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November 29th, 2006, 9:58 pm

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Reply Miruku, November 29th, 2006, 9:59 pm

Posting early because
REMINDER: the contest ends tomorrow!
If you forgot/didn't know/just realized you'd like to do something for it, you can totally message me and send it to me late. I haven't gotten as many entries as I was expecting from original interest and, well, I'm sad. I was really excited about this, and I'm still excited that Cheeko made a beautiful one of Emma and Theo, but I'm not getting the impression that anyone else is planning on sending me anything, and that's a bit of a letdown.

Anyways, now for chapter 7, and, though I do not particularly like this page, I love this chapter.

Reply Vye Brante, November 30th, 2006, 1:27 am

I'm Sorry . . . I feel bad that your contest isn't turning out how you'd hoped. I don't know about everyone else, but I didn't feel like I knew the characters well enough yet to do anything of value. I hope you'll get some more entries though.

Reply tRickityHouses, November 30th, 2006, 5:30 pm

Hey the comic is 7 chapters already, thats an undertaking and a half.

Reply Miruku, November 30th, 2006, 6:53 pm

Hooray! You make 5, I believe!

Reply Miruku, December 1st, 2006, 2:16 pm

Yup. Got it last night (and loved it!). Thank you so much!

Reply ainedamdz, December 2nd, 2006, 6:03 am

hi there! i just read through your comic (TWO HOURS STRAIGHT) and i think it's really cute.

now i'm about to give you some constructive criticism. (Sorry!)

1) the flow of your story is very very very slow... your'e already in chapter 7 yet nothing overly significant has happened yet.
2) not much interaction. well, yeah, the characters talk, but it would be better if you put more "meat" in their dialogues. i noticed that there were some speeches that weren't really needed.
3) i can't feel the love. this is a love story, and yet it really doesn't strike me as one...or maybe the fluff is still in the later chapters...but still...

MWAHAHAhahaha sorry, man. i had to say them. i hope you're not discouraged but inspired to do more!! *by the way, have i mentioned that i like your comic?


Reply Miruku, December 2nd, 2006, 10:00 am

Not at all, I encourage constructive criticism. However, I am aware of 2 of the things you mentioned. 1 of them is fully intended and the other is something I've learned to accept.

The flow of the story is just a fact of how I write. I've had this problem since the beginning, everyone points it out- a few actually say they like it. I tried to speed it up more significantly, and when I did, I didn't like how it came out (:cough:chapter5:cough:). I also could have chosen a better way to split up the chapters so that this would actually be something like chapter 2, but I chose to do it this way and I can't change it now(regretting that decision, actually.)

About the lack of love feeling- yeah, there's no love yet. I have very strong feelings about that, actually. I don't want this to only be about love. I also don't want it to feel like superficial love. I don't feel that real love necessarily starts off with a bang, and I tend to not like comics that focus on a couple and their happily ever after lives. (not that I'm accusing you of wanting me to do any of this....I'm just explaining my decisions...I do really appreciate the criticism, I promise! It gives me a chance to think about why I've made the decisions I've made). It really is more of a story about life than about love.

Now, what I don't get is what you mean by "meat" in their dialogues...Do you mean necessary information?

Anyway, again, I promise I'm not, like, attacking you for expressing your opinion or anything. I appreciate it. Like I said up there somewhere, if I disagree, it always helps me to understand what I am doing, and at least that'll make me pay more attention to that aspect.

Oh, and I'm glad you like it!

Reply Vye Brante, December 3rd, 2006, 1:32 am

I feel the love! Well, at least sorta . . . No one's really in love yet.

But I agree full heartedly that love doesn't "start with a bang." That's something I actually love about this story, how settle and slow the relationships are going. Keeps you guessing and waiting. That's what real love is like anyway. Stories where the main characters are in love by page two are unrealistic.

I hope this doesn't look like I'm attacking anyone or anything. Those are just my two cents.

Reply Miruku, December 3rd, 2006, 11:06 am

All opinions are welcome. The more people tell me what they think about any particular thing I'm doing, the more I can improve.

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