YULETIIIDE is up!

And something PRETTY AMAZING happened, which is that people wrote fic (more than one!) for my short-lived webcomic. I didn't know this was possible. I am not sure exactly what to do in this situation. Leaving comments seems awkward, but pretending I am not totally stoked about this would be a LIE.

So if you were a fan of Monte Carlo Doctrine (apparently... apparently I had fans?) you might be enriched by checking out the Monte Carlo Doctrine index. There are two stories, with two very different yet totally excellent interpretations of the same storyline. I am not going to weigh in on the debate except to say that they both deserve comments and <3's and stuff.

...I already said PRETTY AMAZING, right?
odditycollector: I'll make it so you've been that from the beginning of time to now and you'll never ever know if you were anything else (Balloon)
( Jun. 20th, 2010 11:10 pm)
I meant to make this official a couple weeks ago, so here we go. My webstrip, Monte Carlo Doctrine, is ended as of 37. (And hey, 37 out of the hoped for 50 strips. That's a solid B, right?)

If you've been curious, now is a great time to check them out! Here are some of my favourites:

5: Dating searches.
8. Finding peace.
12. Closing off from the world.
13. The girl who lives in the poem. The first in the... well, the format doesn't really support storylines. Theme?
20. Waiting for a sign.
22. Considerations of a physical nature.
29. White lies.
33. Observations.

As an experiment, I'm still not sure if it was successful or not. I think it at least came close at times, and I can't shake the feeling something cool could be done with the format or one very like it.
odditycollector: Connor Hawke has met the singing frog from Looney Tunes; it will not perform for Wally. This is published comics, guys. (DCU)
( May. 24th, 2010 02:10 am)
There is no Monte Carlo Doctrine this week, but return next Monday for new and fantastic... um. Meditations?

Also, I finished the last of the Farscape episodes yesterday. It's so *freeing* to have a spare moment before sleeping and no tv to fill it!
odditycollector: Supergirl hovering in black silhouette except for the red crest. Cape fluttering. Background is a roiling, raining sky. (Default)
( May. 20th, 2010 09:32 pm)
Today's Monte Carlo Doctrine, right where you expected!
odditycollector: Desire looking seductively over the rim of a goblet, Text: "I could make you want one" (Desire)
( May. 17th, 2010 02:33 am)
There's a new Monte Carlo Doctrine, just in time for today!
odditycollector: I'll make it so you've been that from the beginning of time to now and you'll never ever know if you were anything else (Balloon)
( May. 14th, 2010 05:57 pm)
O hey it is yesterday's Monte Carlo Doctrine.

(It had to happen eventually.)
odditycollector: Supergirl flying at the viewer, hands in fists, expression determined. (Flying)
( May. 10th, 2010 11:17 pm)
Monday's Monte Carlo Doctrine is here!
odditycollector: Supergirl hovering in black silhouette except for the red crest. Cape fluttering. Background is a roiling, raining sky. (Default)
( May. 6th, 2010 12:19 am)
Are you looking for Thursday's Monte Carlo Doctrine? What luck! For here it is!
odditycollector: Desire looking seductively over the rim of a goblet, Text: "I could make you want one" (Desire)
( Apr. 29th, 2010 11:43 pm)
Technically-still-today's Monte Carlo Doctrine is up!
odditycollector: Giant crayon with a airplane tail fin flying over a landscape, dropping smaller crayons or bombs. Icon is calming green. (Crayon Bomb)
( Apr. 26th, 2010 01:00 am)
After last week's hiatus, Monte Carlo Doctrine is back!

It was interesting to come back to it, because after a few days the creative process, such as it is, was no longer in the front of my brain, and I had to remember how to put it together.
odditycollector: Supergirl flying at the viewer, hands in fists, expression determined. (Flying)
( Apr. 15th, 2010 02:54 am)
Thursday's Monte Carlo Doctrine is up!
odditycollector: Giant crayon with a airplane tail fin flying over a landscape, dropping smaller crayons or bombs. Icon is calming green. (Crayon Bomb)
( Apr. 12th, 2010 12:03 am)
Because I love you and want you to be slightly perplexed: A new Monte Carlo Doctrine!
odditycollector: :) A woman in a warm jacket drawing a happy face on a foggy window with her fingertip. (Sinfest)
( Apr. 8th, 2010 09:31 pm)
Today's Monte Carlo Doctrine! It seems to want to be a fairy tale, but that's been true for ages...

(Late because I was up most of last night making fun of the new Dresden Files novel. Not a very professional decision, admittedly, but damn there were some bits in it that needed mocking.)
odditycollector: Babbage and Lovelace shaking hands smugly. "What geniuses we are!" "I know!" (2D Goggles)
( Apr. 5th, 2010 02:12 am)
Monday Means More Monte Carlo Doctrine. ;)

 
Also, unrelated, but what is *with* the sudden influx of anons to my years old post about drawing hypercubes. They are all* let me correct** you on how dimensions work!

I am having fun because I assume that means I can mock them as much as I want in response. But seriously. Random.

*(Okay, and one who had something interesting to say.)
**Perhaps correct should be in sarcasm quotes? Like, if [personal profile] happydork wanted to correct me on how dimensions work I probably wouldn't make fun of her any more than usual.
odditycollector: Giant crayon with a airplane tail fin flying over a landscape, dropping smaller crayons or bombs. Icon is calming green. (Crayon Bomb)
( Apr. 1st, 2010 12:37 am)
The 25th Monte Carlo Doctrine is up! Woo! That is a proper milestone and everything.

It is especially a milestone in this case, because my goal was to reach 50. 25 is *halfway*! A big thank you to everyone who's been reading! :D

Does anyone have any questions on this momentous occasion? Things they like? Things they wish the strip did better? By now I've got at least *some* things about the project worked out in my head, so I may be able to answer!

And in case you're curious where the name Monte Carlo Doctrine comes from: I named it after the Monte Carlo Algorithms, which use random sampling to find approximate truths in extremely complicated systems. So the Monte Carlo Doctrine would be that approach, interpreted as philosophy.

I briefly tried using images that were actually random, but the results were terrible. My current goal, simplified, is to choose an image which adds something, emotionally, to the panel, and which works together with the other panels to form a cohesive whole. Obviously, I use colour to accomplish this; I've been experimenting with shape as well, with mixed results.
odditycollector: Giant crayon with a airplane tail fin flying over a landscape, dropping smaller crayons or bombs. Icon is calming green. (Crayon Bomb)
( Mar. 29th, 2010 12:59 am)
Monday's Monte Carlo Doctrine is ready.
odditycollector: Supergirl hovering in black silhouette except for the red crest. Cape fluttering. Background is a roiling, raining sky. (Weather)
( Mar. 26th, 2010 12:10 am)
Ooops.

Monte Carlo Doctrine is up, this time with images I am allowed to use.
odditycollector: Supergirl hovering in black silhouette except for the red crest. Cape fluttering. Background is a roiling, raining sky. (Default)
( Mar. 22nd, 2010 12:12 am)
Monday's Monte Carlo Doctrine awaits.
odditycollector: Supergirl hovering in black silhouette except for the red crest. Cape fluttering. Background is a roiling, raining sky. (Weather)
( Mar. 18th, 2010 07:22 pm)
Today's Monte Carlo Doctrine is up. Finally!

I should make up some excuses or something...
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