Hamstard

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Hamstard

Postby privatepepper » Thu May 14, 2009 4:19 am

It exists, and is more convincing than 2/3 of real webcomics that the authors abandoned!

http://www.hamstard.com/

I think we should try to get Hamstard on the topwebcomics.com top 100 list. Who's with me?
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Re: Hamstard

Postby dragonus45 » Thu May 14, 2009 9:59 am

hmmm, i wonder if there are any nuggets of wisdom or eater eggs to be found chillin in the site. It could be viral.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby Dave Rapp » Sun May 24, 2009 7:24 am

Call me a blasphemer, but I never found Hamstard to be all that funny.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby Secret » Sun May 24, 2009 4:43 pm

When I first started reading Erfworld I looked up Hamstard and went through the site and I have never seen any hints or easter eggs or anything like that....
Also I have to agree with Dave Rapp, it's really not that good.(though a couple of them are ok)
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Re: Hamstard

Postby SteveMB » Sun May 24, 2009 4:59 pm

Dave Rapp wrote:Call me a blasphemer, but I never found Hamstard to be all that funny.

Er, I think that's sort of the point -- cranking out a lame webcomic is part of what Parson's life is like.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby Xewleer » Sun May 24, 2009 10:47 pm

Dave Rapp wrote:Call me a blasphemer, but I never found Hamstard to be all that funny.


+1 The top 100 would be wasted on it.

Only read the first 20-odd. (unless I miscounted, which is an extreme possibility) If it's something that's supposed to make me laugh and it doesn't, not even once, I just don't read it. Not worth the time.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby Infidel » Sun May 24, 2009 11:13 pm

Dave Rapp wrote:Call me a blasphemer, but I never found Hamstard to be all that funny.


One of them made me laugh.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby balder » Mon May 25, 2009 5:49 am

Yeah Hamstard was intentionally terrible. I think there are 21 strips in the archives, and I wrote the whole lot of them in 90 minutes. Considering how hard it is to make a good webcomic, it's depressingly easy to make a bad one.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby Eiphel » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:25 pm

I always got the impression it was meant to suck. I can see it backfiring somewhat if others didn't.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby HandofShadows » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:56 am

On occation you can make something a little funny by accident. Most of the time it's because the other person POV is a bit different.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby Wiseguy » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:27 pm

balder wrote:Yeah Hamstard was intentionally terrible. I think there are 21 strips in the archives, and I wrote the whole lot of them in 90 minutes. Considering how hard it is to make a good webcomic, it's depressingly easy to make a bad one.



Well congrats, it was so boring it was funny :D
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Re: Hamstard

Postby Bobby Archer » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:04 am

balder wrote:Yeah Hamstard was intentionally terrible. I think there are 21 strips in the archives, and I wrote the whole lot of them in 90 minutes. Considering how hard it is to make a good webcomic, it's depressingly easy to make a bad one.

It does take a particular kind of talent, though, to make something that's so bad, it's funny.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby CecilThoreau » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:29 pm

When I first read Erfworld, I also checked the site, and I wasn't sure whether or not it was like a previous attempt at a webcomic. But then I found hints in the dates and such, and I realized that the quality difference was so great that it had to be a joke. I'm ashamed to have thought otherwise.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby depricated » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:55 am

Ya, when I first saw Hamstard I thought it was actually funny because it was so bad.

Kind of like Rocky Horror, or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It was so ridiculously over-the-top and pointless that it was funny.

Umm, like unintentional deadpan I think. Or maybe intentional.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby DevilDan » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:58 am

depricated wrote:Kind of like Rocky Horror, or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It was so ridiculously over-the-top and pointless that it was funny.

Reading the book helps you understand "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" on other levels.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby Tommy » Sat May 07, 2011 7:14 pm

balder wrote:Yeah Hamstard was intentionally terrible. I think there are 21 strips in the archives, and I wrote the whole lot of them in 90 minutes. Considering how hard it is to make a good webcomic, it's depressingly easy to make a bad one.

It's a pretty damn great attempt at an awful webcomic though.

I'll concur with the others that have said they never took it to be a serious attempt at humour. I always got the impression that a deliberately awful webcomic fit Parson's personality perfectly.
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Re: Hamstard

Postby imgran » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:20 pm

Hamstard shoutout in Sluggy today!
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