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Feel like nihilist arby's already has that worked out tho.
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I'm thinking of doing a reread of Schlock Mercenary. I'll probably wait until this final arc winds up.

I mainly want to see if reading it all-at-once makes the last few arcs come across any better and less of the badly-paced messes that they struck me as.
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Eric the .5b wrote: 03 Oct 2018, 18:39 I'm thinking of doing a reread of Schlock Mercenary. I'll probably wait until this final arc winds up.

I mainly want to see if reading it all-at-once makes the last few arcs come across any better and less of the badly-paced messes that they struck me as.
The last arc was pretty badly paced. But it was badly paced enough that he re-demarcated it in the middle of writing, so it's not like he didn't notice.
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Jadagul wrote: 03 Oct 2018, 19:38
Eric the .5b wrote: 03 Oct 2018, 18:39 I'm thinking of doing a reread of Schlock Mercenary. I'll probably wait until this final arc winds up.

I mainly want to see if reading it all-at-once makes the last few arcs come across any better and less of the badly-paced messes that they struck me as.
The last arc was pretty badly paced. But it was badly paced enough that he re-demarcated it in the middle of writing, so it's not like he didn't notice.
Definitely, but the plotting and pacing have been bugging me since Big, Dumb Objects.
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Eric the .5b wrote: 03 Oct 2018, 20:17
Jadagul wrote: 03 Oct 2018, 19:38
Eric the .5b wrote: 03 Oct 2018, 18:39 I'm thinking of doing a reread of Schlock Mercenary. I'll probably wait until this final arc winds up.

I mainly want to see if reading it all-at-once makes the last few arcs come across any better and less of the badly-paced messes that they struck me as.
The last arc was pretty badly paced. But it was badly paced enough that he re-demarcated it in the middle of writing, so it's not like he didn't notice.
Definitely, but the plotting and pacing have been bugging me since Big, Dumb Objects.
I think "A Little Immortality" was pretty well-paced. It felt kinda jarring while reading it live, but it works well as a contained story.

I think it's just not sure what scale it's working on, half the time. "Big Dumb Objects" is a long chapter with a lot of stuff going on. I thought each sub-section was pretty well-paced. "A Little Immortality" is much shorter and tighter, and also works (for me).

For "Mandatory Failure" he wanted to zoom out and do something on the "Big Dumb Objects" scale, but it got too big and out of control, and he had to cut it. And that moved it from "Slow but steady pace" to "abruptly ending very jerkily while skipping the interesting bits."
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The last few arcs have struck me as suddenly lurched toward a climax in the middle of what felt like building action. Delegates and Delegation was the last story that didn't give me that feeling.
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WRT Schlock: OK, a sane version of Chinook turning up is a nice touch. "Oh, a second character I like finally joined the discussion."
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Heh. Re-skimming this thread, I find my observation a few years back that the oldest webcomics are coming up 20 years. Up until this year, that was about eight comics or so that were still being published.

But now, we've hit twenty years since 1998, getting to the start of webcomics as a thing, as opposed to a few randos going, "Hey, I've got a scanner and a website, I could put this comic online..." SSDD already hit twenty years back in September, and the artist posted a short video for the occasion. And now Penny Arcade has hit 20 years, with no particular anniversary installment.

What I'm saying is, brace for a lot of anniversaries in the next few years.

*looks in a list* ...Huh, Cat and Girl is still going? There's a comic I could never get into. I was never sure whether I was supposed to sympathize with or laugh at the Girl, and I was never really stirred to do either.
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I've been following this autobio webcomic: How Baby The creator is a young mother and has been doing this comic since not long after having her daughter.

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Caution for Ellie, who might otherwise enjoy this quite a bit—it also goes into the creator's fears and anxieties, including her rather severe post-partum depression.

Related, there's also Boumeries, one I started following just months before the creator decided to wind it down. That one's by a French-Canadian and is a lighter read, more focused on the weird silliness of life and the artist's tendency to dream of strange toilets, but also her children (once she has them).

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okay but I say all the time they should make dog parks for kids. What I mean is open spaces with room to run and a fence to keep monsters like mine contained. Swings and slides are fun but not as fun as waiting until I'm distracted and then running into the parking lot :?

Anyway, those both look interesting!
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