Toonbots archive - episode published 20010917

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The crossover continues. This is harder than it looks. I have no blurb. The order is going Framed!!!, then Toonbots (above), then Boarders and Sister.

The script used to make this toon:
<cartoon height="1200" width="800" rowformat="1">
  <character name="toonistmob"/>
  <character name="bot"/>
  <character name="damonk"/>
  <character name="mel_inish"/>
  <caption location="top left" fgcolor="blue">MEANWHILE, AT KEEN CENTRAL:</caption>
  <caption location="bottom middle" font="_nahkt" size="10">Mel, you already know the skinny and so I'm
going to blather on about whatever I want, and you just pretend you're translating, OK?</caption>
  <caption location="top right" fgcolor="blue">Fortunately, the Toon-o-Matic has a lot of information<br/>
for all of us, so listen up!</caption>
 <caption location="top left" size="12">Ow, my head!  I can't move my eyes!</caption>
 <caption location="bottom middle" font="_nahkt" size="10">I see you're reading the XML source.  Good for you.
See, this is all very hard to draw because Toonbots is all about iconicity.</caption>
 <caption location="top right" fgcolor="blue">See, every time the fourth wall breaks,<br/>
there's leakage.  This leakage energy drifts around<br/>
the meta space and creates havoc.</caption>
 <caption location="top left">
FAULT!!!  Man,               this is<br/>
the last straw!  Go time!<br/>
Now you won't              have a nose<br/>
in REAL life, either!!</caption>
 <character name="damonk" aspect="2 faceleft"/>
 <caption location="top right" fgcolor="blue">NO!  Actually, Damonk has NEVER broken<br/>the fourth wall.  Ever!</caption>
 <caption location="bottom middle" font="_nahkt" size="10">Very good, Mel.  Damonk's comic consists of the entire universe!
But I'm getting ahead of myself here.  Chalk it up to the fact that it's hard to cram all this exposition
into the Toonbots format.  At least Damonk wrote this script, though.  That makes things a little easier.</caption>
 <character name="damonk" aspect="1 faceright"/>
  <caption location="top left">
That doesn't even make sense!<br/>
Damonk never does anything BUT<br/>
break the fourth wall and besides<br/>
this has to be<br/>
his fault because he's Canadian!</caption>
 <character name="damonk" aspect="2 faceleft"/>
  <caption location="bottom middle" font="_nahkt" size="10">That last panel was a blatant use of the
pregnant pause,<br/>which some cartoonists frown on.  I think it worked, though.</caption>
  <character name="toonistmob" action="leaves"/>
  <character name="bot" action="leaves"/>
  <character name="damonk" action="leaves"/>
  <character name="mel_inish" action="leaves"/>
 <caption location="top left" fgcolor="blue">BUT MEANWHILE,<br/>BACK AT TOONBOTS:</caption>
 <character name="portal"/>
 <character name="bot"/>
 <caption location="bottom left" fgcolor="green" size="24">SHOOP!!  thoink!  blort!  plonch!  PLORT!!</caption>
 <character name="portal" action="leaves"/>
 <caption location="top middle" fgcolor="orange">Um, Bot?  Please tell me I didn't just see some wolverines
sucked into an interdimensional portal.</caption>
 <caption location="bottom middle" fgcolor="blue" font="ocraext">MY OCTOPUS EATS TROUSERS.</captions>
 <caption location="bottom right" fgcolor="blue">NEXT: WOLVERINES!</caption>

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