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March 21st, 2007

You, sir, have a responsibility to give me something for nothing, no matter WHAT'S up with your life @ 10:52 pm

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Comments: I just thought I'd let you know that I am deleting my Dork Tower bookmark, never to return.

I realize you are a "big guy" in the industry, now. Sure, you're busy--guess what? We all are.

But there's a certain... I dunno... responsibility that comes when you purportedly deliver a web comic on a regular basis, in particular if you accept ad revenue from page views of it.
(John's note: I DO?)

It has taken you a week to update your web comic. A week. I have given you, now, six page views for nothing. I will not give you another.
 
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From:dybbuk67
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
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As long as you write faster than George RR Martin, I'm not terribly annoyed.
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From:legion_i_am
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
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heh
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From:corwinofamber
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
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?!?...Ohhhhkkaaaaaayyyy.....

What planet is that guy from? (And how quickly can we send him back there?)
 

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From:kestrel127
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
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Anytime someone is a dramallama or a dick for no real reason, my response is always the same...

Beat them with sticks.

I'll watch. And possibly take photographs. And then maybe even make commemorative plates. Everyone likes commemorative plates.
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From:catlin
Date:March 22nd, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
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no, don't use sticks. Ask any SCA heavy weapons fighter, they might enjoy it. :-P Beat them with coathangers.
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From:k_kinnison
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
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in other words:

"You are not giving me something I want for free, screw you!"

now unlike some cartoonists, you have more of a job then just drawing regular comic strips. So anyone who gets nerfed off because you are trying to make deadlines for $$ and cannot regularly update something that has become more of a hobby. They don't have the right to part of the Army of Dorkness.

Just think.. you could be dead and nothing would be showing up but repeats

*evil grin*
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From:fontosaurus
Date:March 22nd, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
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""You are not giving me something I want for free, screw you!"

Back when my font site was running and I was manufacturing fonts at an insane rate, I used to get emails from people expecting me to give them the commercial fonts for free. Why? "Well, you give all your other fonts away! And I just can't afford $20!"

*sigh*

People generally suck ass, and I cannot believe I'm going to go back to exposing myself to that.

(And John, I still owe you that hand lettering font.)
From:kshandra
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
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The last occasional update of Waiting for Bob was FIVE YEARS AGO. The last update that took place within the continuity was two years before that. This guy SO doesn't have any room to bitch.
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From:fossilapostle
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
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Yeah, while we're on the topic, I really don't think you update your LJ often enough, John. If I don't see more frequent posts in the next few days, I may have to drop you from my friends list...
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From:aten_ra
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
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O_o

Yes, that's logical. We all know the advertisers want to go broke from umpteen-hundred people viewing a page that their ads happen to be on. Nevermind the fact that page views cost bandwidth, which in turn cost money.

Someone needs to learn how the internets work, methinks.
From:knell
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
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I believe the term is "Don't let the door hit you in the backside on the way out", right?
From:clothing5
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
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I always head "don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you" but I guess it all adds up to the same.
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From:thespian
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
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I assume he thinks all those wee little ads are actually profit making for you, without noticing that they're mostly....well, for you, and for web comics that could use a push from your high profiley-ness.

cat just climbed on chest. no more type.
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From:greysil
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
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This guy must hate summer reruns on TV... ^^

I wonder if this guy thinks he's actually proving something, or making some sort of point?
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From:mythdude
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
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I prepared a neat, concise comment on what was wrong with the guy's problem. Then LJ ate it. So here's my summary of it:

TOOL. TOOL TOOLY TOOL. THAT MAN IS A TOOL.

And heck, just cause it feels good. He's a tool!

I like how people whine and groan about how webcartoonists miss a date or something. PVP has run a day late each day for a while now, and El Goonish Shive, one of my favorite webcomics, gets constantly delayed. Even Sentimental Horde has been delayed for a bit (although that artist is seriously considering dropping it.) Know what I say?

You do your best man. You're a great artist, comic, writer, and all round guy. I love reading your stuff, and if it takes you a while to deliver quality stuff then I don't mind. I prefer quality over quantity any day. :)
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From:strand
Date:March 22nd, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
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"all round guy?" That reminds me of a tshirt I saw recently. 'I'm in good shape. (Round is a shape.)'
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From:blackpaladin
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
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Wow. What a jackass.
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From:stargazercmc
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
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(Insert hand-to-forehead here: __________________)
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From:cybersluagh
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
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DOn't worry. I book-marked you twice, to balance out his deltion.
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From:zenfrodo
Date:March 22nd, 2007 04:37 am (UTC)
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And I bet he'll still be checking back.

Come ON, how dumb to you have to be to need a bookmark to remember "www.dorktower.com"?

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From:thkya
Date:March 22nd, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
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Well... the question is, is it more or less dumb than you'd have to be to write that email?

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