June 22, 2009

Talk about recent Raine Dog comics.
Kizor
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Postby Kizor » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:54 am

Weren't there three switches, rather than five? That kind of huge event does strange things to perspetive, but I maintain that prolonged service as a Bush watchdog is worse in this respect.

The biggest problem is overthinking. This was probably behind the kiss, which in turn cemented the apprehensive feel of the forum and was the definitive one among not-so-many "Oh, pity her" moments. Even the strangest of things can become mundane, as evidenced by the fact that you're alive and typing into a worldwide communication network without being muted with wonder. DCS has been working on the storyline for a long time, so she sees Raine as a thinking being and everything else is secondary. She's certainly depicted as a young girl and an equal. Certainly fellow sentiences would turn the world on its ear, and certainly talking cartoon pets have first-grade implications of discrimination, oppression and superiority. There's a story to be made there.

But you have to let the readers get used to the ideas that are now obvious to you. Otherwise this happens.

My idea may or may not collapse when faced with the ridiculously unfortunate choice of illustration in the following strip.

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Give DCS a break!

Postby dfeuer » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:57 am

The comic has been going for months, but we're still very early in the story. I'm not sure why anyone expects a fully-developed comic at this stage.

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Postby bad ass antelope » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:36 am

we expect it because
a) it's not like DCS is new to the whole "writing a webcomic" thing (although she's sure acting like it the past two years), and
b) she made the mistake of trying to release it like a normal webcomic, when it's apparently the kind of thing you need to read in one sitting.


but really, even these first 30 pages or so, even if it IS just the beginning, it's such poor quality most of us would not read the whole thing.
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Postby Feefers » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:53 am

b) she made the mistake of trying to release it like a normal webcomic, when it's apparently the kind of thing you need to read in one sitting.
Personally I think that goes back to overthinking things, look at OOTS, a coherant narative that if you read issue by issue or in one large block still makes sense, still keeps up your anticpiation.

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Postby bad ass antelope » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:58 pm

OOTS is different, because it's well written.
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Postby Foxchild » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:34 pm

OOTS is different, because it's well written.
Concurred.
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Postby Cactus Jack » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:22 am

it happened before OM ended.

I didn't think that O&M was all that poorly written at the end. She definitly forgot how to draw though.

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Postby bad ass antelope » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:43 am

the ending was totally forced, and I think that the characters did not react the same way they would have even three years ago. It was way too sentimental.
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Postby Cactus Jack » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:05 am

Oh sure it was overly sentimental but it was the cliche wedding ending. Overly sentimental is the only way to pull it off and I didn't notice much change in any of the characters.

The only change in the characters I've ever really noticed is when Ozzy stopped having emotions and they stopped being kids and started being DCS's way of dealing with being picked on as a kid and that happened years ago.

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Postby bad ass antelope » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:12 am

I didn't pay too much attention to the last two years of the strip nor do I feel like rereading it to continue my case.
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Postby Quexinos » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:21 pm

I kinda lost faith in Ozy and Millie when Millie got detention for no reason, cried about it and nothing got resolved. I mean I thought she was going to wrap up the story about Ozy and his being bullied but she didn't even do that ... it was like... what was the point of making Millie cry like that for no reason with no resolve?
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