in the Store as a T-shirt.

WE played a great game of Werewolf on the CF forums and it was very enjoyable... Thanks for anyone who reads this who also played that...

Very tired now, been up all night and most of the day... Have a great week though!
User comments:
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Oops early update!

Sad Sylene is sad ...
3.4 (Guest) edit delete reply
Yow.....oy....heres a question on an unrelated note-
Is the "recipe" for TOGM a state secret?

I mean...if it were public then the goverment would have less control over the population. Robert is of course still the only 5 but a large group of 4's with the right information could stop him-but if the formula is secret...he has them under his fist. Anyone who doesn't follow him has to steal to survive-complicates matters.
Just some musings on the state of affairs.
Shaggers edit delete reply
Hahaha its even funnier having seen sylenes face on chatzy and having no idea why she was making that face. I had a whole story made up for that face, but this was much funnier :D
Rival Comics edit delete reply
Rival Comics
Yay for early updates!
-3- edit delete reply
Geez - those military types. Always got to be one upping everything.
MatthewJA edit delete reply
SAD SYLENE IS SAD. Ahhhhh it all makes sense now.
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
Gotta love those competitions between "who is the most *embarrassing/mentally scarred/physically scared/combination of any three above*" that often happen in Webcomics. The way I best heard it summed up?
"Somehow, I think we still both lose."
greengirl77 (Guest) edit delete reply
aw now I feel sorry for Sylene. Chad is now even more hated now though...so bonus?
hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
raped by chad or raped by a wooden spike . . . damn tough decision
Jamming edit delete reply
Is Sylene looking like she's putt'in on a little weight? Or is it just me (putt'in on a little weight)? Hmm...Zombie's with weight problems. Diet TOGM? Maybe low-fat TOGM? Maybe a tune-up at the body shop? ;)
redder edit delete reply
ooo wasnt expecting that
@magravan your right iv always called it a punji i think from old tony hawk games but if u said tiger trap ida had an image of i bug box with a stick and a zebra tied up inside lol
Skrael (I'm the artist)
@Jamming James keeps telling me that I draw her too skinny
Magravan edit delete reply
Wow, I was so out of it yesterday... 3 12 hour night shifts in a row and then trying to stay up 24 hours... Ouch..

@3.4 - It is a secret, absolutely. And the TOGM is one one way that Robert uses to have control over the populace. Much like Alexander did with the PSOs at the diner, the threat of no TOGM basically means that they'd end up with an overwhelming urge for brains that would subsume all other thoughts...

@Shaggers - lol :D Did you see it as a fully finished comic, or are you referring to the under drawing?

@Rival Comics - It was a mistake :D Tiredness ftw :D

@-3- - At least he's one upping her with words :D

@MatthewJA - All of it? Well that was easy! Thank you and good night ;)

@ranger_brian_new - That's about it.. Though, in this particular case, I think that the Phantom is just trying to get her to see that for all of the potential ways to go, she didn't have it that bad...

@greengirl77 - This is the thing WAAAAY back that I said would probably make people dislike Chad even more... June feels sorry for him and would like him to be redeemed, but I don't think he will be... He's still a bully and still pushes people around to get what he wants.

@hagelander - I don't think either particularly cares how much their 'partner' enjoyed it..

@Jamming - Sylene is on the chubby side, and she (and I!) am happy with that ;) I'm not a huge fan of the rail thin look... I think that being ridiculously skinny myself has shown me that it sucks, and I don't appreciate it at all :D

@redder - I wasn't intending to be so blunt about it, but since even the analysts weren't anywhere near the point I was trying to get across, I figured I better up the level... If someone had gotten it, I would have went right to the next comic.. But I needed the readers to understand that Sylene blamed Beth for Chad coming after her..
redder edit delete reply
i got that she blamed beth for enlightening her but not for chad comming after her...maybe im a little slow on the uptake :P
Magravan edit delete reply
No one even hinted at the Chad side of things, so that's why I made it more obvious in this one ;)
Kevin edit delete reply
Zombies still have problems with TMI too, huh?
SirWishbone edit delete reply
She's more zaftig now, but that's cool... curvy is good.
Magravan edit delete reply
@Kevin - I don't think anyone can hear about a wooden spike in the groin without shuddering somewhat....

@SirWishbone - Curvy is good :)
Violet (Guest) edit delete reply
"Well, that explains it!" indeed...Sylene had rather lacked any mistress-y behavior toward Chad within the comic...

@hagelander - Spike. Less psychological baggage to tote around after getting the physical parts replaced.
moizmad edit delete reply
My Auntie Virus has a plan to cheer up Sylene!
Magravan edit delete reply
@Violet - Good on all points :) I was hoping that someone would tie her leaving the house without Chad seeing her as kind of unusual for someone who was supposed to be sleeping with him.

@moizmad - I am .. kind of saddened to admit that I JUST got the joke for Auntie Virus.... :/
Magravan edit delete reply
@Violet - Good on all points :) I was hoping that someone would tie her leaving the house without Chad seeing her as kind of unusual for someone who was supposed to be sleeping with him.

@moizmad - I am .. kind of saddened to admit that I JUST got the joke for Auntie Virus.... :/
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
.... ouch... well we know why the phantom can't get it up.

>.> and sylene raped? that's not good at all. sadface is sad.
bbedlam edit delete reply
I dont' like sad Sylene :( It makes me sad to see her sad. Stop making me sad!
Magravan edit delete reply
@model S - He's a eunuch :D And almost raped. Beth got Chad before Chad got her ;)

@bbedlam - It's not my preference either, but she needed to get over some things, and unfortunately, it wasn't going to be a pleasant experience for her.
MatthewJA edit delete reply
Skrael, that last face is the BEST FACE ANYONE COULD EVER DRAW
Jamming edit delete reply
@ Magravan and Skrael
Hey I like my ladies with TOGM on their bones also.
Not everything I say is a complaint, I thought that
weight gain was funny in the undead...erh...ex-alive
yet still ambulatory.

I am the last person to criticize an artist and get
upset about it and go off half cocked at its suggestion,
remember? I always prefer to blame writers' and their
unreasonable demands.

model S (Guest) edit delete reply
someone should explain that to sylene. it'd make her less sad. and thereby making bedlam more happy. WOO LOGICAL ASSUMPTIONS!
Magravan edit delete reply
@MatthewJA - Sylene's or Phantom's?

@Jamming - Usually a good policy ;)Darn writers and their inconsiderate nature!

@model S - Funny you should mention that :)
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
za? did i guess a future event? am i psychic!? -tries to bend a spoon with his mind-
Magravan edit delete reply
The next comic is about help Sylene to stop crying :D
LordBug (Guest) edit delete reply
Just read through the entirety of this series after coming across it last night, and I have to say, I really really _really_ like it!
I'm looking forwards to seeing where the story goes, and your artwork is really nice :)
Magravan edit delete reply
@LordBug - Thanks for letting us know! Hopefully you weren't stuck awake all night as well :D
Rackham (Guest) edit delete reply
[I am lazy and end up just using the TWC site to read up on my webcomics rather then going through all my bookmarks and crashing Firefox, luckily TOGM was also bookmarked or else you would have to wait for the next reader to notice]

I am not exactly sure how the Top Web Comics linking works, but the TOGM listing is giving a 404 error when you follow the comic link from TWC to the TOGM site. This may or may not be related to the server migration mentioned in the news post but if the issue persists you may want to sort this out. Voting for TOGM is still working tho, so you could get the ranking up but potential new readers will get an error screen rather than the comic page.

Magravan edit delete reply
There are times when we're getting errors lately due to the Host having problems with too many connections... He's updating the server now, and hopefully that will mean better stuff for us.. :)
dr pepper edit delete reply
dr pepper
Ok, that explains the eye. He could only afford to get one important part fixed at a time.

Also-- maybe i'm weak from TOGM withdrawel, but i can't seem to refrain from saying- that 2 gave him wood!
Magravan edit delete reply
Hmmm... That implies he got either fixed ;)