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Comics - Far Out There/Conventional Wisdom Christmas Crossover - page 4 - December 3rd, 2015, 11:00 pm

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Blitzkrieg1701, December 3rd, 2015, 12:05 pm

So, because you clever, clever readers are very very clever, you pointed out something about this whole set up that I totally hadn't considered: If the central character of Conventional Wisdom is me, and I'm the person who created Far Out There, then would the cast of Far Out There meeting the cast of Conventional Wisdom essentially mean the Far Out There characters were meeting GOD?

Well, the short answer is "No, because I wasn't clever enough to think of that, and there's no time to go back and rewrite everything." But even if that wasn't an issue, I probably wouldn't have tried to go that route here, because that would get DEEEEEEEP fast. As was quite rightly pointed out, Layla would have some choice words for the sick freak who thought that destroying her entire life sounded like a good source of comedy. It'd be kinda hard to get into heavy stuff like that and still have this be a fun little holiday comic.

But that's not even the real issue here. How 'bout the fact that I actually needed you guys to remind me this was even an issue? Apparently, I forgot that the main character in my AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL COMIC is actually supposed to be me. In my defense, though, that character isn't ENTIRELY me. He experiences compressed/exaggerated versions of the events I go through, he says stuff right off the bat that I don't even think of until hours after the fact, he's surrounded at all times by a bunch of talking anthropomorphic creatures and I'm... not, and he can see through a pair of obviously opaque dinner plates strapped to his face. So you can see why I sometimes forget he's supposed to be a representation of the actual me, right?

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Number 6 (Guest), December 4th, 2015, 1:32 am

I dunno. Sure, you say these guys aren't going to be aware of this bizarre existential conundrum they are in, but I'm not sure how long you can hide it from them - Layla seems to already be getting suspicious! And Ichabod is a Nitpicker - he's bound to pick at all the inconsistencies and coincidences until it unravels. Even worse, Avatar knows everything. Therefore, she has the archive of everything that's been on the internet ever (because the internet never ever forgets anything). She even remembers these two webcomics back in the 21st century, so I bet she's already figured it out and is wisely not telling anyone to prevent paradoxes. In fact, she even remembers this comment I'm typing right now. Hi, Avatar!! (waves to Avatar in her future memory) :D

E. Bernhard Warg (Guest), December 4th, 2015, 5:13 am

Dinner plates? I though they were clocks!

Darius Drake (Guest), December 4th, 2015, 6:19 am

Here, an easy way to bring it into the comic, without it becoming "deep", "meaningful", or anything more than a simple joke (in a stereotypical way, no less). Have the 'beans' spilled right at the end, with Layla NOT finding out being important, OR with Layla having to be bound in some way (preferably by Tabitha, as she's the only one who might reasonably have something to bind someone else {for example, her father} on her at all times that isn't electrical wire). In short, leave it to the end, and make sure that nobody who would want to act on it gets to.

Number 6 (Guest), December 4th, 2015, 5:01 pm

@Darius Drake - That's going to be tough to keep everyone away with a grievance - it's not just Layla, there's tons of characters with an axe to grind. Poor Trigger had no parents and was locked underground, missing his whole childhood, only to find his entire purpose in life was futile. Avatar had the whole mad scientist trauma thing inflicted on her. Tabitha's dad went insane, and those poor little kids are not only dead (zombie dead) but mute as well (not to mention the killer mutant Santa incident). Jenna, or for that matter the whole universe could complain about having Megaweapon inflicted on them. Ichabod is constantly being attacked by Killer Robots, it seems, and there's that whole tragic failed relationship with Stilez. I sense an angry mob forming already. Man that Author sure is cruel to his characters!

Darius Drake (Guest), December 4th, 2015, 5:34 pm

@ Number 6: Well, that's easily dealt with. Have Blip be the one who finds out, and reveal it when back on Captain Crosby's ship, only for him to refuse to waste fuel (and possibly his ship) in turning back around to see if the Conventional Wisdom guys (and the Author) are still there for revenge.

Blitz (away from the computer) (Guest), December 4th, 2015, 5:56 pm

Wow... I'm really a monster, aren't I?

Number 6 (Guest), December 4th, 2015, 6:40 pm

@Darius Drake - That sounds quite plausible since no superstitious Space-Sea Captain worth his Space-Sea Salt would dare risk his beloved ship by even a slight possibility of offending The Creator (we can't necessarily call him God, since that implies a whole host of other things, but Creator is clearly a valid title here). Ironically, it wouldn't even come to that, though, because this is Blip we're talking about - nobody would believe him. Oh, that crazy Blip, he's always saying crazy wacky stuff like that, pay no attention! Even if they did go back, as soon as they asked him a test question "So, if you're really The Creator, where is Princess Rheiko really at?" and he had no idea, they'd just write it off as a debunked hoax.

@Blitz- Yes. A terrible, horrible monster. Now that we've set the tone for this month's special....Merry Christmas! ;)

Stefan (Guest), December 4th, 2015, 11:07 pm

But is the author of his own autobiographical comic journal really ever himself?

We can explore this using anime as an example! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVm65tlhqw8

Ed8 (Guest), January 28th, 2016, 6:41 pm

Isn't actually booking the cabin, or at least checking if it's booked, the sort of detail a NITPICKER might be expected to notice? I guess he's on Christmas vacation from nitpicking?

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