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0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:27 am UTC
by black_hat_guy
Image
Title-Text: Guest comic by David Troupes of Buttercup Festival, who is living in that lovely tree outside your window.
Keep the moon steady?!? :evil:

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:30 am UTC
by Uninfinity
Craaaaaaap!!! I woulda' had time to post the comic first were it not for me being on my iPod and in no immediate access to the computer... :evil: :evil: :evil:

Anyways...not as funny as yesterday's comic, but definitely something that Randal would write.
BTW, that's no moon....

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:35 am UTC
by glasnt
A COMIC ON A TUESDAY!

We should be so blessed ^_^

HI JOEE

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:46 am UTC
by davidstarlingm
I know this is terribly obtuse and/or hypercritical of me, but oh well.

The art is perfect, spot-on Randall-style....except the girl's hair. The girl's hair is terrible. Abso-freaking-lutely terrible.

EDIT: Holy crap! Not only is it terrible, but it looks just like my most unpleasant ex's hair. I just realized that. Ugh....

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:50 am UTC
by rpgamer
At first, I thought they were some kind of giant bacteriophage. Then they started talking. I'm not sure why they had to be sitting on a moon... that hurts too much to think about.

But having a comic was itself unexpected.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:51 am UTC
by black_hat_guy
davidstarlingm wrote:I know this is terribly obtuse and/or hypercritical of me, but oh well.

The art is perfect, spot-on Randall-style....except the girl's hair. The girl's hair is terrible. Abso-freaking-lutely terrible.

EDIT: Holy crap! Not only is it terrible, but it looks just like my most unpleasant ex's hair. I just realized that. Ugh....

Ugh. I hadn't noticed that.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:57 am UTC
by Uninfinity
Now that you guys mention it, she does kind of look like Ozzy Ozbourne.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:00 am UTC
by ringobob
At first, I thought they were some kind of giant bacteriophage.


I first thought spider, but yours is a closer fit.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:05 am UTC
by black_hat_guy
rpgamer wrote:At first, I thought they were some kind of giant bacteriophage. Then they started talking. I'm not sure why they had to be sitting on a moon... that hurts too much to think about.

But having a comic was itself unexpected.

So, if the moon is a bacterium, what would that make the planet it's orbiting?

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:07 am UTC
by dotancohen
black_hat_guy wrote:So, if the moon is a bacterium, what would that make the planet it's orbiting?


It sounds to me that you are suggesting that the moon is question is Oberon, not Luna.

inb4

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:22 am UTC
by Felstaff
  • The art is much better than Randall ever does, etc.
  • $guest's webcomic really sucks, etc.
  • It contains a joke, but I'm still angry because it reminds me of those unhappy times every M/W/F where I'd check xkcd and find there's not a joke which I'm entitled to, etc.
  • I'm only here to tell people they're stupid for liking something I hate. If they love it so much, why don't they just go to the site's official forums?, and use those instead to express their appreciation. Etc.

^Thought I'd leave all that there, in anticipation of the tired response now invariably expected from the couple of xkcd sucks! people. I just saved you clicking the submit button!

I think this looks remarkably like xkcd's style, and is beautifully surreal. Two people enjoying a date on one of the earth's most romantic heavenly bodies*? Whatever next!

*except for the Firebird II satellite, of course, which distributes the Czech Republic's Playboy Romantick√Ĺ channel.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:50 am UTC
by kiwimage
Aww, they are over the moon happy.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:06 am UTC
by sje46
I recommend anyone who hasn't already to check out Buttercup Festival. It's very whimsical. If you liked early xkcd, I think you might like this.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:21 am UTC
by J L
Wonderful. Romantic. And funny. Tuesday or not. I also liked her hair :wink:

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:53 am UTC
by Dave
I liked it. I liked it alot.

Very XKCD in style - both in terms of the art (hair aside, now that it's been mentioned) and the concept. I prefer this one to yesterdays.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:38 pm UTC
by SirMustapha
Is David Troupes making a satire of xkcd here? Becuause this is very bit as boring, irritating and yucky as something Randall would do after having too much candy and feeling lonely on a Friday night.

Dave wrote:I liked it. I liked it alot.


Leave Alot out of this, okay?!

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:40 pm UTC
by ChicagoPianoTuner
LET'S RIOT BECAUSE THE HAIR IS DIFFERENT.

I liked this one a lot.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:13 pm UTC
by tastelikecoke
SirMustapha wrote:
Dave wrote:I liked it. I liked it alot.


Leave Alot out of this, okay?!

He's telling his alot how he feels about the comic. Alot seems to like it.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:12 pm UTC
by Jar'O'Jam
Can somebody explain to the clueless me what Buttercup Festival is about ?

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:14 pm UTC
by Dave
SirMustapha wrote:Leave Alot out of this, okay?!


In fact, I liked your link alot more than the comic.

Thanks alot :|

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:51 pm UTC
by FoolOfATook39
rpgamer wrote:At first, I thought they were some kind of giant bacteriophage. Then they started talking.


I had the exact same reaction. Which is strange, because bacteriophages are 1 of maybe 4 things I remember learning about in 9th grade biology.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:54 pm UTC
by thevicente
Wow! hit in the head by a moon rock! How cool is that?

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:32 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
thevicente wrote:Wow! hit in the head by a moon rock! How cool is that?


I was anticipating a smoking crater for the bully, not a minor bump to the head. This disappointed me, alot.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:35 pm UTC
by tesseraktik
black_hat_guy wrote:
davidstarlingm wrote:I know this is terribly obtuse and/or hypercritical of me, but oh well.

The art is perfect, spot-on Randall-style....except the girl's hair. The girl's hair is terrible. Abso-freaking-lutely terrible.

EDIT: Holy crap! Not only is it terrible, but it looks just like my most unpleasant ex's hair. I just realized that. Ugh....

Ugh. I hadn't noticed that.
That it looked terrible or that it looked like black_hat_guy's ex' hair?

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:53 am UTC
by StClair
BlitzGirl wrote:I was anticipating a smoking crater for the bully, not a minor bump to the head. This disappointed me, alot.

The alot does not care whether you are satisfied.

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:17 am UTC
by davidstarlingm
tesseraktik wrote:
black_hat_guy wrote:
davidstarlingm wrote:I know this is terribly obtuse and/or hypercritical of me, but oh well.

The art is perfect, spot-on Randall-style....except the girl's hair. The girl's hair is terrible. Abso-freaking-lutely terrible.

EDIT: Holy crap! Not only is it terrible, but it looks just like my most unpleasant ex's hair. I just realized that. Ugh....

Ugh. I hadn't noticed that.
That it looked terrible or that it looked like black_hat_guy's ex' hair?

I hope black_hat_guy wasn't also cursed with an ex who shared the hair-awfulness of my worst ex....and I would be not a little creeped out if he knew what my ex's hair looked like....

Re: 0823: "Guest Week: David Troupes (Buttercup Festival)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:38 pm UTC
by webgiant
rpgamer wrote:At first, I thought they were some kind of giant bacteriophage. Then they started talking. I'm not sure why they had to be sitting on a moon... that hurts too much to think about.

But having a comic was itself unexpected.

It was a rather good parody of Robert Heinlein's "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress", where lunar colonists get Earth to grant them independence by using an electromagnetic catapult to lob huge rocks at Earth.

I can't believe I'm the only one who caught that reference.