Posted Monday, October 25, 2004 10:00:33 PM by Big John
Hi, I'm Big John, and I'm a webcomic addict.
I never thought this would happen to me personally. Oh, I have seen the host of webcomics available, and even read Sinfest pretty often, but all the others I ran across tended to make me recoil in horror. I thought, "Hey, newspapers ARE useful for something! They filter out all this dreck!"
Unfortunately for me, Sturgeon's Law says that "90% of everything is crud", and since there are literally thousands of webcomics, there must therefore be very many good webcomics. In other words, only the law of averages was saving me.
I have a geek's brain, and like a squirrel, that brain eventually gets into everything. I had accidentally come across one more good comic, Freefall, and I noticed that the author had a page recommending other webcomics. Piqued, I visited one. Amazing! It was actually a GOOD one! I hadn't had to search or anything!
At that point it was far, far too late for me. It seemed that every comic on that list was better than the last, and soon I discovered that some of them had their own recommends, and so I was led on and on, down that old slippery slope...
Well, you get the picture. Suddenly the real world of webcomics was revealed to me. "So what?" you say? Yeah, I said that too, but try saying that to a finger with an insane compulsion to repeatedly click the "Next" button. Fingers don't have ears.
See my problem? "Webwork time" - "Webcomic time" = "Broke loser". So what I'm asking is, where is the support group for (supposedly) recovering webcomic-aholics? Is this a need too new to have engendered a societal response? Is there any hope, or should I just stop fighting it and submit to assimilation?
Oh my aching eyeballs...
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