Random Tuesday Thoughts Wises Fwom Its Gwave!


  • In webcomicky news, I’m currently really enjoying the current storyline of Evil Inc., wherein would-be supervillains have been laid off from their evil corporation and forced to find alternate means of employment. In particular, today’s (the 24th) strip illustrates something I wished I could do to certain customers during my days working for Stop & Shop. Go check it out!
  • In other webcomicky news, Don’t steal your punchlines from message boards. It won’t end well.
  • For some reason, Project Wonderful reports my site as being up and down repeatedly, though it seems okay since Sunday. This may have been due to my messing about on the upcoming-I-swear webcomic, trying to password protect that specific directory (And apparently causing the whole site to come up as not found in the process (Speaking of stealing stuff, does anyone know where that “I has a bucket” picture came from? I know the story of the elephant seal and such, but I’m wondering who first captioned it). Oops. At least I didn’t wreck the database this time…
  • Speaking of upcoming-I-swear stuff, I did a bit of work on the Fester’s Quest speedrun last night. It’s become very clear to me that the hardest part of the run is going to be the first 5 to 10 minutes, before I acquire items that let me survive. I’m also going to have to plan exactly how many enemies I plan to kill near the beginning to acquire the items I need (Primarily keys), versus just hoping for them later on in the run. Fortunately, because of a glitch you can use to easily kill the bosses of the game except for the last one, if I can get to the first boss, I’m essentially home free as far as survival goes. Going quickly is another matter…


    • James on February 25, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I hate to say it, but I’m fairly certain the “Bucket” trend (as well as the whole LOLcats phenomenon) came from the dreg-worthy 4Chan. Caturday was a popular cat picure caption thingy, though being 4chan every other picture was usually horrible and graphic.

    As for comic stuff– why would you password protect it? Just curious…

    • Metal Dream on February 26, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    I’m with James on this one, I’m pretty sure it was spawned on 4chan at some point.

    Also : I’m glad that your run is making progress! Can’t wait to look at the final product heh

    • emptyeye on February 27, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Hmm, interesting. I remember hearing somewhere that the original “I can has cheezburger” guy is somehow not filthy rich from his creation. But anyway…

    As for why the comic part of the site was password-protected: It’s unfinished, and I didn’t want people looking at an unfinished site (“Under Construction” banners were a horrible idea even in the late 90s), even if they just happened upon it by brute-forcing stuff. In hindsight, the obscurity was probably enough to conceal it.

    And on the run, I’ll try and work a bit more on it this weekend. It should actually go pretty quickly once the planning is done.

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