Hi everybody, I used to come here, everyday. I loved Drunk Duck. It might very well have been my favorite thing to do for a long time. I loved posting on the forum and being involved with other creative people, I loved finding people's contact information and talking to them, trying to make contacts with others who wanted to make comics. I loved seeing great things people made, I loved seeing the really awful things some people put out, I loved it all. It was a fine website, far better than Geocities and much more accepting than Keenspace, who were a bunch of cunts without a sense of humor or any passion. They became Comic Genesis, around the same time BuzzComix dissapeared and Drunk Duck was sold to Platinum Comics. Those were the dark ages, I thought.
I started off doing comics as a silly fun thing. I took sprites of video game characters and jokes from crappy comedy movies I saw, like the one with Method Man and Red Man attending Harvard. I thought I was brilliant, hosting my little comic on Geocities were maybe a few hundred people saw my work in the six months I did that. It never felt as real as coming to Drunk Duck, once I moved here and drew my own work, still using my copy pasting method, but switching from video game art and unoriginal material to trying to do my own melacholoy comedic slice of life thing, I really felt like I tapped into something by being here on Drunk Duck. I tried to do a bunch of different comics, ones about super heroes and office workers, but I never really felt fullfilled until I gave up trying to do anything other than make myself laugh and have a good time making comics, when I did Penis.
An elaborate joke layered with every B-character I came up with in the several years I spent with Drunk Duck, I felt so accomplished. People read my dumb comics. I loved that. I loved the instant satisfaction of it, knowing that people were actually looking at what I did. Even if my work wasn't that great, I still feel like Drunk Duck was a great place to learn how to write, if nothing else. I played in every genre with every type of story I could, and I love this website for letting me do that, with an actual audiance. I got nominated for best writing once for the Dtoid Awards thing, and I still laugh about that. I had such a good time here, but I've become busy. I grew tired of dealing with lots of relationships with online characters I didn't really know. I also just grew disastisfied with my own work, not writing or drawing anything until last year.
I'm not such a good person, I'm kind of an asshole. But I loved it here. It was fun, I had fun conversations with a lot of people here, who I'd like to hope are still around somewhere. I don't want what happened to Top Web Comics and later Buzz Comix to happen to this place, but it looks like I'm too late. I don't know what I can do to fix any of this, I don't know what went wrong with Platinum Comics. More like, I don't know what went right with Platinum Comics, they seemed like a bunch of assholes every time I tried to talk to them about publishing anything fun that I worked on, they seemed to always be vauge and wishy washy with me. I hate that. I like definites, if you're going to answer a question, yes or no are the only answers I can reasonably accept. Not a, "Oh yeah, we'll look into expanding the relationship between Platinum and Penis." What a bunch of lying fucks they were.
It looks like the site got sold to another company, who are even worse than Platinum. I'm so happy that Platinum had that movie that failed misrebly. To take such a B-movie idea and throw so much money at it, is exactly why the movie buisness is fucking retarded and will eventaully burn itself down to nothing.
We can't let our site burn guys. We can't take this lying down. We have to figure out some way, maybe a kickstarter to save the site and buy it for ourselves, so we can at least run it into the ground on our own terms with actual real answers, not vauge bullshit. I've no time for bullshit. I thought I would come back here and recconect with some people I missed and maybe draw some comics, but I'm so busy, all I can do is lurk. And now I find this thread and see what's happened, and I have to comment. Because I'm stupid, I lost the password to my old account and made this new one today.
I love this website, I love you guys. The only example of my old stuff on the site, is This story I did for the drunk duck Zombies
[..] and my sily werewolf comic
[..] that I loved doing. You know this is me, because only I would be enough of a jerk to plug my own shit in the middle of a post like this.
I want to write stories and draw pictures and show everybody how silly I can be, but without Drunk Duck, I have no platform for that on my own. At least, that's how I feel. Without Drunk Duck, I feel a certain emptiness that I can't really explain. Seeing dudes like KC Green not becoming super famous bums me out, they did good work and I'm eternally thankful for this website showing me their work. I don't know how to save the site, but I'm willing to throw my two cents in and try.