How to Soothe Hurt Feelings

Today marks the end of Snakehead Games' (makers of the MMOs Star Pirates and Spy Battle 2165) sponsorship of this site. I hope you'll all join me in thanking them. They seem like a great group of people, and have been nothing but pleasant to work with.

On a more negative note, I started removing the sponsorship ads and putting back the traditional internet banner ads this morning. The first ad that popped up was an auto playing video ad, and I just said "enough".

I've replaced the ads with banners for Amazon. A couple of them are pretty generic at the moment, but in time all of them will be ads for specific items I personally endorse or use. As always, anything you purchase after clicking on the ads, or my affiliate links (USUKCanada) will send a small sum of money my way without costing you a dime. 

Thanks for your continued patience and support.

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Reader Comments (14)

Thank you for taking such care with the advertising on the site. My home internet connection is two cups connected by a piece of string, relayed to a flock of carrier pigeons. I only get a byte through on a good day, and I'm glad I won't see autoplaying video.

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

LOL women have told me it's important for men to just listen to their feelings, they don't want advice on the root issue most of the time.

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBen

Don't forget ads in the RSS feed.

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTV James

Ah, the thinly-veiled insults and pseudo-comebacks between Scott and Rick never get old.

Bravo on maintaining standards in your ads, but just so you know, I'd still read your comics even if the rest of your site looked like a bad porn site from 1999 because you buried it under pop-ups, flashing ads, and animated .gifs. I'd complain a lot, though.

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBill

it would be hard to soother hurt feelings if somebody is beiing a jerk that bad.

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrank Taylor

Well, you can tell Snakehead games it worked for at least one fan. Level 12 ftw!

Also, as a tie in to today's page on the 2012 BI day-by-day calendar - watch out for that self-esteem. It'll kill you.

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSolak

I busted out laughing from this one!

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLuke314pi

That first panel is gold!

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTacoMagic

I've read the comic title and my eyes automatically moved to the image under "The Basic Instructions Subscription Service".

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterADHadh

I had two hearty LOL's even before getting through the first two panels! Maybe one of the best yet.

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC

Having phantom pains in one's amputated self-esteem. Priceless!

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhoho

I'm grateful this site doesn't have pop up ads.

I liked the line "I had no idea you still had self esteem."

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristina L

@joshua
I'm interested in your flock-of-pigeons technology. My internet is currently supplied by a rat running down a little tunnel with data packets in it's teeth. Each time the rat leave the exchange, a hashcode is stamped on its back to make sure it doesn't eat any bits on the way.
Since I am 6miles from the exchange I believe pigeons may be quicker, and wondered if you know where I could get the upgrade?

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersoldinio

You can't go wrong with abusing poor Rick's self esteem.

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

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