October 25th, 2016

oh i love charades!

as always, there's an extra doodle if you vote!

P.S.: this is a bit random, but I've been talking with some other cartoonists about how people find webcomics, and that made me curious -- how did you guys find Runewriters? I made a lil poll thing and I'd be really interested if you could take a sec to answer! :D


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Comment by tehbeefer

Re: The poll, I think I found Runewriters after discovering and bingeing on Today Nothing Happened (I don't remember what lead to me reading *that*, though). I recall also seeing ads on TopWebComics for Runewriters at that time.

Re: The page, this seems like the perfect time for something to "disappear" Tareth.

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posted at 12:13am on October 25th, 2016

Comment by Kiri

JONAN MIMING TO TARETH IS SO CHARMING!!! And Tarri talking to Necropony!! Nooooo this update is filled with too many cute things!!!

(Er, I hope they figure out that door monster thing yea. But!! Cutes!!)

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posted at 12:20am on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

omg this comment made me smile so big

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posted at 4:32pm on October 26th, 2016

Comment by aantia

I think I found runewriters by going through the list on piperka.net . I look at anything in the top 100 or so with an interesting name.

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posted at 12:24am on October 25th, 2016

Comment by keith_m043

I don't remember where I found the link to RW, but I do remember at one point reading RW, TNH, Sorcery101, and another TNH-like comic by two other ladies at SCAD, one of whom (in the comic) cursed in Mandalorian. So prolly S101 because it was the most popular at the time.

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posted at 12:28am on October 25th, 2016

Comment by Ely

I've been around since TNH, but it think I found that on TWC. I remember the first comic of yours I read was the Braille in the snow comic.

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posted at 12:28am on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Glew

Yeah, I think I found TNH on topwebcomics too. I couldn't vote though, bc the page just loads eternally when I want it to acknowledge that I'm not a robot... *cries in robotic

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posted at 4:16am on October 25th, 2016

Comment by Shade

We’re suddenly in the process of adopting a deaf 10-year-old Navajo girl and it seems like everyone I know is sending me links to comics with deaf characters. The school sent her in our direction late last spring because they knew that my kid and her friends use sign language a lot. Unfortunately we only knew Native American Sign Language - the Apache began using NASL decades ago to highlight key words, usually enough for people who speak different dialects of the Apache language to understand one another. We’ve had to learn ASL in a hurry.

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posted at 1:25am on October 25th, 2016

Comment by The Quiet One

Hah! I didn't even notice the door was gone until Jonan pointed it out. (But what happened to the real door?)

Also, I don't really remember how I found this comic. But as a deaf person living in a hearing world, my life can get a little isolating sometimes, and I'll occasionally scan the internet for things associated with deaf/hard-of-hearing experiences. One of those searches probably brought me here.

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posted at 1:42am on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Heather

Re: the second paragraph- yep, I definitely feel you there.

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posted at 2:03am on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Capsin

we saw previously that eyes appear on the door- I think there was never a door at all, it was the monster hiding.

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posted at 7:40pm on October 25th, 2016

Comment by Heather

I found Runewriters through a link on a facebook group with a name somewhere along the lines of 'Deaf Teens'.

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posted at 2:02am on October 25th, 2016

Comment by Heather

I would be very, very suspicious of any doors or pieces of furniture inside the room that nobody remembers seeing before.

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posted at 2:04am on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Glew

Wait, do you think it's a mimic? First time I assumed it was a sort if illusion (but that would make no sense in the world - why would you make the _outside_ of a door scary when no one sees it?); or that the ghost has possessed the door. I didn't think the ghost WAS the door... This is going to be a fun night at funland for the team.

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posted at 4:19am on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Asterai

I think consensus was that the door was a facestealer, which is basically a mimic.

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posted at 4:55am on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Heather

Honestly, what I was thinking is I had a mental image of the be-eyeballed door growing many tiny legs and sneaking inside. I'm currently out of my mind trying to study for exams and that (greatly amusing to me) mental image is all I have. No serious analysis here :P

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posted at 7:02am on October 25th, 2016

Comment by LadyPhilyra

I don't remember how I found Runewriters specifically. But I can tell you the ways I find new comics to read.

1. Ads on the comics I'm already reading.
2. Lists the webcomic creator puts up on their webcomic site of their favorite comics.
3. TopWebcomics list.

First I look for an "About" page or any description of what the comic is about. If it looks interesting, I check the latest page to make sure it is still updating or completed. Then I bookmark it into my New Comics folder. By the time I get around to reading it, I have no idea how I found it.

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posted at 4:33am on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Silverrowan

Similar thing: I have NO idea how I found this comic. I do remember it was from JUST before the hiatus (I am so glad I didnt kill another webcomic by reading it ;) )

my list: #1) recommended web-comics list from comic I read,
#2) Fan saying you should totally read this in the comments of webcomics i read (and I REALLY like, or I don't read the comments)
#3) Topwebcomics/adds/etc. This is actually pretty infrequent. Its gotta look/sound interesting (and I probably have to have seen it a bunch before I click)

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posted at 11:53pm on October 26th, 2016

Comment by Asterai

Don't remember exactly, but I find most of my webcomics through recommendations from comic authors whose work I respect and enjoy.

I tried a few from the top of TopWebComics a few times, and was disappointed. My taste does not apparently match the average internet voter's.

I've also found one or two through miscellaneous means, including ads and TVtropes.

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posted at 4:52am on October 25th, 2016

Comment by PaleSheep

Definitely a follower from the TNH days, probably in the first or second year of it... I thiiiink one of my friends posted a link to ome of the pages, but I'm kinda guessing.

This must max out the possible number of speech bubbles between two people who can't actually communicate.

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posted at 6:29am on October 25th, 2016

Reply by PaleSheep

Communicate effectively that is.

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posted at 4:53pm on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

THEY'RE TRYIN THEIR BEST,

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posted at 4:34pm on October 26th, 2016

Comment by eoforyth

I remember noticing the comic's name in a link on another comic I was enjoying, but I can't remember which one, plus an ad... somewhere else, a bit later, that jogged me into reading. Initially it must have been about a couple of months before you started to update again.

I just love the faces in this page! Jonan certainly seems to be getting into the whole expressing thing, and for more of a repertoire than Bored, Disgusted, Angry, You-are-an-idiot-who-is-beneath-me. He realised quickly that Tareth was the most likely to get him even without lip reading (well, that and he thinks Sev is an idiot and he doesn't trust Xira much). Necropony is so attentive to him, like a big, reanimated dog :) I hope we find out a little of the backstory there one day. Also, I'm assuming Æmber is okay in her protective shield, but that is another interesting thing.

I love this comic :)

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posted at 6:29am on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

he's getting there maybe someday he'll even branch out into emotions that can be expressed with something other than a frown....

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posted at 4:35pm on October 26th, 2016

Reply by Ikwig

His frowns are all very expressive though - he really does portray a wide-range of emotions just with his eyebrows! (Also, if he ever suddenly started smiling or being giddy I would be very, very, very disturbed.)

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posted at 12:03pm on October 27th, 2016

Comment by Bobthemightyone

Wow, I wasn't expecting the poll to have that many long-time fans. That's kinda neat and makes me want to check out some of your other work.

I found it on TopWebComics. The art in the banner looked good so I popped in and pretty much enjoyed it immediately.

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posted at 7:35am on October 25th, 2016

Comment by Meggyc

I'm just happy that I've been with this comic and Today Nothing Happened since the beginning. Literally the beginning with TNH.

I love this page. It's like Sherlock Holmes, except Sherlock is a necromancer who can't speak and Watson is a deaf girl. So it's really nothing like Sherlock Holmes at all. But, the fact still stands I love this page!

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posted at 8:14am on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Why?!?!

". . . except Sherlock is a necromancer who can't speak and Watson is a deaf girl" This is BEAUTIFUL.

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posted at 9:24am on October 26th, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

(you weren't just following, you are LITERALLY IN the first 30 pages of TNH xD)

see now I'm just trying to imagine Jonan being played by Cummerbund Bandersnatch and.... I dunno, that could work...! he'd need to up his goatee game, though.

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posted at 4:38pm on October 26th, 2016

Comment by Squiggles

So I found Runewriters from TNH happened and I found THAT from the work you did with Kel. I found sorcery 101 through an ad a long, long time ago. So there's the line of finding! :D

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posted at 11:06am on October 25th, 2016

Comment by Seth

I found the comic early, and I'm pretty sure it was via Sorcery 101. I'd be much less confident that I was remembering that correctly if it weren't for Squiggles's comment.

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posted at 11:34am on October 25th, 2016

Comment by Why?!?!

I'm with Runewriters because I followed TNH, and I found TNH through a banner ad on a webcomic I was already reading. That's generally my source of new comics to read.

Also, Jonan doing charades is the best thing ever.

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posted at 11:40am on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Ikwig

A-yep, that's the way I found Runewriters too! High five!

(Sorry, I'm extremely tired today and it's making me punchy and weird.)

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posted at 12:06pm on October 27th, 2016

Comment by SLB

Pretty sure I found Runewriters first through ComicRocket and then went back and read TNH because of this site.

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posted at 2:07pm on October 25th, 2016

Comment by Fal

I don't precisely remember how I found Runewriters, but I usually find new comics by going through the "links" section of the webcomics I already read.

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posted at 4:37pm on October 25th, 2016

Comment by Pez Wolf

Found Runewriters on Belfry Webcomics

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posted at 6:48pm on October 25th, 2016

Comment by MagpieM

I think I found Runewrites via an io9 article that a forgotten someone else linked to or maybe I web-wandered my way to. *shrugs* I just dimly remember going, "Deaf girl + fantasy setting. Hmm." Came for deaf girl, stayed for the nightmare-inducing aberrations!

This page is pretty great. So many good expressions and body language bits. But, Tareth, why are you not more bothered by the missing door? The door is missing. That's beyond mild weirdness and creepy even if you limit the explanations to the mundane.

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posted at 11:44pm on October 25th, 2016

Reply by Heather

"Came for deaf girl, stayed for the nightmare-inducing aberrations!"

- Pretty much exactly me

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posted at 9:08pm on October 26th, 2016

Comment by Anonymous Person

I honestly can't remember. I read so many. It is usually either TvTropes or author recommendation, but now that I think about it, I think it might have been through an ad.

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posted at 12:09am on October 26th, 2016

Reply by Anonymous Person

P.S. Forgot to so, Tareth is super adorable in the second panel. I don't know what it is about it.

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posted at 12:10am on October 26th, 2016

Comment by Mujaki

I am annoyed that TWC changed their voting page. Currently, it shows a random character that you must match the name to. But before, it would then give a link on the side to the comic that character was from after you voted. Now? Those links are no longer given. I had found quite a few comics from those character vote icons, after being interested in the quick sample of art style and character design.

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posted at 2:51am on October 26th, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

ah gosh SAME!!! I wonder if they just forgot?? I poked them on facebook about it when they first did the site update, but maybe I should contact them again now that they're not in the middle of a huge overhaul. @u@

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posted at 4:31pm on October 26th, 2016

Comment by reynard61

Been a reader since your TNH days. (I think I found you in the middle of your third year at SCAD.) IIRC I found TNH through another webcomic that you did some guest art for. (Though for the life of me I can't remember which one.)

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posted at 3:48am on October 26th, 2016

Comment by Random Passerby

Huh, yknow, it just occurred to me that you don't actually see a lot of bedhead in comics

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posted at 9:16am on October 26th, 2016

Reply by Shazzbaa

it's surprisingly hard to remember to draw everyone with Different Hair. xD

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posted at 4:30pm on October 26th, 2016

Comment by geogeek

I answered your poll (found it through link from another website), and in case it's useful, I found it going through other webcomics' lists of favorites. I end up adding maybe 3-4 new ones that way every 6 months or so.

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posted at 12:16pm on October 26th, 2016

Comment by Shazzbaa

omg, thank you all for your input, this is really interesting!! And actually kinda useful, I guess I should get on doin some more advertising for RW at some point!! @u@

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posted at 4:29pm on October 26th, 2016

Comment by Toanovu

I honestly can't remember how I found Runewriters, but knowing me it was probably just randomly jumping around and looking at random stuff and I just stumbled across TNH and Runewriters at the same time...

That said, most of the stuff I read I find by either tvtropes, tumblr, or get recommended it by a friend.

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posted at 6:37pm on October 26th, 2016

Comment by ess

I found your comic via Meg from Daughter of the Lilies - she has a list of recommended reading on the side of her comic which includes yours.

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posted at 5:10pm on October 27th, 2016

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