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13 June 2005 @ 11:29 pm

The front has blue LED stripes and buttons, there's a blue LED fan in the front interior, the side fan has red, green, and blue lights, and the power supply has a blue light inside.

Noisiest night-light I ever had.

But more importantly, I want to restart CAR for at least the summer. My request is, help me with ideas plz. I can't think of anything beyond becoming self-referential to the umpteenth degree.
rtf on June 14th, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)
New characters.

Like, aliens or something. You could go driving on the moon! And spend a whole strip on explaining why this doesn't kill you.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on June 14th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC)
A whole strip?! Whoa!

And yeah, totally there'd be new characters. Like Saku. Cuz she said she wants lesbians in the comic. And other people too. But really, Car shouldn't be character-based.
ミルス。Seven-Colored Puppeteer of B u c u r e s t i.miluda on June 14th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
Philippe Eccentricus: supergayphilled2thebrim on June 14th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
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James: haaaaycaptaincanada on June 14th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC)
whoa nice.
I say add Paolo, Sean, UCSC people, cowbell, more music discussion (with the addition of the iPod and whatnot), more musings, more risks and/or making fun of people (now that we're out of high school). Just base it off of stuff we talk about on a good day.

And I'd like a new shirt or two. :P
Andyddrmallrat on June 14th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: whoa nice.
definitly needs more cowbell
Re: whoa nice. - asgio on June 14th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: whoa nice. - franceattack on June 15th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
Starline Xiomara Hodgestarline on June 14th, 2005 06:54 am (UTC)
What's Car?
Jeffrey Carl Faden: WAIWAI230jeffreyatw on June 14th, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
http://www.jeffreyatw.com/archive.shtml - start from the beginning!
NoStylinnostylin on June 14th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
I want to seee boobies!
大和タイガーtiger_yamato on June 14th, 2005 10:46 am (UTC)
nice computer ps what does atw stand for
Andyddrmallrat on June 14th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
maybe someday he'll totally forget to not answer!
Mikey: PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIMEneomikey on June 14th, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)
In a world...where the law exists no more...and chaos and crime rule all.... "Heh, look at it.... It's beautiful. I own this town." You have to fight to survive...but one man.... "*gasp!* Look, it's him!" ...is taking a stand.... "Hey." ...for justice.

*EXPLOSION!!* "He's supposed to be DEAD!! What's he doing here?!" The Santa Cruz Mafia tried to kill him before...but that only made him madder. "He's...a monster! I've never seen anything like this before!" Part man.... *sound effect!* Part car.... *car sound effect!* He's taking back the streets...and taking no prisoners.

This summer....
"W-who are you?!" Jeffrey Faden...is.... "I'm CAR."

(Anonymous) on June 14th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
sup stealing pablo francisco material
- neomikey on June 14th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Ranagan_Labardinelabardine on June 14th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
You could devote a few strips to just having you in the car talking to whoever (or maybe even yourself) about how you wanna restart 'Car'... some of these ideas sounds doable for a strip... even the self referential thing can pan out to a punchline.

But maybe that's just stating the obvious.
Justin Boucher: SEARSfranceattack on June 15th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
is that icon by amano
- jeffreyatw on June 15th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
Asyasimplycynical on June 14th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
High five! More entertainment via Jeffrey this summer!

CAR goes traveling around the world? (Racist jokes about different nationalities and how they treat cars / foreighners / Americans) follow. Or road trip in America.

CAR in your dreams. As in weird shit happens (aliens as mentioned above or whatnot) and then you wake up at the wheel. (Optional: as you're driving off a cliff.)

CAR hits fictional / movie characters. Or such ones hitchhike. Hilarity ensues.

CAR starts talking to Jeffrey trying to take over his mind and then THE WORLD.

Someone steals the CAR.

CAR gets pulled over by cops.

GTA. [The video game.]

Mice take over. [Spin off Hitchhicker's Guide.]

Jeffrey converts CAR into his home away from home. Computer/TV/Coffee machine installation follows. That's not very funny, is it?

Andyddrmallrat on June 14th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
Holy shit actual good ideas?
Bradevilflatkiwi on June 14th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
Gratuitous time travel!
Andyddrmallrat on June 14th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
Since the strip is about CAR....maybe you should have some comics where the only dialogue is FROM car ABOUT the passengers?
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Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on June 14th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
CAR did some really short storylines once or twice, basically 'cuz I was out of ideas. I'm not ruling them out, most definitely, so if I can think of some good ones, I'll use them during a dry spell.
- ddrmallrat on June 17th, 2005 07:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
Same story, different iteration.soygirl on June 14th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
I think Asya's suggestions are all realllly awesome, but I think one very dynamic change must be made to get most of them to work: new camera angles. If you want to run any kind of plot, you're gonna need to have interiors, landscapes, etc. Then again, you could just stick to the old format, but mayhaps it'd get a li'l boring?
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on June 14th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Nah. I've also been told that I should probably redraw everyone, just to keep everything fresh - that's not really the point of CAR. It's supposed to be artistically simple. It doesn't really need a graphic overhaul. In fact, I'm rolling back the stuff I did when I restarted CAR the first time - like new shading and more detail and such.

CAR gets boring if the dialogue gets boring, and it's not the kind of comic to back up lame things with better visuals - unless that's the point of the gag, like slapstick or something.

CAR's got a lot of self-imposed limitations. One of which is the whole "driver's seat" metaphor, where I'm the main character, the main voice, and I don't really ever leave the car. The simple camera angle is another one - the car being more than just a car, and more of a stage, almost like a puppet theater. The trick is to have as much as possible happening within that space, and the camera angle is part of the trick.

Of course, I've broken a lot of these rules once or twice before, but it wouldn't be CAR if I made it a habit.
Justin Boucher: SEARSfranceattack on June 15th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
Car MDM collaboration...
Simeonagtmadcat on June 15th, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)

I don't have a lot of ideas, though. Maybe you should go to the drive-through and then make fun of it? That seems like the sort of thing that you might do. *shrug* That's just off the top of my head...