Comic 196 - Filling in the Past

13th Jan 2012, 11:49 PM in Filling in the Past
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view 13th Jan 2012, 11:49 PM edit delete
This is an SWF instead of a gif, because the gif for something 1024 pixels high is almost 5 megs.

EDIT: It appears that this SWF, which I made in Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, is incompatible with many Adobe Flash Player Plugins. Par for the course, I suppose.

It's just the cover for this new chapter. It's not really worth seeing.

This chapter starts with a flashback! wheeee!

There will be another page tomorrow, because I don't like a day delay on a cover.


JasperWB 13th Jan 2012, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
Odd. Flashback you say? I guess this has something to do with robot equality then? Or a cult that committed mass suicide?

Also, this keeps making my flash plugin crash. It's updated but it doesn't like this page it seems.
tteclod 14th Jan 2012, 12:53 AM edit delete reply
Works fine on my droid phone. Bite me, Apple.
JasperWB 14th Jan 2012, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
I dislike Apple. I haven't used anything they made since the flavored Macintosh computers. My phone can load it as well but it's hard for me to use. My hands shake like I'm 70 years old trying to push touchscreen buttons.
tteclod 14th Jan 2012, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
That's why I got the slide phone.
Tenchirizu 14th Jan 2012, 12:34 AM edit delete reply
Now that is a neat graphic for the chapter cover.

It does seem to make the plugin crash though. I just opened the image in a separate window, that worked fine. Can't wait for the next page. Keep up the good work.
view 14th Jan 2012, 1:02 AM edit delete reply
I have no idea why it crashes. There is literally no script or anything.
JasperWB 14th Jan 2012, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
It's weird. When this page is open, anything using flash will not work. But then I close it and everything comes back. I know exactly shit about swfs and flash but maybe it's something stupid like how one value entered wrong in code breaks the whole machine.
Tenchirizu 14th Jan 2012, 12:36 AM edit delete reply
Also, don't know why but it reminds me of the laughing man..haha
view 14th Jan 2012, 1:03 AM edit delete reply
That's on purpose. When the robots were trying to argue for their freedom, they drew on the entrenched memes. The pieces of human culture which served their purpose.
Tenchirizu 14th Jan 2012, 1:18 AM edit delete reply
Well then, that makes sense. I like that.
view 14th Jan 2012, 1:40 AM edit delete reply
(It'll be a lot more clear in the next few pages - it is an in-comic thing.)
JasperWB 14th Jan 2012, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
Well it works fine. Then it crashes. Then it comes back. No, nothing is ever normal for me lol
Archduke 14th Jan 2012, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
Ah, so the trollish smiley emblazoned on Jim's shirt actually has a meaning...
JasperWB 14th Jan 2012, 3:12 AM edit delete reply
Yeah I thought it was a monkey's head all along. I liked it...
view 14th Jan 2012, 3:27 AM edit delete reply
It's a robot head... :(
JasperWB 14th Jan 2012, 4:58 AM edit delete reply
Could it be a robot monkey?..
Archduke 14th Jan 2012, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
It's a robot smiley
Archduke 14th Jan 2012, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
With a hint of pedo
JasperWB 14th Jan 2012, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
...It was more fun when it was a monkey...
cattservant 14th Jan 2012, 1:37 AM edit delete reply
Remembering the exiles...
doe 14th Jan 2012, 3:46 AM edit delete reply
it keeps crashing and i can't view it
view 14th Jan 2012, 3:53 AM edit delete reply
That's so weird... well, it's just the robot smiley face with some words cycling around it.
cattservant 14th Jan 2012, 4:05 AM edit delete reply
Could this technical problem be the first faint sign of the Rise Of The Machines?!!
LazyRanger 8th Sep 2012, 10:28 PM edit delete reply
This page crashed my browser.

Twice. :P

Had to close the tab and load it in a different browser. :/
view 8th Sep 2012, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
I don't know why it does that. It's built in an Adobe product, displaying in an Adobe product, and it's not even freaking complicated!
█████ 15th Feb 2016, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
Oooh. Nifty cover.
rf#5479 21st Apr 2020, 9:46 AM edit delete reply
Sad to know that this is the last year people will able to see this before flash support is removed from major browsers.