Fri, Dec 6, 2002 – 33: Mat is very, very sorry

Mat is very, very sorry

Fri, Dec 6, 2002 - 8:00am
By: burnout

And you thought that having a staff up your ass while lying down was painful. Okay, I know I had previously said that I’d finish off the Faile storyline by today. Well, I lied again. I do that a lot. You just can’t trust me. Some more ideas hit me and I couldn’t squeeze it all in (no pun intended... sorry Mat) and finish off this story arc. I won’t extend it too much more though.

After fishing through the copious amounts of E-Mail I get about the site (well, actually it’s only about one E-Mail a month, but let me dream) I read a message a fella named Chaz sent. He suggested a new webcomic to add to my banner rotation. It’s called 8-bit Theatre. Now, to those in the know, this comic has been around for a while and has a huge following. Admittedly, I’d heard of it, but it never quite grabbed me. Chaz’s message convinced me to take a closer look. I’m glad I did.

It’s a sprite comic that uses the characters from that NES classic game, Final Fantasy. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. The comic revolves around the misadventures of your favourite FF characters: the Fighter, Thief, Red Mage, White Mage and, of course, the Black Mage. Considering the sprites are just 8-bit (thus the title... get it?) the comic is very well produced with nice backgrounds and a very manga style cell layout. Actually, the graphics are far better than my 16-bit goodness... Anyhow, it’s a laugh and a half. The Black Mage is witty and violent, the Fighter has a real obsession with swords and the Red Mage is utterly useless. Ah, how I miss the good old days. There are even some interactive flash animations that pit two characters against each other in a fight that are milk-out-your-nose funny. Go, read, laugh. Thanks Chaz!

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