Friday, September 19, 2008

Wow, that sucked. Oh well, let's try again.



For those of you who don't get today's blog reference, you can get it here. It was a placeholder quote for Kael'thas during beta test for patch 2.4.0 for World of Warcraft. I don't play anymore, but I can certainly appreciate some good developer based humor.

This is my first 'News Update' post. First off, I'll point out that I've permanently left Frumph.net now. I said I was moving out, but I'd still like to affiliate, and in response the site admin banned me and deleted all my reviews. Wow, that sucked. Oh well, let's try again.

Lucky for my I saved my reviews here, and I'll keep churning them out. I keep getting good suggestions that I look forward to reviewing, so keep emailing me with suggestions and I'll add them to my list (pictured to the left).

I had a lot of friends on Frumph.net, so I hope they visit me every once in a while.

I'm going to take this change to update you all with my system. Once again, you can look under 'Format' to see how I go about each review. If you search for stuff on my blog, you can either put "#" or "#/5" (example: 3; 3/5) and it will display all the reviews with that score. This also works with comic titles. I hope that will come in handy for my readers later.

The reason I titled this was not because of Frumph.net though, it's my bad this time. I felt my review of Misfiled didn't do it justice, I think it was because I was wiped when I wrote it. Expect a big update, but the scores to stay the same. Notice that I have also added a new comic to my list on the left, the list as a whole being a new addition.

I plan on taking things a little slower to pump out more quality reviews, but don't dispair, I still hope to put out at least one a day when possible (when I review longer comics this will, of course, not always be so: I was reading Misfile and Twokinds while I reviewed other comics, for instance).

I'd like to encorporate some good lulz for you though, and make this seem like an honest attempt to blog, so here we go. My try at being humand AND being funny. Let's see if I fail.

Listening to: Charlie (Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium [Jupiter])

What kind of beer does a murderer drink? (Hint: Not red rum.)
Answer.

Oh God. I'll never live this down...

Anyway, good day for now, see you next update!

7 comments:

Tiana Calthye said...

Ow.

OW.

SERIOUSLY.

OW.

I'm not a huge blog follower but I'll bookmark you and if you post around with your blog link on sites that I'm on in your sig, it tends to be a reminder to pop back.

Sidewinder said...

Ha! Thanks. I feel much better knowing someone feels for me and my terrible sense of humor! =)

JGray said...

I think its likely that both sides of this overreacted, but I'm glad to see you're continuing on with your ambition. Sticking to something, whether it be a webcomic or webcomic reviewing, can be very rewarding both for the person doing it and the people reading it.

Sidewinder said...

Thanks for the words of wisdom J. I hope to see you around here every now and then. =)

scartoonist said...

I somehow missed out on the fireworks, but I can tell you from personal experience that we can use more webcomics bloggers, though not of the John Solomon hatchet-job/insult variety. If you decide you like it (give it a month or more) we can plug you into the networks we've built.

I won't put anyone in who stoops to personal attacks, but that doesn't seem to be an issue.

Bengo

Sidewinder said...

Thanks.

I try to be objective in all my posts. I've always been able to see at least some merit in webcomics up until my latest review and it's been bothering me a lot. That's why I didn't post it. Maybe I didn't read enough to see the good parts? I read quite a lot, but the lag finally overcame me and I skipped to the later ones. The one-shots he does are in very good taste: I'd like to see more of that humor, but the storyline is to the point I'd say is neigh irredeemable. That said, I didn't want to post an entire review of attacks (Too TWiB for my tastes, thanks Mr. Solomon).

scartoonist said...

Reviewing is hard.

I dread writing words that will hurt someone.

When I was 26, I was having trouble with colleagues. A young woman sat me down and told me bluntly but politely the things I was doing that were causing the problems -- problems I blamed them for. It was crushing, because I knew she was right. I ached for months. Gradually I grew as a person and became a better man. Sometimes webcomics have to go through that.