I don't know that picking random comics and saying that they're not good enough, or outright stupid, is the best way to go about doing critiques. If people ASK for a critique, that's one thing. But picking a comic at random and listing all the things that make it not worth your while, or even stupid, is kind of cruel.
Also, you might want to add a white, reflective outline to the top right or top left of any drop that's not soaked into something. Like the drips falling down, the ones that are splashing away, and the ones on his face.
For the last panel, I wouldn't outline the water, but rather make the water "splash" part a little darker than what's around it. Then I'd add wobbly reflections to show that the dark spots are wet. Hope that helps!
Yeah... 2k unique a day for me gave me about $5-$10 a month through google ads. I don't know about project wonderful, but with 30 unique visitors a day, you'll probably just get depressed! Spend that time and money trying to get more readers first.
Tylinn:(I should also note that I had to consciously look to see and realize that the OP was Thatguy1280. I would have never noticed it if it hadn't been a topic specifically on avatars.)
but nah it's pretty understandable, in my case i generally just pick some entirely unrelated image that someone suggests to me or that i find. i like the idea of a general theme tying all the changes together, i might think more about this stuff in future
is eye catching that good of a thing? i mean attention grabbing is nice and all, but (my sig for example) there's definitely a line where just enough crosses way over into far too much, and it just becomes annoying
also i'm probably more on the side of keeping avatars for a long time, and i would probably never change mine if i didn't get consistently bored of every avatar i have chosen so far. i remember one guy who changed his avatar every day back in forum games for a while, it bugged the crap outta me
this thread also makes me wonder if there should be a rule against using the same avatar as someone else, although idk how you'd decide who'd get to keep it[/spoiler]
I definitely recognize recurring avatars before I notice recurring names. If someone changes their avatar too often, I don't actually realize it's the same person. Because of that, black and white avatars can also trip me up. If there's a sketch of person A and a sketch of person B, I might think they're the same person. I think, when thinking about an avatar, one should take into account how little people look directly at the avatar. That's why eye-catching is best.
I also like themes. I made my current avatar because I felt weird about the fact that I hadn't had an avatar that represented "me" in a while. In the future, I'll probably change my avatar to other versions of this "me." I used to also recolor different pictures of Link on another forum. Keeping the pictures related is a quick people for everyone to quickly notice that the new one's similar but different, and make the connection in their heads faster.
(I should also note that I had to consciously look to see and realize that the OP was Thatguy1280. I would have never noticed it if it hadn't been a topic specifically on avatars.)
That's the thing. Who WOULD lynch the Seer? You say, "We'll lynch him when he's wrong," but maybe he just never happens to chance upon a mafia again until it's too late. And "too late" doesn't mean the end. It means until enough town who would lynch the seer are dead. And that may have already happened.
If Francis really is the seer, he should be working harder to prove himself. Where is his list of town? That would certainly be helpful. o.O
And Night, I agree, I am pulling at straws. 'Cause we're losing. Hard.
I would actually love to jump on the comic critique spot. I've been having fun with the brutal critique forum, and with 10+ years of webcomic experience, I think I'm somewhat qualified! With an every-other-week schedule, I could read an entire comic and do a very in-depth review on art, panels, humor, and story. With pictures!
All I can say is that the "mysterious voice" was of little use to anyone, and people should NOT be basing their decisions about who is or isn't mafia on it.
FURTHERMORE, the fact that Francis has continually allowed people to speculate on its meaning and make decisions about who lives or dies based on their false assumptions makes me legitimately question his town status.
In a normal newspaper, it usually works like a pyramid. There's the person who heads the whole thing/checks the whole thing. Then there's like heads of each department. Then there's the lackies who usually write a specific "type" of story. Like one person would by the gossip columnist, while another would cover the latest sports.
I would think for something like this, we'd definitely want a main editor/checker. Then each person would sign up for a weekly thing that they do, and be the main writing "staff," while others can come in with editorials when the mood strikes them.
So as not to make it too big to read, you might want to set a limit on how many articles per week go out, both for the recurring ones and the editorials.
Francis the Frog:Well, you do have a point with the better stats of hitting Mafia if you decide to kill me. Now it's only a 1:12 chance out of hitting Mafia rather than 1:27, so theoretically it should be easier to find Mafia now anyway. However, with what has happened in the game so far, even though the last round was a complete doozy, the only Mafia member dead is because of me.
And that is precisely why you're the most suspicious!