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June 25th, 2018, 7:00 pm
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Butterscotch
May 29th, 2018, 11:06 am
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723 I dont think anyone had any doubt that Celeste would be okay with all this, but because Matt had been quite harsh with Angela back in chapter 30, so I kind of wanted to put more emphasis on him here.
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Magnus Archon
May 29th, 2018, 10:15 pm
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D'aww...
Butterscotch
July 5th, 2018, 10:18 am
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Sfg (Guest)
June 5th, 2018, 5:46 pm
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Bah on vacation cant login I love it, although I just figured Dad was strict. Being strict doesn't mean you don't love your kids!
Butterscotch
July 5th, 2018, 10:46 am
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@Sfg: Oh definitely, but it's easy to get the wrong impression, so I wanted to try and make things clearer
BorderWolf
June 26th, 2018, 3:17 am
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*nods head in approval*

Good to see Matt is not being a jerk. Let's hope that Angela's demon bodyguard heals up fine.
Butterscotch
July 5th, 2018, 10:46 am
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@BorderWolf: He should be okay
Salimus
June 26th, 2018, 8:03 pm
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I feel bad saying this, but I don't think this comic interests me any more.
Early on, there was the whole question of "What does it mean for these demons to be reborn human?" as well as the aspect of exploring that world, but it's just hasn't gone anywhere. Even interesting subplots that could have been interesting are just being shoved aside.
The parts being accepting of this is stupid. It's not them question if this is possible, but more of the fact they should be OUTRAGED that their daughter's in danger. Think about it - most of the bad things that had happened in this comic happened because someone wanted to kill Angela. THAT'S A PRETTY BIG DEAL.
... But the parents are like "Oh, honey! We're so happy that you made these new demon friends. There's no problems with this at all!" Blind acceptance. It feels false, and hollow. There's no dept to these people to the point that they don't feel real.
I be they have no problem that Angela is hanging out with Adrian even though he's way older than her too. It's just... Not realistic. It ignores them.
A comic has to have states - what happens has to mean something. If Angela's parents were NEVER going to freak out over the demon stuff, then there was no point for her to hide it from them. If someone dies that's not relatable or connected to the plot, why does it matter? If you kill a major villain from this arc off with out explaining what's going on or why it's just so horrible, then their death falls flat. Not only that, but you also kill off one of their major threats. Think about it - that's no one to fight against! Granted, all of these are things that can be fixed. You can set up another villain - something far more intimidating that the last guy. You could steer the plot back on coarse. You could start establishing how the magic in this world works. With characters, you can make them see the flaws in their own choices.
The problem is, it's very rare for someone to fix these problems even when they are pointed out.
... I've read other comic... Comics I really like, but they end up taking a direction that has no stakes to the point where everything is predictable. It's disappointing to sit through that hoping it gets better. You want to see things going the direction they pointed to in the beginning. Instead, the writers turn away from risk verses rewards and stick to the same thing, time and time again. This is just another one of those comics to me now.
I want a say this, because I really, really did like this comic. That's why I've stuck to it for years. I don't want to see it go this direction, but at the same time, Butterscotch, it's easier for you to ignore me. It's easy to ignore criticism, specially the kind you don't like. Sometimes, criticism isn't even warranted on some aspects because you see the bigger picture here and I can't. Most of the time though... People don't care. It's as simple as that.
Maybe I'll come back some day to see that I was wrong. Maybe the comic will turn out better than ever! If there's anything I wanta be about this is wrong. For now though, I'm fallowing my gut. I hope you enjoy making your comic - whatever path it goes.
Butterscotch
July 5th, 2018, 10:55 am
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@Salimus: I appreciate your honesty and you're absolutely right about world-building and sub-plots falling aside. It wasn't intentional, though and I do want to pick those up soon.

I supposed the parents' reaction was anti-climatic and you're right, they should be more upset. The reality of the situation hasn't fully sunk in for them. Their worries and fears will be addressed in the next chapter. And no, they're not going to be 100% on board with Adrian.

There IS going to be a new villain. She'll be showing up soon.

Again, I really appreciate your post. It opened my eyes to a lot of things that I need to work on :)