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Old 05-22-2009, 04:03 AM   #1761
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So this means you got it then, Hookbill?
It does indeed. Thanks!

Right, now Oddwen's little epic finishes off in style! Goodbye squishy!



It's been stored in the Comic Archive.

Fun times are ahead, I assure you. With volume three on the horizon, who knows what adventures await our heroes?
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Haha, hey, Oddster, that was quite good! I liked the "My stmch" referrence
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Haha, hey, Oddster, that was quite good! I liked the "My stmch" referrence
Me too! Good ol' Puts Accents Over every Vowel Man!
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:39 PM   #1764
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A tad late, I'm afraid. I've only just got back from Scotland.



Is this the final Downer? Maybe. I haven't decided yet. Whatever happens, I'm taking a break. If you still have stories to send me, please do so. I will try and put together one or two papers before I go back to the regular updates. In any case, don't expect more than a couple in the next, say, month.
I may post up the odd 'Barrow' tabloid or 'Ye Downer' if I feel up to it. But at the moment I feel very creatively drained and want to focus my efforts on P&A 3 and my own novel.
I thank you all for supporting The Downer and I hope the following is strong enough to endure a little break. Perhaps it will even become a good paper, as opposed to something thrown together in the last hour...

Now, back to Phailain!! It's time for another guest comic. This time from TheGreatElvenWarrior. A life-long P&A fan. I think. So, many thanks and buckets of cheese to you.



Check it out in the Comic Archive

Aganzir, how is yours coming along? I'd like to get Volume Three started soon. The Prologue is already up on the archive website, but I may post it here for comments on Friday. In any case, the official start of Volume Three will be next Monday.

Volume 3, episode one: Peter Hampton.
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:51 PM   #1765
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Oh, that really sounds sad and gloomy. But at least P&A will be here with us... hey, and TGEW, I actually liked your Alien! He looks quite good!
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:18 PM   #1766
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To the Editorial Staff:

I must take exception to the notion that the Barrow Downs is to be airlifted off the face of Arda with the intention that it shall be tossed 'into the void'. What did the void ever do to deserve such a transgression? The whole point of having a void is that it remains empty -- void meaning, of course, 'vacant'.

From an ethical standpoint, tossing something as toxic as the Barrow Downs into a perfectly pristine void presents an environmental nightmare. Perhaps, if this dubious venture is an eventuality, the large population of wights and the corpses they inhabit could be disinterred from their barrows, and buried in some place suitable for dead things. Like in Lobelia Sackville-Baggins' undergarments, for instance.

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Old 05-26-2009, 04:52 PM   #1767
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*should probably start planning it soon*
Any chance we could see this soon?

For now, the phantom and skip spence continue to take us through the weird world of spourterz!!!



Just to remind you all...

PHANTOM AND ALIEN VOLUME 3 OFFICIALLY BEGINS ON MONDAY THE 1st OF JUNE!
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:22 PM   #1768
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Any chance we could see this soon?
On the 30th of May?

Sorry, I've been both busy and lazy (how typical).

But really, you'll get it!
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Hookbill, I admire your noble efforts to give us a newspaper every week. It never ceases to cheer me up when I feel depressed.
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hey, and TGEW, I actually liked your Alien! He looks quite good!
Hooray! I have completed my goal in life! (Not really, no) But, thank you, I worked long and hard to make my Phantom and Alien look like... well, Phantom and Alien.

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From an ethical standpoint, tossing something as toxic as the Barrow Downs into a perfectly pristine void presents an environmental nightmare. Perhaps, if this dubious venture is an eventuality, the large population of wights and the corpses they inhabit could be disinterred from their barrows, and buried in some place suitable for dead things. Like in Lobelia Sackville-Baggins' undergarments, for instance.

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The void is not 'clean', do you remember all those Cybermen and Daleks that got thrust in there?

... Oh, nevermind!

EDIT: The fact that Hookbill really does not like doing this 'Sport Paper' thing makes it even more funny, because he is so not enthused about it! You can tell just by looking at the top!
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Hooray! I have completed my goal in life! (Not really, no) But, thank you, I worked long and hard to make my Phantom and Alien look like... well, Phantom and Alien.
Well, the main point is that you gave him also a bit of a personalized look, kind of look you made on your own, so he's not just a copy. I like that one.
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Right, I'm posting this now because I can't wait any longer!!

The prologue to The Legend of the Golden Bus Ticket!!

New adventures for The Phantom and Alien to get their teeth into. You may have already seen it on the website, but please comment about it here...

It's a whole new format. A new artist and a new setting. But, the same old writer and the same old style of humour. Hope you don't get bored with it...




THAT'S RIGHT, EVERYONE!! VOLUME THREE IS... A PREQUEL!!!

So, you'll have to wait until Volume 4 to find out what happened to Alien, I'm afraid. But there will be clues in this volume.
What to expect in the next year-or-so...

- Action
- Explosions
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- Formy!!
- Bus Drivers
- Alien's Mother!
- John Fillis!
- Alien's Father!
- BABY ALIEN
- Death!
- JOHN FILLIS!

And much more.

Follow the story in the comic archive, as usual.

Will there be a legend involving a bus ticket, golden or otherwise? Probably not...

It's going to be a big ride, folks.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:53 PM   #1773
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Ooooh!

Excellent first installment, Master Hookbill. Looking very much forward to seeing more. Death as the narrator is awesome.
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I really cannot believe The Downer is being discontinued temporarily or otherwise! It is by far my favourite thread and one that will be sorely missed by all Downers. This is the first bad news that you have ever published!

However, I do understand your reasons. I could have never put together ONE Downer, let alone 150. I admire your perseverance and constant hilarity, The Downer has provided distraction material for many a study hall and homework session, diversions for which I am eternally grateful.
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I really cannot believe The Downer is being discontinued temporarily or otherwise! It is by far my favourite thread and one that will be sorely missed by all Downers. This is the first bad news that you have ever published!

However, I do understand your reasons. I could have never put together ONE Downer, let alone 150. I admire your perseverance and constant hilarity, The Downer has provided distraction material for many a study hall and homework session, diversions for which I am eternally grateful.
Don't worry yourself over much. For the next few weeks I'll be doing other Newspapers! That's right, The Barrow is making an unexpected and unwanted return. Followed by several other newspaper parodies, from the broadsheet to the crayon drawings of a three year old.
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Did I mention that I liked the prologue?
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Did I mention that I liked the prologue?
I wonder why...

So what do you all think of The Phantom's look? You'll never guess what picture he's based on.
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So what do you all think of The Phantom's look? You'll never guess what picture he's based on.
I have to say that I love it. Quite wonderful indeed.

I'm very much looking forward to a baby Alien, I'm sure he'll be absolutely adorable! <3
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So what do you all think of The Phantom's look? You'll never guess what picture he's based on.
I think he looks a bit like you hooky
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I think this Phantom version looks like a cross between Doctor Who and Harry Potter...
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Before you get too excited, here is Aganzir's quite excellent guest comic! Golly gosh! I'm in awe of the effort!



It's been stored in the ARCHIVE.

Thanks a bundle to all you who made special comics for me. It's always nice to see how you each interpret the characters. They all seem to have one thing in common; Alien is destructive. But, that's how the comic works anyway, isn't it.
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Wow. Good work Aganzir and Hookbill! I loved both of the comics.
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Aganzir inspired me to make some little icons.

Gardening Alien:


Peter Hampton is pleased


Now he's not so impressed.
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Haha thanks everybody.

And aww Hookbill those small icons are cute! Phantom could take one of those for his avatar.

Anyway I want to say I like their new looks... although Alien's a bit less. He looks better with fangs than with rabbit teeth. And I absolutely love Legate, that looks so much like him! The face, the expressions! He even speaks like Legate!
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Anyway I want to say I like their new looks... although Alien's a bit less. He looks better with fangs than with rabbit teeth.
He IS supposed to be younger. It was the best way we could think to represent him as being more juvenile. BUCKED TEETH.... Tooth... Whatever...

Eventually, the origins of THE CLOAK will be disclosed. But for a long while, you'll have to get used to Peter Hampton and his tuxedo - purple flairs combo.
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Holy...I would not even be able to trace that well, nice drawing and cartoon Agan.
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I really cannot believe The Downer is being discontinued temporarily or otherwise! It is by far my favourite thread and one that will be sorely missed by all Downers. This is the first bad news that you have ever published!

However, I do understand your reasons. I could have never put together ONE Downer, let alone 150. I admire your perseverance and constant hilarity, The Downer has provided distraction material for many a study hall and homework session, diversions for which I am eternally grateful.
First of all, I quite agree. It saddens me that the Downer is being discontinued. Secondly, I agree with your second statement as well. Many a study hall has been wasted because of the inevitable hilarity. And homework not being done...

Anyway, I rather like this Peter Hampton bloke, where can I get one?
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Not only uninformative, but also unpunctual...?

The Barrow is the Downs' premier tabloid newspaper. Providing you with shock stories, celebrity 'gossip' and pointless prises. Enjoy this for the next three weeks, why don't you?



And now... THE ADVENTURE REALLY BEGINS!
Episode one of the new volume of The Phantom and Alien. Let's meet this Peter Hampton and find out just haw awesome he thinks he is...



It will, as usual, be stored at the old Comic Archive.

So, let speculation fly!
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Yes. I love the ending to that! "...another blasted.... bus driver."
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Well, just to get you all excited about Volume Three, I made a quick little trailer for you. I'm still pretty new to video editing, so it's not great. But it does it's job... sort of.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blTWCMq-uuI

I hope you liked John Fillis' cameo.
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We is looking forward to upcoming P&A...

Just, concerning this horrible "The Barrow", makes me a bit sad we lost our reliable "The Downer", it is obvious that "The Barrow" is really a far worse sort of newspaper. If you can call it news. If you can call it paper.
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Just, concerning this horrible "The Barrow", makes me a bit sad we lost our reliable "The Downer", it is obvious that "The Barrow" is really a far worse sort of newspaper. If you can call it news. If you can call it paper.
I was tempted to use the usual tabloid response of "but so many people read it", then I remembered that it's not exactly true in this case.

Glad you liked the trailer. I don't think it gives too much away about future episodes...
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If you can call it paper.
Who says its printed on paper? I always thought it was "Printed on the finest fell beast skin since 1876".

I also laughed the phrase "ruthlessly taking food in exchange for currency". Great work, Hooky!
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Wow...that trailer was pretty epic. Especially the soundtrack. And the "stuff."
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Nice trailer, Hookbill! I couldn't have done something that good with any program. It made me giggle, and my brother was not even there to see it.
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The phantom and Skippy are still forcing sports on you.



And now we turn to everyone's favourite green-slime creature! Oh, and introducing his accomplice for most of this volume, FORMY!!



You can go back to the Archive and see what's going on!

I'll update the characters page at some point...
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Wowwww!!! Fantastic!!! Are we going to uncover something of Alien's past? SO COOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And, yes, okay, there is some Form as well. Interesting

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Yes, that's mostly the whole point of this volume. To see The Phantom and Alien's back story.
But remember, things are not always what they seem. Formy ISN'T out of waffles.
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But remember, things are not always what they seem. Formy ISN'T out of waffles.
*Jaw drops, starts shaking uncontrollably!*
YES, YES, YES!!!!
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