Sunday, November 28, 2004

You're probably wondering where Starsomething is

Sit tight, we're working on it. The last few weeks have been wierd for both me and Ian (for different reasons) and we haven't had time to check the futurometer.

261 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's cool. This comic's good enough to wait for.

November 28, 2004 9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ditto. I'm sure we can all wait for a bit until it comes back up.

November 28, 2004 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's a futurometer?

November 29, 2004 12:34 AM  
Blogger G.P. Woodward said...

It's a word I'm stealing and using henceforth.

November 29, 2004 2:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry I'll be here for the following reasons
1. Great comic
2. My utter lack of having a life
3. It teaches you new words such as futurometer
4. I'm always bored before class

November 29, 2004 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, very good comic, lack of life- nothing to do in class. Just get back when you can

November 30, 2004 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes.. you can just get back to it when you have time, 'cause, I'm sure we'll all still be here with those classes we need to find boredom relief from.

November 30, 2004 12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With certain author's dissappearing for months without a word, I'm just glad that this comic updates at all, and that the author's have the decency to tell the fans when it won't. Thanks for that, and missing an update is quite understandable expecially as the two of them have 2/3 comics going on at the same time.

December 1, 2004 12:05 AM  
Blogger evilflatkiwi said...

It's all good, dudes. Take your time.

December 1, 2004 8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job, love the one with the "klingon" type aliens and the pods. Just don't keep us waiting, or we'll come and get ya... heh heh heh

December 1, 2004 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll wait.. but someday i'll get old, and i don't want to say to my grand children "aaaaannndd there was a starsomething comics... and sooon! very soon! the #63 episode will be on the webside... i feel it in me bones!" ;ppp

December 2, 2004 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, man. T-T All of your work- it's all waiting for. You're both too skilled and have too many awesome plots to just get irritated with and walk away from. Much l0ff to all of you, and your plots!

>> By the way, where can -I- purchase a futurometer?

December 4, 2004 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

futrometer=calendar?

December 8, 2004 1:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The futurometer is /obviously/ the device that Ian and Webby use to record the future and post it in comic form for the world to see. Everyone knows that :P

December 8, 2004 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the delays, this is a webcomic worth waiting for. I recently purged about half my webcomic bookmarks to save on time, but this one made the cut, even though all the others that survived update at least three times a week.

Oh, and to figure out what a futurometer is, just look at the roots of the word itself. It's a "Future meter" - a device for measuring the future. It shouldn't be useful for seeing *what* happens in the future, just *how much future there is*. Thus, it is an effective device for determining when the end of the universe will occur. The authors probably just use it to figure out how quickly the crew is going to cause the end of the universe, and extrapolates how much further they've gotten towards that result each week. They probably have some other device for figuring out the fine details, perhaps a futuroscope or the prophecies of Nostradamus.

December 9, 2004 4:40 AM  
Blogger James said...

It shouldn't be useful for seeing *what* happens in the future, just *how much future there is*.Oh good glory, thank you for that mental image. I needed a chuckle.

December 11, 2004 11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waiting's not so bad, after all, any pause on the drama of the Dark Lord Pony can NOT be a bad thing, XD - Kitty

December 13, 2004 8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is just a suspence building tatic
-shifty eyes-
I am in full suspence now

December 14, 2004 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It shouldn't be useful for seeing *what* happens in the future, just *how much future there is*"

That sounds incredibly similar to something Terry Pratchett would write. Nice one.

December 14, 2004 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya, well...good luck on that! I know what you mean. I take an AP french class, and I havn't done my homework in weeks, thanks to band performances, and piano lessons and other junk. Well, like I said, good luck on getting back with the scheme of things... Far away, and long ago...the gecko was born...

December 16, 2004 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope the futurometer hasn't broken. I could understand not updating if it was showing the 1800's instead.

December 20, 2004 7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey... I think i have one of those futurometer things in the attic...oh no wait thats just grandma and a demon from the neither world..sorry..
Any way if there is anything us fans can do to help out let us know.. I for one have nothing better to do than to help out with my favorite webcomics

Latah

December 20, 2004 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this taking a lot longer to update then I thought it would....

December 26, 2004 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow it seems odd to me that AFH and RPG World are updating perfectly normally with no mention of this in their newsposts and yet it hasn't updated in ages and there's been no news here for a month. Maybe we should get them to check the futurometer to see when they'll post next.

December 29, 2004 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like eggs

December 31, 2004 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I NEED STAR SOMETHING. It's part of my balanced breakfest

December 31, 2004 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BreakFest, eh? Is there dancing to be had?

Anyways, take your time, Guys, it's well worth the wait.

January 1, 2005 1:23 AM  
Blogger Geo Marchin said...

What is taking so long. I don't have much to look forward to on mondays and this doesn't help

January 1, 2005 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alright, i sit here, with my two comics, my job, school, a life and a hobby. i make comics too, i know its hard, and takes a while. . . but honestly. you posted this the 28th of NOVEMBER, 2004. its now a whole new year. come on man. . . it doesnt take THAT long. . . Show STARSOMETHING some luv. . .

January 3, 2005 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey everyone just relax, i realise that this comic is fandabbydoozle but sometimes stuff happens - we've all hasd times when we SAID we'd do something and then actually found out after that we couldn't give the guys a break. If we reach Jan 2006 without an update THEN moan!

January 4, 2005 5:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with anonymous

January 4, 2005 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aight, i'll bite. i guess you cant disagree with that logic. i'll keep my pants on a lil longer.

January 4, 2005 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not me!

*whips off his pants*

.... what? I'm not pitching a fit or anything. Really. It's just that if something's worth doing, it's worth doing right, and if I DO have to wait, I might as well wait my pants off. I'll put them back on come the update.

Join me, fellow SS fans! Let the word of hundreds (thousands? millions?) of pantless net-geeks lure the artists back permanently!

January 4, 2005 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous too. But not with anonymous. Oh, and anonymous, you might be right--anonymous is probably full of spoony. On a side note, anonymous, please stop saying that, okay? See you on Monday for the thing, anonymous and anonymous.

-anonymous

January 5, 2005 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow, I don't think a bunch of pantless web geeks would convince anyone to do anything, short of running away screaming, but I suppose there's no harm in trying.

January 7, 2005 6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the first guy who commented on this hurr entry, I'd like to say that it's still cool, just keep working through what you need to, but I think it would be nice if you'd drop us a line, like just say "We're still here, all is good, no comic yet but we're still working on it." or something like that.

January 7, 2005 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHA
Who says it's only GUYS pulling down their pants?
*jerks pants down*
Alright already! It's COLD!!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE FAST OR I'LL DIE OF Pnumonia!
AHHHHHHHH!
.......
*gets a thought*
I might just steal your futurometer and tell people about it myself. You two better watch out!

~*~Morgan-with-no-pants~*~
*shiver shiver*

January 8, 2005 11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been a long time now...

January 10, 2005 2:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we can all see where this is going.

Starsomething won't update again for at least a year and a half... and then Ian and Mark will start talking about their newest project, that they'll unveil shortly.

If I wait for a year and a half, will you two post another 40 comics for us?

January 10, 2005 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah. RPG-World isn't updating, either. I figure that while it's vitality is still an open question, so is Starsomething's. If it ever officially dies, then so goes SS. If it ever comes back without Ian quickly bringing SS with it, well, then so goes SS. But as long as RPG-World is in a vague not-updating-but-may-resume-soon state, then so is Starsomething.

-- The first pantless Anonymous

January 10, 2005 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

guys stop and think for a moment... do REALLY want more ofthe dark lord...pony?

January 11, 2005 3:54 PM  
Blogger SanDC said...

aaaaaaaaaaaarg so long since an update
this comic rules but its torture to wait for

January 11, 2005 11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, RPG world hasn't updated since the 25th and I don't even know (nor do I care) when starsomething last updated. OH WELL! TIME FOR MORE MAHOU SHOUJO LYRICAL NANOHA WHEEEE!!! I AM BAGEL W/ JELLY HEAR ME ROAR!!

~Lorien Aeris Moore, who is too lazy to get an account.

January 12, 2005 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

November... That's a long time since StarSomething updated...

January 12, 2005 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

clear into January.... wow...
feh, it's worth it anyway

January 13, 2005 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on Ian and Mark, get out of this "burnout" or whatever and MAKE SOME COMICS! I need that sweet, sweet sxi-fi Crack...

January 14, 2005 7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm close to giving up

January 14, 2005 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Webrunner's stuff is updating normally, so the issue is probably with Ian--RPGW isn't updating. But since he just recently said he'd be continuing with RPG world, we can probably trust it's not dead, just on hiatus for a while, so therefore this is too. I still wish it was updating, though. I imagine Webrunner is just as confused as we are.

The Prince of No Pants

January 15, 2005 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First guy again: has anyone tried to contact Webrunner?

January 16, 2005 6:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's sometimes on IRC. Hm, it occurs to me IanJ was housesitting over this winter break-shouldn't that be over and done with?

January 17, 2005 5:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im sad, i really like starsomething...

:( The plot just started to get goin too!!

January 17, 2005 5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, the Dark Lord Pony must have stolen StarSomething! And now to wait this hiatus-thing out!

January 17, 2005 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah *shiver*
I'm so cold!
Bring starsomething back so I can put my futuristic pants back on!
They're LIME GREEN with SHERBERT colored STRIPES
Yay for FUNKY colors!

and they are warm too.........
*snifsnifsnif*
star soooooooooooooomethiiiiiiiiiiiing................

~*~ a cold and pantsless morgan ~*~

January 17, 2005 8:58 PM  
Blogger ebil_pengjin said...

The date is 1-17-05. This is almost sick and wrong or a combination thereof. I might just go cra-zee... ._.

January 17, 2005 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, You guys should really stop crying about nothing happening. It's kinda sad that people are putting a deadline on comics that Ian and Webby aren't technically getting paid for. They have a real life outside of SS. Things such as work are a whole lot more important than the comics. Can't you net nerds fing something else? -whips out a GBA game that she's beaten 17 times- Seriously, anything is better than whining.

And now... You can go back to your regularly scedualed whining.

-Christy, who might get an account soon.

January 18, 2005 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your all retarded, they'll get to it when they get to it. simple as that.

January 18, 2005 11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First guy: Well, I first said not to worry about it, then I said still not to worry about it but line-droppage would be nice, then I asked if anyone had seen Webrunner around so we can ask him what's going on. I think all of those things are reasonable to at least ask, but no, I don't really care all that much why it's down, I was only curious. They'll get back to it when they can, and in the meantime, we can hang out here waiting if we don't have anything better to be doing.

Actually, it makes a ton of sense to post here a lot as long as we don't flame the guys, because if they check teh site and see a ton of entries in here they'll know that people still want StarSomething to return. If we leave well enough alone, they might return and find that the last comment was from a month ago or something and they might be discouraged.

So let's post, people, and get accounts so we can tell each other apart to make it more interesting!

January 19, 2005 12:43 AM  
Blogger SABERinBLUE said...

There we go, the First Guy, now with a name!

January 19, 2005 2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Ian just posted a new RPG-World comic. So either he's back from hiatus (YAY!) or he's just managed to get one up after working on it in dribbles of spare time over the past several weeks (EEK!). Which one it is will probably determine the fate for Starsomething.

I'd say that's why I feel tense, but actually I think it's that I'm subconsciously aware that I'm violating some cultural taboo of some sort.

-- The first pantless anonymous.

PS: I'm also of the opinion that continued posting here expresses interest in and support of the continuation of Starsomething -- very important to show that there's still a fanbase. Also very important not to demand new comics or even whine for updates (though wishing for them is okay).

January 20, 2005 2:46 AM  
Blogger Saber in Blue said...

Word.

It seems to me as if Ian basically had time to stuff the latest comic into the FTP and then run. I'm not talking about quality (that was actually one of the best RPGWorlds I've seen in a while), just the lack of a blog update to herald the sudden presence of a comic. Hm...

January 20, 2005 4:57 AM  
Blogger Salkryn said...

Well, I hope that Ian getting RPG world up again means Starsomething comes back soon (not that i am complaining, Mixedmyth can go for months without updating but i still read it) if simply for the fact that i listened to anonymous and took off my pants...and Iowa is cold this time of year

January 20, 2005 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe DLP (Dark Lord Pony) has had his electric-thingy fixed by now...

Random, AKA he who shall remain... anonymous

January 21, 2005 10:05 AM  
Blogger Morgan said...

I have an account now too!

.................*pokes Ian* now that we all have acounts will you update? hum hum hum? pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase?

wuv ya!

January 22, 2005 10:18 AM  
Blogger Salkryn said...

Unfortunately, due to the start of a new term in school, and the fact that it is COLD here, I am forced to put my pants back on.

January 22, 2005 12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the raging snowstorm currently sweeping through New England currently has forced me to return to pantsfulness. Thus I am now simply the Prince of Pants. Not to be confused with the Lord of the Pants. I would have been the King of No Pants, except that as we all know that title already belongs to Gabe...but anyway, this is getting annoying. It's not the lack of updates really, it's the lack of any communication at all. You'd think someone would have told the fans what the @#$% was going on.

January 22, 2005 8:03 PM  
Blogger Saber in Blue said...

Well, the thing is, I agree that it is annoying, but it's probably out of their hands. They're both doing their own stuff plus this one, and honestly, Ian didn't update the RPGWorld blog. Since there was such a long gap since it last updated, there's no way that he wouldn't have updated the blog when the new comic went up unless he couldn't. Actually, what are the odds that he submitted the latest comic like soon after Christmas and post-dated it? Does Keenspot do auto-updates like Keenspace? If so, then he probably couldn't get to the computer or the Internet at all and was anticipating that back at Christmas.

January 23, 2005 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

**moans** its jan. 24, all your other comics have updated, why isn't this one? is it dead, on hiatus for a year, or is the futurometer scrappped?

January 24, 2005 9:26 AM  
Blogger Salkryn said...

I simply ask what a lot of us seem to be wondering, and I would certainly like a response: Where is Starsomething, why has their been no new blog to inform us of why the comic hasn't been updated, and for that matter why has their been absolutely no communication to the fans? I'm not trying to be rude, but I think that we deserve, as fans, at the very least some information. I'll accept a hiatus or the end of the comic, but the lack of contact is getting on my nerves.

January 24, 2005 4:45 PM  
Blogger Saber in Blue said...

Well, Anonymous, something's up with Ian, and now I at least think that the latest RPGWorld may have been post-dated, and things are still wonky on his end.

January 24, 2005 7:04 PM  
Blogger Mobius Soul said...

Ah-ha. The Prince of Pants has himself a login too. Incidentally, why is it no one's posting anything to the forums?

January 26, 2005 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone contacted Ian or Mark directly? Perhaps we can get an answer that way.

January 27, 2005 1:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone contacted Ian or Mark directly? Perhaps we can get an answer that way.

January 27, 2005 1:07 AM  
Blogger Saber in Blue said...

Hah-HAH! Contact!

Saber in Blue: Anyone out there?
emperorwebrunner: yes
Saber in Blue: Ah, I've made contact...
Saber in Blue: Actually, pretty much everything I needed to say to you is int he e-mail I sent, so er...just check that, okay?
[...]

emperorwebrunner: Ah, i see
emperorwebrunner: I would suggest contacting ian instead of me
Saber in Blue: That's what I thought, but is he active right now? RPGWorld updated, but the blog didn't, so I'd guess that it was a post-dated comic, uploaded awhile ago.
emperorwebrunner: I'm not sure. I haven't seen him recently either.
[...]

Saber in Blue: Do you know if he has Internet access right now?
Saber in Blue: I can't imagine him updating the comic but not the blog, especially after a two-week dry spell...
emperorwebrunner: Not sure, I haven't been on irc recently
emperorwebrunner: I'll be sure to talk to him soon
Saber in Blue: Okay, and thanks. If you manage to catch him and figure out the future of StarSomething, drop us a blog entry, okay?
emperorwebrunner: okay
Saber in Blue: Alright then. Nice talking to you.
emperorwebrunner: Bye
Saber in Blue: Bye.
So that's the current status of our quest, sportsfans...

January 27, 2005 7:28 PM  
Blogger Saber in Blue said...

Oh, and guys, his SN is available to the public to anyone who looks hard enough, so I didn't feel like I needed to edit it out or anything, but honestly, please don't IM him just asking him to bring StarSomething back in case you had some crazy urge to do so. He's got these comments to look at, and that's plenty

January 27, 2005 7:32 PM  
Blogger Mobius Soul said...

Finally, we hear something. Now we know some of what's up at least...

January 29, 2005 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about guest comics? I know there are at least a few comic-authors on the StarSomething forum. Maybe some of them could be convinced to contribute guest comics.

It'd be nice to have something new up there in the comic box, anyway, even if it's just a guest comic.

January 29, 2005 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea but i dont think either of them are going to do ANYTHING to this page without consulting the other and as Ian appears to be out of the loop...

January 31, 2005 2:56 PM  
Blogger Saber in Blue said...

The working relationship here seems to be that Webrunner types a script and sends it to Ian, who then draws up the comic and puts it up. So I'd guess that Ian is usually the one who logs into Keenspace Gear and hits "Full Update". I would also guess that both of them have administrative access to the site anyway. In any event, Both of them can update the blog, and Webrunner said that he would do so when he managed to touch base with Ian.

As for guest comics...heck, I've got a webcomic, I could put out a guest comic if Webs likes the idea.

February 1, 2005 7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

come on man, either do a comic atleast once a week,or close the site.

February 3, 2005 12:47 AM  
Blogger Saber in Blue said...

"Or close the site". Wow. That shows a lot of appreciation for the guys having put the site up in the first place, now, doesn't it, when a dry spell/unintentional hiatus is grounds to kick it forever. I hope you never start a webcomic if you're going to use those standards. Are you going to program your site to delete every file in your server space if you don't churn out an update every week without fail? Way to respect the business, man...

February 3, 2005 3:05 AM  
Blogger marsha said...

Seriously people! How do you think Webrunner and Ian will resct when they discover that they no longer have ay fans because we've killed each other over difference of opinion. They'll get it up when they get it up. I must say, though that I agree with Saber in Blue. Show a little respect dude.

February 3, 2005 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-begins stabbing people over pety differences-
Darn right we will kill each other before they come back

February 4, 2005 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well ... here i am ... sitting ... waiting ... and its 2005 now ... ;_; okay so its only been a couple of months ... but still!! T_T this is rather depressing ... (i like ...'s alot ^^; eheheh)

February 5, 2005 12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not 2006 yet guys, and i can see y'all still moaning! What did i tell you? Support and love without complaint...until 2006. And put those knives down too!

oh, and thanks to Saber in Blue for posting something useful to the rest of us who are too lazy/stupid to talk to webrunner ourselves.

February 5, 2005 7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as Adventurees and RPG world are still up and running, I'll retain interest.

February 5, 2005 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. "additionally, will somebody fix this already?" is right.

February 5, 2005 1:11 PM  
Blogger Saber in Blue said...

On a related note, I'm now automatically reading Pony's lines with Zoidberg's voice in my head.

February 5, 2005 2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm is there anyway to get in contact with Ian? i havent seen a blog on the page and if we can get just some reminder to him they might at least put an update up... or something since i dont think hes seen this for a while... oh and addiionally congrats this update now has double the comments of the next highest one.

-The third anonymous

February 5, 2005 9:55 PM  
Blogger Saber in Blue said...

I'm not going to be able to contact Ian as easily as I did Webrunner. The last time he posted on RPGWorld's Spot Forums was Dec 18th... But I wouldn't worry about it too much. Webs has got it under control. More under control, at least, than we would be likely to... ;)

February 6, 2005 2:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Its not 2006 yet guys, and i can see y'all still moaning! What did i tell you? Support and love without complaint...until 2006. And put those knives down too!"

-throws some knives at him or her then gets back to stabing the lot of you until the comic returns-

February 8, 2005 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eh. Stabbing's boring over the web. No blood, all screams of pain are in ascii, and you don't feel the wonderful sensation of flesh parting unde--

Uh.... hehe... ignore that last paragraph? Please?

What I figure we should do is ammuse ourselves to past the time. Sure, the current theory SAYS that Ian is overworked/offline/something else boring. But we're inventive people, right? Can't we come up with something much more entertaining and/or implausible?

And lowering our expectations to a comic sometime next year yields a nice campaign slogan. WE NEED OUR FIX IN 2006!

-- Still the first pantless anonymous

February 8, 2005 11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the Futurometer exploded...

February 9, 2005 7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe someone fixed the wire and it took power form the futurometer?

February 9, 2005 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To keep you from going insane from waiting, maybe you should try out a few other comic sites. I love RPGWorld and keep waiting for more from it, as well as Starsomething, but I know that sometimes things happen and to pass the time until a new update comes, maybe you could try something like nuklearpower.com or spells&whistles for some filler entertainment.

Just a suggestion till this comes back from the unannounced hiatus.

February 9, 2005 5:51 PM  
Blogger Saber in Blue said...

Well yeah, this is just one of the webcomics in my favorites list. I frequent Penny Arcade, 8-bit Theater, Spells and Whistles (I'm on their boards), Mac Hall, Applegeeks, Star Cross'd Destiny, PVP, VG Cats, Zelda Comic, and Team Special Olympics in addition to RPGWorld and Starsomething. All of those, as well as my own webcomic, The Paragon Project (ironically, it's also on a semi-hiatus because of lingering effects of what I talk about on the front page, but I'm going to update either today or tomorrow, heh), are on my favorites at the WebcomicList.com, so to get links to them, go here:

Saber's Webcomic Favorites

February 9, 2005 6:48 PM  
Blogger Saber in Blue said...

Okay, guys, Ian updated the RPGWorld Blog

February 12, 2005 11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

argh yet another comic being destroyed do to work or school! society is so evil!

February 18, 2005 3:13 PM  
Blogger Hiro Zer said...

*sigh* I guess we've got nothing better to do but sit here. In the mean time... *whips off pants* ph34r teh lack of pants!

I'm gonna check Nostradamus' prophecies to see if he mentions when StarSomething will get updated. *pulls out the Big book of everything*

Oh, and anonymus and anonymus? I agree with you, anonymus is a load of spoon.

~~ Hiro Zer, who moved his bum arse and got an account

February 24, 2005 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I checked. the futurometer is insanely complicated, and takes a while to fix. must be the problem.

February 24, 2005 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOOYA!!!100th comment WooT!

February 24, 2005 8:05 PM  
Blogger Excalistor's Paradox said...

Doobly doobly doo... we can be patient , I suppose... however, if you take more than two and a half years, we will be forced to fire you and use the stunt doubles entirely.

~Omnibard

February 24, 2005 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ian reupdated rpgworld again... go check.

February 26, 2005 5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow this is....
sad.

February 26, 2005 1:18 PM  
Blogger Hiro Zer said...

On the other hand, this comic makes a nice pillow while waiting for it to be updated.

February 28, 2005 10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, its the first of FUCKING MARCH!
Seriously, I can understand that alot is goin on w/ both of youse, but when your last update was in november, you have no excuse. I don't want this quality comic to go into disrepair (again).

March 1, 2005 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude agree with the other guy its freaking march ur last update was in november and if ian can update on rpgworld and you, mark, can update adventurers then i think yu two can update THIS comic at least ONCE every month i mean even if you guys are in different contries or sumthing like that you could still send the stuff back and forth with scanners

March 1, 2005 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are busy. They are in college. It is a ton of work if you aren't a lazy ass. Plus, you should remember this is a HOBBY of theirs. It is not their job, you do not PAY them to do it, therefore you have no right to nag them about it. If you don't like it perhaps they would accept your help in producing it on a regular basis, did you think of that? Probably not.

March 2, 2005 3:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o yeai forgot about that for a second..........crap well sorry then guys

March 4, 2005 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad somebody mentioned that this is a hobby. Those were some of the rudest comments I've heard in a long time. Neither of these people are obligated to entertain anyone.

March 5, 2005 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree with the guy above me. I've always been a trekkie and I enjoy the humor they poke at it. I don't know about everybody else, but I think this comic is well worth the wait, even if the wait is four months. I've read both RPG world and starsomething since their birth and I have one thing to say.
Thank you for your time.

March 7, 2005 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Rebochan said...

You know, I wish they'd make a news post at least. Just to say "Dammit, shut up and find something better to do with your time!" Because then we'd have a new post to comment on for months on end=D

March 14, 2005 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey did anyone else notice that they added new saying up with the star something logo? they had what do gum and ftl have in common and one other one about belly laughing or what ever

March 14, 2005 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's dead, Jim."

(from the ashes, and right back to them. Too bad.)

March 16, 2005 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's dead, Jim."

(from the ashes, and right back to them. Too bad.)

March 16, 2005 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldnt be overly worried. It may be dead for now, but i'd check back after Adventurers! concludes.

March 31, 2005 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My suggestion: wait til adv finishes, then maybe we'll see some action here.

March 31, 2005 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GODDAMN IT! UPDATE THE FUCKING COMIC ALREADY! U FUXING SUX! I HATE U IF U NO UPDATE! FUX FUX FUX FUX U!!!!!!!!!! WEB AND IAN FUXING SUCK IF THEY NO UPDATE! FUX!

April 1, 2005 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You aren't losing any money or health or social relationships by this comic not being updated. This is a free comic, for all ages too. Keep that in mind when you formulate your words into sentences. You should have enough time to think about it while your typing it.

April 1, 2005 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this comment it dirrected at the writer of this quote as well as anyone else who many be planing the same.
"Anonymous said...
GODDAMN IT! UPDATE THE FUCKING COMIC ALREADY! U FUXING SUX! I HATE U IF U NO UPDATE! FUX FUX FUX FUX U!!!!!!!!!! WEB AND IAN FUXING SUCK IF THEY NO UPDATE! FUX!

1:11 PM"


you know you should write your own comic that way we can bitch at you when ever you dont update. come on give Ian and webrunner a break just think about all the stuff they have to deal with. they are both in collage which is a huge workload right there then they have to worry about a job, their friends and relationships. After everything else is under control they will simply need some time to them selves. after that THEN they can work on the comics. if they
put the comic first then they would both end up living in thier moms basements till they are 40 and thats if they dont fuck things up with their parents too by putting a comic first. So i would officaly like to tell anyone who is thinking of writing a complaint such as the one i quoted above, dont. they dont need to anything so dont bitch at them.

April 1, 2005 4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....Guys, it has been about three monthes, i am sure there is a good reason for it but i am getting kind of inpaient of waiting for this great comic....Could you please try to update in the next month....The least you could have done was leave us a note every week or so.....

April 10, 2005 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Yo, its the first of FUCKING MARCH!
Seriously, I can understand that alot is goin on w/ both of youse, but when your last update was in november, you have no excuse. I don't want this quality comic to go into disrepair (again).

5:33 PM
yeah, that was me. I didn't mean to be rude or anything, and I fully understand the meaning of hobby. I have been trying to find time to start my own comic, and it takes some doing. So, I'm sorry for bitching. However, I hope you understand where I'm coming from. Your "yes, its back" thing lasted like a month before it fell through again. If you could just update the blog and tell us you didn't forget about it, I would be happy.

April 10, 2005 9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I'm waiting until the season of collage finishes and goes dormant. that seems a likely time for some life to appear, instead of crazy, crazy people yelling at Ian and teh Runner in the middle of exam buildup/study. And yes, NEW ANONYMOUS! too bad I don't post very often :p

April 11, 2005 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or ever :p

April 11, 2005 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know runner, good guy, when things cool down updates will probably happen again

- bust

April 11, 2005 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! I just caught up with this show, and now it's on hiatus! That's like how I suddenly got SO into Ghost Hunters on Scifi, and suddenly, that show's on hiatus too!

April 12, 2005 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg u ppl no no how to makes comixors. u suld meka it updte all teh timeh. u must be nub or zomting. hahaha u no makey good comic tath iz updatd. nubfuxorz lololol

April 13, 2005 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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TRANSLATION:: Sir, you shouldn't insult Mr. Webrunner like that, it makes you seem like the newb. I don't wish to see you talking like that on these forums again or we shall have to hold a flame war...

April 13, 2005 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Sylvanus said...

Yeesh.......its sad that I can actually read that. Anyways. Just one more plugger here saying we need to have some respect for the artists, I work and go to school as well, there isn't a whole lot of time left over to draw.So, yeah.

April 13, 2005 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Additional Voices said...

And so, this comic joins the corner of my Favorites folder, right next to SVGY, of comics that will never ever update. *Sigh*

April 19, 2005 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will wait.

-Elderwyrm

April 21, 2005 3:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know the problem:
"Solar-Comics Every Astro-Monday"
We just haven't had many Astro-Mondays lately.

April 22, 2005 6:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ian, if you are reading this, at least have the decency to tell us the comic is dead...

April 22, 2005 10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna blame their lack of communication with us on the government...

The government is obviously on a super secret mission to destroy our creativity and has stolen Ian's brain!!!

Webrunner is obviously in hiding from the evil government officials sent to steal his brain!!!

They have taken control of RPG World (I know it looks like Ian's work, but they just want us to think that untill it deteriorates into oblivion!!!), and it is only Webrunner's heroic efforts that are stopping them from stealing Starsomething and destroying that too!!!

April 25, 2005 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree! it must be true! down with society and the goverment! ROAR!

April 25, 2005 11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait! I have a better idea! We tear down society and the government, then rebuild it in Starsomthing and RPG World's collective image! BWAHAHA!


Or we could all take a na-ZZzzzZZzz....

April 26, 2005 5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sigh.. I know that there's a strong chance that this will be updated by summer but still..it's always sad to see one with such potential die out so early....has anyone tried posting on ADVENTURERS! or Anit-Hero for Hire? they're still updating regularly so Webrunner may see them at at least give us an update
asde from that for the love of sweet dancing [insert Deity of your choice here] no flame fests!!!

-the first anonymous to agree with anonymous a.k.a. t3h 3rd anonymous

April 27, 2005 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i find myself thinking to myself, "Great googly moogly!" as i scan through the many comments left over the last several months since last this comic was updated. I am, perhaps fortunate as I stumbled across Star Something a mere two days ago. The drama of your comments is nearly as entertaining as the comic itself. One pantless anonymous after another proclaiming his/her love for the comic and expressing their desire to remain pantless until it is updated... tempered by the soothing voice of the gentle messiah like hero calming the masses as they scream for blood and type various obscenities. ahem... ok... perhaps that was a bit over dramatic... maybe my ex was right. *ponders* Ah well; it's April 30th 2005. For all intents and purposes this comic is dead... but death is just another adventure! ok... that was stupid. hmmm... my incessant rambling sense is tingling...

May 1, 2005 3:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It'd be nice to have an update on what the status is, but since it's been QUITE a while this is getting deleted from my favs.

Shame, this was pretty funny.

May 2, 2005 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's been four months since last update. Man. SS goes dead for a year and a half, then returns for a month, then goes dead again.

Seriously, Ian. Mark. If the comic is dead, at least sign in to Keen and drop us a note saying the comic is dead. I'm sure you can afford the 30 seconds that would take.

It's too bad. This was a great comic, as was RPG world. But like RPG world, I'm afraid this comic suddenly died out of nowhere.

May 2, 2005 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P.

RPG world and Starsomething.

May 5, 2005 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, people! Don't just give up! Summer's just a short way off! Okay, sure, I know I took a brief hiatus from posting, but... Today of all days, don't put your pants back on! It's no-pants day, after all...

-- The First Pantless Anonymous

May 7, 2005 2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not giving up hope until there are 500 comments on here.

May 7, 2005 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else watch the HHGG?
-Elderwyrm

May 8, 2005 6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 8th. This isn't looking good. But then, the site Is still up, and as far as we know Mark and Ian haven't died, so... maybe it died because Pony is a stupid name.

~Scott
theelven.com

May 9, 2005 12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dark Lord Pony must have succeeded and the two of them don't want to break the bad news

they could just update the blog without a new comic or put a single comic up to hold us for the next six months

~egonboy of
http://s3.invisionfree.com/The_RP_site/index.php?act=idx

May 9, 2005 10:27 AM  
Blogger Saber in Blue said...

Hey guys, it's been awhile. I read through the comments as of late, so I Made Contact again:

[18:22] Saber in Blue: hey, er, webs, I think it might be sexy if you were to toss StarSomething a blog entry, declaring the comic's status as dead or whatever degree of dead you find happiness in...
[18:22] emperorwebrunner: stay tuned.
[18:22] Saber in Blue: will do.

Once again, please don't IM the guy asking him to bring back StarSomething, as that would be stupid and notcool.

May 11, 2005 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May 17th
We shall overcome! \\/3 5|-|4|_|_ 0\/3|2[0/\\3!
*joins pants-less, slightly diminished horde*
RPG World is twitching, so this will start to move too! It's almost summer!
Then it will be fall!
But...
WE NEED OUR FIX IN 2006!!
chant it!
It will come!
(but I hope it comes before 2006, because another pants-less winter will be awful. Ever tried slogging through three feet of snow in just your socks and skivvies? Ahh, the things we will do to show support...)

May 17, 2005 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, it should've been comic #88 this monday =(

May 19, 2005 6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw Ep3 today.

My expectations were exceeded, which isn't saying much.

I just wish StarSomething was around to parody it. OH how I wash StarSomething was around to parody it.

Ian? Webby? I know that you've both either seen the movie or will soon, right? So here's a low-down trick. I'm not going to demand that you start StarSomething back up or anything. But instead, start thinking, if I were going to have the StarSomething characters parody Ep3 somehow.... probably in a million somehows... how would I do it? Just think about it. Play around with dialogue and pictures in your head.

And then don't draw it. I dare you not to.

-- The First Pantless Anonymous, still hoping for a resurection. It's like I'm right-wing Christianity or something.

May 20, 2005 2:13 AM  
Anonymous sweetanyanka said...

So since it's not up to 500 responses I suppose we still ought to wait? oh well. free entertainment is worth waiting for I guess. I hope everything is okay with the creators and that neither of them died or lost limbs or suffered some terrible tragedy.
By the way, is their school out yet? Xavier University in OH got out a few weeks ago (it's now May 25, 2005, how fun 5/25/2005).

May 25, 2005 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe we waited so long just to have four or so comics before yet another hiatus.

Its obvious this comic will never pick up at this rate. At the most, we'll get a comic every year and a half.

I have to say, I'm getting frustrated.

June 1, 2005 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rule #1 of being a webcomic fan: Don't get frustrated about updating!!!
These guys have lives to put up with, much too much to deal with even without us fanboys swarming them with requests for comics.

In other news: 2 on-time rpgworlds ON-TIME!!! The continuation is nigh!!!

(From: the original 500-post-guy)

June 3, 2005 1:11 PM  
Blogger Hiro Zer said...

Considering there's two, There should be an even longer delay. I just now started working on my sprite comic I've been putting off for three months. -_-

June 4, 2005 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be much less bitter about this if they hadnt made such a big deal of reviving it. Seriously, they went to alot of trouble to leave us hanging. Even worse, its not like they stopped updating their other comix. They obviously have some time on their hands. Dont get me wrong, I respect them both, and respect the fact its a hobby, but the least they could do is say something.

June 5, 2005 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suprise surprise, they have lives too.....also, webrunner has been updating CMC, which you might not know about. It's quite a bit of work.

June 6, 2005 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they forgot...

June 6, 2005 10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous, the least they could do is leave us a word or two. With all due respect to their lives outside comics, it's not like it'll take all day to write a sentence.

June 7, 2005 4:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comic is soo dead now. If they ever come back, I'd be willing to bet it will be in one or two years. But most likely this is another online comic for the graveyard.

Oh, not saying that they have to do it or anything, their choice to do this stuff. Just going through my favorites and found this covered in dust. *throws it in the bin*

June 8, 2005 12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous, Anonymous, and Anonymous are right. I'd really like to hear from the writers and maybe see a new strip, even if it's just a filler showing somebody in a welder's mask working on the green wire.

-Anonymous

June 8, 2005 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Darth Ganon said...

wow. its june of the year after and its still not out.

June 10, 2005 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

June 12th now...
We’re still here!

-Elderwyrm

June 12, 2005 3:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the 28th, I say we revolt and start leaving non-coastered cups of water on the desks around here....

-Elderwyrm

June 12, 2005 3:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the one and only time I'll post to this long line of commentaries....hopefully....

I stand by alot of the remarks made in these posts....remarks from BOTH sides (except those really vulgar, disrespectful ones)....so here is my own set of remarks to fall somewhere in the middle of all this (or at the end of the current posts, whichever comes first)

I've followed RPG World much more than I have Adventurers, so I'll state this keeping Ian in mind....If you have ever taken a look at his more personal web space http://blackdotstudios.com/ , you would surely see the "Contact&Resume" section on the site....now this resume mentions "August 2000 - present
- Write and produce ongoing web comic (www.rpgworldcomic.com)
- Maintain consistent website updating schedule of 3 per week" ....now it isn't a good thing to have false information on your professional resume....so I do hope the one he actually hands people does not include this....on the other hand, it also shows "Junior Animator and Assistant, DMA Animation (New York, NY)
December 2004 - present;
May 2004 - August 2004
- Animate sequences for use on client projects and in-house reels
- Inbetween more complicated sequences done by lead animators
- Create and animate Flash characters for company website (www.dma-animation.com)" ....which could be a little insight as to how busy Ian REALLY is....it's not just college, he uses his skills PROFESSIONALLY....now once again, back the the other side....he HAS created a HUGE fan base....now alot of these people could help in the development of his career depending on what area he chooses to go into....with that large of a fan base already, man, i would hate to disappoint all those people and lost their support....people may begin to associate his work with "LONG DELAYS" or "CONSTANT HIATUS" or such....he surely doesn't want that, but that can happen even WITH a hobby/free entertainment based web-comic....on the other hand, for his EMPLOYERS, it will show that he has his priorities straight....that when sacrifices must be made, he will make the right choice....this comic, nor RPG World should EVER come before the life, family, and careers of either of it's creators....so think more logically people....think beyond this....this comic may NEVER return....think about what your priorities are....

June 17, 2005 9:58 AM  
Blogger Mobius Soul said...

Hmmm...no one's saying anything...


BUTTSEX!

June 18, 2005 5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drop thy shirt and get ready for some serious armpit licking!

June 20, 2005 2:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At this point I think we’re all just hanging around to see if they’ll ever post a “Be Right Back” or “Gone Fishing “ sign.

I mean Jeeze, the 28th of NOVEMBER was the last this site has seen them. It’s all, like, “Why did Daddy go away?”

-Elderwyrm

June 21, 2005 12:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right. I'm just waiting for the True Death of Starsomething. I just CAN'T drop this comic 'til it's been announced.

- cOrMiN

June 21, 2005 3:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats it, i'm gone



Jim

June 21, 2005 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's gone (jim!)

-Elderwyrm

June 21, 2005 7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not!

- cOrMiN

June 22, 2005 3:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to hear!

-Elderwyrm

June 23, 2005 3:15 AM  
Blogger Mobius Soul said...

E's dead, Jim.

June 23, 2005 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm here!



~Not Ian

June 24, 2005 2:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay strong!

(June 26th 2005)

-Elderwyrm

June 26, 2005 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll whine 'til the site's updated! =P

- cOrMiN

June 26, 2005 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok...this is kinda ridiculous...its june 26th already...O.o

June 26, 2005 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well the situation is looking quite bleak to be frank. Ian has probably forgotten or purposely and silently abandoned this site. WebRunner seems to maintain a facade of interest but claims to be waiting for Ian when pressed. As far as i have been able to determine that while webrunner can makes many of the major changes/ updates it's Ian who will actually refresh this site and with him gone and since he hasn't updated RPGWorld for a while (which he seems to be bringing to an over quick, slightly unbelivable end indicating a desire to be done with his comics) there's little chance that this will be updated until RPGWorld draws to a close and even then will probably be updated with a discontinuation notice. Still keep in mind that SOMEONE wants to bring this back... the hosting for this site is almost assuredly not free... so keep the faith thought the odds against our goal loom large we may yet overcome SO Keep The Faith we may at least see a rushed ending to this.

-the third anonymous aka the first anonymous to agree with anonymous

June 28, 2005 12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Declaration: I shall continue to check this comic at least once per week until it is taken offline.
Response to Likely Query: I certainly have the time to waste, yes.

July 1, 2005 1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo third anaonymous, this is first anaonymous. (Saber in Blue, forgot my dang login information with blogger .com). this is a keenspace site. Hosting most assuredly IS free. At first I was on Keenspace and then I got depressed and lost interest for awhile. That's why I paid Dreamhost $200 for my comic site, so I'd be making a commitment.

OMFG here iz t3h shameless plug: http://www.paragonsigma.com

Just relaunched after a six-month hiatus. So it does happen.

July 1, 2005 11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But before your six-month hiatus, did you leave notice that you were going on hiatus? We didn't get any warning that Starsomething wasn't going to be back any day now...

July 2, 2005 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh.... His leave is understandable, as well as forgivable, considering all the stuff that's going on in his life.

But it's still gotten to where you really can't defend Ian any more. I mean--unless he's dead--there's no excuse for him to leave us hanging so long without so much as a news post. Even RPGWorld has gone an eternity without an update, and his last post includes an angry messsage to the people who want to see him update more often.

Fwah, he has a huge fanbase, but he really wishes he doesn't. It's clear he isn't up to dealing with it, anyway.

July 5, 2005 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Saber. As a matter of fact, I didn't leave notice, but the fact is that my comic had only been going for a few weeks. I had eight pages up, so I really didn't think there was a need to leave notice. And on the subject of people e-mailing webcomickers tellign them to get with the program, I've got very mixed feelings about it. I think that the appropriateness of such an e-mail is largely dependent on wroding and circumstances. Hawk of Applegeeks, last December, founded Webcomic Appreciation Day upon getting fed up with so many nasty e-mails about updates. This was a perfectly justified response, as AG updates very regularly. When Hawk took a week off for personal reasons a bout a month or so ago and he got hit with hatemail about it, that was plain wrong. However, Tim Buckley of CAD's response to Webcomic Appreciation Day was interesting. He said that readers had every right to e-mail him asking for updates, becuase CAD is his only job. An enviable position to be in, no doubt, and also one with some responsibility that goes along with it. The point is rather moot since CAD almost never ever misses an update, and updates through holidays and so forth. Now, RPGWorld is a bit of an odditiy in this continuum. It is one of the longest-running webcomics I have ever seen. The sheer volume of pages in it is almost unmatched. It's a Keenspot comic, so hosting is free. It is not the sole sustaining job of its author, and Ian did declare a semi-hiatus from it, saying that it was hard to make time for it and he'd update when he could. So in my opinion, there's no love lost there. Especially since he calls RPGWorld his hobby, not his job. I suppose one can't fault a guy for defining a level of commitment and then sticking to that level of commitment. However, posting a hurried blog entry on a side comic and then running away for months on end is not good form for a webcomicker, in my opinion. What I can't understand is why RPGWorld is still on Keenspot. Even if it's a great comic, it's not updating. I don't get why they'd keep it on.

July 6, 2005 2:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, this is the Anonymous that said...

"This is the one and only time I'll post to this long line of commentaries....hopefully...."

Well, it happened....I'm posting again....but for a GOOD reason!!!!

RPG WORLD HAS UPDATED!!!!!!!!!!!! Go see what Ian has to say about it....

July 6, 2005 2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dang, something tells me Starsomething isn't going to come back.

July 7, 2005 12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, 1stly Ian was not overreacting at all with thatlast blog message. Some people are real fuckin assholes about expecting something from him that he cant really give on a weekly basis anymore. He has every excuse for not updating on schedule, and I hate it when people act like they know everything about webcomix and act like they can critique someone for deciding to have a life that isnt based around makin webcomics. Seriously, get off his case. I myself am writing a comic book and it takes time, concentration and patience you cant really expect from someone on a schedule. Ian does quality COLOR work, and thus you should not be rushing him. Secondly, I am still not willing to beleive that this comic is dead. They put alot of work into reviving it, and its still on the "at the moment" link on the home page of adventurers. Even Webrunner is not that oblivious. This place is not dead until one of the creators comes and says "I cant do this anymore, starsomething is dead." until then, I consider this place on haitus.

July 8, 2005 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ True, true. The site is still online, so there is still hope. Anyways, RPG world was just updated, so it's not like suddenly both authors had heart attacks but full bank accounts to pay for the site (at least, I hope not). Anyhoo, there is still hope, and I expect to see another comic here. someeeedayyyyyy, um, la, la Ok, nevermind, just the website is still online, so don't give out hope.

July 9, 2005 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually as stated before this is a free site, so neither of them are paying for it. It will stay up until keenspace comes down, whether it updates or not... That is, if they don't clear it, but with the number of pages it has, I doubt it.

July 11, 2005 12:38 AM  
Blogger Mobius Soul said...

But as has been said before: it's not even continuance exclusively that most of us want, it's just an answer. Some sort of closure. Either tell us "It will update" or tell us "it's dead," but tell us SOMETHING.

July 11, 2005 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boobie

July 11, 2005 10:45 PM  
Blogger Shynchiro said...

I got in trouble. After reading the amusing comments I was inspired! So I tore off my pants and declared my loyalty. Aparently that is against the rules in my school. Go figure. So now I am pantsless and in detention. Yay! ^^

July 12, 2005 3:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

500 is getting nearer and nearer..

-anonymeous 4

July 13, 2005 9:45 AM  
Blogger Shynchiro said...

Haha. I just noticed that I was post number 190. Yay for me! Cookies for all!

July 13, 2005 7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep, i'm a slacker too, haven't made my way back to my comic for a few months, but I'm just lazy, at least you guys are actually updating something somewhere else

-wedgdejaeger

July 17, 2005 3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bzzt! Comment One-Niner-Four!

July 20, 2005 4:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lt's see...it's almost 9 am, july 21....just thought i'd post the date...and shwo that i have no life...

July 21, 2005 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*Yawn*
Monthly site check.
July 25 05
-Elderwyrm

July 27, 2005 2:45 AM  
Blogger Shynchiro said...

No...update...I...so...sad...I...can't...stop...talking...like...Shatner...

Still pantless. They cannot stop my awesome pantless...ness. Um, yeah. Unpanty peoples of the pantless world unite!

197! Almost 200 comments. That's only 300 away from 500! Which is two times 250. Which is 1000 divided by four! When multiplied by 10.5 it's...(fanfare of trumpets) 42!! Which is the meaning of the universe, life, and everything! I'll stop typing now.

August 1, 2005 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Complex said...

August 01, 2005

The website and all webmasters seem to be MIA almost a year now. Maybe the Void got them...

August 1, 2005 9:58 PM  
Anonymous Watchman said...

Shynchiro: How many times a day do you hear the phrase "you're insane"? :-)

Well. Let's hope this comic will come around again. It's been dead once, twice counting this one. It's time to revive it.

August 5, 2005 2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg..dis is ridiculous...i already lv-ed 4 of my characters in ragnarok to the max lv already... =.="

August 5, 2005 1:32 PM  

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