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Suzene ([personal profile] suzene) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-11-06 02:56 pm

More Alpha Flight Webcomics

James Duncan over at Pitabow Comics recently served up another round of Alpha Flight adventures. Let's do have a look!

Let him burn in hell, Puck. You know you wanna.
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[personal profile] lieut_kettch 2010-11-07 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
Well, this was the Governor General they were talking about, who's more of a figurehead. Basically he's the Queen's representative. Yup, a stand-in for a powerless monarch. (Yes, I know the value of royalty as a symbol and that the Queen still retains absolute veto powers, but still).

Now if the Prime Minister called, then it'd mean something. Or the Queen herself. Not the Queen's Canadian stand-in.
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[personal profile] delphi 2010-11-07 06:45 am (UTC)(link)
Now, maybe—but I'd much rather get a call (or a fruit basket) from MichaĆ«lle Jean or Adrienne Clarkson than the queen or the Baldwin brothers. *g*
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[personal profile] mad 2010-11-07 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Uh, gee thanks, I do know what the Governor General's position is, and as I actually know someone who met and was thanked by Michaelle Jean, it can be a big deal.

(And personally, I'd rather be thanked by a symbolic figurehead than Stephen frickin' Harper.)

Sorry, whatever my beliefs about Canada's governmental organization and relationship to the monarchy (not really a monarchist, here), I don't find it amusing to belittle that by making fun and comparing being thanked by the GG to getting a fruit basket from some random American celebrities. I don't find it funny.
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[personal profile] mad 2010-11-17 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
LOLwhat. That's bizarre.

Especially funny considering it makes it seem like I'm all "YAY GOVERNOR GENERALS ARE THE BEST!" or something. Pssh. Just because I think being thanked by the Queen's representative in Canada is a big deal, doesn't mean I don't have any criticisms of the GG office or the very concept of us having one in the first place.

Oh well, I guess I didn't realize that equating the Baldwins' fruit baskets to the GG officially thanking people = criticizing Adrienne Clarkson and how the GG spends money. Silly me!

Sheesh, I'm all for us Canadians making fun of ourselves (after all, self-deprecation is one of our main exports), but I expect something funnier.

Stupid comics, BE MORE FUNNY!

I don't know if I'm going to say anything to him on his site or just stop posting his comics here if that's going to be his reaction to a punchline being criticized.

Well, if you want to post more and other people are enjoying them, don't let this stop you. I might still be Killjoy Canuck, though, unless the quality improves.
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[personal profile] mad 2010-11-18 01:43 am (UTC)(link)
The big issue that I have is that he was responding specifically to a single member of the comm, complete with a word for word quote so there could be no mistaking who he was addressing, without having the courtesy to actually talk to you.

True. I guess I'm just not surprised by that kind of behaviour at this point.

That said, the comic quoting my comment doesn't appear to be there anymore...
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[personal profile] jamesduncan 2010-11-18 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
I was finally able to get an invite to dreamswidth, so that I might make a short response.

The strip was meant as a joke, nothing more nothing less, not an attack.
If feeling were hurt, I'd be sad to have caused them.
My strips have no ulterior motive, just the attempt at telling silly stories.
Courtesy or Cowardice played no part in the strip (Though my unwillingness to pay for an account on dreamswidth, and an inability to get an invite played a little on it), just a love for the characters, and a love of silly silly jokes written on my site to give me a place to relax, my own neutral world.
The strip is gone. I have never crossed any line with my work, and if this had that result, then it will not remain, as standards need to be kept.)

If you wish to remove your posting of the strips on this site, it's in your hands suzene. I do the strips because they bring me a little joy. It's nice to know that others enjoyed them, and that gives me joy as well. I know I'll never be paid for my work or remembered past a few months, and have no opinion that I am talented. The original intention of my site was a challenge by my brother to do something new everyday, and over 1000 strips later, I'm still challenging myself.
If this is indeed an open forum for sharing personal opinions, and criticism, would you begrudge me a sad joke?

As for the comment on an expectation of funny, everyone's allowed a bad day now and then.
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[personal profile] mad 2010-11-18 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
Hi James,

Truly, there are no hard feelings here. I just didn't enjoy the humour in that particular strip. And then it was surprising and a little weird to see my words taken out of context and put into a new strip.

If you want to put the comic back up, that's totally up to you, and I wouldn't have a problem with it. It's your comic and your site, I get no say in it.

As someone who keeps intending to start her own webcomic but has yet to get around to it, I have a lot of respect for anyone able to try it out and keep at it. I've made plenty of terrible jokes myself and will most likely continue to do so in future. Also, I did like the last strip on this post, with Wolverine and Puck.

I still don't like the GG = Baldwins joke, though, and stand by my earlier cmments. Not least because, as I said, I actually do know someone who was personally thanked by Michaelle Jean, which was a big deal to that person and I was happy for them.

Thanks for responding,
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[personal profile] jamesduncan 2010-11-18 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks Mad,
Personally I've never really cared for politics or politicians, but I can understand something like that being important. I remember my brother winning a gov't award for teaching, and being proud for him, and happy for him, but I think I would have had the same response if he'd won an award from almost anyone.

The silly thing is, I wasn't writing about the real GG, but thinking of whatever Gov.General they would have in the Alpha Flight world. They always had a really shady Canadian government officials... heck, according to Marvel they had no problem with cutting up & experimenting on Wolverine... or kidnapping Alpha Flight members.

I'm going to keep the strip down, til maybe I can find a funnier way to use the grapes the size of timbits joke.

Webcomics are great to get into working on, but sadly if they're not for your own amusement, or fun, they become work... and work is just the devils way of making our lives suck!

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[personal profile] jamesduncan 2010-11-18 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
I'd be happy to see the strips keep popping up...
Lets chalk it up to... Pre-winter brain freeze!

Also, the strip is up, with new test... it may not be as funny as the rest, but let me know what you think.
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[personal profile] jamesduncan 2010-11-18 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
Hehehe... I meant new text.
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[personal profile] angelophile 2010-11-17 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Punchline...? I keep waiting for them to drop.