I'd be fine going up an escalator, but it was coming down on one that I'd have hassle with. I'd have to be sure there was flight of stairs or an elevator I could use instead that would take me back down to ground level. I would get into a panic and have to be consoled or cling onto a family member or friend to get down one.
This happened in shopping centres, airports, subways, buildings, on holidays for most of my life until I eventually forced myself to get over it in the Paris Metro after there was no other way for me to get through!
It's the only genuine fear or phobia-type thing I've ever had. I still cling onto them tightly and watch my footing to this day.
I did enjoy the first episode of Crystal and am excited to see where it goes. Never grew up watching the original series or read the manga so the story and characters are going to be a new experience for me. The 90s anime and Crystal are both separate adaptations of the same source so I can't get to involved in comparing and or measuring the two against eachother.
Something I absolutely adore about the original series though was the watercolour and and almost glittery pastel colour palettes in the openings/endings and the show itself. It's what really grabbed me first.
I love how bloody TALL everyone is in Crystal though haha
I think the atmosphere you set up and how much you leave up to your audience's imagination can allow for sound effects to be used or not. In V for Vendetta there were no visible SFX because the art and panels set the story up like a movie.
Obviously you wouldn't use them for every individual sound on a page, the Paranatural piece that was posted is a great example because it already sets you up and then you can imagine the rest of the sounds in your head.
I'd like to sign up my comic Frankensteiner And I think you know it already HapyCow but for anyone reading here its has all the ratings available on this site (violence/swearing/sexual content) hehe! It hasn't been too outrageous so far.
Kinda obvious choice but I guess one thing I liked about Scott Pilgrim was how O'Malley would sometimes describe whatever the character was doing instead of using a sound effect, things like GLARE or DODGE.
I also love how the film played it up and had the sound effects, powerups and sound effects from Street Fighter and Tekken games. One part in particular is when the first evil ex punches Scott, a SMAK sound effect appears behind him on the impact and he smashes it to bits when he stumbles backwards and the word falls to the floor in pieces, ha ha!