Thursday, March 30, 2006

Best Artwork...?


Binty did in fact supply me with the artwork for this one
-Kim-

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006

Voting tactics at the Blunt Cogs Smug Awards

Voting has been hotting up at the Smug Awards with at least 36 votes cast so far in most categories. Don't forget that you can cast a new vote each day and on April 1st, the winners will be announced.

So far:
Best Artwork has Sarah Laughs so far ahead that no one else is really in contention

Best Script Writer has Monstee at 3 times the number of votes to his nearest rival

Best Series is a bit closer - although El Barbudo's Ending It All is a clear favourite, Monstee's Language Sensor and Binty's 7 Deadly Sins are gathering a respectable number of votes each

Best Technical Innovation is a straight race between Kim's site design and Monstee's Flash Strip of Schroedinger's Cat

Best 6 Panel Strip has Monstee's Outtakes way out in front, although Kim's Identity Crisis is mopping up most of the rest of the votes so far

Best Character is a fight between old rivals El Barbudo and Foot Eater, with El B currently having the edge by only 2 votes. Glark/Anonymous, however, is sneaking up and cannot be discounted at this stage

Best Commenter is a slug-fest between Dr Maroon and Foot Eater, with HappyKat the outsider's favourite

Best (Favourtite) Single Strip is more complicated because almost everyone has voted for a different strip. However, Monstee's new entry of El Barbudo's Wake has the support of 2 people so far, so is actually in the lead.

The Bonus Award for a strip about the awards only has 2 strips currently in the running, so now's the time to submit those scripts and try and earn yourself that prestigious award to place on your site.

Don't forget that the voting is open to anyone, and not just Blunt Cogs characters, so if HappyKat, Dr Crumble, Barker in Valencia, Michael the Tubthumper, or anyone else wishes to vote or mention their favourite strip in the comments then they are more than welcome to do so.

CARRY ON VOTING FOLKS!

Friday, March 24, 2006

The Big Goodbye



Slightly larger than the standard strip... but it's kinda like an interactive cartoon so deal with it you cunt!!! GET OFF ME BACK!!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Blunt Cogs Smug Awards

Following a suggestion by Monstee, and in light of the appaling travesty of justice in the Irish Blog Awards which left Anti-Barney out in the cold and wondering how all these stars could look so normal, Blunt Cogs is now to have it's very own Award.

In keeping with the self-congratulatory nature of these kinds of industry events, they are to be called "The Smugs" (superbly designed by Sarah).

Below are a series of Smug Nominations and on April 1st (seemed an appropriate date, somehow) so we will hand out the awards, with the winner's smug mugshot on a mug.

There will be 8 awards, 7 of which you can vote using the pollhost system below, and the last one, Best Single Strip, you will have to write in the comments section as pollhost doesn't allow for over 100 options (and a bonus award for the funniest strip about the awards) .

You will be allowed one vote per day, per category, so be sure to come back and support your favourite.

Bribery and corruption is not only expected, but encouraged.


First up - The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Artwork

Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Artwork
Sarah Laughs
Monstee
El Barbudo
Kim Ayres
Free polls from Pollhost.com



The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Script Writer

Best Script Writer
Sarah Laughs
Monstee
Kim Ayres
Foot Eater
El Barbudo
Dr Evil Scientist
Andraste
Anti-Barney
Gorilla Bananas
Binty McShae
Slim Lindy
SafeTinspector
Free polls from Pollhost.com



The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Series

Best Series
El Barbudo's Beard (Monstee)
7 Deadly Sins (Binty McShae)
The Language Sensor (Monstee)
Ending it All (El Barbudo)
The Angry Frenchman (Sarah Laughs)
Tom Clancy etc (SafeTinspector)
Free polls from Pollhost.com



The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Technical Innovation

Best Technical Innovation
Site Design and Layout (Kim Ayres)
Flash Header (Monstee)
Strip Selector (SafeTinspector)
Flash Banner (Monstee)
Flash Strip - Schroedinger's Cat (Monstee)
Free polls from Pollhost.com



The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best 6 panel strip

Best 6 Panel Strip
El Barbudo Deconstructed (El Barbudo)
Episode 9: The Big One (Monstee)
Outtakes (Monstee)
Identity Crisis (Kim Ayres)
Free polls from Pollhost.com



The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Character


Best Character
Andraste
Anti-Barney
Binty McShae
Dr Evil
Dr Maroon
El Barbudo
Fatmammycat
Foot Eater
Gorilla Bananas
Joke Mail
Just Breathe
Kim Ayres
Monstee
Redhead
SafeTinspector
Sarah Laughs
Sexy Beauty
Slim Lindy
Glark/Anonymous
Free polls from Pollhost.com




The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Commenter


Best Commenter
Andraste
Anti-Barney
Binty McShae
Dr Evil
Dr Maroon
El Barbudo
Fatmammycat
Foot Eater
Gorilla Bananas
Joke Mail
Just Breathe
Kim Ayres
Monstee
Redhead
SafeTinspector
Sarah Laughs
Sexy Beauty
Slim Lindy
HappyKat
Free polls from Pollhost.com




The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best (Favourite) Single strip

Please leave your vote in the comments, along with the date of the strip so that others might be able to find it


There will also be a bonus award for anyone who comes up with the funniest strip about these awards before they are presented

My apologies if I've missed anyone out. This can be corrected in the next awards

Monday, March 20, 2006

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Foot Eating

A lesson in script writing.


Inspired by all them that keep saying they can no think or write in 3 panel format.
(Note: Lots of you say it, but me picked Redhead cause she not been in strip for while and me think she needed picked on.)

Monday, March 06, 2006

Blunt Cogs Navigation

SafeTinspector has been putting his coding and javascript skills to the test and created a fantastic Blunt Cogs navigation tool that you can put in your own sidebar.

Take a look at the sidebar here and you will see it.

Select the scriptwriter, and you will see their image appear, then you will be able to select the strip you wish to view.

The fantastic bit about this is that you can fit it into your own sidebar, and when it's updated with the latest strip, it will automatically be updated in the one on your site

To place this on your own site, all you need to do is go to your template settings and insert this piece of code:

[!-- BEGIN the SafeTselector BluntCog Side Bar Navigator (SFTBCSBN) --]
[script language="JavaScript" src="http://www.safetinspector.com/bcnav/bcnav.js" type="text/javascript"][/script]
[!-- End the SafeSelect JavaScript! Hope you enjoyed it! END --]

Remember to change the square brackets [] to angular ones <>

In our discussions SafeTinspector has lamented the fact that 3 panel scripts are not his strong point, but that he was more than happy to use his coding skills to contribute to the Blunt Cogs community. And as far as I'm concerned, he has excelled.

Serious respect, kudos and beard tugging to SafeTinspector for this one.

-Kim-

PS. I will be sending instructions to El Barbudo, Monstee and Sarah later on so that they can update the javascript when they post new strips.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Which Blunt Cogs Character Are You?

After questions being raised about who might be who and what is real anyway, I've devised this quiz to help you determine, once and for all, which Blunt Cogs character you really are.




  1. Do you have a beard?

  2. A: Why stop with a beard when you can cover your whole body?
    B: Of course - a beard is the expression of a man's virility
    C: Nothing wrong with a neat, trimmed beard
    D: A bit of stubble on my days off
    E: Absolutely not!


  3. Would other bloggers recognise you in the non-blog world?

  4. A: My name and photo are on my blog - easy peasy
    B: You may know what I look like, but you'd have to search for my name
    C: You don't know what I look like, but my personality is pretty much the same
    D: My personality is somewhat exaggerated on my blog
    E: You'd never know me in a million years


  5. How much are you involved in Blunt Cogs

  6. A: My name's on the contributor's list
    B: I've written several scripts or coded for the site
    C: I've written one or two but intend to do more
    D: I've not written a script but I do comment
    E: I mean to comment more but keep forgetting


  7. Where do you live?

  8. A: North Amercia
    B: Ireland
    C: England
    D: Scotland
    E: Somewhere Else


After clicking "WHO AM I?" below, make a note of your score (you can ignore the rest), then click on GIVE ME MORE and you will be taken to a page where your identity will be revealed


Saturday, March 04, 2006

Schroedinger's Cat



This am little flash cartoon strip thingy me did based on comments here!
Enjoy!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Suicide is Painless...


If you really need any background on this check here, here and here.

UPDATE
Suicide is Painless... The Director's Cut

Story time


Based on THIS at The Fishwhacker Swindle?