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25 February 2016 @ 10:36 pm
...is ending! Yes, you read that right. Pete made an official announcement and everything. It's still got over a year left-- Pete plans to end it on or around the comic's 20th anniversary (August 25th, 2017).

Feels weird to think about it, doesn't it? Sluggy's just not supposed to end. Ah, well. It certainly has been a hell of a ride!

Pete made the announcement several months ago. I'm just getting around to mentioning it now 1) Because I'm lazy and 2) It gave me something to talk about on my 13th Sluggy.Net boardiversary. =)
25 February 2015 @ 11:14 pm
(I couldn't let the day go by without SOME acknowledgement!)

It's hard to believe I've been hanging around Sluggy.Net for 12 years. And while it has been incredibly slow of late, I have hope that it'll pick up. After all Pete has announced that Sluggy is in its end game... I wonder what will happen to the forum when Sluggy finally does end. Hmm.

Edit: I can't count.
04 October 2014 @ 11:02 pm
I am suddenly regretting the "No more personal stuff" rule of this blog. Oh well.

In Sluggy.Net news, we finally have a mod that has GREATLY reduced the number of spammer accounts. I can't even remember the last time we had a spammer account sign up, it;s been that effective. And the mod is brilliant in its simplicty: You merely have to specify the name of the web comic to which the forums are attached. So big thanks to Wile E for getting that through.

We were supposed to test the new login process, but Wile E has disappeared. The good news is that is seems to be working pretty well so it's not such a big deal. Also, Llefser and FreakyBoy have both returned which is pretty awesome, although who knows if they will stick around.
04 June 2014 @ 02:57 pm
There's not a lot I can say about the RPG forums. They are what they are: RPG forums. Each thread is its own universe, and separate from the Sluggy.Net universe. As such, I do not document what happens there. Sure, there are long running games, and all that but it's all apart from Sluggy.Net.

I occasionally play in FRPG, but not very often. And I almost never go to GRPG, the only time I needed to was when I was involved in a game that Lady Blanc was running in FRPG and subsequently moved to GRPG.

If anyone from the RPG forums would like to start documenting stuff, there's always the Sluggite Zone page on the Niftypedia:

24 March 2014 @ 10:55 pm
The title is clearly hyperbole, and may in fact be false, but whatever. See, I was thinking about this Sluggy.Net blog of mine and it occurred to me that it will be heavily biased towards threads I participated in. I know that sounds like a no-brainer, but if I'm striving to write a blog that truly puts forward the best Sluggy.Net has to offer than I have to go beyond my personal experiences and *gasp* talk about threads I didn't post in at all. That isn't exactly as hard as it sounds, I am after all, mostly a lurker so I'm sure there are tons of great threads I haven't posted in, the trick is just to find them. And that brings us to today's topic: The Sluggy Tourney: Long Live the Nifty

In the interest of full disclosure, I believe I did participate in the nominations, but apparently did NOT participate in the tourney itself. I cannot verify this, as the gorram thread is 54 pages long. Yeah.

The basics are the nominated comics have a set score and lose points every day. Voters can vote to save or kill a comic by adding or subtracting points. The thread proceeded thusly until a top 16 was achieved, and at that point, the comics were pitted against each other mano a mano.

MAJOR props have to go out to Quixoto for seeing this thing through to the end. That takes dedication. And the heart felt voting on the final two is really a solid read.

Also of note is that he went with a starting list of 125 comics. All the other tourney threads cut if off at 50 i believe. I also like the juxtaposition that in a straight up popularity contest, this comic wins, but in a 1v1 situation the winner is this comic. This particular aspect was unique amongst the various Sluggy>Net tourney threads.
10 March 2014 @ 02:59 pm
I seriously doubt there exists anyone who'd be interested and hasn't heard about it by now, but just in case: There is currently a Co-Operative Archive trawl going on. It's going at the pace of a chapter a week, and this is the second week.

Chapter One Thread
Chapter Two Thread
05 March 2014 @ 12:32 am
Ok so this come back isn't as epic as David L. Watkins' come back, but as you shall see I have a very good reason for mentioning him.

See, I gave the whole personal blog thing a try and it petered out. I guess I am a somewhat private individual and there's no harm in that. So I've decided to try and do a Sluggy.Net Blog instead.

Now I realize that this doesn't lend itself to a WHOLE LOT of posts. It may just be only one or two, but I do have the urge to write those one or two posts, so here I go.

Today's actual topic is l'z'k's Intros thread. I mean I'm tempted to let it speak for itself, but this IS a Sluggy.Net blog now, for better or for worse...

First of all, the OP make it clear l'z'k is a Sluggite to the bone. I would definitely read the hypothetical version of Sluggy where Zoe and Torg's kids go trick or treating. Then in his second post he gives us a poem, which shows us he definitely did a little research before jumping in. I'm so glad I caught this thread when it went up and I was able to give l'z'k a little token of my appreciation.

And then it ends with the explanation that the only Intros tradition is pestering of newbies for poetry. Not a haiku, writing poetry is not required, nor are the gifts. Only the pestering.

The intro is almost too good. Back then I thought it might be an attempt to get a sock puppet past the mandatory intros filter (possibly for April Fools Day shenanigans), but that's pretty hard core paranoia right there, so I shall not continue that line of thought.

And that gives me an idea for my next (and last?) post. The Mandatory Intros: Good or Bad? (Spoiler: Necessary Evil.)
18 October 2010 @ 11:13 pm
I've identified a bad habit of mine. I make plans in advance but don't tell anyone. Then as the date when said plans are set to occur draws near, I finally start telling people about them and ask them to join in. But at that point it's usually too late and most other sensible people already have OTHER plans and it just makes me feel stupid and unloved when I don't give people enough time.

Part of this is just my own stupidity. But I think deeper down there's some kind of ridiculous fear of rejection at work as well.

So if I've done this to you recently: please don't feel bad. I have only my stupid self to blame for it. But now that I am aware of this bad habit, hopefully I can avoid doing it in the future. Hooray for growth-through-introspection!
14 October 2010 @ 09:32 pm
Just as a general heads up to the 1 ± 1 people who read this LJ:

I will be in Washington D.C. Halloween weekend (October 30-31). I will be attending Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity.

So if you don't have anything to do that weekend, it might be cool to try and meet up or whatever.

Honestly though, I realize this is short notice and I don't expect anything to come of this announcement I'd just thought I'd put it out there.