(Dorothy J Heydt)
: Do you mean Schlock Mercenary, which is in the process of doing a
: HUMONGOUS retcon, the scope of which I cannot even guess at, by
: telling all the main characters that their memories were forcibly
: altered a while back and must now be put back?
But... but... that's not a retcon. We as areaders have always been
aware of the fact that their memories are false, and we know the
true events that they are being told about. In particular, finding
out about the extreme nanite stuff follows what was shown in the strips,
not what memories were manufactured.
And the scope is, whatever was needed to cover up the illegal
activities of general whoziz and the various corrupt memebers
of the military/industrial complex. Again, for the most part
centered around the hyper-advanced nanites.
: Webcomics I've given up on include PvP, Gunnerkrigg, Sluggy Freelance,
: PS 238, and probably some others that I have forgotten entirely.
Hm. Can you explain a bit why Gunnerkrigg lost interest for you? I
find lots of the background mysteries are slowly being revealed, in ways
that make for interesting stories. For example, I found "Skywatcher and
the Angel" and "The Coward Heart" (and the immediately following "Fire
Spike" and "From the Forrest She Came") to be effective. SatA and
tCH revealing much about Jeanne, and FS and FtFSC revealing much
about Antimony's heritage.
"The angel turned to her friend for comfort, and it was a long
time before she spoke. When she did speak, she told us our
esteemed creator, Diego, was not a nice man. She also said,
"Love makes you act in strange ways." We have our finest
minds analyzing her words."
--- from "Skywatcher and the Angel"
"She died and we did nothing."
--- common robot saying upon hearing
Jeanne's name, much like
"Doggy!" when robots see Florence
"What remained of my spirit, my anger, my hate, was forged,
white hot, in the the sentinel of these waters. Coddled child
of that damned place, you come here to mock me with this
gleaming heart of yours..."
--- Jeanne, in "The Coward Heart"3
"Suddenly I am wearing a party hat."
--- Ms Jones, epilogue to "The Coward Heart"
( Subsequently, partly in response to events in tCH, Parley combines
teleportation into her swordfighting style... a very nifty scene. )
"I am sorry miss, but the longsword is a heavier and slower weapon."
"Well the sword may be, but *I'm* not!"
( And finding out what disease Surma died of in Fire Spike
was... hm... wrenching. And the recent troubling hints of
a new robot religion slowly developing from events in SatA
is... hm... foreboding. With the Court, it's always wheels
within wheels. )
( And how can you not like the Laser Cows?
They're like cows. With lasers! Ah well. No accounting for
taste, as the forrester said while watching the Laser Cows mow grass. )
So all in all... it's certainly holding my interest.
Indeed, aside from GG, I think it's my current favorite webcomic.
In some respects better than GG, IMO.