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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/postcard/?comic=4819

Reassembled from partial quotes in archived forum messages by: Redgreen

The author writes:

I've discovered another obscure webcomic today! Unfortunately, all of the site's images don't load correctly, with one glaring exception: The April Fools' Day 2013 release looks suspiciously like a Shaenon K. Garrity webcomic. The about page claimed that it hosts an archive of 2741 annotations and zero images archived from a Google Assistant precursor gone full Skynet (it even happened on the same day as in T2!).

It also asserted that the photos were the works of Lennon/McCartney or copyright-claimed. It likewise argued that the comments came from the keyboard of one Edgar Planer or a collective work titled Mango Chutney!, or that they were Sumerian clay tablets. The page even claimed that aliens discovered the comic or the strips were alien signals themselves!

There's just one problem: The April Fools' strip is a perfectly intact image that doesn't have any commentary. Additionally, there are 4818 comments on this site, including the one I discovered on the submit page and these words that I shall inevitably publish here! If I took those two out of the equation, that would leave 4816 potential posts. These could be parts of the rogue Google AI's annotations, but after reading all 4817 comments on this Postcard webcomic thus far, I can see that this is not true. Furthermore, the continuity across some of these strips completely contradicts most of the comic's alleged backstories!

Thus, I have concluded that as the about page rightly states, Comments on a Postcard (or just Postcard) is a webcomic without the comic, an experiment in which people construct a world through words and words alone. Nobody has recently touched this project, so I shall contribute perhaps the final strip of Postcard.