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scythemantis - December 10, 2011 05:47 PM (GMT)
Yeah, we kinda had a general dummcomics thread, but now 1930 theater shall have one of its own.

http://dummcomics.com/2008/05/08/kimbos-first-writing-job/ FIRST ONE

It was hilarious even at its darkest, which was most of the time.

Now, the creator is dead and there won't be any more.

Since half the comics were about his suicidal depression and he put the comic on a hiatus to "sort things out" in his real life, we can guess what happened.

Revereche - December 10, 2011 06:13 PM (GMT)
I heard about this :/ Yeah.

Chupacabra - December 10, 2011 09:45 PM (GMT)
That's unfortunate, this webcomic is great.

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Revereche - December 11, 2011 12:28 AM (GMT)
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Fixed that for you.

Chupacabra - December 11, 2011 12:58 AM (GMT)
Thanks. It worked for me the first time I posted it, oddly enough...

KDarkness - December 11, 2011 06:15 AM (GMT)
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So wonderful

scythemantis - December 11, 2011 06:39 AM (GMT)
I want to be all HOW COULD LIFE NOT BE WORTH LIVING WHEN YOU HAVE A COMIC PEOPLE THINK IS FUNNY but then I remember how mine doesn't make me feel even remotely like less of a loser, I just don't get that sad about being a loser.

Revereche - December 11, 2011 07:01 AM (GMT)
Fixing again:
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For some reason, it doesn't work unless you add "-archive" after "comics."

Even after all this time, my favorite has to be

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(And now my link doesn't work unless I keep it free of the -archive suffix . . . weird)

scythemantis - December 11, 2011 08:02 AM (GMT)
I blame wordpress!

Chupacabra - December 11, 2011 08:25 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (scythemantis @ Dec 11 2011, 12:39 AM)
I want to be all HOW COULD LIFE NOT BE WORTH LIVING WHEN YOU HAVE A COMIC PEOPLE THINK IS FUNNY but then I remember how mine doesn't make me feel even remotely like less of a loser, I just don't get that sad about being a loser.

YOU AREN'T TRYING HARD ENOUGH TO WEBCOMIC

LET ME SHOW YOU

RRRRRGH RUUUGH

GRAAAUAUUUUUGH

I AM NOW A WEBCOMIC GOODBYE DEPRESSION

OuthouseInferno - December 11, 2011 10:34 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Chupacabra @ Dec 11 2011, 12:25 AM)

I AM NOW A WEBCOMIC GOODBYE DEPRESSION

seriously deserves its own thread because inappropriate here. Inappropriately amazing, but still

Veninax - December 11, 2011 06:14 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Chupacabra @ Dec 11 2011, 08:25 AM)
I AM NOW A WEBCOMIC GOODBYE DEPRESSION

That is so beautiful.

I would post another one of these, but the fact that most of them aren't even appearing makes it pretty much pointless. What I can do, however..

scythemantis - December 11, 2011 07:28 PM (GMT)
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ScutigeraColeoptrata - December 11, 2011 07:31 PM (GMT)
I think it's important to point out that the cause of death is unconfirmed at the time of this post.

While I'm not a fan of cynical humour at all, for reasons I won't get into here out of respect, Ricky Garduno did indeed have a wonderful art style that was very fluid and captured a wide range of emotions in very few panels. He also had the very rare talent of being able to compress complex social and moral issues into tiny bits of satire that were accessible to any audience, a feat which often comes across as patronizing in the work of lesser satirists. Even with my own prejudice against cynical humour, I must admit to finding his work funny and, at times, downright endearing.

He was a great talent, and he will definitely be missed.

Revereche - December 11, 2011 07:41 PM (GMT)
I attempted suicide recently.

It didn't work out.


I sure wasn't expecting to see it had for a cartoonist I'd followed so long.

Chupacabra - December 11, 2011 07:53 PM (GMT)
I tried seventeen sleeping pills, six blood pressure meds, half a bottle of ibuprofen and two slit wrists. What I got was 14 hours of vomiting in which I couldn't focus to use the knife on my wrists, and a complete aversion to tasting ibuprofen.

I agree that, in attempting it myself, it makes the successes hit harder.

scythemantis - December 11, 2011 07:53 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Revereche @ Dec 11 2011, 07:41 PM)
I attempted suicide recently.

It didn't work out.

I would be mad at you because you're in the tiny group of people I care about >:(

And immediately after those few it just straight-down PLUMMETS miles into a black abyss before you get to the next person I vaguely consider a friend. See, Chupacabra's suicide story was way longer and I didn't even acknowledge it!!!

Well, now I did, but that didn't count!

Chupacabra - December 11, 2011 08:02 PM (GMT)
I wouldn't be mad at someone I cared about if they decided to suicide. I don't think my reasoning for attempting was very logical, but overall I think it is a fairly reasonable reaction to external stimuli, and I would respect their wishes and actions to suicide.

Revereche - December 11, 2011 08:03 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Chupacabra @ Dec 11 2011, 02:53 PM)
I tried seventeen sleeping pills, six blood pressure meds, half a bottle of ibuprofen and two slit wrists. What I got was 14 hours of vomiting in which I couldn't focus to use the knife on my wrists, and a complete aversion to tasting ibuprofen.

I agree that, in attempting it myself, it makes the successes hit harder.

Jesus, Chup, I never knew :( I'm glad you made it out alive, too. Good thing you missed your wrists, I've got some nasty scars now.

And thanks, Scythe~ There aren't many people I care about, either.

Chupacabra - December 11, 2011 08:06 PM (GMT)
Unfortunate to hear about the scars, but I am happy to know you made it out alive.

Arachnid knight - December 11, 2011 09:40 PM (GMT)
This thread makes me sad.

ScutigeraColeoptrata - December 11, 2011 10:45 PM (GMT)
Forget sad, this thread breaks my heart. :(

I've had suicidal thoughts in my life before as well, though I never went as far as to seriously attempt it. I hope you'll forgive me if I sound patronizing, but I believe life does get better, sometimes in the most unexpected of ways. It certainly did for me.

Jesus lizard - December 11, 2011 10:53 PM (GMT)
I've never had a suicidal thought in my life - death doesn't seem advantageous over life to me.
Seeing so many of you have had such depressing moments in your lifetimes really hits a deep emotional cord..
It troubles me and makes me very sad, to say the least.

This was a good comic, I miss it from time to time.

ScutigeraColeoptrata - December 11, 2011 11:00 PM (GMT)
As odd as it may sound, one of the things that has always kept me going is that I am far too curious about the future to ever end my life prematurely.

Well, that and not wanting to hurt all my family and friends. But also the future.

Chupacabra - December 11, 2011 11:38 PM (GMT)
When I was a younger kid I thought about suicide a lot, much more often then I do now, even though it comes up from time to time. While my life was much worse at that time then my current life, I'd say that I was happier then I am now, despite being quite a bit more active and successful. When I thought about suicide, it was more out of curiosity then anything. I thought more about "how would I decay?" or "what would my body look like if x happened?" as opposed to "would I go to hell?" or "how would that hurt the people who care about me?", mainly because even then I didn't have much belief in an afterlife and because I knew very few people would care about me (they still wouldn't).

When I did attempt the act, it really wasn't out of depression, more out of an overwhelming sense of boredom and lack of stimulation. I figured if I'm intellectually dead, I might as well just be dead. While I was there lying in a bath tub rapidly filling up body fluids and half digested pills, lazily trying to cut into myself, I eventually stopped and started thinking (probably because I eventually started feeling high as fuck on DMH at that point).

I figured, just because I wasn't stimulated as much as I wanted to be, that didn't mean I was looking in the right places. That's around the time I became more like the person you know now. I decided that the pain of boredom was just a brief moment of existential pain, and that pain is necessary, and that sometimes you have to expose yourself to it in order to mature.

I realized that I hadn't seen enough, heard enough, tasted enough, hurt enough, drank enough, traveled enough, fucked enough, and that I had to live.

ScutigeraColeoptrata - December 11, 2011 11:43 PM (GMT)
That seems like as good a reason to live as any!

I am fortunate to be past the point in my life where despair reared its ugly head. Things were very tough and it was a real struggle to continue, but I was fortunate to have people who cared about me, and at the back of my mind I knew that if I just hung in there I'd make it through.

Should despair pay me another visit in the future, I feel that I am more equipped to deal with it now.

Chupacabra - December 11, 2011 11:48 PM (GMT)
Despair is the Disk One boss of the game of Life.

ScutigeraColeoptrata - December 11, 2011 11:53 PM (GMT)
Now THAT'S sig worthy!

Chupacabra - December 12, 2011 12:19 AM (GMT)
Yay!

Nematode - December 12, 2011 02:32 PM (GMT)
I was so distraught when I heard....Nightmare Theater was my favorite Dumm Comic.

I'd want to kill myself too if I was associated with Coconut Fred, though. *shot*

Shadow Goo - December 12, 2011 02:51 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Chupacabra @ Dec 11 2011, 11:38 PM)
I figured, just because I wasn't stimulated as much as I wanted to be, that didn't mean I was looking in the right places. That's around the time I became more like the person you know now. I decided that the pain of boredom was just a brief moment of existential pain, and that pain is necessary, and that sometimes you have to expose yourself to it in order to mature.

I realized that I hadn't seen enough, heard enough, tasted enough, hurt enough, drank enough, traveled enough, fucked enough, and that I had to live.

That was beautiful. Wish I could think of more to say, but I just find that really inspirational, but without being sappy bullshit.

I've never really seriously considered suicide, but one of my friends has....it was a definite OH GOD OH MAN OH FUCK moment, especially since it was hard for me to form arguments against it since his life is legitimately pretty crappy. They ultimately didn't follow through though.

Nematode - December 12, 2011 03:36 PM (GMT)
I think it'd kind of suck when your family would have to talk about your death, though. "Yeah, he sort of, uh, got bored one day and thought killing himself might be cool." Good thing you got past it, in any case.


Matamata - December 12, 2011 08:38 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (scythemantis @ Dec 11 2011, 07:53 PM)
I would be mad at you because you're in the tiny group of people I care about >:(

A tiny group of people known as "Girls that will talk to Scythe".

scythemantis - December 12, 2011 09:10 PM (GMT)
Actually most people who talk to me are girls c :

But I'm everyone's friend zone material : c

Chupacabra - December 12, 2011 10:06 PM (GMT)
BEING MAD AT A GIRL FOR COMMITTING SUICIDE ISN'T A CHARACTER TRAIT THAT WOMEN GO FOR

I MUST HAVE YOU, NOT EVEN DEATH CAN HAVE YOU GRRRR

Nematode - December 12, 2011 11:51 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (scythemantis @ Dec 12 2011, 09:10 PM)
Actually most people who talk to me are girls c :

But I'm everyone's friend zone material : c

What he said. Girls tend to avoid me and/or freak out when I show romantic interest.

Spivsy - December 12, 2011 11:52 PM (GMT)
That's because you look like a lesbian satyr.

dodoman1 - December 13, 2011 12:22 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Nematode @ Dec 12 2011, 06:51 PM)
QUOTE (scythemantis @ Dec 12 2011, 09:10 PM)
Actually most people who talk to me are girls c :

But I'm everyone's friend zone material : c

What he said. Girls tend to avoid me and/or freak out when I show romantic interest.

Can this not turn into another one of those threads?

Chupacabra - December 13, 2011 01:11 AM (GMT)
OH GOD NO, I CAN'T DISCUSS ROMANTIC INTIMACY. ANYTHING BUT THAT AAAAUUUGGGHHHH

That said do I find the subject of suicide a lot more interesting but I'm not going to complain about the thread switching rails.

If you're lonely, do what I do, market yourself as a source of sex and gradually form intellectual and romantic bonds from that!

Revereche - December 13, 2011 01:15 AM (GMT)
It is pretty awkward when someone you view as a friend comes on to you, and has fucked up a few friendships for me (even when I said yes). Don't take it in offense, take it as someone being reluctant to lose a good thing. Because it can fuck up a good thing, since some guys will treat you entirely differently afterward - and besides that, you have to wonder if they were only such good friends because that was what they wanted all along.

For the record, I've been on both sides of this, and had it happen with both sexes.

But yes, back to the suicide.




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