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03:29 pm - The Fourth-and-a-Half of Many Pimpings
I haven't had the time to compose a new blog post, but there are many things what need pimping, so here is a post for that purpose.

First of all, you really must read our interview with Teddy Dunn. It's pretty fantastic. He has a very different view of Duncan from the rest of us. Plus, he talks about Kristen's pranks on the set, working with Kyle Secor, and HoYay. (Also, metabetasome people were under the impression that I was using some sort of communal "our" in relation to Mars Investigations. I'm not. I actually work on the website. My writing appears on it. As do about five thousand commas, dashes, colons, hyphens, and semicolons I'm responsible for.)

Staying on the Veronica Mars theme, I'd like to give my enthusiastic pimpproval to rat_slaves, the meta analysis community for VM and other Rob Thomas works, in the vein of mutant_allies. This is for all you people who feel the need to read and write essays comparing VM to Othello, The Brothers Karamazov, and Dude, Where's My Car? It's also a good way to keep track of whatever ohimesamamama writes, because she's quite frankly the most brilliant writer about all things VM there is. Granted, I haven't seen a lot else, but I'm fairly certain she has few rivals. The only person I can think of who comes close is depudor on TWoP, but she can be a bitch sometimes, whereas Mars is a marshmallow.

I may have had other things I needed to pimp, but since I can't remember, I will move on to the non-VM pimp. Yes, it happens.

Count Your Sheep. One of my very favorite webcomics, and it would be even if I weren't old online buddies with adis_sheep, its creator. I read Sluggy Freelance, Sinfest, and Penny Arcade, so I know a good webcomic when I see one. And speaking of PA, CYS was nominated for many of the same awards it was in one of the recent webcomics awards.

It started out simple, in June of 2003:

6/11/03

Very soon, it was already laugh-out-loud funny:

9/17/03

It even tackled more adult topics, unseen in comics about a little girl and her imaginary sheep friend:

10/1/04

Yet, it still had pathos:

10/29/04

Sometimes, it brought a tear to my eye:

12/15/04

But at its heart, it was still a ridiculously cute comic about a little girl being raised by a single mother:

1/24/05

Far more clever than any comic written by someone whose first language isn't English has any right to be:

4/15/05

adis_sheep is going to be famous one day, folks. I'm just trying to help you get in on the ground floor. Join countyoursheep. Read Count Your Sheep. It will brighten your day like whoa.

And now, I leave you with the most popular CYS strip of all time.

2/4/04
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From:amberlynne
Date:April 18th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
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I may have to start using oh, bruised pergatory in my everyday conversations. Heh.

And YAY! More Teddy Dunn!
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From:metabeta
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
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DUDE! Are you kidding me?! I just re-discovered Count Your Sheep today from a link on capnnick's diary. I've been reading the ones I've missed for the last hour and why did I ever stop reading this webcomic? I'm insane.

Yes, yes, I know, you write on the site NOW. Looking back, I don't know how I could have missed it, that About Site page is so very Poltyian.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Most of that page is wyk, but I wrote most of the bios. alliterator is responsible for mine, though. I wonder if you can pick out the ones I didn't write. There are three, besides mine.
From:metabeta
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, a game.

I'm going to guess you didn't write...mrhooks, jb88 and...hmm...alliterator? or misskiwi. Maybe.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
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I did not write jb88 or alliterator. I did write mrhooks and misskiwi. One more. (But good job! Two on your first try.)
From:metabeta
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
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geniusblonde?
From:metabeta
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
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grim squeaker, I meant. This is hard, man. I know how you write and geniusblonde does have "OMG" in it but...hm.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
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You should know I OMG all the time now, in an ironic fashion.

And I totally wrote grim squeaker's. She's the newest one. I was commissioned.

If you read the first two posts in this thread of ours, I think you'll figure it out.
From:metabeta
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
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Ahhh, is it wykbbb herself?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
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Yes, yes it is.

It should also be noted that spacecitymarc's was somewhat of a collaborative effort, in that he provided the fodder and inspired the template.

(Too bad he didn't go for my original.)
From:metabeta
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
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I win forever! *victory comment*
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
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God no! I'm totally The Alona Tal Fanboy!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 21st, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
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For that, you rule. I mean, I think that Alona's going to be great. And she's very pretty.

Anyway, at least you guys finally know who plays Shelly Pomeroy, as she will finally get something to say in episode 21.

== BearDogg-X ==
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 21st, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
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She is very pretty.

Shelly gets a line? Dude! Maybe we'll put her character bio back up.

Also, I know that info isn't a big deal, but for future reference, my journal is a spoiler-free environment. Thanks.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 21st, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
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Sorry, didn't know.

== BearDogg-X ==
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From:glasseseater
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC)
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that's what I miss most about having my own computer. I'm missing all my comics.
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From:cran
Date:April 18th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
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Veronica Mars? What is this Veronica Mars of which you speak? I don't think I've ever heard of it before!

(mrhooks is the one sending me the episodes!)

That comic is really great. I'm going to add it to my friends page for sure.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 18th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
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Cool, good for mrhooks! Small world. Heh.

CYS is indeed great. I lurve it with all my squee.

Adrian needs to figure out how to get it syndicated, though. It would make it easier to keep up with, although I do enjoy his little messages about the strips, so it's worth going to the site directly.
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From:cran
Date:April 18th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I realized it wasn't syndicated after I posted my comment. I'm adding the site itself to my favorites, though! I find a lot of comics derivative and unfunny (pretty much every one that appears in my local newspaper, for example), so it's nice to find good ones online.

mrhooks posts at the SaveWonderfalls boards, too. See, he has good taste in TV!
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From:ohimesamamama
Date:April 18th, 2005 10:38 pm (UTC)
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CYS is adorable. The recommendation makes me blush a whoooooole lot. Thank you!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 18th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Hee. Your icon is appropriate. Yes, you!

I think you'd appreciate CYS quite a bit, having a little daughter whose name is almost Katie!

Do I know why you're called Mars? Is it short for Marsha?
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From:ohimesamamama
Date:April 18th, 2005 11:24 pm (UTC)
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Mars is short for Martha. I claimed for twenty years you couldn't shorten "Martha", but it happened. Oddly, I've been "Mars" for years before VM. It's a nice coincidence.
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From:anaid_rabbit
Date:April 18th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Yay for the second part of the interview! ^^ *is silly but proud fangirl*
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From:vonniek
Date:April 18th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Dude. You made me join rat_slaves. Like I need to have any more inducement to obsess about the show. Sigh.

(There's already some good, meaty analysis in the community. Neat.)
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From:alliterator
Date:April 19th, 2005 01:03 am (UTC)
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Hee. Okay, I added CYS to my webcomics list - I already read Sluggy, Penny Arcade, Ctr+Alt+Del, Shortpacked!, Bruno the Bandit, and Commisioned, but alright.
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From:foresthouse
Date:April 19th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
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LOVE THE SHEEEEEEP. "Oh, bruised purgatory!"
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 19th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
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We've discussed that, but we're keeping them where they are right now. In the future, we plan to expand the "Behind the Scenes" portion of the site, and then that will get its own link in the menu, but we don't want to give the interviews their own link right now. They're easily found in the "About the show" section, since they're about people in the show.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 28th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
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By the way...take a look at the site now.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 28th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
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No, just go to the main page. See if you notice anything different.
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From:ashfae
Date:April 28th, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
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...darn you, Sunil! Do you know how many webcomics I already read?!? *stalks off to add this one to the list, grumbling to disguise the amusement*
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From:aurora77
Date:April 28th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
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CYS was an instant classic. It is, in my opinion, one of the very best strips I've ever seen. And I'm not just counting webcomics here.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 28th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
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I would be inclined to agree with you there. It's ridiculously good.
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From:qthe3rd
Date:April 28th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
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I would love to see CYS in newspaper funny pages. It would keep me buying the paper on Sundays...for that matter, everyday.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:April 28th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
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The problem is it really needs to be in color for its full effect. I can't even imagine Katie and Ship in anything but that lovely blue.

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