Hey everyone. Welcome to what is the last update this semester. Given the circumstances, (running out of comicss to discuss), this may very well be my last post on this thread for a while. If I find anything new to talk about, I'll be happy to post it here. Other than that, readers are still free to contribute.
So, (despite all reluctance of talking about this comic) in honor of this being my last post this semester, I'm going to talk about the very first Webcomic I've ever read. It was this series that sparked 2 defining moments for me. The first being that I discovered what webcomic's were. The second was that, when I first read it, I finally understood what furries were, and a combination of my introverted personality and societal peer pressure and standards led me to question/deny my identity as one at first. I finally accepted it later on down the line, so that's that.
If you read my summary or even the comic itself, you might realize why I was reluctant about this one. So, let's get right to it then.
"Las Lindas" is a series about a farm that's run by a cow (and for some reason that still doesn't sound right when I say it). The comic was started in September of 2004 by Gonzalo "Chalo" Reyes, and it has been going strong to this day. I actually have been on and off in reading it because of time and obligations, so there's a lot of catching up to do from where I last left off. The series has gone on weekly, practically uninterrupted, and has a handful of characters. There are various side-stories to the comic, consisting of: origin stories, outside life, character introduction, comedic arcs, non-canon "what-if" stories, canon filler arcs, etc.
So the series starts out being centered around Mora Linda, a young calf who inherited her family's farm after her mother's passing. At the time, the farm was run down, had no employees, and was struggling to make ends meet, not to mention that an old-friend-turned-enemy of Mora's was scheming to run the farm out of business. However, with an amazing stroke of luck, Mora managed to scrounge up a rag-tag group of farmhands to keep Las Lindas up and running, good as new. And by rag-tag, I really mean it: one competent worker who became the eye-candy for all the girls, a pair of orphans, a college dropout, an old family friend, an old stalker and his 2 pixie companions, a country girl, a young motherly-type girl with parental issues, and a technological ghost composed of millions of nanobots. Somehow or another the farm's staff survived getting things back in line, and more impressively have survived each other, resulting in them becoming more of a family to each other now. It may seem nice and sublte there, but things get awkward up to a certain point.
Another reason I fell out of it......I learned that the creator got a little frisky with the comic and it started to show more and more as the series went on. At this point, the story has branched out into the everyday happenings of the main cast, but some characters have some unpleasant arcs. If you venture into those parts, don't say I didn't warn you. As always you can find the link below, give it a shot if you dare.http://laslindas.katbox.net/comic/day-one/
I gotta say that I'm glad to have done this and contribute in my own way. I appreciate everyone who has been following the thread as well as those of you who contributed. This was a fun little thing to do this semester and I hope to come back to it at some point. Thanks guys. This is Tails, signing off.