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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #100 on: 28 Apr 2010, 16:33 »

I'm okay with it.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #101 on: 29 Apr 2010, 06:29 »

For me it was the last panel of this strip
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #102 on: 06 May 2010, 03:15 »

onetwothree...
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #103 on: 06 May 2010, 03:33 »

d'awwwwww

But there's menace in dem bushes, missus.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #104 on: 06 May 2010, 22:21 »

It is ok! The Enchanted Pencil Mildred will save the day!
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #105 on: 07 May 2010, 03:33 »

Yeah that makes me wonder if it's gonna wind up being one of them "NO MILDRED, THE MAGIC WAS IN YOU ALL ALONG" things and set up a magical Mildred vs the obviously up to no good and possibly demonic Erin at some point in the future.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #106 on: 07 May 2010, 03:34 »

Clarification: That would be totally awesome.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #107 on: 12 May 2010, 01:12 »

Oh man the last three strips have been gold. Mildred's parents ensured a punchline in every panel, and the last two have been Ryan at his best. Seems like Allison's really hitting his stride with these.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #108 on: 12 May 2010, 21:37 »

Make it last four
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #109 on: 17 May 2010, 21:40 »

Ehhh, this better lead into something good.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #110 on: 18 May 2010, 10:24 »

It already has. Don't you remember those "animals" in the sketch?
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #111 on: 18 May 2010, 10:40 »

See that is what I was thinking it was gonna be about, but it sort of feels like this page is a little unnecessary?
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #112 on: 18 May 2010, 10:45 »

Well, we don't know how the cricket pavillion caught fire yet.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #113 on: 18 May 2010, 11:59 »

I believe we were given a pretty big clue here. Then again, I could be wrong, I am just assuming that we are seeing the smouldering near the building and that it is the cricket pavilion.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #114 on: 25 May 2010, 17:32 »

The determined, semi-crazy look in Sonny's eye in the last panel of today's strip is fantastic.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #115 on: 25 May 2010, 19:39 »

Ah, that newspaper clipping reminds me of the great old incompetent Tackleford establishment of the past.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #116 on: 21 Jul 2010, 04:04 »

Oh nooooooo :(
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #117 on: 14 Sep 2010, 06:53 »

So I guess John A is taking a break from BM after this arc. I'm bugged because I grew to love this comic and thought it would lead to endless possibilities because the cast would grow older over time. I was vaguely hoping that this would become something which you could literally live with for many years, in the manner that I did growing up with the cast of Bobbins and eventually SGR. However, I'm sure these characters will return since they all inhabit the same universe. I'm also sure that whatever he chooses to do next will be great.

I sort of feel like the long story arcs and cast of kids meant it was always going to be a tough sell to the webcomic audience, which is attracted by sex and profanity first and foremost. With Esther going off to university, I guess that we're going to be in that kind of territory again, which will hopefully make it more commercially viable as a project.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #118 on: 14 Sep 2010, 10:04 »

John A never gets the love he deserves. It's a constant source of chagrin that a great deal of his blog/news posts involve him talking about how his various projects have been moderate failures and he needs to rethink. It's also quite apparent that he's got a pretty serious distaste for the "sell t-shirts to make comics" webcomix business model. I hope he has far more luck in print, although I worry about BM's ability to connect with kids. Maybe I'm not giving kids enough credit, but I feel like John A's style is a little too dry and verbose for young tastes?
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #119 on: 14 Sep 2010, 10:55 »

without hesitation I would describe Bad Machinery as the best webcomic on the internet right now that I'm aware of, except for perhaps Achewood in its prime. If he started going all Bryan Lee O'Malley with Bad Machinery I would buy every volume. Twice.

I also introduced my 11 year old sister to Bad Machinery and she loves it! I mean, she listens to Justin Bieber and was belting Teenage Dream in her room this morning! If it's not too dry and verbose for my sister it shouldn't be too dry and verbose for anyone
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #120 on: 14 Sep 2010, 15:54 »

without hesitation I would describe Bad Machinery as the best webcomic on the internet right now that I'm aware of, except for perhaps Achewood in its prime. If he started going all Bryan Lee O'Malley with Bad Machinery I would buy every volume. Twice.

I think Homestuck is better. That would be harder to do in print though.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #121 on: 29 Sep 2010, 23:07 »

last comic for a while is up! I'm gonna miss it, Jack was really growing on me
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #122 on: 05 Nov 2010, 17:39 »

Jesus Shit the most recent "Giant Days" is so, so good. Every panel, guys.

"Oh no, she's gesture illiterate!"

"I just wanted to tell you what time it is...

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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #123 on: 05 Nov 2010, 20:49 »

Why do I love Daisy so much?
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #124 on: 06 Nov 2010, 03:31 »

"Flipping hell, what's in this thing? Nazi gold?"

Third comic in and I'm already enjoying it.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #125 on: 07 Nov 2010, 09:52 »

New avatarrrr
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #126 on: 11 Nov 2010, 21:23 »

newest one is awesome, love the record on ester's matches
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #127 on: 12 Nov 2010, 11:38 »

Did I catch a Riki-Oh reference in the strip where the Head Girls reveal their fighting abilities?

"You should realise that the warden of a prison must have the strongest kung-fu!"
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #128 on: 16 Dec 2010, 13:32 »

Since coming back from that brief BM hiatus, John A is killing it.

Every panel is so great. I'm in love all over again.
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« Reply #129 on: 07 Apr 2011, 12:56 »

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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #130 on: 08 Apr 2011, 20:01 »

I am very much enjoying getting to read Bad Machinery five times a week, I am very much enjoying Bad Machinery
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #131 on: 11 Apr 2011, 08:50 »

Excellent British Machinery.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #132 on: 11 Apr 2011, 08:50 »

Pretty Good Machinery.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #133 on: 11 Apr 2011, 09:27 »

Fair to Moderate Machinery.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #134 on: 11 Apr 2011, 10:00 »

Pretty Good Machinery.

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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #135 on: 13 Apr 2011, 22:16 »

Little Claire for President... of my heart  :mrgreen:
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #136 on: 13 Apr 2011, 22:24 »

Love Little Claire, she needs to be used extra sparingly, though.
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« Reply #137 on: 14 Apr 2011, 05:12 »

So, I thought bad machinery was going to end?

Apparently not. Mr. Allison commented on my blog post citing that it won't be!

Not sure if that is news to anyone else. I for one am extremely pleased.  :mrgreen:
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #138 on: 14 Apr 2011, 21:59 »

What made you think that it was going to end?
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #139 on: 14 Apr 2011, 23:44 »

John A wrote a blog-post a while ago about how Bad Machinery wasn't picking up new readers and asking people whether they thought it was worth continuing and what changes to pacing etc. they thought he might make to attract newbies.
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« Reply #140 on: 16 Apr 2011, 00:34 »

Ok, I was mucking around and I made these, if anyone wants them:

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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #141 on: 16 Apr 2011, 11:18 »

Definitely would, if I didn't already have the best BM related avatar already
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« Reply #142 on: 17 Apr 2011, 00:00 »

The best thing about thinking of the voices of any SGR characters is when you remember that Tackleford is in Yorkshire.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #143 on: 17 Apr 2011, 05:25 »

I was so pleased when I realised that, I always thought they were on the wrong side of the Pennines.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #144 on: 17 Apr 2011, 22:20 »

Holy shit John Allison's royal wedding coasters.



The lower right. Is so brilliant. I love that man.
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« Reply #145 on: 17 Apr 2011, 22:54 »

She wouldn't miss it even for High Tea.
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #146 on: 18 Apr 2011, 18:50 »

He epitomised William so hard there, he epitomised the shit out of him
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #147 on: 10 May 2011, 21:04 »

Little Claire, how could you?
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Re: Bad Machinery
« Reply #148 on: 10 May 2011, 21:59 »

I love her backpack. Ith fantathtic.
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« Reply #149 on: 09 Jan 2013, 21:11 »

The new one took a turn I did not expect. Since I can't find a forum for John Allison, I say to you here: Yikes.
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