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    Welcome to the fifth thread discussing Star Power!

    Noted Snarker Mewtarthio describes Star Power as follows:
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    What is Star Power, you ask? Shut up! I'm the one asking the questions here!

    Now, would you like me to tell you about Star Power? Star Power is a collaborative effort between Michael "Mookie" Terracciano and Garth "Delectable Eye-Organ Fruits" Graham. According to the website, it merges the majesty of hard sci-fi with the wonder of the Silver Age. If you have no idea how anyone could reconcile such disparate elements, don't worry: Neither do Garth and Mookie.

    At our current juncture, our hero ("Space Luna" "Danica Maris") is partaking in a Raiders of the Lost Parody in which an assortment of supporting characters ("The Scoobies") is providing color commentary. Sadly, we were not able to come up with a sufficiently catchy Indiana Jones-themed title for this thread, but we must go forth into that undiscovered country all the same

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    Dang, and my new nickname for the evil starpower will remain buried forever. Mainly because its not as funny if I have to write it out again. /pout
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    By now, I don't think the genre they're doing is silver age comics + hard sci-fi.

    its just normal space opera but with a silver lantern. they just think that mass effect is somehow hard sci-fi and that silver age somehow means just being morally upright.

    when really, hard sci-fi is about really making sure your doing your homework, while silver age is all about deliberately not doing any homework at all and throwing yourself through a window, shattering the glass to go have fun on the playground in the most insane way you can imagine throwing away any pretense at plausibility to do whatever plot you want, logic and sense be damned.

    its like trying to build a castle made of ice while using its fireplace to heat it so that you can live in it comfortably. you just going to end up with water.
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    To be fair, did anyone ever really expect Mookie, the man who somehow built an entire fictional universe on Unfortunate Implications, to do "hard sci-fi"? He's not even capable of (or if he is, he's never shown a willingness to) thinking through his characters' motivations to their logical conclusions, let alone thinking through the consequences of hard sci-fi advances. He thinks genre conventions exist because they're inherently good and should be included just because, leading to many colorful examples of his infamous "Cargo Cult Writing." No, of course Star Power isn't "hard sci-fi," but anyone who ever expected it to be that probably never read Dominic Deegan.

    As far as the update goes . . . it's just filler. Technically, it's sorta advancing the plot, but it's doing so in a way that surprises absolutely no one, and therefore it didn't need an entire page to itself. So it goes.
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    So latest episode is out
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    and looks like the stonemasons had a master to base their remarkable gem cavern on upstairs... hey is that Mitch Senior I see on that pedestal?


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    I really like the first panel -- it makes use of light & shadow in a way that is distinct from the usual "flat" illumination Garth uses.

    I'm amused that nobody has flashlights, so the Scoobies are walking around with their guns drawn to light the way. This is problematic
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    "Are you sure thats a "It's you"?
    It looks more like "Me" from my point of view" replied Mitch.

    Newest episode is out duh duh DUHHH!
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    Oh my god really? That had to be the worst pose ever in that last panel. Also, yeah, werent you coming here specifically to find another star power danica? Does it really surprise you so much to see another ai there?
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    Translation: "Sometimes I get this urge to conquer large parts of Europe."

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    Danica just looks like a moron.

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    So what is the general consensus on how this will turn out? Im thinking wolf in sheeps clothing. Its a corrupted or evil ai that will play nice till it can sink its hooks in someone. The writings on the wall may be warnings that will get disregarded, or not so much warnings like "OMG! Dont touch the glowy thing! Its evil!" As a story that sends up warning flags about its intent and what it caused to happen here or some such thing. Thats why mitch had his memory of the area erased, otherwise he would have figured out what happened and warned her against coming here.
    "Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum"
    Translation: "Sometimes I get this urge to conquer large parts of Europe."

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    Danica just looks like a moron.
    It's pages like today that cause me to mourn the loss of the Slayers of yesteryear!

    Imagine, if you will, Second Mitch being replaced with Stunt's Head? And perhaps we could work Science Titan into some pages?

    That these do not exist only go on to prove that we do not live in the best of all possible worlds
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    It's pages like today that cause me to mourn the loss of the Slayers of yesteryear!

    Imagine, if you will, Second Mitch being replaced with Stunt's Head? And perhaps we could work Science Titan into some pages?

    That these do not exist only go on to prove that we do not live in the best of all possible worlds
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    Danica just looks like a moron.
    To be fair, she isn't very bright in her human form.
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    Nothing happened? I think someone thinks otherwise!

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    Check out the statues or rather their lit eyes!

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    I don't like this new policy of hints in the art. I want people to spell everything out for me in several panels. Then I now what is going on and can complain it was spelled out.

    (I really didn't see that until Hopeless mentioned it)
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    You're welcome!

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    Now are they the actual pair mentioned on the wall so that pictogram meant actually look like this?


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    I'm pleased by the transformation joke. It adds to continuity and hasn't been done to death.
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    I'm kind of afaid to say this but... I don't feel like complaining about the new update. I mean, yeah, there have been transformation jaokes before but as they go, this one is decent and otherwise... well, not much happens. But, it's an OK page.
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    Wait, wasn't she facing the chozo statues last comic?

    And Mitch, are you dropping the pretense and are just straight up are trying to kill her, rather than just withholding crucial information by being needlessly cryptic?

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    Wait, wasn't she facing the chozo statues last comic?
    Yes-ish, but she was kinda turning away in the last panel.

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    This has likely been the best start for an issue/arc so far. Let's see how it rolls.
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    There are sillier webncomics than this on the web.

    http://www.spinnyverse.com/

    Superheroes fighting invasive species? Yeah, they're having a laugh, but still.

    There are webcomics that haven't updated in years.

    http://quillianonline.com/

    First time I saw it I thought that might be an interesting story, but it hasn't updated from that page in ?five? years.
    The end of what Son? The story? There is no end. There's just the point where the storytellers stop talking.

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    For reasons I can't remember, I hold Spinnerette for a webcomic uncapable of holding my attention and therefore unworthy of my time.

    I'm taking a look at the other one.
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    For reasons I can't remember, I hold Spinnerette for a webcomic uncapable of holding my attention and therefore unworthy of my time.
    Yeah, it's definitely drifting in that direction for me.
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    Am I understanding the quip underneath the comic right & are the golems calling her a liar because despite all her posturing, she got the translation wrong? Or is it cause she's not "Karuliz"?


    If it's the first ... just no.

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    Looks like Mookie is paraphrasing prayers.

    Anyway, so far, so good. I am pretty sure the "liar" thing is about the name. She isn't Bill Kaulitz, after all.

    Pity for the RSS feeds spoilering things. The title says too much.
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    I can't even see today's strip, for some reason. The whole site just won't load on my phone, and on my computer, I can see the title header, the Kickstarter banner, and the Twitter bar, but no comic and no newspost. Judging from the sounds of it, this isn't a problem for anyone else? Bizarre.
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    I just got to see the comic, there is a link to it in the twitter feed that takes you there directly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaq View Post
    I can't even see today's strip, for some reason. The whole site just won't load on my phone, and on my computer, I can see the title header, the Kickstarter banner, and the Twitter bar, but no comic and no newspost. Judging from the sounds of it, this isn't a problem for anyone else? Bizarre.
    I got that, but then saw the comment with the link in it, read the comment, clicked the link, and that got me to the comic.
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