Archive for September, 2008

Once Upon a Time…

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Welcome, weary internet traveler. Come take off your coat, shake the dust and spam from your feet, and sit down by the fire. No, not in the fire—over here. Good.

Come join us as we delve into the storied past of a two unlikely companions thrown together by fate and plot-convenience, and watch as they grow and mature through many adventures. Will a small dragon finally find the one thing that can make him truly happy? Will a princess overcome her abysmally low self-esteem, and grasp the courage that was insider her all along? Will they discover a peculiar stone with the words Do Not Eat inscribed on the bottom? Only time will tell…

Anyway, Rosemary and I hope you enjoy this twice-weekly amalgamation of webcomic and children’s picture book. Make sure to check back on Thursday to meet our second protagonist. (Or, technically, you could meet the second protagonist early by visiting the cast page.)

On Death

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

As the Philosopher once said, “Death is a tasty cookie.”

It has been argued by some that he meant the transition to what could be described as unlife was a pleasant one, while others believe he simply enjoyed killing people. What I think he was actually getting at, however, is that death is an audience attractor. Just like offering free cookies at some not-so-enticing place of business, such as a laundromat or prison.

Anyway, this practice of advertising through mortality rates is somewhat annoying. For example, how often have you heard that you need to “Tune in to the Season Finale!” because they promise the death of a main character? Is that the only useful marketing tool they can think of now? Why not something less morbid, like “Watch next week as Susan contacts a long-lost friend!” Or even “Don’t miss the next episode, where Herbert discovers a herd of cows… in his attic!” These family-friendly plot twists are much better solutions to the basic problem of audience retention, don’t you agree?

Thank you for your time.

P.S. Jezebel may fall to her death in the next couple of pages. Don’t miss an episode!