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March 7th, 2012
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Hugo noms you wish you could make?

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From:alicebentley
Date:March 8th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
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Graphic story has my highest interest this year, much because that's what I've been reading, and some because that's the industry I've been playing in recently.

I very much hope that Ursula Vernon's excellent Digger makes it on to the ballot. It's been running as a webcomic (and you can still read the whole thing for free there) since 2007, but 2011 is when the story concluded, both on the web and in print.

The other slots have been more of a quandary for me, but I'm going with Schlock Mercenary, Starslip, Gunnerkrigg Court and almost unknown but I like it Interstellar Tea House which has no possible chance of making it on to the final ballot, but maybe some more people will see it if it's on the Long List.
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From:netmouse
Date:March 11th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
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Were there particular storylines in Schlock Mercenary or Gunnerkrigg Court that you liked that ended in 2011?

To me, I think it's important to nominate something specific and not just an ongoing webcomic. For instance, I'll be nominating Sluggy Freelance: 4U City Red this year. I like SM and Gunnerkrigg, but nothing jumped out at me from last year specifically. --Which was why I didn't nominate Girl Genius the year before, but would have this year except that they asked us not to. :) And I might nominate Questionable Content next year for their current storyline up on a space station.

Digger is a good suggestion. I'll check out the others, thanks!

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From:alicebentley
Date:March 11th, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
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For Schlock the story arc is Force Multiplication and I included the link to the start of it at http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-11-29
I actually liked Massively Parallel (last year's contender) even better, but think this one is pretty good.

For Gunnerkrigg court, I meant to suggest Chapters 23 to, um maybe 32(?) but 1) I can't find my notes just now, and the website doesn't list dates of posting and 2) when it actually was time to nominate I'd swapped Gunnerkrigg Court for Drive, which has also quite impressed me this last year.
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