Comic Site Rant: Smile Bomb

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The site was down for about 72 hours earlier this week. I am not sure what exactly caused this, but my guess it was just problems getting the new system up and running. Things seems more or less stable now, so I’m assuming there is nothing more to worry about. I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m not sure if I did on the main page: visit this blog when the site is having server troubles. Half the time I won’t even know why the site is down myself, but it’s there so you know that I am at least aware that there is trouble.

Wow, that comic went out of date fast. I’m glad I got it out when I did! But the good news is I don’t have to worry about Geneon’s out-standing licenses anymore. Huzzah. Moving on to this comic, I actually had this “scripted” for a while (scriped meaning roughly sketched out, since that’s about the extent that one can script a comic with no dialogue.) I was shown this gaijin 4-koma afterwards, so the similarties I purely coincidental. I swear. Ok, I’ll admit to borrowing the trademark gaijin 4-koma pose for panels 2 and 3, but that’s it. And honestly, when you’re talking about the Gurren Lagann end, is there anything else you can do but make funny faces into your computer screen? The ending panel was trying to reference Ryouchi Ikegami, but kind of fails since I suck at realism. Next comic will be about School Days. Do people still care about that? Whatever, I got a solid script for that, and I’d be crazy to not use it.

I was going to record a podcast about Gurren Lagann today, by my friend’s Windows Vista laptop was suddenly attacked by a BSOD. So, this puts off recording for a bit. I do want to do a Gurren Lagann show at some point though, since it’s the most important show ever.

It’s very rare that I get properly pissed off anymore. I can brush most things off as unimportant in the grand scheme of things, but sometimes something just really pushes my buttons. Kodomo no Jikan’s over-the-top editing is one of those things. I’ve not actually seen the raw yet, but if it’s being edited this much, I don’t have much hope for the rest of the series. I can stand black blood, I can’t stand cute lolis being covered up by big ugly logos. They also censor out a lot of the written jokes, too. Japan, what happened to your balls? Sigh.

Well, I have some work to do today. I also need to complain to my landlord, since I heard something crawling about and squeeking in the ceiling this morning…