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Forum's Back

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:31 am
by Dustin
Looks like the readership is returning to something like its prior levels, so I've cleared out all old posts and will have a link to the forum again, once keenspace has FTP back up.

So y'all can go back to not posting on it, like usual.



PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:34 am
by Three Dark

The dust settles in my mind the gates stand open and there crowds existance a void of life
Facelessness opens wide the way and in drifts a void of life
Bringing with it the silence of sorrow and open wounds dripping on a world of white sheets

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:30 pm
by Ged
Nice to see the forum up.

Hope to see more comics soon, like the way the site is going.

This is also a shameless ploy to raise my post count.

The Principles and Practices of Embalming

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:13 pm
by The_constable
"A funeral service is a social function at which the deceased is the guest of honor and the center of attraction. ... A poorly prepared body in a beautiful casket is just as incongruous as a young lady appearing at a party in a costly gown and with her hair in curlers." --Frederick and Strub, "The Principles and Practices of Embalming"

PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:35 am
by Dustin
Holy shit, actual posts. It's all the old gang. Inasmuch as there ever was a gang.

I might as well whet the Plastic Factory appetites of anyone reading this by saying: Gerald, when you gonna get back to me about those comics?

Las Vegas Dead/G is for Jesus

PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:31 am
by The_constable
I thought I did get back to you. What do you need to know?

I'll summarize for the benefit of old PFers who may or may not be reading this: The Plastic Factory went on permanent hiatus last spring, just after the 'defiling Barbra Streisand' episode, in which I appeared naked, humping a life-sized cardboard Barbra Streisand (which Dustin procured for me several years ago, so you also have him to thank for that atrocity).

I've recently begun developing two new strips, which Dustin may soon start posting:

- Las Vegas Dead: From the Files of the Clark County Coroner. Basically, this is pictures of unidentified corpses with a summary of the circumstances under which they were found (with the words rearranged in alphabetical order). It's kind of like poetry.

- G is for Jesus: What if Jesus were to come back as a gangsta (named G-zus)? Or what if the original Jesus had been a gangsta? So, it's a philosophical strip with strong religious implications. This strip also showcases my crappy drawing. Even so, G is for Jesus is far more likely to appear on my mother's refrigerator than Las Vegas Dead. (Currently, the only strip on my mother's refrigerator is one by Dustin. What's with that? How about my feelings, mom?)

(By the way, Dustin, don't post GIFJ05 ... it has an error ... I'll get you a new one later.)


PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:06 am
by Dustin
I sent this email explaining how the new update process is going to work, and haven't heard back about it. Just wanted to make sure that was cool with you.

The gist of it is, I can't make the auto-update work for any comic in the sub-archives I set up (so far as I know), and so everything but Nikki is going to be more of an "all new strips go up when I get them" sort of thing. Then I stick a link to whatever is the most recent page at the top of that week's Nikki. So I could still do the alternating thing you wanted but with this design, it wouldn't make a huge difference. I was going to give them both their own archives, rather than throw them all in together.

Man, this is really a behind the scenes look at the rough and tumble development issues that all webcomics go through. I should be more dramatic. More intense.

Anywho, I can get that all thrown together either this week or next pretty easily. I just make some more directories and they're set.


Also, I think I have a wardrobe malfunction of my own. My wardrobe doesn't seem to contain a single pair of thigh-high boots with six inch heels and buckles that go all the way down to the ankles. What on earth happened?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:53 am
by The_constable
Wanna borrow my thigh-high buckle boots?

Yeah, whatever you say on posting the comments. I have no idea what you're talking about. "Make it so, Number One."

Did I tell you I'm getting married on Wednesday?



PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:09 pm
by Ged
I would love to see either Las Vegas Dead or G is for Jesus up, for whatever my paltry opinion is worth.

Perhaps if you were trying to appeal to as wide an audience as possible you should find someone whose drawings don't look like something out of Highlights (no offence intended) and go with G is for Jesus. Las Vegas Dead would probably creep out a large portion of the audience (Not that Jesus as a gangster wouldn't, or that the old PF strips didn't) but might age better than gangster Jesus.

Regardless of the implications of either strip, I would like to see both soon.

These "developement issues" are already more intense than the ones behind the scenes on my comic, but that's not saying much, as I've updated less than ten times in the two years since I got the space.

Once again, hoping I can improve my rating sometime in the next century, because I care about strange things like that.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:02 pm
by Dustin
I think any issues of mass appeal were dealt with irrevocably when we ran 3 weeks of Gerald' penis comics.

Anywho, I'll get those comics up. I'll try and work it so they go up friday. That'll give the links a nice long front-page period.

So... married, huh? Who is officiating the ceremony?

Shotgun Wedding? Nope.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:54 pm
by The_constable
She said "how are we gonna get married?" and I said "I'll take care of that" and she said "I think Internet ministers are really sketchy ..."

I was offended and so was my sister, whom I married a year and a half ago.

So we're going to the courthouse for a "legal" ceremony. It couldn't possibly be a shotgun wedding now that they have the metal detectors installed.

We do have obscure math in our wedding bands, though.


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:31 pm
by Dustin
Are you suggesting that you're not a sketchy person?

You guys going to have a wedding reception or anything? I was thinking maybe I could drop by your place over spring break, which starts the weekend of March 8th. I'm going to be down that way as it is, to bring the Monte Carlo back up here.

Sketchy Wedding Plans

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:52 am
by The_constable
I'm extremely sketchy, but she's not supposed to point that out.

We might have a reception. Not sure yet. It'll probably be late March or April if we do.

You should stop by in March. We'll still be in PA.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:02 pm
by Dustin
I thought pointing out your sketchyness was half the fun of living with you.

I guess I'll need some directions sometime before I leave. I was thinking I'd hit you on the way down. So, some idea of when's a good time would also be something to work out.

So are we using the forum now instead of email? They seem about equally unreliable. Though I don't know if you want directions to your house posted on the forum.

House Party

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 5:29 pm
by The_constable
You seem to respond on the forum more readily than you respond to e-mail.

You say you're coming through on March 8th? I work M-F and don't get home until 6:30 unless you wanna stop by the base. It's cool 'cause you gotta drive by a machine gun nest to get to my office.

I'm off March 12th, but that's 'cause I'm training the police on how to deal with mental patients again.

And no, I won't post directions to my house on the forum.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:44 pm
by Dustin
Yeah, I sometimes sort of forget that I have email for a few days. I'll probably slack off on checking the forum eventually as well.

Also, when nothing's going on, I don't have a lot to write. Like now.