Comic 184 - Unstable

31st Dec 2011, 11:11 PM in Tiptoe
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view 31st Dec 2011, 11:11 PM edit delete
Huge spike in viewership while I was on vacation. Fortunately, now that I've started posting actual comic pages again, they've all gone away.

This whole thing was a bit difficult for me to draw. I hope everything was perfectly clear. By the way, don't try to jump off a pendulum unless you're a super-robot, or you'll just fall off and land on your face. So I've heard.


JasperWB 31st Dec 2011, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
Hansel is a cheeky bastard. Don't really get the push, I suppose the next page will make that clear. The crane fell?

Weird that the holidays spiked. This website in general was pretty slow. I know because...well I never actually left..
cattservant 31st Dec 2011, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
His First Law response kicked in big time!
elfolampo 1st Jan 2012, 12:29 AM edit delete reply
Remember that those robots don't obey the classic robotics law. What he did, he did out of honest concern for a friend.
view 1st Jan 2012, 12:31 AM edit delete reply
Someone's been paying attention!
cattservant 1st Jan 2012, 12:50 AM edit delete reply
Practically the same thing (wired people/liquid people), and you notice how tuned in to the surroundings he is too.
Gyde 1st Jan 2012, 1:35 AM edit delete reply
The push was because when Gretel jumped she turned the crane into a pendulum and it swung right where the girl (does she even have a name?) was standing. Also, did Hansel get out of the way in time? I think his body could handle it, but still, that's a lot of abuse even for him.
view 1st Jan 2012, 1:41 AM edit delete reply
Well, she actually took the crane down entirely. The pendulum thing is just my comment about the initial jump kind of handwaving the physics a bit.

But correct!
JasperWB 1st Jan 2012, 2:11 AM edit delete reply
Damn robots, making a mess. Wearing hats.
Seafog 1st Jan 2012, 3:58 AM edit delete reply
Maybe what is missing is a sound effect, a whoosh-klang! sound of the crane hitting ground.
Seafog 1st Jan 2012, 3:59 AM edit delete reply
Because the sound effect that is there is from the crane breaking loose before it falls.
Seafog 1st Jan 2012, 4:03 AM edit delete reply
Oh yeah, forgot to add: Woohoo! Somebody is a big damn hero! Way to go!
view 1st Jan 2012, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, but she can't hear it, and there's not really room for it. I made the call on purpose, although it might have been a bad one.
Running Joke 31st Dec 2011, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
Situational awareness! Some people need it more than others.
cattservant 31st Dec 2011, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
Oh my! A highly dramatic (and fraught with consequences as well) end of the year cliffhanger! Apparently, it really does matter which pair of eyes you bring along. Waverly wasn't deploying her head phones to block out the silliness at all. Quite the opposite. It sure would be nice to have access to nearly unlimited information on any subject. No Wait!.. Any way, A Happy New Year to you and looking forward to the next one too! Thank you indeed for sharing your World with us all! ( p.s. Any story with cats and railroads in it is just naturally superior!!!)
view 1st Jan 2012, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
Well, don't go wandering off, there's a page tomorrow as well.
cattservant 1st Jan 2012, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
Will sit outside the mouse hole and watch it closely all night!
view 1st Jan 2012, 12:30 AM edit delete reply
Errr, come back in about 24 hours.
elfolampo 31st Dec 2011, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
Judging from the now deleted comments, someone posted something on /b/ and people came about. Then I guess I don't know they got bored and left, or maybe they'll check back in a few days.

I wonder if Hans is okay.
JasperWB 31st Dec 2011, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
His hat saved him. It saved everyone.
view 1st Jan 2012, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
I warned everyone that the comments were to be deleted... I wasn't trying to censor anybody, those pages just don't exist any more.
cattservant 1st Jan 2012, 12:22 AM edit delete reply
That's why those comments were so brilliant! Everyone was taking the opportunity to say what they wouldn't dare say here now.
view 1st Jan 2012, 12:31 AM edit delete reply
I can't imagine anyone is hesitating. Besides, this is a pretty good number of comments!
elfolampo 1st Jan 2012, 12:31 AM edit delete reply
Well, I wasn't commenting on the comments being deleted per se, just referencing something that was there because I happened to read it.
cattservant 1st Jan 2012, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
Danger! Danger! Recursive Zone Ahead! (Commenting on commenting on comments commented on... Oh Noes!!!)
elfolampo 1st Jan 2012, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
Well, we all know the comments is actually just view's different personalities talking to themselves while using proxies. It's just that some of us don't know consciously.
view 1st Jan 2012, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes
cattservant 1st Jan 2012, 1:50 AM edit delete reply
Re: deaf-mutes; laughing man or salinger? (or both or neither)
view 1st Jan 2012, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
Well, which one had a plot about controlling people without them knowing?
cattservant 1st Jan 2012, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
Exactly correct elfolampo, and we should all acknowledge view as Kami of 'the gap'!
JasperWB 1st Jan 2012, 1:50 AM edit delete reply
View is me? I must be the neurotic side.
cattservant 1st Jan 2012, 2:21 AM edit delete reply
The prior if you please. And you already have your own library too.
Iamari 1st Jan 2012, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
Since everyone's asking the important questions, I'll ask a stupid 1. In Panel 5, did she mean the dinosaur's or Gretel's skull?
view 1st Jan 2012, 2:38 PM edit delete reply
No, she doesn't see Gretel's stunts at all.
Iamari 2nd Jan 2012, 4:15 AM edit delete reply
I knew she was talking about the dinosaur. Like I said/typed, since several of the other comments were actually asking about what really mattered. I decided to be silly.
Meh.Aloe 1st Jan 2012, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
Ooh! I'm speculating that now we get to see those robot immortality back-ups in action, courtesy of Hansel's probably-not-quite-indestructible hat!

If so, it will be exciting to see all the characters reacting to their friend dying, but not really dying, but sort-of dying, but not permanently, and it'd be kind of a nice contrast to Gretel's birthday scene with her back-up being made and her own not-quite-death. Also Gretel would be full of guilty!

... Or maybe he'll be fine. :P I'm sort of hoping for that, too.
Meh.Aloe 1st Jan 2012, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
Well I guess maybe they all have the potential to feel guilty, whether it be directly like Gretel, or less-directly.

Also it is sad that Hansel is constantly getting ignored by women-folk absorbed in sciencey things. AND NOW HE'S maybe DEAD.
view 1st Jan 2012, 2:39 PM edit delete reply
You're a bit more insightful than most. Shhh!
Fedora 1st Jan 2012, 7:51 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, there was likely a huge spike because someone posted Cheer on /b/ during the week. I am one of what I assume was many who sought it out, found your Hentai Foundry gallery, read the whole thing, and was subsequently led here. Your work is awesome, View. This is coming from someone who never comments but felt compelled to, stayed up until 5:30 am reading the entirety of Cheer and then this, and now has you bookmarked. Keep up the good work, sir. :)
view 1st Jan 2012, 2:39 PM edit delete reply
It also has an RSS feed!
cattservant 1st Jan 2012, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
Build it, and they will come!
Flyingimam 1st Jan 2012, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
the huge spike is because some lonely drunk guy posted 60 something pages of cheers on /b/ the other day, and after 30 mins or so someone posted your name and this website. I am proud to say I also found out about you via that thread. keep up the good work View. by the way what is that avatar of yours is supposed to be?

happy new year too :)
view 1st Jan 2012, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
Man, I dunno what the avatar is.
JasperWB 1st Jan 2012, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
I'm lame. I'm the only one who never questioned what your avatar was. It's like I missed out on a rite of passage!
cattservant 24th Feb 2012, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
Remembering the future... Panel 1; This is the gap that should have been minded!