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Circle Versus Square

How typical.

Circle Versus Square, one of my favorite webcomics, went down earlier this year (or was it last year?) and was down for SO LONG that I ended up deciding that *I* will make a comprehensive list of links to what's left of the site in an easier-to-navigate format so that people who haven't read Circle Versus Square before or want to reread it (which... is there even anyone besides me who cares about this comic? I haven't seen ANYONE on the Internet mention CVS more recently than 2017!) can do so more easily.

And I sat down and, on a fairly regular basis, typed up links to the individual comics (which were somehow still up; it was just the main page that was down) and the archive.org versions of their corresponding news posts (and even replacements for some of the broken links in the news posts!) one by one. It took a while, but I made it over halfway though.

And then, out of nowhere, Wakcher finally put the site back up now. That saves me some time - SOME - but only after I've already wasted so much time compiling links to over half of the archive.

(And it doesn't help that it turns out that not only are fans of Wakcher's new project GoatVsFish making fun of anyone who still likes Circle Versus Square, but now even Wakcher himself is doing the making-fun-of now with the new header on the CVS site. :( )

Well, here's what the introduction to my replacement CVS archive would have been if I'd finished it before there was no need for it anymore:




I forget if I mentioned this already, but this year Circle Versus Square went down. AGAIN. And unlike the first time I saw it go down, it's stayed down for a LONG time instead of coming back up the next day. And I may never know why because a Google search suggests that no one besides me, not even the author himself, remembers that CVS ever existed. It's now the Mary O. of webcomics! :(

For some reason, though, it's only the individual comic pages and the custom 404 error page that are gone - other pages such as the about page, the characters page, the letters from Mr. Z, and even the archive are still up.

And it's not even possible to see the comics on archive.org, because all of the images are broken even there! Only the news posts are left!

But it turns out all the comic images ARE still hosted on the site itself! (All 216 of them - I checked!) They're just not linked to properly from the main page or archive page or anywhere on the Internet anymore. And they don't have the news posts right there with them - until now!


If the author of the comic isn't going to fix his website, I guess it's now my duty as the last remaining CVS fan to make my OWN version of the archive page with added links to the comics and news posts, to make it easier to navigate what's left of the site!

If you've never read it before, I recommend it. I bolded my personal favorites. :)





...well, since I didn't finish the list of links and don't want to post it in an unfinished state, I guess I don't get to bold or otherwise denote my favorites. Maybe I'll make a separate list of my favorite CVS strips someday.

And here's this quiz I found and took and decided I would post the result of at the bottom of the same entry:





What shape are you? A CVS quiz!
Your Result: Diamond!
 
You are most like Diamond! Diamond is an enigma, he may be himself, or he may be Square on one of his corners. There are rumours he has godly powers, and he is the only character to have slept with Heart. Like Diamond, you enjoy being mysterious. You are simple and direct at heart however, and your secrets are part of your charm. Now, check out circleversussquare.com!
 
Circle!
 
Rectangle!
 
Parallelogram!
 
Heart!
 
Triangle!
 
Square!
 
Pentagon!


Wait, Diamond? Huh. I always figured I was most like Rectangle or maybe Circle.

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remmingtonglock
Sep. 24th, 2019 06:22 pm (UTC)

For a minute, when my brain saw CVS i thought you were talking about the pharmacy lol ❤️

matt1993
Sep. 24th, 2019 10:19 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yes, sometimes when I see "CVS" I end up thinking of the pharmacy even if it means Circle Versus Square and vice versa. Yet somehow I didn't think of that while writing this entry. :P
pathvain_aelien
Sep. 27th, 2019 01:26 am (UTC)
Glad it's back up.
matt1993
Sep. 27th, 2019 04:38 am (UTC)
Now I just wish I wasn't apparently THE last person left (including the author!) who likes it.

Which means technically even PrtSc Land was more popular back when I was still updating it than Circle Versus Square is now! :(
pathvain_aelien
Oct. 1st, 2019 04:55 pm (UTC)
You're definitely not the last person that still likes it, but even if you were, that's okay. You can like whatever you like.
matt1993
Oct. 1st, 2019 10:01 pm (UTC)
Then why has no one besides me even acknowledged it (aside from GoatVsFish fans calling CVS a "false versus") this year?
pathvain_aelien
Oct. 2nd, 2019 06:35 pm (UTC)
Um, you don't know that anyone hasn't, it's just that you haven't seen it. If I don't see people talking about Game of Thrones online at the moment, it doesn't mean it's not out there, I'm just not seeing it.
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