davecuttingroom asked: 1. Will we ever see Holo-kara again? 2. What does keep circulating the links mean?
2. Link people to the show. Promote it. Talk about it. Circulate the links. ^_~
nascarcatcar asked: Why is your staple weapon, the magic gun, typically ineffective in a fight?
Because some weapons work better for some situations and some work better for others.
castingmysilver asked: Where did you find the Blake's 7 gun prop you used in the 300th episode? Or is it homemade?
Homemade, and I can already offer some suggestions for stuff if you want to make your own.
For starters - I used shower curtain rings for the ring of it.
That is a bad idea.
Took copious amounts of hot glue to keep the thing attached to the PVC coupler I used for the main body of it and it shows in some parts. Instead, find a water bottle with straight ridges going up and down (usually generic water bottles have them, I’ve found). They’re lighter and probably easier to seal in gaps than the plastic rings.
The light is generated by a basic flashlight I got at Target that I painted black and put the PVC coupler on top of (surprisingly perfect fit). The phone cord you can get at any hardware store, along with an empty telephone/outlet box with a cover and the plugs for the phone cord. Those can just be painted black and the plugs glued onto the back of the flashlight and inside the box (usually there’s an opening on those boxes you can just slip the cord into).
The barrel was the thing I was having trouble with for the longest time, since transparent tubes that size tend to be pretty heavy. I eventually found a knock-off cheap lightsaber toy at a hobby store that I was able to cut off the saber portion of and just glue that to the flashlight.
It’s not perfect and not exactly show-accurate, but it’s cheap and effective since replicas of the things tend to be pretty expensive.
therelativelydispleasedhatter asked: Hi! I know you don't work with webcomics or the like for AT4W, but I'm wanting to get into comic book writing and webcomics seem to be the best place to start. Problem is, I can't draw at all and cause college have $0 to commission art. Would you have any advice about how to go about starting up? (I mainly ask you because, besides obvious reason, I seem to remember you being involved in a wc back in the day, and you're an awesome person in general.) Thanks so much and keep being awesome!
I am honestly not the guy to be answering that considering my webcomic was preeeetty much a failure. XD
What I can tell you is that you either need to have a friend who can draw who is just as passionate as you are about the project OR just draw it yourself, regardless of the quality of artwork (and sadly you WILL get critiqued for it, sorry) OR pay someone, even if you can’t afford it.
But if you really are interested in making it happen and determined to do so, negative critiques on it shouldn’t matter beyond “They’re right, I need to do better.” Because when you’re working on a creative endeavor that you really care about, you’re determined to have it done come hell or high water.
gregtheterrible asked: Why is it for some blip videos I can jump past the buffer and others I can't?
I’m not entirely certain. In some cases it’s because of the way they were uploaded (may have been saved as a flash file and therefore it’s outdated with the player) or it might just be the player itself being wonky.
duperderedere asked: Can I just say how it makes me so happy that you and David Willis are like, buds and talk to each other online? I love it. It's so great knowing two great dudes like each other.
Well, I’m not going to try to overstate our friendship - it’s certainly not to the level of his second marriage to Joel Watson. XD
We’ve met in person all of once and he was kind enough to donate Transformers comics back in the day and even had me in Shortpacked once, which is an honor I cannot begin to thank him for. I sometimes fear I look like an idiot in front of him, though, since the dude honestly tends to be waaaay smarter than me on stuff.
But yes, David Willis is a great guy and everyone should read his comics and talk about Butt Taco.