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"Whats the worst reason you ever had to stop reading a webcomic?", One week ago, 5:48 PM #1
Most webcomics i stop reading have died, no updates, no news, nothing and while thats sad its a pretty normal reason to stop reading something but i remember back in the days i used to read a comic about feral dogs i cant even remember the plot or the name of it but i remember how it got progressively into political conspiracies in the real world in such pace that i had to stop as i dont care about Qanon style madness.

What about you guys, whats the worst a webcomic done that made you stop reading?
One week ago, 5:51 PM #2
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When it turns out the person who made it is a TERF.
One week ago, 5:54 PM #3
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A hard to binge archive!
(As in, when you came back the other day, you couldn't immediately find the spot where you stopped last time.)
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One week ago, 5:55 PM #4

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Lutzbug:When it turns out the person who made it is a TERF.


Or when it turns out that the person who made it is a deranged psychotic jerk who lives in a perpetual state of delusion.

For those of you who are wondering...I'm referring to the creator of Sonichu.

(I've never read Sonichu, but I imagine people have stopped reading it for THAT very reason)
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One week ago, 5:56 PM #5
Microraptor:A hard to binge archive!
(As in, when you came back the other day, you couldn't immediately find the spot where you stopped last time.)


Oh man i feel this, i hate when i cant find where i was left off. I usually bookmark the pages but some comics have this silly "book" layout where everything is on the same page with option to turn to the next but NO WAY to mark where you are exactly.
One week ago, 6:00 PM #6
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The thing about Sonichu is that it was never good to begin with, and the person who made it was always ”a person of interest” if you know what I mean.

There was this one time I was reading sort of a cute comic about lesbian roommates, but it ended up being an utterly hateful screed about how evil trans women are for “invading women’s spaces”. It even had nonsense about bisexual women being gender traitors for being attracted to men????????? Because AMAB people are inherently evil or something idk. The author refers to herself as “gender critical”, which is a dressed-up term for a fucking TERF.

It even had a scene where a group of transwomen caricatures came up to a lesbian bar and asked to be let in, but they were turned away for “not being real women.” They were even drawn like antisemitic Nazi Germany caricatures of Jewish people, what with the hunched postures and huge noses and all.

It was banned from this site for hate speech btw. It was also banned from SmackJeeves when that was still a thing.
One week ago, 6:06 PM #7

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There was this gorgeous comic that had some eh sexual lore but everything else was good so I figured the author had the maturity to keep things from getting weird.

But yeah... it wasn't cp but it promoted some dangerously sympathetic, "well in this culture" nonsense that I couldn't stomach.
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One week ago, 6:22 PM #8
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Definitely hard agree on kicking comics off the cliff if bigotry pops up (and if it has something that even slightly resembles cp- cmon lmao u kno u can’t saying they’re 3858594 years old and look like a toddler - don’t @me) but I’ll kick a comic off the island even if the bigotry is outside the comic too. I know there’s some people who are all about the death of the author but there’s literally millions of comics out there- I’ll follow ones that don’t make me conflicted about supporting them.

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One week ago, 6:22 PM #9
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Stupidest reason I had to stop reading a comic was because the main character shared a name and even looked like my ex. Like.. the big ex. I was able to ignore it until a scenario in the comic came up that kinda brought up some bad memories and I had to peace out for a bit.

Outside of that one unique situation, just stupid author shenanigans. It sucks giving up a comic you legit enjoy because the author was being a pile of dicks for whatever reason.


And just to cover my bases, I’m not talking about anyone here at ComicFury. 

.. Well, *ONE* person at ComicFury, but his comic ended years ago and he wasn’t active in these forums anyway. :l
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One week ago, 6:24 PM #10
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Lutzbug:It even had a scene where a group of transwomen caricatures came up to a lesbian bar and asked to be let in, but they were turned away for “not being real women.” They were even drawn like antisemitic Nazi Germany caricatures of Jewish people, what with the hunched postures and huge noses and all.


god I hate this kind of thing. you have to go SO out of your way to make comics. I'm sure every step of the way the author still thought they were making something amazing

There was a webcomic I really loved, but halfway through the author started sexualizing all the women for no reason. it was so out-of-place and aggravatingly unrealistic. One of the things I loved about it was that it DIDNT do that to its girl characters. i felt so betrayed. stabbed in the back.

edit: yes EXACTLY what Hsgone said
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One week ago, 6:24 PM #11
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I used to read RHJ's comics because the art and story were good, and he usually managed to keep his obnoxious politics out of the storylines. But then he started getting into this whole Young Universe Creationism crap, which is when I said f*ck it. Nobody messes with the laws of physics on my watch.
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One week ago, 6:39 PM #12
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Jaycee Storm:Or when it turns out that the person who made it is a deranged psychotic jerk who lives in a perpetual state of delusion.

For those of you who are wondering...I'm referring to the creator of Sonichu.

(I've never read Sonichu, but I imagine people have stopped reading it for THAT very reason)


Is anyone out there who's read Sonichu for the "right" reason?

I kinda feel bad for Chris-Chan to be honest... After all the shyte he's got from the internet (and more than likely irl too), not surprised he ended up being a psycho. Yeah, sure his comic was bad and very childish, but did he deserve it?

Also, I agree with the OP. I hate it when comics turn political and very biased and it's happened more than once with comics I used to read. If you wanna drive away a good chunk of your readers, yeah... go political! -_-
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One week ago, 6:46 PM #13
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The chrischan situation was crazy. Ignoring all the insanity that eventually came of it, so many people were creepily obsessed with chris and her comic. To the point where they’re basically studying and documenting them closely like a caged animal.

For me it’s usually cause the story got uninteresting or the author was outed as a bigot
One week ago, 6:46 PM #14
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In the early days of webcomics, there was one of the first "characters sit on a couch and complain about video games" gag-a-day, I'm not sure what the name was. At first it was a kind of cute bloggy thing about the artist's daily life and the random things that caught their attention, but then they made a joke about beating up Hugo Chavez, a South American reader commented that they didn't like how Americans felt like they could just casually tell them how to rule their country, the author was SUPER offended that someone would be offended by their content, and took a brutal turn to just random offensive things to prove that they "won't be censored" by a stranger posting a single comment at their comic, and my patience ran out before they got over this phase.


On the flip side, the "worst" reason (as in the least justified reason) I stopped reading a webcomic was on Strong Female Protagonist, which is (or was up to the point I read at least) quite a decent comic, because the comment threads were stressing me out. I didn't *have* to read the comments, but I'm a fool and I kept reading them until they ruined the experience.
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One week ago, 7:04 PM #15
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I was reading a comic that got progressively more misogynist and racist as it went on. By the time I finished the archive, I swore I'd have nothing more to do with it.
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One week ago, 7:11 PM #16

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I've had an author single me out and let other readers dogpile one me in the comments section of their comic, for explaining that after nearly a year of no updates, it was hard for me to get emotionally invested in the story again, once the updates resumed.

Another comic I used to read, the author went a little too hard on the "I'm an ally!" shtick, by insisting all of his fellow cishet white guys are "part of the problem".

I'm a furry, and do read some furry-centric comics. One I used to read went in a inexplicable direction when the author had the underage protagonist up and commit twincest. I couldn't hit the ejection seat button fast enough.
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One week ago, 7:17 PM #17
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There was one that pretty rapidly swung from a fairly lighthearted superhero romp into a REALLY dark storyline, lots of graphic rape and mutilation, played completely seriously, even melodramatically. I have a ridiculously high tolerance for that sort of stuff and even I found it to be too much sometimes, not to mention completely at odds with the story thus far. It was at the start of a new arc so it was introducing new characters, but it was flashbacks so the established cast wasn't even present, not even the title character. I expect that once the flashbacks were over, the new heroes were going to meet and join the team, and the new villain was going to be the new ongoing antagonist, but jesus fuck, it was a sharp transition. It felt like the author had gotten tired of writing fun banter and a bit of slow-burn romance, and just WHAM torture porn.

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There was also one that I stopped following because of how frequent the guest comics were. Seriously, I counted once, it was one out of every four. It wasn't a narrative comic so there wasn't an ongoing story to interrupt, but it still meant things were very, very inconsistent. Even the comics made by the original artist started to wander in theme.

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I dump a lot of comics for just inconsistent updates. Missing once or twice isn't a problem, but if you're going months between pages, and every time you're promising to get back to your 3/week schedule, that's a problem. Few of those are interesting to talk about, though.

The most extreme case was a comic that had a tradition of an annual xmas special - non-canon, and lower production values. And even when the schedule on the actual story comics slipped, it never missed a holiday special. It got to a point where that was half of the output. Seriously, I'd look at the RSS feed, see five updates, and three of them were "xmas special 20XX". Like wtf? Even with the story updates coming in batches of like a dozen pages, that's a lot of effort going into side content, hard to imagine the author is really invested in the story anymore.
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One week ago, 7:18 PM #18
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Everyone has well covered the "author is a bigot, jerk, or creep" angle. I followed a comic for years that had a really regular and frequent update schedule, like sometimes updating every day, and I had to drop it because the pacing, even with that update speed, was so slow. It felt like a weeks worth of 5 updates could be condensed into 2 updates and been a lot tighter, but the artist wanted to update frequently. In a lot of ways, when it comes to reader engagement and ads and stuff, quantity of content is more important than quality. But it got to where I would just wait til the end of the week and read all in one go, but even *then* the pacing was dragging like an itchy dogs ass. I eventually waited linger and longer between reads until I forgot the comic and never checked in again.
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One week ago, 7:21 PM #19
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Man I've seen so much of what everyone else is saying, I didn't know it was that common lol.

I've even promoted a comic in a "comic you like" thread before, many many years ago, because it was a cute slice of life family/school story, only for it to later devolve into incest porn out of nowhere.
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One week ago, 7:33 PM #20
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Guilty for some of the stuff mentioned in this thread, big ruler smack for me.

On topic with thread, honestly the worst was just the author stopped working on it entirely and went onto a new project with zero communication of what happened to their first comic, until years later.
Don't know if that counts because no updates = technically have to stop reading.
But it definitely made me want to never read their other works. :(
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