Dear whiny Mass Effect 3 gamers (youknowwhoyouare),

Why do you suck so much? Did you know video games are art? Did you know that art is created by artists? So it wasn’t a full-fledged choose-your-own-adventure, with 50 different goddam endings so you could inevitably find one to your liking. No, this is a piece of art that took hundreds of people’s time and effort to produce, and as a piece of art that you purchased, you are the audience. The consumer may get to petition and change a product in other industries because they were not satisfied, but not in art, because you’re the audience: an observer to someone else’s creation. Make your own damn video game if you weren’t happy with this one.

No one petitioned David Fincher and Ridley Scott to rewrite the ending to Alien 3 because it, “[did] not provide a sense of succeeding against impossible odds”.*
No one petitioned LOST or The X-Files when they ended because they, “[did] not provide a sense of closure with regard to the universe and characters”.*
Saying that it “[did] not provide the wide range of possible outcomes that we have come to expect”* or that it “[did] not provide an explanation of events up to the ending which maintains consistency with the overall story”* are fine qualms to draw, but just because a video game disappoints you in some fashion does not mean that you get to change it. They did it that way for a reason, THEIR reason, and by saying you want it changed and you want it now, you’re taking a big steaming shit of disrespect all over the artists’ hard work.

If you tried to pull this petition shit in any other artistic community, you’d be laughed at and chided so hard your fucking ego would cull up and die from humiliation. Something like this:
“I didn’t like the ending!”
“TOUGH SHIT!”
“I want you to change it!”
“HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.”
” I’m seri–”
“HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.”

Remember that you do not own the rights to the game, just because you own the game.
…and really, are you going to purchase a brand new copy of ME3 just for the two new endings thrown in? No. You already played through it. Several times. You’ll just look them up on YouTube like everyone else, and Bioware knows that too. They’re not going to do anything about your pissant complaints, so please stop polluting all of my feeds everywhere with this shit. You bastards.

Love,

-October

*from the website itself

October done got a new site

Hello, all!

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but it wasn’t very feasible until recently. One comic a week didn’t really suit my desires for production, but obviously here at Tea Time! we all share the load, so there wasn’t a whole lot of room to add additional slots. So I started a new site, Extraneous Carnival, just for my comics.

You may notice that the comics on both sites at the beginning of the week are identical. Sadly, I don’t have enough time to produce three unique comics a week, and even two is stretchin’ it a bit thin, so until I get better at that, it’ll just have to do. :D:

At any rate expect two comics a week on Extraneous Carnival, and as usual, one at the beginning of the week here on Tea Time! Also, if all goes as planned, I’ll be posting animations in the later part of the year over on my site, too.

As always, thank you for reading,

-October

Minecraft

I think I just beat Minecraft.

I was a few hearts away from dieing so I emptied my inventory into a chest (like a good hoarder) and went outside my haven to go kill myself. I went to the top of a mountain right as the sun was setting. Instead of trying to kill myself, I stood still and took in the beautiful sunset. Then, not moving an inch, I watched the moon rise. No monsters came out to kill me. I watched the stars pass while the moon came and went. No spiders harassed me, no skeletons shot at me, no zombies moaned and no flailing green dildos tried to explode in my presence. I watched as the simulated (square)orbs circled the ‘globe’. I was at one with nature… or not.

Did you know that this game allowed you to be Buddha sitting under the bodhi tree?

Please accept my flower and tell me if it works for you…

Noah on the NyTimes

Rad-dude and general Awesome-man Noah just had an animation he made featured on the New York Times! Here’s the article itself where Noah and his scientist friend are interviewed: HERE!

Here’s the animation itself:

Site Upgrade!

Heeeeeellooooo, everyone!

I just finished upgrading the site from ComicPress to WebComic, which means some cooool things for all of our readers!

First off, you might have noticed that the navigation buttons are much larger and easier to see. Isn’t that rad?! Thanks, WebComic! In that same vein, the “Random” button is no longer located in the sidebar where no one can find it, but rather right in the navigation menus! Thanks, WebComic!

There’s now a new link when you click on “comments” for a comic, too! TRANSCRIBE! Sweet, right? Thanks, WebComic! So if you awesome readers out there want to be EVEN COOLER, you can go ahead and transcribe some of our comics for us! Thanks, Awesome Readers!

Coolest of all, however, is that in the next few months you can look forward to being able to read Mikel’s, Noah’s, or October’s galleries independent of each other as well as all together! So if you’re in a Noah mood, you can just switch to that! Want some Mikel, and just some Mikel? No problem! Depressed and pretentious? October’s gotcha covered! …soon, anyhow.

I’m still getting the archives back in order, but all of the comics should be there! If anyone notices something that’s odd or should-not-be, please email me at mail@teatimecomics.com.

I’m certain I forgot, like, twenty other things about WebComic you should probably know, but hey! I’m really tired, and that’s a hallpass. I’m so sleep deprived, I could cat a manner of time. Anyhoo, enjoy and I’ll catch ya on the backsideflipzone, duders! Lahtah!

-October

From the minds that broght you ‘Italian Spiderman’, it’s ‘DANGER 5′!

This is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time.  Here is a link to the trailer, but you can also see the first 3 episodes.  New episodes come out on Monday- right when October’s comic is up!  I hope you love this as much as I do…

Noah Out.