Comic 198 - Obligatory Ecthplanathon Comic

6th Feb 2011, 6:00 PM in Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey
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Obligatory Ecthplanathon Comic

Great. Every major character is taken now. I'm left with, um… Kyon's sister. Woo.

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Author Notes:

@Bisqwit: Not entirely sure what you're getting at here. I think you may be confusing the series, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, with the movie, Suzumiya Haruhi no Shōshitsu. Haruhi isn't missing in Yuutsu.

@Bob: Haven't you heard? Viewers are geniuses.

There weren't any S characters in the code this time, so the LITHP code in Panel 7 is also valid LISP code, under the Common Lisp dialect. (And Trope-tan wasn't lisping anyway since she wasn't plotspeed running or otherwise distracted, so it's a moot point.)

The Author is certainly using the word "okay" to open sentences a lot.

I should probably warn all the readers now: I really, really like Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, and thus it shall play a fairly large role in the comic as a whole, especially from this point onwards. Thus, I present The Author's Guide To Reading The Rest Of This Comic:
The Author's Guide To Reading The Rest Of This Comic


6th Feb 2011, 6:45 PM
I tried reading this a while back but the time travel stuff got unnecessarily complicated and I had no idea what was going on, but now that it's over, I guess picking it up again isn't a bad idea~
Also Haruhi. Woo~!

6th Feb 2011, 10:21 PM
But if it is in* the theme Suzumiya Haruhi on Yuuthu [sic], won't miss trope-tan be, uh, missed? Well, I know she wasn't *entirely* missing in the movie, but. Looking forward to seeing what you cook up. And yeah, I'd like the kind of shapeshifting powers you described earlier as well. It'd be useful in so many ways.

*) I am surprised at the commonness of these sentences where I must put these four two-letter i-words in a row.

7th Feb 2011, 3:05 AM
Huh... we spent half the comic's lifetime on the Satellite of Love. Doesn't seem like that long.

7th Feb 2011, 12:48 PM
So, after losing us in time-travel convolutions, you intend your comic to be impossible to understand unless the linked video is watched?
Way to hang on to your readers, you're not going after the casual mindless public. I should feel special for trying to hang on, I guess. Or give up under the assault of nerditude...

Also, Is it just me or has trope-tan essentially hijacked the comic?

7th Feb 2011, 6:38 PM
Ouch! Yeah, I mixed up those two. Sorry about it.

Snowowl> Perhaps each new storyarc will be twice as long as the previous one, so in retrospect, every new storyarc will form the half of the comic's length so far.

9th Feb 2011, 4:17 PM
yes the author really really really likes suzumiya haruhi - this is not an understatement.

return from audience hiatus

21st May 2011, 12:06 AM
i am enjoying catching up - good word nerditude... it is all a bit complex but the comic explaining the comic is awesome



The Author: Ath you may have guethed, the theme ith "Thuthumiya Haruhi no Yuuthu"!
Trope-tan (quietly): You even copied-and-pasted *my* shikon out of *my* bekutoru group.

Fred: Where are we supposed to get costumes? None of us are omnipotent.
Jane: We can't just manifest altered physical appearances with magical Author powers.

The Author: Acthually, *you* can!
You're a withard, remember?
Jane: Oh, right.

The Author: Ath for everyone elthe, I've written in a cothtume thtore! It'th jutht off-panel.
Fred: Ah, convenient.
I call Koizumi. Any objections?
Bob: If I'd known who that is, I might have cared.

Fred: Bob, you are most definitely getting Kyon.
Bob: Again, I don't care.
Annabelle: Dibs on Nagato-san.
Jane: Dibs on- darn.

Bob: Well, this is going to suck.
Jane: Guess I'm stuck with Asahina-san.
The Author: Okay, everyone! You get one comic to get cothtumed up!

The Author: Okay, theriouthly, how do you thpeak without lithping with thith giant tooth?
Trope-tan: What? (mapcar #'(lambda (x) (+ x 3 -5 7 3 -6 3)) '(1133 37 24596 69100 18))?

The Author: I clearly meant thith thpeech impediment.
Trope-tan: Try *not* stealing my tooth, baka.


The Author: I know you're annoyed at me for taking Thuruya-than, but conthider thith:
thince you're not being Thuruya, you're free to be Haruhi inthtead.
Trope-tan: You make an excellent point, and are thus completely forgiven for all prior actions. I am *zenzen* being Haruhi.

The Author: Okay, there'th abtholutely no way I can prethent thith guide with a lithp like thith.
Trope-tan: (defmacro guide-present (topic) `(produce-guide :topic ,topic :presenter :author))?

The Author: I could only have pothibly meant the thpeech impediment!
Trope-tan: Ah.
True. Without significant vocal training, the shikon nanbutsu can be quite an issue.

Trope-tan: Why don't you just erase the tooth with your omnipotence?
The Author: Becauthe I didn't conthider that pothibility before. Ecthellent idea; that'll tholve thith problem.

The Author's Guide To Reading The Rest Of This Comic
(By "This Comic" I Refer Not To "The Author's Guide To Reading The Rest Of This Comic", But Instead To "The Way Of The Metagamer")
(Just In Case That Was Unclear)
(Potential Ambiguity Is Very Possible As Both This Guide And WotM Are Comics)
(Understood? Good.)
Starring The Author And Trope-tan And Also Regrettably Including Bob
Trope-tan: Wait, why is Bob appearing in this?
The Author: A very compelling argument involving a protractor.

Narrator: For readers who have not seen any of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu:
The Author: See some already. Just click on this comic and you'll get the first episode. Enjoy it, okay?
Trope-tan (quieter): Well, actually, you'll get the second episode by broadcast order. But it's the first chronological episode. Discussion of optimal episode order will ensue later on.

Narrator: For readers who have not seen any of said series yet dislike it nonetheless:
Trope-tan: What.
The Author: That makes absolutely no frelling sense. Just click on this comic and watch it.

Narrator: For readers who refuse to see series as they do not like it, Sam I Am:
The Author: Try it, try it, and you may. Try it and you may, I say.
It'll only take you one click. And, y'know, half an hour of your time. And possibly some of your download bandwidth.
But if you're spending such things on *this comic*, you can afford to spend them on something far better.

Narrator: For readers who have seen said series and disliked it:
The Author: We can't be friends any more. If you're going to hate the only work that has ever made me cry-
Bob: That crappy cartoon made you *cry*?

The Author: Bob, you can attack my comic all you want. You can refer to it as a lame OotS ripoff. You can even point out sufficient flaws to destroy it utterly through plot fractures. I don't care.
But insult Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu one more time, and you shall feel an eternity of torture.
Bob: Pretty sure just being in this comic-
The Author: Now begone!

The Author (quietly): In any case, it was awesome manly crying.
Trope-tan: As for the actual readers disliking the work: remember that ending I retconned a while back? Page #164?
Just pretend that was the real ending, and that none of what follows will ever have happened.

Narrator: For readers who have seen said series, sing the theme songs in their sleep, and have the SOS-dan logo tattooed on their respective backs:
Trope-tan: You are either me, or merely awesome.
The Author: Just go right on reading.

The Author: Hmm. Did we cover all potential groups?
Narrator: For readers who enjoy the series but will not appreciate the violations of said series canon by upcoming comic events:
The Author: Frell.
Um. Repeat to yourself: "it's just a webcomic; I should really just relax."


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