Thursday Internet Tradition: a softer world

Hoydens are aware of all Internet traditions! But we share our hard-won cultural knowledge!

This week, we introduce you to the tradition of a softer world, a web comic running since February 2003. It is always a three panel strip featuring different zooms of a photography by Emily Horne overlaid with text by Joey Comeau, usually sad, nihilistic or desperately hopeful in tone. (It has occasional excursions into horror subplots too.)

The reason we’re featuring a softer world this week is this comic:

Grainy photograph of man in glasses, comic text “Overreaction: Any reaction to something that doesn't affect me”, mouseover text “Have you tried walking it off?”

This is an open a softer world thread.

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4 replies

  1. a softer world is one of my favourite webcomics, and I like a lot of webcomics. I especially like this one and this one.

  2. Oh, and this one.

  3. TAK: Ah 330, I remember you! You used to grace my walls.

    I also enjoyed the mutual xkcd-asofterworld parodies:
    http://www.asofterworld.com/index.php?id=338
    http://xkcd.com/144/

  4. i ❤ a softer world! I’d forgotten about it 😀 thank you for reminding me… and I’m not quite sure when I missed the mutual parodies. *squee*

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