Jamison Trumpets

WeB^U Comics

May 20th, 2010 by DanielRGT

There’s a lot of things I’ve learned these past few years. First, it’s that shoeboxes do not make ample shoes. In fact, despite their name, they are quite uncomfortable and difficult to wear.

Second, I’ve learned that making webcomics is a hard business to be in. When it comes to video game webcomics, there’s a certain art of being able to portray a punchline and some sort of message about the video game in question in about 3 or 4 panels. There are some sites that, with a very high percentage of success, complete this in a way that is truly spectacular (e.g. Penny Arcade). Then there are other sites, with one in particular having a negative percentage of success, that fall flat on their face and, if there really is a merciful God, those sites fall under.

Just kidding though, because bad webcomic websites never fall under. The creator has some disillusioned fans who, for whatever reason, have stopped taking their meds and found the awful webcomic as a source of…something. It can’t really be identified as entertainment because by definition, entertainment is meant to be entertaining.

Certain webcomics (and I don’t intend to name any here, but I will tell you the one I’m talking about rhymes with Patrol, Palt, Pelete) have been going on for a long time with no rays of light, no tunnels of hope, no possible chance to become, at any point, an interesting or humorous webcomic. On the contrary, their stubborn attitude towards their critique digs them farther into the ground of awful writing, awful drawing, and 4 panels filled with nothing but nonsensical text (Sometimes you can see smidgeons of what could possibly be art, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet).

I don’t claim to be an expert in webcomics, but I do know a funny and interesting webcomic when I see one. First off, we should go over some of the basics of what makes a webcomic interesting. Webcomics, much like you’re regular run-of-the-mill comics, involve the use of art and text to portray a funny joke, an interesting tidbit, or artsy-schmartsy something-or-other. That’s right, webcomics don’t necessarily need to be funny to be in anyway a good webcomic. If it’s interesting to a particular group of people, and one can see how one might feel that way, then overall it’s probably an ok webcomic.

The most well received webcomics tend to be the ones that are funny, because often times when one thinks of comics they think of the “funny pages” in the newspaper. This means that these webcomics follow a general formula. Generally there are 3 or 4 panels, and the first 2 (or 3) will be used as some sort of set-up or lead-in into what is eventually going to be a great punchline. Sometimes, punchlines can appear in the middle panels, and the last panel can be a sort of resolution or funny comment on it. Penny Arcade does this a lot.

Like I said, I’m not expert in webcomics so I’m being fairly (very) vague here. But even the common idiot can understand what I am trying to say. Namely, I’m trying to say that humor webcomics are meant to be in, some form or another, humorous. There is many a recommendation to do this, and here are just a few:

1. KEEP TEXT TO A MINIMUM

This is not to say that you shouldn’t use text in your webcomics, but really try and make every word count for something. There are so many comics that just have bubbles of useless text that really need not exist. There’s one in particular that if it removed it’s 4 panels of War & Peace sized text, it would improve significantly (mostly because your brain would not be melting because of the awful quality of writing).

Text is a good thing, just not in excess. If you have a lot of text, there better be a damn good reason for it.

2. BE FUNNY

It goes without saying that if you are trying to make people laugh, odds are you should try and be funny. Jokes have things called punchlines, which is usually the part where the person laughs. If you’re writing a comic and you’re not able to pinpoint the punchline of your comic, you are doing something wrong.

Also, when someone asks you where your punchline is and you respond with, “Every panel is a punchline!” You are most certainly an idiot and an awful webcomic creator and should probably find a new profession immediately (such as politician).

3. DO NOT NAME CHARACTERS ETHAN

That name really sucks, you know?

4. CHARACTERS (SURPRISE!) NEED TO HAVE CHARACTER

Characters (as their name implies) have character. What this means is that they have a personality, they have strengths and weaknesses. A character who is just some wacky, brainless, can’t-do-everyday-things is not a character, he’s a mentally challenged person that requires medical help.

This is not to say that I look down on mentally challenged people, but it’s never in good taste to poke fun at them. They can’t really help it, you know? To base a series off of an idiotic character who is completely incapable of doing anything right, much less string together a coherent punchline, is just in poor taste.

Also, to write this character as someone so stupid that, much like an amazing game of Tetris, all the blocks fall into place for them to receive countless royalties, treasures, and what pirates call “booty.”

These are but some of the things to keep in mind when making a webcomic. You might notice that, without mentioning any names, I have singled out a particular awful webcomic in this post. A webcomic so horrible, so evil, that words appearing on syndicated television could not describe it (though blaring profanities could!). A webcomic so awful, that it’s mere mention makes people see nothing but flashes of pure white rage before their eyes. A webcomic so dumb, that only the dumbest and lowest of human beings could appreciate it for what it truly is. A webcomic so poorly written, that Stephenie Meyer constantly dines with its creator on weekends to discuss awful writing, and all awful writing related materials. A webcomic so poorly drawn, that my artists rendition of a falcon (as in the bird) dressed up as a clown (as in the circus) is far beyond what this webcomic’s creator could ever produce. A webcomic so disillusioned that the creator has created a fantasy world in which he is great, wonderful, and awesome and all the others who critique his webcomic as horrible have no idea what they speak of. “They’re simply jealous of my genius,” is probably something he says frequently.

Yes you may have noticed I was singling this webcomic out. I have to respond, however, with a simple, “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

Now See Here Whippahsnappah…

October 3rd, 2009 by DanielRGT

Whippersnapper is a word commonly used by old people to refer to young people that are, purportedly, “on their lawn” or “ruining their begonias.” Why am I even telling you this? Because yesterday, while in my dorm, I got into a row with a guy (I’m a college student, so of course he is in fact a college student as well). The row had nothing to do with anything important, I simply got the last bag of chips that he wanted.

Anyway, short story even shorter, he called me a faggot. I’m used to this as I call people faggots all the time, so it’s not hard to imagine what being called one is like. I told him that I’m sorry but I got there first, blah blah blah, I was super polite.

He then said this exact phrase, and I assure you I am not shitting you:

“Stupid whippahsnappahs taking my fuckin’ bags uh’ chips.”

I was in disbelief because I couldn’t really believe he called me a whippersnapper. Nobody in their right mind calls another fellow college student a whippersnapper. Hell, the whippersnapper phase is making its way out for old people even. If you were to go to an old person and say the word whippersnapper they would most definitely say, “Whippersnapper? What are you some sort of faggot (fagget)?”

This also verifies my theory that old people are getting cooler and cooler as time passes.

Bonus opportunities on Credit Cards

August 10th, 2007 by DanielRGT

There’s nothing like an initial bonus opportunity when getting a new credit card. This is a perfect opportunity to use your purchase. If you use it, it increases your points, which you can use on future purchases.
Always do your research before paying for something with your card. Look at the comparison, take your time, and compare purchases. Always look at the point value of the card, not the cost of the card. If you are going to spend big on the card, get a sign up bonus first to help your use the card.

 


Watch the interest rate on credit cards. Many people are caught off guard when they find a card with a low interest rate. In fact, a lot of people find they can’t get a better rate than this. Even if a card with a higher interest rate is available, make sure you get one before you start using the card for purchases.
Do your research on the amount of credit you have available on your card. Review your credit reports and know your credit limit. If you’re not using your card, you’ll go over the credit limit and get cut off from your cards. After all, no one wants to spend their money on a card that is closed!
Pay off all of the debt you owe on your cards to any card that has a low balance transfer fee, and apply for a balance transfer fee-free card. Pay off your other cards first, then apply for a balance transfer fee-free card.

What is a credit-builder?
A credit-builder is a credit card where you can pay to build a good credit rating. So far, credit-builders have no limit on the number of cards that can be built, but they do have an annual fee. They are usually cash-back credit cards. The key to building a good credit rating is to use your credit as much as you can. Let’s say that you want a credit rating of 720. If you are shopping around for a credit card that will give you a rating of 720, you have to evaluate the card you’re considering and you have to take into account the terms of your credit cards. We suggest starting by visiting this website at https://www.sofi.com/credit-card/.

Some of the things you should think about are the length of your credit history (think about it from the perspective of your last purchase), how much you pay in interest per month, and if your credit is good or bad (good means it hasn’t been delinquent). You’ll have to shop around for credit-building credit cards to see which ones you’ll be happy with. But if you’re buying your first card to get the best rate for your first purchase, try to evaluate the terms of the credit-builder’s program, and you may find a card that fits your needs. It may not be worth it to jump ship and give your good credit a bad rating.

Now that you’ve looked at the main points of a credit-builder, let’s look at some examples. Some of these cards may be familiar to some readers. Some, may be completely new to you.

Jamison Trumpets: The Blog of Daniel Rivera
Home - RSS
Site design by Kirk Sigmon
buy windows 8 personalization enabler key cheap,buy windows 8 crack key key online,Windows 8 Activator,cheap Windows 7 Ultimate Activation Key buy Windows 8.1 Product Key Finder 2014 key online,buy windows 8 build 9200 activator free download key online,buy Windows 8 Activator key cheap,buy How to Activate Windows 8 For Free key cheap,cheap Windows 8 Professional Activation Key download buy Keyword key online,buy linux server software key cheap,buy windows crack key online,Windows Server 2012 Standard Activation Key buy windows office 2013 professional cheap,cheap ms office 365,ms office 2010 cheap download,download visio,buy office 2013 package cheap,buy office 2013 package cheap buy download office 2013 with product key cheap,2013 office product key,office 2013 for free download cheap download,ms office pro cheap download,microsoftproject free office trial,buy office 2010 access cheap,office 2013 online download cheap download,ms office professional Windows 8 Professional,buy Windows 7 key cheap,Windows 8 Enterprise Activation Key,buy small business server key cheap,cheap windows 8.1 buy Windows 8.1 loader 2013 key cheap,buy Windows 8.1 Permanent Activator free 2013 key cheap,buy Activate Windows 8 PRO and Enterprise Build 9200 key online,cheap Windows 7 Home Basic Activation Key download,cheap Windows 7 Professional SP1 Activation Key download buy windows server upgrade key cheap,buy windows 8 pro build 9200 product key key cheap,buy Download Kms Activator Windows 8 Build 8400 key online,buy windows 8 personalization working key cheap buy office 2010 home & business cheap,office software free cheap download,download of office 2013,is visio part of office 2013,buy windows office 2007 cheap buy office 365 office 2013 cheap,office download 2010,buy windows office professional cheap,office standard 2010,buy office professional plus 2013 cheap office pro 2013 plus cheap download,buy free download office word cheap,buy office home 2013 cheap,cheap latest ms office 2013 free download cheap free download office word 2013,where can i download office 2013,buy office 2013 trial version free download cheap,cheap outlook 2007 office pro 2013 plus cheap download,buy free download office word cheap,buy office home 2013 cheap,cheap latest ms office 2013 free download buy windows server learning key online,upgrade windows server,buy windows server 2008 requirements key online,data center windows 8 pro crack,cheap windows 8 pro download,Windows 7 activator free Download,buy windows 7 activation crack key cheap,buy windows 2003 servers key online,buy windows 2003 servers key online buy windows server 2008 enterprise key online,cheap Windows 7 Ultimate Activation Key download,windows business server,buy Windows 7 Pro & Enterprise 32 bit and 64 bit activator key cheap,buy windows 10 free activator key cheap