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Help! A cool story is going to die!
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I-Man



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject: Help! A cool story is going to die! Reply with quote

Hey, I've been following this one guy's blog/story-thingy. Basically he posts each week part of a story called Fire Child, it's kinda like a webcomic but without the art (although it would make a freaking awesome graphic novel). Anyway, this guy makes a most today saying that he's considering to stop. Sad It was around this time I was yelling "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" at my screen cuz I've already been hooked by it. But then he also says that he'll continue if enough people wants him to (which I thought was kinda awesome on his part), anyway, do yourself a favor and go check out his blog. Read the story and then you'll see why I'm here asking for help. Then please for the love of all the superdudes (and chicks) on the planet message him and tell him to keep writing.

Here's the address to his blog:

www.armandonfiction.blogspot.com
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Lavenderbard
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke wrote:
Eugh, he publishes it in some terrible comic style font.


Er...

I didn't see any terrible comic style font.
Didn't see a comic style font at all, terrible or otherwise.
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smbhax.com
No! Don't post it there!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that font isn't a great choice for a blog.

I understand the OP wanting to drum up some support, but I can't say I approve of the story writer's approach; he's basically saying "I need to be stroked constantly or I'll stop." And you know we all like feedback but this isn't really the way to get it--if you want more than you're getting then you need to look into how you can make what you're doing more appealing, whether that be by advertising, writing a better story, getting some illustrations to make it more attractive, getting a more open comment system, changing the darn font, or whatever.
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Lavenderbard
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke wrote:
We could be using different browsers/Operating Systems. For me it is very reminiscent of comic sans.


I have Comic Sans on my system, so if he was telling my broswer to show Comic Sans, I ought to be seeing it.

You might want to check your browser settings to make sure you don't have Comic Sans set as your default font for "cursive". If you have Comic Sans set as one of your defaults, that would explain why you see it so much that you think it's the Anti-Christ and you want to consign people who use it to the innermost circle of hell.

But it seems rather unfair to me to blame random web users for what your browsers' default settings are.
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Duskglass



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it difficult to respect creators who threaten to quit unless they receive enough validation from their followers.
As a creator, your primary reason for writing should be your own love of storytelling, not the opportunity to have a lot of people tell you how great you are.

Concerning the font, I did find it hard to read. I skimmed the latest entry and wasn't impressed with the writing either. Additionally, if you want people to read you might consider improving your site navigation-- don't expect potential readers to hunt through the archive for your first entry.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lavenderbard wrote:
Luke wrote:
We could be using different browsers/Operating Systems. For me it is very reminiscent of comic sans.


I have Comic Sans on my system, so if he was telling my broswer to show Comic Sans, I ought to be seeing it.

You might want to check your browser settings to make sure you don't have Comic Sans set as your default font for "cursive". If you have Comic Sans set as one of your defaults, that would explain why you see it so much that you think it's the Anti-Christ and you want to consign people who use it to the innermost circle of hell.

But it seems rather unfair to me to blame random web users for what your browsers' default settings are.

It's a Google Web Font, Walter Turncoat. (I guess this GWF thing is Google's way of taking over embedded fonts. :P)
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ewomack
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this like one of those farewell tours that turns into two, then three or four farewell tours?

Hmmm...
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JakobVirgil



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vulpeslibertas wrote:
This reminds me of the thread on if it's ok to click on web advertisements if you don't intend to buy anything.

The reason this author is doing this is (either because he's the OP, and just trying to pimp his own stuff or) because its only worth doing it to him if he's making his fans happy. Since the people on this forum are not fans (as evidenced by the fact that we have to be told about it), that is really defeating the purpose.


Hey, my motives are more complicated and a lot less pure than then this.
Profit is not a great motive for web-comics.
I will leave my real motives in the dark but profit is not one of them Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vulpeslibertas wrote:
JakobVirgil wrote:
I will leave my real motives in the dark but profit is not one of them Smile

We're all here for world domination. You don't have to hide it.


Please keep it on the dl.
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JakobVirgil



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wendyw wrote:
JakobVirgil wrote:

I will leave my real motives in the dark but profit is not one of them Smile


You're an agent for one or more governments using the website and the comic to pass on top secret information?


this conversation never happened.
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Gual-kun



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JakobVirgil wrote:
wendyw wrote:
JakobVirgil wrote:

I will leave my real motives in the dark but profit is not one of them Smile


You're an agent for one or more governments using the website and the comic to pass on top secret information?


this conversation never happened.
Roger...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vulpeslibertas wrote:
JakobVirgil wrote:
wendyw wrote:
You're an agent for one or more governments using the website and the comic to pass on top secret information?


this conversation never happened.


ooh. What if you were passing on secret information? Or, more specifically, what if you and a group of other webcomickers encoded secret information into one of your comics (kind of like a webcomics exchange) that if put together in the proper order lead to a secret URL with some really cool reader-thank you waiting there?


how about a phrase or an object placed in your comic without knowing the meaning?

and you pass it on to the next person (a phrase or object of your choice) and so on and so forth.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Help! A cool story is going to die! Reply with quote

I-Man wrote:
it's kinda like a webcomic but without the art


This one goes in the file.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vulpeslibertas wrote:
Either that or a sub-image hidden within the main image.

like I would tell you too place a reference to John the baptist and the image of an orange.
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Varethane



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is insanely complex ._.

I like it.
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