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Result in thread: Am I a pro yet?
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14th Feb 2017, 3:59 AM #1
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Very nice! Congrats. Does make you feel good, knowing that someone appreciates your work and is able to show it monetarily. Here's to more patrons - for all of us. :)
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Result in thread: Wandering In
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13th Feb 2017, 5:12 PM #2
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Greetings! You picked a fine site, indeed. Info, entertainment, silliness, serious discussion, art share - CF has it all. Welcome aboard.
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Result in thread: Killing off your characters
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11th Feb 2017, 5:31 PM #3
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I don't have a problem killing off characters in my works. But it's not like I strike them down on a whim. It's got to be supported by the story. As long as the impact (both immediate and how it affects the tale later) is relevant other than for shock, then it needs to be done. But the refusal to allow characters to die when thematically they should have certainly can be a problem in fiction.
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10th Feb 2017, 7:13 PM #4
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In no particular order. First that came to mind. And also with this caveat: Favorites. Not necessarily GOOD nor quality cinema, but not excluded.

Back to the Future Trilogy
Housesitter
L.A. Story
Metropolis
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
U.H.F.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Howling
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Delirious

And heckos, heckos-YES, Hoodwinked is quite a masterpiece. Thought the second one fun, but as usual, stretched it a bit.
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10th Feb 2017, 4:57 PM #5
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There won't be any time travel in my comic. Visits to the past, yes, but only as actual histories. No characters traveling TO the past. But I do have a novel What If It's a Trick Question? that has time traveling of sorts in it. I thought way too much about the logistics of it, and I wound up with a fairly interesting take on it. Suffice to say in mine it's more of an observation only. The interesting bits come in the how it's done. But that's a spoiler. :) However the time travel is but one facet of all that's going on in that book.

But I'm up for any takes on time travel. It's one of my favorite subjects/themes/tropes/genres.
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8th Feb 2017, 10:34 PM #6
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Posting this page because I'm rather fond of speech bubbles not being required. And also the top panel. Saved me a lot of little panels and still conveys the action, even better than multiple panels would, I think. Jammy left a comment about it being nicely done, and someone else (not on CF) had said so, too. So, I figure the page must be doing something right. :) (It's smaller than it appears as posted. Actual size, I think, looks WAY too big for a forum insert.)
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8th Feb 2017, 10:05 PM #7
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Leafa:This has me really interested, it's as if the term has different (opposite) meanings in different corners of the internet. I definitely always came across OC being an ORIGINAL character, one that isn't fandom related or derivative.

TV tropes suggests that's probably a deviantArt thing, while fanfiction writers are more likely to use it to mean a fandom character.

I'm kind of agreeing it's a bad term, if it means two opposite things depending on who you're talking to!

I poked around, too. It seems the majority think "OC" means a fan-made character created for an pre-existing fandom said creator didn't create. This is appalling! It's like what happened to the word "literally" which had been so oft misused that the dictionary now includes the "common usage" meaning which is the opposite of what the word actually means.

How the heck is anyone going to know what anyone is SAYING anymore?

This 'other' OC should be IC. Inserted Character.
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Result in thread: Yo home bros
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8th Feb 2017, 6:35 PM #8
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Hey there Mushi! I'm really fond of your avatar. But then, I guess I would be. ;) Welcome to the wacky, the entertainment & info. Have fun!
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8th Feb 2017, 5:07 PM #9
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Well, I'm actually not interested in it being "standard comic book size". It's a WEBcomic, which will eventually be printed as a luxury/courtesy/easy collection. And for that I want it to be a bigger (dimensions) book. If I had started out making an actual comic book, I would have adhered to those dimensions. I have all my pages printed out on 8.5 x 11, and it looks great. And since I can have them printed up as a book at that size... s'all good. :)
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Result in thread: Internal Monologue
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8th Feb 2017, 4:48 PM #10
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Not sure if this counts as a wishy-washy answer, but it can be done to great effect or get tiresome quickly. It's a matter of knowing how much to put in and what "punch"/meaning/weight it will have. Get too much "weight" and it drags down. It's a comic, so a large percentage is visual. It's got to be balanced with depiction rather than description. So it's neither good nor bad, but execution makes it so.
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8th Feb 2017, 4:44 PM #11
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JillyFoo:"webcomics are just a way to shove your ocs at people"

Well... isn't the statements

Writing is just a way to shove your original creations at people.

Telling your own stories to others is just a way to shove your original creations at people.

Making your own art is just a way to shove your original creations at people.


true as well?


Robotwin.com:Doing (X) is just a way to shove your (Y) at people.


Pretty much, yeah.
Before I got to these I wanted to chime in "Writing novels is just a way to shove your ideas at people." I don't really understand the 'point' of this either. Unless we're keeping the art to ourselves, then this will always be true. Part of the very nature of Art is to convey ideas and meaning and aesthetics and entertainment.

As for OC meaning, I also think it means SIMPLY "original character", not counting original creations into an established universe/fandom that is not also created by the creator of the OC.
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8th Feb 2017, 4:34 PM #12
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KAM:I picked a font I liked the look of, that I could read on screen and was readable when printed.

Same here. Also one that had a nice 'font family' set so "other" text (like 'BOOM!' for instance) would look/feel correct and integrated as well. I also make my comic be an 8.5 x 11 (USA standard size) so it looks the same printed or not.
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Result in thread: Art speed vs. art quality
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7th Feb 2017, 6:42 PM #13
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This is why we have buffers. (Well, one reason.) I had one before I posted page 1, and I've kept it up ever since, varying by 1 or 2 of the original number. So I've not put up a page I'm unhappy with at all.

In terms of being able to release story quicker, yes, that would be nice. But I think in order to do that I'd have to be able to be able to support myself with the comic so that I'd have naught to do but create more pages. Although, there is something rather terrific about being able to exclusively update on hastag Werewolf Wednesday. (Yep, it's a real thing.)

Lee Lines:People reading a comic "now" may appreciate your posting schedule and forgive imperfections in your art. But people reading "later" will be unaware of your slaving to get your work out "on time" and may only see "bad art."
Just my 2¢.

Great point!
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Result in thread: Unbalanced work flows?
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7th Feb 2017, 6:28 PM #14
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I've given this some thought. I don't think any one part of my comic-making is a heavier load or takes more time than any other. Oh sure, sometimes a bit will take longer [such as drawing a background]. But on the whole, I think it's balanced.
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Result in thread: What is your personality?
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7th Feb 2017, 5:18 PM #15
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Bobblit:
(But I suppose I'm asking way too much of a dumb test that takes ten minutes to complete and tries to split up everybody in the world into 16 personalities xD. It can't be much more accurate than trying to sort people by their astrological sign, after all.)


Agreed. Strangely, though, I fit my astrological sign pretty much exactly. This test is way off.

Edit: Or at least most definitions (meaning description sources) of Gemini ;)
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Result in thread: What is your personality?
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7th Feb 2017, 4:58 PM #16
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I got “The Protagonist” (ENFJ-A)
I couldn't disagree more.
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7th Feb 2017, 1:51 AM #17
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BMR:
Ah, and names. I do a whole lot of research into those. For major characters, I pretty much never just give him/her a random name. Each name has to have a certain meaning behind it that is appropriate for the character and/or the character arc.


I do this as well. However, not for my comic so much. Other than the primary character being named for Universal's The Wolf Man. Otherwise it's fun saying "He looks like a..." Actually, come to think, there are two other characters who have a reference behind their name. One unintentional and one intentional. (Gavin & Basil repsectively.)

When writing novels, though, I do the research and allusion monikers as I said. I think it's best not to be too overt, though. I guess the comic is an exception to this rule. I mean, how much more overt can I get with "Talbot"? ;]
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Result in thread: Hi I'm Nathan (coming out)
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6th Feb 2017, 7:21 PM #18
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Hi Nathan! Not sure I recall anything previous from you, so for all I know, there's just this cool Nathan saying hello. :) Peace and victory to you.
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Result in thread: The best. Debate!
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6th Feb 2017, 7:19 PM #19
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I love strawberries but can no longer eat them because of the seeds. (Medical/dietary reason.) I've always been partial to blueberries as the best berries. Not that it ISN't all subjective anyway, but I figure something can't be the 'best' if it it's unable to be enjoyed by all (not counting dislike of taste).
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Result in thread: which color is better
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1st Feb 2017, 2:48 AM #20
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Definitely the first one. For all the reasons mentioned, and to add, it's more atmospheric. Has a stronger impact.
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