That’s a wrap
That’s a wrap

Hey, I figured that people would have more comments now that this storyline has wrapped, so here’s a nice fresh comments section! Thanks for your input and support, everyone. Please remember to be honest but not cruel, and kind even if you disagree with me/one another.

EDIT: We’ll be doing “Comedy Check Theatre” for the next two weeks, then we’ll pick up the main comic story again in April.

News: Posted March 18th, 2014 by Alina

^ 114 Comments to “That’s a wrap”

  1. Valareos Says:

    I think.. its time for me to reread back doing from a new perspective…

    But simply put, after thinking long and hard, it makes sence. The hunter line being a long LARP (designed to accumulate into a demonstration for the con) and being displayed as real actions is NO diffferent than displaying any of their other characters in their other RPs. I myself have ran games where a person technically plays themselves ( imagine a DND campaign where you stats are chosen based on how OTHERS see you as a player!) ANd because in EVERY RP they done here, the artist only shows the final results, not the background stuff.

    That being said, everything we see is consistent, even marks reaction (imagine a behind the scenes action where they decide to play the trick on joel.) That beign said, i think its safe to say Mark has an overactive imagination. I think people would have taken this twist better if there was more background hints.. simple things (such as a scene at the sushi shop, you see in the background the leader of the hunters speaking calmly to one of the scientists.) simple thigns that someone may overlook, but if taken together, gives a.. Doh, should have saw that.. moment.

    Biggest sign we had that it was all an RP was the hunters in the shadowrun campaign…

    Posted March 20th, 2014 at 5:01 pm
  2. Harrow Says:

    Don’t make a savings throw in a Monty Haul campaign, unless you want to kill the bank clerk.

    Posted March 20th, 2014 at 7:14 pm
  3. Jc Trix Says:

    this ending reminds me abit of something waaaaay back in the beginning of the comic when sara found out mark had a girlfriend and was staring out her window and there was a dragon above it and you explained in the book as geeks our imagination helps us create anything and thats all it was really im guessing that is somewhat the same here mark just wanted to believe and saw everything he wanted too

    Posted March 20th, 2014 at 9:24 pm
  4. Texas Red Says:

    Part of me feels a *little* upset, kind of like the slap in the face that was “Brand New Day” in Spider-Man. But I also like some of the things from the post fall-out of that, so I’m confident that I’ll continue to enjoy Weregeek as much as I ever do.

    Posted March 21st, 2014 at 11:03 am
  5. tom Says:

    I did not like the meta plot anyway, so I am glad that you ended it.

    The “normal” storyline, on the contrary, I like very much.

    How you wrapped up the meta plot? Not really important to me. You found a nice way to mash it into the story, even with a second mop-up of loose ends.

    The last pages feel a little bit pushed. That’s of course because they are. But there is only so much someone can do with a plot hole like that – a compromise is inevitable. And I think you found a good one, making the best for different expectations.

    Posted March 21st, 2014 at 3:55 pm
  6. MasterPython Says:

    Another thing is that the text style in the first couple of comics is in the boxes the way it is when the other LARP games are being narrated.

    Posted March 21st, 2014 at 7:49 pm
  7. Alex Says:

    Still processing this…perhaps this is better art than it being real would make, and the technical execution is wonderful…but even so, up to now there was always a mystical disconnect from reality in the comic, that is now missing. OTOH, a few times in real life I have experienced such a disconnect and had reality messed with, so perhaps the comic is tying into that?

    At any rate, thanks for writing a fantastic comic, however we may feel about the particulars. Your work has brought me a great deal of joy.

    Posted March 21st, 2014 at 7:56 pm
  8. Preston Says:

    Well I’m not as disappointed as many of my friends; however I am… concerned. The hunter/geek war has been such a big part of the comic for so long I don’t know what could replace it on that level, hopefully you have a plan. You say that this is just the wrapping up of the storyline, not the comic, so I assume you intend to continue but honestly when I read it was all a larp my first reaction was, ‘Oh God, she’s ending the comic and decided to take a quick and dirty way to wrap it all up.”

    Without some sort of overarching plot Weregeek, for how wonderful it is, is reduced to a slice-of-life comic. And while you’ve done that well in the past, and I probably will continue to watch, you’ve lost something special. The slice-of-life genera is one of the most used in webcomics, either as the primary or secondary focus. with adventures in a fantasy setting is a close second.

    I’m concerned that without something to replace the hunter/geek war Weregeek will slip from a comic with a special quality about it to an above average to good comic.

    Posted March 22nd, 2014 at 2:30 pm
  9. I have just started reading Weregeek in the last week or so, and so I got the impact at a different rate than those who have read as it was published.

    One point of, to me, hilarity in the way that the Hunters plotline ended is the people who are offended because it was a *game*. Don’t you play games?

    “Calvin and Hobbes” was mentioned a couple of times in the March 11 comments, but the posters did not mention Calvin’s flights of fancy. One of my favourites is Calvin the Criminal.

    Paraphrase: Calvin the Criminal is being taken on a cart to be executed. As he reflects on his many heinous crimes, he is not repentent. As they put the rope around his neck, he realises this is the end. Flash back to reality where his father is trying to put a tie on him. Choking sounds from Calvin. Father: Oh, knock it off! Some of us have to wear a tie every day!

    Side Note: I was looking for the aforesaid strip. I Googled for “Calvin the Criminal”. Most of the first page was for criminal lawyers.

    If Alina was showing Mark’s WSOD, it fits quite well. Did she leave out details? So? The untrustworthy narrator is an old, old literary device.

    As others have stated, I felt that the Hunter plotline did not mesh so well with the other toys in the box, but it sure went out with a glorious bang!

    Just think if Alina had waited until April 1st to spring this. “Oh, we get the joke.” followed by “What do you mean that it was not an April Fools joke?”

    I look forward to whatever comes next.

    Posted March 24th, 2014 at 7:24 pm
  10. Hina Setsuko Says:

    Damn it! Why’d you go and do that. I always loved the hunter story. It added a dash of seriousness to a comic that might have otherwise been just a little too over the top. So the entire thing was one giant long running larp? seems lazy to me to just suddenly have it end like that with no clues or hints.

    Posted March 26th, 2014 at 3:43 pm
  11. Bearded Geek Says:

    …I must say I am one of the disappointed ones.
    Which is odd, because I am one of those who didn’t care for the hunter subplot at all…
    I just feel it doesn’t add up. Plus it feels cheap and rushed. But yes, it just doesn’t add up.

    Posted March 29th, 2014 at 2:01 pm
  12. Bearded Geek Says:

    …Don’t see an edit function for comments:
    I might have missed something but to me… I STILL don’t get how Mark could BOTH not know what a LARP was and mistake the vampires for real AND already have joined a LARP by then?

    Posted March 29th, 2014 at 6:25 pm
  13. Montague Summers Says:

    Hm. Popped back to see how things finally wrapped up, and found my worst fears confirmed. Mark isn’t crazy: we, the Readers, are. Only the Narrative View is delusional, rendering literally every event in the comic suspect. There is now no suspense possible, no “growth” on the part of the characters, because the Narrator is now seen to be incapable of separating fantasy from reality.
    This went from injuring reader/author trust to removing it entirely, most likely (though I can’t confirm this) as a lazy response to the comments re: Mark’s sanity after the first lazy ending.

    Posted March 30th, 2014 at 9:47 pm
  14. Weirdo Says:

    This felt a bit…forced? I feel like Mark from the last page, what? And yet, there’s still that mystic orb thing from a while back, maybe that’ll play in somehow somewhere

    Posted March 31st, 2014 at 12:37 am