Posted Jan 28 2012 - 11:05 PM
Whoa, sorry I haven't had a chance to reply to both of you. I had a post typed up and everything, but then my stupid browser crashed on me and I sort of forgot that it didn't go through until today.
Anyhow, thanks a bunch for the constructive crit, Tap and Soran; there's just a couple things I wanted to address.
First off: "Serious Business"? Yeah, that was boring. And I mean ungodly boring. I almost pulled the plug on it, but decided to see how the public would react. Oddly enough, they reacted quite well to it; actually, the response was greater from that than my previous "traditional" comic with humor and all that stuff. But yeah, you guys are totally right in that aspect.
Now, will it necessarily be boring from then on? I sure hope not. From what I see, you guys aren't so much against the approach as you are against it being boring. And granted, it was boring. But I sort of like the idea and I'd like to see if it'd be more enjoyable if I played around with it more. You know, lessen the dialogue and spread out a lot more comedy and all that sort of stuff.
But yeah, the characters are another thing I really need to work on. I've long since thought of actually creating more characters with some sort of personality to them, but I'm sort of hesitating because that would mean that PGSes would probably suffer a large drop in terms of comic relevance. I'll be keeping the ones that have a better personality grasp on them (like Ebba, who was I think the only guy to respond to my redone PGS questionnaire), but the others will probably have to be retired for the time being. Dunno if that's such a great idea or not, but you guys tell me.
The comment about saga comics also leads to some more insight: saga comics usually take a toll on me. I have a great idea formed, but while its being executed I think I just grow bored with it. And it shows, it really does. Tap's right in that I should probably try and making stuff be more understated, like having the story be an undercurrent instead of a big event. That, or get the saga done before I actually release parts of it.
Anyhow, thanks again for that. If you guys have any more comments, or comments about the things I listed above, feel free to state them.
As for the hiatus, I'm sort of leaning towards an anniversary release, specifically my third anniversary. I'm not sure if its June 3rd or 4th (the board says 3rd, but I've always thought of it as 4th. That, and its the archived forum, so maybe the board's time/date was changed? Dunno...), but whichever it is, LLL will be back opening with its 3rd season.
I'll be coming up with the name/logo sometime soon, and I'll also be working on a ton of new backgrounds (which I really need, since I've always felt that my location range was pretty limited). They'll be posted here, but I don't think you'll be seeing a comic before then, sorry.
Anyhow, yeah. That's all I have to say.