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    I enjoyed Starslip Crisis for a bit, and it is ended, but i lost track of it and didn't follow it TO the end.
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    So I keep coming back to this thread as I keep thinking of old webcomics. Todays random thought is Ensign Sue Must Die A fun webcomic about Ensign Mary Sue and her adventures on the Enterprise and the strong desires of most everyone around her for her to go far away and never come back.
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    Stand Still, Stay Silent - A plague ravaged the world, turning every non-immune human and animal into a monster. 90 years later, things have more or less stabilized, and an expedition has been proposed to explore the mainland of Europe. It was approved, but only due to a misunderstanding as to the requested budget, and in the process of cutting corners to meet the newly much lower one, the planners give up on hiring competent professionals and decide to go with a ragtag bunch of misfits instead. This is their story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gez View Post
    From the same author, I'd suggest Spare Keys for Strange Doors, a series of short stories about two paranormal specialists helping regular people with their supernatural problems.
    While this is excellent and I devoured everything available as fast as I could and then backed the kickstarter. It's technically not completed. Sadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonus45 View Post
    While this is excellent and I devoured everything available as fast as I could and then backed the kickstarter. It's technically not completed. Sadly.
    Well, in the sense that each vignette is an arc in itself, and there's no overarching structure, I guess there are twelve complete stories there, ten of which are going into the compilation. Of the rest, one has already appeared in print, and the other was illustrated by a different artist, so I can see why it didn't go in this book.

    The one currently being posted has also already been printed, she's not still writing it. I don't think it's part of the main continuity either - she describes it as autobiographical, and there haven't been any overtly supernatural elements yet.

    As for whether there will be more Toby and Marion, I actually haven't seen anything recent about it.
    Edited to add: at the end of Keep Digging she posted that she would be taking "an indefinite, and maybe permanent, break from making 'Spare Keys for Strange Doors' and webcomics in general". So I think Spare Keys is as complete as it's going to be, and the Underfloor story (which is only two more pages) is just a Kickstarter bonus.
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    Kid Radd
    2002-2004. Author Dan Miller. Characters in video games (original parody ones) escape from their games and form a society on the internet. Lots of exporing of interactions of different types of character traits interacting (e.g. NPC's having no attacks but no health bar, enemy sprites having a "touch of death", etc).

    The site originally had fancy Javascript tricks to make it look like a single-frame comic, where you were advancing panel by panel with button clicks, many panels with animations. Original site is offline, but wouldn't work with modern browsers anyways, link is to a fan reupload that has been made to work in today's world.
    Glad someone remembers this gem.

    It's a fascinating look at one of those early eras of the Internet and at the time. During one of the high points of sprite comics and what could really be done. In a way, it's a spirituall predecessor to Wreck-It Ralph and Undertale. More than a bit dated in some places, but it has a bit of charm to it and strangely nostalgic in the same way vaporwave is.

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    I finished Chirault, which was quite good. It managed the difficult juggling task of having a high-power magic system, without making any of its protagonists seem overpowered. It also did a good job of drawing all the characters into the same location for the climax, without feeling contrived. The characterization was solid, and the catgirl consistently cute. My one gripe is that all the faces look broadly alike, so until halfway through the story I couldn't discern between the supporting characters. It runs about 1200 pages but feels like a quarter of that.

    Then I finished what there is of Spare Keys for Strange Doors. The art is a tad weak, but the storytelling is solid, and belongs to an "urban fantasy" genre that's well-represented in television and novels but rare in webcomics.

    Now I'm going through Stand Still. Stay Silent., which has absurdly good art. Previously Unsounded and Kill Six Billion Demons were my best examples for good art in webcomics, but SSSS is a step above. As for the storytelling, it's a very well-realized post-apocalyptic world, with interesting and distinct characters, and here my only gripe is that the storytelling seems a tad too gentle for the harsh world it takes place in. (Maybe that'll change by the time I'm through.)

    Thank you to the people who recommended these!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarchic Fox View Post
    Now I'm going through Stand Still. Stay Silent., which has absurdly good art. Previously Unsounded and Kill Six Billion Demons were my best examples for good art in webcomics, but SSSS is a step above. As for the storytelling, it's a very well-realized post-apocalyptic world, with interesting and distinct characters, and here my only gripe is that the storytelling seems a tad too gentle for the harsh world it takes place in. (Maybe that'll change by the time I'm through.)

    Thank you to the people who recommended these!
    I just finished SSSS today. The art is great but I think KSBD is slightly better art wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarchic Fox View Post
    I finished Chirault, which was quite good. It managed the difficult juggling task of having a high-power magic system, without making any of its protagonists seem overpowered. It also did a good job of drawing all the characters into the same location for the climax, without feeling contrived. The characterization was solid, and the catgirl consistently cute. My one gripe is that all the faces look broadly alike, so until halfway through the story I couldn't discern between the supporting characters. It runs about 1200 pages but feels like a quarter of that.

    Then I finished what there is of Spare Keys for Strange Doors. The art is a tad weak, but the storytelling is solid, and belongs to an "urban fantasy" genre that's well-represented in television and novels but rare in webcomics.

    Now I'm going through Stand Still. Stay Silent., which has absurdly good art. Previously Unsounded and Kill Six Billion Demons were my best examples for good art in webcomics, but SSSS is a step above. As for the storytelling, it's a very well-realized post-apocalyptic world, with interesting and distinct characters, and here my only gripe is that the storytelling seems a tad too gentle for the harsh world it takes place in. (Maybe that'll change by the time I'm through.)

    Thank you to the people who recommended these!
    The ending of SSSS is kinda abrupt, yes it's an ending, but you can tell that the authour had had enough of the story sadly.

    Still worth reading, just be aware of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Patterner View Post
    The ending of SSSS is kinda abrupt, yes it's an ending, but you can tell that the authour had had enough of the story sadly.

    Still worth reading, just be aware of that.
    Yea, it felt a lot like she went for the earliest possible exit she could find without just literally writing the end mid scene like the say Ian Jones-Quartey did way back when. Which I do appreciate, but the way it was done felt like it still cut even just that one bit of story far too short. Still, things were open ended enough that if she wants to she can come back and explore things later. This setting was just so well thought out and cool I really need more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonus45 View Post
    Yea, it felt a lot like she went for the earliest possible exit she could find without just literally writing the end mid scene like the say Ian Jones-Quartey did way back when. Which I do appreciate, but the way it was done felt like it still cut even just that one bit of story far too short. Still, things were open ended enough that if she wants to she can come back and explore things later. This setting was just so well thought out and cool I really need more.
    One can hope, it's a great setting, awesome art and well written characters.

    I loved how she captured the different nordic countries way of handling everything and how plausible it felt to me as a scandinavian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountDVB View Post
    Glad someone remembers this gem.

    It's a fascinating look at one of those early eras of the Internet and at the time. During one of the high points of sprite comics and what could really be done. In a way, it's a spirituall predecessor to Wreck-It Ralph and Undertale. More than a bit dated in some places, but it has a bit of charm to it and strangely nostalgic in the same way vaporwave is.
    Do you know what happened to the author? I've read and re-read Kid Radd a whole bunch of times, but I've never found too much info on Dan Miller.

    And yeah, I think Undertale is a good comparison. The whole "invulnerable shopkeeper NPC" is used in both Undertale and in Kid Radd.
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