Okay, I have seen Fred do this and it does indeed annoy me. In fact, his self-loathing is one of the things that drove me away from MegaTokyo desipte my love for the artwork. I didn’t even realize I was doing this same sort of thing until Wonderduck pointed it out.
Part of the problem is that I really don’t laugh at my own jokes. (You can’t. By the time you re-word and re-arrange a joke a couple of dozen times the humor is gone. By the time I’m done with a joke I’m sick of it. I doubt most people laugh at their own material.) This leads to a lot of self-doubt and second-guessing. If I made one that was spectacularly un-funny, how would I know?
Okay, so here is my promise: No more of this navel-gazing crap. I’m grateful for my readers. It doesn’t matter if there are a thousand of you or just my mom, I’m glad you like the strip. So from now on I promise not to do any more of this Cloud Strife “Everyone believes in me but I still suck” self-loathing and angst.
The only thing I want to add is that The Ferret says that the strip is made from screencaps found on the web. Just to be clear, I own all three movies and rip the images myself. The over-compression and JPG damage is the result of my tightwad attempts to save precious bandwidth, not a result of being careless with the images. I have unspoiled higher-resolution originals that I plan to release someday.
I’m going through the comments in old posts and making a FAQ for the strip. If you have any questions relating to DM of the Rings, ask away.
A video Let's Play series I collaborated on from 2009 to 2017.
I'm a very casual fan of the series, but I gave Civilization VI a look to see what was up with this nuclear war simulator.
TitleWhat’s Inside Skinner’s Box?
What is a skinner box, how does it interact with neurotransmitters, and what does it have to do with shooting people in the face for rare loot?
C++ is a wonderful language for making horrible code.
A programming project where I set out to make a Minecraft-style world so I can experiment with Octree data.