This week's comic review
Ok, the LOTD, part of the Dilbert page, is not really a web comic. It is, however, a enormously entertaining comic-related site that I read whenever at all possible and which can eat up hours of web surfing time. Contrary to my expectations, the comic itself has not lost any of its edge and remains funny on a daily basis. I mean, how much can you say about your dumb boss, and besides Scott did that whole animated series thing. You'd think the well would be tapped dry, but he always comes up with something new and interesting. But that's just the icing on the cake. The real pleasure is the LOTD, a forum where readers submit entries to categories like "Best things to say on the phone when you know your office mates are evesdropping" or "Worst reasons for denying training requests". I love reading the often real-life horror stories of these tourtured twisting drones, sprinkled with occasionally innane references to current events or politics. It's also interesting that the best stories come not only from the white collar workers, but also members of the armed forces and the fast-food sector, making the LOTD a visceral and sympathetic window on the world. The number of entries is often 20 or so pages long, sorted by popularity due to the use of a "voting" option, and there's also a sadly weekly "short list" which is the condensed top 20 entries from some earlier category. The archive is only 5 days deep, so you have to check it often.
Hi all. I got back from vacation, but haven't had any of the paintings or photos scanned in yet, so I'll tell you more about it next week. It was great to see the "Lost ID's" entries all posted, although it puts a bit of a dent in my plans to pad out my backlog of the current series with mine, which I expected to sink into the dark depths never to be seen again. There are so many good ones there, although the one that really grabbed my throat was "Party Game". Wow! Still, I feel the need to continue to post mine, if only so I can rip them up in my nanocrits page. I'd say that the art form of nanofics has received a sizeable boost from this contest, yay! This week's reprint is significant because I fixed a "bug" in it and think it reads much better now.
Here is this week's nanofic:
About my pages
My goal in adding this page to the WTS is to entertain my fellow toasters, and maybe even a small segment of the rest of the Web. I'll endeavor to add something new every week, so keep checking in, or look for any announcements about my pages in The Wunderland Weekly News.
My offerings fall into two categories: First, original works; artwork, music, photos, or writing that I'm collecting here for self-publication on a scale unimaginable a few years ago. Hopefully, the world's collective yawn won't totally blow me over, but I think you'll enjoy it if you've gotten this far. Second, Stuff I Found On The Web, brought back and held up to the light for your enjoyment. There's a whole underground world of music publication on the Web through "MIDI", and I'm also wild about Webcomics.
Go directly to the corners of my electronic world by using the navigation bar appearing at the top of this page, or jump down below that to find out what I've added this week. I'll also someday be experimenting with time, allowing you to scroll through previous weeks' versions of my pages where appropriate.
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