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    Default Favorite web comics -- and why?

    Instructions are simple: share your favorite web comics (those which you keep updated on), a link to their main site, and why you enjoy each of them. The goal is to help others find new comics that they would like and to find new comics that you yourself would like. I'll start.

    Classical Music is Boring -- www.classicalmusicisboring.com -- A comic about musicology, music theory, and most of all, music philosophy. Very insightful and slightly humorous.

    XKCD -- www.xkcd.com -- "A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language." Well, I'm a computer geek as well as a classical music lover.

    StupidFox -- http://stupidfox.net -- Just some light situational humor in the form of a stupid fox and his friends.

    TwoKinds -- http://twokinds.keenspot.com -- Partly because I like Hugo's saying that animals are the reflection of our own souls, partly because the fantasy setting is good, with a good, well-developed universe, and partly because the storyline(s) is (are) decently complex, with plenty of unexpected turns. Also has a good mix of humor and seriousness. Of course, I've read it from the beginning, so I'm quite attached to the characters, too.

    Scandinavia and the World -- http://satwcomic.com -- Political/cultural satire in the form of anthropomorphic countries == epic win.
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    I just wanted to chime in and say "anything but xkcd." Good lord, it is so trite and self-important. Generation Y epitomized. No offense.

    Besides that, I wanted to say I don't read any, but then I remembered Nedroid.
    http://nedroid.com/comics/2008-10-11...oolformath.gif
    It's just funny.
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    I'm not sure if I'm up to date with the concept. Would The Onion be considered one? If yes, it's the only one that I check out from time to time.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    For those that like xkcd, also check out the Abstruse Goose: http://abstrusegoose.com/ which is very similar, and also funny.

    My fav webcomics are PBF and Cyanide and Happiness which are bizarre and dark (hilarious!):
    http://www.pbfcomics.com/
    http://www.explosm.net/comics/

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    Here is a specific classical one from abstruse goose:


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    http://www.gotya.nl/

    Start with clicking on the dancing cat and you will be lost for the rest of the day/evening/night.

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    Hark! A Vagrant

    It's mostly history-themed, and usually very funny. Famous authors and scientists make appearances, too.

    And she did a couple good CM-themed strips:
    http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=302
    http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=219

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopachris View Post
    Classical Music is Boring -- www.classicalmusicisboring.com -- A comic about musicology, music theory, and most of all, music philosophy. Very insightful and slightly humorous.
    Hehe, I hadn't seen this before, thanks for sharing!

    And look--
    http://www.classicalmusicisboring.co...cmib00211.html
    it's just like most TC arguments!

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    http://basicinstructions.net/basic-i...al-tastes.html

    Basic instructions is the only one I've found that I like.


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    Ditto on www.classicalmusicisboring.com. I really enjoy a comic that kickstarts my brain. I often disagree with the creators, but it doesn't matter - the comic is just so intelligent and funny.

    www.gunnerkrigg.com. Gunnerkrigg court is pretty much my favourite webcomic. Little girls explore adventures, relationships, philosophy, mythology, magic, horror and comedy, cruelty and innocence in a boarding school. Despite the huge and ambitious backdrops, the focus is firmly on characters and relationships. It's a very intelligent comic as well, but its intelligence is very subtle.

    Then there are Order of the Stick (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots.html), Dungeon Master of the Rings (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=612) and Darths & Droids (http://darthsanddroids.net/) that you probably won't like or understand if you aren't into the whole Dungeons and Dragons thing.
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopachris View Post
    XKCD -- www.xkcd.com -- "A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language." Well, I'm a computer geek as well as a classical music lover.
    Wow, I had forgotten all about XKCD. It's such a great comic.

    Scandinavia and the World -- http://satwcomic.com -- Political/cultural satire in the form of anthropomorphic countries == epic win.
    I was going to do stuff today, but I got stuck on "Scandinavia and the World" instead. Great fun with all the Nordic stereotypes. I love how Sweden is portrayed as the uptight guy in glasses who always knows best, in contrast to free-spirited happy Denmark with a beer bottle glued to his hand.
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    Love Ludwig Van's face on 5th image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regressivetransphobe View Post
    I just wanted to chime in and say "anything but xkcd." Good lord, it is so trite and self-important. Generation Y epitomized. No offense.
    How can a comic be self-important?

    XKCD tends to polarise opinions a lot but I think that's quite silly. Most people who hate seem to do so mostly because lots of other people love it, and because it's cool to hate it. People who think every single comic is eye-wateringly hilarious I find have unimaginative senses of humour. Me, it makes me laugh often enough that I still read it, though it's always been of variable quality and imaginativeness and its best days have gone.

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    Look out, we've been linked!
    http://www.classicalmusicisboring.co...cmib00390.html
    Click on the third panel.

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