Comic 1696 - Expert Interrogator

5th May 2021, 12:00 AM
Expert Interrogator
Average Rating: 5 (19 votes)

Author Notes:

Centcomm 5th May 2021, 12:13 AM edit delete
Centcomm
Due to the fact that Top Webcomics now has taken the new tactic of ONLY showing the comics that buy ads in the top 50 it seems. So should i buy ads or tell them to get bent?
Centcomm 6th May 2021, 10:08 AM edit delete
Centcomm
Okay idea... How many of you would like.. a 'interact with the author," thing on discord. There is a Discord Datachasers channel if anyone was interested.
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Comments:

Lurker314 5th May 2021, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
So very, Very, VERY many ways to skin a cat...
Ryu Santos 5th May 2021, 12:29 AM edit delete reply

Indeed. Although singing "The Song That Doesn't End" off key for over 24 hours, might be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
Oldarmourer 5th May 2021, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Noctis is quite familiar with the annoyability of the 'nyan cat song' :)
Romfire 6th May 2021, 12:45 AM edit delete reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_47KVJV8DU

Enjoy
Ebonbolt 6th May 2021, 2:50 PM edit delete reply

That would depend on whether the listener is tone deaf. If not, that would, indeed, be cruel, unusual, and (in some cases) even literally painful. Nothing hurts a very musical ear quite like hitting a note just a perfect sixteenth-step flat. Repeatedly. Just that one note…
Oldarmourer 6th May 2021, 5:30 PM edit delete reply
I live with that daily, I wear headphones even when I don't have music playing
DLKmusic 10th May 2021, 4:48 PM edit delete reply

@ebonbolt +1
Preach it brother!
Oldarmourer 5th May 2021, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
and the cat doesn't like any of them.... ;)
mjkj 5th May 2021, 12:28 AM edit delete reply

Well, nice way of coercion... *shudders*

...and I think Cent will let her have a go at them...

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edit: @a/n:
I am a bit torn there...
1. if that is the case - I would not wish to support that
2. and you need the money for yourself and medicine
on the other hand
1. it could bring new readers

By the way: did you see the news on TWC (https://www.topwebcomics.com/news/212)? you now have to confirm that the comic is active once a month...
Ryu Santos 5th May 2021, 12:37 AM edit delete reply

Definitely. I think Cent is rather intrigued. Personally; I'd add finger nails on a chalkboard, the old fashioned slate kind, as well.
Muahhaha
Oldarmourer 6th May 2021, 7:36 PM edit delete reply
or wax the range floor so your boots squeak right in front of his door everytime you walk past ;)
Centcomm 5th May 2021, 7:53 AM edit delete reply

Yes i do that every month now.
Sheela 6th May 2021, 2:39 AM edit delete reply

Top Webcomic, how many new readers do you get from them ?
Does it make sense to throw money at them ?

As for the confirm activity, I think that's actually a good idea, there is a LOT of inactive comics on that list, in fact, here's a quick test - If you go and vote, you have to click on a name decided by a thumbnail from a webcomic, if you are not logged in.

After you vote, it shows the vote incentive, and underneath that, will be a link to the webcomic that they used a thumbnail of - If you go visit that comic, most likely you will end up at a dead link.

And I'm talking about 70-80% of them don't exist anymore.
The list needs some cleaning up, that's for sure.
Oldarmourer 6th May 2021, 3:52 AM edit delete reply
I noticed that, same as if something looks interesting and you click on its banner in the list, half the time those are dead links too, even for some in the top 100 o.O
Maybe the comic changed hosts and never updated it's link, but it gets me wondering if some of them aren't created 'in house' to pad the list and they never were more than a banner ad, a lot of them seem to be done by the same artist...
Nystran 5th May 2021, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
An interesting, twisted New Rome take on Scharff. From Wikipedia he really was their best and only friend.

After a prisoner's fear had been allayed, Scharff continued to act as a good friend, including sharing jokes, homemade food items, and occasionally alcoholic beverages. He was fluent in English and knowledgeable about British customs and some American ones, which helped him to gain the trust and friendship of many of his prisoners. In addition, he could empathize with the captured Allied aviators, drawing on the fact that he was not only married to an Englishwoman but also a son-in-law of a World War I British fighter ace (Claude Stokes, as noted above). Some high-profile prisoners were treated to outings to German airfields (one POW was even allowed to take a Bf 109 fighter for a trial run), tea with German fighter aces, swimming pool excursions, and luncheons, among other things. Prisoners were treated well, medically speaking, at the nearby Hohe Mark Hospital, and some POWs were occasionally allowed to visit their comrades at this hospital for company's sake, as well as the better meals provided there. Scharff was best known for taking his prisoners on strolls through the nearby woods, first having them swear an oath of honor that they would not attempt to escape during their walk. He chose not to use these nature walks as a time to directly ask his prisoners obvious military-related questions but instead relied on the POWs desire to speak to anyone outside of isolated captivity about informal, generalized topics. Prisoners often volunteered information the Luftwaffe had instructed Scharff to acquire, frequently without realizing they had done so.
Nystran 5th May 2021, 2:20 AM edit delete reply
On TWC, I don't like their attitude (if it is true). I used it to find you, years ago, but no longer use it (new phase of life, now looking out for new web serials rather than new comics).
Miyto 5th May 2021, 3:31 AM edit delete reply
So... unless you paid for ads, it does seem that they just made their ads more effective at getting people to vote rather than blocked people from reaching the top 50 without buying ads
megados 5th May 2021, 4:53 AM edit delete reply

First things first. @Centcomm, for what it's worth, I didn't find my way here from TWC. I got here from reading Luna Star, which was suggested to me years ago by an ad on another page by Project Wonderful. I don't know how many readers here got her by the TWC ranking. Long story short, I don't know what the TWC ranking means to you. If it can increase your readership, and, by extension, your income, it might be worthwhile. To me personally, it doesn't matter; I'd read DC anyway, because it's good. By comparison, I don't read any of the ones currently in the top slots. I've never even heard of most of them.

The Cassians, and Samanta in particular apparently know the difference between being aware of Scharff's techniques, and knowing how to use them.
robnot 5th May 2021, 7:10 AM edit delete reply
im with Megados on this about twc...
you do best for your pocketbook..
DLKmusic 5th May 2021, 10:30 AM edit delete reply

I did find you on TWC and was intrigued, but at the time, you were not in the top 100 yet.

Does that help?
Ictuan 5th May 2021, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
I think I found DC through TWC rankings, but I also dug way past the top 50 looking for stuff that looked interesting. I'm sure you were near the top at the time. I probably went down through the top 100.

I don't know if the rate of return would justify the expense of advertising on TWC, I don't even know how you would measure it.

I do wish DC had more Patreon supporters. More readers would be great, but more supporters would be even better. My primary reason for being a patron is to help keep the DC going, but more incentive activity would probably drive subscriptions. The other comics I support through Patreon which seem to be the most successful are really active with their incentives. Activity on Pateron might do more good than TWC advertising, but I totally understand how much work goes into the art. I don't know how much investment in effort it takes before one reaches the critical mass to make it all pay off.
Sheela 6th May 2021, 2:47 AM edit delete reply

Of all the top ten comics on TWC, I read only two .. Grrl Power and Stand Still, Stay Silent.

I have never even heard of the Epic Escape comic that is listed as #1.
Johninaustin 5th May 2021, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
I'm going for the "get bent" option. I honestly don't think it benefits you at all. I ignore the rankings myself and also found you thru Luna Star.

As for the interrogation, I suggest "Baby Shark" :)
DLKmusic 5th May 2021, 10:39 AM edit delete reply

I'm doing polls on a social site about all time annoying earwigs, so, the following 3 songs are submitted for your consideration!

Green Acres
My Ding-a-ling
Wake me up (before you go-go)

Any one of these will get you results... (we will not name the song that may not be named... based on a ride at disneyland. that one IS cruel and unusual punishment)
Oldarmourer 5th May 2021, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
be very, very careful..most of the 'songs' I inflict on the poor, suffering readership started out as earworms I had to get rid of...
Deanatay 5th May 2021, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
Song based on a Disneyland ride?

Surely you don't mean...

Skipper Dan? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0cCRRFi1aA

But I love that song!
megados 10th May 2021, 6:04 AM edit delete reply

image
StellarJay 5th May 2021, 8:42 PM edit delete reply

I remember a story where "I'm Henry the 8th, I am" was used to good effect. (Ghost)
DLKmusic 6th May 2021, 8:47 AM edit delete reply

@stellarJay: That is going to be on my next poll, actually (earwig songs of the 60's. But it has a lot of stiff competition, like Yellow Submarine, Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini, Honey, et al... I can only post 6 at a time on the poll, so I mayt have to divide the competition into 2 polls and do a run-off!!!

(YMCA won for worst earwig of the 70's, but I still think My Dingaling was worse)
DLKmusic 9th May 2021, 11:15 PM edit delete reply

for anyone remotely interested in the results of the 60's earwig polls, Yellow Polka dot Bikini won with 33%, followed by Surfin Bird at 22, Puff the Magic Dragon at 3rd with 19%, and a 3 way tie at 8% each was honey, Yummy Yummy Yummy, and Henry the VIII...

Revealing swimwear for the WIN!!!
jawbone 8th May 2021, 7:38 PM edit delete reply

Herman's Hermits, with Peter None singing the lead
See <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GisCRxREDkY>
Oldarmourer 7th May 2021, 12:55 PM edit delete reply
I'd never heard of 'baby shark' until I bought the dog a toy that played it when chewed...
Then I looked it up on youtube and saw it had billions !! of views...
She looked at the computer funny when I paleyed it but still chewed the toy until the batteries ran down :)
Just_IDD 5th May 2021, 5:52 AM edit delete reply
voting has been so flawed at twc for so long that I no longer look really hard where a comic is on the list, and look at if the comic premise is interesting and how many and when was the last update. That should be the real criteria not this votes BS, but then they can't pay their own webhost fees. This is a fairly obvious money grab but I'm doubtful it will be effective if more creators advertise this malarkey. Without Active creators, TWC doesn't have a resource.

Many high-ish comics have dedicated followers of their current series who also vote to the older version.
Some Ed 5th May 2021, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
This. I'm pretty sure I found this comic from TWC, but I've spent a lot more time looking at comics in the 101-1000 range than I've spent looking at the 1-100 range.
me 5th May 2021, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
@Centcomm: well. On one side I'd like to suggest you'd tell them where to stuff it.

On the other hand ... without Top Web Comics I probably never would've found your site ...
Tooniator 5th May 2021, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
Yes, but who stops after the first 50? And now I know to skip the first 50 anyway.
me 5th May 2021, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
You got a solid point there.
Oldarmourer 5th May 2021, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
they finally put me to the point that I stopped voting entirely...
except for the ones that put up new vote incentives on a regular basis and just to see those ;)
I don't know what they're trying to do but it's not going to do them as much good as they think it will.

It's said you catch more flies with honey than vinegar but the little 'vinegar flies' we get swarming around here prefer that so another old adage bites the dust ;)
Singing that 'song' off-key while very slowly pulling fingernails out might do the trick in less than 26 hours ;)

megados 5th May 2021, 8:20 AM edit delete reply

I still keep voting. I vote for comics with merit, not incentives. The comic is the incentive. Basically, my voting pattern has not changed. ;) DC is on my list.
DLKmusic 5th May 2021, 10:40 AM edit delete reply

+1
Sheela 6th May 2021, 4:22 AM edit delete reply

+1
Centcomm 6th May 2021, 10:03 AM edit delete reply

have i mentioned i love you guys?
Sheela 6th May 2021, 1:26 PM edit delete reply

Aww, thank you Centy. 😁

Besides, some of us are becoming kinda oldschool readers by now, we're gonna stick around a long time, don't you worry.
megados 6th May 2021, 2:17 PM edit delete reply

*Gives Cent a big hug*

Yeah we're kinda partial to you too!
DLKmusic 6th May 2021, 3:44 PM edit delete reply

we love you too, Centy! that's why we keep coming back for more!
(well, that and the outstanding artwork and storyline!)
Oldarmourer 5th May 2021, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
and if you're going to tell them to stuff it, tell them to stuff it sideways...with rotation
sigpig 5th May 2021, 7:43 AM edit delete reply

It seems to me that Scharff had the very real "mailed fist" of the Gestapo with which to threaten his prisoners. What "mailed fist" does Centcomm have in New Troy that would invoke that fear in a prisoner? At least Samanta could imply that her sisters would employ more...percussive...techniques...

TWC just went on my shit list. I say follow the money, and try to find out the REAL reason for this crap.
On the one hand, if your revenue from TWC is higher than the new fees, then it may be a good idea to pay;
On the other hand, if a site institutes a payola-driven ranking system, that site may be in pretty dire straits;
On the gripping hand, you have your own medical, rehabilitation, and prescription bills to pay - which I feel is MUCH more important than a corrupt ranking system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payola

PM incoming.
Centcomm 6th May 2021, 10:03 AM edit delete reply

got it and thank you
navegar 5th May 2021, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
I found you through comic fury. never paid any attention to Top Webcomics
Oldarmourer 5th May 2021, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
I can't remember where I first found DC but I know it was long before I was even aware of TopWeb, I think I found both that and Comic Fury from the links here.
I'm pretty sure it was a link on another comic's page but darned if I know which one, it was just after DC first started and then I lost the link for quite awhile when I forgot to save my bookmarks and firefox erased all the 'new' ones during an update, DC included.
Found it again when it was referenced on yet another comic's comments and read quietly until I found out I could comment too.
If topweb is bringing you a net profit then stay there, or stay anyway and take what exposure you get for 'free', you do what's best for you, just don't follow the new trend of posting a few interesting pages then saying "you have to pay me on patreon to see the rest'.
I'm pretty sure that would lose you readers, I know I've stopped reading a lot of comics lately that I liked.
gmg2dave 5th May 2021, 9:28 AM edit delete reply

oh Samanta, that is just Evil... And I see Marcus' wheels turning as to how he can use this technique at some point. And while I have no doubt that it would break even the strongest, there is always the fact that there is another Cassian somewhere with a pair of pliers just waiting for her turn at bat. Got to be in the back of your mind, "why are they being so nice to me?" and "when do they stop and just break out the blowtorches?" It would also be hilarious if every once in a while Noctis would just wander past the cell door, peek in, and innocently ask "Is it my turn yet?"

As far as TWC is concerned, personally I would go with the "get bent" answer. Honestly, it's been forever since I even looked at the sight, and I only vote for comics I already watch, and for the incentives. I just looked, and there are two comics I follow on the first page, and the rest I have never heard of.
Lurker314 5th May 2021, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
I often don't notice the author's comments under a comic (sorry), but the community here is so...much that I almost always come back later for the comments.

TWC's ad content has exploded over the last couple of years. What I don't know is what has driven that. But let me tell you what I do know...

I developed web sites for five years. After that, I was at Google as an SW-SRE for a while (I'm looking!) I would be shocked if the AWS bill to support the entire site was more than $100/month. (Although their uptime has been REALLY good...) What's more, a single dev would be bored out of their minds if all they did was maintain the site.

Properly managed, the site doesn't need the money. At all.

But I've been hearing increasing complaint from creators about TWC since the start of the year. Something's rotten in Denmark.

There has been a lot of garbage with comic site hosting over the years. Now TWC seems to have decided that you don't have to actually host comics to abuse creators.

It sounds like it's time for you guys to start boosting some TWC competitor. (A live one--Comic Basement is no longer registered...)

I doubt that you are gaining much in the way of readers via TWC. If you don't have the analytics to demonstrate the clicks that you are getting through their ads & through their rankings, it's probably worth getting them.
Sheela 6th May 2021, 4:31 AM edit delete reply

Heh, gotta admit that Datachasers comment section can be a bit .. lively. 😁

Also, I live in Denmark, and I'm not rotten at all!
Oldarmourer 6th May 2021, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
the thousands of buried shoes slowly rotting away on the other hand....
chk 6th May 2021, 7:39 AM edit delete reply

Really Sheela?
Sheela 6th May 2021, 1:27 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, I buried those shoes in someone elses backyard, so I'm good. 😀
Kevin 5th May 2021, 1:31 PM edit delete reply
When I mwas running an Elizabthan Country Dance troupe, we called The Gilligan's Isle Theme (Title AND ending if needed) "The Waiter Summoning Song". We'd be in Elizabethan garb at, say, a Red Robin, and they'd almost always stick us in a corner and try to forget about us. If water and a server didn't arrive when we'd picked what we wanted, we'd start singing. Loudly. And "Poof", a waiter would arrive. Almost any song in 4/4 can be sung to The /Gilligan's Isle Theme/Waiter Summoning Song...although I haven't tried Baby Shark to TWSS tune yet.
Oldarmourer 5th May 2021, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
On Babylon 5, it was demonstrated that you can sing any Emily Dickinson poem to 'the yellow rose of texas' ;)
Oldarmourer 5th May 2021, 5:22 PM edit delete reply
The 'Gilligan's island' theme can also be sung to the tune of 'Yellow Rose of Texas'...
and you're doing it right now ;)
Kevin 5th May 2021, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
Oh. How about the song "Bananaphone"!? Either version. Or "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"? Or "A Song That Gets on Everybody's Nerves(sung to "Battle Hymn of the Replublic")?
Kevin 5th May 2021, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
And "99 bottles of Beer on the Wall (AA version)"?
One-eyed Mike 5th May 2021, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
I never used TWC to find DC (and Luna Star). I got a recommendation from another author. I still don't use TWC except for voting.

Too many people expect things "free" online. Without enough readers who donate, you don't eat. If you starve, your comic dies. I disapprove of that.

You need to be more explicit.

I know authors like Patreon, with regular income, not windfalls. I don't Patreonise, for private reasons. However, I do make a good donation to each comic I like - to thank the authors for their work. I repeat this now and then if I follow the comic.

Some fans read author comments, but not all. A minority of fans read the comments below. I udually don't.

So, occasionally you need a splash page asking for Thanks money. Or a flashing arrow pointing towards Donate and Patreon.
knuut 5th May 2021, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
I vote 'bent' (donation sent)(TWC link deleted) ...

(I am a weeee bit sensitive about people who grub money from small business owners)
UnderTheBlackHat Studio 5th May 2021, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
Uh, our comic has never bought ad space on TWC or at 'The Duck' where it's hosted and we seem to be doing okay.

Last we looked, we are in the top 50... So are you!

Datachasers was at #44 when we came here to read today's page.
Oldarmourer 6th May 2021, 3:55 AM edit delete reply
That's still way down from a long time consistent 5th place at the start of the year when things got wonky in the ratings...
Sheela 6th May 2021, 4:34 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, Datachaser were solidly in top 10 for about a year or so, and then suddenly drops 40 spots or so.

Something had changed, for sure.
Ictuan 8th May 2021, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
More of us need to vote regularly to help recover ranking position.

I also vote for making the character in the current incentive a regular in DC.
Abe 5th May 2021, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
Personally I do not see that they are worth it.
Sandman366 5th May 2021, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
With that last panel alone, I think Samanta would be an absolute delight to know....just as long as I'm not the...."houseguest" she's "entertaining"...
Rashala 5th May 2021, 11:42 PM edit delete reply

I think its safe to say, that one prisoner either lost thier mind or welcomed execution after that
Deoxy 6th May 2021, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
There's this great page in Girl Genius... let me find it...

Ah yes, here it is:

https://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110518

"You wants I should kill him now?" she asks of the woman he was harming.

"Yes please", he says.
Oldarmourer 6th May 2021, 4:37 AM edit delete reply
Tip of the hat to whoever wrote the dialogue for this page ;)
It's almost as if you read our speculations on Noctis et al and their tongue loosening abilities and said...
"they forgot about Samanta and her sonic powers mwuhahaha...let's drop that in"
But if it was scripted in advance, that's even better and you know us too well...
Granted, some songs do qualify as 'aural weapons', like the majority of what's currently getting airplay, but I always liked Shari Lewis, RIP, and that song never bothered me.
chk 6th May 2021, 7:43 AM edit delete reply

I've never found anything of particular interest on TWC. I surf through the Comic Fury page from time to time to see what's new.
Francis 6th May 2021, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
Patreon is becoming a monopoly and is starting to act as such. Take a look at SubscribeStar, where I already patronize a few artists.
Centcomm 6th May 2021, 10:05 AM edit delete reply

I will take a look but Patreon is also doing really well on the crewator side.. and the one stupid thiung they did they rolled back because of massive push back.. im looking into a cost effective way to reward you guys, my main issue is i spend a lot of time drugged out of my skull.
Oldarmourer 6th May 2021, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
That doesn't explain the dialogue ;) *ducks and covers*
Johninaustin 6th May 2021, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
Just a thought, although I did find DC thru Luna Star, I found LC in the first place because of a "favorite comics"thread on a fishing website. That applies to most of my favorites, essentially, word of mouth advertising.
Oldarmourer 6th May 2021, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
I've found more comics through mentions on other ones or in their comments or in their links section than all the other ways combined, although I have found a lot from CF lately.
I don't hesitate to share ones I like in here and I've added DC mentions to a lot of others to balance it out ;)
A good links section that's strongly pointed out on the page and in the comments can be a better way to steer readers toward other good comics than topweb could ever hope to do, especially since a lot of theirs seem to be behind paywalls now.
Take your time, Cent, and Rose too, we're not going anywhere.
Ebonbolt 6th May 2021, 3:04 PM edit delete reply

Evil idea (best suited to a digital intelligence): sing a song, shift key by a half-step (random up or down) on progressive intervals (shrinking, then expanding, then shrinking again). Change from major to minor at a different interval. Switch tunes halfway through. Repeat as needed (use popular or earworm tunes as much as possible).
Oldarmourer 6th May 2021, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
they call that 'sampling' nowadays, I think hip-hoppers do it so they don't have to pay royalties
megados 6th May 2021, 7:11 PM edit delete reply

A modern approach would be to just purposely misuse the auto tune. ;)
Oldarmourer 6th May 2021, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
Is there a way to use it so it doesn't sound like overprocessed crap ?
megados 7th May 2021, 6:32 AM edit delete reply

Used correctly, you would never know it was there.
mjkj 7th May 2021, 12:46 AM edit delete reply

@a/n2: I would not mind Discord - but I would most probably just lurk there...
(have too many discords...)
Gilrandir 7th May 2021, 2:38 AM edit delete reply
Not presuming to speak for anyone but myself, @CentComm, since you asked for our input, I will give mine.

Most people here in this community would probably be tickled pink to get more ‘interact time’ with members of the creative team. But I think all of us are sensitive to the dilemma of not wanting to become a distraction to the creatrices, preventing us from getting more story. The comment page community here seems to be vastly more active and healthy than most webcomics and, in my opinion, it was your and @Tokyo Rose’s highly visible presence here that made that happen. You have several existing channels to your fans — meta text, comment pages, Patreon Community, the existing Discord — which mostly seem to go unused a lot of the time these days for completely understandable reasons you have been honest about sharing with us.

What would make things easier and more fun for you? We want lovely art, exciting story, engaging dialogue, and thought-provoking concepts. Or at least _I_ do. ((Reminding self not to speak for anyone else. ^_^)) Beyond that, any time you want to chat or have a question ... you’ve already shown you know how to reach us.
mjkj 8th May 2021, 1:35 AM edit delete reply

+1
megados 7th May 2021, 5:20 AM edit delete reply

@Centcomm, I'm not sure what to tell you. You sound like you want to give more, as in the way of rewards, but I wish I could give more to YOU. I have always liked interacting with both of you on here, in past years when you have had more time to post in the comments. I understand about posting spoilers, and such, but we do enjoy your company talking about other things too.

I don't have discord, but also, I feel like I would be pestering you. Let me say here, though, if you ever want to talk to me separately about anything, you are very welcome to do that.
knuut 7th May 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete reply
@megados, I suspect that's more or less true for all of us.
Oldarmourer 7th May 2021, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
Rewards ? Don't need no steenkin' rewards....

I get a highly engaging, thought provoking comic that I can't stay one step ahead of the plot in and that's the best thing for me.
Patreon pluses are nice, vote incentives are nice, eyecandy pages are nice...
But having the creatrixes pop into the comments section is by far the nicest reward.
Can't really ask for anything more.
mjkj 8th May 2021, 1:33 AM edit delete reply

@Oldarmourer : +1
Andrew_C 8th May 2021, 10:18 AM edit delete reply

Most comics I follow I found by referrals from other comics, a few by Project Wonderful (RIP) ads. A couple by clicking random on the Comic Fury front page and a couple from TWC. Not sure how I found Data Chasers, though.
Morituri 9th May 2021, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
The rankings that can be bought are not the true rankings.

Seriously, they function more as a guide to who has more money and is willing to spend it to game the system, than as a guide to what is actually good.

So rankings you can spend money on immediately turn into rankings nobody cares about, hence not worth your money.

If TWC is doing this, then considered as a place where people find good comics, it's circling the drain.
SeanR 10th May 2021, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
I just had a thought. Lately, I've mostly discovered new webcomics through various crossover events.
Examples include guest characters, attributed, like how I am now reading "Serpents of Old", all because of you, guest strips, and group events such as the VDSD you participate in.
Oldarmourer 10th May 2021, 7:15 PM edit delete reply
Nothing like a little cameo appearance in another comic (with proper pointing out of the cameoed comic (I think just made a new word)) to get people interested, I've found more than one comic that way.
Rashala 11th May 2021, 11:10 PM edit delete reply

Wait there is a dtatachaser discord?
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