Sunday, October 29, 2006

Lazy

Clearly suffering from prolonged comic-block, I've decided to ease my way back into the world of WoW comics by criticizing other, more talented and motivated, people.

First up is "Tales from Westfall", a recent honorable mention from this month's official Blizzard comic contest.



Nice artwork and good premise, but the writing can be punched up a bit. Pointing out the absurdities of game logic is funny, but not as funny as proposing tortured explanations to them. Here's how I would've done it:

Panel 1. Close-up of bloody dwarf.
[Dwarf]: Dammit! I got another boar with no liver!
[Someone yelling from off screen to the left]: What?
[Dwarf]: No liver!
---
Panel 2. Night Elf entering from the left.
[Elf]: You're just fucking eating those, aren't you?
[Dwarf]: What?! No! It didn't have a liver!
[Elf]: How is that even fucking possible?
---
Panel 3.
[Dwarf]: I dunno. Maybe it's like in that "Schrodinger's Cat" thought experiment: You picture a cat, but you don't know if it has a liver or not until you kill him and open him up.
[Elf]: I'm picturing opening you up and finding all the boar livers cause you FUCKING ATE THEM!
---
Panel 4. Human entering from the right.
[Human]: Maybe if you didn't mash the poo out of everything with that comically large hammer, they'd still have livers. Where'd you get that thing anyway?
[Dwarf]: I found it in a bird.

But why does the night elf have to swear?

22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU ARE ALIVE !!!

Seriosly, welcome back buddy and hope to see more comix up soon :)

1:16 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back!
Gief comix plx!

2:51 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot to say, 2nd! Or third now too, yay.

2:53 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I kinda like the way it was better, no offense. The schroddinger's liver joke is gold tho! But keep it up, get the creative juices flowing. For the sake of mankind, man!

12:24 PM, October 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have been checking every day and finally back! nice

1:00 AM, October 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

4:02 AM, October 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Profanity is the crutch of the inarticulate (see moronic). I don't think Blizzard should post anything with this sort of language. I remember the days before George Carlin and Lewis Black (still funny guys, mind you) that people could be funny without being degrading at the same time.

5:07 AM, November 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrible... Why would you even attempt to do that? I think it's a good comic and the artist gets his/her point across very well. For having "writer's block" you sure seemed fine with writing your own version of it when you could've used that energy to make one yourself. Please stick with making your own instead of attempting to deface the work of others.

6:33 AM, November 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you're back. Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.

2:12 PM, November 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're back. I vote to ignore the the anonymous grumpybutts. :)

3:07 PM, November 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'd totally mess it up with your version *double yuck*

11:44 AM, November 13, 2006  
Anonymous Random Glitch said...

Dude! WB, dont mind the ungrateful people who bemone your coments, you have only just got back, catch your breath mate, now we know your back we can wait (semi)patiently for you render us speechless with your humor.

Live long and laugh lots :)

5:30 AM, November 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, WB dude! This is why we've missed ya; your version is way funnier.

4:25 AM, November 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funnier only if you know what Schrodinger's Cat experiment is. But I do, so it is!

2:03 AM, November 28, 2006  
Blogger JS said...

It's interesting; I'd say your edit speaks to the sorts of differences you have to have with a screenshot comic versus a drawn one.

6:23 AM, December 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Halleluja, he has returned!

I like your version more, but hat whole concept is getting a little old by now...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

your version was just outright stupid, the thing that took away from most of its humor was the profanity in it, and that obscure reference to Schrodinger's Cat experiment. Apparently in your own mind your version just makes you shit yourself with glee every time you read it and it sort of shows your level of intelligence when you are forced to resort to profanity in order to get a laugh out of something

2:49 PM, September 24, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with posters above. The vulgarities really do not add to the humor, well.. unless you're a pre-teen maybe. It shows a great deal of immaturity, and is just plainly *not* funny. Try harder. Use a bit of imagination instead of proving it's absence with obscenities.

5:42 PM, October 03, 2007  
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