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All Timelines Lead to Cliffhanger

May 21st, 2014, 2:00 pm

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Reply melaredblu, April 21st, 2014, 1:43 am

Oh look, it's June. And everything's STILL apocalypse-y. Darn it June, we gave you, what, two months and you still haven't fixed things? Bah.

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Reply GroovyKinda, May 21st, 2014, 2:44 pm

@melaredblu: Is that the future Queen Juno?
And man, are your faces getting better and better.
And that panel 4-looking up at the reflection on the ceiling. Nice work.

And what the heck's going on? How did June get there? When did June get there?
If that's the future Queen Juno, then June hasn't screwed up yet. Unless there's a time difference with the different dimensions, and... my brain hurts.

Reply Delta-v, May 21st, 2014, 3:09 pm

Poor June. I guess when your only tools are a mace and a mnemosynite amulet, the whole world starts to look like...um...something she couldn't fix before.

I see that our favorite question mark has eyes....and pointy ears....and that window looks hauntingly familiar.... So it seems that the narrative streams are crossing....

The way the "historian" is badgering Leopold, it makes me wonder if shes a bit Ms. Anthropic.

Reply NitztheBloody, May 21st, 2014, 9:50 pm

Say WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!

Reply melaredblu, May 21st, 2014, 11:16 pm

@GroovyKinda: June isn't literally there. That was just meant to be a scene transition. Maybe it's a little unclear, though.

Reply melaredblu, May 21st, 2014, 11:17 pm

@Delta-v: Ah, the Ms Jokes never get old! And yes, June is quite in over her head. How aware is she of that fact? Well...we shall soon find out.

Reply melaredblu, May 21st, 2014, 11:17 pm

@NitztheBloody: Haha! I was wondering what you might think of this particular reveal.

Reply GroovyKinda, May 22nd, 2014, 12:50 pm

@melaredblu: Yeah, it's confusing. She says "why did you imprison Chroma in here?" and we see Chroma.
I would've gone with a split panel, and kept the firsr part of the dialogue with her. Then gone with a text box and quotes for the last panel.
So, did he imprison Cute Glasses Chroma in there?

Reply melaredblu, May 22nd, 2014, 4:51 pm

@GroovyKinda: Thanks for the advice! I've made some changes that should clarify things.
This page has now gone through four major layout changes. I must have been really off my game composition-wise when I drafted this one.

Reply GroovyKinda, May 23rd, 2014, 1:10 pm

@melaredblu: Much clearer.
You weren't off your game. You always bring your A game to this strip.
Sometimes we can't always know how our audience is going to interpret our work. That's why it's so nice to have commenters like yours.
Reminds me of a certain comic with a Green Demon that appeared once upon a time...

Reply Hjels, May 24th, 2014, 6:22 am

I kind of liked the first version of the last panel better. I thought it was a great transition. Reminiscent of the one you see at the beginning of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTJY-faiVEE

Evocative and dramatic. This one works too though.

Reply melaredblu, May 24th, 2014, 11:05 am

@Hjels: Oh well. Given the choice, I'd rather stick with clarity. I'm glad you liked the original, though. Sorry I had to change it.

Reply Delta-v, May 25th, 2014, 4:07 pm

@melaredblu: I skipped an opportunity to inflict a Ms. Joke last week, and it was burning a hole in my cerebrum.

June's dejected pose fills me with mixed emotions, since my heart goes out to her while my head reminds me that she is the cause of most of her current problems. It's a classical Greek tragedy, where the hero is destroyed by (her) own flaws. The problem with that is that June is only wounded, not destroyed, and you're way funnier than Sophocles. If we add that to the concept of "parody", I still say you're carving out your own unique niche in literature. In an open, companionable, non-pretentious sort of way, of course.

Reply melaredblu, May 26th, 2014, 12:17 am

@Delta-v: Well, I'm glad June gets some sympathy. I do want the audience to care about what happens to her, at least.

I don't think I can even DO pretentious, but still, I take it as a complement that you find my work non-pretentious. Pretension tends to annoy me anyway.

Reply Delta-v, May 26th, 2014, 3:41 pm

@melaredblu: I have the most sympathy for Leopold, but I DO sympathize with June, in the hope that she'll eventually redeem herself. Of course, that would be the end of the story..... And, yes, you and your work are both non-pretentious. In fact I've devoted a considerable amount of time trying to pry you out of whatever corner you're hiding in (bent two crowbars, broke one). So, yes, it was a compliment.

Every artist of whatever type faces the question, "Is my work good enough?" Only the audience/readership/buying public can answer that--the artist doesn't get to vote.

I vote "yes".

Reply melaredblu, May 26th, 2014, 7:02 pm

@Delta-v: Heck, I'm just lucky to have awesome fans like you! Interacting with you guys has been one of the best things about making this webcomic.

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