Do you read The Daily Blink?
They have had a cool redesigned website for a while, one that allows you to visibly comment on their comics.
Normally, the number of comments left on a per-comic basis is scarce. Are scarce? Is scarce. Hrm.
A few, a trickle, a drib or drab. The comics are awesome and stand alone great without needing folks gushing over their salutiferous brilliance.
The comic for July 27th? That one sparked some serious debate.
Go check ‘em out and read the discussion.
Rarely have I seen such a blatant attempt at spin control.
You see it other times, sure, but check out how many commenters try to assert the following in their statements;
1) The comic is funny, and most of your statements nail people good, haw haw, yes, well done.
2) There is a problem with just one example, this one right here, it was perhaps not accurate, or it overstated the case, but otherwise well done.
3) People who feel the way that one example depicts are really the ones who are right, you know, not you. You just don’t understand.
4) *I* of course am above all this. *I* am not butthurt. I don’t really care, no, not me, just performing a community service, pointing out a little factual inaccuracy there.
I don’t know that this deserved a post all it’s own, but I woke up this morning, checked my webcomic list, and something struck me as hilarious about a webcomic lampooning the attitudes of forum posters, itself driving a state of outrage from the forum posters and feeding the conversation, such as it is.
The cream of wheat example seemed to really hit the nail for some. You gotta love it.
Isn’t that a sign of success? When you aim for mocking people that display a behavior, and get that kind of a rise out of ‘em?
Uh oh. Does this mean The daily Blink are trolls? What next, a webcomic that you have to click through to open, revealing Chris Metzen rickrolling us?
Okay, I’d laugh at that one too.