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Milestones, a comic ending, and lots of interviews!

skoolmunkee at 3:02AM, Nov. 19, 2009

kitsunesan's Will and Toyko has ended this week, at 274 pages. He says he is taking a break from comics, but let's hope he comes back soon!

The Mystery of the Golden Edge by ERasER has reached its 25th comic! Congrats!

Ashveira's The Asim Stone has reached 100 pages!

Reaching 75 pages this weekend is AGENCY by JediAnn Solo! She says that the story is barely beginning- so a good time to jump in?

Eduds tells me that Life and (Maybe) Death of Ed reached 350 strips this week! And “To celebrate it, the comic will be totally revamped in a new fully custom style. More details (but not many) at the milestone special page.”

On Wednesday, cirienphoenix's Such is Life made it to 100 pages! “We're currently running 5-days-in-a-row update because I'm talking about a car accident I just had, but usually we're funny and not emo-drama kids, haha.” Oh come on, car accidents can be funny and emo. :]

Guys! Maybe you didn't notice the newspost earlier this week? We've got 3 brand-spanking new Drunk Duck interviews posted for your reading pleasure! They're all pretty interesting, and I will be so very disappointed in all of you who don't read them!

The Very First Weekly Interview Newspost!

Hey guys! This week rather than spacing the interviews out (we have three!) I've decided to post them all on Sunday, give them their own newspost, and let you guys have at it. I do hope you enjoy reading these- they're fun for people to do and get people a bit of exposure! The forums don't track views/reads, so a special thank you to everyone who replies to the interviews with some comments or thoughts!

So here you guys go- you've got a week to check them out (they only take 5-10 minutes each to read!) and then hopefully we will have some new ones! I liken it to everyone they envied with in their high school years. The inexplicably popular kids, the beautiful people, the innately charismatic, etc. Vicarious power and beauty fantasies. Maybe we can call it Meg Griffon syndrome. Heck, look at the sheer amount of celebrity worship that exists in American society. “Leave Brittney alone!”

Point being, I find those kind of things typically boring and paint by numbers. If its not a tired anime cliche, or a sparkling sissy metrosexual vampire, then its a third rate Tolkien knock off. These things were good before they were done to death! Vampires were halfway decent at one point before Anne Rice f'ed them up with gaudy but somehow socially approved necrophiliac fantasies. Give me Max Schreck in Nosferatu anyday.

Seriously, why spiders? I don't have a special way to describe it, save this. Where the average person goes into pants messing terror whenever something comes a crawlin', I become completely fascinated. I suppose there's a brain wrinkle missing for me. In a richer life, I would have gone onto higher education to become an arachnologist. I'm also a shaman, with spider as my totem. I've loved them since just past the time I learned to walk.

Anyway, spiders provide an interesting outlook about humanity, if you think about it. Take those people who say they love all animals or the kind who think the best of everyone else. Now add knee jerk revulsion and suddenly all the rules and principles we hold are so much inconvenience. Kill it, smash it, destroy it, it's scary, horrifying, and gonna get me. I've heard it all before.

Spiders are the amongst the ranks of the non-cute animals that are just trying to get through life. Despite these creatures serve a vital purpose in our world, many prefer they didn't exist. And sometimes, some of us play the role of a petty god and remove them from the equation for violating our senses.

Arachnid Goddess' main character, Ahab, is an outcast. She has no friends, her life is going nowhere, and generally, she's not pretty to look at. But at least until provoked, she's not hurting anyone and just wants to be left alone. Over the course of the story, it is shown she has many subtle qualities similar to spiders. She has a right to lead her life as she wants, but she really doesn't fit much with other people.



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