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21st Jul 2019, 9:42 PM #1
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they're solid, general goals good for anyone. The best medicine is usually preventative though, bad reputations are usually amplified by people who don't know how to shut the fuck up and choose to make their lives 100% public every day.
As for situations like Projared though, it's a tough in a situation where someone's pinned something taboo against you. But it could maybe be flextaped back together. It just depends on making the enemy look bad or worse off than the original suspect in question.
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21st Jul 2019, 12:57 AM #2
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You can't fix a bad reputation, but there are things you can do to improve the circumstances. Acceptance of the past and moving forward, aspiring to do things (like in art, dedication towards the craft helps, but so does respecting the audience) and become a better person. Working towards achieving more self awareness. But most importantly, having respect for yourself. A lack of self respect is what I would consider to be mostly what causes people to devolve into a one man spectacle. When you don't respect yourself, no one does.
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Result in thread: The definition of Manga.
21st May 2019, 9:47 PM #3
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If we're talking about styles, MOST of them do follow a pattern of sorts. Like stylistic priority placed on the eyes instead of the mouth. Characters are not typically overly detailed and anatomy tends to lean towards minimalist. This is apparent in japanese art styles across the board.

But manga itself is complex as any so it's not boiled down to style, it's a combination of factors that set it apart from what's considered a western comic which is why I find a lot of attempts at manga end up making them feel faux. They assumed the difference was only the drawing style and not the factors below.

Like being in black and white, and using tones. Use of speedlines and heavy emphasis on actions. Having orderly paneling (Webcomic artists tend to go nuts with their paneling, but i've yet to see a similar take. I've even read that it is ill advised to do.) Having a single scene per page as opposed to multiple scenes. Focus on cinematic illustrating as opposed to panels all being stand alone art pieces. Frame size indicative of importance, or other factors. And dialogue that moves the scene instead of telling what is happening.

Noting these differences between a western comic and manga comic, it's silly to boil it down to ANY single aspect- where it was made, who made it, reading direction, etc. In addition to that, there are words for things that are not considered manga. There is "amerikomi" for, you guessed it, that refers to things like Marvel and DC. And "kaigai komikku" for comics made not in japan.
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10th Apr 2019, 8:36 PM #4
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yes budgies are a good introduction to bird care and training, but I advise, do not buy from commercial pet stores, find a breeder or adopt. Not only are birds from commercial pet stores malnourished, they are often neurotic and difficult to train as well because they are not human socialized. Malnourishment in budgies is easy to tell, tail feathers develop very subtle striping from lack of nutrition, or are otherwise very frayed.
Parrots/parakeets in general are EXTREMELY needy animals and are fragile. Be prepared to commit to care for 5 years or more, most parrots are long lived so it's important to know what to expect. Noise one of the more obvious things.

Be prepared for a high initial expense because birds are pricey, decently sized cages run an additional gambit of anywhere between 100$ to 500$ or more depending on size and type. A cage isn't the same to us as it is to a bird. To birds, a cage is a home and a safe place. A good cage has decent space to fly, is square or rectangular (because corners make them feel like they can hide, no domed cages!) and has a lot of toys. Perches of varying size and length are also something you need to exercise the birds feet. Of course birds shouldn't spend every day in their cage, but most of us can't spend every waking minute around their bird.

All birds require a lot of love, attention, money and patience. this is why people who own birds tend to own a shit ton of them.

About the grain moths, most of the time bag feed store bought is grain moth free. However you get a bad bag every once in a while, if you look inside and see webbing, throw it out or return it.
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Result in thread: Evolution of your art
7th Mar 2019, 12:13 AM #5
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kevintheradioguy:Not exactly what you ask, but... Same character through comic. Evolution through four months.

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I can't believe it took him 4 months to put that hat on
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25th Feb 2019, 11:36 AM #6
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TheStrangerous:Say, I've been wondering. When does the audience cross the line and enter the... ugh... hate saying buzzword... "Entitl-" "Given rights to shape the product" territory? ;)

Sure these gaming companies been using that cursed word, against reasonable consumers.


When people aren't funding you, they don't have a stake in your IP. You vote with your dollar, which is hard earned and translates into tangible goods you slaved to get. People who confuse a emotional investment (which might even have nothing to do with you) with a tangible one have one free ticket to scream into the void, forever.

Lutztoons:If multiple people are telling you that you're being a jerk, you don't get to decide whether or not they should be upset.


that's tricky too and requires some discretion. Don't fall to the whims of a group of people with no interest or investment in what you're doing, and mistake it for being helpful just because of majority rule. In reality there are people out there who give critique insincerely just to get under your skin. This has happened to me and ironically I have done it in the past as well (what goes around...) But it depends somewhat on what group of people are critiquing you and how. But, people who actually care about you and your work respect your choice to fix, or not to fix, whatever it is you're doing because they know the purpose of it is to help your growth, not give them drama to savor.
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10th Feb 2019, 3:50 AM #7
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my universe takes place in a comic where alternate parking exists
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Result in thread: Why do we need a cast page?
8th Feb 2019, 10:49 PM #8
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...(RockB):If you don't have a cast page, you have to tell everything about your characters in-story which may be awkward at times

Absolutely not. Good stories can give readers all the information they need to know to understand what's happening. What they are good for- Competing against a limited attention span. You can glean a lot about a story from just those alone. Plus, they're fun to make.
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27th Jan 2019, 9:58 PM #9
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I think you need to call the police
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30th Dec 2018, 12:34 AM #10
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mightguy15:There are three Sure Fire way to have your comic book titled. These ways have been utilized for many many many years by a multitude of different professional comic book artist and mangakas

1. Name your comic book after the main character or whatever group the main character is in. Utilizing your location where the events take place is also a method you can use.

2. Name of your Comic book after whatever the main character is hoping to attain for example one piece is named after the treasure Luffy is looking for and my own comic book vessels is named after the power of the main characters are attempting to gain.

3. Name your comic book after the interest of the main character for example my own comic book baxton is his not a hero is named after his complete disinterest of becoming a hero in the world where heroes are prevailing and popularized.


Of course these aren't the only factors there are a multitude of reasons people named Comics what they name them but these are just some of the starting ideas that should help you come up with the title I wish you luck on your endeavors


this is a pretty helpful tip! I'm actually in the middle of trying to title another project, so this is very good.
The title I came up with ended up being a combination of a few things that makes sense later on, but for now I'll just say it's more of a reference to New Orleans, where most of it is going to take place.
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Result in thread: "Bad art" in comics
15th Dec 2018, 5:38 AM #11
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ONE's art seems like a hot target for lower skilled artists due to his success despite what he fails at. "He's popular and not very good, I can also be popular and not very good too". However what people don't seem to understand is that his success was relatively minor until Murata took an interest in it. The other thing is that despite his obvious shortcomings, he is very skilled at composition and making fun compelling characters, as well as being humorous in many ways.
fundamentally, it's bunk. But people learn to overlook those kinds of flaws if it has one or two other redeeming qualities. Comics are not a one way street, it's visual storytelling that (in most situations) needs the best of both worlds. So on the other hand comics with pretty art only get so far if the writing is no good.

I can't say much about the writing of liefields comics or where they succeed, I can only really say that I could see why people might like his art even if it's whack a lot of the time. personally I prefer comics with well done illustrations, but writing is a huge dealbreaker for me. Also, comics with art that is photobashed or bad sketchup traces but seem nice on the surface are what I would qualify as bad art. There's flawed and then there's disingenuous.
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15th Oct 2018, 4:58 PM #12
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"God" definitely exists in the comic, but his power is limited by in universe factors. So he's more or less on par with any other gods (more or less), he's not the central creator of the universe/not omnipotent/omnicient. However a divine, all encompassing "entity" does also exist. That one takes a more "lassaiz-faire", or a hands off approach. Like a person who worked hard all day doesn't want to come home to washing the dishes.
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29th Sep 2018, 10:06 PM #13
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rendering has been kind of a struggle for me? So it made me pretty happy when I lept from doing this

to this

I'm still trying to learn how to apply proper values and have started experimenting a bit more with color, step by step. But overall i'm happy with the kind of progress i've made.
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22nd Sep 2018, 7:00 PM #14
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there's a particular style of rendering for moe that gets passed around because it's incredibly simple to master and looks gorgeous- so literally everyone uses it. I can see the concern, those particular people copy that style because it's popular and grabs the most attention, this is good in a place where there is a steep market for this kind of artwork. My problem with it comes where, because people can easily master the nice rendering, they forget about... other important art things...

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22nd Sep 2018, 6:35 PM #15
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fan art for WanderingJew's character Lionel
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12th Sep 2018, 7:25 PM #16
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Raw crab with gochugaru seasoning. I have been under the impression all my life that raw crab was actually nasty sludge. Actually I was completely wrong and it's pretty good.
edited because BAD WORDS
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21st Aug 2018, 4:51 AM #17
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Usually when I get this it's out of pure curiosity so I guess I don't find it that annoying. To be fair I'm less than a percent of a percent and it's obvious that I look kinda different, so I get it.
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17th Aug 2018, 11:41 PM #18
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I don't actually normally read webcomics very much, but every so often I end up finding something I really enjoy. For webcomics, I usually get drawn in if it has an interesting premise. A comic with an interesting premise and execution that's good enough grabs my attention. And I say good enough like, the art doesn't necessarily need to appeal to specific tastes or even be 100% sound. If it's interesting I can overlook flaws.
Generally I enjoy sympathetic characters, or characters whose motives you can generally grasp and that have weight. This can apply to villains too, but it especially applies if the villain is human or otherwise anthropomorphized.

If the comic is character focused and the protagonist is flat as a wall i'll drop it like hotcakes.

I don't like it when what the author is trying to get me to think is really overt. This includes political cartoons, but also like NiaNook said, forced cuteness. A lot of moe is just awful. forced coolness fits in with this, they're usually bred from hamfisted attempts to gather an audience or the author just has no clue what they're doing, and all I can say is Yuck.

I'm not a fan of comics where the author writes their characters' speech the way they talk irl, and it's normally not purposeful. They just think it's cool that every character talks the exact same way and swears like a sailor.

Worst offender is misuse of the Horror genre. Comics labeled horror that don't have a thing to do with it at all, not even a tiny bit.
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3rd Aug 2018, 8:29 PM #19
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The industry as a whole is falling down and I think with it so are industry writers because, like he said the writing is not as self evident as a piece of artwork. So I think we're reaching a point where as comic artists are becoming more independent of industry, writers who are dependent on the industry to put them to work are now scratching for a job. There will always be more people who don't draw than those who do, and therefore there will always be a surplus of writers who need an artist to illustrate their work.

I don't think it's right to say it's because artists can all do their writing themselves. It's very clear that there are many artists who are not good at crafting a narrative. It's a different set of skills that take time and effort to be cultivated. I will say however, that it's not essential for an artist lacking writing skills to work with writer- But when you consider that comics are a form of storytelling and not just pretty pictures, your writing skills will make or break your work.
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7th Jul 2018, 12:21 AM #20
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WanderingJew:Back on topic:
I ate at a Red Robin's back in 2016 and 30 minutes later had really bad food poisoning. We were driving on the Hood Canal bridge and I started projectile vomiting into a Forever 21 bag. The chili I ate had raw onions on it, and I'm sure it was salmonella. My mom got violently ill that same night, as her burger also had raw onion. It was my birthday too, I had just turned 21. Best fucking birthday ever. Puking in a Forever 21 bag on the Hood Canal bridge.

I had a dungeness crab (aka best crab asides from king crabs) and I made the mistake of buying a pre-cooked crab at Safeway. I've never done that before, usually I buy my crabs alive or catch them in season. I could only eat a little bit of the crab since it's so messy, but I noticed it didn't quite taste... right.
Logic being, I paid more than $20 for this crab even though it's in season, I can't just stop eating it and throw it away. That's a waste of food!

Cut to 3 hours later and food poisoning.

In 2010 I had made a really nice curry rice and was about to eat, only to find out the rice had been infested with moths previous to being cooked.
When I was last in Japan, we had salmon almost every day. My dad scouts and samples competitor's products to taste and check the quality. I love salmon, so you'd think this would be great, right?
Japanese processed salmon for supermarkets are oversalted to meet Japanese consumer tastes. Tastes just like SALT. So every day for 2 weeks, we had miserable and absolutely terrible salmon that were like fleshy bricks of salt. That's the only time I've had bad and practically inedible food in Japan. Made a lot of walks to the AEON and surrounding conbinis just 2 blocks away from my grandpa's because of it LOL.

@AtomicGull, I was born in Seattle but live in an undisclosed area on the Olympic Peninsula. Let's just say that sasquatch could knock on my door if he really wanted to lol. Some friends and I were in Puyallup last year for the Reptile Expo, I hadn't been there in a really long time. Forgot how nice the area is.


i'm surprised your answer wasn't "Cincinnati's famous! CHILI SPAGHETTI"
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