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11th Aug 2011, 12:00 AM
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Magravan edit delete
Magravan
Hey everyone! Hope you're having a good week thusfar, and an enjoyable weekend ahead of you.

The new layout has been sent, and I've uploaded it to a backup site just to make sure that there are no bugs yet... If you guys want to check it out, see if there are any problems that I should be aware of, I'd appreciate hearing about them before I put it up here. Check it out here.

I'm really curious about how people are going to take this comic... I think that there are some important things here, but I'm curious what other people have taken from it... And obviously whether or not you enjoyed it.

In other news, I bought the Undead Nightmare DLC for Red Dead Redemption for the PS3, but I want to finish the campaign before I play it, because Clint from Zombie Ranch said it would make more sense that way... :) Still, it was fairly inexpensive, so I thought I would treat myself for that eventuality :D

Have a great weekend, we'll see you on Monday :D
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Sorry the art in this one is even more sub par than usual :/
I'm sick as all heck with a lung/bronchial infection of some sort... I'm just happy that I was abe to complete the comic at all :D

Happy trails
*cough hack sputter*
User comments:
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
LOL
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
Also,
1) The art looks great, Skrael :P
2) EVEN MORE SUBPAR THAN USUAL!?
model S edit delete reply
model S
art looks great, lovely punchline. always a pleasure to see new togm.
Lawelite edit delete reply
Lawelite
Her hair has so much volume I must know what conditioner she uses!!!
Nash (Guest) edit delete reply
Lol, I think Thomas is about to steal more than his fair share of their meal. He almost reminds me of a cheeky puppy.

I like the new layout. I particularly like the new banner! Though it feels a little weird having all the ads and whatnot on the left, instead of the right. That said, It seems functional, and it undoubtedly looks better than the current setup.
Spinnerlink edit delete reply
Spinnerlink
hope you feel better skrael.
MatthewJA edit delete reply
MatthewJA
Also, I get the feeling that Thomas is gonna spoil their meal
Ghost286 edit delete reply
Ghost286
Awww Thomas looks so cute in the 3rd panel
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@MatthewJA - Thanks :)

@model S - I'm glad you liked it :D

@Lawelite - It might be Head and Shoulders, after seeing that football guys hair expansion :D

@Nash - I really like the new banner, it's probably my favourite part of the new site ;) And the current setup is a broken version, so that doesn't take much ;D

@Spinnerlink - Me too.

@MatthewJA - Awwww, he's going to ruin the romance... oh wait, Sylene already did ;)

@Ghost286 - Hehe, devious Thomas :D
T.Gatto edit delete reply
T.Gatto
Thomas in the background makes the comic.

Phantom, why not bring in a Violin player and serenade her while your at it?
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
1) Why do I get the weird impression that Thomas will eat the candles first? He does seem to eat everything.
2) I also get the impression that brain consumption acts the same way as growing up: Ones are like medium-sized babies (eating everything, not capable of doing much except eat and get food), Twos are like toddlers -> older children, Threes are like teenagers -> adults (Sylene, a low Three, definitely acts like a teenager) and Fours... are higher than most humans develop to. Am I stating the totally obvious here? Sorry.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@T.Gatto - He was counting on Thomas to do some throat singing.. Way to let everyone down, Thomas.

@aok666 - There are certain similarities, but Chuck is a Three as well, and he doesn't act terribly teenaged... Ones are totally id based, with very little except the hunger driving them. I think that June has given Thomas more personality for comedic sake, but on the whole, they are pretty bland so far as personality goes...

Beyond that, they regain some intelligence, and some restraint with regards to the hunger. A 4 would eventually devolve mentally to the level of a One if they didn't receive TOGM for long enough... They would be unable to do anything except try to get access to brains in whatever capacity they could..

So there are multiple analogies that you can apply, but growing up seems just as valid as most, if you accept the caveats to it...
Agent0Gecko edit delete reply
Agent0Gecko
Sylene x Phantom 4 life!!!1!

The page looks fine! Sylene looks a little bit like she's tearing her hair out.
Hornet (Guest) edit delete reply
Lol, If I live in a 3rd world country I could totally see myself ordering the troops to get a sack.
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@Mag: good points, though re: Chuck I did say teen *to adult*, in case you missed that bit. But yeah, looks like I messed up a bit there.
(Hope June gets well soon!)
W (Guest) edit delete reply
i love that, she's late for dinner... grab a sack. xD
model S edit delete reply
model S
i think the art's improved by alot since i started reading, and the writing has stayed pretty level and balanced petween humor and seriousness. which is a really hard balance to keep.

@june: hun your art is never subpar. you may not be da-vinchi, or someone like that, but you know what? your art is wonderful june. i've seen the mona lisa up close, and let me tell you your art impresses me FAR more.

i just wanted to make sure you heard that.
Hornet edit delete reply
Actually guys in developed countries do, do this just lthey use a phone instead of a sack.
model S edit delete reply
model S
but hornet, sacks are so much more convieniant, i mean you even get pantyshots when you use a sack, do you get those with a phone? no. no you do not.
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
Plus Sack Express is cheaper, and doesn't cut out under bridges/in tunnels/while walking down a very long and uneventful road. And it doesn't bug you with junk texts. Although you have to feed it (at least, the Twos who carry it) with TOGM.
model S edit delete reply
model S
hmh, true but TOGM is free at the clinic, so it's not really like you're losing anything. so no big deal.
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
But if they demand the junkfood form of TOGM, that costs money. Plus Twos break stuff, so there's insurance payouts etc. But still good value for money even if you have no interest in pantyshots.
model S edit delete reply
model S
hmmh, this is true, but atleast the job gets done quickly and correctly.
snoog (Guest) edit delete reply
great stuff as always. God I've misses this comic we've just moved to a new building at work and I've started doing five days when before I was doing four this is the first time in a couple of week I've really sat down and had time to take in what's going on.

So Sylene and the phantom obviously the begining of something there why else would they even talk about dating. I'm feeling sorry for zombie Thomas though everyone's just ignring him.
It's nice to see Sylene suffer though serves her right for being so self obsessed.
As for beth and John well sooner or later John's gonna try to find out where beth is then terrible things will probaply happen. I can't wait.
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Thankyou for saying that Model S, and the rest who also commented that the art was not sub par :D It was really nice to hear.

I'm not feeling better yet, but I plan to spend most of tomorrow in my PJs sipping tea and eating chicken soup!
model S edit delete reply
model S
-offers skrael an HP potion and a cookie- ^^
D_Man edit delete reply
Sylene yells at him now but in her head shes thinking "aww, somebody that cares enough to send all his men out to get me if I'm late"
Syaoran edit delete reply
Syaoran
No idea how hard I just laughed. That's the most amazing relationship I've ever witnessed. "You're late, get in the sack now." LOL! Fantastic. xD
Barrahir (Guest) edit delete reply
LOL
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
Did I remember to say that the art is beautiful? If I forgot to say it earlier, feel free to call me any horrible names you can think of. This is one of the best-drawn comics I know!
loved it so far (Guest) edit delete reply
Read through the archives and love your work, your a great talent :)
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Agent0Gecko - 'Shipping Sylene and Phantom? Poor girl ;)

@Hornet - If you lived in a third world country and commanded troops ;P

@aok666 - Oh, yes, I did miss that part :)

@W - You can just imagine how Sylene imagines the various situations... "We're going out tonight... I'll be taking the van, you'll be in the sack in the back."

@model S - She hears it, even if she doesn't always respond ;)

@Hornet - But you have to get muuuch smaller girls if you want to fit them into a phone. Gives new meaning to Size 0, I'd say.

@model S - And cheaper!

@aok666 - Junk texts would be the worst of those :P

@model S - Yeah, but they might not be so inclined to give you a slew of TOGM to feed your abduction team ;)

@aok666 - See, that's the kind of thinking that builds a good rebellion!

@model S - Sacks are definitely good for quick and correct.

@snoog - I'm sure that's good for the pocketbook though :) Glad to see you back, and that you're enjoying it still :D

@D_Man - Crazy stalker 'love' is definitely one of a kind ;)

@Syaoran - Not to mention all the other occasions that they could break it out... And on special occasions, they could BOTH be in a sack... wait, this is getting weird.

@Barrahir - :O You still read the comic?

@aok666 - Awww, thanks :) No horrible names needed!

@loved it so far - I'm glad you're enjoying it, thanks for reading!
model S edit delete reply
model S
hmh i didn't think about that problem, they wouldn't hand out togm to feed abduction teams would they. -thinks- then we do it the old fasion way, raid a togm fast food place... or go to mcdonalds. TO THE DOLLAR MENU!!

did you ever decide what became of animals in the TOGMverse?
Syaoran edit delete reply
Syaoran
Just a tad. But whats life without those little weird moments where you realize, "Did I just say they could both be in the sack together?"
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@model S: re: "quickly and correctly": these are Twos we're talking about. They're bound to do something wrong. Hence insurance payouts.
Also, @Magravan&Skrael: since zombies don't go to the loo and presumably don't fart, what happens when John farts/starts hopping about in need of a loo in front of zombies other than Beth?
And is TOGM poisonous to humans?
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@model S - They are either dead or became scarce... The idea of a talking animal in this story is still abhorrent to me :)

@Syaoran - Yeah, that's what makes life worth living... Feeling awkward :D

@aok666 - He claims that he's a prototype :D Now with pooping action!
Astra edit delete reply
If that's not awkward, I don't know what is. XD
model S edit delete reply
model S
they don't have to be talking. that would just be weird. i was just curious. scarce works better for me cause i have a guest comic i want to do, but i wasn't sure we could do it. we'll see.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Astra - Yeah, poor Phantom.. he's just trying to do something nice, and Sylene's getting all insulting...

@model S - Well, you're free to make an animal... It's a guest comic :P
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
Why are the animals dead or scarce?
And who on earth would want an enhancement like farting/going to the loo?
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@aok666 - Because the zombies are fairly indiscriminate in killing for their own needs, any animal capable of harming a human is capable of destroying a zombie so they would be hunted down, and the only way I can picture having animals in the world is if they were infected and basically became sentient.

And I don't want talking animals :D

A lot of the things that we don't enjoy having as humans would still be something that they would want... Just because a greater degree of humanness is a social status symbol ;)
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
What about animals not capable of destroying zombies (e.g. birds/cats)? I agree on the talking animals though. I bet the infection wouldn't work on animals anyway.
So Sylene COULD have been farting in the police interview... :-)
model S edit delete reply
model S
well i still want to keep it within canon, that way it's atleast plausable. and still silly.
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
Oh, just had another thought.
There have to be some animals, otherwise The Real R.Z.'s comic couldn't work (the tale of R.Z. and Beth going to the petshop, and all R.Z. wants is a pet brain) - and you don't want to disappoint The Real R.Z. now, do you? (Does he have the initials RZ?)
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@aok666 - The official stance on animals is that the people in the world are generally unaware of their existance... If I decide that I want an animal at some point, I'll introduce one somehow :D

@model S - Well... Not keen on animals surviving at present. So you can file it under the "It hasn't been completely denied, so I'm using that wiggle room" category ;D

@aok666 - I'm sure he's already forgotten about it, so I don't think he'll be terribly upset :D

And no, RZ was a code name for him that just stuck :D
model S edit delete reply
model S
works for me! i'll see if my bro still wants to do it.
Sleel (Guest) edit delete reply
I think you kinda need to keep the ecosystem generally intact. Nevermind the interconnectedness of the food-chain/ecosystem, but without animals 'breathing' all that oxygen the plants make would not get used up. It would just accumulate in the air till it got to such a high point ANY minor fire become a huge wildfire that eventually will have the planet covered in them till everything is burned out.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@model S - Sounds good then :D

@Sleel - That's a good point... But I do have Robert... Given the fact that he would want to keep the humans alive, I can imagine that he would have introduced something to regulate the environment on a global scale ;)
aok666 (Guest) edit delete reply
@Sleel: actually plants use a lot of the oxygen themselves. Plus it's been at much higher levels than today's during Earth's history (e.g. the Carboniferous). Plants were out of the water before animals, so I don't think it actually wipes out the environment!
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
But it might make things inhospitable :)
Beta Maxis (Guest) edit delete reply
Now I thought the LAST strip was funny. Also, as a bonus I'm almost used to Magravan's avatar picture. For the longest time I couldn't tell if it was badass or gross, and I've steadily been leading towards badass.