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Comic Discussion => ALICE GROVE => Topic started by: Throg on 21 Sep 2014, 19:29

Title: What about the new comic??
Post by: Throg on 21 Sep 2014, 19:29
So...haven't been here in a while...so what's the scoop on the new comic on Thursday?
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: 94ssd on 21 Sep 2014, 20:43
I love how totally nonchalant that new comic announcement was.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: A_S00 on 21 Sep 2014, 21:38
So...haven't been here in a while...so what's the scoop on the new comic on Thursday?
Also wondering this, have been here lately.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: Kugai on 21 Sep 2014, 21:39
So say we all.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: ysth on 21 Sep 2014, 22:34
I remember seeing mention of it (or at least the possibility of it) somewhere before?  Maybe patreon?

UPDATE:  Yes:
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A WHOLE NEW COMIC OH MY GOSH
$3,000 per month
WHOA WHOA WHOA WHAAAAT

Yes, it's true. If we meet this goal, I will start publishing an all-new comic strip along side QC in the fall of 2014. This is something I've been thinking about for years, and Patreon can make this happen.

So do we share the same COMIC forum and have QCWCDT and XXWCDT threads?

Hoping for an indietits/city face inspired one :)
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: neurocase on 21 Sep 2014, 22:49
I'm thinkin' it's possibly going to be Sweet Tits based, but having said that, it won't be.

On-topic though: d'awwww. Blushy lil duckling.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Sep 2014, 00:11
If the Patreon comic is only for subscribers, I think it would be inappropriate to have a discussion thread about it here - most of the members won't be able to view the comic.

Poor Claire. I think Faye is being a bit unkind here, but then again that's Faye.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: jmucchiello on 22 Sep 2014, 01:47
If the Patreon comic is only for subscribers, I think it would be inappropriate to have a discussion thread about it here - most of the members won't be able to view the comic.
If it were Patreon only, why would he announce it under the comic and not include the caveat "but you won't see it if you aren't a Patreon for QC"?
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: Mlle Germain on 22 Sep 2014, 02:02
To me it also looks like the new comic would be free to read for everyone like QC because of this announcement. I just think Patreon backers have already had more information about the comic and the development process, right? (Maybe someone who is on Patreon can confirm; of course without divulging any secret information.)

Edit: I am not so sure anymore. I just checked the website again and the Patreon banner at the top explicitly lists the new comic as one of the things you get for subscribing. Furthermore, on Patreon it says that you will get access to the stretch goals for pledging at least 1$ a month - and the new comic is one of the stretch goals. Of course this is still ambiguous, but it could mean that the new comic is really just for Patreon backers. I would be very sad if this was the case.
Maybe if the new comic is really only accessible to those who pay, a few people could at least share their opinion on it with the forum (like a book review), so it would be easier to decide whether to subscribe or not?
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Sep 2014, 02:11
I believe it was a goal, that if he reached a certain level of funding, he would start another comic.

He has apparently reached said level of funding.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: techkid on 22 Sep 2014, 03:30
If the Patreon comic is only for subscribers, I think it would be inappropriate to have a discussion thread about it here - most of the members won't be able to view the comic.
The new comic will be live and free for all, but Patreon peoples get the sneak peeks (a couple of months back we saw most of the rough sketches, but even Jeph covered up the last panel). Short answer, it has nothing to do with QC, Deathmole or Sweet-Tits/Yelling Bird/Indietits. That is all :evil:

That being said, that is all that we saw of it thus far, until the big Twitter reveal today :(
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: Nepiophage on 22 Sep 2014, 08:12
If the Patreon comic is only for subscribers, I think it would be inappropriate to have a discussion thread about it here - most of the members won't be able to view the comic.
The new comic will be live and free for all, but Patreon peoples get the sneak peeks (a couple of months back we saw most of the rough sketches, but even Jeph covered up the last panel). Short answer, it has nothing to do with QC, Deathmole or Sweet-Tits/Yelling Bird/Indietits. That is all :evil:

That being said, that is all that we saw of it thus far, until the big Twitter reveal today :(

I'm one of JJ's patreon-patrons, and as far as I recall it will be called "Alice in Sunderland" who is an electrician. (Unless I dreamed this -- going back I can't find the reference.)
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: Socky on 22 Sep 2014, 11:25
If the Patreon comic is only for subscribers, I think it would be inappropriate to have a discussion thread about it here - most of the members won't be able to view the comic.
The new comic will be live and free for all, but Patreon peoples get the sneak peeks (a couple of months back we saw most of the rough sketches, but even Jeph covered up the last panel). Short answer, it has nothing to do with QC, Deathmole or Sweet-Tits/Yelling Bird/Indietits. That is all :evil:

That being said, that is all that we saw of it thus far, until the big Twitter reveal today :(

I'm one of JJ's patreon-patrons, and as far as I recall it will be called "Alice in Sunderland" who is an electrician. (Unless I dreamed this -- going back I can't find the reference.)

I don't know if we're meant to discuss it. But I believe the name had to change because it was taken. So we now know about as much as everyone else.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: ysth on 22 Sep 2014, 15:19
thedapperbear.com has been Jeph's for almost 6 years, but doesn't seem to be in use.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Sep 2014, 15:28
Re: Patreon, is there an express or understood agreement when you become a patron that you won't share any news you heard with non-patrons?
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: Castlerook on 22 Sep 2014, 15:45
I think its more like "I'm going to show you some stuff that you can tell people about but which isn't going to reveal too much". It's an open secret, but we only know as much as Jeph has shown us, for example the rough sketches from around July, but with the key part blocked by Jeph's hand.
We can talk about what we've seen, but at the same time there's an unwritten rule to not post pictures as a general courtesy.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Sep 2014, 15:51
Yeah, that sounds fair.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: FunkyTuba on 22 Sep 2014, 19:07
As others have said, I *think* the new comic will itself be as openly distributed as QC, but patreons get a little more behind-the-scenes stuff... sort of like the little extras that Jeph sometimes posts on his tumblr for QC.

The new comic I think would merit its own WCDT here until and unless Jeph decides to allow a different forum to be created.

Perhaps it would get its own subforum under COMIC? I'm going to guess that's going to be up to Jeph and/or the Mods
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: HauntingPoem on 22 Sep 2014, 19:30
I think FunkyTuba is correct. Untill a new forum or sub-forum is created for the new comic we'll just have to leave it to the mods to decide what to do. Oh and  :claireface: Is pretty damn cute when she blushes.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: trstn on 26 Sep 2014, 00:11
well let's dig:
Code: [Select]
# dig ALICEGROVE.COM @NS1.HOVER.COM
[..]
ALICEGROVE.COM.         900     IN      A       66.6.44.4

..that's tumblr .. that's a smart idea, but does not work that way (as long tumblr configures your site on their servers ...)
They have nice error pages ..

Jeph, I'm looking forward to the new comic  ;) and that you solve out the site stuff, good luck!

But this DNS magic made me smile :)

greetings from the depths of lurkverse,
trstn

EDIT  oct 1 2014: Ahh, it's a tumblr page. Nice.



Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: ysth on 30 Sep 2014, 23:59
Code: [Select]
# dig ALICEGROVE.COM @NS1.HOVER.COM
Useless use of root there.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: trstn on 01 Oct 2014, 04:48
Code: [Select]
# dig ALICEGROVE.COM @NS1.HOVER.COM
Useless use of root there.
Quasi correct! It's a VM and I stripped bash prompt before pasting... no roots have been harmed.

Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: jwhouk on 01 Oct 2014, 15:25
This is more directed at Paul: the link at the top that has the Alice Grove banner goes to QC, not to alicegrove.com.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: pwhodges on 01 Oct 2014, 15:35
Yes - I only changed the image (which was enough trouble, given that I don't have access to the server file system and so can only upload smileys...  :wink: ).  In any case, it will take me much longer to reprogram the page header (twice, because one theme has different base code from the others) to enable there to be two links from two images, and I need to check if that might also make future updates of the forum fail.  Honestly, I'm more likely to remove the link from there given that I have put explicit links in the forum list below.

I'll look at it soon.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: ankhtahr on 01 Oct 2014, 15:43
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http://forums.questionablecontent.net/Smileys/qc/QCAG2.jpg

I see what you did there  :-D
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: pwhodges on 01 Oct 2014, 15:46
Clunky (all the ../../.. stuff in the URL in the code or CSS - the themes do it differently), but hey, it works.  I've done something similar to give the mods their different star replacements as well.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Oct 2014, 03:21
I was being too pessimistic.  I've already sorted the links from the header images in the default theme, and the light one will follow shortly.  The "old" theme will be harder, though.

EDIT: light theme also done (not as similar as I thought, but no problem).  The "old" theme will definitely take more work, though; this reminds me of why I decided on moving to a new theme rather than continuing to improve the old one or using it as a base for alternatives!

EDIT_EDIT: old theme also done.  That was tricky, as the editing interface for the code chose to omit the specific line I needed to change!!!  I don't know why, but I managed to work round it without apparently breaking anything.  In passing I also fixed a bug that made two specific characters on the home page appear black instead of off-white.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: BenRG on 09 Oct 2014, 08:56
I've got to say, from the few strips so far, this has more the feel of a long-duration continuous visual novel than an episodic story like Questionable Content.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: drewdane on 28 Oct 2014, 07:21
I give up.  The comic seems nice and all, but I still can't get it to load most of the time.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: pwhodges on 28 Oct 2014, 07:34
At present it's just Tumblr pages, as far as I can tell (its IP address is in the range used by Tumblr).  Do you normally have trouble with Tumblr?
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: drewdane on 31 Oct 2014, 07:56
At present it's just Tumblr pages, as far as I can tell (its IP address is in the range used by Tumblr).  Do you normally have trouble with Tumblr?
I'm having issues with the Tumblr page as well.  It seems to work sometimes, but not even remotely consistently.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: pwhodges on 31 Oct 2014, 08:33
What I mean is, do you have issues with other Tumblr pages as well?  But the problem is almost certainly slow access to the server that supplies ads, as opposed to the comic itself; you can block this (and hence the delay) using AdBlock or some similar browser add-in; but if you do, then please consider using an alternative way to provide Jeph with the revenue he will lose.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: drewdane on 05 Mar 2015, 12:30
herpdy derp doodly
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Mar 2015, 12:57
Thank you for your bizarrefascinating contribution.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: explicit on 05 Mar 2015, 13:11
Quick! Does anybody speak derp!? He may need our help!
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: Zebediah on 05 Mar 2015, 15:08
Shern de shorn de herpdy derp doodly!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e7/The_Swedish_Chef.jpg)
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: Kugai on 05 Mar 2015, 20:01
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f50/Kugai2/Memes/VurtDaFurk.jpg)
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: drewdane on 06 Mar 2015, 07:42
Thank you for your bizarrefascinating contribution.
Edited a redundant post.
Title: Re: What about the new comic??
Post by: pwhodges on 06 Mar 2015, 08:27
This thread serves no current function whatever, and has been painlessly put to sleep. 
No posts were injured in the termination of this thread.