Updating from a room full of Star Wars nerds :O
September 6, 2007 @ 3:07 am

Quickly, hereís page 38. Itís taking a long time because although Iíve stopped the inking phase, the time it takes to color a page isÖ monsterous. Iíll try to make updates faster for my next comic. Yes, I already know Iíll do one ;) Page 37 has also been adjusted for script reasons. FFC is drawing to a close and I hope everyone has finished reading Zombies in the Spring! Everyone go see Halloween or Iíll tell Tyler you didnít!


[ Posted By: 
Renatus ]
I see where Reverie is coming from...
September 6, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

... But I don't agree on his/her interpretation of the text on page 23 of "Fukai Mori (Deep Forest) #3". When I look at that page in the context of the pages before and after it, without the text I would see it as her life flashing before her eyes, her seeing what she had lost by her betrayal. However, the text (which I read as her thoughts/whispers to herself) focuses the reasons -why- all of these visions are running through her head: she betrayed her vows. This gives me important insight into how and why she became Himitsu; her last thoughts were about the vows she failed to uphold, and so she became bound to try again to uphold them for eternity.

Sure, the text isn't completely necessary, but it definitely adds to the interpretation elements that wouldn't really be there otherwise.

[ Posted By: 
Reverie ]
September 6, 2007 @ 4:20 am

Nice. Personally, I didn't notice the fact that you skipped the inking part until you mentioned it--probably because the page looks good as it is. I'm a bit curious as to what happened, and given how close to the end this is...I'm not sure if there's going to be an actual explaination. Although I'm getting more of a more feel-good "Serial Experiments Lain"-type vibe from it. Sort of.

I also like the change of the script on this page, since that slight surprise that Hisako is still around when you turn the page has a better effect.

The only other time in the comic that I would rather change, would most likely be page 23 of "Fukai Mori (Deep Forest) #3". Hope you don't mind my two cents, but that page always bugged me, because I always thought that it'd be so much more effective if it'd been without any dialogue at all. Sanada's brief monologue isn't that important because we know why she's crying based on the panels. And the text, and nature of the text, is jarring and daunts the potantial strength of that scene.

Just a little nitpick that I've wanted to get out for a long, long time. Still, hope you don't mind.

Otherwise, I am really liking the flow of this ending. It's turning out a lot happier than I thought it'd be. I'm going to be sad to see this comic end, but I'd rather see it end than not end at all (as in, abandoned).

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