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Today, 2:35 PM #1
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Agreed with the above, but something I'd like to add is sometimes scenes become your 'baby.' You love how they play out and the dialogue and what happens and you like them so much. But they don't add anything.

That's when you've gotta cut 'em. Sad but true. Be ruthless. If it can go, consider dropping it, shortening it, or working it into another scene.
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Today, 2:17 PM #2
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Thanks, I don't really know. I think there was something wrong with the lead, charger or both, and they just started sparking and making noise. I turned it all off quick as I could, but my bed had still caught on fire lol. I put it out and replaced the charger and lead... I'm hoping there won't be any more problems, but I've complained to the people I recently bought this laptop and charger from.
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Today, 2:07 AM #3
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My charger/extension lead/combination of the two set my bed on fire today.

No, I'm not even joking. It was scary.
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Yesterday, 7:17 PM #4
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It's a bit of a catch 22, to be honest. People will say "Don't force diversity/bring feminism/do this thing I don't like in this thing, make your own!" And when people do, they complain about creators trying to shove diversity in their face, or saying things like "It's unrealistic for so many people of x group to be in one story!" Or complaining that it's too preachy. In short, some people will never be satisfied unless media is exactly how they like it. I like to think they're a very small number.

On its face, making things yourself seems like a great solution despite that, and it's true that indie stuff does let you find and consume stuff much closer to your exact tastes. But stuff that appeals to the greatest possible audience will always make up the bulk of the mainstream, because studios or publishers don't want to tick off those who, say, don't want to read anything with LGBT characters. And so, minorities remain underrepresented in the mainstream, minority creators may not get the chances they deserve and so on and so forth, even though they're working their butts off like everyone else.

Of course, things have gotten a lot better. People are becoming a lot more open to different kinds of people being in their media, so we're getting a lot more stuff with characters of different races in lead roles, and even some LGBT people! I'm only 21, but even when I was a kid you would never see anything like the rep we get in Steven Universe or She-Ra. And of course, creators are being given opportunities. We're not there yet and things aren't equal (if they were, people wouldn't be complaining about diverse stuff and sexist tropes being removed lol) but if we can keep moving forward, making our own stuff and trying to get more minorities in mainstream media, it'd be very hard to go wrong.

I'd love to say anyone could make their own thing and achieve the success of Marvel or Disney, but that just won't happen for 99.9% of us. Like it or not, we need their support to some degree.
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Yesterday, 5:59 PM #5
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Edit: sorry, site went funny and i ended up posting twice
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Yesterday, 5:14 PM #6
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I'm similar to Microraptor in that I have drawn after alcohol, but it's not planned or anything and I don't really drink that much. I don't know if it takes a lot to get me drunk or if I just hold my alcohol well, but even at my drunkest I was able to draw pretty much the same as I normally do, just with a bit of a fuzzy "wahayyyy" feeling in the back of my mind, like that feeling you get when you stand up too fast when you haven't had water in a while. Didn't make my art better, don't think it made it worse either.

Don't do drugs, have no desire to try. Well technically I'm on some meds, but I don't count that.
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Yesterday, 4:35 PM #7
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You'll probably need to ask them about that. I think I remember they're okay for commercial use though, considering why they were made (And I mean, I hope they are, considering I used them in print!)
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Yesterday, 2:39 PM #8
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I used to use a font I downloaded from I think blambot (can't remember the name of the font) but then I saw it'd changed its licensing to non commercial after I started using it, which was sneaky and annoying. So I relettered everything with a font Kelty made and shared around the same time, because it turned out I wasn't the only person caught out using that font, heheh.

I still use Kelty's fonts, 'Basic' 'Messy' and 'Childish,' I also have fonts called 'Comic Font' and 'Free Shit Font 4 U' but I think they're the same as one of the other 3.
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2 days ago, 10:10 PM #9
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Potentially interested, but as a one time 'draw some talk sprites' thing, I'm afraid I don't have the time to spare for ongoing thumbnails. I can't say for sure I'd definitely do this yet, but I'm willing to talk about it if you like.
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3 days ago, 8:49 PM #10
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The question would be easier to answer as 'what would I change,' because I'd keep more than I'd change. I'd want to keep working, even though I'd much prefer to get a different job than the one I have now. Perhaps I'd put money into advertising, and really trying to make art something I could do as a job, even if earning money wasn't super important. I might pay for the surgery I need privately and stop having to wait for the NHS, then I could change jobs more quickly.

I'd keep living with my parents. As much as I'd like to move out, I don't want to live alone, so until a friend wants someone to live with, or I find a partner, I wouldn't get my own place.

I wouldn't cut anyone out my life, or buy a ton of expensive stuff (I'm Scottish lol) if I took my driving test and bought a car I'd go for performance above expensiveness. I genuinely mean it when I say money doesn't mean much to me.
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3 days ago, 6:01 PM #11
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Probably chapter 4 of Beyond. Don't really have much more to say, it's just the one where the least happens.
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4 days ago, 10:14 PM #12
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I have a name in my comic's world that gets taken by a lot of people, and I plan to write a comic someday with four different characters with the exact same name, first name and surname. The trick I think, is to just be really careful in the writing, so that context clues the reader in on which character you mean. If it ever does get confusing, perhaps the characters could even remark on that themselves, and clear it up in universe.

Then of course, there are nicknames. Terrestrial is a great name for that if you ask me. Off the top of my head you've potentially got your character named Terran of course, Terra, Terry/i, Resty, Tria and so on and so on to pick from. Giving the name to minor or one off characters too is a good idea, I think. Then you don't have to juggle it so much in a whole bunch of conversations.

An author who reuses names a lot really well IMO is George R R Martin, who does it on the logic that it happens a heck of a lot in real life, and especially in history. Lots of characters share names with others, but in his writing it's usually with distant ancestors or characters who don't tend to cross paths with each other, which helps a lot. No one would get Robert Arryn confused with Robert Baratheon for example.

It can definitely be done.
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4 days ago, 5:22 PM #13
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Yeah I just had a 404 type "The requested URL /index.php was not found on this server." error. Site seems to be back now though.
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5 days ago, 10:14 PM #14
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I'm having a bad time today. I'm going to write out my feelings under this spoiler, but like... If you don't happen to be very interested in what I'm going to say here, I'd appreciate if you don't read. It may not make a lot of sense but I want to see if opening up about it will help me, when at the same time I absolutely hate people knowing this about me.



This was probably the wrong decision. I know confiding always makes me feel worse. Don't be surprised if this is gone later.
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5 days ago, 8:50 PM #15
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Oh no, Jon had an awkward moustache phase!!
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5 days ago, 2:29 PM #16
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6 days ago, 8:15 PM #17
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Microraptor:None of them looks like a corpse in the end, so I'd say that that's a spoiler in itself... ;-)


Pretty big 'if,' though! ;)
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6 days ago, 11:25 AM #18
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Love this thread, it's really interesting! I wanna see more.

Nate's always looked young for his age- he's barely changed XD This chart also contains a prediction for how these two might look by the end of the story, if it keeps going the way I've planned. No spoilers, though.

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8 days ago, 4:53 PM #19
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I get where Merlow is coming from, but it's still hard not to feel for Nocturne! Also the cat in the first panel... That's so sweet :3

In today's page of The Rose Thief, the faeries attempt to reassure.
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