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Blitzkrieg1701, February 14th, 2017, 9:26 am

I need to learn not to have characters use the word "bouncing" around Layla. It always sounds like it means something other than what was intended.

On a different note, I'm pretty sure one of the functions of Cap'n Crosby's spacesuit is not actually needing to sleep. Or, failing that, allowing him to sleep while still standing at the wheel. Captaining a ship is a 24-hour job, ya know. Speaking of which, when does LAYLA sleep? Aside from a few Christmas comics where she seems to have just past out where she stood, I'm not sure if she actually does. All the times I can recall seeing her in bed, she was wide awake reading. Yes, there are the things I think about while writing this comic.

Let's see, is there anything else to talk about? I'm not sure if OMG WE'RE AT NINE HUNDRED PAGES! And that's just the "official" count. If you add all the holiday pages, the comic count is well over a thousand, and throwing in all the Voting Incentives and Patreon stuff would probably bring the total count to around TWO thousand by now. Probably. I dunno, I'm afraid if I actually try to count it all up my brain will explode.

Oh, and speaking of both holiday comics and Voting Incentives, VOTE NOW to see what you would have seen if today hadn't been a numberversary,

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Seros Senric (Guest), February 14th, 2017, 4:46 pm

OK, my current "estimate" (of using a calculator to naively add up page counts) for the number of "public facing" Far Out There stuff, is 1,802.
I got that number by adding up the archive totals of this site and the incentive gallery site, what I think was the number of strips of the old antigenie arc (which I may have gotten wrong, since I'm not entirely sure I found the last one, so could have been more), and the number of vote incentives since your current last update of the gallery (which I think is only twelve at the current time).

So, not quite 2,000 yet. You need to try harder.

Concerning the actual comic, I have decided that this was a step involved in the Captain cleaning up Tax's scribbled "800". Why it involved turning it into a glowing "900" is something we may never know.

I wonder who he's giving that to. Possibly his mother.

Ed8, February 14th, 2017, 5:31 pm

Darnit, I should have typed faster!
Note: I typed this before Seros ninja'ed me and got his post in ahead of mine. Not sure why one of us is off by 2, but my number has more symmetry :)

Regular & Holiday Pages - 1,160
Archived Vote Incentives & Public Patreon - 575
Unarchived Vote Incentives - 13
Top Secret Misanthropic Ear Genie Archive - 52
So total=1800!! Which is ironically exactly twice the number of "Real" FOT comics.
FOT is apparently exactly 50% bonus material

Disclaimers: There's probably a few FOT doodles on Photobucket or DEviantart that were never incentives (yet) so those aren't counted, and I didn't count the pay-patroen strips yet since not everyone can see them.
And a nitpicker might argue that since both Becky&Gilb and PointMeAtTheSky have been shown to be fictional stories/shows in the FOT universe, that they are part of that universe and count as FOT comics. Of course, another nipicker would argue the opposite point.

@Incentive - it's either for Mom or Layla

@Today's strip - ...aaaand, it takes exactly 1 strip before Layla is back to being angry again. Surprised she lasted that long.

Seros Senric (Guest), February 14th, 2017, 5:46 pm


There's 55 Misanthropic Genie comics by my count, and yes there are a few FOT-related items on DeviantArt that I don't believe are to be found anywhere else.
I had 12 not 13 unarchived vote incentives - since it looks like on Photobucket one of them is up there twice, so I only counted it once. Also, I think there might be some vote incentives that were missed on the transition to the new archive, but I couldn't be bothered tracking them down.

Concerning PMATS and B&G - I shall be the one to argue the opposite point :D

Concerning epic ninja skills:
Only because I waited an hour before starting to work on my comment.

Ed8, February 14th, 2017, 6:43 pm

@Seros: Upon further examination you are correct on the 55 Genie strips (I suspect a majority of readers are wondering what this even is) and I bow to your superior nitpicking thoroughness on the incentives, I only counted them, I didn't check for duplicates:(

Of course, that destroys the symmetry - the volume of bonus material is actually larger than the original comic!

A further question occurs to me regarding the argument as to whether PMATS and B&G could be considered subcomics of FOT - are two opposing sides in an issue each allowed to hire their own nitpickers to nitpick each other, or does the guild not allow that? If so, what would a Nitpicker's Battle look like? Besides being an Uber-Wall-Of-Text, of course.

Blitzkrieg1701, February 14th, 2017, 6:45 pm

Thanks for all your hard work, unpaid slaves-GAH I MEAN LOYAL READERS!!!

I think counting the other comics in Far Out There's page tally would probably be cheating, especially since Point Me at the Sky actually predates Far Out There. After all, she still don't know if the versions of those stories seen in FOT are actually the same as the ones in "our" universe (Bridget was reading a Becky & Gilb comic that doesn't "really" exist, after all)

Also, CRAP I forgot all about that old Photobucket/deviantArt stuff! (the non-genie stuff, I mean) I should really gather all that up and put it in the Gallery at some point.

Ed8, February 14th, 2017, 6:49 pm

@Blitz - Of course Bridget is reading a B&G comic that doesn't exist YET. It's the future! There's entire libraries that will be built to hold the millennia of works in the highly popular Becky & Gilb genre :D

In fact, now that I think of it, I bet Blip's manufacturers designed his model to look similar to Gilb to appeal to the many fans who wanted their own little alien, but just different enough not to infringe on the copyright. Basically, he's a knockoff. A real Gilb-brand(TM) bioengineered pet would have cost way more than $14.99

Seros Senric (Guest), February 14th, 2017, 7:42 pm

Being a knockoff product would also be why Blip's personality is so different than Gilb's!

Also, I really want to see a Nitpicker Battle now. And we all know their Uber-Walls-of-Text would include little diagrams throughout.
Bonus points if there are spectators commenting on it, giving each action anime-style battle move names, and special effects.
(Afterwards, all the nitpickers would join together to nitpick the commentary and special effects. Naturally.)

Concernign "unpaid slaves" - so I take it you haven't been paying attention to where your Patreon money is actually going, then? :P

Ed8, February 14th, 2017, 8:49 pm

Since Blitz provides the Webcomic to everyone for free, wouldn't that make us unpaid slaves of an unpaid slave? Wow, we really are at the bottom of the totem pole!

Due to the unexpected popularity of Nitpicker vs. Nitpicker competition, they came out with one of those "dueling monsters" type card games - "Nitpicker Battles", very popular with Nitpicker Otaku around the Galaxy, or so I hear. For example if you play your "Ichabod" card but that's not sufficient, you can use your "Cosmic Vertion Beam" card to summon your "Sophia" and "Claire" cards and that pretty much beats everything. Of course those really rare cards are pretty hard to come by.

Then later they made an Anime based on the card game. Because that's pretty much required.

Ed8, February 15th, 2017, 4:01 pm

Not that anyone is counting....
If you include 1195 CW strips, the total number of works in the Blitz Portfolio is now over THREE THOUSAND.


Seros Senric (Guest), February 15th, 2017, 6:13 pm

What, not including Becky & Gilb, Point Me At The Sky, his Digimon comics, as well as the other various comics and fanart he has produced?

Ed8, February 15th, 2017, 7:39 pm

@Seros- I was going to let you count the rest of those up for me. ;)

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