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So I'm working on a webcomic...:

 1 Kexruct, Sat, 14th May '11 5:15:12 PM from Vvardenfell
nonarySpade
And the only way I know how to post it online is through a word processor, but I don't have one that I can import pictures onto. Do any of you know a place where I can download a WP that would allow me to import pictures?

Anyway, onto the comic itself. It's called "The Curse of the Wayfarer" and it centers on the Power Trio of protagonist Mal Tinree(thief), and his friends Ito Caltern (mage) and Nara Vitrel (fighter). The plot revolves around Mal and his quest to end his curse (all manner of trouble will come his way, and he must always be running after some MacGuffin or another) by finding the four elemental artifacts: the Sword of Everflame, the Cloak of Waterfall, the Mail of Wind, and the Terra Gloves. Tell me what you think!
They call themselves seamstresses -Feet of Clay
 2 chihuahua 0, Sat, 14th May '11 5:20:30 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
Sounds like any other high fantasy story. From what info you provided, your story will either come off as a yawn or comes off as a quirky Postmodernism piece. Basically, how you execute the premise.

 3 Kexruct, Sat, 14th May '11 5:31:43 PM from Vvardenfell
nonarySpade
Sorta. There's a healthy amount of Lampshade Hanging, and it's very character-centric. Really, I had to boil the plot down to my tiny summary up there to avoid spoiling anything.
They call themselves seamstresses -Feet of Clay
 5 chihuahua 0, Sat, 14th May '11 5:57:37 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
My number one tip for you: Mess with the audience's expectations. Avert 'em, subvert 'em, invert 'em, invoked 'em, exploit 'em, deconstrut 'em...but don't forget to play some of 'em straight. It's nice to have some nice, cold, vanilla ice cream sometimes.

Oh, and if it's going to be character-centric, make your trio as entertaining as possible, with a varied esemble cast to bring out every aspect of them.

 6 Kexruct, Sat, 14th May '11 6:06:13 PM from Vvardenfell
nonarySpade
Well here's the breakdown of the cast: Mal is a Genre Savvy Knife Nut Broken Hero, Nara, Beware the Nice Ones, and Ito is a Chivalrous Pervert. That's all I can think of right now.
They call themselves seamstresses -Feet of Clay
 7 Leradny, Sat, 14th May '11 6:10:28 PM from Alameda, CA
Mal

Nara

I hope those are shoutouts! Are they Shout Outs?

 8 chihuahua 0, Sat, 14th May '11 6:20:37 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up][up] Hmm...I can't wait to see these characters. Be sure to link your webcomic once it is up.

 9 Kexruct, Sat, 14th May '11 6:30:49 PM from Vvardenfell
nonarySpade
I've never watched Firefly. I've watched Cowboy Bebop, though. Does that count?
They call themselves seamstresses -Feet of Clay
 10 Leradny, Sat, 14th May '11 6:32:31 PM from Alameda, CA
It does not count unless you know who Captain Mal and Companion Inara Serra are, unfortunately.

Also, learn to describe your work without tropes. It's good practice for the real world.

edited 14th May '11 6:33:04 PM by Leradny

 11 Kexruct, Sat, 14th May '11 6:34:47 PM from Vvardenfell
nonarySpade
Heh, I only did that because I figured everyone here would know what I was saying. I've described the series to other people without using tropes.
They call themselves seamstresses -Feet of Clay
 12 annebeeche, Sat, 14th May '11 8:25:35 PM from by the long tidal river
watching down on us
I honestly couldn't care less about your Macguffins, they tell me nothing about your story or give me any reason to want to read it. You do realize the definition of MacGuffin is an otherwise pointless object that forwards the plot, right?

edited 14th May '11 8:26:21 PM by annebeeche

Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
Also known as Katz
I don't get what you mean by uploading using a word processor. What, exactly, are you trying to do, and what format is it going to end up in/what will it end up looking like? Is there a reason you aren't just putting your comic together as a JPEG like everyone else?

 14 nrjxll, Sat, 14th May '11 10:15:30 PM Relationship Status: Not war
Given that this thread seems rather critical already, I really don't want to say this... but does there really need to be yet another deconstructive high fantasy webcomic? I mean, what is the problem with, say, deconstructive science fiction? Or deconstructive urban fantasy? Or something that isn't deconstructive at all? I mean, what is it with webcomic writers?

At least it's not Two Gamers on a Couch...

 15 annebeeche, Sat, 14th May '11 11:01:35 PM from by the long tidal river
watching down on us
And what's wrong with writing a story and treating it as just a story without having to shoehorn it into so many tropes and genres and what have you?
Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
 16 Kexruct, Mon, 16th May '11 1:51:53 PM from Vvardenfell
nonarySpade
Okay, let me explain: the comic was drawn (poorly) on paper. I scanned them but I don't have a WP that can have pictures. Oh, and by the way- Libre Office gave my computer a virus, so I had to type this on my Wii. DX
They call themselves seamstresses -Feet of Clay
 17 Kyle Jacobs, Mon, 16th May '11 10:04:03 PM from Connecticut/D.C.
Nice Guy
- Purchase a domain name and hosting - Install wordpress - Install comicpress - Voila!

Also, this can be done for free by using a .co.cc domain and 000webhost.com or instantfreesite.com.
Read Remus! Has nothing to do with wolves.
Also known as Katz
[up][up]That still doesn't explain to me why you need a word processor at all. Word processing documents don't dovetail very well with the web, in general, and I've never heard of anyone using one to make comics* .

You've got your comic drawn and scanned, so it's probably a JPEG right now (or a PDF. If it scanned as a PDF you should rescan it as a JPEG). If the original has text and everything, you should be able to post them on the Internet as-is.

If you need to add text, download GIMP (it's free) and use it to add words. You can also do it in paint but it won't look as good. Then save it again as a JPEG and you'll be good to go.

So what are you trying to do with a word processor?

 19 chihuahua 0, Tue, 17th May '11 7:17:14 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
You can also use Paint.NET, which is also free.

 20 Kexruct, Thu, 19th May '11 12:48:04 PM from Vvardenfell
nonarySpade
Thanks for all the help guys :3. Also, don't be so quick to judge; all the people I've shown it to have liked it.
They call themselves seamstresses -Feet of Clay
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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