New Comics Every Weekday - Written by T Campbell & Phil Kahn - Illustrated by John & Jason Waltrip
The voices of the people have been heard, and the font has been changed to something easier to read.
Whats with the liffffp?
You got fompething againft old-timey writing?
I’ve got ſomething againſt it when uſed as it is here. An “ſ” (or “long s”) is a different character to an “f”, note the lack of a croſs ſtroke. (Although in ſome typefaces “ſ” has a nub on the left ſide,
the ſuppoſed “ſ”‘s in the comic have protruſions on both ſides.) It ſhould alſo not be uſed at the end of a word; words like “FUTUREf” ſhould finiſh with a “ſhort s” inſtead.
And in particular, the reſt of the lettering in the comic is majuſcule. A “capital ſ” is juſt an “S”. So “FUTUREf” ſhould juſt be “FUTURES”, “old-timey writing” be damned.
Yeah – I was kinda getting an eyeball twitch on the same thing. The same thing I get when ‘thee’, ‘thy’ and ‘thine’ are misused. When you know the old grammar rules it gets hard to ignore.
And don’t forget þe poor unloved þorn!
Are you kidding? The Internet is for þorn.
I see a small cross stroke on each of those, so it definitely looks like an Italic lower case f.
yes i do. it makes my inner monologue sound gay or like he’s talking with his mouth full and that is really annoying to listen to
No, but it isn’t old-timey writing. Old Timey writing did not use an f for s, but rather a long s, comme ci: ſ and even then only in the middle/beginning of words, like the non-terminal sigma in greek.
And not in capitals, which again like the sigma in greek, only had one form of the S, which is the same as the modern form.
Yeah, but this is Gaftonia, home of the Gaffes.
You are correct, sir. Bothers me, too. :(
Wow, humans are awesome!
I sure wish I were human. or that I knew some. Jeepers, if only they would bring their semi-divine enlightened rule to OUR lands!
Pretty cool. Been hanging on for setting background for quite some time now.
Pleafe. For the love of god. Don’t ufe that font. Only one page haf been publifhed with it. The damage can be repaired. This if a friendly from a long-time reader. :)
if it me, or if are the “F”f in a different font anyway?
I LOLed fo hard, feriously. Pleafe continue to write with thif quirk!
Yef, if thif continuef, I’m telling Frigg you bitchef are picking a fight with her.
Seriously, it’s REALLY annoying to read.
Feriofly. I love thif comic, but that font if killer. Very diftracting and difficult to read. Truft your readerf on thif one.
The “ssurrouneded” is mussed up, instead of being “furrounded”. Since no one else said something about it. :C
If you must use that font quirk, be consistent. There are several S’s still showing where the old long-s would be used.
It’s always so great to be human. I honestly don’t know why other races even bother to exist.
Eh, I hear humans aren’t all that great. For instance, I hear that they actually have to breathe through their mouth. Can you believe that? I mean, can you imagine NOT being able to breathe through your skin? It’d be awful. I almost feel bad for the poor things.
Not to mention the whole ‘useless toes’ thing.
My comment accompanied the Facebook post for this page. I feel so special now. Yipee!
It’s like you feel VALIDATED, you know? Like you’re important! Like somebody gives a rat’s ass about what you think!
Yeah! Even if nobody does, the delusion makes me happy!
Humanity; your ether with us or against us ;)
could be just me, but the art looks really, really different. is this still erica?
I’d imagine that it is still Erica, but I’ll agree that the art is different. However, it’s different for a reason; consider this a plate of some book produced by the Greater Gastonian Superiority Agency for the express purpose of Educating The Masses. Commonly, such publications suffer from inferior illustration quality due to the work being farmed out to the lowest bidder. Or, more likely, the Chairman’s uncle. So relax a bit!
It’s me, actually.
caaan’t tell if you’re joooking…
I’m not this time, actually. I’m doing the drawing duties for the week.
Is Erica sick, or can we all be relieved that she’s on vacation or at a convention or doing an important commission work? :C
Don’t worry, she’s fine, just needs to work on a lot at once and needs a week to catch up and prepare for the holidays.
it’s a little shakey compared to erica’s stuff, but i’m still digging it.
erica’d better hurry back before the fans get too used to you, phil.
Well, that’s mostly what I was getting at. I was doubting that Erica was replaced as artist. And Phil, who knew that you were related to the Chairman?! Think you can sneak me some Inner Party butter?
It’s a children’s book. The art is different because the context is different.
Okay guy∫, if you mu∫t use Þe Olde Ga∫tonian Writinge, perhaps you may want to u∫e þe right ∫ymbol in∫tead of abu∫ing þat poor “f”.
*Huuuuumanity, fuck yeah! Coming again to save the mutherfuckin’ Arkerra, yeah!*
First thing that came to mind was -
“Humans. We can be bigger douches than elves.”
Because everyone knows elves are total dickwads.
SKY elves. it’s the sky elves who are dicks. according to Best, anyway.
Best? Who’s that? it was a character who left next to no impression on me, so I ignored that sad little creature.
furrounding is fpelled with one f not two SS’f. Ufe yon fpell check prithy.
They sound like Libertarians. Poor guys.
That S and I shall do battle before this comic is through -.-, a man and a letter goes in, only one comes out!
My money’ƒ on the letter.
letter, or latter?
It’f becaufe he’f fpeaking through that bleffed mouftache.
The old timey middle ages like ‘s’ feemf more like an ‘f’.
Such a lisp. I’m sure he’ll talk pretty one day.
OUCH. It hurt my eyes to read that page. I am really annoyed with that font, and somewhat annoyed with you for getting me to read it.
I forced myself to read it, waiting for there to be some kind of joke I could pick up from the bizarre ƒ symbol, but then there wasn’t one, even in the alt-text. I hurt my eyes for nothing.
Obviously the weird (and BAD) font choice here also ruined your ability to catch errors in your writing, too. :| I’m lookin’ at you, lowercase ‘c.’
I arrived a little late. If you have already fixed the font on this page, where can I find the original version so I can see how bad it was?
It hasn’t been fixed yet. There’s still the evil f/s thingamajiggers all over the place. We need an exterminator. :3
Oh there we go. I guess I didn’t really mind the f/s thing, but it would have been nice to use Old English consistently everywhere, like T-Boy suggested. And yeah, the font was ugly.
Yeah, reading this made me think of Samson the Sadducee Strangler, Silus the Assyrian Assassin, and several seditious scribes from Caesarea. (Wrong lisp, I know.)
But I always did think the elongated ‘s’ looked like an f.
The first ‘legitimate’ civilization, legitimate being defined, of course, as ‘made by humans.’
Is there any other way to define it?
Gotta have a flag. If you’ve got a flag you count
Well, if you’ve got a flag you cunt to “one”. Unless you have standards. Then you can count to “many”.
props on the font change. makes the f’s a lot easier on the eyes.
I guess you’re kinda screwed now. If the long S stops showing up in text from here on, it’s a plot hole. If it stays, it gets more annoying.
You’ll have to Kobayashi it. !
“Pirincipal” Not only are the kids getting high thoughts of themselves, they also get taught to spell stuff wrong. Hooray for Gastonia!
I’ve been meaning to ask – are the Gastonians named after Gaston from Beauty and the Beast? I see some similarities…
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