Great comic, I thought she was just going to end up a lesbian or something due to all the times her soul was broken.
Your idea couldn’t be any worse than regular dating services, and maybe that guy who tried to kill J.K. Rowling was actually trying to kill Stephanie Meyer, and there was a typo on his profile. In which case, I will go to his house immediately with my army, and crown him the new king of America.
Very nice – It’s the old “zero punctuation” method of expectation. If you expect something to be terrible and it is, you get smug self-satisfaction, and if you expect something to be terrible and it isn’t, then you get a pleasant surrise.
Y’know, the other end of that is the other person is expecting you to equally terrible. Unless they’ve got some sort of uneven set up, like the guys there are coming over from a mediocre dating service…
Very well done 🙂
I really liked the new comic itself with all the hidden flavours, but what struck me most was, that we (the readers of subnormality) got used to the cruel irony-filled endings so much, that we lowered our expectations towards the punch lines, making this quite typical happy ending, something really big (yeah, six of’em 😉
Um, so the guy signed up for the world’s worst dating service and he’s now got a date with her – she looks pretty and all, so what’s wrong with her? Does she have a hobby making slippers out of still-living puppies or something?
I’m highly impressed. Playing that way with the expectations of your readers is just marvelous. The unexpected happy ending made me … happy. Thank you for that and for once again bringing one of the elemental facts of life back to my mind.
(Woah, i can’t believe how long in took to write those few sentences. I’ll really have to improve my active language skills. Greetings from Berlin.)
Hi there, my first comment so far.
I discovered this Webcomic some weeks ago, and was happy to discover it wasn’t a dead one and you were still publishing, once a week as far as I can tell.
(I readed throught all the archives in 2 days)
So I added it, and now I check it every weekend.
Just wanted you to know that I really like the comic, both the drawing and the texts are great.
Also, I really like the sphinx character and how its written; but I’m pretty sure you are told that a lot ^_^
For people asking for a full length graphic novel, check out Captain Estar Goes to Heaven. Located somewhere on this site, plus lots of other assorted series of comics Rowntree has written. http://www.viruscomix.com/comics.html
Having subscribed to comics of the nerdy genre like abstruse goose and xkcd, to other chilled in life comics like – Questionable content and Popstrip and 909sickle, Subnormality is a refreshing change and a new genre for me.