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6th Jan 2010, 7:00 PM
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Green Eggs and BRAAAAAAINS!
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Magravan
I'm sure June will tell you about her woes related to this comic. Suffice to say, we really went all out to make sure that this comic was ready in time, so that we didn't miss our schedule.

This is my favourite written comic so far, I think. I loved Dr. Seuss as a kid (I hope you guys read the book so you get the reference!) I enjoy reading it to my kids too. That was a man who knew how to write books for younger children. His stomach is going to get John into some problems in the future.. It's like the MacGuffin that keeps on giving. Need a reason for John to do something stupid / out of character / risk exposing himself? Starvation. Yep Ca-ching! Us hokey writers have to rely on things like that in order to mask our talentless hack-ness. Also, we make up words.

If you didn't see them, we uploaded another fan art and the picture that was up on Top Webcomics in December. Back 2 comics.

To anyone who is new and read the entire thing in one go, do you find the inclusion of bonus images and junk really detracts from how the story goes? I was thinking of maybe archiving the old bonus images / fan art into a separate tab and making it independent of the storyline section... I mean, still uploading them, but maybe taking them down after a week... Feel free to post your thoughts here in a comment, or email us at Gottogm@gmail.com.

Still waiting on our domain name transfer... Is 2+ weeks a decent turn around to get permission from the domain owner when they are also the company that sells you it? Some day soon, hopefully, you will be able to get to TOGM a lot faster! ... unless you bookmarked it, in which case, equally fast, but it'll still look nicer.

We made $0.003 on our advertising today. Now you see why everyone's making webcomics these days.. Who wouldn't want a sweet 3 one thousandths of a cent to keep them warm at night? We're adding it to our 'downpayment for a house' fund :D

See you next time!
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Ok, so around 1 pm ish today, I was halfway through inking panel 3 when I pick up my pen after setting it down for a drink of tea or something, only to discover that my tablet had stopped working entirely! I was like, OMG. James suggests rebooting which of course I think is a brilliant idea.

*reboot*

WTF I'm getting .dll errors like mad. Every few seconds it was like, DING .dll error. After some super sleuthing around, it's discovered that I have a few really nasty trojans and viruses(virii??) on my system. GREAT! The PC becomes completely trashed, and James has to do some heavy duty super awesome computer fixing thing ma-bob's to get it up and running.

It takes HOURSSSSSSSSS. After all is fixed, I'm able to get on the computer around 7 pm and finish the comic in the nick of time.

The kicker? The reason my tablet had stopped working was because I just so happened to pick up the WRONG pen. For some reason the old pen to my old tablet was left on my desk and in a fit of nostalgic familiarity my brain decides to choose it and send us all into a clusterfuck of panic for the rest of the night. Great job there, brain!

OH wait, I forgot. No brains were used in the making of this comic...
User comments:
Exoskele edit delete reply
Dr. Seuss FTW. "I do not like them Sam I Am."

I like the bonus images, and any annoyance that may have come out of them getting in the way is more the result of me being disappointed it's not a storyline comic.

John's got a cool shirt :D
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Oh, you might also notice the cameo from Orbit! It's Moon, and since this is a somewhat futuristic timeline, it makes sense that Johlin has already started marketing T-shirts and that Beth has one. Woohoo for continuity! I can't believe neither of us mentioned this in our author notes...

Please don't sue us, Johlin!

Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
I know how you feel, Exoskele ;) I used to be like "Awww man :( Not Guest Week AGAIN..." when reading through the massive archives.. and seemingly at the best spots too... I just worry that it disjoints the story too much when you're doing a massive archive binge... Not that we have to worry about that just yet, but when we have 500 comics done or something... :D
VIPER edit delete reply
VIPER
i like the idea of separating the random art from the storyline

and thats a funny story about the tablet :P fyi i work on computers for a living, in the future download "malwarebyte's" and "spybot" - both are free and together can detect and remove most viruses, depending on the computer you can clean it up in 2-3 hours with maybe 10 minutes of human interaction. if you ever need support and you see me on msn let me know
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
She has both, Malwarebytes is a new one, but one of the viruses she had was actually taking out the virus scan programs... She tried loading Kaspersky's trial, and it killed the process midway through the virus scan, and then the file was listed as we didn't have the rights to access the file, despite being on an Admin account..

Rescue disk ftw :D
johlin edit delete reply
johlin
Oh man, that is so cool! I might have to steal- I mean, take inspiration from that design if it shirts ever come into the picture.
00Davo edit delete reply
00Davo
This comic? Awesome. :)
VIPER edit delete reply
VIPER
when viruses knock out the scanner, boot to safe mode (press F8 right before the loading windows screen appears) and then run the scanner :) after that, its generally a good idea to run the scan again in normal mode to be safe.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Johlin - Woot! Setting the trend in the past.. That John, he sure is awesome. (The comic referencing John's fashion sense and awesomeness was already written, so you can think back to this and think "I was his fashion fan first!!"

@00Davo - Thanks! :) It's my favourite comic that I wrote so far :)

@Viper - I will acknowledge a certain percentage of chance that I b0rked my efforts somewhere, but I'm fairly certain that I did try running the virus scanner in safe mode... She had quite a few viruses in her computer.. :/ Unfortunately, as someone who is not employed in that capacity, I didn't keep a log of what I tried ;)
Skrael (I'm the artist)
I *knew* I shouldn't have downloaded that donkey porn ....
Effigy_Power edit delete reply
Effigy_Power
"I *knew* I shouldn't have downloaded that donkey porn .... "

I don't ever want to hear you say that again! It was excellent donkey porn and it was worth it and you know it!

<cough>

Great work on the comic btw.
Also a few days ago I tried to use my tabled, didn't see anything happening, almost panicked and then saw that I was holding a completely different inkpen with the cap on...
How's that for stupid, huh?
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Well, at least the lid was still on :P

Brain points for at least not inking all over your tablet..
Barra (Guest) edit delete reply
pfff, Ever since I got my new anti-virus thingie I haven't had any problems. But I remember how bad it was.

Awesome page :) keep it up
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Probably the most stressful virus problem I've ever dealt with ;D
Sylvia (Guest) edit delete reply
This comic is pretty neat. I found if from Orbit.
Sylvia (Guest) edit delete reply
I especially love the slogan "No actual brains were used in the making of this comic." Hahaha.
2gcomic edit delete reply
2gcomic
Holy lots of comments.
Nice comic guys! Just telling you that TOGM is being added to 2G's links list.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Sylvia - Thanks! I'm glad you like it :) If you read Orbit, you have to have good taste ;)

@2G - Thank you 2G :) I've been thinking that we need to add something like that as well, I'm just horrible with editing the layout and junk... I mean... Look at the 'cast list' ... Soooo much stuff to do, but I guess we're just getting started :D
dc (Guest) edit delete reply
solid. :)
Beta Maxis (Guest) edit delete reply
Oh, I'm a new reader reading this in one go so I can answer! AND I don't have to do a log-in to make these comments either so bonus! Yes, it interrupts the story, I'm sorry to say. I click next waiting to see what Beth and John say next and I'm like "Shouldn't this be in the extras, I was gonna check that out there later." Sorry if I came off as a pretentious a** there.