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14th Nov 2010, 6:00 PM
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Magravan edit delete
Probably not uploading at midnight, but it'll show up properly... Oh well ;)

Sorry for the WALL O' TEXT! ... I figured that despite the fact that Alexander winked VERY FAST!!!, he'd still need to talk a lot to be able to wink that much... I debated properly punctuating everything in Chad's mind, but I opted to do it this way instead...

Oh, and those thought bubbles were just a slew of circles that I combined together in the same way that I do the tails onto the rounded rectangles for the word bubbles... Did they turn out okay? I actually spent long enough on them that no one's allowed to think anything, ever again!

There's some webcomic awards going on, if you're involved in the creation, distribution, discussion and whatnot... I don't think any of it applies to TOGM, but I'm spreading the word anyways ;)


Well, hope you guys had a great weekend, thanks for reading and hopefully we'll see you on Thursday ;)

Completely unrelated, but did anyone ever play Dungeon Keeper? I've been playing it recently and just got to level 19... I was actually up late last night beating level 18 before finishing up the comic :)

Just something to tide me over for now... I'm actually looking forward to getting Little Big Planet 2, which my son wanted for Christmas, but I think I might actually want to create some stuff in it, so I think I will buy it for the family when the money gets a little better (Thankfully, December is a 3 pay month for me... I just put my $400 or so that I had in my vacation fund as a pre-payment on our gas bill so that we don't freeze this winter..)
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Silly early updates .. catching me off guard so I have nothing prepared to say ...

Alright, I'll be brief.

I hope that everyone got the joke that Chad fell over in panel 4. I just wanted to have him hit hits head!

That's all. Back to drawing for me.
Magravan edit delete
Just to clarify, Chad was saying Hey because he realized that Alexander was winking insults at him. Falling over was just a side effect :P
User comments:
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
Gotta love the early updates. ;)
You could say you're a bit ahead on the updates. :P
3.4 (Guest) edit delete reply
Shoulda propped him up better.
Sorry for the how how ya like me bit...I guess you could say I was suffering from a swelled head.
edi-san edit delete reply
wow. talking and morse code winking at the same time. That takes real brain power. or uh, TOGM power.
Magravan edit delete reply
@ranger_brian_new - Seems we were chomping at the bit... Wait.. Does that count as a Horse joke, or a mouth joke? Damn.

@3.4 - I don't think he was particularly concerned with Chad's comfort :)

@edi-san - I know! Some people have enough trouble walking and chewing bubble gum...
Xenrin edit delete reply
Wow, with super-skills like being able to talk and rapidly wink morse code at the same time, it's a shame that good ol' Alex is no more than a shelf decoration. xP

...Poor guy.
Hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
I think that's the power of a 4, above human capabilities
Barra (Guest) edit delete reply
Well, at least now we know that Alexander, unlike Chad, has a brain... o wait.
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
Alexander wouldn't've been the former head of the PSO if he wasn't that skilled. ;)
MatthewJA edit delete reply
Say, what happens if, say, Beth were to eat John's brain? would she become a five?
PixieSingsBass edit delete reply
Gotta give Chad some credit actually. He must be a 4, too if he's keeping up with Alex's code. He's not stupid, just too arrogant to pay attention I think.

@Magravan and Skrael - love the new icons! Mag, yours is a pretty decent resemblance. Skrael, I assume you made them both? Good job!

@MatthewJA - her odds would be the same as RZ's were to become a 3, I think. Depends on how close to levelling up she was. LOL Also, if she did, Robert would likely become a six.
Magravan edit delete reply
@MarshmallowGherkin - Yeah, his talents are wasted ;)

@Hagelander - Yes, the power of the Fours...

@Barra - Heh... Or something approximating a brain, anyways :)

@ranger_brian_new - Damn skippy!

@MatthewJA - I don't think that one brain is enough to take Beth to a 5...

@PixieSingsBass - Chad's a 4, he's just a jerk :) Mine's actually from a Warm Up drawing that was on the forum, decided I wanted a new icon, and that's the best I've got for me so far ;)

And no, Robert definitely would not become a Six... The amount of brains required to 'level up' increases considerably after the first one. One -> Two = 1 Brain. Anything beyond that takes a fair amount more..
Hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
if madagaskar wouldn't have been turned into zombies yet (because they closed of their only port? xD) and robert would eat all the brains over there?
would he become a 6?
what diffrence would it make, he wouldn't be able to shoot lasers from his eyes would he?
Butt Hunter edit delete reply
Butt Hunter
Well, good job they both know morse code!
Darthsnalker (Guest) edit delete reply
i just really started to read this comic and i cant help but notice some extreme similarity between it and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" which fyi to be taken in a good way. i was just wondering if you any of your inspiration comes from that.
Magravan edit delete reply
@Hagelander - Bwahaha.. Did you actually play that game, or did I reference it earlier? Madagascar closed their only Port (those bastards!) but Robert's minions can paradrop :)

@Jacob Gristwood - I figure a couple of Fours probably should :)

@Darthsnalker - Only in the most general, popular culture sense, I suppose... And mainly only in the sense that there is an oppressive government... I've never read the actual book (though I think I might look for that one and 1984...) Which similarities are you noticing?

That's the thing with something that is as well known as those books, even without having read them, you can take inspiration from the spoofs and the related conversations ;)

Basically, if Robert reaches a 6, he's going to understand the universe in such a way as to render him practically a God.
MatthewJA (Guest) edit delete reply
So why did Robert STOP eating brains? Look at his personality, why would he stop?
And why did everyone else stop?
And why is blah?
Jrade edit delete reply
@ MatthewJA - It's okay, dear, calm down. They ran out of brains...and it seem they're not the only ones...
3.4 (Guest) edit delete reply
Strange thought-does 6hood include legilimency? I dont mean being able to figure out what someone is planning to do but rather to read it from their own mind.
Magravan edit delete reply
@MatthewJA - The amount of brains in the world is finite ;)

@Jrade - Ouch lol :)

@3.4 - It would be to the point where he could probably tap into the minds of the people that are zombies, but he couldn't read John's mind. Of course, he could interpret minute muscle movements and everything so that he would know every physical action long before John made it...

His mental faculties would also become so quick so as to render everything like that as if it was in slow motion, so basically fighting him or anything would give him ample time to respond.
Hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
@Magravan: who didn't play that game?
ok, that doesn't get the point.
all people who spend time reading webcomics have to much free time, those same people generaly play alot of flashgames, pandemic is on every online gaming site, the name is catchy and atracts players
Magravan edit delete reply
Hmmm, you have a good point :) I've actually managed to win a few times, but it's not easy ;)
WeiserOne (Guest) edit delete reply
Long time reader, forst post tho.

Hmm... So to think that there is only one 5... I think that Robert is actually human, thats why he doesn't eat brains... and also why he is a so afeared of Thomas... but I... Maybe I should just stop talking.
Magravan edit delete reply
Thanks for posting :) What makes you think Robert doesn't eat brains? He actually introduced quite a few people to their new zombie life :) He can go for faaaaar longer without TOGM than a 1 or 2, but then, Beth can last longer than them too ;)
3.4 (Guest) edit delete reply
I played that game-I prefered world dominater-you have a much more obvious impact on the game and its not as difficult to set up a true win scenario. You could try a few hundred times using the same setup but if you cough (not the symptom) then madagascar inherits the earth.
Magravan edit delete reply
Is that the one where you have to turn all the dudes into zombies? I just recently played that one again :D

As for Pandemic 2, the trick was to sell any symptoms, and just make it movable by rats or something, which is what the ships were using... Then hope that the one stupid country actually conveniently trading with them managed to get infected and pass it on.. Or keep reloading til you started on Madagascar, and then work on spreading it outward...

Pretty sure that game biased people against Madagascar, so if there was a man-made Pandemic created, they'd start with Madagascar just out of spite..
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
I've definitely seen the game, and I think I remember possibly playing it, but because I don't remember it, I should do so again. I certainly remember everything being talked about it, though. On Kongregate, one of the popular posts there was stating: "Keep reloading until you start on Madagascar", 'cause it's your best chance at winning. :P
Magravan edit delete reply
I think I won a few games starting outside of Madagascar, but I just got lucky...
3.4 (Guest) edit delete reply
OK so everyone's dead except Madagascar. NUKE'M!
Magravan edit delete reply
That makes no sense at all... They're the last ones standing, who the heck is going to nuke them? Themselves?

Worst domestic policy ever :P
Hagelander (Guest) edit delete reply
the russians, because you can bet your life that they have nukes set up to destroy the world when the last one of them dies.
Magravan edit delete reply
Shame they don't have a "If we can't have it, no one can!" win condition where if you wipe out certain populations they destroy the rest of the world for you ;)

Personally, I'm looking for an underwater sanctum. That seems like it's got the best chance for survival :D
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
i guess that shoots down my theory of a 5 meaning human. ah well. -becomes a 7-bwahahahahahaha now what feeble robert! you cannot hope to defeat meeeeee....