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sirghostly  asked:

i've never actually seen loss jpg or whatever please explain to me

this is a long story but its fucking great

okay so back in 2002 a man named tim buckley decided to start up a webcomic about videogames called ctrl+alt+del. this was its first strip

fucking stunning writing, i know. now it was early days, so you could argue that tim was just getting started, but the level of humor rarely went higher than this. despite proclaiming to be about videogames, the strip tended to focus more upon the idiotic antics of ethan (guy on the right), lucas (guy on the left), lilah, a female character introduced later on and zeke, a xbox robot ethan makes later on in order to be Wacky

the “comedy” usually came from ethan pretty much being so constantly a problem that it’s a wonder any of the characters hung around him at all, let alone extended periods of time. jokes were largely a set up followed by violence as the punchline, which might not be so bad if it wasn’t tim buckley’s go to punchilne when he couldn’t think of anything actually funny (which was a lot of the time). and it continually got worse as ethan continued to constantly be a burden to all his friends, yet they inexplicably couldn’t stop liking him and bowing to his every whim, even lucas, the alleged straight man to ethan’s manchild, and lilah, introduced as a No Nonsense Girl Gamer somehow becoming his boyfriend

in case you haven’t gotten it yet, ethan is very clearly tim buckley’s self insert fantasy.

the thing is, despite the comic being very obviously bad, it was REALLY popular. like it was an absolutely huge thing. teen boys absolutely lapped up the tired jokes and sitcom cliches and thats not even getting into the absolutely DIRE chef brian comics. actually no you know what i will go into them. here

this was about 2 years after the first strip, and you can start to see the art and comedy style that would come to define ctrl+alt+del as tim buckley pretty much officially gave up on putting effort into his comic

this was literally how he put together his comics: drawing hundreds of predrawn graphics and then sticking them into 4 panels

and since ctrl+alt+del was so popular, it REALLY went to tim buckley’s head. he refused (and really still refuses) to take any kind of criticism. he became very egotistical (he sued a fan for making a flash featuring the CAD characters) and there are some reports of him doing pretty shady things over the internet

and then he hit on his greatest idea

instead of sticking with comedy in a 4 panel strip format, he decided to introduce drama. characters growing up, getting married, learning responsibility…while STILL sticking rigidly to the comics newspaper esque 4 panel format.

everyone who knew CAD was awful was already making fun of tim desperately trying to introduce pathos into his verse of xbox robots and manchild antics, but his ego was bigger than it had ever been and he couldn’t be dissuaded, and in 2008 he had the storyline in which ethan and lilah get married, and lilah becomes pregnant

and then, just to ratchet up the drama, tim buckley decided lilah would miscarry.

the internet fucking lost it. a moment intended to carry great drama and meaning instead became the funniest unintentional comedy ever written. thousands upon thousands of edits and parodies were made (a sampling can be found here. some of them are pretty gross tho, being ripped from 4chan, so be careful) and its a moment thats become heavily engrained in internet/videogame culture. its gotten to the point where the most simplistic form of representing this comic (a series of straight lines) can be immediately recognisable as making fun of this strip

i didnt explain this in the greatest way and im sure someone can do it more elegantly since i skipped a few things but really the entire history of ctrl+alt+del is an amazing chronicle of one man’s ego

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Aaaand she blasts Asgore with her balls of fire a little later. Goatmom knows how to make an entrance~

I spent too much effort on this comic than I originally planned. Still, it turned out nice.

Always cherish your time with Goatmom.

Are you cherishing?

CHERISH HARDER!!

EDIT: Ugh, just realized Tumblr couldn’t show this in its actual size. Broke it down to parts so it can be read.

hollywoodreporter.com
The CW Announces Fall 2017 Schedule

The CW is moving plenty of pieces around for the upcoming fall 2017-18 season, and only one night is immune from the changes.

Flagship The Flash and its strong spinoff Legends of Tomorrow will remain on Tuesdays, with every other night seeing at least a few changes. Monday anchor Supergirl will now lead into freshman valor, pushing the beloved Jane the Virgin to Fridays — where it will once again air alongside soft-rated critical favorite Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

The biggest swing is likely Wednesday night, where Riverdale will now open at 8 p.m. and serve as a launch pad for the network’s Dynasty reboot. Thematically, it makes sense, but Riverdale did not prove to be an exceptionally strong linear draw. It’s not exactly the most-appealing lead-in for a freshman.

Since the CW has the briefest of the broadcast schedules, that leaves only Thursday. Supernatural, unmoved, will now lead into Arrow.

Freshmen on deck for midseason include Life Sentence and another DC comics effort in Black Lightning.

The CW’s full fall schedule

Monday
8 p.m. — Supergirl
10 p.m. — Valor

Tuesday
8 p.m. — The Flash
9 p.m. — DC’S Legends of Tomorrow

Wednesday
8 p.m.— Riverdale
9 p.m. — Dynasty

Thursday
8 p.m. — Supernatural
9 p.m. — Arrow

Friday
8 p.m. — Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9 p.m. — Jane the Virgin

The Waiting Room-- Pt. 1

Tom Hiddleston X Reader

You and Tom have a son named William. He is the love of your life. All that you care about. Your family has never been happier, but when Will gets hurt, what will happen to you and Tom.

Hang onto your seat belts laddies cause this is gonna be a ride.If you want to be tagged for updates message me, inbox me, reply, or reblog this saying so!


“Tom!” You called out, feeling the hot forehead of your son, worry slowly getting the better of you.

“What? What? What happened?!” Tom ran into the room, startled by the fright and worry in your voice.

“William says he’s not feeling well.” You told him, moving to the side to let him see.

“Oh no…” Tom, looking as worried as you, went to the other side of Will’s bed and felt his head. “Are you not feeling well, bud?”

William, with a pouting lip, shook his head no. He looked pitiful, curled up in his bed groaning because his stomach was hurting also.

“I don’t think he can go to school today.” Tom concluded with a sigh.

You pushed Williams curls away from his face, and sighed, leaving the room in search for your phone, “That’s it, I’m going to have to call the theatre tell them I can’t come in. They can survive without me-

“No, no.” Thomas ran after you, taking the phone from your hand when you started to dial. “You can’t do that.”

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notbungoustratdogblog  asked:

I really like your comic! Its amazing! I am glad that someone makes a comic for Kunikidazai. Even with a beautiful art one. Your BSD AU seems good but unfortunately its not a Kunikidazai. Eh, sorry to sound rude and being ungrateful. But really thanks for your amazing comic! My fav is stupid lamb, the greatest weapon and family tradition. I even share it with my guy friend and he like it. Some of your comic look general after all and only fangirl can see the vibrant of hint in here and there lol

Thank you for your message! i’m flattered you like my work enough to show your friend. I do make a lot of effort to keep my comics general and “not shippy” so they can be enjoyed by everyone :)

as for kunikidazai–i understand, there isn’t enough material of those two out there! But if you liked “the greatest weapon,” then rest assured that relationship won’t change between these two in this AU. even if that AU isn’t your cup of tea, i hope you will still enjoy kunikida in it! Thank you again for your kind words!

Watch Out Below (7)

You were shivering uncontrollably when you woke and somehow you were even more achy than the morning before. Beneath you, the ground was damp and the air around you chilly. Your head slipped from your bag and you wriggled in the dirt like a fish as you struggled to get yourself into a sitting position. Finally sitting up, you looked over at snoring dwarf king beneath his heavy cloak; a stab of jealousy rising in you.

You could hear the steady sheet of rain pattering on the outside of the canvas and you sighed with dread. You would no doubt be trudging through the muck and while your jacket was nice, it would be soaked through in no time. You straightened your legs, trying to stretch the cramps out before your dug your feet into the dirt. You needed to get moving or the aches would only grow worse; a few hops around the tent would do.

You tried to rock yourself forward onto your feet but fell back onto your butt with a stifled grunt. You tried several more times before you were out of breath and nearly ready to cede defeat. Catching your breath, you turned yourself over and managed to steady yourself on your knees. One good sway backwards and you would be upright; you were not so helpless as you seemed.

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