Morning Discussion

So let's start this whole "week" thing, shall we? If you're going to be fully educated in regards to your next seven days, then hopefully the Shack will be key in achieving that. First off, you can learn about said week's new games via the Release List courtesy of Faylor. After that, you'll be quizzed on something entirely different by Nick with another course of Sunday School. Plus, sometimes you randomly get educated by just being a Shacker, like the other day when a nice lad from Valve dropped the 411 on how exactly medic healing works.

From The Chatty
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    March 17, 2008 5:34 AM

    geedeck, link this:

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      March 17, 2008 5:40 AM


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        March 17, 2008 5:42 AM

        Okay and that was really cool. I had no idea she (or anyone) actually used Manga Studio. I may very well have to re-buy it.

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      March 17, 2008 5:48 AM

      man that was awesome

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      March 17, 2008 5:50 AM

      Get on AIM man.

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      March 17, 2008 6:29 AM

      nice work. comic sucked (as in I don't want to read 121 of them to figure out the story)

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        March 17, 2008 6:37 AM

        So you're judging the comic negatively... ... because you couldn't be bothered to read it?

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          March 17, 2008 6:42 AM

          This strategy works properly when applied to qwantz though.

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          March 17, 2008 6:46 AM

          no, I did bother actually.

          I read the comic# 121 that was shown in the video.

          As presented it has no context, no beginning/end, no anecdotes. Clearly it's part of a much larger story which I'm not going to sit down and read based on one strip.

          But as a comic presented in strip form, I feel it's somewhat in the artist's duty to give each strip at least a conclusion, a punch, something, especially with 10 panels.

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            March 17, 2008 6:51 AM

            Yeah I understand your perspective, I just worry that requiring that setup/punchline makes the content so regular as to tempt triteness. And yeah, you lose single day immersion, but maybe it just asks for different presentation. Have you seen FreakAngels? being done by a professional artist/writer team even.

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              March 17, 2008 6:56 AM


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              March 17, 2008 7:10 AM

              (I have seen this before but I'm not an active reader). This one is episodic. Do they release 6 at a time, or one page a day? Though just looking at 0005 page 1, 3 cells, and the end it says "were going to fix this ok?" And I'm like.. Fix what? I want to know. So even if there was nothing to click through, it still kinda had a hook, even if unintentional. Where as the previous, I was just, meh.

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                March 17, 2008 7:21 AM

                One release a week, usually with 5-6 pages each. The story is still very much in the setting up stage right now

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                  March 17, 2008 7:27 AM

                  well based on one page of each I would say octopuspie < freakangels. But I did go back to octopuspie and look at 120 and 122, and those two pages were a lot more interesting. So maybe it was a bad strip.

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      March 17, 2008 7:00 AM

      Oh man. I want a drawing tablet :(

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