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0454: You Spoony Bard in I Think Therefore Iamb 28th Oct, 2018
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0454: You Spoony Bard
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
Seth’s experience of Shakespeare is falling asleep while watching Romeo+Juliet, so he’s clearly the expert.

I don't think it's that noticeable, but just in case you're wondering, I'm now using the font La Cartoonerie. I managed to accidentally break my custom font, and the website I used to make it is gone now. I was thinking of switching fonts anyway, that just made the decision for me.
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JammyTheBirb
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JammyTheBirb
Have you changed the site layout too? Something feels different to me, but maybe it's just me. If it has changed... It's a good change, I like it XD
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I haven't changed the site layout, but I have made the page gutters transparent, that might be what you're picking up on!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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I'm with Seth on mocking Jon's 'Elizabethan speech' in the last panel: There are reasons why we don't talk like that anymore. Those who do it anyway are people who shoved (or had shoved into them) so much period literature up their arses it comes out their mouths when not called for. If they're doing it freeform without even a quote to serve as an excuse for the offense, like Jon here, effective treatment to remedy the problem is overdue.

Is there anyone who knows what the recommended treatment is for those kinds of cases?

P.S. I like your old font better, but I know art (and the tools of making it) can be a harsh mistress.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Usually a sound bellowing of "NEEEERRRRRD" will suffice to remedy such behavior.

And I'm sorry to hear the old font was preferable, but thanks for understanding! Not much I can do unfortunately.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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That's certainly a cheap and useful field-expedient suppressant, but I'm thinking about trying to cure the problem here. The subjective-medievalist treatment I know of is frequent laxatives and enemas until the patient has, "had all that stupid (X) crap they crammed up their arse washed back out." This seems like a shitty and uncertain method to me, and probably isn't the best possible way to do it.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
As someone who has this affliction, I'm sorry to report that it is incurable.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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They used to say that about cancer, but it is getting cured in lots of cases these days. Don't give up hope. ;)
Matthew Jones (Guest)
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This reminds me of where I live as well. So many of the churches still use the King James English Bible for their texts. It's very funny to see people try to understand Jacobean English.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Oh man, I can imagine!
Microraptor
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Microraptor
I can quote Shakespeare too:

"What, you egg!"

(That an actual line, to be found in Macbeth the Scottish Play, Act IV, Scene II.)
anonymous coward (Guest)
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What, not from Act 5, Scene 5, starting from the second sentence of line 26 through the end of that part on line 28? It can be positively stinging as a way of responding to bullshit. I make a point of not using it more than twice a year, and aiming for once at most.

"... It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing."
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I like that monologue! Apparently I enjoy depressing monologues about death and the futility of it all... Good stuff
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Shakespearean insults are the best, aren't they?
ProfEtheric
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ProfEtheric
Eh, I'm with Jon on this one. The Bard is AMAZING!

(Plus, like half of our language wouldn't even exist without him...)
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yeah! Plus, guy could write a soliloquy!
Thracecius (Guest)
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True, but it did lead to hams like Sir Lawrence Olivier and Kenneth Brannaugh. ;)
ProfEtheric
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ProfEtheric
And gems like Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan!! :)
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
YEEEESSSSS
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
I love hams!