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Actuality: Slice of Life Dropdown

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:41 pm
by Pillywiggin
Actuality is a dropdown for semi-autobiographical or slice of life comics.

Comics should not contain any of the following: elements of magic or fantasy, technological levels edging into the sphere of science fiction, superpowers, non-humans, distant time periods, the supernatural, et al.

If you're edging out of the land of realism then you can still apply, but you're going to have to really sell it to me.

Your comic must also have at least 10 full pages or 20 strips archived and you have to place the following dropdown code on either your main page (preferable) or your links page.


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Post your:

Comic Name
Comic Rating
A brief summary

Comics currently listed:

I'm Always Right
Mediocre Gothboi
Co mowilem, durniu?
My Life in Records


PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:31 am
by Aster Azul
Oooh! I'm in!

Thanks, Pilly. ^_~
Ee, now I have to actually start writing my strip again...

[Placeholder for name and description and stuff]

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:52 pm
by Mvmarcz
i'll add it to my page soon -_-;;; so much to dooo

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:18 pm
by Mvmarcz
just poking seems to be forgotten

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:35 pm
by Laemkral
AH HAH! I'm in.

1. I'm Always Right
3. Rating is probably R. We swear, and odds are we'll be making sexually suggestive remarks at times, references to drugs, and occasionally feature violence.
4. Me, my three roommates, college, and the stupid and funny stuff we come up with. It's almost entirely based off of real life, things we've said or done, or would be likely to do or say.

We occasionally make references to video games or are seen playing video games. However, I do not consider us a "gamers" comic. We just like playing video games and many of our discussions happen to take place during such things.
We are in college.
This is about roommates.
While our adventures are not exactly zany, wacky, mad cap, or any other synonym, the comic routinely features stuff we've actually done.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:48 pm
by Mvmarcz
:flails: someone other than me needs to be in this...I'm so alone ;_;

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:25 pm
by Pillywiggin
I'm Always Right has been added.

A lot of people wanted a reality based dropdown... I'm really not sure where they all went. :(

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:14 pm
by Gengar003
Mine fits all four of the subcategories, but is about to depart from real life in a big way. Good luck though.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:24 pm
by Laemkral
YES! I'm in a dropdown!! HOOAH!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:21 am
by Gothboi
mediocre gothboi
gothboi is kinda my online diary, it's the daily life of a 20 something goth male, theres no magic or weird stuff it's just painfully realistic

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:58 am
by JTigerclaw
Count me in! :D

comic: Fletcher Apts.
rating: web-14 (though I may have to change it to web-ma because of swearing)
synop: It's an anthro comic about guys in an apartment who go to college. One is in a band, and is what some may consider a "lady's man" (or lady's goat, whatever). The comic details the crazy happenings in their lives as well as the lives and interactions of other new characters moving in and out of the apartment.

qualifies?: My comic is based in the real, modern world, featuring roommates who live in an apartment (as you may have gathered from the name of the comic). They go to college, and while the actual events happening in the comic aren't really autobiographical, there is occasionally some trace of stuff that has happened to me. Mostly just made up though. Some of it might be considered zany hijinks, most especially the small story I have planned. :) Couldn't be considered "wacky hijinks of me and my friends" though, just "wacky hijinks of completely separate characters."

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:10 pm
by Pillywiggin
Mediocre Gothboi has been added. Don't forget to add the script to your page. I capatilized the name in the dropdown; if you want it kept in lowercase let me know. :wink:

Tigerclaw: I'm not quite sure if an anthro comics fits into a real life dropdown, although I'm leaning towards yes. Anyone else have an opinion?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:18 am
by JTigerclaw
nobody appears to have a problem with it. :)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:20 pm
by Subhuman
The characters are anthro, they aren't based on real people in the author's life, and the events "aren't really autobiographical". I don't think it fits, but it's not my call.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:02 pm
by JTigerclaw
Hmm, well you might have a point here. The thing I was sold on was it's based in the realm of reality, and is a kind of slice of life strip, but yeah, it's not based enough on my life (a comic of my life would be quite boring, and would probably consist of the characters drawing comics all the time). And though a few characters are based on real people, it's a very loose comparison. I don't know, it's your call, Pillywiggin. If you decide against it, it's fine by me. I won't be too upset.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:39 am
by Subhuman
Yeah, I was confused initally too, but it sounds like the comic needs to have some basis in our actual reality, like characters based on real people etc. If it was just slice-of-life, I would sign up.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:30 am
by TheSuburbanLetdown
I initially didn't think that actuality would have to strictly autobiographical, as long as the content is close to what real life is like. Ghost World is close to real life, and the author Dan Clowes certainly wasn't 2 teenage girls when he was younger. I don't see why "slice of life" wouldn't apply.

Having anthro characters is irrelevant if it's a matter of character design. What would make it real-life is largely based on content. For example, if acting like the animals they are is a central focus of the comic, then it wouldn't fit. An example would be all the predatory species eating the weaker ones. If they act just like people and the anthropomorphization is soley for chracter design purposes, then there's no reason it wouldn't fit.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:14 pm
by JTigerclaw
Yeah. What he said. :)

I think a comic's inclusion in the actuality dropdown should be based on whether the comic revolves around things that occur in reality. Otherwise the dropdown focuses on the author instead of the comic. For instance an autobiographical comic would appear to be the same as a non-autobiographical slice of life comic to the reader, and they wouldn't really be able to tell if its autobiographical unless the author told them so. Those two kinds of comics would fit nicely in a common dropdown, whether it's based on the author's life or not, because if readers enjoy reading about reality, the content of the two kinds of comics mentioned would be similar enough that the reader would enjoy reading either of them.

This isn't an attempt to fight my way into the dropdown, this is just my honest opinion regarding the dropdown in general. Including more reality based comics will create a larger pool of comics with similar interests, therefore cross-advertising more comics and making the dropdown more effective. The only other thing I see that could happen is to make an autobiographical and a "slice of life" dropdown separate, because as far as I know this is the only dropdown for reality based comics, but that would be a bit redundant.

[/my 2 cents]

Re: Actuality: A Real Life Dropdown

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:24 pm
by Phact0rri
Well it is Pillywiggin's dropdown, and the rules stated are kind of strict in matter of course, and truthfully its not a "slice of life" dropdown, it is more of a biography dropdown.

Pillywiggin wrote:Actuality is a dropdown for comics that are semi-autobiographical or are based off of characters or events in real life.

I do think a dropdown of this nature would be more successful if it added in its realm, comics that are "influenced" by real life, or purposeful satires of real life.

To me someone who goes to a real life dropdown they are looking for these kinds of comics. Things that are just down to earth.

The reason as I recall, why this dropdown is so strict, is because there are millions of college comics, and such and Pilly didn't want to have a billion comics to administrate.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:50 pm
by JTigerclaw
That's all good. I agree it would be more successful if normal reality-based comics were included, but I wouldn't want to administor all those comics either. My comic would fit under those "millions of college comics" catagory, though it's more centered around the roomie aspect than actual college stuff.

Well, now that I understand more, I guess I really don't fit in the dropdown. It's a shame, I did all that ranting too. :D Ah well...