But it gives us lots of time to speculate and think about things. Back in the 1980s I was one of the few who collected Watchmen when it first came out. I had a full month to think about each comic, and reread them, before the next issue. I think I liked it better that way, because I thoroughly absorbed the story. Even TV shows can be better on serialization. I notice that when I watch a series all in one go, I barely even learn the characters names, let alone get the plot subtleties. Same goes for web comics. When I go back and read an archive to catch up, I miss a lot. It normally takes three or four reads to get stuff I should have got the first time. So watching the story develop over time is better, which is why I stick with it.
This is true. I didn’t think of it that way. Probably because for a writer’s standpoint I just want to get this all out of my head…. Although even then, having time to consider each step of the way is probably a bigger help to me and my writing than it is a hindrance. I’m just excited. ;p
Man, Watchmen would have been such eager anticipation to wait for when it was serialized. That would have been cool. I love that story, but you’re right even there. I only got to read it as the collected version (alas, I was wee tiny in 1986), but even then it was much better read in stops and starts with time to think in between. Good point!
And all I can say about this is I wish I could release the entire next batch of pages all in one go. It drives me nuts that I can only do a page at a time, sometimes. =P
Hey Divergance, forget Jahrd’s notes and information; they might well destroy him. Get a crowd going, and it might be time to put the “troublemaker/circle-breaker” (as they see it) on a pyre with his notes and his dad! Actually, I’m thinking Jacind will be lucky not to get run out of town (banished), not to mention the local equivalent of tarred and feathered. I expect we’re in for a riot and a hearing that is going to make the Salem witch trials look like amateur hour.
I can hardly wait. Good thing I have a busy weekend planned, what with working and Superbowl and all.
Ah, finally, out with the political bamboozling, time for some hands-on action. EVERYBODY BRAWL!
I swear, the middle panel looks like a horror scare when taken out of context.
On a more serious note, I really like Degur’s soft smile in the last panel. Turns out he can act non-villainously after all! And he seems to love his niece… at least as long as she helps him with his plans. In the end, I’m not sure if it’s sweet or disturbing.
Are you kidding? That smile looks more sinister to me!
I’m not kidding. I did say it can look kinda creepy in the context here.
But if it really is a sinister smile all along? Then consider me fooled by Degur’s wicked charm! 😀
Wow – Jahrd really needs to learn some guile from his father. Here we see Jacind staying in the background and allowing the situation to resolve, yet Jahrd panics and snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. Oh dear!
And I expect the writing isn’t even encrypted.
Okay, now he’s screwed for real, and this time we’re right!
I just hope they don’t intend to destroy all of the information he gathered though.
Comments are closed.