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Old 11-03-2014, 11:38 AM
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Huh. I mean, obviously I'm not going to stop reading Allison's stuff after - what, 15 years? But I guess I wish he hadn't ended Bad Machinery in such an unceremonious fashion. Expecting to Fly has been really, truly great, so it's not like I'm worried things will get worse, I just figure the mystery kids deserved more of a sendoff.

The Case of the Fire Inside would have been a perfect ending, but Modern Men was solid
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:01 PM
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Case of the Forked Road would have made a fine ending too. The stories that are mostly about the girls have always been stronger in BM.
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:24 AM
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The Case of the Fire Inside would have been a perfect ending, but Modern Men was solid
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Case of the Forked Road would have made a fine ending too. The stories that are mostly about the girls have always been stronger in BM.
Generally agreed, but The Case of the Fire Inside was probably the single strongest arc he's ever done, and that was more evenly split between the boys and girls.

I'm fine with him being done with mysteries for now, but I still hope that he focuses on Shauna, Charlotte, Mildred, Jack, Sonny, and Linton until they graduate. I'm immensely fond of them - even Linton!
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:07 AM
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The next batch of Bobbins strips is going to be all about Erin Winters. I am perfectly fine with this turn of events.
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:33 AM
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i'm going to be giggling over today's Bobbins ALL DAY LONG
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:00 AM
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Alright somebody fill me in on the significance of the last few Bobbins strips, is my memory of Scary-Go-Round super bad now or is this dude from the original ancient Bobbins run?
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:17 PM
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Rich was around well over a decade ago. I only have vague memories of him, but I remember the name & red hair.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:33 PM
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Rich was around well over a decade ago. I only have vague memories of him, but I remember the name & red hair.
The world needs a scary Go round wiki
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:06 PM
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But there's a wiki for everything.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:15 PM
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Alright somebody fill me in on the significance of the last few Bobbins strips, is my memory of Scary-Go-Round super bad now or is this dude from the original ancient Bobbins run?
I think the last time we saw Rich was when Holly fired him so hard he ceased to exist near the end of the original Bobbins, yeah.
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All you Bobbins people are not adequately freaking out about Boyce bleeding out in the woods
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:09 AM
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All you Bobbins people are not adequately freaking out about Boyce bleeding out in the woods
I just read that this am and I am FUCKING FREAKING OUT
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:52 PM
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I just read that this am and I am FUCKING FREAKING OUT
after today's Bobbins I am now FREAKING OUT EVEN MORE
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:07 PM
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after today's Bobbins I am now FREAKING OUT EVEN MORE
She can escape again, right?
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:50 PM
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Rich Tweedy's fate is distressing, but not unexpected.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:44 PM
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Having that whole long drawn out sequence of the fight for Boysey's life only to pretty much immediately go 'lol naw he's dead after all' afterwards has me kinda frustrated feeling. Allison, what are you doing here. Also: Erin's probably gonna be pissed, if he isn't currently about to be united with her somehow in some weird hell-dwelling relationship.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:52 PM
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Is John Allison serious about ending the Tackleford universe, or is he just sayin' that to make us worried?
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:06 PM
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Well, I just don't know what to think about all this now
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:24 AM
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Well, it still ended up with Erin back in hell, so it seems like there was at least some sort of reason for the brief resurrection.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:15 AM
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Well, I guess that's about as official as you can get with that. Darn it.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:02 AM
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Whoa, I hadn't seen any of that until just now. Funny that Allison is afraid his comics are going to start suffering from continuity bloat the way the big Marvel and DC universes do, although it's true that he has been making this stuff for like 15 years. Honestly, though, I think he's selling his storytelling ability short. You can read any single story from Bad Machinery and get a good feel for the characters without having seen what came before, because he doesn't rely on endless callbacks to keep the action rolling. It's nice for the fans when you see nods and winks to older Scary Go Round (and now Bobbins) stories, but most of the time they're pretty ornamental to the proceedings.

In his March 5 blog post, he specifically says this is the end for "a lot of the characters". That makes it sound like he might pull another Bad Machinery on us, starting up a new spinoff story that features some of his old characters (maybe in supporting roles). And honestly, that would be totally fine. As long as Allison keeps making great comics, I'm happy to let him steer the boat. But I wonder if he's making this decision for the wrong reasons, or from a lack of confidence in his work.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:07 AM
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I never read Scary Go Round, but I adored Bad Machinery.

Sorry, but where has he said that it's all ending?
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:33 AM
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I never read Scary Go Round, but I adored Bad Machinery.

Sorry, but where has he said that it's all ending?
On his blog.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:01 PM
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I never read Scary Go Round, but I adored Bad Machinery.

Sorry, but where has he said that it's all ending?
Oh man, you should go back and read Scary Go Round, it's great. Definitely sillier and more far-fetched than the bulk of Bad Machinery, though pretty close in tone to the recent Bobbins strips, if you ask me. You can also go all the way back and read 90s-era Bobbins if you crave more, but holy hell the art is so bad. And Allison didn't really hit his stride as a storyteller until Scary Go Round starter, really (and even then, I think Bad Machinery is his best work to date).
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:26 PM
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I struggle with the art in Scary.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:39 PM
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It gets better after a while, it really is a fascinating art evolution over the years.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:53 AM
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Is there even a way to read SGR from the main page, cos if there is it's obfuscated.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:59 AM
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You have to scroll the page down and look for a grey box on the right that says "Old Comics I Made". Yeah, it almost seems like he's trying to hide them from people.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:38 PM
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...Did Eustace just get reincarnated as Erin's magic ghost horse. Because, if so, what the fuck.

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lucky he didnt come back as a squirrel...

Considering that he is a non-corporeal being, that may just be the form he chose to appear as. Might be a bit weird to Shelley to see a dead friend now with her demonic sister.

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